Rother Cottage

Midhurst, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

Picture-book pretty cottage in a peaceful hamlet. Your own wing, relaxed host, breakfast round the farmhouse table with the sun streaming in


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 โ€“ 2


Katherine is engaging and creative and her house has an informal, lived-in feel. Find an eclectic mix of furniture, vases overflowing with garden flowers, beams galore, a winter wood fire and a sunny open-plan dining/sitting room where you have breakfast. Up the steep, crooked stair to your own wing of the house: a simple bedroom with a hand-sewn Indian throw on a comfy bed; the bathroom is basic and back downstairs. The colourful garden has views over the South Downs. Goodwood racecourse is close, Glyndebourne an hour; it’s a fabulous area for rambling, cycling, visiting Sussex villages, and there are heaps of pubs for supper.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: usually 2 nights.
Christmas, New Year & Easter.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
1 Double
From £95
1 Single
From £85


What a lovely stay, we felt like long lost family and were treated like royalty ! The garden is a joy that Katherine is justifiably proud of, we woke to the sound of birds and the scent of honeysuckle. Thank you for all your kindness.

Fiona, Marlborough

We stayed with Katherine for two nights - May 25 and 26, 2018. Katherine was very welcoming and was the absolute perfect hostess! Our stay was wonderful - just the right amount of help & advice without appearing overbearing. The accommodation was extremely comfortable - garden looked superb and the house was full of flowers. Everything was beautifully kept. Breakfast was delicious and I loved the Swedish Rye Bread!! We would definitely return.

Jennifer, Devonshire, bermuda

Stayed here for four nights to enjoy some country air and get some writing work done. A very pleasant cottage, and Katherine cooks excellent breakfasts, which easily fill you up for the day. She's very welcoming, happy to chat and also happy to leave you to your own devices if you prefer. There's a nice cottagey sitting room which you can perch in (nb, not private, but Katherine kindly allows you to use it during the day), and your own nice private bathroom. It's a good location for exploring the countryside by cycle, as I did, and within an hour or so's pedal of train stations.

Martin, London

We have had an unforgettable stay, the warmest welcome and a truly confortable rest. Our perfect and very caring hostess didn't spare her time to attend our needs and questions, making ourselves feeling at home, sharing rare moments. We could have been luckier with the weather but it was a delightful time with a real desire to renew our stay in this genuine countryside.

Benoit, Versailles

Thank you again for such a serendipitous stopover. Your hospitality was an excellent prelude to our relaxing time in the West Country. Sunshine, some walking, lassitude and time are good healers.


An absolutely gorgeous place to stay. Deliciously comfortable in my own "wing" of the house., and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Katherine was a total rockstar, providing a delicious breakfast that could have fed an army! She was delightful, and extremely friendly offering stimulating, intelligent conversation. Rother Cottage is a must if staying in the Midhurst area. Hidden away in peaceful and beautiful countryside, with heavenly gardens. I have finally after a long time found my 'secret spot' in this area.

Robin, Exeter

Katherine gave us an extremely warm welcome and provided our own wing in her charming cottage very close to the South Downs. Each morning we were greeted by a groaning breakfast table! Katherine was very helpful in directing our excursions and finding the best pubs and places to eat.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Katherine Wyld

  • We are ten minutes from Heyshott Down, and close to many beautiful walks up to and along the South Down Way. A true paradise for walkers. You can see the Isle of Wight on a clear day above Bepton Down. The endless variety of stunning views never palls.
  • Petworth House is just down the road, a beautiful National Trust House and Deer Park. It has some good paintings, apparently the first flat fronted Carolean House. It sits just by its ancient town with antique and clothes shops, and places to eat.
  • The Cowdray Ruins beside our local old market town of Midhurst, three miles away, have been lovingly restored and give a wonderful picture of what was once a very grand and notable palace. Well worth a visit on your way to the Cowdray Shop at Easebourne.
  • Polo. If you enjoy watching polo we have two grounds, one a few minutes away, the other by the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst. A walk on the golf course over the road rewards with great views of the Downs.
  • We are twelve miles from Chichester with its enchanting early Georgian Architecture, its beautiful Cathedral and our now reknowned Festival Theatre. From here you can visit the coast and the wild fowl reserve at Church Norton.
  • Goodwood racecourse must be the most beautiful in the land with its stunning views. All the meetings are fun, including the evening ones, with Glorious Goodward attracting all the best horses. Goodwood House is worth a visit for its guilded splendour.