We’ve been out and about exploring Petworth this month, and one thing that has struck us is that if you want to do Petworth justice, you may need to stay overnight and make your visit a mini break. With that in mind, we’ve also been hunting around looking for places to stay in or near Petworth. With all preferences and budgets in mind, here is our shortlist.
The Angel Inn
Right in the heart of Petworth and with roaring fires, a restaurant, a pretty covered terrace, and even its own ghosts, The Angel Inn has much to offer the overnighter! Voted one of the Best English Country Hotels, their seven rooms are named after different trees, and are simply but beautifully designed. Prices start at about £168.00 for one night in the Walnut room in February.
For more information or to book: https://www.angelinnpetworth.co.uk/
The Old Railway Station
Another award-winning venue, just outside Petworth is this bed and breakfast accommodation in the former Petworth Railway Station built in 1892. You can stay in their converted Pullman railway carriages or in the main Station House itself. They have some great winter deals and their double, ensuite in a Bath Pullman carriage in March for two nights is about £380.00. What a wonderfully quirky way to create a really lovely Petworth experience.
For more information or to book: https://www.old-station.co.uk/
If you’re on a budget or want to combine a bit of solitude with your visit to Petworth, then what about this beautiful shepherd’s hut? Authentically refurbished, it’s got most things you need but NO TV or internet! It sits at the foot of the South Downs in a beautifully secluded spot and wildlife and walking are a plenty! At a very reasonable £92 for a night in February with sumptuous breakfast thrown in, what a way to relax and unwind!
So you really want to push the boat out? How about staying in a castle? Six miles from Petworth, Amberley Castle is pretty special and has luxury at its heart. Rooms are furnished with antiques and fine fabrics and the castle itself dates back to the Doomsday Book. With many original features, it has an award-winning restaurant and you can dine in either the magnificent Queen’s Room, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and open fire or The Great Room, built in 1165 by Bishop Luffa of Chichester, with its high lancet windows, open fireplace, oak flooring, tapestry and suits of armour. Their classic rooms start at about £345.00 for one night in February, but oh, it’s worth it. This is a really special experience.
Airbnb with Arwenne
We know you love a good Airbnb and this character cottage is opposite Petworth House and a short walk from the town. It’s a quirky 16th century cottage full of olde charm and original features and you have access to the whole house. Weekend stays are a minimum of two nights and come in at about £374 in late February for two nights.
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