A stay here offers total relaxation on site or is an ideal base for exploring villages and houses associated with the 'Bloomsbury Set' and historic Lewes. Lovely artistic touches and attention to detail with information on hand if needed from our helpful hosts Corina and Dominic. We look forward to returning to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and discover more of the beautiful South Downs.
Sheila - March 2022
We had an amazing weekend stay for our anniversary. I chose to book this as a surprise for my husband as it looked perfect for a romantic staycation being only 45 minutes from home. Tack Barn did not disappoint!!! Check in was easy-peasy and everything we could possibly need had been catered for including a beautiful welcome hamper with local produce. Although close to home, we could have been anywhere nestled in the beautiful woodland overlooking the donkeys, horses and pond. Our days took us out to Lewes and a day trip on the Bluebell railway which I highly recommend. Our evenings were idyllic snuggled in front of the fire with a lovely glass of wine and we made use of the ample kitchen facilities and cooked up and romantic meal for two. We took our telescope too as the night skies were perfect for star gazing and no light pollution. Corina and Dominic have added some beautiful touches to the barn and I especially loved the local artwork, pottery and textiles. Every thought has gone into making this a truly perfect getaway. My only regret is not being able to stay longer.
Helen - February 2022
We had a wonderful fortnight's stay at the cosy Tack Barn with its rural setting and secluded forested area and fire pit straight off the rear deck. Corina is a charming hostess and actively encouraged us to help ourselves from the ample kitchen gardens and orchard. There were even chickens and piglets to feed! The surrounding Sussex countryside is the perfect mix of interesting walks, picturesque ancient villages and country pubs. We can't wait to come back.
Alex - August 2021
Tack Barn is indeed a special place to stay! We had such a lovely time there and would very much like to return next year. Tack Barn is beautifully furnished and the setting is idyllic. We loved the grounds with their beautiful flowers, the pond and the chickens. Fresh lettuce from the vegetable garden was a special treat. When we did venture further afield than the vegetable garden we found Tack Barn an ideal base for exploring East Sussex and Kent. On top of all this, our hosts, Corina and Dominic, were delightful and ever helpful. W & A - July 2021
The Tack Barn provides the perfect getaway experience: fabulous setting, beautifully designed interior, thoughtful hospitality. It was wonderful to be surrounded by nature (the pond/lake and gardens are gorgeous) and yet so close to Lewes and Brighton. Probably the best self-catering place we've stayed in the UK. Can't wait to return. Helen - June 2021
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
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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."