The ultimate eco-friendly rural escape in Sussex, full of little luxuries.
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 5 nights low season & 7 nights high season
Discretely nestled in the rolling Sussex countryside is the Tack Barn, a purpose-built sustainable holiday home nestled amid the private wood of the classy country house next door.
The Tack Barn has a spacious kitchen/living area that is flooded with light thanks to the many vast glass French windows that open straight onto a wraparound deck. In the kitchen you’ll find modern appliances and everything you need to take advantage of the amazing produce available nearby. Although the Tack Barn is self-catering, the owners can arrange breakfast and meal hampers from local suppliers for you, all you have to do is cook.
The living area features a log burner and comfy sofas where you can sit back and watch the day unfold over the kind of large pond you only ever find next to really nice houses.
The lone bedroom is full of small personal touches that make the biggest difference (for example, the Egyptian cotton sheets on the king size bed are line dried). Even more French windows open out onto the deck so you can even sit in bed and admire the view of that pond. The bathroom features a double-ended bath, towels are fluffy and organic, and they even supply candles if you need some extra help relaxing.
Outside there is a dining area next to the kitchen and a fire-pit for when the evenings take a chill. The woodland garden is perfect for a walk, and residents are welcome to stroll in the main garden and watch the sun set from the jetty.
If that all sounds too relaxing, you’ll be pleased to learn that you’re just a few miles from Lewes and its café’s, pubs and antiques markets. A famously creative region, you’ll find numerous paintings, sculptures and crafts from local contemporary artists filling the walls and adorning the shelves of the Barn itself.
Gatwick - 45 minutes
So we can allow a 24+ hour layover between guests we are taking new bookings of 5+ nights and 7+ nights in the summer. More information on the owner's website, any shorter stays or cancellations that become available will be announced on their social media @upperlodgesussex.
Summer: 1 June - 31 Aug
£1,050 per week | £135 per additional night
Spring & Autumn: 1 April - 31 May & 1 Sept - 31 Oct
£140 per night | £125 for each additional night over 1 week
Winter: 1 Nov - 31 Mar
£120 per night | £100 for each additional night over 1 week
Christmas / New Year: One week minimum
£1,000 for the week
From Previous Guests
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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.
Stayed October 2020
My husband and I found this little gem for a desperately needed break in March. It did not disappoint on any level - it has everything you need for an amazing relaxing time - even the odd chicken, donkey and dog to meet too. The host, Corina, is lovely and extremely knowledgable about the area and what you can do (she leaves you a little welcome pack of essentials too). The barn is kitted out with anything and everything you could want for cooking and relaxing. The surroundings are rural but there is so much to do within easy reach whether towns or walks. Lewes is not far and has amazing independent shops to mooch around! We will definitely be back and could not recommend this place to stay enough! Try it, you won't regret it!
Stayed March 2019
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