The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge

Lewes, Sussex

A super stylish barn conversion with roaring wood-burner. You’re tucked in a quiet corner with lush gardens, woods to wander, a pond to row


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Near lovely Lewes this is a super stylish bolthole: garden lovers, antique hunters, walking devotees will adore it here; as will more sybaritic souls. Hop into the hammock; help yourself to veg from the garden; tuck into a brimming goodie basket (home-laid eggs, local bread, orchard fruit). Inside this newly converted stables light floods into a lofty open-plan kitchen/living space: a smart sofa and chair face the wood-burner (logs on the house) and the swish kitchen is kitted out for foodies. Eat inside or pop through French doors to the wrap-around deck and gaze out to the pond. Spot quirky touches at every turn – tea towels, table cloths, lampshades – many made by local craftspeople on site; visit the workshops too. Your bedroom is calming, the bathroom up-to-the-minute, and the whole place is eco-smart. Coddled by woods and fields there are walks from the door; heaps of NT gems to visit, Glyndebourne close by, so too Great Dixter but the gardens here are also special. Corina, who lives at Upper Lodge, has a keen eye for design and knows her plants: note the katsura tree – its leaves smell of burnt sugar!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £660
£110 - £135 per night.
1 Barn for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


We loved our stay at Tack Barn. The house is small but perfectly formed. Views are spectacular of the trees and pond - a lovely escape from London. Also really enjoyed the log burner for a cosy night in. The local area had loads to see and do and some top pubs.

Susan, London

The Tack Barn is a beautifully appointed, stylish home from home with everything you could need for a cosseted weekend (or week) away. It's very peaceful and you can build a fire in the fire pit and sit under the stars in the summer or cosy up to the log burner in the winter. Corina is very welcoming and is passionate about the local area where there's lots to do, whether you are interested in the literary associations or the many beautiful gardens. There's lots of great walking and cycling too - the South Downs Way is very close and some footpaths lead directly from the garden.

Alison, Sawday's inspector

I have stayed at the eco-friendly Tack Barn on half a dozen occasions, in different seasons and for different reasons (ie both to work and play). Barely a week goes by when I don't dream of being back there. The wood burner and the naked trees in winter, the extensive help-yourself vegetable garden in the summer. The owners are charm personified and I have never wanted for anything. Lewes, Glyndebourne etc are on the doorstep, as are long walks in ancient forests. But you might well just want to hang out at the barn and gaze at the small lake and the wildlife.

Amy, Brighton

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Corina Buckwell

  • The country homes & haunts of the Bloomsbury Group are on our doorstep, including; Virginia Woolf's home at Monk's House, Charleston Farmhouse the home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, and Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst is less than an hour away
  • The county town of Lewes is ten minutes away, with its historic high street, independent shops and cafes, Norman castle and Bonfire celebrations. Excellent hunting ground for antiques, flea markets & auction houses.
  • There are many beautiful Downland villages and excellent country pubs to discover nearby. We particularly like Alfriston, Ditchling and Firle
  • The area has always been a haven for artists and writers; walk in the footsteps of artist Eric Ravilious and Eric Gill, visit Farley Farmhouse, home of Surrealist Roland Penrose & photographer Lee Miller, or Rudyard Kipling's beloved Batemans
  • We are at the foot of the South Downs National Park and the spectacular South Downs Way. Near us at its eastern end are the iconic landscapes of the Seven Sisters, Beachy Head & Cuckmere Haven.
  • We are lucky to have so many award winning local food producers in Sussex. Stock up at the farmer's markets, Harvey's Brewery, the Cider and Perry collection at Middle Farm and the local vineyards while you are here.