Allen's Farm Oast nestles in an area of outstanding natural beauty with far reaching views over fields and trees.The Oast has been converted into a luxurious four bedroomed house using exceptionally high quality materials and finished to a supremely high standard. It provides very spacious and comfortable accommodation for eight. Authentic bricks and beams have been preserved to retain the innate character of the lovely old building but the latest materials have been used where appropriate to enhance the comfort and bring a sense of contemporary style to the living arrangements. The original farmhouse and other outbuildings are adjacent but do not overlook the property which feels beautifully remote but is actually only three miles from the charming medieval town of Mayfield with its lovely shops and pubs. Many national treasures are nearby including Bodiam Castle, Sheffield Park, Batemans and there is plenty to keep the children happy with Go Ape at Bedgebury Forest, Drusillas Park at Alfriston, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum or Herstmonceux Castle and The Observatory to name but a few! Short breaks accepted in winter months only. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 1 mile Coast: 20 miles
The main entrance to the Oast House is on the side through a loggia and approached via a short flight of 4 steps...
The door opens into a hall with coat hooks and a door to the garage with useful storage and additional fridge. Two steps down to large..
Inner Hall off which there is a door to the dining room and
Cloakroom with washbasin and w.c. One step down to a further inner hall with staircase to first floor, sofa and telephone and door to paved courtyard area. To the right, a step up to alternative entrance with useful coat and boot storage and doors to dining room and kitchen
Dining Room with wood floors, original brick wall and old beams incorporated into the contemporary design which includes a wall of wooden framed windows providing wonderful natural light. A beautiful large oak table with eight leather chairs
Kitchen is very generously proportioned with tiled floor and is well fitted with plenty of storage including a granite topped central island. There is an electric oven with hob, a microwave, an under counter larder fridge and separate large freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine. Large table and eight chairs
Off the hall is a passage way leading to...
Bedroom 1 has a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, bedside tables and a door to the loggia which provides a shady retreat for sitting outside. En-Suite Shower Room a frosted glass door leads to a fully tiled walk in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 2 occupies the ground floor of the roundel with fabulous views over countryside and access to the courtyard garden. Twin beds, bedside table, wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair
Shower Room - large walk in shower with two benches on which to relax, a washbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and chair
From the inner hall a wooden staircase leads upstairs to...
A spacious landing houses shelves containing a large slection of DVDs, books and games, an armchair and a large dresser containing wardrobe space. To the right is...
Sitting Room is wonderfully spacious with lofty, beamy ceiling, wood floors and a wood burning stove. Leather seating comprises two large sofas and two armchairs, with several tables and a large TV/DVD. Full length glazed doors have safety locks preventing them from being opened by mischievous fingers...
Off the landing is a further landing with chest of drawers and three steps down into the upper level of the roundel which accommodates...
Bedroom 4 is the full height of the roundel right up to the fully operational cowl has been stunningly preserved to make this a very special space, perfectly complemented with a king-size brass bed, bedside tables,chair and a marble-topped washstand dressing table
Bathroom - the bath has a centrally fixed shower attachment and there is a separate walk in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c. A delightful porthole such as you might find in a luxury liner has been converted into a mirror with shelves behind and there are glorious views through the windows
Garden: To the rear is a large, lawned, fenced garden surrounded by gorgeous countryside. There is a paved courtyard area with al fresco seating and a quiet loggia providing shady cover. There is a rotary washing line out of view.
Parking: To the rear, plenty of parking. It is possible to unload luggage by the loggia before parking behind the property.
Heating: Underfloor heating supplemented by radiators and wood burning stove.
Also Provided: Telephone for emergencies. Logs.
