Welcome to Heringaud Barn, a peaceful retreat in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
The dining-table where you can enjoy holiday treats and meals together.
As you enter the hallway you will notice some lovely original features and local artwork.
The bright and airy main bedroom has large doors leading to the courtyard garden.
There is parking just outside the gate for two cars.
The courtyard is a peaceful setting and a wonderful spot to catch the afternoon sun or for al fresco dining.
The sitting/dining-room is light and airy.
There are many original features including stone walls and beams but with some modern additions including under-floor heating.
The well-equipped kitchen has all you need to get creative.
Just beside the living area is this lovely compact kitchen.
Your find a complimentary basket of apples so you can have a go at making your own apple juice.
Visit a Sussex farm shop for some lovely local produce.
There is a delightful twin bedroom.
Access to a utility/shower-room.
The double bedroom with double doors leading to the courtyard garden.
You will find an en suite shower-room through the adjoining door.
Enjoy a lazy morning and have breakfast in bed.
Seating outside the main bedroom.
What better place to sit and relax after a busy day exploring the Sussex countryside.
The paddock next to the drive is available for a quick dog walk, barbecue or picnic.
The historic village of West Dean is so pretty.
The Dovecote is the best preserved part of the old farm buildings which date from the Medieval era.
Looking up inside the Dovecote roof.
The farm shop.
You can visit the shop to purchase some lovely home-made produce including mulberry white wine vinegar, mulberry jams, chutneys and pure apple juice.
It's a walker's and cyclist's paradise, South Downs Way, Cuckmere Haven, Litlington, Exceat - so many paths to choose from!
Lots of steps but the view is oh so worth it.
Cuckmere Haven sits in between Seaford and Eastbourne and is renowned for its fabulous views, peace and tranquility.
So many beautiful walks on the South Downs, your dog will love them too!
Beachy Head lighthouse.
Views of West Dean village and Friston Forest.
Explore Friston Forest, it has something for everyone including great views of the Cuckmere and South Downs.
The Clergy House in Alfriston.
Visit the ruins of Pevensey Castle.
Eastbourne and its wonderful pier.

Heringaud Barn


2.2 miles S of Alfriston / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £602

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


This peaceful retreat is situated in the sleepy picturesque village of West Dean in the heart of the South Downs National Park, a short distance from Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters Country Park and the Cuckmere Haven.

Recently renovated this superb Grade II Listed barn has many original features including stone walls, beams but with a few modern additions including under-floor heating making it perfect for couples and families any time of year.

There are two delightful bedrooms; a double with en suite shower-room and doors that open to the courtyard garden and a twin bedroom with access to a shower-room. The sitting/dining-room is a great space with double doors that open to the courtyard garden and a large window with mesmerising views of the surrounding countryside.

The kitchen is compact yet has a gas hob, electric oven, coffee machine and even a liquidiser and complimentary basket of apples so you can have a go at making your own apple juice.

Heringaud Barn is blessed with Superfast WiFi so perfect if you feel the need to connect to the outside world.

The courtyard garden is very peaceful, listen to the bird song, catch the afternoon sun or at night it's the perfect spot for stargazers. The gardens that surround the cottages are private. The paddock next to the drive to Heringaud Barn is available for a dog walk and barbecue.

There is an on site farm shop which has some lovely home-made produce including mulberry white wine vinegar, mulberry jams, chutneys and pure apple juice.

If you love history, you can enquire about an archaeology tour of the farm via email to Classic Cottages 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 to the Medieval era.

Nearby to Heringaud Barn is Quebec Barn (4889) this property sleeps four. These barns can be booked together if you require additional accommodation for family and friends.

Heringaud Barn is a short distance from the new Visitor Centre at Exceat. Don't forget to bring your hiking boots or bicycles (storage available) and explore the many paths into Friston Forest and beyond with routes to The South Downs Way, Merchants Way and Lullington Heath.

Your stay would not be complete without a visit to the village of Alfriston, recently named as the best village in the UK and 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. Visit Rathfinney wine estate just outside the village and pre-book a wine tasting tour.

Enjoy a stroll along the Cuckmere River and take in the views of the Litlington White Horse.

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.

Wander along the coastal paths and explore the iconic landmarks including Beachy Head, Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Country Park.

There are many other attractions nearby including Drusilla's Zoo Park and 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 before returning to this wonderful holiday home.

Ground Floor

Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV

Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Utility/Shower-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, shower, WC and wash-basin

*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH (under-floor)

Part of Dovecote Garden

Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties