How it all started
We came across this house by chance and fell head over heels in love with the place. With lovely large original windows and a light and airy feel to the house, Saddlers was our dream home and we could see the potential of converting it into a B&B. After an intense 4 months of renovation and with bags full of passion, enthusiasm, vision, determination and hard work, we greeted our first guests for Goodwood Revival in September 2017 and have never looked back since.
What makes us different?
I think the simple answer is that we love our guests and our guests love us. Our aim was to design boutique hotel style rooms within the welcoming atmosphere of a family home, and we use locally sourced farm produce for our renowned cooked breakfasts. We receive glowing testimonials and have regular repeat guests, several from overseas. Saddlers is in a prime location for guests to explore all that Sussex has to offer and via social media we give regular updates about life at Saddlers and upcoming local events.
TIM & MILLY
This property is a delightful family home built in 1901 on the edge of the community. The main house was originally built by the village saddler, Mr Frederick Ewens and parts of the house were set up as his shop. Luckily for us, we have lots of historic images of the house and village for those that are interested to learn more.
Relax and enjoy time in complete luxury and peace at the recently renovated boutique Saddlers B&B based in the charming village of Funtington, 10 minutes’ drive from Chichester and Goodwood.
We offer 3 light and spacious double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.
Each room is elegantly designed and fitted with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy white towels, hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee facilities, welcome tray, fresh flowers, Saddlers home-made lavender bags, Temple Spa bathroom products in all bathrooms.
High speed free WIFI throughout the house and secure off-street parking.
Great effort is made to provide guests with locally sourced produce such as Funtington honey, sausages and bacon, as well as catering for all dietary requirements.
The ground floor Snug has a roaring log fire on chilly evenings ideal for cuddling up with a book and a hot drink. Outside, the English country garden is filled with mature plants, roses and fruit trees where you can enjoy breakfast in the summer months.
A well-stocked farm shop, 2 public houses, restaurant, village duck pond and 13th Century church are all within easy walking distance.
Funtington is situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park, where you can enjoy walking, horse riding, and mountain biking. The shores of Bosham and Chichester harbour are only 3 miles away.
Goodwood is just 6 miles from Saddlers, and offers an international racecourse, two 18-hole golf courses and the airfield/motor circuit that hosts the annual Members Meeting, Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
Good to Know
The cathedral city of Chichester, lies 4 miles from Saddlers and offers excellent high street shopping, restaurants, cafés and bars. Chichester is home to the internationally renowned Festival Theatre, the Minerva Theatre and Pallant House Gallery.
The nearest train station (Chichester) provides a regular rail service to London Victoria and Gatwick, while Havant, 6 miles away, has a fast service to London Waterloo and Southampton Airport.
We have a lovely Standard Schnauzer, Monte who is still in training and we wanted you to be aware of this before you book. We appreciate your understanding.
We also have two loving elderly cats called Kiko and Kipper who love attention and cuddles – feel free and don’t hold back!