Midhurst and Petworth

Self catering accommodation in Midhurst and Petworth, Sussex

Destination Midhurst & Petworth

Looking to visit Midhurst or Petworth? Midhurst and Petworth are thriving market towns nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The ideal spot for walkers and dog owners looking to explore the South Downs or culture vultures looking for a luxury rural retreat.

Midhurst, with its delightful mix of mediaeval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, which once provided the setting for many tales by past resident H.G Wells, is now home to a variety of independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants. A visit to Midhurst shouldn’t be without a stop at the beautiful Cowdray Park Estate. Well known as the home of British Polo, the grand Tudor ruins of Cowdray house make for a spectacular backdrop to its prestigious Polo events, such as The Gold Cup. You can also stock up your self-catering cottage with local produce from the award-winning Cowdray park farm shop or stop for a bite to eat in the cafe.

Well known for its antique shops, curiosity stores and high-end boutiques, the pretty cobbled streets of Petworth are full of old-world charm and ambience. At the top of the town, you’ll find the strikingly beautiful Petworth House and Gardens. Owned by the National Trust and set in 700 acres of deer parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, this spectacular 17th-century country mansion houses some of the finest paintings by Turner, Gainsborough and Blake.


Attractions in Midhurst & Petworth

  • Cowdray Park Ruins
  • Petworth House & Gardens
  • West Dean Gardens
  • Weald and Downland Museum
  • Uppark House & Gardens
  • Hinton Ampner House & Gardens
  • Woolbeding Gardens National Trust
  • Goodwood
  • Nyetimber, Nutbourne and Upperton Vineyards
  • Midhurst Museum
  • Newlands House Gallery


Places to visit

  • Harting Down
  • South Downs Way
  • Serpent Trail


Events in Midhurst & Petworth

  • Cowdray Park Polo – July
  • Petworth Festival – June/July
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – July
  • Goodwood Revival – September
  • Glorious Goodwood Qatar Horse Racing – August

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