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The Cowshed

(Ref. 1040511)

Sedlescombe near Westfield, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Cowshed ."

    Comfy beds and beautiful location that was so peaceful . We appreciated the bread,butter,milk and hot cross buns that had been put out for us . Will definitely be coming to stay again .

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was superb, very well Setout and it was an amazing holiday place."

    We will 100% stay again for future holidays. Also the owners were very kind, leaving many amenities including a carrot cake, butter in the fridge and bread too. Large rooms with great Wi-Fi and channels on the TV, with nice views and feels very private and quite. Definitely a home from home and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another great holiday at The Cowshed."

    We were seeing relatives and the location is perfect for us. Property is always clean, warm and quiet. Thank you for the goodies and flowers round the cottage. We will be back again this year. Judith and David

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "A superbly equipped holiday let decorated to a high standard."

    Had everything we could have wished for and we used it as a great base for touring the area. Would not hesitate to book again if ever in the SE again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property is a real gem in the heart of the Sussex countryside."

    The Cowshed was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. It was well equipped with everything you needed for a trouble free holiday. Some lovely touches like fresh flowers and a welcome pack of milk, tea, bread and butter and even a lovely cake, added to the welcome feeling. Cathy was the nicest of hosts. Nothing was too much for her. Places of interest like Battle, Deal or Margate were within easy reach. I would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "10/10"

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was our fourth visit and we look forward to going again next year."

    Reviewed by Barbara Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Cowshed is perfect."

    We had a fantastic time. Close to the coast and in the peaceful countryside. Thank you for the milk, bread and cake on arrival. Our 2nd visit. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2023

  • "Well cared for property with every thing you needed (and some that you didn't) and with a lovely patio complete with garden furniture so that you could enjoy the views."

    The owners were very helpful and made us welcome on our arrival.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The bed in the main bedroom was not big enough."

    It needs to be a king-size. There needs to be grab handles on the bath to enable people with mobility issues to get out easily. I have osteoarthritis and really struggled even with the help of my husband. The sofas are not comfortable. I had to put a pillow behind the back cushion and have another one to sit on. They were not easy to get up from unless I did this. It should also be pointed out that there are units at the bottom of the garden from which people work. We were disturbed with the sound of drills and angle grinders for om building work being carried out.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage Lovely setting Very well equipped and everything very clean Fresh ..."

    Lovely cottage Lovely setting Very well equipped and everything very clean Fresh flowers made it feel very homely The owners Tim and Cath very helpful and knowledgeable about the area

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Apr 2023

  • "Already spoken to owner before leaving."

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Apr 2023

  • "We likes the cowshed, good size for 3 people."

    Cleanliness was ok, beds a bit hard, but that’s personal. The bathroom kept wet after showering or taking a bath. The living room was getting too hot, despite turning the temp down. We liked the room with the washing machine, we could stock up all your stuff which wasn’t in direct need. What I really missed was the owner not getting in touch by e-mail of leaving a telephone number to talk about the last details and arriving times.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.4Dec 2022

  • "Warm & comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Appreciated Xmas decorations and welcome pack and goodies. Nice and peaceful location, friendly hosts. Good location to visit local area. Would highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Cowshed over the very cold period in early December 2022."

    The under floor heating worked a treat and the cottage was very well-appointed. On the day we were due to leave the owners were kind enough to let us stay a few hours more to allow the weather to warm up and the lane to thaw out so we could leave safely. The place was ideally located for visiting the coast and nearby countryside and activities. Our two-year old loved it too!

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Cowshed is a lovely place to stay in the countryside and an ideal base from which to explore Sussex and Kent."

    It’s a very comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped cottage, spacious and well laid out. A pretty garden offers the opportunity to enjoy the good weather and admire the surroundings. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and flowers in the rooms made for a homely feel. We enjoyed a super week there and would highly recommend it, especially if you like peace and country views.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Beautifully decorated and oh so comfortable. Cath is very generous with everything one could need plus lovely flowers and a very welcome basket of goodies. Loved watching the horses in the field and there are lots of interesting places to visit in this vicinity. Our third Sykes cottage during our month’s vacation from Canada and each one has been wonderful. Highly recommend the Cowshed. Loved all the animal dishes too!

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our third stay at the Cowshed."

    We would highly recommend this cottage it has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location and many interesting places to visit are nearby.

    Reviewed by Barbara Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very lovely cottage."

    Perfectly situated for lots of fantastic days out.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the Cowshed."

    Lovely place to stay. Owners are very helpful. We went to Rye, Camber Sands beach, Bexhill Beach, Bodiam Castle & the Bluebell Railway while staying. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Cowshed is a beautifully presented property in a very quiet location but is not far from most of the major attractions including several NT and English Heritage properties plus the Kent & East Sussex Railway, towns, beaches, walks etc."

