Rathfinny Wine Estate - Flint Barn

East Sussex

Type:Guest House

Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TU

Tel: +44(0)1323 874030

Rathfinny Wine Estate - Flint Barn


What a little gem The Flint Barns is!

The Flint Barns has been stunningly restored from dereliction after the storm of 1987 and is truly a “home away from home”, available to stay at on a catered basis, or to hire for functions, throughout the year. This is an ideal venue for all kinds of rural retreats, from family get togethers and reunions, school and educational trips, and business meetings and functions as well. A fantastic setting for celebrating a special occasion, or relaxing with friends.

All of the bedrooms, which vary from double through to 8 bedded shared rooms, are en suite and there are extra showers and toilets in the corridors if needed. There is disabled access on the ground floor with no stairs. The building can accommodate up to 45 people but is also available to smaller groups if required.

Full catering is provided on site by our resident chef, all produce is locally sourced and everything is prepared and cooked on site - so if you fancy just sitting with your feet up enjoying the wood burner and a glass of wine whilst we prepare all of the meals, then this is the place for you. Why not enjoy a big family roast, summertime barbecue or a group hog roast outside in the lovely courtyard.

The Barns is located in the perfect situation for lovers of the South Downs Way just a mile away, great countryside and also the seaside. A huge variety of walks and enjoyment await you. Set in the middle of the Rathfinny vineyard, it's just 1 mile to the idyllic village of Alfriston in the South Downs National Park, only 5 miles from the beach & Seven Sisters Country Park, and 30 minutes drive to Brighton.

Nestled in the far west of the Estate, The Flint Barns is where the old world meets the new. A stroll through the vines will allow you to fully appreciate the position Rathfinny holds in this iconic landscape. Learn about our vineyard and the way in which we will create our Sussex Sparkling. Explore the vineyard, the history and wildlife of Rathfinny Wine Estate.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - With pre booking
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Pets welcome - Dogs welcome
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Games room

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Farm - Based on a Working Farm
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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