Quirky eclectic open plan barn with large family bedroom and stunning views
About Diane Niall
I am a retired lady living in this wonderful location with my husband Graham and our talkative African Grey parrot. I have 2 sons and 9 grandchildren and spend much time at the beautiful Camber beach or Hastings, with its old town with its fish sheds selling fresh fish caught from their beach launched fleet. Also we are close to the beautiful Cinque Port Of Rye with its cobbled streets, restaurants, pubs and independent shops.
Diane Niall purchased this Barn in 2012
Why Diane Niall chose Rye
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life come to the relaxed seclusion of the Sheephouse Barn - the area has its own microclimate and often misses the rain of surrounding areas - there are so many places to see and go within a short drive - fantastic for both country and beach breaks. For peace of mind friendly help is always at hand from us at the Sheephouse. Although the barn is non-smoking please feel free to smoke in the gardens.
What makes this Barn unique
The barn is situated within the grounds of Brede Place which is of great historical interest - a dell runs parallel with the drive and is allegedly haunted (a book by the acclaimed sculptress Claire Sheridan claims to have seen the ghost of Martha a housemaid at Brede Place). However on my many walks through the dell I have not encountered any ghostly presence!!!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please feel free to smoke in the grounds
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect place if you want to get away from the city and enjoy the best the countryside has to offer. Close to Rye if you need it but perfect for exploring Sussex and Kent or just putting your feet up!
Fantastic space in lovely area with perfect hosts
The Sheephouse was a lovely place to stay - everything had been thought of including a welcome package. Diane and Graham were both lovely hosts, so accommodating and their recommendations for the local area were very helpful - the snack shack in dungeness was particularly good in our opinion :) Good walking and nice local-ish pubs also.
Hi Maddie & Simon
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and you would always be welcome back - thank you so much for leaving the barn in such lovely condition
With very best wishes
Di & Graham
This is one of those places that is very quickly going to become impossible to book because it is so good, get in there quickly while you still can.
The booking was just perfect, the place was spacious and beautifully kitted out with everything you would need, and on top of that Diane and Graham even left some things there so that our holiday could start immediately rather than having to take an impromptu trip to the supermarket upon arrival; so thoughtful and very much appreciated.
The area is really peaceful, and the views across the valley are awesome. We enjoyed a walk every day; there are many to chose from, all excellent, but there are many other things to do as well. Suggest talking to Di and Graham as they have fabulous local knowledge and can always suggest something that you would not have thought of yourself.
If we could give this one 6 stars, we would do so without hesitation. Thank you to our perfect hosts.
Hi Alban & Karen
Such a fab review thank you so much -
we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay - it was a real pleasure to meet you both and hope you come to visit again.
Thank you so much for leaving the barn in lovely condition
Di & Graham
Quirky but excellent
An individual and really comfortable place for a holiday in a peaceful location. Close to many attractive sights and with friendly helpful owners. Very much to be recommended.
Thank you Elizabeth and Roy for taking the time to write a review - so glad you enjoyed your stay - it was lovely to meet you both - thank you for leaving the barn so lovely
Di & Graham
QUIET & RELAXING IN A BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED BARN - JUST WHAT WAS NEEDED
The Barn at 'The Sheephouse' has been beautifully and tastefully converted by the owners Diane & Graham. Everything you require for a relaxing holiday has been supplied with very special extra touches, like fresh fruit, milk and even a bottle of wine. The Barn was very spacious and very clean (it was like home from home).
Location makes it very easy for days out to Rye & Camber Sands and other sights.
Les & Heather would like to say a big thanks to Di & Graham for their friendly warm welcome and hope to return in the future to the Barn.
Aww thank you Les & Heather for writing such a great review.
You really were such lovely guests we enjoyed your company very much and the absolutely delicious cakes & wine you gave us on leaving was such a special gesture thank you.
You went above and beyond in leaving the barn spotless.
We would welcome you back in a heartbeat - still have so much to chat about!!!
Should any future hosts be reading this - trust us you won’t go far wrong with Les & Heather recommended 100%
With the very best of wishes to you both
Di & Graham
The barn exceeded our expectations. Very quiet and tucked away in 100 acres of stunning scenery. Highly recommended for a real 'get away from it all' few days.
Hi thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay -you were great guests and we would love for you to return - we recommend you to future hosts 100%
Thank you for leaving the barn so lovely
With very best wishes to you both
Di & Graham
The Barn is situated in a very secluded rural environment at the end of a 1km private driveway and stands alone with the exception of Sheephouse, locally there are woodland walks, the ancient Cinque Port of Rye with swimming pool fitness centre, bars restaurants and antique shops. Camber Sands and Winchelsea Beach are local to Rye and at Hastings the new pier amusements, crazy golf mini funfair etc.