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Self catering holiday cottage sleeps 4 in the heart of picturesque Amberley, West Sussex | close to South Downs National Park and South Downs Way, Amberley Working Museum, near Arundel, Parham House in Storrington and Goodwood
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Condition 
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Value For Money 
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5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2020

Highly recommend this beautiful cottage

"As my elderly father had had a heart attack in the middle of lockdown, we needed somewhere Covid secure for our annual holiday, and found it with this beautiful cottage. I've never used an Aga stove before but the owner's advice of 'relax and don't worry' made it a joy. The cottage is beautiful, spacious and well located. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would definitely recommend the cottage. Thank you to the owners. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

September 2020

Excellent Stay in Amberley

"The Cottage was a perfect gateway for our family. Nestled in the South Downs National Park,the cottage has a perfect location in the one of the most idyllic villages in England. The garden cottage has real character - has maintained its old charm but at the same time, has some tasteful fittings. The White Horse is a great pub with amazing food right across the road. Would highly recommend this place, the pictures on the website don't do full justice to how nice the place really is!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2019

Beautiful cottage & location

"This cottage is excellent. Everything spotless. Beautiful garden. Is in a lovely village. Would definitely recommend a break in this cottage."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2019

The perfect cottage

"We spent a really lovely week in the Garden Cottage which is simply perfect. In particular, we enjoyed the conservatory and the AGA oven which we used regularly. The whole house was very well equiped. And its location is perfect too. Located at the food of the South Downs within the beautiful village of Amberley it is the ideal starting point to discover the area. "

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
2.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
2.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.0 OUT OF 5

June 2019

Aga

"Saga heats up the kitchen, not a nice place to have breakfast in summer. Car park in the street. Owner of house behind cottage parked his car just in front of our entrance. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

April 2019

Idyllic

"'Idyllic' is an overused word to describe most holiday cottages but in the case of Garden Cottage would be appropriate. Believed to have been built in 1625, the owners have retained all its charm while ensuring maximum modern comfort. This is clearly a much loved home as opposed to a professional holiday 'let'. The cottage is at the heart of the delightful village of Amberley, where large numbers of cottages are still thatched; The village still boasts a thirteenth century castle, a wonderful community shop which also retials the beautiful ceramics made by the local potter, a tea room which serves only home made cakes and scones, and a newly refurbished pub called the Black horse which serves outstandingly good food. Locals are welcoming and friendly. The only draw back is that there is no parking with the cottage although we never had any difficulty finding a slot on one of the surrounding roads, and as the pub is directly opposite the cottage one imagines it might be noisy in the evenings when people are using the gardens outside. In fairness we were not disturbed even on a busy Friday and Saturday night and the pub owners do post notices by their front door asking patrons to respect the neighbours. The country side around is breathtaking and for those not there to walk there are lots of first class places to visit. We particularly enjoyed a visit to Petworth and to Arundel castle. Arundel is a few minute's drive away and the delicatessen in the centre is well worth a visit. We will be returning to Garden cottage. The walking is extensive and in a week we explored only a fraction of it. And having made friends with the Aga we can't wait to try more ambitious cooking!"

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.2 OUT OF 5

October 2018

Lovely old cottage in beautiful village

"The cottage is lovely and cosy with delightful old (but tastefully renovated) details. I especially enjoyed the conservatory in the private little garden with the light from all sides and from above; wonderful to sit in in all weathers. Unfortunately the pub across the street is being renovated; it can get loud now and it might get loud once the pub and hotel will be open."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2018

A great summer break

"We very much enjoyed staying at the Garden Cottage which is beautifully presented and very comfortable. This lovely old cottage has fascinating features and was spotlessly clean, The cosy aga is a special feature and we knew the location would be good for walking and exploring Sussex. The nice quality linen and kitchenware was a bit of a treat and if the weather had been kinder we would have made good use of the well kept garden. A real treat of a cottage and a beautiful village - quiet yet with a fab shop and pub."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

August 2018

Fantastic cottage!

