Top Yard Barn
Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Top Yard Barn is located high up in the glorious Cotswold hills in the tiny hamlet of Hampen but is only 8 miles from the elegant Regency town of Cheltenham Spa and thereby offering the best of both worlds; the tranquillity of the countryside and the sophistication of the city. Rural activities such as horse riding and golf are available close by and walkers are spoilt for choice. Gardeners can visit the nearby gardens of Kiftsgate, Hidcote and Snowshill to name but a few.
The Barn is very spacious and light and full of character. The large open plan living area faces south and is glass fronted to enjoy the best of the weather. Both the double and twin bedrooms are generous and airy for friends or couples to share. The barn has been recently converted to a high standard and therefore offers all modern amenities. There is a wonderful covered cobbled area perfect for outside dining and to sit and enjoy the pretty garden. www.topyardbarn.co.uk for owners website
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Staverton, Cheltenham 20 km, Nearest railway: Cheltenham Spa 14 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The barn boasts gorgeous old beams and delightful rustic elm interior doors. The stunning tiled floor is laid over a new underfloor heating system. The decor is a stylish mix of vintage and modern, a comfortable and charming interior. The barn is single storey but is on three floor levels with two or three stone steps between each level and sadly is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of off road secure parking. The owners are farmers and own all the surrounding land. On the farm,there are small Dexter cattle on the fields in the summer as well as a retired horse, free range hens and four very friendly dogs and a cat!
Guests will be provided with a welcome pack of goodies including fresh eggs from the owners hens as well as flowers and seasonal vegetables from the garden when available.
The barn can be offered on a B&B basis. Please ring for details and prices. Landline number 01242 820295 or mobile 07960321886 www.topyardbarn.co.uk
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds gets it's name from the ridge of oolitic limestone to the west of the region whose wolds roll away to the east creating the beautiful Cotswold landscape. There are gently rolling hills as well as steep narrow valleys and spectacular views along the ridge. Most of the region is farmland broken up by the characteristic stone walls and pretty villages with their quiet churches, village greens, charming pubs and well kept gardens.
The region is dotted with fabulous country houses and gardens to visit and the area has been a magnet for artists and craftsmen for centuries, notably the Arts and Crafts Movement and William Morris. Sheep have been an important influence in shaping the prosperity of the Cotswolds as far back as thee Romans and many of the beautiful churches and estates were built on profits generated from the woollen industry.
Hampen is a tiny tranquil hamlet centred around a working farm, tucked away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life. It is nestled in a sheltered valley surrounded by pasture and parkland designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.. The hamlet was featured in the Doomsday Book but there is evidence of habitation and cultivation in the valley back to the iron age with visible lynchetts and burial mounds on the farm. Many of the existing beautiful stone farm buildings and the farmhouse date back to the 18th century. Hampen typifies the Cotswold rural idyll.
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19 Jan 2014
"Lovely barn in the countryside close to other villages"
Lydia and Clive were so welcoming and the barn is just lovely. Very comfortable (underfloor heating is amazing!) and well equipped with kitchen utensils and they even left us a little care package of home produced eggs, milk and coffee.
We wanted to visit a friend in nearby Cheltenham so it was easy to drive there as well as out to other villages to go and do some walking in the Cotswolds. The only downside for us was the weather over New Year but will hopefully be back in the summertime to enjoy it all again.
Thanks so much,
30 Jul 2013
"Excellent, splendid barn in Cotswolds"
One arrival, we got a warm welcome from Clive and Lydia.
The top yard barn is located on a quiet farm located in a Cotswold valley.
The view from the barn shows the magnificent garden and the meadow on the hill with cattle & calves. We enjoyed the sight of the small calves with the mother cows. The top yard barn is very well equipped with everything you could need. The barn has been renovated using old materials and is very cosy. Altough the outside temperature was hot (approx. 30 drg. C), it remained inside pleasant. Our teenagers specially liked the table tennis table and small pool table in the other barn. We feld completely at home in the top yard barn !
Our rating: 10/10
8 Jun 2013
"So idyllic that I cried when we had to leave."
It was serendipity that I found Top Yard Barn on TripAdvisor. Lydia and Clive were gracious hosts and felt more like friendly neighbors than owners. The converted barn was light and airy - the pictures just give you a taste of how quaint the place is. Our five year old felt comfortable exploring the gardens and making friends with the chickens from whom we got fresh eggs. Don't hesitate one moment about booking.
9 May 2013
"beautiful and peaceful"
We stayed at Top Yard Barn for 6 nights with our children aged 8 and 12 and we all loved it. The barn itself is perfect - light, airy, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable beds. The barn is set in a beautiful valley beside the owners' farmhouse with just a few other houses and one other holiday rental property nearby. It is very private and secluded with very pretty gardens.
It is a working farm and the children enjoyed having the space around them and the exceptionally friendly hens, dogs and horse. They also had access to a barn with a trampoline, table tennis table, pool tables etc.
The owners, Clive and Lydia were very helpful and friendly and made us feel welcome throughout our stay.
This is a perfect location if you want peace and quiet and enjoy the countryside.
22 Jan 2013
"the most relaxing three days in 2012"
This was such a last minute booking, I was so grateful the Clive & Lydia were able to accomodate us! The barn is PERFECT, lovely homely feel .... my husband, best friend and her 3 month only daughter … More
4 Jan 2013
"New year break"
We had a lovely time at Top Yard Barn over New Year.
The welcome was friendly and the cottage was warm and excellently furnished.
It was the perfect setting for our short break with lots of local points of interest and fantastic walks.
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