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Yaffle Cottage. Home comfort in an idyllic woodland location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Yaffle Cottage is a spacious and characterful country cottage in a truly idyllic woodland setting. It is ideally located for Goodwood Revival and horse racing. It is in the middle of the South Downs National Park and was designed specifically as a holiday home; every detail has your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

The Lounge is cosy and welcoming with luxurious deep sofas and an oak-beamed ceiling. There is a wood burner in the inglenook fireplace.

The Kitchen has solid beech worktops, integral dishwasher, fridge freezer and underfloor heating. All gadgets are provided and the equipment is comprehensive and top quality.

Four double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes - 2 of the bedrooms (with new King-sized Hypnos beds) are on the ground floor (so no stairs) and have en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and heated floor tiles . The other two (King-sized Dunlopillo Royal Sovereign) share a family bathroom, and there is also a separate toilet. These last two both have big French doors which open onto an Indian sandstone terrace. One also has an additional sofa bed. These rooms can also be set up with twin single beds.

There is also a utility room with a washing-machine and separate dryer.

Finally there is a second lounge with a 55” HD smart TV, reclining leather sofa and another sofa bed. This is ideal if parents and children want separate space.

The garden is secluded, totally private and completely fenced in. The cottage looks out over private woodland with secret paths and is within an area designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', ideal for walking or riding (it really is Dog Heaven).

The market towns, Midhurst and Petworth, are both 10 minutes drive, Goodwood is 15 minutes and Chichester is 20. Cowdray Park Polo is 5 minutes away and Goodwood Racecourse and Motor Racetrack 15. There are numerous pubs, golf courses, fishing streams etc nearby.

The cottage has everything you might need including Wi-Fi, DVD, travel cot, child's high chair, golf clubs (left and right-handed) etc etc.

I am new to this web-site although I rented Yaffle Cottage for around 10 years as a holiday let. Then, in 2010 someone came along who liked it so much they stayed for 6 years! I am now back in the holiday let business and am looking forward to welcoming back some of my original guests. I quote from the 'Visitors Book' (remember them!?):-

“We fell in love with the cottage & surrounding countryside. If we win the lottery an offer will be made too difficult to refuse!” The Dean Family

“Had a fab week at Yaffle. We really recommend 'Hide-and-Seek-in-the-dark'. Airing cupboard hot but can accommodate 4 adults” Neil (age 39½ )

“Excellent accommodation. Had a wonderful time. We'll be back” - (They did come back – four times). Spensley/Coleman family.

“We had a lovely stay at Yaffle Cottage. Loved the heated tiles in the bathrooms. Recommend The Greyhound for something to eat (we mean the pub, not the animal …)” The Wetheralls & Hillmans.

“... the most beautiful setting to prepare for my wedding at Upwaltham Barn. I will treasure the memories forever, as will my very excited little bridesmaids who were very disappointed that we will not be living here for ever.” Katie Jones

Room Dimensions

Lounge: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3m

Bed 1: 17' x 11' 5.2m x 3.3m

Bed 2: 17' x 11' 5.2m x 3.3m

Bed 3: 17' x 14' 5.2m x 4.3m

Bed 4: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3m

2nd Lounge: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3m

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Chichester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing weekend. We booked Yaffle cottage with two other couples for my birthday weekend. On arrival we were met with a loaf of fresh bread, wine and biscuits- what a lovely touch! Alex came to introduce himself and made us feel so welcome which was lovely. The cottage has everything you could think of that you would need for a stay. Pantry items, milk, board games, toiletries. Alex has thought of everything. Loved that the lounge has 3 large sofas, perfect for chilling out. The photos don’t do this cottage justice it’s gorgeous and so cosy. We popped to the Indian a few miles out to get dinner on the Friday which I’d highly recommend. We spent the next day having a lovely cooked breakfast at the cottage and relaxing before a walk in the woods and down to the 3 moles pub. Had a lovely late lunch, bottles of fizz and a few games of darts before a very amusing walk back with torches. Was a fabulous weekend and break from reality. We were all very sad to leave yesterday and will definitely be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Goodwood Revival Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a party of 8, but in the end only 4 of us braved the weather. Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. Very convenient for the Revival - just a short drive - no traffic issues. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A week staying at Yaffle Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property was immaculate. Everything you need to a high quality specification. The location is idyllic; secluded and quiet set in a woodland environment with easy access to pub/restaurant, village store, the Downs for walking or for exploring the Sussex coast. The proprietor, Alex, was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cowdray Park
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Angel, Midhurst
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
West Wittering
Car: necessary

Ideally located for Goodwood (approaching Goodwood from the North avoids traffic jams around Chichester!)




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $1.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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