The Old Stables Cottage is a luxury, single-storey property with vaulted ceilings, on our working family farm in the downland village of West Marden, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex. Graded by Visit Britain as 5 Star with a Gold Award, this very spacious property is extremely well equipped and sleeps 4 people in 2 ensuite bedrooms. An extra Z-bed or Cot and high-chair is available to hire, if required.
The Old Stables has its own large patio garden with barbecue and wooden table and chairs. If you have more than 4 in your party we have accommodation for 2 extra guests in our farmhouse B&B.
In high summer guests staying at the cottage have the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, and a large lawned and walled-in garden, which is ideal for children.
Lovely walks or bike rides may be taken straight from the door. The village pub is only a 75 yard short stroll and a village shop with a tea room is within a mile. Our three cottages, The Old Stables, Keepers and Barley Cottage can accommodate 12 guests in total and therefore ideal for family gatherings, walking groups and wedding parties as the wonderful wedding venue, The Tithe Barn at Ditcham is just over a ten minute drive. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 44 km, Nearest railway: Petersfield 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The charming open-plan accommodation is very spacious and equipped to a very high standard. The kitchen has plenty of workspace, adequate cupboard storage and a generous size fridge/freezer. The property is very cosy and fully centrally heated. Each radiator is individually thermostatically controlled. The addition of a woodburner adds a lovely glow and comfort on those chillier evenings. An initial big basket of logs is provided and thereafter further baskets of logs can be requested and paid for, as and when required.
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Stables has its own very large and private patio with garden furniture and a charcoal barbeque. It's mediterranean in style, with a long border of shrubs and pots and window boxes of colourful geraniums in the summer. A sheltered sun-trap and ideal for al fresco dining! You can walk straight from the door into some lovely countryside. There's a very good local village shop and tea room just a mile up the road (another very pleasant walk!) and our local pub, 75 yards down the road where good pub food is served. Just a short stroll!
The heated swimming pool is available for those residing at the cottage, and on our booking form, in high summer, from Monday to Saturday inclusive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The pool is in a sheltered walled-in garden and has pool loungers for relaxation.
The South East of England is in great demand and plentiful in experiences. Diverse landscapes from the rolling South Downs National Park to the stunning coastline with some charming towns and villages. The area is steeped in history and offers something for all ages.
The Roman city of Chichester, just a 15 minute drive from West Marden, has a wonderful Norman cathedral and famous Tudor Market Cross. Great shopping, stylish restaurants, pubs and cafes, catering for most tastes.
The internationally acclaimed Chichester Festival theatre stages many different productions. There are galleries and museums and within a few miles, National Trust properties to visit. Fishbourne Roman Palace houses the largest collection of in-situ mosaic floors in Britain. Many of these were laid at the time of the construction of the Palace, around AD75-80.
Around Chichester are some picturesque coastal villages, such as Bosham and Emsworth and the Isle of Wight is just a short ferry trip from Portsmouth. West Marden is just a 20 minute drive from the Cross channel ferry terminal at Portsmouth. The cottage is located in a pretty downland village and benefits from a local pub which is just a short stroll from the property.