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Spectacular luxury barn conversion overlooking a hidden valley near ba

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
barn
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday barn in Bath - The Stables

2 bedrooms, 1 bathoroom Kitchen and dining area, lounge, hot-tub, decked area

The property is situated within the owners own grounds. The barn conversation was completed in May 2010 and made into a bright, spacious living space. It has a large open plan lounge with a wood burning stove (for those cosy nights in) and sky TV so you don't miss any TV favourites, with a well equipped kitchen and dining area. There is a king sized bedroom and a double bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space and hair dryers. There is a large bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. French doors

open out to a vast decked area where a hot-tub is situated as is a gas barbecue and sun loungers. This is an enclosed area so very safe for children and dogs A separate room houses the washing machine and dryer. For those with a bit more energy there is a tennis court with balls and rackets. A heated outside pool for you exclusive use is also available from June - September.

The village of North Stoke: North Stoke is about 5 Miles outside Bath. It is on the Cotswold Way and really does have the most fantastic views, in fact being high up we can see both Bath and Bristol. Ideal for dog walkers and guests who enjoy exploring their surroundings. The Stables are situated on the side of a Roman Road and surrounded in history. It is now only used by walkers and the occasional farmer tending his sheep and new lambs which are visible from the property. There are 3 local pubs all in walking distance who all do good reasonable food. There is a church in the village dating back to the Saxon times

There are 2 local golf clubs a short drive away and a fishing lake 2 miles away.

Bath Race Course is within a 1 mile walk. Throughout Summer race nights are put on and the centre of the course is made available for families. Here you can picnic, barbecue and also place your bets on the racing.

Events: The Beaufort Polo Club is a 30 minute drive away. Here between 27th April to 17th September every weekend Polo is played. Situated amongst the tranquility and beauty of the Cotswold countryside, the speed and energy of the sport proves to be a vast contrast. Matches start usually at 3.00pm, so take a picnic, enjoy the surroundings and be enthralled by this fast moving exciting sport - and you never know who you may spot!

October - November is one of the best times to visit Westonburt Arboretum where the autumnal highlights are on show and experience the changing colours of Autumn first hand.

From the end of November and through December Westonburt Arboretum has an illuminated trail where you walk through the famous enchanted wood. The children can see Father Christmas and have lots of festive fun. Hear carols sung from local choirs and eat roast chestnuts with mulled wine. And throughout December any little ones can help Santa find his reindeer.

Events: 25th November - 12th December Baths Christmas Market is open. Held next door to the Bath Abbey and Roman Baths it has previously attracted over 200,000 people from all over Britain. Its a Christmas shopping event not to be missed.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Lisa Sheppard
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful cottage, gorgeous surroundings and so welcoming. Bath was lovely and historic. Thank you for a super week!
Jul 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Spectacular luxury barn conversion overlooking a hidden valley near ba
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Secluded Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Perched in a secret village at the top of a hill, this really was a special cottage in the Cotswolds. Nicely located, within easy reach of Bath and Bristol but enjoying a peaceful countryside location. Fabulous facilities, the hot-tub and tennis court were both really fun. Good Sky channels, nice touches like toiletries and blankets etc. Lovely pub a short(ish) walk over fields and lanes. Perfect. We didn't want to leave. Mike and Lisa were lovely hosts, we really appreciated them going the extra mile.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands
5

