The Barn is set in an idyllic secluded rural location away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Set in the grounds of Brede Place (with miles of superb country walks) stunning views of the Brede valley and with a lovely comfortable hunting lodge feel. Beautiful in summer, cosy and warm in winter making it the perfect all year round destination -providing a superb out of town retreat close to Camber Beach, Hastings & Rye
“This was truly the most amazing mini-break we've ever had! I've stayed at quite a few airbnb's that have, luckily, all been nice but Diane and Graham went above and beyond to make this a positively, unforgettable experience. The Barn is located down a drive on a private estate, with stunning views of valleys, filled with sheep. It is beautifully styled and cosy, the perfect balance! It provides the best set-up for a romantic getaway and being with a toddler! We had everything we needed plus more. Diane had welcomed us with such generous essentials and treats which exceeded all expectations. We felt very looked after, like we were part of the family. Especially, at the end of our trip when we were invited into the main house for a cup of tea. Diane and Graham made a real effort to entertain our son, as did their granddaughter and grandson who happened to be there. Such a lovely family! We had a really interesting conversation about the build of the barn, and the gardens which we were invited to explore. Diane is such an inspiration, a very talented designer! Graham was very warm and welcoming. Felt like we had known them for years. We wanted to go for an autumnal mini-break but it's perfect for all seasons, which we plan to experience on our return, many times. We are already planning our next trip!”
Blackthorn is a luxurious retreat for two. Attached to the owner's home, and situated on the edge of Icklesham village, the property lies halfway between the ancient towns of Rye and Hastings. There is a distant view of the sea, and the garden is surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. The cottage has a private, south facing verandah, and guests are welcome to use the heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay but exclusively between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.
“We found Blackthorn to be the perfect holiday haven for couple-friendly relaxation and sighsteeing along the Sussex coast. indeed i'd return happily to write away, or bring family and friends too. It's a beautifully-kept cottage with scenic balcony, jacuzzi and pool access, set in a tranquil landscaped garden surrounded by nature and the great outdoors. Listening to the timeless birdsong in the morning and taking in the stars from the jacuzzi were magical moments, as was simply relaxing with a roaring fire with good wine and scrabble. Local places well worth exploring are charming Winchelsea, picturesque Rye (Lamb house, the Mermaid Inn for Sunday lunch and Webbes Fish bar for an evening supper) and the more vibrant Hastings. We'd love to come back soon and leave where we left off, with more walks and possibly a local wine tasting/tour (we spotted many tempting local wineries whilst out and about!). Thank you Peter and family for having us to stay in your beautiful holiday home. You were the perfect hosts!”
A bijou one bedroom apartment within easy walking distance of the railway station and the heart of medieval Rye and the Sussex coast. The apartment is a 5 min walk to the Citadel so is in the perfect location for exploring Historic Rye.
“This was the perfect four night stay in an adorable apartment! Looks exactly like the pictures, extremely clean, cute and the personal touches (coffee/tea/wine and crisps on arrival) were thoughtful and much appreciated, as were having a few things in the kitchen (oil, vinegar and salt/pepper) for cooking. Great communication, easy check in and a lovely stay - I will be back...and soon! Many thanks Lucy and Karl for a wonderful stay in lovely Rye.”