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Stunning Large Luxury Holiday Home In West Sussex

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large Luxury Holiday Home nr Chichester, very close to South Coast and The South Downs!

High Trees is a large luxury holiday home in a quiet West Sussex village, rated as 5 Star by visit Britain. We are very near to the beautiful city of Chichester, to the Goodwood race track and motor circuit and gorgeous West Wittering beach. We have 8 luxurious en-suite double bedrooms. There is a large open plan space including dining room, superbly appointed kitchen and conservatory. High Trees is set in ¾ acre of private landscaped garden which includes a tennis court and outdoor hot tub. You can cater for yourselves, or if you prefer we can arrange for caterers to look after you. They can use the separate fully appointed catering kitchen for that very purpose. High Trees works perfectly for a family holiday, as accomodation for wedding guests, for a business retreat or for a special occasion. Whatever your reason for staying with us, we’re confident you’ll have a special stay.

Gavin Mitchell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2018

About Gavin Mitchell

High Trees is owned by Gavin and Claire Mitchell. We bought the house in 2010 when we moved into the area from London. We live nearby to High Trees and still have to pinch ourselves that we live in such a beautiful part of the country.

Gavin Mitchell purchased this house in 2010

Why Gavin Mitchell chose Funtington

High Trees is situated in a stunning area with so much to see and do right on the door step.

The ancient walled city of Chichester has much to offer with excellent shops, the Pallant House Gallery and the Chichester Festival theatre, one of the United Kingdom’s flagship theatres.

We are a stone’s throw from Goodwood House and the Goodwood estate which hosts the world famous Goodwood Revival (September), the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July) and Glorious Goodwood (July)

The award winning West Wittering Beach, the South Downs National park and National Trust property, Uppark House, are all within easy reach.

What makes this house unique

There is a spacious open plan entertaining space with a glass roofed atrium, a dining room that seats 16, a snug and a large sitting room, all of which open onto the garden.

The dining room also works perfectly as a board room and adjoining it is a fully equipped office should you join us for an away-day or business retreat.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and a separate catering kitchen with its own access.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Funtington in Funtington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • Three of the ensuites have baths Five of the ensuites have walk-in showers
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16, plus additional two children (8 BRs) Notes on bedrooms: There are 8 beautiful double bedrooms, all with king-size beds and Villeroy&Boch equiped en-suite bathrooms. Two bedrooms have adjoining sitting areas, with day beds perfect for an additional 2 children. 3 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Outside: Outside are ¾ of an acre of beautifully landscaped and secluded private gardens. The gardens include a tennis court, secluded seating areas, two lawn spaces, a large patio and a large hot tub. Tennis rackets and balls provided. Utility Room: Equipped as a catering kitchen, with addition of washing machine, tumble dryer and additional dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed every week.


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Stunning Large Luxury Holiday Home In West Sussex
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Summer 2017

  • 5 of 5

18 of us (from 1 to 83 years old) stayed at High Trees House this summer and none of us would hesitate to recommending it to anyone. The accommodation itself is wonderful, it's in a great location and Gavin, the owner was was so helpful throughout our stay.

We will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house to celebrate our anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a large house to celebrate our special occasion near Goodwood races. Plenty to choose from in the area but what clinched it for us was: each room had an ensuite, each room was spacious and decorated to a high standard, the kitchen was open planned and led onto the patio/garden, plus the house had a dining room capable of sitting the 14 of us comfortably for dinner on the first night. Gavin recommended a local caterer (Susie) and she, and her waitresses, did an excellent job. The garden/play room and lounge give ample options should you need a bit of space or peace and quiet. The house was also very well equipped with everything seemingly thought of. The separate kitchen for the caterers was an excellent idea which meant the chef wasn't in the way during the drinks and canapes before the meal. Location is also decent with a local shop and a nice pub within a 5 minute walk. Those happy to walk 10 minutes down Watery Lane will find the Richmond Arms which has a great atmosphere and amazing food. All in all an excellent property which made our 20th anniversary weekend just that bit more special

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous place - we'll definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

High trees is a really lovely house and we had a wonderful stay. The size of the house and the fact that all rooms were ensuite worked perfectly for our large family group. i'm sure we'll be back again for the next big family birthday celebration!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults, one teenager and 6 children stayed at Hightrees House over the recent Bank Holiday weekend. I cannot praise this property highly enough. It was everything as described in the details - and more!

For a family with children ranging from 1 to 7 years it was just what we wanted.

The grounds are amazing and felt very safe and child friendly. We made full use of the facilities, including the tennis court and the hot tub.

The house itself was very clean and kept to a very high standard. Everything was provided for - including a wonderful coffee machine, towels, tea towels, plenty of utensils, cutlery and crockery.

The children's play room was very well stocked with enough to keep them amused had the weather been inclement.

The bedrooms and ensuites were luxurious as were the beds and bed linen.

Gavin, the owner, was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process - nothing was too much trouble.

We didn't stray far from the property because everything was provided for and it seemed a shame not to make every use of the facilities. However, Hightrees is situated in a lovely village with a pub, village shop and farm shop within walking distance. The pub - The Fox & Hounds offer a lovely Sunday carvery.

West Wittering beach is also worth a visit, especially with young children and is approximately 25 minutes drive from Funtingdon.

We booked Hightrees for a 40th birthday celebration and Gavin was able to recommend a caterer for a special celebration meal. I would highly recommend her if that is something you require.

I cannot fault Hightrees House. A wonderful, luxurious property which I would highly recommend. We had a wonderful weekend and wouldn't hesitate to return for any future family gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sussex Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at High Tree's (and it wont be our last!). As a large group we are made to feel extremely welcome and we all say that this place is our "home away from home". The owners make everything perfect and nothing is too much trouble. I had doubts about writing this review, as quite frankly I don't want everyone to know how great this place is, in case we cant get a space next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

High Trees is a beautiful house, really roomy with a relaxed yet special feel to it. All the bedrooms and ensuites are fabulous, as are the communal rooms; stylish and comfortable.

We ate a great meal in the local pub, and were very impressed with the caterers Gavin recommended. I would stay here again in a flash.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3.5 miles from Bosham.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Funtington, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
3 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
4 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and NY
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
2 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £800

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
#July, August and Bank Holidays - minimum 3 night weekends
#Outside of these periods - book a 3 night weekend and pay only 10% more than the 2 night weekend rate #Week night rates available on request.
#Small group discounts available in low season - please inquire.
#Week bookings normally run Friday to Friday.
#Minimum stay refers to weekends only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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