How it all started
I 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 my dream home and I could see the potential of converting it into a B&B. After an intense four months of renovation and with bags full of passion, enthusiasm, vision, determination and hard work, I 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. My aim was to design boutique hotel style rooms within the welcoming atmosphere of a family home, and I 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 West Sussex has to offer and via social media we give regular updates about life at Saddlers and upcoming local events.
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 workshop. 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, ten minutes’ drive from Chichester and Goodwood.
We offer light and spacious 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 with Clipper teas and coffee, home baked cakes, fresh flowers and Temple Spa bathroom products in all bathrooms.
High speed free WIFI throughout the house and grounds with secure off-street parking and lock up for bikes.
Great effort is made to provide guests with locally sourced produce such as Funtington honey, jams, sausages, bacon, as well as catering for every 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, two public houses, restaurant, 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 three miles away.
Goodwood is just six 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.