The Artisan Bakehouse, West Sussex
Child Friendly Cottages, Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, West Sussex
The Artisan Bakehouse offers the perfect blend of adult relaxation whilst being superbly child and baby friendly, allowing families of all ages the chance to enjoy quality times together. Your hosts - Les and Louise have an impressive track record of providing excellent holiday stays for families. Guests who have previously stayed sing their praises from the rooftops.
Les and Louise have encapsulated everything you could possibly need or want in a holiday home: beautiful property set within acres of gardens in a tranquil setting; accommodation with real attention to detail; very friendly and helpful hosts who nothing appears to be too much trouble; restaurant-quality meals; heated outdoor pool; egg collecting and animal feeding; babysitting and baby equipment provided and a scrummy welcome pack.
The Holidays Cottages
Les and Louise have poured their heart and soul into renovating this gorgeous Sussex farmhouse into two stylish and very family friendly, holiday cottages. The two cottages Brewhouse and Milkhouse each sleep up to 4 plus babies in 2 bedrooms and are ideal for two families traveling together but wanting to retire to their own private space. Booked together they can also open up into one unit, to provide flexible accommodation via a soundproof interconnecting door.
Brewhouse - (sleeps 4 plus cot) Living room with huge Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. Fully fitted (dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer). Kitchen/dining room with 2 oven AGA, cloakroom Wc & lobby. One double ensuite shower room with kingsize bed, one twin room with washbasin. Room for travel cots.
Milkhouse - (sleeps 4 plus plus cot) Entrance lobby (great for wellies!), kitchenette (fridge, microwave/grill,kettle). Lounge/dining room with huge Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, large conservatory which is lovely to relax in the sun with views to the gardens beyond. Bathroom with roll top bath, double room with Kingsize bed and childrens adjoining suite which has a single day bed with roll out mattress if needed.
Baby and toddler equipment
A huge list of baby gear provided is designed to make life easier when traveling with a little one and hopefully cut down on the packing - travel cots, changing mats, highchairs, bottle steriliser, baby baths, monitor, blenders, books & toys.
Kids will love to splash about in the heated outdoor pool, bounce on the trampoline or play in the sand pit. There are acres of pretty gardens and woodlands to explore with the local wildlife to spot, rabbits, pheasants and maybe even a deer! Enjoy egg collecting from the onsite chickens, feeding the ducks and rabbits or picking produce from the cottage vegetable patch and plentiful fruit trees.
Delicious Home Cooked Food
Being self-catered does make life easier when on holidays with little ones as it gives greater flexibility on meal times. But there are times when you just need a break and this is where The Artisan Bakehouse really comes into its own. Your hosts can provide hearty Sussex breakfasts with homemade bread & jams and freshly laid eggs from the chickens...and AGA cooked evening meals & deliveries! The evening meals provided by Louise & Les are a real treat for parents, as it's like eating at a gourmet restaurant, just right next door without worrying about travel or baby-sitters!
For Grown Ups
For grownups, as well as the delicious meal options, there are also relaxation treatments available on site with an experienced qualified holistic massage therapist. Using the gorgeous ‘Covent Garden Neals Yard Remedies' - Organic Natural Health & Beauty products, there is a fabulous choice of relaxation treatments available for you to enjoy during your stay - Heaven!
The Location and Things to Do
The Artisan Bakehouse is 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! This is a perfect getaway for busy families in need of a stress free break and unlimted fresh air, with miles of countryside on the doorstep to walk & cycle and also the historic town of Arundel, Petworth & Chichester nearby. The cosmopolitan city of Brighton & Hove is also within 25 mins. Just 10 minutes from the coast and little over an hours train journey from London.