The Old Store

In a pretty hamlet close to Goodwood, this former bakery and village store is run as a B&B by ‘accommodating, thoughtful hosts’ Heather and Patrick Birchenough. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 1 on ground floor.

Open

Mar–Dec.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden with seating.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] 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 hamlet close to Goodwood, this former bakery and village store is run as a B&B by ‘accommodating, thoughtful hosts’ Heather and Patrick Birchenough. ‘It might be a modest operation, but the things that really matter are there.’ The treats that matter are in evidence, too: ‘We arrived to the smell of baking, and were served a tasty chocolate cake and fruit bread; a little parcel of it was also left in our room.’ Downstairs, the sitting room is ‘snug, but clean and carefully maintained’; there are travel guides and ‘a small, well-stocked library’ to browse. Bedrooms have a ‘nicely equipped’ tea tray and ‘a bible of local information’. ‘Our bijou room had a gorgeously comfortable bed; a powerful shower, fat towels and lovely smellies in the bathroom.’ Breakfast, with freshly baked bread and home-made jams, is in a ‘bright, sun-filled’ room with vintage milk bottles lining a beam – ‘a sweet nod to the building’s past’. Here, award-winning sausages, ‘good, strong’ coffee and ‘possibly the nicest muesli in England’ set you up for a hike on the South Downs. The Arundel wildfowl and wetland nature reserve and the market towns of Petworth and Midhurst are within a 20-minute drive.

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Map

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.