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Converted Barn

Bedrooms 4
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

Sally Ablewhite
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Chichester in Sussex

House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Television
  • Barbecue
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.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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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: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
17 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Goodwood Festval of Speed
26 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jul 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of third 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.

Changeover Day:
Fridays - Fridays changeover day. 4pm arrival. 10am departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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