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Three Roundel Oast House in an Idyllic Rural Setting

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Oast House in Brede, Nr. Rye, East Sussex, England - Unique Building, High End Finishes, Peaceful Location, Incredible Views

Hare Farm Oast is a very special place to stay. The large beautiful building has been finished to a very high standard as a contemporary holiday home. It occupies a prime position in an idyllic setting with its own half acre plot and extensive far reaching views. We have lovingly breathed new life back into the farm building with its three roundels, originally used for drying and storing hops. Using traditional craftsmanship and materials in its renovation, the oast continues to boast its unique heritage and beauty, whilst providing understated luxury and comfort to those who stay there.

Joanna Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Joanna Thompson

Our parents bought Hare Farm in 1985 when the Oast house was a redundant building (the last hop harvest on Hare Farm was in the 70s) and so they used it as their potting shed. The farm is now run by my brother, Stuart, in one of the most beautiful parts of the Sussex countryside. Myself, Stuart and Annie (sister-in-law) restored and converted the Oast house in 2010/11. Alongside the sheep farm and conservation schemes, we offer both the Oast house and a shepherds hut as self-catering accommodation.

Joanna Thompson purchased this barn in 1985

Why Joanna Thompson chose Rother

Hare Farm is often recalled as a true “Darling Buds of May” setting, made all the more so by the oast house which holds so much history and beauty architecturally. We could not let it collapse and disappear. We have invested in restoring it to its original beauty, and converting it in to a high-spec holiday home for our guests to all enjoy. Such a unique and historic feature in the Sussex landscape is now secure for generations to come, and we are very proud to have enabled this to happen.

What makes this barn unique

Hare Farm Oast is unique for its building and situation. Firstly it offers an idyllic setting (far from the road with spectacular views across the Brede Valley). Secondly, the oast house is one of the most stunning properties one could wish to stay in. It is spacious throughout, has three roundels, so six round rooms to admire and many of the original features are retained (exposed brickwork, timber, vaulted ceilings, hop equipment). Thirdly, it is finished to a very high spec, including luxury master bedrooms and en-suites, a fabulous round kitchen with Corian worktops and a Rangemaster cooker, oak and tiled floors with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs, Sky Sports and more. It really is a very special place to stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Brede in Rother District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom for Bedroom 1 (shower, basin wc). En-suite bathroom for Bedroom 2 (shower, bath, basin, wc). Family bathroom for Bedrooms 3 and 4 (bath, basin, wc). Wetroom downstairs (shower, basin, wc).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 in Bedrooms + one sofa bed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1 in large round room with king size bed, walk through wardrobe, en-suite. Master Bedroom 2 with king size bed, large en-suite. Bedroom 3 and 4 with zip-and-link twin beds. Bedroom 5 downstairs with king-size bed. Plus occasional sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Internet access. Disabled access Outside: Gated lawn and terrace, plus additional large lawned area for ball games. Portable barbecue and outdoor furniture and parasol. Spectacular views. Sheep and lambs graze up to garden fence. Many scenic walks from your doorstep. Local pub serving good food is 15 minutes walk away. Parking for several cars. Utility Room: Extra units, washing machine, drying line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and some toiletries provided. Property cleaned before arrival. Linen changed weekly. Other: Bedroom 5 downstairs can double up as a break out room by day. Spacious and large, it has a TV and sofa, plus the bed is a great space to rest and relax.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Three Roundel Oast House in an Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay, the house is warm and welcoming, the open plan lounge and dinning area is lovely and was enjoyed by all, the welcome pack was greatly appreciated and the kitchen is so well equipped, that the planned evening dinner for a 60th birthday was a pleasure to do, the cleanliness of the house is of a very high standard and everything is catered for.

The patio is a place to enjoy the beautiful views and watching the young lambs is definitely a time waste ...... but this was enjoyed by all!!

The owner Joanne has been extremely helpful from the time of booking up to the actual weekend, prompt with any queries or questions. The recommendation of the Red Lion in Brede was quite excellent, very welcoming and the food is of good quality .

