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15th century barn conversion in a beautiful peaceful location

Bedrooms 2
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious ground floor barn sleeps 4

This is a quality conversion finished in May 2015 to the highest standards. The original building is a Grade II Listed historic stables and many of the original features still remain. Modern oak beams blend with the old in the airy living room. A feature of the conversion is the glass wall in the converted glasshouse, now the kitchen/diner, overlooking the garden and the horse paddocks beyond.

The property is set in a beautiful peaceful rural location on Laybrook Farm (equestrian only) next to the farmhouse. This quality conversion is sympathetically designed to accentuate the historic features, but is designed for luxury and comfort. The full central heating, double glazing and deep insulation insures your stay will be warm and cosy whatever the weather. Old Stables is the largest and the wide front door opens into the large living room, with two sofas and an armchair. The flat screen TV has a DVD player and there is a library of DVDs available to choose from. The archway goes through to the kitchen/diner has a ceiling to floor old stand stone wall and is drenched in sunlight from the facing glass wall and doors; a great place to have a long slow brunch while looking out over the pond and stream to the horse paddocks beyond. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine as well as kettle, toaster and cafetiere. Old Stables has one double bedroom and one bedroom with twin single beds which join together to form a king size bed. There is a bathroom which includes P shaped shower bath and heated towel rail.

Old Stables can accommodate six with the use of the sofa bed in the living room. There is seating for four in the kitchen diner and a breakfast bar for two in the kitchen area. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is plenty of parking at the front of the cottage.

All linen and towels are provided as well as tea and coffee.

The large garden can be enjoyed by guests and is accessed from a gate from the private patio. There is a little bridge over the stream to a paddock which is a great place to play with the dog or let the children let off steam.

There is a separate studio accommodation also available called the Hayloft. This could be rented together for a larger family holiday.

The local pub is a 15 minute walk on the footpath and welcomes dogs in the garden. The South Downs are close by and provide the walker with miles of uninterrupted views right to the sea. Petworth House, a National Trust property with many beautiful works of art, is 30 minutes to the west. Parham House, an Elizabethan house near the South Downs is 15 minutes to the south. The nearest beach is just 10 miles away. London can be accessed by Billingshurst station just 5 miles away. The journey is just 1 hour into Victoria Station.

We welcome one well behaved dog to share your visit. Please understand that we have a few house rules as pets; clear up after your dog; keep your dog on a lead in the garden and grounds (there is a paddock available for off the lead games) and do not leave your dog alone in the property unless in a crate (we have one available if you need it). Thank you.

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West Chiltington Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tiled floor with P shaped shower bath, heated towel rail, basin with mirrored cupboard above, shaver socket, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 contains a double bed with wardrobe chest of drawers and dressing table; bedroom 2 contains to small singles which zip together to form a king size double bed, a chest of drawers, an open wardrobe and mirror. Sleeping for 2 more is available on the sofa bed in the lounge.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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15th century barn conversion in a beautiful peaceful location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed. A perfect bolthole and location for the surrounding attractions. Would love to go back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back!
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

It was a really great place. the interior was very modern and well organised.

Very rural and perfect for a get away. The internet kept dropping out.

can only recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciative words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The internet is still on satellite as although we have been promised high speed internet connection this still has not arrived. Thank you for coming.
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Clean, comfortable and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a comfortable weekend at the Old Stables cottage which was set in a peaceful location with good access to the Petworth area. It was well equipped and nicely laid out with a lovely kitchen extension added onto the old main building. Full of character but with all home comforts. Only downside was no mobile signal within cottage but it came back as soon as you stepped outside. Would also have liked a freezer box to keep freezer packs solid ready for the journey home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mobile signal is patchy in a 5 mile radius I am afraid and something my neighbours and I campaign about. Perhaps somebody influential will come to stay ....?!
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Great cottage, lovely stay !

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely and modern, Alison is really friendly and helpful. beautiful garden and surroundings. Overall we enjoyed our stay and definitely will recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I enjoyed having you come to stay!
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Absolutely beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our wedding weekend and it was the most wonderful and comfortable cottage. Alison is lovely, very accommodating and friendly. If you're looking for a picturesque English countryside break then do not hesitate to book the old stables :).

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you here. You looked so beautiful coming out of the cottage in your stunning dress sparkling in the sunshine; an occasion I will not forget. Thank you for chosing to come.
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Great rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, great kitchen with garden views and terrace . Lighter bedding and a freezer would have make it perfect - it was very warm .

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a shame you did not ask me for the freezer or different bedding. I am only next door and only too happy to help. I cannot turn down the heat though - it has been quite a heatwave!
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Alison Hall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Alison Hall

I was born only 10 miles away and although I have travelled and lived around the world, I have come back home as I love it.

I have three grown up daughters, two of them live in Australia. My youngest daughter is a vet and lives from home.

Alison Hall purchased this barn in 1998

Why Alison Hall chose West Chiltington

When I first saw this farmhouse and buildings it felt as if time stood still here. I loved the garden, trees, pond and stream that had flowed past these old buildings for centuries. It is a haven for wildlife too and easy to pass the time just standing still.

What makes this barn unique

Although in the country, we are not cut off. There are lots of attractions in the cities nearby too. So there is something for everybody.


Arundel Castle
"Everything you would want in a Castle; climb up the ancient keep, hear about the siege durin..."
Brighton Beach
"Lots of interesting cafes and shops along the beach"
South Downs
"Wonderful views on the South Downs Way. Take your family and your dog for a country day out."
Chichester cathedral
Petworth House and Park
"National Trust house set in a large deer park"
Food for Friends
"Great vegetarian restaurant"
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
"Interesting historic industrial."
Bluebell Railway
"Not just for train spotters! Nostalgia central."
Wakehurst Place
"Wonderful gardens belonging to the RHS."
Parham House,
"Explore this beautiful Tudor family house set in a deer park at the foot of the South Downs"
Fishers Farm Park
"Wonderful place to entertain the kids what ever the weather."
The Lanes
"Brighton small shops and restaurants. A must for people who love looking for that special s..."
Climping Beach Cafe
Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
White Lion pub, Thakeham
Nearest Ferry
54 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
West Sussex Golf Club, West Chiltington
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
M23 Bolney
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The Red Lion, Ashington
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Close to the South Downs National Park there are miles of walking trails on the seashore, woodland and the open hills. There are two stately homes nearby; the Elizabethan Parham House and Petworth House. The RSPB has a nationally known wetlands reserve at Pulborough. Goodwood hosts horseracing as well as the famous vintage car rallies. Hickstead showground runs international showjumping and dressage competitions. The south coast is nearby with fun for children at Littlehampton and bathing at Climping. Just a few miles away is Fishers Farm Park an award winning country activity and play park.

There are beautiful towns and cities to visit too; Chichester with its stunning cathedral and coastline which is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts. Arundel with its own castle; Brighton with the fascinating Lanes with little shops and the Pier.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.91
Refundable damage deposit $34.91

Only one dog per stay unless by prior arrangement with owner. Dog on lead around the farm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.