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Dairy Byre (Ref:37890)

Dairy Byre. A superb holiday cottage for four on a working dairy farm. Very rural and a good location for Petworth and the South Downs

Holiday cottage, West Chiltington, West Sussex

  • Sleeps 4
  • Access Statement
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • Linen and towels included
  • Outside Space
  • Television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
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Verified Up Front Reviews
Service and Staff 
Value For Money 
5.0 OUT OF 5

December 2016

The best place we have ever stayed in, beaautifully renovated barn in a stunning location

"We booked this cottage as it looked fab, had the space we needed and was in the perfect location to visit family. It was even nicer than expected. Everything we could need was provided for our stay, The beds are super comfortable and the bed linen beautiful. Lots of big soft fluffy towels and hot powerful showers. A very well equipped kitchen and all very good quality. We felt at home and relaxed, it was a chilly November week, and we were happy,cosy and warm. The courtyard setting is private and calm, and the walks around the farm have stunning views of the Sussex countryside. The owners are charming and welcoming, and offerered plenty of helpful advice on the area. If you need a top quality cottage to visit the Sussex area,don't miss out on this.It really is faultless. There are also 2 gorgeous one bedroomed cottages opposite, perfect for a family holiday. We will definately be back for our next visit."

Service and Staff 
Value For Money 
4.5 OUT OF 5

September 2016

Dairy byre stay

"A delightful barn conversion on a working farm. Hosts very helpful but not intrusive. All amenities that most people would require. Very enjoyable. Thankyou."

Other Reviews

We booked our accommodation at Dairy Byre due to a last minute change of plans and we are so glad we
did. The accommodation is excellent and had everything we needed and more for a family of four. The
owner was welcoming and very helpful and we will definitely look to stay here on our next visit. Would
highly recommend it to other families and would assume that the smaller cottages are of an equally high
standard for couples

S. Marta
"As a family we two toddlers we loved the Dairy Byre. It was wonderfully comfortable and very safe, with children's crockery and cutlery provided. The kids loved looking round the farm at the cows, pigs and goats and exploring the fields. The washing machine came in very handy too!"
L. J
"We cannot fault this beautiful, converted byre; it was a joy to spend a week there. All our meals were eaten outside in the sunny courtyard, which made us feel as if we were abroad. There are walks directly from the farm; we particularly enjoyed walking along the vineyards to the Rising Sun at Nutbourne, where the food was delightful - it takes less than an hour at a leisurely pace. We also liked the fact that there was plenty of crockery and cutlery, unlike holiday accommodation we've used which has only four of everything. The owners are friendly and helpful and provide every comfort. We would highly recommend a visit."
Jacqui Anderson
"The cottage was even better than we were expecting and was well equipped with everything you could need. It was spotlessly clean too. It was also in a lovely position and we had a great holiday with lots of long walks with great views. I would definitely recommend Dairy Byre as a great place to stay".
Mrs G Pelosi
"We travel and book accommodation frequently. Dairy Byre is an excellent example of a home away from home. Welcoming owners, pretty surroundings and views, nicely decorated & fitted out, good quality equipment (especially the sharp knives in the knife block a rare luxury in rented accommodation!). I would highly recommend Dairy Byre and will make sure that we put the word out on the existance of this little gem! Thank you."
"We could not fault this property in anyway. It meet all our needs, was comfortable and the owners were delightful, even with their demanding jobs about the farm. We will certainly return."
L. Allen
"Dairy Byre is immaculately clean. Very warm, bright & spacious. The owners were so lovely & friendly. They have made a huge effort in making the barn what it is & have left nothing out. Situated on a working cattle farm, It is rustic, without compromise! A beautiful, cosy, home from home. Possibly the best property we have stayed in. We will highly recommend it. Thank you...."
A. Michael
"Beautiful cottage equipped to a very high standard, and set in a very quiet area, excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. Lots of places to visit in the immediate vacinity and not just for the ramblers/walkers. We were made very welcome by our hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them."
John Fleming
"The accommodation was excellent and we were made very welcome on arrival. We would certainly like to come again."
Mr Skeet
"We had an absolutely wonderful time! Thank you very much for our nice memories."
P Barber
"A very pleasant cottage, quiet and peaceful."
Mr & Mrs Collins
" Fantastic hosts. Welcoming and immaculate interior. Well equipped and tasteful."
Rachel Wright
"A beautiful conversion and a very comfortable stay. The owner was very friendly and really made us welcome. It was more like staying with a friend rather than renting a cottage."
Mr W

Once used as the dairy, try this fabulous accommodation for four on a Sussex working farm

The Dairy Byre is a beautiful conversion of a traditional farm building once used as the dairy. Situated on a working farm close to the boundary of the South Downs National Park, the dairy herd now occupy larger and more modern facilities, while this building has been transformed to offer simply exceptional accommodation.

