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The Games Barn – Home 68462 Bungalow

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

The Games Barn – Home 68462

  • Bungalow
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Very Good Very Good – based on 54 reviews

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Bungalow / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Adapted for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

We are in rural East Sussex and public transport is limited. There is a bus from the village to Tunbridge Wells once an hour (sic!) and the nearest train station (Crowborough) is 7 miles away. For these reasons we thoroughly recommend coming with your own transport. There are cycle routes but many of them are hilly. Public footpaths for dog walks etc. are excellent.

Interaction with guest

We live just 50 yards from the Games Barn so are on hand whenever needed. However, the Barn is your home while you are here and we will always respect that. Most of the time we will be somewhere in the farm working and are always happy to stop for a chat if you wish but equally we understand that many guests prefer to remain independent and we will not intrude.

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

No parties.
A maximum of 8 people including babies can stay at the property - this is for health and safety reasons.
£150 damages deposit required on arrival - in cash. Returned in full on departure if no significant damage and Barn is clean and tidy
60 units of electricity per night included in rental - 15p per unit if use more than this on average over the length of the stay
A maximum of 2 pets can stay which are charged at £25 per pet per week/short stay and we collect this money on arrival

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About the owner

Fred And Madeleine F.
Average reply time:
1 hour 7 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
22 May 2018
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Bungalow has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Aug 2008. Located in East Sussex, it has 54 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £850.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2018.

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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 54 reviews Very Good
54 reviews

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“Perfect place to relax and unwind”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2018

My mum, sister, 3 year old nephew and myself stayed for the weekend and had a lovely time. Madeleine was so kind and patient with my nephew and made him feel very grown up and important getting him involved in collecting the eggs (which I love doing too!), helping to pull the trolley to bring the feed to the pigs and collect the straw for the sheep. It was a lot of fun all round. The scenery is beautiful and it's so peaceful, I didn't want to leave. I would highly recommend staying. The barn is spacious and well equipped, the farm animals are well cared for, Fred and Madeleine are very accommodating and friendly. It's a real home from home. Not to mention the amazing dog, Zac who was very well behaved and amazingly good with my nephew who absolutely loved him. A tip - bring some fruit and veg for the animals, it's lovely to see them all tucking into it especially watching the chickens eat corn on the cob and giving the cows chopped up apples and carrots (even if one particular cow didn't want to share with the others). The pigs enjoy pineapple, watching them eat a whole one with the juice dribbling down their face is a sight to see. I should clarify though that the food we brought was given to them by Madeleine at their feeding time as opposed to us wandering the farm giving it randomly by hand, it is a working farm after all and not a petting zoo, but it was enjoyable nevertheless. Thank-you. See you in October. We can't wait!

Owner's reply: Thank you - we are so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We try to ensure guests who wish to are able interact with the farm whenever it is possible so we are delighted it worked out so well for you. Greatly looking forward to seeing you all again soon - and you are one of only two groups of guests we can recall who have booked a repeat visit even before the holiday has finished - a great recommendation for us!

“Brilliant place to get away from it all”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2018

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting family in the area. My 3 grandchildren loved the farm especially the 5 day old piglets and collecting the eggs in the morning. Fred and Madeleine were very welcoming and helpful and were lovely with the children. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing break.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this. We greatly enjoy having young children around to help us (provided they are well behaved of course). You are welcome to come back at any time.

“Family friendly farm location”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2017

Two families stayed together - with three children between us, happily occupied on the farm. Fred and Madelaine very accommodating and friendly to the children as they asked about the sheep, ducks and pigs. Plus - superb meat from the farm; happily kids who played for hours by the stream and some great locations nearby. Really accessible bathrooms for our disabled guest. Even better if.... the double room was really too small for disabled access making transfers hard (great for a single disabled guest but not so easy for a married guest) and one double / one single bed needed blanket toppers to make them more comfortable. We had a great break though.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this review. We are sorry you found a couple of the beds uncomfortable; it is very difficult to make beds suitable for everyone but we are glad you found a solution using blankets. As far as bedroom sizes are concerned, we do explain all room sizes, floor plans etc in our access statement on our website and find that disabled guests usually push the bed to one side of the room, which solves any access problems. We have had many couples where one person is disabled who have used that bedroom without issues so we are sorry if this wasn't the case for you. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay.

