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"Luxury 5 star barn conversion with tennis court"

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Nestling in the South Downs National Park, this 17th century flint barn is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in comfort and privacy. Providing exclusive and luxurious 5 star accommodation with private tennis court in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and 7 miles from historic Roman city of Chichester. Perfectly located for exploring the cultural and architectural treasures of Goodwood Estate, and historic Chichester. Local attractions include sporting events at Goodwood, nearby golf courses, polo at Cowdray, fishing and sailing. 'Rubens Barn is the perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way.' Joseph Fiennes (May 2009)
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Showers

Meet the host
Rob H
Hosting since November 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (23)
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FrequentFlier797029
FrequentFlier797029
3 contributions
A Christmas Treat
The Barn is situated in a very peaceful little spot of West Sussex close to the South Downs way. We spent a few lovely days over our Christmas holidays in the Barn, enjoying the scenery and some of the treats thoughtfully left for us by the owners, including a Christmas tree. The interior of the Barn is comfortable, warm and clean. The beds are a good size and the kitchen has everything you need. We really enjoyed our visit in the depths of winter and had a very special Christmas day in beautiful surroundings. The Barn is well maintained and a lot of thought has gone into making it attractive and exceptionally comfortable.
Visited December 2019
Written 1 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bronwyn B
Bronwyn B
2 contributions
Stunning Rubens Barn
Wow....what a stylish, beautifully tranquil and well appointed property. In the heart of the Sussex Downs, I had a wonderful and tranquil home after the mayhem of Goodwood and the Festival of Speed. Rob and Rachel have created superb accommodation, and I have already booked for next year. May stay longer next time!
Visited July 2019
Written 8 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cecilia T
Cecilia T
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Small and perfectly formed barn in tranquil setting
In its tranquil setting, this small and perfectly formed barn with lovely views serves as the ideal base from which to explore the area. The barn’s best features include a breakfast table in the pretty garden, an adjacent tennis court, and a roll-top bath for maximum relaxation. Walks from the doorstep abound and there are plenty of interesting places to visit nearby. The friendly proprietors are on-hand to welcome guests and the provision of a breakfast hamper is a particularly welcome touch.
Visited September 2018
Written 3 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tina H
Tina H
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom7 contributions
Lovely holiday barn
We really enjoyed our stay at Rubens Barn. The barn is comfortable & relaxing and we both felt v chilled out. It had everything we needed and the welcome hamper was indeed most "welcome"! Everything was absolutely spotless and the kingsize bed was super comfy. Owners were on hand if we needed them (which we didn't) but they weren't intrusive at all and we were left alone to enjoy our stay. We would definitely recommend Rubens Barn to anyone looking to holiday in the area as it was ideally situated for Bosham, Petworth, West Wittering etc.
Visited May 2018
Written 29 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KateB
KateB
12 contributions
Cosy and peaceful retreat
We rented the barn for 3 nights as we were attending the wedding of my niece locally. We had the most awesome wedding but knowing that we had somewhere peaceful with all the comforts of home that we could come back to at the end of each evening was so lovely. The attention to detail including the most amazing breakfast hamper we've ever been given was great. It was no trouble for them to loan us the ironing board and bedding for my sister to stay. We could also take our dog, which was us was the real bonus as he needed to come with us. It is not that large but with 3 bathrooms it more than catered for our party of 4. Had a particularly wonderful evening at the Fox Runs Free pub with the wedding party, with really gorgeous food and another great meal at the White Horse, Graffham. Would definitely recommend this property and would return.
Visited September 2017
Written 4 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tampa606
Tampa606
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Peace and tranquility in five star accommodation
Our second stay in this fabulous converted barn and we were so happy to be back! The owners have thought of every last detail to ensure maximum comfort and total relaxation. High quality bed linens and towels and extremely well equipped kitchen all in the most idyllic surroundings imaginable. You can go for long walks straight from the Barn and Chichester is only a 15 minute drive. Rob and Rachel went out of their way to make us feel incredibly welcome and were able to give us lots of advice on attractions in the area. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Visited June 2016
Written 21 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tampa606
Tampa606
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Five Star cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings
My family and I enjoyed an incredibly relaxing few days staying at Rubens Barn. The cottage is extremely well equipped with high quality bedding and wonderfully soft towels. The kitchen had everything we needed and the owners had gone beyond our expectations to make sure we had everything we could possibly want for a delicious breakfast. The cottage was perfectly situated in the midst of the beautiful, peaceful countryside but very close to Chichester. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be coming back.
Visited July 2015
Written 17 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anna T
Anna T
Oxford, United Kingdom4 contributions
Beautiful Little Cottage
We have recently returned from a short stay at Ruben's Barn. The Barn is perfectly situated for exploring the area and the owners, Rachel & Rob, provided some excellent recommendations for beach, museums and restaurants which were very well received. The cottage is beautifully appointed and very well looked after. The little extras (toiletries and hamper) were a bonus too. Highly recommended!
Visited August 2015 Travelled with family
Written 27 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

