Oakhouse Barn is a wonderful barn conversion in the South Downs National Park offering panoramic views in a rural idyll yet with easy access to many Sussex attractions. It is all on one level with stunning countryside views from all rooms. The open plan living area has beamed ceilings and a wood open fire at the centre. There a two large sofas and there is a television with Freeview channels available. Patio doors which lead from here to the rear terrace. The dining table for six is next to the fully fitted kitchen which has an oven and hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The first bedroom has a kingsize double bed and a dressing table and fitted wardrobes. From here there are double patio doors to the front of Oakhouse Barn and windows overlooking the South Downs countryside to the rear. Ensuite to this is a bathroom with a roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin. There are two further bedrooms ; one with a superking double (which can be a twin on request) and one double bedroom. The family bathroom has a bath with shower overhead, wc and basin and there is a washing machine available in this room.
Oakhouse Barn has its own enclosed garden with a large patio terrace and rolling grassland down to the duck pond at the bottom. To the front of the property there is plenty of parking available within a gated gravel drive and there is an outbuilding which can be used to store bicycles if necessary.
A charge of £25.00 per stay will be made for each dog (guide dogs for the blind and registered assistance dogs excepted). Please let us know if you will be bringing a dog with you. This property will accept a maximum of one dog.
Pulborough and beyond
The South Downs National Park falls right on the boundary of Pulborough where it incorporates the Pulborough Brooks. The Pulborough Brooks is in fact a deliberate flood plain, so periodically it becomes a spectacular lake totally transforming the landscape. There are many excellent walks across the Brooks and along the banks of the River Arun offering uninterrupted views south towards the South Downs. Part of the Brooks contains one of the RSPB’s major reserves in the south and just two miles from the house. We carry a link to the RSPB reserve within Places to Visit on our website. Equally there are picturesque walks west from the cottage to meet the river again at Stopham where the popular White Hart pub and restaurant beside the old road bridge makes for a popular destination.
Heading northwest from Pulborough is the historic market town of Petworth. It is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. The house and its grounds are now owned by the National Trust. The magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner. Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings. The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following a visit to Petworth House and Park.
This area of West Sussex has a variety of events that occur through the year from Goodwood racing and the Goodwood motorsport meetings, to the Arundel Festival, racing at Fontwell and polo at Cowdray. Details on all of these are found under our ‘What’s on’ heading. For lovers of stately homes Arundel Castle and Goodwood House are both within a short drive and it is also only a short drive to the coast where you can enjoy the beaches at Littlehampton, Climping or Bognor Regis.