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Converted Spacious Design Studio Walled Garden Special Rates for May

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom accommodation in the heart of the village of Henfield

The Whistle Stop is a contemporary beautifully presented, detached holiday home that makes an ideal retreat.

Recently converted from an architect’s studio to a bright and spacious property within the walled gardens of the owners’ home built in c1870, (The Grey House, Cagefoot Lane). Located in the pretty village of Henfield, West Sussex, a 2 minute walk to the nearest pub, cafes and local shops. The Whistle Stop is tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout, offering free wi-fi and a starter welcome pack, including a bottle of wine. Log stove for winter nights. Free parking and well established walled garden, patio and terrace for guests use. Secure cycle storage available by prior arrangement.

The Whistle Stop makes the ideal setting for short breaks for a relaxing long weekend, being ideally positioned for exploring the local countryside, South Downs National Park, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Brighton Festival and visiting the historical town of Horsham.

Places to visit include: Alfriston, Borde Hill Gardens, Chartwell, Charleston, Devil's Dyke, Firle Place, Leonardslee Gardens, Nyman Gardens, Monk's House, Parham House, Pashley Manor, Petworth House, Polesden Lacey, Sheffield Park Gardens, Standen House and Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Wisley.

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Jo Sargent
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Jo Sargent

Jo and Gavin have an Architects and Interior Design practice here in Henfield for over 20 years and lived at the property since 2001 restoring and extending the house and creating a charming garden. All works are currently overseen and regularly inspected by 'Macy' the Jack Russell.

Jo Sargent purchased this house in 2001

Why Jo Sargent chose Henfield

Henfield is a delightful rural village within West Sussex, lying at the edge of the South Downs National Park and is an ideal location for exploring the various footpaths allowing visitors to take in its mixture of local grassland, wetland, reed bed, woodland and ponds on foot or by bicycle. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the wide variety of plants and wildlife that can be spotted throughout this unique region.

The property is located off the High Street with three local pubs; ‘The White Hart’, ‘The Plough’ and ‘The George’ and two convenient stores:-

• ‘Budgens Supermarket’ (within 200 yds), stockist of ‘Cook’ frozen readymade meals that have been prepared by hand using the same methods you would use in your own kitchen.

• ‘One Stop (Tesco)’ 3 minute walk away

• ‘Post Office with ‘Café des Amis’ serving gluten free Bagels, toast, teacakes, lemon drizzle cake and lots more.

• Newly refurbished ‘Shell Petrol Filling Station’ Costa Coffee with a 5 minute walk

• ‘Taste Deli’ within a 2 minute walk offering everything from traditional cream teas to snacks or food on the go. Homemade cakes, tartlets, pies, make to order sandwiches with freshly baked bread and much more. A popular meeting place in the village with lots of locally sourced produce.

• ‘Jeremy’s Greengrocers (next door to the property) at the entrance to Park Road with an extensive range of fresh produce (vegetables, local cheeses, free range eggs and fresh flowers).

• ‘Truffles Sussex Bakers’ (1 minute walk from the property), artisan bakers and cafe.

• ‘Takeaways’ fish and chips, Chinese and Indian are also available in the High Street all within walking distance

• ‘Swains Farm Shop’ (5 minute car journey), a family business with an extensive selection of fresh produce

• ‘Rushfield Garden Centre’ (8 minute car journey) and farm shop with locally sourced meat and a fantastic selection delicacies from cheeses to homemade award winning pies

What makes this house unique

South facing with fully glazed doors to terrace, two sofas (one sofa bed). The Whistle Stop is fitted to a high standard with a 42” flat screen SMART TV with Freeview. Blu-ray/DVD player, high speed Ethernet access and wifi.

The dining area is furnished with a solid oak table and four brown leather chairs.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with multifunction oven, induction hob, extractor fan, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, washing machine, heated clothes airer and dishwasher

Spacious contemporary Hansgrohe large walk-in tiled shower with raindance shower head. Hansgrohe ‘push button’ shower value for easy use.

The bedroom is luxuriously furnished with a Super King sized bed, this can be used as two 3’ beds if required, luxury cotton sheets, wardrobe, bedside cabinets and lights, tall boy chest of drawers and dressing table with mirror. 26” wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview.

All bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided with weekly change.

Designated parking for one car immediately outside the property. There is a number combination lock which I will text/email you before you come so you can gain access to suit yourselves.

