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    Densford Cottage, Amberley

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    Property ref: S41594

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (54)

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    About this property

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

    Densford Cottage is a terraced cottage situated in the picturesque conservation village of Amberley, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in England. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the South Downs, it lies within the newly created South Downs National Park.
    The village has wonderful views of the Amberley Wildbrooks nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the flood plain of the River Arun, where cattle graze amongst the migrating birds. Amberley has many historic buildings and thatched cottages and it is just a three minute walk to the 900 year old church which adjoins the 11th century Amberley Castle which is now a renowned hotel set in stunning grounds with superb dining (booking is advised). The village also has a tearoom (seasonal), a pottery and local shop with a post office.There are two local pubs within a three minute drive.
    This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests, please note, the property is more suited to two adults and two children.

  • Two bedrooms (a pull out truckle bed can be found in the single bedroom), one en-suite shower room and one bathroom.

  • Wood burning stove.

  • Fully enclosed rear garden with patio.

  • There is a pond in the garden which is unfenced and there is also a drop behind the wall at the end of the garden. Please ensure that children are supervised at all times.

  • Guests with mobility difficulties and toddlers beware of steep stairs

  • One well behaved dog is welcome.

  • WiFi.

  • Minimum of a two night stay.
  • Additional features
  • Electric heating.

  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer.

  • TV, DVD, CD player and iPod docking station.

  • High chair available, sorry, no cot provided.

  • Barbecue and garden furniture.
  • Attractions and nearby amenities
  • Nearby is the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, a 36 acre open air site

  • In addition explore one of the many historic homes and gardens such as Parham Park or Arundel Castle.

  • In Arundel itself there are many antique shops, cafes and restaurants, a Wildlife and Wetland Centre and there are boat trips along the River Arun.

  • The cathedral city of Chichester is also nearby and the Festival Theatre and Pallant Art Gallery are close to the centre.

  • Goodwood, with its racecourse and motoring events, is also within easy access.

  • The Blue Flag sandy beach at West Wittering is a 20 minute drive and offers wonderful views of Chichester harbour.

  • There are good train services from London Victoria.
  • For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.


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    Local amenities

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    • The Sportsman
      0.5 miles
    • Arundel Castle
      3.5 miles
    • The Bay Tree
      4 miles
    • The Loft at Sparks Yard
      4 miles
    • Out of Bounds
      6 miles
    • The Gun Inn
      6.5 miles
    • Petworth House
      6.5 miles
    • The Horseguards Inn
      7 miles
    • The 3 Crowns
      8 miles
    • The Fox Goes Free
      9 miles

    Reviews (54)

