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Half way point on the South Downs Way with stunning views.
The South Downs Hideaway is situated in Houghton, very close to the point at which the South Downs Way crosses the River Arun. The oak framed garden room offers studio style open plan living space with double bed, well equipped kitchenette & separate bathroom. The doors open onto a garden area to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining or simply just to soak up the sun & offer beautiful panoramic views of the South Downs. Houghton is also a mid-way point on the South Downs way making it the perfect stop over
An easy 5 minute walk from the South Downs Way, the 17sqm studio sleeps 2 very comfortably on a double bed on the ground floor. There is also a mezzanine with 2 single floor mattresses so the space would suit couples, 2 friends or a family with 2 young children (albeit at a squeeze!). Please let us know your sleep configuration preferences at the time of booking.
The kitchenette provides a sink, fridge/freezer box, kettle, toaster, microwave and induction hob. A light breakfast of cereals, bread, butter, jams, tea, coffee and milk is provided but if you have any specific requirements upon arrival we will be more than happy to accommodate your request. The bathroom comprises a WC, sink and shower which is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, towels, hair dryer and mirror allowing for light travelling (essential for you hikers and cyclists out there!). The studio also offers free Wi-Fi access and freesat TV/DVD player. The area benefits from very good mobile reception.
We can provide a baggage transfer service up to 20 miles in an Easterly or Westerly direction for £20. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Also within easy walking distance is Amberley Railway Station, two lovely pubs both serving lunch and dinner and a riverside café that caters for breakfast, teas and more recently self-hire river cruises. The George & Dragon is reputedly one of the oldest 3 pubs in Sussex. It has a wealth of charm & character and said to have been a stop-off point for King Charles II following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. The nearby, pretty village of Amberley has a tea rooms and award winning village stores.
Arundel, Chichester and Petworth are all within easy driving distance. Perfectly located for Goodwood events such as the Festival of Speed, Revival and Glorious Goodwood.
Entrance to the Hideaway is from the shared driveway of the main house with paved steps leading up to the double doors.
Interaction with guests
We’re chilled hosts and love meeting new people. Equally, we respect your privacy and can be as discreet as required. Either way, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible in this beautiful little piece of England!
Other things to note
This is a family home with young children and a very friendly dog so there may be some noise of life nearby. As the parking area is shared we do pass The Hideaway to access the main house but we will do our best to ensure your stay is relaxing, quiet and peaceful! We also respect our neighbours quiet enjoyment of their homes and ask that you do too.