This beautiful period cottage offers the chance to experience a rural retreat just minutes from Arundel!
Crammed full of period features including beamed ceilings, this cottage offers a unique vacation opportunity. On entering the cottage, you find the dining room filled with rustic charm. The spacious lounge area is a wonderful space to enjoy a cosy evening whilst relaxing and enjoying the quiet surroundings (please note that it is not a working fireplace in the lounge). The galley style kitchen is equipped with an electric range as well as other modern conveniences and overlooks the parish church.
The dual aspect principal bedroom is on the first floor and has a great view of both the countryside and church and the light filled second bedroom has a double bed available. Also on this floor is the bathroom with a full bath and a separate shower cubicle. You can access the third bedroom via a wooden ladder style staircase to the third floor and there you find a twin bedrooms with 2ft 6ins wide single beds.
The garden area at the front of Rosings is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or evening BBQ and has ample outside dining and seating.
There is road parking available to the front of the property.
South Stoke and beyond
South Stoke lies in the Arun Valley north of Arundel, at the end of a quiet road which loops along the west bank of the Arun Valley, passing the Black Rabbit pub along the way. This is great walking country, with the Monarch's Way passing to the north at Houghton Bridge and plenty of walks running alongside and around the meandering River Arun as it wends its way from Amberley down towards the next major bridge crossing at Arundel.
Arundel, two miles away, is a historic market town dominated by the symbolic castle. Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes 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. Climbing the 131 steps to the Keep which dates from the 11th Century to take in the views over Arundel and The South Downs is definitely worth the effort.
Shop at independent boutiques, antique markets and art galleries or eat out overlooking the River Arun in one of Arundel’s pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants, there's so much to see and do. Plus, each year the town plays host to some of Sussex’s most popular events, including Arundel Arts Festival, Arundel Food Festival and Arundel Cathedral’s Feast of Corpus Christi and magnificent Carpet of Flowers. Arundel itself is very small and intimate: you don’t even need to get in the car as nowhere in town is further than about 10 minutes walk!
Further afield 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 Café 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 along with the cathedral city of Chichester with its excellent Festival Theatre noted for not only the quality of productions but also the fact many world premieres are featured as well.