Fantastic Barn Conversion in a Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived and were greeted so warmly, we knew we had arrived at somewhere very special. We were very grateful for the provisions provided - especially the cold wine and slab of chocolate! Lovely!! The Stables is a lovely barn conversion that provides a really comfortable base in a fantastic setting. Well equipped with everything you could need, from comfortable beds; comfortable seating; fluffy towels; fantastic bathroom etc. Photos - although accurate - barely do justice to the quality of everything provided. It is the same story outside - the best hot tub we have ever had; exceptionally comfortable loungers and a gas BBQ that actually works! The outside is a lovely spacious area and thoughtful touches are provided like comfort blankets that let you stay out till the last possible moment and padded seating for the outside chairs. When you think it could not get any better, just walk round to the outside pool area and tennis courts and be prepared to be wowed by it all. The owners live very close by but our nearest neighbors were 2 donkeys (Albert and George) and a stallion called Surge. They gave us hours of pleasure watching their antics. It was hard to drag ourselves away, but everything is so easy to get to. We got into a routine of leaving after 10 and being back before 4 and yet still visited Bath; Bristol; Cardiff; Glastonbury; Cheddar; Wells; Weston Super Mare and more. Mike let us go scrumping for the chicken eggs - they tasted wonderful. Sorry we pinched your breakfast, Mike! It was very hard to leave at the end of our stay and we have no doubt that we shall be back for another break in the not too distant future. Many, Many, thanks to Lisa and Mike for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
5

Fantastic stay in Bath

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the Friday, and was met by Lisa.

She showed us around and made us feel very at home. The lounge and kitchen is all open plan and this leads onto a patio deck which has a private hot tub and amazing views across the country side.

If you sporty, it's great! there is a swimming pool and at the back tennis courts which are all yours to use at your leisure.

There is also a lovely walk recommended by the owners that gives you fantastic views over Bristol and Bath - and on a clear day, Wales too!

There are local pubs and a Tesco Express to stock up on supplies.

All in all 10/10!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
New Bern, NC
5

Perfect Family Destination!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a seven night stay here. Traveled with my husband and our two kids, ages 10 and 8, and our small dog. Could not have had a better time! So much to do in the area...Bath (of course!), Bristol, Cardiff Wales, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Avebury Stone Circle, Gloucester Cathedral (Harry Potter), Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)....and on and on. The entire area of this house is just breathtaking. If you are looking to experience a true "British feeling" area, this is it. The houses in this "secret village" of North Stoke are very classically beautiful. I didn't understand before we booked just what a great location this house was in, how truly "secret" this hilltop village was going to be, and how much there would be to do for our family without ever getting in our car. We did certainly go out exploring in the car a lot, but because the attractions are fairly close together, you can cover several things in a day. This leaves time for exploring the area of the house on foot. There are many public walking paths, but they still feel quite private. The paths meander through neighboring sheep farms, cow pastures, and country roads. Easter was a perfect time to visit...lambs everywhere! There is an old iron age fort at the top of a neighboring hill, and two pubs that we found from the paths, both with great dinners. The house itself is very comfortable. The bathroom is large and modern, with a nice deep tub and a heated towel rack. We enjoyed the tennis courts (including the pedal "race" cars!), and the hot tub. The weather was a little chilly and rainy while we were there, but the wood-burning stove and radiators kept things quite toasty. The kitchen is well-stocked with pans, plates, utensils, etc. We were able to cook in most nights. There is a dishwasher and laundry to keep your workload light. Nice TV with Sky (tons of channels incl movies), games, puzzles, and a few DVDs. I can't imagine ever getting bored...between the amazing house, grounds, area, walks, activities and sightseeing. Thank you Lisa and family for the tremendous week!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Bern, NC
5

Perfect Family Destination!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a seven night stay here. Traveled with my husband and our two kids, ages 10 and 8, and our small dog. Could not have had a better time! So much to do in the area...Bath (of course!), Bristol, Cardiff Wales, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Avebury Stone Circle, Gloucester Cathedral (Harry Potter), Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)....and on and on. The entire area of this house is just breathtaking. If you are looking to experience a true "British feeling" area, this is it. The houses in this "secret village" of North Stoke are very classically beautiful. I didn't understand before we booked just what a great location this house was in, how truly "secret" this hilltop village was going to be, and how much there would be to do for our family without ever getting in our car. We did certainly go out exploring in the car a lot, but because the attractions are fairly close together, you can cover several things in a day. This leaves time for exploring the area of the house on foot. There are many public walking paths, but they still feel quite private. The paths meander through neighboring sheep farms, cow pastures, and country roads. Easter was a perfect time to visit...lambs everywhere! There is an old iron age fort at the top of a neighboring hill, and two pubs that we found from the paths, both with great dinners. The house itself is very comfortable. The bathroom is large and modern, with a nice deep tub and a heated towel rack. We enjoyed the tennis courts (including the pedal "race" cars!), and the hot tub. The weather was a little chilly and rainy while we were there, but the wood-burning stove and radiators kept things quite toasty. The kitchen is well-stocked with pans, plates, utensils, etc. We were able to cook in most nights. There is a dishwasher and laundry to keep your workload light. Nice TV with Sky (tons of channels incl movies), games, puzzles, and a few DVDs. I can't imagine ever getting bored...between the amazing house, grounds, area, walks, activities and sightseeing. Thank you Lisa and family for the tremendous week!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect holidays!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "The Stables" for three weeks in July and enjoyed all the amenities of the house to the fullest: we made extensive use of the fantastic hot-tub during the rainy first week, spend the cloudy second week on the tennis court, and relaxed at the swimming pool in the sunny third week.

