The Wrens

UK England South East England West Sussex Horsham Reaching Views at Blakes Farm

  • Sleeps 7 (max 7 adults, 7 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
Two sleeping units, a beautifully furnished yurt which sleeps 4 and a very comfortable shepherd hut which sleeps 3. View of farmland and the South Downs.

The Owner Says

Reaching Views, The Wrens has everything you need to recharge and relax. It consists of two sleeping units, a beautifully furnished yurt which sleeps 4 and a very comfortable shepherd hut which sleeps 3.
Additionally an indoor shower / toilet block with heating for those chillier nights is a short walk away, plus an outdoor heated shower for those warmers days with an added bonus of a view, feel free to wave to our Alpacas. The "Round House" has a Wee Hooses eco toilet, glass hand basin games and books.
A well equipped undercover kitchen with a small fridge, cooking and storage facilities, it's also a hand shake away from our pygmy goats.
Mains electricity in all buildings plus and outdoor tap.
Bedding and towels supplied for the double bed in the yurt and shepherd hut.
Single beds, bring your own please or hire out our sleeping bags. Extra blankets available. There is also a wood burning stove in the shepherd hut with kettle for hot drinks.
Outdoor cooking on the dual BBQ / firepit and campfire by the large bench, marshmallows allowed!
A large table with chairs, made in reclaimed wood is located by the shepherd hut and is perfect for a spot of brunch, with partial shading by an old apple tree.
Local estate hardwood available for the campfire and firepit. BBQ packs supplied (using a local butcher for 4 or 7 people) at an extra cost, please advise if you would like this on arrival.
The complex has fencing to stop our animals from saying a "close hello" and to ensure your dogs cannot escape too.

About Reaching Views at Blakes Farm

Suitable For

Glampers only, groups (of up to seven people), animal lovers especially and dogs (for an extra charge) – yes. Campers with their own tents, campervan, motorhomes, caravans – no.

Nearby

There are plenty of options for walking with the local pub a 15-minute walk away and plenty of footpaths and bridleways in the area. A short  stroll takes you to the River Adur, where you can kayak or wild swimming and a drive of around 15 minutes (ten miles) gets you to the medieval town of Steyning, on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Within half an hour, you can visit Bolney Wine Estates (11 miles away; 01444 881 575), Arundel Castle (14 miles; 01903 882173), Cowdray Park and Polo fields (18 miles; 01730 813257), Parham House and Gardens (seven miles; 01903 742021) and Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens (10 miles; 0871 8733 389). An hour's drive will take you to Brighton (25 miles away) or the Seven Sisters Country Park and Beachy Head. 

Food & Drink

Less than 15 minutes' walk takes you to the local village pub, The Fountain (01403 710219) at Ashurst, which used to be Lawrence Olivier's local and comes recommended by your hosts too. Alternatively, take a drive to The Ginger Fox (01273 857888) at Henfield, 15 miles from site, or The White Horse (01903 814084) at Steyning, about 10 miles away. For provisions and picnic delights try Jeremy's Two in Cowfold, nine miles from site or the Co-op and butchers in Steyning.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews

★★★★★

Wonderful glamping experience

Krystyna and Burce could not have been more helpful hosts, and we had a brilliant long weekend with our two teenageers. It was our first glamping experience and we really enjoyed the space and ease of camping in this way. We cooked, BBQ'd and sat around the fire pit, as well as walked from the site to do river swimming and loved being surrounded by the pygmy goats, sheep, alpacas and guinea fowl. Defintely recommend.
Aug 31, 2021 by Laura Phelps Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful Quirky Accommodation

We had the pleasure of being Reaching Views’s first guests and received a lovely warm welcome from Krystyna and Bruce who were the perfect hosts, offering the true glamping experience. The location is perfect if you love nature and animals, we loved waking up to the alpacas and pigmy goats and to hear the sound of the roosters. The yurt is dressed perfectly and inside it felt like a whole other destination. The outdoor kitchen perfect for the rainy weather and outdoor shower were also a top treat and the fire pit was a great add. Would absolutely recommend to all who are looking for a stay either as a couple or a small group of friends. My only suggestion to Krystyna and Bruce is to perhaps consider a slightly larger fridge for those on a longer stay and perhaps extending the bamboo so the seclusion from their main property prevents being overlooked. Thank you for an amazing stay. We added some photos to our Instagram account a_cruelty_free_life which has a highlights reel of our weekend photos and showcases the property in all its glory. Thanks again Krystyna and Bruce and good luck for future stays!
Jul 11, 2021 by Grace Mee Verified Review

Response from Reaching Views at Blakes Farm

Grace, thank you for the lovely write up. Just to say we have now extended the hazel hurdles so the area is not overlooked and will also accommodate a larger fridge. Amazing photos on your Instagram feed. Best wishes, Krystyna and Bruce.

Location

Reaching Views at Blakes Farm is located at Blakes Farm Steyning Road, Ashurst, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3AN

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Getting There

Whether you are approaching from the north (via A24) or the south (from the A27), head towards Steyning on the A283, turning towards Ashurst on the B2135, just north of Steyning. Blakes Farm is on the right after about two-and-a-half miles. The site is half an hour from Gatwick airport by car and the nearest train station is Shoreham-by-Sea, 16 miles away. There's no taxi rank so a taxi for the onward journey should be booked in advance.