We stayed at the Artisan Bakehouse (the Brewhouse) for a week in the beginning of June and had a great time. The cottages are newly refurbished to a high standard but retain a lot of the "old fashioned" rustic charme. The hosts, Les and Louise, are very helpful and welcoming and we found the attention to detail truly amazing: There were tea/coffee and fresh scones on arrival, vases with cut flowers in several rooms, a large box with toys according to the age of our children, fresh bread, jam etc. We enjoyed a romantic three course meal in the couple's dining room one evening and it was very enjoyable. The pizzas prepared in the AGA also come higly recommended. A shame that the weather was not great, otherwise we could have enjoyed the pretty gardens, the pool and the huge trampoline even more.
If you are looking for a break with the family, this is an excellent place to go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful 16th Century Sussex Farmhouse set in 5 acres of pretty gardens and woodland. Offering two newly renovated self-catering holiday cottages with the option to enjoy delicious home cooked AGA meals from our Farmhouse kitchen. Kingsize beds, luxury bathrooms, cosy log fires & deep armchairs in the winter, a heated outdoor pool to swim in, or relax by with a book in the summer. Relaxation treatments available from visiting Covent Garden Neals yard therapist. Acres of gardens and woodlands, chickens & ducks to feed and lots of other wildlife to spot. Parents will appreciate the tasteful luxurious cottage interiors and thoughtful added extras from fresh baked breakfasts, gourmet meal deliveries, babysitting and plentiful baby gear; whilst mini guests make the most of exploring. Set in a secluded rural ideal on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park yet just 5 minutes from the pretty vibrant village of Steyning and beaches within 10 minutes too! ... more less