4 beds, 2 bathroom, excellent disabled facilities, working farm sleeps 8
Fred and Madeleine Farbrother
About Fred and Madeleine Farbrother
We met in 2000 having both been widowed. At the time we both worked in London. Fred proposed in January 2006 and at the time were on the verge of buying a property about 5 miles away that had just 2 acres of land with plans for the wedding reception to be held in a marquee on the lawn. The property fell through just 4 months before our wedding so , in panic mode, Madeleine discovered this farm which had just gone on the market and spent a long weekend persuading Fred it was right for us. The Games Barn was a breeze block ex poultry house but undaunted we decided we could hold our wedding reception in it so we bought it and our house and the 30 acres and have not looked back. We both stopped working in London by 2011 and are now full time farmers (with no previous experience!) It is hard work but, mostly, very enjoyable.
Fred and Madeleine Farbrother purchased this Bungalow in 2006
Why Fred and Madeleine Farbrother chose Mayfield and Five Ashes
We had always wanted to buy somewhere together that would keep us active when we retire (not quite this active but never mind) and this place certainly does that. Our wedding day was absolutely lovely and the venue worked perfectly. The views from our house are fantastic and you couldn't ask for more peace and tranquillity. Having lived on a main road on the Gatwick flight path, this feels like heaven. We still feel as if we are on holiday when, on summer evenings, we can sit out on our decking and watch the glorious sun sets in total peace. Perfect.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Nothing here is unique; there are places like this all over the country, but it is so special to know that we are lucky enough to own our personal piece of countryside. All the land we see from our windows is our land - that is special.
Pool / Spa
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Lovely few days away...
Lovely quiet surroundings and location. Owners friendly and very accommodating. Great for the children to see the animals close up. Great area for walking or touring the surrounding area.
Ideal for families that enjoy a holiday on a farm setting. The grandchildren enjoyed helping to feed the animals and collect the eggs. Good disabled facilities.
We greatly enjoyed your company and would love to see you all again.
We all had a thoroughly good time at Games Barn
I would like to thank Fred and Madeleine Farbrother very much indeed for creating such an amazing and unique space for guests to enjoy. We felt very much at home, from home. What is also immensely enjoyable is the immediacy of the working farm atmosphere so nearby at hand. Hard work, and we could see that.
The meat is beyond excellent.
We loved it. THANK YOU!!
Thanks so much for this lovely review. We greatly enjoyed your company and are very pleased you had such a great time.
There are many National Trust properties in and around East Sussex and Kent.
Closer to home (!) the Barn is located on a working farm with cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, a small woodland, 2 duck ponds and a stream all on site. We are very happy for you to help us with all apsects of farming life inlcuding feeding, egg collecting and mucking out (all optional!)
Mayfield village is steeped in histopry and we are close to the historic towns of Hastings, Battle, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
We are close to both Eastbourne and Brighton which offer a wide range of activities along the sea front.
Druscillas zoo is about 15 miles away.