Bathford, Bath Cottages
Tucked away behind the owner's house in a very private location on the edge of the walled village of Bathford, Old Dairy Barn has been thoughtfully and carefully refurbished to a high standard by its owners, creating an impressive home from home in which to spend your holiday. The barn quite simply exudes character and style with its wealth of original features such as its oak beams and stone walls. Access is far from conventional via an ancient and narrow path and through an archway to a 'secret' patio, one of its many unique quirks.
Once inside you'll be delighted by the impressive, farmhouse-style open-plan living room which gives a tremendous feeling of space. At the heart of the room is the original inglenook fireplace with its wood burning stove. Upstairs you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the spectacular views across the valley from the picture window in the main bedroom.
All in all a superb choice for small families or groups alike with easy access to Bath and its surroundings.
Entrance along a paved pathway.
Open-plan Living Area with sofa, original stone, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and TV with Freeview.
Dining Area with dining table/chairs and dresser.
Kitchen Area, fully fitted and well equipped with solid oak worktops, Belfast sink, oven, slimline dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6), stone fireplace (decorative use only), wardrobe, original beams and stunning views.
Bedroom Two (Access via Bedroom One) with antique twin beds.
Family Shower room/WC with extra large cubicle and separate access from both bedrooms.
Individual ShenYoga and ShenMassage sessions can be arranged on site
French windows from the main living area lead out to a very private, walled patio garden at the front of the cottage. Garden furniture.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. NB Stone stairs - toddlers with care (stair gate provided on request). Sorry no pets. No smoking. Wi-Fi broadband. Spas ancient and modern package (visit to Roman Baths, lunch or tea at The Pump Room and 2 hour session at Thermae Bath Spa) and Roman Baths Twilight Tours bookable direct with owner.
Although tucked away, Old Dairy Barn is ideally located for easy access to the Georgian city of Bath, less than three miles away, with its abundance of attractions such as the famous Roman Baths, the new Thermae Bath Spa, Bath Abbey and a huge variety of museums, galleries, year-round festivals, craft markets, restaurants and high quality independent shops and boutiques.
The Kennet and Avon Canal runs close by, with towpath walks and narrow boats for hire and the Cotswolds are within half an hour's drive northwards with its dramatic scenery and thriving market towns.
The cities of Bristol, Salisbury, Wells and the town of Glastonbury are all within easy reach for a day out. In fact, this area is so packed with things to do that you may need another holiday to fit it all in!
"We had a fantastic holiday at the Old Dairy Barn. It was extremely comfortable and well equipped. The local area of Bathford is lovely and we also enjoyed exploring further afield. We would definitely recommend staying here as it was brilliant. Thanks to Maggie for a warm welcome and a truly lovely place to stay."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-04
"So pleased we found the Old Dairy Barn in Bathford, we wanted to get away from the daily grind and what a wonderful stay we had. Beautiful courtyard that our son enjoyed thoroughly, amazing views, cosy and charming little cottage. Maggie (the owner) was very helpful. I would highly recommend staying at the Old Dairy Barn."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-03-07
"Just returned from a lovely week at this very lovely peaceful cottage. It was cosy and very clean. We took our teenage daughter and her boyfriend who were more than happy to spend lovely evenings playing cluedo and relaxing in this peaceful cottage, Maggie, the owner, was lovely and very helpful -advising us on the best places to visit. We will definitely recommend."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-06-27