Notes: Please be aware that the Oast is on a working sheep farm. If you would like to entertain any additional guests during your stay - please enquire when booking or with the owner who lives next door. £100 cash security deposit payable on arrival.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Gold Award
- Welcome Pack upon arrival
- Bed linen included
- Bath towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1 miles away
- 20 miles from the coast
Very good & nice cottage. Excellent contact with owners. Very beautiful location.Mr Thierry Goossens - 7th November 2017
Beautiful spacious accommodation with everything you could possibly need. Mrs Sylvia Thompson - 2nd August 2017
If only all holiday cottages were presented to the standard of Allens Farm Oast! It is exemplary.Mrs Lorraine Stock - 2nd July 2017
This is a 7 stars location with a very high standard of furniture and cleanliness. Many thanks should go to the great owner of the property who made our stay unforgetable by her kindness and help throughout our stay. I highly recommend this place for a wonderful and unforgetable holidayMr Abdulmonem Hayani - 10th April 2017
Fantastic house set in beautiful countryside - I would highly recommend Allen's farm Oast as a great place for a holiday, Owners was friendly and very helpful plus provided a lovely cake. Had a great timeMs Debbie Braiden - 24th March 2017
Beautiful.Mrs K Heffer - 20th February 2017
Beautiful house that had everything we needed.Mrs Anna Ebden - 30th October 2016
The best self-catering I have ever stayed in.Mr R Walford - 10th July 2016
Lovely property with a high standard of fittings and equipment.Mrs S M F Newton - 3rd April 2016
We booked the Oast House from the description in the brochure and because of the layout of bedrooms and facilities for a family get together. We were amazed when arriving at the property, 1st class design and 1st class facilities. Hardy, splendid location. We have had a lovely weekend, why not list as 5 stars? The property deserves it.Bill, Yvonne, Suzanne, Ed, Caroline & Glly - 25th January 2016
This was our second stay here and we loved it all over again. Fantastic way to start the New Year, so relaxing. The owners are extremely nice and very helpful. We loved it! We hope to be back again in the future. Wish you all the best.Bela & Alex - 5th January 2016
Lovely setting for our visitors from the US. Thank you so much.Aamidor Family-USA & The BaxtersTunbridge Wells - 29th December 2015
We've had a great time in the Oast! Lots of beautiful areas to explore. Beachy Head, Seven Sisters, Scotney and Bodium Castles and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Walking and running with the kids!. Many thanksFamily Beauijieu - The Netherlands - 23rd October 2015
What a lovely place to stay, in a peaceful setting. We enjoyed the nearby towns for a walk around. Tunbridge Wells was an interesting place to visit. We also went to Hawkhurst to look around the smugglers route. Thank you for the lovely cake and tea on our arrival.The Chambers Family - 15th October 2015
Lovely property, we can't fault it!. Days out included Hever Castle (very good and enjoyed by all ages) The Observatory Science Centre (this was the kids favourite) Bentley Wildfowl (who knew there were so many species of duck!) The Cuckoo Trail (good but quite hard work on the way back as up hill !) Kent & East Sussex Railway (this was fun) Tunbridge Wells (thankfully full of coffee shops to avoid the storms)The children would like to say thank you for the badminton rackets and cricket set, although Uncle Neil didn't share their enthusiasm so much ! All in all a lovely holiday.P.S. We recommend The Rose and Crown and Middle House in Mayfield for good food.The Martins & The Potters - 14th August 2015
We have been in this house for the first time and it was amazing! Great place for relaxing! The cake was a nice welcome and tasted good! Yummy! The owners were very friendly and helpful. Leon loved playing with the sheep and fishing. We spent a lot of time with your cute dog Tilly. Also our visits to the other places in the surroundings were lovely. We really enjoyed Bodium Castle, Marle Place and Garden as well as London. We will come back in the future. Thank you for everything!!Family Schopzig - Germany - 2nd August 2015
An exceptional property.A very warm welcome from the owners. Every comfort has been thought off.Mrs D from Essex - 30th May 2015
Wow! What an amazing place. Such a stunning spot with the most amazingly equipped and spotlessly clean Oast House. We loved it and can't fault it. Leo loved playing with the lambs and naming the cow Cassie. We enjoyed the stunning walks and beautiful scenery of East Sussex. It was just perfect for all the family. So much thought has gone into this to provide everything you need for a super holiday. Flic and Chop you should be proud of yourselves. The cake was yummy too!!The Mannings, Stapletons & Palmer - 29th May 2015
We have had the most amazing week - thank you for making us feel so welcome. Everything in the Oast House to such a high standard, it was a real pleasure to stay here. Already looking forward to returning next May.Mrs Dartnall - 15th May 2015
A true gem and more than anything we'd expected! We could have spent the whole week just here in the house (something the kids would have loved!). The warm atmosphere, comfort and attention to detail made this a wonderfully relaxing experience and we will be making a return visit some time in the future!Family Metz & Family Crijns - 8th May 2015
