The Dairy at Streat Place Barn

Ditchling, Sussex
Self-catering


Romantic retreat in a smartly-converted Dairy with pretty garden and sweet shepherd's hut, views of South Downs

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

The
Experience

A sweetly renovated little brick and flint Dairy building which shares a rustic courtyard with the owners’ large barn – and its own dear little shepherd’s hut. Inside you’ll feel private and cosy, views are over the orchard and garden. Walk straight in to a roomy porch with oak boarding and the kitchen with its original brick floor, an old pine dresser with pretty china, pale blue cupboards and plenty of stuff for even the most demanding cook. The white-painted bathroom is off here, with painstakingly-restored terracotta floor tiles, a proper big white bath and a window. The open-plan sitting room has white walls with a dash of warming red, a white wooden painted floor, comfy sofa, lots of interesting books, an electric wood-burner and an antique chair. Sleep like a log in the squishiest bed with feather and down; your buttery yellow bedroom has one exposed flint wall and thick fabrics. Creative Jinks (who designs and makes jewellery and runs courses) leaves you fresh eggs, flowers, fruit and some basics, but you can walk along the footpath all the way to Ditchling. Breakfast in the east facing courtyard, spend evenings in your own garden with views over the South Downs or bunk down in the thoroughly authentic shepherd’s hut.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 20% off your booking to stay at The Dairy between Friday 1 March and Friday 12 April (min. 3 nights). Please email to check availability quoting 'Daffodils'.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £320
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £70 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1101 bedroom
1 Shepherd's hut for 2
From £601 bedroom

Reviews

Paradise for humans and the dog. The dairy is beautiful, flint & brick, extremely cosy, luxurious but individual and not 'in your face' . We called it 'home', from the first day. Dog walks on the doorstep, in all directions. Hosts charming, helpful, available and discrete. Streat is a beautiful location, off the beaten track, with pretty flint church (next to the dairy); the only trouble is that, being so attractive, this part of Sussex has too many cars using even single lanes country tracks. Thanks for a marvellous stay.

Marie, Belleme

Absolutely amazing place. Beautifully restored,gorgeous linens, lots of lovely up cycled things. Area is lovely. The barn and courtyard idyllic. Steve and Jinks interesting, friendly warm. Couldn't rate it highly enough, just a shame it's five hundred miles from us!

Ali

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jinks McGrath

  • Beautiful, unspoilt rural location within the South Downs National Park. Wonderful walking countryside surrounds us.
  • The Dairy is part of the curtilage of Streat Place Barn, built around 1600, and traditionally restored by us.
  • The historic, artisan town of Lewes is just 7 miles away and bustling city of Brighton is just 10 miles away.
  • The gastronomic delights of 'The Jolly Sportsman', the decadent escapism of 'Glyndebourne Opera', the stunning 'Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft' and the inspiring 'Charleston Farmhouse' are just a few of the places close to us.