"Fantastic cottage with authentic details in interiour. Nice old English atmosphere. Close to Village Shop. Very close to Black Horse pub (unfortunately closed, being renovated, when we were there). Walking distance to other pubs. Walking distance to train station."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

May 2018

A house full of character

"We loved this cottage, especially the good mix of character and original features with modern comfort. The garden room was lovely. We stay in a cottage every year and this is our favourite so far. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

January 2018

Lovely cottage in beautiful setting

"We loved our stay in Garden cottage. It is beautifully furnished throughout and very homely.We particularly enjoyed the classical music CD collection and the piano was also a very pleasant surprise!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

January 2018

Cosy Christmas at Garden Cottage

"Garden Cottage was the perfect location for our traditional and cosy Christmas. It was probably the best presented and equipped cottage we have stayed in so far and was spotlessly clean. Towels, bedding appeared new and the mattress was of very good quality. Furniture was an eclectic mix of styles and periods, but added to the charm of this beautiful property. The provision of wine, milk, mince pies and biscuits was a nice touch. The log burner was particularly welcome on cold evenings and helped to supplement the heating system. A couple of small issues - The Aga was used daily, but struggled to reach the right temperature to cook roast potatoes even though the service engineer visited. We had to make use of the additional small electric oven to finish off vegetables and duck, but the combination of cooking methods worked. The chairs and sofa in the sitting room are not the most comfortable for a truly relaxing evening. We would certainly recommend Garden Cottage for a couple or small family stay and would be happy to stay there again ourselves. "

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.5 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Cosy cottage

"We had a very good stay at Garden Cottage. We loved the cottage , cooking on the Aga and the beautifull village ! Thank you very much."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Excellent place for our weekend at goodwood revival

"I picked this property for its closeness to Goodwood , and was really pleased with the cottage it out did my expertationsickness, and I would deffinately book it again , Great ,comfy stay ! "

Cleanliness 
2.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
1.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
2.0
2.7 OUT OF 5

August 2017

No decent place to sit for a week, except the garden chairs.

"Garden cottage was nicely located and has aal the potential for a nice stay. Unfortunately, the furniture was not comfortable at all. The seats and sofas were small and need a total overhaul to put the springs and cushions back were they belong. We could not sit decently in any of them. The AGA proved to be a challenge, but that was expected. The downside of having an AGA in warm weather is that the house is heated during the day when one goes out and closes doors and windows. On coming back, first thing to do is open all doors and windows and wait for an hour until the temp has dropped a bit."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

August 2017

Stunning cottage full of character

"This cottage is beautifully furnished with great attention to detail. The guest feels instantly at home. It is quirky and like no other holiday cottage we have stayed in. Every room is special in its own way. The dining area in the garden is also very pleasant. We had not heard of Amberley before but found it to be full of character and the locals were incredibly friendly. We would love to stay again and in fact we wish we lived here! Great location for exploring the Sussex Downs and visiting the seaside. We brought our 3 children aged 4, 6 and 1 and whilst we loved every minute of our stay and would visit again, please note that the cottage is not particularly suitable for young children. We had to bring our own travel cot and high chair. There is an aga which is on all the time (quite warm to the touch), and no microwave. The garden is raised and has some very high levels which a toddler could easily fall off onto hard paving, so young children mustn't be left unattended in the garden. I would advise bringing your own plastic plates and cups to avoid kids dropping and breaking anything on the hard tiled floors. There are cupboards in the kitchen at ground level filled with lovely crockery which our toddler was desperate to investigate, but we managed to deter her. There are beautiful vases on display which made us a little nervous, and there is no banister up the staircase which means a small child could fall. But basically, if you make sure that kids aren't left unattended, you'll be fine! Everyone loved staying here and we were grateful that our young family was allowed to stay in such a splendid place..A real holiday to remember."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

August 2017

Fabulous cottage in a beautiful village

"We stayed at garden cottage for the week to visit Goodwood races. We had a great time at the races & the cottage was a so homely & a haven to to return to. Amberley is a tranquil relaxing village. Lovely tea shop, excellent village store which is well stocked. We didn't want to leave the cottage when it was time to. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

June 2017

Perfect

"The quintessential country home, the nicest Cottage we' ve ever been to. Perfect for a family of four. Walks on your doorstep."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

May 2017

A Real Home in an Idyllic Village

"Garden Cottage combines solid comfort with good taste, old features with modern facilities, and a lovely garden with complete privacy. It is beautifully maintained and full of extra conveniences rarely found in rentals. The beds are wonderfully comfortable. The glassed-in shower stall functions perfectly. The Aga stove is great to use. The bright conservatory with eye-level views of the flower borders is an exceptional bonus. And walks around the village itself afford a dream world of beauty."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

April 2017

A perfect stay !!

