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The Grain Store Lewes

Lewes - East Sussex

Ultra-contemporary converted granary in the heart of the Sussex Downs, replete with modern luxuries and three double bedrooms

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
£300-475 per night

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The Grain Store Lewes is owned and managed by Anni Townend.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Beautifully designed self-catering cottage just four miles from Glyndebournes famous opera house.
  • Enquire about corporate bookings, to use this business-class space for meetings, training events and corporate retreats.
  • Eco-friendly cottage with high-tech amenities, ideal for families and friend groups.
  • Your own slice of paradise in the Sussex Downs, close to Brighton and just an hour by train from London.

  You should know...

  • Parking for five cars and two electrical charging points for vehicles.
  • Dogs are not allowed at the property.
  • The mezzanine sleeping platform is somewhat exposed and lacking in privacy.

  The Detail...

In the rolling hills of East Sussex, a short distance from the picturesque and historic town of Lewes, The Grain Store is a former storage building lovingly converted into a three bedroom self-catering cottage, available for groups looking to spend time the stunning scenery of the Sussex Downs. With abundant indoors and outside space, contemporary amenities and sleeping space for up to eight guests, The Grain Store is ideally located for short trips to Brighton, Lewes, Glyndebourne and the coast.

The Grain Stores main living space is the open-plan living room, with its double height ceilings, light and airy aspect, and views of the rugged surrounding landscape. Overhead, an open mezzanine offers sleeping space for extra guests in the form of a sofa-bed, while there is a lovely sun trap courtyard and balcony for outdoors space, as well as of course the miles of uninterrupted downs stretching to the coast.

The kitchen is a social hub of the cottage, with sleek, elegant lines and a striking modern aesthetic. Congregate around the breakfast bar to discuss the days plans over coffee, and whip up a feast for eight hungry guests, back from a day spent exploring the Downs, villages and pubs. Each of the bedrooms is a double, with a pleasing modern rural design emphasising wood, natural light, and neutral, timeless dcor. The property has three bathrooms, unusually for a cottage of this size, and guests with limited mobility will be pleased to find that there is a wheelchair-accessible bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Thoughtful design, environmental sustainability and master craftsmanship are at the heart of The Grain Store, from the cedar clad exterior and original concrete frame to the air source heat pump and solar panels, making this a guilt-free eco-holiday without compromise.

Long celebrated as a hotbed of culture and counterculture, nearby Brighton is well worth a visit. Lewes and Glyndebourne are characterised by rural beauty, brilliant pubs, independent shops and excellent art galleries. Perhaps best known for the summer opera season which draws classical music fans from all over the world. Glyndebourne is well worth a visit whatever the season and the Bloomsbury group of bohemian writers and literary figures were based at nearby Charleston Farmhouse, which is a great place to check out, especially for keen literature enthusiasts. Alternatively, strike out along the South Downs Way, or along any number of the hiking trails and National Trust pathways which snake through the immediate vicinity. To get the heart rate really racing, try your hand at everything from sailing to horse-riding, wild swimming to mountain biking.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Stairgate
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Car Charging Point
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

Large balcony with views over the rolling hills


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

World renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is 4 miles away, iconic Brighton beach is 7 miles. We can help arrange in-house spa treatments, wine tasting, private dining. bike hire (e-bikes and mountain) and guided cycling tours. Horse-racing at Plumpton (4 miles) and paragliding available on our doorstep!

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Gatwick Airport - 35 mins

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Prices for 2020

Low Season - November, December, January, February (excl. Christmas and New Year's)
2 nights 750
3 nights + 300 per night
Per week 1,850

Mid-Season - March, April, May, June, September, October
2 nights 950
3 nights + 380 per night
Per week 2,350

High Season - July, Aug
7 nights minimum
Per week 2,800

Christmas and New Year's bookings (5 nights minimum) are also charged as High Season.

Prices include:
Exclusive hire of The Grain Store Apartment for max 8 people
Welcome basket including local organic produce
Luxury toiletries in the bathrooms
All bedlinen and guest towels
Store cupboard basics (tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets etc.)
Standard post-stay cleaning

Please note:
Our minimum stay during most of the year is 2 nights however in High Season (July, Aug, Christmas/New Year) we require a minimum stay of 7 nights.
Changeover days are Fridays and Mondays (Fridays only in High Season).
We charge a refundable breakage deposit of 500.
Check-in is from 16.00 (4.00pm) and check-out by 10.00.



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The Grain Store Lewes is owned and managed by Anni Townend.

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...

Book Online Now  

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Anni Townend.

Message the owner  
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