Live close to nature, in our new and purpose built, romantic West Sussex boutique holiday cottage.
Hardham and Beyond: The House on the Brooks falls within the boundary of the South Downs National Park. Pulborough Brooks is just a mile away in the Arun valley, and has many excellent walks across the Brooks and along the banks of the River Arun, offering uninterrupted views south towards the South Downs. Part of the Brooks contains one of the RSPB’s major reserves in the south, just two miles from the house.
The House on the Brooks is built on the same field as an ancient Hardham Roman settlement, with the Roman Road of Stane Street passing close by.
Four miles south east in the direction of Storrington and nestling at the foot of the South Downs is Parham House, a magnificent Elizabethan home that is a real jewel - a half day there is time well spent.
Landscape views to the South Downs, the view of the river Rother Valley and its ancient brookland meadows with their wild flowers, dragonflies and wetland birds is magnificent when flooded and enchanting when in bloom.
We are situated on the bank of River Rother. The cottage comes with a mile of coarse fishing, with great runs and really big fish. Sea trout in season. Shared fishing on the River Arun half mile below the weir.
With three nearby golf courses, keen golfers will be spoilt for choice when staying at House on the Brooks. West Sussex Golf Club, regularly judged one of the outstanding inland courses in Britain, is just a 10 minute drive. Pulborough Golf Course is also just a stone's throw away, or why not experience golf at its best, at Goodwood House, just a 25 minutes away by car.
For a day at the races, Fontwell racecourse is nearby, while the famous Goodwood racecourse is just 25 minutes away. Brighton racecourse is also reachable in half an hour.
For Polo lovers, Kerry Packer is half an hour away, or there's Cowdray Park in Midhurst- the home of British Polo.
History buffs will have much to keep them occupied; House on the Brooks was built in the same field as an ancient Roman settlement, and overlooks an Iron Age fort in Pulborough, known as Park Mound, which is a 15 minute walk away. Previous visitors to this ancient ground include King Constantine, Ethelred the Unready, and Julius Caesar!
You can also explore the history of West Sussex at nearby tourist attractions such as Fishbourne Palace, Bignor Roman Villa, or the walled city of Chichester.
Cricketers must spend the day at nearby Arundel Park, and play at one of the oldest and most pictureque grounds in the England, set against the back drop of the rolling South Downs.
For Ballet and Contemporary Dance, visit Worthing or Chichester Theatre.
If you're looking for a fun day out during your stay, House on the Brooks is conveniently located near many festival hotspots. Goodwood Festival of Speed and Arundel Arts Festival both take place in the summer, while Goodwood revival is in September.
We have a list of our favourite and recommended pubs that you must try, including The White Hart in Stopham, just a scenic 15 minute walk away from the house, or head to the Town House in Arundel and try their food- the best in Sussex!
Get access to the best country living; all this just an hour and a half from Central London, and twenty five miles from Gatwick Airport.
This beautiful property is available for weekends, midweek breaks and longer stays.
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