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South Downs Bunkhouse
Communal room at South Downs Bunkhouse
South Downs Bunkhouse - courtyard with fire pit and BBQ
Now with oven and hob
Upgraded kitchen with additional kitchen in utility, with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing space.
South Downs Bunkhouse entrance
South Downs Bunkhouse - courtyard
Langham bunkroom
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USB charging shelves
Showers at South Downs Bunkhouse
Bike wash area
Communal room at South Downs Bunkhouse
South Downs Bunkhouse - courtyard with fire pit and BBQ
Now with oven and hob
Upgraded kitchen with additional kitchen in utility, with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing space.

South Downs Bunkhouse, Arundel, West Sussex

Sleeps 2 - 23 4 Bedrooms 14 Dining

Comfortable bunkhouse sleeping up to 20, a great base for walking the South Downs Way and cycling holidays

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. South Downs Bunkhouse, Arundel, West Sussex, sleeps 2 - 23 in 4 bedrooms.

The South Downs Bunkhouse is located in the hamlet of Houghton only 250 metres from the South Downs Way in the centre of the South Downs National Park. This is a great base for cycling and walking breaks, offering quality facilities at a reasonable price. School parties also welcome.

Breakfast can be provided for an additional charge.

The Bunkhouse can sleep up to 20 in four rooms but can sleep 23 (with three extra beds in three of the rooms, does make it a tad cosy but regularly done)  one room sleeps 8, the others four each. Each bed has a power socket and USB charging port. There is a communal room with tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave, fridge and toaster.  In the comunial room there is an electric hob and oven and under counter fridge. The utility room has another electric oven dishwasher, American fridge/freezer,  18kg washing machine, touble dryers. There is a TV/DVD  and free WiFi throughout.

The comunial room has a extendable dining table which seats 12/14. We have now converted another room as a functon room which is perfect for larger groups, this has tables and chairs to seat 30+ sofas, arm chair and large bean bag and gives a much larger space to relax and socialise in. This space can be hired at £90 per 24 hours.

In the courtyard there are bike washing facilities, secure bike storage, picnic tables and a barbecue. 

For larger groups or those with some looking for a little more luxury, we can also offer bed and breakfast at the Arun Valley B&B at Houghton Farm. There are 2 rooms in the farmhouse , both rooms are spacious and comfortable, and a choice of breakfasts are served in the large dining room.

Houghton has two good pubs and a very nice new meditarean Boathouse at Houghton Bridge, all within easy walking distance. There is also the Black Horse at Amberley which is an excellent pub situated in the pretty village of Amberley is a mile and a half away with a tea room and village shop.

The historic towns of Petworth (8.5 miles) and Arundel (4 miles) are within easy reach. Arundel can be reached by train, and Amberley railway station is very close by. The south coast is nearby too.


Dog Friendly

We do not allow pets unless previously arranged.


There are no specific facilities for disabled guests.


Free WiFi throughout the bunkhouse and function room


Crockery, cutlery, kettles, toasters, microwave, hob, oven & fridge. large american fridge/freezer& cooker, dishwasher, urn & soup kettle in utility.

Dining Room

Communal room with a table that seats 14.. There are picnic tables outside that will seat 32.

Sitting Room

Seating in the communal room, with a TV/DVD. We now have a function room for hire, gives more space for dining for 30, relaxing and socialising.

TV and Music Facilities

There is a TV/DVD in the communal room.

Games Room

There is no games room. Function room available for hire

Heating and Open Fires

Electric heaters in all rooms that can be individually set. Wood burning stove. Fans for summer months.


There are three rooms with two bunks and one with four.


Please bring sleeping bags, pillow case & towels (pillow supplied). Alternatively, we can provide linen at an extra charge of £4 per person per night.


There are Ladies and Gents loos with two showers in each.

Children's Facilities

There are no specific facilities for children. A large selection of Board Games and DVD's available


Courtyard with barbecue, fire pit and picnic tables. Bike wash area.


There is parking for up to seven vehicles.


We have a no smoking policy.

Booking Information

Sole occupancy for 20 people is available, with a one off refundable deposit of £350 increased to £500 if taking the function room as well.. Or occupancy can be on a mixed gender, mixed party basis based on prices from £30 per person per night. *£30 is winter/low season rate. Linen is available at an extra charge of £6 per person per night.

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South Downs Bunkhouse

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The Bunkhouse is located at Houghton Farm on the B2139. At the midpoint of the South Downs Way, close to Arundel and the south coast.

  • Arundel is 4 miles away.
  • There is a village stores in Amberley which is 1.5 miles away and a supermarket in Arundel. Larger supermarkets can be found in Pulborough which is 7.5 miles away.
  • The George and Dragon Pub is 140 yards to the west and The Bridge Inn and Riverside Restaurant are half a mile to the east.
  • Gatwick Airport is 34 miles and Southampton Airport is 45 miles.
  • Amberley Station is half a mile away.
  • A limited bus service operates from the Houghton.

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