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Cherrystone Barn

Ripe, nr Lewes, Sussex (SX034)
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Ground Floor Bedroom
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Enclosed Garden
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16 September 2019
Perfect house, lovely gardens, dog loved it, we loved it! Will definitely be back - thanks so much.
S & T - Kent
9 August 2019
Top Drawer - we have loved our stay in the barn.
Y.B - Herts
2 August 2019
Thank you so much for creating this idyllic barn. We have had the most amazing week away, the weather has been very good all week so we have enjoyed the beautiful gardens and Izzy has loved exploring particularly the paddock. The barn itself is just stunning, very spacious and comfortable, you have thought of everything! We both have big birthdays next May so have booked to stay in Cherry cottage with our family and grandchildren. As for Cherrystone barn we cannot wait to return again and think we have found our home from home. Thank you again for the lovely hamper. Best wishes x
T & D - Essex
26 July 2019
This place was heaven for us and our dogs. We are so grateful for being able to share our holiday with our parents. They too had a lovely weekend. The cottage has everything you need and the hamper was such a lovely touch. Thank you for having us, we have already recommended to friends and would love to return.
J.H - Bedefordshire
19 July 2019
Thank you for a lovely hamper. We had a wonderful week. The weather was fantastic! Do hope you both had a wonderful holiday too! Best wishes to you both.
C.T - Hampshire
5 July 2019
Our second year at Cherrystone barn and it hasn't disappointed. From the moment we arrived we have been truly spoilt by this fantastic location with all the comforts of home. This is truly a paradise in the heart of the Sussex countryside where we can kick off our shoes and relax. Thank you Tom & Debbie for being wonderful, thoughtful hosts and going that extra mile to make our stay so wonderful and enjoyable. We will be back! P.S Thank you so much for your help with the Rod Stewart tickets! he was fantastic!
A.P - North Yorks
2 July 2019
Thank you so much Debbie & Tom for providing such a delightful relaxing haven. Even though we live in peaceful countryside it is good to get away from the demands of everyday life. We had just a short stay but it has been thoroughly enjoyable, made more so by the careful care and attention you have given to the design and decoration of the barn and the landscaping of the beautiful garden. Many thanks for the very generous hamper and lovely flowers - all ery welcoming. We hope to return and wish you all he very best.
S.MW - Hampshire
28 June 2019
This place is magical! So relaxing we didn't want to leave it! Will definitely be back - thank you.
S & G - Shropshire
24 June 2019
Lovely house, all four of us loved it. You have thought of everything to make this the perfect relaxing retreat. Wish we could of stayed all summer and will definitely be back - thank you.
I & J - Ruislip
17 June 2019
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful barn. We have loved every minute - its been so relaxing, just what we needed. All ready looking forward to returning - thank you from all of us.
K & I - Cornwall
7 June 2019
We have thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights in this lovely accommodation which is so comfortable and well equipped. We have enjoyed the views from every window and are sorry to leave.
C & P - Australia
20 May 2019
We have greatly enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Cherrystone Barn with its idyllic location. The enclosed garden is delightful and ideal for our little dog, Lula, to explore. It has provided us with a relaxing and memorable break which we shall certainly hope to repeat.
C & E - Sussex
14 May 2019
What a fabulous stay - an immaculate barn and so very welcoming. Our GSD Bentley had some lovely walks, we will be booking to stay again in the future.
P & C - Hampshire
9 May 2019
Another fabulous stay at this stunningly beautiful house. It was great to be here in a different season with the added bonus of blue skies and sunshine which enabled us to take advantage of the amazing outdoor space and facilities. Looking forward to coming back again.....already?
J * G - Witney
6 May 2019
Absolutely perfect. Fabulous walks, nice and quiet. We had a great break - looking forward to coming back.
G & S - Kent
2 May 2019
An absolutely beautiful hideaway, the perfect place to spend a 40th Birthday. Three days of rest and recovery, we have not ventured far as have not needed to. Lovely views, peace and quiet and a fantastic bath! Persevere with the heating of the hot tub - you'll be glad you did.
S & F - Norfolk
27 April 2019
A perfect hideaway, thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. Wonderful & welcoming hosts Debbie & Tom. Thank you for letting Freddie & Lara play! Happy memories to go home with.
K.K - West Sussex
22 April 2019
Very comfortable accommodation. Lovely walks directly from the door. Would recommend Arlington Reservoir (cafe run by very welcoming staff) and Ludlay Coppice to see and smell bluebells. Village store shop very good and again welcoming staff/owners.
D.O - Kent
3 April 2019
We have had a relaxing few days here, enjoying the comfort of this lovely property. Beautiful surroundings and good walks for the dog on the door step. Thank you for the use of your lovely home and hamper including brownies much appreciated. Hope we can come back again soon.
G.V - Hertfordshire
29 March 2019
An absolutely breathtaking spot. This was the perfect place to surprise my husband for his 30th birthday! We have had the most relaxing time and were blessed with amazing weather too! Could not ask for more, thank you!
B. LS - Hounslow
25 March 2019
A wonderful relaxing stay, absolutely everything you need had been provided by wonderful hosts Tom & Debbie, couldn't have chosen a better place sto celebrate my 60th! The hot tub is brilliant, the hamper & wine on arrival is very thoughtful. Will definitely come back, in fact we don't want to leave! Thank you x
L.F - Kent
14 March 2019
A fantastic relaxing stay in a beautiful property. Nice to stop and unwind with our dog and do nothing! Looking to return in the summer - feels like a home away from home! Thank you.