"We spent a perfect time in Amberley, which is a lovely town. The cottage was also great a we had everthing we need. We recommend the little tearoom near by. This is a must be."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

February 2017

Garden Cittage

"Four family members came to Sussex for a funeral. We shared the accommodation which was more pleasant than staying in an hotel. The Cottage is lovely. Very authentic, roomy, nicely furnished. We used the Aga and found it did all we needed. The village is very pretty. It must be super in spring or summer and the well stocked garden must be a joy then. The villagers we met were friendly. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

November 2016

Beautiful cottage in lovely Sussex village

"A splendid place to spend a relaxing week. The aga, the wood burning stove, the piano and the comfy beds all helped to make our stay very enjoyable. Amberley is such a pretty village and the surrounding area has lots to offer."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

October 2016

Home from Home

"Garden Cottage is a fabulous place to stay - comfortable, excellently equipped and stylish. We stayed while attending a family event at the Castle nearby - which was only a few minutes walk away. We loved the local shop which supplied us with all our needs. The Aga was fun to learn to use and the kitchen wonderfully appointed. We hope to return."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

September 2016

A lovely property in an excellent position which was ideal for my needs.

"A beautiful property, from the point of access, clearly someone's home rather than a 'for purpose' arrangement and that was telling throughout with many nice touches - the Welcome pack revealed all and confirm that this is the case. Particularly enjoyed having a piano to play as had not done so in ages! The only small niggle would be the AGA - never got on well with these and for me they just don't work - a microwave is a must these days and would complete the otherwise comprehensive equipment etc provided. Otherwise hard to fault in any way and thus happy not to! A refreshing change from some other self-catering accommodation I have been to before in various parts of the country - where available I will certainly be going back again. The Amberley Village Store is excellent and I received useful and friendly information and tips from the charming gentleman there too - recommended!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

September 2016

In August with 2 kids

"The cottage was lovely and old world, it would have been useful to have had a few tips on how to use the aga with the welcome pack, in the heat of August it was too hot to sleep with the aga on. That aside there weren't too many low beams and the location of the cottage was perfect for holidaying with two kids ages 4 & 6"

Other Reviews

“The cottage was amazing, so full of character, larger than expected. We would love to come back to this area and would happily return to Garden Cottage, it would be amazing in the winter. The owners are very lucky.”

A Butterfill
“We loved this cottage. It was extremely welcoming and homely. The location is excellent. We know this area well and really enjoyed staying in a village as beautiful as Amberley. A lovely, relaxing break.”

T & T Pratt
“Absolutely beautiful cottage, extremely well furnished. Renovated to high standards with much respect for its centuries long heritage. Very pleased with the Wi-Fi at the accommodation, and other small luxuries such as a phone charger already in place, the Smart TV with Netflix, dish washing machine, music players, good toaster. Good powerful shower and charming kitchen.”

K Van Straten
“The house was a delight and in a lovely location. It had a warm feel to it which made us relax. It was also nice to have comfortable beds with good quality bed linen. We had a lovely week and enjoyed sitting in the conservatory, looking at the cottage garden.”

T. Clayton
"very easy holiday, comfy warm cottage, relaxing and very well equipped, we would certainly visit again."
P. Bean
"I have stayed in many villas all over the world and must say that this cottage was the first where the bedding, ie pillows - fantastic - not foam! and mattress where superb. The kitchen was stocked with top class equipment, china, etc which made it all great to cook (I mastered the Aga !) and fun! couldn't fault it. Maybe slightly larger bath towels."
Ms D. B.

2 bedroom country cottage in Amberley, West Sussex

Living room
Fully equipped kitchen

Dining room
2 kingsize bedrooms
1 bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle
Conservatory
Garden

In a perfect location in the heart of Amberley village, Castle Cottage is full of traditional features, with subtle modern touches too. With exposed beams, an oil-fired Aga and cosy woodburner, the cottage offers genuine rustic charm. At the foot of the South Downs, Amberley is a great location for walkers, and also well placed to visit nearby Arundel, Petworth or Goodwood.

What there is nearby

Amberley Working Museum
RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Arundel Castle
Goodwood

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