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!


  • 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


  • 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
4pm Monday and Friday
Check out
11am Monday and Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


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


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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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.
  • 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.