Graceful and beautiful Konik Ponies
Butterfly in napweed
Garden tiger moth
Family bathroom with underfloor heating
Wildflower meadow
First floor landing leading to bedrooms and bathroom
Ground floor wet room
Blue butterfly
Shield bugs
Misty shetlands

England » East Sussex (Coastal) » Guestling Birdsong Barn

7 nights min. stay

from £955

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01227 656 991

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At a glance

Sleeps 4
Property type Cottage
Changeover day Friday
Bedrooms 2
King size (5’) 1
Single beds 2
Single sofa bed 1
Bathrooms 3
Min # of nights 2
Size 1 sqm
Smoking not permitted
Bed linen included
Towels included
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 10am

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+44 (0)1227 656 991

09:00 - 19:00 / 7 days a week
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Deep in the woodlands, surrounded by nature, you will find this amazing converted 18th century barn, hand-crafted and styled to perfection. With 350 acres of private nature reserve to explore, for your exclusive use, this will be a holiday that you won't forget in a hurry. The owner will take you on a wildlife safari which you will never forget. Hastings is close by as are the historic towns of Rye and Battle with many National Trust properties to explore.

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.

Additional Information:
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
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Private parking space
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Working fireplace

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Seasonal weekly tariff overview

# Min stay Start date End date Price
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 31 Dec 2020 £1480
2 nights 01 Jan 2021 03 Jan 2021 £1480
2 nights 04 Jan 2021 07 Jan 2021 £955
2 nights 08 Jan 2021 14 Jan 2021 £955
2 nights 15 Jan 2021 21 Jan 2021 £955
2 nights 22 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021 £955
2 nights 29 Jan 2021 04 Feb 2021 £955
2 nights 05 Feb 2021 11 Feb 2021 £981
2 nights 12 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021 £993
2 nights 19 Feb 2021 25 Feb 2021 £981
2 nights 26 Feb 2021 04 Mar 2021 £981
2 nights 05 Mar 2021 11 Mar 2021 £981
2 nights 12 Mar 2021 18 Mar 2021 £981
2 nights 19 Mar 2021 25 Mar 2021 £1212
2 nights 26 Mar 2021 01 Apr 2021 £1227
2 nights 02 Apr 2021 08 Apr 2021 £1227
2 nights 09 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2021 £1227
2 nights 16 Apr 2021 22 Apr 2021 £1092
2 nights 23 Apr 2021 29 Apr 2021 £1092
2 nights 30 Apr 2021 06 May 2021 £1092
2 nights 07 May 2021 13 May 2021 £1092
2 nights 14 May 2021 20 May 2021 £1092
2 nights 21 May 2021 27 May 2021 £1092
2 nights 28 May 2021 03 Jun 2021 £1212
2 nights 04 Jun 2021 10 Jun 2021 £1215
2 nights 11 Jun 2021 17 Jun 2021 £1215
2 nights 18 Jun 2021 24 Jun 2021 £1215
2 nights 25 Jun 2021 01 Jul 2021 £1421
2 nights 02 Jul 2021 08 Jul 2021 £1421
2 nights 09 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2021 £1521
2 nights 16 Jul 2021 22 Jul 2021 £1521
2 nights 23 Jul 2021 19 Aug 2021 £1521
2 nights 20 Aug 2021 26 Aug 2021 £1539
2 nights 27 Aug 2021 02 Sep 2021 £1311
2 nights 03 Sep 2021 09 Sep 2021 £1421
2 nights 10 Sep 2021 16 Sep 2021 £1215
2 nights 17 Sep 2021 23 Sep 2021 £1215
2 nights 24 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021 £1089
2 nights 01 Oct 2021 07 Oct 2021 £1089
2 nights 08 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2021 £1089
2 nights 15 Oct 2021 21 Oct 2021 £1180
2 nights 22 Oct 2021 28 Oct 2021 £1227
2 nights 29 Oct 2021 04 Nov 2021 £981
2 nights 05 Nov 2021 11 Nov 2021 £981
2 nights 12 Nov 2021 18 Nov 2021 £981
2 nights 19 Nov 2021 25 Nov 2021 £981
2 nights 26 Nov 2021 02 Dec 2021 £981
2 nights 03 Dec 2021 09 Dec 2021 £981
2 nights 10 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 £981
2 nights 17 Dec 2021 23 Dec 2021 £1524
2 nights 24 Dec 2021 04 Jan 2022 £1539
Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

31 Aug 2019

A lovely, relaxing week in a beautiful location. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us Philip.

A & R

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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!

The Flaxmans

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Ms Carole Hood

Birdsong Barn

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!

Mrs C

Birdsong Barn

31 Oct 2018

Lovely property,would love to visit again

Amanda Bolton

Birdsong Barn

20 Aug 2018

Birdsong Barn is very special!!

Mr Roelant Klaassen

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

11 May 2018

A fantastic week during the merry month of May.

Andrew, Robyn & Conrad

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

22 Oct 2017

Thanks for a lovely stay and your help and kindness with the storm!

Taco, Leonie, Douwe & Stijn

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

25 Aug 2017

Thank you so much, I loved seeing all the animals!


Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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.

Sheard Family

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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.

Birdsong Barn

10 Aug 2016

Wonderful location. A credit to your dedication!

Mr Wasling

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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.

Ms Wasling

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

10 Aug 2016

Lovely 8 nights in the peace & oasis of this beautiful coiuntryside. A brilliant tour from Philip topped off with osprey sighting.

Mr Caldon

Birdsong Barn

10 Aug 2016

I really enjoyed my holiday, particularly the barn owl, Konik ponies & Nobby & Big Ears!

Mr B Caldon

Birdsong Barn

01 Oct 2016

An amazing Barn, beautiful setting, we will definitely return. Phil is a great host! Wonderful experience. Enjoy!!!

Mark Brewer & Victoria Erwins

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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

Birdsong Barn

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