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The Hayloft

(Ref. 1132696)

Chidham, Sussex Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (4)
  • happy (3)
  • accommodation (3)
  • converted (3)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Accommodation exceeded all expectations."

    Comfortable, clean and everything needed for a great break.

    It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2024

  • "No expense has been spared on this conversion and the thought and workmanship that has gone into it is exceptional."

    This relatively modern brick barn has recently been converted into two properties and this top one provides a balcony with great views over the paddocks and open countryside. The sunsets are of particular note.. There is plenty of space but expect to bump your head occasionally on the eaves. It is very well equipped and comfortably furnished with a very large bed. It was a bit more expensive than we usually pay for a two person cottage but was worth it. There is a good pub a few minutes walk away and a farm shop a few minutes drive. There are NT and English Heritage properties together with a roman palace within reasonable driving distance so plenty to do if the weather is not too great (as when we stayed). Happy to recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing to stay with us, we're glad you enjoyed your time in The Hayloft. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Hayloft had a new feel about it, presumably because it is well maintained."

    It was clean, warm and well laid out and I enjoyed the sunsets! The owners were both friendly and helpful and I would like to go back

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property that's been extremely well converted."

    Light and airy, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Quiet location with view across fields. We'd definitely recommend it and would be very happy to make a return visit sometime.

    It was great to meet you both and we're very happy to hear that you may wish to return to stay with us again sometime. Many thanks for your lovely feedback, your comments are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Convenient for numerous nearby attractions. Will certainly be at the top of our list when we next need somewhere to stay when visiting family on the south coast

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was lovely to meet you both and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Hayloft is the best holiday accommodation we've had, bar none."

    Beautifully and thoughtfully appointed and laid out. Wonderfully relaxing with wildlife and birdsong. Such a useful location with so many interesting places on the doorstep. Would thoroughly recommend

    Thank you for those lovely comments. We enjoyed meeting you both, you were such delightful guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Hayloft."

    It was spotlessly clean and had been converted to a very high standard. It had all the kitchen appliances you would ever need and the bed was king size. Jo and Neil are very friendly and welcomed us with a number of treats including a bottle of wine. We are happy to recommend it.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Peter. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and very much hope to welcome you back to stay with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, fan, hair dryer, ironing board and iron
  • Full HD Smart TV (with Netflix and Amazon Prime (enabled for existing account holders), WiFi, selection of games and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure off-road parking
  • Private balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via a flight of stairs
  • Welcome pack and complimentary eco-friendly toiletries provided
  • Note: Adults only
  • Due to the style of the property and access via stairs, The Hayloft may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

The property

The Hayloft is located on an equestrian smallholding adjacent to open countryside in the village of Chidham in the heart of the beautiful Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of the spectacular South Downs National Park.

The property occupies the entire upper floor of a detached brick-built barn which has been lovingly converted to a very high standard creating a little bit of luxury in the heart of the countryside.

Character oak features and comfortable, quality furnishings make this a very cosy and relaxing place to be.

The perfect spot to disconnect from the bustle of everyday life. From the private entrance door, stairs lead up to the apartment and into the well-equipped open plan kitchen with oak beams and modern integrated appliances including a dishwasher and washer/dryer.

The dining area has an oak table and chairs for 4 guests and leads on to a welcoming, cosy lounge area with WiFi, a HD Smart TV featuring Freeview, Bluetooth connectivity and enabled for Netflix and Prime Video if you have your own account. The full height lounge windows allow you to relax on the sofa and take in the far-reaching rural views, perhaps read one of the books or play one of the games provided for guests. French doors lead from the lounge onto the west facing balcony with table and chairs, which provides the perfect place for al fresco meals and to take in the stunning, uninterrupted views over the horse paddocks and surrounding farmland to the sea in the distance. At the rear of the apartment is the cosy bedroom with super king bed which can also be adapted to twin beds on request.

The mattress is superior quality to ensure a good night’s sleep beneath the crisp white linens.

Here there is also plenty of drawer space, two bespoke built-in wardrobes and an oak dressing table and stool. Off the landing area is the shower room with complimentary eco-friendly toiletries provided for guests use. The apartment is fully central heated and a complimentary welcome pack is provided to get you started when you arrive.

Thoughtful touches like USB charging points, hairdryer and luggage storage are all here to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Guests enjoy secure, private parking directly alongside the barn behind electric entrance gates and there is also on-site CCTV for additional peace of mind.

So, if you’re driving a classic car or just something special to you, you’ll be in safe hands here. If you’re not travelling by car, The Hayloft is conveniently located only 10 minutes’ walk from Nutbourne railway station, 200 metres from the 700 Coastliner bus route and just a 1-minute cycle ride off South Coast Cycle Route 2. The closest local pub is just a 5 minute walk away, as is the harbour edge of Bosham Channel where you can join the shoreline path and walk around Chidham peninsula enjoying spectacular views across the Bosham and Thorney channels.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

CHIDHAM

Bosham 2.0 miles, Southbourne 2 miles, Chichester 4.0 miles; Emsworth 5.5 miles.

In West Sussex settled beneath the spectacular and vast South Downs National Park is the lovely village of Chidham, a rural community nestled in the beautiful Chichester Harbour AONB with its peninsula protruding into Chichester Harbour. It’s the perfect location to explore all that the local area has to offer, from pretty towns and villages to spectacular natural coastline, beaches and the historic cities of Chichester and Portsmouth.
On the doorstep is all the natural beauty of Chichester Harbour and, whether you want to explore it on land or water there's plenty to see and do. The South Downs National Park is only a few miles to the North with its wealth of wildlife, walks, culture and heritage.
The nearest pub is just a short walk away, as is the harbour edge of Bosham Channel where you can join the shoreline path and walk around Chidham peninsula enjoying spectacular views across the Bosham and Thorney channels.
Nearby is the beautiful harbour village of Bosham with its historic church, sailing club, craft shops and quaint quayside. To the West is the pretty little harbour town of Emsworth with its local shops, cafés and pubs leading down to the quayside and sailing club. On the way to Emsworth you’ll pass through the village of Southbourne with its popular farm shop, perfect for buying provisions and sampling some locally sourced ingredients.
The Roman Villa in Fishbourne is just a short drive away and, beyond that the Cathedral City of Chichester where you’ll find of course the Festival Theatre, cafés, restaurants and plenty of shopping. For cultural explorers there is also the famous cathedral, Pallant House Art Gallery and The Novium museum built over the ruins of a Roman bathhouse.
You’ll find lovely beaches and seaside attractions in Wittering and Bracklesham, a scenic drive away, and on Hayling Island a short distance to the West. Further afield are historic Portsmouth and Southsea with all their local attractions and, to the East is the vibrant seaside town of Brighton.
Goodwood Estate, Racecourse and Motor Circuit are also within easy reach by car too. Goodwood aerodrome is home to the vintage Spitfires that you may see flying over the harbour in the summer and their Aerodrome Café is a great spot to watch comings and goings on the airstrip.
There really is something for everyone within easy reach so you can make the most of your stay and experience as much of the fabulous local area as you can.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas