On arrival, after driving past a muddle of buildings and Southern Water's large pure drinking water plant, you bend your way down a track and emerge into the Rother Valley, and the quiet beauty takes hold.
A member of our team will greet you, welcome you to the house, and answer any questions you may have.
You will find all the beds made, clean bedding, and a full set of towels hanging on the rail.
Coffee, tea, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil and basic herbs stock the cupboards in the kitchen. You'll also find your complimentary welcome hamper in the fridge, including chocolates and a bottle of champagne!
Sainsbury and Tesco are less than two miles away, Waitrose, 8 miles away.
There is free Wi-Fi, iPod doc, DVD player and TV available.
BBQ and Firepit available outside.
We regret that we cannot allow pets in the house.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs and the River Rother- a mature chalk stream which flows at the bottom of the field. The atmosphere is magical and secluded, yet just a stones throw from the village and an easy walk to local pubs with excellent food.
Inside the South Downs National Park, the unique wetland micro-environment has a special fantastical quality all of its own. Rare dragonflies, wonderful bird life and buzzards soar overhead.
The house comes with a mile of coarse fishing, great runs and majestic fish, with sea trout, when in season. If you are a keen fisherman, there are shared fishing facilties on the River Arun, just half a mile below the weir.
The house's proximity to the RSPB nature reserve results in a beautiful variety of wildlife in and around the grounds.
Due to this, we request that fireworks are not used on the grounds, and loud music is not played after 11pm.
Walks from the houses to Amberley across the dramatic RSPB reserve to The Black Horse or a little further to the views of The Sportsman, good food in both. Arrange a lift home from MJ Cars in Storrington where you can pre-book a minibus or from Castle Cars in Arundel. Local Pulborough cars also available. Bluebell Woods, Wild flower Meadow walks, History walk or WW2 walk or to the nearby pubs. The White Hart lovely to walk across the brooks and sit by the river. The Labouring Man a good local pub, pop in for a pint, or for a lunch. The White swan Fittleworth an artists mecca of yesteryear, walk for half an hour through the woods and along the river bank.
Beaches..West beach at Littlehampton dunes and sand.. Clymping very popular but stones only when the tide is in. Chichester estuary natural harbour.
Nature reserves. Pulborough Brooks, good place to learn about the unique bio-diversity of this wetland environment and understand the birds you will be seeing from your bedroom window.
Goodwood Festival of Speed, Racecourse, Revival, the track and Mythrill racing rent cars to thrash around, helicopter rides or rentals.
Historic Hardham Church some of the oldest murals in the country, lovely little Saxon church. Visit the beautiful Elizabethan Parham House, the long gallery is remarkable and the vegetable garden not to be missed. Turners in Petworth House and the created landscape enface of Capability Brown, look for the folly as a Gormengastian expression of the bizzare, just visible.
Wellbeing and Yoga weekends are organised by third parties, but we are aware of them and can put you in touch.
Arundel Castle..is Big! A must for the Historic minded or those with a young family, rent boats on the river (summer only) or Swanbourne Lake. Sunday breakfast in the cafe is yum. Wander through Arundel and Browse the antique markets and shops.