private studio in a very lovely vil

Apartment - Private room · Main St, Barnwell, England PE8 5, United Kingdom
Sandra

Our bright and airy studio apartment has been described as 'a peace of heaven' by our guests. Its well fitted kitchen, great rain shower and exceptionally comfortable bed makes your stay wonderful. An exceptional stay in a beautiful village!

Your host, Sandra
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Our bright and airy studio apartment has been described as 'a peace of heaven' by our guests. Its well fitted kitchen, great rain shower and exceptionally comfortable bed makes your stay wonderful. An exceptional stay in a beautiful village!

The Space

The property is a studio apartment situated above our garage. The property has a recently installed shower room with handbasin and toilet and a fully fitted and equipped modern kitchen, in the main room. Sheets and towels are included. There is a TV and DVD player in the room along with a cd player and an iphone/ipod docking station attached to the clock radio

The picturesque village of Barnwell is nicely situated being close to the historic town of Oundle and within easy travel to the cities of Peterborough, Northampton, Corby, and Cambridge. The nearest train stations are in Peterborough, Kettering and in Huntingdon. Buses can be taken from there to Oundle and then there is a four mile taxi journey from there, or pickup can be arranged on request for a small fee.

Our local public house has a restaurant at the rear and along with many other establishments in the local villages offer good food and a friendly atmosphere. For the connoisseur of fine foods the Talbot hotel and Oundle Mill offers a good dining experience.

Barnwell is very pretty and known for its links to the royal family as Barnwell Castle is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Village has its own shop, public house, church and stream that runs through the center of the village There are bridle ways and walking tracks woven into Barnwell and throughout the local area.

Barnwell Country Park is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit offering kayak hire for a trip down the river or an enjoyable and tranquil cycle ride through down the country roads and tracks, both Kayaks and bicycles are available to hire from Trek Kits in Oundle.

Burghley House is just a 20 minute car journey away, the historic house is open to the public during the spring and summer months. The annual horse trials are held there in September.

Rutland Water is also a lovely place to visit for walkers or cyclists or anyone wanting to experience the water sports offered there.

Water sport enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in this area as there is also Tallington lakes and Ferry Meadows (Peterborough) where you can hire sailing dingy's and wind surfers. Ferry meadows has an old fashioned steam train that is operating during the spring and summer for those who wish to take a nostalgic step back in time. Horse riding is available from a riding establishment close to Ferry meadows.
Elton Hall is10 minutes car journey from Barnwell, they host music festivals and events throughout the year. We are also close to the music festival held at Abbots Ripton in July each year called the Secret Garden Party.

All in all the area hosts a huge variety of events and facilities for the outgoing visitor, alternatively those who wish to just relax and take a saunter through a beautiful and ancient village will be able to enjoy a stay here in Barnwell.
We hope to see you soon!

Guest Access

The apartment is self contained however in the summer they can enjoy the garden, sit under the tree on the bench or relax in the sun loungers.

The Neighborhood

Barnwell is a historic, quaint and stunningly beautiful village, set in the Nothamptonshire countryside of rolling hills. We have a stream that runs through the village that enhances the relaxing feel to it. The surrounding area has multiple villages of similar size and beauty all situated within easy reach of the local town of Oundle. Visit the Talbot hotel with the famous staircase that Mary queen of scots walked down and fotherhay castle where she was beheaded to name just a couple of interesting points.

Getting around

It is more convenient for guests if they have their own transport however we have hosted guests who havent come with a car and we have run them into Oundle so that they can catch the bus or taken them to restaurants in the evening, we are here to please and try to help where ever we can.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $618 /week
Monthly Price: $2118 /month
Security Deposit: $265
Cleaning Fee: $26
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • I stayed with Sandra for a week and by the end felt I was at home. The village of Barnwell and surrounding area couldn't be more idyllic, it's straight out of Midsomer Murders (without the murders). Sandra's place is newly renovated, clean, and well a equipped for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. She has two very friendly dogs (once they know you're not an intruder) that I was initially a bit intimidated by, but we got along great in the end. Sandra was a friendly and helpful presence and I would definitely consider staying here in the future and completing a few more of the many excellent walks in the area.

    June 2014
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    Thanks for the review Tom, you will see from all the reviews I have had that the dogs have never been a problem for anyone else however I accept that you in particular were very nervous. I dont make a big deal about them being here as I always ask guests if they would prefer me to lock them up if they are so fearful as I did you. I have had a problem with Riz recently in the night and we have tried to manage him and ensure he dosesnt bark at night and may have to resort to locking him in at night if he persists. I am sorry if he did disturb you during the night .. I tend to sleep like a log so it dosent affect me but I know William has had one or two problems lately so it needs to be addressed. There is a spatula of sorts there but I will definately get one purposely for turning eggs so thanks for pointing that out, thats what is great about air bnb we can improve ourselves by hearing the experiences of our guests. hoping to see you in the future.

