The Dovecote Garden - Old Manor House Pig Barn

West Dean, Seaford

Property Reference: 19749
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
Sitting-out-area Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Open plan living/dining room/kitchen Double bedroom Bathroom Exterior Exterior

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

In the delightful Friston Forest village of Westdean, these carefully converted Grade II listed barns with exposed beams date back to 1597 and are double award winning (award for excellent conversion of a 16thC listed ox barn). Now a Christmas tree and apple juice farm it was once owned by Alfred the Great. Free archaeology and history tour available for guests. Recent excavations revealed that the site had Neolithic occupation circa 2700BC, and an Elizabethan terrace and Jacobean banqueting house, the centre of a wider holding mentioned in Domesday Book which stretched from the River Cuckmere to Jevington. There are also ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, restored 14th century dovecote and ox farmyard of the 18th and 19th century. Quebec Barn (ref 26956) was used as local headquarters by Canadian forces in WW ll. Walking plus cycle trails (hire centre, ½ mile). Seven Sisters Country Park, 1 mile, and a secluded beach 1½ miles. Enjoy wildlife in the South Downs National Park. Horse riding stables, 5 miles at the old smuggling village of Alfriston. Visit Brighton and the historical ’Lanes’, Eastbourne and stroll along the Victorian pier, Drusillas Zoo, Beachy Head and Glyndebourne (opera in the grounds during the summer) within 5 miles. Pevensey Castle, Battle and 1066 country within 10 miles. Shops 4 miles, pubs 11/2 miles. Properties (refs 19748, 19749 and 26956) can be booked together for larger parties.

Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with slate floors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Cot or Z-bed on request.

Cot on request. iPod dock. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue.

All properties: Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared use of owners grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Access to Monks Granary Barn (ref 19748) is via the terrace of Old Manor House Pig Barn (ref 19749).

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Really great little barn. We stayed as a family of 3. I think the barn is better suited to just a couple. That said we all had a great stay and the barn has been converted to a very high standard and it was a pleasure to stay there. The owner was really helpful and a lemon drizzle cake was waiting in the barn for our arrival. The location is great , its remote BUT a bus service is very close by with a bus every 6 minutes to Eastborne and Seaford, so it possible to go there with out a car and get the benefits of being in the forest, but without being cut off. Oct 2011.
  2. Very comfortable quite holiday, recommend to anyone who prefers walking holidays.please try Julians (the owner) own apple juice and jams. Sept 2011.
  3. Excellent position for walkers. June 2011.
  4. Property is in a great position for walkers - through woodland, on to the Seven Sisters National Park and even across fields to Alfriston (lovely small town). The Pig Barn is part of a beautiful group of Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings and the owners are helpful, offering a tour of the property, and also providing eggs, fruit juice, jams from their own produce. Village is small and pretty. Church dates back to Anglo Saxon times and is very peaceful. May 2011.
  5. The Old Manor House Pig Barn is a comfortable retreat, with a blend of old cottage charm and modern appliances. The whole cottage is finished to a high standard and is set in a beautiful hamlet, buried in Friston Forest. The owner left a nice, lemon drizzle cake for my arrival. The home-made apple juice and eggs laid by hens on the farm are worth buying. Overall, a lovely cottage and a friendly, helpful owner, who will provide what you need and resolve any problems quickly. May 2011.
  6. Ideally located for lovely walks straight from your door. Well thought out accommodation with great attention to detail and provision of all you would need for a holiday. Owner provides those little extras which make a stay enjoyable. His guided tour of the village was excellent. Would recommend. April 2011.
  7. l recommend this holiday to customers that like quiet holidays in this fantastic location. March 2011.
  8. Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting. Ideal for a relaxing break. Oct 2010.
  9. Smaller than expected but cosy and well equipped with helpful owners. Dec 2010.
  10. The owner was very welcoming and had a very goog knowledge of the property and surrounding buildings historical importance. July 2010.
  11. The property lies in a very special location. Very quiet and at a 30 min walk from the coast. June 2010.
  12. A lovely conversion very compact and easy to live in. Excellent powerful shower, bathroom modern and well lit. The kitchen is very easy to use and well designed. Comfy chairs but need more padded loose cushions. External space, a shared walk through by adjoining property guests so privacy not great. Would really recommend the property, beautiful situation and only a short walk to the sea. Owner is lovely and really helpful. April 2010.
  13. The cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished so that it’s rather like a nice boutique hotel. Also, the location is wonderful - in a rather busy part of SE England, this village is tucked away as it is not on a through road, so you feel rather privileged to be there. April 2010.
  14. Nice quiet location, excellent walks around the forest and to Cuckmere Haven. March 2010.
  15. Great location for walking with the dog; characterful small cottage; interesting tour. Feb 2010.
  16. Beautiful converted barn in a very serene quiet setting. A delightful retreat! Fantastic owner, so welcoming, helpful and informative. We will be visiting again soon. Feb 2010.
  17. Very clean, and a very welcome welcome!! Highly recommended and full of lovely features. Perfect for dogs and families. Feb 2010.
  18. Just very cosy, yet stylish - felt like home from home. Jan 2010.
  19. The Barn was nicely furnished and homely and comforting. Owner was very welcoming and had turned heating on prior to our arrival. When we arrived, he showed us to the cottage, explained how things worked and left us with a lemon drizzle cake. All furnishings in excellent condition and had a lovely ambience and location. Nov 2009.
  20. The accommodation was ideal for two people and was lovely and warm and cosy. All the appliances worked - even the tv, which I have found in some other cottages that I have been to in the past isn’t always the case! The furnishings were excellent and the shower was good too. The situation of the cottage was good because it was in a very small quiet hamlet close to the coast and for walking along the cliffs and also in the forest. Nov 2009.
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    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
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