The Old Store

Behind a ‘gorgeous, checkerboard red-brick-and-stone facade’, in a hamlet a mile from Goodwood and ‘an easy, breezy drive from Chichester’, the former village grocer’s shop is run as a friendly B&B. More

Contact details

The Old Store
Stane Street
Halnaker
Sussex
PO18 0QL
England
01243 531977

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 1 on ground floor with step between bathroom and bedroom.

Open

Mar-Dec.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1/4 -acre garden with seating.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B single £63, double £89-£99, family from £110 (higher for Goodwood 'Festival of Speed' and 'Revival' meetings). 1-night bookings refused weekends, sometimes other nights in high season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Behind a ‘gorgeous, checkerboard red-brick-and-stone facade’, in a hamlet a mile from Goodwood and ‘an easy, breezy drive from Chichester’, the former village grocer’s shop is run as a friendly B&B. Guests are welcomed with tea and home-made cake in a small sitting room dominated by ‘a massive Victorian model train in a display case’. A room under the eaves was on the snug side, but the bed was ‘incredibly comfortable’. The bathroom had a ‘powerful and strong’ walk-in shower, aromatherapy toiletries from a local soap-maker. In the morning, a buffet is laid out in a sunny, dual-aspect breakfast room with a window on to the garden. Full marks for ‘really tasty apple juice’, ‘exceptionally good’ muesli, strong cafetière coffee. Cooked items include local, organic, free-range eggs, locally made sausages, pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, home-made bread and marmalade. Let them know if you have special dietary requirements: Heather came up trumps for a vegan reader. In sum: it’s not posh, it’s not perfect, but ‘an excellent bed, wonderful shower, great breakfast, accommodating, thoughtful hosts, all the things that make a stay worthwhile’.

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The Old Store
Stane Street
Halnaker
Sussex
PO18 0QL

Guest comments

'Thie 6th time we have stayed; standards remain the highest. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and Heather's home-made cake. Our room had been redecorated this year to match the upgraded bathroom. Everything was modern, fresh and tasteful. The beds are very comfortable and despite being right next to a main road, triple-glazing ensures a good night's sleep. At breakfast there are Heather's home-made preserves, her own bread, and a delicious selection of hot food cooked to order. Every item on the menu tastes good and is local too. Good value for money. ' - Mary Woods - September, 2012
'Nine of us stayed so we could do some walking. We were welcomed with tea and cake and shown to our immaculate bedrooms. My single had everything a double would have, including a view (nice to have milk in a thermos flask). Triple glazing made sure traffic noise did not disturb me. The breakfast was excellent. ' - Dr Heather Parry - April, 2011

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Tourist attractions

  • Goodwood

    Horse racing, golf and a variety of festivals throughout the year.

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace

    One of the largest collection of in-situ Roman mosaics in Britain.

  • Arundel Castle

    Built at the end of the 11th century and situated in magnificent grounds, overlooking the River Arun.