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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 232 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths.

About the Granary

A tranquil place to unwind with family and friends. The Granary is a luxurious converted barn in rural Sussex. It is in the village of Fulking, six miles inland from the coast and Brighton in a stunning setting by the South Downs National Park. It has four and half acres of maintained gardens. It sleeps eight and includes 2,500 square feet of floor area including a full height two story sitting room. Accommodation would suit one or two families or a group perfectly and comprises a gabled double bedroom with super-king bed (this bed can be set up as two singles with prior notice) and en suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a four-bed bunk room and family bathroom. The large and homely kitchen provides the perfect place for family gatherings, as does the main timbered reception room.

It is a perfect place for a getaway at any time of year for familes or groups. Its beautiful situation, comfortable furnishings and large grounds mean there is no need to leave, but there is plenty on offer nearby for the active and adventurous as well.

South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way

The South Downs National Park was established in April 2011 and is the newest of Britain's national parks. It is now an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The Granary is situated inside the Fulking Conservation Area. The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex. Fulking lies on a central section between the Adur valley at Upper Beeding and Pyecombe, which passes by Devil's Dyke and enjoys views of the sea between Brighton and Shoreham. It is used by walkers, cyclists, runners and dog walkers and horse riders and passes by a number of sites of historical interest.

History and Locality

Fulking lies in the quiet parish of Edburton, the next of the spring villages. Edburton church - founded by St Edburga (Alfred the Great's Granddaughter) - is Saxon in origin and was rebuilt in 1180. It contains the oldest leaden font in England. The Shepherd & Dog pub, a well-established favourite across the area, is four minutes walk from the Granary. The popular Royal Oak in Poynings is a mile away. The Granary is close to Fulking's Spring and Fountain which were donated to the village by John Ruskin (a frequent visitor to the village) and dedicated in 1886. Brighton is just 6 miles - and another world away - on the other side of the Downs. The historic towns of Lewes and Arundel are 15 and 20 miles away.

Outdoors and Sports

There are four golf courses within three miles of the Granary, including the parkland of Singing Hills and the Downs links of Pyecombe. The South Downs Way and surrounding trails are very popular with mountain bikers and the area is also well-liked by road cyclists whether heading for downland hill climbs or the flatter and rolling routes north towards the Weald. There are two popular riding stables within a couple of miles - Chestnuts and Three Greys, and a number of local fishing ponds including Steyning, Lancing and Small Dole. Sailing and watersports are available at Hove Lagoon, Brighton Kings Parade and Brighton Marina. Brighton & Hove Albion and Hickstead showjumping are each 20 minutes drive from the Granary.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Hassocks, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuit to master bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , This bed can be split into two singles with prior notice
    Bedroom 3 - 2 adult sized bunk beds sleeping 4 in total.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , I have 1 travel cot - can be set up in any of the bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Relaxing Break in the middle of the Sussex Downs

  • 5 of 5

A great place to unwind and be with your family or friends. Loads of space inside and out and gorgeous views. Owner very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and location with an excellent pub close by!

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious barn conversion with lots of character, set in extensive and well kept grounds. Large kitchen diner worked really well for a group of 8. Private garden with great views across to Devil's Dyke. Be sure to visit the Shepherd and Dog pub - approximately 100 metres away for a super sunday roast. The Granary has very friendly owners with great communication pre and post stay - highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

After several busy days in London, this place was perfect for us to relax and enjoy the countryside. Enough room for our family, and we had guests come to stay. The kitchen has everything you need, there is a washer and dryer and the beds were extremely comfortable. Even a fire place. And the views were awesome!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing barn with a garden as big as a park!

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely amazing. The granary is beautifully converted and equipped with everything you could need for your stay. The grounds extend forever and enjoy breath taking views. We've stayed in a lot of properties in the UK and the granary has gone straight to the top of the list.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property and beautiful (enormous) gardens

  • 5 of 5

We hired the property for a family gathering and it could not have been more perfect. The house is extremely large with a spacious studio room the kids can play in if it's raining. We were so impressed with the quality of all the furniture (inside and out) and it is very well stocked with plenty of glasses and plates for even the largest party and every possible utensil you could need even if you're Mary Berry! The gardens are beautiful and truly enormous. Be prepared to get out of breath exploring them. The kids loved running around and it does feel very safe for them. We loved our stay and will certainly book again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the layout, perfect for a family get together. Plenty of outside seating areas and children loved the outside space. We were lucky with the weather but if it had rained the games room would have been perfect. Brilliant pub down the road!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Shepherd & Dog
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pyecombe or Singing Hills
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ginger Fox or Tottington Manor
Nearest Beach
8 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$81.17
Damage Deposit A$811.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.