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“A great base for exploring glorious West Sussex...”
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Review of Matchbox Stable

A delightful flint and brick cottage set in the Southdowns National Park
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, England

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Excellent - based on 19 reviews
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Jane S
1 review
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“A great base for exploring glorious West Sussex and the South Downs”
Reviewed June 8, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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person found this review helpful

Great place to stay for a couple, well equipped and beautifully clean, the owner has thought of everything that you might need and there are excellent country gastro pubs and a cafe within walking distance if you cant be bothered to cook.
We were taking part in a craft fair at Westdean College nearby, so Matchbox stable could not have been more convenient for us.
In addition to that, this is a a very beautiful part of the world between Chichester and Midhurst with some world class historic and cultural attractions to visit. To name a few: The Wield and Downland open air museum, Cass sculpture park, Westdean Gardens, Classical Petworth House, Elizabethan Parham House, Roman mosaics at Bignor and Kingly Vale nature reserve with its ancient yew trees. Goodwood is just around the corner and it turns out that Matchbox Stable was once in fact stabling for a horse named Matchbox that won the Sussex Stakes in 1894.
The South Downs are simply stunning so I highly recommend a visit we had a very enjoyable stay.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2017
Hello Jane
I was so pleased to read that you had enjoyed your stay so much. I must also thankyou so much for leaving this helpful, detailed review. I have received excellent feedback from former guests who have booked on the strength of reviews so thankyou again for your support.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2017
Thank you so much for such a positive review.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Kind regards, Margaret N.
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chezzersb
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!”
Reviewed February 19, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Absolutely great value. This lovely little cottage has everything you could possibly ask for. Great location with several lovely walks of different lengths on your doorstep. Margaret has thought of everything and we immediately felt at home from the moment we opened the door. Two great pubs within walking distance that serve really decent food at not outrageous prices. We sincerely hope to return for a longer stay. Thank you!

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Thankyou so much for such positive feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again
Many Thanks
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Andii_J
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“A perfect break away from humdrum”
Reviewed February 17, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Matchbox Stable Cottage was welcoming, clean, warm and cosy. It had everything you need for a quiet, restful holiday. It also had WiFi, with good connection, although I tried to stay off-line as much as possible. Margaret, the cottage manager, is helpful and friendly. The location is perfect for visiting the West Sussex countryside and coastline. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thank you.

Date of stay: February 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2017
Thankfyou so much for your positive comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found it so restful.

Hopefully we will see you again sometime.
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Piazza Armerina, Italy
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: it was all good
Liked least: there was nothing we didn't like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive, helpful review and I look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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Pamela W
2 reviews
“Everything we wanted”
Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This is a super property, it is very comfortable, the owner has thought of everything, we enjoyed our stay.

Date of stay: September 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
Many thanks for your positive comments. It really helps to know what our guests think.
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: very spacious with ALL facilities you could wish for
Liked least: tricky exiting the property by car
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Thankyou Ian for your positive review and welcome comments in the guestbook at the cottage.
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