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Pretty Little Listed Barn, in tranquil Setting In West Kington, Nr Castle Combe



Updated: 18-Aug-2016
A 2 bed listed Little Barn. Stunning area, river/woodland walks, great base for exploring from.


The Little Barn includes, a double bedroom with wardrobes, bedside cabinets with lamps, and dresser. A well equipped 'small' galley kitchen which includes fridge with ice box, oven, microwave, toaster (NO Washing Machine). There is also a full bathroom with an electric shower over the bath. A spacious lounge/dining room with lovely features such as stone mullion windows, beamed ceiling with the added luxury of a log burner to give that cosy feeling, HD ready TV with Freesat & DVD, IPOD/CD player, DAB Radio. WIFI. This room also doubles as the second bedroom with a bespoke hand made fully sprung pull down double bed with internal lighting, concealed behind hand made fitted doors at the end of the lounge area. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers to provide storage. Both bedrooms are at each end of the property with the kitchenette and bathroom situated in the middle, making it accessible by both parties without compromising privacy. The log burner in the main lounge area is great for cosy nights in. The barn has been designed and fitted out to maximise the space provided, so four adults can sleep in perfect harmony and privacy.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi we are Kevin and Velvet, we have made The Little Barn as comfortable and cosy as possible for your enjoyment. We hope you will love this area as much as we do. We are on hand if you need to contact us for anything we live in the cottage adjacent to The Little Barn, however we make a point of leaving you to enjoy your holiday in peace and with privacy, and have designated the front gardens and private patio area just for you whilst you are staying.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The Little Barn was perfect for our needs - even with a 10 month old! we loved exploring the area and enjoying the peace and tranquillity!
Dec 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic little place too get away from it all. Very quiet and tranquil surroundings with some great walks and good local pubs . Thanks again velvet & Kevin.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had an absolutely lovely stay at The Little Barn for two nights in October. Velvet was an absolutely perfect host. She was very helpful and responsive in setting up our plans. She greeted us upon arrival and showed us around every aspect of the idyllic and picturesque barn. We immediately felt welcome and at home. Velvet has thought of everything in setting up the barn for guests, including our special welcoming touches. The barn was comfortable and cozy, with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and restful. We enjoyed having the full kitchen to prepare snacks and breakfast. The fireplace provided a welcome warmth at the end of traveling about the Cotswolds during the day. The Little Barn is in a perfect location for exploring the area, just about thirty minutes from everything you’d want to see. I can’t wait to return for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi girls! Thank you so much for the wonderful review of The Little Barn! I am so glad you had a fab time and i am most grateful for your review. Look forward to seeing you guys again sometime 😊 velvet
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Idyllic setting for a relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

It was just what we wanted, quite, cosy ,clean and fully equipped for a relaxing weekend.Velvet made sure that everything was just right and we were made to feel at ease.The little barn was very pretty and set in a tranquil garden. We will definitely return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your lovely review! I am so glad you and your guest had a great stay in our Little Barn! You are always very welcome back! Velvet.☺
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lovely barn

  • 5 of 5

It's a very beautiful barn, really comfortable, very nice garden also. The owners are very kind and helpful! A very nice place for a holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a lovely review, so glad you had a great stay! Hope you come back again some time.
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Enchanting place

  • 4 of 5

The Little Barn is a beautiful place to stay that could remember the classic English romance novel setting but with modern facilities. We spent few days visiting surrounding village and also cities like Bath. The property is clean and well maintained and the owner provided an excellent customer service. We recommend this property. Elena and Christian from Italy

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christian & Elena, thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely having you and your famiky stay, you were excellent guests! And thank you for a tadte of your grandfathers wonderful home made olive oil! Scrumptious. Kindest regards velvet
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A perfect getaway! Thankyou so much

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 'The Little Barn' was wonderful! Kevin and Velvet were very friendly and informative, but what made our stay really special was the little personal touches they provided, excellent hosts and lovely people. The Little Barn is set in a gorgeous garden, so peaceful, and the BBQ area was great! Eating outside was just lovely. The barn itself was perfect for what we were looking for. It felt very cosy, the wood burner was great in the evening, the bed was incredibly comfy and everything was clean. One of best things about our stay was that not only was the Little Barn set in a beautiful little village (great for walks), it's also in a fantastic location to explore other attrations, we will definately come back. Thanks again Velvet & Kevin, you have given us a lovely first impression of Wiltshire and memories we will have for a lifetime xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire & Jackson! It was lovely to meet you both, you were excellent guests! and we are so glad you chilled out and made the most of everything on offer. It is good to know that people other than our friends and family feel that The Little Barn is so lovely, and that there are so many visitor attractions within easy reach. Hope to see you both again, and next time bring your bicycles. Many Thanks Velvet Phillips - Owner of The Little Barn
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From the Owner

We bought this property in West Kington as it is a beautiful area to live ,very tranquil, but with ease of access to so many other areas of interest, and remote enough from the madding crowds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : marshfield village- Catheryn Wheel at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : tracey park - wick at 10 Miles Nearest Train : chippenham at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : chipping sodbury - several at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Gloucester ski run at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : weymouth dorset at 80 Miles Car: necessary


Weston Super Mare is approximately 40 minutes

Dorset coastline is approximately 2.5 hours.


