Candle Cottage enjoys a lovely elevated position within a small hamlet overlooking the River Arun and the beautiful city of Arundel. With countryside walks from the doorstep, you can experience the beauty of the South Downs or the wildlife of the River Arun wetlands within a mile.
When entering the cottage, there is a spacious open plan living area with a wood burning stove and two comfortable sofas. The modern and fully equipped kitchen has everything that you would need for your stay and there is a booth style dining area next to it. For alfresco dining, there is a sunny terrace area complete with a BBQ which is accessed directly from the living area by full length bi-fold doors. A great place just to enjoy the views with a morning coffee. There is also a ground floor cloakroom available on this floor.
There is a lovely view from the staircase as you reach the first floor and, at the top, you find the family bathroom fully equipped with a full bath and overhead rainshower. The principal bedroom is set as a superking double and has stunning views of Arundel Castle in the distance from the window, the second bedroom is set as a twin. Both bedrooms have zip and link beds (6ft 6" in length) and therefore have the option of being superking doubles or two large singles. The bedrooms are spacious, beautifully decorated to a high standard and well equipped with plentiful storage for your stay.
Parking is available directly outside the cottage with space for two cars.
Wepham, Burpham and beyond
Wepham and Burpham are attractive villages with many period properties in the village and it is a delightful place to wander through. Many visitors arrive on foot from walking on the Downs and take the opportunity of refreshment at the George Inn a delightful gastro pub in the heart of Burpham. Opposite the pub is the Norman Church of St Mary's and walk through the church grounds and the views quickly open out on to the Arun Valley and the South Downs.
Arundel sits between the South Downs National Park and the Sussex coastline. It is a historic market town dominated by the symbolic castle and the rising spire of the cathedral. It offers a plethora of craft and antique shops as well as restaurants and tea rooms. It's a great place to wander and just enjoy the streets lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings. Arundel Castle is the seat of the Duke of Norfolk and is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. The castle has been seasonally open to visitors for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England and is home to priceless works of art in stunning rooms. The 11th Century Keep has amazing views over Arundel, the South Downs and towards the Sussex coast. There are 131 steps to climb in order to get to the top, and it's well worth the effort.
Further afield Wepham and Burpham are well placed for the coast. Climping Beach and Littlehampton's West Beach are only a short drive away. This is a beautiful unspoilt length of beach of Special Scientific Interest and at the eastern end beside the mouth of the River Arun is the West Beach Cafe built by local craftsmen using materials sourced locally. It is worth a visit, the fish and chips come highly recommended!
Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses are nearby holding many prestigious meetings throughout the year. Of course, Goodwood is also renowned for their wonderful motor sports meetings, the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, which boast an intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty. You can also take advantage of the proximity of the cathedral city of Chichester with its excellent Festival Theatre which is noted, not only the quality of productions, but also the fact many world premieres are featured here as well.