Araden Manor West Sussex (1)

Araden Manor The South Coast

Edwardian elegance in the heart of Sussex... perfect for family and friends

From the moment you enter the sweeping drive to this 5-acre estate, you just know good times are ahead. Sociability is at the heart of Araden Manor in Sussex. From the Christian-style kitchen - with squishy sofas so you can keep the chef company - to the elegant drawing room, complete with bar, this is somewhere for family and friends to create lasting memories.

The details are delightful, from the games room with ‘Bijou’ mezzanine floor to four poster beds in four of the five beautifully appointed bedrooms. Outside, take your coffee in the morning sunshine at the front of the manor, where there’s plenty of seating with views across the parterre gardens. Behind the manor, the Sundowner garden is a sun trap where you can capture the evening rays as you sip cocktails or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Explore further, down the avenue of yew trees, to find a dreamy woodland setting with seating and a firepit area.

There’s also an outdoor hot tub, a secret garden which the children will love, and an eclectic mix of resident animals including Patsy and Eddie the friendly micro pigs, and Starsky and Hutch the miniature Shetland ponies!

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What we think

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce you to James & Serena's wonderful Manor House in West Sussex. This stunning house is the perfect place for a weekend escape or week away in this beautiful part of the UK, famous for its English vineyards.

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…and what an area to explore!

If you can tear yourself away from idyllic days at Araden Manor, head for a tour of the local vineyards, spend a day at the races at nearby Goodwood or pack a picnic and take the path straight onto the South Downs Way. Countryside pubs abound and the village has a local store and post office. Further afield (but close enough) you can visit castles, go boating on the river or spend a day at the beach. Araden Manor is also within striking distance of the uber cool seaside resort of Brighton & Hove.

What to expect

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We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Araden Manor just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dining table for 10 guests (or 12 by request)
  • A modern fully equipped Christian style kitchen with granite work surfaces, a Range cooker and Kitchen Aid appliances
  • Bar and drawing room with Burr Walnut bar with seating for 6. Bar area leads through Corinthian columns to the sofa area with seating for 8/10 and has an open fireplace. 
  • 16ft round swimming pool in the 'Sundowner Garden' (available June - September)
  • Outdoor dining tables to the front and rear of the Manor (each seating 8)
  • Firepit set in a woodland seating area
  • Resident animals include Patsy and Eddie – 2 rescued micro pigs – both very friendly (they use to live in a flat and there is nothing “micro” about them!); Starsky & Hutch (miniature Shetland ponies) and a Toggenberg goat named Yogi Bear! 
  • Snug/playroom with TV & corner sofa (seats 6). Games area with desks and bookcases etc and a “Bijou” mezzanine floor with den and reading area for children.
  • 5 acres of gardens including a hot tub, sun terrace, ornate gardens, woodlands, a secret garden and more

West Sussex

Set in the village of West Chiltington, nestled in its very own micro-climate housing vineyards galore, including the world famous Nyetimber which is on the doorstep! Walk from the house straight onto footpaths leading to the South Downs Way and walks around the vineyards.


  • Is the house rented exclusively?

    Yes, the Manor and gardens are exclusively yours, although the wonderfully friendly property owners will be staying on the grounds in the Coach House to the rear of the Manor (converted from the former Edwardian stables) connected to the Manor via a courtyard.

    While the owners are very sociable people, they will be very discreet during your stay. Unless of course you need them, or would like them to introduce you to their micro pigs, Shetland ponies or their resident goat!

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, families with children are very welcome. There's children's play equipment for little ones, a high chair and two cots.

    Kids love the Secret Garden, which has a children’s two-storey playhouse, climbing frame with slide and swing and picnic table. There is also a trampoline!


  • Are pets allowed?

    Sorry, Araden Manor is not suitable for pets.

  • Are hen and stag parties allowed?

    Hen and stag parties are considered. Please ask before booking.

  • What can I walk to from the Manor?

    You can walk from the house straight onto footpaths leading to the South Downs Way and walks around the vineyards with plenty of opportunities to stop at their cafes and sample their wines whilst basking in the sun. There is an abundance of countryside pubs within 15 minutes' drive from the house – several of which you can walk to. 

  • What is there within a short drive of the Manor?

    Within 15-35 minutes by car you can visit the historic Arundel Castle; go boating on the rivers of Amberley; visit Petworth House; spend the day on the sandy beaches of West Wittering (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); spend the day at the Qatar Races/Festival of Speed/Goodwood Revival at the famous Goodwood Racecourse; spend the day by the sea in the uber cool seaside resort of Brighton & Hove or shop in the city of Chichester or Surrey’s wealthy town of Guildford.

  • What are the nearest train stations to the house?

    Pulborough railway station is just 10 minutes away from the Manor by car/taxi.

  • What are the nearest airports to the house?

    Araden Manor is just 17 miles from London Gatwick Airport or 35 miles from London Heathrow Airport.

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Araden Manor. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival, and check out is at 10am (or 4pm if checking out on Sunday).

Call to book

01242 352 747