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Luxurious hideaway in an area of natural beauty

Barn hosted by Gordon & Anna
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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‘The Old Cart Shed’ is, as the name contrives, a property fabricated from the structure of an original 19th century cart shed. Rebuilt entirely from the ground up, with only the interior, original wood-beamed structure and lime render walls to belie any relation to its former purpose, The Old Cart Shed is today, a self-contained, brand new dwelling available for short or long-term rental.

The space
Modern, airy and sympathetically reconstructed, this self-contained annex to our home boasts an entirely independent setting and entrance and nestles happily in the natural beauty of the Sussex countryside, bordering both East and West sides of the county. It has been lovingly designed and equipped with a full range of contemporary conveniences, whilst retaining its traditional charm.

Enjoy the luxury of a warm, spotlessly clean bolthole, with spacious rooms and high, bright ceilings. Underfloor heating throughout means no chilly draughts during the cooler months, Whilst the large lounge patio doors welcome in an airy breeze during the warmer summer periods. The lounge and kitchen areas are open plan, separated by a convenient breakfast bar and comfortable leather bar stools.

The lounge invites you in with a large three-seater leather sofa and footstool that look outward onto the patio and across the farm fields beyond. For your entertainment, we offer a wall mounted, 55inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Samsung TV and Samsung Ultra HD Blu Ray Player with all available sky channels including entertainment, cinema and sport packages, BT Sport, Netflix Premium and Amazon Prime Video. All TV content purchases are restricted and prohibited, but you can use your own login for Amazon, or request Sky /Amazon Prime Video purchases from us (at the required additional cost). We also have a selection of over 400 Blu-ray and DVD’s available to watch for free, on request. There is full internet access with free Wi-Fi – the service is not fibre, with a max of 3.5mbps and can be intermittent in bad weather due to our rural location. Streaming in UHD is not possible and downloading very large files takes time.

Wall-to-wall bi-fold doors (with discreet blinds for additional privacy) take you from the lounge out to glorious, rural views and encourage you to enjoy the delights of al fresco dining when the ambient southern temperatures allow. The patio is equipped with a gas-fired BBQ (gas and utensils provided free of charge) and is equipped with a luxury rattan garden furniture set, comprising comfortable chairs and a parasol. For an additional cost we can provide you with a BBQ meat hamper from the local butchers. Please ask in advance so we can tailor this to your taste.

The garden and countryside are full of birds and wildlife and the property lies near many public footpaths and bridleways across the surrounding fields, woods, and country roads. It is not uncommon to witness the local dairy farm’s cows grazing just beyond the boundary!

The stylish kitchen boasts everything you need to make your stay seamless. Lighting beneath the cabinets offers a calm alternative to main lighting if required. The kitchen features a double sink, Bosch four-ring electric hob and oven; spacious Samsung fridge-freezer, Samsung microwave, Nespresso Essenza mini coffee machine with Aeroccino, kettle, toaster, knife block, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, Bosch washing machine, Bosch dishwasher, Dyson, mop and bucket. The plentiful cupboards stock all the cooking utensils you might need including a range of quality pots, pans, baking trays and roasting dishes; a full 4-piece set of imperial blue Denby dining crockery; Denby placemats and coasters; a 12 piece cutlery set; and a 4-piece set of champagne flutes, wine, gin and highball glasses. We provide washing up liquid, dishcloths, kitchen roll, oven gloves, tea-towels, kitchen foil, multi-surface antibacterial cleaner, hand sanitiser, bin liners and sufficient dishwasher and washing machine tablets to cover a short visit. USB charging points are also available in the kitchen.

We stock complimentary tea bags, regular and decaf instant coffee, a selection of Nespresso original coffee pods, sugar, sweetener, milk, biscuits, bread, butter, jam, honey, marmite, salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, bottled water and ice. For longer bookings you may need to top these up yourself. Guests of two or more nights will be welcomed with a bottle of traditional Spanish cava!

The bathroom offers an enticing, spacious, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, toilet, sink and spacious vanity unit with a modern interior-lit wall mirror. We provide luxury soft white bath / hand towels and mats, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hairdryer, toilet paper, shower cap, sewing kit, cotton buds, pads, and balls.

