The Cottage

Petworth, Sussex
+44 (0)1798 343964

Gorgeous bathrobes, a linen bedhead, a small lawn with a dovecote and a terrace… welcome to a unique little place in historic Petworth


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Babies welcome

The Experience

This sweet haven – once a beer store for the pub next door – has the owner’s ‘happy go lucky’ stamp all over it. Tucked away off the High Street, it was Chekkie’s home once, which is why it feels so special. At the far end of the garden of her Georgian house you enter the cottage to find… a small slate-floored hall and a bedroom to the left, a bathroom ahead and a staircase to the right. Then it’s up to the galley kitchen above (a Baby Belling, a mini butler’s sink) and the long lofty sitting room, bright, light and cosy and open to the rafters. Sun streams in from the Juliet balcony, there’s a charming bench-table set with mismatched crocks, and cottage windows overlooking the chimney pots of Petworth, and the garden below. Kick off your shoes and sink into an armchair in faded chintz, or an old leather chair with a rug throw, or a petrol-blue sofa scattered with cushions. A mezzanine with a small bed is reached by a steep ladder, fabulous for kids. As for Petworth, it has fine architecture, antiques to make your mouth water, and edible treats at the Hungry Guest, an amazing restaurant and deli.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £1260
Extra bed available, £50 per night. Dogs: £10 per dog per night.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1801 bed1 bedroom


What an idyllic 6 days we had at the Cottage. Chekky,the owner,is delightful and thoughtful. The cottage was beautifully comfy and quirky and the garden so picturesque The 6 foot bed was extremely comfortable as was the sitting room with a lovely big wall TV Ideally located for the shops and looking around Petworth house and gardens

Liz, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chekkie Lonsdale

  • Petworth House & Park - explore glorious Petworth House just a short walk away. This large National Trust property is home to a beautiful collection of historic painting and has beautiful grounds for wandering.
  • For horse lovers there is Goodwood for racing and Cowdray for polo. The Festival of Speed happens in June and the Goodwood Revival in September!
  • For music lovers, book for Petworth Music and Jazz Festival in July and there is a literary festival in November.
  • Only an hour's drive from Glyndebourne and London is only 62 miles away reachable via Pulborough Station on the Victoria Line.
  • Petworth is a pretty, lively little place choc full of cafes, pubs and restaurants and you can join in on the Petworth film nights including Event cinema broadcast live from theatres.
  • The Brighton Fringe Festival in May is only an hour's drive away!