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3 bedroom cottage set down a private lane in the Stopham estate

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Fittleworth, Near Pulborough, West Sussex, England - Incredibly peaceful location. Cottage set in 3/4 acre of gardens. Parking for 6 cars

This characterful cottage is set down a private lane in the beautiful Stopham estate which has been in the same family since the Norman conquest.The cottage sits in its own 3/4 acre of mature, manicured gardens and has direct access to all the public footpaths of the estate. The cottage has recently been refurbished with a brand new kitchen, bathroom and wet room whilst retaining all of its character. It has central heating throughout as well as a log fire in the living room for colder evenings. One of the 3 bedrooms is downstairs with its own wet room, making it ideal for those with less mobility.

There is parking for 6 cars and in the garden there is patio furniture as well as seating underneath the huge rhododendron bush, a large trampoline, orchard and barbecue.

It is ideally located to visit the local area. Situated 10 minutes from Petworth, 20 minutes from Arundel Castle, 25 minutes from Goodwood and 1/2 hour from West Wittering and Bosham .

The cottage has Sky TV, fibre optic broadband ,a printer and even an exercise bike!

More Details

Jeremy Hirsch
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Jeremy Hirsch

My wife grew up in the area. We now live in London but the whole family has enjoyed many years in Sussex.

Why Jeremy Hirsch chose World

The area, but even more the private lane, is very special.

Just to walk out of the front door into the countryside never loses its appeal for us.

We love going into Petworth, either to enjoy the range of shops or have coffee and homemade chocolates in the Coco Cafe or brunch in the Hungry Guest!

The walks are amazing ..from Chanctonbury Ring or simply from our cottage door to the medieval Stopham Church

What makes this cottage unique

Being 5 minutes drive from Pulborough whilst situated in the quietest and prettiest location is a perfect combination.

Also to have a garden of that size, coupled with the fact that there are no houses opposite gives one a sense of being in the middle of nowhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom between bed 1 & 2: newly fitted shower, bath, wc, sink and heated towel rail, hot water bottle Bathroom 2 downstairs: wet room with shower, sink, wc, heated towel rail and underfloor heating Bathroom 3 downstairs: wc and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 6 plus room for cot in study Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : super king size bed, sloping ceilings with views over the garden Bedroom 2 : 2 single beds with views over the garden Bedroom 3 : double bed, dressing table with views over the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Very happy to accept children. There is a highchair provided and for the older children a very large rectangular trampoline as well as croquet. In the living room are plenty of boardgames. Outside: There is a 3/4 acre garden surrounding the cottage. It is not overlooked at all and has no houses on the other side of the lane opposite ...just fields and woodland. There is patio furniture on the paving accessed from the conservatory in a pretty sheltered spot. There is also seating beneath the huge rhododendron bush. At the far end of the garden is an orchard with a very large rectangular trampoline. The drive is spacious and can park 6 cars Utility Room: Second large kitchen with fridge, washing machine, tumbledryer, microwave and exercise bike. Stable door to the garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide you with all bed linen, towels, hand towels and tea towels. Please bring your own beach towels, please don't take bath towels to the beach Other: Study- with writing desk, books and printer . Dining room with big welsh dresser, dining table, chairs . Can seat up to 8 people Conservatory with seating, table . Boot rack and logs for fire .. a lovely room to look out at the garden


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3 bedroom cottage set down a private lane in the Stopham estate
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful country home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodations in the heart of beautiful South Downs. Owner was very responsive to questions before and we loved having such a well-kept home base for our adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashlynn is well situated and very well maintained. The garden offers plenty of space for play.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was most enjoyable. The rooms were comfortably furnished and very clean. Plenty of crockery and utensils supplied if you wanted to eat in and some good recommendations for dining out, particularly at the Welldiggers and Badgers. There is a railway station in a town just a few minutes away for trips up to London and lovely country roads to travel along to nearer attractions. Our party ranged in age from 70 years to 6 and all enjoyed themselves.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful large cottage set in beautiful woodland

  • 5 of 5

Clear arrival instructions, welcome wine and chocs. 6 of us in our 50s and a dog. Plenty of parking and a secure garden. My husband and I slept downstairs with the woof. There was a shower room next door to us. Upstairs a very large double bed and bathroom; and a twin room.

