Kirdford Farmhouse holds a fantastic location nestled within beautiful West Sussex countryside, just a short distance outside of the village of ...
The stunning Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor is exquisitely nestled in the ancient Village of Pulborough, West Sussex. Sophisticated and unique, this recently refurbished manor beautifully blends medieval features with a chic and confident design. Guests can expect a wonderful fusion of old and new; period features are dotted around the home with modern finishes.
It feels more like a boutique hotel than a historic home. The house has an aura of seclusion and intimacy, with its welcoming interior, walled gardens, grass tennis court and heated private swimming pool. For those in search of an exciting day out Goodwood, Arundel Castle, the market town of Petworth or the South Down National Park are all within easy reach.
The Manor was built in 1252, has the “oldest dovecote in Europe” and the largest tudor inglenook in the country. The interior is glorious; the ground floor is adorned with dark oak, working fireplace, exquisite paintings, antiques and the pièce de résistance –the medieval windows in the kitchen. The stylish fitted kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with antique and modern cabinetry, grey marble top surfaces and Aga– perfect for whipping up a feast. The spacious dining room and drawing room share a remarkable stone fireplace, opulent chandelier, and views into the walled garden and BBQ terrace. There is a further living room and snug located on the ground floor proving ample space and privacy for all.
The first floor consists of two double bedrooms with en-suites and two further double bedrooms which share a stunning family bathroom with copper roll-top bath. The master bedroom located is in a separate wing of the property, with a king-size bed, spiral staircase and en-suite bathroom boasting a cooper roll-top bath in the eaves of the house. The second floor boast two further bedrooms which are ideal for teenager with a shared family bathroom.
Outside guests have 1.4 acres of grounds to relax in. You can soak up the sun from the terrace, take a refreshing dip in the heated pool or enjoy a game of tennis on the grass court. The immediate countryside is lovely, providing a rich mix of activities, marvellous walks, riding and golf.
Many visitors are attracted by the graceful atmosphere and momentous associations of the area. There are many nearby attractions including historic houses to visit such as Petworth House, Parham House and Arundel Castles. Goodwood and Cowdray Estate are within easy reach for special events. While the beautiful Sussex coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes, the beaches of West Wittering and Bognor Regis are ideal for families, while hugely popular Brighton with its trendy eateries and famous shopping in the “Lanes”, is less than an hour away.
The Elizabethan Manor is both an idealistic weekend retreat for those wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of London, and a perfect base for an active mini break.
Elizabethan Manor possesses a unique charm and homeliness. Located on the outskirts of the National Park, its catchment area is superb, with accessible transport links and stunning surroundings.
There are plenty of local family-run public houses, with beer gardens and beautiful views of the South Downs. It is also located near idyllic Petworth, home to The Hungry Guest cafe and farm shop and houses many quaint antique shops. Arundel is also within close proximity and boasts a beautiful castle, oozing with charm and having plenty of restaurants: Italian, Chinese and British.
Also located in West Sussex is Goodwood, renowned for both its car and horse races and makes for a great day out. They host events such as the Goodwood Revival, Festival of Speed and have a restaurant called Farmer Butcher Chef, which serves superb food as well as a gorgeous sculpture park with an eclectic mix of stunning exhibits. In terms of walks, you are close to both the South Downs and West Wittering beach, both of which are immensely picturesque.
*Please see the "kids" tab for child-focused suggestions. Arundel Castle
Magnificent castle, open between April and November.
http://www.arundelcastle.org/ Petworth House & Park
Petworth House features the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.
Romantic house with extensive and beautifully-maintained gardens.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans Goodwood House
Beautiful house, home to the Dukes of Richmond for centuries. Open most Sundays & Mondays between March and October for tours, make sure you book in advance.
https://www.goodwood.com/ Goodwood Racecourse
The most beautiful racecourse in the world.
https://www.goodwood.com/horseracing/ South Downs National Park
England's newest National Park.
https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/ Cissbury Ring
The most historic hill on the South Downs.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring Devil's Dyke
A famous beauty spot on the South Downs.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke West Wittering Beach
Unspoilt, family-friendly beach.
Escape from the city and discover the delights of the New Forest, or the hop fields of Kent; great walking in the South Downs, and so much to do on the Isle of Wight.
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