Pulborough, West Sussex | Sleeps 2+1 infant | Bedrooms 1 | Parking: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £135per night (2 night minimum stay)
As its name may suggest, the Doghouse was a once kennel for the manor house nearby, but after many years and a complete transformation there are no dogs allowed now – only the luckiest of humans will get to spend a night or two in this stunning, quirky space.
The studio is light and airy thanks to huge windows looking out onto a private terrace, lime-washed wood, clever concealed lighting and pale flooring. But this subtle backdrop is brought to life with a joyful and unrestrained palette of colours that may be more reminiscent of a Mexican fiesta; hot pink feature walls, candy-striped curtains, and lustrous blue-green tiles in the walk in shower – it’s impossible not to smile!
Even the white painted antique French armoire contains a delightful surprise; open its doors to find a cleverly concealed kitchen area equipped with all mod cons, and accessorised with more jewel colours.
The Doghouse sits next to the South Downs National Park and within easy reach of Petworth, Arundel, Brighton and events at Goodwood or Cowdray Park. Relax on the sunny terrace – or the more energetic might enjoy a game of tennis on the owner’s court, which is also at guest’s disposal.
Kitchen: Gallery kitchen with microwave, fridge, hob and nespresso machine. Dining table with 4 chairs
Open plan living area: large sofa, coffee table, tv and freeview.
Dining room: Open-plan to the kitchen and sitting room. Seating for six people.
Bedroom : King-size bed, hanging space, drawers.
Bathroom: Very large shower, sink and WC, fluffy towels are provided.
Pantry items: Olive oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, nespresso pods, washing up liquid.
Welcome pack items: Homemade cake, fresh milk and seasonal flowers!
Parking: Off-street parking for 2 cars.
Children: Children are not allowed at this property but babies are allowed.
Privacy: The property sits in the grounds of the owner’s home but is separate and private.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed at this property.
The Doghouse is in a quiet, rural location – yet within a short distance from Pulborough station (direct trains from London Victoria taking just over a hour), and just 40 minutes from Gatwick. Situated just outside the South Downs National Park, The Doghouse offers walkers and cyclists a great base for the South Downs Way (15 minute drive).
There are cultural highlights aplenty in nearby Chichester, Arundel and Guildford, and the many beaches of the South Coast are within easy reach, the closest being Littlehampton.
Things to do
Food & drink:
Arundel is known for having a wonderful diversity of places to east and drink – The Parsons Table offers locally sourced, classic seasonal dishes, while the Burger Shop Co. offers bespoke burgers, craft beers and cocktails. There are any number of excellent local pubs serving great food – try The Horseguards Inn, Tillington, The Swan in Fittleworth and the Black Horse in Amberley. Here you are right in the heart of English sparkling wine country, and will be surrounded by vineyards – so it would be rude not to try the fizz from Upperton. Stopham Vineyard, or the more famous Nyetimber, all of which are made within a mile or two of The Doghouse.
Things to Do:
Enjoy the picturesque countryside – there are miles of walks in all directions. If that’s not active enough for you, there is a tennis court at your disposal within the grounds of the house. Petworth offers fabulous antiquing (famously boasting an antique shop for every day of the year!), as well as the fascinating National Trust Petworth House, with its superb art collection.
Both Arundel and Chichester have a range of shopping, as well as theatres, galleries, and a whole host of cultural events. Polo takes centre stage in nearby Midhurst throughout the summer, at its home, Cowdray Park – culminating in the Gold Cup Final in mid-July. Goodwood draws visitors to events throughout the year, from the Festival of Speed, to Glorious Goodwood and the glamorously retro Revival.
The most stylish and unique place we have stayed. The attention to detail is outstanding in both conversion and amenities at the property and for the thoughtful touches that make our stay so easy and delightful.