The Barn Holiday Cottage
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Tastefully converted in 2011, The Barn holiday cottage is a small stone barn providing comfortable and cosy accommodation for two people on our seventeen acre small farm. The cottage comprises a comfortable double bedroom, luxury shower room, well equipped kitchenette with electric hob, oven, fridge and washer/dryer. There is also a sunny lounge (with TV/DVD player) and a south-west facing sun terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun.
Barrow Farm is situated in the picturesque village of Rode which is 9 miles south-east of Bath and 15 minutes drive from Longleat. NT properties such as Stourhead and Dyrham Park are also a half hour drive away as well as many other visitor attractions.
Our lovely stone built farm nestles in the Frome river valley where we have our own free-range hens and a small flock of Wiltshire Horn sheep. Occasionally we may have a couple of pigs as well. We also run a very small scale PYO (so soft fruit is generally available in the Summer) and a 5 van Caravan Club CL site. There are numerous pretty walks on the doorstep including the long distance Macmillan footpath and for cyclists lots of country lanes and also the Wiltshire Cycle Way.
Rode itself has three good eating pubs within walking distance and also has a regular bus service into Bath, Frome and Chippenham. Other local towns nearby include Frome, an historic market town and the very picturesque Bradford on Avon with the Kennet and Avon canal to walk or cycle along.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bradford on Avon|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
About this location
The Somerset region
This area of Somerset offers rolling country side with lush valleys although becoming more wild as you get nearer to the Mendips. Picturesque stone built villages abound particularly around Bath and the outskirts of Frome and Bradford on Avon. Heading West of Frome offers lots of lanes for cycling and numerous walks in very pretty countryside. Quaint country pubs offer traditional ale, cider and generally in the area, extremely good food.
Beautiful, historic Bath and Longleat Safari Park are also close to hand and offer visitors lots to see and do. There are also many small towns to visit such as Frome, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and further afield, Devizes and Corsham. National Trust properties are numerous including Stourhead, Dyham Park, Lacock Abbey and smaller ones such as Westwood Manor and The Courts Gardens.
Slightly further afield lies Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels steeped in history and wildlife respectively. Salisbury and Wells, both Cathedral cities are only forty minutes drive away but well worth a visit.
Rode is a very pretty, stone built village dating back to the 1600s. It offers three pubs in walking distance, a bus service to Bath and Frome and a thriving Post Office and store. It is surrounded by pretty countryside with some lovely walks immediately on the doorstep including the long distance footpath, the MacMillan Way. The Wiltshire Cycle Way also passes through Rode taking cyclists routes along quieter roads and lanes.
Rode itself is also known for the infamous murder case back in Victorian England for which "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher" was written.
Nearby towns include the very pretty, honey coloured Bradford on Avon with plenty of tea rooms, shops, restaurants/pubs and the Kennet and Avon canal passing through. The canal offers a glorious cycle ride all the way into Bath for the more adventurous amongst us.
Quirky Frome also offers cobbled streets and interesting shops once off the main high street and again has lots of coffee shops and cafes to sample. The Frome Festival (July) offers lots of entertainment and music and is well worth investigating.
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28 Jan 2015
"Highly recommend this cottage"
We recently travelled room Cyprus to England to see family, and found this little gem in Rode. It is beautifully furnished, and very comfortable. We stayed there in extremely cold weather and it was v… More
7 Jan 2015
A pleasant, warm cottage which we enjoyed as a home from home whilst visiting family and friends over Christmas. It is definitely compact and bijou! but had everything we needed for a fortnight. Good … More
18 Nov 2014
"Beautiful setting, cute, amazingly well equipped cottage"
Very nice cottage, located on a beautiful property. Short drive to the beautiful city of Frome. Kitchen very well equipped. Even had a washer/dryer. Very comfortable. Think I slept better there than a… More
21 Oct 2014
"Excellent location and an adorable cottage!"
This cottage had everything we needed. A central base for out travels to Swindon, Southampton, Salisbury and Bath. It felt like we were coming 'home' each evening! Excellent value, shops n… More
4 Oct 2014
"Nice quiet location"
Stayed for 7 days, from 26th September to 3rd October 2014. The cottage is very nice, the location is superb, very quiet and peaceful yet really convenient for all the local places to visit. It is wel… More
Thank you for your review. We will go through all the equipment and ensure that it is properly clean for the next occupants. We have been very popular this season with back to back bookings so it is sometimes difficult to double check everything but will definitely take on board what you have said. We're glad you enjoyed your stay however. With best wishes, Mike and Sarah
2 Aug 2014
"A really pretty and peaceful place"
Such a beautiful little cottage in lovely surroundings.Everything was clean and tidy and we really appreciated the fresh pressed apple juice left as a welcome gift.We would stay here again in a heartb… More
10 Jun 2014
"Wonderful peaceful location"
Great welcome from Sarah. Cottage in great peaceful farm surroundings, but close enough to great locations like Bath, Wells and Braford on Avon.Frome a real surprise and worth spending time, esp go t… More
17 May 2014
"A peaceful retreat"
I needed a base for the week and this was a perfect place to wind down. In walking distance to a local village and riverside pub. Would definitely stay again. Thank you… More
12 Apr 2014
"Beautiful quiet get away"
Very clean and welcoming. We often visit the Bath area as we have family there. Of all the places we have rented this is by far the best. So nice to arrive somewhere that is clean, comfortable and pra… More
15 Mar 2014
"Cosy retreat and a great base to explore from"
Great value accommodation with a lovely host Sarah. We wanted a good location to explore the local area and we were very happy with the cottage. Its within walking distance of several pubs n a post of… More
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