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

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 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 (this bed can be set up as two singles with prior notice) 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 (sofas and chairs, no games set up but very useful space for spreading into - esp for kids/teenagers) 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 20 minutes drive from the Granary.

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About the Owner

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

31 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing barn with a garden as big as a park!

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely amazing. The granary is beautifully converted and equipped with everything you could need for your stay. The grounds extend forever and enjoy breath taking views. We've stayed in a lot of properties in the UK and the granary has gone straight to the top of the list.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning property and beautiful (enormous) gardens

  • 5 of 5

We hired the property for a family gathering and it could not have been more perfect. The house is extremely large with a spacious studio room the kids can play in if it's raining. We were so impressed with the quality of all the furniture (inside and out) and it is very well stocked with plenty of glasses and plates for even the largest party and every possible utensil you could need even if you're Mary Berry! The gardens are beautiful and truly enormous. Be prepared to get out of breath exploring them. The kids loved running around and it does feel very safe for them. We loved our stay and will certainly book again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Beautiful setting, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the layout, perfect for a family get together. Plenty of outside seating areas and children loved the outside space. We were lucky with the weather but if it had rained the games room would have been perfect. Brilliant pub down the road!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Fantastic barn. Cosy, spotless, very well equipped. Massive garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in a 2 night stay. Despite the very cold weather, the barb was very warm and cosy. It felt spaciuos enough for the children to run around. The barn was very well equipped with everything you would need for an enjoyable stay. The garden is massive and is a haven for children. Great location too, with lots of walks and easy access to the seaside too. Will definately come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Fantastic property in wonderful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a family reunion and with the very great help of the owner it worked out a great success. We would recommend it for people that have a great love of the countryside and enjoy rural settings.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

As a group of 7 friends from London, we had an amazing weekend break down at The Granary. The house was everything we were looking for and we enjoyed some lovely walks on the South Downs - a stone throw from the house. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a nice relaxing weekend in the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Location

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
26 May 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£580
for 2 nights
From
£290
From
£470
Fri,Sat
 
 
Low Season
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£320
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mid Season
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
From
£225
From
£360
Fri,Sat
 
 
Low Season
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£320
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 4 nights
From
£470
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
From
£225
£1,335
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • limited accessibility

Location Type

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

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuit to master bedroom upstairs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, This bed can be split into two singles with prior notice
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 adult sized bunk beds sleeping 4 in total.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, I have 1 travel cot - can be set up in any of the bedrooms

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only