Wonderfully equipped. Great location for walking. Pub in Mayfield fantastic to eat - but get there early as booking not allowed - food is worth the journey.Mr & Mrs Kent - 13th April 2015
Beautifully equipped - lovely place to stay!Mr & Mrs Williams - 13th April 2015
High quality refurb and top location off the beaten track !Mr Silom from Suffolk - 15th August 2014
A truly stunning house - lovely location to spend Christmas. We have really appreciated the spaciousnessRye family from New Zealand - 27th December 2013
Beautiful place, beautiful surroundings and lovely people at Allen's farm, every blessing be to you!Chris, Liz, Richard, Louise, John and Caroline from Haywards Heath and Liverpool - 4th November 2013
A beautiful oast house in a beautiful county. Enjoyed our week with trips to Bedgebury Forest, the South Downs, Mayfield, Lewes. We will be back!!!!The Hatch family from Essex - 1st November 2013
Allens Farm Oast House is an amazing, beautifully finished holiday home set in lovely countryside. It has been a wonderful setting to share with family and friends. We have enjoyed our walks and foraging in the hedgerows for blackberries and sloes!The Evans Family - 17th October 2013
This is the most gorgeous and luxurious holiday home we have ever stayed in. We would love to come back again and see more of the area. We went to Brighton, Hastings, Lewes, Chartwell and Hever and all of it is definitely worth seeing.The Thoma and Walther families from Germany - 1st August 2013
A perfect return visit to the Oast House. It has been a pleasure to wake up and sit on the patio on lazy mornings and to return after a day out to watch twilight descend and the bats to emerge. We were also lucky enough to see badgers once. The owner always shows warm hospitality.The Turner family from Lancashire - 1st July 2013
What a fabulous Oast House. All very comfortable, wonderful showers and delicious cake.Our 2 teenage boys found lots to do - Go Ape at Bedgebury Forest, Quad Biking near Bewl Water and Clay Pigeon Shooting at Fletching.Hope to be back next year.Hugh, Sally, Jake, Sam and Xian from Kingston - 1st July 2013
We felt very welcome and really enjoyed our wonderful break in this beautiful house in idyllic surroundings. We would love to come back and stay again next time.Mr and Mrs Guenier from New Zealand - 1st July 2013
We arrived on a cold windy and rainy evening, it was so wonderful to enter this very beautiful Oast House and see a welcome pack and cake. We love staying in this lovely house. We felt completely relaxed - it is so well equipped and everything has been thought of the make a holiday enjoyable. We do hope to come again.The Staneland family from Middlesex - 1st May 2013
We had a lovely time in this beautiful Oast House. The children loved seeing the farm animals, birds and wildlife - deer, rabbits, guinea fowl, woodpecker.We visited Eastbourne, Hastings and Bedgebury Pinetum.We would love to come back as it is such an idyllic place for a family break.The Ohrland family from Chelmsford - 1st May 2013
A perfect house and setting for a special family holiday. The house is beautiful, very well equipped and very comfortable with lots of space. The highlight being the beautiful countryside and the baby lambs that the children adored. A perfect Easter break.Mr and Mrs Shackleton from Surrey - 1st April 2013
I enjoyed myself very much and I would absolutely like to stay here again - it was a very cool visit that I had!! WOW!!Wow, this was the best holiday ever - when can I come again?, the sheep were comforting and the house was very homely. My one word to describe this holiday is 'Unforgettable'The Hammond family - 1st November 2012
This has been the most gorgeous and luxurious holiday home we have ever spent time at. We'd love to come back here again and see more of the area. We went to Brighton, Hastings, Lewes, Chartwell and Hever and all of it is definitely worth seeing.The Walther family from Germany - 6th September 2012
A lovely place, we really enjoyed the house - very special and plenty of room! - 1st September 2012
WOW! What an amazing place to stay. Fantastic views, beautiful walks, amazing showers, decor superb, attention to detail spot on! We have had a superb week with fabulous weather all made perfect by having this luxurious oast house to call 'home' for a week. We would definitely love to come back.The Stubbs family - 1st September 2012
A second visit for us - very enjoyable. The house is a pleasure to entertain in, enjoyed the space and quality of everything. Superb showers. Hope to return.The Rattray family - 1st August 2012
Had a fantastic holiday. Looking forward to coming back next year.The Baker family from Ipswich - 1st August 2012
Wonderful house, lovely location, helpful host - everything we could want. Lovely views, easy for all places of interest, or you could just sit in the garden and rest. Thank you for a lovely stay.The Warren family - 1st August 2012
A labyrinth of beauty and cleanliness and comfort. The Oast has been a wonderful place to call home for the past two weeks. It has been a delight to sit on the patio in the balmy mornings with books. Lots of National Trust properties nearby to visit and good pub food in Mayfield. Our host have been very warm, friendly and accommodating.Mr and Mrs Turner from Wigan - 1st July 2012
This was our second stay and it proved to be just as fantastic as the first. Hope to return again some time in the future.The Blockleys - 8th June 2012
