Holiday cottage, Sutton, West Sussex
A wonderful week in Sussex
"Hosts Toni and David were very friendly and gave us some excellent tips. The cottage was well equipped and had all that we needed for a great break in the countryside. We enjoyed some lovely walks with our dog and visited lots of interesting places. Arundel, Midhurst and Petworth are all close by. Would recommend the White Hart at Stopham Bridge. Great staff and exceptional food. We stopped at Charlie's farm shop in Bury and bought lots of top quality meat and other local produce."
We enjoyed staying here very much. Great rural location and cosy cottage feel.
"We had a lovely stay. The Old Tractor Shed had everything we needed, including a wide variety of cooking equipment for self-catering, a large table suitable for family eating and board games, a stove for chilly evenings and essential for drying boots after wet walks, washing machine, tumble-dryer, comfy beds, huge door mat for muddy boots and an outdoor garden area with washing line, barbecue and table and chairs. We really appreciated the fresh flowers, and the bacon and eggs in the fridge on arrival! The location was perfect. There were flowers in pots, tubs and beds all around, quiet country lanes with footpaths leading off in all directions, Bignor Roman villa and the South Downs within easy walking distance and a pub just round the corner. Pulborough station is only 20 minutes away, with a direct line to London. Arundel and Chichester are within easy driving distance. We will have to come again as we didn't have time to fit it all in!"
"We had a fantastic week at the Old Tractor Shed, all five of us, and can recommend it highly to other people."
"welcome pack -ok Beds very standard glasses -just about ok Pity no Armchairs Showers lack power "
We are very sorry to read your observations about the accommodation. Your wife did leave some very nice words in the visitors book about a relaxing stay, generous hosts and an idyllic break from the hurry of London. We genuinely hope that reading between your joint comments you both in fact had an enjoyable week away.
"Magnificent location as well as unrivaled hospitality! Really charming cottage in a superb spot. Haven't been there for the last time. "
"David and Toni were very welcoming hosts and offer a home from home experience. It was the attention to detail that helped make it such an enjoyable break. We definitely would stay again. "
"Stunning barn conversion in one of the most beautiful villages in the country...fine views and proper walking country. Nothing was too much trouble for Toni and David (hosts) who live just down the road on a fully working farm...fresh eggs upon arrival and they even dropped round some Christmas decorations as all of our were in storage! I think that in the future a new bed/mattress and sofa/s may be required for ultimate comfort but that maybe just personal preference. Overall, a great holiday location and base to adventure on to the South Downs. "
Great stay in a beautiful property
"We stayed in the Tractor Shed for our wedding weekend. It was the perfect location and a beautiful property to relax in after our wedding. We would love to return! "
Quiet and restful
"Quiet and restful Really enjoyed our stay ? cottage (and owners) were great. Weather glorious for the time of year and allowed us to ramble around the local countryside taking advantage of the many walks straight from the cottage. Provided a splendid, restful and quiet short break "
a good stay
"Clean, well equipped. Everything you could possibly want to use in the kitchen!! Wonderful welcome from Toni and David. Who also went out of their way to help when we had car trouble. Plus many goodies - eggs, bacon, butter, milk etc. Thanks"
The Old Tractor Shed
"We enjoyed our stay at The Old Tractor Shed, as it was used as the base for my daughter's wedding and then a time to visit local places. It was the ideal location for all of these things and also for getting away from it all. I would recommend it to friends and would consider revisiting. The cottage itself was well equipped and the welcome pack was useful until groceries were delivered. "
"A fabulous stay. Very well equipped. In a beautifully peaceful part of West Sussex. Nothing was too much trouble for Toni and David. Local pub good, welcome pack of eggs,bacon,milk and bread an absolute treat! Our dog was made to feel very welcome and she enjoyed watching the ram and the chickens through the fence. Wonderful walks. Just wish we had more time. This was our 1st time doing a cottage rental and from stories I have heard we were thoroughly spoilt. I have no hesitation in recommending The Old Tractor Shed and hope to return."
Post the Second World War in the heyday of the diminutive Ferguson Tractor, this was the tractor shed at Sutton Farm. As tractors grew in size it soon became redundant, however the Old Tractor Shed is still very much part of a small working farm set in the most beautiful Sussex village of Sutton.
This is a truly imaginative conversion that makes very comfortable accommodation for up to five people that has been equipped to the highest level. The Old Tractor Shed is on a 100 acre farm combining arable and sheep farming along with providing fabulous views to the South Downs. Stay here in early spring and the new born lambs can be seen in the barn immediately behind the accommodation, it’s a very special time to be here.
The accommodation is cleverly arranged over three floors. On the ground floor enjoying full length windows is the main living room and kitchen combining as a large open space area. The principal double bedroom with a Jack and Jill shower room is also on the ground floor, while the second bedroom fitted with twin beds and an ensuite bathroom are on the first floor. The bath comes with a shower attachment although the bathroom does sit snugly into the roof space. From the ground floor head down a few steps and there is a second living space looking onto the lane. This room is fitted with a sofa bed making the accommodation ideal for a family of five or friends coming together for a break or possibly to enjoy Goodwood. Throughout, the accommodation has underfloor heating.
Outside there is a private patio that is a wonderful suntrap that enjoys the afternoon and evening sun.
Within the farm there is also stabling facilities for up to two horses plus use of a paddock. Yes it is wonderfully rural here.
Sutton is one of four picturesque Sussex villages along with Barlavington, Bignor and West Burton that sit in line at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex. These traditional villages are of great appeal to visitors and the area affords much peace and tranquillity. The pub in Sutton in the heart of the village is just 200 metres away and we are sure will be an evening attraction for many visitors.
The Old Tractor Shed has immediate access onto many local footpaths and bridleways. Footpaths climb up from the village onto the Downs however if you are feeling less energetic there is a car park at Whiteways beside Bury Hill approximately three miles to the east, or you can take the lane to the Downs from Bignor and park at the top beside the South Downs Way. This is where Stane Street, the Roman road crosses the South Downs on route from London towards Eartham and Chichester giving a choice of good walking in that direction or east or west along the line of the Downs.
The village of Bignor is closely linked to the Romans. Here you will find the Roman Villa, a home and farm with world class mosaic floors that was a significant settlement in the 3rd Century AD. We include a link to Bignor Roman Villa under “Places to visit” on the website.
This historic market town of Petworth is four miles to the north and 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 is worth taking the time to browse having visited Petworth House.
This is just a flavour of what there is nearby. To the east there is Amberley Working Museum and the small community of Houghton on the River Arun. The Old Tractor Shed is also exceptionally well placed for all the events hosted at Goodwood every year. A short drive further on is the cathedral city of Chichester.
Staying amongst the South Downs, nothing is really that far away.
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