The Bakery

South East England West Sussex Arundel

  • From £150 a night
  • Sleeps 6
  • Cottage

A holiday cottage with heritage in the heart of Arundel

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Among the historic streets that lead through Arundel to its thousand-year-old castle, you’ll find The Bakery, a two-bedroomed holiday cottage that’s as characterful as it is comfortable in a location that’s hard to beat if you’re here to explore the town. You only need to step out the front door and the castle walls are within sight. Meanwhile, Arundel Cathedral is a couple of minutes’ walk and the high street is even closer. This is a great place to stay for a weekend where you don’t have to get in the car, and if you fancy staying longer, there’s plenty more to do further afield. The South Downs National Park stretches north of the town and the south coast at Littlehampton is just a few miles away.

From the outside, this Grade II-listed cottage looks quaintly proportioned – but behind the whitewashed façade is more than you might expect: a pair of king-size bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a sofa bed too. That means up to six can stay and it’s as good for two couples or a small group of grown-up friends as it is for families. The ground floor offers the living space, which includes that sofa bed. Here, plush turquoise sofas, warm lighting, contemporary art and a Smart TV make it feel more modern than you might expect. But there are reminders of its history too: Georgian windows, exposed timbers and painted brickwork walls.

There’s more of this mix as you head down a narrow staircase to the lower ground floor where the kitchen is tucked away, and you can also access a small courtyard garden. Here you’ll find contemporary kitchen cupboards and appliances alongside exposed brick walls and the old bakery oven – a fascinating reminder of the building’s former use.

Upstairs, the balance tips the other way. You can’t escape the character of the cottage (and nor would you want to), but contemporary comforts line and fill these rooms by way of king-size beds, soft carpets and deluxe flourishes in gold and silver. Together with the elegantly finished bathrooms, this floor has the feel of a cosy boutique hotel, right down to the quality toiletries in the bathrooms. All in all, it’s simply a lovely place to relax before and after days out exploring the historic town that surrounds you and the countryside beyond.

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As it name may suggest, 'The Bakery' used to be the local bakery for the town of Arundel. In fact, the original bakery oven still exists in the kitchen of this unique property. ‘The Bakery’ is grade II listed building located at the top of the high street in Arundel providing accommodation for 6 guests. There are two bedrooms upstairs with king size beds and two full bathrooms. There is also an additional sofa bed located on the ground floor, with access to the first floor bathroom. The ground floor also contains the living area, complete with original painted wooden beams and a gas fireplace to enjoy on colder nights. On the lower ground floor is an impressive modern kitchen featuring the old bakery oven. There is a washing machine and dryer here alongside a cloakroom. The lower ground floor leads to the private patio, a perfect spot to have morning coffee or wind down in the evening when the weather permits!

Please Note: Due to the historic, quaint nature of this home, the property is over three levels and does have some steep narrow staircases which may be difficult for some guests. Please be aware when booking the property.

Suitable For

Due to the historic, quaint nature of this home, the property is over three levels and does have some steep narrow staircases which may be difficult for some guests. Please be aware when booking the property.
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. 

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. 


The Bakery is available to book all year round! 


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An absolutely beautiful townhome located in Arundel town centre just a stones throw from the historic Arundel Castle and a 30 second walk to the high street with all the shops, restaurants and bars that Arundel has to offer. 

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The Bakery is offering a 10% discount until the end of October 2024. Book online here, using the code COOL10.


Contact Website  01273 640 281  The Bakery, 5 Maltravers St, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AP

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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
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Car-free Option
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic
  • Short Walk to the Pub
  • Something Different

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews


We hope to return next year

We had a great stay in Arundel. the house is lovely and had everything we needed. It is very central so we could pop out for fresh bread in the morning. Everything was super clean and tidy.
Apr 21, 2024 by Jill

We would definitely return

The Bakery is a stunning property full of character but with superb modern amenities. The furniture & beds were super comfortable - the house made you want to stay indoors! To have lovely toiletries in the super showers was a lovely & unexpected touch, as well as tea & coffee sachets in the wonderfully warm kitchen. The location is right in the heart of stunning Arundel.
Mar 20, 2024 by Lynn

Perfect for a weekend getaway

Brilliant stay in this stunning property. Situated right in the centre of Arundel and therefore walking distance to all amenities. Perfect for a weekend getaway - will definitely use again!
Feb 17, 2024 by Russell

Would recommend to anyone looking to stay

Beautiful property with delightful surroundings, Sophie was a wonderful host, very responsive. The property was pristine, we had a very comfortable stay.
Dec 10, 2023 by Samantha

Fabulous stay

Fabulous stay in Arundel. Plenty of wonderful walks. Some great pubs and restaurants. The Bakery was all we could wish for very homely and well equipped warm and cosy and extremely clean.
Dec 9, 2023 by Wendy

Very classy place to stay

Right in the heart of beautiful Arundel, within walking distance of everything. Fast internet. Stylish decor and splendid bathrooms, with lots of hot water. Well-equipped kitchen. Responsive host. Clean, light and comfortable.
Sep 10, 2023 by Lesley

Couldn’t fault it!

Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Couldn’t fault it, everything as described. Tastefully decorated, very comfy beds and spotlessly clean!
Aug 15, 2023 by Bobbie

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