An utterly magical home in which to spend our Southeast England Christmas. The oast house was renovated in a very comfortable and tasteful manner. The master bedroom is in the round tower under the oast roof, with a beautiful en suite bathroom, and massive tub. The kitchen is very well appointed, with everything that one would wish, and a spectacular aga oven. Sheep in the field behind the house added to an idyllic English countryside. Good central location for exploring everything from Salisbury to Dover. Helpful and friendly hosts who were keen to share the farming experience and their beautiful property. Our family really enjoyed our stay. Our best Airbnb experience yet!
Canada- December 2021
We were delighted to be the first guests in the newly renovated loft at Allen's Farm. What a wonderful place! We came for a quiet new year get-away and the loft fitted the bill perfectly. It is comfortable, stylish and beautifully equipped, with lots of thoughtful touches. The location is fantastic - right in the middle of the farm. We were aware of some tractor activity and the occasional "moo!" but weren't bothered by noise at all. Carly is an absolutely charming host and provided very clear instructions and a warm welcome. We are looking forward to visiting again!
UK- December 2021
What an incredible place to spend a few days. The Oast is the perfect get away for a family holiday or a couple of families. The location is so peaceful with fields surrounding you. We had dinner at The Middle House in Mayfield one night which was first class. The Oast is stocked with everything you need to cook, the beds are comfortable and you will feel right at home. We will definitely be back and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Carly is a smashing hostess and responds very quickly to any questions. If you love Airbnbing this is a must!!!!
USA- December 2021
We had a fantastic stay. A great location with good walks around the farm and walking trails. Beautiful and cosy accomodation with good facilities. Highly recommend
UK- December 2021
A great stay on a work trip - Carly was great at communicating and understanding when plans changed last minute. The house was cosy, immaculate & very well equipped! Thank you!
UK- December 2021
Lovely house completed to a very high standard
UK- November 2021
Amazing place, great host, exceptional facilities. Would love to return again
UK- October 2021
Incredible place and surrounding. Fantastic hosts!
UK- October 2021
This place was amazing! The Oast is in a beautiful, rural setting and is exactly as described in the description and pictures. The owners are wonderful and were easy to reach, if needed. We stayed here as we prepared for our daughter's wedding in a near by town, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. We highly recommend this place and would stay here again. Simply put - beautiful!
UK- September 2021
"First impressions as we walked in were “Wow” the property is absolutely stunning, very spacious and very well equipped throughout. Carly and her family were very friendly, Carly replied to any questions we had very promptly. Would definitely recommend staying in the Oast house you wouldn’t be disappointed. We would love to go back ourselves in the future."
UK- September 2021
"Fabulous house. Rural location, perfect for some much needed ‘downtime’. We all loved it & will definitely return! Thank you x"
Brighton, UK- September 2021
"What a fabulous house in a beautiful location. It is outstanding. The host and family are so hospitable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. We had great weather but even if it hadn't been the rooms were so spacious that it wouldn't have been a problem. The location is extremely peaceful and great for walking and cycling. We enjoyed the lambs and ducks - added bonus was the ducklings hatching in the garden. I can't think of anything that would have made the stay easier - there was everything we needed in the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and bedrooms. Everything was spotless and everything was high quality. We'd return in an instant if we could!"
Midsomer Norton, UK- July 2021
"A beautiful building in an even more spectacular location. We had a wonderful time in the peace and quiet and made most of the excellent location for day trips to the coast and local pubs and villages. Very clean and well equipped with super communication from the hosts. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Carly."
UK- July 2021
"The Oast House is a great place for a get together in the English Countryside. It is spacious, clean, interesting and a bit quirky with so many great features. The country kitchen, the steepling ceiling in the top bedroom of the Oast House, the spacious lounge and dining room, plus great views of the garden and surrounding countryside. Peaceful with a background of birds and farm animals and you can bat watch at night. A place to spread out and relax. We will hopefully return some day."
