We converted Walnut Barn from a 16th century, three-bay, timber-framed Sussex hay barn and stables into the luxury accommodation that it is today in 2000. The original impressive oak frame is on display throughout, with solid oak floors, flagstone halls and a wide centre staircase leading to a minstrels’ galleried landing, with full-width picture windows. Quality furnishings, heavy drapes, bedspreads, Persian and Turkish rugs give an atmosphere of luxury.
Laid out over three floors are four bedrooms with king-size double beds and one with twin beds. All our beds have the finest, crisp, white Egyptian cotton linen, duck and down feather duvets and pillows, but we can provide hypoallergenic replacements if requested. We provide fluffy white bath and hand towels and towelling robes to heighten your enjoyment of the quality bathroom facilities.
The Stables bedroom – kingsize double bed – ground floor room with en suite
this bedroom has easy access via just a couple of steps off the kitchen. This large, airy room looks onto the courtyard garden and the walnut tree in a stone planter at its centre, which can be accessed via french doors. The en suite has feature roll-top bath, separate walk in shower, WC and basin. LED TV, hair dryer, clock radio.
Master bedroom ground floor – king-size double bed
situated off the ground floor central hallway, this is a splendid, light and airy triple-aspect room, with inglenook fireplace and log-burning stove. Easy access to the ground floor bathroom beside front door, with bath, walk-in shower, wc and basin.
Master bedroom first floor – king-size double bed
situated on the first floor off the minstrels’ galleried landing, this room boasts a full-height oak frame vaulted ceiling. TV with freesat TV, hair dryer, clock radio. The bathroom on the opposite side of the galleried landing includes a feature roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and basin.
The Pineapple Room – twin single beds
on the first floor opposite the first floor master bedroom, the Pineapple room is a delightful room with twin beds, interesting ceiling and oak frame features, overlooking the courtyard garden. LED TV, hair dryer, clock radio.
The Room in the Roof – king-size double bed
a charming room accessed via its own oak staircase in the eaves of the Barn. LED TV, hair dryer, clock radio. There is a low tie beam on display.
Third family bathroom
on the ground floor beside the front door, this bathroom includes bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and basin.
The large dining table at the centre of the farmhouse style kitchen is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Solid oak cupboards, worktops and free standing units are well stocked with quality crockery, cutlery and glassware, and all the pots, pans, chef knives and utensils you would expect to find in your own kitchen.
Britannia range cooker with halogen hobs and double oven, American style fridge/freezer with ice & water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine & tumble dryer, iron & ironing board. LED TV.
The newly positioned sitting room looks out directly onto the courtyard garden with the Walnut tree at its centre. Easy access is available to the garden from the sitting room via a french door. This is a great space for the family or group to gather to enjoy relaxing watching a movie on the large flat screen TV with SKY+HD, DVD player and surround sound system, alternatively to read a book or listen to music on the hi-fi.
The property has complimentary wireless broadband. A landline and handsets can be provided subject to charges.
For kitchen use we provide the following: kitchen roll, washing up liquid, hand wash, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, salt & pepper, Twinings tea, Taylors ground coffee, sugar.
For each of the bathrooms we provide the following: 2 toilet rolls per bathroom, shower gel, bath foam, quality shampoo, hand wash,
We provide washing powder for the washing machine.
You can sit, relax and enjoy the courtyard garden, outdoor dining on your own terrace furnished with quality teak furniture, cushions and parasol, whilst cooking your favourite dish on the barbecue and enjoying a glass of something refreshing.
There is a Weber charcoal bbq available for your use – we provide charcoal, bbq lighters, kindling, bbq tools/utensils to cook with. We ask guests to return the bbq equipment to the pristine state in which they receive it.
There is secure courtyard parking available for up to five cars for Walnut Barn – if more space is required, please advise us accordingly. Garaging is available upon request.