Kirdford Farmhouse

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6
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Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space Garage Romantic Goodwood Nearby Decorated for Christmas


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Kirdford Farmhouse enjoys a fantastic location nestled within beautiful West Sussex countryside, just a short distance outside of the village of Kirdford and ten minutes from the delightful small town of Petworth. Midhurst and Chichester will be wonderful hot spots during your stay too. While the home makes an excellent base for those wanting to explore its wonderful countryside surroundings, the coast is easily reachable in making it a fabulous option for those seeking lazy beach days. The stunning and very popular West Wittering Beach is just over twenty minutes away! This superb location invites many popular activities such as racing, flying lessons and other experiences at Goodwood, watching the Gold Cup at Cowdray, golf and shooting at Cowdray and attending the excellent book and music festivals at Petworth.

Kirdford Farmhouse is the perfect abode to bring the generations together or celebrate a special birthday with your favourite friends. This wonderful property is an oasis of gracious and glorious living, a place of croquet hoops, tennis, cream teas and champagne on English lawns. Its exceptional amenities and its quiet countryside location, close to London, combine to give the best of both worlds. This Grade II Elizabethan timber framed farmhouse comfortably accommodates up to ten guests across its five well appointed double bedrooms, all with ensuites. In addition, upon request and subject to an additional fee, three children can be accommodated on a double and a single sofa bed in the Pink and Mauve Suites respectively. The house sits amid extensive lawns and mature trees that offer total privacy.

The current owners have very sympathetically updated Kirdford Farmhouse to create a magnificent property with homely yet elegant interiors throughout. Charm and character come in lavish abundance. As you explore, you will take in the lofty beams rising above you and feel the tingle of history as you walk around. On the ground floor, you will discover the main entertaining spaces comprising a large almospheric living room and dining room, with a double aspect fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen boasting all the appliances you could possibly need to whip up a delicious meal and separate utility room. There are numerous comfy sofas sprinkled throughout so you will find wonderful spots for a read of the Sunday newspapers and a pot of tea. Directly off the kitchen is the large orangery with further sitting and dining areas leading directly to the gravel terrace overlooking the lake, gardens and river.

Three of the bedrooms, two king-size doubles and a twin are situated in the main house, set out in the form of suites with their own sitting rooms and bathrooms. In the Dairy annexe are a further two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin room, both complete with their own ensuite bathrooms plus a separate servery for preparing coffee, tea and simple snacks. Every room is a delight with plenty of character, vintage furnishings and a warm, welcoming ambience.

Outside, the children will enjoy playing croquet or boules on the large lawns or tennis on the court. For the little ones, the garden boasts a wooden play house, swings and a slide which provide hours of fun. There is outside dining for eight to fourteen with a large parasol, gas barbecue and two cruiser chairs for relaxing under the stars. This place is just magical. You will not want to leave without booking a return trip.

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What you should know…

  • The accommodation is set across the main house and additional annexe which not may suit all group types
  • Those travelling with very young children should ensure they take care when exploring the gardens due to the lake
  • Upon request and subject to an additional fee, three children between the ages of 3-16 can be accommodated on a double and a single sofa bed in the Pink and Mauve Suites respectively. Please note that the single sofa bed is only suitable for a child, not an adult

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Garage Decorated for Christmas

- Drawing room and dining room separated by double aspect open fireplace
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Utility room with washing machine, dryer and three small
- Open-plan living & dining
- Large orangery with further sitting and dining areas
- Master Suite with super king-size bed, separate study room, dressing room, bathroom with separate bath and shower and a second shower room
- Mauve Suite with king-sized bed, sitting room and bathroom with separate bath and shower
- Pink Suite with two single beds, sitting room and shower room

* Please note: the bedroom suites are all located across multiple floors and are accessed by stairs.