We will be returning either with family or friends in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect venue for friends get together

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long time searching for a perfect venue for a large group of very discerning friends for a long weekend away in January , and was thrilled to find Hare Farm Oast .The property had everything we were looking for but far exceeded our expectations . The Oast is beautiful, very well equipped and immaculate. The owners have obviously gone to great lengths to make their guests feel at home . From the welcome basket of local produce, fresh flowers everywhere and a pile of logs and kindling for the log burner. We ventured out for local walks, trip to Rye and visited the wonderful Red Lion pub but all preferred to spend as much time as we could at the Oast . For the first time ever ( we go away at the same time every year ) most of the group commented that we would have loved to have stayed longer . We will definately revisit the Oast .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend in the countryside

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, well equipped kitchen, lovely welcome pack, and logs for the fire. This was our second stay and we will be booking again for next autumn. Lovely local walks, pubs and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the Oast and really pleased it has worked well for. And to think you may return for a third time is wonderful!
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A great weekend at Hare Farm

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lovely weekend at the oast house with my family to celebrate a special birthday. We found the oast house to be warm, comfortable and very clean and had everything we needed. The children (2-7) enjoyed seeing the sheep and we would like to return, perhaps in spring or summer to enjoy the outside space and the views. Thank you to the owners for a memorable weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that the Oast worked well for you all. What good news to think you may return one day - there's something quite mesmerising about the setting here, I still have not tired of it after 20 years! Best wishes, Joanna
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Wonderful country setting for lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Perfect setting for a three generation family holiday. The house is well equipped and maintained to a high standard. The young children loved the toy selection and freedom of the fenced garden. Plenty of space for games well separated from parking. Circular kitchen fun and bed and bathrooms good. Many interesting places to visit nearby. We enjoyed trips to Rye, Hastings and Camber Sands.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to feed back on your stay at the Oast. We are pleased you found it worked well for you. We are very committed to preserving this beautiful building and its unspoilt landscape as such settings are becoming fewer and farther between in the English countryside. With our thanks again.
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Unique and beautifully appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful stay at The Oast. It was an absolutely perfect base for our son's wedding in Hurst Green and 12 of us stayed in great comfort.

Apart from the accommodation being beautiful and the views and tranquillity being thoroughly appreciated, it was an ideal venue for us to entertain the bride and her family for dinner. I loved cooking in the extremely well-equipped kitchen and we had a memorable evening with the wood burner blazing - great fun!

We couldn't recommend it highly enough. The love which has gone into restoring this unique building is palpable and it was a privilege to spend such a special time there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased that your stay and the wedding were wonderful, and that you thoroughly enjoyed indulging in a unique restoration project - a huge labour of love as you say! It was an absolute pleasure to host such a special occasion for you at Hare Farm. With our best wishes, Joanna.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Lion Pub and Three Legs Brewery, Brede
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Rye Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Lion Pub, Brede
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary


Rye harbour and nature reserve just 6 miles away. Nearest beaches are Winchelsea, Pett Level and Fairlight (between 15 and 20 minutes drive away) and also Camber Sands (20 minutes drive).


Nearest airport Gatwick (1 hour's drive). Nearest train stations are Rye and Battle (1 hour from London). Channel Tunnel (1 hour's drive).


1 mile to the centre of the village of Brede. 6 miles to medieval town of Rye with all amenities and facilities. 8 miles to Tenterden and Battle.

Further Details:

The picturesque town of Rye is just 10 mins drive away with all the essentials covered, plus fabulous independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Hastings and Battle are also just 15 minutes drive away. 1066 country is bursting with leisure activities and places of historic interest.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Brede, East Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
28 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Book directly by telephone (07802 979348) or through the booking request form at www.harefarmhideaways.co.uk. We ask for 30% deposit up front, with the balance to pay 8 weeks before arrival (plus a £500 refundable security deposit).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is typically a Friday in peak season and Friday/Monday off peak. We can be flexible, so please do enquire.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for weekly stays.
We also offer short break prices. 3 nights are between £1,000 and £1,500 and 4 night stays are between £1,100 and £1,600, depending on the time of year.

30% of accommodation price for bookings made over 8 weeks prior to arrival. The balance plus the refundable security deposit of £500 will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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.