C.C - London
11 March 2019
Great - enjoyed
D.H - Berkshire
2 March 2019
We have just spent a most wonderful and relaxing 4 days here and have enjoyed every minute. Thank you Debbie and Tom for doing everything to make our stay so special. The arrival hamper was most welcome and we really enjoyed our time in this very special barn.
P.B - Buckinghamshire
21 February 2019
Our third visit and still loving it. You haven't seen the last of us yet. Thank you until we meet again.
A.S - Holland
18 February 2019
What a beautiful location. Just the break we needed. Fabulous hospitality and was just perfect in every way. The hot tub was the icing on the cake! We have found our little get away and will be returning, hopefully soon. Thank you for creating such a tranquil retreat.
M.B - Swindon
14 February 2019
Tom & Debbie could not have been more lovely.Beautiful barn, we have recommended to all our friends. A walk on The South Downs is beautiful, doing reservoir today. Oscar our cockapoo loved Tom & Debbie's cockapoo! Hot tubs is lovely on a starry night. Thank you we will be back and tempted with the cottage too!
J.M - Cambridgeshire
8 February 2019
Lovely cottage, gardens perfect for dogs too. So much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country. We've been so lucky with the weather, having arrived with torrential rain for the whole journey. We've had sunny, dry days, not too cold either. Lovely walks onto the South Downs, Lovely tea shops in Lewes. We have loved our stay here. Thank you so much!
J.C - Norfolk
4 February 2019
Our 4th visit, just as relaxing as ever.
A.C - Kent
24 January 2019
Had an amazing few days. Welcome upon arrival & handover from Tom & Debbie was excellent. Very peaceful setting and an unbelievably well equipped barn. Fabulous enclosed garden great for one of our nervous dogs to relax in, very hard to find when hiring properties and a definite selling point. We will definitely be back in the summer. Thanks for making us so welcome.
J.S - West Malling
21 January 2019
A perfect honeymoon - What a place! We loved the view, the fire, the size of the bed and the hot tub! Thank you so much for catering so well for the baby too! We could not have picked a better place to stay. So comfy and welcoming and you have thought of everything!
N.W - Arundel
11 January 2019
Very beautiful, tranquil spot for a relaxing weekend. Thanks x
C.D - Brighton
3 January 2019
Great location. Lovely barn and facilities. We had a great time and plan to return.
Happy New Year! Dorothy said the hot tub was her favourite.
M,T&D - London
29 December 2018
We have had the most fabulous break at Cherrystone Barn.
It is very well equipped, comfy and cosy! We have had great fun exploring this area and found some amazing walks - with lovely pubs at the end. We fell fully recharged and ready to tackle 2019.
We hope to be back soon! Thank you for everything.
J & G - Oxfordshire
19 December 2018
Thank you so much Debbie and Tom for a wonderful stay.
The barn is lovely and such a peaceful setting! Every detail has been thought of here. We are leaving feeling very relaxed.
P.s The hot tub was amazing and worth all the effort. Thank you!
E & S - Surrey
13 December 2018
We had the most perfect time at Cherrystone Barn just before Christmas.
We felt very welcome, Tom took great care in showing us around when we arrived and every minute of our stay was an absolute delight. Even better then we were expecting. The barn was beautifully decorated for Christmas and it made us feel so at home. It's going to be hard tomorrow to leave this incredibly peaceful place to return to London.
Thanks for the great tips and thanks for having us - hoping to come back soon.
Everything was amazing!
D & C - London
8 December 2018
What a lovely spot!
Ideal for our needs and especially good for Hugo and Tilly. Very comfortable accommodation and a well equipped kitchen. We had a great time exploring the area and the weather was kind. Christmas tree and Christmas trimmings very much appreciated.
E & J - South Leicestershire
16 November 2018
The perfect place for a relaxing weekend away. Thank you Debbie & Tom.
F & R - Henley-on-Thames
9 November 2018
Had a wonderful relaxing stay in your perfect getaway!
The barn and garden are absolutely beautiful and we would defiantly come back. Enjoyed exploring local area and had a really good walk around the reservoir.
Thank you so much for your help Tom and also the hamper that was left for our arrival was delicious.
Felt completely comfortable and relaxed a real home from home - Definitely 5*
T, J & Basil (dog) - Kent
9 November 2018
What a fantastic place. It was Baileys 1st adventure away from home with us. A perfect place for him to just run & run, even Harvey (8yrs) managed to find a bit of pace. No leads for the weekend - what a treat.
As for us batteries are now recharged. It is such a lovely well appointed barn - and you are such wonderful hosts. So nice to go somewhere that the dogs are as welcome as the humans. We will be back.
Mr & Mrs S - Fareham
6 November 2018
Loved it! Amazing location and a wonderful homely feel.
Many thanks.
A & A - West Sussex
2 November 2018
Our 3rd visit - again amazing stay for birthday treat. Everything one could wish for with Alfie & Jack enjoying the acres and welcoming Freddie.
Should have stayed longer as no time for ' hot tub' but just means we will have to return! Thankyou.
C & P - London
29 October 2018
Everything has already been said. The barn was a perfect place to chill out and relax in which was exactly what we wanted.
Thank you for everything and the wonderful welcome hamper.
J & S - Essex
22 October 2018
Had a lovely time and glorious weather!
Enjoyed Lewes and Brighton, walk around the reservoir - Highlight was Devils Dyke, really spectacular!
