Welcome to The Hay Barn, Farringdon, comprising of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation and The Hay Barn Creative Studio.

We are delighted to be listed with Sawday’s Special Places to stay. To view their lovely write up, please click on the button below:

We’ve just spent 5 days at The Hay Barn. What a gem of a place. Perfectly located in a quintessentially English village with plenty of glorious countryside walks straight from the door and a fabulous pub a leisurely stroll away. The property is just what we had hoped for from from the listing – and more. Tastefully furnished. Well equipped. Susannah is an attentive and responsive host. It was the ideal place for a few days of rest and relaxation away from the city.

Rosie, London

We have also signed up to the Sawday’s Clean and Safe Charter and put in place our own comprehensive COVID-19 Safety and Cleaning Procedures, to give peace of mind to all our guests that we are taking every precaution possible to protect you and us during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, within the South Downs National park, The Hay Barn is located on a quiet country lane on the edge of the pretty village of Upper Farringdon, with its ancient church, thatched cottages and our fantastic local, The Rose and Crown.

The Hay Barn comprises of a beautiful two bedroom, self-contained holiday home for four people and adjoins my creative studio from where I run my interior design consultancy and other creative enterprises.

The barn sits within the front garden of our family home and whilst our home is diagonally opposite, the barn enjoys a large degree of privacy. We are always hand to offer advice or answer any questions you may have during your visit, although equally will not interfere with your holiday! There is an outdoor seating area outside the barn which is exclusively for the use of our guests and is surrounded by beautiful pot plants and herbs.

My husband Alex, is a keen gardener and when he is not working, can frequently be seen pottering around the garden tending to his pots, propagating plants and waging war on weeds!

We have two young daughters, two very friendly terriers, plus three guinea pigs!

We look forward to welcoming you to The Hay Barn.

Susannah Acland

Getting here

Alton is the closest town (less than 10 minutes drive), with direct trains to London Waterloo in just over an hour. There are many taxi companies in Alton who can be pre-booked for collection from the station.

Guildford is a half hour drive (there is a bus service from Alton to Guildford) with direct trains to London Gatwick Airport.

For drivers, Upper Farringdon is located off the A32, approximately an hours drive from South London.


For all enquiries regarding self-catering accommodation or the creative studio, please contact Susannah at:


07795 421 375

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