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C18th Cart Shed conversion in idyllic country location

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Single storey 1 bedroom house to sleep 2-4 people with sofabed.

Set on a working farm in the Rother valley within the South Downs National Park, the Cart Shed has uninterrupted views of the Downs, so it is the ideal place to get away from it all, stepping straight into perfect walking, cycling or riding countryside. Farm centrally sited at the end of a long scenic drive, it is the most southerly farm building, enjoying its own separate well fenced garden, with patio and furniture to enjoy the views in complete privacy. The VisitBritain 4 star rated house includes a lounge/dining room containing the sofabed and an extra settee, plus double doors onto the South patio; a well fitted kitchen, with a breakfast area, is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer; a kingsize double bedroom is furnished with tasteful antique pine furniture; a fresh white bathroom contains a bath with shower, a toilet, tumble dryer and airing cupboard. The glass panelled entrance has a large coat and clothes cupboard with a handy boot rack for walkers.

Pamela Gadd
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another lovely stay at the Cart Shed. Thank you so much - everything was perfect. Don't want to leave.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chichester in Duncton

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A sparkling white bathroom suite is surrounded by attractive tiled areas edged with delicate border tiles. The bath has an overhead shower enclosed by a shower curtain. There is a pedestal basin and a bathroom seat / box. A tumble dryer is available, as well as an airing cupboard. An extractor fan is fitted. The window has a voile curtain for privacy. The floor is newly laid and is a wood patterned cushion flooring.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
  • Overlooking the South Downs, the peaceful bedroom is furnished with antique pine furniture. This includes a double wardrobe with drawer, a chest of 4 drawers, 2 bedside tables with lamps, an old washstand as a dressing table, with a large magnifying / normal mirror, plus a cane tub chair. The curtains, bed linen and bedspread are matching. There are dressing gown hooks on the back of the door. There is also a double sofabed provided in the main living room and a supplement of £75/extra guest/stay/week is charged for the use of this. This includes linen for the bed, extra towels and table linen, together with the addition of extra kitchen chairs as well as extra power and heating costs for your stay.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Our property is best suited to 1-2 smaller children who could use the cot provided or the sofabed. A high chair is available and expected to be used for toddlers, in order to retain the high standard of cleanliness within the Cart Shed. A supplement of £75 per extra guest is charged for the use of the sofabed. This includes the linen for the sofabed and extra towels, together with extra kitchen chairs. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times around the farm for safety reasons and they may not play on the bales as this is most dangerous. Dogs must be kept on their leads around the farm buildings as we have a working cat pack, who do an excellent job and do not appreciate being chased! Dogs are charged at £40 per week for each dog, they should not be left unattended during their stay. We require that all dogs should be kept off the furniture and will provide throws to protect our linen sofas and give you peace of mind, whilst re-assuring our non dog owning gue


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C18th Cart Shed conversion in idyllic country location
average rating of 4.9375 based on 71 reviews

A beautiful cottage in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned for an idyllic week in the West Sussex countryside spent at the Cart Shed.

We were greeted by Pamela who made us most welcome then showed us around the immaculately clean cottage which is situated on a working arable farm with uninterrupted views across the South Downs.

Close to local places of interest such as Chichester, Petworth House and the South Downs Way, whether you prefer to visit a beach, a city or just explore the area with your dogs this cottage is ideally placed.

Throughout, the Cart Shed is exceptionally well equipped. There is nothing you would need that isn't provided, from the fully fitted kitchen to the books & DVDs (should you have a rainy day) and the information files providing details of the property, walks and places of interest to visit.

There is no doubt that you will return home chilled and relaxed after a stay in the tranquil setting of a cottage that has polo ponies to greet you over the fence in the mornings.

We and our 2 Golden Retrievers have stayed in several Owners Direct properties in the past but this beautiful little cottage by far and away surpasses them all and we hope to return in the near future. Thank you to Pamela and her family for making us feel so welcome. Deb, Nick, Indiana and Cheyenne.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that our cottage was such a success with our guests, we do try to fine tune what we provide over the years, so that guests have what they most need for their comfort. It was so good to have such positive feedback, but also guests who valued our cottage by returning it to us in such an immaculate state. A big thank you to these visitors for giving their time to evaluate their stay in such detail. We look forward to their next visit with their beautifully behaved golden retrievers. Pamela Gadd
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Wonderful "shed"

