Library Cottage, October 2020
"I had a lovely restful week, Library Cottage is a very beautiful and peaceful place. Liz and Chris Williams, the owners, were very welcoming, friendly and helpful."
A Beautifully Relaxing Stay
"We had a wonderful week at the Library Cottage. Liz and Chris were incredibly welcoming and generous, and provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The Cottage was clean and comfortable, and lives up to its name with a wide variety of books, and was very peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the view out to the garden very much. The location is great, with some excellent pubs nearby, and is very quiet. We had a lovely week, and will definitely be back."
A lovely place in a beautiful setting.
"We had an exceptionally pleasant week in this delightful cottage. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The area is full of interesting places, and the scenery and walking opportunities are stunning. We'll be back!"
"Well appointed, comfortable cottage, owners very welcoming. Lovely garden, in a rural setting. Hundred of interesting books to read if house bound."
Wonderful stay at Library cottage
"My husband and i had a great week staying at Library cottage .The hosts could not have been more helpful. The cottage was ideal with plenty of space for two .The kitchen area was well equipped for cooking 5 simple evening meals for 5 nights .The other two nights we walked over the fields to the Rising sun village pub which served very good reasonably priced food,. "
A Little Piece of Heaven
"We had a delightful stay in Library Cottage. It was very clean, beautifully equipped and cosy. The cottage is set in the most idyllic landscape which the owners tend to the highest possible standard. The views from the cottage and the local countryside are stunning. So near to London yet as far from the madding crowd as you can get. A perfect escape and a real tonic after the rigours of lockdown and the horrors of the pandemic. Congratulations all round to Chris & Liz and Amberley House Cottages who make this little piece of heaven available to us weary travellers!"
"We had a very enjoyable fortnight in Library Cottage. We loved the outlook onto the beautiful garden, the light living room and views of the stars. The owners could not have been more helpful and kind. Location is fantastic for walking on the South Downs and local lanes and footpaths and Arundel and Petworth are within easy reach. "
Very pleasant cottage
"Well-arranged cottage. Good to have our own quiet garden but useful to be able to talk to hosts next door. Handy position for visiting places, although care needed in local narrow lanes. Some very interesting local churches and villages, and vineyards nearby. "
2 weeks in the glorious West Sussex countryside
"We had a fantastic break in the Library Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We explored the many footpaths that are right on the doorstep and walked the vineyards and breathtaking countryside. Nutbourne and Nyetimber vineyards are both worth a visit, although we preferred the smaller boutique vineyard at Nutbourne. Petworth House and West Dean gardens were also a highlight of our stay. I'm sure I would have added Parham House to this list however it was sadly closed for the rest of 2020. Finally Liz and Chris were very hospitable hosts, giving us our privacy but were always on hand to help if needed."
The sort of cottage you dream about
"Ideal quiet cottage with lovely furnishings, gorgeous garden, french windows, glassed in roof just as in web pic. Wi fi available, small TV, lovely bedroom and flowers arranged beautifully for you, with welcome cake and fruit. Book lover's paradise, books for every taste. Helpful and friendly hosts but may be selling so check you get Liz and Chris! Own parking, very relaxing place to stay."
Lovely base for our first visit to Sussex
"Library Cottage was everything we hoped it would be. The cottage itself was well equipped and perfect for a couple. The garden is beautiful - a lovely place to sit and unwind with a glass of wine after a day sightseeing. The owners of the cottage were a joy to meet and made sure that we had everything we needed."
"The cottage and its surroundings are beautiful. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. The purpose of our stay was to attend the Windsor Workshop, which was just a short walk away along footpaths."
Peace, tranquillity and every comfort.
"An absolutely blissful location if you value the sounds and sights of nature unsullied by the presence of man. "
An enjoyable visit to Library Cottage
"We enjoyed a good holiday in a lovely location in a super little cottage. The garden is gorgeous and a credit to the owners who were so welcoming but discreet. We would certainly return."
An excellent property in every respect.
"Our only regret about our stay in Library Cottage was that our 5 day stay was over far too soon! The hospitality of the owners was wonderful, the cottage itself is comfortable, relaxing, spotlessly clean and in a lovely location. Our sincere thanks to the owners for a memorable break."
