This was my first experience of Bed and Breakfast accomodation but we were not disappointed. Far from it, Lockgate Dairy turned out to be all that the owners website describes and much more. It may seem a bit remote and you definately need a car to be able to access it easily, but it is is an excellent position for touring along the south coast, with the benefits that come from the peace and tranqulity of the countryside.
The owners were exceedingly welcoming and obviously a lot of thought and care has gone into providing comfortable, modern well maintained rooms.There were lots of extra touches- access to a fridge for your own wine and snacks, an invitation to bring your own take away food back - with use of plates, cutlery and to eat in the conservatory or dining room, plush towels, hugely comfortable beds- I could go on.
The breakfast was amazing - huge choice of food - all served by Martin - who is a most convivial host. Nothing seemd to be too much trouble. This is a B and B that derserves the 5 star rating. Superb!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lockgate Dairy offers superb, 5-Star B&B accommodation. Once, a working dairy, Lockgate Dairy is set in rural, open farmland away from all busy roads. It is an ideal place for down time at the end of the business day, and a peaceful night's sleep. Road noise is banished, here. The extra little touches you'll notice and a hearty breakfast, the next morning, will see you right through.If you're in the zone more for pleasure rather than necessity, for a short break, then Chichester is famous for its cathedral, the Festival Theatre, the Novium Museum (based at a Roman bathhouse) and high quality restaurants of varied cuisines. With wide streets and plentiful parking, the town is one of the South's most pleasant shopping experiences, unusually, still dominated by independent shops and plentiful interesting architecture.Immediately surrounding Lockgate Dairy is flat countryside ideal for walking, cycling and exploring Chichester Harbour (sailing, boat tours) with numerous charming waters-edge hamlets and pathways, the expansive sandy beach of West Wittering and the nature reserve at Pagham.Drive just 15 minutes and you could be revving it up on the starting grid at Goodwood motor racing track or looking down Runway 33, about to launch into the skies from Goodwood airfield (formerly RAF Westhamptnet, a satellite WW2 airfield to RAF Tangmere where Hurricanes, Spitfires and Typhoons were once based.Drive a further 5 minutes you're into glorious South Downs scenery. There, Goodwood horse racing is a sure bet as is the amazing Weald and Downland Musuem. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lockgate Dairy Chichester, West Sussex