This was our second stay and it proved to be just as fantastic as the first. Hope to return in the future.The Blockley family - 1st June 2012
How we agree with all the positive comments made by previous occupants. A lovely space to relax in luxury with family and friends Thanks for the welcome pack and to the friendly, yet unobtrusive owners.Mr Jemmett from Hythe - 1st June 2012
Just perfect. Owners could not have done more for our family. Wish we could have stayed longer.The Garnet family - 1st June 2012
Just what we needed, an idyllic spot, breathtaking countryside and wonderful birdsong. There was a greater spotted woodpecker outside the kitchen on our arrival and on our last day. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute in this beautiful, well appointed home. I could get used to this sort of luxury!A marvelous place to find in the midst of a wonderful landscape of hills, valleys, woods, fields and streams. Such a well-appointed and modern equipped oast is the ideal place for a family to celebrate a 90th birthday! Must book now for my 100th!!!The Toft family - 1st May 2012
What a wonderful week! Stunning, spacious, beautifully equipped oast in a perfect location. All of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cuckoo walk is recommended, along with walk to Mayfield and of course lunch at The Middle House. Other local hostelries? The Star Inn - Heathfield, Horse & Groom - Rushlake Green, The Ram - Firle, very good food too!Masters & Thompson - 14th July 2011
Enjoyed our stay. Wonderful venue for a family get together. Everything catered for and the weather was kind. Thank you, you have truly thought of everything. Can recommend the Gun Inn at Chiddingly for a great meal and the walk to Mayfield is well worth doing.Jean, Daria and Aimee Spencer - 8th July 2011
What a beautiful house. We could not believe it when we arrived. The children were so excited when they saw it. The welcome pack was a very nice touch too. It was such a luxury to have the lovely showers & bathrooms etc. We are certainly going to try to come again.David & Stephanie Ashton - 1st July 2011
Wonderful house. Perfect for our annual get away! Decor fab - great attention to detail throughout the Oast.Sarah Carter - 30th June 2011
We've had a wonderful time in this very special place. We are so impressed by the very high standard of the house and the facilities you provide. The setting is beautiful and the children loved the space and safe garden! Thank you for the welcome pack. We hope to be back!The Howie family - 23rd June 2011
What a wonderful, lovely place. We all, the children and the parents really had a fantastic time. Actually we do not want to leave and go home in our poor (!) houses in the Black Forest. Thank you so much for your lovely hospitable house. We'll definitely be coming back!|Armbruster and Schatz - 19th June 2011
Love the house and grounds, my son (2 years) loved the freedom of the garden, mother enjoyed her 60th birthday very much. Beautiful!!!!!Caroline Underwood & Family - 1st June 2011
What a wonderful place to celebrate good times. The setting is absolutely beautiful and just the bride-to-be's cup of tea, being from the countryside! Everything was catered for and the weekend was just perfect!Susanne Foster - 22nd May 2011
Wonderful holiday and oast excellent facilities. Hope to be back!Dudney and Strange family - 20th May 2011
We have enjoyed a great, relaxing weekend in this beautiful Oast. Very peaceful, lovely walks on the doorstep, brilliant facilities especially the shower & kitchen.Janet & Michael Hatcher - 8th May 2011
Magnificent house and environment. Many compliments for the people who built this house. Our 4 children had a fantastic week here, just like us. Thanks and hope to see you again.Family Kip-Bouwmeester - 6th May 2011
After a 22 hour flight with four children, what a fantastic sight to see the Oast House! Beautiful facilities, bathrooms and kitchen. The kids thoroughly enjoyed playing soccer in the fields, not to mention the Easter Egg Hunt. This is a great location to explore the English countryside and Sussex and Kent attractions. Would really recommend Hever castle, Bedgebury, Drusillas, Wilderness Wood for kids. If you want to go to London park at Frant and get the train up. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality.Caroline Marull & family - 29th April 2011
A lovely large and oddly architectured house, enjoyed the use of the Aga, showers, hi-fi and ample space. And to be surrounded by Cath Kidston felt like quite the luxury. Thank you for your lovely hospitable house.David Sharkey - 22nd March 2011
What a fantastic house, thank you for letting us share your space. We were lucky that the sun shone so could really appreciate the walks and the views. We will be back!!Tim & Zoe Smith - 30th January 2011
Outstanding house. Outstanding views. My own home will never do!P.S. I want a shower like yours!Jo Willett - 30th January 2011
We had a lovely weekend in this beautiful oast, pure luxury on all accounts, warm, roomy and everything catered for. Lovely walks as well! Looking forward to returningLiz, Simon Phillips - 30th January 2011
What a lovely place - you've thought of everything! We have had a really relaxing week enjoying different walks in the area despite all the mud! Can recommend the Horse and Groom at Rushlake Green and for a different eating experience during the day try Bills in Lewes. Looking forward to coming back.Sally & Pete Penfold (and Bliss) - 20th January 2011
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