Set in 30 acres of working farmland, just 2 km from the historic village of Mayfield in East Sussex, the Barn is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in the country. It provides very flexible accommodation for up to 8 people of all ages and is ideal for wheelchair users - there is a fully equipped disabled wet room and all floors are tiled to make it easy to move around. It is in a single story building with access by a ramp from the concrete farm drive.
Cranesden Farm provides acres of wonderful countryside with a wealth of different experiences of the AONB. In the 5 years the current owners have lived here they have learnt: how to make blackberry wine; a whole host of jams; what a sloe is; that acorns and sheep are not just a good idea but acorns and pigs work very well together; how to butcher, smoke and cure their own meat; what a partridge looks (and sounds) like; and what a hornbeam is. The list is endless and they are very happy to share any of these experiences (and many others) with guests.
A Welcome Pack is provided to visitors which includes details of all the main shops in the village, many local restaurants and a host of other attractions nearby such as the historic town of Battle where visitors can view Battle Abbey. Holidaymakers are encouraged to shop in the village or to purchase own produce from the farm (the eggs and jam are provided on arrival as a taster!).Produce from the farm is sold locally, including meat to the butcher and pubs and eggs to the greengrocer.
The Barn was originally a poultry house which was converted in 2007. Its main source of heating is a woodburner in the living room; a free of logs is provided by the farm. Each room also has an electric heater for the very cold months but experience says the woodburner provides ample warmth for the entire barn and the heaters are very rarely used. The toilets and the washing machine use recycled rainwater fed from a very large tank buried in the old silage pit.
The Games Barn has recently signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.
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