The Stone Barn

The Stone Barn is an impressive building, almost 100ft in length and is arranged on two distinct levels connected by steps and a ramp.

The Upper Level

The upper level of the building, dating from the mid-1800’s, provides a large reception area in addition to the entrance.

The slate flooring complements the sandstone and brick walls. There is under-floor heating throughout the Barn and a variety of lighting options to suit all moods and occasions.

There are two large openings, formerly loading doors; one provides the main entrance and the other access to an extensive raised, and south-facing terrace, that is ideal for receptions on a sunny day or as a stage for performances.

The Lower Level

The lower level of the building dates from the 17th century, with in-filled mullion windows and doorways set into its lovely rough sandstone walls. The tall vaulted roof and oak flooring provide ideal and well-proportioned space for comfortably seating up to 80 diners at round or rectangular tables.

More can be seated if the upper level is used as well. The comprehensive lighting incorporates pin lights that can be directed onto each table or into the stone recesses.


A further ramp and archway lead into a servery and through to the caterer’s kitchen. The two large openings, allow plenty of light and one provides access directly onto the lawn.

Both halves of the Stone Barn have floor boxes for power and data input. Ten ceiling speakers and the integrated sound system ensure that speeches, presentations and films can be easily made, shown and heard.


  • The food was fantastic!

    The food was fantastic, took us right back to our St Lucia holidays!!!  Please pass my thanks on to the chef.

    Jacqui Catling

  • We are already planning our return to the Cart Barn

    What an amazing place to stay! My partner, my dog and I had the BEST New Year’s Eve break at the Cart Barn.

    Nicola and Peter are amazing hosts, happy to answer any questions you have – nothing is too much trouble. Inside the barn it is beautifully decorated and furnished and it has everything you need, from cooking utensils to toiletries and maps of the local area. You are surrounded by gorgeous fields and wildlife, there are multiple walking trails in each direction and you are right on the edge of Ashdown Forest.
    The area is really peaceful and quiet, perfect for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. There are 2 pubs close by, both in walking distance through fields and woodlands, that serve delicious food and drinks too.

    We are already planning our return and have recommended the Cart Barn to friends and family. Thank you for an amazing stay!


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