The Barn Guidebook

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The Barn Guidebook

Sightseeing
National Trust Petworth House is a 17th Century Grade l listed country house set within the 700 acre Deer Park designed by "Capability" Brown. Admission fee to visit house. Free entry for the Deer Park open 8a.m till dusk. Amazing collection of art by artists such as Titian, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Blake and of course Turner who was a famous long time guest and completed many paintings of the house and surroundings.
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Petworth House and Park
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National Trust Petworth House is a 17th Century Grade l listed country house set within the 700 acre Deer Park designed by "Capability" Brown. Admission fee to visit house. Free entry for the Deer Park open 8a.m till dusk. Amazing collection of art by artists such as Titian, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Blake and of course Turner who was a famous long time guest and completed many paintings of the house and surroundings.
The Weald & Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. We are a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone! Can't recommend this highly enough. Tons of space to explore, walk, things to see and do. The Repair Shop is filmed here and you may get to see filming taking place. Watch milling taking place in the old Lurgashall Mill and take home some of the freshly milled flour. Sample foods of the Tudor period and learn how they were made. Look out for museum special events taking place throughout the year. Excellent day out and great value for money.
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Weald & Downland Living Museum
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The Weald & Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. We are a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone! Can't recommend this highly enough. Tons of space to explore, walk, things to see and do. The Repair Shop is filmed here and you may get to see filming taking place. Watch milling taking place in the old Lurgashall Mill and take home some of the freshly milled flour. Sample foods of the Tudor period and learn how they were made. Look out for museum special events taking place throughout the year. Excellent day out and great value for money.
Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst are the atmospheric remains of one of England's great Tudor houses destroyed by fire on 24th September 1793. Visited by both King Henry Vlll and Queen Elizabeth l and for a time the work place of the infamous Gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes. Walk around the ruins down to the river or perhaps watch Polo matches on the nearby Polo fields with a takeaway pizza and cup of tea from the Cowdray cafe.
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Cowdray Ruins
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Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst are the atmospheric remains of one of England's great Tudor houses destroyed by fire on 24th September 1793. Visited by both King Henry Vlll and Queen Elizabeth l and for a time the work place of the infamous Gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes. Walk around the ruins down to the river or perhaps watch Polo matches on the nearby Polo fields with a takeaway pizza and cup of tea from the Cowdray cafe.
Gorgeous, privately owned golden sand beach within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The sloping sandy beach is lined with multi coloured beach huts and dunes. Access is fairly easy over the sand dunes but there is limited disabled access. The beach faces the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It’s an ideal beach for sunbathing, swimming and paddling. The water remains quite shallow for some way out and makes swimming for all levels possible. Although largely undeveloped there are facilities include toilets, showers, parking and a café. There are lifeguards in summer. As the tide retreats it leaves shallow lagoons of warm water - perfect for smaller children to splash and play. Around 50 minutes from The Barn.
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West Wittering Beach
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Gorgeous, privately owned golden sand beach within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The sloping sandy beach is lined with multi coloured beach huts and dunes. Access is fairly easy over the sand dunes but there is limited disabled access. The beach faces the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It’s an ideal beach for sunbathing, swimming and paddling. The water remains quite shallow for some way out and makes swimming for all levels possible. Although largely undeveloped there are facilities include toilets, showers, parking and a café. There are lifeguards in summer. As the tide retreats it leaves shallow lagoons of warm water - perfect for smaller children to splash and play. Around 50 minutes from The Barn.
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today. Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees to the restored walled garden. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
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West Dean Gardens
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Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today. Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees to the restored walled garden. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
With over 200 years of hosting horseracing on the stunning South Downs, Goodwood’s racedays provide an incredible day – or evening – out for every type of racegoer. Racing fans enjoy thrilling equine action across the 16 Group races throughout the year, with families delving into our family-focussed fun days and our music nights bringing international talent to our unique West Sussex setting. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Goodwood Racecourse
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With over 200 years of hosting horseracing on the stunning South Downs, Goodwood’s racedays provide an incredible day – or evening – out for every type of racegoer. Racing fans enjoy thrilling equine action across the 16 Group races throughout the year, with families delving into our family-focussed fun days and our music nights bringing international talent to our unique West Sussex setting. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
On this site since 1067 and continuing to the present day. Many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England. Learn from guides about the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover inspiring gardens. Get involved in historical events, learn about life in the past and cheer on your champion knight. Whilst you are here, visit Arundel's historic town centre with its museum, galleries, shops and restaurants. Only 500m from the main entrance. 30 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Arundel Castle
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On this site since 1067 and continuing to the present day. Many of the original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England. Learn from guides about the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. Stroll through the tranquil grounds where you will discover inspiring gardens. Get involved in historical events, learn about life in the past and cheer on your champion knight. Whilst you are here, visit Arundel's historic town centre with its museum, galleries, shops and restaurants. Only 500m from the main entrance. 30 minutes drive from The Barn.
