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The Games Barn

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The Games Barn set in 30 acres of working farmland with fantastic views over open countryside
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Mayfield, East Sussex, England
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 t... Read more
Listing #HL68462
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
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Seaside398842, VR Owner at The Games Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018


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

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

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.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No parties. A maximum of 8 people including babies can stay at the property - this is for health and safety reasons. £150 damages deposit required on arrival - in cash. Returned...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    4 Twins
    1 Crib
    2 Queens
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
A security deposit of £150 cash will be required on arrival to fund any breakages, losses etc. This is returned in full on departure provided there are no issues. Non returnable deposit of 25% of booking fee is required to secure booking. Balance payable 6 weeks in advance of start of booking. Supplement of £25 per pet per week/short stay is charged. 420 units of electricity per week is included in the rental; any extra units are charged at 15p per unit. Please note that we only allow a maximum of 8 people including babies to stay in the property.
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Gatwick: 50.0 km
Railway: Crowborough : 10.0 km
Ferry: Dover: 70.0 km
Mayfield is about 10 miles south of Tunbridge Wells just off the A267. Gatwick is approx 45 minutes drive away, Heathrow about 90 minutes and Stansted about 2 hours. The main M25 orbital motorway is approx 30 minutes away. Ashford International Rail Terminal and the Channel Tunnel are 60 minutes away. We are registered with google maps so if you have sat nav then simply ask for directions to The Games Barn. Alternatively, we have more detailed instructions on our own website
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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