    Confirmed Guest ‐ 5 Jan 2018
    "We rented Densford for a week over the Christmas break. The cottage is well located, pretty and warm. However, the lounge area is incredibly dark only being lit by 2 low table lamps with no side tables for drinks which could very easily have been spilt on the floor. We had to bring down a bedside lamp and table which improved matters a little but still did not give adequate lighting to read comfortably. Likewise, the morning room area isvery dark and we had to move the kitchen table lamp onto the table just to be able to have a comfortable meal. For a winter stay, lighting is relevant and this could easily have been rectified by free standing uplighters and stronger bulbs. There is absolutely no cupboard space in the kitchen for dry storage so for our stay we had to move china and dishes from the only top cupboard so tins, packets etc could be put away. There is china provided but only 2 mugs and an assortment of smaller cups. All of the above caused us a good deal of frustration and inconvenience. One further point is that there is no hanging space in the 2nd bedroom so if both rooms are being used, hanging clothes all have to be kept in the main bedroom. I would also emphasise the steep stairs which I accept have been stated in the particulars. However, for safety you do need both hands free when using them and I would worry about children using them as a fall would not be broken. I completely understand thelimitations in staying in a traditional cottage but many of the above could be resolved inexpensively."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 13 Oct 2017
    "The cottage was in a very nice village and good accommodation for 2 people."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 26 Sep 2017
    "great service, great experience"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely cottage, well looked-after, great location."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was certainly up to usual Rural Retreats standards. If anything, the property was 'under-sold' in the sense that the garden was much nicer than we were led to believe, having an excellent outlook at the rear and lovely seating areas with enough privacy despite being semi-detached. Proximity to Amberley Castle is also a treat: being able to walk there and back from a fine-dining restaurant on a fine summer's evening was a memorable experience. Perhaps that could also be emphasised (for those who enjoy top-nosh).The only reason for not giving 5 stars was an unfortunate flood we suffered due to a drain blockage. The owner was initially difficult to contact but soon put things right and gave us a nice consolatory gift."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Small cottage, but with all the facilities for 3 people. Garden peaceful with wonderful views."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Handy location, cottage smaller than the pictures suggested. They couild add a bread bin and butter dish."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was cold when we arrived. One of the bedroom radiators did not work.Otherwise a beautiful and comfortable cottage."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was cold when we arrived. One of the bedroom radiators did not work. Otherwise a beautiful and comfortable cottage."
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful village. All clean and well presented."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely. welcome hamper was super, everything you needed in the kitchen etc only downside was having to try and find out which electrical appliance kept tripping the electrics time consuming when you have lots of things plugged in"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We were very pleased with the cottage - owner and caretaker very kind and helpful.Cottage very well appointed. welcome pack excellent value."
    Confirmed Guest
    "We were very pleased with the cottage - owner and caretaker very kind and helpful. Cottage very well appointed. welcome pack excellent value."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Rooms and outside areas were clean and very well presented. The welcome pack was lovely as was the display of fresh flowers."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Cottage was nice, convenient. Wonderful garden. Bathroom facilities could be better. Village is very quaint."
    Confirmed Guest
    Confirmed Guest
    "Good web-site - easy to use. Excellent follow up communications from Rural Retreat"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Clean, cosy and just as described in the brochure"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Upstairs shower door did not close properly. Inconsiderate parking by next door neighbour.and workman repairing next doors roof at 8am on saturdaywhilst we were trying to get ready.otherwise cottage was very nice."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Poor in parts: some faded facilities in need of repair. Settee and chair lumpy and a little grubby. Kitchen flooded while we were there as a result of heavy rainfall. Shower leaked and its door doesn't close fully. Village undoubtedly beautiful but plagued by parked cars particularly at weekends and in evenings. More a car park with cottages at times. Sadly our most disappointing RR experience so far. Property not irremediable however."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Annoyingly, no jam or marmalade left in welcome pack - a small grumble but it meant we had to go out and buy for breakfast the next day!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Very nice place 2 adults and 2 children. Equipment is perfect. Very good location in a beautiful villages. Books and maps have been appreciated."
    GL, Chester
    "A calm and peaceful stay."
    J & D, Surrey
    "Lovely, cosy cottage with all we needed, excellent lunch at Castle Hotel. Hope we can come for longer next time."
    V & H, Norway
    "Wonderful, Amberley is beautiful as always. Good music at The Sportsman Inn on Saturday. Excellent food at the Castle."
    Confirmed Guest
    "We would certainly return to Densford Cottage as we loved Amberley with its beautiful properties, lovely pottery and church together with a well stocked village shop. Perhaps when the weather is drier we can take advantage of the South Downs Way but we often used the train which was only a couple of minutes drive away with free parking at the station."
    D & T, Nottingham
    "A lovely, warm cottage for a January break. Really enjoyed our week. Many thanks."
    S & D, East Sussex
    "Very cosy, welcoming and warm cottage which we enjoyed very much. Many thanks to Mary & Nicki."
    S & G, London
    "We had a very comfortable short break here. Many thanks."
    RS, Florida
    "My 19th trip to the UK and Amberley to one of the best little villages. Great stay. Thanks Nicki."
    H Family, Bristol
    "Lovely cottage in a great area with so much to see and so - Arundel, Petworth, Nymous and Parham House is a gem. We've left plenty for a return visit, thank you."
    S & R, London
    "Lovely village with so much to offer. Great week, thank you."
    K & S, North Wales
    "We loved our local walks, food and drink and the Sportsman and the Bridge Inn. Loads to do and amazing places to visit. Arundel Castle, Parham House, Petworth, Chichester, Brighton, West Wittering. Thank you."
    RC, Cambridge
    "What a lovely village! Tea shop wonderful and village stores good. Lovely Sunday service at the church. George and Dragon good for pub food. We enjoyed a walk along the beach at Climping one sunny evening. Pottery next door really good. Lovely sitting in the garden!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Very enjoyable short break in a lovely area, nice garden to relax in."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Densford Cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful village where the locals are extremely friendly. Other comments above."
    A & S, Thirsk
    "Lovely cottage. Breakfast on the patio (and supper) highly recommended. The bridge (Houghton) good for pub grub - never made it to other local pubs. Arundel is a must see but Parham House also lovely for completely different reasons. A walk through Amberley Brooks is very interesting. Pulborough Brooks also good (again - completely different). Amberley is a beautiful village. Try the tea shop for 'heart attack' clotted cream teas - fantastic!"
    R and P, Norfolk
    "Lovely short stay. Beautiful surroundings, cosy cottage. Enjoyed relaxing in garden with a glass or two."
    C & A, Suffolk
    "Relaxing break, garden is lovely and enjoyed sitting on seat at the end of the garden."
    C & J, Herefordshire
    "Lovely cottage, everything we needed. Arundel Castle and garden excellent, the meal was superb. Petworth fab paintings. Great Dixter amazing. Other good meals at The Blue Indian, Billingshurst and The Sportsman up the road. We also enjoyed a day at the seaside in Hove."
    L, A & T, Devon
    "A lovely cottage and a fantastic week. We recommend the lido and Arundel. Fantastic fresh bread from Amberley Village shop - we devoured a loaf a day!"
    Confirmed Guest
    C & D, Hertfordshire
    "Delightful village. Parham House and Garden very good visit. Also Arundel Castle and Amberley Castle, wonderful food. The Sportsman good pub food. A relaxing week."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Always helpful, when I rang to find out why I hadn't received an email confirmation, the lady on the phone realised I had missed a letter out of my email address and it was quickly rectified."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Booking taken professionally and were responded to extra requests quickly and positively"
    C & R, Canary Islands
    "Relaxing few days visiting friends. Real village atmosphere, quiet and friendly."
    D & S, West Sussex
    "Fab weekend of R&R. Beautiful cottage. Thoughtfully fitted out. Thoroughly recommend dinner at Amberley Castle! At the other end of the scale 'Freds' award winning fish & chips at the marina in Littlehampton."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Always seemed pleasant and purposeful."
    The K's, Hertfordshire
    "Idyllic few days in this charming cottage - will definitely return. Can recommend a visit to Bosham or Chichester."
    The C Family, Hampshire
    "Had a wonderful stay in the cottage - great character and perfect location for the South Downs! Can recommend The Sportsman for great pub food and amazing views of the water meadows (although take a torch if walking there after dark)."
    The W's, Peterborough
    "Very cosy cottage in lovely village spot."
    L, A & H, Kent
    "Fabulous cottage, good location."
    E & J, Kent
    "A comfortable and enjoyable long weekend break fitting in sightseeing at Chichester, West Wittering, Littlehampton and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard."
    A & F, London
    "Thank you RR and Nikki, the hamper was superb. A brilliant windswept walk at W. Wittering. Lunch at the The Bay Tree in Arundel - excellent service and food. E Bench Cafe at Littlehampton - unusual architecture. Thanks."

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