The largest Roman home in Britain. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. 37 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Fishbourne Roman Palace
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The largest Roman home in Britain. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. 37 minutes drive from The Barn.
Golf has been played on this beautiful course for well over a century. The Club is owned by the Viscount Cowdray and aims to provide excellent facilities with a friendly service. Membership is at the heart of the club, however we extend the warm welcome to all and have been a popular destination for visiting golfers for many years. 10 minutes drive from The Barn
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Cowdray Park Golf Club
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Golf has been played on this beautiful course for well over a century. The Club is owned by the Viscount Cowdray and aims to provide excellent facilities with a friendly service. Membership is at the heart of the club, however we extend the warm welcome to all and have been a popular destination for visiting golfers for many years. 10 minutes drive from The Barn
Cowdray Park Polo Club is often described as the Jewel in the Crown of the Cowdray Estate. For the last century, Cowdray Park has been at the forefront of professional polo in the UK and internationally. Competitive polo has been played at Cowdray since 1910, when it was founded as a small country club by the Pearson family, whose passion for the sport has been unwavering from then on. Cowdray has been at the heart of the English summer season for over a century. It hosts the internationally famous Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship. Polo teams from around the world flock to Cowdray to participate. The Gold Cup is one of the most important events on the British social calendar and attracts the largest single polo audience in the United Kingdom. Tickets can be purchased online but matches can also often be watched free of charge. Check website for details. 10 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Cowdray Park Polo Club
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Cowdray Park Polo Club is often described as the Jewel in the Crown of the Cowdray Estate. For the last century, Cowdray Park has been at the forefront of professional polo in the UK and internationally. Competitive polo has been played at Cowdray since 1910, when it was founded as a small country club by the Pearson family, whose passion for the sport has been unwavering from then on. Cowdray has been at the heart of the English summer season for over a century. It hosts the internationally famous Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship. Polo teams from around the world flock to Cowdray to participate. The Gold Cup is one of the most important events on the British social calendar and attracts the largest single polo audience in the United Kingdom. Tickets can be purchased online but matches can also often be watched free of charge. Check website for details. 10 minutes drive from The Barn.
Travel back in time and explore the South’s working past in a 36 acre former quarry and limeworks, located in the heart of the South Downs National Park. With over 40 exhibit areas to discover, including a narrow-gauge railway, historic buses, rural crafts and extensive communications displays, there is something for everyone. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Amberley Museum
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Travel back in time and explore the South’s working past in a 36 acre former quarry and limeworks, located in the heart of the South Downs National Park. With over 40 exhibit areas to discover, including a narrow-gauge railway, historic buses, rural crafts and extensive communications displays, there is something for everyone. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
The stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors. Tea room on site. 22 minutes drive from The Barn
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Bignor Roman Villa
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The stunning remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors. Tea room on site. 22 minutes drive from The Barn
Parham House has been a cherished family home since its foundation stone was first laid during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1577. The Hon. Clive and Alicia Pearson bought the Estate in 1922 ,great grandparents of the current owner Lady Emma Barnard. Over the next 40 years, they restored the House with great sensitivity and care, filling it with interesting and beautiful things. They opened Parham, with its lovely Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds, to visitors in 1948, simply because they very much wanted to share it with others. Parham is now owned by a Charitable Trust, and Lady Emma Barnard has lived there with her husband and sons since 1994. Parham's tranquillity and beauty have changed little over the centuries. Pleasure Grounds, 4 Acre walled garden, Historic greenhouse, 1920s Wendy House, Needle work Collection. Garden Shop and food kiosk in the Pleasure Grounds. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Parham House & Gardens
