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Val Capon

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Old farm house in village centre, close beach - sleeps 8-10

14 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Rustington - Walnut Tree House

Self-catering rental, close Worthing, Arundel, beach and south downs

Walnut Tree House is ideal for family get-togethers, celebrations, or as a base to explore the many varied attractions of West Sussex. Short breaks are available all year round. Its features include 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom & 3 bathrooms with travel cot available, open plan kitchen / dining room, two Inglenook fire places and an attractive garden with gardener.

Rustington is ideally situated at the foot of the South Downs, just half a mile from the sea making it a perfect base for exploring the delights of West Sussex. It has all the local amenities you would expect from a much larger village and within 1 mile, has 2 golf courses and a swimming and leisure centre. Shops and restaurants are all within walking distance and it is just 100 yards from the family friendly Lamb public house. Littlehampton is a 5 minute drive where you will find a thriving harbour and yacht marina and Worthing town centre is a 15 minute drive.

History: A beautiful and spacious Grade II listed semi-detached house in Old Rustington; Walnut Tree House is a comfortable home sleeping 8-10 with a small secluded garden, only two minutes walk from ‘The Lamb Inn’, three minutes from local shops and 500 yards from the beach. Walnut Tree House is ideal for family get-togethers, celebrations, or as a base to explore the many varied attractions of West Sussex.

Walnut Tree House is possibly the oldest property in Rustington dating from the 15th Century. Until the fifties it was a working farm but slowly the land was sold. Originally a medieval timber frame hall house. In Georgian times a new front door and portico added. The house was refaced in flint when 2 inglenook fireplaces were added.

In late Victorian times the bay windows were added and the leaded light windows. In about 1910 the house was renovated and 2 mill stones from the demolished Rustington Windmill were placed as fire hearths.

Accomodation: The accommodation is over 3 floors in the older part of this semi-detached house. Features of the property are low ceilings and beams throughout. It is a double fronted house with the Front Door to the entrance hall leading on the right to the kitchen and the Living Room on the left. A utility room and WC lead off at the rear.

The Farmhouse Kitchen has a 6 burner range, granite worktops, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. The Kitchen is open plan to the Dining Room with a large feature inglenook fireplace and a large Riley Mahogany Dining Table with seating for 8.

The Living Room at it’s largest 25’ x 12’, again has an Inglenook fireplace around which there is seating for eight on three settees. There is a television with free view channels. The study area off, has a desk and chair with facility for a computer link up.

From the Living Room are stairs to the first floor. The Master Bedroom is 25’ long and 10’ wide with a Bath / Shower room en suite. There is a king size bed, fireplace and cupboards for clothes storage. The second bedroom is a large double with dressing Bathroom en suite. Again there is built in clothes storage and a King size bed.

The stairs to the 2nd floor lead off the landing and the upper 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) share a shower room with toilet. Each bedroom has vaulted ceilings with low beams. Care must be taken not to bash your head so are ideal for children.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Val Capon (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr Capon,



We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. All of the services worked impeccably and the house was perfect for our large family.

The family has now dispersed but we have some wonderful memories and photographs to match.
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.1
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Old farm house in village centre, close beach - sleeps 8-10
average rating of 4.071429 based on 15 reviews
4

Lovely Character House , Good Location and Plenty Of Space!

  • 4 of 5

The property was nice and spacious and ideal for a family group as both reception rooms are bigger than they look in the photos! Overall the property was very convenient and a lovely place to stay for a large family. Although the house is lovely it could with a little TLC in places, the dining chairs need renewing as they're now getting flimsy and have no 'oomph' left in the cushions! The pool table could do with a refurb too and the cues have no tips!

Overall, the house was very spacious - with the biggest Master bedroom I've ever seen! Huge comfy sofas and a very sociable well equipped kitchen.

We would love to return to Walnut Tree House and would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walnut Tree Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday in Rustington and enjoyed our stay at Walnut Cottage. However I was concerned about the uncovered pond although this was not in the main garden. My main concern was the ungated entrance (off of a main road) onto the main garden as iwe were on holiday with young grandchildren.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

A week we will always remember

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to write an objetive review, when the time you stay in a place is wonderful. And so is in our case. This review is influenced also by the time/price we stayed there: small things that did not disturb us at all, could bother other people.

We were a party of 9: 4 adults and 5 children, all distributed in the 4 rooms. Adults got placed in the 1st floor (2xdouble beds), children in the 2nd floor where there are 4 sleeping places. We had an additional supplementary bed for kids with us and the rooms are big enough, so everything was ok [1]. In this way, the whole groud floor with kitchen, dining room and living room were always available.

