Wake up in the heart of an English Vineyard

Award-Winning Sussex Bed & Breakfast

The Flint Barns are unique and historic buildings, located in the Cradle Valley, that lie at the western end of Rathfinny Wine Estate. We believe this is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the South Downs National Park and the rich history of the area where coast meets countryside.

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If we are forced to close the Flint Barns due to COVID-19, reservations can be transferred or cancelled at no additional charge, subject to our cancellation policy.

Flint Barns chairs
Beautifully appointed

“home away from home”

The barns have been lovingly restored with contemporary furnishings to house 10 en-suite bedrooms, offering beautifully appointed “home away from home” accommodation.

“A Napa Valley-style Vineyard on the South Downs” Chosen by The Telegraph as a chic place to stay for some Green Belt glamour.
Flint Barns lounge
Wine & Dine


Our Flint Barns Dining Room on the ground floor offers a welcoming restaurant and separate cosy lounge and snug, fitted with fireplaces. Outside, guests can relax and enjoy a glass of Sussex Sparkling in our enclosed courtyard or atop of our open bank which overlooks the Vineyard.

Simple, yet comfy, all of our bedrooms have been curated with luxurious mattresses, soft bed linen, local art prints and indulgent body washes to ensure you have a peaceful night’s sleep and a relaxing stay.
Rathfinny deluxe double
From £250

Deluxe King

Room details

Our Deluxe King rooms situated on the ground and first floor are spacious and perfectly appointed with your own seating area. Wake up each morning to views of the Vineyard or South Downs countryside.

Room facilities
King bed
1 or 2 en-suite bathrooms
Cots available
Dogs accepted
Rathfinny signature double bedroom
From £175

Signature Double

Room details

Our signature doubles, situated on the ground and first floor, are comfy, modern and perfect for a couple’s getaway. Both rooms feature a writing desk and space for a cot.

Room facilities
Up to 2 people
Double bed
En-suite bathroom
Cots available
Dogs accepted
Rathfinny cosy double
From £100

Cosy Double

Room details

Our cosy doubles, situated on the first and second floor, are comfortable and intimate, offering a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Room facilities
up to 2 people
Double bed
en-suite bathroom
Rathfinny large family
From £295

Super Deluxe King

Room details

Our large and characterful deluxe king room, situated on the second floor, is spacious and airy with spectacular Vineyard views. This bedroom sleeps up to 2 guests with two en-suite shower rooms.

Room facilities
Up to 2 people
King bed
A rollaway bed available on request
En-suite bathroom
Cots available
Dogs accepted
Flint Barns Single room
From £90


Room details

Our humble and comfortable single room, situated on the first floor, is perfect for one (or two if you bring your dog) and equipped with an en-suite bathroom and writing desk.

Room facilities
1 person
En-suite bathroom
Cot available
Dogs accepted
The Flint Barns

Quiet location

Views of the South Downs of Sussex

Flint Barns Lounge

Cosy lounge and snug

Relax and enjoy a glass of Sussex Sparkling

Flint Barns Courtyard

Enclosed courtyard

Located in the heart of our Sussex Vineyard

Flint Barns Bank

Open bank

Views of the Vineyard and South Downs

Rathfinny Deluxe Double

Deluxe Double Bedroom

Deluxe bedrooms available with seating areas


A stay at the Flint Barns would not be complete without soaking up the views of the South Downs, over a glass of Sussex Sparkling, paired with delicious food. Breakfast for guests is also available from the Flint Barns Dining Room.

Flint Barns Fish and Chips
Flint Barns Dining Room
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Vineyard dining
Tasting Room Restaurant
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Breakfast in the Flint Barns
Rathfinny breakfast
Rathfinny breakfast

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Directions to the Flint Barns

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Flint Barns
Rathfinny Wine Estate,
Alfriston, East Sussex,
BN26 5TU

courtyard wedding
A unique venue


Host your special day on our secluded Vineyard with breath-taking views across the South Downs of Sussex. The Flint Barns offers a beautiful and versatile venue for the most perfect wedding reception. Our team are on hand to help you create a bespoke wedding, full of unforgettable memories.

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