We have just had the most perfect week staying at this delightful property. It is rare to find somewhere for a holiday rental that has provided everything you could wish for and more, and this certainly does that. The barn itself is a joy, beautifully decorated and equipped with thoughtful additions throughout, such as the trug outside with a note inviting you to help yourself to vegetables from the owners (very lovely) garden.
The location is great, sitting in the beautiful grounds of the family home (but with plenty of privacy ) where you can also meet up with local artists in their studios or pigs, chickens and donkeys! We loved the area, lots of fabulous walks and places to visit, including Lewes and Brighton - we never ran out of things to do. Highly recommended. P & N - October 2020
I was at the Tack Barn for a week and it was an outstanding place to stay. Everything was provided to the highest standard and Corina couldn't have been more helpful, leaving delicious provisions (fresh juice, eggs, jam, milk etc.) and ensuring we had everything we needed. The barn is incredibly comfortable and well-appointed. The best nights' sleep I've had in ages. The location is perfect as a base for exploring East Sussex and the surrounding area. Can't recommend highly enough J & L - July 2020
Excellent place to stay. We hope to be back! Everything is so well thought out and pleasing. The location is perfect, near to very interesting places and yet peaceful. I have been very inspired to paint and we have enjoyed every minute here. Thank you.
S & R - January 2020
Absolutely heavenly. We had a wonderful weekend cocooned in the Tack Barn cabin away from the stresses and strains of London. However you are close to lots of great places to eat, see and do. Minutes from beautiful Lewes and so much more. We had trouble leaving the beautiful cabin as it was so cosy, beautifully curated and has everything you need. Corina and family were wonderful and would like to return in the all the seasons to experience it again.
Fiona - October 2019
Tack Barn is simply lovely. It is light, roomy, well appointed and warm. The setting is delightful, just as we imagined from the photos on the website. We went to Monk's House, Charleston Farmhouse, Farleys, the Towner Gallery at Eastbourne all within a few miles. We found information on all these and much more in the barn. Corina provided a super welcoming basket and was most friendly and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble if we needed anything. So we had a really relaxing holiday and are most grateful.
Trevor - September 2019
The Tack Barn is a perfect retreat, yet only a few miles from Lewes. We loved the attention to detail, from the vase of nasturtiums in the bathroom to the sleek design of the kitchen. Along with the hospitality which included spot on descriptions of local pubs and recommendations for walks, a memorable stay.
Nicola - September 2019
The cottage is beautifully decorated and clearly a lot of careful thought and design has gone into it. Corina and Dominic are friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. We loved being able to pick apples and plums from the Orchard and wild blackberries in the garden. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend... Its in a beautiful part of Sussex.
Shaun - August 2019
A true gem. Corina was beyond hospitable, offering up some local recommendations ahead of the trip, and the home manual is extremely detailed (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 2019
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 summer time 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
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From the Sawday's website;
"You’ll feel peaceful and cosseted in this airy, light space with oak floors, plenty of interesting books (Bloomsbury Group novels, Kipling poetry, books about Charleston) and a big wood-burner to keep things cosy.
The living room/kitchen is open plan so nobody need feel lonely when cooking and there’s everything you need to get started; you’ll also find
a welcome basket with homemade apple juice and jam, fresh local bread, eggs from their own hens – and milk and butter in the fridge.
Big glass doors bring the surrounding woodland in but there’s much to explore and you can row on the natural pond, discover two great white cherry trees on the terrace near the house (spectacular in spring), visit the kitchen garden brimming with organic veg in season and stroll the orchard filled with apples, pears, quince, greengages and damsons. Wildlife abounds: hedgehogs, owls and many other birds to spot.
This area is renowned for its farmers’ markets and vineyards, you’re close to the South Downs for bracing or gentle walks and pretty Lewes is nearby. In summer you can light the fire pit and enjoy watching the sun go down by the pond."