    June 2014
  • A beautiful little hideaway in a very very pretty little village. It's what airbnb is all about. Thanks for letting us into your home Sandra. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    You are very welcome Daren I love it when I get this sort of feed back, it makes me smile. Its great to hear that people appreciate this beautiful village that I love so much. ty for the feedback Daren.

    June 2014
  • This private studio in Barnwell was just perfect. Very comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. Sandra was really helpful and friendly and I had a thoroughly relaxing and peaceful stay. Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • Sandra & Bill are very friendly hosts. Accommodation was better than expected. Very homely feel. Milk, butter, orange juice and some bread provided which was very helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

    May 2014
  • We had a lovely time at Sandra's accommodation. We were attending a conference so were unable to spend much time visiting the area but the flat was really comfortable, clean and Sandra's hospitality was excellent - we really appreciated the fresh pastries in the morning. We would like to return some time...

    May 2014
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    Thank you Jonathan for your positive review. It would be great if you do return someday with more time to explore.

    kind regards from
    Sandra and William

    May 2014
  • Sandra is the most wonderful host. From the moment I arrived she made me feel like at home. The apartment is absolutely lovely and I enjoyed my stay so much. It was superb!!!

    March 2014
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    Thankyou for the feed back Martina, I am so pleased you enjoyed staying with us.

    March 2014
  • January 2014
  • What can I say ..... Absolutely fabulous accommodation and spectacular hosts! From the moment we reached this beautiful studio we knew we had found a piece of heaven! The house is set within a picture postcard village with a proper country pub just an easy 10 minute stroll away, and a great local village shop providing you with all your essentials - they even have a post office counter where you can withdraw cash. Location perfect if you want to experience village life but at the same time visit the surrounding areas. Peterborough is an easy 20 minute car drive and the neighbouring village of polbrook (which is also beautiful) is just 2 miles away The accommodation itself was wonderful .... photos on the advert are completely accurate! Great living space, superb kitchen with all utensils! Bathroom fantastic with great rain shower fitted! The hosts Sandra and bill were brilliant and couldn't have been better! They made our wonderful stay complete....... we will definitely be returning!

    August 2013
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    OOh thank you Mandy its great to hear you really enjoyed your stay, thats exactly what we want to hear and underpinns the reason I came to Barnwell a long time ago and stayed in Barnwell lol. I am looking forward to your next visit, we will then be able to exchange some more travel stories and tips ..hugs to Amon and of course to you!!!
    Sandra x

    August 2013
  • What an amazing apartment and location to stay! Sandra was a great host and looked after us really well even picking us up in the early hours after a wedding in the convertible!! Due to our great stay we have recommended the website to a number of family and friends! Thank you Jane and Mikey xx

    July 2013
  • This was a great find, and a last minute booking, after a Calendar mix up with an old friend I was stuck without a bed heading up the A1 so i hit the magic "find me a place tonight".

    I fired a message off to Sandra, had a good feeling so headed to the local village pub to wait for my reply....within an hour Sandra had replied, driven to the pub, escorted me to the property and I was slumped in the sofa enjoying a nice cold beer after my 1100 kilometer drive

    The place is fantastic, big soft bed super luxury fittings and one of those showers that you always wanted to have ......you know the one I mean .....well this one was worth every penny :-)

    Great property , great location and super hosts..... The pub in the village is olso fun ... walk down the road at the side of the stream cross the ford and over the little stone bridge, past the thatched cottage and opposite the old red telephone box .....get the picture ?

    July 2013
    Sandra
    Response from Sandra:

    Thank you for the feed back Bill I am glad you enjoyed your stay even though it was brief. I enjoyed reading your feedback as the last part reminded me of why I came to this village 32 years ago and have never been tempted to move on. Barnwell is in its own timewarp nestled in a valley with gorgeous huge limetrees lining the stream with weeping willows here and there dipping their leaves into the brook. I have always felt at peace here and want my guests to experience its magic and serenity. I hope you come back Bill it was lovely to meet you.

    July 2013
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My name is Sandra, I work from home so will be at the accommodation site for most of the time. My husbands name is William, we are friendly people who will try to make your stay as enjoyable as we can. Our children are grown up now and live away so there is just William and I here in the evenings. We are both well travelled and have stayed ourselves in different types of accommodation and in a wide variety of countries. I love to hear about peoples adventures and exchange ideas and tips so maybe you have an experience to share with us!
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