7. 1 on ground floor.
lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, ¼-acre garden with seating.
all ages welcomed.
per person B&B £40-£60 (higher for Goodwood ‘Festival of Speed’ and ‘Revival’ meetings). 1-night bookings refused weekends, sometimes other nights in high season.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a pretty village in the South Downs national park, ‘thoughtful’ hosts Heather and Patrick Birchenough greet B&B guests with tea and ‘a firm handshake’. Guide inspectors in 2016 arrived to ‘the pleasant smell of baking – and the delicious result: individual chocolate cakes and lovely slices of fruit-and-nut bread’. ‘It might be a modest operation, but the things that really matter are there: an excellent bed, a wonderful shower, a great breakfast, efficient, accommodating hosts.’ The small lounge is ‘clean and dutifully maintained’; a ‘well-stocked’ bookshelf invites browsing. Homely bedrooms have a ‘nicely equipped’ hospitality tray and ‘a bible of local information’. ‘Our room was snug, but comfortable enough: a gorgeous bed, decent storage, soft bedside lighting, a good selection of tea (but instant coffee); locally made smellies in the well-equipped bathroom. Poor Wi-Fi, though.’ In the morning, a ‘nice’ buffet in the ‘bright’ breakfast room includes ‘tasty’ fresh-pressed apple juice and ‘possibly the nicest muesli in England’. ‘I’d asked for a vegan breakfast, and Heather whipped up delightful cranberry and hazelnut risotto cakes – full of flavour and very filling.’