The Games Barn
About the home
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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Eastbourne, 25km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Adapted for wheelchair users
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Adapted for wheelchair users
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair access, 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 term breaks available in mid and low season
The South East England / Sussex region
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.
The Mayfield, Sussex area
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
How to get there
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Mayfield is about 10 miles south of Tunbridge Wells just off the A267. Gatwick is approx 45 minutes drive away, Heathrow about 90 minutes and Stansted about 2 hours. The main M25 orbital motorway is approx 30 minutes away. Ashford International Rail Terminal and the Channel Tunnel are 60 minutes away. We are registered with google maps so if you have a sat nav then simply ask for directions to The Games Barn. Alternatively, we have more detailed instructions on our website at www.thegamesbarn.co.uk
Activities near Mayfield, Sussex
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Apr 2013
We were very lucky to stay at The Games Barn again over Easter. Just as before we found the farm a home from home - packed ALOT less toys for the children as you simply dont need much, what with all the games in the barn and a wonderful farm on your doorstep.
Madeleine again was an absolute star, our children had such a wonderful time - my 6 year old daughter fed and helped out with the feed morning and afternoon and was given little 'jobs' ( my youngest was poorly so sadly couldnt participate an awful lot ) Mummy and Daddy loved heloing out too!
This place has everything you need for a wonderful time. It's become a special place for us and our family and we cannot wait to return next year.
Thanks for this - we were delighted to see you all again and can't wait for you to come back.
07 Jan 2013
We stayed here for the whole christmas week 2012 and had the most perfect time. Yes the weather was wet and miserable but this didnt matter at all - our 3 young girls and our parents all loved it equally and we are thrilled that we chose the games barn as the location for our first ever christmas away! The barn is so so well equipped with absolutely everything we needed and we instantly felt at home. My husband adored the log burning stove and was constantly making sure we were all warm and toasty. Madeleine and Fred could not have made us more welcome, in particular our girls, who were allowed to feed all the animals and collect the eggs every day. Such an experience eating them straight away for breakfast!
Mayfield is also lovely and we had a wonderful family lunch at the Rose and Crown pub on Christmas eve - we were looked after so well and the food was delicious. My parents also ate out at the Middle House Hotel which they said was fantastic too! We ordered farm produce while we we were at the games barn, a leg of pork for christmas dinner and sausages too and we can honestly say they were the best we have ever tasted!
Well done Fred and Madeleine, you are doing a fab job of creating somewhere relaxed and peaceful to stay that is perfect for all ages! We definitely want to return!
Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are very pleased that, despite the truly awful weather, you still managed to have a lovely holiday here. You are most welcome to return whenever you want to - we would love to see you all again .
16 Nov 2012
The barn is in a beautiful setting. The farm is home to some of the most charming animals we have ever met. My children (aged 9 and 11) truly enjoyed meeting up with Madeleine each morning and evening for feeding and learned so much about animal husbandry from her. Madeleine is a treasure who made the trip for my daughter whilst my son explored the nearby trails and woods. The cottage was comfortable and we all really enjoyed our stay.
Thanks so much for this review - your children are little treasures themselves and we are delighted they learnt so much from us. See you again soon we hope
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|high season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||5 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 550||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|mid season||31 Mar 13||21 Jul 13||£ 675||£ 150||£ 150||3 Nights|
|high season||21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||1 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 675||£ 150||£ 150||3 Nights|
|low season||3 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 550||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|high season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
10% discount on second week if booking 2 consecutive weeks
A security deposit of £150 cash will be required on arrival to fund any breakages, losses etc.
Non returnable deposit of 25% of booking fee is required to secure booking
Balance payable 6 weeks in advance of start of booking
Supplement of £25 per pet per week/short stay is charged.Book
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