Escapes - Back to nature, in Sussex, with Rustic Escapes this Valentines day

Back to nature, in Sussex, with Rustic Escapes this Valentines day

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BACK TO NATURE, IN SUSSEX, WITH RUSTIC ESCAPES THIS VALENTINES DAY

2 nights stay – from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February 2020.

Up to 6 people 2 nights, £62 per person, per night

VALENTINES IN SUSSEX

ENJOY THE MAGIC OF VALENTINES DAY  IN THE HEART OF THE SUSSEX COUNTRYSIDE .

STAR GAZING IN THE JACUZZI

WELCOME HAMPER WITH LOCAL SPARKLING WINE

ROMANTIC WALKS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

24 HRS SUPPORT LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE

DROP OFF SERVICE INCLUDED

SEE ITINERARY AND WHAT’S INCLUDED FOR DETAILS

Friday 14th February

Arrival . We can collect you from Gatwick airport or from the train station.You will be welcomed by our local representative.

A welcome hamper will await you with local produce and a bottle of sparkling wine.

The cottage is fully equipped with a Rustic ´honesty´ Bar and Larder, and there is also a village shop and a Pub,restaurant and tearoom only fifty yards from the cottage.

You can stroll around this picturesque village or down to the XVI century pubs along the river; or cosy up by the fireside of ´The Black Horse´in your lane. Or simply relax and enjoy each others´company on the deck overlooking the countryside or by the fire on the Liberty chaise longue. The cottage is equipped with wifi and a film streaming service. Or immerse yourself in the garden jacuzzi, with a glass of local sparkling wine.

Saturday 15th February

Your local representative will collect you at your leisure and drop you at Swanbourne lake for a romantic woodland walk. After this enjoy  lunch at a riverside pub or a visit to the wetlands centre to see the hundreds of migratory birds that visit during the early spring or stroll into the town to enjoy browsing around the many antique shops and delicatessen. See the castle and visit the cathedral; Arundel is a lovely country town.

When you are ready simply contact our local representative and we shall take you back to the cottage.

We can provide optional additional Drop off services during the evening if you so wish.

Sunday 16th February

Enjoy a romantic day in the cottage and around the village and depart at your leisure. Our local representative will collect you and take you to either the train station or airport.

 

 

Included

  • A welcome hamper with fresh local produce
  • Collection and welcome by our Local Representative from Gatwick airport or the train station
  • 24 hour support from our local representative
  • Accomodation in the Rustic Escapes property, Spring Cottage, Amberley, Sussex
  • Drop off service as detailed in the itinerary

  • wifi
  • alarm and safe deposit box
  • Rustic Bar and Larder
  • Unlimited water, gas and electricity; firewood and open fire

 

Spring Cottage is a much-loved family home which has been decorated in traditional English style with pretty colours and antique furniture. The country kitchen (with Smeg fridge and range cooker) offers all facilities to prepare your own meals if you wish to eat at home. The dining area in the sitting room features a large Georgian mahogany table and chairs and grandfather clock. There is a large fireplace for colder evenings flanked by comfortable armchairs and a beautiful Liberty’s chaise longue with a television, DVD player and internet-based film and TV streaming. Each of the three bedrooms has a double bed and they are served by two bathrooms (including showers and a roll-top bath). The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are suitable for guests with limited mobility.

A secluded courtyard leads off the kitchen and glazed doors open from the dining area to a large terrace with swing-seat and the terraced garden overlooking Amberley Wildbrooks Nature Reserve. The views from here and from the upstairs master bedroom are wonderful and you can sit for hours watching the wildlife and enjoying nature. The garden is such a special place. Steps lead down from the terrace and on each level, you can stop to cut your own flowers or maybe sit in the hot tub while you enjoy those views.

When it’s cold you can light the fire in the sitting-room and enjoy a cosy winter evening with a good book or maybe drink a glass of English wine or beer under the stars from the warmth of the hot tub. We cater for all weathers by offering our guests a selection of umbrellas, jackets, scarves and wellies during their stay.

Your local representatives will be waiting to greet you on arrival. Our concierge will answer any questions and advise you – not only recommending restaurants and local pubs but also can organise your visits to cultural or sporting events, theatres, musicals and many other events.

Amberley Village Stores supplies quality local and fresh produce and we will prepare a welcome hamper to await your arrival.

If you would like any information about our escapes or our concierge service, just get in touch. Our reservation team will help ensure your stay is interesting, enjoyable and relaxing. During your stay, just speak to your concierge to change or add to your programme.

Amberley is a quintessentially English country village near Arundel in West Sussex with thatched cottages, old brick and tilework and flowers everywhere you look. Nestled in the rolling hills of the South Downs, the village is surrounded by the wetlands of Amberley Wildbrooks Nature Reserve, important for its wild deer, pheasants and a wide variety of migratory birds from across the globe.

This country village has its own castle, and XIIth century church. It also boasts its own pub and tearoom (serving delicious home-made cakes) and Amberley Village Stores with its friendly service and local fresh produce which can be delivered to your door (and the recent winner of the South East regional category for the best village shop/Post Office in the Countryside Alliance Awards).

AMBERLEY, SUSSEX

Walk up to Amberley Mount with its steep climb up to the South Downs Way or stroll along a section of the beautiful River Arun which is so atmospheric when shrouded in mist. Walk, cycle or horse-ride part of the South Downs National Park which offers 1,600km2 of breath-taking views or pause at night to appreciate the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve and enjoy the star-studded skies. If you are feeling more adventurous, guests can request paddle and surf board for use on the river or sea which is only ten minutes away by car. Accompanied river trips by boat can also be arranged from Arundel or by paddleboard from the nearby resort of Shoreham.