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Parham House has been a cherished family home since its foundation stone was first laid during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1577. The Hon. Clive and Alicia Pearson bought the Estate in 1922 ,great grandparents of the current owner Lady Emma Barnard. Over the next 40 years, they restored the House with great sensitivity and care, filling it with interesting and beautiful things. They opened Parham, with its lovely Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds, to visitors in 1948, simply because they very much wanted to share it with others. Parham is now owned by a Charitable Trust, and Lady Emma Barnard has lived there with her husband and sons since 1994. Parham's tranquillity and beauty have changed little over the centuries. Pleasure Grounds, 4 Acre walled garden, Historic greenhouse, 1920s Wendy House, Needle work Collection. Garden Shop and food kiosk in the Pleasure Grounds. 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland. The ground floor rooms at Uppark offer a beguiling view of 18th century life in a fine country house, decorated with exquisite French furniture, delicate Dutch porcelains and captivating Italian paintings. The servants quarters and tunnels tell the story of life below stairs. 30 minutes drive from The Barn
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Uppark House and Garden - National Trust
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A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland. The ground floor rooms at Uppark offer a beguiling view of 18th century life in a fine country house, decorated with exquisite French furniture, delicate Dutch porcelains and captivating Italian paintings. The servants quarters and tunnels tell the story of life below stairs. 30 minutes drive from The Barn
Family run farm park set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside. Offering a huge selection of farm animals and exciting rides for the whole family to enjoy. A range of food outlets on offer as well as outdoor picnic areas. It is the perfect day out for families. Open all year round, 363 days of the year from 10am-5pm. Live animal encounters, outdoor rides, indoor play, theatre shows and thrilling attractions – this provides an action-packed day for all ages, with new attractions being added every year. 20 minutes drive from The Barn
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Fishers Farm Park
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Family run farm park set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside. Offering a huge selection of farm animals and exciting rides for the whole family to enjoy. A range of food outlets on offer as well as outdoor picnic areas. It is the perfect day out for families. Open all year round, 363 days of the year from 10am-5pm. Live animal encounters, outdoor rides, indoor play, theatre shows and thrilling attractions – this provides an action-packed day for all ages, with new attractions being added every year. 20 minutes drive from The Barn
This fun, volunteer run railway is based in the Pulborough Garden Centre. Trains will take you on an exciting trip through the gardens from Stopham Road Station Trains run from March to September and are usually hauled by a real coal burning steam engine. It's great fun for adults and children alike. The railway started in 2000 and has carried many thousands of passengers on a journey of just under one mile. Always working to improve the railway, over the last few years they have built a new station and ticket office, tunnel, an engine shed and extended the carriage shed. Currently under construction is a purpose built water tower with coal bunker, and the re-installation of the turntable. 15 minutes drive from The Barn.
South Downs Light Railway
This fun, volunteer run railway is based in the Pulborough Garden Centre. Trains will take you on an exciting trip through the gardens from Stopham Road Station Trains run from March to September and are usually hauled by a real coal burning steam engine. It's great fun for adults and children alike. The railway started in 2000 and has carried many thousands of passengers on a journey of just under one mile. Always working to improve the railway, over the last few years they have built a new station and ticket office, tunnel, an engine shed and extended the carriage shed. Currently under construction is a purpose built water tower with coal bunker, and the re-installation of the turntable. 15 minutes drive from The Barn.
Regular boat trips take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays (check website for tickets). The boats cruise along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Unless otherwise indicated, all boat trips depart from the Canal Centre behind the Onslow Arms in Loxwood . 20 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Regular boat trips take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays (check website for tickets). The boats cruise along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Unless otherwise indicated, all boat trips depart from the Canal Centre behind the Onslow Arms in Loxwood . 20 minutes drive from The Barn.
City/town information
The pretty town of Petworth is 8 minutes away by car or approx. 1 hours walk (maps provided) from The Barn. Visit National Trust Petworth House and Deer Park. Monthly Farmers Market every 4th Saturday of the month. Home to The Petworth Festival of Music in July. Petworth has over 30 art and antique shops plus deli's, cafes, two book shops, useful cobblers, butchers, wet fish shop and Austins Home Hardware that sells everything you could imagine from children's toys to gardening gloves! The excellent Town Band and jolly Town Crier are worth looking out for at various local events. The town is small enough to easily stroll around and there is plenty of parking in side streets or in the main town carpark (pay and display). Old, cobbled Lombard Street is especially attractive and leads up to the church where just across the road you will find the entrance to NT Petworth House.
