“Perfect accomodation in a perfectly peaceful location”
This is a perfect place to stay,we stayed in Viking Cottage which was well equipped,warm and comfortable.The utility room is equipped with washing machines, dryer, dishwasher, ironing boards and irons even pegs for the washing line.Plenty of info about the local area.The location is idyllic with plenty of walks and close by the water.All in all a very enjoyable holiday.
Ripley, United Kingdom
We have been staying at Canute Cottages in the Old Dairy on a regular basis since they opened. The standard of furnishings was excellent then and still is. You can walk down the lane to the edge of Chichester Old Harbour (approx 3,500 acres) and follow a wheelchair accessible trail along the edge of the harbour to The Point where there is a bench to sit on and watch the 'world sail by'.
There are all sorts of facilities for children in the old barn which in July had a webcam trained on an owl's nest in the roof of the barn.
This is one of our favourite places - sooooooo relaxing!
My wife and I rented the Old Dairy with our two dogs in March 13 to attend an event at Goodwood Race Track.
The first thing I would say is that the website undersells itself as the cottages are bigger and much nicer than portrayed in the rather small photos.
Furnishings are to a high standard and the heating worked well (personally tested to -5c). The kitchen is well equipped and the beds comfortable. The owner welcomes well behaved dogs, and although the literature mentions a preference for small dogs our two labs felt comfortable and were made welcome.
The cottages are formed out of former farm buildings (probably stables) and form a courtyard with car parking at the far end. Three spaces are under cover. There is a common washing/utility room with very extensive local tourist information laid out and a Barn with some indoor games (Skittles/Ping Pong etc) to keep the children happy on rainy days. Each cottage has a small garden with seating outside.
The coast is a five minute walk away and a pathway around the peninsular allows access to a private path network that is available to guests that offers a delightful walk taking in the coast and some woodland. Great for kids and dogs alike.
All in all we enjoyed our stay and had no complaints. If staying in summer I suspect privacy would be a little limited with the cottages overlooking each other and any noisy guests would not find themselves popular. A rainy day might see demand for the barn games being high if a large number of children were in residence.
The only minus point for me was that towels are charged as an extra at £3 per person. This seemed a little trivial as the rental prices are in the sort of bracket where one would assume that towels and linen are included.
All in all I would recommend Canute Cottages to anyone who is looking for family accommodation and wants an environment that offers something for everyone.
A genuine find that we would not hesitate to return to. Our thanks go to Diana and her staff.
I've been coming to canute for around 8 years, and since my first visit I've been very much in love.
Always a warm welcome from Diana, with an array of goodies waiting on us when we arrive (Cobnor apple juice, short bread)
The setting is lovely, just a short walk from the beach and surrounded by fields, it's like a whole other world.
If you're thinking of booking up, do it !
You will not regret it.
Thank you Diana.
I booked one of these cottages after seeing their website. I wanted somewhere I could take my Mum who is in a wheelchair and Canute Cottages seemed to offer the approprite facilities. I hoped I had made the right choice as some properties claim to be fully accessible and you find they have only made a small gesture such as a ramp etc. But Canute Cottages is fantastic. I could get the wheelchair around the cottage and surroundings easily. Diana, the owner, was so helpful and provided a fireside chair for my Mum when asked and was anxious to know if we needed anything else - did I want the heating adjusted, was my Mum warm enough? The cottage decor is beautiful - matching pine furniture and very comfortable beds. There is a laundry room and masses of books, games, DVDs etc. It was lovely to sit on the patio outside the cottage for afternoon tea or a gin and tonic later. The biggest bonus of all was the wheelchair accessible path that has been created for about a mile along the sea wall. It is not usually easy to get a wheelchair to such a beautiful unspoiled area. The cottages are located in a truly peaceful and unspoiled spot - but a short drive up the peninusular to the main road are shops and restaurants and access to other lovely places such as Bosham, Dell Quay, Emsworth. I enjoyed my week so much that I have already booked to go again next Spring.