Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Priors Barn - a Stunning Converted Barn In a Small Hamlet Opposite A Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Priors Barn in Underhill, Maresfield, Nr. Uckfield, East Sussex, England - Converted And Equipped To Highest Standard With Log Burner, Chefs Kitchen And Tree Top Decking

Priors barn has been converted to the very highest standards. No expense has been spared with a fully equipped kitchen, oak breakfast bar, floors and doors, rich reds and golds, exposed black beams and the very latest entertainment facilities including 3 flat screen TVs, DVD, high end stereo systems with iPod and mp3 connectivity plus wireless broadband and payphone. To check availability please visit our website (see link below).

Kip Ims
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Kip Ims

Kip and Sue Ims own Priors Barn and are so happy that it's now finished and looks amazing. Everyone loves it and wants to return and that's exactly what we hoped would happen. We couldn't be happier with our beautiful holiday home and hope you'll enjoy it too.

Kip Ims purchased this barn in 2007

Why Kip Ims chose East Sussex

Priors barn came on the market as an open fronted pig barn with planning for holiday accommodation. We've spent 2 years (an a small fortune) turning it into one of the most beautiful holiday homes in the South East of England equipped to the very highest standards. Situated opposite a small fishing lake with a stream running under the raised deck to the rear and on the edge of the Ashdown Forest but within a 3 minute walk to the local Restaurant/Pub. What more could you want.

What makes this barn unique

Elegant and stylish furnishings. High quality kitchen appliances and a well equipped kitchen for the would be chef. High end Sky TV and Music systems including loads of DVD's and an iPod with loads of music on it, a Smart TV that connect to the internet and includes BBC iPlayer, Utube, facebook etc and a high speed wireless internet connection plus loads more. There's also TV's in the Bedroom and Bathroom. The Barn is close to the village but in a tiny hamlet for a peaceful get away from it all break and only a 5 minute walk from Marco Pierre Whites Restaurant, The Checkers. Don't forget the Party Deck to the rear with lighting and a portable stereo too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Priors Barn was located in a peaceful location in a quiet lane in Maresfield. The barn was beautifully presented and equipped to a very high standard although some of the equipment was, perhaps, too high-end compared to what would normally be expected. This is of course reflected in the price and hopefully attracts clients who, like us, really appreciate the quality. The bed was very comfortable. All in all a very good experience. - SB England

WOW - what a place - Thanks Kip for giving us such a fantastic break. We'll never forget Priors Barn - We got engaged there. You've thought of everything. JG Manchester

Sitting relaxing with a glass of wine listening to the stream below us... That's Priors Barn. AM Wales
Mar 2011
  • 1 of 1


Maresfield Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) plus sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a double bed, dimmable lighting, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer, mirrors, flat screen satellite TV and safe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Priors barn is beautifully decorated and finished for a really luxurious holiday. There is parking for 3 cars on the gated drive and to the rear is a large deck which stretches out over the stream. There is a BBQ, garden seating and a lovely brick patio to the front looking across to the lake for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Situated on the Ashdown forest priors barn is perfect for couples, walkers and families. Outside: To the front is gated parking for 3 cars with gardens laid to lawn and a small brick patio ideal for breakfast looking across to the lake. To the rear is a large deck area with a raised area over the stream. There is seating for 6 on the wooded bench/tables front and rear and metal table and chairs which can be set on the deck above the stream. There is a small table and 2 chairs in the utility shed which are perfect for using on the front patio. Front and rear lighting and power sockets so you can listen to music on the portable stereo provided. Utility Room: Sink, drying area, boot storage, Bosch washing machine, freezer, ice machine, BBQ, cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels and robes are provided. The property is cleaned before new guests arrive.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Priors Barn - a Stunning Converted Barn In a Small Hamlet Opposite A Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely vjenue

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in autumn 2012. The house was lovely. Very well appointed, very private, and also extremely clean. High quality throughout. Would like to have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We're very pround of the barn and try hard to keep it looking 100%. Hope to see you again.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Village Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sussex National
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Village Pub
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


Brighton and Eastbourne about 15 miles away.


Gatwick airport approx 20 miles. Dover crossings approx 50 miles. Trains to London approx 5 miles away.


2 minutes walk to the village centre. Uckfield is a 5 minute drive. Crowborough about 15 minutes and Tunbridge Wells 20 Minutes. Brighton is approximately 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The village Pub/Restaurant is a 2 minute walk from Priors Barn. The village shop is a 3 minute walk. Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose are a 10 to 15 minute drive. Uckfield (5 minute drive) has many shops, restaurants, pubs and take-aways. Tunbridge Wells, with 'The Pantiles' is a must with great shopping and restaurants and Brighton is just fantastic and only 30 minutes away. The bluebell railway is only 20 minutes away and is fantastic. In the summer there is 'Jazz on the Pantiles' every Thursday evening in the bandstand and all the restaurants open up tables outside - A great evening out.

The Barn is on The Ashdown Forest with its fantastic walks, Pooh bridge is 15 minutes drive and there are so many lovely pubs and villages close by. Well Behaved Dogs are very welcome and will love the forest.


Rates & Availability

Maresfield Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 8 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.09

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit will be required with the booking by bank transfer or cheque and the balance 1 month before arrival. A security deposit may be required - Please ask. Extra nights - please ask for special rates

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturdays but we are flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
Late bookings and short breaks - visit website or call Kip on 07747 843900

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send Email Send Email

You might like these similar properties