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“Lovely, bright, clean cottage near Bognor”
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WILLOW COTTAGE WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS SHOWING BBQ AREA
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WILLOW COTTAGE WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS SHOWING BBQ AREA
FRONT ELEVATION WITH NEW PORCH LIGHT AND AIRY LOUNGE
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WILLOW COTTAGE WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS SHOWING BBQ AREA
FRONT ELEVATION WITH NEW PORCH
LIGHT AND AIRY LOUNGE
FULLY UP TO DATE KITCHEN
DINING SPACE
BEDROOM SHOWING KING SIZE BED
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HAMPER PROVIDES HOMEMADE PRODUCE INCLUDING OUR OWN FREE RANGE EGGS
NEW PORCH
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bognor Regis, Arun District, West Sussex, England

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Charlene...
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely, bright, clean cottage near Bognor”
Reviewed 31 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Me and my husband just spent 2 nights at Willow Cottage. We really enjoyed the break. We parked outside Deborah and Steve's house and accessed the cottage via the back gate/garden.

We paid £170 for 2 nights stay from 27 to 29 January. We were welcomed by a lovely Hamper (wine, home made bread and rock cakes, wine, butter, eggs, bacon etc). Everything is good quality from the towels to the furnishings. We had 2 very plush towels each. There is a tv with separate free sat and dvd player in the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The bedroom has a large en suite wet room. Everything was very clean and tidy.

It was not quite as scheduled as I had hoped (the owners garage is just outside the kitchen window) but the grounds are nice and it feels quite rural. I am sure in summer it would be lovely to have a BBQ and sit outside. The cottage has central heating and was lovely and warm.

Not far from some local shops (several retail parks inc Lidl, Tesco, Sainsburys etc).

If any improvements could be made...poss a freezer in the kitchen if possible to save going outside for anything such as ice and maybe a TV/dressing table in the bedroom?

Thanks so much for your kind hospitality.

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Management Response
31 Jan 2017
Thank you for your kind comments and taking time in giving a detailed account of Willow cottage.
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LeeStreve...
1 review
“Wonderful cottage”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Place was beautiful and clean, Deborah and Steve are very kind and always checking everything was good, the place was a treat to stay at and will be looking to stay there again some time soon just longer, felt like a home from home and have recommended it to a few friends I loved it that much!

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Management Response
5 Jan 2017
Thank you very much for your kind comments and look forward to seeing you again.
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Gagzy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent reviews were justified and more.”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We always check Tripadvisor before renting a holiday let and found it hard to believe the rave reviews for Willow Cottage. However, after staying here for a week, we have to agree with the earlier reviewers, this is an exceptional rental and an exceptionally friendly family who own the property.
We were greeted by Steve and Deborah at their drive way with a welcoming smile and handshake. They loaded our cases onto their small motorised buggy and took us to the cottage behind the hedge of their garden. The cottage is situated in a large lawned area with a stream/pond to the right hand side. Behind the pond, they keep five hens, which paid us a visit one late afternoon, walking along the hedge across the lawn. We were visited by Robins and Blackbirds on a daily basis and a beautiful dawn chorus every morning.
The cottage is of a wood construction, just five years old though you wouldn't know it. There is a walk-in shower in the bathroom, with fixtures for disabled visitors. The cottage has a glass porch, inside which there a wooden table and two chairs for al fresco eating. They have a barbecue in the garden and offered us the use of their bikes (maybe next time!).
The lounge/kitchen/dining area is well maintained and very clean. Lots of windows with blinds and a window in the roof which allows more light into the property. The bedroom has a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. There is a large double bed which, I presume, can be separated into two single beds, although we did not do this.
We were given a grand tour and everything was explained, such as the cooker, etc. There was a lovely hamper there for us, which contained - milk, juice, bread, butter, bacon, eggs, wine, ground coffee, brown sugar, tea, and home-made cinnamon rock cakes (lovely).
The WiFi at this cottage was perfect for us, we used Skype to video link with family back home. The crockery and utensils were very good, just four pieces of everything, not a myriad of odd pieces as we have found in most holiday rentals. Plenty of pots and pans, plus an electric kettle and toaster. There was a drawer with details of tourist attractions around the area, but let me pinpoint Arundel Castle and Gardens for a day out, beautiful.
Finally, let me say a word about the owners and their family. Steve, Deborah, Megan and Holly were an absolute delight to stay with. We felt like old friends visiting people we had known for years. They never intruded on our privacy but when our paths crossed, they were always happy to see us and check that all was well. They made us very welcome and I can assure them that we will be back to visit them in the near future.
If you are looking for a place to stay while exploring this part of the world or visiting Fontwell Park or Goodwood, then I doubt that you will find a better place or hosts.

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Liked best: The owners.
Liked least: saying goodbye.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2016
Thanks very much for a smashing review.
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Rotobuck
Uk
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 28 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Willow cottage is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.The accommodation is all on one level and is set in a lovely peaceful garden. The property contains every item required to make it feel like home. On arrival there is a welcome pack which contains wine, coffee, bacon, butter, fresh eggs laid by the owners chickens, tea bags,homemade bread and cake.Thank you Deborah for the bread and cake it was delicious.
We enjoyed the daily visit of Willow the dog .
Steve and Deborah our excellent hosts, thank you to both of you for making our stay so comfortable.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Thank you Rose and Tony for a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip in September.
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Jane H
Paphos, Cyprus
1 review
“A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location with welcomoing hosts”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our second stay at Willow Cottage and once again we found it to be excellent. Steve and Debbie are so welcoming and appear to have thought of everything including a lovely basket of goodies complete with eggs from their own free range chickens. The cottage was spotlessly clean and so well equipped. The surroundings are beautiful and so peaceful yet only a short walk to the nearest restaurant/pub & an easy drive to Chichester and Arundel. We would recommend Willow Cottage to anyone and shall be returning again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you for such a kind review. Good to see you both and look forward to seeing you again.
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