The Games Barn, rated a 3 - star home by Tourism in England, is situated in an extremely quiet location on a 30 acre working farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex . The farm has a small number of animals including horses, sheep, pigs , chickens and ducks and includes a stream with weir and ponds. The peaceful setting is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all in the middle of the countryside, but is just 2km from pubs, restaurants, shops etc. The excellent beaches of the south coast are all easily accessible and Ashdown Forest with its wonderful walks and cycle tracks is just 10 minutes away.
The barn is also very suitable for family holidays with young children who can enjoy looking after the animals, collecting the eggs, feeding the pigs etc - all help gratefully received! Please note however that some areas of the farm are potentially unsafe for young unsupervised children.
The flexible accommodation makes it ideal for family reunions and we are very happy to provide extra bedding so you can invite different friends to stay with you at different times (up to a maximum of 8 on any night).
The barn has full mobility facilities including a wet room with sit down shower without a shower basin allowing full wheelchair access and hand rails etc for the toilet area and wash basin. There is level parking with a ramp up to the bungalow. The main doors (front and back) are double size patio doors which open fully. There is a slight threshold on these doors (approx 2 inches) but otherwise once in the barn everything is on one level with no steps. Please note the kitchen is a standard size and does not have low work tops for wheelchair users. However, we can provide a microwave oven, kettle etc at a low level on request. All power points in all rooms are approx 2 feet from the floor and the furniture is easily rearranged to accommodate specific special needs - please contact us for more information. An Access Statement containing more specific details including rooom sizes etc can be found at on our website at www.thegamesbarn.co.uk
There is ample secure parking space for cars for able bodied users in addition to the disabled space.
Baby sitting and cleaning are available at an extra charge but please note we will ensure the Barn is thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival. Farm produce can be bought including eggs , pork and lamb. We butcher all the meat on site and have a 5-star food hygiene rating from the local authority
A maximum of 2 pets are welcome provided they are well behaved and house trained.
There is wi-fi throughout the Barn but please note that Broadband speed in this area is slow!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eastbourne 25 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 50 km, Nearest railway: Crowborough 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Barn converted in Summer of 2008
Floors are fully tiled so easy to clean but all rooms have rugs.
Both double bedrooms are king size ; the other 2 bedrooms are twin bedded but can be converted to doubles if required. We can arrange to remove furniture to accommodate wheelchair guests if appropriate
Both bathrooms are wet rooms; one has full disabled facilities including grab rails and a sit down shower (no shower basin)with wc but no bath in order to provide more space for disabled users; the other has a full size bath with shower and wc.
No smoking is allowed anywhere inside the barn
All rooms have electric heaters and the woodburner provides ample heating in the winter.
|Further details outdoors|
Decking area seating up to 8 people overlooking the farm grounds
Free access to all areas of farm provided children are supervised
Beautiful open countryside views
Private garden area directly outside the barn but please note that the area is not fully secure so children must be supervised and animals must be kept on a lead.
Security deposit of £150 cash required on arrival to cover breakages etc. Returned on day of departure.
Peaceful setting means no outdoor music can be played between 9pm and 10am. Visitors other than those staying overnight are welcome to come during the day by prior agreement with owners but no more than 12 people can be on the site and all visitors must arrive after 9am and leave before 9pm. No parties of any sort except by prior arrangement. No smoking anywhere in the property. There is a supplementary charge of £25 per pet per week/ short stay.
The South East of England has varied climate. The summers can be sunny with temperatures in the high 70s; the winters can be cold with temperatures below freezing. It can on occasions be quite windy and storms throughout the year are not uncommon. Please don't come here on holiday if you want to be guaranteed good weather! East Sussex is a wonderful location designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many bridleways and footpaths . Ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding . There are many lovely small villages and local pubs.
Mayfield is a historic village in the heart of East Sussex. It holds 2 carnivals every year and has an excellent music festival every 2 years featuring many famous professional artists. It also has its own Rock festival every other year. The village is only 15km from Glyndebourne with its famous opera house. Other famous tourist attractions nearby include Ashdown Forest, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, the south coast including Eastbourne and Brighton. The Bluebell Railway is close by and there are a number of castles and country homes that can be visited. London, with all its attractions, is an hour away on the train. Many more details about things to do are on our website at www.thegamesbarn.co.uk