The beds were very comfortable with quality bedding. In fact they were so comfortable we checked where they were from!

Lots of gorgeous furniture and a strange mix of pictures and ornaments that really worked together and made us think our hosts were very well travelled.

Everything for comfort had been thought of I asked my friend if she had spotted a lemon squeezey...of course there was one...impressive.

We had a lovely time and there's even Sky movies on the tv.

We will hopefully be back!

Thank you thank you thank you and woof!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smaakvol ingericht Engels landhuis!

  • 5 of 5

Samen met vrienden hebben wij een stukje van Engeland verkend. Het verblijf diende als uitvalsbasis om uitstappen naar Bath, Stourhead, Stonehenghe en meer dichtbij Brighton, Beachy Head, Chichester, Petworth house en verschillende kastelen o.a. Knole, Ightham, Sissinghurst te bezoeken. Het was aangenaam thuiskomen in een smaakvol ingericht Engels landhuis omgeven door een prachtige tuin, te midden een rustige, natuurlijke omgeving. Het zou voor ons ook mogelijk zijn om daar ter plaatse een week te verblijven zonder gebruik te maken van de auto!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay over the Bank Holiday weekend and were very lucky with the hot sunny weather.

The cottage is spacious and very well equipped. It offers a very good base to visit Arudel añd exploring the South Downs.

Jeremy provides excellence travel directions and information on the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property.....

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 generations of family staying and whilst the stairs were a little too steep for my father up to the master bedroom, this was fine because there is a very nice double downstairs, with its own bathroom. The property has all you need and is in a wonderful location. We were blessed with great weather and the garden is large and well presented and we spent many happy hours watching our boys play. There are many local attractions and good pubs, including the WellDiggers nearby. Jeremy is a great owner and all arrangements were easy and quick and he was very accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend some time here

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Swan
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
West Chiltington
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
west wittering
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is perfect for walkers being set in The South Downs National Park .. Chanctonbury Ring, Cissbury Ring, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head are some of the lovely walks .

For bird watchers The Pulborough Nature Reserve is 10 minutes away .

In the area there is angling, canoeing, hot air ballooning, horse riding, mountain biking and of course swimming and sailing on the south coast 30 minutes away.


The south coast is 30 minutes away.West Wittering is the most child friendly beach with great sand and ample parking

Also historic Bosham well worth a visit as well as Climping Beach


London :50 minutes by train direct to Pulborough or 1 1/2 hours by car

Gatwick airport : 55 minutes (car)

Southampton Airport : 70 minutes

Heathrow Airport : 75 minutes

Portsmouth Ferry Port: 55 minutes

Southampton Ferry Port : 75 minutes

..To really enjoy the area and all its attractions, it is good to have a car. If not there are good taxi services from Pulborough


Pulborough (village shops and RSPB Bird reserve): 5 minutes .

Parham House (historic Elizabethan manor house and gardens) : 12 minutes

Petworth House (National Trust House and 700 acre deer park designed by Capability Brown):10 minutes .

Fishers Farm (family attraction with farm and adventure playgrounds): 20 minutes

Arundel Castle (built in the 11th century) : 20 minutes .

Goodwood Race course and motor circuit : 25 minutes

Chichester : 30 minutes

Brighton : 50 minutes

Further Details:

There are 2 large supermarkets in Pulborough as well as a bank and various shops

Petworth has many antique shops , a museum as well as restaurants and pubs. The nearest pub to the house is the 600 year old Swan Inn (4 minutes drive) which has a lovely restaurant and rooms to let. Other local pubs of note : The Black Horse in Byworth , The Badgers Inn in Petworth

Other local attractions include :

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum :30 minutes

The South Downs Light Railway

Bignor Roman Villa

Amberley Working Museum

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking
Balance payable 6 weeks before start of holiday
250 refundable security is retained until a few days after departure. This covers any breakages, missing items, damage or extra cleaning if required

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday for short stay (Friday - Sunday) or Saturday for weekly rentals.
Nightly rates are available
Arrival time : 4pm
Departure time : 10.00
Please leave cottage as you found it

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.