Guest Book

Had a lovely few days here. Weather not great so we have appreciated the cosiness of the cottage! Lovely walk in Petworth Park (https://whttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-parkww.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park) and a good blow at Chanctonbury Ring (http://www.westsussex.info/chanctonbury-ring.shtml, also a walk in Collins Short Walks book). Had a lovely meal at the Findon Black Horse (https://theblackhorsefindon.co.uk/). Thanks for having us!.

Stephen, Helen & Sam with Digby the dog, Tonbridge, Kent

October 2020

 

We have had a lovely relaxing couple of days in this very nice cottage. It was perfect for the 4 of us and our sausage dog. Lovely walks from the house itself and a couple of trips to Worthing, Rustington and Littlehampton for the sea air and for the kids to get their feet wet! We would definitely return.

Stella, Alex, Joe & Jack, Hampshire

October 2020

 

We have had a really good stay - lots of walks. The weather was kind to us. Thanks to our host for information. Thanks Sara

Stephen & Jacqui, Ipswitch

October 2020

 

Thank you for a lovely week at your cottage Sara. We loved reading about the history of the cottage in your welcome book! Love your garden and comfy beds. We love how you have tried to keep it as a traditional english cottage with the fireplaces and bathroom, but have added a bit of the modern world in the form of washer and dishwasher. Enough mumbling from me now!
Again, thank you.

Natalie, Justin, Alex & Jack, Washington, Tyne & Wear

August 2020

 

A lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We have had a wonderful break.

Lisa & Terry, Surrey

July 2020

 

Had a wonderful 9 days here - The cottage was perfect for our family of 4 and the garden is beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Harriet, Daniel, Charles & Cordelia, London

July 2020

 

Thank you Sara, for another stay in your lovely cottage - comfotable and cosy, with lots of hot water! So fortunate to come out of lockdown into West Sussex coast and downland.
Kind regards to your family.

Sue & Luke with Griffin the dog, Surrey

July 2020

 

A very relaxing short stay to visit friends in the area.  Lovely position and facilities.

Our exitement came from the torrential rain & flash flood that marooned us for several hours, However, Sara came wading through & reassured us that the house never floods (water lapping at front step) and she was right the torrent of water receeded as quickly as it came up and we did get out!

Val, Eleanor & dogs Nile & Daisy

February 2020

 

Quiet, quaint country cottage, in calm and charming country lane. Thanks. Dog friendly - "Woof".

Elaine, Ed, Ben & Seth plus Lucy the dog, Liverpool

December 2019

 

This cottage has a lovely feel about it, we love all the original features. We had a rainy weekend, but the cottage was lovely and snug.  Our daughter liked the toys and DVDs. We had a great day out at Portsmouth Docks - HMS Victory (https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/), Petworth House (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park) and East Head Beach (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-head). The World's End pub (https://www.worldsendpatching.co.uk/) is fab .

Carla, Jonny and Joni

October 2019

 

Goodwood Weekend (https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival/) - Amazing Sunshine. Lovely house to stay in, comfy bed and all we needed.

Many thanks Sara.

Sue & Roger, London

September 2019

 

It's been an absolute pleasure staying in your georgeous cottage, amazing garden and surroundings. Sara, your knowledge of the beautiful area you live was so interestingt and the historical facts you told us was facinating. We would all definitely love to stay again and will recommending to friends and family.

Thank you Sara!

Charlotte, Tina, Zaak, Zaid with Bailie & Storm the dogs, Kent

August 2019

 

A warm and friendly welcome in a lovely cottage!! Beautiful surroundings, enjoyable garden. Thank you Sara.

Anne, Niek & Daan, Gouda, Netherlands

August 2019

 

Our 8th stay here. We are so glad we have found this place! Starting in August 2012 it allows us to visit our family in Worthing and also have a wonderful place to ourselves! Thank you so much & see you next year!

