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Beautiful South Downs cottage w/gate that leads directly onto the South Downs

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


About the property

The Cottage at Ripsley is a great place to get away from it all.

The Cottage at Ripsley has a private gate that opens directly onto the South Downs and we're situated in the specially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet we are only a one hour train journey from London.

We're lucky enough to be close to the beach and city. London is an hour away by train and we're well placed for a visit to West Sussex and Hampshire. Chichester, Portsmouth, Southhampton, Winchester, Goodwood ( Festival of Speed, 'Glorious Goodwood', Cowdray Park ( for polo and you can even have a go at it!), Petworth (great for antiques and well known for Petworth House - where the artist Turner uses to visit regularly), Arundel and Arundel castle, the Witterings (National Trust beaches), Bosham (lovely seaside sailing village) and Frensham Ponds for sailing are within easy reach ( 45 mins or less) while Liphook train station ( 3 min drive from the cottage) takes you to Waterloo in an hour, Clapham Junction in 50mins. We are also close to Surrey and Guildford is 25mins away.

There are some lovely cycle paths, on road and off road, walking trails on your doorstep and some great local pubs. We are a well placed for a visit to the South East of England.

THE COTTAGE SPACE : There are two sitting areas, one in the kitchen/sitting room area upstairs and downstairs in the sitting room/games room where the TV/DVD is situated as well as the double sofa bed and downstairs w/c. Apart from central heating there are two woodburning stoves - one in the sitting room/games room, the other in the master bedroom. A basket of logs and kindling is supplied.

The sitting room has a table tennis table, DVDs, board games and a pool table. Outdoor and indoor toys are available for children as well as a tree house and football net and tree swing.

There is a shower room upstairs with w/c , an ensuite bath to the master bedroom and a w/c downstairs.

The cottage has a private patio area with a BBQ and space for sitting outside. Children are welcome to use the tree swing on the lawn leading up to the conservatory, adult supervision is suggested for the treehouse. We leave out outdoor games for children staying in the cottage. BTW we have a 2 yrs old chocolate labrador, called Maddie.

Guest access :

The entire cottage is available to guests and there is a separate entrance to the cottage. Parking is available for up to three cars.

N.B July/August 2018. Some dates are available if you're interested in having exclusive use of the tennis court, grounds, and the outdoor heated swimming pool. There is an extra charge of £40 per day for full use of the grounds.

Due to family life, the swimming pool, tennis court (a little rickety but playable) and main gardens are available to guests on weekday mornings ( 9.30 - 1pm) , during school term time, not school or public holidays, sorry, but our children are avid swimmers!

Ripsley is a place to get away from it all but also within easy reach of some great places to visit for children and adults alike. Perfect for cycling enthusiasts , walkers, couples and families but also a good base for visitors to the attractions and sites of West Sussex and Hampshire.

House rules:

As we're a family, please be respectful of noise levels after 10.30pm. We ask that you don't wear shoes on the carpets upstairs - our houses are shoe free zones. Many thanks!

Please turn off lights if you're going out from the cottage.

We leave cleaning materials in the kitchen , if there are any breakages/spillages please let us know asap so we can sort it out.

If 2 guests are using both bedrooms, there is an added one off cleaning charge of ten pounds.

If 3 guests are using both bedrooms and the sofa bed downstairs there is an added one off cleaning charge of twenty pounds.

Please let us know prior to your arrival If you would like to use our housekeeping service. Your clothes will be washed and pressed for £12 per hour.

More Details

Sue Carr
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Sue Carr

I'm a TV Producer for features and entertainment and fiction writer - I'm trying to write a sequel to The Fall and Rise of Harriet James but it's finding the time! We moved out of London 6 years and love being in the country but not too far away from London. We've spent some time renovating the main house and cottage back to their former selves - lots of decorator's dust and hard work, and finally we can sit back and say, it's done!

Sue Carr purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sue Carr chose Milland

You are in the heart of the English countryside - designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty - with some great pubs and walks close by and yet you're one hour from London and the coast and there's a huge variety of activities close by. The cottage has a gate that leads directly onto the South Downs.

