Every week we have been looking at the numbers, particularly the vaccination numbers and have been pleased to see the progress that has been made to combat COVID 19. This area of West Sussex has thankfully always had low case numbers for the virus. Our thoughts are that a self contained detached Holiday Cottage in the heart of the South Downs must be one of the safest places to stay and explore a new area.
Please be aware we are fully open for business and ready to take bookings for the summer when any lingering restrictions are expected to cease. We can assure you that we will continue to fully 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.
We continue to monitor the NHS website each week and are pleased to report that consistently there are less than three or no reported Covid 19 cases in our area. We will let you know if this changes during your visit. We regret that because of the extra costs involved this year we are not able to offer holiday breaks of less than one week.
Sadly many of the places to visit mentioned in our Welcome Pack may 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 the Singleton Conservation area there are 41 C17th and C18th Sussex flint ‘Listed Buildings’ and two listed garden walls. The Anglo Saxon church is Grade 1 listed and was mentioned in the Domesday book . Between Bramley Cottage and the village school the original graveyard is now managed as a Wildlife Meadow and you can still visit it through the restored Lychgate.
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.