An incentive and very special thank you for those who kindly donate £500 or more to Twickenham & Richmond Park to help Merlene and Rosina's GLA campaign. You will have a chance of winning a weekend (Friday - Monday) away* in a very picturesque village located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, close to Petworth -1hr 30 min from London, just down the A3.
The ideal place to get away from it all, stepping straight into perfect walking, cycling or riding countryside. This modern house in the country enjoys a central position in the village and is furnished with tasteful antiques and modern furniture. It sleeps eight in four bedrooms: one king bed en-suite, a further two double bedrooms, one bedroom with two singles and a shared family bathroom. One well behaved dog is also allowed.
South Downs National Park has many attractions: Dog owners and walkers will love the South Downs Way; nearby in Midhurst is the magnificent ruins of one of England's great Tudor houses, Cowdray House. There is also the beautiful Market Town of Petworth and the National Trust's 17th century Petworth House with it's fine art collection, a 30-acre woodland garden and a majestic 700-acre landscaped park designed by 'Capability' Brown. West Dean Gardens, one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public, has an impressive collection of working Victorian Glasshouses. Lurgashall winery nearby produces fine country wines, meads and liqueurs.
There is much more to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood, and Fontwell. Golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook. In Chichester you have the 900 year old Chichester Cathedral and the Chichester Festival Theatre.
The town of Arundel (20 min) has a castle, museum and heritage centre, while beach lovers should head for Littlehampton, Worthing, East and West Wittering or Bognor Regis (beaches are all 35-45m drive away).
Unfortunately this area in not easily accessed by public transport, the closest railway station being Pulborough, around 10 miles away, with limited bus services.
*Subject to availability and the normal T&Cs. Probability of winning depends on the number of eligible donations received by card, cheque or bank transfer etc. Winner announced after GLA election on May 5 -email [email protected] for details