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

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


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

Helen McLennan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 over ten years and love this friendly village and beautiful countryside. We have a collection of animals, including chickens providing plenty of fresh eggs for guests. Together with my husbands collection of motorbikes!

Helen McLennan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Helen McLennan chose Uckfield

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Uckfield in Danehill

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • playground
  • 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
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.


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Comfortable Barn, Ashdown Forest, Fantastic Local Pub, Excellent For Walkers
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean and comfortable property. Helen and Andy were lovely and very helpful. We loved Archie the cat and Eddie the dog very much:) short walk from a great pub and some great walking routes. Overall a very relaxing weekend and I hope that we will be back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our fabulousholiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed, very clean and fantastic view

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kenmore. Queensland. 4069. Australia.

Comfortable stay in pretty setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Step Cottage Barn was most enjoyable and we appreciated the good sized bedroom and comfortable king sized bed on the mezzanine floor. The setting was ideal in a quiet country lane, surrounded by a pretty garden with outdoor setting for dining in the warmer months. We enjoyed an excellent meal at the local pub, the Coach and Horses, which was a short distance away. The location is ideal for visiting the south coast, as well as the many attractions in Sussex. Helen and Andrew were wonderful hosts, being non-intrusive but ready to give any help if needed. We hope to stay again on our next visit to this beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Compact but well designed and thoughtfully furnished with everything you could need for a perfect 2night stay. We were blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed sunbathing in the stunning garden with lots of cuddles from Archie the cat and Eddie the dog..A very warm welcome awaits from all the McLennan family with lots of help with ideas to occupy your time. Great pub and walks nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and we will stay again

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean, fresh and welcoming. Everything you need is available. The owners welcomed us and were there if we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable,clean and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and comfortable. Extremely well equipped. We went in November and it was lovely and warm.

Helen the owner made us very welcome.

We had a great chilled out weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Coach & Horses traditional English pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
East Grinstead or Haywards Heath
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Uckfield, West Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
25 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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