Bristol Airport - 90 minutes drive.

Heathrow Airport - 130miles.

M4 junction 18 - 3 miles drive.

Bath Spa Railway Station - 12 miles by car.

Bristol Parkway Station - 18 miles by car.


Marshfield - 2.5 miles, with shops and Public houses.

Castle Combe - 2.5 miles

Chipping Sodbury - 5 miles

Bath - 10 miles

Lacock - 12 miles

Tetbury - 15 miles

Local amenities are in Nettleton within 2 miles,which has a post office/general store.Or Marshfield village approx 2 miles, where there are shops, a garage, two very good pubs serving good food, a butchers, general store & post office.Or there is Yate & Chipping Sodbury with lots of shops, restaurants,takeaways & pubs-5 miles.

Further Details:

There are some lovely walks in the immediate and surrounding areas as we are on the Cotswold Way. We have a number of Twitchers visiting this area, as there are lots of rare migrating birds, as well as the usual Buzzards,Jays, Cuckoo’s,Starlings,woodpeckers,Hawks,Kestrels, Herrings,Owls,Thrush,Tits, Finches, Blackbirds, Wrens, Partridge & Pheasant by the truck load! - as there is the Beaufort Estate shoot near by.

The Historical market town of Chipping Sodbury is close by and takes around 8 minutes to get to by car, there you will find a plentiful supply of various shops, cafe's, Public houses and Restaurants, plus a Tourist Information shop. We are also within 3 miles of Castle Combe; famous recently for the film War Horse, and also its racing circuit, you can walk to it if you wish from The Little Barn, the walk takes you through woods and stream sides, but don't eat or drink too much in Castle Combe's lovely Pub's or tea rooms or you wont be able to walk back!

West Kington is also very central for traveling to lots of other different destinations, as well as Castle Coombe, there is Bath with its Roman Baths/Spa, Theaters and shops, Biddestone, Laycock- famous for lots of TV and Movie films having been shot there, Westonburt with its Arboretum, Didmarton, Grittleton, Malmesbury, Sherston, Tetbury- where you will find the 'Highgrove' shop commissioned by HRH Prince Charles... where he is also sometimes seen! Bristol- with its Harbourside,Theaters, shopping mall & zoo. There are cinema / entertainment center's in Cribbs-Causeway, Longwell Green, Bristol & Bath. Plus Leisure centers in near by Yate, Longwell Green, Thornbury. The M4 motorway link is not too far from us and takes you North towards London, or you can go south heading towards Devon etc only a couple of hours or so drive away.

Prices and Availability

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Booking Notes:
Is via the calendar which is always up to date. All enquiries we will endeavor to answer within 24hrs.Short breaks in low season have a minimum stay of 2 nights,however ALL requests will be considered,please call or e-mail.Booking forms are sent via e-mail or post.Deposit is usually £150.Balance due 6 weeks before arrival date.Immediate full payment required on bookings less than 6 weeks before arrival date.Payment by Direct Bank Transfer or Cheque. No Credit Cards.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible, please just ask. Arrival is usually 2.30pm, with departure time as 10.30am.

*PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY* please e-mail or call for prices for the individual dates you are considering.
Available for weekend and short break bookings. Please contact us to discuss further.
The prices includes a complimentary basket of logs to get you started. Initial supply of Tea, Coffee, Sugar & 1 pint of milk. All bed linen and Towels and Tea Towels provided. All heating & electricity inclusive.

Pay by Direct Bank Transfer the latest payment is 6 weeks prior to arrival

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From the Owner

Whilst staying at The Little Barn you will have the convenience of staying in a lovely rural setting whilst being only a stones throw away from many visitor attractions, other villages/towns of interest. The Little Barn is a listed property, and sits adjacent to our home: originally a Beaufort estate cottage, which is an Historical grade two listed Thatched Cottage dating back to the 1500's. There are signed walks throughout the pretty village and beyond. We hope you will feel like you are part of the family, and aim to make you feel relaxed and comfortable at all times. You have parking directly outside the little barn for ease of unpacking etc.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom, bath with shower over. Toilet, sink, Heated towel rail. Wall mounted Fan heater.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, two bedside cabinets with lamps, fitted wardrobe with drawers and dressing table.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms are comfortably furnished and cosy, the log burner in the lounge adds to this. With everything you would need for a relaxing break in the country. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers, site seeing or a romantic break. Outside: We would hope you make the full use of the front garden area, it is very pretty with a lawn area with deck chairs for your use. We have also provided a private patio area directly in front of Barn just for you, with seating and a nice new Charcoal BBQ. *Sorry we do not accept pets* Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding,Towels, Electric and Heating included. If on a longer stay (2wks plus) then we will provide a weekly cleaning / changing of linen service for you.

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