all year, dining room closed Sun–Tues (cold platters available).
open-plan lounge/dining area, library/bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), meeting/function facilities, small garden on 250-acre farm.
mixed in lounge.
not under 12.
all major cards.
 per room B&B £138–£240. Set menu £40.
VisitEngland Five Star Guest Accommodation
Good Hotel Guide Review
An ‘oasis of calm’ in the South Downs national park, Moya and Richard Connell’s rural B&B centres on a ‘stunningly restored’ 17th-century threshing barn set on a working organic farm. The sitting area in the lofty, open-plan space, dramatic with huge oak beams, has modern artwork, vintage leather seating and rough-hewn wooden pieces; there’s an honesty bar and a small library up the curving staircase. In the winter, a log-burning stove makes things cosy. Well-equipped bedrooms (with all the usual amenities, plus wine glasses, a corkscrew and a yoga mat) are in converted farm buildings set around a courtyard. ‘Our room was spacious and comfortable, but with a dimly lit bathroom.’ Farm produce appears on the breakfast table in the morning: newly laid eggs, freshly baked bread, home-made jams – ‘no packaging to be seen’.