Some of the best memories from 2017

New Year’s also mean we examine the year that has just happened too. We had some lovely guests to the various properties during 2017 and thought we would share some of the highlights with you. … Read More

What my guests say...

Classic Cars and their owners stay for the Goodwood Revival

Every few years we are the base for a collection of gorgeous classic English cars and their French owners for the Goodwood Revival! (They drive them over to the UK) This year, 2017, we hosted 5 lovely cars (4 of … Read MoreRead More

The Exclusive Cake Shop and Vintage Tearooms

The Exclusive Cake Shop and Vintage Tearooms in Chichester

I would love to introduce you to the delightful Carol – the owner and chef of this little querky teashop. Situated at 47, North Street, Chichester she caters for all tastes! This is a brilliant place for a quiet sit … Read MoreRead More

picnic on pallets

Vintage Tea Parties – a hit with the Hens!

Vintage and retro tea parties are big hits at the moment. It brings back an age of politeness, elegance and camaraderie – genteel conversations over some delicious food and of course, tea, served from a teapot! … Read More

Lunch, tea and more @smokedandchard

A great little find in the countryside! @smokedandchard is a delightful rural lunch and tea establishment in the countryside close to Medmerry Harbour, on the Chichester Plain in the vintage / shabby-chic style. The emphasis is on recycled, re-used and … Read MoreRead More


The Goodwood Revival – a vintage spectacle

When I think of the Goodwood Revival I think of Beautiful cars Beautiful vintage iconic clothes Fairgrounds Pimms and beer tents Dancing Happy, laughing and excited people Polite British customs – eg queuing in lines! Old fashioned brands and signage … Read MoreRead More


Antique Hunting in Sussex.

THE places to go locally are Arundel and Midhurst and Petworth for antiques of all sorts. Each town is well known for its antique dealers and shops. So what do you think of when someone says “antiques”?! … Read More