The Barn

Uckfield, Sussex

Race sticks under Pooh's bridge, stroll Ashdown Forest, enjoy supper in a good Sussex pub. Head home to comfort, space and ancient timbers


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


At the end of a country lane, a super sandstone barn, with 16th-century beams and mullion windows. You get a couple of floors and masses of space, a snooker room on the ground floor and a glass-roofed Victorian extension too (the ‘studio room’), with table tennis; it’s a great set up for families. Upstairs is a sitting room – rugs on wooden floors, leather sofas and armchairs, a large TV/DVD. Downstairs are the dining room and the kitchen – Shaker-green cupboards, cream crocks and up to the minute essentials, and a stable door opening to a view of the owners’ garden. Up a spiral stair (there’s a straight stair too) are bedrooms furnished in crisp country style, bathrooms are characterful and heated underfoot. Enjoy a barbecue on your patio and soak up the scene: all you hear are the birds. Walk to Ashdown Forest – inspiration for Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood – or bring the bikes: there are cycle tracks at Forest Row. Not only are you are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but you’re spoiled by pubs too: take a peek at the Sawday’s pub guide!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10am, possibly later by prior arrangement
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £82
Weekly price
from £575
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 5
From £824 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nicola Young

  • Glyndebourne is very close by and we could arrange picnics for you.
  • We are close to Ashdown Forest with fabulous walks, including Pooh Bridge
  • Sheffield Park particularly in the Autumn is well worth a visit.
  • The Barn looks out over the South Downs which are easily accessible for bracing walks!
  • Wakehurst Place is not far either.
  • Chartwell/Hever the homes of the Churchill's and the Boleyn's are about 30 minutes away.