We thought that we were doing well as for most of 2020 only low levels of Covid 19 were discovered in our area and we thought that all of the precautionary measures we and others in our area had put in place were working. Sadly at the very end of the year we have suddenly discovered that we are now in Tier 4 so for the time being we have been forced to close.
Please be assured we are ready to open as soon as we have been told that it is safe to do so. We are still open for business and ready to take bookings for the summer and can assure you that we will refund any monies paid if you have to cancel for any reason right up to the start of your holiday.
We are well aware that Covid 19 is going to affect your stay with us and that it will be sometime before we can get back to anything like normal. We have enhanced our cleaning regime. All hard surfaces in bathrooms and the kitchen are now sprayed with an approved disinfectant. All taps, door handles and light switches, as well as the controls for the appliances in the kitchen and the remote control for the television will be cleaned with an antibacterial wipe before your stay.
Sadly many of the places to visit mentioned in our Welcome Pack will not be fully open again this year and it might take us some time to realise which ones are open without you having to wait too long to get in. On the positive side there are miles and miles of footpaths on the South Downs and lots of quiet places where you can go and not have to think too much about Social Distancing. Most of the Pubs and Cafes have outside seating and are well organised for socially distanced catering.
Bramley Cottage lies within Singleton a quiet village at the heart of the South Downs National Park close to Goodwood and Chichester. This comfortable and spacious cottage provides everything you need for a relaxing holiday and the opportunity to enjoy one of the most attractive gardens in the village.
Within Singleton Conservation area with many C17th and C18th Sussex flint ‘Listed Buildings’, a 500 year church with Village hall opposite and nearby wildlife meadow that was a graveyard entered though a very old Lych Gate.
Singleton provides the ideal base to visit events at Goodwood only one mile away, and is a short walk from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and West Dean Gardens. It is located only 6 miles from Chichester, and is well situated for exploring the Sussex coast and South Downs National Park.
This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists. There is a network of local footpaths and the South Downs Way is only a 3 mile walk through Singleton Forest. There are opportunities for cyclists within the surrounding hills and routes to the north or for more leisurely trips via the Centurion Way, a cycle way and footpath from West Dean to Chichester with direct access to the less challenging coastal plain.
Local pubs and tea rooms in ‘the valley’ villages of East Dean, Charlton, Singleton and West Dean serve excellent food, all within two miles, and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out in near by towns.
There is a local shop within one mile at West Dean and a range of supermarkets at Chichester and Midhurst, both within six miles.