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Detached Rural Cottage In Sidlesham, Chichester - with hydrotherapy hot tub

Bedrooms 6
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Sidlesham, Chichester, Sussex, England - Rural Location Close To Beaches And Chichester City, Home Of Goodwood

The house is a detached 6 bedroom property in a small village called Sidlesham on the outskirts of chichester. We are set back from the road which is just a 10 min drive to Chichester and a 10 min drive to the beaches of Selsey and the Witterings in the other direction. In the garden we have a large hydrotherapy hot tub for you to relax in after a busy day at the beach. The house is positioned on part of our four acre smallholding, where we keep chickens and pigs and grow a selection of vegetables.The property has its own, private, spacious garden, but children would be welcome to feed chickens or collect the eggs. The house has six bedrooms, a master with ensuite, leading out onto a large balcony, two twins and a single upstairs. Downstairs there are two twin rooms, a shower room and toilet. The house sleeps 11 comfortably. We have a large sitting room with patio doors leading to the garden and a large dining room, again with patio doors leading to the garden. We are 15 minutes from Goodwood motor and horse racing circuits and 1 minute from Chicheter golf club with its two extensive 18 hole courses and 2 fun courses for families.

Rachel Goldsmith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

About Rachel Goldsmith

I am Health Visitor (Nurse) and am married to a teacher. We have 4 children aged between 8 and 15 years old. We are trying to capture a slice of the 'good life' and would love to be self sufficient one day! There are lots of things I would love to do in my spare time, but so far I don't seem to have any:-)

Rachel Goldsmith purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachel Goldsmith chose Chichester

We bought this cottage just over three years ago in an attempt to capture the 'good life'. It has a private garden of just over an acre and is attached to our smallholding where we keep pigs, chickens and grow vegetables.

We love being near Chichester where we both work, but when at home it seems a million miles away and we love the peace that this home brings.

We live in this house for most of the year and just rent it for the summer months so that others can enjoy what we have.

What makes this house unique

We love being able to pop down to the beach for an evening picnic in the summer or for a spot of fishing. There are some beautiful country walks near by as well as some lovely pub restaurants.

We enjoy the space around the house and love being able to make noise! Our animals are also a lot of fun and it is great to be able to have fresh eggs each day.

The hot tub (NEW for 2017) will be a lovely way to wind down and relax whilst enjoying your holiday here in Chichester.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chichester in Sidlesham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: Family bathroom with slipper bath, toilet sink and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2: En-suite with Power shower, toilet sink and heated towel rail. Bathroom 3: Downstairs shower and sink. Separate toilet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with en-suite and large balcony. Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom leading to balcony. Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom. Bedroom 4: Single bedroom. Bedroom 5: Downstairs double bedroom. Bedroom 6: Downstairs twin bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The original part of the house is old therefore the stair case is a little steeper than average, rooms are available on the ground floor however. The house is surrounded by land so we advise young children be closely supervised, there is some play equipment in the garden which children are welcome to use, again with adult supervision. Outside: The property is joining our small holding where we keep a few animals and grow a selection of fruit and vegetables, including a mature apricot and peach tree. Extensive,private gardens surround the house with many mature trees and a patio seating area. There is off road parking for several cars. Utility Room: Washing machine in downstairs shower room. Also we have a boot room where beach equipment, shoes, surfboards and coats can be stored attached to the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided except beach towels. Other: The dining room is a lovely light room looking out onto the garden with a large table for relaxed family meals.Outside there is also a table and chairs on a patio area, under the shade of a cherry tree


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Detached Rural Cottage In Sidlesham, Chichester - with hydrotherapy hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Excellent family home

  • 5 of 5

Butskiln was ideal for our holiday. There were nine of us, age range 5 -79, grandparents, daughters, sons-In- law and 3 grandchildren. There is plenty of comfortable living space and a well equipped kitchen. The projector and screen was the biggest hit and all of us want one! The hot tub was also a great hit with everyone. the children loved collecting the eggs every day and we enjoyed eating the eggs.