budzaer84
budzaer84
Cork, Ireland41 contributions
Top of the charts for next year
This being our first time going off the hotel trail in the South/South West of the UK on our travels we were excited to see what Rubens Barn had to offer. The property didn't disappoint. It was beautifully finished off to a high standard and had all the modern facilities you would want in a rental/hotel room. The real charming aspect was the bath in the converted attic space, you could sit and read while soaking in the bath and hear the world go by, and with the week that was in it the odd sportscar. We stayed in Rubens Barn as our base for the festival of speed and were delighted at how close it was to the Goodwood Estate. We hope to stay again soon for next years Revival Festival and Festival of Speed. A must stay for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City and looking to recharge their batteries.
Visited June 2015 Travelled with family
Written 18 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sinctev
Sinctev
Greater London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Romantic
This was one of the best places I had ever stayed as it was isolated, quite, romantic an well equipped for my short stay an probably be just as good for longer stays. I met the owners of the barn who where very hospitable and informative about activities an places to go with information provided in the barn an the condiments were adequate (but ran out of tea bags ☺️) an the white robes weren't available but apart from that I had an excellent time an highly recommend this barn if anyone is looking for quite getaway.
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 10 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighbourhood
Chichester is made for exploring. There’s history on every corner, from the Tudor Market Cross to the dominant Norman cathedral. There’s fun shopping, with designer label boutiques, stylish restaurants, organic cafés and gastro pubs – a haven for any ‘professional shopper’. See new drama and old favourites at the internationally acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre. Plus there’s an eclectic programme of music and arts at festivals and concerts throughout the district. The South Downs countryside is just minutes away from Chichester. With plenty of outdoor activities on offer, from walking and horse riding to exploring cycle routes and hot air ballooning, you’ll never be lost for something to see and do. However if you prefer an amble around the shops, don’t miss the historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth and the photogenic village of Bosham. Stroll around the antique fairs, arts and craft centres and quirky market stalls and enjoy a frothy cappuccino in one of the many bustling pavement cafes. Rubens Barn is located in the South Downs National Park and is the ideal base for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers, and only 10 minutes drive from Chichester. The Goodwood Health Spa is nearby and perfect for a pampering treat. The local pub is located 1 mile from the barn along a small country lane. Local activities - Tennis, golf, motor racing, sailing, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and wine tasting at local vineyards. Entertainment - Chichester Festival Theatre. Festival of Speed and Revival meetings at Goodwood. Glorious Goodwood and regular horse race meetings. Historic interest - Chichester Cathedral, Goodwood House, Arundel Castle, Roman city of Chichester, Weald and Downland museum, Portsmouth historic dockyard. Beaches - Beautiful sandy beaches at West Wittering famous for windsurfing.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Gatwick 45 miles Heathrow 50 miles London 55 miles Portsmouth Ferries 25 miles Chichester 7 miles (Taxis / Bus opposite Chichester Railway station) 10 minute car drive from Chichester.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Our minimum stay is 2 nights and a supplement will apply. Please enquire for a 2 night stay. The price for a 2 night stay is from £675. The price for a 3 night weekend stay / 4 night midweek stay is from £850 (Spring / Autumn / Winter) The price for a 3 night weekend stay / 4 night midweek stay is from £850 (Summer) Supplement for use of sofa bed is £50 per night Rubens Barn accepts well behaved dogs - £30 per dog supplement There may be a supplement for Christmas, New Year, Bank holidays, and Sporting event dates at Goodwood There may be a supplement added by HolidayLettings / TripAdvisor to the above prices. Please email to confirm price and revised quote for short and long stays

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