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South Downs Retreat, beautifully designed cabin

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin


About the property

A year round sanctuary with open rural views across the South Downs lined with oak trees and the occasional polo pony gazing over the fence at you.

An uncluttered interior with comfortable double bed and sofa to sink into & enjoy the views across your private front porch, with BBQ & outdoor dining area. Inside the compact kitchen has all equipment you need to cater for your stay. A small bathroom with eco loo, basin and electric shower.

This is a unique summerhouse at the bottom of our garden. It is private and secluded and has your own private entrance.

The summerhouse has been extended, insulated and lovingly renovated to provide a luxurious retreat in the peaceful South Downs.

Great access to Goodwood, Arundel, Petworth and the South Downs Way. Plus there are lots of wedding venues in close proximity including Bignor Park, Upwaltham Barns, Duncton Mill and village hall, Two Woods in Pulborough plus many more. For a small fee there is often a taxi service provided by the host to wedding destinations.

Private access from the front courtyard through the garden and into your private retreat. The interior is calm and uncluttered with double bed, sofa and dining table.

A selection of games are provided.

Kitchen with double electric hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, pans.

There are mugs and coffee, teabags, sugar, oil, salt and pepper. The bathroom is stocked with loo-roll, organic shower wash, fresh bath sheets and hand towels.

Private outdoor space with comfy seating, Weber BBQ, and colourful potted plants.

The Property faces away from the family garden and not overlooked. In fact it's totally private.

Guests are asked to use the ecological products that are supplied in the cabin and not use any harsh chemicals.

Guest access

You have access to the garden and the kids trampoline in it. There is a picnic bench as well as an area to BBQ in.

The cabin is situated in the garden overlooking the south downs. The area is residential and noise should be restricted after 11pm.

Interaction with guests

Jane is on hand to deal with all your questions and requests. We offer to pre-stock local breakfast produce of butchers bacon OR Springs Smoked salmon, local organic eggs, farmhouse butter, organic milk, fresh coffee and tea at a cost of £25 to last two night stay. Can also provide arrival picnic of wine, and locally produced seasonal produce including cheese, fruit, bread, chocolate whatever you fancy for around £40. Please let me know when you book and you can pay in cash when you arrive.

Happy to recommend local walks and pubs and our favourite eateries in the area or make bookings at the Best Pub in the UK for your lunch or dinner.

Basically whatever we can do to make your stay as relaxing and perfect as possible please ask and we will do our best!

Other things to note

Arrival details. We are out in the sticks and have a farm shop close by but it doesn't stay open late. If you are arriving late in the evening please bring something to eat or request supplies as chances of prompt food delivery are slim (through to non existant).

Parking places in the courtyard are limited and on arrival you will need to use the spaces directly outside the porch of the house. Your host will confirm you are in the correct space when you park up.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Barbecue


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South Downs Retreat, beautifully designed cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Cute getaway - loved it!

  • 5 of 5

All you could want for a nice relaxing stay away, beautiful inside and out!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, thank you so much Amber. I hope you come back and stay again. xx
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Beautiful decor, cosy, brilliantly equipped, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

I loved every minute of my Autumnal 3 day stay here. Jane is a talented interior designer and it shows in its beautiful overall look but beyond the gorgeous colours and textures lies very thoughtful design - angled lights to throw light where you want it, fairy lights for cosy evenings, digital radio, an electric hob tucked into the cupboard leaving the well-equipped kitchen area spacious.. the bed is big and very comfy, cute modern bathroom with great shower .. A wall heater which heats the space almost instantly yet it sits under an oak tree so I imagine summer stays are nice and cool. I wanted for nothing - just bring food and wine! This is a very private cabin (don't be put off by its closeness to the house- facing away from it you gaze onto fields and feel very much on your own!) and I came away feeling very rested and energised.

For me the location is perfect as you are 2 miles from lovely shops but woody walks are in the doorstep (and a pub!). I will definitely be returning! Thank you Jane!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Emily for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and I look forward to your return visit. Thank you also for the lovely photos you took of the cabin and your social media posts. A truly wonderful guest and I'm so grateful you came to stay. xx
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £5
Cleaning fee £5

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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