What makes this cottage unique

Direct access to the South Downs but only one hour away from London Waterloo Station ( 50 mins from Clapham Junction). Easy to get to and well located for a variety of sports, annual events and activities. This summer the pool and courts are available for some weeks, please contact us if you would like further details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milland in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask that you take your shoes off on entering the cottage, it's a shoe free zone, thank you! Please turn off all lights on leaving the cottage.
  • Please leave the cottage as you found it and please do not move furniture around. Many thanks!
  • Please put all rubbish in the bins located behind the archway where the cars are parked : Burgundy bins and for recycling, black for general waste.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Ensuite to the master bedroom, the w/c is in the shower room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Power shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , There is a w/c downstairs, from the sitting room.
  • There is a w/c downstairs, leading from the sitting room/games room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , There is space for a travel cot
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Woodburning stove and also a day bed that a child can use.
  • The sofa bed in the sitting room downstairs converts into a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are walking distance to Champneys and 2 well reviewed golf clubs, The Old Thorns and Liphook Golf Club are close by. We leave an OS map in the cottage for you to plan your walks in the South Downs - there is a gate from our house that leads directly onto The South Downs


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Beautiful South Downs cottage w/gate that leads directly onto the South Downs
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely property in wonderful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late but communication was good and we had no problems getting in. The house is in some beautiful grounds near a cricket pitch with access to the downs very close. The house was spotless with lots of extras like pool table tennis and table tennis. So quiet and peaceful - we will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, I'm so glad you had an enjoyable time at the cottage. Thank you for looking after the cottage so well and for being such lovely guests. Have a great rest of your summer 2018! With best wishes, Susie
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Bright, airy and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a friend for 3 nights. The cottage was lovely with everything we needed. We went during school holidays so couldn't use the swimming pool but there was lots to do locally.

The cottage is situated very near beautiful National Trust walks.

We had a great time and would go back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Poonam, It was a real pleasure to meet you all and thank you for looking after the cottage so beautifully. Come back soon! Best wishes, Susie
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Perfect Cottage in the Country

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about our stay. The owner Susie was a pleasure to deal with. The property is beautiful and very well maintained. My wife and I stayed at the cottage for five days. The cottage itself is comfortable and charming. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of dishware and new appliances. We enjoyed having wine and cheese on the downstairs patio in the evenings and walking though the South Downs. The shower is brilliant. Everything you might need to buy can be found in Liphook, which is just a few minutes drive away. The A3 is conveniently close. The nearby Rising Sun pub has great food, a good atmosphere and is worth a visit. Our walk to the Deers Hut pub was one of our favorite days, although the paths through parts of the Downs are not very well marked - nothing a gps can't resolve for you. Overall, an outstanding experience.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton : max 1 hr away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rising Sun, a 20 min walk away
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Liphook Golf Club - a ten min walk away.
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Liphook is 3 min. drive away. Haslemere 10 mins
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Rising Sun
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
The Witterings, East Head
Car: recommended

There are a wealth of events and places to visit close by and all ages are catered for. There's the season's Glorious Goodwood for horse racing as well as The Festival of Speed and the Goodwood aerodrome where you can have a go at flying a rare 1943 Harvard Warbird, Cowdray Park is close by for high goal polo and the Gold Cup - and there's the academy where you can have ago at playing polo yourself. Local stately homes are Petworth House where Turner frequented, Uppark and Arundel Castle where they have jousting shows. (Petworth is also well known for it's chocolate box antique shops)

Sports enthusiasts are catered for a local Clay pigeon shoots, there's sailing at Frensham Ponds and the beautiful coastal village of Bosham, paddleboarding, windsurfing and kite surfing are taught at The Witterings, a National Trust beach 45 minutes away, polo is taught at the Cowdray polo academy and for golf enthusiasts there is Liphook Golf Club and The Old Thorns which are highly reviewed. (Liphook golf club us a ten minute walk from the cottage).

For walkers and cyclists we are lucky enough to have direct access to the South Downs and the Serpent's Trail, one of the pre-planned South Downs walks goes past our house.

For children and adults there's the well reviewed Beaulieu Motor car museum, Marwell Zoo, The Hollycombe Steam museum ( less than five minutes drove away), Fishers Farm and the joys of the beach at The Witterings and East Head.

Culture is close by in Chichester (the Festival Theatre runs may pre-West End productions), Winchester and Guildford.

There's also Fishbourne Roman Villa which has been carefully preserved and is very user friendly for children. Portsmouth has the amazing Historic Dockyard where you can see the Marie Rose, Henry V1111's ship and there's a huge variety of things to do there. And Southampton and Portsmouth offer you ferry services to the Isle Of Wight which is a train and ferry ride away ( about 1.10mins, door to door).

We are lucky to be close to Liphook and Haslemere train station to a day trip to London is easy. Waterloo is 1hr away.

And if you feel like a day lazing at a spa, the well reviewed and acclaimed Champneys is a 2 min drive away from our house ( you can cycle there in ten minutes).

If you have any questions about any of the above, we are happy to help answer them.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Milland, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Summer
13 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 11 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
2019 Spring/Summer
12 Mar 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Taxes £32.45
Cleaning fee £46.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £278.1

Due to family life we ask that guests are aware of noise levels after 10.30pm. The cottage is a shoe free zone and we ask that on leaving the cottage guests turn off lights. Thank you!

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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