The adjacent bedroom has a luxurious top of the range king-size bed offering a sumptuous mattress with infused memory foam layer for superior breathability and temperature regulation. Additional comfort awaits you in the deep quilted topper – all finished off with crisp, fresh, white, quality Egyptian cotton bedding and duck feather quilted pillows. The furniture includes a large wardrobe with plentiful hanging and drawer space, hangers, side tables, touch on/off table lamps suitable for reading and a full-length mirror. The bedroom windows are both equipped with black-out-blinds to encourage that all-important deep sleep. Mobile phone USB charging points are also already built in either side of the bed.

High beamed ceilings throughout the property encourage the flow of an abundance of natural light and air and offer a spacious and serene environment in which to relax. The inbuilt lighting throughout the house is all dimmable, enabling you to create your perfect atmosphere anywhere, at any time.

Guest access
The annex is perfect for a romantic getaway for couples/friends who wish to escape their busy lives and relax in peaceful, rural surroundings. The property is fully alarmed and we provide free off-street parking for up to 2 cars.

We also offer a self check-in service using a key lockbox, should you prefer that option. Details will be provided before you arrive but check-in and check-out times are as per the house rules.

The area is popular for walkers and cyclists and we can arrange secure bike storage for you in a safe, alarmed garage on site. In the event you are not visiting with your own bike, we can recommend rental from a local firm, ‘Country Bike’, who will deliver and collect the bike of your choice. If this is of interest, you can learn more and book directly online at countrybike .co.uk. To avoid any disappointment please book at least 48 hours’ in advance and ensure to let us know about your reservation, so that we can accept the bikes on your behalf and store them securely in our garage for you. All bikes stored in the alarmed garage are left at your own risk.

The Old Cart Shed is suitable for overnight stays, long weekends, holiday rental or possibly longer term, for people working in the area. It is beautifully rustic, charming, spacious, secluded, totally independent and recently rebuilt to the highest possible standards. The annexe is a quiet, inspirational space established to promote relaxation and peace.

The cottage is a non-smoking property; however, guests can smoke outside if desired. It is fitted with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and has a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen.

For any special requests that might further heighten the enjoyment of your visit, please do ask us and we will try and accommodate you as much as possible.

The premises will be completely deep-cleaned and sterilised ahead of your arrival – all floors are steam cleaned and all surfaces are disinfected with antibacterial cleaners to help to minimise any possible transfer of Covid-19. We work from home and are the only people who enter the annex in between guests.

The property is all on one level with a large step in and out. For this reason it is not suitable for wheelchairs unfortunately. We do not allow pets, sorry. The property is totally detached from our main house so you will have complete privacy – we are on hand, of course, if you need us.

Please note this property is not available to rent as a party venue and is not somewhere for guests who intend to play loud music etc.

All property contents are provided to stimulate an amazingly luxurious stay in The Old Cart Shed and are not to be removed during or at the end of your stay. (Charges may apply for items that are removed).

There is a cleaning fee per visit.

Other things to note
Identified as an area of outstanding natural beauty, our property is surrounded by farm-life, woodlands and fields, and falls within the jurisdiction of the idyllic village of Lindfield placing it perfectly for those wishing to explore Sussex and Kent more intimately.

Fabulous countryside walks await you right from the front door, we also have some laminated OS Maps of the local area to help you discover local walking, running and cycling routes, but further exciting options are just a short car journey away. Four National Trust locations lie within easy reach: Sheffield Park, Wakehurst, Nymans and Standen. There are numerous local attractions including: The Bluebell Railway (which still runs it’s vintage steam trains throughout the area), The Bluebell Vineyard, Ashdown Forest, Glyndebourne Opera House, Borde Hill, The South of England Showground, Hickstead Showground, The beautiful South Downs and, of course, a choice of south-coast beaches. You might also wish to branch out and visit the famous roots of Winnie-The-Pooh in the quaint village of Hartfield. Other nearby towns and villages include Lindfield itself, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield and Brighton. Gatwick airport is only a 30 minute drive away and we are 10 minutes from Haywards Heath Railway Station where trains run hourly to London Victoria (1hr), London Bridge (1hr) and Brighton (25 mins). And finally, Lindfield Golf Club is only 0.5 of a mile away and we have secured a special rate of only £20 for 18 holes, Monday – Sunday inclusive. Buggies and trollies are also available to rent depending on availability. Please advise if you wish us to book you a tee time in advance.

