A true gem. Corina was beyond hospitable, offering up some local recommendations ahead of the trip, and the home manual is full of amazing recommendations for things to do, places to see, and dining options. The barn itself was lovely, clean and located on picturesque grounds. Would absolutely love to return!
Irene - August 2018
Tack Barn is beautiful! We spent 4 nights here to get away from London and it was a gem! Stunning inside and out, spacious yet cosy and lovely views! Perfect relaxing weekend. Corina left us a lovely welcome basket of treats and flowers around the barn which was unexpected but such a nice touch. If you are after a relaxing get away I couldn't recommend the barn more!
Barry - April 2018
The Tack Barn is just lovely. Stylish, cosy, quiet and a wonderful place to relax and rewind. We could have done with a few more days! Corina and Dominic are the loveliest hosts, and are very approachable if you need anything when there. The weather wasn’t great when we were there, but we took the opportunity to explore Brighton and also a chilly day down at the coast walking to the seven sisters. Lewes is a short drive away and is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. We will most definitely be back, hopefully when the weather warms up!
Lucy - March 2018
It should be true that good design, especially in a home, comes from the heart. The Tack Barn says so. The creativity of work here is both generous and accessible, you can feel it. Blending the woods, the water, the quiet harmony of growing flowers, grazing animals and glass, print, steel and technology, has been done with warmth and wisdom.
Spending just a brief time here has been a delight. Corina's welcome and her attention to practical details underpins the spirit of the place. Thank you.
Malcolm - February 2018
I've stayed at the Tack Barn perhaps a dozen times, for both work and pleasure. When I'm not there, I dream of it almost daily: the view across the small lake/large pond, the help-yourself vegetable garden in summer (arthichokes! kale! asparagus!); the wood burner and naked trees in winter. The hosts are charm personified and the location hard to beat. Close to Lewes and Glyndebourne, closer still to ancient forests. I'd say go as soon as you can, but leave some nights spare for me.
Amy - January 2018
Thank you for making such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay - the perfect honeymoon location and a real romantic escape after the busyness of the wedding. We loved eating outside and then cooking marshmallows on the fire! Our highlight was driving to Birling Gap to watch the sunrise with bacon butties. We will most certainly be coming back.
Naomi and Daniel - September 2017
I must admit I got a bit misty-eyed pulling out of the Tack Barn driveway as I wanted to stay there forever. This place is just magical (without being too clinical or perfect). We spent one of our best holidays ever here in East Sussex and Corina's place certainly added to our joy (we spotted an owl, a fox and lots of frolicking squirrels). The Tack Barn is located in some beautiful grounds and tastefully decorated. A true home from home. Corina is the perfect host, with lots of tips on what to do. She even invited us to take whatever we liked from their kitchen garden. Really lovely. We absolutely recommend this place!
Ellen and Sebastien - July 2017
We stayed for a long weekend during our visit to the area for the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations.
The barn was furnished beautifully, comfortable, clean, luxurious and cosy. We loved the wood burner, pond and garden area with the tree house and patio. During our stay we enjoyed a short stroll around the grounds to see the pigs and chickens. Corina was the perfect host and gave us some great tips on how to best enjoy the bonfire celebrations and recommended a few local spots to visit which we really enjoyed. Our little welcome hamper was a lovely touch with delicious local produce and even some sparklers. We loved our stay and would highly recommend it.
Cass and Andy - November 2016
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From the Sawday's website;
Near lovely Lewes this is a super stylish bolthole: garden lovers, antique hunters, walking devotees will adore it here; as will more sybaritic souls. Hop into the hammock; help yourself to veg from the garden; tuck into a brimming goodie basket (home-laid eggs, local bread, orchard fruit).
Inside this newly converted stables light floods into a lofty open-plan kitchen/living space: a smart sofa and chair face the wood-burner (logs on the house) and the swish kitchen is kitted out for foodies. Eat inside or pop through French doors to the wrap-around deck and gaze out to the pond. Spot quirky touches at every turn – tea towels, table cloths, lampshades – many made by local craftspeople on site; visit the workshops too. Your bedroom is calming, the bathroom up-to-the-minute, and the whole place is eco-smart.
Coddled by woods and fields there are walks from the door; heaps of NT gems to visit, Glyndebourne close by, so too Great Dixter but the gardens here are also special. Corina, who lives at Upper Lodge, has a keen eye for design and knows her plants: note the katsura tree – its leaves smell of burnt sugar!