Benefold Farmhouse Barn

Petworth, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

Escape to your own barn. Brimming with beams and natural colours - surrounded by peaceful lavender-filled gardens and corn fields


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This 16th-century barn has been renovated with flair by creative hosts. They live in the farmhouse, and the barn is all yours. The living space is open-plan with masses of beautiful beams, sofas by the wood-burner, dining area and well-equipped kitchen. Bedrooms (one down, one mezzanine) are inviting with more honey-coloured wood, natural tones, well-dressed beds and pots of flowers; the double has a striking freestanding bath in the room. Clarissa provides all you need for breakfast – rustle it up when you want. Easy for Goodwood events, Chichester, Arundel; walk the South Downs Way, browse antique shops, spend a day on the beach.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Stabling for horses by arrangement. Children over 7 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £150
1 Twin
From £150
1 Double
From £150


I couldn't fault the place. Clarissa and John have created a warm, cosy, comfortable bolthole - all craggy beams and snug corners and intimate lighting. It feels like an ancient barn yet efficient underfloor heating, electronic blinds and a modern kitchen bring it firmly into the 21st century. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and set in the most spectacular countryside - the South Downs are just moments away. Comedy value added with Hector and Dudley - the friendly farm dogs. Didn't want to leave.

Catherine, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clarissa Langdon

  • This area abounds with places of interest to vist. Goodwood – horse racing and vintage car events.
  • Cowdray Park – golf club, polo club etc. Chichester theatre and art gallery.
  • South Downs Way for walking – nearby beaches at West Wittering and sailing at Bosham.
  • Petworth Music Festival.
  • Parham House.
  • Arundel antique shops, West Dean courses.