Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield, East Sussex

Award-winning Fair Oak Farm, on a private 12-acre estate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the ultimate country retreat

  • Sleeps 32
  • 18 bedrooms
  • 17 bathrooms
£85-1150 per night


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Fair Oak Farm is owned and managed by Ian Ledger.

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The highlights
  • A multi-award winning estate and retreat venue, available for private exclusive hire.
  • A complex of ten properties and outbuildings within a 12-acre farm in a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 1 hour from London.
  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse sleeps up to 10 guests across three floors.
  • Converted Barns sleep up to 8 guests, including two double bedroom suites and two one-bedroom cottages.
  • Two one-bedroom and one two-bedroom Eco-Lodge Tree Houses, together sleeping up to 8 guests.
  • A converted Hay Barn with stunning views of the valley and two Shepherd Huts nestled in an orchard, together sleep up to 6 guests.
  • A two-bedroom Oast House with private gated access and parking, sleeps up to 4 guests.
  • A large central barn for lounge dining, sauna, studio spaces for yoga classes, games barn, cinema barn and treatment studio are all available on site.

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You should know
  • Exclusive hire of the property means you have sole use of the private estate; ideal for group holidays with family and friends.
  • Although capacity in overnight accommodation is higher, occupancy is limited to 32 guests; so even the largest groups have flexibility and space.
  • Lower occupancy groups are incentivised with discounts, such as retreat organisers and business groups wanting single occupancy to rooms/beds.
  • Sleep up to 17 guests, each with single occupancy to their own private lodge, cottage or bedroom.
  • Sleep up to 24 guests, with some sharing a lodge, cottage or bedroom.
  • A car would be useful for visiting nearby villages of Mayfield, Heathfield, Stonegate and Wadhurst.
  • Castles, beautiful gardens, National Trust properties, golf courses, fishing locations and Ashdown Forest are all nearby.
  • Lakedown Fishery and Taproom, owned by pop-legend Roger Daltrey, is just up the country lane.

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The detail

Fair Oak Farm is a gorgeous estate in a rural setting in East Sussex. There are ten separate, unique and stylish properties on the estate, from spacious and quirky eco-lodge tree houses to an historic farmhouse with ancillary Oast House, plus a range of facilities in other outbuildings. Fair Oak Farm is available for exclusive hire and can be all yours for a special event or luxurious group getaway. Together Fair Oak sleeps up to 32 friends and family, whilst business groups can sleep 17 (or more if sharing rooms) for a corporate team event.

The exquisitely furnished farmhouse sleeps 10 guests. The ground floor has a living room with large log burner, separate reception room with sofas, fully equipped kitchen with Aga and separate oven leading on to an open plan dining room which opens on to the rear courtyard and large gardens. Upstairs, the first floor has four main bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and the master bedroom also boasts a walk-in dressing room. The second floor has two sleeping areas.

You will also have access to the Oast House, complete with cowl on the roundel and with private entrance, parking and courtyard garden, provides separate, two-bedroom ancillary accommodation with its own kitchen and attached barn with open plan living/dining room. The converted barns surround a private courtyard with seating, fire pit and blossom trees. The central barn has a large kitchen/bar and large open-plan lounge dining space providing a social hub for groups and including large screen projector for workshops and meetings. The attached Cow Shed contains two double/twin bedroom suites, whilst Stable Cottage and the detached Grain Store each have their own double bedroom, en-suite, living room and kitchen.

Two original Eco-Lodge Tree Houses, a newer two-bedroom tree house and converted Hay Barn sit in an ancient tree line and have stunning, uninterrupted valley views. Two luxe Shepherd Huts also sit in the orchard. Together, the lodges and huts make for a truly unique experience, each with their own kitchen, living, shower and private outdoor space. In addition to communal spaces in the central barn and farmhouse, a range of outbuildings provide on-site facilities, such as a sauna, games barn, cinema barn, guest laundry and boot room, studio spaces for classes and workshops and treatment studio for on-site massage, facial or nail spa services.

The surrounding countryside and rolling meadows are great for leisurely walks and cycling. Golf courses and fishing locations can also be found nearby, along with a host of castles, beautiful gardens, National Trust properties, family attractions and the famous Ashdown Forest. A range of activities, such as laser clay shooting and quad biking, paint balling and lots more are available on site or close by.

The medieval village of Mayfield is just two miles away and has a small supermarket plus a butchers, wine shop and deli selling award winning local produce. The villages of Heathfield, Stonegate and Wadhurst are 10-15 minutes away, while the spa town of Tunbridge Wells is 25-30 minutes away in one direction and the southern coast is 25-30 minutes away in the other direction. Brighton is 45 mins by car. Central London is only an hour by train.

Fair Oak Farm encourages sustainable tourism practices, working closely with the local community to promote award winning local produce and has itself won several awards including the ‘Best Boutique Stay’ in the Sussex Muddy Stilettoes awards and a National Geographic nomination for a unique lodge of the world, of which there are only four in Europe. More recently, the farm won ‘Best Private Country Retreat’ in the global Travel & Tourism Awards in three consecutive years.

  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Sauna
£85-1150 per night

We don't have live availability info for this property. Please enquire for specific dates.

How to book

Fair Oak Farm is owned and managed by Ian Ledger.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book directly...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ian Ledger.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Seasonal packages for exclusive use of the estate are available for holiday groups, business groups and retreats.

Whether it's a group of family and friends, a corporate event, team building workshop or well-being retreat, private use of this 'one-of-kind', multi-award winning accommodation can be all yours, with prices starting from:

£35 plus VAT per person per night for 7 nights.
£40 plus VAT per person per night for a 4-night mid-week break.
£55 plus VAT per person per night for a 3-night weekend.

On the rare occasion that individual properties are available, prices start from £85 per night for a couple in a hut, lodge, cottage or converted barn.

Please contact Fair Oak Farm for more details.


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