Barn to base camp

Orchard Field Barn
Orchard Field Barn

Setting off on a lifetime ambition to trek to base camp Everest during your annual leave is not everyone’s idea of a holiday.

But for Nick Stilwell of Lavant, it’s also a chance to raise much needed funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester. “I’ve always wanted to go and see Everest and this seemed a good opportunity to combine the trip with raising money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice who do such an amazing job. It involves 16 days of non-stop trekking at high altitude up to 5,600m with about half the breathable oxygen than at sea level, so just getting your breath can be difficult.”

No special training is necessary but Nick has taken advantage of living in a beautifully converted barn in the South Downs National Park from where he can hop over the fence at the end of the garden and walk for miles without crossing any roads.

Now on the market with Henry Adams at a guide price of £675,000, Orchard Field Barn has three bedrooms and is set on one level with fantastic vaulted ceilings throughout displaying exposed beams. Nick has planning approval to convert his three bay cart barn for storage and a work area which could be used as a gym or home office.

There are two gardens - a courtyard and a larger lawn which looks over the fields and the South Downs beyond.

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Further information about Orchard Barn is available through Henry Adams on 01243 533377 and details can be found online