Dairy Annexe

- Bedroom with king-sized bed, ensuite bathroom with separate shower and bath
-    Bedroom/sitting room with two single beds, ensuite bathroom, bath with shower over (this room can either be set up as a bedroom or as a sitting room with two day sofas when the bedroom space is not needed)
- servery with tea/coffee making facilities, a hotplate, toaster and small fridge

Exterior Grounds
- Large formal gardens
- 100 acres of parkland, woodland and fields
- Fishing on four lakes and double river bank fishing
- Weber gas BBQ
- Dining facilities
- Children's outdoor wooden club house, swings & slide playset
- Lakes and a river with double bank fishing

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Amazon Firestick
- Cot & high chair available on request
- Selection of board games
- Croquet set
- Boules set
- Clavinova
- Double Miele ovens
- Air fryer
- Microwave
- Nespresso machine
- Washing machine & dryer
- Plenty of parking
- Logs are provided for an initial fire on arrival. Extra logs are available for guests at an additional cost.
- Fans in the summer


About the surrounding area of Kirdford Farmhouse
Easy By Train Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Goodwood Nearby
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Kirdford Farmhouse holds a fantastic position within West Sussex, less than 5-minutes outside of the village of Kirdford. The village is home to The Half Moon, a fantastic country gastropub.

Petworth, a picturesque market town is just ten minutes away, boasting a rich tapestry of history and culture. Dominated by the splendid Petworth House, a grand 17th-century mansion with a remarkable art collection, the town exudes timeless charm. St. Mary's Church, a medieval gem, and the cobblestone market square add to its historic allure. Petworth is renowned for the annual Petworth Festival, a cultural extravaganza featuring music, literature and the arts. The town's traditional farmers' market, held on Saturdays, offers a delightful array of local produce.

Surrounded by the scenic South Downs National Park, Petworth invites exploration of its stunning countryside. With its blend of heritage, events and natural beauty, Petworth stands as a quintessential English town, inviting visitors to revel in its timeless character and community spirit.When staying at Kirdford Farmhouse, there is plenty for the whole family to see, do and explore in the surrounding area. As well as Petworth House, there is a superb collection of stately homes and gardens to visit including the National Trust’s Nymans. The magnificent Arundel Castle is just 25-minutes away. For those look for long walks and fresh air, Kirdford Farmhouse, nestled in the Sussex Weald on the edge of the South Downs National Park, makes the perfect destination. Lavington Common, Slindon Estate, Cissbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke all offer wonderful landscapes to enjoy and are within a 45-minute drive of home.

The cathedral city of Chichester is under 40-minutes away and makes a wonderful day out with its excellent family attractions, rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. Its crowning jewel is the majestic Chichester Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture that dates back to the 11th century. The city's Roman roots are evident in the well-preserved city walls and the iconic Chichester Cross, an exquisite market cross. Chichester Festival Theatre, a renowned performing arts venue, attracts theatre enthusiasts with its diverse productions. The city's picturesque streets offer a blend of boutique shops, cafes and historic buildings. Priory Park, with its beautiful gardens and boating lake, provides a peaceful retreat. Nearby, the Weald & Downland Living Museum showcases centuries of rural history with historic buildings and exhibits.

Twenty minutes away, Cowdray, is renowned for its historic estate and the stately Cowdray House. Surrounded by picturesque parkland, the ruins provide a glimpse into the region's past. Golf enthusiasts can indulge in the world-class Cowdray Park Golf Club, set against the backdrop of the South Downs. The Cowdray Farm Shop offers a delightful array of local produce, artisanal goods and a charming cafe. Visitors can explore the beautiful walled gardens and enjoy scenic walks through the estate. Additionally, the Cowdray Polo Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious polo clubs in the world, attracts sports enthusiasts and spectators alike.

Goodwood Racecourse, with its rich racing heritage and spectacular surroundings, stands as a premier destination for horse racing enthusiasts and those seeking a day of sporting excitement. Set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs, the racecourse hosts world-class flat racing events, including the renowned Glorious Goodwood Festival. Known for its challenging track and undulating terrain, the course provides a unique and thrilling experience for both jockeys and spectators. The elegant grandstand offers panoramic views of the races and the picturesque countryside.

West Wittering is a haven of natural beauty and sandy shores. Famous for its pristine Blue Flag beach, it is very popular. The beach is backed by rolling dunes and a nature reserve, providing a scenic backdrop for seaside strolls. Water sports enthusiasts flock to the area for windsurfing and kiteboarding. The village exudes a relaxed charm with its beach huts, cafes and local shops.

Recommended Attractions:
*Please see the "kids" tab for child-focused suggestions.

The Half Moon, Kirdford
Excellent country gastropub just 5-minutes from Kirdford Farmhouse.

