Old Manor House Pig Barn sits in the sleepy Friston Forest village of West Dean, a short distance from the Seven Sisters Country Park and the Cuckmere Haven. This historic site was once owned by Alfred the Great and mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
Perfect for couples and those with pets, this converted Grade II Listed barn has many original features including stone walls, beams and a few modern additions including slate floors and under-floor heating.
The open plan living area is light and airy with a fully equipped kitchen including a coffee machine. This relaxing space has double doors that open to an enclosed courtyard an area where you can fire up the barbecue or enjoy your favourite beverage.
The barn has superfast WiFi so it's no problem if you need to work or wish to connect with the outside world.
For owners of electric vehicles, a slow overnight charge 13 amp supply is available between 1900 and 0700. Guests must bring their own cables and the owner will collect payment direct in advance of charging.
The gardens that surround the barn belong to the owner. There is a lovely paddock where you can take a picnic or give your dog a quick walk.
An on site farm shop has some lovely home-made produce including mulberry white wine vinegar, mulberry jams, chutneys and pure apple juice.
If you love history, you can book an archaeology tour with the owner who will give you the history of the farm buildings including the West Dean Dovecote, which is the best-preserved part of the old farm buildings and dates to the Medieval era.
Directly next door to Old Manor House Pig Barn is Monks Granary Barn (4891) which also sleeps two. Quebec Barn (4889) is also nearby and sleeps four. These barns can be booked together if you require additional accommodation for family and friends. Please note that guests staying at Monks Granary Barn will need to access the courtyard of Old Manor House Pig Barn to reach their property.
Pack your hiking boots and bicycles (storage available) and explore the many paths into Friston Forest and beyond with routes to Lullington Heath, Merchants Way and The South Downs Way.
Visit the village of Alfriston which is home to the famous St Andrews church and Alfriston Clergy house, the first property acquired by the National Trust. This picturesque village has many independent shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Just outside the village is Rathfinney Estate where you can pre-book a wine tasting tour.
Wander along the Cuckmere River and take in the views of the Litlington White Horse. Or explore the iconic landmarks which include Beachy Head.
West Dean is a good base for visits to Glyndebourne Festival. Pack a picnic and enjoy the grounds or dine in one of the on site restaurants.
There are many attractions nearby including Drusilla's Zoo Park, Charleston Farmhouse the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf). Visit castles including Pevensey, Herstmonceux and Lewes, or take a walk around The Long Man of Wilmington.
Wander along the coastal paths and explore the iconic landmarks including Beachy Head, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Country Park.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Old Manor House Pig Barn is on a narrow lane. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (under-floor)
- Electric vehicle charging point (at cost)
Welcome to Old Manor House Pig Barn.
This characterful single-storey dwelling has original exposed brickwork and traditional slate floors.
All on one level, the living space lends itself perfectly to sociable dining.
The bedroom has a comfy king-size bed.
Afternoon tea? Well you are on holiday!
Your holiday abode.
There are lovely features throughout Pig Barn.
The perfect spot to write a holiday postcard, or perhaps catch up on a work email.
Sit and relax after a day out exploring the delights of East Sussex.
The slate floor is ideal for your four-legged friend.
The kitchen has all you need to cook a holiday treat.
Enjoy the private courtyard, the perfect spot for al fresco dinning.
Characterful Pig Barn.
The delightful bedroom with lovely stonework.
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, perfect for a refreshing shower or a long soak after a day of adventure.
Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The delights of East Sussex are a short journey away and include the peaceful tranquility of Cuckmere Haven and the dramatic coastline of Birling Gap and the iconic Seven Sisters.
The Dovecote is the best preserved part of the old farm buildings which date from the Medieval era.
Lots of lovely home-made produce.
A paddock, useful if you wish to give your dog a quick walk.
Or perhaps a picnic.
Climb the steps to a view worth waiting for.
Cuckmere Haven sits in between Seaford and Eastbourne and is renowned for its fabulous views, peace and tranquillity.
Explore the South Downs Way.
An aerial view.
The beautiful Saxon church at West Dean.
East Sussex is a walker's paradise.
The lighthouse at Beachy Head is quite spectacular.
Birling Gap with the Seven Sisters in the distance.
The gorgeous pebbly beach at Pevensey.
Eastbourne is worth a visit to see the iconic pier.
Alfriston is a pretty village steeped in history. This is the Clergy House.
Pevensey Castle is a Medieval castle worth a visit.