You’ll feel quite private staying in the cottage but you can get involved with the shared cricket pitch, tennis court and well-equipped games room – plus the zip wire, tree house and fishing lake too. There are 17 beautifully-tended acres (parts designed by Gertrude Jekyll) to freely wander with mature trees, a lily pond and sweeping views of the South Downs.
The rose-clad cottage is deeply comfortable with a roaring Inglenook fire for wet days, a generous kitchen and a pretty conservatory leading out to a terrace with loungers. There’s space to eat in the kitchen, on the terrace or in the dining room. Bedrooms are upstairs, the master has an en suite and the other two share a shower room downstairs.
If you feel like venturing off the estate you’re surrounded by pretty villages; Ashurst is only two miles. Walks and cycles on the Downs are worth it too.