A true rural idyll, the APPLE BARN - newly renovated and refurbished - is a comfortable, welcoming and characterful 3-bedroomed cottage, set in a genuinely tranquil, picturesque and idyllic location, nestled amongst woodland down a private drive.
A true rural idyll, the APPLE BARN is set in a peaceful and picturesque location, nestled amongst beautiful woodland down a private drive.
Once part of a large country estate, the APPLE BARN sits peacefully in the five-acre grounds of the owners’ property - Garden Cottage – which is itself set in a beautiful private one-acre walled garden. As its name suggests, the APPLE BARN was once used as a building to store apples and other fruit grown in the walled garden and nearby old orchard. Newly renovated and refurbished, the APPLE BARN is now a comfortable, welcoming and characterful 3-bedroomed cottage, located in a genuinely tranquil and idyllic location, surrounded by trees and wildlife.
Upstairs the APPLE BARN has three bedrooms - including a large and rather stunning double bedroom, and two characterful, cosy and colourful single bedrooms – and a quaint bathroom with bath (no shower). While downstairs enjoys a beautiful large sitting room – with dining area – with double aspect windows overlooking woodland and the APPLE BARN'S own garden on one side, and the goat and chicken paddocks on the other. There is also a bright and homely kitchen – with second dining area – with a back door leading directly into the APPLE BARN’s pretty, enclosed (sole-use) garden, with outdoor table and chairs. Making the APPLE BARN an ideal romantic retreat for a couple, a wonderful base for a family with one or two children (a travel cot is available on request), or indeed a great place to stay for a few friends.
Other things to note
We welcome well-behaved dogs to the Apple Barn, however do ask that you inform us of any four-legged friends when first making a booking request, please. We also ask that your dog is kept on a lead at all times outside - except of course in the Apple Barn's own garden - as we have three cats wandering around (as well as chickens and goats in front of the property). Thank you in advance! Please note, we also have 4 dogs of our own, so when yours and ours get wind of each other there may well be some barking!
While we have homed a number of rescue animals - including a small flock of chickens - we had previously decided not to home a cockerel, in order to avoid possible disturbance to guests. In April 2017 however, a cockerel quite literally turned up at our property, lost and hungry (it is quite likely he had been dumped). What could we do but offer him a home! Therefore please be advised that there may be some early morning crowing, an evocative countryside sound which we sincerely hope will not bother you.
As is often the case in old buildings such as the Apple Barn, the ceilings in the downstairs rooms - notably in the sitting-room - are a little lower than average. Which may be of note for very tall people, particularly where there are beams. The upstairs however, particularly in the striking main bedroom, has very high ceilings.
While the Apple Barn's own garden is completely enclosed, there are a few steps up to it from the cottage and a small slope, so we would recommend when in it that young children are supervised at all times.
Please note too that while the Apple Barn does have wi-fi the broadband speed is slow, and it can be sporadic, so should not be relied upon for work etc. purposes. Being a rural property, mobile phone reception also tends to be poor. Look upon your stay at the Apple Barn as a real getaway from 'modern life'...!
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, however please confirm this in advance with us. Thank you.