Apple Tree House
Midhurst, West Sussex | Sleeps Up to 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Parking: Yes | Wi Fi: Yes
From £375 per night (2 night minimum stay)
Apple Tree House offers stylish, spacious living for families or groups in the charming village of Easebourne, right in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Outside a traditional double fronted Victorian house, inside it has been brought bang up to date, offering a combination of open plan living spaces and cosy rooms that make this the perfect escape. With countryside views, yet easy walking distance to numerous pubs, restaurants and boutique shops, it offers the best of both worlds.
A traditionally tiled front path, lined with lavender, makes for a fragrant entrance. Once inside there is a cosy sitting room to one side (complete with original fireplace), and a play room to the other. At the back of the house, the surprise is a modern open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, with doors that open right up to enjoy the secluded garden. This is a thoroughly modern and social space – exposed brick, wood floors, and a modern log burner for chillier evenings.
Upstairs the master bedroom boasts a beautiful king size bed and stunning ensuite with double rain shower and jacuzzi bath. The second double bedroom enjoys views over Cowdray Park, while two additional children’s bedrooms (one complete with a space scene!) will make this a delight for families. The garden is beautifully equipped too – whether you’re looking for somewhere for the children to play, somewhere to enjoy a cocktail on a balmy evening, or both!
With Cowdray Park, café & farm shop just a short stroll away, and plenty more to explore in neighbouring Midhurst and around the South Downs, this is a wonderful base for a Sussex escape.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome and a travel cot and a highchair can be provided on request.
Dogs: One dog is permitted with prior arrangement, two may be considered. There is a small additional charge for dogs.
Welcome hamper: A small welcome hamper of local produce is provided for each stay.
Garden: The garden is enclosed and has a swing and a trampoline.
Breakages deposit: A refundable breakage deposit of £250 is added to the balance of your payment and returned one week after your stay.
Parking: There is car parking in the drive at the rear of the house for 2 cars. There is more free parking nearby.
Apple Tree House is located in the village of Easebourne, a short walk into the market town of Midhurst. London is approximately 1 hour by car and the closest train station is Haslemere that runs regular trains into Waterloo . The coast is 30 minutes away and Goodwood only 15 minutes and Arundel 25 minutes by car. Petworth is only a few minutes down the road and the house is surrounded by fabulous pubs that people drive miles to visit.
Things to do
Food & Drink
Cowdray Park, right opposite Apple Tree House, is a great destination for food, as well as for polo. The Farm Shop offers a whole range of delicious Sussex fayre, including eggs, meat and dairy products all from the Estate. Choose some delicious ingredients for a home-cooked feast, or retire next door to the Cowdray Café and let them do the work for you! The breakfasts are delicious. A short walk to Midhurst offers a great choice of other places to eat. The children will love Fitzcane’s, famous for its ice creams.
There are some sensational country pubs within a short hop. The Horseguards Inn at Tillington has a wonderful garden (complete with rustic play area and pub chickens!), as well as delicious food. While the Noah’s Ark in Lurgashall sits right on the most picturesque of village greens – complete with village cricket, on a summer Sunday. Only slightly further afield, Chichester boasts a range of restaurants, and the Goodwood Estate has some relaxed dining options as well as the critically acclaimed Farmer, Butcher, Chef. If seaside dining is on your holiday agenda, try the Crown & Anchor at Dell Quay, Billy’s on the Beach at Bracklesham Bay for a relaxed surf vibe, or the architecturally stunning East Beach Café, at Littlehampton.
Things to do
This area is the perfect starting point for any exploration of the South Downs, with glorious countryside stretching for miles in every direction. Grab a map and your walking boots or mountain bike, and take in a section of the South Downs Way (or all of it, if time allows). The town comes alive during the summer season thanks to Cowdray Polo, and particularly the famous Gold Cup. The final of this prestigious tournament sees Cowdray Park transformed with champagne bars, a fun fair, and wonderful shopping, as well as the on-pitch action.
Midhurst has some great independent shopping (take a stroll up to West Street for the best boutiques), and is also home to the Country Brocante, which draws crowds from all around the country to its summer and Christmas fairs. Chichester is the closest cultural hub, with the Festival Theatre, Novium Museum, and art galleries. Anyone looking for water-based fun won’t be disappointed either. Chichester Waterpark caters for waterskiing, West Wittering for kite-surfing, East Wittering for surfing, and Itchenor or Bosham for sailing. The various events at Goodwood, from racing at Glorious to cars at the Festival of Speed, are all easily accessible.
Younger visitors will be spoilt for choice, be it with seaside bucket and spades, tales of knights of old at Arundel Castle, or farm animals and fun rides at Fishers Farm Park.
We stayed at this beautiful home as a base when we attended a wedding locally. Was perfect even for 4 couples sharing and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to anyone looking to stay in the area!
Apple Tree House in Midhurst is the perfect destination for a chic, relaxed, and family-friendly get-away in a quintessentially beautiful and quaint part of the English countryside. Brilliant amenities and excellent communication from the host. Thoroughly recommend!
Apple Tree House was the perfect place for our family to stay during our wedding in the local area. The house totally exceeded our expectations and was absolutely perfect for a family with children – a home away from home and a very stylish one! The host was brilliant and so helpful throughout. We would highly recommend!
Stayed in this beautiful home with my husband and 3 year old daughter for a birthday treat. The house is just as the pictures suggest, stylish and homely with lovely modern touches like a coffee maker and Netflix and a great selection of toys inside and out that kept my daughter very happy. Walkable to both Midhurst and the excellent cafe and farm shop at Cowdray, the location was perfect and the host gave some great tips for the local area including the fantastic Horseguards Inn pub at Tillington, where we had a brilliant meal. Would definitely recommend the house and the hosts communication was faultless.
Apple Tree house is wonderful, full of charm and elegance which we warmed to as soon as we stepped inside. The position was perfect for us as the house is only a short walk into the centre of Midhurst town, which in itself is a wonderful place to stay. The bedrooms are all double and quite spacious. The bathrooms modern and very clean and functional (great showers). There are, I think three downstairs living rooms all of which are spacious and elegant, however we spent the whole of our time in the Large kitchen come living/dining room area which has sofa, large table and casement doors to the lovely garden. We would highly recommend this home as a great place to stay if you are lucky enough to be visiting Midhurst or the surrounding area. You will not be disappointed.
We stayed at this lovely home for a long weekend with our three children, my parents and sister. We were attending a wedding nearby and it was our son’s first birthday and Zoe’s home was well located and welcoming. We loved the layout of the house and garden and our stay was fantastic. Zoe was an excellent communicator throughout and was particularly attentive to making sure everything would suit us. Apple Tree House is a beautiful and practical family home and we all loved the garden and looking out of the front windows to see horses. Midhurst is a lovely small town with great walks, good amenities and a fantastic farm shop on the Cowdray estate. Due to our other commitments we didn’t venture far but it’s near to a number of great places to amble around. Highly recommended.
We very much enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect house for two families of four. The children loved it. The garden is great. The house is very well situated close to shops, restaurants and local attractions, including some which are child friendly. Zoe the host was extremely helpful and provided great recommendations for things to do and places to eat in the surrounding area. We’d definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great family holiday.