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The Byre

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7 Nights  

  • £975  to  £1625

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Short Breaks From

  • £139 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £232 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Byre

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The Byre is a charming country holiday cottage on the quiet gated Beechcroft estate in Cowbeech, within walking distance of The Merrie Harriers pub. There's no way the original inhabitants of this former cow barn would recognise it today, with its stylish interiors and spacious gardens. The cottage sleeps four people in two beautiful ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families with children over the age of five. This is a home-away-from-home for people who don't want a fleeting holiday but would rather immerse themselves in the beautiful East Sussex location on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for 2 to 12 weeks - a little longer than the usual short break. The Byre is ideal for a long holiday, if you're a writer searching for an inspiring yet peaceful place to create, or someone who needs to work nearby for a short project but doesn't like the idea of an impersonal hotel.

The Byre is one of four superb holiday properties at Beechcroft, on the outskirts of the breathtaking High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's a wonderful place to explore, with its scenic views and proximity to places like Battle and 1066 country, National Trust properties and stately homes or castles like Batemans and Bodiam Castle. There are an abundance of renown gardens to visit. The surrounding area has incredible footpaths leading through a diverse landscape that includes rolling hills, chalk downs, heather-covered heath, and natural coastline, all within a few miles. Cyclists also love the High Weald AONB, the Pevensey levels (a 3,600 hectare biological grade 1 conservation site) and the nearby South Downs National Park, one of 'Britain's Breathing Spaces' for the same reasons.

Days out from The Byre can include walking and bird watching in the Cuckmere Valley Nature Reserve, admiring the red-and-white striped lighthouse and the sheer drop (from a distance!) of the cliffs and Beachy Head, or visiting beautiful gardens like those at Pashley Manor, Sissinghurst Castle, Chartwell, and Sheffield Park. Admire the majesty of Herstmonceux Castle, wander the shops and the seafront at Eastbourne or Brighton, and spend a few hours in Hastings, the place where the course of Britain's history changed forever. The area around Beechcroft has an excellent variety of places to eat and drink, so you can give yourself a break from cooking if you choose.

The coast is only 6 miles from The Byre with bustling seaside towns, pretty fishing villages and quiet beaches like Norman's Bay, Cooden Beach, and Cuckmere Haven. Enjoy watersports at Pevensey Bay or the Spray Water Sports Centre at Eastbourne or head to the golden sands of Camber for a relaxing day by the sea. The New Marina at Sovereign Harbour is also a lovely place to while away a few hours in Eastbourne with its shops and eateries.

Typical minimum lets are 3 nights to two weeks, longer breaks may be possible. Please contact the owner for information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Michael Haydon joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (East Sussex)

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Accommodation Comprises:

The Byre has been sympathetically renovated and extended to offer a high standard of accommodation while retaining original beams and other features that make it feel welcoming and unique. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Living/dining room in the oldest part of the property, with fantastic oak beams and an inglenook fireplace with a gas log burner. French doors open onto the south-facing patio and let in lots of natural daylight. There is comfortable seating for four people to sit and read, chat or watch TV.
  • Spacious kitchen/diner with a dining table that seats eight people. The fitted kitchen has all of the appliances, equipment and utensils guests need to cook and serve delicious meals, including a traditional Sandyford cooker and a dishwasher.
  • Master bedroom with a kingsize (5ft) bed, bedside tables with reading lights, a TV, and storage. The modern ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and an ensuite with a huge bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a south-facing garden enclosed by a low wall. There is a lawn, a patio with garden furniture, and adjacent parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, rural WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. The cottage is suitable for children over the age of five years. Pets and smoking are not permitted. There is a good village shop at Rushlake Green (2.5 miles from the cottage) which stocks a good range of provisions including domestic supplies, bread, flowers, groceries, newspapers etc (open most days - early until late).

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

The Byre Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
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Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £975
To £1625
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Michael Haydon
Member Since March 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 19th June 2024

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