    The layout of the property suited us perfectly having to look after our two grandsons and with the safe walled garden this was ideal. Due to the age of the boys we had the majority of our evening meals here so a slightly larger freezer would have helped but this is being really really picky, so we did manage to cope. This is our second visit to The Cowshed and we already plan to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in the cowshed."

    Everything was spotless and worked as it should, genuinely couldn't have been better. Icing on the cake were the two very young foals in the paddock right next to us. What a lovely week we had.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely farm-building conversion set in beautiful countryside with lovely views."

    We found it ideal for relaxation in the quiet, peaceful surroundings. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and an ideal location for exploring the coast and visits to Battle Abbey, Batemans and many other lovely places.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation and it was great to come back to at the end of each very hot day."

    The owner was friendly and offered assistance if needed. The welcome pack was thoughtful. It was an ideal location for visiting numerous gardens.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cowshed is a great place for a lovely relaxing holiday."

    So much effort has gone in to making it a comfortable and attractive place to stay with much attention to detail and some really nice finishing touches. In short, the Cowshed has everything you could need. Sedlescombe is a very good base for accessing all the lovely attractions that East Sussex has to offer and on top of that, there are plenty of good walks in the immediate area without having to get the car out. Cathy and Tim are nearby to help with any queries without being intrusive and are obviously determined to make sure their guests are having a lovely holiday. We would thoroughly recommend the Cowshed.

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great stay at The Cow Shed."

    Excellent facilities and in such a lovely spot. Small touches like fresh flowers and a welcome pack with fresh bread milk etc. was such I nice touch. Would definitely recommend others to book this. So close to many of the surrounding attractions to visit.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, clean and such comfortable beds."

    Modern kitchen and plenty of space for family dining. We would highly recommend staying at the Cowshed, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation with kind, welcoming hosts, who were very helpful."

    Lovely homely touches such as fresh flowers. Absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Mar 2022

  • "Owner was excellent and always helped when needed."

    Very generous host. I would definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Cowshed was one of the best cottages we have stayed at, very clean, cosy and very well equipped."

    The finishing touches including fresh flowers everywhere was lovely to have and also a very nice welcome basket. It's position was very convenient for both Kent & Sussex including the coast and numerous NT properties. If we were ever in that area again we would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property with everything you require."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the Cowshed."

    Great holiday accommodation it has everything you would need. Clean, comfortable, peaceful, lovely views and not far from a good pub for food and places of interest to visit. The owners, Tim and Cath, are very helpful. We are already planning our third visit. Barbara and Dave Williams

    Reviewed by Barbara Elizabeth5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Cowshed is by far the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Well equipped, a lovely welcome pack of milk, bread etc to get you started and a beautiful farm setting. A huge variety of things to do in the area too, without having to travel very far. Great family holiday location.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing holiday property."

    The Cowshed catered for all our needs. It was comfortable and clean to a very high standard. A home from home with more.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have hired a Sykescottage for several years now and have always found them to be comfortable and clean."

    The Cowshed met our expectations and the welcome pack of tea, coffee, muffins, bread, milk, butter and fresh flowers were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday let, excellent facilities and lovely surroundings ."

    The best yet.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well located for visits to Sussex"

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cowshed was finished to a very high standard and was very comfortable, warm and homely."

    The location was ideal and in a very secluded and quiet setting which was fantastic. All the places we wanted to visit were very close at hand (Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Northiam, Winchelsea, to name a few), which kept driving to a minimum. The secluded safe garden was ideal for our 4 year old Grandson it was a shame the weather didn't allow as to fully enjoy it. There is still much to do and see in the area and we hope we will be able to return at some stage in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "The accomodation was very clean, comfortable and just like a home from home."

    Everything you need.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is an excellent, well equipped holiday let."

    Very welcoming, comfortable and homely, and in a delightfully rural location

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful peaceful location and a lot of thought has gone into everything in the cottage which is beautifully kitted out ."

    Thoughtful basket of goodies at the start of the trip and easy to get shopping delivered. Loved staying there and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay in the newly converted Cowshed shed which Tim and Cathy have sensitively restored."

    It is spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with beautiful views of the Sussex countryside. We will definitely be booking again and would highly recommend this accommodation for a truly peaceful staycation.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Cath and Tim made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. Lots of little extras which were a nice touch. Certainly look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Oct 2020

  • "The Cowshed was brilliant inside."

