Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Nestling in the South Downs National Park, this 17th century flint barn is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in comfort and privacy. Providing exclusive and luxurious 5 star accommodation with private tennis court in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and 7 miles from historic Roman city of Chichester.

Perfectly located for exploring the cultural and architectural treasures of Goodwood Estate, and historic Chichester. Local attractions include sporting events at Goodwood, nearby golf courses, polo at Cowdray, fishing and sailing.

"Rubens Barn is the perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way." Joseph Fiennes

(May 2009)

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach West Wittering 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: London Gatwick 40 km, Nearest railway: Chichester 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Rubens Barn has recently been renovated to create a stunning hideaway within Goodwood Estate. This two-bedroom barn has been stylishly decorated and has a well equipped kitchen / living room with all the mod cons, satellite plasma TV, blue-ray DVD player and WiFi internet access.

The ground floor bedroom has a luxury king size bed and two contemporary en-suite shower rooms. The first floor bedroom has two single beds and a romantic rolled top bath en-suite. All rooms have glorious views of the countryside, watch the deer through the French doors of the open-plan kitchen / living room, or relax in your own private garden.

Decadently comfortable bedding, fluffy white bathrobes, and complimentary White Company toiletries enhance the luxury.

A deluxe continental breakfast, fine teas and coffee are all provided in the kitchen for you to enjoy at your convenience.

Further details outdoors

The barn is surrounded by footpaths passing through the forests and farmland of the majestic country estate of Goodwood House. Deer and pheasants are often seen outside the barn.

Perfectly located for exploring the cultural and architectural treasures of Goodwood Estate, and historic Chichester. Local attractions include sporting events at Goodwood, nearby golf courses, polo at Cowdray, fishing and sailing.

Further details

Welcome breakfast hamper provided.

Complimentary White Company toiletries.

Bed linen and towels included.

2 night stay £480

3 night Festival of Speed at Goodwood £1200

4 night Festival of Speed at Goodwood £1450

The West Sussex region

Chichester is situated in the county of West Sussex and is the perfect holiday destination. Easily accessible from all parts of the UK, with London, its airports and the south coast channel terminals, all within easy reach.

Discover Chichester with its laid-back mix of city, coast and countryside … cosmopolitan, adventurous and steeped in history! Come rain, hail or shine, you’ll always find something to do in Chichester with its Roman villas, art galleries, theatre, historic houses and parks.


Chichester is made for exploring. There’s history on every corner, from the Tudor Market Cross to the dominant Norman cathedral. There’s fun shopping, with designer label boutiques, stylish restaurants, organic cafés and gastro pubs – a haven for any ‘professional shopper’. See new drama and old favourites at the internationally acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre. Plus there’s an eclectic programme of music and arts at festivals and concerts throughout the district.

The South Downs countryside is just minutes away from Chichester. With plenty of outdoor activities on offer, from walking and horse riding to exploring cycle routes and hot air ballooning, you’ll never be lost for something to see and do. However if you prefer an amble around the shops, don’t miss the historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth and the photogenic village of Bosham. Stroll around the antique fairs, arts and craft centres and quirky market stalls and enjoy a frothy cappuccino in one of the many bustling pavement cafes.

Rubens Barn is located in the South Downs National Park and is the ideal base for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers, and only 10 minutes drive from Chichester. The Goodwood Health Spa is nearby and perfect for a pampering treat. The local pub is located 1 mile from the barn along a small country lane, and serves excellent food.

Local activities - Tennis, golf, motor racing, sailing, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and mountain boarding.

Entertainment - Chichester Festival Theatre. Festival of Speed and Revival meetings at Goodwood. Glorious Goodwood and regular horse race meetings.

Historic interest - Chichester Cathedral, Goodwood House, Arundel Castle, Roman city of Chichester, Weald and Downland museum, Portsmouth historic dockyard.

Beaches - Beautiful sandy beaches at West Wittering famous for windsurfing.