Mr & Mrs N - Felsted
19 October 2018
A stunning barn in a beautiful location! A lovely sunny weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed 3 days of rest and relaxation.
Our 3 dogs loved exploring the fabulous gardens and fields beyond. Thank you for the wonderful welcome hamper, really appreciated. Can't wait to come back.
Thank you Debbie & Tom.
D & S - Warwickshire
12 October 2018
Cherrystone Barn is now our new happy place!
We have had the most magical, peaceful time in this beautiful barn. We received the warmest of welcomes from Tom and Debbie and of course Freddie who made instant friend with Elmo! The barn's decor is so tasteful and the gardens are a credit to Tom! Cherrystone is equipped for every occasion and every meal! We have enjoyed long walks on lovely beaches, forest walks and chilling the comfort of this lovely home from home. And of course we loved the hot tub!
Thanks again Debbie and Tom for such a fantastic stay!
D & V - Flintshire
6 October 2018
Thank you Debbie and Tom for a wonderful stay in this truly unique home.
A hot tub under the stars is a real highlight.
We really enjoyed spending quality time here as a family and lily (10 months) is better catered for here than she is at home - and has been overwhelmed by all the toys, her comfy bed and all the wonderful fresh air.
I am sure we will be back!
A, H & L - Twickenham
2 October 2018
We've had a lovely relaxing time at Cherrystone. It's so peaceful and comfortable that we haven't been out much.
Debbie is the perfect host - so friendly and helpful.
J & G -London
15 September 2018
We had such a lovely couple of days and weather was also lovely to full advantage of the beautiful garden & fields beyond.
Our 3 dogs loved the walks right on our door step. The owners were so friendly & helpful, we can not wait to come back again soon!
Thank you!
L & R - Chelmsford
10 September 2018
After a wonderful break here last year, we couldn't wait to come back!
Thank you once again for a perfect holiday. The welcome hamper was delicious and we loved evry minute relaxing in your wonderfully luxurious barn.
it really is special. This year we also loved trying the ho tub for the first time! it is magical watching the stars come out whilst in the hot tub, with glass of wine.
Thank you!
C & G - Essex
3 September 2018
We have loved our stay at this unique Barn with it's beautiful garden setting. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the surrounding areas with such a great variety of places to visit.
This was our first visit to Sussex and we have had some great days out. We loved the historic towns of Lewes and Alfinston and the traditional resorts of Brighton & Eastbourne. Also some lovely walks - The Seven Sisters, Birling Gap and Cuckmess Haven.
We have felt very welcome and the Barn has some lovely finishing touches with great attention to detail, the food hamper had some delicious treats and were much appreciated.
Thank you.
C & W - Lancashire
31 August 2018
The perfect place for our first family holiday!
We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the Barn. Waking to the wonderful views and sounds and spending time on the patio and evenings either tub or snuggled by the fire.
It has been a home from home for our 8 month old, Evelyn, thanks to Debbie's extra special touches - thinking of everything not just for us but for Evie too including toys, treats and cuddles! We have enjoyed every moment and can not wait to come back.
Thank you!
E, D & E - Kent
17 August 2018
We have reached the end of a very happy fortnight in the comfort of this lovely barn.
The garden, trees, paddock and superb views from every window are delightful! Have visited lots of gardens, pubs and villages as well as Charlesdon, Monks House and Benwick Church. All very atmospheric - but the highlight of our stay has been the spectacular production of "Saul" and Glyndebourne and a second visit to " Vanessa" which was equally enthralling.
Cherrystone is an excellent base and Tom and Debbie are very warm and welcoming hosts.
B & O - Scotland
27 July 2018
A wonderful place to stay. Perfect weather has enabled us to live outside all week. Fantastic patio area and great gardens. Meg has thoroughly enjoyed taking ownership of all the grounds. Great location to hit the coastal resorts and beaches. Seaford good and dog friendly beaches. Cuckoo trail not far away and good location for a run or cycle. Had good meals at The Plough, The Ram Inn and The Sussex Ox, in good gardens all with Meg in too.
Mr & Mrs C, Barnsley
20 July 2018
What a fantastic place! We have loved staying here. Thank you so much for the welcome hamper. It was a really nice touch and the chocolate brownies were delicious! This cottage has everything that we needed and is the best one we have ever stayed in. The 'little' touches have made it a regular home from home. You can reach most places to visit from here. We would recommend visiting Hastings, Worthing, Eastbourne, Brighton - all of which have excellent crazy gold courses. The Yew Tree at Arlington is definately worth visiting and the food is excellent. We are very sad to leave this hidden 'paradise' and hope to return again in the future! Thank you.
Mr & Mrs P, Middlesbrough
6 July 2018
Well here we are again, a year to the day since we last stayed at the barn. Absolutely beautiful - same as last year. The weather has been scorching, just the sort of weather we needed. Thanks Debbie for the lovely food hamper, it was so full of lovely things. Been to some beautiful places, Rye, Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne, Firle and also found a lovely pub The Roebuck Inn in Loughton. Can't wait to come back again in a couple of years. Will bring my mum next time, she'd love it as we do. Thank you x
M & P, Oldham
28 June 2018
Idyllic cottage and gardens which we were able to enjoy in glorious summer sunshine. Great location for our day at the tennis at Eastbourne but perfect for lounging/reading time on the sunbeds too. Shame about tennis court as we brought our gear to play. Lovely chats with locals in shop and pubs. Enjoyed Firle House and on our way to Churchill Chartwell now. Wonderful hamper (best we have ever had in villa/cottage hire) and really appreciated thought that went into everything. Fantastic stay and will recommend!
