A clever conversion of part of the stables of a fine 15th-century house; lucky horses occupy the other end. A spectacular barn – the polymath owner’s studio (he’s also involved in the lively Chichester arts scene) – is another part of the set-up here, in sculpture-dotted gardens with ponds, paddocks and woodlands. Your cottage has its own young garden and a light, lofty and open-plan eating/living area; and the owner’s art on white walls. No open fire needed – heating is underfloor and solar-powered. All is neatly to the point in the kitchen, with its lime-white, marble-topped units. Double bedrooms come with colourful art and bedspreads, and pristine shower/wet rooms (robes and slippers too). Up to a mezzanine loft room with two beds, a basin and loo – ideal for children, as the shower is reached through a main bedroom. Books, games, TVs, and a few steps away, a shepherd’s hut means a group of eight could happily gather here. Bosham is two miles and Chichester four, and the glorious South Downs Way is close.