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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Val Capon
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rustington in Arun District

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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(25 traveller reviews)

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Old farm house in village centre, close beach - sleeps 8-10
average rating of 4.24 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful cottage in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time. The cottage is just amazing. Just cannot understand or accept previous criticisms. The stain glass windows are a bit damaged. But they are ancient and repairing them with modern glass would be a travesty! Very comfortable beds, cozy feel. Christmas tree, plus decorations, fresh fruit and flowers made us feel welcome and instantly at home. Cannot thank Val enough. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time at Walnut Tree House. It was an absolute pleasure having you all to stay and we would be delighted to have you stay again for another holiday at Walnut Tree.
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Great character property with loads of features.

  • 4 of 5

Really great rental property, close to Rustington shops and 15mins to the beach.

Could just do with a bit of modernisation in the bathrooms but apart from that a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas at Walnut Tree House

  • 4 of 5

We used Walnut Tree House for a family gathering the weekend before Christmas and it was a perfect place for a family get-together. There were 6 of us and a baby so we had plenty of room. The huge master bedroom was a joy. Everywhere was very clean and beautifully prepared for us, with clean towels being delivered to the door as cross-over with others has been fairly tight! The house itself was, as others had commented, slightly 'tired' in places, although somehow this added to to its charm - the kitchen was well-kitted out although we could have done with a few more spoons (!) and the oven seal was slightly worrying but did not let us down. it was a perishingly cold weekend but the house retained it's heat, even with the slightly draughty windows and the fireplace was a delight. What would have been lovely would have been if the fireplace in the dining room could have been used - curtains on the dining room windows too would have been good as it certainly chilled the room down. Shops were very close by with a superb Waitrose and the sea was just a walk away. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly return - a lovely old house in a charming village. Well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house for wife's birthday with the family

  • 5 of 5

Lovely period house in a great location.Short walk to the beach and local shops. we had a great family gathering for my wife's birthday. Was really good having 3 bathrooms for the 4 bedrooms and a lovely large kitchen. A little rough around the edges possible showers could do with new tiling and some curtains downstairs would be good on a cold night

But positives like very good wifi a must for the grandchildren and comfortable beds

A afternoon trip to Arudel Castle is a must

Would highly recommend a stay at Walnut tree house

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful and surprisingly spacious old house, perfect for our wedding reception

  • 5 of 5

Walnut Tree House was the ideal location for 10 of our guests from overseas to stay for the week around our wedding. It was very handy being so close to Rustington town centre and also just a five minute walk to the beach which everyone enjoyed immensely.

The accommodation was clean and well laid out and the garden a delight but unfortunately we only had one day of warm sunshine in which to enjoy it.

The wedding reception was a complete success with ample space for over 40 guests and buffet style cuisine situated on the large table in the dining room and the cake was displayed in the large entrance hall. With such character, it was easy to decorate the downstairs areas and make it look like a wedding reception and all commented on the welcoming ambience.

The guests staying in the house were very pleased with the comfortable accommodation.

We are planning on celebrating our first anniversary at Walnut Tree House next year, hopefully with the same crowd!

Thank you for a lovely stay and a wonderful venue in which to host our wedding reception.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had a great stay at Walnut Tree House and your Wedding reception went so well. We would love to host you all again for your first anniversary, it was a pleasure having you all to stay.
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A lovely house with a welcoming atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and found it great for a stay with three generations. Three things mentioned in the particulars were not there, the BBQ, the hairdryer and Sky television. The first two were put right immediately but no Sky, which did not matter as we had good weather. Overall the maintenance needs looking at. We understood the owner has changed who does this.. Light bulbs were missing . There were no curtains in the dining room or sitting room- the latter were provided as we were using the sofa bed. My bedroom door would not close, the bathroom blind was faulty and the sink would not hold water. The master bedroom had no shower curtain but we found one in a drawer. The top floor shower was not draining properly. There were two leaks coming into the sitting room ceiling. The standard of maintenance was not one would expect with the rental that was paid but it is a lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gatwick airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Angmering Station
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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