D & S, Hertfordshire
23 June 2018
This was perfect in every way for our wedding night - from the petals and thoughtful touches to the Isles of Scilly painting on in the bathroom ( we are going there on our honeymoon! ) Couldn't have asked for a better stay - we will send photos and will be back for a nostalgic stay, maybe on our wedding anniversary. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs S, Ealing
22 June 2018
Such a wonderful place to stay post wedding! Debbie and Tom have thought of everything from the White Company toiletries to the incredible welcome hamper! It was a perfect way for us to unwind and relax with some fantastic dog walks for the boys. Thank you so much for an unforgettable stay. We will absolutely be back xxx we can't think of a nicer place to begin our married life! xxx
E, M, M & G, Bath
16 June 2018
Loved it! We will visit Sussex again and stay here.
G + O, Bournemouth
17 May 2018
Wonderful cottage and garden. A real home from home. The owners have thought about everything! A lovely place from which to visit East Sussex beaches, etc. We have had a super relaxing week! Thank you so much xx
V, S &N, Stourbridge
7 May 2018
Fabulous weekend, superb property and blessed by exceptional weather. Many thanks.
S, F & R, Kent
4 May 2018
Lovely and relaxing stay. Beautiful cottage and gardens, what more could you ask for. Thank you.
Y & J, Berkshire
27 April 2018
We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the barn, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting. Many thanks.
T & A, West Sussex
24 April 2018
We love Cherrystone Barn. Beautiful and so well equipped. Great garden. We were really lucky with the weather and so spent a lot of time outside. Would love to return. Many thanks.m
M & P, Lakeham
20 April 2018
Beautiful and well equipped. A perfect place for r&r. The hot tub was a real treat. Would love to come back. Many thanks Debbie!
T, R & L, Maida Vale
15 April 2018
We had a marvellous stay at Cherrystone Barn. Facilities were superb and the cottage is very relaxing. Great location to visit Sussex and the coast. The enclosed garden is great for the dog too. We will be back I am sure! Thank you! And not to forget, the hot tub was a great additional which we enjoyed too :)
N & A, Greenwich
7 April 2018
Our third visit, once again fantastic. Hope to see you at Coolings Debbie!
L & A, Kent
28 March 2018
The Barn was perfect for all of us. Jess (dog) is nearly 15 with poor eyesight and hearing so being all on one level with safe access to the outside was perfect. We had a great time visiting Brighton, Alfriston and Herstmonceaux to name a few. The local store and Middle Farm highly recommended as is The Plough at Upper Dicker. We enjoyed lunch in the garden most days but look forward to returning when warmer.
S & D, Chelmsford
18 March 2018
Terrific stay - super cosy in the snow. Beautiful barn.
C & C, London
15 March 2018
The perfect place for relaxation. Nothing was missing. We enjoyed every moment and we will be returning soon. Thank you for everything.
Mrs A-S B, London
11 March 2018
Beautiful barn - Debbie and Tom, you've thought of everything - thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Mac and Mable, our dogs had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning.
Mr & Mrs F, Kent
3 March 2018
Well what a week! The 'Beast from the East' hit with a vengeance! However, the bitter temperatures didn't spoil the week, the barn has been wondefully warm and cosy. A pleasure waking up in the morning to snow covered fields. A lovely area for so many varied walks, will definitely be back - perhaps when it's a little warmer!
Mr & Mrs E, Watford
3 March 2018
Brilliant place to stay and celebrate a milestone birthday! So glad the weather improved in time and we could make it here. What a fantastic place - and so comfortable. Do hope we can return in better weather - would love to enjoy the outdoor area! Thank you for a lovely break.
Mr & Mrs M, Cambridge
13 February 2018
Thank you for a wonderful few days at Cherrystone Barn. What a lovely barn in an equally lovely setting! Fabulous walks and so many beautiful villages. Just what we needed. We'll be back!
Mr & Mrs S, Gloucester
10 February 2018
Thankyou for a lovely two day break, The cottage was perfect with wonderful views. We felt extremely comfortable here. Our two Salinki's have had a great time too. I even think they were a little sad when we was packing this morning! Thanks again.
Mr & Mrs H, Essex
4 February 2018
Debbie, thank you for the perfect stay at Cherrystone Barn, we've loved every minute of it. The peaceful rural setting has been just what we've needed with lots of lovely walks for our doggies. You should be very proud of what you've created. Kind regards, W & L
Mr & Mrs K, Dorset
3 January 2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay! It's truly a lovely spot! While there were many rains, high winds, we were snug! Many thanks for a lovely stay,
Miss S B, Leamington Spa
30 December 2017
Cherrystone Barn, you absolute beauty! My boyfriend and I stayed at Cherrystone with our dog over New Years, for five days of pure relaxation. What can I say about this place that hasn't already been said? It's a gorgeous home nestled in the countryside, surrounded by a beautiful wrap around garden with all the tranquillity and privacy you could ever require but close enough to civilisation, so that you don't feel completely isolated. The extensive paddock out the back of the barn was a real treat too and we had direct access from there to a circular walk around the fields.
