Spacious ground floor barn sleeps 4
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 Thakeham
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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Small children need supervision around pond/stream
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a good property as described in the listing. The arrival instructions mentioned a hand print and key pad (code supplied) but there was just a key which was fine but caused a bit of confusion.
For ....Lovely and quiet. Near to family for going to and fro. Bedding good, down not lumpy polyester. Warm and cosy
Against....cleanliness appeared good until moved sofas looking for dinosaur. Husband spent Boxing Day cleaning. I wish he’d do it at home
Lovely retreat in West Sussex
Pretty spot , quiet and restful . Comfy beds . Great local pub . Alison very nice .
A great place to unplug
We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Stables! Due to being out in the countryside there is no mobile phone reception. The WiFi strength/speed is not adequate for normal online usage. There is no freezer which since we were self catering limited what food we could buy and store. The location was great for us and the beds were comfortable. Bathroom was great and outdoor area was lovely. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will look to stay again.
I am so glad you enjoyed staying at Old Stables. We do have communication issues in this area and depending on your provider mobile signal is patchy. Also the satellite broadband we have is on a monthly allowance. Guests are asked not to use this as a streaming service but sometimes they do. This means that at the end of the month we have very limited usage. It’s quite frustrating for all of you who are used to unlimited access. So sorry.
A beautiful property in gorgeous surroundings and a very friendly owner & cute little dog! We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay.
So glad you liked it. My dog Sonic loved the games too!
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.