College Barn (C539)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An attractive, detached timbered and gabled barn set in extensive lawns, built just a few years ago as an oak frame barn of a traditional design. College Barn has considerable appeal with heaps of wood and timbers, a high vaulted ceiling and is very much of an open plan design which, combined with large areas of glass for natural lighting, creates a comfortable holiday home.
Glazed double doors at both the front and back of the barn with the front allowing easy access (wheelchair too); you enter into the very spacious sitting room that has a dining area and a lovely country style fitted kitchen. Well designed, wide door access into a double bedroom and en-suite wet room shower. The stairs lead to a fairly grand gallery landing! At the level of two huge chandeliers with a double bedroom (neatly curtained off) at one end and at the other, a single bedroom and a large bathroom. To one side of the landing is a dressing table and chest of drawers facing a second single bed, so plenty of space and storage.
Upper Denford is in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Watership Down to the south and The Ridgeway to the north in the Thames Valley. There is fishing available on the river Kennet and boat trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal from Newbury or Hungerford.
Hungerford is about 2 miles; noted for its antique shops and with a selection of individual shops as well as supermarkets, post office, etc. Newbury, 8 miles away, provides assorted shops, a market on Thursday and Saturday and, of course, is home to the well known race course. The Watermill Theatre at Newbury is charming.
This is a lovely setting, quiet, just a few neighbours and provides a good base for visits to the market town of Wantage (13 miles) or Oxford (25 miles). Just off the M4 junction 14 so ideally placed for days out to Windsor and Legoland, Bath and the West Country and The Cotswolds.
Ground floor Spacious open plan sitting/dining room with kitchen, double bedroom (suitable for a less-abled person) and en-suite wet room shower.
First floor Galleried accommodation with a double bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom and second single bed tucked in the eaves.
Heating & electricity are included; oil fired under floor heating downstairs.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Flat screen TV x 2 (one in sitting room the other in the downstairs bedroom); washing machine, microwave, large American style fridge/freezer, hob with electric oven.
Cot available (please take your own baby linen).
Pets by arrangement, £20 each per week or weekend.
No smoking, please.
Local buses and Western region mainline London/Plymouth from Hungerford
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Hungerford|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central Southern England region
From Windsor to the Welsh Borders our area offers a taste of what was and what is...fabulous properties of historic and architectural interest that sit alongside pretty tea rooms, gastro pubs, shops, restaurants etc etc!
In a simply stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are the Cotswolds with the unique honey-coloured stone, ancient woodlands and miles of rolling hills and over 3,000 miles of public footpaths. The rivers Windrush and Coln trickle their way through some of the prettiest Cotswold towns and villages you will ever come across, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury. Royal Berkshire and the Thames Valley are on the doorstep of the Capital. Stay in Windsor (with a royal neighbour!), be close to Henley-on-Thames famous for Henley Regatta or walk The Thames Path as the river meanders through rural villages, historic towns and peaceful water meadows before it reaches the Thames Barrier in the heart of London. From your 'own' front door you can explore the contrasts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire. Visit the theatres at Stratford-upon-Avon, walk the Ridgeway Path from the Thames in the west through to the atmospheric Chiltern Hills.
Our towns and villages optimise the English rural scene...cricket on the green, a glass of locally brewed beer, peace and quiet - lovely!
Upper Denford is a small rural hamlet in west Berkshire. The ancient town of Hungerford is just a few miles on the Kennet & Avon Canal from where you can take a boat trip for a lazy afternoon! Upper Denford is close to the M4 junction 14 so centrally located for visits to the west and east to Bath, Windsor and London are all easily accessible
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9 Aug 2014
"Good value for money"
It's a small open plan barn conversion in a beautiful countryside location. You have easy access to the A4 and M4 from the barn. There is two petrol stations and a tesco 2 miles away in a lovely … More
11 Mar 2014
"Superb location and facilities; lovely owners"
This modern, comfortable new ' barn ' is between the M4 motorway and the A4 main road, just off the A338 just 2.5 miles North of the town of Hungerford. Hence, it has excellent access by car… More
2 Nov 2013
"Lovely cottage, very good rural location"
We had a fantastic break at College Barn meeting up with extended family. The cottage has a great open plan living / dining / kitchen area with plenty of seating and the kitchen had everything that we… More
17 Oct 2013
Cooking utencils old and dirty furniture the same bedding not of a high quality the whole place needed a complete refurbishment. Had to go out and buy some new utencils and a decent doormat because t… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Thanks for the remedial action you took immediately following your discussions with the owner, he was most grateful. Since then and, prompted by your comments, I have personally been to the property and have conducted an in-depth inspection. I agree that there are areas of improvement, these are being addressed. I have also put forward several other ideas to the owner by way of some refurbishment following and continuing in a very busy season.
15 Jun 2013
"Wonderful, highly recommended"
I would recommend this cottage to everyone.The owners were really welcoming, this cottage is specifically built for people with disabilities as it has a downstairs room with wet room.We stayed here wi… More
5 May 2013
"Lovely, relaxing stay in the countryside!"
I travelled with friends and their beautiful 4-month old daughter for a weekend in the English Countryside. The location is great for day trips to Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor. The cottage is newer … More
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