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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8. 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths.

About the Granary

A tranquil place to unwind with family and friends. The Granary is a luxurious converted barn in rural Sussex. It is in the village of Fulking, six miles inland from the coast and Brighton in a stunning setting by the South Downs National Park. It has four and half acres of maintained gardens. It sleeps eight and includes 2,500 square feet of floor area including a full height two story sitting room. Accommodation would suit one or two families or a group perfectly and comprises a gabled double bedroom with super-king bed (this bed can be set up as two singles with prior notice) and en suite shower room, a twin bedroom, a four-bed bunk room and family bathroom. The large and homely kitchen provides the perfect place for family gatherings, as does the main timbered reception room.

It is a perfect place for a getaway at any time of year for familes or groups. Its beautiful situation, comfortable furnishings and large grounds mean there is no need to leave, but there is plenty on offer nearby for the active and adventurous as well.

South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way

The South Downs National Park was established in April 2011 and is the newest of Britain's national parks. It is now an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The Granary is situated inside the Fulking Conservation Area. The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex. Fulking lies on a central section between the Adur valley at Upper Beeding and Pyecombe, which passes by Devil's Dyke and enjoys views of the sea between Brighton and Shoreham. It is used by walkers, cyclists, runners and dog walkers and horse riders and passes by a number of sites of historical interest.

History and Locality

Fulking lies in the quiet parish of Edburton, the next of the spring villages. Edburton church - founded by St Edburga (Alfred the Great's Granddaughter) - is Saxon in origin and was rebuilt in 1180. It contains the oldest leaden font in England. The Shepherd & Dog pub, a well-established favourite across the area, is four minutes walk from the Granary. The popular Royal Oak in Poynings is a mile away. The Granary is close to Fulking's Spring and Fountain which were donated to the village by John Ruskin (a frequent visitor to the village) and dedicated in 1886. Brighton is just 6 miles - and another world away - on the other side of the Downs. The historic towns of Lewes and Arundel are 15 and 20 miles away.

Outdoors and Sports

There are four golf courses within three miles of the Granary, including the parkland of Singing Hills and the Downs links of Pyecombe. The South Downs Way and surrounding trails are very popular with mountain bikers and the area is also well-liked by road cyclists whether heading for downland hill climbs or the flatter and rolling routes north towards the Weald. There are two popular riding stables within a couple of miles - Chestnuts and Three Greys, and a number of local fishing ponds including Steyning, Lancing and Small Dole. Sailing and watersports are available at Hove Lagoon, Brighton Kings Parade and Brighton Marina. Brighton & Hove Albion and Hickstead showjumping are each 20 minutes drive from the Granary.

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Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Hassocks in Fulking

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuit to master bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be split into two singles with prior notice
    Bedroom 3 - 2 adult sized bunk beds sleeping 4 in total.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , I have 1 travel cot - can be set up in any of the bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Converted Barn at foot of South Downs in 4 acres of Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

The house is lovely! It is spacious and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend in The Granary and it was absolutely lovely. My friends landed at Gatwick airport, I picked them up and 30 min later we were opening our first bottle of wine in the beautiful kitchen if the Granary. Later on we sat on the very comfy sofas by the fire and discussed our hiking plans for the next day. We all had a great nights sleep in the super comfy beds, with crisp white duvets and sheets. The next day we walked out of the door, onto the Downs and it couldn’t have been more perfect. That night we had dinner in the Sheperd and Dog pub down the road, which was wonderful. All in all we had a great weekend and we would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Great quality accommodation, loads of room, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely converted barn, beautiful setting on a really big plot of land. Well equipped, comfortable rooms, and more than enough space for our party of 6 adults, 1 child, and a dog not to trip over each other!

Great pub a few minutes walk away, great walks straight out onto the foot of the South Downs.

We had a really lovely time staying here and would recommend it with no hesitation.

Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! And the gardens are amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed a couple of times now and have absolutely loved The Granary. The lounge and kitchen are lovely, as is the courtyard and gardens which are stunning. There is a lovely pub within a 2 minute walk and the surrounding countryside is beautiful and ideal for walks.

Jo (the owner) is also great and always very helpful.

Great break for people with or without dogs. Hopefully Jo will let us stay again.


  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Does all says on the tin - quiet, great walking and all v. well done; flexible host

  • 5 of 5

We had a 21st weekend for a daughter at a local university with our other 5 not that grown up children. It is a very well done barn conversion in a large plot. Lots of heat and hot water. Good walks uphill, along the downs and then downhill at different points, but especially to the very local A1 pub (good gastro-type but not pretentious and with good prices, and excellent casks). You could happily go there for every meal (if you book). After a tiny bit of reassurance the host was happy to have a troop of daughter's friends for a brunch on the Sunday, and was very kindly a tad flexible about when to leave. We had tried at other properties: "21st??!! No - no - quite full up!!" was the usual response. Sadly, however, I was unable to find a shoe horn on the premises, though I did look very hard. It is very near Brighton if you want some city quirkiness and even the races.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Frankly the pictures don't do the property justice! The grounds are amazing and if you have dogs, it is ideal! The kitchen and lounge are great, the views are amazing and the local pub isn't too bad either!

The owner is also the best I have dealt with!

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

We had the most magical August Bank Holiday in this place.

I booked it as it had 35 five star reviews, and it did really live up to that.

the place is just stunning, the area is magical. The gardens are like a park all for yourselves.

The house is well equipped to has all you need and the host has been greatly helpful and responsive. We will come back. this place is truly special and our ground of friends were so impressed by it all!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Shepherd & Dog
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pyecombe or Singing Hills
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ginger Fox or Tottington Manor
Nearest Beach
8 Miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.