The village itself is lovely and upon arrival I had arranged with the owner of the local grocery shop to pick up a few bits. Unfortunately we got held up in traffic but the kind lady opened the shop up in the evening for us and we thought this was a really nice touch. She was so friendly and also gave us tips of where to celebrate NYE and we followed her advice and had the best time at a local pub!
This was our first time in the South Downs and we are so glad we picked Cherrystone as our adventure base. It's a truly stunning barn and everything has been thought about, from the cute welcome hamper with delicious brownie treats to the huge amounts of wood in the wood store, well equipped kitchen and the luxurious interior styling. The dog loved the spaciousness of the barn and the fact that he had so many places to exert excess energy - pure heaven.
For the duration of our stay we experienced Storm Eleanor, which was quite frightening at times but that didn't dampen our spirits! After our long, wet and windy walks we would get back to the safety of the barn and light the wood burner which kept the entire place nice and toasty in the wintry weather. Cherrystone was an ideal place to just sit back and listen to the rain, howling winds, cook up a feast, take a hot soak in the roll top bath and just relax.
This little staycation has quite literally been a dream, a truly special getaway that we will treasure forever. We didn't want to leave but we cannot wait to return.

S & F - Warwickshire
28 December 2017
Thank you for a great stay! We really appreciated the Christmas tree decorations which helped make a special Christmas for us. Our dog Bear loved being in the country and having a back garden. So many dog friendly pubs and shops. The cottage was so wonderfully cosy on the windy, rainy nights. We enjoyed the towns, walks and history of the area. Would love to return in summer! Thank you!
Mr M M, London
19 December 2017
Thank you for such a wonderful relaxing stay. WWe could not have imagined a better place to stay. Beautiful barn and surroundings. It's been a magical few days and we'll definitely be back.
Miss A M, London
11 December 2017
Wonderful, relaxed stay, feeling completely away from it all. Every detail thought of in the accommodation and all at a very high quality. Great location, making it easy for us to venture into Brighton. Thank you for a lovely stay - just what we needed.
Mr & Mrs S, London
24 November 2017
Really superb. Comfortable, quiet and relaxing. High quality and homely. Thank you for a restful stay, hamper and considerations.
Mr D D, Cambridgeway
21 November 2017
Really superb. Comfortable, quiet and relaxing. High quality and homely. Thank you for a restful stay, hamper and considerations.
D D - Uckfield
31 October 2017
We couldn't have chosen a lovelier place for a relaxing short break! Everything so clean and fresh. We loved the beautiful garden and how it is almost inside the house! Thank you for a very happy short break - we'd love to return!
The R's - Kent
23 September 2017
We have absolutely loved every minute of our time here. You have thought of every detail and made it a beautiful, comfortable and cosy retreat. Our dogs have enjoyed running around the land so much and playing with Freddie! Had a great time exploring every day.
F H - Uxbridge
27 August 2017
Great cottage, Debbie was great with toys and help for Sam (18 months old).
M & H - Cambridge
18 August 2017
Wonderful to return to your calm and beautiful Cherrystone - thank you Debbie! And for your patience - we made it here several days later than planned so the tranquillity and calm here were particularly appreciated! . Here's to next year's stay - hopefully!
H B - London
11 August 2017
What a wonderful cottage! We have had a lovely week here with the best weather we could have hoped for. We definitely hope to return.
J R - Nottinghamshire
4 August 2017
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay - our first holiday as a family of three! Debbie & Tom were extremely helpful hosts both before and during our stay - we had absolutely everything we needed and more! This is a fantastic cottage and we have loved staying here - the garden is unbelievable! It has been said a lot in this visitor's book, but this cottage really is a home from home. Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely home and for being so welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. And massive thanks for the extensive welcome hamper - some real treats (that brownie was gorgeous!!).
A, P & E - Leeds
16 July 2017
Just as fabulous as last year and a fantastic thunder storm!
L & A - Kent
8 July 2017
We have really enjoyed our short stay here. A perfect spot with so many interesting places to visit. Thank you Debbie & Delia for being so welcoming and helpful. Most of the photos that I have taken have been either of the Barn or inside it because I want to show friends and family how lovely it is!
S & L - Kent
24 June 2017
What can I say. Absolutely stunning, beautiful barn and beautiful gardens. Plenty of room for our dog to be safe, very pet friendly. Thank you for the lovely hamper on our arrival. A lovely touch for our stay. The most comfortable bed I have every slept in. Everything was perfect. Thank you.
M & P - Lancashire
17 June 2017
What a lovely week we've had staying in your superb barn. We really couldn't have asked for anything better. What with the wonderful 'welcoming hamper' (most enjoyable), your beautiful garden/paddock and the walks around the fields to the lake. We are now totally relaxed and suntanned after a blistering week of sun. Debbie and Tom - a really big Thank You.
S & R - Hampshire
5 June 2017
Thank you for a wonderful break. We enjoyed every moment, even though we experienced four seasons in one week! What a lovely barn. We loved the light and spacious accommodation. Enjoying most of our time sat in your wonderful garden. We also very much appreciated using the paddock for dog walks. Can't wait to come back.
C & G - Essex
2 June 2017
Just perfect!
M & A - Kent
26 May 2017
The most relaxing three days imaginable. The Barn and garden are a delight in every respect. Plus endless sunshine! Thank you Debbie, Tom and Delia.
J & L - Dorset
26 May 2017
Idyllic spot. Lovely surroundings and a very well equipped and characterful property. We thoroughly enjoyed two days of rest and relaxation. Thank you Debbie and Tom.
