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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths.

About the Granary

A tranquil place to unwind with family and friends. The Granary is a luxurious converted barn in rural Sussex. It is in the village of Fulking, six miles inland from the coast and Brighton in a stunning setting by the South Downs National Park. It has four and half acres of maintained gardens. It sleeps eight with the option of temporary accommodation for more and includes 2,500 square feet of floor area including a full height two story sitting room. Accommodation would suit one or two families or a group perfectly and comprises a gabled double bedroom with super-king bed and en suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a four-bed bunk room and family bathroom. The large and homely kitchen provides the perfect place for family gatherings, as does the main timbered reception room with wood burner, or the 27 foot games room which is separate from the main house with covered access.

It is a perfect place for a getaway at any time of year for familes or groups. Its beautiful situation, comfortable furnishings and large grounds mean there is no need to leave, but there is plenty on offer nearby for the active and adventurous as well.

South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way

The South Downs National Park was established in April 2011 and is the newest of Britain's national parks. It is now an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The Granary is situated inside the Fulking Conservation Area. The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex. Fulking lies on a central section between the Adur valley at Upper Beeding and Pyecombe, which passes by Devil's Dyke and enjoys views of the sea between Brighton and Shoreham. It is used by walkers, cyclists, runners and dog walkers and horse riders and passes by a number of sites of historical interest.

History and Locality

Fulking lies in the quiet parish of Edburton, the next of the spring villages. Edburton church - founded by St Edburga (Alfred the Great's Granddaughter) - is Saxon in origin and was rebuilt in 1180. It contains the oldest leaden font in England. The Shepherd & Dog pub, a well-established favourite across the area, is four minutes walk from the Granary. The popular Royal Oak in Poynings is a mile away. The Granary is close to Fulking's Spring and Fountain which were donated to the village by John Ruskin (a frequent visitor to the village) and dedicated in 1886. Brighton is just 6 miles - and another world away - on the other side of the Downs. The historic towns of Lewes and Arundel are 15 and 20 miles away.

Outdoors and Sports

There are four golf courses within three miles of the Granary, including the parkland of Singing Hills and the Downs links of Pyecombe. The South Downs Way and surrounding trails are very popular with mountain bikers and the area is also well-liked by road cyclists whether heading for downland hill climbs or the flatter and rolling routes north towards the Weald. There are two popular riding stables within a couple of miles - Chestnuts and Three Greys, and a number of local fishing ponds including Steyning, Lancing and Small Dole. Sailing and watersports are available at Hove Lagoon, Brighton Kings Parade and Brighton Marina. Brighton & Hove Albion and Hickstead showjumping are each 15 minutes drive from the Granary.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Spacious, peaceful and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 recently stayed at the property in Fulking. We were made to feel very welcome, with excellent communication and advice from Jo (the owner) both before and during the trip.

The house itself is perfect (even bigger than it looks in the photos!) It is well appointed, with ample space for cooking, dining and relaxing. The beds are comfy and the showers are great - all very welcome for a weekend break.

We were unlucky with the weather so weren't able to make the most of the incredible grounds, but the peaceful setting was appreciated nonetheless.

The house is well sited for a number of easier and longer walks. The local pub is well worth a visit too (good for a rainy day).

On the whole we would definitely recommend the property. We had a fantastic weekend and hope to return again very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thanks for a great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Looks even better in real life

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything but a laundry basket!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, property and facilities. A beautiful place to share time with friends and family. We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, Comfortable Accommodation Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, neither the pictures of the accommodation nor the location, do the property justice!

The accommodation - Huge country house style kitchen with iconic farm house wooden table that became the gathering place and social center of the Barn despite a very spacious and comfortable living room. Doors out to a lovely private front yard with table surrounded all manner of beautiful flowers and trees. It was perfect for that first cup of tea and breakfast.

The bedrooms were also spacious and beds very comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and luxurious.

However, by far the best part was the back garden and adjoining 4 acre "meadow". There is a substantial formal lawn which is surrounded by a quintessential "English Country Garden" which gives the impression of a natural meadow but is maintained to allow you to walk round and enjoy the wild foliage. Just a delight! Then there is also the trampoline which kept the children (12 to 16) amused for hours.

Location - like being in the foot hills of the Alps with two great gastro-pubs within a mile or so! Brighton an easy 15 m drive. Many walks to the top of the hills with stunning views, which start and finish at one of the pubs. couldn't have designed it better.

Jo was delightful and very helpful.

Overall - Fantastic. We are booking two weeks next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with loads of space

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The Granary was the perfect base for our party walk along the South Downs Way. The bedrooms are large and have very comfortable beds, even the bunks are adult sized. The dining kitchen is well equipped and the second fridge was useful for our "liquid" supplies. 4 acres of garden with a small stream at the bottom allowed quiet and privacy when needed. The views of countryside are peaceful, lots of paragliding along the ridge even better viewing at Devils Dyke. All in all a great break in a great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect family reunion for the weekend of our wedding. It was a very intimate and quiet wedding, so the place was just perfect for us to just relax. We particularly enjoyed the massive kitchen/diner which enabled us to all cook together and have a big family Sunday lunch. We also very enjoyed the great local pub and beautiful surroundings. Jo (the owner) was very accommodating to all our needs and very reassuring. We all had a fabulous time (albeit too short) and we are seriously thinking coming back for a full week.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Gatwick at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Shepherd & Dog at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Newhaven at 21 Miles Nearest Golf : Pyecombe or Singing Hills at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Hassocks at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : A23 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ginger Fox or Tottington Manor at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Brighton at 8 Miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £50

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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering

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