Arundel Castle
Magnificent castle, open between April and November.

Petworth House & Park
Petworth House features the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust.

Romantic house with extensive and beautifully-maintained gardens.

Goodwood House
Beautiful house, home to the Dukes of Richmond for centuries. Open most Sundays & Mondays between March and October for tours, make sure you book in advance.

Goodwood Racecourse
The most beautiful racecourse in the world.

South Downs National Park
England's newest National Park.

Cissbury Ring
The most historic hill on the South Downs.

Devil's Dyke
A famous beauty spot on the South Downs.

West Wittering Beach
Unspoilt, family-friendly beach.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport London Gatwick Airport

(43 km)

Nearest Town Petworth

(9 km)

Nearest Village Kirdford

(1.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Half Moon, Kirdford

(1.2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, Petworth

(8.5 km)

Nearest Golf Cowdray Park Golf Club

(22 km)

Nearest Beach Climping

(32 km)

Nearest Beach West Wittering

(49 km)

Nearest Train Station Billingshurst Train Station


Nearest Ferry Port Portsmouth Ferry Port

(66 km)


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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Kirdford Farmhouse makes an excellent option for families travelling with children who are bound to enjoy exploring and playing games in the large gardens.

The area surrounding Kirdford and Petworth offers a delightful retreat for holidays with children, combining natural beauty, historical landmarks and family-friendly activities. For outdoor adventures, the South Downs National Park envelopes Petworth, offering a playground for family-friendly activities. The park's vast landscapes provide opportunities for picnics, nature walks and wildlife spotting. The scenic beauty of the park is perfect for gentle hikes suitable for children, with trails such as the Serpent Trail providing accessible routes through the countryside.

A highlight for families is the nearby West Wittering Beach, a Blue Flag beach known for its clean sandy shores and shallow waters. Ideal for a day of sun and sea, children can build sandcastles, paddle in the waves and explore the coastal environment. The beach also offers water sports activities including windsurfing and kiteboarding for older kids and adventurous parents.

For a dose of history and outdoor play, the Weald & Downland Living Museum is a short drive away. This open-air museum features historic buildings from different periods, allowing children to step back in time and experience rural life. Engaging demonstrations, workshops and activities offer an educational yet entertaining experience for young minds.

A must-visit attraction is the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, just a short drive from Petworth. This family-friendly museum showcases the industrial heritage of the South East, featuring a narrow-gauge railway, historic buses, and interactive exhibits. The museum hosts special events and themed days, providing an immersive experience for children to learn about the region's history in a fun and engaging way.

Nestled in the countryside very close to the farmhouse, Fisher's Farm Park is a family-run, award-winning attraction. With a variety of farm-themed activities, from animal encounters to adventure playgrounds, it promises a fun-filled day for all.

Operated by passionate volunteers, the South Downs Light Railway is an enchanting experience for families. From March to September, the scenic train journey through the gardens captivates both adults and children. Pulled by a real coal-burning steam engine, the railway adds a touch of nostalgia and excitement to the day, making it a memorable outing for those who appreciate the charm of vintage transportation.

A versatile destination for all ages, Southwater Country Park offers a fantastic family day out. Younger children can explore the imaginative Dinosaur Island play area, while older kids can dive into watersports lessons on the lake. The park's picturesque surroundings create an ideal setting for families to enjoy nature, play and engage in recreational pursuits.

An entertainment center designed for all ages, Out of Bounds in Angmering is a hub of family-friendly activities. From bowling and adventure golf to soft play areas, the facility ensures there is something for everyone. The centre's lively atmosphere and variety of options make it a go-to destination for families seeking a dynamic and entertaining day out, offering a mix of indoor and outdoor fun.

The charming village of Midhurst, not far from Petworth, is another destination worth exploring. Midhurst offers a blend of quaint shops, cafes, and the picturesque Cowdray Ruins. The ruins provide an opportunity for children to explore historic remnants while enjoying the surrounding parkland.

During the summer months, Goodwood Racecourse hosts family-friendly events, including race days with additional entertainment for children. The famous Goodwood Festival of Speed, showcasing historic and contemporary vehicles, is also a thrilling event for families with older children who appreciate cars and motorsports.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Bath toys
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Plastic crockery
  • Night lights
  • Food blender
  • Food blender
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Amusement park
  • Playground nearby
  • Climbing
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Climbing frame
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Treehouse
  • Tennis rackets
  • Croquet
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved medium sized dogs are allowed on a request basis at time of booking. There is an additional charge of £50 per dog per stay. Please state the breed at the time of booking. All dogs must stay downstairs and off furniture
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed. The property contains personal belongings of the Owner. The property is rented as a holiday let and not a venue.
Other Ts and Cs The number of guests on the property at any time during the stay must not exceed the maximum capacity without the prior permission of the Owner
Other Ts and Cs We would kindly ask that guests do not move furniture and/or decorative items around the property. This creates additional work for the cleaning team to re-instate and will incur a deduction of £50.00 from the deposit
Other Ts and Cs We also remind guests to ensure they either take any food/perishable items with them, or dispose of in the outside dustbins provided along with their recycling
Other Ts and Cs During the winter season complimentary logs are provided for an initial fire. Extra logs are available for guests at an additional cost
Other Ts and Cs Upon request, three additional children between the ages of 3-16 can be accommodated on a double and a single sofa bed in the sitting rooms of the Pink and Mauve Suites in the main house. Please note use of the additional sofa beds is subject to an extra fee

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 £2,730 £3,510 £3,900 £3,900
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - £6,346
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £2,520 £3,240 £3,600 £3,600
Mar 22nd 2024 - May 10th 2024 £2,940 £3,780 £4,200 £4,200
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 £2,888 £3,713 £4,126 £4,126
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 £2,940 £3,780 £4,200 £4,200
May 24th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - - - £4,463
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - - - £5,405
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £4,463
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £2,730 £3,510 £3,900 £3,900
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 - - - £4,200
Oct 25th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £2,730 £3,510 £3,900 £3,900
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - £6,169 £6,346
Dec 27th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 - - £6,169 £6,346

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 €2,986 €3,839 €4,266 €4,266
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - €6,941
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €2,756 €3,544 €3,938 €3,938
Mar 22nd 2024 - May 10th 2024 €3,216 €4,134 €4,594 €4,594
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 €3,159 €4,061 €4,513 €4,513
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 €3,216 €4,134 €4,594 €4,594
May 24th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - - - €4,881
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - - - €5,912
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €4,881
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €2,986 €3,839 €4,266 €4,266
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 - - - €4,594
Oct 25th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €2,986 €3,839 €4,266 €4,266
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - €6,747 €6,941
Dec 27th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 - - €6,747 €6,941

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 $3,217 $4,136 $4,596 $4,596
Dec 20th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - $7,477
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $2,970 $3,818 $4,242 $4,242
Mar 22nd 2024 - May 10th 2024 $3,464 $4,454 $4,949 $4,949
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 $3,403 $4,375 $4,862 $4,862
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 $3,464 $4,454 $4,949 $4,949
May 24th 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 - - - $5,259
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - - - $6,369
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $5,259
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $3,217 $4,136 $4,596 $4,596
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 - - - $4,949
Oct 25th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $3,217 $4,136 $4,596 $4,596
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - $7,269 $7,477
Dec 27th 2024 - Jun 11th 2025 - - $7,269 $7,477

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Most beautiful house

    on 01/10/2021

    Most beautiful house with real character. Plenty of room for 9 of us - a suite for each family! Massive amount of parking. Very comfortable beds, plenty of hot water in the bathrooms and kitchen. We played lots of croquet and enjoyed the huge private grounds. Within walking distance of the village where there was a very useful shop and a pub where we had a delicious meal.

  • Amazing

    on 03/08/2020

    Amazing location. House full of character and well equipped. Generous hosts.

  • Wonderful

    on 16/03/2020

    We have been so lucky to spend a weekend in this wonderful house. Nestled away in the middle of its own 100 acres, it afforded us the privacy and relaxation that we needed.

  • Perfect

    on 05/03/2020

    So enjoyed our precious holiday time with the family in this special home. Staying in the Dairy Annexe allowed us to escape during the day for a cup of tea away from the energetic grandchildren to recharge our batteries. Perfect!

  • Heaven...

    on 17/02/2020

    Heaven. No other way to describe it!

  • Hope to return...

    on 20/01/2020

    Once you fall under its spell this haven is very hard to leave. Hope to return many times in the future.

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