The Loft, Riverside House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Arundel BN18 9JS


A 2 bedroom wing of Riverside House available independently from the main house


The first floor flat can be used either as 2 bedrooms with a bathroom, shower room and kitchenette; or as a one bedroom flat with a living room.

2 bedrooms

1 bathroom

1 new shower room

River views from principle bedroom

Views of castle and cathedral from principle room

Access to garden with direct river frontage

Parking for 2 cars (more by agreement)

Wifi & Sky TV

Private front door at ground floor level with stairs to first floor accommodation

Small kitchenette

Newly refurbished and decorated for 2014 season

Total floor area excluding stairs and hall approximately 60sqm (or circa 600sqft)

Secluded part of the garden for private use

Detailed description

The property is accessed via a pair of electric security gates.

Parking is allocated and secure on a brick paved driveway close to the font door.

The property has its own front door, opening onto a straight flight of stairs which lead to the landing.

The landing has a small kitchenette within it. The kitchenette is also a newly fitted and is “open plan” on the landing and suitable for very light snacks. There is a kettle, toaster, mini fridge, microwave and essential cutlery and crockery. There is an extensive selection of restaurants, tea rooms, cafes, takeaways and bars within a five minute walk.

Bedroom 1 is laid out as a double room (Feather & Black king size bed) with new White Company bed linen & towels, carpet and decorations ready for 2014 season. It has exceptional uninterrupted views of the river Arun and townscape views of Arundel cathedral and castle. There is an en-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 (Karite toileties).

Bedroom 2 is laid out as a large twin room. This room could also be used as a living room if the flat is being used by a couple who requires more space.

The shower room is en-suite to Bedroom 2.

Garden:There is a secluded part of the garden that is available. It catches the sun throughout the day and sunset, benefits from views of the river/ town/castle and cathedral. It is set up with a table and chairs for 4 people with parasol. Guests are encouraged to enjoy this part of the garden rather than the terraces in front of the main house.

Around and about

Food & drink

Fine dining: The Parsons Table (, The Town House (, Amberley Castle (, Bailiffscourt (

Eating in Arundel: An unusually high number of restraurants for such a small town including : French/Indian/Chinese/Italian/English cuisine within the town centre

(around 10 restaurants)

Drinking in Arundel: 3 pubs, several with live music and showing live sports

Around: Chichester has a wide selection of modern bars, bistros and restaurants including : Carluccio's, Raymond Blanc, Cote, Bill's

Classic Country pubs: The George at Burpham (run by locals with real ales); The Black Rabbit in Arundel (notable for its riverside garden and views)
Further afield there is The Leconfield in Petworth, The George & Dragon in Houghton and The Sportsman Inn in Amberley (

Catering: Sussex Chef (, The Loft @ Sparks Yard (

Activities within Arundel

(arguably the prettiest and most historically interesting town within the district; renowned for its arts and history)

Shopping (e.g. interior design, art galleries/antique shops/boutiques/indoor antiques and collectables markets/tea roomsEasily accessible walks along river Arun
Boats to rent from Arundel
Arundel Castle tours/festival/outside theatre/jousting (
Arundel Cathedral (
Arundel Cricket Ground (regular touring matches) (
Arundel trout fishing (
Arundel street market (every Saturday) hot and cold foods etc
Arundel arts festival (

Arundel Riding Centre (

Arundel Wetland Centre home to great selection of birds with bird hides and a cafe overlooking the wetland lakes (

Boating at Swanbourne Lake: hire a row boat, enjoy the birds and afternoon tea overlooking the stunning lake.

Boating on the river Arun: hire a small moron boat and glide along the Arun.

Ferry to Littlehampton: take the ferry from Arundel to Littlehampton leaving most days durint the summer.

Activities around Arundel

Littlehampton fun fair suitable for children with variety of rides, slides, ice cream and cafes

Fishbourne Roman Palace: 20 mins by car. A roman palace of national importance. The largest roman palace in northern Europe (

Goodwood Estate with famous downland golf course/country club with spa and pool/renowned horse racing/motor racing/aerodrome and Goodwood Country House (

Walking on sandy beaches at Climping (5 mins)
Easy access to the South Downs Way for walking/ramblers and biking (
Parham House country house (10 mins) (
Amberley Castle (Michelin star country hotel) (8 mins) (

Amberley Museum (
Bailiffscourt historic country house/hotel and spa (8 mins) (
Amberley Wildbrook for nature lovers (8 mins) (
Duncton Mill for retreat/meditations and classes (
Historic West Dean house and gardens for adult courses from yoga to horticulture (20 mins) (

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (
Chichester 15 minutes (cathedral city/renowned theatre/shopping)
Market town of Midhurst (25 mins) with world famous Cowdray Polo Club (
Market town of Petworth with Petworth Park landscaped by Capability Brown and the house housing an important collection of Turners
Brighton: 30 minutes (Royal Pavillion/The Lanes (shopping)/theatre/night clubs and bars/beaches)

For children

The 1/4 acre, well maintained mature garden, is fully enclosed with walls/fences and is secure and in our opinion child friendly
Arundel children's play area (extensive slides/swings and merry-go-rounds) (2 mins walk)
Arundel crazy/mini golf (3 mins walk)
Arundel all weather, flood lit tennis courts (3 mins walk)

Arundel library (
Arundel Lido (outside swimming with a castle view!) (2 mins walk) (

Flying Fortress children's indoor activity centre at Ford (5 mins) (

5-a-side football in Ford (5 mins) (

There are nursery/childcare facilities by retired school teacher within the town
Militaria shops, ice cream shops, tea rooms overlooking the river all within Arundel
Boat trips on the Arun (start 5 mins walk away)
Golf/cafes and seaside fun at Litllehampton suitable for kids (8 mins)

Practical points

Delicatessen with fine cheeses/local meats and fine wines (3 mins walk)
Daily essentials can be found in town
Co-op (2 mins walk)
Waitrose in Littlehampton (10 mins) and Chichester (17 mins)
Post office and banks with cash points within Arundel
Taxi rank in town and at rail station (railway station 7 mins walk)
Bus stops in Arundel (regular buses from Brighton in the east and Chichester in the west are provided by Stagecoach route 700 and by Compass routes 71, 84 and 85)


Gatwick Airport 45mins by car or train
London Victoria 1h30 directly to Arundel station (there are also late night trains running regularly from Victoria to Gatwick)
Aerodromes at Shoreham (20 mins) and Goodwood (20mins)
(distances by car unless otherwise stated)

Services included

  • One linen and one towel change per week
  • Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils
  • DVD player, Hi-fi
  • Wireless broadband

Additional chargeable services

  • babysitting
  • extra cleaning
  • extra catering

At a glance

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2


By arrangement


  • Direct river frontage from bedroom 1
  • Views of castle and cathedral
  • Newly refurbished
  • Access to landscaped gardens
  • Electric security gates
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Wifi/Broadband & Sky TV HD
  • 45min by car to Gatwick airport; 1h30min direct train to London Victoria



Per night

(2 nights minimum)

(Check in 2pm - Check out 10am)

1 June to 30 September;

Christmas & New Year holidays

Rest of the year £200

For booking enquiries, please contact Baileys Letting Agency:


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