Guests are requested not to smoke inside the property

Guests are strongly advised to take out travel insurance to cover any cancellation charges.

During main holiday periods, changeover day is Friday, and the cottage is available from 4.30 pm on arrival day, until 10.00am upon departure. At other times, we welcome short breaks of any duration and are pleased to make individual arrangements.


1) The Applicant certifies that they are over 18 and authorised to sign the proposal form on behalf of all guests who will occupy the property, and that they are all (apart from children) aware of the Booking Conditions. No other guests other than those named on the form may occupy the property without written confirmation from the owner. Additional guests without such agreement will constitute a breach of contract and the owner has the right to terminate the booking forthwith and all monies paid will be forfeit.

2) All guests undertake to take care of the property and will replace or pay for any articles damaged, chipped or lost by their party. All guests undertake to leave the property in the clean and tidy condition in which they find it and pay for any additional cleaning if they fail to do so, and also to leave the key where instructed at the end of their stay.

3) No booking shall be deemed as confirmed until a deposit has been paid and confirmed in writing by the owner.

4) The deposit to secure the reservation is 50% of the rent due. In the event of cancellation, the owner will immediately offer the dates again at whatever price may be appropriate at the time. In the event of a re-let then repayment shall be made to the applicant, after deduction of any difference in rental and any additional expenses incurred by the owner. We strongly advise that guests take out holiday insurance to cover cancellation costs.

5) The balance of the holiday cost is due 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival and if not received by this date, the owner will contact the applicant by all means available. If the balance remains unpaid, then the owner shall immediately re-offer the holiday and any monies already received shall be forfeit unless the dates are re-let as set out in 3) above.

6) Pets are only allowed by specific prior agreement and subject to the owner accepting liability for any damage they may do, and on the condition that they are not left unattended in the property. Pet owners undertake not to allow their pets on the beds, and also to bring their own suitable pet bedding with them. Pet owners are reminded that other guests including children will use the gardens, and undertake to clean up any mess made by their pets.

7) Properties are available from 4.30pm on arrival day and until 10.00am on departure day. These times must be adhered to except by special arrangement in writing from the owner.

8) The use of all amenities provided by the owners is entirely at users risk and no responsibility can be accepted for any injuries to persons or loss or damage to any belongings of persons who use them. Children must be accompanied by an adult when using the games room/gym.

9) If the property should not be available owing to damage by fire or storm or for any other reason outside of the control of the owner or for any reason the owner is not able to comply with this agreement the owner shall refund to the applicant the full amount of money paid and the owners liability is limited to the refunding of such monies.

10) Finally, in spite of all due care and precautions taken, mistakes do sometimes happen. Any complaint must be taken up immediately in full with the owner who will take all reasonable steps to put the matter right.


Firkin Barn is a lovely old 18th Century barn constructed of ragstone and old brickwork, heavily beamed, and opening onto the old walled garden of Morley Farm. It has undergone sympathetic conversion to a very high standard, carefully retaining its many historic features in keeping with the estate which dates back some 600 years.

Firkin Barn Sleeping up to five, the property offers stylish and luxurious accommodation. It has two double bedrooms (one with an additional rolling trundle bed suitable for a child) and two bathrooms, one being ensuite to the master bedroom. As with our other properties, a travel cot, stair gate and child’s booster seat can all be supplied if required.

The characterful living/dining room with its part stone walls and cosy log burner for cooler days is very comfortably furnished with colourful rugs, characterful lighting and oak furniture. The kitchen has a wonderful vaulted ceiling and part stone walls and is fully fitted with country style units, oven, hob, with extractor, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc as well as an additional dining area.

A downstairs cloakroom leads off the kitchen and a stable door leads onto the old garden and an ancient brick terrace where guests can enjoy outside dining, with table, chairs, barbeque and sunloungers in season. Whilst sharing the walled garden with Hop Press Cottage, each property has its own terrace, screened from the other by numerous mature shrubs and trees in the old garden, providing privacy and seclusion.

The owners private gym/games room with full sized table tennis table is approached through a separate entrance along with the utility area with washing machine and tumble drier.

The garden in turn leads to our farmland with sheep and lambs in springtime (guests can enjoy feeding the newborn lambs!) and our own chickens supplying very fresh eggs.

Whilst the barn enjoys a more contemporary feel internally than Hop Press Cottage, it retains a lot of character and is in an historic setting making a wonderful and unique atmosphere which we feel sure our guests will enjoy.

Larger parties may like to know that there is an additional Suite comprising of double bedroom complete with tea/coffee making facilities and ensuite shower room, approached via its own private front door  which can be booked upon request along with Firkin Barn Cottage.


