Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Enjoy a few days of relaxation amongst open Sussex countryside
Vaulted ceilings, a modern living space and luxury holiday accommodation has been created from this very clever barn conversion. Apple Barn enjoys a tranquil and remote setting yet is within just a ten minute drive of Chichester city centre. It is set along a private road next to the owners' home and is right in the heart of open farmland and just two miles north of the famous Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.
The large living and dining room is central to the barn featuring exposed oak beams. It is a bright airy room that faces to the south. The kitchen fitted with oak units is comprehensively equipped. Being open plan to the living room it too conveys really good space.
At opposite ends of the barn are the two bedroom suites. The principal bedroom has a king sized bed along with a spacious private bathroom. The second bedroom has twin zip linked beds and can be configured as a twin room or into a super king sized double room. The bathroom suite contains a power shower above the bath. The barn is heated throughout by underfloor heating making it very cosy indeed.
Outside there is a private patio and garden enjoying the outlook across open farmland to the south.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 80 km, Nearest railway: Chichester|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court|
The South East England region
This part of the coastline is a haven for unusual birds and wildlife with Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve and Chichester Harbour a little further to the west both being areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Pagham Harbour is an internationally important site for nature conservation while Chichester Harbour also combines its wildlife attractions with sailing centres such as Itchenor, Bosham, Dell Quay and Emsworth. Between these harbours there are beaches at Selsey and the Witterings, the latter offering unrivalled views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
Chichester the cathedral city of Sussex is within two miles. It has played a key role in the affairs of Sussex since at least Roman times. The city has streets that are packed with listed buildings headed by the towering presence of the cathedral.
The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls, which helps to make Chichester compact and pleasant to explore on foot. It is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and friendly city proudly combining two thousand years of heritage with a lively lifestyle. A trip to the Chichester Festival Theatre close by to the centre is worth considering since it is famous for the quality of theatre production many of which premiere here before moving on to the London theatre scene. For the film buff the cinema complex and nearby restaurants to the south of the city also make for an enjoyable evening out.
There is always much to see and do in Sussex and staying in Runcton gives the best of both; a city close by and an easy springboard inland to explore the South Downs or for visiting the very popular Goodwood events.
Apple Barn is on the edge of the small village of Runcton. It is just a short stroll over the fields to the local farm shop a leisurely walk many guests enjoy to pick up some very locally grown provisions. The area around here is beautifully rural and flat yet look to the north and you easily see the slopes of the South Downs in the direction of Goodwood.
Runcton is a small village barely two miles from the cathedral city of Chichester. It is also right beside the utter tranquillity of Pagham and Pagham Harbour a couple of miles to the south.