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Contemporary house, private pool on edge of Petworth, South Downs National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3bed (all ensuite) house in peaceful spot, walking distance of shops & park

The Pool House is a recently converted, light, contemporary house which is quietly situated on the edge of Petworth and an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is only a short walk to the centre of the historic town, with its convenience stores, delis, many antique shops, independent retailers, gastro pubs and cafes. It is also within easy walking distance of historic Petworth House and Park.

The property benefits from the sole use of a large heated swimming pool during the summer months (operates only from the end of May to early September).

Inside, the house comprises a large open plan sitting room with dining area and well equipped modern kitchen with granite worktops. There is a downstairs bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite wetroom (and direct access down stairs to the pool and garden- only in the summer months). Upstairs there are two more ensuite bedrooms, one kingsize bed and the other a double. There is a second sitting area upstairs too with a small double sofa bed. (There is an additional fee of £50 payable on arrival for making up and supply of extra linens sofa bed required)

The house is furnished with contemporary furniture and fittings, with light oak flooring throughout. The beds are all very comfortable and the hotel quality linen has a very high thread count and is ironed by hand!

There is ample room to park up to three cars outside (additional cars by arrangement) and for the summer months only, a large well maintained pool and pool garden laid to lawn with flower beds and rambling roses. Modern and comfortable garden furniture, including six pool loungers and a dining table and six chairs, are provided together with a barbecue.

PLEASE NOTE - during peak summer period (21 June - 5 Sep) bookings run Friday to Friday only.

No pets. No children under 14y. No smoking.

**Visit England 4* award and Visit England Gold Award**

"Couldn't ever find a better or nicer place to stay. We are very comfortable here. Carole is lovely." (3rd visit)

"Our second time here, we had a lovely week, the Poolhouse is lovely and very clean. We will return again."

"Lovely relaxing holiday. Second visit for us, everything was perfect."

"Wonderful location beautiful Poolhouse lovely and helpful hosts"

"very restful stay- excellent base for seeing Sussex,Surrey and good rail link to London"

"Absolutely perfect holiday in your lovely poolhouse. Thank you also for the welcome gifts- very well received."

"We all had a lovely stay in this great house and enjoyed using the pool. We would definitely stay here again."

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Carole

We have lived in Petworth for over twenty years, the first three of which we spent renovating and restoring our Grade II listed home.

We now let out our adjacent poolhouse to enable visitors to share in the beautiful town of Petworth and surrounding countryside.

The pool house building was constructed in 2007 and fully refurbished in 2014, including new kitchen, 2 new bathrooms and new flooring and paint work throughout.

Carole purchased this house in 2007

Why Carole chose Petworth

This lovingly created home from home has everything you need for a peaceful English country getaway: modern kitchen and 3 ensuites, private pool and garden (during summer months) and local walks, pubs and parks. It is also conveniently located for Goodwood, polo at a Cowdray, Chichester and the coast (25mins drive). Good rail links to London are a short drive away.

What makes this house unique

The only detached property in Petworth with private pool and parking space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Petworth in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 14
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property furniture and effects to be left clean tidy and in same condition as on arrival. Additional charge for lost keys, or unusual cleaning.
  • Arrangement personal to named traveler and for holiday use only. Nothing to be done which is annoyance to Owner or neighbours. No sleeping outside.
  • Owner not liable for death or injury to travelers or for loss or damage to their effects unless caused by Owners default.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • All shower rooms have heated towel rails, upstairs ensuites (2) have underfloor heating. All linen provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All three bedrooms (2 large doubles, 1 regular double) have en suite shower rooms. Bedroom 1 has direct access to the pool and garden. Additional bed available by prior arrangement (maximum limit of six guests to the house remains).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Contemporary house, private pool on edge of Petworth, South Downs National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful few days in Petworth over Easter. Our stay at the Pool House was just perfect. We will be returning again in the summer to try out the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back some time when the pool is open Delighted you liked the 1000 thread count bedlinen
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Excellent. Surprisingly spacious and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful location with beautiful views. I highly recommend it. The property has everything you could possibly need for a short stay. The beds are very comfortable and the showers work really well. It is surprisingly spacious. We are a family of 5 and we did not get on top of each other.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will stay with us again - maybe when the pool is open in the summer. Carole and Robert
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Great house, lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Great house which is well equipped, in a lovely peaceful location a minutes walk from the centre of Petworth. The house was spotless and it was great having an on-suite to every room. Just what we wanted as we were 2 couples, one with a grown up son. Would definitely stay here again.

Petworth is a great location for visiting Chichester, Brighton and West Sussex. Close to Goodwood Motor Circuit as well.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nigel - thank you for your great review. So pleased you all had such a good time staying in The Poolhouse - you were perfect guests. We look forward to your next visit - perhaps when the pool is open in the summer! Best wishes Carole
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gatwick (Heathrow also near)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Angel/The Star/Stonemasons
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cowdray (West Surrey/West Sussex also near)
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Meghdoots (also nearby Leconfield/Hungry Guest)
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
South Coast (Climping)
Car: recommended

Petworth benefits from a number of local attractions, especially during summer months; including various horse racing and motor car events at Goodwood (Glorious Goodwood, Festival of Speed and The Revival); at Cowdray (numerous polo events) as well as in Petworth itself (music festival and literary festival); a little further afield is the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery, Weald and Downland Museum.

A number of historic sites are nearby too, including Petworth House and Park (within easy walking distance), Parham, Arundel Castle, Uppark, Cowdray Castle ruins and the roman villa ruins at Bignor.

A number of country walking routes are also easily accessible by foot from the house and the South Downs and south coast a short car ride away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Changeover day is Friday for weekly rentals. If sofa bed is required there will be an additional £50 linen charge.

Check in 1600. Check out 1000. Changes may be available upon request depending on availability.

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.

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