About us

We are a family run business.  We have approximately 30 racehorses in training , the majority are National Hunt Racehorses and we have a handful of flat horse.  The Downs Holiday lets are situated in the heart of our historic National Hunt Racing Yard in Findon Village.  The building was formerly the stable lads canteen and now has been converted in to two beautiful self-catering holiday lets.  These holiday lets will suit people who love the countryside and animals.  The racing yard starts at 6.30am every morning so you will start to hear hoof steps around 7.30 throughout the season.  

We have 8 full time staff and 8 part time staff.  If you would like a tour of the yard and to see the horses on the gallops then that can be arranged depending on Nicks availability .

We are ideally situated and within a few meters you are walking straight on to The South Downs National Park or cycling.  If you walk to the bottom of the hill then you have access to four pubs, a fine dining restaurant , an Indian restaurant , a butchers, a post office/village shop and a cafe.  As well as a regular bus service to Worthing and surrounding villages.  Brighton is 12 miles away and Goodwood Racecourse is 15 miles away.  Fontwell Racecourse is 11 miles away.  

There is parking right outside and each holiday let and a private patio area and BBQ.

A well behaved SMALL dog may be allowed by prior arrangement and additional cost (£30) .•


No children under 16 (due the racehorses)

Everyone must respect that the racehorses are about and to be quiet around them and drive slowly around the yard and whilst parking.

A well behaved dog may be allowed by prior arrangement and additional cost (£30).  Dogs must never be left unattended in the holiday let.

Complaints Procedeure

During your stay if you have any complaints about your accommodation or in fact anything to do with the property, other guests .  Then please with call Ruth Gifford 07841 014173 or Nick Gifford 07940 518077 or email giffordracing@outlook.com 

The Downs Stables Holiday Lets are situated in the heart of a historic racing yard in the South Downs National Park. With direct access on to The South Downs Way and walking distance to 4 pubs, 2 restaurants , a post office, village shop and cafe. The Downs Stables Holiday Lets is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside.