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Joanna Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french

Three Roundel Oast House in an Idyllic Rural Setting

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Brede holiday barn

Oast House in Brede, Nr. Rye, East Sussex, England - Unique Building, High End Finishes, Peaceful Location, Incredible Views

Hare Farm Oast is a very special place to stay. The large beautiful building has been finished to a very high standard as a contemporary holiday home. It occupies a prime position in an idyllic setting with its own half acre plot and extensive far reaching views. We have lovingly breathed new life back into the farm building with its three roundels, originally used for drying and storing hops. Using traditional craftsmanship and materials in its renovation, the oast continues to boast its unique heritage and beauty, whilst providing understated luxury and comfort to those who stay there.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joanna Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Joanna Thompson

Our parents bought Hare Farm nearly twenty years ago when the Oast house was a redundant building (the last hop harvest on Hare Farm was in the 70s) and so they used it as their potting shed. The farm is now run by their son, Stuart, in one of the most beautiful parts of the Sussex countryside. It is mainly a sheep farm operating alongside conservation schemes.

Why Joanna Thompson chose Rother

Hare Farm is often recalled as a true “Darling Buds of May” setting, made all the more so by the oast house which holds so much history and beauty architecturally. We could not let it collapse and disappear. We have invested in restoring it to its original beauty, and converting it in to a high-spec holiday home for Stuart and Annie's guests to all enjoy. Such a unique and historic feature in the Sussex landscape is now secure for generations to come, and we are very proud of allowing this to happen.

What makes this barn unique

Hare Farm Oast is unique because it does not let you down on any count. Firstly it offers an idyllic setting (far from the road, spectacular views, rolling pastures and valleys). Secondly, the oast house is one of the most stunning properties one could wish to stay in. It is spacious throughout, has three roundels, so six round rooms to admire and so many of the original features are retained (exposed brickwork, timber, vaulted ceilings, hop equipment). And thirdly, it is finished to a very high spec, including luxury master bedrooms and en-suites, a fabulous round kitchen with Corian worktops and a Rangemaster cooker, oak and tiled floors with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs, Sky Sports and more. It really is a very special place to stay.

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveller reviews

Three Roundel Oast House in an Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Wonderful country setting for lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Perfect setting for a three generation family holiday. The house is well equipped and maintained to a high standard. The young children loved the toy selection and freedom of the fenced garden. Plenty of space for games well separated from parking. Circular kitchen fun and bed and bathrooms good. Many interesting places to visit nearby. We enjoyed trips to Rye, Hastings and Camber Sands.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to feed back on your stay at the Oast. We are pleased you found it worked well for you. We are very committed to preserving this beautiful building and its unspoilt landscape as such settings are becoming fewer and farther between in the English countryside. With our thanks again.
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5

Unique and beautifully appointed property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful stay at The Oast. It was an absolutely perfect base for our son's wedding in Hurst Green and 12 of us stayed in great comfort.

Apart from the accommodation being beautiful and the views and tranquillity being thoroughly appreciated, it was an ideal venue for us to entertain the bride and her family for dinner. I loved cooking in the extremely well-equipped kitchen and we had a memorable evening with the wood burner blazing - great fun!

We couldn't recommend it highly enough. The love which has gone into restoring this unique building is palpable and it was a privilege to spend such a special time there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased that your stay and the wedding were wonderful, and that you thoroughly enjoyed indulging in a unique restoration project - a huge labour of love as you say! It was an absolute pleasure to host such a special occasion for you at Hare Farm. With our best wishes, Joanna.
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5

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generation party, aged from 2-81 is quite hard to accommodate but over the years we've found some great UK holiday lets. The Oast is by far our favourite and the highest standard we've found. It's a beautiful building, really comfortable and well-equipped (great kitchen, brilliant showers). The enclosed garden has a wonderful view, with sheep. The owners are close by for any problems or queries and were friendly and helpful but never intrusive. We didn't know the area and that was a nice surprise too, with some good walks directly from the house and Rye on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review, we very much appreciate it. It's fabulous to hear the Oast worked out so well for you all, from 2 to 81! We have tried our best to balance the sensitivities of preserving a rare find in an agricultural building with still offering the comforts of a modern holiday home. Thank you for the wonderful feedback - it makes it all the more worthwhile. Best wishes Joanna
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A building with 6 round rooms. Wow!

  • 5 of 5

A sensitive restoration of a beautiful oast house. The roundel rooms were wonderful (even have curved radiators). So well looked after, every detail taken care of. And the views, oh my. They were endless, and not an ugly landmark in sight. Just rolling valleys and fluffy white sheep.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review, thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the quirky features of the round rooms. We count ourselves very privileged to be guardians to such a beautiful slice of rural Sussex.
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Map

Coast/Beach:

Rye harbour and nature reserve just 6 miles away. Nearest beaches are Winchelsea, Pett Level and Fairlight (between 15 and 20 minutes drive away) and also Camber Sands (20 minutes drive).

Travel:

Nearest airport Gatwick (1 hour's drive). Nearest train stations are Rye and Battle (1 hour from London). Channel Tunnel (1 hour's drive).

Distances:

1 mile to the centre of the village of Brede. 6 miles to medieval town of Rye with all amenities and facilities. 8 miles to Tenterden and Battle.

Further Details:

The picturesque town of Rye is just 10 mins drive away with all the essentials covered, plus fabulous independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Hastings and Battle are also just 15 minutes drive away. 1066 country is bursting with leisure activities and places of historic interest.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Brede, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$2,642
 
 
Christmas Holidays
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,687
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$625
A$2,727
 
 
Early Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$738
A$3,068
 
 
Easter Holidays
3 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,664
 
 
April
18 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$738
A$3,068
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$703
A$3,664
 
 
May
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$824
A$3,494
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,920
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$824
A$3,494
 
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,175
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$795
A$3,409
 
 
October
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$738
A$3,068
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,494
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$625
A$2,727
 
 
Christmas Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,772
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$2,642
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$852

Booking Notes:
Book directly by telephone (07802 979348) or through the booking request form at www.harefarmhideaways.co.uk. We ask for 30% deposit up front, with the balance to pay 8 weeks before arrival (plus a £500 refundable security deposit).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is typically a Friday in peak season and Friday/Monday off peak. We can be flexible, so please do enquire.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for weekly stays.
We also offer short break prices. 3 nights are between £1,000 and £1,500 and 4 night stays are between £1,100 and £1,600, depending on the time of year.

30% of accommodation price for bookings made over 8 weeks prior to arrival. The balance plus the refundable security deposit of £500 will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom for Bedroom 1 (shower, basin wc). En-suite bathroom for Bedroom 2 (shower, bath, basin, wc). Family bathroom for Bedrooms 3 and 4 (bath, basin, wc). Wetroom downstairs (shower, basin, wc).
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1 in large round room with king size bed, walk through wardrobe, en-suite. Master Bedroom 2 with king size bed, large en-suite. Bedroom 3 and 4 with zip-and-link twin beds. Bedroom 5 downstairs with king-size bed. Plus occasional sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Internet access. Disabled access Outside: Gated lawn and terrace, plus additional large lawned area for ball games. Portable barbecue and teak outdoor furniture and parasol. Spectacular views. Sheep and lambs graze up to garden fence. Many scenic walks from your doorstep. Local pub serving good food is 15 minutes walk away. Parking for several cars. Utility Room: Extra units, washing machine, drying line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and some toiletries provided. Property cleaned before arrival. Linen changed weekly. Other: Bedroom 5 downstairs can double up as a break out room by day. Spacious and large, it has a TV and sofa, plus the bed is a great space to rest and relax.