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Private rural quiet modern annex with breakfast

Barn hosted by Tim
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
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You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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We look forward to welcoming you to The Cowshed, our former mini cattle barn converted in 2018 to an annex, quiet and independent from our home with beautiful views over rolling fields and farmland to the South Downs National Park ½ mile away. The living and sleeping area has a double bed, sofa, tv, wifi and double doors opening onto a private deck and enclosed garden area. The private ensuite bathroom provides flat access to a large wet room style shower, basin with waterfall tap and toilet.

The space
Our home enjoys fibre optic broadband wifi which extends to The Cowshed. Mobile coverage is fairly good across most providers bearing in mind you are in the middle of the countryside. We provide a mini fridge and kettle, complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of snacks on arrival. We will also be pleased to serve you a traditional English Breakfast each morning of your stay at a time that suits your plans (or lack of). We leave a menu and order form in your room to complete and return the night before.

The Cowshed faces east across our fields and the area is very peaceful with just the sounds of local farm animals and wildlife. There is periodic traffic along the lane but this should not disturb you and there is a railway line about half a mile away.

Access to The Cowshed is via a modern lockable stable door and there are double doors leading out to a private decked area and small enclosed garden area which is safe for a pet to roam around in. The deck faces east to catch the morning sun and has a table and chairs to relax in and enjoy the view over a cup of tea.

The area does not lend itself to parties or loud living and we ask you to respect the quiet of the locality.

We have a private driveway and plenty of free parking space for your vehicle/s. We can provide storage for bikes and hiking equipment.

If you have a friendly dog, we are happy for him/her to stay with you in The Cowshed and to use our fields for exercise. We do ask that you not allow your pet to go on the bed or to stain the bedding, towels or upholstery of your room. We can provide a dog bed and a 'pet towel' upon request.

We live in a non smoking environment, inside and out and ask you to please refrain from smoking indoors and should you choose to smoke outdoors, please dispose of your smoking waste cleanly and in receptacles provided so that visiting wildlife does not think it as food and eat it to the detriment of their health


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Pets allowed
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Security cameras on property

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East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The uniqueness of our accommodation is the quiet rurality. You will go to sleep hearing owls hooting in the nearby woods and wake up to the sound of bird song and rabbits frolicking around in the fields (you may even spot deer by day, badgers, foxes and hedgehogs by night). At certain times of the year we are graced with nesting nightingales and their song in the hours of darkness is unique and very pretty. Twitchers come from all over to hear this and try to spot them in the nearby woods.

We are a short walk to the South Downs National Park and a brisk hike up the hill gets you straight onto the South Downs Way (SDW) which stretches 100 miles in total, east to Eastbourne via beautiful old towns and villages like Alfriston and Lewes. West the SDW takes you ultimately to the Cathedral city of Winchester via some of the most beautiful spots in Sussex and Hampshire.

Within good walking distance of us or a very short drive, are a number of excellent local pubs, cafes and restaurants which we would be pleased to guide you towards. They cover most tastes, diets and budgets.

We are close to Mid Sussex Golf Club, Plumpton Races and Glyndebourne; local vineyards to visit include Artelium (our nearest and newest vineyard just 200m from the front door and offering a shop, tastings and tours...a cocktail bar and seating area right by the vines); Ridgeview, Court Garden Barn and Black Dog Hill amongst others; fields of vines are becoming predominant in the area around us as the climate and the soil provide almost perfect growing conditions for award winning sparkling wines. Most vineyards offer tours and tastings and we would be pleased to help arrange these. Brighton being easily accessible from us by car or train provides all the food, drink, shopping, entertainment and nightlife you could ever want from a bustling modern seaside city.

Hosted by Tim

Joined in August 2017
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Hi. Kate & I live in East Sussex, England. We love the countryside, hiking, sailing, travel and dogs. Kate works in the airline industry and myself in the marine industry. We love meeting and getting to know people of different cultures and from different countries and seeing behind the tourist facade. We have found Airbnb gets us closer to 'real' people and we enjoy this.
Hi. Kate & I live in East Sussex, England. We love the countryside, hiking, sailing, travel and dogs. Kate works in the airline industry and myself in the marine industry. We love…
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During your stay
We try and greet guests on arrival but have a secure key box and will supply access codes for the entrance gates should we be out when you plan to arrive. The Cowshed is your private space throughout your stay with us. Unless you ask us to change bedding or towels we will not enter The Cowshed at any time without your invitation.

If you are travelling to us from abroad or by public transport, our closest airport is London Gatwick International Airport or mainline train station of Burgess Hill. From Burgess Hill train station by taxi to us is a ten minute drive.
We try and greet guests on arrival but have a secure key box and will supply access codes for the entrance gates should we be out when you plan to arrive. The Cowshed is your priva…
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House rules
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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