Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Leigh Barn (sleeps 8, up to 10 with use of the sofa bed) The Ground Floor - Appreciate this amazing piece of rural architecture at the entrance. Huge crook beams, smooth stone floors, white-washed walls taking your eye up to the ancient oak rafters, with a cascading brass chandelier hanging from the beams.
The big barn doors have been glazed to light up the open-plan living and dining room. It is warm and inviting (under floor heating) with a great 'L' shaped leather sofa (to seat 6) and another large cream sofa bed (to seat 3), a broad wood-burning stove packed with logs, lots of good books, games and movies and a 52' TV (with Sky, HD, Sky Sports, Wii and DVD). There is also a Bose stereo for your ipod, with great sound quality and Wi Fi connection is available throughout the barn.
The long, pretty French country table seats up to 10 and is placed in front of a set of broad glazed barn doors that swing back in warm weather.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Bradford on Avon 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The bright and sturdy oak and stone Kitchen is in the old bull pit which is a couple of steps down from the Living room. There is a big electric range with 2 ovens, aarn is elegant, luxurious and decorated with original artwork.
The exposed beams and stonework create a wonderfully rustic and romantic setting. There are 4 bedrooms in total, all have ensuite bathrooms.
On the ground floor on the south side of The Barn is a delightful and spacious twin room with oak paneling wrapped comfortingly around two single antique beds. There is a large pretty oak wardrobe and chest of drawers and an elegant antique chaise.
It has a contemporary oak paneled ensuite with decorative stone tiling. There is a bath (with shower over) a recessed hand basin , a WC and lots of storage.
An Oak bridge spans across the living areas below and leads into two more bedrooms. Low beams and low doorways are a feature of these atmospheric rooms. They carry the weight of history so watch your head on them!
A pretty double bedroom under the eaves has a white king size brass bed. It has a chest of drawers, a dressing mirror and an inviting chaise. There is a small oak panelled ensuite with bath, hand basin, and WC.
Across the bridge is a handsome double room with a king size sleigh bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers, an elegant chaise, and a clothes rail. The ensuite has a bath, hand basin and WC.
In the Hay loft which is up a separate stairway, is a double room with a white king size brass bed, fitted storage, a chest of drawers and a little chaise. The ensuite has a bath (with shower over) a hand basin and a WC.
The Games Room The old dairy has been renovated and boasts a fabulous sauna to seat 8 people, a shower, and a utility area with washer/dryer in one area. There is also a large ping pong table and some exercise equipment including stepping machine, treadmill and rowing machine. If exercise doesn't excite you then you can relax on one of the 2 sofas and enjoy listening to music or watching TV. The Games room is shared with those renting the barn and also the Owners.
|Further details outdoors|
The Grounds - In this rural setting, The Barn, The Bake House and Leigh House, (the owner's residence) are clustered in a 'u' shape around an idyllic planted courtyard with the original well that supplied the farm.
These wonderful old buildings are surrounded by cobbled paths, gardens, orchard, paddocks and fields with southerly views towards Salisbury Plains and The Whitehorse at Westbury .
Behind the Bake house is a large secure walled garden with a lavender walkway leading to a rose arbor and plans for a pottager with flowers, fruit, veg and herbs. There are outdoor tables and benches dotted all around the grounds so you can relax and take in the country air.
Pick your own apples, pears and plums from the Orchard or head towards a large south facing paddock with lovely views, seating and BBQ area. Bring wellies for lovely local walks into Bradford-Upon Avon (just 10 mins. away) or longer walks to South Wraxhall.
The West Country region
An Introduction Why leave the country when you can enjoy a little piece of Provence in the rolling Wiltshire countryside. A picturesque cluster of historic farm buildings has been transformed into a stunning French style retreat which sleeps 8-10 people.
Places of Interest Bradford-on-Avon is a pretty market town built from warm bath stone, on the River Avon. The history of the town can be traced back to Roman origins and it has several buildings dating to the 17th century, when the town grew due to the thriving English woollen textile industry. The town Library has a little museum charting its interesting history. Longboats and canoes are for hire to explore the river or bikes can be hired to explore The Kennet and Avon Canal which flows to Bath or Bristol. Call the Tourist Information Centre in Bradford-on-Avon Tel. 01225 865797. The train station is a 15 minute walk from the properties.
Only 7 miles away, Bath is a beautiful world heritage city with many historic places to visit, as well as fascinating museums, galleries, wonderful shops and a great selection of restaurants. Open-top city bus tours are a great introduction to all the sites. You could book a show at The Theatre Royal, Komedia comedy club, or a relaxing soak in hot mineral waters of the Thermae Spa.