What a gem of a B&B!
Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside this cottage is everything you’d expect. A 200-year-old flint and stone cottage with 3 ft thick walls. Although there isn’t dedicated parking, there is an informal parking area just 50 metres or so along the road with plenty of space.
I booked the double room for two nights – a theatre break for my wife’s birthday. I’m always a little nervous when booking a B&B for the first time – but I needn’t have worried.
As you go through the front door, there is a hallway with a small seating area. This is for the sole use of the guests. The bedroom is to the left and is self-contained, with its own ensuite and lockable door.
The bedroom itself has plenty of wardrobe space and has a good sized TV, a fold-down writing desk and a dressing table. The bed is spacious and one of the most comfortable we’ve slept in. The ensuite bathroom is well appointed with an excellent shower/bath.
Although a simple affair, the continental breakfast was surprisingly good. Melon to start (grapefruit on day 2) and a full range of cereals, yogurts, and juice. Croissants and pastries were fresh from the oven and the coffee freshly brewed. Eggs were also on offer.
The landlady’s three small dogs are a treat. They were so well behaved and we liked the fact it was not automatically assumed we like dogs (which we do!) Once they had come out of the kitchen to inspect us they obediently went back under the kitchen table.
Situated in Singleton, on the outskirts of Chichester, it took us just 20 minutes (8 miles/13km) to drive into town for the theatre. Even closer is Goodwood Race Course / Motor Circuit at just 4 miles/6.4 km. The local pub is excellent too. The Partridge Inn is a 5-minute walk away and boasts a superb food menu.
All-in-all we loved staying at this B&B. The landlady is very friendly and really treats you like a guest, rather than a lodger who happens to be staying a couple of nights.
Would we stay here again?…… You bet! John D(GB) 8/2019