Participate in the annual Ale at Amberley (beer festival) with musical entertainment to enjoy and pop in to the Amberley Working Museum to see old agricultural and industrial machinery at work. Let us take you a little further afield to visit beautiful gardens, castles and old houses or to buy antiques or local crafts.

Spring Cottage is not far from Amberley train station and the short walk is a real pleasure. You feel you are miles from everything and time slows down as you are immersed in nature. Stop off en route for a drink or meal at one of the local pubs and you will know you have arrived!

Our Reservations Team can help you to plan your escape and select experiences. Contact us for any details.

Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle

With records dating back to 683AD this castle has a rich and varied history. Now a hotel combining ancient architecture with modern design, you can visit for traditional afternoon tea, lunch or dinner. It is a short easy walk from Spring Cottage.

Arundel Castle, cathedral, town, and wetlands

Arundel Castle, cathedral, town, and wetlands

Experience almost 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds and built at the end of the 11th century. Continue your vist to Arundel by visiting the imposing Roman Catholic Cathedral, antique shops and art galleries.

Chichester

Chichester

Chichester blends old with new with its cathedral, shopping, annual flower festival and cultural opportunities including Chichester Festival Theatre. Near to Goodwood, the Weald and Downland Museum and West Dean Gardens.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a historic port and a dynamic waterfront city. The historic dockyard is the UK's premier destination for naval history. Inside you will find attractions including Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. You can also get out onto the water on the Harbour Tour excursions.

Horsham

Horsham

Horsham is a good centre for shopping and a historic centre where you can have lunch or a drink.

Denmans Garden

Denmans Garden

Denmans Garden started as a market garden in 1946 to grow vegetables and cut flowers for the Covent Garden Market in London. Having been redesigned by John Brookes, it is now a timeless, contemporary garden with unusual plantings and quiet places to contemplate.

High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden

This woodland and water garden is one of Sussex’s finest gardens with a collection of rare, exotic and award-winning plants.

Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House

Explore how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked and relaxed at home. Learn the story of one of England’s most famous kings, Henry VIII.

Parham House and Gardens

Parham House and Gardens

Parham is one of England’s finest Elizabethan houses (dating from 1577) that has changed little over the centuries and is set in beautiful gardens. Combine with a visit to Brighton, Horsham or Petworth.

Petworth House and Gardens

Petworth House and Gardens

Petworth House is a stately 17th century mansion housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The town of Petworth is well-known for its antique shops.

Weald and Downland Living Museum

Weald and Downland Living Museum

Discover rescued rural homes and buildings which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them for over 1000 years. There is also an opportunity to book rural and historic-themed workshops.

Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa

See the stunning remains of this Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

Brighton

Brighton

The Georgian town of Brighton attracts many visitors to see the pier, the Royal Pavilion (built by George VI) and the elegant houses of this seaside town. There are countless bars and restaurants, excellent shopping in big shops or in the independent shops of the Lanes.

London

London

Founded by the Romans as Londinium in 45BC with the River Thames running through it, London is the political and economic capital of England. The price quoted is to travel by train from Amberley (journey time of 1hour 40minutes from Amberley Station. Your concierge can help you to plan your visit in advance if you would like recommendations.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Mosaicos de Fishbourne

Enjoy the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK.

Nymans

Nymans

A garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins.

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

Pulborough Brooks is an RSPB nature reserve that is situated within 420 acres of the South Downs National Park and is one of the south east’s most impressive wetlands. The nature reserve and visitors centre is open all year round and is a haven for wildlife.

Sheffield Park and Gardens

Sheffield Park and Gardens

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland.

South Downs Natural Park

South Downs Natural Park

Spring Cottage in Amberley is situated on the route called the South Downs Way. This is a famous path from Eastbourne to Winchester that crosses the rolling hills of the South Downs. Walk some of the 120km of the South Downs Way which ends in Winchester, the ancient capital of England.

Wakehurst

Wakehurst

A botanical garden with the world’s largest seed conservation project. Funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. An Elizabethan mansion stands in 500 acres of ornamental gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve.

West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens

One of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today.
Combine with a visit to Chichester or Weald and Downland Museum.

Arundel Wetlands Centre

Arundel Wetlands Centre

Stroll along gentle pathways to quiet spots to watch Sussex wildlife and take a boat trip among the reeds. A relaxing way to spend a couple of hours and of course great for birdwatching.

Amberley Wildbrooks Nature Reserve

Amberley Wildbrooks Nature Reserve

Our guests are lucky to be staying in the Amberley Wildbrooks Nature reserve and can look for deer, foxes, pheasants and many other animals from Spring Cottage.

Our concierge service offers a personal touch. The concierge will usually accompany you on your experiences or just drop you off and collect you later if you prefer. Of course they can also advise you where to eat, help you with shopping enquiries, assist in buying tickets etc and answer specific questions you may have about your stay - little touches that make your stay comfortable and personal to you. (Note the concierge does not stay overnight.)

For specialist programmes Rustic Escapes provides an expert concierge. The team includes an expert horticulturist and ornithologist. Specialist programmes are led by local experts eg cookery workshops, foraging, riding etc.

Our concierges in Spain speak both Spanish and English (and often French too).

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