You’ll be a happy group arriving at this gorgeous estate. All 17 manicured acres (parts of which were designed by Gertrude Jekyll) are yours to roam; complete with mature trees, fishing pond and sweeping views of the South Downs. There’s even a cricket pitch, tennis court and well-equipped games room, plus a zip wire and treehouse, all shared with guests staying in the cottage and the house.
The wood-clad barn is tucked neatly and peacefully amongst the trees. It’s cleverly laid out with an easy open-plan living space and long balcony upstairs, and light-filled bedrooms downstairs, two of which open onto the terrace where there’s heaps of space for lounging. Retreat to your hot tub in-between the trees whilst the chefs delight in the ultra-modern kitchen.
If you can drag yourself away from the estate there’s some fantastic walking on the Downs. Try the circular walk from Steyning which leads up to the prehistoric hilltop fort of the Chanctonbury Ring.