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Two self contained homes in one place for 2, 4 or 6 people all together - Old Stables

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 42 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Old Stables

Newly finished barn conversion of historic property.


About the property

Newly converted stone barn

This is a quality conversion just 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 with views out to the garden and pond. The flat screen TV has a DVD player and there is a library of DVDs available to choose from. 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 large double bedroom with a 6 foot wide super king bed which can convert to twin singles. There is a bathroom which includes P shaped shower bath and heated towel rail.

Old Stables can easily accommodate four with the use of the sofa bed in the living room. (Please note the bathroom would then need to be shared). 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.

The Hayloft is accessed from the outside steps. There is a dining area, sofa and a large king size bed. The flat screen TV can be angled for viewing from the sofa or bed and has a DVD player also. There is a kitchen with oven, hob, microwave and fridge as well as kettle, toaster. The bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet as well as a heated towel rail and shaver socket. There is room for a cot in the Hayloft. As it is a studio it is suitable for shorter stays and the kitchen is suitable for light meals rather than cooking up a storm!

All linen and towels are provided in both properties 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.

The Old Stables and Hayloft 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.

More Details

Owner
Alison Hall
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

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 Sussex

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

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


Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Thakeham, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Tiled floor with P shaped shower bath, heated towel rail, basin with mirrored cupboard above, shaver socket, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Bedroom contains 6 foot double super king sized bed which can convert to two twin singles. Sleeping for 2 more available on the sofa bed in the lounge. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror above.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Old Stables
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
5

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 :).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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4

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 .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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5

Little piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Stables whilst visiting relatives nearby. The accomodation was lovely, homely & had everything needed. Lovely area, easy to get to & Alison & family were very welcoming & nothing too much trouble. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much for the lovely review. I hope you come again too!
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5

Lovely property lots of character with modern touches

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is great lovely kitchen, big rooms modern bathroom. Location is great easy access to Brighton and Arundel.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

fabulous characterful peaceful stay !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Alison for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful old stable !

I needed a peaceful stay provided by a characterful, spacious, clean, tasteful and local property.....

This was provided by THIS gem of a place !

I really look forward to staying again.

My Mother was also welcomed later in my stay which was accommodating of Alison and much appreciated.

The weather was amazing too and just enhanced the whole rural setting and the facilities provided !

The bathroom was spacious and shower powerful; the bed really comfortable ; the lounge provided the sofa bed also comfortable and the kitchen was wonderful and light, warm and well equipped.

The whole place was relaxing because of all of the above and the lovely farm setting with fabulous walks from the door !

THANK YOU.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you too and I look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your kind appreciative review too. So glad you had a peaceful happy stay.
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5

A nice place to stay and enjoy the South Downs

  • 5 of 5

Nice weekend break in this property with a nice light fully equipped kitchen. To the extent we chose to eat in rather than go out on Saturday evening.

Good quality furnishings, nice and comfortable bed

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed it here.
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
White Lion pub, Thakeham
Nearest Ferry
54 Kilometres
Newhaven
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
West Sussex Golf Club, West Chiltington
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Billingshurst
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
M23 Bolney
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The Red Lion, Ashington
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Worthing
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.

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