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Rushfields Barn

Poynings, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

 

  • A serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
  • Idyllic country cottage with a stunning beamed living area and wood burning stove, perfect for couples and families
  • Set at the foot of the South Downs National Park with beautiful walks
  • Within a short drive to Brighton for a great day out at the seaside and an opportunity to explore the renowned eateries and attractions
Property code: 80378

This beautifully converted barn has been transformed into a light and airy cottage offering a tranquil getaway in idyllic rural surroundings for both couples and families.

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is located within the grounds of a garden centre, offering a farm shop and cafe. A bus stop outside the garden centre provides a regular bus service into Brighton, perfect for exploring this bustling seaside resort with its range of shops and well-known attractions such as the Brighton i360 and Royal Pavilion. Heading a little further from the cottage will lead you to a whole host of wonderful locations including Devils Dyke, Leondardslee Gardens, Nymans, Glyndebourne, and Lewes Castle. For those who like the great outdoors, the South Downs offers some great local walks and cycle trails which can be finished with a stop at the local pub for a spot of refreshment.

Enter into the hallway where there is space for leaving coats and boots and then head through into the light and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling and oak beam features. The lounge area has two comfy armchairs and a sofa, the perfect spot for relaxing in front of the wood burner after a day out exploring and catching up on your favourite programme on the Smart TV. The modern kitchen area has all the equipment you would expect, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. Enjoy whipping up a delicious family meal with fresh local produce from the on-site farm shop before dining at the table with seating for all, which overlooks the pretty garden and countryside beyond. There are two bedrooms leading off either end of the open-plan main room, a double and a twin, and the property is completed with a shower room with a large shower and WC.

Heading outside through the French doors onto a private enclosed garden with patio and fire pit area. There is private parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Highchair available on request
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper with a range of local produce including milk, eggs, bread, homemade marmalade and fresh orange juice
  • Wood burner ( logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with charcoal BBQ and patio table and chairs
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 5 miles, pub 1 mile, farm shop and café within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin, 22nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Lorraine, 15th March 2024

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Reviewed by Samantha, 16th February 2024

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A lovely break away all equipment in kitchen for self catering.clean and comfortable away from town life peaceful and will definitely be coming back our dog loved it it had a fence around garden safe especially for our dog he's big.he played alot loved the birds.road beside was a bit loud but we went at weekend but early hours u hear wildlife owls Read morelovely.from home to home I would rate 5 star so thanks hope to visit again with more family members x Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 26th January 2024

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Reviewed by Peter, 19th January 2024

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We had a nice week at Rushfield Barn which is warm and cosy. It is handily located for Brighton and all other parts of Sussex. There was a nice welcome hamper and there is a lovely shop and cafe on site. There are a number of good pubs within easy reach. Nice bathroom and comfortable bedrooms. Lovely exposed beams and a wood-burner. It would have bRead moreeen perfect if it were not for the poor tired old furnishings which need updating. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine, 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqueline, 18th November 2023

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A beautiful barn conversion, clean, comfortable, and well equipped, with a good sized secure garden. Its an 8mins drive to Devils Dyke, a National Trust trail, ideal for trek walkers and dog walking. The farm shop and garden centre is packed full of delicious food and goodies, with a wide selection of cheeses and assorted (local?)chutneys, pies andRead more pasties, a butchers, and a well run cafe. It is technically next door to the barn, but far enough away to feel secluded from it. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 10th November 2023

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This cottage is great for touring the South Coast, our dogs loved the space in the garden. The cottage itself is tired and needs some TLC but does have all the equipment you would need for a holiday.

Reviewed by Christopher, 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia, 30th October 2023

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A lovely barn conversion in lovely country side. There was a nice welcome basket with locally sourced goodies, milk and butter in the fridge. Barn was lovely and cosy and everything we needed. There is a bus stop right outside the garden centre with a bus right into Brighton, just beware its a busy road to cross when coming back.

Reviewed by Lisa, 20th October 2023

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We have stayed at Rushfields Barn five times now and it is one of our favourite places to be. Warm and comfortable and a wonderful enclosed paddock for our dog. The garden centre next door is an added bonus but doesnt impact on our privacy at all. The owners are lovely too. We intend to return as its a great base for such a beautiful area.

Reviewed by Nigel, 10th October 2023

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Great location to explore the coast and lovely walks close by. Food at the garden centre was exceptional as was the goods on sale. Cosy accommodation with a well enclosed garden for our dog.

Reviewed by Catherine, 3rd October 2023

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A comfortable and practical barn conversion with easy access to the South Downs (although not immediately by foot from the barn as this would entail a walk beside a very busy road with no footpath). The farm shop and cafe within the garden centre complex, although not intrusive in any way, makes for easy catering if not visiting local hostelries. VRead moreisiting wildlife, including deer, pheasants and even a buzzard, gives interest when far too lazy to do much other than sit quietly in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Dom, 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sharon, 1st September 2023

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All in all the barn was very comfortable and homely . Would definitely recommend for a relaxing and peaceful holiday The staff in the farm shop , gift shop and cafe were very friendly . Everyone was very friendly and good with my dog and she got treats too which she enjoyed .

