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Diddy Bones Barn

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Forestside, near Chichester, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Loft apartment with balcony, ideal for couples wanting a rural retreat, hot air balloon flights available, Goodwood Estate nearby.

Adjacent to the owners’ home, offering superb panoramic views over arable farmland and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park from the feature balcony, this delightful first floor loft makes an ideal holiday retreat for couples who want to explore this scenic area. It is perfectly located for walking and cycling, with nearby access to a network of footpaths and popular cycle routes. Many attractions are close by, including the cathedral city of Chichester, coastal villages of Emsworth/Bosham, Goodwood Estate, offering horse racing and motoring experiences, Portsmouth with its historic dock yard, Spinnaker Tower and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Hot air balloon flights are available with the owner (pilot), subject to weather conditions. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Sloping ceilings in most rooms.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Balcony. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead in owners’ grounds. No smoking. No children under 16, except babies under 6 months. NB: Small pond at front of owner’s property.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with everything you would need. Made to feel very welcome and nothing to much trouble. Great walks locally or just a short drive away. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2017
    The cottage has everything you need and is in a perfect location to enjoy beautiful walks. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The balcony off the bedroom is lovely with beautiful views. We took our dog and it was very dog friendly. There are plenty of pubs for meals and lots of wonderful villages are nearby. We will definitely return next year.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Lower score for comfort was because of the sloping ceilings. Kept banging our heads. Not enough outside space for our dog. Otherwise very happy. Clean, well equiped and in a lovely location.

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    Response on behalf of the Owner; We thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Diddy Bones Barn and we are pleased you enjoyed your time here. Whilst the property is not advertised with outdoor space, apart from the panoramic balcony, we offer an area of our garden, for our "doggy guests" to carry out their business. We are surrounded by The South Downs National Park and Stansted Forest, which can be accessed from our garden gate and offers an abundance of walking opportunities. The accommodation is located in the loft of a timber framed barn, which has some sloping ceilings due to its construction; however the majority of the accommodation provides full height headroom.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    it was a very peaceful place with very approacheable owners who also knew to give you space on your holiday and left you in peace. it was very clean and warm and easy to quickly settle into.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    After trawling through billions of cottages which really did not appeal, we came across Diddy Bones Barn. It was love at first sight and it certainly did not disappoLoved it. Fabulous location and beautifully presented. Lots to see and do, or simply just chill. Would definitely recommend this little gem.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2017
    A lovely retreat but not for those over 5ft 9" ! as this accommodation is above a garage and built into the eaves it is not really suitable for anyone who is not a little vertically challenged. Well furnished and comfortable overall but the height issues deflected from the overall experience.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    Best self catering for cleanliness, equipment etc. I've ever stayed in. Would have found an analogue clock with a second sweep hand in the kitchen useful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    We had a wonderful much needed holiday at Diddybones barn. We explored many local walks and found 4 beautiful old open empty churches to sing in! What a bonus! Shame the sculpture park a bit further away wasn't ok with dogs, it wldve been helpful to have known that from their advertising. But West Wittering, Raymonds Castle, Chichester all worth a visit. We felt very welcome in Forestside. Lgbt friendly for sure. Sarah and Bruce are great hosts, exactly in the right place for the job! Any problem or question was sorted or answered promptly... Including a broken oven!!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2017
    Excellent place to stay in that are if you have a dog as the walks are also pretty good.a

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2017
    Good place to stay if you have a dog. Not really a cottage more a loft conversion but the views and forest access are outstanding! Bed very comfortable. Only one warning: MIND YOUR HEAD. If you are over 5ft tall you will have to walk around with a lean. Wi-fi is iffy to non-existent so download anything you need on your tablet before you arrive. Only discovered the books on the last day. Victoria Inn at West Marsden is well worth a visit.

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