Out & About

Discover new adventures......

This is truly a magical place, which will capture your soul.

We are in the heart of the South Downs National Park which offers some of the most glorious countryside with an array of outdoor  activities and wonderful places to visit and enjoy.

Step out from The Secret Garden and explore The South Downs Way on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.

Walk in the footsteps of royalty through the bluebell woods of The Pitshill Estate leading alongside the famous cricket field where King George V once played.  The Serpent Hiking Trail passes from Pitshill Park to Tillington.

Stroll round The Manor of Dean Gardens which welcomes visitors on its open days for The National Gardens Scheme.

Cowdray Park is the home to British Polo and through the seasons welcomes spectators.  Cowdray Park Golf Club has one of the most scenic courses in Sussex; other attractions on the Cowdray Estate include a 35 acre model farm, fly fishing on the River Rother, clay pigeon shooting and the magnificent Cowdray Ruins, Farm Shop & Café.​

The impressive National Trust Petworth Park and Gardens are within walking distance.

Petworth House contains the National Trust's largest painting and sculpture collection and is set in a beautiful 700 acre deer park landscaped by Capability Brown.  There are numerous paintings by Turner and his contemporaries, as well as ancient and neo classical sculpture.  Woolbeding Gardens,Uppark and Nymans are a short drive away.

Goodwood is famous for the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious GoodwoodPlease book early if you wish to stay with us during these events.  Goodwood House and Gardens and the Cass Sculpture Foundation exhibit and commission a vast collection of monumental contemporary sculptures within its 26 acre grounds.  There is also a breath-taking Golf Course.

Browse the antique shops of Petworth, a renowned centre with over 30 antique shops, boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.

Midhurst is a hidden jewel, steeped in history dating back to medieval times and exhibits architectural features from through the ages.  Local farmers markets and a range of shops and eating places.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum is one of the leading museums of historic buildings in England, set in 40 acres, with buildings dating from the 13th to 19th Century.

West Dean, home to the Edward James Foundation, an arts centre and gardens with an international reputation for the arts.

Enjoy a hot air balloon flight from The Cowdray Estate and Petworth.

Explore the local vineyards and sample some of the finest sparkling wine in the UK.

Take in a show at the internationally renowned Chichester Festival Theatre.​

Arundel Castle &  Cathedral, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a 65 acre haven for wildlife in a picture book setting bordered by the River Arun and overlooked by the Castle, river cruises and boathire.

Parham House & Gardens, Amberley Working Musem, Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Guided wildlife country walks.

The Wittering Beaches & Nature Reserve, Chichester Harbour, Sussex coast sailing and watersports all within easy reach.

The list is endless......you won't want to leave!

    

 

Eating Out​

The Horse Guards, Tillington (within walking distance)

Noahs Ark, Lurgashall

The Halfway Bridge, Lodsworth 

The Leconfield Restaurant, Petworth

The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth

The Hungry Guest, Petworth

The Cricketers, Duncton

The Foresters, Graffham

The Badgers, Duncton