Priors Barn

Maresfield, Sussex
  • 2+1
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Be at one with nature in this beautifully converted barn, nestled in woodland and on the banks of a babbling stream.

  • Magical decking area surrounded by woods
  • The ancient Ashdown Forest on your doorstep
  • Lewes and Glyndebourne Opera just 20 minutes away

About Priors Barn

Set in peaceful woodland, Priors Barn is an enchanting hideaway surrounded by natural beauty, including a lake and a stream that winds its way through the trees. The stunning raised rear decking extends further into this natural landscape, offering guests tranquility broken only by bird song and the trickle of water.

Dancing sunlight filters through the trees and through French doors, which open onto a outdoor seating area perfect for those long summer evenings. A wood-burning stove and large sitting room make for cosier nights in the winter, next to a superb open plan kitchen ideal for home cooking. There is a comfortable en-suite bedroom to rest weary heads after a day exploring this pretty corner of Sussex.

This cosy little romantic retreat stands on the southern fringes of the ancient Ashdown Forest, with quaint and quirky shops only a 10-minute drive away. Priors Barn is a perfect self-catering cottage in East Sussex, for a couple looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway.


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"We've had a really relaxing stay helped by the extremely well equipped barn. Beautiful walks all around. We would love to return again."

Chris & Donna - November 2017

"Everything we could need an more. Loved this barn and its surroundings, very dog friendly with lots of countryside walks."

Steve & Jan - September 2017

"Thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage. You have everything anybody could want for a very relaxing stay."

Annette & Kevin - August 2017

"Excellent condition, overall a lovely place to stay and unwind"

December 2014 - D. Fraser

"Peace of heaven!! Great place to relax. Well equipped, high taste touches, amazing cottage."

November 2014 - A. Abdullah

"Lovely well equipped barn and delightful location."

May 2014

"We had a fantastic time. The barn was well equipped in a lovely setting. Would love to visit again."

April 2014

What makes this area
So special...

There are plenty of outdoor pursuits such as golf, horse-riding and clay pigeon shooting locally. There is a private fishing lake opposite, for which day passes can be purchased (anglers must also have a valid rod licence). The Ashdown Forest (home of Winnie the Pooh) is right on your doorstep, with its fabulous heathland views, woodland walks and the quaint villages of Forest Row and Hartfield. Take a stroll into Maresfield village just down the road, and stop in for a drink at the popular country inn 'Chequers' just 500m away. For a more bustling and vibrant day out you can explore the shopping, restaurants and cafe culture of Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Also close by are Hever and Chiddingstone Castles, Groombridge Place, Penshurst Place and Chartwell - home of Winston Churchill. For those who love opera, Glyndebourne is a short drive. Crowborough is just 10 minutes away, Tunbridge Wells 20 minutes, and the pretty market town of Lewes is well worth a visit 11 miles south. Brighton is also within an hour's reach.

Property details

Priors Barn: sleeps 2 plus one infant in 1 bedroom, with ensuite shower. Lawn to the side and rear decking next to woodland. Parking for 2 cars on the gravel drive in front of the barn.

Accommodation all on ground floor (small step from sitting room to bedroom).

Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room.
Kitchen: Electric oven, 4 electric hotplates, fridge, dishwasher, filter coffee machine, kettle, toaster, microwave. Breakfast bar dining table.
Sitting room area: Sofa seating 2, armchair, wood burner (logs provided), Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime apps (account required) and Freesat, DVD player.

Small step up leads to:
Bedroom (sleeps 2): Double bed, Sky TV, French doors to front patio.
En-suite to bedroom: with en-suite shower and TV.

Separate utility/laundry room - with washing machine, freezer and sink. 

Outside: Gated gravel drive to the front (parking for 2 cars), lawned garden to the side and raised decking to the rear overlooking a stream, with recliner chair, picnic bench and charcoal BBQ (starter pack of charcoal provided).



Electric radiator heating.

Alexa music system.

Free wood is provided for the wood burner.

A payphone is available for guests' use.

Fishing and fruit picking nearby in Buxted

What you need to know

Travel cot (please bring bedding) and highchair available on advance request.

It may be possible to bring one or two small children with prior agreement, please contact us to discuss.

1 dog welcome (a second dog may also be possible, please contact us to enquire).

There is a private fishing lake opposite, for which day passes can be purchased (anglers must also have a valid rod licence).

There is a stream that runs along the edge of the rear garden; due to this and the lake opposite please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The decking may be slippery when wet, please take care.

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