A charming countryside retreat in a rural location in the heart of the Cuckmere Valley and South Downs National Park.
Double doors open into an enclosed garden.  Sit back and take in the views.
Enjoy quality time together in the country kitchen and cook up a culinary delight on the electric Everhot Range.
Peaceful sleeps in this relaxing ground floor bedroom with a couple of steps leading to the courtyard.
Sit back and relax in the wonderful garden with stunning views.
Welcome to your rural idyll, nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park and Cuckmere Valley.
The gorgeous sitting-room is bursting with character and has an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove for those chilly afternoons or evenings.
Lots of characterful beams throughout with more seating.
The light and airy kitchen is a great space to enjoy.
Dogs will love staying here too.
The feature hallway with exposed beams leading to the main bedroom.
The pretty courtyard with a door leading to one of the bedrooms.
The characterful main bedroom with door leading to the en suite.
The gorgeous en suite is very sleek.
Another view of the main bedroom with gorgeous original beams.
The twin bedroom, perfect for adults and children.
The upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower.
The ground floor double.
The dreamy ground floor king-size bedroom.
With door and couple of steps leading to the courtyard.
The fabulous modern downstairs wet-room.
Space for walking boots and wellies.
Relax on the sun-loungers in the courtyard.  Do take care with children as there are two ornamental ponds around the courtyard.
Another seating area with views of the gardens and downs.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining.
Acorn Barn is the perfect Sussex retreat for families and friends.
The orchard and meadow is a lovely place to explore. There is also a wildlife pond, so please take care with children.
Enjoy your favourite tipple by the pond. The pond is unfenced so please take care with children.
The pond is unfenced, do take care with children.
The entrance with double gates to Acorn Barn.
Undercover parking for two cars.
There is a complementary charger for electric cars.
Welcome to the South Downs National Park.
Take a short stroll to the pub - The Sussex Ox.
Eastbourne makes for a great day out by the sea.
Pevensey Castle is rather special.
Glyndebourne is well worth a visit.
Gorgeous Cuckmere Haven.
The chalk cliffs at Birling Gap.

Acorn Barn


1.4 miles NE of Alfriston / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £1260

Acorn Barn is a beautiful, spacious property with breathtaking views. It had all the facilities for a relaxing weekend, great location with very local pub and lovely walks.

We came over from Australia to celebrate my 60th birthday and retirement with my family who live in Sussex. And we're so happy we chose Acorn Barn to do it. It just immediately felt like home and everyone loved it, adults and kids alike. So much so that it was always a pleasure to return after a jaunt out and about, to enjoy a home-cooked meal and simply relax and soak it all in. The location is superb and having a lovely convivial pub a mere 100 or so yards away was brilliant. We could go on and on about the beautiful surroundings, the Downs, picturesque countryside and villages but won't. Go and see for yourself.

If you’re looking for comfort, style, log fires, games, puzzles, walks with views and a lovely cosy pub round the corner, Acorn Barn is a perfect choice… and in warmer months there’s plenty of places to sit in the garden with a G&T and take in the beautiful scenery or visit the seaside nearby. Couldn’t fault it at all and will return. The Salisburys Hertfordshire

Beautiful holiday home in lovely gardens and stunning views. Well equipped, comfortable and everything you would need for a lovely family holiday. Located for excellent walking on the South Downs straight from the door, a mile walk across the fields to the lovely village of Alfriston with its great pubs especially The Star and the Badgers Tearoom and only a 15 minute drive to the coast. A perfect venue for a wonderful family get together to celebrate a special birthday!

Excellent location, walks on door step, beautiful garden with views.

Acorn Barn is a beautiful property. The garden is extensive with many ponds and so many places to sit. There are wonderful views over the South Downs. We loved the well equipped warm kitchen. It had everything we required to cook on those evenings we preferred to stay in. There were so many country pubs near to explore all providing really good food. The beds were so comfortable which is a must. We slept so well here. A super place which we cannot recommend highly enough.

A stunning area to explore and beautiful property with oodles of space, which offers numerous comfortable areas both inside and out. Perfect for a family vacation/celebration to enjoy.

This is the perfect house to relax in. The facilities are excellent and the rooms furnished to a really high standard. Possibly the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in.

The location was excellent, with Alfriston a pleasant walk away, other walks from the doorstep, and an excellent pub just yards away.

You will not be disappointed with this Barn. It is amazing! Excellent garden for people and dogs (3) alike. Inside there is everything you can possibly think of. Very comfortable and spacious. Would definitely recommend if you get the chance.

Acorn Barn was a beautiful property full of character and in a great location for exploring this part of Sussex and the South Downs. The extensive gardens were really nice to sit out in, with seating available in multiple locations to make best use of the sun during the day. The village was very peaceful with great local dog walks on the doorstep. The lower garden was also completely secure for dogs once the gates were closed which was really great for us. For guests intending to genuinely self-cater they will need to familiarise themselves with the working of the Everhot Range!

We had a wonderful time at Acorn Barn. Bowled over by the fantastic views, beautiful garden and property. Brilliant for local access to walks of the South Downs way and Sussex coastline.

The kitchen was a fabulous place to cook and eat and the lounge perfect for relaxation.

Would highly recommend.

Acorn Barn has so many pluses - magnificent showers, very comfy beds, excellent family ‘together’ space, really lovely views, gardens and ponds, appropriate heating , very well equipped kitchen, great set of CD’s and excellent library - a real home from home.

A pub at the end of the drive and a great selection of places to go in the day….what’s not to go back for?

Thank you very much….

Acorn Barn is an excellent house in a beautiful location. It is very well appointed and the owners truly welcomed our dog. The walks from the house are very enjoyable and the close proximity of the Sussex Ox was a bonus. There is much to see and do in the area, especially if you enjoy walking, natural history and visiting historic buildings.

Acorn Barn is a gorgeous property situated a stones throw from Alfriston at the foot of The South Downs. We booked this in order to celebrate my husband’s 70th Birthday.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're thrilled that beautiful Acorn Barn was the perfect setting for your birthday celebrations. We're glad that it suited you so well and you enjoyed exploring the stunning South Downs. Where could be more magical for a birthday weekend? We'd love to welcome you back again soon. Julie, Customer Support

We had an amazing stay at Acorn Barn, can't fault it. Lovely on arrival with heating & lights on on a cold winters night. Comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms, plenty of space & lovely gardens for the dog. Walks onto the Downs & a pub up the road, perfect!

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear you had an amazing stay at Acorn Barn. Arriving to the heating and lights on must have been very welcome on a cold winter's night. Comfortable beds, lovely walks and a pub up the road does sound just perfect. Kelsey, Customer Support

Perfect location, gorgeous property. Well equipped and beautifully furnished. Beautiful views from all windows. All we could wish for.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It is so lovely to hear that Acorn Barn was such a hit and so hope to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

Very nice converted barn in a quiet location, nice pub only a hundred yards away but no noise from it and only a mile or so from the A27 for Eastbourne.
Comfortable beds and lovely big kitchen ideal space for the family to eat.
Lovely big, well kept garden which was great for our dog, extensive unrestricted views of the countryside. Being there in October we did not sit out to eat but we could imagine in the summer it would be a lovely place for breakfast, evening drinks and BBQ. Lots of nice walks from the barn across fields but the roads are not really suitable for dog walking.

Wonderful location Beautiful views and tranquil ambience Very well appointed house

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad that you enjoyed the location - it's in a great spot. Sarah, Customer Support

A lovely property in a secluded location with great walks and cycle routes from the door

I absolutely loved my stay at Acorn Barn with my westies. House and garden very dog proof. A beautiful house, with everything you need, in a beautiful area. A wonderful home away from home. Love to be back.

Acorn Barn is simply wonderful, both in terms of atmosphere and comfort. The description of property was accurate and may even have understated the property's size, comfort and overall quality. The garden surrounding the property ensures you can always sit in the sun or in the shade, depending on what you wish. The EV charging station was a true live-saver, it turned out. The location of Acorn Barn was excellent as well. Secluded enough to be on your own, but just a short drive away from villages and towns. Communication with Classic Cottages also deserves to be mentioned - extremely friendly and professional.

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