A secluded shared walled garden with own patio/table and chairs which guests may use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed 10 nights, an amazing place and great hosts. We had a lovely time. The welcome pack and all of the extras like oil and salt made everything so easy. Everything was so well thought of and presented. Many thanks for all your help.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Henfield in Horsham District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hansgrohe Rain dance shower head
  • Spacious contemporary Hansgrohe large walk-in tiled shower with raindance shower head. hansgrohe 'push botton' shower valve for easy use. Wall mounted shampoo and gel wash
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King size bed 6' x 6'3"
  • Luxuriously furnished Super King sized bed this can be used as two 3' beds if required, by prior arrangement with owner, luxury cotton sheets, double wardrobe with hangers, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror. Wall mounted 26" flat screen TV with Freeview.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 69 reviews
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6 out of 5 as accomodation perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Henfield is a lovely historic village and the ‘Whistle Stop’ only a step away from the High Street with the extra bonus of a grocery store right across the street. A quick and easy drive to interesting places in Sussex . A perfect base for touring and also many varied walks . The Whistle Stop accomodation has everything you need- a home away from home

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place for two in the Sussex countryside--we LOVED it there.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, from the beautifully designed "Pig and Whistle" to the gorgeous garden you look out on and can sit in. We chose it for its location (we were visiting family as well as wanting to go places like Rodmell and Charleston; we had reasons to go to Brighton but did not want to stay there—we wanted to stay in the country), its kingsize bed and its designated parking space, as well as our fond memories of Henfield from decades ago. Although the village has grown since we knew it, it is still a charming place with lovely walks into the surrounding farmland, many with views of the South Downs. The owners are architects and the space is beautifully and ingeniously designed. This aspect, too, drew us to it, yet it was even more delightful than the photos led us to believe. The many skylights make for a bright interior; the complete and very modern kitchen (there is even a sweet little dishwasher) was fully supplied with staples as well as enough for a first breakfast of eggs, fresh bread, butter and jam. The bottle of wine in the fridge was a sweet touch although we never had a chance to drink it. We loved the stylish designer bathroom, and appreciated the excellent large tv in the sitting area and also the one on the wall in the bedroom (we caught bits of the Chelsea Flower Show). It was all immaculate. Everything we could possibly have needed was there. Everything worked. The bed was very comfortable (something that is important to us), the linen fresh and pleasing, plenty of drawers and closet space, and a motion-activated nightlight. We enjoyed meeting Jo and Gavin who are lovely and welcoming people, with their two adorable Jack Russells, Chilli and Maisie,

a bonus, although strictly optional if you are not dog nuts like us. There is a wonderful greengrocer a few steps away and a good supermarket across the high street where you can buy just about anything you might want; it sells high quality food of all kinds. The Pig and Whistle was blessedly quiet, full of birdsong, and everything about it was esthetically pleasing, comfortable, and well-thought-out. We were there for a week and hated to leave. We’d go back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable, stylish retreat for a couple. Every last detail had been thought of.

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing stay in this studio apartment just off the High Street .

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Contemporary studio in Henfield

  • 5 of 5

This is a super place to stay. Everything has been well thought out - from the modern designed accommodation to the welcome pack provided by Jo on your arrival. The accommodation comprises of a large open plan living room and kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and available garden. Everything is new, clean and in working order. The property is well situated in the village for access to shops and eating places and it is easy to travel in all directions to see the many attractions in this part of Sussex. All in all an excellent place to make your base.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, delightful hideaway. Beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

A most fantastic stay in high quality comfort. It’s the little touches that you notice, and they are plentiful from robes to rustic bread and wine! Recommend The Plough for food and a warming welcome but can get busy. Ditching beacon. Walks along the top, great views. Worthing Park Run along the sea front, nicely organised. Henfield is lovely. Really friendly as are the local people we’ve found not to mention Jo, who is lovely. Thanks Jo!

Well we will be staying again. 10 stars !!


  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful and fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated just off the centre of Henfield High Street, the detached single story accommodation is spacious and modern. Fully equipped kitchen area, excellent modern bathroom and bedroom. The lounge/dining/kitchen is spacious and very comfortable. Weather wasn´t good enough for us to use the south facing garden and terrace but this would be brilliant in Summer. Free parking directly outside. Jo and Gavin on hand with any help needed.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Singing Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
7.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
The White Hart Pub
Nearest Beach
9.9 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Calendar estimate will not be accurate please refer to rates below or call us
Low Season: Weekly Rate is £400 Fri, Sat = £220, Fri, Sat, Sun = £250, Mon-Thurs = £260
High Season: Weekly Rate is £525 Fri, Sat = £260, Fri, Sat, Sun = £300, Mon-Thurs = £300
May/Oct Half-Term weeks, Easter and Christmas week are High season
Extra linen for additional guests £30 per guest per booking
A security deposit maybe requested if more than 2 persons or at the owners discretion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.