    Had everything we could have needed. Only thing I would comment on was the garden. Advertised as enclosed but not fully enclosed. A gate could easly be put between the garden wall and the building. We had a small child and although she is constantly supervised I would have felt a bit more relaxed if I knew she couldn't run out to the road.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2020

  • "The Cowshed was everything and more than we expected."

    The owners Tim and Cath are very friendly and helpful. The cottage has large rooms, beautiful fitted kitchen, good sized bathroom and bedrooms. The furnishings were very tasteful and the ornaments and pictures were exactly right for the cottage. The welcome pack, amongst other things, contained tasty bread, and delicious cakes. It was so nice sitting in the garden - the views are to die for! It is well situated for places of interest to visit. We will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Barbara Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful holiday cottage, it was so lovely and quiet, the views are spectacular, the cottage was so clean and welcoming, it had everything we needed, really appreciated the smart TV."

    We would really love to return. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cowshed was a lovely place to stay, the owners went above and beyond with extra touches to make the stay enjoyable."

    There were fresh flowers, a cake in the tin, bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee. The owners were friendly and the surrounding area has lots to do, we ate lots of great food too!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2020

  • "The property was very welcoming , included a helpful welcome pack on arrival."

    Beautiful surroundings and views. Everything in the property was to a high standard, lovely personal touches. They had provided information about local restaurabts, pubs and things of interest to do.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2020

  • "The property is in a very peaceful rural location and we loved the views over the fields and woods."

    The cowshed is smart and obviously recently renovated and had everything we needed. The hosts were exceptionally helpful and asked several times if we had everything- they even got us a cafetiere for our morning breakfast. We hope to return as the location is ideal for lots of walks, vineyards, beaches and local places of interest.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners left bread, carrot cakes,milk,butter and flowers which was a lovely touch."

    It felt like a home from home

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV on a wall bracket, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Police secure bike store (suitable for up to 3 bikes)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Beach 5.2 miles
  • Note: No pets

The property

Westfield 1.2 miles.

This inviting, detached barn conversion is set in a lovely rural spot down a quiet country lane near to the village of Westfield.

Families can come together and enjoy a stay in this wonderful holiday home, with easy access to the surrounding High Weald AONB and the stunning coastline.

The open-plan living area has two sofas where you can spend your evenings relaxing and unwinding in front of the Smart TV, whilst the dining area makes a perfect social space for you to plan your holiday activities.

The kitchen boasts a range of integrated appliances, plus a contemporary quartz worktop to add further style.

The bedrooms are well-presented with double beds and house plenty of space for your personal belongings.

Enjoy a soak in the bathroom to complete your day or wake up to a refreshing shower in the morning.

Appreciate a moment in the sun in the large garden before enjoying an alfresco meal whilst watching the sun set over the hills.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s so much wonderful scenery to explore, including nature reserves, sandstone cliffs and plenty of routes for walking and cycling with picnic areas if you fancy a spot of lunch.

The medieval town of Rye is close by as are the historic towns of Battle and Hastings, divided by only a few miles and joined together in 1066 history.

Take a journey back in time and explore Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings or discover Hastings Castle, an 11th century Norman ruin, or explore the series of hidden underground caverns with a number of interactive displays at Smugglers Adventure.

Alternatively, why not spend an afternoon relaxing on Hastings Beach, swimming in the clear waters?

A holiday at The Cowshed promises a getaway packed with countryside and coastal delights.

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About the location


Battle 5 miles; Hastings 6 miles; Rye 9 miles.

Westfield is a thriving village situated only six miles inland of Hastings. With excellent access to other parts of Sussex and Kent, it’s a perfect choice for a base whilst exploring this part of the South Coast. Maplehurst Wood, on the outskirts of the village, offers approximately 78 acres of ancient woodland, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, it's home to many different species of breeding birds, including kestrel, tawny owl, woodpecker and nuthatch. For those wishing for long country walks, relaxed days spent fishing, or golf, Westfield is a wonderful option. Dating back to Doomsday times, Westfield, then known as Westewelle, is still one of the largest villages in the area, and even has its own winery - Carr Taylor Vineyards, a popular tourist attraction with vineyard walks, tours and wine tasting. There’s also a village shop, newsagents, butcher, delicatessen, hairdressers and a pub called The New Inn, serving excellent food. For fine dining, The Wild Mushroom Restaurant is a good choice. With Hastings just six miles away, you can enjoy a swim in the sea, beachcombing along the shore or clambering over castle ruins. For those wishing to wander around battlements or sample a Sussex cream tea, then make your way to Battle, a short drive to the west. With the social history museum of Yesterday's World allowing a walk through time, passing quaint shops with cobbled streets, Battle is appealing at any time of year, whilst Westfield provides a wonderful base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas