We had a really excellent stay at Blue Door Barns. The accommodation was beautiful and very peaceful and we were really made to feel welcome. For us the best thing about Blue Door Barns, other than the tranquility, was the ease of booking our riding through Bryony rather than having to arrange it ourselves. We had an hour's lesson at Bevern Bridge Stables with Michelle, who was a wonderful instructor, before heading out on the second day for a 1.5 hour hack across the South Downs. It was such a beautiful ride, with excellent horses and we had a couple of opportunities for a full gallop across the countryside which was exhilarating. After our rides we were able to refuel at some of the lovely local pubs including the Ram Inn, Firle and the Blacksmiths Arms, Offham, both of which serve great food. All in all we had a wonderful stay, made all the better by the helping hand of Bryony and the staff.
I stayed here for two nights- the first night with my mum before my wedding and the next night with my husband! Bryony and emma ensured that the lodge was in 5* condition- clean and luxurious. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the rain shower was a dream. Beautiful and tasteful decor yet homely.
Checking in and out was super easy.
Thank you! We will be coming back for a little treat in the near future.
We had been really looking forward to visiting this place as it looked really nice on the website. However on arrival and after staying a night we were quite disappointed. The Little Lodge is advertised as accommodating four but to be honest it was quite tight with 2 of us. The bed is not a full sized double, there is no standing shower (or screen around the bath so water goes everywhere) and some of the doors are split doors which does show the small size. The rooms were nicely decorated, and it's in a relatively good location for visiting Sussex attractions, but we barely got any sleep. This was mainly because the lodge is on someone's driveway so there were cars going past in the night including one which stopped with full headlights on directly outside the bedroom window. There were also flashing lights directly opposite the window which were impossible to sleep through as the blind didn't block them out, and a loud extractor fan right next to the bedroom. When the people in the lodge next to us came back we could then hear everything in their lodge too. These felt more like designed outbuildings than luxury accommodation so for the expensive price it is just a bit disappointing. There is also no view - it was a hot day but the lodge is totally in shade because of the property opposite overlooking it, and from the living room all you can really see is the car park. There is also no privacy as all the lodges are very close together. The hosts when we booked it were very nice and helpful, but all in all this was not what we were expecting after looking at the website. Having breakfast as an expensive add-on is also not great given the standard of the accommodation. There were some tea and coffee sachets and a small amount of milk (not even a half pint) but no welcome bottle of wine of anything like that. All in all this just wasn't what it said on the website and sadly, we didn't feel it was worth the money.
A group of us stayed at Blue Door Barns in order to visit the Lewes firework parade.
We decided to make a weekend of it and the barns were the perfect place to spend it. With room for a large group of 11 or 12 of us, there was enough accomodation all of us split accross the 4 different buildings, which were all centered around a communal courtyard complete with BBQ, open fire, candles, and plenty of seating.
The two kitchens were well equipped and the showers powerful and warm, but the stand out aspect for me was how beautiful the place was. The owners clearly know what they are doing when it comes to internior design, the place was full of old character coupled with plenty of antiques, art, rugs, it was just lovely.
The owners were super friendly, helping us out in the lead up and during the stay, offering advice on local pubs and walks.
We all had a great time and would definitely stay here again.
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rented 3 cottages for small family reunion, 9 persons, incl. 4 children, charming environment, place itself is somewhat "run-down", definitely lacks maintenance, nice owners, but completely overpriced,