The Old Barn is lovely for families and friends looking for a true rural experience.
The open plan living/dining-room with a full kitchen area and stone floors throughout.
The ground floor bedroom is full of character with high sloping ceilings and gorgeous linens.
The kitchen has everything you need to make a delicious meal.
The ground floor twin room is bursting with character great for children or adults. Take care of the low beam as you enter the room.
As you drive in there is a designated parking bay for The Old Barn and additional parking is available nearby.
Entrance to The Old Barn.
Snuggle up on the sofas.
The welcoming wood-burner is perfect for those chilly days.
Plenty of space for a leisurely breakfast.
Breakfast time.
Look out for the stag on the main entrance pillar.
Time to get cooking.
The shower-room.
A view of the kitchen area with stable-door to the courtyard garden.
Enjoy a drink from the Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
Relax with a glass of something nice in the sunshine.
The courtyard is surrounded by pretty plants and gives you the opportunity to chat to fellow guests in the adjoining cottages if you wish.
There is a pond in the courtyard, do take care with children.
Walk across the communal courtyard where you will find a door to the shared laundry-room.
The enclosed private garden is ideal for those with small children and dogs.
In the grounds of the farm is a large pond which attracts all types of wildlife and birds.  Do take care with children.
Camber sands is popular with visitors to Sussex.
Admire the sea views from Eastbourne Pier.
Enjoy a day at Bodiam Castle.
Take a wander along Birling Gap.
Explore the South Downs National Park.
Enjoy the surroundings of Scotney Castle.
Ramble the medieval streets of Rye.
Visit Herstmonceux Castle Estate and enjoy woodland and the formal and themed gardens.
Battle Abbey and explore the ruins of William the Conqueror’s famous abbey.
Visit Battle town.

The Old Barn


4.7 miles W of Battle / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £630

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


The Old Barn is a wonderful hideaway, perfect for families looking for a true rural experience in this beautiful and peaceful part of East Sussex.

As you open the stable-door to the open plan living/dining-room, there are original beams and stone floors throughout and a beautiful welcoming inglenook fireplace with wood-burner for those chilly evenings. Prepare your favourite holiday meals in the kitchen, complete with microwave and Dolce Gusto coffee machine, and enjoy family time around the large dining-table whilst you listen to your favourite tunes on Alexa.

The Old Barn has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom both with characterful high sloping ceilings and 100% Egyptian cotton linen. There is also a spacious shower-room.

The Old Barn is in the grounds of the owners' lovely Grade II listed farmhouse and adjacent to three other holiday cottages: The Byre (4732), The Old Stable (4733) and The Coach House (4735), providing the option of holidaying with friends and family and also keeping some independence.

The enclosed private garden area is a great space for small children and dogs. There is also access to a patio area which has been beautifully planted and gives you the opportunity to chat to neighbouring guests.
Families will love visiting the resident farm animals which include chickens, pigs, and horses.

There is an on-site allocated parking space for The Old Barn and additional parking available on the farm. Guests have access to a freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier which are shared with the other cottages.

Two small or medium well-behaved dogs are most welcome but please note that dogs must be kept on a lead when they are not in their enclosed private garden.

Ashburnham is a peaceful hamlet, set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are some lovely walks locally and the stunning South Downs National Park is only a short drive away.

The nearest pubs are the Swan Inn at Dallington, one of the oldest pubs in Sussex famous for its 'Sawblade' floor, and the Ash Tree Inn which is a wonderful dog-friendly country pub popular with locals and visitors alike.

Take a short drive to the historic town of Battle famous for its Abbey and home to several boutiques, arts and craft shops, pubs, and tea rooms. Battle also has a mainline station which connects to London and the coast at Hastings. You are only a short drive from the coast of Pevensey Bay, Cooden Beach, Hastings, and Eastbourne.

A little further afield enjoy a day at Camber Sands or the medieval town of Rye with its cobbled streets and array of antique shops.

This beautiful county is blessed with many historic houses, castles, gardens and attractions to visit for a day out. The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux is family-friendly and children will love Drusillas Zoo Park. Great Dixter House and Gardens is within easy reach and the beautiful spa town of Tunbridge Wells is just a 45 minute drive.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

Shared Laundry-room with freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier

There is a low doorway leading to the twin bedroom. There is a pond in the grounds - please take care with small children.


  • Dogs welcome (2 medium-sized dogs)
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH
  • Logs for wood-burner

Part of Thornden Farm Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 12 + 4 cots in 4 properties