Size: Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the sitting room
Nearest beach: 5 miles
Nearest amenities: 2 mile
Pets: Not allowed at this property
Short Breaks: Available at this property
Smoking: Not allowed at this property
Luxuries: TV/DVD player
General: Central heating
Standard: Kettle, toaster, iron
Utilities: Rayburn cooker, microwave, slim line dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 wet room on the ground floor, open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen
Beds: 2 king-size beds, 1 double sofa bed
Other: Bedlinen and towels provided
Outdoors: Private terrace with garden furniture and 350 acres of nature conservation land to explore
Parking: Private parking behind the property
Notes: Please advise when booking if twin beds or a double are required in bedroom 2. Price includes a full tour that lasts 4- 5 hours. There is a strong internet connection provided via Satellite at the barn for google searching or emailing. Unfortunately, if used for excessive streaming, there will be a charge.
Every day and every week new things happen...from Nightingales to stunning wildflower meadows, from hundreds of wildfowl to glow-worms, from the beautiful dawn chorus to fungi foraging. Birdsong Barn's face book page will be regularly updated to illustrate all the differing aspects of Nature's Year.
You may need to pay an Accidental Damage Deposit or Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver for this property. Where applicable we will contact you in good time before your holiday with further details and to take payment.
- Smoking not permitted
- Bed linen included
- Towels included
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor WC
- Private parking space
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Working fireplace
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||25 Oct 2019||19 Dec 2019||£935|
|2 nights||20 Dec 2019||02 Jan 2020||£1450|
|2 nights||03 Jan 2020||26 Mar 2020||£955|
|2 nights||27 Mar 2020||23 Apr 2020||£1180|
|2 nights||24 Apr 2020||21 May 2020||£1060|
|2 nights||22 May 2020||25 Jun 2020||£1180|
|2 nights||26 Jun 2020||09 Jul 2020||£1380|
|2 nights||10 Jul 2020||27 Aug 2020||£1480|
|2 nights||28 Aug 2020||10 Sep 2020||£1380|
|2 nights||11 Sep 2020||24 Sep 2020||£1180|
|2 nights||25 Sep 2020||15 Oct 2020||£1060|
|2 nights||16 Oct 2020||29 Oct 2020||£1180|
|2 nights||30 Oct 2020||17 Dec 2020||£955|
|2 nights||18 Dec 2020||07 Jan 2021||£1480|
26 Oct 2019
Thank you for being an amazing host and letting us stay in your beautiful barn for the week. We had an amazing time and a wonderful, relaxing break. we thoroughly enjoyed our wild meadow and wetland safari tour, it was excellent!! Thanks again for a lovely welcoming 5 * stay
Mr J T
31 Aug 2019
A lovely, relaxing week in a beautiful location. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us Philip.
A & R
16 Aug 2019
A perfect say in a perfect location. Birdsong Barn is a spectacular place! The safari was really enjoyable. Philip was a brilliant host.
Len and Sandra
06 Aug 2019
An absolutely wonderful stay in a beautiful barn on a stunning and peaceful reserve. Philip's nature safai is a MUST - just soak up his knowledge and experience. Lots of peaceful walks. One of the best bits is just the huge variety of birds on the feeders - may be 20 species. A perfect holiday!
26 Jul 2019
Beautifully calm and peaceful. Phil and Maria were lovely. Phil's safari was a fantastic experience - we loved it! We can barely tear ourselves away - thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.
The Thorne Family
19 Jul 2019
What a perfect holiday! Birdsong Barn is such a wonderful place to stay, both the house and the surrounding nature are amazing. Thank you for the hospitality. We hope to return!
E & G and Bas
04 Oct 2019
Just a note of appreciation for the fantastic stay and tour with valuable knowledge we gained. We valued this holiday to be the best for many years. So thanks again.
Den and Lin
26 Jun 2019
A lovely quiet barn and owner very helpful. Especially enjoyed his tour of his land and being able to walk in his wild-flower meadow.
Mrs Jan Jones
13 May 2019
A wonderful cottage, in the middle of a quiet and relaxing natural reserve. The owner also gave us a tour of the estate, which was a wonderful experience and both we and our children learned a lot about nature and conservation. Inside the cottage everything is both cosy and high quality, with everything in place to start relaxing immediately. Really a place that we will visit again, next time for a longer period (this time we only had a weekend).
Mr Tim Laureys
20 Apr 2019
Birdsong barn is so aptly named as that is what you constantly hear that & nature it’s a beautiful setting with no traffic noise whatsoever! Philip is so friendly helpful & knowledgeable & kindly showed us around the stunning nature reserve Philip even bought a fire pit for our visit as I called & asked if they had one so thank you very much we made good use of it I have a rule never to go back to a property but in this case I think we shall return as we would love to see the meadows in full bloom thank you Philip you have a very special place
Mrs Carole Hood
21 Apr 2019
A fantastic stay!What a wonderful property. So so beautiful, amazing facilities and wonderful wildlife. The owner took us on a short tour and we saw wild horses. The surrounding area is also great to explore. Thanks for a brilliant stay!
31 Oct 2018
Lovely property,would love to visit again
20 Aug 2018
Birdsong Barn is very special!!
Mr Roelant Klaassen
07 Aug 2018
Birdsong Barn is a really and truly heaven on earth! An excellent host; who showed us his nature at Great Maxfield full of enthusiasm. We loved it.
Mrs Elisabeth Minke
01 Jun 2018
It was a great time in Birdsong Barn. Thank you very much. The drive with you through your area was beautiful. Philip you are a great host!
