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“Wonderful break in the South Downs”
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"Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way" Joseph Fiennes
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"Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way" Joseph Fiennes
Beautiful views surrounding Rubens Barn King size bedroom has 2 shower rooms
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18 reviews
"Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way" Joseph Fiennes
Beautiful views surrounding Rubens Barn
King size bedroom has 2 shower rooms
Perfect for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers
5 star luxury accommodation
Area of outstanding natural beauty
South Downs National Park
Surrounding farmland
Surrounding Forests
View from Rubens Barn
Private tennis court at Rubens Barn
Chichester Cathedral
Arundel Castle
Glorious Goodwood
Goodwood House
West Wittering Beach
HMS Victory at Historic Portsmouth Dockyard
Bosham
Selsey Life Boat Station
Weald Downland Museum
Beautiful countryside surrounding Rubens Barn
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Chichester, West Sussex, England

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Danny_Git...
Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful break in the South Downs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Rubens Barn fully lives up to all the other reviews. We had a wonderful stay here and my children adored having the upstairs bedroom to themselves. The owner had also put a lot of thought into keeping them happy, even putting out a couple of child scooters for them to use on the adjacent tennis court. Adding to the charm its on a quiet country lane--but this is a single track road so you do need to keep your wits about you when you're driving to the barn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Simon3630
Shepparton, Australia
1 review
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Immaculately clean and very comfortable. Excellent location. Wonderful host who provided us with a substantial continental breakfast.

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Liked best: Clean and airy. Location
Liked least: No washing machine however Rob,s wife kindly did our washing!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The bathtub
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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CarlaMcCo...
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely rural escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2010 for a stay in December 2010
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Beautifully located cottage, with scenic walks starting from the doorstep and good pub food within walking distance.
Very comfortable rooms and well decorated interior.
Thank you for a restful stay.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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danwestLo...
london
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent West Sussex cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010 for a stay in July 2010
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My wife and I stayed here with our son aged one in July, despite not having great weather we did have a superb time.
The cottage is very tastefully decorated and also exceptionally well equipped. Great showers, good quality linen and very comfortable beds.
Rob who owns the place couldn't have been more helpful. He left us in complete peace and quiet, but was always quick to help with any questions/help we needed.
You also have a small garden which is great for toddlers etc, it's surrounded by fields where cows come to graze, in a lovely valley, down a quiet lane.
The only downsides to be aware of (and I think the photos are very honest) are that the sitting room/kitchen is pretty small, if you have very young kids under four it's fine, but if you were couped up there with a couple of kids on a bad weather day it could feel a bit cramped.
All in all though an excellent place.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Felicity2...
London
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“Rubens Barn is an utter delight; 5 star romantic seclusion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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Rubens Barn is simply wonderful. A luxurious barn situated in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex. We had a tremendous stay on a Friday and Saturday night. The owners Rob and Rachel are incredibly charming and helpful. The barn was beautifully decorated with many special touches such as fresh flowers, White Company toiletries and a delicious selection of breakfast/brunch items from Waitrose. There is a well surfaced tennis court attached to the barn and panoramic views of the countryside. The barn has three bathrooms, one with a roll top bath and ambient blue lighting for true relaxation. The linen and towels are fresh, clean and sumptuous. The king size bed was extremely comfortable. In addition, there were two single beds upstairs which we did not use but they looked clean and comfortable with very nice bed linen. The Star and Garter in nearby East Dean, which was recommended by Rob and Rachel has a wonderful seafood menu and excellent service. Part of the barn's charm is that it is quite remote so a car is recommended. We will definitely be returning soon. Felicity and Jonathan

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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joe_soho
London, England
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing & comfortable retreat in heart of beautiful Sussex countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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We've just returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Ruben's Barn. It's location is superb for those who want to get away for a long weekend to enjoy the great pubs, outdoors & pretty towns to be found in the vicinity. The Barn is very well equipped and its owners very friendly and hospitable. Perhaps slightly pricey given it's more a holiday rental with food hamper than a B&B but then again, given how nicely the Barn has been done out and the price of equivalent places in the vicinity, perhaps not. Chichester is a 25 minute drive away and worth a few hours to browse the shops, coffee shops and cathedral. The Star and Garter pub in the village of East Dean is fabulous for seafood and the landlord generates a friendly & homely atmosphere. It's also a great place for those who love the outdoors - loads of bridle ways and footpaths for cycling/running with a mix of woodland (full of fallow deer), large arable fields and the rolling Downs. We'll be back....

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Visit was for: Leisure
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