Mark, Juliana, Sophia & Charlotte, Göttingen, Germany

July 2019

 

Our 5th stay in France Cottage. Charlotte enjoyed her 19th & Molly her 14th birthday here. We love coming to our home away from home.

Paul, Tracey, Charlotte & Molly, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

June/July 2019

 

What a lovely cottage in a very peaceful spot. Very cosy and close to a good pub with excellent food. A great garden for our dogs who loved the walks up to the woods. Thank you Sara for everything. We will return next year!

Tim, Jane plus Ruby & Monkey (the dogs), St Albans

June 2019

 

For Goodwood meeting (https://www.goodwood.com/). Absolutley love the cottage...Like Landmark Trust (https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk) but with WiFi. Reminds me of Lark Rise.  Enjoyed reading the history. Thank you! Had a lovely meal in a brilliant pub - The Crown & Anchor by the sea at Chichester (Dell Quay) (https://www.crownandanchorchichester.com/). Brilliant fish and chips.

Timothy, Erica & Nathaniel, Peterborough

April 2019

 

Great stay in a cosy cottage. Even though the sun did not shine it is way better than returning to a late March snowstorm in up state New York! Thanks!!

Steve, Sue, Jillian & Andrew, Troy, New York

March 2019

 

Another lovely stay, always a relaxing and cosy stay!.

Oonagh, Alex & Hanna, Leeds

March 2019

 

Lovely place - enjoyed the English garden birds and spring flowers as well as the suprisingly mild weather.

Bob & Cathy, Brisbane, Australia

February 2019

 

Enjoyed our brief but pleasent stay - Thanks! Dog friendly. It is a lovely garden. Wish it was summer!

Sue, Stan, Chip 'n' Dale (the dogs), Yorkshire

January 2019

 

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cosy cottage.Shame about the weather, but you can't have everything! Look forward to another visit to this lovely area. Would love to take your larder home with me.....
Thank you Sara and Neville, so good to find a 'dog friendly' cottage.

Helen, Ian, Herbert & Darcey, Hertfordshire

November/December 2018

 

Thank you Sara for a lovely stay in your cottage. We enjoyed several walks in the local area to Patching, but also Arundel - well worth the walk!!
Katie really enjoyed the open fire - wasn't really cold enough!
Dogs well walked, our batteries recharged...now it's back to work.

Rosie, Sean, Callum & Katie, Kent

October 2018

 

What a charming, lovely cottage. We felt here at home and especially our dogs which got towels for own use.
Best wishes, Auf Wiedersehen!

Silke & Jan-Gerd with Loth, Willi & Ernie the dogs, Duisberg, Germany

September 2018

 

Another super stay at France Cottage!

Oonagh, Alex, Hanna & Josef, Yorkshire

September 2018

 

Thank you Sara and Neville, another very relaxing holiday in your lovely cottage. Best wishes for your family.

Sue & Griff, Surrey

August 2018

 

Lovely. Authentic cottage in an amazing area. We enjoyed our time here! Very welcoming for people and dog..

Ben, Monique & Annemarei, Netherlands

July 2018

 

We had a greattime, went to loads of fun attractions, our favourite one was the i360 viewing tower. Realy comfy beds and a great garden for the dogs.

Helen, Oliver, David & Wendy, Hampshire

April 2018

 

Lovely cosy cottage, very different from Australia. Great area to take day trips. Sara was able to provide historic background. Thanks.

Alison, Michael & Michelle, Canberra, Australia

April 2018

 

A lovely stay in your 'oldendays' cottage! Just right for us 4. Had good family trips to Aldingbourne Farm (https://www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk/country-centre/open-farm/), Amberley Heritage Centre (http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/), Brighton Sealife Centre (https://www.visitsealife.com/brighton/) & beach and Out of Bounds soft play & bounding (https://out-of-bounds.co.uk/)! Molly (the chicken) likes apples.