UK- July 2021
"Lovely spot, very friendly owners, beautifully converted building, wonderful countryside on the doorstep"
UK- June 2021
"What a wonderful house. Everything was as described"
Bovingdon, UK- June 2021
"We had such a fantastic time at Carly's farm stay! The farm house is huge, sparkly clean and well equipped. It is a quick 10min drive to a big village with a waitrose, but the farm itself feels so secluded and beautiful. Carly gave us a map of some walks on the property to go past all the new lambs and calves they had on the property. We had such a fantastic time and would highly recommend for a large family or group of friends."
UK- May 2021
"Beautiful location, fantastic accommodation, amazing hosts."
London, UK- May 2021
"Wonderful place to take the kids, and also for adults to hang out in the evenings. The Oast is on a working farm and the kids were really excited to see all the baby animals in the fields which are surrounding and make for a beautiful walk. The family were incredibly welcoming and happy to talk to us and give us tips as to how to get the most out of our stay and tell us about the workings of the farm. Great jumping off point for many local attractions. Layout of the house meant that we were able to have children napping in one part of the building while the others played elsewhere without sound disruption. Aga was lovely. Kitchen well equipped. We were also attracted by the sensible COVID cancellation policy which meant we could book knowing we would not lose out if we had had to isolate."
London, UK- May 2021
"A spacious house in wonderful countryside – we had a great weekend."
UK- October 2020
"We stayed for four nights at this wonderful Oast house with two elderly relatives. With three of the four bedrooms on the ground floor it was ideal. It was spotlessly clean and everything work perfectly, including the underfloor heating and the fantastic Aga. We spent a lot of time in the wonderful cosy kitchen/diner. The attention to detail was brilliant, the kitchen had every conceivable utensil that you could possible need and the night lights in the corridors were a great touch. The accommodation was first class, very spacious with great features like the log burner in the first floor lounge. The host, Carly and her family were very welcoming, helpful and friendly throughout. They provided us with a variety of great walks to do around their farm, it was wonderful to enjoy the outdoors getting great views of the Oast house. A Fabulous place to relax."
"The Oast house is beautiful, high quality and spotless. It is in a gorgeous setting with walks on your doorstep. We very much enjoyed our visit and we would love to return."
UK- October 2020
"An amazing and unique property, that has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The pictures on air bnb do not do the place justice, we were all wowed on arrival by the house. Great location for a peaceful getaway set on a working farm with views over the countryside. Huge living spaces and bedrooms. Master bedroom in the oast is very special. Our Host Carly was very accommodating and quick to respond to all messages. Extra precautions were made to make us feel safe during our stay amid the uncertain times of Covid."
" The family had a great time. Highly recommended. A very well finished Oast House."
"Carly and her family were completely wonderful hosts with an amazing Oast House and a cracking location. I really couldn’t recommend their house and their hospitality high enough. Thank you. xx"
UK- September 2020
"Eleven times it’s been since we first visited back in 2012. Even before leaving, we are considering when to plan our 12th visit. Thank you, Flic and Chop, for being such wonderful hosts. You make this place feel like a home away from home."
Denmark- February 2020
"Thanks again for providing a lovely stay at your farm! After 8 times visiting your house, we are still not bored by the area and the beautiful farm! See you next year!"
UK- February 2020
"Another wonderful New Year here- what a fantastic house. Great visit to Eastbourne and the Townes Gallery, lovely walk at Boars Head (Boars Head Inn very welcoming) and Tickerage Mill and Blackboys. Good walk along the lanes to Wilderness Wood."
UK- January 2020
"Such a comfortable relaxing house for our Christmas break. We all enjoyed every minute of our time here. Thank you for the tasty ‘Bouche de Noel’. It was super! Hope to come back again one day."
Middlesex, UK- December 2019
"For the second time! The Oast is very comfortable and East Sussex is beautiful. Hope we will meet again Felicity."
