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Contemporary open plan apartment In grounds of beautifully renovated barn.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Close to beaches, Chichester, Goodwood and the South Downs.

The Sail Loft, Highleigh is set within the grounds and adjacent to a meticulously renoved 17th Century Sussex threshing Barn, Sunnybrook Barn, now a family home. The quiet hamlet of Highleigh, just 4 miles south of the historic City of Chichester with its Cathedral and Theatre. Very close are the natural harbours of Chichester and Pagham to enjoy the wildlife and walks or water sports. The beautiful, well known, sandy beaches at West Wittering are just 10 mins drive away, or just walk or cycle from the door to enjoy the wonderful views of the countryside and coast. Goodwood Estate with its many famous motoring and racing events and aero club, is within 5 miles, and the South Downs National Park just to the North of Chichester. The recently established Medmerry Reserve is close by for bird watchers and walkers.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Anne

Our family was lucky enough to purchase this beautiful property in February 2015 and will be continuing to provide the Sail Loft as rental accommodation with very few changes. Having grown up in West Wittering we know and love the area and have walked, sailed and ridden in and around Chichester Harbour for over 50 years in an assortment of boats.

Anne purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Anne chose Chichester

Highleigh is a peaceful, unspoilt backwater but within close reach of many activities and interesting places to visit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chichester in Sidlesham

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Light, bright bathroom with roof-light, shower enclosure and finished in slate and limestone. Underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Kingsize bed.
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: You are welcome to use the garden and benches and garden chairs provided. Private parking Undercover space for your own bike/canoe etc, please remember to bring your own lock. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided. Cleaning materials provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Key provided to separate area down the external staircase for washing machine and tumble dryer. WiFi. Central heating. TV. Strictly non smoking property.


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Contemporary open plan apartment In grounds of beautifully renovated barn.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Would stay again great place.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, only issues we had was that it rained, but that did not dampen the break. Very nice place. We would stay again and would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, it was a pleasure to have you to stay in The Sail Loft and you were wonderful guests. I do hope you come back and enjoy better weather soon. With best wishes from us all.
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A cosy, comfortable base to explore the Sussex Coast

  • 5 of 5

Just our style of accommodation, modern, warm, clean and stylish with all mod cons and everything that we needed. Such a comfortable bed and plenty of storage space for clothes etc. Our kind hosts even provided tea, coffee and milk should we need them and also cakes which were really appreciated! It was a treat to see a woodpecker in the garden and I imagine it would be wonderful to sit out in the immaculate gardens when visiting in the summer.

This apartment is in a beautiful country village setting, ideal for exploring Chichester, Arundel, (though in October, be aware that many amenities there are closed on a Monday), the beach at West Wittering, the beautiful little marinas and the South Downs. This was our first visit to West Sussex; we were there for 4 nights and there was so much more still to do, but we ran out of time! We particularly loved exploring in the morning, then a cosy pub lunch, followed by a 6 mile walk or so around the Downs in the afternoon.We will be recommending this apartment to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were wonderful guests and we are glad you had a good time. We would love to welcome you back any time. With our best wishes.
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  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb accommodation as a base for exploring Chichester and Arundel and theirsurrounding attractions

  • 5 of 5

Set in a quiet semi-rural village south of Chichester this top quality accommodation has open views of the substantial garden, the small adjoining orchard and open fields. The build standard and provision of equipment is first class. Access to West Wittering beach, the RSPB reserves, Chichester and Arundel is quick and easy.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a find! We have just returned from a stylish and relaxing four day break at 'The Saiil Loft'. It has everything needed for a relaxing break. Everything was done to a very high standard. The bed linen was very soft , combined with a very comfortable large bed. The shower was powerful too. It is in a very quiet & beautiful area. We didn't want to leave! Annie & Chris gave us some good recommendations of where to eat & where to go. You will not be disappointed if you book 'The Sail Loft'. We will most definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very high standard property

  • 5 of 5

This property has been fitted out to a high standard. It's about a ten minute drive from either the the Silsea or the Witterings exit of the A27 and is therefore handy for a variety of places including Chichester.

It's surrounded by the owners' large and beautifully maintanined garden and the location is very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
West Wittering
Car: necessary


The beautiful and famous sandy beach at West Wittering is within 10 minutes by car. You can just see the English Channel from the Sail Loft, on a clear day, over the fields. Another quieter, shingle beach is situated at nearby Church Norton with lovely walks around Pagham Harbour and is a great place for bird watching.


About one and a half hours to London, about an hour to Gatwick by car.


10 minutes drive to the nearest shop and to East and West Wittering, Chichester and Goodwood. Many attractions and interesting places to visit in the area.

Further Details:

Lots of pubs serving good food and lovely fish restaurant in East Wittering. Fresh, wet fish from stall on East Wittering beach. East Wittering has a good selection of shops, including fresh fish, 2 supermarkets, bakers, butchers and 2 excellent greengrocers.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please use email to book. 50% deposit on booking and balance 6 weeks before arrival. If booked less than 6 weeks in advance, 100% payment due on booking.
Please contact us to discuss short breaks and availability.
For stays including the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June/July and 'Glorious Goodwood' in July and The Goodwood Revival in September there is a minimum requirement of a 6 night stay, or charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.