High Weald

Hare Farm Oast bed and breakfastHare Farm Oast near Rye is a beautifully restored three kiln oast house in the Brede Valley, Sussex. Sleeping up to twelve people, this is an ideal destination for groups of friends or families wanting to get away from it all for a while. It is a working farm surrounded by peaceful and untouched pastures and meadows, set in the stunning landscape of rural East Sussex in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area is inundated with excellent places to eat and have a drink - the owners are happy to make recommendations. The Red Lion is just a mile away in the local village of Brede. Also nearby is the Plough at Udimore, and an excellent selection in Rye, including the George and the Tuscan Kitchen. Each new group of guests receives a welcome hamper showcasing local produce – including local jams, wines, juices from Biddenden Vineyards and beers from the Old Dairy Brewery.

In partnership with Natural England, the owners are fully committed to environmental schemes. They maintain the waterways on the farm for the benefit of animals and birdlife; which include herons, warblers, red kites, buzzards, pheasants and a resident barn owl. The driveway is an unusual Site of Special Scientific Interest - reptile teeth from the Jurassic period were once found there. There are a number of excellent circular walks from the farm. For those with an interest in the history of engineering the Giants of Brede (two fully-restored triple expansion steam engines) are a short distance away and well worth a visit.

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