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The Granary

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7 Nights  

  • £1182  to  £1775

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Short Breaks From

  • £168 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £232 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Granary

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The Granary is a spacious, yet small country home sleeping six people in three ensuite bedrooms within walking distance of the welcoming Merrie Harriers pub. It is one of four superb holiday rentals on the gated Beechcroft estate in Cowbeech, close to the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of the South Downs National Park and the East Sussex coastline. The cottage is available for bookings of two to twelve weeks - a little longer than the usual short break, giving guests ample time to settle in, relax and discover the many attractions and beauty of the area. The Granary 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.

Cowbeech is a quiet village a few miles from Hailsham, where there are three supermarkets, and a variety of other amenities guests may need for their self-catering holiday. It's an area popular with birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists, for the number of way-marked trails and the landscape's diversity. There is a path to suit everyone with everything from chalk downs to meadows, woodlands, and coastal routes. Some favourite local routes include the Cuckoo Trail, paths around Abbots Wood and Friston Forest, and the route around Bewl Water.

There is plenty of choice for day trips. If you can't think of anything more enjoyable than strolling around a beautiful garden, then you should certainly add Great Dixter House and Gardens, Bateman's, Sheffield Park Garden, and Sissinghurst Castle to your itinerary. There are a wealth of stately homes and castles within easy reach, including Herstmonceux, Pevensey, Bodiam and Rye castles. Younger guests will enjoy attractions like the Knockhatch Adventure Park, Druisillas Zoo, and the Paradise Park dinosaur exhibit.

Battle is within half an hour's drive, with some guests of The Granary dedicating several days to exploring 1066 Country. Hastings and Brighton are also top choices for a fun day out, or walk along the coast by Beachy Head and admire the incredible views. Having the coast only 6 miles from The Granary means there are bustling seaside towns, pretty fishing villages and quiet beaches like Norman's Bay, Cooden Beach, and Cuckmere Haven within easy driving distance. Enjoy watersports at Pevensey Bay or the Spray Water Sports Centre at Eastbourne, browse the antique shops in Rye 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.

The Granary is available for bookings all year round. Typical bookings are between 3 nights and two weeks, longer stays may be possible. Please ask the owner.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Michael Haydon joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • 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 Granary is a lovely brick and timber building with vaulted ceilings, original exposed beams, and accommodation over two floors.


  • Spacious long living/dining room with fantastic beams and French doors that open onto the south-facing patio and garden. The seating area has comfortable sofas, a TV and a Jotul gas 'log effect' burner. The dining table seats eight people.
  • Well equipped kitchen fitted with lots of cupboards stocked with the utensils, pots, pans, plates and dishes you'll need to cook and serve delicious meals for your family and friends. A Sandyford cooker is a fantastic feature.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds, bedside tables and reading lights. Beds are made up for guests arrival using hotel quality linen, and bath towels are provided. Ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Double room with zip link beds that can either be two full-sized singles or one 6ft-wide super-kingsized bed. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin


  • Third double bedroom with a super-kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and proper storage. This room also has an ensuite with a huge bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The garden has a large lawn and a patio with a picnic table and benches. There is ample adjacent parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. The cottage is suitable for children aged five and over. Smoking and pets 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 Granary Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Super-king, 1 Super-king/Twin & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1182
To £1775
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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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