You are spoilt for choice with dining experiences in the vicinity. There are several outstanding award-winning pubs, restaurants and farm shops nearby: Jeremy’s at Borde Hill; The Rose & Crown and The Green Man, both in Horsted Keynes; The Coach and Horses in Danehill; The Cat Inn in West Hoathly. There are also a number of delicious options in Lindfield: The Snowdrop Inn, The Witch Inn, The Stand-Up Pub (serving renowned Thai food); a contemporary new curry house called Tamasha, as well as other pubs and delis.
‘The Old Cart Shed’ is, as the name contrives, a property fabricated from the structure of an original 19th century cart shed. Rebuilt entirely from the ground up, with only the interior, original wood-beamed structure and lime render walls to belie any relation to its former purpose, The Old Cart Shed is today, a self-contained, brand new dwelling available for short or long-term rental.

The spac…

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Lindfield, England, United Kingdom

The village of Lindfield is just 5-minutes away by car, or you can walk / cycle there. Lindfield is a picturesque rural village with a beautiful central pond and bustling high-street where you can find a local butchers, a variety of hairdressers and beauty salons, tea rooms, delis, boutique shops, a Co-op and post office. Waitrose or Sainsbury’s can be found in Haywards Heath – just a 10-minute drive away. The stunning Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa is in Cuckfield, just 15 minutes away, if further decadence is required! The Old Dairy farm shop is just 5 mins away if you want to source locally produced farm meats, veg, eggs or homemade bread.
The village of Lindfield is just 5-minutes away by car, or you can walk / cycle there. Lindfield is a picturesque rural village with a beautiful central pond and bustling high-street where you can find a local…

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Hosted by Gordon & Anna

Joined in August 2016
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Hi there, we are Gordon and Anna and we live with our family on the edge of a working organic dairy farm in rural Sussex. We look forward to hosting you, and creating that luxury, relaxed holiday, we all deserve from time to time.
During your stay
The annex is perfect for a romantic getaway for couples/friends who wish to escape their busy lives and relax in peaceful, rural surroundings. We provide free off-street parking for up to 2 cars.

We also offer a self check-in service using a key lockbox, should you prefer that option. Details will be provided before you arrive but check-in and check-out times are as per the house rules.

The area is popular for walkers and cyclists and we can arrange secure bike storage for you in a safe, alarmed garage on site, if desirable (left at your own risk).

The Old Cart Shed is suitable for overnight stays, long weekends, holiday rental or possibly longer term, for people working in the area. It is beautifully rustic, charming, spacious, secluded, totally independent and recently rebuilt to the highest possible standards. The annexe is a quiet, inspirational space established to promote relaxation and peace.

The cottage is a non-smoking property; however, guests can smoke outside if desired. It is fitted with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and has a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen.

For any special requests that might further heighten the enjoyment of your visit, please do ask us and we will try and accommodate you as much as possible.

The premises will be completely deep-cleaned and sterilised ahead of your arrival – all floors are steam cleaned and all surfaces are disinfected with antibacterial cleaners to help to minimise any possible transfer of Covid-19. We work from home and are the only people who enter the annex in between guests.

The property is all on one level with a large step in and out. For this reason it is not suitable for wheelchairs unfortunately. We do not allow pets, sorry. The property is totally detached from our main house so you will have complete privacy – we are on hand, of course, if you need us.

Please note this property is not available to rent as a party venue and is not somewhere for guests who intend to play loud music etc.

All property contents are provided to stimulate an amazingly luxurious stay in The Old Cart Shed and are not to be removed during or at the end of your stay. (Charges may apply for items that are removed).

There is a cleaning fee per visit.
The annex is perfect for a romantic getaway for couples/friends who wish to escape their busy lives and relax in peaceful, rural surroundings. We provide free off-street parking fo…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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