Four cottages In the breathtaking natural beauty of the South Downs
Mill Laine Barns will give you a warm welcome to luxury rural cottages, Tourist Board graded 4 star and 5 star. Situated on a 500 acre working South Down farm close to Lewes and Brighton, producing prize-winning Southdown sheep, Sussex cattle. Positioned beautifully in an accessible, yet secluded picturesque, valley in the village of Offham, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historical site of the Battle of Lewes.
The beautiful eighteenth century grade II listed farmstead has been tastefully and sympathetically converted into luxurious holiday accommodation. All the barns are unique. Original features such as exposed oak beams and washing coppers have been preserved and great care has been taken to provide quality, comfort and style, to make your holiday a pleasant experience.
/ The farmstead comprises four quality cottages. The two largest, the Granary and Barn - both 5 star - each sleep six people, the Stable and Dairy - both 4 star, sleep four and two people respectively. Extra cots are available for small children. Every cottage is equipped to a very high standard, including wool carpets, quarry tiles, craftsman made wooden furniture, wood burning stoves with plentiful free log supply, fully inclusive gas central heating, towels and linen, Wi-Fi, televisions, DVDs, free-sat, radio/CD players and washing machines. There is a tumble drier in the laundry as well. The three largest cottages have dishwashers.
The holiday cottages are right on the downs with great views for miles. There are lovely walks nearby where a variety of wild flowers can be found and it is only 5 minutes from Lewes, which is a gorgeous town nestled in the South Downs, steeped in history and full of a wide variety of independent shops, cafes restaurants and pubs, the farmers market in the precinct is not to be missed twice a month. Three very good pubs are near the cottages. The nearest The Blacksmiths Arms is 150 yards away, here you can have a lovely meal with great hospitality and then a short stroll back to your cottage.
Things to do
/ Our cottages are located only one mile from the historic county town of Lewes, eight miles from cosmopolitan Brighton and London-Victoria is one hour by train, Gatwick is 35 miles, there are good public transport links locally. We are within easy reach of many popular amenities such as; the Royal Pavilion and Palace Pier, theatres and amusements for all walks of life at Brighton, Anne of Cleves House and the castle in Lewes, close by the Lavender Line and Bluebell Steam Railways, Drusillas Zoo at Alfriston, The South Down Way and Ouse Valley Way and Meridian walk, Stanmer Park, for equine events, Hickstead ,Plumpton Racecourse and Fontwell or Goodwood, the Bloomsbury Trail, Glyndebourne Opera House, a huge selection of gardens and stately houses, including Nymans, Leonardslee, Batemans, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seed Bank, Firle Place and Glynde Place among many others. a little further afield is Royal Tonbridge Wells, Portsmouth is just over an hour away, Newhaven has ferries to Dieppe in France, Goodwood racing ( equine or motor ) is not far. Eastbourne is no more than a short trip.
Lastly don't forget to go down to the sea, Seaford beach which is very near the famous 'Seven Sisters' white cliffs and is only about a 20 min drive from Mill Laine.
Enjoy a warm welcome and the flexibility and comfort of a self catering holiday cottage located near to every amenity, places of interest, attractions, stunning walks on the South Downs Way and Ouse Valley Way and coastal beaches.