The South Downs National Park reaches as far as the eye can see and all you hear are the deer and the birds. On a working farm is a remarkable conversion of a 1700s barn – all yours. Note the lovely wonky bathroom beams, and some very old brickwork and tiles, but the modernity strikes you the moment you approach: a huge picture window for the views and double glass doors to your own walled garden with long terrace (a fine spot for a barbecue!). Step in to a huge, airy, open-plan, open-raftered central space, the hub of the barn, with a fabulous kitchen at one end, dining and sitting area in the middle, and a master bedroom to the side. Find instant seduction in white sofas with aubergine cushions, sleek silent drawers opening to cool cutlery, heated stone floors, touch-screen lights and blinds, a snazzy fireplace, Sky TV, surround sound… and stainless steel handrails that sweep you up to sleeping platforms at either end, with walls at banister height and curtains for privacy (ideal for families and close friends). There are two pubs and a shop in the village, a farm shop in Midhurst, and walking and cycling from the door.