|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Rubens Barn is a beautiful 17th century flint barn with private tennis court situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs National Park. The barn has recently been renovated to create a stunning hideaway within Goodwood Estate, and is perfectly located for exploring the cultural and architectural treasures of Goodwood, and the historic Roman city of Chichester. Local attractions include sporting events at Goodwood, nearby golf courses, polo at Cowdray, fishing and sailing.
This two bedroom barn has been stylishly decorated, and perfect for 2-4 people. There is a well equipped kitchen / living room, satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi internet, sofa-bed, and private garden with barbecue.
Welcome breakfast hamper and White Company toiletries included.
The barn is surrounded by farmland and forests of the majestic Goodwood Estate, and is ideal for hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers exploring this beautiful area.
Rubens Barn has been awarded a 5 star Gold award by Quality in Tourism (2009-16)
Local Attractions include:-
Goodwood Horse Racing (3 miles)
Goodwood Sculpture Park (3 miles)
Golf at Goodwood Country Club (3 miles)
Goodwood House (4 miles)
Goodwood Health Spa (4 miles)
Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit (4 miles)
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (4 miles)
West Dean Gardens (4 miles)
Petworth House (7 miles)
Chichester Cathedral (8 miles)
Chichester Festival Theatre (8 miles)
Cineworld (8 miles)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (8 miles)
Arundel Castle (9 miles)
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (9 miles)
Fishbourne Roman Palace (10 miles)
Bosham Harbour and sailing club (12 miles)
Cowdray Park (12 miles)
Amberley Museum (14 miles)
Uppark House (14 miles)
Selsey beach (14 miles)
West Wittering beach (East Head National Trust) (15 miles)
Gun Wharf Quays Portsmouth (25 miles)
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (25 miles)
Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower (25 miles)
Brighton (30 miles)
Winchester (35 miles)
London (60 miles)
Thanks for a lovely week - our first time in the South Downs. Enjoyed lots of walks, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Weald & Downland Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyards and "War Horse" in Southampton. And the tennis - currently the score is one match all - will have to return for the decider! Thanks also for the breakfast!
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We arrived super-stressed on a wet, dark, foggy November evening, having driven from Gatwick in a car that for us was on the wrong side of the road. No real idea where we were when we arrived, but the barn was warm and cosy with welcoming lights on... We tucked up with a bottle of wine, then fell into the comfortable double bed. Could not believe it the next morning when we opened the curtains to say hello to the sheep in the field next door, and the sun glinting on the autumn foliage of the trees.
Rubens Barn is exactly as you see it in the advert, tastefully furnished, and extremely comfortable. Lovely big warm showers (such a joy) and a bath as well if you wanted to relax into that. The welcome pack was very generous. We appreciated the thoughtful little touch of a torch to see us back down the lane from the pub.
The owners were helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. They had recommended we go to the Bonfire Night in East Dean, that was a real treat - a drink at the local pub, then warmed by the most perfect bonfire, followed by fireworks. Such a lovely tradition, and Sussex is the very best place to experience it!
We were here for a wedding in nearby Upwaltham Barns, a lovely setting for the event. As we explored, we just fell in love with the area, and were so pleased we had decided to rent the barn for a week to add a short holiday to the wedding trip - pity we had not decided to add a fortnight! Chichester is a lovely town, the nearby West Wittering beach provided a long, if bracing, winter walk, and we explored West Dean Gardens and the Petworth Estate, in between drinks and wonderful food at several local pubs.
For a holiday cottage, the layout is just lovely. We were there as a couple, but our son and girlfriend joined us for one night over the weekend. The room upstairs has two single beds, so not ideal for a couple, but a lovely bathroom with a large roll-top bath - girlfriend loved that. Not a huge amount of storage up there, and no hanging space - but for a short trip that is not an issue. The unusual part of Rubens Barn is that you enter through the master bedroom - you open the entrance door and are straight into the bedroom. Husband thought that rather odd... certainly makes you keep the bedroom tidy!
Do hope that we make it back one day.... If you are thinking of this for your holiday, don't hesitate, you will love it.
Our second stay in this fabulous converted barn. 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.
We had a lovely few days at Ruebens Barn. Rachel and Rob were great! The provisions they supplied were by far the most generous of any other accommodation we've let! Our grandson had a great time using the tennis court and the 3 bathrooms made getting ready very easy with 5 of us in the let. Also have to recommend the Star and Garter in East Dean.
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.
We had a great time, relaxing, away from it all, but near enough to visit, Arundel, Chichester, and great local pubs.
We were surrounded by glorious countryside, saw pheasants, deer, and birds, all by looking out of our window. Great walks( (you could walk forever), completely relaxed, and ready to return to London refreshed!
Lovely stay and highly recommend.
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 beaches, museums and restaurants which were indeed great. The cottage is beautifully appointed and very well looked after. The little extras (toiletries and hamper) were a bonus too. Highly recommended!
Rubens Barn is located within the South Downs National Park, and close to the South Downs Way. The barn is surrounded by farmland owned by Goodwood Estate, and only a 10 minute car drive from Chichester.
Chichester is made for exploring - Chichester cathedral, Tudor Market Cross, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester Festival Theatre, boutique shops, stylish restaurants, and coffee shops.
Local historic market towns include Petworth (Petworth House National Trust, and many antique shops), Midhurst (Polo at Cowdray), and Arundel Castle.
The beautiful sandy beaches at West Wittering famous for windsurfing, and Bosham harbour are nearby (25 minutes car drive).
Goodwood Estate with its festivals (Festival of Speed and Revival Meetings), horse racing (Glorious Goodwood), and the majestic Goodwood House is just 5 minutes drive away.
Local activities - Tennis, golf, motor racing, sailing, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and mountain boarding.
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 £495
The price for a 3 night weekend stay / 4 night midweek stay is £575 (Spring / Autumn / Winter)
The price for a 3 night weekend stay / 4 night midweek stay is £750 (Summer)
Supplement for use of sofa bed is £25 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
Festival of Speed 2017 at Goodwood £1600 (4 night stay) and £2100 (7 night stay)
Revival Meeting 2017 at Goodwood £1600 (4 night stay) and £2100 (7 night stay)
Please email to confirm price and revised quote for short and long stays