It forms part of a skilfully converted farm courtyard with two other fabulous stable conversions, The Bull’s Box and The Mouse House, two one bedroom cottages that sit opposite but a discreet distance away.

The Dairy Byre offers accommodation along the length of this wonderful building for four people. Being old and traditionally built, nothing is ever straight and this is most obvious when casting an eye along the length of the back wall! The character of these old buildings has been retained with exposed timbers and roof trusses with clever use of up-lighting into the vaulted roof space, along with exposed brick and stonework throughout. All of the rooms look onto the courtyard, with feature doors and windows in the main living room and bedroom suite which face southwest and help flood the Byre with late afternoon and early evening sunlight.

It comes comprehensively equipped with a modern kitchen and lounge area and two superbly appointed bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king sized bed and en-suite shower room, while the second bedroom is fitted with twin beds. There is a full family bathroom with shower over the bath next to the second bedroom.

The courtyard shared with the other two holiday cottages is private and tucked away from the farm and so provides a quiet and relaxing outdoor space to relax, read and dine.

The Dairy Byre is just outside the boundary of the South Downs National Park amidst beautiful scenery on the edge of the village of West Chiltington. It is central for much that Sussex has to offer, while locally the West Chiltington Golf Club is within half a mile and there are beautiful walks over the fields to the west, towards the award winning vineyards in Nutbourne, two miles away.

West Chiltington and beyond

West Chiltington lies in the lea of the South Downs. It is a hidden treasure, full of charming cottages, winding lanes and friendly shops and pubs. This sprawling village has a 12th century church, a quiet charm and like many Sussex villages provides a tranquil retreat from the pressures of modern living. All this, and only 50 miles south of London.

The attractive church of St Mary is unrestored and has a spire covered with oak shingles and a roof of Horsham Stone. Ancient paintings dating from the 12th, 13th and 14th century can be clearly seen on the walls inside the building.

The village stocks and whipping post are preserved outside the church, and are believed to have been constructed in the mid 17th century. A small very interesting museum stands behind the church. West Chiltington is a village full of charming cottages, winding lanes and friendly shops and pubs. It is this unique charm that makes the village so special.

The South Downs National Park is three miles from the village, West Chiltington being approximately half way along its entire length.

The Wildbrooks on the flood plain at nearby Pulborough offers many excellent walks along the banks of the River Arun, and uninterrupted views south towards the Downs. The Pulborough Wildbrooks also contains one of the RSPB’s major reserves in the south, and it all falls within the National Park. We carry a link to the RSPB reserve within “Places to visit” on our website.

Three miles away on the edge of nearby Storrington, and nestling at the foot of the South Downs, is Parham House a magnificent Elizabethan home that is a real jewel. Again have a look at it under “Places to visit” — a half day there is time well spent.

To the west of West Chiltington is the historic market town of Petworth. It is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and deer park, which was landscaped by Capability Brown. The house and its grounds are now owned and maintained by the National Trust. The magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collection, with numerous works by Turner. Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings. The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms, so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following a visit to Petworth House and Park.

This area of West Sussex has a variety of events that occur through the year from Glorious Goodwood, the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, to the Arundel Festival, racing at Fontwell and polo at Cowdray.

Places to Visit

Petworth House and Gardens

Parham House and Gardens

Pulborough Wildbrooks

What's On

Petworth House — Open air concerts throughout the summer season

Goodwood — Festival of Speed — June

Goodwood — Revival Meeting — September

Fontwell Racecourse

  • Local shop — 1 mile West Chiltington
  • Nearest supermarket — 3 miles Pulborough
  • Nearest restaurant — 3 miles Storrington
  • Local pub — 1 mile West Chiltington
  • Mainline rail service — 3 miles Billingshurst for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Portsmouth
  • Gatwick Airport — 25 miles

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