Number 42

South East England West Sussex Arundel

  • From £250 a night
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cottage

An elegant townhouse for self-catering stays in Arundel

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The market town of Arundel is home to some pretty impressive sights – a grand cathedral, a magnificent castle, and plenty of other historic listed buildings. Among them is Number 42, a terraced townhouse that’s now a holiday home. Astonishingly, it was designed by the same architect as the cathedral, which stands in full view of its leaded windows, and is within walking distance of virtually everything Arundel has to offer: heritage, culture, restaurants, bars and boutiques. In addition to all that, Arundel station is just a mile away, offering a 90-minute rail connection to London – making car-free weekends here an appealing possibility.

Sleeping up to eight in four bedrooms, this stylish three-storey property feels like rather a grown-up getaway. The dining room and the wine fridge in the small but well-equipped kitchen add to that vibe, as does the decor. Its whites, greys and stone throughout tie in with retained heritage features like the fireplaces and stone-silled windows you find throughout the property. There’s a small, walled courtyard garden too, adding valuable outside space.

As you ascend to the second and third floors, tiles give way to carpets and a cosier feel. There are two bedrooms on each of the upper storeys, two of which have views towards the cathedral. One, the master on the first floor, has an en-suite shower room too. Although the proportions of the rooms are what you'd expect from a terraced townhouse, they feel light and airy, and three of the bedrooms fit a king-size bed, while the other has a double. All have handy built-in storage.

This elegant house was designed by Joseph Hansom in the 1800s, like the nearby cathedral. A visit to that is not something you’ll want to miss and it’s a very short walk away. It’s not much further to Arundel Castle and its lovely gardens and the River Arun which stretches into Swanbourne Lake and wildlife-rich wetlands where you can take a boat trip. The town has plenty of places to eat, drink and shop as well, all just a couple of minutes’ walk from the front door. And if, somehow, all that isn't enough to keep you occupied, Arundel stands on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park and just six miles from the sea.

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The home comprises of 3 floors. The ground floor consists of the living room, dining room, kitchen and outdoor courtyard. The kitchen contains a washer/dryer, wine fridge and dishwasher for guests to use. The dining room has an extendable table so will be large enough to seat 6 when extended. There is a half bath on the ground floor.

The first floor contains the master bedroom with shower room ensuite. This bedroom has a gorgeous view of the cathedral, a unique decorative fireplace and a king bed. There is another king bedroom located next door, with another beautiful fireplace.

The second floor contains 2 further bedrooms, with a king bed and double bed. There is a shared bathroom on this floor with a separate bath and shower. Each of the bedrooms has gorgeous views of Arundel Cathedral and Arundel town from the unique lead window frames.

Suitable For

Number 42 is suited to all ages, please note that the property is over 3 floors. No pets allowed 


Arundel is home to some of the most beautiful sights in Sussex. Home to the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle is one of the grandest and most cared for castles on the South Coast. The castle also boasts a private garden for visitors, displaying some of the most beautiful flowers and plants native to the UK. Perfect in Spring and Summer! Arundel Cathedral is another one of the gems of this small town with stunning architecture and regular services, it is certainly worth a visit.

Parking is a little tricky in Arundel but there a lot of streets with free parking available. All along Maltravers St is free parking, however, if you cannot find something there, we recommend driving up the hill towards the Cathedral and you should find parking there. If still not, there is paid parking available behind The Swan pub at the bottom of the high street, and also along Mill Road opposite the castle.

Food & Drink

The property is located just 2 minutes walk to Arundel High Street with plenty of amazing restaurants, pubs, antique shops and quaint cafes. 


Number 42 is available to book all year round


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The Owner Says

This holiday home is absolutely phenomenal. The home was originally designed by Joseph Hansom who designed the Arundel Cathedral and mirrored his style in these three exquisite townhomes. From the back side of the property, the windows look up towards the grand cathedral on the top of the hill, and at night, the Cathedral is illuminated for guests to see!

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Contact Website  01273 640 281  Number 42, 42 Maltravers St, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9BU

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Getting There

Train: Arundel has a railway station with direct services from London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, and other locations. Once you arrive in Arundel, you will need to use local bus services or other modes of transportation to reach the property.

Bus: There are bus services connecting Arundel to nearby towns and villages. Local bus services may operate routes to Arundel or other nearby areas.


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Car-free Option
  • Family Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sensational Views
  • Short Walk to the Pub
  • Something Different

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews


Wonderful place

Wonderful place Wonderful village Very clear instructions Very convenient location Great rental
Mar 22, 2024 by Ara

Highly recommend

The house is stunning and in a wonderful location. The quality of the beds, furniture and linens etc made for a wonderful stay. Would if you’re looking for a great base to explore Arundel.
Mar 20, 2024 by Mel

Beautiful home

A beautiful home and the perfect place from which to explore Arundel. The views of the cathedral from two of the bedrooms are wonderful.
Mar 20, 2024 by Amy

Great stay at this beautiful property

Warm and homely environment, perfect for a getaway for the 5 of us. Comfy beds, great amenities (lots of plates & cutlery, dishwasher, fridge freezer, etc.). The location was also perfect for exploring the local area, right in the heart of Arundel.
Dec 28, 2023 by Claire

Beautiful house with lots of character

A beautiful house with lots of character, very tastefully decorated. We were a family of 5 adults. Bedrooms were excellent and beds very comfortable. Good layout in house, especially having 3 toilets and 2 bathrooms. Living area was very comfortable. The kitchen was narrow but was very well equipped. Dining table was large enough for us. We stayed 2 nights and ate out both evenings. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Arundel itself is very picturesque. We spent an afternoon at the castle and gardens which is probably one of the best I’ve been to and I’ve been to a lot! My 3 sons are all in their mid/late twenties and enjoyed the location. There was a good mix of bars and pubs. Far enough a way that you weren’t disturbed by noise but near enough to walk. We found plenty of free parking in nearby roads if you don’t manage to nab a space right outside.
Dec 10, 2023 by Jane

Will definitely be back!

Beautiful house as always. Super easy and lovely communication. We will definitely be back!
Sep 20, 2023 by Jemima

Excellent stay

Excellent stay, great communication and reasonable price. Lovely house to stay in. Thank you!
Aug 15, 2023 by Bobby

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