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An original oak framed building, perhaps 200 years old, The Byre has been sensitively converted over the past two years. Fabric, fittings and furnishings are a blend of old and new, the style having been influenced by the beauty of the exposed oak beams which form the buildings inner shell.

East Sussex has much to offer, keeping the most demanding holiday maker stimulated.  It is ideally located for garden lovers and walkers, and is situated close to many Sussex and Kent cultural and garden hot spots.

However if it’s just peace and quiet you seek, we can do that too!

The Byre at Marchants

The gentle curves of the South Downs topped by its ancient passage way for walkers and pilgrims alike form the backdrop to Marchants Garden.

Here, the neglected land has been transformed by Graham Gough and his wife Lucy Goffin into one of the most endearing and beautiful Nursery/Garden combinations in the country. Magazine articles abound as do television appearances testifying to its great reputation.

In 2019 Graham and Lucy added ‘Marchant’s Byre’ to the numerous timber framed working buildings they have built. The Byre however is an exception being an original oak framed building, perhaps 200 years old and originally used for animal stock/ farm machinery.

The sensitively converted Byre is placed in an independent, quiet part of the garden which it overlooks. Fabric, fittings and furnishings are a blend of old and new, the style having been influenced by the beauty of the exposed oak beams which form the buildings inner shell.  Open plan with a solid oak floor throughout the space comprises kitchen, living and dining area and separate bedroom with connected bathroom. Telephone/Internet connections have also been integrated.

Graham and Lucy live on site. The Byre has private parking and shallow steps or sloping path to its entrance

Accommodation is for 2 persons (no children over one year of age).

Minimum stay 4 nights

Check in time 4.00pm onwards/ check out time by 11.00am

Our apologies, but no pets, no smoking and no candles

Location & Nearby Highlights

Situated in the village of Laughton, our location offers an opportunity to discover the eastern flanks of this splendid County.

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Interesting towns abound. Nearest is the historic and architecturally rich town of Lewes (6m) where there are good eateries. On the coast Eastbourne (11m) boasts sunshine and beaches. Westward lies the cliff chain of the ‘Seven Sisters’ terminating in the chalk mass of Beachy Head, an icon recognised the world over. The bustling City of Brighton & Hove ½ hour away, offers more cosmopolitan entertainment.

For garden lovers there is much to explore, the most renowned of these being Sissinghurst Castle, Great Dixter Garden, both visitable in a day and Charleston (4m), home also to a successful Literary Festival and newer Garden Festival.

Opera lovers will be enticed by renowned Glyndebourne Opera House (3m), its summer season (May-September) hosting 5 or more innovative productions. If you like to wash your Opera down with good Champagne, award winning ‘Breaky Bottom Vineyard’ (10m) is set in the Ouse Valley, and the younger venture of ‘Rathfinny Wine Estate’ (6m) with its excellent wine, visitor centre and good food should suit.

Add to the above superb walking, swimming, sailing, fishing, paragliding, serious art galleries, etc  you will discover East Sussex has much to offer keeping the most demanding holiday maker stimulated. If it’s just peace and quiet you seek, we can do that too!

Food supplies: There are excellent farmers markets in Lewes (Friday) and Hailsham (second Saturday in the month), and the Laughton village shop is a treasure, well supplied and very friendly service. Plus enjoy a basket of seasonal produce from Graham’s organic vegetable garden when available.

Tariff:

Winter:  1st October to 28th February / £90.00 per night / £630.00 per week

Spring:  1st March to 31st May / £100.00 per night / £700.00 per week

Summer/Autumn:  1st June to 31st September / £110.00 per night / £770.00 per week.

Payment by Bank Transfer or Cheque.

For Bookings & Enquiries: Please EMAIL US  or call 01323 811737