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Saunders Oast Barn

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Guestling, near Hastings, Sussex
Grade 5 Star rating
Pets 2
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Just 3 miles from the coast and with many attractions on the doorstep this detached property makes an ideal touring base.

This delightful barn dating from 1860 has a stormy history – in the great hurricane of 1987 it was totally demolished. Rebuilt two years later using many of the original beams, it was reborn into a luxurious and stylish property. For anyone wanting to enjoy a period property, with all the modern conveniences then Saunders Oast Barn is not to be missed.
The stylish entrance hall with oak beam framing, leads to the open plan living room with its cool, contemporary decoration. Comfortable sofas look out over the patio/garden from French doors, perfect for relaxing of an evening in front of the flat screen TV. While the full size snooker table is excellent for keeping everyone amused of an evening or on inclement days.
The large contemporary kitchen, in cool gleaming white, is well-equipped, with a dining table making it ideal for those lazy breakfasts. Or open the door to the patio/garden and enjoy an evening meal, while listening to the tranquil sounds of the countryside.
The bedrooms are all large and luxuriously furnished, with sumptuous linen, soft fluffy, duvets and pillows, and all with exposed oak beams and oak furniture. With a calm and peaceful atmosphere which tempts you to enjoy a lazy morning or early night.
On hot summer days enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside from the patio, which looks out over rolling countryside and is often frequented by the neighbouring chickens and geese! Or enjoy an alfresco meal or BBQ of an evening, while watching the evening sun sink in the sky.
If you can bear to leave this wonderful barn for a while, then historic Hastings with its castle ruins, and the coast are easily reached. While the medieval town of Rye with its impressive Norman church is nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

Tiled entrance hall leading to living room with full-size snooker table, French door to patio/garden, and well-equipped kitchen/dining room with door to patio/garden. Twin bedroom (zip & link can be double bed on request) with en-suite shower room and toilet with tiled floor. First floor: Galleried landing area. Double bedroom (5ft) with two additional single separated by drapes (each for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Double bedroom (5ft) with additional single separated by drapes (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Please note: There is an unfenced pond on the owners’ grounds. This property has a security deposit of £150.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    An excellent place for group meet ups.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    We had a wonderful time. We went with Children and grandchildren and it was ideal. The quality and standard was very high and would highly recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2018
    We enjoyed our three nights in the Barn celebrating two special birthdays. It was ideal for four adults and four kids aged between 17yrs-20yrs. The snooker table was a great success. The Barn was extremely welcoming, very clean and well equipped. The location was very quiet, however, Hastings is just 10 minutes drive away. The owner was very nice, would definitely recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2017
    Excellent accommodation. Wonderfully equipped kitchen. Lovely view. One small niggle the soap dispenser in the bathroom was empty.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    The property is indeed beautiful and in a great location. The only down side is the noise in the bed room from the water in the pipes when used. It was faulty and the plumber came and corrected it immediately but it still was noisy enough to wake you up in the morning when other people were using the water in the other showers or kitchen. If this was sorted out I would have given a 10.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2017
    The only failing re the barn was the absence of a 'welcome pack', lack of beverage, sugar, milk etc, a very welcome sight following long journey. Condiments would be ideal also.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    We had a lovely time in the Barn. Was suitable for our toddler and elderly MIL. Beautiful inside and out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Tomlin/White Family (9) spent a lovely week in the Saunders Oast Barn. It meet all our needs. Lovely setting very quiet and peaceful. Hastings only 5 minutes drive away. Local pub within walking distance. Would not hesitate to book again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Lovely location to celebrate a special birthday, everyone had a great time, the bedrooms are all so spacious the kitchen/dining area was such a good size for all the family to be.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    This was our third time visiting the Barn, great for the family from grand parents to grand children plus the dog who had a great time. Good walks from the house and being on the main road between Rye and Hastings made it easy to get to the various surrounding amenities. Local pubs/restaurants were good and all the ones we went to took dogs no problem. There is an excellent snooker/pool table in the house.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2017
    Local pubs were poor for meals disappointing , but we went further afield .The house was one of the very best we have enjoyed over a number of years

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2017
    Great barn ideal get away

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    This was meant to be a holiday for 4 people but in the end it was just two of us rattling around in this large house with 5 bedrooms. A beautiful barn conversion very tastefully decorated and well equipped. The views were fantastic and the easy 10 minute drive down to the old town and sea was very convenient. We love Hastings and will return some day.

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