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Comfortable Barn, Ashdown Forest, Fantastic Local Pub, Excellent For Walkers

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 4 beautiful rural location, stunning garden and close to an award winning traditional pub

The Barn is set in the landscaped gardens of the owners home nestling in a valley typical of the High Weald Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and makes the perfect spot for a relaxing break.

Accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen/living/dining area, with views onto the garden. Extra guests could sleep on the large sofa bed if needed. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size hob and oven, a washing machine and dishwasher. The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a powerful shower and heated towel rail in order your fresh towels are always warm and dry. Upstairs in the large galleried bedroom there is a comfortable king size bed with plenty of room for the z-bed or a cot (not provided) if required. Outside guests are welcome to use the garden, sit on the decked area and use the sun loungers. All linens and towels are included in the rental price.

Ideally located to visit many of the local attractions such as bluebell railway, Sheffield park gardens, groombridge place and of course all that Ashdown Forest has to offer including Pooh Bear. Plumpton & Lingfield racecourses are a short drive away as is the All England show Jumping Course at Hickstead. Brighton & London are within easy reach with excellent road/rail/bus links. Gatwick Airport is 25mins by car. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are very welcome. Bring your horse on holiday too, the owners stables and grazing is just a mile away. Permits to ride on Ashdown Forest can be arranged for guests and your hosts have a detailed knowledge of the numerous local bridleways and footpaths.

Flexible arrival/departure times.

Secure alarmed garage storage for bikes/bicycles available, just ask when booking

More Details

Owner
Helen McLennan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Helen McLennan

The Barn is in the grounds of our family home, so we are always around to suggest days out and deal with any questions. My husband, I, and youngest daughter, have lived here for nearly ten years and love this friendly village and beautiful countryside. We have a collection of animals along with my husbands collection of motorbikes!

Helen McLennan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Helen McLennan chose Wealden

This is a beautiful part of Sussex and a very friendly village. The Barn is located in our half acre of landscaped gardens. The area has lots of wildlife, watch the deer graze in the fields around you whilst you enjoy a drink. Whilst we are rural London and Brighton are very easy to reach making this the perfect spot to explore the south east of England.

What makes this cottage unique

This area is perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding with lots of local attractions to visit, yet so close to Brighton and London

Location

Special interest holidays:

Bring your horse on holiday.

The owners stabling and grazing is a mile away. Permits can be arranged to ride on Ashdown Forest with it's miles of off road tracks. There are numerous local bridleways and the Southdowns National Park to explore.

Use The Barn as a base if you are competing at Ardingly, Crockstead, Golden Cross, Firle, Borde Hill Hickstead or Oldencraig all within a 30min drive.

There are local riding stables offering lesson/hacking on the Forest.

This area is a walkers paradise, footpaths from the front door and the whole of Ashdown Forest to explore.

Travel:

London reached by train from Haywards Heath or East Grinstead main line stations within 60mins.

Gatwick 25 mins, Brighton 30mins, Dover 90mins, Lewes 20mins by car.

Whilst we are on a bus route (Metrobus 270) a car is recommended.

Distances:

Haywards Heath 5miles, East Grinstead 5 miles.

Bluebell Railway 2 miles.

Sheffield Park 2 miles.

Further Details:

There is an excellent traditional local pub within a short walk. The Coach & Horses serves cask ales and award winning food. To be recommended.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Uckfield in Wealden District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower room with wc, hand basin and powerful shower and heated towel rail so your fresh towels are always warm and dry.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan first floor bedroom with king size bed, plenty of room for a cot (not provided). Additional guests may sleep on comfortable (double) sofa bed downstairs in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Outside: Set in landscaped gardens, private decked area available with seating. Off road secure parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided.

Reviews

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Comfortable Barn, Ashdown Forest, Fantastic Local Pub, Excellent For Walkers
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

A delightful barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous find. A lovely barn conversion in the heart of Sussex. Very well appointed with some lovely extras (coffee, tea, green tea, foil, eggs, marmite, jam, etc etc.). Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The shower room is small so if you are very tall or on the larger side you may find this slightly too compact. But for us it was perfect.

The hosts were very welcoming.

Our only regret is that we didn't have longer to enjoy the cottage and the gardens as we were on a flying visit to a wedding and to see friends.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Lovely place to stay and would stay again

  • 4 of 5

The barn was very comfortable and clean and nicely decorated, The gardens were stunning and a joy to sit in, very peaceful and tranquil setting. Owners Andy & Helen were very friendly and helpful, and would definately recommend staying

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located delightful barn cottage, set within lovely gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Returning to East Sussex to visit some old family friends for a long weekend, this was a perfect base to stay. It's a small cottage but very well kitted out and extremely comfortable - perfect for the two of us. The gardens surrounding the cottage are lovely and the owners of the main house - Helen and Andy - allow visitors to use/share them. The cottage is well located for visiting the various local attractions and for walking on Ashdown, and there is a great dining pub within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the owners were friendly and helpful and we would certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very comfortable. Helen and Andy are friendly and helpful hosts. Lovely garden and enjoyed sitting out in the sun. Ideal centre for exploring Ashdown Forest and surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a place to stay. Everything that you need for a break away from a busy life. Beautiful small barn conversion. We stayed here for a family wedding at near-by Nyman gardens so this place was conveniently located. So much better than staying in an airport hotel. Highly recommend this place. Andy and Helen very friendly and thank you for the recommendations for pubs/ restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful bijou barn

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights in this lovely little barn. Had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. Helen and Andy were very friendly and came to say hello when we arrived. Was a perfect getaway from London.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Uckfield, East Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
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£95
 
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30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
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£95
 
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30 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
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£80
 
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5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
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£95
 
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26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
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£285
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25 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
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£285
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22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
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£380
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£160
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £5 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Rate of £80 per night is based on two guests, additional guests charged at £5 per night.
Please contact owner.
50% deposit required on booking, refunded in full if cancellation received one month before arrival. Payment in full required within a month of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible on arrival/departure times and days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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