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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

A superb luxury self catering converted barn on the top of Sussex at Blackdown!

Perched at the top of Blackdown Hill, enjoy a relaxing break while staying at the highest point in Sussex!

Swallow Barn is a beautifully presented ground floor barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting with the most outstanding panoramic views right on the doorstep. Blackdown is both the highest point in Sussex and in the South Downs National Park at 280 metres (919 feet). Although not forming part of the line of the South Downs, this area of outstanding natural beauty understandably falls within the park boundary and has an uninterrupted outlook, in particular over the Rother Valley towards the Downs.

The barn is within the grounds of the owners' home and has its own private courtyard entrance with undercover garaging that has been converted from what were agricultural buildings. The courtyard also makes a secluded outdoor space for guests to relax. Swallow Barn is exceptionally spacious for two people and it also benefits from much natural light which adds to the feeling of space. The bedroom faces east so enjoys the morning sun and offers distant views. It is a wonderful sized room with a gable window and it is fitted with a super-king sized mahogany sleigh bed. Wardrobe space is also not compromised.

The kitchen is very well equipped and combines neatly with the living room. There are many books, games and magazines for guests to enjoy. The modern bathroom suite is fitted with both a bath and a shower attachment above.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Utilities Dishwasher
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

The South East England region

The historic market town of Petworth is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House completed in 1696 and the deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. The House and its grounds are now owned and maintained by the National Trust and feature the Summer Festival of musical concerts held within the park which make a perfect setting to enjoy a picnic and open air concert.

The magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner. Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings.

The town is full of quaint houses and cottages many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following a visit to the house.

In Midhurst the grand Tudor ruins of Cowdray House form an imposing backdrop to Midhurst, a market town full of character and old world charm. The town is home to many fine 17th and 18th century buildings and provided the setting for many stories by past resident HG Wells. Today Midhurst is closely associated with Cowdray Park well known for the Polo held from spring onwards and in particular the Gold Cup events which are hosted each summer.

Blackdown is near to the Surrey border. The Devil's Punch Bowl at Hindhead is within five miles to the northwest and is one of the best known beauty spots in the area. It is a large natural amphitheatre where until recently the A3 London to Portsmouth road passed around the side. The new Hindhead Tunnel has changed all that and the beauty spot is returning to its former tranquility. The 1.2 mile tunnel, the longest road tunnel in Great Britain has itself become an attraction with its own vantage point overlooking the southern tunnel entrance.


The pine and heather covered slopes around Blackdown are a favourite walking spot and there are many numbers of wonderful trails and footpaths to follow. Blackdown also has strong literary associations with the poet – Alfred Lord Tennyson. It was also a favourite with many well known artists including Helen Allingham.

Lurgashall is the nearest village to Swallow Barn just two miles down the hill along picturesque lanes. It is a delight, with cottages, a post office and village pub that surround the village green which combines as the cricket ground as well! On the edge of the village immediately below the barn is the Lurgashall Winery set in 38 acres against Blackdown Hill. The Winery commenced production in 1985 and offers regular tours and wine tasting as well as having tearooms in the award winning 17th and 19th century farm buildings that are on site.

Head south towards the Downs and pass through the quaint village of Lodsworth. The village larder beside the pub is worth a visit just to see the Ben Law designed building constructed from locally sourced wood from the nearby Cowdray Estate. From there either head east towards Petworth or west towards Midhurst.

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Diane Lay (Property Manager Amberley House Cottage Holidays Ltd)

  • 4 Years listed

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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