Things to Do Locally

Hampshire & West Sussex

The cottage is in the South Downs National Park. There are numerous public footpaths, bridleways and cycling opportunites from the door. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park, just over the hill, offers mountain bike trails and an extensive walking area. There are beaches at West Wittering, Hayling Island and Southsea, birdwatching at Pagham Harbour and sailing in Chichester Harbour at several sailing clubs, including Itchenor, Bosham, Hayling Island, and Cobnor. Ferries ply frequently from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.

Places To Eat


Other Local Attractions Include:

Horse racing
Goodwood or Fontwell

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Goodwood Motor Events
Festival of Speed & Revival

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Polo
Cowdray Park

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Horse Riding
Lavant House Stables

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Golf at Liphook, Cowdray
Goodwood and Hayling Island

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Queen Elizabeth
Country Park

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Staunton
Country Park

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Southdowns
Way

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Stansted Park
Rowlands Castle

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West Dean Estate
& Gardens

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The Weald & Downland
Open Air Museum in Singleton

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Arundel
Castle

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
& Mary Rose Museum

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Fishbourne
Roman Palace

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Petworth
House

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Chichester
Cathedral

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Goodwood
House

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Chichester
Festival Theatre

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Spinnaker
Tower

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HMS
Warrior

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Uppark House
& Garden

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Pallant House
Gallery

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Goodwood
Sculpture Park

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South Downs
National Park

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Butser
Ancient Farm

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Hambledon
Vineyard

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Places To Eat

The Victoria Inn, Pub & restaurant, West Marden,  4 miles

Donna and Toby welcome you to the Victoria Inn West Marden, a traditional pub based in a small community. We love it and go there often.  They are fun and the food is great. It is a great starting point for a walk or cycle ride and close-by are the Goodwood Estate, Stansted Park and Uppark House so there is plenty to explore.
Phone: 02392 631330   Web: www.victoriainnwestmarden.co.uk

The George Inn, Pub & restaurant, Finchdean, 2 miles

Wonderful old-fashioned slightly scruffy country pub and restaurant situated in the quiet village of Finchdean just 2 miles away.  They love dogs in the front bar, where you can also have a meal, but no dogs in the restaurant. It has a big garden for the summer and in the winter has a log fire in the cosy traditional bar with good food in the bar or restaurant.
Phone: 02392 412257  Web: www.thegeorgefinchdean.co.uk

The Robin Hood, Pub & restaurant, Rowlands Castle,  2 miles

Big pub with country house decor and an open fire, where South Downs Way walks pass close by. Lovely setting on the village green.
Phone: 02392 412268  Web: Robin Hood Rowlands Castle

The Castle, Rowlands Castle, 2 miles

Right by the railway bridge.  Lovely to stop for a pint after a long walk in Stansted Park in the public bar.  Nice dining-room, scrubbed tables and log fires.  Standard wholesome fare.
Phone: 023 92412494 Web:Castle Inn Rowlands Castle

The Richmond Arms, West Ashling, 8 miles

This pub is pure heaven!  It’s actually much more than a pub, a proper special occasion dinner place!  We just love it, and the food is outstanding and has won all sorts of awards.  Run by a delightful husband and wife team who have the highest standards.  Try it – it’s really worth the extra few pounds (money, and round your tummy!)
Phone: 01243 572046 Web:The Richmond Arms West Ashling
 

The Woodmancote Arms, Pub and Restaurant, Southbourne, 6 miles

The Woodmancote is eclectic in style, is fun and successfully mixes contemporary and traditional styles. The food is simple, fresh and well prepared. All home cooked fare – tailored to most people’s pockets; ranging from fresh fish, great Sunday roasts, innovative vegetarian options
         Phone: 01243 371019   Web: www.woodmancotepub.co.uk/

The Three Horseshoes, Pub and Restaurant, Elstead, 7 miles.

A hidden gem overlooking the Downs, with scrumptious pub meals, log fires and a cracking garden. Well-behaved walkers, kids and dogs welcome.
         Phone: 01730 825746

Five Bells, Buriton, 7 miles

This is one of our favourites for supper in the deep mid-winter.  The menu isn’t terribly ambitious, but the food is delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful and cosy, specially if you ask for a table by the fire in the little room!
 Phone: 01730 263584  Web: http://fivebells-buriton.co.uk/

The White Hart, South Harting, 8 miles

Recently taken over by new people and thoroughly refurbished.  We haven’t tried it yet, but apparently it’s lovely, much more up-to-date, really comfortable and delicious food.
Phone: 01730 825124  Web: http://www.the-whitehart.co.uk/

Book Your Stay

With all these beautiful surroundings Lavender Cottage is the perfect place to stay to enjoy them all. Call us now to book on 02392 596 594.