Minutes from both shops, pubs and cafes and the South Downs National Park
About Jennifer Wilkes
I love letting out my cottage and do all I can to ensure guests have an enjoyable time. I take great pride in my cottage garden which is full of flowering plants - an ideal place to relax outside .. I was born and grew in West Sussex not far from my cottage. I spent most of my working life teaching in adult education. Now my main job is running my cottage which I really enjoy.
Jennifer Wilkes purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Jennifer Wilkes chose Steyning
The location could not have been better. Near the village centre with great shops, pubs, marvellous cafes and restaurants yet a short distance from country footpaths. The cottage itself was just what I wanted - light & bright with plenty of character. It also had a second bedroom & and a separate kitchen. I saw the potential for creating a lovely garden. Its position at the end of the terrace meant more space & more privacy too.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has plenty of character and is such a cosy and relaxing place to stay. Guests comment on how well equipped it is - and often on the quality of the mattresses too! The garden is an added bonus - a lovely place to sit outside in the summer listening to the millstream close by! It is in an ideal location for anyone who likes walking - you are so close to a network of country footpaths - yet within a few minutes walk from pubs, cafes, restaurants and independently run local shops. Steyning is a lovely small rural community - a great base for exploring Sussex. You are only 5 miles from the coast & within easy reach of Brighton.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need !
Jenny has organised the delightful property extremely well .Comfortable and spotlessly clean .Steyning is a picture postcard village with lots of near by things to do . I will definitely be back !!!
Many thanks for your kind comments. You are most welcome back at anytime.
My parents absolutely loved their stay at the cottage. It was very clean and very cosy. I was particularly impressed by how quickly Jenny responded to my emails. I highly recommend Rosebud Cottage.
Many thanks.. So glad your parents loved their stay.
I do hope you or your parents will be able to stay again in the future.
Spotlessly clean and everything you need
We spent a wonderful week at this very cute and cosy cottage. Attention to detail shows throughout the cottage - it is comfortable, beautifully decorated, very clean throughout, well-equipped and well-designed. It feels like a lot of thought has been put in to ensure guests have a lovely stay.
Steyning is a beautiful small town and is well-served with pubs, bakeries, cafes, tea rooms and a supermarket - these are all within a short walk of the cottage. There are lots of gorgeous historic buildings and the ancient Norman church in Church St dates back to the 11th century.
The Seven Sisters are an easy drive away, and Parham House, Nyman's gardens and Sheffield Park gardens are all an easy drive along very pretty country roads and shouldn't be missed by garden lovers.
Thanks, Jenny, for a lovely week. We are already planning next year's stay!
Rod and Rachel Short, South Australia
Thanks for that great feedback Rachel.
I really enjoy doing all I can to make my cottage attractive and well equipped.
Glad you were able to visit the Seven Sisters and some Sussex Gardens. I particularly recommend West Dean and Borde Hill Gardens and also Denman's and Highdown on any future visit.
Do hope you stay at my cottage again ..
Lovely cottage and village
Overall a good if expensive stay. The provisions were helpful and a nice touch. The kitchen was well equipped and sitting room lovely. The downside was a lack of a toilet upstairs and it was a pain to go down the very narrow stairs in the middle of the night to spend a penny.
The garden was lovely and all instructions helpful.
Thank you for your comments. I am delighted to hear that you thought the living room and garden were lovely and the kitchen well equipped. I am pleased the provisions and my instructions were helpful.
The days you chose were relatively expensive as it was the late May Bank holiday and half term, with the very popular Steyning Arts Festival being held locally. Any other break in May or June would have been cheaper.
I am sorry that you appear to have missed my information regarding the bathroom on Owners Direct:
“As the bathroom is on the ground floor it may not be suitable for people with mobility problems, although the staircase has a handrail ….. The stairs are fairly steep – typical of a cottage built in the mid 1800s”
Couldnt have asked for anything better.
The cottage had everything you needed and spotlessy clean.We were very ìmpressed.
Many thanks for your kind words. I do hope you will be able to stay again.
Fantastic home from home cottage
This lived up to expectations and beyond. It was a great location and had everything you could possibly need, and more. It was lovely and cosy too. We were also left fresh flowers, a delicious cake, tea, coffee and milk, just to mention a few, which made our arrival all the more enjoyable. All the communications with both the owner and the housekeeper were easy to follow and concise. Free parking. Good wifi (by the way could not find this mentioned in the advert), but our O2 mobiles did not work, as no coverage, so had to go for a walk to make calls, which was not a problem. Will be back.
Many thanks for such positive comments. So glad you liked the cottage.
By the way Wifi is mentioned and although mobile reception can be patchy locally my O2 phone usually has a signal..
Do hope you can stay again.
Steyning is a great base for exploring the beautiful county of Sussex. It is at the foot of the South Downs National Park with a fantastic network of footpaths. The long distance South Downs Way is less than a mile away. Consider walking the 'Seven Sisters' along chalk cliffs by the sea.
Steyning is a brilliant location if you love history and architecture. Make sure you visit the excellent Steyning Museum and admire the medieval buildings as you walk around the village. Medieval St Mary's House is open to the public in nearby Bramber. Call in at the Norman Church in Steyning and visit the ruins of Bramber Castle - also Norman. Don't miss the tiny downland Saxon churches in nearby St Botolphs and Coombes.
Steyning is also a great base for garden lovers. Make sure you go to Highdown Gardens - open all year with free admission. I recommend the Sussex Prairie Gardens near Henfield, open from June. Parham House Gardens are lovely and the gardens at Arundel Castle and very special.
If you are interested in wildlife head for Woodsmill Nature Reserve, Pulborough Wild Brooks and the Wetland Centre in Arundel.
It is 11 km (8 miles) to the nearest beach on the Sussex coast at Shoreham by-Sea. You can drive there in about 15 minutes, catch the local bus or cycle along a bridleway!
Vibrant Brighton is within easy access by car or public transport. Make sure you see the wonderful Brighton Pavilion ...
Other popular places include the town of Arundel, Lewes and Chichester. Catch the bus to Chichester on Wednesdays from Steyning!
There are shops, pubs, restaurants and banks within a few minutes walk from the cottage. The Co-op is open until 9 or 10 every evening and the 'Sussex Produce Company' has won awards for its produce and serves high quality excellent food in its restaurant. Meals are also available in three local pubs and other restaurants / cafes. There are some great tea shops too!
The Steyning Leisure Centre -with a swimming pool- is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. You can book classes there online.