Challens Yarde is a Grade II Listed luxury holiday cottage on the Cowdray Estate and can be found on a picturesque rural lane in the village of Easebourne, perfect for exploring all that Cowdray and the surrounding area has to offer.
Formerly a wheelwrights shop and three cottages, the property has retained many of its original features and boasts a wonderful large private garden, off-road parking, and plenty of space to comfortably accommodate up to eight people and two dogs.
To the back of the house and overlooking the garden is a spacious and contemporary, well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances and a door leading to the boot-room where there is further storage and access to the garden and patio dining-area.
Off the kitchen is the snug, a nice place to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring and perhaps enjoy pre-dinner drinks before supper is served in either the kitchen or dining-room.
There is also a sitting-room with a delightful open fireplace so plenty of space for all to enjoy.
As you wind upstairs you will find four double bedrooms all with king-size beds, three with en suite bath/shower-rooms and the fourth bedroom having a bathroom next door. One of the bedrooms has a mezzanine floor, but please note that this area is not suitable for children.
From the cottage you can walk to the local pub or a little further, into Midhurst, a thriving market town with a wonderful mix of independent shops.
There are some lovely walks in the area and around the estate, where there's always something of interest throughout the year including the bluebells in early May.
Throughout the year the Cowdray Estate offer a range of workshops and experiences to enjoy from alternative therapies including yoga, Pilates, meditation and chanting. There is also foraging walks, fly fishing, golf, simulated game shoots, gun dog training, star gazing, polo lessons and even a Bear Grylls Survival Academy.
Visit the Cowdray Ruins, the Cowdray Farm Shop and Cafe or the Lawns Polo Enclosure where world class polo takes place during the summer months.
It's the perfect base for visiting Goodwood, which is home to many international events including Glorious Goodwood, the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
You will be spoilt for choice by the number of historic houses and gardens to visit including the beautiful Petworth House, nestled in a 700-acre deer park, Chichester Cathedral, the fairy tale Arundel and Amberley Castles, Goodwood House, Stansted House and West Dean Gardens to name a few.
Or visit Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, the South Downs Planetarium, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum or for world class productions, the Chichester Festival Theatre.
If you feel drawn to the coast, explore the delights of West Wittering Beach, Chichester Harbour, Bosham, Selsey or Bracklesham Bay.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and open fire
Separate WC and wash-basin
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Boot-room with washing machine
Snug with Smart TV
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV, ornamental fireplace and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV, ornamental fireplace and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV, ornamental fireplace and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Snug (accessed from Bedroom 3)
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and ornamental fireplace
Please note, there is a mezzanine snug in Bedroom 3 which is accessed via paddle stairs, neither the mezzanine floor nor the paddle stairs are suitable for children. Please take care with the sloping ceilings. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
- Electric vehicle charging point (included)
Welcome to the very lovely Challens Yarde.
This beautiful traditional cottage is complemented with gorgeous furnishings.
The elegant dining-room.
The cosy snug is the perfect place for a quiet read or to catch a movie on the Smart TV.
The bedrooms are delightful.
Challens Yarde is perfect for families or friends.
Comfy sofas invite you to relax in the gorgeous sitting-room.
The open fire will keep you toasty during cooler months.
This lovely room combines beautiful furnishings with traditional features.
Gather everyone around the dining-table for leisurely holiday meals.
The spacious dining-room has dual aspect windows and a delightful window seat.
The lovely kitchen has all the equipment you'll need to cook a holiday meal.
The traditional farmhouse table in the kitchen. Pull up a chair, grab a pot of tea and a slice of cake and enjoy planning holiday adventures.
Washing up here will never be a chore with that fabulous view of the garden!
Shop at the local Cowdray Farm Shop for the freshest of ingredients.
The cosy snug is ideal if guests have differing ideas of what to watch on TV!
Quirky features such as these beautiful beams can be found throughout Challens Yarde.
All four bedrooms on the first floor have comfy king-size beds.
Fabulous features include this ornamental fireplace.
Oh so pretty, the dual aspect windows let the light flood in.
This bedroom also has a lovely ornamental fireplace.
Sweet dreams in this fabulous bed.
The mezzanine sits above this bedroom. Please note it is not suitable for children.
Climb the quirky stairs to the mezzanine.
The perfect spot for a quiet read.
Another gorgeous bedroom.
Three of the bedrooms have en suite bath/shower-rooms and the fourth bedroom has a bathroom next door.
This characterful cottage is simply charming.
Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio.
The large gardens are perfect for children and the family dogs to let off steam.
Book a tour and explore the Cowdray Heritage Ruins.
Visit the Cowdray Farm Shop and Cafe.
Some local produce can be found.
Only a short drive to Goodwood.
The pretty town of Arundel with it's Castle.
Visit the Weald and Downland Living Museum.
Explore the house, gardens and deer park at Petworth House.