The guest book overflows with praise – for the solid restoration, the deeply rural setting, Sarah’s homemade goodies (especially the bread), the garden (all yours, with fabulous views), and ‘Twiggy’ the deer that drops by. Approach down a leafy no-through road just outside little Punnetts Town; the farm is ahead, the granary on the left and woods and pastureland enfold you. Graham the owner has done a superb job on this 1820s barn, restoring the exposed beams and rafters and the first-floor block and tackle, then adding floors and doors from locally sourced oak, top-range kitchen appliances and a generous walk-in shower. It’s a big, welcoming first-floor space, open-plan and with wonderful views, reached via a slip-proof outside stair. A ground-floor room is dedicated to garden furniture and games, space for dogs and muddy wellies, and extra wc. Spend the day exploring the castles of Bodiam and Pevensey, the gardens of Sissinghurst and Charleston, and the coast, a 20-minute drive. Glyndebourne is close too. Come home to music, wide beds and deep sofas, a furnished patio and a brilliant run-around garden.