Sven, Alex, Gisela & Hans
24 May 2018
Unsurpassable hospitality, a wonderful gesture for Jean's birthday, so very thoughtful. Your stewardship of this wonderful property can only be admired. We enjoyed all that the land offered & Birdsong Barn brilliant.
Jean & Len
11 May 2018
A fantastic week during the merry month of May.
Andrew, Robyn & Conrad
04 May 2018
Birdsong Barn certainly lives up to its name! Thank you all. We have enjoyed a never to be forgotten experience - nature, peace and welcoming hospitality, not to forget your perfect home from home - so tastefully thought out. Thank you - we'll be back!
Caroline, Cally & Ma Klein
22 Oct 2017
Thanks for a lovely stay and your help and kindness with the storm!
Taco, Leonie, Douwe & Stijn
17 Sep 2017
We've loved our time here - wish it could have been longer! A great welcome. The wild mushrooms were glorious! Thank you to Phil for the tour around the reserve - it was a privilege to see it with him. I caught the rare moth, such a thrill to see a Clifden, and it's great that I can contribute some moth records to this gorgeous site. We'll be back!
Nets & Will
10 Sep 2017
We have had a wonderful relaxing stay at Birdsong Barn. Thank you for the welcome pack, the tour and the amazing champagne! We enjoyed being so close to nature. Thanks for pointing out the rare moth. And we spotted a yellow wagtail outside the barn. A very special place. We'd love to come back.
Polly, Nick & Clara
25 Aug 2017
Thank you so much, I loved seeing all the animals!
18 Aug 2017
Amazing place immersed in nature. Phil was very welcoming and a great host. Will miss this place and have created some wonderful family memories.
Adnan & Nazia
28 Jul 2017
A truly stunning home-from-home. We enjoyed the idyllic peaceful setting, listening to the green woodpeckers, watching the birds of prey. Thank you for the friendly welcome & the brilliant informative guided walk. So much to see & learn.
21 Jul 2017
Thank you Philip, for a memorable stay in your delightful Birdsong Barn and Nature Reserve. We loved the peace and quiet of this beautiful location and all the extra welcoming touches!
Angie, Jonathan & Bina
13 May 2018
A well thought through property with an excellent standard of faculties and equipment. A lovely location for those who want to be off the beaten track. Highly recommended if you want a quiet location with the ability to walk straight out of the property for several miles. Good for bird watching.
Mr Andrew Litchfield
13 Sep 2017
Birdsong Barn was a perfect retreat for our family, and a good base to explore the surrounding area (including Hastings and Rye). The host was very accommodating of all our needs, and gave us a tour of the nature reserve in which the barn is set. We were really impressed with the standard of the property, and found all furniture, equipment, fixtures and fittings to be of very high quality. It was a luxurious and comfortable space, and we really enjoyed our time there.
Mrs Polly Brown
24 Aug 2017
It is a beautiful house in a truly fantastic location. Mostly received by the owner and even brought some groceries home (cheese, butter, bread, wine, fruit, etc.) really super! A downside, it is stated that there is wifi in the house, however, this is No, more importantly there is no cell phone reception and there is no landline phone. Maybe Belvilla can customize this.
10 Aug 2016
Wonderful location. A credit to your dedication!
17 Jul 2016
Thanks for the maximal restfulness! Wonderful three (!) bathrooms - unique position - lots of beautiful moths - tame and wild horses - tasteful furniture and decor - lovely hosts Maria and Philip!
The Dohme Family
10 Aug 2016
Thank you so much Philip & Maria. Birdsong Barn is a wonder, so beautiful, peaceful and welcoming. I have learnt so much from your tour of the reserve. We will be sure to return.
20 Aug 2016
Phil & Maria thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. The cottage is wonderful, is in a beautiful location and gave us exactly the peaceful type of break that we needed. Fantastic experience all round - we will return!!
The Curtis family
10 Aug 2016
Lovely 8 nights in the peace & oasis of this beautiful coiuntryside. A brilliant tour from Philip topped off with osprey sighting.
10 Aug 2016
I really enjoyed my holiday, particularly the barn owl, Konik ponies & Nobby & Big Ears!
Mr B Caldon
01 Oct 2016
An amazing Barn, beautiful setting, we will definitely return. Phil is a great host! Wonderful experience. Enjoy!!!
Mark Brewer & Victoria Erwins
07 Aug 2017
Owner's personal attention was exceptional . Having rented 25/30 times with Rural Retreats over the decades , the owner gives something extra via his wildlife knowledge and his " estate tour " .
Mr Stephen Sheard
29 Jun 2017
Our host was very welcoming and provided an excellent range of food and drink in the welcome pack. He showed us round his nature reserve, identifying the flora and fauna. He checked everything was OK for us later in the week too. There are lots of National Trust and other historical sites to visit within a short drive, and lots of pubs with good food. For nature lovers the site itself is perfect, and there is another public nature reserve nearby at Rye Harbour.
Mrs J Scanlon
27 Mar 2017
We can only say what a pleasure it was to stay at a holiday house which was much more than it said on the tin.The house was amazing and the owners went much further than they needed,to make our stay a lovely one. We would have no hesitation but to book with your company or the same house at some time in the future. Thankyou
Mrs Lisa Collen
30 Aug 2016
Birdsong Barn was perfect for the type of quiet, peaceful family holiday that we wanted. The barn itself was beautiful and was set in a fantastic location. Highly recommended!
Mr Karl Curtis