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Charming rural retreat set in 30 acres with private grounds, woodland & tennis

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom cottage Idyllic, peaceful setting overlooking pond. Wonderful views.

The Byre has been completely refurbished providing top quality accommodation that comprises of entrance/utility with washing machine. Lobby with storage. Bedroom with comfortable 'zip and link' bed -can be twin or King-size. Bathroom has separate shower and bath. Lounge/kitchen with comfortable leather sofa and chair, dining table and well equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, microwave, oven/hob with extractor fan, toaster etc TV with Freeview. DVD . Radio/CD.

Garden room.Pretty private garden at rear with table and chairs.

Oil fired central heating. Pets most welcome.

Linen, towels, heating and electric included.

Hard tennis court in grounds.

Grass ride with wonderful views leads to ancient private woodland with footpaths and stream.

Shepherd's hut and garden in grounds

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Julia and Paul Masters
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Julia and Paul Masters

Paul & I ran a hotel and restaurant for 10 years. We then purchased The Old Vicarage, Rye which became an award winning boutique hotel. We decided to move to Westfield, which is approx. 9 miles from Rye, as we really enjoy living in the countryside. Our hobbies are walking and tennis.

Julia and Paul Masters purchased this barn in 2007

Why Julia and Paul Masters chose Rother District

Pattletons Barn is situated in glorious countryside with access to numerous walks including the famous 1066 walk from Pevensey to Battle & Rye.

There is a well maintained tennis court in the grounds.

What makes this barn unique

We offer Pilates, Stretch & Relaxation in our Shepherd's hut studio.

We own 22 acres of private woodland where you can enjoy walking or simply sitting to admire the beautiful high weald "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" in perfect peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a lovely break. The weather was very kind which allowed us to enjoy our days out in Battle,Rye and Hastings as well as some lovely walks in the surrounding area.

We all enjoyed our morning walks especially Connie,( the Labrador),through your woodlands with the beautiful bluebells.

You are very lucky to have such a nice place and we really enjoyed our stay here.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Rother District in East Sussex

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath with shower attachment. There is a separate shower(electric) in cubicle. Bronnley Tolietries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Zip and linked bed can be King-size or twin beds.clock radio alarm. Country views from bedroom. Very peaceful.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming rural retreat set in 30 acres with private grounds, woodland & tennis
average rating of 4.857143 based on 32 reviews
Big Bear City,California

Quiet Countryside Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cottage on the farm was so tranquil for my writing holiday. The Sheep greeted me every day and there was plenty of beautiful walking trails through the woods for inspiration. The hosts were very nice to inform about all the great tourist and historical towns in the area to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay . Hope to welcome you again in the future Julia & Paul
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Cosy, clean and very well furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Despite the rain we had a lovely week in a lovely location. The Byre is very well furnished, cosy and homely with wonderful views of the countryside. The owners are very welcoming and helpful, their dogs are delightful and quickly made friends with our own dogs. The woods were perfect for us and we walked there every day, exploring and watching the wildlife there.

Paul and Mandy from Hamstreet

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Wellie certainly appreciated the extra walks! We do hope you will return, May is the best month to enjoy all the woodland flowers especially the Bluebells,Wood Anemones and Campion. Julia,Paul, Ghilly & Wellie
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Julia & Paul

I just wanted to write and thank you both for making Aga and me feel so welcome last weekend. We had such a great time, it was just perfect.

The cottage felt like home very quickly with everything anyone could need and the location, so peaceful and beautiful, but in easy reach of everything we wanted to see and do.

It's not over yet though... thanks to you we have rhubarb crumble yet to come ;-)

If we are ever planing to visit Sussex again, we're sure to see you then.

Thanks so much!


  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely perfect and provided me with an excellent base to explore the Sussex/Kent countryside, gardens and coastline! All the local places of interest (Rye, Hastings, Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle etc) are within a 30 minute drive away, and the cottage itself is situated in the most beautiful rural location, with lovely views all around.

It is furnished and maintained to a very high standard, and contains everything you would expect to find in a 'first class' self catering property -and more besides!

The owners (who live nearby) added the 'finishing touch' to my holiday, as they made me feel really welcome, did everything they could to make sure I was comfortable, and provided advice on local amenities, walks etc without intruding upon my privacy at all.

I cannot rate the property highly enough - 5 stars definitely!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Byre.

Most comfortable and clean accomodation, well-maintained - away from it all - with outdoor area to sit providing beautiful views. A great point from which to travel to the beautiful countryside of Kent and East Sussex .

An ideal location amongst the rolling countryside. Lots of walking available through the fields and the owners private woods - full details provided. The information 'pack' on the local area provided is endless, you could not ask for more, and the owners knowledge and assistance is excellent.

The local fresh fish is geat - fish and chips in Hastings a must! Lots of local places to eat and lots of local produce for sale in the area.

We would definately recommend this to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Goldige Wohnung mit sehr viel Grün drumherum, jederzeit wieder

  • 5 of 5

Das war ein wirklich schöner Aufenthalt. Wir waren zu zweit für eine Woche dort, um uns zu erholen und ein bisschen die Seele baumeln zu lassen und konnten in der Zeit dort wirklich die Batterien aufladen.

Eine wirklich schöne Wohnung mit Wintergarten und Terrasse. Als Begrüßung hatten wir sechs Eier von den eigenen Hühnern der Vermieter, Brot und Milch im Kühlschrank. Diese Gastlichkeit setzte sich die ganze Zeit so fort. Wir erhielten Tipps über besuchenswerte Events, wo man am besten parken kann und so weiter. Wirklich sehr nett. Wie wenn man bei langjährigen Freunden zu Gast ist. Uneingeschränkte Weiterempfehlung.

Das Objekt an sich liegt wirklich mitten im grünen. Gegenüber des Hauses ist ein kleiner Ententeich. Ein paar Meter weiter ist auch eine Feuerstelle, an der man als Gast auch ein kleines Feuer machen kann. Das haben wir in der Zeit dort (leider) nicht genutzt.

Sonst ist viel in der Nähe, ca. 2 km vom Quartier liegt Westfield, ein kleiner Ort, in dem man einen kleine Supermarkt, einen wirklich guten Metzger und ein Pub findet. Ein paar km weiter ist ein größerer Supermarkt, in dem man dann alles bekommt, was man benötigt. Wenn man etwas nach Norden fährt, findet man kleine Märkte, die direkt "vom Bauernhof" verkaufen.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a nice stay;we live in such a beautiful part of the country that we are always keen for our guests to explore and enjoy. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
M20 ashford
Car: necessary

Byre cottage is set in 30 acres overlooking a pond with paddock at rear. Fantastic views. Private woodland with paths and stream. Comprehensive information of local attractions including Bodiam castle, Batemans, Lamb House. Glorious beaches at Camber, Winchelsea and Fairlight. Steam trains Tenterden and Hythe. Historic Rye, Battle Abbey Winchelsea and Royal military canal close by. Bird watching Rye Harbour, RSPB Dungeness. Famous gardens at Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, PashleyManor .Folder of walks and maps-located on 1066 country walk. Vineyards at Westfield and Sedlescombe. Many good pubs and restaurants nearby. Full details go to


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Rother District, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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