Petworth is a fine market town with many handsome houses, quaint lanes, an abundance of antique shops (37 within an half mile radius at the last count) and many other excellent shops to cover all interests.
Chichester is 15 miles away with many interesting shops and restaurants all within the Roman walls of this historic city, home to the renowned Festival Theatre. The delightful town of Arundel, 11 miles away, with a great castle steeped in nearly 1,000 years of history, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun, houses a magnificent collection of fine furniture and great paintings.
Petworth House is a vast 17thC mansion set in a 700 acres deer park designed by “Capability” Brown. The house contains the National Trust’s finest collection of pictures with numerous paintings by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake; fine furniture, carvings by Grinling Gibbons, sculpture and interesting kitchens with a 1,000 piece copper batterie de cuisine.
Places to see
We are just a short drive from Goodwood, one of the loveliest and most famous racecourses and the historic motor racing circuit. Also on our doorstep you can discover Cowdray Park the home of British Polo; Parham House and Gardens; West Dean Gardens and The Weald & Downland open air museum; Kingley Vale, a National Nature Reserve, home to one of Europe's most impressive yew forests. Guildford and Brighton are 20 and 35 miles away respectively.
Petworth is a shoppers paradise with something for everyone. Explore the cobbled streets and you will discover a variety of shops selling everything from gifts, mens & ladies fashion, homeware, books and jewellery to award winning food destinations such as The Hungry Guest Food Shop. Foodies will also delight in the many places to eat such as The Leconfield with it's pretty courtyard garden and stylish bar, making it perfect for al fresco lunches and evenings alike.