Birdsong Barn

Broad Oak & Brede, Rural Sussex

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Wild garlic time March and April. Enjoy a wildlife safari at this unique property set in its own private nature reserve with 350 acres of varied conservation landscape just waiting to be explored!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,091 per week
  • £156 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats



  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 2 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Birdsong Barn is a wonderful holiday cottage getaway, set in its own private nature reserve, offering a truly unique break with a wildlife safari tour conducted by the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic owner.  

The Barn is situated in the Hamlet of Three Oaks, by a wildflower meadow on the edge of a stream and is surrounded by varied landscape from woodlands to wetlands to wildflower meadows and the whole farm is available for walking, bird watching or just simply reconnecting with nature.

The owner will accompany you on a tour of the 350 acres of this private reserve either by walking or by vehicle where you will see close-up the herd of amazing Konik ponies that are used for conservation grazing. At the right time of year there could be thousands of orchids in flower, you can walk through meadows alive with the sound of grasshoppers and crickets and to date over 35 species of butterfly, 110 species of bird, 22 species of dragonfly and more than 800 species of invertebrates have been recorded.  

Whether your interest is birds, butterflies, flowers or just the appreciation of nature, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing dawn chorus, performed by the many species of birds that also enjoy spending time here.

The barn dates back to the 18th century and has been restored by local craftsmen to create a beautiful, spacious luxury holiday home.  This property comfortably sleeps 4 in two bedrooms situated on the first floor and there is an added bonus of a double sofa bed on the ground floor.  Nestling deep in the countryside and surrounded by woodland it is surprisingly only 5 miles from the coast and close to the historic towns of Rye, Battle and Hastings with its colourful and vibrant old town.

Shop:  1.5 miles   Pub: 1 mile    Coast: 5 miles 

Ground Floor:
The entrance is at the rear of the property, opening into an Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Room and Kitchen Area
Entrance Hall has a stunning vaulted ceiling with oak beams and a bespoke oak staircase.  The central area is spacious and full of light with floor to ceiling windows  The oak flooring extends throughout the ground floor with many original, colourful Persian rugs (complimentary slippers are provided) with plenty of hanging space for coats and racks for shoes and boots
Sitting Room has a wood burning stove, two sofas (one a double sofa bed) and a matching armchair, occasional tables with TV and DVD and a home cinema system
Snug Area has a leather sofa with stunning views over the meadow
Dining Area has a country style dining table with four chairs and a bench, a dresser and doors to the terrace at the front of the property
Kitchen is modern and well equipped and is fully fitted with granite work tops, a ceramic tiled floor, a Rayburn cooker, Gorenje fridge/freezer, slim line dishwasher, washer/dryer and a microwave
Wet Room is fully tiled with a large shower head plus a separate hand-held shower, a heated floor, washbasin and w.c.  This room is suitable for guests with mobility requirements and a handrail is fitted by the w.c and a chair for use in the shower is available

Easy stairs with handrail and Persian rugs feature throughout the first floor...

First Floor:
All doorways upstairs are low beamed, including the en-suite
Bedroom 1 has oak flooring and a vaulted ceiling.  The curtain fabric brings the natural world inside and there is a king-size bed with matching bedside tables and Christian Wade lamps, an oak wardrobe, an antique oak coffer and a hand made driftwood mirror .  This leads into the fully tiled En-Suite Shower Room with driftwood effect tiles and under floor heating. There is a large corner shower, heated towel rail, washbasin with an illuminated mirror and w.c
Bedroom 2 also has oak flooring and a vaulted ceiling and again the natural world is cleverly reflected in the curtain fabric.  The king-size zip and link bed has been hand-built in oak and there are matching bedside tables with bespoke lamps, a chest of drawers, a hand-made drift-wood mirror, an antique oak coffer and pegs with hangers for clothes
Bathroom has under floor heating, porcelain tiles and a vaulted ceiling. It has a splendid roll-top bath with shower over plus a hand held shower, heated towel rail, washbasin with illuminated mirror and w.c

Garden:  There is a terraced area to the rear and front with outside seating and 350 acres of private nature reserve just waiting to be explored.  Maps of the farm with walks are provided at the property
Parking: There is ample private parking for 4 cars behind and to the side of the property
Heating: Central heating, and a wood burning stove (first basket of logs provided)
Notes: Please advise when booking if twin beds or a double are required in bedroom 2. Price includes a full tour that lasts 4- 5 hours. High speed broadband with BT Fibre.

Additional Information:
Every day and every week new things happen...from Nightingales to stunning wildflower meadows, from hundreds of wildfowl to glow-worms, from the beautiful dawn chorus to fungi foraging.  Birdsong Barn's face book page will be regularly updated to illustrate all the differing aspects of Nature's Year. Read the wonderful review at for more information.



Thank you for being an amazing host and letting us stay in your beautiful barn for the week. We had an amazing time and a wonderful, relaxing break. we thoroughly enjoyed our wild meadow and wetland safari tour, it was excellent!! Thanks again for a lovely welcoming 5 * stay

Mr J T,

Just a note of appreciation for the fantastic stay and tour with valuable knowledge we gained. We valued this holiday to be the best for many years. So thanks again.

Den and L,

A lovely, relaxing week in a beautiful location. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us Philip.

A & R,

A perfect say in a perfect location. Birdsong Barn is a spectacular place! The safari was really enjoyable. Philip was a brilliant host.

Len and S,

An absolutely wonderful stay in a beautiful barn on a stunning and peaceful reserve. Philip's nature safai is a MUST - just soak up his knowledge and experience. Lots of peaceful walks. One of the best bits is just the huge variety of birds on the feeders - may be 20 species. A perfect holiday!

The F,

Beautifully calm and peaceful. Phil and Maria were lovely. Phil's safari was a fantastic experience - we loved it! We can barely tear ourselves away - thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.

The Thorne Family,

What a perfect holiday! Birdsong Barn is such a wonderful place to stay, both the house and the surrounding nature are amazing. Thank you for the hospitality. We hope to return!

Previous Customer,

A lovely quiet barn and owner very helpful. Especially enjoyed his tour of his land and being able to walk in his wild-flower meadow.

Mrs Jan J,

A wonderful cottage, in the middle of a quiet and relaxing natural reserve. The owner also gave us a tour of the estate, which was a wonderful experience and both we and our children learned a lot about nature and conservation. Inside the cottage everything is both cosy and high quality, with everything in place to start relaxing immediately. Really a place that we will visit again, next time for a longer period (this time we only had a weekend).

Mr Tim L,

A fantastic stay!What a wonderful property. So so beautiful, amazing facilities and wonderful wildlife. The owner took us on a short tour and we saw wild horses. The surrounding area is also great to explore. Thanks for a brilliant stay!

Mrs C,

Birdsong barn is so aptly named as that is what you constantly hear that & nature it’s a beautiful setting with no traffic noise whatsoever! Philip is so friendly helpful & knowledgeable & kindly showed us around the stunning nature reserve Philip even bought a fire pit for our visit as I called & asked if they had one so thank you very much we made good use of it I have a rule never to go back to a property but in this case I think we shall return as we would love to see the meadows in full bloom thank you Philip you have a very special place

Ms Carole H,