Approach down a leafy no-through road from little Punnetts Town. The farm is on the left, the granary is ahead, and the pastureland stretches for miles. Graham has done a great job on this 1820s barn, and Sarah’s garden is wonderful to roam.
Enter a big, comfortable, first-floor space filled with light and views. Below is a place for garden furniture, games, dogs and muddy wellies. You can stroll to the village shop for coffee or pull on your boots and set off for Bateman’s – Kipling’s former home. The countryside is gorgeous and you can be there in two hours. The area is also full of National Trust houses, and some of the best gardens in the country… Sissinghurst and Great Dixter are 20 miles. Young families could spend the day at Pevensey Bay, an easy half-hour drive.
Then it’s home to ducks on the pond, wagtails on the lawn, squirrels, birdsong and dozens of deer.