About this listing
Within 1 1/2 hours of london Rural 17th Century detached house with tennis court set in glorious gardens with rooms full of art & colour for luxurious stay - ideal for a retreat - easy reach of the Goodwood Festival of Speed/Revival and Horse racing near South Downs, Parham House & gardens, antiques centres of Petworth and Arundel, Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Cowdray Polo Midhurst,RSPB nearby. Catering if req. Xmas/New Year/Half Term/Holidays 1 week bookings pref -can discuss
This beautifully restored Grade 2 17th century house has a contemporary feel in the kitchen, with 4 door gas aga (not in summer) and electric oven and gas hob and 2 dishwashers, that opens out onto ancient brick terrace. Each aspect of the house looks out onto stunning gardens and topiary hedging together with a large kitchen garden full of vegetables and salad and a tennis court in the orchard. The colours in the house give it a vibrant feel with many young artists work on the walls. The dining room opens onto the kitchen for relaxed or formal dining with seating for 12 + with open fires in 2 rooms and a wood burner in the TV sitting room. There is a fabulous wooden floored hall with grand piano for relaxed evenings. Upstairs on the 1st floor there are 5 double bedrooms with 1 kingsize bed, 1 ensuite bedroom with Queensize bed and 3 double beds. Extra guests can be discussed.
Private access to the house with access through the drive for to the Coach House flat where Peter the gardener lives. All unlocked rooms in the house are accessible. red dots on cupboards signify for owner use only.
Interaction with guests
Meet and Great available on request and advice on local area
Other things to note
This is a very sleepy rural area and we have a friendly blind old cat Muffin who may appear. There are chicken in a run in the garden and some sheep in a field. The back garden is secure and child friendly with 2 gates. there is also a gate to the kitchen terrace. As this is such an old property please be aware of the uneven floors, steps into rooms and low beams together with unreliable mobile phone signal.
- Children under parental supervision at all times
- Parties & events considered
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
hi I am a mother of 3 artistic daughters - I am a great supporter of the arts and I love gardening and walking my dogs on the the south downs with views of the sea. Restoring this house has provided a great space for filling with life and laughter.