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:

  • £1,119 per week
  • £160 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats

Facilities

Bathrooms

  • 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

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • 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

Accessibility

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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • 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.

Description

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 www.countrylife.co.uk/travel for more information.

 

Reviews

Birdsong Barn has been carefully and tastefully renovated. It looks beautiful with rich oak floors and oriental rugs. The handmade beds are superbly comfortable. The real joy is the peace of being in the middle of a natural conservation area with its wild flower meadows, wetlands, wild horses and birds' song. It is down the end of an unadopted and rather rocky road so don't give up - there is ample parking and turning space once you reach the barn. We enjoyed the thoughtful hospitality of the owner of the barn. Anyone looking for a stress-free holiday would be amply rewarded.

mrs S,

A beautiful property, furnished to a very high standard with very comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and all the wildlife. The owner was helpful and attentive and gave us a fascinating tour round the nature reserve.

Dr C,

Thank you so much for such a joyous and relaxing holiday at Birdsong Barn. We have had the best time - the ride around your property and swim was incredible!

Ms Stephanie B,

We have enjoyed our stay in Birdsong Barn and the kind hospitality extended by Philip & Maria. The design and detail of fittings is to be commended, making Birdsong Barn truly incredible, added to which our trip round the conservation area has made our stay really special. Look forward to visiting again in the near future. Many thanks.

Mr Malcolm S,

Thank you Philip for your generous hospitality. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birdsong Barn, would recommend to anyone. Your dedication to the environment is fantastic and we wish you and all your family all the best for the future.

Mr David B,

We very much appreciated the high quality of Birdsong Barn, its tranquility and nature around. The Estate tour was very informative and enjoyable.

Mr Keith I,

Thank you Philip for being such a generous, knowledgeable and helpful host. A rare haven for all species, including us! May all your wildlife efforts be rewarded and all the cows, sheep and horses remain upright and out of the ditches.

Mrs Lucy B,

Thank you for a wonderful week - perfect, peaceful location. Enjoyed the work experience as shepherds and herding the cattle! Hopefully we'll be back.

Mr Geoff M,

Birdsong Barn is a haven of peace and tranquility, thank you for a wonderful week. I can't think of a better place to find ourselves in lockdown. Thank you also for your time and enthusiasm in showing us round your land, we felt very privileged (and the jeep is great fun!)

Dr Michael B,

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