Peaceful and beautiful location
"The cottage is really well kept. The garden is gorgeous and full of various plants and flowers and we could put on our walking shoes and walk through vineyards right from the cottage. The beaches are not far and due to a gorgeous weather, we could even go swimming. Who says that it always rains in England ? ! Liz and Chris were very nice hosts : ready to chat and yet extremely respectful of our privacy. Thank you very much for your welcoming and the nice homemade lemonade and pieces of cakes :-) "
"A beautiful, comfortable cottage for two in a peaceful location surrounded by walking and cycling opportunities not to be missed. Amazing garden, wonderful sitting there with a book the birds and a drink in hand. Cake,marmalade and garden produce from owners an extra special treat. Many thanks Roz"
Mr I Ballard Review of stay at Library Cottage
"Beautiful cottage and garden, idyllic location and delightful hosts. This was our second visit to Library cottage and the excellent standard of the first visit was maintained if not exceeded."
Our Second Stay at Library Cottage
"Our first stay was in 2004. We came back because there were more places to visit than we managed in the first week and also that Library Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. The accommodation is roomy and comfortable and the gardens a delight; with your own private garden to sit in or enjoy through the open double doors on a fine day. Liz and Chris are very welcoming and provide those important personal touches. There were flowers in the rooms, cake, home made marmalade and home made cordial in the fridge. Recommended. "
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
"A delightful cottage in which to stay - in Autumn as it happened. As Keats might say in "a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". The owner's garden is outstanding. And if it rained there was a most extensive library to enjoy."
"Enjoyable stay at Library Cottage. Hosts very welcoming and attentive. Found lots to do and see in the area. Cottage itself well equipped and comfortable with its own lovely garden. Would recommend to couples wanting a quiet and beautiful location."
"Beautiful spot,clean and no tidy lovely gardens was going to book for 2018 Reviva and members meetings but no dates confirmed as yet."
Bank holiday weekend
"Lovely stay in Library Cottage near Pullbrough. Weather fantastic. Beautiful garden and surroundings and owners made us feel very welcome with homemade marmalade and cake. Gave us lots of advice on where to eat out and local walks. We had a great weekend visiting Arundel and the beach at Worthing and Bognor Regis."
"A comfortable and picturesque setting. Convenient location for exploring the South Downs. Owners are very helpful and friendly. "
"Chris & liz were very welcoming nothing to much trouble we had a very relaxing time plenty to do or just chill out in there beautiful garden would stay there again "
South Downs Holiday Destination
"This cottage is in a beautiful location with plenty of walks, although for us our stay was because of Goodwood Festival of Speed. We decided to stay 8 nights to take advantage of the location and we were not disappointed. The owners were very helpful and hospitable. An excellent holiday."
Tranquil West Sussex
"This was our second visit to Library Cottage and equally as enjoyable as the first. Liz & Chris were very friendly without being intrusive and made us extremely welcome with home made cakes and fresh flowers. We were happy to relax in their beautiful peaceful garden."
Very peaceful location
"Very peaceful location surrounded by lovely gardens cared for by friendly and attentive owners who made us very welcome . "
Perfect space with lovely garden in rural Sussex
"This is a beautifully kept cottage in one of the loveliest parts of Sussex. Footpaths lead out over the downs and the vineyards, and you can come back to an evening in the garden. Wonderfully tranquil, but with all the warmth and welcome of excellent hosts at the farmhouse next door. "
"Lovely warm welcome with flowers and homemade marmalade added to the ambiance. Good location for exploring the area. Only downside internet connection was intermittent whilst we were there."
A lovely comfortable cottage in tranquil surroundings.
"This is a lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting - our second visit. We appreciate having the friendly and helpful owners next door, and also the cake, raspberries and marmalade! There is so much to do in the area - National Trust properties, gardens and the coast, as well as lots of walks both locally on the many footpaths and up on the South Downs. Not to mention a vineyard next door! I am sure we will return for another visit. "
An idyllic few days....
"I needed a few days away from everything, and came across Library Cottage purely by chance. Serendipity, indeed....from the first glance at the photograph I was entranced. The property is everything anyone could wish; nothing is lackng...in my 5 days I read several books, some I had taken with me and some which were on the cottage shelves. On arrival I was welcomed with a delicious slice of cake accompanied by some fresh raspberries...and a pot of homemade marmalade; this was a revelation! The only marmalade I have ever found that was better than Frank Cooper's Vintage Oxford...when I left, they gave me another pot, which I am at present enjoying as I am writing this over breakfast! "
nice cottage, lovely home owners
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Living room with dining area
Fully equipped kitchen
1 king size bedroom
1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower attachment
Rest and relaxation are the order of the day here. Dip into the selection of books for your enjoyment and lose yourself amongst the colours in the cottage garden. This charming cottage in the grounds of the owners' country farmhouse is in one of Sussex's tranquil corners. To the south there are fine views and the location is just great to explore so much in Sussex.
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