Thank you so much for letting this stylish, cosy Tack Barn with all the books on the local art and surrounding countryside. You made us very much welcome. It would be great to return in the summertime to have the benefit of the lovely wild garden, the terrace and the hammock - still, we had a sunny week. The concert in London was amazing and so easy to get to from here - you have been a great host!
Karin and Michael - March 2019
We had a wonderful long weekend at Corina's place. The barn is beautifully decorated, really stylish and comfortable, and the woodburner was particularly cosy and appreciated for a winter weekend! Corina provided loads of local tips for walks, pubs, places to visit and we loved exploring the area. Thank you Corina, we hope to be back before too long!
Anna - February 2019
Our 4 night stay was brilliant. Firstly Corina and Dominic were the best hosts, so helpful with local advice and places to visit during our stay, and always on hand to answer questions. The barn itself is beautiful, very cosy in winter with a log fire, super clean, secluded/private with a lovely view out onto the fields - exactly what we needed. Also practically located - just far enough off the main road to be quiet and feel rural but close enough to lots of great places to walk/eat/drink/visit. Would definitely recommend and we'd love to go back.
James - December 2018
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
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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 National Trust 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!