Quintessential English country cottage filled with natural light. Cosy wood burning open fire, off-street parking, beautiful gardens. 2 miles from the famous sand dunes of West Wittering. Ideal for Chichester Festival Theatre & Goodwood Events
Ivy Cottage dates back to the late 1700s, but we have renovated in recent years to blend romantic period style with contemporary creature comforts and our eclectic collection of artworks. Once the home of celebrated stars of stage & screen Michael Wilding and Margaret Leighton, it is also the house in which acclaimed fantasy novel 'The Savage Kingdom' was written (by your host!)
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Guests have access to the whole house and gardens (with the exception of a ground floor studio room/study). Upstairs there are 3 lovely bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 single with French campaign bed, and two bathrooms, one with electric shower. Downstairs: entrance hall, light bright sitting room with open fireplace, well equipped kitchen, separate dining room, guest cloakroom, and large utility with Miele washing machine + tumble drier. Guests are welcome to use the DVDs, books, board games and table tennis provided. Please remember this is our home, we love it, we hope you do too, and that you will treat it with tender loving care.
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The rubbish & recycling bins are to be found outside double gates of drive. These are collected alternate weeks, on Monday mornings. Please ensure all your rubbish/recycling is put in the appropriate bins before departure.
There is rosemary, thyme, wild chives and mint growing in abundance, so for those of you who enjoy cooking as much as we do, please feel free to snip some sprigs.
We love our home and we hope you will love it too. No smoking or vaping inside the house please. Children are welcome. We love animals, but our policy is no 'pets' , as a great deal of wildlife does visit the garden: shrews, voles, moles, rabbits, countless birds including a great spotted woodpecker, and on occasion even deer, though as they're inclined to snack on the roses we encourage them to stick to the fields beyond our boundary.
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We're creative polymaths who love travel, cooking, gardening, yoga, bookshops, the arts, and entertaining long suffering friends and family with impromptu show-songs :-)