Houten, Netherlands- November 2019
"A very relaxing week in a well-equipped and comfortable house in a lovely setting. We have enjoyed the farm and visiting local places of interest. Sissinghurst Gardens, Batemans, Bluebell Railway, Battle and Eastbourne were all a good visit."
Coventry, UK- September 2019
"Your Oast made our yearly family get together extra special. You’re are a wonderful family- especially Peg!"
Boston, USA- September 2019
"We had a wonderful time over here. We loved the house! We made nice trips to the neighbourhood."
Netherlands- September 2019
"We had a wonderful holiday! The house is amazing, and we loved visiting your farm. Sussex is so beautiful and perfect for children. We hope to come here again."
Italy- August 2019
"Thank you for an incredible visit to Sussex. Outstanding hospitality, and the property is situated within a serene and overwhelmingly beautiful scenery. I will miss having morning tea watching the mist rise off the hills. Was an amazing stay and peaceful week away, great escape. Thank you for having us, wish we didn’t have to leave. Thank you!"
Essex, UK- August 2019
"We’ve had a very nice week. A gorgeous place between London and the coast."
Midwoud, Netherlands- August 2019
"What a lovely place to stay- every mod con and more, set in the beautiful countryside. Delightful welcoming hosts who couldn’t be more helpful. The cake was delicious and the welcome tray very welcome. We hope the duck rears her family safely. Thank you so much."
Sussex, UK- July 2019
"Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a wonderful and well-equipped house. We have had a great week, visiting Eastbourne, Bewl, Herstmonceux, Sheffield Park and Drusilla’s is a must if you have kids. Great hosts, many thanks for the arrival cake and coffee, and special thanks for the map- we all really enjoyed our afternoon yesterday walking and exploring your beautiful farm. Sad to be leaving and hope to visit again."
York, UK- July 2019
"Fabulous Oast house, so well-equipped and comfortable. We’ve had a wonderful week here, exploring the farm and footpaths, visiting local National Trust houses and going to the South of England Show. With two small children, a visit to Drusilla’s and Blackberry Farm were a hit! Scotney Castle is definitely worth a visit too. On our last evening, Chop took a couple of us to meet the newest addition to the farm- a day old calf named D-day. Thank you so much, Flic and Chopper- we’ve had a wonderful week here."
London, UK- June 2019
"A beautiful and comfortable holiday home. We have had such a wonderful week visiting the gardens of Sussex, which were made all the more enjoyable knowing we were coming back each evening to our Sussex home! Thank you."
Newton Stewart, UK- June 2019
"This is our eighth visit in 6 years, and we keep coming back to our “second home”. Thanks, dear Flic for all the little things you do for us. Chop is a great friend too! We are sad to go and will be back again."
Bombay, India- June 2019
"Another wonderful week- after so many years it feels like home. Thank you for the delicious cake, and all the other thoughtful things you do to make us feel welcome. See you in 2020!"
Kent, UK- May 2019
"Thank you for a lovely holiday. Our second visit and we so enjoyed it. Thank you for the cake and for making us feel so part of the farm, seeing the sheep sheared, was an added bonus. The twin cows were great news. We think the house if fantastic."
Weymouth, UK- May 2019
"An exceptional holiday home; faultlessly appointed, beautiful setting, friendly hosts. We have all fallen in love with the house and the area. So much to do here, whether walks from the doorstep or the wealth of National Trust properties and gardens nearby- not to mention the coast. We’ve really had a fantastic holiday. Thank you so much."
Cotswolds, UK- April 2019
"As always, we’ve loved our time here in this beautiful and gorgeous house with our fabulous family. Our wonderful hosts make us so welcome. Looking forward to our return!"
Kent, UK- February 2019
"We had a wonderful week (for the 7th time) in your warm and lovely Oast. Thank you!"
Culemborg, Netherlands- February 2019