Beautiful Little Barn
Hosted by Jenny
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our small barn has been converted to a sweet little hideaway. Cosy, rustic, peaceful. We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Heritage steam railway (Bluebell Railway) walking distance. Sleeps 2 in mezzanine, plus 2 on sofabed.

The space

Think of our barn as a log cabin - a big step up from camping, but it is not an immaculate country cottage, it is a converted barn. The bathroom and kitchen are basic, but the overall feel is cosy and comfortable. There is a mezzanine sleeping space up a steep flight of stairs. It is ideal for the young and/or agile as you have to clamber into it.
The sleeping space just holds a bed. But it is a brand new kingsize bed, with Egyptian cotton sheets and natural fillings for the pillows and duvets, so a comfortable night is assured.
If you're not feeling athletic we can make up the sofabed on the ground floor. The sofabed means we can also accommodate additional guests, perfect for a family.

We hope the photos we have posted give a good idea of its rustic appeal!

Guest access

Sky TV with everything - Movies, Sports etc. DVD player with DVD's
As the photos show, the barn is next to our pool. You are welcome to have a swim if conditions permit.

Interaction with guests

We think that guests who come here will be looking for seclusion so the plan is to leave lots of information in the guestbook and leave our guests to their own devices as much as possible. But we love meeting our visitors, and very happy to chat and offer help where we can.

Other things to note

Really important - there is no mobile signal in the barn. We are halfway down a hill, and facing another hill, so nothing gets through. There is a laptop with (website hidden), so you can communicate with the world that way. Or take your phone for a short walk along the road - 50 metres - when the signal comes on loud and clear. But if being able to be contacted by mobile is important then our barn will not be the best place for you.
As we are in a rural setting we occasionally get visits from fieldmice. We are scrupulous about keeping them away but sometimes one will get through, so if this would be a problem for you please don't book the barn. On a similar note, as you can see from the pictures it is an old wooden building with stone floors, so even though it is cleaned thoroughly after every guest the appearance is not one of pristine perfection such as you would get in a modern house.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Cleaning Fee $28 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $158 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Strictly no smoking inside.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

92 Reviews

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Rimsha User Profile
September 2017
Jenny's place is perfect. I was looking for a place to unwind, relax and just have some 'me time' and the barn ticked every box. It's so cosy and it is furnished beautifully and it gives you that homely feel. We were very impressed with the amount of thought gone into everything that is in the barn, things like cooking essentials/candles/books/dvd's. We had every basic amenity you would expect AND more. Although the barn is at the back of the house it still felt VERY secluded and even though Jenny was very welcoming she still left us to our own devices and the barn actually felt like our own for a few days! The surroundings are beautiful and there is so much to explore if you love nature and being outside. It was a perfect few days and it was actually so sad coming home!

Alexander User Profile
August 2017
Jenny's place is great, very tranquil, perfect as a city escape. Coming home to a wood fire after a days walking was perfection. Brilliant little cabin and a perfect retreat.

Kate User Profile
August 2017
Jenny's barn is a great escape from the city and in a beautiful rural location! We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a weekend break in the country. The barn has everything basic that you would need, and is very comfortable and cosy! There are lots of lovely walks in the area and some great pubs not far away either!
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Response from Jenny:
Hi Kate - thank you and glad you had a nice stay. I think we were not quite up to our usual standard in our preparation and I'm sorry about that. Come again and it will be perfect - its beautiful here in the autumn and winter with the fire and the lovely foliage.
August 2017

Kristen User Profile
July 2017
Jenny's barn was even better than expected. It was incredibly spacious, the bed was very comfortable and the indoor wood fireplace could not be more perfect for the cool rainy days and nights. Looking out towards the back of the property, is a very green, tranquil, quiet space that really let's you get away from it all. As long as you are okay with walking about 30 min to town by country roads (usually no sidewalk!), you can get on fine without a car for a few days. :)
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Response from Jenny:
Thank you and glad you enjoyed yourselves. It was lovely to meet you both.
July 2017

Richard User Profile
June 2017
What a lovely tranquil place. Thanks Richard and Pascale

David User Profile
June 2017
Perfect, lovely place and location to match!

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
This really is a beautiful little barn with everything you need for a relaxing break. You will not be disappointed. Would highly recommend. Jenny was a great helpful host.

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Ardingly, United KingdomJoined in August 2013
Jenny User ProfileJenny is a superhost.

I work from home as a business coach and my husband Simon commutes to London daily. We have 3 grown up children, and a sweet black Labrador - Teddy. We also have 2 elderly chickens and a cockerel, but that's the limit of our animal quota!
Whenever we travel anywhere now we always look for an airbnb listing first as it opens up so many possibilites whether we are travelling alone, as a couple, with our children or with friends. You really get to know a place when you stay through airbnb.
We love airbnb and it has been great fun meeting all the lovely people who have visited us and seeing them enjoy our barn, and the beautiful countryside around mid-Sussex.
We went to the airbnb conference in Paris in November and loved meeting hosts from all around the world. 2016 will be even more fun for us and our guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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