Bedroom 2Trundle bed
This historic property is situated in the unspoilt village of West Dean in the Cuckmere Valley close to the village of Alfriston and the Seven Sisters Country Park. The village, which is in the middle of Friston Forest, was originally a Manorial Farm and nearby all the structures are converted flint barns and buildings which date to 1220.
Quebec Barn is a carefully converted Grade II Listed, award-winning barn named after the Canadians that were based here in the 1940s. Although the barn has many mod-cons such as under-floor heating, it still retains much of its history including graffiti and artefacts from when the soldiers were based here up until the Normandy landings in June 1944. The east wall is lime plaster and lath wall with chestnut laths from the 17th Century.
You enter the barn via one flight of steps into the hallway which leads to a fully fitted kitchen and an open plan living area with whitewashed beams and wooden flooring throughout. The living area is cosy with sofas, armchairs and a delightful wood-burning stove with access to logs in the log shed. The dining-table can seat up to six people, so large enough if you wish to entertain friends.
Coffee lovers can look forward to making good coffee with the Italian Lavazza machine and a supply of pods. More pods are available to buy from the farm shop. There is also a cafetiere to make your favourite blend and also an artisan roaster "Liquid Spirit". There is a range from Mexico to Indonesia in coffee beans or grounds for you to enjoy from the roastery.
Along the hallway is the main bedroom with a king-size double bed. There is a second bedroom, equipped with a single bed and a trundle single, and a family bathroom.
If you need to connect with the outside world the barn has superfast WiFi.
As you step outside there is a small table and chairs, a lovely spot for a morning coffee whilst you plan your day. The gardens that surround the barn belong to the owner and there is a useful paddock which guests can enjoy, play games with the children, have a barbecue or give the dogs a quick walk.
The 1957 Walled Garden produces apples for sugar-free organic juice and chutneys available from the farm shop. On arrival there will be a basket of apples and a liquidiser for you to make apple juice too. The farm juice is pasturised, pesticide free and with no added water.
From the farm shop you can purchase home-made produce including mulberry white wine vinegar, mulberry jams, chutneys and the most delicious apple and pear juice.
Guests can enquire about an archaeology tour and find out the history of the farm buildings including the West Dean Dovecote, which is the best-preserved part of the old farm buildings and dates from the Medieval era.
The gardens that surround the cottages are private. The paddock next to the drive to Heringaud Barn (5251) is available for a dog walk and or a barbecue.
Explore Friston Forest including two national paths, The South Downs Way and Merchants Way, which are popular with walkers and cyclists. Nearby Lullington Heath is a rare chalk downland heath in the centre of the forest.
Visit the chocolate-box village of Alfriston, recently named as the best village in the UK and home to the famous St Andrews Church and Alfriston Clergy House which is the first property acquired by the National Trust. This picturesque village has several independent shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Just outside the village is Rathfinney wine estate where you can pre-book a wine tasting tour.
Enjoy a stroll along the Cuckmere River back towards the coast and take in the views including the chalk carving of Litlington White Horse.
Take in an opera at Glyndebourne and enjoy a picnic in the grounds or dine in one of the on site restaurants.
The county town of Lewes has a castle and where you will find Anne of Cleves House. Lewes is perfect for a little retail therapy, antiques shopping including book shops.
Other places to visit include Drusilla's Zoo Park, Pevensey Castle and Charleston Farmhouse, home of the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf). Walk around The Long Man of Wilmington or perhaps visit the coastal towns of Seaford, Eastbourne or Brighton.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3') and truckle bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please take care, there are sloping ceilings. Quebec Barn is on a narrow lane. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (under-floor)
Quebec Barn - set in an idyllic location in the wonderful Cuckmere Valley.
Cuckmere Haven sits in between Seaford and Eastbourne and is renowned for its fabulous views, peace and tranquillity.
The main bedroom with a comfortable king-size double bed.
The kitchen is a great space to cook your favourite holiday meals whilst still chatting to family and friends in the open plan living area.
Plenty of space around the table for entertaining family and friends.
Snuggle up on the sofa and unwind after a full day of adventure and activity.
Views of West Dean village and Friston Forest.
Welcome to Quebec Barn.
Steps to Quebec Barn.
There is a cosy wood-burner and the barn has under-floor heating too!
Plenty of room for the family.
Dogs love holidays too, especially in a barn like this with some great walks.
There is a single bed with trundle single that can be made into a twin room.
Another view of the single room with lovely antique furniture.
A relaxing space for a good nights sleep.
Breakfast in bed?
There is plenty of storage.
Lots of lovely features.
Enjoy a soak in the bath, there is a shower too.
A view from the hall.
Get out those culinary skills.
Cook your favourite meal.
Enjoy treats and quality time together.
Memorabilia of when the Canadians were based here in the 1940s.
Space for boots, coats and hats.
The paddock is a nice spot for children to play, a picnic or simply reading a book.
Parking behind Quebec Barn.
The Dovecote is the best preserved part of the old farm buildings which date from the Medieval era.
Looking up inside the Dovecote roof.
There is a delightful farm shop on site.
Lots of delicious home-made produce including mulberry white wine vinegar, mulberry jams, chutneys and apple juice.
The lane outside Quebec Barn is very quiet and has very little traffic.
Perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple, whilst you plan adventures in the Sussex countryside.
Lots of steps but the view is so worth it.
South Downs Way, Cuckmere Haven, Litlington, Exceat - so many paths to choose from, it's a walker's and cyclist's paradise.
Explore Friston Forest, it has something for everyone including great views of the Cuckmere and South Downs.
The Clergy House in Alfriston.
So many magical walks to enjoy on the South Downs National Park.
Birling Gap with a view of Seven Sisters in the distance.
Visit Eastbourne and its wonderful pier.
Beachy Head light house.
Visit the ruins of Pevensey Castle.