The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge

Lewes, Sussex
+44 (0)7973 655804
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£110 - £160
per night
£910 - £1120
per week

A super stylish barn conversion with idyllic organic gardens to explore: five acres of woods, orchard, wildflower meadow and natural pond


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Babies welcome

£110 - £160 per night

£910 - £1120 per week

The Experience

You’ll feel peaceful and cosseted in this airy, light space with oak floors, plenty of interesting books (Bloomsbury Group novels, Kipling poetry, books about Charleston) and a big wood-burner to keep things cosy. The living room/kitchen is open plan so nobody need feel lonely when cooking and there’s everything you need to get started; you’ll also find a welcome basket with homemade apple juice and jam, fresh local bread, eggs from their own hens – and milk and butter in the fridge. 

Big glass doors bring the surrounding woodland in but there’s much to explore and you can row on the natural pond, discover two great white cherry trees on the terrace near the house (spectacular in spring), visit the kitchen garden brimming with organic veg in season and stroll the orchard filled with apples, pears, quince, greengages and damsons. Wildlife abounds: hedgehogs, owls and many other birds to spot.

This area is renowned for its farmers’ markets and vineyards, you’re close to the South Downs for bracing or gentle walks and pretty Lewes is nearby. In summer you can light the fire pit and enjoy watching the sun go down by the pond.

The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The total peace and quiet
  • Exploring the beautiful gardens
  • Relaxing and reading in such a gorgeous space
The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge - Gallery

You should know

  • No children over one year old
  • You need to get in the car for pubs and shops
  • There's no public transport


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £910
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


If you like peaceful seclusion with easy access to all the Sussex Weald, the Downs and the coast have to offer, then The Tack Barn is the place to choose. This eco-friendly property is beautifully appointed with tranquil views over a natural Sussex pond. A welcome basket awaits its visitors, but that must remain a surprise! The owner is not only helpful and happy to share a few tips with her guests, but also offers access to her extensive orchard and vegetable garden for fresh fruit and vegetables when in season. Enjoy!

Judith, Kendal

We had an enjoyable stay in Tack Barn which was set in peaceful, rural surroundings. Looking out onto woodland and a pond, it was easy to spend time in comfort watching the stormy clouds through the patio doors. The town of Lewes was only 10 minutes away and had plenty of great independent shops and cafes. We would happily stay there again.

Kristina, Kings Lynn

Such a calm, peaceful and very comfortable place to stay.. I particularly loved being able to throw the bedroom french windows to let the morning in… Corina and Dominic were very welcoming, lovely extra touches meant such a lot.. beautiful fresh garden flowers in the house, welcome basket of goodies, picking veggies from the garden for dinner and being able to use the EV charger on site took away the angst of searching for chargers.. such a great base from which to explore the wonders of East Sussex. Hope we can return soon.. Thank you Margaret & Derek

Margaret, Carmarthenshire

The Tack Barn is such a restful place to stay, with everything thought of and Corina is a wonderfully welcoming host. We particularly enjoyed sitting cosily in front of the log burner and watching the light outside fade. At another time of year, the outside table and decking in that woodland garden setting would be just perfect. We loved it.

John, London

What a find...very comfortable, clean, friendly, beautiful woodland setting. We loved the firepit! Looking forward to a return visit.

Sue, Gloucestershire

The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge is a wonderful conversion of the highest architectural and design standards, matched by its environmental and sustainable credentials. Positioned on the edge of the National Park it has easy access to the countryside of the South Downs and the Weald, and to its unique cultural and artistic heritage and the regions growing arts and crafts businesses.

Lesley, OXFORD

We are really pleased to have found the very stylish Tack Barn cleverly designed to attract light at all times of the day which also has a firepit and woodburner to provide night time ambience. Lovely artistic touches and attention to detail with information on hand if needed from our helpful hosts Corina and Dominic. A stay here offers total relaxation on site or is an ideal base for exploring villages and houses associated with the 'Bloomsbury Set' and historic Lewes. We look forward to returning to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and discover more of the beautiful South Downs. Thank you

Sheila, Ripon

We had a very pleasant stay at the Tack Barn, beautiful surroundings and set in a very peaceful woodland glade. The Barn is extremely well kitted out with everything you need. The owners are close by and very helpful. You can even fees the pigs and help yourself to garden produce. It is also well situated for the lovely town of Lewes, which in turn had easy rail links to the coast if you do not want to drive everywhere. Highly recommended.

Janet, Shipham, Somerset

We had a wonderful fortnight's stay at the cosy Tack Barn with its rural setting and secluded forested area and fire pit straight off the rear deck. Corina is a charming hostess and actively encouraged us to help ourselves from the ample kitchen gardens and orchard. There were even chickens and piglets to feed! The surrounding Sussex countryside is the perfect mix of interesting walks, picturesque ancient villages and country pubs. We can't wait to come back...

