My stay at The Little Barn, Uckfield

Published: Wednesday 7th Dec 2011

Before my countdown to Christmas could really start properly; I decided it was wise to recharge my batteries and get away for a romantic weekend with my partner, and our dog (although I'm not sure how romantic the latter really is). Choice of property? The Little Barn, Uckfield. We chose this property because we live in Brighton and didn't want to spend half of our weekend travelling to and from our chosen destination; and the property looked particularly light for those impending cold dreary winter mornings that have recently descended upon us.

We arrived at the property at bang on 4pm (did I already mention we were eager to get there?) and were greeted by the owner - "Perfect timing!" she exclaimed - fab welcome. She led us through the enormous garden to the barn and there it was, quaint and pretty.

The garden overlooks fields and there was a lovely seated area for the summer. Inside the barn, there was a home-made cream tea waiting. The owner explained a few things about the workings of the barn and what was nearby and left us to it. The barn is a large studio with an immaculate separate shower room. The owner had thought of everything from shower gel to a little Lindt ball left on each of our pillows. The sofa was comfy and great for snuggling on and the television turned so it could be viewed from the sofa, dining table, or bed. The bed - how could I forget the bed! It was the hugest double in the world! I could lay across it width-ways and only just touch the edges with my arms outstretched!

Needless to say, with such cosy surroundings, and a mini-Yorkshire terrier needing minimal exercise; we did very little all weekend except have a walk over the fields on the Saturday morning with Delta the dog; head to the shop up a mile away for supplies later in the day; and lazily drive to a country pub about a mile and a half away on the Sunday for lunch! My first experience staying in one of Freedom Holiday Homes' cottages couldn't have been better, now I just need to decide where I'm going on my next trip!