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.