Hornbeam Cottage & Shepherd’s Hut

Chichester, Sussex

Close to Bosham and the beaches of the Witterings - stroll to pubs, wander in the sculpture garden, walk the South Downs Way


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6


A clever conversion of part of the stables of a fine 15th-century house; lucky horses occupy the other end. A spectacular barn – the polymath owner’s studio (he’s also involved in the lively Chichester arts scene) – is another part of the set-up here, in sculpture-dotted gardens with ponds, paddocks and woodlands. Your cottage has its own young garden and a light, lofty and open-plan eating/living area; and the owner’s art on white walls. No open fire needed – heating is underfloor and solar-powered. All is neatly to the point in the kitchen, with its lime-white, marble-topped units. Double bedrooms come with colourful art and bedspreads, and pristine shower/wet rooms (robes and slippers too). Up to a mezzanine loft room with two beds, a basin and loo – ideal for children, as the shower is reached through a main bedroom. Books, games, TVs, and a few steps away, a shepherd’s hut means a group of eight could happily gather here. Bosham is two miles and Chichester four, and the glorious South Downs Way is close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for early or late check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £30
Weekly price
from £210
Damage deposit
We ask you to cover any damage caused during your stay
2 extra beds available in Hornbeam Cottage. Short breaks available in Shepherd's Hut, £70 per night for 2.
1 Shepherd's hut for 2
From £301 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 6
From £1002 beds2 bedrooms


We are a family of 4, 2 adults, & an 11 & 13 year old who stayed for 3 nights, July 2013. We had a fab time: beautiful, well-equipped & comfortable cottage with welcoming hosts; peaceful rural location; plenty of activities & shopping/eating facilities nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed West Wittering beach, walking around Chichester harbour, Bosham and ferry across the bay to West Itchenor. Highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Neil Lawson Baker

  • 5 Miles away visit Goodwood with Golf and Horse Racing + Private Airfield and Festival of Speed + The Revival. Goodwood hosts two of the worlds most famous motoring events. BOOK VERY EARLY to have any chance of accomadation and at Premium Fees I'm afraid!
  • Bosham is 1 mile away with its harbour and pub and shops and Saxon church. The Solent offers some of the world's finest sailing waters with Itchenor, Dell Quay, Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour all very close.
  • 5 mins away is the City of Chichester - Great Shopping and restaurants. A cultural centre with The Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery (World famous collection - Modern British Art and wonderful bookshop and 900yr old Chichester Cathedral.
  • 2 miles from is is Fishbourne Roman Palace. One of the finest Roman Palaces north of the alps. Also in Chichester is the Novium Museum.
  • Sculpture at the Cass Foundation. 26 acres of awe inspiring Contemporary Sculpture. 5 miles from Hornbeam Cottage. Renowned as one of the finest Sculpture Parks in the world.
  • Bracklesham Bay and West Wittering - miles of sandy beaches and first class wind surfing ... only 20 minutes drive away