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Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Grove Barn is a stunning new self-catering holiday home with probably the best views in Wiltshire. Set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre Cotswolds farm, Grove Barn looks out across the valley towards Bath. With three en-suite bedrooms, this spacious barn is finished to a high specification with solid oak and travertine floors, underfloor heating, and a fully equipped modern kitchen that includes a dishwasher and washer/dryer. There are three bedrooms - twin, double and the large master bedroom.
There is plenty of room to unwind with the choice of two living areas: a large lower level with dining space, sofas, HD television, wood burner, and sliding doors opening out onto a south facing patio area; and a mezzanine level complete with more comfy seating, a piano, and sound system with iPhone docking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
Somerset's beautiful countryside has attracted many famous individuals throughout history; including Sir William Wordsworth, an English poet laureate of the 19th Century. Somerset has great historical significance, and has played a part in every period including the Roman Conquest, the Norman invasion, the War of the Roses, and even right up till the present day!
Along with the rest of South West England, we have a temperate climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of England. The average annual sunshine totals between 1,400 and 1,600 hours.
There are many tourist attractions within easy driving distance, such as the city of Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat House and Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole…
Grove Barn is set within the grounds of Grove Farm, a 40 acre smallholding in the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We are officially part of Wiltshire but are right on the boundary of Bath and North East Somerset.
A superb local pub, The Quarryman's Arms, is only a few minutes walk from Grove Barn and is well known for its great food and fabulous views. Enthusiastic walkers will enjoy the nearby public footpaths. Only a few yards from Grove Barn's doorstep, it is possible to join the route of one of Geoff Mullett's favourite walks (author of Walk West) - a picturesque and typically English walk that will take you through sunny meadows and shady woodland high above the valley floor to give amazing views, passing the impressive Hazelbury Manor house along the way.
For those interested in caves and potholing, Box also has a labyrinth of caves and tunnels to explore. Box is the location of Brunel's world famous Box Tunnel, and the impressive portal is at the boundary of Grove Farm's land and can be admired from a a viewing platform situated on the London Road.
The village of Box is a very short drive away from Grove Barn (or a healthy hill walk!) and has a post office/newsagent, cafe, butchers and mini-supermarket. Box also has a pop-up cinema, the Panache Picture House, which shows at the village hall. A five minute drive away heading towards Bath is The Shed, a fabulous cafe/bistro with farm shop, deli and cider bar on the premises. Neston Farm shop is a ten minute drive away (Melksham direction) and has an artisan bakery, delicatessen, organic meat, coffee shop and a play area for children with animals to feed. The pretty medieval town of Corsham is 3 miles away and offers more shopping, places to eat and drink, as well as more to see. The unspoiled National Trust village of Lacock (where Harry Potter, Emma and Pride and Prejudice were filmed, among others) is 8 miles away and an idyllic place to visit with its beautiful Abbey and charming tearooms. A day trip to Castle Combe is also strongly recommended - it was voted the prettiest village in England and was also where Spielberg recently filmed 'Warhorse'.
Bath is 5 miles away. A designated World Heritage Site, Bath is one of Britain's most beautiful and historically significant cities with breathtaking Roman, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture - all within walking distance of its imposing cathedral and romantic riverside park.
Bath's appeal is guaranteed to impress the most discerning of visitors; indeed the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the Pump Room are noted among Britain's finest architectural treasures. The city also offers an incredible range of museums, award winning restaurants, galleries, gardens, theatre and cinema within the city limits.
If you're a golfer, Kingsdown Golf Club, the oldest club in Wiltshire, is only three miles from Grove Lodge - a downland course measuring 6,501 yards and renowned for its beautiful scenery. Green fees are £40.
Bath Golf Club, established in 1880, has one of England's oldest and finest inland courses - green fees are also £40.
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10 Aug 2014
"Wonderful, memorable stay"
Breathtaking views from this stylish and modern barn conversion on Box Hill. One family member even commented that he felt he was "staying in a millionaires pad."Crisp, clean bedsheets, imma… More
Thank you. A lot of time and effort went into redeveloping the barn and a review like that makes it all worthwhile. See you soon!
6 Aug 2014
"Perfect , I wish it was mine!"
We booked at short notice and as such didn't expect much.We have stayed in many places over the years and accept that they never look like the pictures.Grove Barn is the same, the pictures do not… More
30 Jul 2014
"Great accommodation with fantastic views and a friendly welcome."
Not much more to be said really, but this place is all we could have wanted for the family, even though the weather wasn't particularly kind to us. Location is excellent being rural but not isolated and there is plenty to do and see within striking distance.
Hello again! Thanks so much for the review and we are delighted the family enjoyed a good break in Grove Barn. Hope to see you all soon. G and F.
11 May 2014
"Couldn't have been better"
We stayed for three weeks in January and everything abut our stay was exceptional. That was two adults and two teenage girls on holiday from Australia. The location is stunning, local amenities are ex… More
Hi Guys! We thoroughly enjoyed your company last January. We hope the cold provided a respite from the Australian summer! See you very soon. G and F
7 Apr 2014
"Superb accommodation, stunning views, friendly hosts"
We spent a lovely long weekend at Grove Barn and will definitely be coming back.If you want to visit Bath or simply take some time out in some beautiful countryside it's perfect.We have stayed in… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a good break in Grove Barn. See you soon!
30 Mar 2014
"A stunning place to stay!"
We were lucky enough to be able to stay at Grove Barn, for a few days. The interior of the barn is beautiful, modern and well equipped, so that you have everything you need. We took our 2 year old and 8 month old and they had lots to occupy them with the many toys kindly provided. Although the barn itself is gorgeous, the first thing you notice are the stunning views of the lovely Wiltshire countryside, which you can easily enjoy from the inside of the barn through the large panes of glass. These are enjoyed even more from the comfortable mezzanine level.
We loved our stay so much that we didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning in the future.
We're delighted you and your little ones enjoyed the barn so much. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
23 Mar 2014
"Fantastic and fabulous cottage!"
We were the first to stay in this amazing cottage which is simply the best cottage we have rented in 15 years of renting cottages. It has amazing views and every comfort one could hope for. The landlo… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again in Grove Barn.
23 Mar 2014
We stayed at Grovebarn in late January for a long weekend. Giles & Fiona had recommended the barn as an alternative to their other lodges that were booked on the dates we required. The barn was out of this world. Beautifully presented in an idillic location. Touches like fresh eggs from their hens along with the essentials, made our stay that little more memorable.
Giles & Fiona provided great communication, with recommendations of what to see and do. We could not fault a thing about our stay and will most defiantly be returning. This barn has everything you need for a holiday break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Great pubs and restaurants near by, with a short bus ride into Bath town centre.
We spent most evenings in front of the wood burning fire after long days taking in the sites of Bath. This barn has beautifully decorated bedrooms all on suite, with a split level lounge area. The upper section of the barn, perfect for relaxing whilst looking over the town, with the lower floor, with a dining area and TV room with access directly onto private grounds, including private parking.
We are delighted that you enjoyed Grove Barn so much. You are one of the first guests to stay there and it is lovely to have such great feedback! We look forward to welcoming you both back.
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