Katie, Simon, Millie (4) & George (2), Hampshire

March 2018

 

Dear Sara and Neville, Thank you again for staying in your lovely cottage. We all had a great time, just relaxing and catching up. Till next time.

Tanja, Steven & Christo, Netherlands

March 2018

 

Dear Sara and Neville, Lovely to see you again. Lovely comfy cottage, had a great week. Thank you.

Pauline, Keith & Ash, Gloucestershire

February 2018

 

Had an enjoyable 'little break'. Lovely walks & countryside.Your home is very lovely & thank you for making us feel welcome.

Pamela & Adrian, Hertfordshire

February 2018

 

We've had a lovely time here, enjoying your cottage and carving time between the rain to walk in the beauty of Sussex. Thanks so much, Sara and all the best for you and your family's success in the future!

Sara & Peter, London

January 2018

 

Had a peaceful, enjoyable week.Would love to come back. Lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. Thank you Sara.

Diana, Dwayne,& Shawreen, Worthing

December 2017

 

Lovely trip back into time in this lovely old cottage together with real 'British Weather'! We had a great time with the bricks (our grand daughter loved knocking down our towers....)

Marie-Pierre, Robin, Sophie & Gaelle, France & Canada

December 2017

 

Great to be back - another lovely stay here at France Cottage. Thank you Sara & Neville! We look forward to our next visit.

Oonagh, Alex, Hanna, Josef & Lotty (the dog), Leeds

November 2017

 

A peaceful & rejuvenating break with long walks on the Downs and time by the sea. Enjoyed by all & dog. We loved our stay in your warm, comfortable cottage with its lovely gardens.

Patricia, Mary, Kyle & Dexter (the dog), Bexley

October 2017

 

Thank you Sara & Neville for making the difficult time so much easier for our family. Lovely cottage as ever & great to get some autumn walks in too.

Teresa, Andy , Tug & Dudley (the dogs), Devon

October 2017

 

Perfect cottage in a perfect location especially for Selden Barn (https://seldenbarns.co.uk) where our daughter got married. Lovely weather all week made it very special. Sitting in the garden was lovely. Thank you Sara & Neville for being so nice and friendly. Would love to come back one day.

Adelheid, Laurie and the two dogs Marley & Rosie, North Cornwall

September 2017

 

A huge thank you to you both for managing to accomodate us whilst we waited for our house to complete.

 Tara, Mark, Charlotte, Cooper & the dogs Edward & Buttons, West Sussex

September 2017

 

We has a great time in this lovely cottage. The weather was good most of the time and we had breakfast in the garden quite often. Thanks for the brilliant ideas for what to do with the dog. Weald and Downland Museum (www.wealddown.co.uk) was great, Arundel Castle (no dogs, www.arundelcastle.org) is a must. Beachwise we loved Littlehamptons West Beach (www.visitlittlehampton.co.uk/things-to-do/west-beach). Many thanks!

 Angelika, Klaus, Vivian, Christopher & dog Inca, Germany

August/September 2017

 

Dear Sara, We had a lovely stay in your cottage. Great gardens, lots of walks around! We all enjoyed it. Thanks!

 Ute, Fiona, Stella, Melanie and dog Rufus, Netherlands

August 2017

 

Dear Sara & Neville, Thanks for having us at 'France Cottage'. Lovely having breakfast out back in your lovely garden when the sun is out. Freya will miss Molly and the 'sheepies' (small flock of sheep) neighbours. Many thanks.

 Freya, Micah, Jason & Jodi, Perth, Australia

July 2017

 

Another lovely holiday blessed with good weather (heavy rain only at night!). Thank you Sara for a very comfortable cottage and garden.

 Sue, Merlin & Griffon, Surrey

July 2017

 

Our second visit, a charming cottage in a beautiful setting. Thank you Sara & Neville.

