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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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

Reviews

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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderful home in the countryside.

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Our stay was a short one, but we loved every second. The views are stunning, the location is very convenient and the home is welcoming and comfortable. We stayed with two families with young children who loved the bunk room, and the layout meant parents didn’t have to worry about disturbing them in the evenings. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing garden and beautiful barn

  • 5 of 5

We loved our second visit as much as our first!

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and a great location

  • 4 of 5

The barn is very roomy. We were a party of 7 men and it was very well appointed and comfortable. The gardens are great. We enjoyed the Shepherd and Dog pub. The location is great to get into Brighton and to walk on the South Downs.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, accomodation

  • 5 of 5

brilliant place for a large family get together

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house is really wonderful and welcoming. We loved it so much we are looking forward to booking it again.

The local area is just divine too. We couldn't have been happier.

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house is lovely! It is spacious and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend in The Granary and it was absolutely lovely. My friends landed at Gatwick airport, I picked them up and 30 min later we were opening our first bottle of wine in the beautiful kitchen if the Granary. Later on we sat on the very comfy sofas by the fire and discussed our hiking plans for the next day. We all had a great nights sleep in the super comfy beds, with crisp white duvets and sheets. The next day we walked out of the door, onto the Downs and it couldn’t have been more perfect. That night we had dinner in the Sheperd and Dog pub down the road, which was wonderful. All in all we had a great weekend and we would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Shepherd & Dog
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Newhaven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pyecombe or Singing Hills
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Hassocks
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A23
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ginger Fox or Tottington Manor
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Brighton

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$89.15
Damage Deposit AU$891.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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