Birdsong Barn

Hastings and St Leonards, Coastal Sussex

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Experience a walk on the wild side with 350 acres of differing landscape to explore and enjoy.

You can book this property from:

  • £975 per week
  • £139 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Birdsong Barn offers a unique property experience surrounded by a wildflower meadow on the edge of a stream.  It is set in 350 acres of varied landscape from woodlands to wetlands to wildflower meadows and the whole farm is available for walking and bird watching or just simply relaxing. The owner offers a full tour which will introduce you to the wonders of this natural environment. The 18th century barn has been restored by local craftsmen creating a beautiful and  luxury holiday home, comfortably sleeping four with room for an additional two using the double sofa bed.  You will fall in the love with this stylish property and staying here allows you private access to all the farm and the private Nature Reserve, which has been put into a conservation charity by the owner.  A personal guided, informative tour can be arranged with the owner giving you the opportunity to get close to the endangered Shetland Cattle, the beautiful Konik Ponies and also sheep and Bagot goats. It is the perfect spot for bird watchers and photographers with huge numbers of wintering wildfowl with over 120 species of birds recorded, more than 30 species of butterfly and 22 species of dragonfly.

Shop:  1.5 miles   Pub: 1 mile    Coast: 5 miles 

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Room and Kitchen Area
Entrance Hall has a stunning vaulted ceiling with oak beams and a bespoke oak staircase.  The oak flooring extends throughout the ground floor with many original Persian rugs (complimentary slippers are provided)
Sitting Room has a wood burning stove, two sofas (one a double sofa bed), armchair, occasional tables with TV and DVD and a home cinema system
Snug Area has a sofa with stunning views
Dining Area has a country style dining table with four chairs and a bench, a dresser and doors to the terrace
Kitchen is well equipped and is fully fitted with granite work tops, a ceramic tiled floor, a Rayburn cooker, Gorenje fridge/freezer, slim line dishwasher, washer/dryer and a microwave
Wet Room is fully tiled with a large shower head plus a separate hand-held shower, a heated floor, washbasin and w.c.  This room is suitable for guests with mobility requirements and a handrail is fitted by the w.c and a chair for use in the shower is available

Easy stairs with handrail...

First Floor:
All doorways upstairs are low beamed, including the en-suite
Bedroom 1 has oak flooring and a vaulted ceiling.  There is a king-size bed with matching bedside tables and Christian Wade lamps, an oak wardrobe, an antique oak coffer and a hand made driftwood mirror. En-Suite Shower Room with driftwood effect tiles and under floor heating. Large corner shower, heated towel rail, washbasin with an illuminated mirror and w.c
Bedroom 2 has a king-size zip and link bed which has been hand-built in oak and there are matching bedside tables with bespoke lamps, a chest of drawers, a hand-made drift-wood mirror, an antique oak coffer and pegs with hangers for clothes
Bathroom has under floor heating, porcelain tiles and a vaulted ceiling, roll-top bath with shower over plus a hand held shower, heated towel rail, washbasin with illuminated mirror and w.c

Garden:  Terraced area to the rear and front with outside seating - 350 acres of private nature reserve.  Maps of the farm with walks are provided at the property
Parking: Private parking for 4 cars behind and to the side of the property
Heating: Central heating, a wood burning stove (first basket of logs provided)
Notes: Please advise when booking if twin beds or a double are required in bedroom 2. Price includes a full guided tour that lasts 4-5 hours. There is a strong internet connection provided by fibre optic wifi via Satellite at the barn for google searching or emailing.  Unfortunately, if used for excessive streaming, there will be a charge.

Additional Information:
Birdsong Barn's face book page will be regularly updated to illustrate all the differing aspects of Nature's Year - keep an eye on it.


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,

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 L,

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

A & R,

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 S,

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 F,

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,

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!

Previous Customer,

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 J,

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 L,

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 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 H,

Lovely property,would love to visit again

Amanda B,

Birdsong Barn is very special!!

Mr Roelant K,

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 M,