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Grade 2 Cottage In Pulborough Conservation Area With Garden And Sitting Area.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Pulborough, Sussex, England - Central Location In Pulborough Within Walking Distance Of The Station And The Countryside.

The cottage is stone built, and overlooks the mediaeval parish church of Pulborough, with a quiet garden behind it containing a sitting area. It has recently been totally renovated, maintaining its old character but with modern facilities including a marble lined walk-in shower and bathroom. The television room contains a 42 inch .television with DVD. A large sitting room has an open fire place. A large conservatory overlooks the garden and adjoins a modern kitchen; all with stone floors. The bathroom and lavatory is on the ground floor. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor.There are three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin on the first floor together with a shower room and lavatory. Outside there is a rose garden and sitting area which is completely private and very quiet. Parking is available on the road outside the cottage which is down a quiet lane. The property has a fine view of the church Linen and towels are provided. Wifi is available in the cottage. A welcome pack is included on arrival of milk, butter and eggs. We are within walking distance of the station which is on the main line to Victoria and London Bridge. It also takes you to Portsmouth and Brighton with one change. From the house it is easy to walk into the countryside and to nearby pubs. We are within easy reach of beaches and children attractions as well as many historic properties including Petworth and Parham House as well as Arundel Castle.The cottage has proved a good base to visit important gardens and nurseries within easy distance and also we have an excellent RSPB centre within half a mile and a wetlands centre at Arundel. There is a highly recommended swimming pool as well at Arundel. The cottage is warm and welcoming and particularly popular at Christmas and New Year. We have been lucky to welcome visitors from all over the world and a number have made repeat visits.

Susan Hard
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Susan Hard

We have owned this property since it was built in 2006 and all our family have enjoyed it for its closeness to the beaches and the Bestival. Although we don't live on the Island we have very professional agents who live close by who look after the property for us and are available if anything goes wrong.

Susan Hard purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Susan Hard chose West Sussex

This is a typical English cottage with a log fire and will appeal to anyone who wants a home from home experience.The garden is particularly admired and full of roses in the summer months. Visitors comment on the well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. It is particularly popular at Christmas and New Year and for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival. We welcome guests for short breaks as well as weekly lets. The cottage is also popular with wedding parties for those getting married locally. All guests receive a welcome pack on their arrival and travel cots and stair gates are available for younger guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Last successive comments in the visitor's book (unedited):

6 May 2014: Steve from Reading said "a lovely cottage with lots of lovely things, very spacious and cosy with a great little garden. I would like to give my warmest regards for such a lovely maintained cottage."

16 April 2014: Fraser form California said "very nice well appointed cottage. Susan was very welcoming and helpful getting us settled. It was fun ;living for a few days in a bit of old history we don't get in California."

31 March 2013: Peter and Marilyn form West Midlands said: "A cottage that has exceeded all expectations, roomy, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. This has been an ideal base for family and friends to stay for our son's wedding. A thoughtful and helpful neighbour (Susan) Great."

14 March 2014: Pamela from Hampshire: "A charming cosy cottage with everything we needed (really comfy beds. We had an enjoyable and memorable able stay. Enjoyed the lovely garden. Thank you Susan."
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Horsham District in West Sussex

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There is a walk-in shower with wash-basin and separate WC on the first floor, and a bathroom with rolltop bath, washbasin and separate WC on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms with double beds overlooking the church at the front of the property, and a bedroom with two single beds overlooking the garden at the rear.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: At the rear of the property is a pretty garden within which is a seating area with a table and chairs. This is overlooked by the conservatory. Utility Room: This contains a Belfast sink, and a Bosch clothes washer and tumble dryer. this room has its own door from the outside, and is a useful space where boots and coats can be left. It gives onto the kitchen beyond. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided, and the property is cleaned on the changeover day, which generally apart from short breaks is on Friday. Other: The TV room contains a 42 inch Sony television with a DVD player. There is an open fireplace, but this is blocked off and cannot be used for fires. The large conservatory behind will largely be used for dining and overlooks the garden.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Grade 2 Cottage In Pulborough Conservation Area With Garden And Sitting Area.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews

Lovely - we didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time - the cottage is beautiful. Lots of lovely touches, very well-equipped and a stunning garden. The pictures do not do justice. There are great walks from the doorstep in this pretty part of the world. The beds are super-comfy! Susan was very friendly and kind.

