The Tack Barn at Upper Lodge

Lewes, Sussex
Self-catering


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

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

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

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Tack Barn has just been awarded 'Self-Catering Accommodation Provider of the Year' in the inaugral Staycation Awards

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am Monday-Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. No check-ins on Sundays.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £103
Weekly price
from £720
Surcharges
£110 - £135 per night.
1 Barn for 2
From £1031 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

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

Tack Barn is a fabulous place to spend a few days, set within beautiful grounds and surrounded by nature. The accommodation provides all the facilities you could need and is beautifully decorated, with lovely local pieces. The location is perfect for enjoying the South Downs and surrounding towns and villages.

Mark, Colchester

A wonderful little cottage in a beautiful setting. Comfortable, well equipped and in excellent condition. A perfect, peaceful hideaway, but with so much to do and see in the area. Also, a wonderful host in Corine who made us feel so much at home from the moment we arrived. We are truly delighted to have discovered it and have added it to our small list of places we will return to time and again.

Michael, Pulborough

We absolutely loved Tack Barn! Beautiful location and so cosy - we relaxed the moment we arrived. Corina gave us some brilliant recommendations for our stay- the South Downs Way at Firle beacon was just superb for a run as was pottering around nearby Lewes. The barn is kitted out with absolutely everything you could possibly need- from cycle maps to board games. We could have stayed at least another week! Can’t recommend this place highly enough.

Katie, London

What a beautiful property! Stayed for three nights with my husband and baby - we didn’t want to leave. Tack Barn is the perfect base for exploring the Sussex countryside and towns like Lewes. Corina and Dominic are wonderful hosts and couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you again for our lovely breakfast hamper and delicious pie!

Beth, Kent

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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Location

The neighbourhood

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 stunning local vineyards, historic Harvey's Brewery and the Cider and Perry collection at Middle Farm while you are here.

Introducing

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.