D & K - Surrey
15 May 2017
Everything has been so thoughtfully catered for thank you Debbie and Tom for a memorable week topped off last night with a sunset out of the movies. That and the serenading of the nightingale by the lak in the field and the interjections of the cuckoo has made us dread a return to reality!
R & S - London
4 May 2017
The nicest cottage we have stayed in (and we have stayed in many). We came for a relaxing holiday and that's what we got. It has been an absolute delight. Thank you.
A & A - Staffordshire
1 May 2017
What can we say that hasn't been said already? This is such a lovely place to stay. We both (and our retriever), settled in and felt perfectly at home straight away. The barn is beautifully made, tastefully decorated in a very tranquil setting. Warm and cosy with the log burner, we can see that this place works in all weathers. Everything we needed is here, so we wanted for nothing. Thank you for a lovely stay.
J & J - Surrey
28 April 2017
What a stunning barn in such a peaceful location. A perfect way to spend my 40th birthday. The extra touches and things for our baby made our stay very enjoyable and easy. Thank you Debbie.
C & D - West Sussex
14 April 2017
Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay. You have made us feel so at home and the Barn is comfortable yet luxurious. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you!
P & R - Hampshire
13 April 2017
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and could not have chosen anywhere better. Excellent weather too and the three of us have had some wonderful walks.
D M, Colchester
8 April 2017
An absolute delight! We have loved every minute. The attention to detail has been much appreciated. We will definitely be back.
L, A & O - Surrey
3 April 2017
Lovely area to visit. Cherrystone is ideally located to explore East Sussex. The dogs loved the walks.
K H - Hampshire
27 March 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay at Cherrystone. Decor fantastic and very comfortable and luxurious. Some very nice touches. Thanks again, lovely property.
S K, East Sussex
9 March 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lovely and cosy in a lovely situation. It has everything we needed and more.
J & A, Essex
4 March 2017
With your attention to detail throughout the barn, it is certainly a home from home. D & I hope to visit again in the near future. Many thanks to everyone.
D & J, Suffolk
26 February 2017
We've had a lovely stay, fab barn with all the comforts of home. Cold wind blowing outside but inside it's warm and cosy. We will be back as it's so perfect here.
D & A, Cambridgeshire
11 February 2017
Thanks for the welcome and great to meet 'Freddie and friends'. What lovely accommodation and such a relaxing week. We have enjoyed our time visiting East Sussex, an area new for us and surprisingly rural. Some great walks for V and doggy friendly pubs/restaurants. It has been a great place to 'come home to', thanks again!
J & K, Towcester
16 January 2017
We loved our stay and enjoyed every moment in the barn. Stylish, comfortable and with lots of thoughful 'touches', from the magazine rack on wall by the bed to the White Company toiletries, every detail makes this a 'home from home'. Enjoyed wonderful walks in winter sunshine on South Downs through Alfriston on Berwick and onto escarpment. A walking tour of Lewes and following in the footsteps of Eric Salter, artist, near the Seven Sisters, wonderful views! Great food at the George, Alfriston and the Ram at Firle. We must return! Thank you Debbie for everything!
S & D, Surrey
20 December 2016
Your cottage is absolutely delightful in everyway. I loved the peace and tranquillity, the deep bath, the large enclosed garden for my dog and your kind welcome. It has been the perfect 'escape' and base from which to explore this wonderful countryside network of footpaths and charming dog friendly pubs. Thank you so much.
M L, Sudbury
12 December 2016
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay! We came to Cherrystone Barn the week after our wedding for some much needed rest and relaxation! And it didn't disappoint. Such a wonderful cottage that has literally everything you could need. Feels like such a home from home! Plus the most comfortable bed we've slept in for a long time! We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.
N & L, Bishops Stortford
19 November 2016
Lovely cottage, very well equipped. Trip to Birling gap and Beachy head very enjoyable as was Sunday lunch at the Ram Inn.
S & B, Oxford
11 November 2016
What an idyllic setting for a short break away. Very relaxing and comfortable accommodation. Thank you for sharing it for us to enjoy.
R & S, Hampshire
26 October 2016
Great stay. Thank you. Really relaxing. Lovely accommodation and great weather!
N & C, Kingston-upon-Thames
20 October 2016
What a breath-taking cottage, we had an amazing time. This is our first Rural Retreat and we were very pleased. We had a wonderful stay, with a very comfortable bed! We would come back again and stay longer as it was a home away from home. Our dog loved it. If you go in to town and you have a dog, visit the Snowdrop, lovely food and people. Thank you.
S & M, Croydon
8 October 2016
Wonderful, relaxing base to explore picturesque East Sussex. We have many cottage holidays in our history - this was our sixth with Rural Retreats and the bar is still rising - this is certainly the best garden. Our Autumn stay was all we hoped for, but Cherrystone Barn must be a glorious place to stay in high Summer. Thank you Debbie for sharing your home with us and Delia for preparing this so well for our stay.
P B, Suffolk
3 October 2016
Great stay. Comfortable barn in a beautiful garden. Thanks.
J B, Lincolnshire
22 September 2016
Another lovely stay, this time for our son's wedding. Thank you.
H R, North Humberside
12 September 2016
A lovely place to stay. Home from home with lovely, peaceful garden to sit out in having breakfast or a tipple in the evening (owl hooting). Lots of attention to detail, clean and well equipped for a comfortable stay. Local brownies a treat. Well placed for visiting Sheffield Park Gardens, Seven Sisters, Michelham Priory, Beach Head and lots more we didn't get a chance to see! Thanks.
