St Benedict's Byre was built approximately 120 years ago and was used as a milking parlour until 1999 when we converted it to become the beautiful home it is today. One part of the property was used for housing the cattle in bad weather and the rest was the parlour itself.
We have a lovely well maintained garden which guests are more than welcome to utilise. The garden backs onto fields resulting in a scenic countryside view in all directions.
Your room is set into the roof area with sloping wood beams which were lovingly saved and restored from the original build when the conversion took place. As a result of the barn shaped building your bedroom is south facing and soaks up the sun all day long.
Around the back linking the house to the garden are 3 patio areas where you can enjoy a drink in the evening sun, and as we are located at the end of a farm lane it is very peaceful and quiet makes it the perfect spot for a quiet get away.
In the morning you will be served a choice of continental or full english breakfast, made from locally sourced organic produce. Weather permitting you can opt to eat outside and enjoy the fresh air whilst watching the lambs in the fields, a perfect, peaceful start to your day.
As we are in the heart of "1066 country" there are many things to do in the local area, not only are there many many famous historical landmarks integral to the History of Britain, there are many other activities in the local area. This includes scenic walks, beautiful fishing spots, many fabulous golf courses, local spa's, horse riding, the list is endless.
Within a short distance of St Benedicts Byre you will find numerous National Heritage sites including, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Sissinghurst Castle and Scotney Castle to name just a few. More information and links to relevant websites can be found in the menu at the top of the page.
As well as the variety of peaceful countryside activities London is a stones throw away, with regular public transport links, so if you want to head into the city why not stay with us in the countryside instead of hectic city accomodation.