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Petworth
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The pretty town of Petworth is 8 minutes away by car or approx. 1 hours walk (maps provided) from The Barn. Visit National Trust Petworth House and Deer Park. Monthly Farmers Market every 4th Saturday of the month. Home to The Petworth Festival of Music in July. Petworth has over 30 art and antique shops plus deli's, cafes, two book shops, useful cobblers, butchers, wet fish shop and Austins Home Hardware that sells everything you could imagine from children's toys to gardening gloves! The excellent Town Band and jolly Town Crier are worth looking out for at various local events. The town is small enough to easily stroll around and there is plenty of parking in side streets or in the main town carpark (pay and display). Old, cobbled Lombard Street is especially attractive and leads up to the church where just across the road you will find the entrance to NT Petworth House.
Midhurst is a busy market town in the heart of the South Downs National Park. 14 minutes by car from The Barn. Here you will find cafes, restaurants, chemists, Sainsburys supermarket, antiquarian book shop, jewellers, health food shop and a good selection of second hand shops. The Cowdray Ruins are an easy walk from the centre of town. Look out for bright yellow painted window frames denoting that a house is part of the Cowdray estate.
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Midhurst
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Midhurst is a busy market town in the heart of the South Downs National Park. 14 minutes by car from The Barn. Here you will find cafes, restaurants, chemists, Sainsburys supermarket, antiquarian book shop, jewellers, health food shop and a good selection of second hand shops. The Cowdray Ruins are an easy walk from the centre of town. Look out for bright yellow painted window frames denoting that a house is part of the Cowdray estate.
Amberley is set on the River Arun with many flint walled, thatched cottages, a medieval castle (now a hotel) and a fascinating Industrial Museum. An impressive river bridge with superb views of the area is an ideal starting place for leisurely walks through the "Wildbrooks" internationally known for its wildlife. Great tea room and pottery. The artist and book illustrator Arthur Rackham lived here. Amberley is approximately 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
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Amberley
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Amberley is set on the River Arun with many flint walled, thatched cottages, a medieval castle (now a hotel) and a fascinating Industrial Museum. An impressive river bridge with superb views of the area is an ideal starting place for leisurely walks through the "Wildbrooks" internationally known for its wildlife. Great tea room and pottery. The artist and book illustrator Arthur Rackham lived here. Amberley is approximately 25 minutes drive from The Barn.
The beautiful, old town of Arundel is a mere 30 minutes drive from The Barn. Packed full with cafes, restaurants, galleries, antique shops, a fudge shop, book shop, local history museum, cathedral and of course surmounted by the spectacular Arundel Castle. Arundel Festival of Art takes place at the end of August annually.
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Arundel
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The beautiful, old town of Arundel is a mere 30 minutes drive from The Barn. Packed full with cafes, restaurants, galleries, antique shops, a fudge shop, book shop, local history museum, cathedral and of course surmounted by the spectacular Arundel Castle. Arundel Festival of Art takes place at the end of August annually.
The Cathedral city of Chichester is only 35 minutes drive from The Barn. With 2000 years of history packed within the almost-intact Roman City Walls, the City of Chichester is just waiting to be explored. Elegant Georgian streets intersect the compact city centre, joining at the Market Cross; one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Discover world class art and culture at the city’s galleries, and one of the UK’s flagship regional theatres; Chichester Festival Theatre. Be immersed in the stories of the district at the Novium Museum, where the remains of a Roman bath house are exposed. An eclectic mixture of independent stores and big-name favourites line the streets, offering plenty of browsing for those in need of retail therapy. Vibrant green parks and hidden gardens offer peaceful retreats for the busy shopper or sight see-er, while bars, cafes and restaurants offer an assortment of refreshments and culinary experiences.
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Chichester
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The Cathedral city of Chichester is only 35 minutes drive from The Barn. With 2000 years of history packed within the almost-intact Roman City Walls, the City of Chichester is just waiting to be explored. Elegant Georgian streets intersect the compact city centre, joining at the Market Cross; one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Discover world class art and culture at the city’s galleries, and one of the UK’s flagship regional theatres; Chichester Festival Theatre. Be immersed in the stories of the district at the Novium Museum, where the remains of a Roman bath house are exposed. An eclectic mixture of independent stores and big-name favourites line the streets, offering plenty of browsing for those in need of retail therapy. Vibrant green parks and hidden gardens offer peaceful retreats for the busy shopper or sight see-er, while bars, cafes and restaurants offer an assortment of refreshments and culinary experiences.