“Fantastic Place”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2016

Thank you to Madeleine and Fred for your warm welcome and spending time showing us and our kids around your farm. The barn conversion was comfortable and clean and a great space for our family. The local area has alot of days out. We would happily return and recommend your property for a relaxing holiday.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this lovely review. We enjoy having such well behaved and interested children (and adults!) staying here so your stay was a pleasure for us. Thank you.

“Stunning setting for the perfect holiday with a difference!”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

My family and I had the most wonderful week at the Games Barn. The setting is idealic with rolling hills, magnificent woodlands and the meandering stream trickling by. The barn itself is spacious and welcoming. With its own fenced garden and decking areas, it was a fantastic place to take in the surrounding countryside. Small lambs, piglets, cows and ducklings all visible from your home from home. We took our two small children who had a fantastic week feeding the animals, collecting eggs and getting involved in farm life. Madeleine and Fred were incredibly generous with their time and the girls loved spending time with them. The Games Barn is a super place to stay. A holiday with a difference. Everyday we were our exploring the 30 acres, each day with new surprises. One of which were the frogs we found on the top field. One of our daughters made it her mission to find as many as possible, finding over 50 during our stay! Whilst staying at the farm we were able to buy meat and eggs from Madeleine and Fred which was simply scrumptious. Some of the finest we have ever tasted! A truly magical week. The Games Barn is a beautiful place to stay and is a wonderful place for a family holiday. Would definitely recommend.

Owner's reply: What a lovely review - thanks very much. We always try to find time for everybody that stays here and greatly enjoyed your company while feeding, mucking out etc. We very much hope to see you again soon.

“Great for kids”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

The kids loved feeding the animals .... The owners were happy to take us all around the farm at feeding time. We all enjoyed our stay.

Owner's reply: Thanks - glad you enjoyed your stay, Hope to see you again sometime

“Real Value for Money”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2016

We looked for a long time for an affordable place to stay in East Sussex and found the Games Barn offering a good deal for 7 people staying in four bedrooms with two large bathrooms (one suitable for handicaped people). As we live in the middle of the town we loved staying on the farm. The information file in the house is the best I have ever read (and we have stayed in selfcatering accommodation for more than thirty years). The electric cooker, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer all worked perfectly and there were enough good pots and pans to cook for seven people. Something we rarely found in other British houses. Loads of books, games and videos if the weather is not so good. Really good!

Owner's reply: Thanks very much for this review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We greatly enjoyed your company here and hope to see you again soon.

“Wonderful holiday on a working farm”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2016

We had a wonderful half-term holiday at the Games Barn in the week leading up to a family wedding. There was plenty of room for 8 people, making it an ideal place for family get-togethers, and is perfect for all ages, in our case grandparents to children of 8 and 3. The Barn is in a lovely position about one mile by foot from Mayfield, and guests are welcome to wander in the 30 acres of fields and woods. The highlight for us and the reason that we chose a working farm holiday, was to see and have contact with the farm animals. In this is was more than we had hoped for as Madeleine and Fred genuinely welcomed our interest and involvement. The children loved helping to feed the animals morning and evening, and to collect the eggs still warm from the nest boxes. We were also lucky enough to be there in a week in which 3 litters of piglets were born. Thank you Madeleine and Fred for a lovely peaceful holiday. We hope to be back again soon.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and from our perspective, we greatly enjoyed your company. We hope to see you again soon.

“warm English hospitality at countyside”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming to see the sheep and cows on the Meadows. The farm had a good location to discover Kent and East Sussex.

Owner's reply: Thanks. We are very glad that, having come all this way, you enjoyed your stay in England and we hope to see you all again sometime.

“ANOTHER WONDERFULLY SPECIAL STAY...”

Reviewed 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this - we were delighted to see you all again and can't wait for you to come back.

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