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The Games Barn

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Games Barn, rated a 3 - star home by the AA, is situated in an extremely quiet location on a 30 acre working farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex . The farm has a small number of animals including cows, sheep, pigs , chickens and ducks and includes a stream with weir and ponds. The peaceful setting is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all in the middle of the countryside, but is just 2km from pubs, restaurants, shops etc. The excellent beaches of the south coast are all easily accessible and Ashdown Forest with its wonderful walks and cycle tracks is just 10 minutes away. The barn is also very suitable for family holidays with young children who can enjoy looking after the animals, collecting the eggs, feeding the pigs etc - a...The Games Barn, rated a 3 - star home by the AA, is situated in an extremely quiet location on a 30 acre working farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex . The farm has a small number of animals including cows, sheep, pigs , chickens and ducks and includes a stream with weir and ponds. The peaceful setting is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all in the middle of the countryside, but is just 2km from pubs, restaurants, shops etc. The excellent beaches of the south coast are all easily accessible and Ashdown Forest with its wonderful walks and cycle tracks is just 10 minutes away. The barn is also very suitable for family holidays with young children who can enjoy looking after the animals, collecting the eggs, feeding the pigs etc - all help gratefully received! Please note however that some areas of the farm are potentially unsafe for young unsupervised children.The flexible accommodation makes it ideal for family reunions and we are very happy to provide extra bedding so you can invite different friends to stay with you at different times (up to a maximum of 8 on any night). The barn has full mobility facilities including a wet room with sit down shower without a shower basin allowing full wheelchair access and hand rails etc for the toilet area and wash basin. There is level parking with a ramp up to the bungalow. The main doors (front and back) are double size patio doors which open fully. There is a slight threshold on these doors (approx 2 inches) but otherwise once in the barn everything is on one level with no steps. Please note the kitchen is a standard size and does not have low work tops for wheelchair users. However, we can provide a microwave oven, kettle etc at a low level on request. All power points in all rooms are approx 2 feet from the floor and the furniture is easily rearranged to accommodate specific special needs - please contact us for more information. There is ample secure parking space for cars for able bodied users in addition to the disabled space.Baby sitting and cleaning are available at an extra charge; please note whilst we will ensure the Barn is thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival we do expect all guests to leave the Barn clean and tidy on departure. Farm produce can be bought including eggs , pork,bacon, ham, sausages, beef and lamb. We butcher all the meat on site and have a 5-star food hygiene rating from the local authority.A maximum of 2 pets are welcome provided they are well behaved and house trained. Please note that we will not allow more than 8 people, including babies and toddlers, to stay overnight for health and safety reasons and that all the single beds are 2 ft 6 in wide - they can be converted to king size doubles if preferred. In addition our cot is only suitable for babies less than 2 years old.There is wi-fi throughout the Barn but please note that Broadband speed in this area is slow! More
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About the Owner
fred and madeleine f
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
Interaction with guests
We live just 50 yards from the Games Barn so are on hand whenever needed. However, the Barn is your home while you are here and we will always respect that. Most of the time we will be somewhere in the farm working and are always happy to stop for a chat if you wish but equally we understand that many guests prefer to remain independent and we will not intrude.
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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2018
Seaside398842, VR Owner at The Games Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We are a family of 4 with 2 late teenage children. We all really enjoyed our stay. Madeleine and Fred are so relaxed and easy going. Guests can be as involved with looking after the animals as desired - no matter what age you are....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank GaryH3348
Management response:Responded 21 August 2018

Thanks for this lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We would love to see you again but quite understand if you want to explore everywhere else instead!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Games Barn is in a superbly peaceful location. Fred, Madeleine and Zac gave us such a warm and friendly welcome. The garden is a great size and dog friendly. Inside is just as well proportioned. The bathrooms are both wheelchair friendly (wet room style)....More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Dawn B
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

Thanks so much for this. We are delighted that our facilities suited you so well and that No16 gave you so much enjoyment. We would love to see you all here again once your partner has fully recovered. Thanks again.

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ESSEX
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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Date of stay: March 2018
Management response:Responded 20 April 2018

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I recently stayed at the Games Barn and was greeted with a warm and friendly welcome, even after arriving quite late in the evening. The owners are the most lovely ' down to earth ' and hard working people you could wish to meet and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Dale T
Management response:Responded 16 March 2018

Thanks so much for this - we are delighted that you have loved it so much you have decided to book a further 2 weeks. What better recommendation than that. See you again next week!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Mayfield is a historic village in the heart of East Sussex. It holds 2 carnivals every year and has an excellent music festival every 2 years featuring many famous professional artists. It also has its own Rock festival every other year. The village is only 15km from Glyndebourne with its famous opera house. Other famous tourist attractions nearby include Ashdown Forest, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, the south coast including Eastbourne and Brighton. The Bluebell Railway is close by and there are a number of castles and country homes that can be visited. London, with all its attractions, is an hour away on the train.
Getting around
We are in rural East Sussex and public transport is limited. There is a bus from the village to Tunbridge Wells once an hour (sic!) and the nearest train station (Crowborough) is 7 miles away. For these reasons we thoroughly recommend coming with your own transport. There are cycle routes but many of them are hilly. Public footpaths for dog walks etc. are excellent.
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