The Brewhouse

Ashurst, West Sussex | Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: No | Wi-Fi: Yes

From £525 for a 3 night stay (3 night minimum stay)

 

Description

The Brewhouse offers guests a slice of idyllic countryside living. The character and charm of this cottage is apparent from the second you walk through the door, into the cosy sitting room with original beams, vast inglenook fireplace, and huge woodburner to warm the winter evenings. The kitchen is equally country perfect; but the highlight has to be the cherry red AGA, perfect for cooking supper or boiling the kettle, and the perfect spot for warming chilly toes after a country walk, while sipping a cuppa!

The neutral colour palette and simple but luxurious fabrics only serve to highlight the charm and character of this gorgeous getaway. Comfortable beds, fluffy towels and a well-appointed shower room bring it bang up to date.

The outside is no less idyllic. A private garden space with outdoor seating and BBQ makes eating outside in the peace and quiet a delight – while children (and adults!) will love the freedom to explore the 5 acres of garden and woodland that surround it. There is a swing, trampoline and sand pit to keep children entertained – they can feed the chickens, too – and a heated swimming pool for the summer months. The owners kindly invite guests to pick from the fruit, vegetables and herbs that grown within the grounds.

The Brewhouse, and adjoining Milkhouse (also listed here), can be linked if required, for larger groups.

Features

Sitting Room
A relaxing living space with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, plus satellite TV, DVD, iPod dock and WiFi.

Kitchen
Fully fitted kitchen / dining room with 2 oven AGA, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Dining table with space for four.

Downstairs Cloakroom
WC & Lobby

First Floor
Kingsized master bedroom with ample wardrobe space and ensuite shower room. Twin room with wash basin.

Outside
Private garden space with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Heated outdoor pool (30 degrees) available mid-May to mid-September. Five acres of beautiful gardens and woodland.

 

Children
Children are very welcome at the Brewhouse. Cots, highchairs and other baby equipment are available. As well as a swimming pool, there is a sandpit, trampoline and some swings for their use.

The Artisan Bakehouse
Residents are offered a discount of 10% when dining in the ‘Bakehouse’, or on any events or breadmaking courses.

Parking
Ample private parking here and the property & grounds are gated.

Welcome hamper
The Brewhouse provide freshly made bread, handmade cookies, homemade jam, local apple juice, milk and eggs from the resident hens. 

Pantry items: Tea, coffee, salt & pepper.

Extra guests: As well as The Milkhouse next door, there is also the The Bakers Hut for an extra couple.

Location

Tucked down a quiet, tree-lined driveway, The Artisan Bakehouse and cottages are in a secluded and delightfully quiet spot. It is on the outskirts of Ashurst – a quiet West Sussex village with a pub and church.

The nearest town is Steyning – recognised to be one of the prettiest in West Sussex – and home to a range of pubs, tea rooms and independent shops. The nearest station can be found at Shoreham-by-Sea, a ten minute drive away; fast trains to London only take an hour. Further stations at Pulborough or Horsham.

Ashurst is bordered by the South Downs, the Surrey Hills, and the South Coast. The nearest beaches are just 10 minutes away, but more bustling seaside activity can be found in Brighton or Worthing, both just 25 mins drive. Petworth, Chichester and Arundel are also easy day trips with much to see and do.

Things to do

This part of Sussex is a paradise for walking, cycling and horseriding, thanks to the miles of countryside bridle and footpaths, and particularly the South Downs Way. There is an Equestrian centre nearby, which offers escorted hacks through the surrounding countryside. Even a walk through the gardens and grounds of the Brewhouse can offer a glimpse of plenty of wildlife, including birds, bats and even fallow deer. Keen birdwatchers might like to visit the RSPB centre at Pulborough Brooks, which has some lovely (buggy and wheelchair-friendly) trails around the ponds and great views.

Nearby Steyning has some lovely historic buildings, as well as good independent shops, and is worth visiting just for a wander, as well as to pick up essentials.

Bustling Brighton, on the coast, has been an attraction for decades thanks to its busy seafront, Pier, Brighton Pavilion, and unique shopping in the ‘Lanes’. Or take to the beach and enjoy some bucket and spade activities, or a dip in the sea. The Sea Life Centre is popular with younger guests.

Arundel is lesser-known, but a wonderful day out. The castle, with its stunning grounds, often offers events in the summer, and the River Arun can be explored via boat from here. You can also take to the water in Ashurst, where the Kayak Coach offers canoe hire, training and guided tours along the River Adur.

Reviews

This was our second summer holiday at the Artisan Bakehouse and we are so glad we returned as we had another wonderful week there. The warm pool, cosy cottages and the friendly hospitality of Louise and Les drew us back. Such a beautiful setting and so close to lots of attractions and the South Downs. Our children love having the freedom to play in the gardens and were treated to chicken egg collecting (delicious eggs!). We have really fallen for the local landscape and the welcoming towns and villages 🙂
This was our second summer holiday at the Artisan Bakehouse and we are so glad we returned as we had another wonderful week there. The warm pool, cosy cottages and the friendly hospitality of Louise and Les drew us back. Such a beautiful setting and so close to lots of attractions and the South Downs. Our children love having the freedom to play in the gardens and were treated to chicken egg collecting (delicious eggs!). We have really fallen for the local landscape and the welcoming towns and villages.
We have just returned from a wonderful week staying in The Brewhouse cottage. It’s a lovely secluded spot surrounded by gorgeous grounds and wildlife. We especially loved eating outside in the garden and swimming in the beautiful pool. The cottage itself is very pretty and perfectly spacious for our family of four. Thank you to Louise and Les for your hospitality and the delicious bread! Thank you also for the extra safely and social distancing measures you have put in place, we felt very secure.
Thank you so much Les and Louise for an amazing week!
The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and the occasional smell of freshly baked bread added to the homely feel of the place.
The grounds are great for exploring and playing and having access to pretty much your own pool is absolutely fantastic!
The Bakehouse is an absolute must for families as we loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be back.