Had a wonderful week here with our baby and toddler. Very warm welcome from Les and Louise, with cookies, fresh bread and eggs greeting us when we arrived.
The cottage is set in an idyllic location in the Sussex countryside. It is very peaceful yet plenty for us to do. Our toddler loved the rabbit and the chickens, plus the cool sandpit, and we all loved being able to swim pretty much every day. If you have a car you can get out and about. Steyning was lovely - we went to museum and library which our son loved, and sampled the tea rooms there. We also went to Bramber castle, Wiston - the tea rooms there have lots of animals on site and you can feed them, so great for kids, and also to the village of Storrington. Although we live in Sussex we rarely explore the region and we really enjoyed it.
As others have mentioned the ceiling is very low in the cottage which was difficult for my husband by end of the week as his neck had permanent crook in it! Cooking facilities limited in Milkhouse too, which we were fine with, but something to bear in mind. The Co-op in Steyning does a nice range of prepared dishes than can be cooked pretty much in one pan, so would recommend that if you don't fancy micro meals or pasta! I think because Les and Louise had the Tea Barn open for the summer they weren't doing home cooked meals in the evening, so a shame to miss out on them, but am sure we will be back!
All in all would have been an amazingly peaceful and relaxing break, if not for the fact we had 2 small children! Had a wonderful holiday though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful 16th Century Sussex Farmhouse set in 5 acres of pretty gardens and woodland. Offering two newly renovated self-catering holiday cottages with the option to enjoy delicious home cooked AGA meals from our Farmhouse kitchen. Kingsize beds, luxury bathrooms, cosy log fires & deep armchairs in the winter, a heated outdoor pool to swim in, or relax by with a book in the summer. Relaxation treatments available from visiting Covent Garden Neals yard therapist. Acres of gardens and woodlands, chickens & ducks to feed and lots of other wildlife to spot. Parents will appreciate the tasteful luxurious cottage interiors and thoughtful added extras from fresh baked breakfasts, gourmet meal deliveries, babysitting and plentiful baby gear; whilst mini guests make the most of exploring. Set in a secluded rural ideal on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park yet just 5 minutes from the pretty vibrant village of Steyning and beaches within 10 minutes too! ... more less