CHI002, Chichester, West Sussex UK





1 king size (en-suite), 1 king size/twin


1 full, 1 shower room

Heating System icon Wifi/ Internet icon Satellite TV icon Dishwasher icon Washing Machine icon BBQ icon
A lovely open plan cottage situated on an idyllic working stable yard in rural West Ashling, West Sussex. Set in a peaceful spot offering a communal BBQ area with firepit, electric charging point, secure parking, close to both the South Downs and the coast. We also have CHI001 ‘The Shetlands’ and CHI004 ‘Barn End’ for larger families wishing to holiday together.


Our holiday cottage ‘The Shires’ is situated on an idyllic family run stable yard in rural West Ashling, Chichester, West Sussex. Set in a peaceful spot situated close to Goodwood, the South Downs and the coast.

The property is modern yet practical and is of great appeal to a wide range of guests, is fully furnished, has wheelchair access, and is fitted with all appliances for your self-catering holiday.

We also have CHI001 ‘The Shetlands’ sleeping 4 and CHI004 ‘Barn End’ sleeping 2 for larger families wishing to holiday together.

• Open plan lounge/dining room with WiFi, Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime enabled for existing account holders) and DVD player
• Kitchen area off the open plan lounge/diner has an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, crockery and cutlery
• 1 bedroom with king size bed, wardrobes, bedside cabinets and full en-suite bathroom
• 1 twin bedroom (which can be made up as a king size if required as beds zip together), wardrobe and bedside cabinets
• 1 wet room style shower room
• Underfloor heating throughout (oil fired heating not gas)
• Patio area at the front of the property with table and chairs
• Communal BBQ area with seating and firepit
• Secure parking with electric gates and charging point

Our good quality mattresses will ensure a restful nights sleep and we offer complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk and toiletries for your arrival. We supply duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels and tea towels for your stay.

Neighbourhood overview
The surrounding area offers a multitude of leisure and entertainment facilities, including:
• A host of local eateries from country pubs to fish restaurants
• Goodwood Estate, host to prestigious events at Goodwood House, Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood Aerodrome, Goodwood Golf Course and of course The Kennels
• The Cathedral city of Chichester, home to Chichester Festivities, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Gate (cinema and health centre), shops, bars and restaurants
• Chichester Harbour yacht club and sailing facilities
• Cowdray Estate – home to the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup
• Stansted House, tea rooms and garden centre
• Coastal villages including Bosham, Dell Quay, West Wittering and Hayling Island.

Getting around
A car is required for guests staying with us.

Other things to note
There are horses in the surrounding paddocks and stables.
As this is a working stable yard, children must be accompanied by a parent and the yard manager if wishing to visit the horses.
Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the cottage.
We ask that you bring your own cot and linen if wishing to bring a infant.
We have a friendly yard cat called Bicbic who may wish to come to say hello!

Please Note: You are welcome to bring a small dog but there is an additional cleaning charge of £20.

A 30% uplift on the stated price will be applied for the 11 to 14 April 2024.

A 50% uplift on the stated prices will be applied for the following dates with a minimum 5 night stay:
23 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 – 10 to 15 July 2024 – 3 to 8 September 2024

Property Location

Below is the location of this property. Please note this information is given for guidance only and in some cases may not be the exact position of the property. Please check the property description or call us if you need any further information about the location.


Below are the weekly prices for this property. To calculate your holiday price simply select ‘Check Availability’ then your check-in date and your check-out date and it will calculate a price for you. If the calendar shows ‘Call us for availability’ contact us by phone or email and our travel consultants will be happy to help.

2024 Season

Dates Weekly Price
April £695.00
May £815.00
June £895.00
July £1015.00
August £1015.00
September £995.00


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The Shires was a real home from home with every possible need met. Very comfortable all round with the two bedrooms, great bathrooms with a wet room/shower plus bath. Everything you could want in the kitchen to self cater. Hopefully we’ll revisit when in the West Sussex area again.


We had a lovely short break. The property is spacious and comfortable and within easy driving distance of the Wittering beaches. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to cook and eat in in the evenings. The beds are very comfortable and we slept well in the quiet of the countryside.


Stayed here before. Wonderful host. The place is always spotlessly clean and everything is provided. Can't fault anything.


This a such a gem of a place. Lovely accommodation with a view from the kitchen over the horses yard. The children loved watching the horses being looked after. Such a beautiful area to explore - wish we could have stayed longer.

Martin, Glasgow

We always try and stay here when we are visiting family, and it is always great. The house is always clean, and the kids live seeing the horses around the stables. We will definitely be back next year!


Lovely stay in clean and modern accommodation. Fully kitted out with everything you would need. Spacious bedrooms and huge walk in wet room. Electric gates to the property which made you feel secure. Plenty of local pubs serving lovely meals. Easy access to many tourist attractions. Really enjoyed our stay.


Our stay was amazing. The location was great and it was so nice being in the country and looking out of the kitchen window at the horses. The owner showed us around twice to meet the horses which our daughter and friends kids loved. Would highly recommend.


Location was great, property was lovely and clean and a good size. Local information was excellent and extensive . Thanks for a great stay.


Excellent stay ,very clean and comfortable with comfy beds an excellent location very pleasant area Good parking plenty of room Will definitely stay again if in the area


We had a lovely stay here, its a very comfortable and spacious cottage. It was very nice waking up and seeing the horses in the morning and it’s a great location not far from the beaches. Bosham Quay is worth a visit, the kids will be kept amused for ages with crabbing, and there is a lovely church to walk around. The cottage was very clean, and we were greeted on arrival by the owner who showed us around and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks again!


Had a great 5 night stay in the cottage. Myself and my family had a great time and the location was excellent for us since we have family that stay nearby. My 2 kids loved seeing the horses each morning. Would totally recommend staying and I know myself and my family will definitely be back!


A light, airy and spacious hideaway in rural, equestrian West Sussex, near some lovely nature and wetland reserves and other beautiful walking areas and visitor attractions. We had a lovely stay, and enjoyed watching the horsey activities going on around us.


A well equipped comfortable cottage on a farm with horses. A great location for exploring the area. We had a great time.


A superb place to stay, plenty of room for families and provides all your creature comforts in beautiful quiet surroundings. Many glorious little villages to visit around Chichester Harbour and local area, fabulous pubs, beaches and waterside walks to enjoy - all within 20 mins drive. Goodwood horse races and Chichester City both in easy reach too.


Great location close to Chichester, superb property on a working livery yard so you get to see all the comings and goings with the horses.


Lovely and more spacious than expected. Amazing to be able to see the beautiful horses there as well. Perfect spot for our last minute end of summer get away with our family.


This was our second stay and once again we found the accommodation to be ideal especially for my 87 year old mother. It is in a very peaceful setting with a view of horses in the fields yet it is only a short drive away from Chichester where we visited the theatre twice. The owner is most helpful and the cottage was clean and equipped with everything we needed. We certainly hope to return.

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