The house is lovingly furnished and well-kept by the charming owners, Lisa and Mike. There's everything you need and even more. We very much felt at home, and if we had stayed a little longer, we would have forgotten that it was not our home.

It is also a perfect starting point for visiting cities, historical sites, gardens, museums and a lot more...

Thank you for 3 unforgettable weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Old Crown at Kelston
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Park
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bath Spa Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Old Crown at Kelston
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Weston-Super-Mare
Car: necessary

The Stables is situated in the beautiful village of North Stoke (once nicknamed the 'Secret Village). Surrounded by open unspoilt countryside and spectacular views of both Bath and Bristol. Set beside a Roman Road and on the Cotswold Way it boasts many fantastic walks - so dogs are always welcome.

Bath is a designated world heritage site. With its impressive grandeur and beautifully preserved Roman Baths and hot springs. With the Royal Crescent, Pump Rooms, Pultney Bridge, The Circus and Assembley Rooms this really is a historians dream! With its connections to Jane Austen and its quaint alleyways filled with designer boutiques and award winning bars and restaurants it can also be a very romantic city. The Thermal Bath Spa is a fairly new addition to Bath. Here you can enjoy the hot spring waters and relax in the roof top pool overlooking this beautiful city. Many visitors also enjoy the organised Ghost Walks around the city which take place in the evening for added atmosphere.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Bath, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
Winter/Spring
20 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
Easter Holiday
8 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£900
 
 
Spring Season
25 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £30

Prices may be subjected to change at the advertiser's discretion.

2/3 night stay is charged at the cost of 65% of weekly rate.

4 night stay is charged at the cost of 75% of the weekly rate.

5 night stay is charged at the cost of weekly rate.

25% of rent payable upon booking with the balance to follow 8 weeks before stay.

A refundable £150.00 security deposit is required with the final balanc

By cheque or through a bank transfer. A 25% deposit is required to hold the dates and then 8 weeks before your arrival the balance will be due along with the refundable security deposit. The security deposit is returned after your departure and inspection of the property.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bath, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Towels provided
  • The bathroom is large and light. There is a separate shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Cot available
  • This property has 2 well proportioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a large chest of drawers and wardrobe. The second bedroom has a double bed and also chest of drawers and wardrobe. Both rooms have hair dryers and bedside tables with lamps. All bed linen is provided. A travel cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Within the property there is a log burning fire with wood provided. There is a large flat screen television with sky, DVD player and films, radio and CD player and some family games. Books and magazines. For those bringing a dog there is a dog bed and bowls. A travel cot is available and high chair. All linen is provided and towels The outside swimming pool is open depending on the weather from middle/end of May to September. It is an enclosed area with bolted gates so not only private but also child safe. It is for the use of guests until about 5:30pm. There are rackets and balls provided for the tennis court. The hot-tub is open all year around and is located on the decked area which is also enclosed and private. This too is a safe area for children and ideal for dogs. Here there is also a gas barbecue outside furniture and washing line. At the rear of the property is a room where the washing machine and dryer is located. There is also a larger fridge/freezer.

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