C & R, Essex
9 September 2016
Cherrystone Barn felt like home. Thanks for all the attention to details.
M & A, The Netherlands
4 September 2016
Wow. We saw the place in full summer sunshine through to autumn in 5 days - and it's great in either season! Loved barbecuing and sitting outside and lighting the fire and watching a movie. Great attention to detail - the whole house has a lovely feel - California meets Sussex! Thank you Debbie and Tom, we'll be back
H M, East Sussex
13 August 2016
It has been a pleasure to stay in this lovely cottage. As the weather has been very good, being able to sit out so much in the spacious garden has been a real bonus. We haven't previously stayed in a place for two with so much land for our personal use. We made good use of the Ripe Village store - the home-cooked cakes and prepared meals are excellent. The cottage is centrally located and a good base to explore the area.
J & D, Merseyside
6 August 2016
We have had a really lovely time here in this delightful location and beautiful barn.
K & C, London
1 August 2016
We enjoyed it here at New Year so much, we booked to come back. It hasn't disappointed. Cherrystone Barn is perfect. It's quiet, peaceful and tranquil. The garden and paddock are ideal, especially for the two lively spaniels. The property is so clean, tidy and well maintained and is a real credit to Delia and to both Debbie and Tom. Its location is also perfect for touring the very many attractions, beaches and beauty spots in the area, all of which are dog friendly. One hidden treasure has to be Alfriston. If you love "Olde Worlde" you must go there. There are great pubs, cafes and the vintage Post Office! Also a beautiful church, The Clergy House and riverside walks. Another gem is The Green Man at Ringmer, only 10 minutes away on the Lewes road. If you love pies, this is Heaven. I've never seen or eaten such well filled and tasty pies! I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have. I can't wait to come back again, and again. The rest has all been said by others - EXCELLENT!
S & C, Suffolk
23 July 2016
Cherrystone Barn is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The weather has been very kind and we particularly enjoyed the tree lopping Debbie! We shall return.
L & A, Kent
18 July 2016
Very enjoyable stay at Cherrystone Barn, beautiful cottage in very picturesque surroundings. We were blessed with very hot weather during our stay so the double bi-fold doors were a bonus! Thank you Debbie for catering to our needs while being away for the first time with a 6 month old! We would love to return and it certainly makes it easier not to have to pack all but the kitchen sink!
The S Family, Kent
16 July 2016
What a beautiful and tranquil place to relax and unwind. Just what we needed. Lucky to have great weather too (well done Debbie for sorting that!) but Cherrystone Barn is such a delightful and immaculate home, it wouldn't have mattered anyway. I suspect we shall return! PS. we enjoyed the tennis court too.
J & C, London
27 June 2016
We have had a lovely time in this barn and its fabulous gardens and surroundings. It has provided some much needed rest and relaxation. Enjoyed a great meal at the Ram Inn and the Ripe stores provides excellent coffee/cakes. Thank you for a comfortable stay, we have really enjoyed ourselves and Zac has made some new friends!
R & N, Nottingham
23 June 2016
Perfect! We have had a wonderful few days here and have enjoyed breakfast outside in your beautiful garden - what a way to start the day! Thank you Debbie.
M & H, London
11 June 2016
We seem to have missed all the showers and had a lovely week at Cherrystone - a beautiful barn. Alfriston is well worth a visit and the Clergy House (National Trust) there. We had an excellent meal at The George pub and sampled a few scones in the varying tea shops. The grounds of the barn are superb, thanks for a lovely holiday retreat. The Yew Tree at Chalvington is a great little local.
Y & B, Lancashire
3 June 2016
How lucky have we been! A perfect week of summer weather to match perfect Cherrystone Barn. The cuckoo is still around. We have particularly enjoyed all things Bloomsbury and the general peace and quiet of the area. Matilda, our Schnauzer, has had a wonderful time meeting new chums, Freddie, Harry, Leila and briefly Elsa!
Thank you Tom and Debbie. We hope we shall see you again.
S & J, Dorset
30 May 2016
A lovely cottage, so well equipped and everything we needed. We will come again, hopefully in better weather and enjoy the fabulous garden. We visited Ditchling Arts and Crafts Museum, Michelham Priory, Monks House at Rodmell and Charleston. All enjoyable especially the museum at Ditchling. We heard the cuckoo! Thank you for your help and making our stay so enjoyable.
S & G, Richmond-upon-Thames
25 May 2016
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, a true 'Rural Retreat'! The barn was everything we could have wished for and was very well equipped. My husband was in heaven with the sky sports, the great walks and the tennis court! We had a lovely Sunday roast at The Ram in Firle, highly recommend it. Also recommend the walk around the Arlington reservoir, very pretty. We look forward to coming back again soon and thank you for making our stay so perfect!
P K, Walton-on-Thames
23 May 2016
Thank you so much Debbie for your kindness and concern for Ron's health whilst staying in this barn - it is much appreciated - the dogs especially enjoyed the freedom in the garden! Hopefully we will be able to come back sometime in the future.
R & P, Kent
18 May 2016
A quirky but very lovely cottage - by far the best equipped Rural Retreats cottage we have been in and with the most love to it. The furniture and decor are equally outstanding. We enjoyed a wonderful five days here.
R & J, Bristol
3 May 2016
Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay. A delightful barn and grounds. We were made very welcome.
T & S, Leicestershire
22 April 2016
Thanks guys, lovely cottage. We will be back! Best regards.
