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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
  • Fireplace
  • 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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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 Brede

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
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Oast is historic and beautiful. We ask every guest to respect the house, and take great care when staying here. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Wet room - Toilet , 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:
  • Massage
  • 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.


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Three Roundel Oast House in an Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Oast was the perfect spot for a special family celebration. Beautifully refurbished with lots of charm, stunning views and really well equipped! The open plan layout gives a spacious feel but it's still cosy and welcoming with the log burner in the centre of the room. Great for families with little ones (the large garden was great for them to let off steam). Lots to explore in the local area too including Rye and Camber Sands. Highly recommend it - we'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Property in Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend over New Year's at the beautiful Oast House. The house is immaculate and decorated to a very high standard. Everything we needed was there, including a welcome basket of goodies. The long table seated all 12 of us which was perfect. The ground floor bedroom and wet-room are both wheelchair accessible (the only very slight downside is that it isn't ensuite). All in all a truly lovely property to stay in with very attentive and helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing England Vacation at an Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

As a family that has stayed at vacation rentals many times over the past 10 years, we can certainly say that this was the best experience we have ever had with a vacation rental. The arrangements for renting were seamless, the owners provided lots of information pre-arrival regarding the surrounding areas and the home was immaculate upon arrival and the welcoming gift was exquisite. The directions to the home were perfect as well. Shortly after arrival we were visited by the owners and they were so pleasant and informative. The home is set in an idyllic location and watching the sheep graze in the meadows each morning was very cool and calming. The location of the home presents itself to quick drives to Rye, Hastings, Bodiam and Battle, just to name a few wonderful places we visited. We took the train to London from Rye for a day trip and it couldn't have been easier. Don't forget to stop in to the Bakery in Broad Oak for some lovely pastries. We even had Chinese food delivered to us at the house. The Red Lion Pub in Brede is a great setting for a meal. Overall it was just a perfect place for us to celebrate Christmas with our family. We highly recommend this property. There is literally nothing negative to note. Thank you Hare Farm Hideaways.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing retreat in spectacular surroundings!!

  • 5 of 5

We hired the Oast for a special birthday in November, Jo was amazing in assisting us in ensuring all needs were catered for.

The property itself is first class, very warm and comfortable with fully equipped kitchen.

The setting is amazing looking out over rolling fields in a very tranquil part of E Sussex.

Had lunch in the local pub and burnt it off on a very nice local walk!

Would fully recommend the Oast for a special occasion of just a break from the norm!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Tranquil Oast House

  • 5 of 5

We (a group of friends) recently stayed at The Oast House for a long weekend. We arrived to a welcome basket which was much appreciated and were delighted by our accommodation and beautiful surroundings.

The photos on the website are amazing, but you really can't quite get the full feel of the Oast House until you're there. We had plenty of wow moments and everyone had plenty of space and such a relaxing time. The only complaint we all had was that we wanted to stay longer.

Joanna and Stuart were so helpful during the booking process and whilst we were there. It was a real pleasure and we can not wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Oast Conversation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful oast, views, facilities - everything! Best weekend ever fab for families, friends, romantic. Large walk through dining/sitting area with log burner in middle just fab.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Book directly by telephone (07802 979348) or through the booking request form at We ask for 30% deposit up front, with the balance to pay 8 weeks before arrival (plus a £500 refundable security deposit).
Check in is 4pm and the check out time is 10am

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.