We didn't want to leave. A wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always rewarding for owners to know that visitors like and what they enjoy about the Cottage. It is very helpful. We do hope you will encourage your friends in Spain to visit us as well so that we can welcome to this part of England which does have a lot to offer. Very many thanks and we hope we will see your family back here again soon Susan
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A very Happy Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Quinticential English country cottage situated in a pretty lane opposite the beautiful old church and close to the train station in the village. Very cosy, conveniently located and within walking distance of an excellent grocery store. The cottage had everything that we needed and more and the owners made us feel extremely welcome - re stocking logs etc as needed (even on Christmas Day!). Thank you so much for having us to stay - we are looking forward to coming back soon....

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a happy Christmas at Ivy Cottage and that it was all you expected it to be. We endeavour to make it as typical a country Cottage as possible but with comfort thrown in. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Susan
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Fantastic weekend away with the girls

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic well equipped cottage! There we're 6 of us girls and we wanted a relaxing break away and this was the perfect cottage in the most perfect spot. It has all amenities local and also Arundel is a short train ride away. We would definitely recommend the Black Rabbit in Arundel! All in all a fantastic weekend and we would all recommend this lovely home. Thanks Peter and Susan for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed Ivy Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back here again. Many thanks Susan
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What a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed at Ivy Cottage for 9 days in August and we used it as a base to explore West Sussex. We had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful. It's spacious, clean, incredibly comfortable (especially the cosy sofas in the TV room!) and it has everything you could possibly need. The dining room looking out over the garden with all the beautiful flowers was a pleasure too. The owners, Susan and Peter, were welcoming and friendly and made us feel so at home. I would recommend this cottage to everyone, and I hope to return one day. Thank you for such a lovely family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review and we were so pleased you enjoyed Ivy Cottage. We have tried to make it a home from home. We enjoyed meeting your parents and hope you will enjoy another Holiday together with us in Sussex
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Lovely weekend spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at Ivy Cottage for the long weekend. The cottage is very well appointed, and has a lovely rose garden and conservatory. We were very comfortable indeed. Susan was a very helpful host and gave us plenty of tips for things to do in the area. There was no shortage of great outings to do within a close locality. Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. If you had come in a couple of weeks the roses would all be out which is very colourful. I am so pleased you found plenty to do in the area and that the Arundel Tournament was a success. I must find out more information about it. Hopefully you will come back an enjoy Ivy Cottage.
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Lytham St Annes, England

Mrs Dorothy Aitken

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely very bright and warm. Plenty of crockery and utensils, there is a store cupboard which is very handy, you just replace what you have used up , and anything you have left. We had our grandsons with us and they enjoyed the games. The beds are very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will more than likely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was so nice to have you to stay in Ivy Cottage and I was so pleased that your grandsons' thought the cottage was 'cool' and we look forward to welcoming you back here again Regards Susan Hard
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chequers Hotel
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Sussex Golf club
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage will appeal in particular to walkers and bird watchers, with the rspb reserve so close. Also we have two excellent golf courses within four miles, west sussex and west chiltington golf courses


The south coast with its beaches and sailing is about half an hour by car from Pulborough


Ivy Cottage is within walking distance of the railway station in Pulborough. It is easily accessed by road, being close to the A29, which runs through the middle of Pulborough ( but cannot be heard from the cottage.) Gatwick airport can be reached either by road or by rail, and is about 40 minutes away. Generally, a car is recommended so that the local sights can easily be accessed, but countryside walks can be made directly from the property. There is a good local taxi service.


Petworth with its National Trust house is 5 miles away. The RSPB bird reserve at Pulborough is less than 3 miles away located near Parham House with its fine interiors and Gardens near Storrington. The coast can be reached in about half an hour by car. Pulborough is 50 miles south of London, which can easily be reached by train within the day (low price day return tickets are available.) Goodwood, with its racing, house, Festival of Speed and Revival Meetings is less than 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

The South Downs National Park is just south of Pulborough on the other side of the Arun River. There is excellent walking, and a book containing suggested walks is available within the property. The bird reserve in Pulborough is particularly popular, and provides a good value restaurant. Pulborough itself contains two supermarkets. There is a variety of pubs and restaurants both within the village and within driving distance. Petworth contains many antique shops as well as the house with marvellous walks over the Capability Brown designed Park. Arundel to the south also contains antique shops and the castle, home to the Dukes of Norfolk, is open to the public and has an interesting garden recently designed by the Bannermans.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Horsham District, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 9
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required to confirm booking. Remainder 56 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is generally on Friday. The arrival time is generally at 4 PM, and the departure time at 10 AM, allowing adequate time for the property to be cleaned and prepared.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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