About Pen Cottage

I can certainly recommend a guest house to visitors to Chichester.

Pen Cottage is situated in The Drive, a residential road in the Summersdale area (5 minutes' drive or 25 minutes' walk from the city centre). Being a mile from the centre can be an advantage in so far as parking is readily available and free.

Public transport users can also take a 55 bus from Summersdale Drive to the Cathedral and beyond. The location looks convenient for Goodwood, the Festival Theatre, Bishop Otter College and the famed Comme Ca restaurant. Sited just off the A286 road in from Midhurst, it is within easy reach of a petrol station and a corner shop that is run by local people and open until 11pm.

The smart external appearance is matched inside; there is a definite feel of quality to the rooms. Mine was equipped with a flat screen TV with extra channels, both a reading light and a night light. Coffee-making facilities include some smooth coffee granules that are a cut above the ubiquitous sachets and a decent selection of biscuits.

The warm welcome I received from hosts Colin and Monica Kaye is carried over to breakfast-time. Again - plenty of choice - selection of cereal, toast, cooked food and even an imaginative fruit salad and yogurt. In the warmer months of the year, guests may be able to take breakfast in the garden area.

All in all, a treasure waiting to be discovered, a home from home, and a good vantage point from which to enjoy Chichester.