Food scene
The Horse Guards Inn is a 350 year old pub in the tiny village of Tillington. With rolling views down the Rother Valley, the Horse Guards got its name in the 1840's, when part the household cavalry would frequent the Inn, while their horses rested on grass in the grounds of the Petworth Estate under the watchful eye of Lord Egremont. The pub is relaxed, friendly and informal with wooden tables and chairs, oak beams and stripped floorboards. In winter you can roast chestnuts foraged from Petworth Park on one of the open log fires, play board games at the bar and forget about outside with a warm glass of spiced cider. On sunnier days, enjoy the hidden garden slumped in deck chairs or on straw-bale seats or have lunch at shaded tables on benches covered with sheepskins, eating beside the herbs and vegetables you’ll find on your plate. 6 minutes away by car or a 40 minute walk through the woodland following one of our own walking maps.
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Horse Guards Inn
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The Horse Guards Inn is a 350 year old pub in the tiny village of Tillington. With rolling views down the Rother Valley, the Horse Guards got its name in the 1840's, when part the household cavalry would frequent the Inn, while their horses rested on grass in the grounds of the Petworth Estate under the watchful eye of Lord Egremont. The pub is relaxed, friendly and informal with wooden tables and chairs, oak beams and stripped floorboards. In winter you can roast chestnuts foraged from Petworth Park on one of the open log fires, play board games at the bar and forget about outside with a warm glass of spiced cider. On sunnier days, enjoy the hidden garden slumped in deck chairs or on straw-bale seats or have lunch at shaded tables on benches covered with sheepskins, eating beside the herbs and vegetables you’ll find on your plate. 6 minutes away by car or a 40 minute walk through the woodland following one of our own walking maps.
Located just a stone’s throw from Blackdown Hill on the borders of Surrey and West Sussex, The Noah’s Ark is a beautiful 16th century pub situated in the picturesque village of Lurgashall overlooking the cricket pitch. Puts on a summer theatre programme. 9 minutes drive from The Barn.
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The Noahs Ark Inn
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Located just a stone’s throw from Blackdown Hill on the borders of Surrey and West Sussex, The Noah’s Ark is a beautiful 16th century pub situated in the picturesque village of Lurgashall overlooking the cricket pitch. Puts on a summer theatre programme. 9 minutes drive from The Barn.
Situated in the pretty village of Lodsworth The Hollist offers food and plenty of outdoor seating in the heart of the village. The village was home to E.H Shepherd who illustrated The Wind in The Willows and Winnie the Pooh Books. 9 minutes drive by car or 30 minutes walk through the fields and woodland using our own walking maps from The Barn.
The Hollist Arms
Situated in the pretty village of Lodsworth The Hollist offers food and plenty of outdoor seating in the heart of the village. The village was home to E.H Shepherd who illustrated The Wind in The Willows and Winnie the Pooh Books. 9 minutes drive by car or 30 minutes walk through the fields and woodland using our own walking maps from The Barn.
The Black Horse Inn is a beautiful country pub, in the idyllic hamlet of Byworth. The roaring log fire in the bar, with original beams and bare-board flooring, is the perfect place to warm up and escape the winter elements. Come Summer time the garden is thriving and the ideal spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the rolling hills of the Shimmings Valley. Although a bit of the beaten track, this true survival of a traditional country Inn is well worth a visit. 10 minutes drive from The Barn.
The Black Horse Inn
The Black Horse Inn is a beautiful country pub, in the idyllic hamlet of Byworth. The roaring log fire in the bar, with original beams and bare-board flooring, is the perfect place to warm up and escape the winter elements. Come Summer time the garden is thriving and the ideal spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the rolling hills of the Shimmings Valley. Although a bit of the beaten track, this true survival of a traditional country Inn is well worth a visit. 10 minutes drive from The Barn.
Wonderful cafe beside Goodwood Aerodrome. Sit inside in the stylish interior on colder days and outside on the sunny terrace in the Summer with close up views of the all the little light aircraft and helicopters taking off and landing beside you. Watch people going off for trial flights and lessons and see cars going around the race track in the distance or practising on the skid pan. Excellent food and courteous, friendly staff. Very clean and always delicious. 30 minutes drive from The Barn.
