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Diddy Bones Barn


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Forestside, near Chichester, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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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 and doggy extras. 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

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/10/2018
    Whilst we enjoyed our stay we are unlikely to return. The main reason for this is more because we like to visit different places that anything to do with the property or area. We found Diddy Bones Barn to be spotlessly clean, well located and easy find. Being a conversion of a barn loft means that the sloping ceiling are a constant hazard to your head though (an I am only short at 5' 6"). This is not a problem if you keep your wits about you, but between the pair of us staying there we did hit our heads a number of times!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to review your 3 day stay at Diddy Bones Barn – we’re pleased you found the property to be spotlessly clean, as ever and well located. Whilst there are some sloping ceilings due to the construction of the property the majority of the accommodation, provides full height headroom – sorry for the odd bump !!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2018
    A relaxing spot, great for a weekend away from it all.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2018
    We were very pleased with our stay at Diddybones barn and would highly recommend it for a getaway to the countryside! The view from the balcony was stunning and the decor really gave it a homely feel, we had everything we needed. Sarah and Bruce were very welcoming and are lovely hosts.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Absolutely lovely place to stay. Sarah and Bruce were so welcoming and kind throughout the week. Will definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    As the cottage is a barn conversion there are slanted ceilings throughout so be careful, especially if you are tall. We hit our heads a few times! Nevertheless we can highly recommend it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Great cottage, well equipped kitchen with great views. The cottage was well located for walks on the Downs and a good walk from the cottage to Stansted Park. The cottage was warm and clean and plenty of space to park - a real home from home!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Very comfortable and welcoming; we really struck gold with this one! The cottage had just about everything you would want and more that we hadn't even thought of. Sarah and Bruce were very welcoming whilst also making sure we felt the cottage was ours for the time we were there. It was a real bonus to be able to sit on the balcony and enjoy looking out over the fields and woods. Although the cottage was outside the village so you couldn't just walk to a local pub, for example, it was a very easy 20 minute drive to Portsmouth Park and Ride which was brilliant for Portsmouth and all it has to offer. Rowlands Castle is about a five minute drive away and has facilities such as a pubs, shops, post office, vet, and pharmacy. Rowlands Castle station is a stop for trains to London and Portsmouth.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2018
    Peaceful quaint relaxing clean just beautiful

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Lovely holiday at Diddy bones barn,well equipped and comfortable we will definitely return. Totally recommend

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Diddybones barn was clean and comfortable ... It is in the eves of the garage so my husband did hit his head several times and took a bit of getting used to. The dogs loved it but you have to walk along the road outside with no pavement to exercise them which is not ideal although there were some lovely walks once you get in the fields. Lots to do close by .... If your going to be out and about most of the time its a good base ... The balcony is good for the adults not so good for the dogs ... Its a shame it hasn't got a bit of allocated garden as this would make it easier with dogs but overall a lovely relaxing holiday and owners very accommodating ...

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2018
    very relaxing and nice views of country side

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