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Converted Barn

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Orchard Barn in Up Marden, Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK - Peaceful Location, In The Heart Of The South Downs

Orchard Barn is luxurious self catering accommodation, situated just off the South Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Orchard Barn is just a few miles from the historic city of Chichester and many attractions including the Goodwood Estate with its Horse Racing, Festival of Speed and the Revival, the historic Dock yard at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to name a few. Orchard Barn is a beautiful converted Sussex flint barn with unique views of the downs and the surrounding area. There are many walks right on your doorstep and some challenging cycle rides for the more adventurous. Outside the barn are two patios with garden tables and chairs and a gas BBQ. There is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor of the barn. The hot water is heated by solar panels and we have also installed a rainwater harvester which is used to flush the toilets. The garden is fenced so it is safe for small children and dogs to roam.


Owner
Sally Ablewhite
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Chichester in Chichester District

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1. En-suite wet room to bedroom 2 with disabled facilities. En-suite to bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with super king or twin (3ft beds). Bedroom 2 (ground floor) with super king or twin (3ft beds). Bedrooms 3 and 4 (1st floor) with super king or twin (3ft beds).
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Orchard Barn is a beautiful converted Sussex flint barn with unique views of the downs and the surrounding area. Dogs are allowed by arrangement only at a charge of £15/dog. Outside: There are two outside areas. At the back is the south facing lawned garden and large patio with table and chairs and a gas BBQ. At the front of the barn is a second patio with table and chairs which can be accessed from the kitchen. Utility Room: The large utility room has a microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The floor is tiled making the utility suitable for dogs to stay in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided except beach towels. Other: There snug off the kitchen is a smaller space for relaxing with a selection of games and jigsaw puzzles for your enjoyment. There is also a separate downstairs cloakroom.

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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5

Great stay at Orchard Barn

  • 5 of 5

Lovely weekend break in Up Marden, the barn was perfect for our family group of 4 adults, plenty of space for us all inside and out. Having 4 bathrooms took away a load of hassle, though as some other reviews have said, the upstairs bedrooms (bath only) could benefit with having a shower tap/attachment. Whole place very clean and tidy, no trace of any previous furry guests.

The log fire was lovely, good selection of puzzles and games to keep us entertained as well as netflix TV which was very handy for a lazy afternoon. Lovely rural location, but close to the Witterings beaches as well as Chichester town. Plenty to keep us occupied for the long weekend. We didn't eat out locally in the end, but lots of lovely looking pubs nearby all serving food.

Sally was a great hostess, popped in on our arrival day to check we had everything we needed - provided one of the best Victoria Sponges we've ever had! Plus a bottle of wine and fresh milk was a lovely touch.

Highly recommend staying here, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

In 12 years this is the best yet!

  • 5 of 5

My 7 friends and I have been going away for a short break for the past 12 years and try and find suitable accommodation that can sleep us all in separate beds and with as many bathrooms as possible. When researching this year's trip I almost overlooked Orchard Barn because it did not have two facilities we had experienced in previous years, a hot tub and within walking distance of a small town, but I am so very pleased not to have been put off!

We had arranged a supermarket delivery so when we got there we had no refreshments until it arrived, how welcome therefore was the cake and wine left for us, both were devoured before the delivery man turned up!

Orchard Barn was by far the cleanest and most comfortable accommodation we have experienced to date. Not too cavernous as some barn conversions can be, the area around the tv felt quite cozy as we enjoyed a few dvds after dinner. The kitchen is a lovely room to prepare and eat meals, we only used the second dining table in the lounge when we had a visiting caterer come and prepare and serve us a meal (pre-booked Bosham Catering, very good).

There was plenty of hot water so it was not too inconvenient that the two upstairs bedroom ensuites were bathrooms with no shower, I enjoyed having a relaxing bath every day when it is normally a quick shower and when I wanted a shower there were two downstairs to use. The ONLY thing I would say would have been an improvement was if the tap on the baths had shower attachments for hair washing, but this is a very minor point and did not spoil our stay in any way!

We will most certainly be returning as there is so much in the area we didn't see, we found it difficult leaving the comfort of the barn to go sightseeing!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the lovely review.
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5

Wow! Wow! Wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a place! Stunning barn conversion in beautiful countryside. We were welcomed with flowers, a home made cake and found wine and milk in the fridge. Very friendly owner who introduced herself to us just as we were cracking into the wine, nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful facilities, immaculately clean and very well equipped. My girlfriends and I enjoyed the surrounding area with a visit to Arundel and West Dean gardens. A fantastic walk through the Bluebell wood brought us to the Hare and hounds at Stoughton where we enjoyed a warm welcome and a fantastic Sunday lunch. All in all a most enjoyable weekend which We can not recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

This barn conversion is fabulous! Extremely spacious, yet cosy, high spec well thought out, spotlessly clean, well equipped, enclosed garden for young children and pets. We had our two small pooches with us and they loved sniffing around the garden and we were happy that they were safe. The kitchen has everything you would need and more. The beds are huge and comfy with crisp white sheets. Sleeps 8 people and more than enough room for everyone in the Living area and kitchen. We were there for Glorious Goodwood for the first time (which was also wonderful) and we have booked Orchard Barn again for same week next year already. The owners live next door and are perfectly lovely and helpful should you need them, otherwise you wouldn't know you had neighbours. Very tranquil, peaceful location and not far to Portsmouth, Brighton and everywhere in between. Great food at the White Horse, Chilgrove about 5 miles away. The wifi connection is very good for iPad users and there's a landline should you need it as phone coverage is iffy. You will not regret staying at Orchard Barn.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review, it makes us feel that all that we do is worth while.
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Location

Special interest holidays:

There are many walks right on your doorstep and some challenging cycle rides for the more adventurous.

Further Details:

Situated just off the South Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Orchard Barn is just a few miles from the historic city of Chichester and many attractions including the Goodwood Estate with its Horse Racing, Festival of Speed and the Revival, the historic Dock yard at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to name a few.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Chichester, 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
 
Christmas/New year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
 
 
winter
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£172
for 3 nights
From
£267
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,030
 
 
Early Spring
9 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£891
for 3 nights
From
£297
£1,225
 
 
Spring
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 3 nights
From
£357
£1,460
 
 
Goodwood Festval of Speed
22 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
Autumn
14 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 3 nights
From
£357
£1,460
 
 
Winter
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,030
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% of the total amount will be required with your booking. The balance will be due six weeks prior to your stay.

Long weekends (Friday-Monday) and Monday to Friday stays can be arranged, please contact us for prices.
There is a charge of £20 per dog maximum of 2 dogs
Changeover Day:
Fridays - Fridays changeover day. 4pm arrival. 10am departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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