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Contemporary open plan apartment In grounds of beautifully renovated barn.



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

The Sail Loft is set within the grounds and adjacent to a meticulously renoved 17th Century Sussex threshing Barn, Sunnybrook Barn, now a family home. Situated in 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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About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

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 West Sussex

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

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Colchester, Essex

The property was superb very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Anne was very welcoming and very informative about places to visit, she was very friendly and also her husband too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for peace and quiet away from it all. Very local to many places including west wittering beach that has golden sand. Portsmouth is about 45 mins drive away with lots of shops and also the spinnaker tower is worth a visit.

We will definitely return again. Thank you Anne for making it a special weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in peaceful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely, modern with character features and finished to an excellent standard.

Very quiet location, but only 10 mins to Chichester, which is a lovely small town. We visited Goodwood for the horse racing which was very enjoyable. Also went to West Wittering beach, a nearby beautiful beach although very busy the day we visited. We liked Arundel with its antique shops and nice cafés, pubs etc.

The owners of the apartment were very welcoming and helpful but not intrusive.

A lovely break and great weather which is always a bonus. !

Phil and Kate


  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kate. It was great to have you. We're glad you had a good time.
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Chichester at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : West Wittering at 2 Miles 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
28 Apr 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturdays for weekly lets, but otherwise by arrangement.

Electronic bank transfer, please, as we do not accept card payments. 50% of rental cost to secure booking and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival, please.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Kingsize bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • 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.