Chichester Cottage

Chichester, Sussex

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Close to Bosham and the beaches of the Witterings - stroll to pubs, wander in the sculpture garden, walk the South Downs Way


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A clever conversion of part of the stables of a fine 15th-century village house; lucky horses occupy the other end. A spectacular barn – the owner’s studio is another part of the set-up here, in sculpture-dotted gardens with ponds and paddocks. Your cottage has its own young garden and a light, lofty and open-plan eating/living area; and the owner’s art on the walls. 

No open fire needed – heating is underfloor and solar-powered. Cook in the big sociable kitchen – benefit the local community by stocking up at the family-run Southbourne Farm Shop, four miles away.  Set off on the South Downs Way for miles in any direction, find books, games and a TV for wet weather days. Bosham is two miles for eating out, Chichester is four miles for theatre and more restaurants. 

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We think you'll love

  • The lovely fuss-free relaxed atmosphere
  • Joining the South Downs Way without having to get in your car
  • Chatting to the horses and visiting Neil's studio
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You should know

  • The mezzanine loft bedroom is better for children
  • It's not for those who don't enjoy animals
  • It's a quiet sort of village for people who love the countryside and walking


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £230
Weekly price
from £1700
Damage deposit
We ask you to cover any damage caused during your stay
2 extra beds available.
1 Cottage for 6
From £2304 beds3 bedrooms


There's a lovely relaxed atmosphere to this whole place. Maybe it's the horses grazing in the paddock, the beautiful sculptures dotting the garden or Neil and Grace themselves who are kind and twinkly. This would be a restorative place to spend time.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

What a beautiful location - we booked both the cottage and the Shepherd's Hut for a family wedding in the area - the cottage is very spacious and so comfortable with all mod cons and I had the best night sleep in the Shepherd's Hut - the owners were very welcoming and hospitable - highly recommend!

Monica, Aberystwyth

We are a family of 4, 2 adults, & an 11 & 13 year old who stayed for 3 nights, July 2013. We had a fab time: beautiful, well-equipped & comfortable cottage with welcoming hosts; peaceful rural location; plenty of activities & shopping/eating facilities nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed West Wittering beach, walking around Chichester harbour, Bosham and ferry across the bay to West Itchenor. Highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

The house is surrounded by wonderful gardens full of sculptures. Just cross the road to join the South Downs Way which runs for nearly a hundred miles between Winchester and Eastbourne and, unlike many walking paths, is entirely suitable for cyclists and horses too. There's a pub in the village, the Richmond Arms, which you can stroll to or smarter places to eat in Chichester. Gardens to visit include West Dean and Petworth - the Weald & Downland Living Museum is a fascinating insight into English rural life.

Local points of interest from Neil Lawson Baker

  • 5 Miles away visit Goodwood with Golf and Horse Racing + Private Airfield and Festival of Speed + The Revival. Goodwood hosts two of the worlds most famous motoring events. BOOK VERY EARLY to have any chance of accomadation and at Premium Fees I'm afraid!
  • Bosham is 1 mile away with its harbour and pub and shops and Saxon church. The Solent offers some of the world's finest sailing waters with Itchenor, Dell Quay, Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour all very close.
  • 5 mins away is the City of Chichester - Great Shopping and restaurants. A cultural centre with The Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery (World famous collection - Modern British Art and wonderful bookshop and 900yr old Chichester Cathedral.
  • 2 miles from is is Fishbourne Roman Palace. One of the finest Roman Palaces north of the alps. Also in Chichester is the Novium Museum.
  • Sculpture at the Cass Foundation. 26 acres of awe inspiring Contemporary Sculpture. 5 miles from Hornbeam Cottage. Renowned as one of the finest Sculpture Parks in the world.
  • Bracklesham Bay and West Wittering - miles of sandy beaches and first class wind surfing ... only 20 minutes drive away


Neil Lawson Baker

Neil is an internationally renowned sculptor who also writes children's books, Grace is a specialist in equine facilitated therapy. They've been here for many years and are happy to let guests chat to the horses or visit Neil's studio. They pretty much have an open house philosophy so you can get involved or do your own thing.