About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderfully spacious, 4 bedroomed cottage in idyllic location
We have been blessed with the most gorgeous of sunny weekends in which to enjoy all that cosy, comfortable Yaffle Cottage offers. Celebrating my husband's 50th as well as the Royal Wedding in this pretty, spacious, wellequipped cottage has been a joy. Our 2 dogs were taken on a walk through the surrounding woodland by 2 of our party, another went for a run while 'the girls' opened a bottle of bubbly to enjoy while watching the Royal Wedding. We all then managed a 20 minute stroll to the newly refurbished The Foresters Arms to sit in the pub garden- we'd happily go back to try out the food menu! Alex came round promptly to sort out a problem with the BBQ while hoopl la was played in the wrap around garden, all beautifully maintained. Yaffle Cottage has provided a stunning background in which special family memories have been created. It is the sort of property that you would love to call your own.
Yaffle Cottage is a great place for a group of friends to relax, and have fun.
With 10 pubs within a reasonable walk,
enough room for 8 to sit in front of the log burner,
room for the dog to run around outside and a large kitchen
enough bathrooms for everyone
heating that works
access to the woods from the house and across the road - great for dog that need to walk their owners...
parking for five+ cars if required
We had a great time (despite the rain) and may well come again another time.
Thanks Alex for a great weekend.
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.
Goodwood Revival Weekend
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.
A week staying at Yaffle Cottage
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.
Ideally located for Goodwood (approaching Goodwood from the North avoids traffic jams around Chichester!)