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Yaffle Cottage. Home comforts in an idyllic woodland setting

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Yaffle Cottage
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Yaffle Cottage is a spacious and characterful country cottage in a truly idyllic woodland setting. It is in the middle of the South Downs National Park and was designed specifically as a holiday home; every detail has your comfort and enjoyment in mind. The cottage sleeps 8 - in 8 separate beds if required. The Lounge is cosy and welcoming with luxurious deep sofas and an oak-beamed ceiling. There is a wood burner in the inglenook fireplace. The Kitchen has solid beech worktops, integral dishwasher, fridge freezer and underfloor heating. All gadgets are provided and the equipment is comprehensive and top quality. Four double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes - 2 of the bedrooms (with new King-sized Hypnos beds) are on the ground floor (so no stairs) and have en-suite bathrooms with sho...Yaffle Cottage is a spacious and characterful country cottage in a truly idyllic woodland setting. It is in the middle of the South Downs National Park and was designed specifically as a holiday home; every detail has your comfort and enjoyment in mind. The cottage sleeps 8 - in 8 separate beds if required. The Lounge is cosy and welcoming with luxurious deep sofas and an oak-beamed ceiling. There is a wood burner in the inglenook fireplace. The Kitchen has solid beech worktops, integral dishwasher, fridge freezer and underfloor heating. All gadgets are provided and the equipment is comprehensive and top quality. Four double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes - 2 of the bedrooms (with new King-sized Hypnos beds) are on the ground floor (so no stairs) and have en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and heated floor tiles . The other two (King-sized Dunlopillo Royal Sovereign) share a family bathroom, and there is also a separate toilet. These last two both have big French doors which open onto an Indian sandstone terrace. One also has an additional sofa bed. These rooms can also be set up with twin single beds. There is also a utility room with a washing-machine and separate dryer. Finally there is a second lounge with a 55” HD smart TV, reclining leather sofa and another sofa bed. This is ideal if parents and children want separate space. The garden is secluded, totally private and completely fenced in. The cottage looks out over private woodland with secret paths and is within an area designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', ideal for walking or riding (it really is Dog Heaven). The market towns, Midhurst and Petworth, are both 10 minutes drive and Chichester is 20. Cowdray Park Polo is 5 minutes away and Goodwood Racecourse and Motor Racetrack 15. There are numerous pubs, golf courses, fishing streams etc nearby. The cottage has everything you might need including Wi-Fi, DVD, travel cot, child's high chair, golf clubs (left and right-handed) etc etc. I am new to this web-site although I rented Yaffle Cottage for around 10 years as a holiday let. Then, in 2010 someone came along who liked it so much they stayed for 6 years! I am now back in the holiday let business and am looking forward to welcoming back some of my original guests. I quote from the 'Visitors Book' (remember them!?):- “We fell in love with the cottage & surrounding countryside. If we win the lottery an offer will be made too difficult to refuse!” The Dean Family “Had a fab week at Yaffle. We really recommend 'Hide-and-Seek-in-the-dark'. Airing cupboard hot but can accommodate 4 adults” Neil (age 39½ ) “Excellent accommodation. Had a wonderful time. We'll be back” - (They did come back – four times). Spensley/Coleman family. “We had a lovely stay at Yaffle Cottage. Loved the heated tiles in the bathrooms. Recommend The Greyhound for something to eat (we mean the pub, not the animal …)” The Wetheralls & Hillmans. “... the most beautiful setting to prepare for my wedding at Upwaltham Barn. I will treasure the memories forever, as will my very excited little bridesmaids who were very disappointed that we will not be living here for ever.” Katie Jones Room Dimensions Lounge: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3m Bed 1: 17' x 11' 5.2m x 3.3m Bed 2: 17' x 11' 5.2m x 3.3m Bed 3: 17' x 14' 5.2m x 4.3m Bed 4: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3m 2nd Lounge: 20' x 14' 6.0m x 4.3mMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Alex M
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed August 24, 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Westonzoyland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We needed a base for my husband and me, our two children and their spouses and two grand children - a complicated setup - for a family wedding near Petworth. Yaffle Cottage proved to be ideal with very flexible sleeping arrangements, great facilities and a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous cottage, in a truly idyllic setting, with a truly outstanding host! I will most certainly book this cottage again! I give him 6 out of 5 stars!

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Jennie M
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Very comfortable, exactly as described, lovely location, host very helpful, would stay again, we were 7 people

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Charlesxxxx
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Yaffle cottage is a beautiful home set among gorgeous woodlands with ample space, easily accommodating two large families (4+5 kids). The surrounding area is utterly gorgeous, with many sights and places to visit nearby, not to mention incredible pubs and restaurants within just a few...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank 583robertv
Reviewed April 26, 2017

What an utterly delightful place Yaffle Cottage is. I have just returned from a short break with a few friends and it is simply the perfect place to make sure you have a fabulous stay that is fun yet uber-relaxing at the same. Its location...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Siobhan P
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Perfect location. Set in beautiful countryside with woodland and bluebell woods on your doorstep. Literally! Load of great walks, and country pubs nearby. The cottage itself is newly refurbished yet rustic and is very clean. Great big kitchen, sitting room with wood burner and doors...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Yaffle Cottage sits in the middle of beautiful woodland. The immediate vicinity is owned by me and I have cut secret pathways through the (comprehensively overgrown) rhododendrons. Lots of adventure for 'kids of all ages' (sorry). It is right in the middle of the South Downs National Park in an area designated 'Of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Nearby there is lots to do; polo at Cowdray Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, the Weald and Downland Museum, not one but two Roman Villas at Fishbourne and (even better in my view, but strangely overlooked) Bignor. There is horse racing at Glorious Goodwood and motor events at the Goodwood Racetrack (Revival and Festival of Speed). There are adventure days for children and Fisher's Farm.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yaffle Cottage. Home comforts in an idyllic woodland setting

Yaffle Cottage. Home comforts in an idyllic woodland setting is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Yaffle Cottage. Home comforts in an idyllic woodland setting has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Yaffle Cottage. Home comforts in an idyllic woodland setting has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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