The kitchen is phantastic: we had a great time cooking there and all devices work perfectly. There are tons of different pots and pans; knife, spoons and forks are more than enough, and plates and glasses of several sizes and types [2].

The dining room table is huge (in fact, it is a pool table [3] in disguise), with enough room for everyone!

Heating, hot/cold watter, washing machine, dryer, all worked perfectly, not a single issue there. It was not very cold outside, so we did not try the fire places.

The children really enjoyed the garden: they played a lot there... in fact they also played a lot inside, the house is amazing for hide-and-seek (according to my daughter). We even grilled once ouside [4], and enjoyed our first coffee in the mornings there.

But the better part is the house itself. It fits exactly in the ideal of english cottage that we had in our minds, with a beautiful front face, amazing woodwork, and lovely windows [5]. And even if it is a semi-detached house, you get the impression you does not have any neighbours at all.

I would absolutelly recommend this house, even with the small issues found (see notes), not only due to the reasons above, but because, additionally, all beds are great, you get a lot of linens and towes, internet works perfectly, has a phantastic location and the communication with the owner by email or telephone worked much better as it should (Thanks, Jo!)

And because we expent a week to remember forever!

Regards,

Jose

Notes:

[1] As idea: a supplementary bed in the house would be great!

[2] Breakfast bowls are just a few

[3] Pool cues did not have tips on them, so playing was difficult... if you are not a kid (who really does not care about that)

[4] The grill needs an upgrade

[5] Yes, lovely, even if some of them are a little bit broken and not all of them open

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jose, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had a good time at Walnut Tree House and we hope we have the pleasure of you all staying again sometime soon. With best wishes to you all, Jo
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5

What a fantastic family venue. Loads of character and old world charm.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful location close to shops and restaurants with a short but easy walk to the beach. Ideal for our family reunion which meant 9 sleeping and up to 15 during the day with plenty of room and a good sized garden to entertain the children. Overall a superb stay in a charming property, well maintained and very clean. Top of the list for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review. We are really pleased to hear you had a good holiday at Walnut Tree House and your family reunion went well. We hope to have the pleasure of you all staying again sometime soon.
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week in this beautiful house and it was everything we hoped for. We were here for our son's wedding at Highdown Vineyard and the house was perfect for our family celebrations. Very clean, extremely comfortable and so homely! We definitely recommend this property and hope to stay again in the future. Thank you so much Walnut Tree House. Rona & Andrew Philip

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay at Walnut Tree House and many congratulation's on your son's wedding. We will be delighted to have you all to stay again in the future.
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Relaxed & Comfortable, Sociable House

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very helpful & obliging. The house has a good layout with a large hallway. It has some great original features. The towels & bed linen were good quality & the kitchen was well equipped. It is a few mins walk to the high street with a range of shops. The garden is well maintained but not secure for small children or dogs. The top floor has restricted ceiling/door height, fine if you’re sub 4’10”. With great walks nearby & great food, we recommend The George at Burpham (dogs allowed in a designated area).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gatwick airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Angmering Station
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M27/M23
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Rustington is a seaside village within easy reach of the historic town of Arundel where Arundel Castle is exceptional, together with its gardens and boating lake. Rustington has a beach but is close to the new South Downs National Park with walking, cycling and Hacking.

Chichester with its beautiful Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, shops and harbour, are close by.

Worthing is 5 miles from Rustington with shopping, Worthing Pier and the annual World Bowls Championships. Littlehampton is our neighbour with the River Arun, Littlehampton Marina and the Thomas Heatherwick inspired east Beach Cafe.

Brighton is easy to reach with Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Pier and the famous Brighton Lanes for shopping.

Many people visit for Goodwood Racing, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival meeting which are readily accessible. Fontwell Racecourse is 20 mins away.

Parham House and Petworth House are well worth visiting.

Near Chichester are the pretty villages of Bosham, Dell Quay, Itchenor together with the well known beaches of the Witterings and Selsey.

We are ideally situated for Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival weekends.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rustington, West Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 1/2 Term
24 Oct - 30 Oct
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Summer 1/2 Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Goodwood Festival of Speed
5 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Goodwood Revival
6 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
From
£290
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly Rates are Friday to Friday only
Weekend Rates are Friday to Monday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rustington in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • With 2 en-suite bathrooms: one with shower enclosure and bath; one with corner bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot is available
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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