Reviewed by Lee, 25th August 2023

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We had a great week at Rushfields. Excellent location right in the South Downs and only 20 mins from Brighton. The Barn is quiet and comfortable. The dog loved the enclosed garden and we made good use of the on site farm shop and cafe. Difficult to walk from the barn (unless you are ok walking along the fairly busy main road at the front of the sitRead moree) but it's less than a 5 minute drive to Saddlescombe Farm or Devils Dyke for lovely walks over the Downs. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 11th August 2023

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A really great cottage to stay in. Quiet and peaceful when at the cottage - and with excellent garden centre shop conveniently close by. We loved the location - only 10/15 mins by bus/car to the outskirts of Brighton and yet completely 'out in the country', with easy access to the South Downs and to local towns and villages etc.

Reviewed by Pamela, 4th August 2023

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Absolutely LOVED our week away, the barn is so cosy and perfectly situated to make you feel like youre miles away from everyone yet only a small drive away from local shops and a little further for Brighton. Our boys and dog especially enjoyed the garden and also seeing the local wildlife. We woke up most mornings to rabbits on the grass surroundinRead moreg the barn and were lucky enough to see a family of dear just a short distance from the barn. We will definitely be rebooking. A hidden gem Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 28th July 2023

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Perfect location in rural setting but with quick access to Brighton. The barn was really comfortable, restful and ideal with the plant centre and farm shop on site. The welcome hamper was a lovely addition and we were well looked after x

Reviewed by Wim, 21st July 2023

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Stunning location.! Good accessobility, farmshop and tearoom are real surplus!

Reviewed by Jurg, 14th July 2023

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Great secluded cottage behind a garden center. Comfortable stay, with the farmshop providing great food (10% discount if you are staying in the cottage)

Reviewed by Anthony, 23rd June 2023

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This is a nice property in a good spot. The operators were friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Sarah, 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Keith, 2nd June 2023

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Absolutely wonderful Barn, lovely positioin to see wildlife, even fox cubs playing in garden on our last day! Everything we could want provided. very peaceful

Reviewed by Mary, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Diane, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by John, 12th May 2023

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This was our second visit to this lovely barn. All those south facing windows mean it is nice and light and warm on the spring sunshine. The garden is perfect for the dog, and the farm shop means you dont have to worry about going out to do the shopping. Perfect.

Reviewed by Christine, 5th May 2023

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Our second visit to the barn which is in an ideal location for touring. Rushfields garden centre with their lovely cafe & farm shop are a real bonus, as are the lovely staff. Our dog really enjoyed his stay.

Reviewed by Graham, 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Trevor, 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sara, 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sara, 2nd December 2022

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Excellent place to stay, especially with the farm shop on site. It was very warm, much appreciated as it was very cold outside. Nice secure garden for the dog.

Reviewed by Sarah, 13th November 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rushfields Barn, had everything we could have wanted. We have a big dog and she really enjoyed her stay too with plenty of space to run and explore outside. It was comfortable and cosy, really nicely set up and the log burner was a real treat. The shop on site was amazing, highly recommend the steak and ale pies!! Read moreStaff extremely helpful and friendly. We are looking forward to returning in January. Thanks for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Elayne, 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Roberta, 4th November 2022

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Lovely and cosy barn. Basic info on barn welcome sheet, ask about discount in cafe and shop. No direct access to walks for dog owners, but options are a 5 mins drive to nearby Devil's Dyke, parking opposite Saddlescombe Farm or Devils Dyke Road Summer Down car park, other way to Henfield Common. Rushfields Cafe serve tasty meals and because of thisRead more, get very busy. Farm shop is very good for extra's and treats. Very nice plants in the garden centre, sadly no room left in the car to buy any. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 23rd October 2022

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A cosy little cottage, in a nice and quiet location. Our dog loved the extra garden space that he doesn't have at home and the isolation of the cottage meant he was happy to run about without strangers walking by and triggering his anxiety. The farm shop is excellent with a great selection of food and drink. The owners leave you in peace, but are aRead morelways on hand should you have any queries. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 30th September 2022

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We had a very nice stay. Great location, and the bus stop at the main road was great for getting hassle free into Brighton.

Reviewed by Christine, 16th September 2022

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Excellent - really loved our stay & hope to return next year.

Reviewed by Anne, 2nd September 2022

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This is a lovely warm cottage, with good proportions. Its in a great location for exploring Sussex, and has a wonderful farm shop and cafe on site, but still offers peace and privacy. The large windows gave us a great view of the birds in the garden, which was lovely to sit in too. The welcome baskets were amazing, with beautiful fruit and a great Read moreselection of foods. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda, 19th August 2022

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Lovely accommodation and a great setting which was ideal for getting out around Sussex. The welcome basket was loaded with lots of goodies and Pam and Chris were very friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommend the farm shop which had great local produce. Would happily stay there again.

Reviewed by Matthew, 6th August 2022

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Clean and comfy

Reviewed by Maria, 29th July 2022

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We chose Rushfields Barn as it was close to the venue of a family wedding. We were looking for a quiet peaceful location, with a secure garden for the children (age 5 & 9) and our dogs. We were not disappointed. We received excellent communication from the owners both prior to and during our stay. The welcome breakfast hamper was lovely. The cottagRead moree had everything we needed and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Derek, 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gill, 24th June 2022

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The barn is in a great location for walking on the South Downs and lots of places of interest nearby. It benefits from being behind the garden centre which is good with an excellent farm shop and cafe. The staff are all lovely. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in the garden ( piece of field) and horses at the back. There is traffic noisRead moree which is a shame but unavoidable. Its quiet at night. I would say most suitable for a couple and a dog or one child. Hide

Reviewed by Rob, 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Christine, 29th April 2022

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Perfect for our requirements. Great location, very comfortable. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Lucy, 15th April 2022

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