Benefold Farmhouse Barn

Petworth, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7796 990660

Escape to your own barn. Brimming with beams and natural colours - surrounded by peaceful lavender-filled gardens and corn fields


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This 16th-century barn has been renovated with flair by creative hosts. They live in the farmhouse, and the barn is all yours. The living space is open-plan with masses of beautiful beams, sofas by the wood-burner, dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Bedrooms (one down, one mezzanine) are inviting with more honey-coloured wood, natural tones, well-dressed beds and pots of flowers; the double has a striking freestanding bath in the room. Clarissa provides all you need for breakfast – rustle it up when you want. Easy for Goodwood events, Chichester, Arundel; walk the South Downs Way, browse antique shops, spend a day on the beach.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Stabling for horses by arrangement. Children over 7 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £150
1 Twin
From £150
1 Double
From £150



Exceeded our greatest expectations . Extremely clean and well furnished with fresh flowers and delicious fresh fruit. Our kind of place and hope to return.

Jenny, Great Warley

Our stay was a lovely slice of tranquillity, of blissful peace and quiet yet at the same time within easy reach of lots of wonderful sights and things to do. The Barn has been furnished to a luxuriously high standard yet feels cosy and welcoming and yes, the bath tub really is that rich green colour and yes, it IS amazingly comfortable. It feels so decadent! Hector the golden retriever is lovely bonus and he is very polite, he knows when to leave but is also happy to stay and ‘chat’ if you have the time. And by chat we of course mean make a fuss of him! A wonderful relaxing break.

Julie, Bicester

Stayed for 3 nights over the long May bank holiday weekend. Clarissa and John have created an absolutely stunning barn with luxury furniture and comfy sofas. Opening the electric blinds each morning to the beautiful views was a delight. Lovely breakfast treats of sausages, eggs, bacon, fruit, delicious yoghurts and warm croissants delivered each morning. Cannot recommend this highly enough and we will certainly be back. Thank you for a warm, comfortable, relaxing stay.

Amanda, Matlock

A truly wonderful location and beautifully finished accommodation of high standard with fab host . We will be back

Paul, Salisbury

Incredible gem in the heart of west sussex! We enjoyed our stay very much and the owners are a lovely and very attentive couple. There are so many beautiful trails in the surroundings and the barn is in a pristine condition with a all the amenities one might need. This is the perfect escape for anyone wishing to have a real countryside experience with a hint of luxury!

Emilia, Stockholm

Wonderful, wonderful stay in this beautiful barn where Clarissa has thought of everything, from local bacon and eggs to fresh flowers in sweet little bouquets by the bed and in the huge living room. Lazy breakfast on the terrace followed by a wallow in the gorgeous bath. Heaven!

Sarah, Bath

I couldn't fault the place. Clarissa and John have created a warm, cosy, comfortable bolthole - all craggy beams and snug corners and intimate lighting. It feels like an ancient barn yet efficient underfloor heating, electronic blinds and a modern kitchen bring it firmly into the 21st century. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and set in the most spectacular countryside - the South Downs are just moments away. Comedy value added with Hector and Dudley - the friendly farm dogs. Didn't want to leave.

catherine, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clarissa Langdon

  • This area abounds with places of interest to vist. Goodwood – horse racing and vintage car events.
  • Cowdray Park – golf club, polo club etc. Chichester theatre and art gallery.
  • South Downs Way for walking – nearby beaches at West Wittering and sailing at Bosham.
  • Petworth Music Festival.
  • Parham House.
  • Arundel antique shops, West Dean courses.