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Flint Barns

Alfriston - East Sussex

Wonderful wine estate living in the splendour of the South Downs National Park - and ideal for larger groups

  • Sleeps: 30
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10
£85-7000 per night

How to book...

Flint Barns is owned and managed by Adrian Lamb.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Adrian Lamb.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Located on the Rathfinny Wine Estate
  • Various room sizes, including family suites, all stylishly appointed
  • Breakfast and packed lunches available
  • Cosy lounge with fireplace
  • The property can be booked on an individual B&B basis or on an exclusive use basis

  You should know...

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge
  • Evening meals can be booked in advance for parties of 10 or more

  The Detail...

Just a few miles inland from the Sussex coast, the Flint Barns enjoy the verdant surroundings of the Rathfinny Wine Estate near Polegate. Oenophile or not, everyones welcome to unwind with a bed and breakfast stay, or perhaps hire the whole place for that long-overdue group get-together.

Flint Barns has been described is like a home away from home, due to its plethora of accommodation choices to suit groups of all sizes. Double, twin, and family suites. The style is more boutique hotel than hostel, think luxury mattresses, rustic stone walls and clean-as-a-whistle bathrooms.

Those heading out to walk the South Downs will be more than fortified by the food on offer at Flint Barns. Fine breakfasts showcase local produce (of which there is plenty around these parts), and regular brunches and Sunday lunches are also arranged. The large, welcoming dining room is just part of the relaxed communal space be sure to grab a spot by the wood-burner in the lounge, or enjoy the fresh air in the enclosed courtyard.

The Rathfinny Wine Estate produces its own Cradle Valley wine range, with a Sussex Sparkling due for release in 2018. Guests at Flint Barns can join a winery tour, subject to availability, and the estate also plays host to a number of other events throughout the year (yoga and writers retreats among them). The climate and soil here, as well as the estates south-facing aspect, are thought to be conducive to producing some of the best wines in England, so be sure to try a glass or two. Pop along to The Gun Room, the sites shop, caf and heritage centre, for a tasting.

Just outside the village of Alfriston, the Flint Barns are easily accessed. Buses stop in the village around 2 miles away, or jump in a taxi from Polegate or Lewes train station and be there in 15-20 minutes. Those driving will find it easy enough to venture out to Brighton or Eastbourne, in the region of 30-40 minutes drive from Flint Barns, and you should be at Gatwick Airport within the hour.

With such a serene Sussex setting, the charming Flint Barns make the perfect place to get away, or just get together book wine estate tours or enjoy a tasting session


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Stereo music system
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Dogs are welcome at 12.50 per night per dog, subject to agreement proir to arrival.


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Local cycle hire available from Buzz Active at Cuckmere.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

40 mins from Gatwick



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Flint Barns is owned and managed by Adrian Lamb.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Adrian Lamb.

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