The Farm Barns
Almodington, West Sussex| Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes
Prices: Low- £380/£495 per night Mid – £440/£550 High £475/£650 Peak – £522/£825 per night. Min stay varies from 2 nights
The white scheme allows the original fabric of the building to shine – brick and flint walls and original oak timbers have been left carefully exposed – and is carefully complemented with reclaimed furniture and accessories. While the modern glazing, most notably floor to ceiling in the kitchen and dining area, and in a new glass link between the two original buildings, provides a real wow factor.
In a rural location, where the garden gives uninterrupted views of the surrounding farmland, but just a short drive to the beach, city of Chichester and the Goodwood estate – this boutique corner of West Sussex will be one that you’ll never want to leave.
There are three gorgeous kingsized bedrooms, all with ensuites. Two of them have wonderful freestanding baths in the bedroom itself. All have comfortable beds with crisp white linen.
The mezzanine sleeping area is wonderful for children, but note that it accessed via a ladder that may not be suitable for younger children without supervision. The sleeping area may also be cramped for anyone over 6ft.
Kitchen & Living Areas
There is a large open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room that has plenty of space for everyone to relax. The kitchen contains a range cooker, dishwasher, washer / dryer and fridge freezer. There are comfortable but stylish sofas, and a large TV. The beautiful, reclaimed dining table seats 8.
At the other end of the barns is a smaller open plan living space, with kitchenette.
Guests have their own private area of garden and patio, with uninterrupted views over open farmland. The barns are completely self-contained, and separate from the original Farmhouse, occupied by the owners, which is next door.
Parking: Plenty of car parking space along the main driveway. Electric charger coming soon.
Children: Children are welcome, and a highchair and travel cot can be arranged on request. Please note the 4th bedroom has mezzanine beds.
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome – we just ask that they are kept off the furniture please! There is a charge of £50 per dog, per stay. Maximum 2 dogs.
Chichester is about a ten minute drive away, and also offers the nearest station, with trains taking approximately an hour and 40 minutes to London. Goodwood is about 8 miles from the the Farm Barns, so this is a great base for visiting any of their many events throughout the year, or making the most of the health club, golf course, or restaurants.
Things to do
East Wittering has a pebble beach that is popular with surfers, and some laid-back, surf-style cafes. Chichester Harbour is home to a sailing club and marina, and is also a great place for a walk. Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is a sheltered inlet that hosts some important wetland wildlife – and is very much undeveloped. Bosham is stunning and also popular with sailors, as well as with children who love crabbing from the quay, and an ice cream on the green. Most of the coast is accessible by bike from the Farm Barns, so bring your bikes and make the most of the sea air.
For more cultural pursuits, Chichester has a museum dedicated to the town’s Roman history, the Novium Museum, the world-renowned Chichester Festival Theatre, and the Pallant House Gallery, home to some of the country’s best modern art – and worth a visit for the stunning architecture alone.
The Goodwood Estate has a year-round programme of events and hosts everything from the Glorious Goodwood race meeting to retro-themed Revival, a celebration of classic cars and a feast for the eyes!
Food and Drink
Only slightly inland, the Crab & Lobster at Sidlesham is a locals’ favourite and is well-known for its seafood. The Lamb Inn, at West Wittering is popular with families and has a lovely garden, as does the Old House at Home, at East Wittering.
Chichester has a range of independent cafes and restaurants – try Luckes for healthy breakfast & lunch with a twist, or the stunning courtyard at the Pallant House Gallery which is home to Pallant Café. They often host events there too. Farmer Butcher Chef is the dining jewel of the Goodwood Estate – they specialise in using produce only produce from their own Home Farm.
The Farm Barns are stunning and we received a warm friendly welcome.
This place is just out of the world. Comfortable, clean, fresh, warm. Just simply ideal.
Really beautiful barn with three fantastic rooms.
Amazing views over fields and a great location close to the beautiful coastline and Chichester town.
The Farm Barn is total heaven. There is a divine smell that permeates the whole house, the underfloor heating means it’s warm underfoot everywhere (total treat) and the interiors are just gorgeous. We genuinely only left to get provisions for the weekend, otherwise it was a perfect spot to hunker down for the weekend. It’s huge inside, with high quality spec on everything. Couldn’t recommend it more and just wish we could move in!
Amazing stay – a beautiful barn with everything you could possibly need to hand. Holly is a fantastic host. The views and location are perfect. We’ll definitely be back!