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Children and extra beds




Accepted credit cards

All major credit cards accepted


  • Books
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Games
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hob
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Linen
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Towels
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi


bay, churches, cinemas, library, museums, restaurants, ruins, beachcombing, bird watching, horse riding, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, ATM/bank, fitness centre, groceries, hospital, medical services, cycling, fishing, freshwater fishing, hiking, wind-surfing


Free WiFi


There is plenty of off street parking

Guest Reviews (Reviews from Owners Direct Guests)

  • 10/10

    Beautiful and full of character

    Just returned from a weekend break at Firkin Barn, it was exactly as the photos portrayed it. Spotlessly clean with wonderful attention to detail, this barn has been converted to a very high standard mixing the modern with the traditional, it has everything you need. The beds were so comfortable with quality bedding and big fluffy towels, there was lovely touches like the miniature toiletries which were gorgeous. With 3 toilets and two bathrooms, fitted to a very high standard there was no problems with queuing to use the loo and was perfect for my elderly parents especially having the downstairs cloakroom. We were met by Brenda when we arrived and she was very welcoming, showed us to the barn and let us get on with our break but was on hand if we needed anything which we didn't has everything was just perfect. To wrap it up we will definitely be returning maybe in the warmer months when we can enjoy the beautiful garden. Thank you Brenda and Richard for allowing us to stay, regards the Welland and Marshall families Denise W. 12 December 2016

  • 8/10

    Great property, great location , very cosy place with the wood burning stove.

    Had a wonderful time relaxing and exploring the local area. Perfect location for popping into Rye, Tenterden . Local pubs really good, recommend The White Hart and The White Dog Inn. Went to Bodiam Castle on the way home which is only just over 10 minutes away finished off the holiday nicely. James W Nov 29, 2016

  • 10/10

    Immaculate property everything you need for a perfect holiday!

    Friendly helpful owners for whom nothing was too much trouble.Perfect location for exploring the East Sussex coast and countryside. Barbara L. Sep 26, 2016

  • 10/10

    Fantastic holiday rental

    We have just returned from a fab holiday in a beautiful barn, every home comfort you could wish for. A real delight to stay in. We spent hours in the delightful garden - thank you Brenda and Richard for the sun loungers which we thoroughly enjoyed. The attention to detail inside and outside was second to none. A nice touch also was the fresh garden flowers, eggs, milk and wine on our arrival. Situated in lovely countryside with lots to do and see if you can bear to leave the garden and barn! A big thank you again from 4 very happy and chilled out guests. If I listed everything good about this holiday rental I would run out of space. Just gorgeous and very comfortable. Debbie and Rob Neve and Carol and David Owens Jul 10, 2016

  • 10/10

    Fantastic property, very well appointed with extra little touches to make your stay extra special

    This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. On arrival there were fresh flowers on the table, milk in the fridge and fresh eggs. Ideally situated for visiting Rye and at the owners recommendation we visited a local pub for a meal which served some of the best food we've ever had in a pub. The owners were extremely helpful from the point of enquiry right through to during our stay. Would highly recommend a stay in Firkin Barn to anyone. Jo W. Apr 4, 2016

  • 10/10


    We had a lovely stay at Firkin Barn. The property is exactly as described, and must be seen. We were greeted by the owners upon arrival who made us feel very welcome and assured us that should we need anything to call. Apart from being very well maintained by the owners Mr and Mrs Haines, it really is home from home, with everything you need and more to make your stay most comfortable. Upon arrival there were flowers on the table, wine in the fridge, and tea, coffee and biscuits and milk awaiting you. As was a great log burner ready laid. In both bedrooms there are the little touches, bottles of water and glasses, and cotton wool balls on dressing tables. Towels were in good order and provided in both bathrooms. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and family, great location to town centre and nearby seaside, Camber Sands. Debbie E. Feb 21, 2016


LocationFirkin Barn is a lovely old 18th Century barn constructed of ragstone and old brickwork, heavily beamed, and opening onto the old walled garden of Morley Farm. It has undergone sympathetic conversion to a very high standard, carefully retaining its many historic features in keeping with the estate which dates back some 600 years. Firkin [...]

Getting to Rye

By train
Trains depart from London, Charing Cross, and change at Ashford International for Rye

By road
Rye is situated on the A259 (which bypasses the ancient citadel) between Hastings to the west and Folkestone to the east and on the A268 from the north.

There is street parking outside Froglets Cottage, but this cannot be guaranteed as there are so few places in the medieval citadel. There are always plenty of spaces in the car parks, the closest being the Cattle Market, but all are within a few minutes walk.

Getting to Northiam

By road
For Northiam village follow the A268, and at the southern end of the village take the left hand fork to Rye. About one and a half miles further on, take the right hand turn, into Clayhill, signposted to Staplecross. Morley Farm , Hop Press Cottage & Firkin Barn can be found about a mile and a half along on the right hand side.

A detailed map will be sent with your booking confirmation.

There is off road private parking for Hop Press Cottage & Firkin Barn. There is plenty of welloff road parking for both Hop Press Cottage & Firkin Barn.
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The prices shown on the table below are for 7 night stays. However we are also pleased to offer our popular short breaks out of peak holiday season:-

Hop Press Cottage costs £275.00 for up to three nights Firkin Barn costs £300.00 for up to three nights Firkin Barn Suite can be booked alongside either one of these for just £60.00 per night.

All prices, whether for a short break or longer stay are inclusive of fuels, linen, fluffy white towels, supply of logs in season, welcome pack, wine, fresh flowers in season, our own free range eggs and of course use of the table tennis /gym.

Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Night Weekly
7th Jan 2017 - 9th Feb 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £300 From £100 From £700
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £300 From £100 From £700
Early Spring
18 Febr Apr 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £300 From £100 From £700
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £324 From £108 From £750
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £324 From £108 From £725
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £330 From £110 From £775
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 nights minimum stay
From £845 From £845
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 02 Nov 2017
3 nights minimum stay
From £342 From £114 From £795
My Standard Rate
3 nights minimum stay
From £300 From £100 From £675