Alex, London

Tack Barn is indeed a special place to stay! We had such a lovely time there and would very much like to return next year. Tack Barn is beautifully furnished and the setting is idyllic. We loved the grounds with their beautiful flowers, the pond and the chickens. Fresh lettuce from the vegetable garden was a special treat. When we did venture further afield than the vegetable garden we found Tack Barn an ideal base for exploring East Sussex and Kent. On top of all this, our hosts, Corina and Dominic, were delightful and ever helpful.

Waltraud, London

The Tackbarn provides the perfect getaway experience: fabulous setting, beautifully designed interior, thoughtful hospitality. It was wonderful to be surrounded by nature (the pond/lake and gardens are gorgeous) and yet so close to Lewes and Brighton. Probably the best self-catering place we've stayed in the UK. Can't wait to return....

Helen, Cambridge

The Tack Barn is beautifully thought out and has everything anyone could need for a peaceful few days. We shall return and would recommend it highly to anyone else wishing to explore a fascinating and historic part of Sussex.

Paul, Woodbridge

Thank you so much, Corina, for welcoming us so warmly into your little slice of paradise. We had the most perfect week. The barn was delightful and had everything we could have needed, and was so pristine. We loved the welcome hamper of local goods (thank you for thinking of milk!). We were generously invited to enjoy the gardens, so we had blissful late summer afternoons watching the animals, wandering in the orchard, and lazing by the pond watching the fish leap in the sunshine. I’m not exaggerating to say there’s a scene worthy of Constable everywhere you look. We could have stayed forever.

Carrie, London

Beautiful property, lovely owners and great area. We had a wonderful time staying at the Tack Barn - Corina is an amazing host who gave us so much helpful information about things to do and see in the area. The Barn is very thoughtfully renovated and includes access to the orchard and fruit and vegetable garden. Would highly recommend!

Virginia, London

I was there for a week and it was an outstanding place to stay. Everything was provided to the highest standard and Corina couldn't have been more helpful, leaving delicious provisions (fresh juice, eggs, jam, milk etc.) and ensuring we had everything we needed. The barn is incredibly comfortable and well-appointed. The best nights' sleep I've had in ages. The location is perfect as a base for exploring East Sussex and the surrounding area. Can't recommend the Tack Barn highly enough.

Jonathan, London

We looked at many places before deciding on the Tack Barn. It strikes just the right note of being both modern and cozy. You can tell from the well-equipped kitchen to the perfect small library of books on Sussex to the welcome basket of provisions that everything is approached with a lot of thought and care. Corina could not have been friendlier. Her garden is beautiful and her recommendations of local places are spot on. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Heather, New York, NY

Absolutely heavenly. We had a wonderful weekend cocooned in the Tack Barn cabin away from the stresses and strains of London. However you are close to lots of great places to eat, see and do. Minutes from beautiful Lewes and so much more. We had trouble leaving the beautiful cabin as it was so cosy, beautifully curated and has everything you need. Corina and family were wonderful and would like to return in the all the seasons to experience it again.

Fiona, London

Tack Barn is simply lovely. It is light, roomy, well appointed and warm. The setting is delightful, just as we imagined from the photos on the website. We went to Monk's House, Charleston Farmhouse, Farleys, the Towner Gallery at Eastbourne all within a few miles. We found information on all these and much more in the barn. Corina provided a super welcoming basket and was most friendly and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble if we needed anything. So we had a really relaxing holiday and are most grateful.

Trevor, Oxford

The Tack Barn is a perfect retreat, yet only a few mile from Lewes. We loved the attention to detail, from the vase of nasturtiums in the bathroom to the sleek design of the kitchen . Along with the hospitality which included spot on descriptions of local pubs and recommendations for walks, this was a memorable stay.

Nicola, Windsor

The cottage is beautifully decorated and clearly a lot of careful thought and design has gone into it. Corina and Dominic are friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. We loved being able to pick apples and plums from the Orchard and wild blackberries in the garden. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend... Its in a beautiful part of Sussex.

Shaun, London

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The neighbourhood

A 35-minute walk along footpaths will take you to a pub and a shop at Laughton. Walk the South Downs Way to find out for yourselves why so many artists and writers have painted and written about this area. There are plenty of National Trust gems to visit, Glyndebourne is three miles down the road, Great Dixter close and Charleston Farmhouse well worth a visit.

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.
  • We are at the foot of the South Downs National Park, near the iconic landscapes of the Seven Sisters cliffs, Beachy Head & Cuckmere Haven. We can promise unforgettable walks and beautiful Downland pubs to finish up in.
  • 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
  • The world famous Glyndebourne Opera House is three miles from us, with its summer Festival and touring performances in the autumn. Members get priority for tickets, but the public booking opens online in early spring.
  • We are lucky to have so many award-winning local food and wine producers in Sussex. Stock up at the farmer's markets, the award-winning local vineyards, historic Harvey's Brewery and the Cider and Perry collection at Middle Farm while you are here.


Corina Buckwell

Corina welcomes you charmingly and will see you off when you leave. She's a graphic designer and also lets out artists' studios on her land as well as giving neighbours allotments in the garden under the old Landshare scheme. She's a talented gardener and you're welcome to roam her lovely garden.