Cottages at Old Church Farm

Old Church Farm, Church Lane, Guestling, East Sussex, TN35 4HS
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Black cladded barn with wide terrace doors. The view is a green field with trees in the far distance.


In the grounds of the ancient Sussex farmstead of Old Church Farm, Guestling, next to the Norman Church, are three luxurious rental cottages: The Granary, The Dairy and Long Acre.

The idyllic non-working farm lies between Hastings and Rye in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two miles to the sea, on the 1066 Country Walk and amidst wonderful walking country. The welcoming local pub in Pett is a 15-minute walk away through the Woodland Trust’s Guestling Wood. The cottages have total privacy, with secluded private gardens, and are set within approx. 3 acres of parkland, orchard and ponds overlooking rolling countryside. The farmhouse dates from around 1540 and was once owned by the Sackville family. In earlier times the Cinque Ports’ commercial court was held here, which was known in consequence as “The Guestling”.

This tranquil rural retreat is sheltered by undulating hills and ancient woodland. Wildlife abounds: rabbits, badgers, ducks, moorhens and many species of bird. With the flint Norman Church to one side and far-reaching rural views the other, the location of these stylish Sussex cottages is very special. In Ore, only two miles away, there is an Aldi, Tesco, Coop, chemist and fast-food outlets.

The Granary

A large, heavily beamed Elizabethan barn and square oast converted to give two double bedrooms, one with ensuite and slipper bath, one single bedroom and a family bathroom. The book-lined sitting room has french doors with church view.  Across a hallway is the impressive dining kitchen with a pew and Pugin altar screen and farmhouse table seating 8, off which is a Utility room with separate shower.  The sheltered garden is ideal for outdoor eating and there is an outdoor Belfast sink for dog and boot washing.

Facilities include: Wi-fi, washing machine and iron, dishwasher. Cot, child beds and highchair available. Other facilities for all properties are listed below. 

The Dairy

A light one-storey conversion of the farm’s dairy to give a very comfortable double bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower, and large airy open plan living room with kitchen area. Painted wooden floors and tongue and groove walls create a charming country feel and the views are of church and countryside.  The southwest facing garden has decking with an outdoor eating area. It is the perfect setting for a holiday for two to relax and explore the pleasures of Sussex.

Facilities include: Wi-fi, washing machine and iron, dishwasher. Other facilities for all properties are listed below.
Single-storey, no-step access. Please enquire with the property for further information on accessibility.


The smallest of the cottages: a typical wood-framed farm building. It sits at the highest point of the farmland and its french doors open onto a glorious view of ancient woodland and fields. Its small proportions belie the facilities it offers: two beds to form a large double or two singles, a bathroom with shower, and a kitchen and sitting area. Beyond the french doors is decking with an outdoor sitting/eating area to take full advantage of the view.



2023 prices start from £750 per week depending on cottage and season. Please enquire directly with the property for availability and a quotation.


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Establishment Features

  • Dogs welcome - Strictly on arrangement (other dogs on site).
  • DVD available
  • Fridge/freezer

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No smoking

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour TV
  • Hairdryer in unit
  • Microwave
  • Shaver Point/s

Opening Times

Subject to availability (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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