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Martins Cottages - Baytree & Foxglove "linked" sleep 8. Close to Sea & Harbour - Baytree or Foxglove

Bedrooms 4
Space 100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Baytree or Foxglove

Baytree and Foxglove are identical and are separated by soundproof double doors. They are rated Five Star by Quality in Tourism and have Gold Award status (since 2008). On the first floor there is a large double bedroom with 6' double bed. There is an adjoining bathroom. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with an en suite shower room. The living area is spacious with two sets of glass doors that open onto the sun terrace. The terrace looks onto the three acre meadow with woods beyond. The kitchens are well equipped with large fridge freezers, dishwashers and granit work surfaces. The downstairs has a limestone floor with under floor heating.

About the property

Martins Cottages - "Linked"

Baytree and Foxglove are two identical amazing luxury Five Star Gold Award cottages. When they are "linked" by opening the INTERNAL double doors, they sleep 8 guests in

4 double bedrooms with 4 en suite bathrooms. There are 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms. Perfect for sharing. They were built in 2007 and were designed by a top architect. Each cottage has a large upstairs double bedroom with new 6' Hypnos bed. There is an adjoining bathroom with under floor heating. Baytree has a balcony overlooking the meadow. Downstairs there is a twin room with 3' beds with mattress toppers. There is an en suite shower room with loo and wash basin. Spacious living area. Well equipped kitchens. The cottages are cosy, warm and very comfortable. They have under floor heating throughout the downstairs. Radiators upstairs. Large glass double doors open onto a private sun terrace with views of the meadow beyond. The cottages are set in a four acre wildflower meadow well back from a quiet country lane in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is plenty of space for children to paly and run around. The cottages face south west and are full of sunshine. Plenty of private parking.

Gillie Farquhar-Thomson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2017

About Gillie Farquhar-Thomson

I grew up in Birdham and moved back with my husband Richard 30 years ago. Our three children had a marvellous time growing up in this beautiful part of the world. They took full advantage of the sailing and wind surfing facilities which are on our door step. They loved Chichester with its famous theatre, cathedral and excellent shops. We kept ponies in our three acre paddock followed by a small flock of sheep. We built the barn for hay storage and lambing. In 2007, with children and sheep all gone we decided to turn the barn into two luxurious holiday homes to sleep four in each unit, Baytree and Foxglove. When the sound proof double doors are open the cottages merge into one, making a wonderful holiday home for eight people.

Gillie Farquhar-Thomson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Gillie Farquhar-Thomson chose Birdham

Birdham is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Chichester Harbour is an eight minute stroll away along country lanes. We have two marinas and there are wonderful harbour side walks. We love the sea and sailing which we have done all our lives. Chichester dates back to Roman times and is the most beautifully preserved city. There are the ancient Roman walls surrounding the city, the cathedral, theatre, modern art gallery, fantastic shops and restaurants. Three miles to the north of Chichester is the South Downs National Park. We have it all!! including a most beautiful sandy beach at West Wittering which is three miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

The holiday cottages are set overlooking our four acre meadow. The meadow is surrounded by trees and for the use of our visitors. We are minutes from the Chichester Harbour. The cottages face south south west and are full of sunshine. The wild life is amazing. We have deer, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and a huge variety of birds which can be viewed from the living room.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes

Please look at our web site www.martinscottages.co.uk and under Terms and Conditions our cancellation policy is set out.

At the time of booking a deposit of 30% of the total cost is required and a completed booking form which we will send you. As soon as your booking form and deposit are received we will confirm your booking and send you our Welcome Notes. The balance will be due eight weeks before your arrival.

Minimum stay three nights
3 nights is 65% of the weekly rate
4 nights is 70% of the weekly rate
5 nights is 80% of the weekly rate
6 nights is 90% of the weekly rate
DISCOUNTS for couples using one bedroom and bathroom only
Booking Form to fill in which is found on our web site
30% to pay immediately upon booking
Balance required 8 weeks before arrival date

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Friday during the peak summer season.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Birdham in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Baytree - Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury shower room. Underfloor heating. Heated towel rail
    Baytree - Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Luxury bathroom. Underfloor heating. Heated towel rail
    Foxglove - Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating andf heated towel rail
    Foxglove - Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , unerfloor heating and heated towel rail
  • Warm bathrooms with plenty of hot water
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Foxglove - Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Comfortable 3' single beds with mattress topers. Travel Cot
    Foxglove - Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 6' very comfortable new Hypnos bed
    Baytree - bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Hypnos 6' very comfortable bed
    Baytree - bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 3' beds with mattress toppers. Travel cot
  • New Hypnos 6' bed 2016. Very comfortable twin beds with mattress toppers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has been designed by an architect and built to a very high standard. The fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. Outside: Sun terraces with garden tables, chairs, sun shades and sun loungers. Use of the three acre meadow. Croquet, badminton and general ball games


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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Boat House, Chichester Marina
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chichester Golf Centre
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Boat House, Chichester Marina
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
West Wittering
Car: recommended

Three miles to West Wittering's amazing award winning sandy beach and National Trust protected sand dune area at the mouth of the Harbour.

A ten minute stroll along a quiet country lane to the Chichester Harbour, two Marinas and sailing activities. Sailing school at the Marina.

A ten minute walk to the new Boat House Café at the Marina.

The cottages are set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is teeming with wildlife.

Amazing harbour side walks directly accessed from the cottages.

On the Salterns Way cycle route leading to the beach or to Chichester.

Three miles to historic Chichester, a former Roman city with museum, cathedral, Pallant House modern art gallery and wonderful shops.

Eight miles from the South Downs National Park.

Eight miles to Glorious Goodwood.

Three miles to Chichester's Festival Theatre.

12 miles to Arundel.

15 miles to Petworth.

Nine miles to the Weald and Downland Museum.