 Susan, Greg, Brendan & Joseph, Canberra, Australia

June 2017

 

Perfect countryside holiday. A beautiful village and Sara was extremely warm. We enjoyed the walks through the village & the fields. Looking forward to be back here.

 Shashi P, Rekha & Reshma, Reading

June 2017

 

This is the perfect cottage for a family with 2 young children. Sara & Neville are extremely warm. Our 3 1/2 year old particularly enjoyed feeding Molly the chicken. Sara recommended Aldingbourne Farm (https://www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk/country-centre/open-farm/) which was very nice. The garden is fantastic. We really enjoyed our stay here & are hoping to come back soon.

 Chris, Victoria, Joseph & Cecily, Surrey

May 2017

 

Perfect cottage and surroundings for an escape from the big smoke. Thankfully the Easter bunny located us. Recommend Ferring's Bluebird Cafe (www.thebluebirdcafeferring.co.uk/) & beach, Tangmere Aviation Museum (www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/). A big thank you to Sara C.

 Alex, Sara, Eliza & Florie, London

April 2017

 

We really enjoyed the cottage and surroundings. Thanks for the welcome and help locating local services!

 Emma, Tom, Colette & Robin, London

April 2017

 

Lovely stay in the cottage. Caught up with our family & friends. Eaten too much!! Walked miles with the dogs. Bluebells are just coming out in the woods. This has been a very good base for us. Hope to come back. Many thanks.

 Teresa, Andrew, Tug & Dudley, Devon

April 2017

 

Great to be back at France Cottage for a pre-Christmas family gathering. Jenny, Asa, Florrie & Rocco are from Ferring and all enjoying France Cottage once again. Thank you Sara & Neville for the  perfect tree and the friendly welcome! Merry Christmas & a happy new year to you and the family.

 Julie, Peter, Debbie & Josh, Cheshire

December 2016

 

No.1 France Cottages is beautiful, very rustic and natural - we fell in love with it and the gorgeous garden and views. Also Mollie the chicken greeted us mornings and our Bonnie - Labrador retriever went out to say hello to her every morning - I think they may well kiss one another! Sara is lovely, very friendly and helpful with suggestions for great days out and lovely pubs and restaurants:- The Worlds End (www.worldsendpatching.co.uk/), The George (www.georgeatburpham.co.uk/) and the White Swan (www.white-swan-arundel.co.uk/)! I should say Neville is lovely too. They're both very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Countryside walks beautiful.

Tamara, George, Luke & Bonnie, Surrey

October 2016

 

Great to be back for yet another lovely stay at France Cottage. Thank you Sara and Neville for being so accommodating!

Oonah, Alex, Hanna, Josef & Lotty, Leeds

October 2016

 

Dear Sara, As your regular guests thank you again for a wonderful stay at your cottage - we are so glad we have found this place! See you next year. Lots of love from

Juliana, Mark, Sophia & Charlotte, Goettingen, Germany

October 2016

 

Lovely cottage - just perfect for us staying in Patching for a family wedding. We were made to feel so welcome and loved our stay here. We will definitley look to come back again and will recommend it to others. Thank you for the late check out to!. Much appreciated after a wedding the night before!

Paul, Michele & Rebecca, Poole, Dorset

September/October 2016

 

Had a great stay here in the cottage. Isabella loved picking the plums, feeding Mollie & checkiing for an egg in the morning. A lovely peaceful location with wonderful surroundings. Thank you very much.

Beccy, Craig, Isabella & Oliver, BurySt Edmunds, Suffolk

September 2016

 

 Thanks for a lovely week. It felt like 'home'! We loved the lazy breakfasts in the garden. A proper holiday!

Rose, Keith, Robert & Meg, Banbury, Oxfordshire

August/September 2016

 

 We all loved this cottage - my son said it felt like his home. Thanks Sara for your hospitality and hope to stay again soon!

Denu, Jennifer, Shay & Jasmin, Glastonbury, Somerset

August 2016