G B, Australia
9 April 2016
Once again another great stay. Weather better than November. All pubs (with dogs) on recommended list are great with The Griffin the best - Thanks Debbie and Delia for ensuring the cottage was perfect.
C G, London
2 April 2016
Really enjoyed our relaxing week here - garden is amazing and imagine even more spectacular in the summer. Cottage is lovely and everything is just perfect.
J W, Luton
18 March 2016
Wonderful location, imaginative and user-friendly design and amenities throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a part of the country new to us. Our half-grown Labrador puppy found the garden and field to be utter bliss. We plan to come again!
H R, North Humberside
11 March 2016
Thank you for a pleasant stay. Nice, quiet get away. Lovely and quiet and not once disturbed by anyone. Lovely warm log burner. We will be back.
11 March 2016
Wonderful relaxed stay. Amazing barn, great decor and attention to detail. The garden is lovely and great to let Scampie dog run around freely. Perfect (very muddy) walk across a few fields to the Yew Tree Inn for lunch with my sister and children. Thank you for the basket of goodies - very welcome. Location is great and very quiet. I'm sure we'll be back and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
J & D, Dorset
3 March 2016
Thank you for the warm welcome and for a wonderful stay! The cottage is gorgeous - we would like to move in full time! We have loved the private setting of the barn, and feel very rested. We will be back!
R S, Surrey
29 February 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage! Perfect, relaxing stay & just what we needed. Would love to come back and will be recommending to others!
The O Family
24 February 2016
I came to Cherrystone Barn on my own for some much needed relaxation and it hasn't disappointed Thank you for a lovely warm welcome. The cottage is a gem & very well presented. Warm and cosy nights with the fire and beautiful bath.
The Blacknall's
15 February 2016
Wonderful cottage, great location, warm & welcoming! Will certainly be back!
Jayne & John
5 February 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Very chilled and relaxing ambience! The log fire is a great touch. We found Middle Farm the perfect place to stock up too and only a few miles down the road!
The K Family
29 January 2016
Perfect, perfect, perfect. Wonderful warm welcome, thank you for the toys for our Grandson when he came to visit. Have totally chilled and will hopefully return. We only live an hour from here - but this area is so different.
The B Family
23 January 2016
Thank you for the most magical time. It's been pure bliss. The welcome hamper was a treasure trove of treats - thank you so much. Cherry Stone Barn is an absolute oasis. We'll definitely be coming back and recommending to others.
The R Family
4 January 2016
We enjoyed a lovely short stay in this beautiful retreat. Not bothered by the terrible weather as able to just chill out beside the wood burner and watch the squirrels and pheasants hop around the fence and gardens. An ideal location for visiting local attractions and enjoyed it so much, we booked another week in August! I have never been in such a cosy, clean and well equipped property and could quite easily just move in! the extra touches such as the Christmas tree, hamper, tea tray and a full dog water bowl just made it that extra special and was much appreciated.
S M, Suffolk
2 January 2016
What an utterly perfect place for a NYE hideaway! A blissful pause from the chaos of real life and confirmation of what we already know - that we are happier looking at fields and surrounded by trees than we are in the city. We look forward to coming back with our shiny new twins later in the year - and Ross's guitar which as been the sound track to our stay.
K & R, Aylesbury
18 December 2015
Superb cottage! We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and wish we could have stayed for longer. A perfect place for us to unwind and relax, and explore the local area. Will recommend to anyone who asks.
The R Family
11 December 2015
Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant! We loved the house.
The Hodgson Family
27 November 2015
Lovely stay! Really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely recommend and come back again.
Nick & Beth
22 November 2015
We had a wonderful, relaxing few days in your charming retreat. We have been very impressed with the attention to detail & much love clearly evident that has gone into creating this home. Thank you.
The B Family
14 November 2015
Delightful retreat to get away from the hub bub! Very dog friendly, ours had a great holiday! We became regulars at the George, Alfriston - great food.
Janice & Nick
9 November 2015
Fab cottage, our stay was made comfortable as ever. Yew Tree hearty food, friendly, close-by. Tiger Inn, East Dean nearby & friendly. Beachy Head much needed to blow cobwebs away but all in all only need the cottage, grounds and food. Log burner and the deep bath were the icing on the cake - we will be back!
Chris & Paula
3 November 2015
We've really enjoyed our stay at cherrystone Barn. We have been warm and cosy and very comfortable. Lovely comfy bed and wonderful shower. The Barn is perfectly situated for all the best places to visit in this part of Sussex. We intend to return in the warmer weather so we can enjoy your wonderful garden! Great lunch at Rose Cottage Inn and The George at Alfriston. Both dog friendly.
Jo & Keith
30 October 2015
Very relaxing and tranquil setting, have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely deep bath to relax in after some fabulous walks.
24 October 2015
How wonderful Cherrystone Barn is! It has inspired us to one day have a larger barn conversion as our home!
19 October 2015
We have stayed in many Rural Retreats cottages and this cottage is up there with the best. We loved the area and found all the facilities available at Cherrystone fantastic. Being able to chill out here and enjoy the surrounds has been just what we needed. Thank you.
Bianca & family
16 October 2015
We came to relax and chill out, we were so warmly welcomed. The barn & grounds were just perfect. We loved it and will return.
Dave & Maggie
9 October 2015
Stunning! So relaxed. The boys have loved staying here. Thank you so much.
Angie & Ken

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