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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 232 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • 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
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
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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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5

Great quality accommodation, loads of room, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely converted barn, beautiful setting on a really big plot of land. Well equipped, comfortable rooms, and more than enough space for our party of 6 adults, 1 child, and a dog not to trip over each other!

Great pub a few minutes walk away, great walks straight out onto the foot of the South Downs.

We had a really lovely time staying here and would recommend it with no hesitation.

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful! And the gardens are amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed a couple of times now and have absolutely loved The Granary. The lounge and kitchen are lovely, as is the courtyard and gardens which are stunning. There is a lovely pub within a 2 minute walk and the surrounding countryside is beautiful and ideal for walks.

Jo (the owner) is also great and always very helpful.

Great break for people with or without dogs. Hopefully Jo will let us stay again.

Steve

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Does all says on the tin - quiet, great walking and all v. well done; flexible host

  • 5 of 5

We had a 21st weekend for a daughter at a local university with our other 5 not that grown up children. It is a very well done barn conversion in a large plot. Lots of heat and hot water. Good walks uphill, along the downs and then downhill at different points, but especially to the very local A1 pub (good gastro-type but not pretentious and with good prices, and excellent casks). You could happily go there for every meal (if you book). After a tiny bit of reassurance the host was happy to have a troop of daughter's friends for a brunch on the Sunday, and was very kindly a tad flexible about when to leave. We had tried at other properties: "21st??!! No - no - quite full up!!" was the usual response. Sadly, however, I was unable to find a shoe horn on the premises, though I did look very hard. It is very near Brighton if you want some city quirkiness and even the races.

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Frankly the pictures don't do the property justice! The grounds are amazing and if you have dogs, it is ideal! The kitchen and lounge are great, the views are amazing and the local pub isn't too bad either!

The owner is also the best I have dealt with!

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

We had the most magical August Bank Holiday in this place.

I booked it as it had 35 five star reviews, and it did really live up to that.

the place is just stunning, the area is magical. The gardens are like a park all for yourselves.

The house is well equipped to has all you need and the host has been greatly helpful and responsive. We will come back. this place is truly special and our ground of friends were so impressed by it all!

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Hassocks, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$356
From
AU$570
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$838
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$356
From
AU$570
Fri,Sat
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$535
From
AU$713
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Mid Season
3 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$401
From
AU$642
Fri,Sat
AU$2,647
 
 
High Season
25 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$517
From
AU$838
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$401
AU$2,379
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$89.11
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$891.13

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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