Goodwood Aerodrome Cafe
Wonderful cafe beside Goodwood Aerodrome. Sit inside in the stylish interior on colder days and outside on the sunny terrace in the Summer with close up views of the all the little light aircraft and helicopters taking off and landing beside you. Watch people going off for trial flights and lessons and see cars going around the race track in the distance or practising on the skid pan. Excellent food and courteous, friendly staff. Very clean and always delicious. 30 minutes drive from The Barn.
The Halfway Bridge is a 250 year old inn. Food served inside and at tables around the front of the pub and in a rear courtyard area. 8 minutes drive or 30 minute walk from The Barn.
Halfway Bridge
The Halfway Bridge is a 250 year old inn. Food served inside and at tables around the front of the pub and in a rear courtyard area. 8 minutes drive or 30 minute walk from The Barn.
This lovely community run shop and deli. is walkable from The Barn in 30 minutes. If you want to enjoy getting some food shopping in an old fashioned way with a walk across the woods and fields to gather your vitals then this is a great place to go to. Milk, butter, cheese, bread, fruit and veg (often locally sourced) sweets, papers, take away drinks and food, etc. Great for creating a picnic. Next door to the pub too. If you want to go greener and leave the car behind then this is very handy. Also accessible by car in 9 minutes.
Lodsworth Larder
This lovely community run shop and deli. is walkable from The Barn in 30 minutes. If you want to enjoy getting some food shopping in an old fashioned way with a walk across the woods and fields to gather your vitals then this is a great place to go to. Milk, butter, cheese, bread, fruit and veg (often locally sourced) sweets, papers, take away drinks and food, etc. Great for creating a picnic. Next door to the pub too. If you want to go greener and leave the car behind then this is very handy. Also accessible by car in 9 minutes.
Neighbourhoods
Very attractive, quiet little village with good pub, community shop and interesting church where the illustrator E. H Shepherd is buried who lived in the village. Range of interesting architecture and good walks to and from it.
Lodsworth
Very attractive, quiet little village with good pub, community shop and interesting church where the illustrator E. H Shepherd is buried who lived in the village. Range of interesting architecture and good walks to and from it.
Petworth is a thriving town famous for its concentration of antique shops and of course Petworth House NT. Calm and genteel it is great for exploring due to its compact size with lots of interesting old buildings.
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Petworth is a thriving town famous for its concentration of antique shops and of course Petworth House NT. Calm and genteel it is great for exploring due to its compact size with lots of interesting old buildings.
Midhurst is a busy market town during the day but quite quiet at night. The main high street has a variety of shops including a bakers, dress shop, cafes, second hand shops etc. If you explore the back streets you will find some very attractive ancient buildings and the old bookshop, micro brewery, health food shop etc.
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Midhurst
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Midhurst is a busy market town during the day but quite quiet at night. The main high street has a variety of shops including a bakers, dress shop, cafes, second hand shops etc. If you explore the back streets you will find some very attractive ancient buildings and the old bookshop, micro brewery, health food shop etc.
River Common is home to The Treve Festival of Art for two weeks annually at the end of July to the beginning of August. The Barn is onsite and you will be able to walk through the cottage gardens sculpture trail, see demonstrations from artists at work, visit the art studios and art marquees and play the musical sculptures. A wide variety of art is on show and for sale from printmaking and painting to wood carving and weaving. Prices to suit all budgets. River Common is a small rural hamlet deep in the Sussex countryside. Listen easily to the sounds of nature all around you. Starry skies, grazing deer and buzzards flying overhead. Glow worms are regularly seen in this area. Plentiful walking routes available through farmland and woodland, with streams, rivers and pretty villages all nearby.
River Common
River Common is home to The Treve Festival of Art for two weeks annually at the end of July to the beginning of August. The Barn is onsite and you will be able to walk through the cottage gardens sculpture trail, see demonstrations from artists at work, visit the art studios and art marquees and play the musical sculptures. A wide variety of art is on show and for sale from printmaking and painting to wood carving and weaving. Prices to suit all budgets. River Common is a small rural hamlet deep in the Sussex countryside. Listen easily to the sounds of nature all around you. Starry skies, grazing deer and buzzards flying overhead. Glow worms are regularly seen in this area. Plentiful walking routes available through farmland and woodland, with streams, rivers and pretty villages all nearby.