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Rumbolds Farm - Rumbolds Retreat

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Plaistow, near Petworth, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms4
Pets0
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Description

A great property for a family holiday with plenty of attractions nearby, including the South Downs, Petworth House and West Dean Gardens.

Rumbolds Retreat (ref UKC1266) is a beautifully presented, 16th-century farmhouse with superb features, such as an Aga, slate flooring in the kitchen/dining room, splendid beamwork throughout (some low) and an inglenook fire surround with a wood burner. The living room is attractively co-ordinated with rich colours and wooden flooring with Persian rugs, as well as a TV with Netflix. It is adjacent to stunning manicured grounds with the tranquil lake, pergoda and seating areas. Together with two other cottages, it is peacefully located within the grounds of a stud farm where the main barn dates back to 1578, and is one of the oldest barns in Sussex. They are surrounded by 130 acres of pasture and ancient oak forests on the border of Surrey and Sussex with public footpaths from the door.
Historic Petworth House and Gardens is about a 10-minute drive, with its plentiful antique shops, beautiful stately home and Capability gardens, and where live music concerts and outdoor theatre can be enjoyed during the summer months. The small charming town of Midhurst, famous for polo at Cowdray Park is also a short drive, as are Billingshurst, Haslemere, Gatwick and Guildford. Goodwood, with its motor and horse racing, Fontwell races, Leonardslee, West Dean Gardens, Parham House, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and the South Downs are all within easy driving distance. Visit Chichester, with its ornate cathedral, tea rooms, extensive shopping, festival theatre and harbour tours, or alternatively Arundel, which also has a cathedral, famous castle and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The Witterings and other beaches are half an hour’s drive, and numerous golf courses, horse riding and fishing are also close by. London and Brighton can also be easily reached for great days out. Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile. Property refs 30636, 31309 and UKC1266 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV (Netflix), beams and oak floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With oil Aga, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and twin beds (one for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 3:
With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Second staircase to first floor...
Bedroom 4: With double bed, Freeview TV, low beam, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Steps to...
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.

Oil central heating, oil, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Grounds with sitting-out area (shared with other properties on site). No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced lake in the grounds, 100 yards away.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2018
    Fantastic stay, great host and lovely property


  • 9

    06/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    An absolutely fantastic location, set amongst farmland and peaceful countryside. A lovely character building, with superb gardens and a very warm and friendly welcome. Our only observation or criticism would be that some bedding options with twin beds would have made our family’s allocation of rooms easier


  • 10

    18/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2018
    Susie was very helpful prior to and during our stay. We found the house to be comfortable and spacious as well as well equipped. We hope to return one day!


  • 8

    10/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2018
    Lovely cosy cottage, ideal for a short break with children. We loved the low wooden beams and quirky bedrooms.


  • 10

    17/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2017
    We wanted somewhere where we could gather comfortably as a family of 8 adults for a 60th birthday weekend and this was the ideal location - five bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and showers, a comfortable lounge and very friendly hosts. Not the easiest place in the world to find, but once you are there it has great character and is the perfect place for a weekend break.


  • 10

    18/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017
    The racilities were perfect for our large family. We will definitely stay there again..


  • 10

    17/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2017
    We had a wonderful stay at Rumbolds Retreat. The farmhouse was beautiful. All the rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed cooking on the Aga. The hosts were very helpful and I would definitely stay there again.


  • 10

    08/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    We had an absolutely fantastic time in this property. The owner couldn't have been more accommodating while organising our stay. The property is beautiful and non of us wanted to leave with a real fire, arga and comfy beds, who could ask for more. The property was very clean and immediately felt like home from home. Couldn't rate this property any higher , would recommend to anyone and everyone.


  • 10

    16/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    Fantastic cottage, everything we wanted for a weekend break. Very cosy and comfortable and Sue was a pleasure to deal with throughout, made the process really easy and stress free. Would definitely recommend and will be back for sure :)


  • 10

    06/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    Rumbolds retreat is a spacious well-equipped cottage. It has lovely surroundings with a beautiful lake which you can wander around. It is ideal for a large family with 5 good sized bedrooms and a good sized kitchen. We enjoyed our short weekend stay immensely and our hosts were very helpful indeed.


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