The Flint Barns | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

The Flint Barns - Bed & Breakfast in Sussex

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Rathfinny Wine Estate Alfriston, Polegate, BN26 5TU, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Adrian Lamb

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+44 (0)1323 874030(landline)

Unbend here with wine tours, hearty walks, birdwatching, cycling, or just flopping. Eat well, sleep peacefully, feel at home

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An extraordinarily beautiful setting in the South Downs with views all the way to the sea... this pioneering English vineyard (take a tour and discover the story) is an unusual place to stay. Find huge style with a homely feel thanks to cheery Ade. More poshtel than hostel, there are chunky doors, reclaimed oak, bedrooms with luxurious mattresses and small sparkling shower rooms. A fabulous communal sitting room has a roaring wood-burner and books; breakfast (and dinner if you want) is at long tables in the lofty dining room: lovingly cooked and local. Spill onto the courtyard for barbecues, walk straight onto the South Downs Way.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Adrian Lamb:

Local points of interest from
Adrian Lamb:

  • The “Rathfinny“ View. Just stop near the Estate office and you’ll see it, its breath taking.
  • It’s a short walk up the valley to join the South Downs Way. A long distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs in southern England, and is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales.
  • There are some stunning walks in the area. We have printed walks on the notice board and also some good books on local walks in the lounge. You can hire or buy OS map 123 from us or feel free to ask one of the staff for their favourite walk
  • Cuckmere Valley is a haven for wildlife, from over-wintering wildfowl to colourful wild flowers. Cradle Valley is a wonderful example of the species-rich chalk grassland. This habitat attracts rare and colourful butterflies and plants in summer.
  • Frankie’s Beach Café on Seaford Beach. – fabulous for Coffee & Cake. In the summer, it also has the only sandpit on the Sussex coast, which can accommodate many excited children while you sample the coffee and take in the sea air.
  • We are very lucky to have so many places to visit. Seven Sisters Country Park, Charleston Farmhouse, Glyndebourne, Towner Gallery, Michelham Priory, Newhaven Fort and Lewes Castle are all within easy reach of the Flint Barns.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"What an amazing place! Adrian made our whole stay very pleasurable and we will definitely stay again. Such a unique setting and excellent quality accommodation. Yummy breakfast and enjoyed sampling the wine from the estate. Perfect events venue also."
July 2015
"A great place for a B&B stop especially if you are walking the Downs and Adrian provides a map so you can't miss it when coming off the mains Downs pathway. Lovely location and such a well-appointed & furnished unique place to stay - even if the room, the smallest bunkbed room for 4, was definitely on the small size. The staff were great, full of advice and really friendly, but beware of other guests who may not be dog lovers and put a dampener on proceedings. The Rathfinny shop in Frictional also worth a visit - and book early for the vineyard tours. Definitely be back for the Sparkling wine."


July 2015

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 1 Twin
  • , 5 Family rooms for 3 - 5
Price:(i) £95 to£250 per night

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.


Dinner, 2 courses, £20. Pubs 2-3 miles.


Mid-January to mid-February; end of September to end of October & during picking & pruning season.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Direct access to South Downs Way, Friston Forest close by; beach walks.

Dog treats:

Treats, poo bags and advice on walks.

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per night. Max. 2 per booking.

Bringing your dog

Rathfinny Wine Estate Alfriston, Polegate, BN26 5TU, Sussex

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 125 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 100 per night
B&B 1 Twin room
Price: (i) £ 150 to £ 150 per night
B&B 3 Family rooms, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 220 to £ 220 per night
B&B 1 Family room, sleeping 3
Price: (i) £ 200 to £ 200 per night
B&B 1 Family room, sleeping 5
Price: (i) £ 250 to £ 250 per night

Adrian Lamb

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+44 (0)1323 874030(landline)