“Fantastic Farm Getaway!” We stayed at The Games Barn withour Parents and our 2 and 6 year old. The Barn had every comfort you needed, I cant actually believe I packed things for the children to be occupied with as this Barn is packed with Videos, Games (for young and old) and books! However, we didnt really use any of this as we had the most fun exporing and really enjoying daily farm life. You wake up in the morning and look onto a field with your cuppa and watch Charlie the Horse and Summer the Pony grazing. Look a bit to the left you have piglets and a bit more left and you have sheep in the field next to you!
The decking area is great, you can hear the farm's stream trickling waters from your seat.. And if you're lucky Doris the Mummy pig will be having a little rest in her pen of which all can be seen from the Barn!
My daughters (age 2 and 6) were up every morning and also in the afternoon to help Madeleine feed all the animals. They thought this was amzing - getting so close to the animals and learning so much about them too (we did too!!) My eldest loved collecting the eggs and even the little one feeding the chickens and ducks in turn. It was such a delight to see.
There is so much to see at the Farm - from exploring the wildlife pond at the top field, going to see Homer the Daddy Pig ( and goodness me he is HUGE but so gorgeous ) who comes over when he can hear you talking and also the two little cows and some MORE sheep inc. Lambo of course. We had a lovely view of the sun going down also at the top field.
The farm also has ancient woodland to explore by the stream over the weir which we all had great fun seeing Doris have a little drink and also building a little den with fallen sticks.
The farm is situated about a 10 minute walk from Mayfield village, which is a lovley walk through the valley, fields and woodland ( with a great bridge to play The Three Billy Goats Gruff!) Mayfield itself is beautiful with beautiful buildings and you have your pick of some lovely pubs The Middle House being our favourite. You can even order Fred and Madeleine's Pork on the menu! Or you could just stock up while your at the barn as we did - delicious sausages for breakfast with same day fresh duck and hen eggs? Or some lamb for dinner? Yes Please!
We had glorious weather for our week at Cranesden farm and made use of the seaside and Ashdown Forest which are all nearby - it really is an excellent base for walks, cycling and sightseeing - the area is really beautiful....
Fred and Madeleine were so welcoming and were fantastic with our children everyday - we really did have the most special week and were very sad to leave Chewo the Sheep Dog, George and Geraldine and all the other little Ducks and Hens so the only thing to do was to book again for Easter and go back!!
If you are looking for a home from home with beautiful surroundings, great hosts and a real taste of farm life this is absolutely the place for you.....
“Great location, Spacious accommodation - Suits families [--]; large groups”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a great week at the Games Barn. We had 6 children ranging from 2yrs to 13yrs. They all enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting eggs & running free in adjacent fields. The … More
Thanks for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would love to see you here again in the future.
“had a very lovely stay and love the barn and animals”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2012
me and my family had a lovely weeks stay at the barn we had lots of help from fred and madaline cos we wanted to make sure that we had everything for my mum who is totally wheelchair bound they helped… More
Thanks for this lovely review. We always try to ensure that our guests have everything they need for their stay and are glad everything worked out so well. We hope to see you all again sometime.
“Absolutely fantastic family break”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2012
We stayed at the Games Barn in late March 2012. We were a group of four adults, 2 children aged 5 and 7 and a 5 month old baby. We were blessed with great weather which just added to the blissful en… More
Thanks so much for this. We are delighted that you had such a great break and that our farm produce was so enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon.
“Lovely, relaxing retreat few days away” Treetops is all that it says it is and away from the busyness of life a idyllic quaint retreat space to clear your mind and take stock of life. A great quiet place to work with no interruptions of every day life. Thank you.
Beautiful surroundings, an ideal retreat for couples to spend time together, me and my boyfriend had a wonderful couple of days at Treetops.
A warm welcome from Sam the owner, the accommodation was … More
Thank you so much! Reviews like this make my job a pleasure. Always a warm welcome for you here :)
Reviewed 13 Jun 2017
The place is very quiet with wonderful view, landlord was very friendly and she was very kind. Im very happy and i will go back definitely… More
Thanks for your kind words, Craig, very much hope to see you both again soon.
“Quirky & quaint”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2017
My partner and I stayed at Treetops for two nights and it was absolutely lovely. it was so cosy and quirky. So much nicer than staying in a soulless hotel. The bed was really comfy, the views were bea… More
It was an absolute pleasure to host you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and will be delighted to welcome you back in the summer.
“Great cottage in a lovely area !” We went for a birthday weekend for the first time in Hastings and stayed in this cottage. It was excellent, the cottage is very cute , very clean and new . The very welcoming owners have been thinking of everything, it is very well equipped with new materials. We really felt at home and wish we could have stayed longer. Our 2 boys loved watching Instant Amazon movies on the big TV and the amazing swimming pool which has a well been very nicely equipped with hifi and toys. We definitively recommend this place and are already thinking of coming back next year.
We had a lovely week at Badgers Den in every way. Chris and Erick were so friendly and accommodating. The cottage was spotless and extremely comfortable and relaxing. We done several walks from the c… More
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
We are so pleased we have found Badger's Den. For us it is perfection, combining a sense of luxury ( high spec fittings, v comfortable bed, technology and a good sized indoor pool) with a dog friendly… More
“Friendly Hosts, and exceptional accomodation.”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2015
We visited Badgers Den < our first time - as we were visiting family. The welcome pack and flowers were a very nice touch, which allowed us to have tea and cake on arrival -!9:00 after a very long jou… More
“Perfect country location close to our family” Lovely accommodation that is a great base for visiting a good many places either by the sea or inland, ranging from Brighton and Eastbourne to Royal Tonbridge Wells and the historic village of Mayfield.
I visited with my elderly Mother our intention to visit nearby NT properties. We spent lovely sunny days at Bateman ' s Bodiam & Scotney Castles and beautiful Sissinghurst all within 40 minutes driv… More