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'Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way' Joseph Fiennes
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'Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way' Joseph Fiennes
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'Rubens Barn is a perfect idyllic escape - perfect in every way' Joseph Fiennes
Beautiful views surrounding Rubens Barn
King size bedroom has 2 shower rooms
Perfect for hikers, cyclists and nature lovers
5 star luxury accommodation
Area of outstanding natural beauty
South Downs National Park
Surrounding farmland
Surrounding Forests
View from Rubens Barn
Private tennis court at Rubens Barn
Chichester Cathedral
Arundel Castle
Glorious Goodwood
Goodwood House
West Wittering Beach
HMS Victory at Historic Portsmouth Dockyard
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Selsey Life Boat Station
Weald Downland Museum
Beautiful countryside surrounding Rubens Barn
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Chichester, West Sussex, England

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Felicity2...
London
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“Rubens Barn is an utter delight; 5 star romantic seclusion”
Reviewed April 4, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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Rubens Barn is simply wonderful. A luxurious barn situated in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex. We had a tremendous stay on a Friday and Saturday night. The owners Rob and Rachel are incredibly charming and helpful. The barn was beautifully decorated with many special touches such as fresh flowers, White Company toiletries and a delicious selection of breakfast/brunch items from Waitrose. There is a well surfaced tennis court attached to the barn and panoramic views of the countryside. The barn has three bathrooms, one with a roll top bath and ambient blue lighting for true relaxation. The linen and towels are fresh, clean and sumptuous. The king size bed was extremely comfortable. In addition, there were two single beds upstairs which we did not use but they looked clean and comfortable with very nice bed linen. The Star and Garter in nearby East Dean, which was recommended by Rob and Rachel has a wonderful seafood menu and excellent service. Part of the barn's charm is that it is quite remote so a car is recommended. We will definitely be returning soon. Felicity and Jonathan

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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joe_soho
London, England
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing & comfortable retreat in heart of beautiful Sussex countryside”
Reviewed March 25, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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people found this review helpful

We've just returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Ruben's Barn. It's location is superb for those who want to get away for a long weekend to enjoy the great pubs, outdoors & pretty towns to be found in the vicinity. The Barn is very well equipped and its owners very friendly and hospitable. Perhaps slightly pricey given it's more a holiday rental with food hamper than a B&B but then again, given how nicely the Barn has been done out and the price of equivalent places in the vicinity, perhaps not. Chichester is a 25 minute drive away and worth a few hours to browse the shops, coffee shops and cathedral. The Star and Garter pub in the village of East Dean is fabulous for seafood and the landlord generates a friendly & homely atmosphere. It's also a great place for those who love the outdoors - loads of bridle ways and footpaths for cycling/running with a mix of woodland (full of fallow deer), large arable fields and the rolling Downs. We'll be back....

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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fidgetjan...
London
1 review
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“Five star luxury in a country cottage”
Reviewed March 10, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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A group of four friends stayed at Rubens Barn for three nights, but wished we had stayed longer. The cottage is beautifully furnished, modern and sylish, with all mod cons. Everything felt brand new, and of a very high standard. We were delighted to discover little extra touches everywhere; plentiful thick, fluffy towels and robes, White Company toiletries, delicious food and drinks in the kitchen, flowers in the bedroom, even a mobile phone to use during your stay. The cottage is bigger than it looks, and has three bathrooms, one of which has a beautiful, deep roll-top bath. Flat screen TV and Blu Ray player ensured that you didn't need to leave the cottage if you so wished.
When we did venture out however, the numerous walks starting right at the back door enabled you to walk up an appetite, which allowed us to fully appreciate the food at the local pub. I would definitely stay at Rubens Barn again and will heartily recommend to others.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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rk2006
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic luxurious retreat”
Reviewed February 14, 2010 for a stay in February 2010
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Given my addiction for expensive hotels, I've found it difficult in the past to find a self-catering place that I like... but Rubens Barn combines the peace and independence you want from self-catering with the high standards you might expect in a luxury hotel.

The barn is tastefully decorated in white and duck-egg blue. A spacious king on the ground floor is serviced by two shower rooms and the twin room on the first floor has its own bathroom with rolltop bath. All three bathrooms have White Company toiletries and many many fluffy white towels (and lovely fluffy dressing gowns - phew). The open plan living area has a really good quality flat-screen TV with FreeSat. The kitchen is well-equipped too (including a dishwasher). The owners (who were friendly but not intrusive) seemed to have thought of everything... the kitchen was pre-stocked with milk, yoghurts, fruit, ham, cheese, bread, croissants, cereal etc., and free WiFi is provided along with a mobile phone for use during the stay.

The local area has great walks... well... according to the visitors' book. It was a bit cold for us but we did manage a few strolls along to the local village where the Star & Garter pub served a fantastic three course lunch menu with traditional favourites and some great fish specials.

I'd highly recommend this for a relaxing and romantic getaway. It's close enough to London for a long weekend but far enough away to be a proper escape. And next time we might even manage to get out for proper walk, a visit to the gym at Goodwood (the owners can arrange temporary membership) or a game of tennis on the private court...

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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redfox_51
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Idyllic romantic hideaway”
Reviewed February 7, 2010 for a stay in January 2010
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I have visited the South Downs on many occasions and this is one of the best places i have stayed in recently. Idyllic location, beautiful views of the countryside with lots of local walks. Great pub only 10 minute walk along a small country lane. Spoilt for choice of things to do in the local area.

5 star luxury barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, living room / kitchen, really romantic bathroom. One of the most comfortable beds i have slept in. Friendly and welcoming owners who provided a deluxe breakfast hamper.

My girl friend was very excited that Joseph Fiennes had stayed at Rubens Barn recently.

We enjoyed the stay so much that we will be returning to Rubens Barn in the summer so we can use the private tennis court.

Value Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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