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Cart Shed and again it didn't disappoint, clean comfortable and very well equipped. The garden and the farm the cottage is situated on is also kept immaculately tidy. We have about 12 weeks holiday a year in cottages and this has to rate as one of the best.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic, tranquil & country retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property situated in the countryside and with farmland all around us. Great place to get away from it all. A very well equipped property with everything you could possibly need. It has a lovely garden which our dogs enjoyed and having sheep as our neighbours. Lovely places to visit close by such as Petworth, Bignor Roman Villas, West Dene Gardens and Chichester to name but a few. So enjoyed our stay we will be booking again to visit in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a couple last week (early April 2017) in The Cart Shed. We had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage. It was clean and homely and in a lovely location. The working farm, when we were there, was quiet and beautifully kept. Pam and Keith, our hosts, left us to ourselves after the initial introduction to the property, although we knew we could contact them at any time, should we need to do so.

The bed was very comfortable and the view to the hills from the bedroom and through the lounge patio doors was lovely and uninterrupted, over farmland.

The heating and hot water was very efficient, although we didn't need it much at all, being very lucky with the weather.

We found the files of walks and attractions that Pam had put together to be very thoughtful and useful, although it made us realise that there was so much we wouldn't be able to see and do in just a week!

We are very happy to recommend this property and would love to stay there again should we return to the area.

Thank you to our hosts for the obvious care they take to ensure their guests have a happy and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to receive our guests' feedback, because when you live here all the time you may see things very differently. It is a bonus to have such pleasing feedback from a new pair of eyes. Thank you to our guests who have so appreciated what they had and spared the time to write about it. I am also glad that our walks file and information file were useful tools for exploring our locality in the glorious weather that we enjoyed last week. The bonus too was to have our cottage returned in such an excellent condition. Pamela
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Fabulous stay.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you belatedly for a fabulous stay!

I found everything so well done!

The communication from Pamela was excellent; the setting peaceful, beautiful, immaculate ; the shower powerful and spacious.

The whole accommodation was first class, immaculate, spacious, good facilities, peaceful, lovely walks from the door, the bed super comfortable.

The outside space is private and has stunning views.

I would highly recommend this lovely characterful accommodation.

THANK YOU for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A review such as this is welcome, however belated it is. Our client was very generous in her comments and we appreciate the care she took of our cottage. Our area is well worth visiting and surprises most of our guests, because the beauty here far exceeds their expectations. Thank you to Stella for sparing her time. Pamela Gadd
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Perfect place, perfect location, perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for three nights over Christmas but would love to have booked for longer. An absolute gem of a place in a wonderful location. The cart shed is spacious, very well equipped, spotlessly clean throughout and has the most wonderful views to wake up to. Pamela was charming, friendly and very helpful and made us both feel extremely welcome. Highly recommended. We'll definitely look forward to staying there again (for longer) in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that our guests enjoyed Christmas at the Cart Shed and it is the icing on the cake to find that they were able to write such a super review. Our thanks go to these guests for treating our property with such care and leaving it in such a good condition. We do try to keep the accommodation to a high standard and were so pleased that they had found its location and condition as described. We look forward to welcoming these guests again, so that they can explore our unique location in more detail and enjoy more of what the area has to offer. Pamela
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Car: necessary

5 minutes south of Petworth, the property is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with Midhurst 7 miles to the west. Chichester's cathedral city with its Festival theatre, market, shopping and leisure centre is 20 minutes away. Goodwood racecourse and motor racing circuit is 15 minutes away, with Cowdray polo at Midhurst. Nearby Petworth House, Uppark, Goodwood House and Arundel Castle are open to be visited from April -October. The Weald and Downland Museum, Fisher's Farm, Chichester Harbour and Portsmouth, with its naval attractions of the Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Alliance, are great days out. There are numerous beaches to explore within 25 minutes and endless miles of footpaths, nature trails and areas of special scientific interest. The Isle of Wight provides an excellent and feasible day out using Portsmouth's ferry. Brighton's Royal Pavilion, pier and shopping centre are 50 minutes away. Local pub 1 mile, good restaurants within 2-10 miles, we hold many local brochures.

Other Activities: Cowdray polo, Goodwood motor and horse racing, Fontwell racing, pay and play golf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chichester, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
28 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are secured with a 50% deposit and the remaining balance is due 8 weeks before your stay. After this stage, monies are not refundable, so we strongly advise you to take out a cancellation policy, so that you do not lose money, should some unforeseen event occur. Saturday is normally changeover day and check out is by 10am on your day of departure. Check in is at 4pm onwards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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