The garden was huge and the younger children loved the space. The weather was mixed but we found a good variety of activities to suit everyone including two glorious days on West Wittering beach which is only 10-15 minutes drive. We thought that it was an excellent house for a family holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, I'm so glad you had a good holiday.
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Sidlesham holiday location

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge with lots of space for the grandchildren and their parents both inside and in the extensive grounds. They loved checking the chickens to see if there were any eggs in the coop. The owner had installed a hot tub since we booked and this was enjoyed by young and old.

The local pub, The Anchor does good food and it is only half an hour to visit the Mary Rose and the Victory in Portsmouth. Chichester is a busy market town and the cathedral is magnificent.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, so glad you had a lovely holiday exploring the area. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful holiday at Butskiln. The house is just lovely with everything you need - a real home from home. The gardens were beautiful and a real hit with my four grandsons, plenty of space for football and rugby.! The egg collecting was an added bonus for them all.! The weather was superb so the patio and hot tub were very well used. The location is perfect for the beaches, castles and other wonderful visitor attractions which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had dinner one night at The Anchor Inn, which is a five minute walk away from the house, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Rob, the owner, could not have been more accommodating and helpful. We would highly recommend Butskiln for a holiday and we hope to return in the future. My 8 year old grandson said we should give 5000 stars not just five!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review from such delightful guests, thank you. We look forward to your return visit some day.
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Spacious, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, ideal for family and friends open house. Very welcoming with fresh flowers and wine!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday home for extended family

  • 5 of 5

An excellent place to stay with family or friends, lots of flexibility and loads of space in the lounge, dining room and kitchen.

The children loved the play equipment and the garden and kept themselves occupied for ages. Yes, a gate will be safer, but we had no real worries. They loved collecting the eggs!

The kitchen is well equipped and there is everything you could need. The owners are very generous in what they supply and their help in general.

There is a lot to do without travelling far.

We would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday, it was great having you as guests.
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week in August at this lovely holiday home. There was plenty of space for our 3 families (grandparents, auntie and uncle and their 19 month old and us with our 6 and 3 year old). The website description does suggest that there is a double bed in one of the two downstairs bedrooms but there is only one bedroom upstairs which has a double bed. Not a big problem but some couples do like to share a bed! There is lots of living and dining room space and lovely views of the fabulous garden. The children absolutely loved being able to run around and play hide and seek, pick blackberries and especially collect the eggs and feed the pigs each day! We also enjoyed a BBQ outside on one of the warmer evenings. The kitchen is very well equipped with lots of cupboard and worktop space.

We had some lovely days out Fishers Farm Park, West Wittering beach, Hotham Park (fabulous food at the cafe!), the fun fair park at Littlehampton (which was also a great crabbing location) and swimming at Westgate Leisure Centre. We can also recommend the Chinese and Indian takeways in Selsey.

A lovely holiday with very friendly owners who were very helpful during the booking process and our stay. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Anchor
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The stunning sandy beaches at West wittering are just 5 miles away, a 10 min drive. The pebbly, but charming, Selsey beach is can also be reached in 10 mins by car, famous for its local fresh crab. Pagham harbour nature reserve is just down the road well known in the area for bird spotting.


London Gatwick Airport: 1hr 15 mins

London Heathrow Airport: 1hr 20 mins

Southampton International Airport: 30 mins


It is approximately 6 miles into chichester centre, a cathedral city with an extensive range of shops and restaurants. Portsmoth is a half hour drive where you can explore the historic dockland or visit Gunwarf Quay outlet shopping centre. Sidlesham is a charming village with a 13th century church, many thatched cottages and a couple of great pubs.Our local petrol station sells essentials such as bread and milk and it is only a 5 min drive to a coop and 10 mins to a large Tesco store.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chichester, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking will be held for a period of 7 days from the receipt of a confirmation email from us, pending receipt of the booking form and deposit.
Non refundable deposit of 25% required to reserve the dates you would like.
Balance of payment 8 weeks before the starting date of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
The property will be let Saturday to Saturday. Guests may arrive from 4 pm and must leave by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
From £1400 a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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