Hare Farm Oast is a very special place to stay. The large beautiful building has been finished to a very high standard as a contemporary holiday home. It occupies a prime position in an idyllic setting with its own half acre plot and extensive far reaching views. We have lovingly breathed new life back into the farm building with its three roundels, originally used for drying and storing hops. Using traditional craftsmanship and materials in its renovation, the oast continues to boast its unique heritage and beauty, whilst providing understated luxury and comfort to those who stay there.
Oast House in Brede, Nr. Rye, East Sussex, England - Unique Building, High End Finishes, Peaceful Location, Incredible Views
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About Joanna Thompson
Our parents bought Hare Farm in 1985 when the Oast house was a redundant building (the last hop harvest on Hare Farm was in the 70s) and so they used it as their potting shed. The farm is now run by my brother, Stuart, in one of the most beautiful parts of the Sussex countryside. Myself, Stuart and Annie (sister-in-law) restored and converted the Oast house in 2010/11. Alongside the sheep farm and conservation schemes, we offer both the Oast house and a shepherds hut as self-catering accommodation.
Joanna Thompson purchased this Barn in 1985
Why Joanna Thompson chose Brede
Hare Farm is often recalled as a true “Darling Buds of May” setting, made all the more so by the oast house which holds so much history and beauty architecturally. We could not let it collapse and disappear. We have invested in restoring it to its original beauty, and converting it in to a high-spec holiday home for our guests to all enjoy. Such a unique and historic feature in the Sussex landscape is now secure for generations to come, and we are very proud to have enabled this to happen.
What makes this Barn unique
Hare Farm Oast is unique for its building and situation. Firstly it offers an idyllic setting (far from the road with spectacular views across the Brede Valley). Secondly, the oast house is one of the most stunning properties one could wish to stay in. It is spacious throughout, has three roundels, so six round rooms to admire and many of the original features are retained (exposed brickwork, timber, vaulted ceilings, hop equipment). Thirdly, it is finished to a very high spec, including luxury master bedrooms and en-suites, a fabulous round kitchen with Corian worktops and a Rangemaster cooker, oak and tiled floors with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs, Sky Sports and more. It really is a very special place to stay.
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Perfect in every way
This was a perfect place for me to spend my 70th birthday with my family . The setting of the Oast was exceptional and it was very well equipped in every way . Annie was delightful and so helpful. We look forward to our next visit to you. Thank you.
The property was clean,cosy and well equipped.The location was beautiful too!
Beautiful house, really well-equipped, spotlessly clean, lovely & warm in a great location.
The Oast House was absolutely delightful and surpassed all our expectations. The location is great for visiting Rye, Battle, Hastings, Camber Sands and even Brighton. Kitchen was really well equipped with plenty of crockery & glasses. The underfloor heating was lovely; lots of cozy evenings in. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hare Farm & hope to come back soon. Thanks for having us!
Stunning Oast House
I stayed in the Oast for my 50th birthday with a group of friends. It was the perfect setting for this occasion. The Oast is beautiful and immaculately presented. A real home from home. The little welcome basket is a lovely touch too. Set on a working farm the scenery around is gorgeous. Go ahead and book, you won't be disappointed!
Very well appointed house in stunning landscape
We were a family of 10 - 2 grandparents, 2 sets of parents each with two children. So having 4 loos was BRILLIANT! as were the en-suites for the parents. The children had a completely wonderful time dashing about the house and garden. We went to both Camber Sands and Winchelsea Beach, ate fish and chips in Rye, learned to sword fight at Battle and took in some excellent art at the gallery in Bexhill. Adults appreciated the two fridges, comfortable beds, welcome flowers everywhere and the very clean house.
The view down the valley was sensational and we also went for several beautiful walks, both on the nearby footpaths and also in the woods a short distance away. We all had a very happy time.
Hare farm oast in July in a stunning setting.
We loved this property and found it was perfect for our need for a family of 11 people of mixed ages. The interior is very nicely done and all the rooms and layout work very well. The surrounding countryside and views are wonderful - a great place for a holiday and I very much recommend it.
Rye harbour and nature reserve just 6 miles away. Nearest beaches are Winchelsea, Pett Level and Fairlight (between 15 and 20 minutes drive away) and also Camber Sands (20 minutes drive).
Nearest airport Gatwick (1 hour's drive). Nearest train stations are Rye and Battle (1 hour from London). Channel Tunnel (1 hour's drive).
1 mile to the centre of the village of Brede. 6 miles to medieval town of Rye with all amenities and facilities. 8 miles to Tenterden and Battle.
The picturesque town of Rye is just 10 mins drive away with all the essentials covered, plus fabulous independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Hastings and Battle are also just 15 minutes drive away. 1066 country is bursting with leisure activities and places of historic interest.