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15th century barn conversion in a beautiful peaceful location

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious ground floor barn sleeps 4

This is a quality conversion finished in May 2015 to the highest standards. The original building is a Grade II Listed historic stables and many of the original features still remain. Modern oak beams blend with the old in the airy living room. A feature of the conversion is the glass wall in the converted glasshouse, now the kitchen/diner, overlooking the garden and the horse paddocks beyond.

The property is set in a beautiful peaceful rural location on Laybrook Farm (equestrian only) next to the farmhouse. This quality conversion is sympathetically designed to accentuate the historic features, but is designed for luxury and comfort. The full central heating, double glazing and deep insulation insures your stay will be warm and cosy whatever the weather. Old Stables is the largest and the wide front door opens into the large living room, with two sofas and an armchair. The flat screen TV has a DVD player and there is a library of DVDs available to choose from. The archway goes through to the kitchen/diner has a ceiling to floor old stand stone wall and is drenched in sunlight from the facing glass wall and doors; a great place to have a long slow brunch while looking out over the pond and stream to the horse paddocks beyond. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine as well as kettle, toaster and cafetiere. Old Stables has one double bedroom and one bedroom with twin single beds which join together to form a king size bed. There is a bathroom which includes P shaped shower bath and heated towel rail.

Old Stables can accommodate six with the use of the sofa bed in the living room. There is seating for four in the kitchen diner and a breakfast bar for two in the kitchen area. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is plenty of parking at the front of the cottage.

All linen and towels are provided as well as tea and coffee.

The large garden can be enjoyed by guests and is accessed from a gate from the private patio. There is a little bridge over the stream to a paddock which is a great place to play with the dog or let the children let off steam.

There is a separate studio accommodation also available called the Hayloft. This could be rented together for a larger family holiday.

The local pub is a 15 minute walk on the footpath and welcomes dogs in the garden. The South Downs are close by and provide the walker with miles of uninterrupted views right to the sea. Petworth House, a National Trust property with many beautiful works of art, is 30 minutes to the west. Parham House, an Elizabethan house near the South Downs is 15 minutes to the south. The nearest beach is just 10 miles away. London can be accessed by Billingshurst station just 5 miles away. The journey is just 1 hour into Victoria Station.

We welcome one well behaved dog to share your visit. Please understand that we have a few house rules as pets; clear up after your dog; keep your dog on a lead in the garden and grounds (there is a paddock available for off the lead games) and do not leave your dog alone in the property unless in a crate (we have one available if you need it). Thank you.

More Details

Owner
Alison Hall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Alison Hall

I was born only 10 miles away and although I have travelled and lived around the world, I have come back home as I love it.

I have three grown up daughters, two of them live in Australia. My youngest daughter is a vet and lives from home.

Alison Hall purchased this barn in 1998

Why Alison Hall chose West Chiltington

When I first saw this farmhouse and buildings it felt as if time stood still here. I loved the garden, trees, pond and stream that had flowed past these old buildings for centuries. It is a haven for wildlife too and easy to pass the time just standing still.

What makes this barn unique

Although in the country, we are not cut off. There are lots of attractions in the cities nearby too. So there is something for everybody.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in West Chiltington in Horsham District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled floor with P shaped shower bath, heated towel rail, basin with mirrored cupboard above, shaver socket, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 contains a double bed with wardrobe chest of drawers and dressing table; bedroom 2 contains to small singles which zip together to form a king size double bed, a chest of drawers, an open wardrobe and mirror. Sleeping for 2 more is available on the sofa bed in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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15th century barn conversion in a beautiful peaceful location
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our wedding weekend and it was the most wonderful and comfortable cottage. Alison is lovely, very accommodating and friendly. If you're looking for a picturesque English countryside break then do not hesitate to book the old stables :).

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you here. You looked so beautiful coming out of the cottage in your stunning dress sparkling in the sunshine; an occasion I will not forget. Thank you for chosing to come.
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4

Clean, comfortable and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a comfortable weekend at the Old Stables cottage which was set in a peaceful location with good access to the Petworth area. It was well equipped and nicely laid out with a lovely kitchen extension added onto the old main building. Full of character but with all home comforts. Only downside was no mobile signal within cottage but it came back as soon as you stepped outside. Would also have liked a freezer box to keep freezer packs solid ready for the journey home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mobile signal is patchy in a 5 mile radius I am afraid and something my neighbours and I campaign about. Perhaps somebody influential will come to stay ....?!
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5

Great cottage, lovely stay !

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely and modern, Alison is really friendly and helpful. beautiful garden and surroundings. Overall we enjoyed our stay and definitely will recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I enjoyed having you come to stay!
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4

Great rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, great kitchen with garden views and terrace . Lighter bedding and a freezer would have make it perfect - it was very warm .

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a shame you did not ask me for the freezer or different bedding. I am only next door and only too happy to help. I cannot turn down the heat though - it has been quite a heatwave!
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5

Little piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Stables whilst visiting relatives nearby. The accomodation was lovely, homely & had everything needed. Lovely area, easy to get to & Alison & family were very welcoming & nothing too much trouble. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much for the lovely review. I hope you come again too!
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5

Lovely property lots of character with modern touches

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is great lovely kitchen, big rooms modern bathroom. Location is great easy access to Brighton and Arundel.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Arundel Castle
"Everything you would want in a Castle; climb up the ancient keep, hear about the siege durin..."
Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
White Lion pub, Thakeham
Nearest Ferry
54 Kilometres
Newhaven
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
West Sussex Golf Club, West Chiltington
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Billingshurst
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
M23 Bolney
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The Red Lion, Ashington
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Worthing
Car: necessary

Close to the South Downs National Park there are miles of walking trails on the seashore, woodland and the open hills. There are two stately homes nearby; the Elizabethan Parham House and Petworth House. The RSPB has a nationally known wetlands reserve at Pulborough. Goodwood hosts horseracing as well as the famous vintage car rallies. Hickstead showground runs international showjumping and dressage competitions. The south coast is nearby with fun for children at Littlehampton and bathing at Climping. Just a few miles away is Fishers Farm Park an award winning country activity and play park.

There are beautiful towns and cities to visit too; Chichester with its stunning cathedral and coastline which is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts. Arundel with its own castle; Brighton with the fascinating Lanes with little shops and the Pier.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in West Chiltington, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
£498
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£665
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
 
 
Spring
23 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£290
for 3 nights
From
£96
£675
 
 
Mid
6 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£298
for 3 nights
From
£100
£695
 
 
Mid
4 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£298
for 3 nights
From
£100
£695
 
 
Fest of Speed
30 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£108
 
 
Summer
3 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£709
for 7 nights
£709
 
 
Summer Holidays
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£709
for 7 nights
£709
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£324
for 3 nights
From
£108
£755
 
 
Low
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£290
for 3 nights
From
£96
£675
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£460
for 4 nights
From
£115
£805
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£298
for 3 nights
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £25
Pet Fee £25

Only one dog per stay unless by prior arrangement with owner. Dog on lead around the farm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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