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Gorgeous architect designed barn - warm and welcoming, chic and contemporary.

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious peaceful barn just minutes from centre of Bath with free parking & wifi

Boutique-hotel style barn decorated in contemporary greys, whites and neutrals. The carefully hand-picked furnishings and accessories are a mix of modern and antique with comfort a priority. Stunning double-height sitting room featuring a mezzanine floor reached by a spiral staircase, a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. Large double bedroom suite, entrance lobby and shower room with marbled walk-in shower. Off street parking. A popular farm shop selling local foods and essential provisions is about 400m away and 100m futher on is our local pub, the White Hart which has featured in the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide for years. There are other good pubs, cafe's and restaurants here too as well as three take-aways (Indian, Chinese and Burger) a newsagent, art shop, hairdressers and launderette. Cross the river over Halfpenny Bridge into the bustling heart of Bath or take the riverside walk to approach the city via the famous Pulteney Bridge.


Owner
Jilly Burnford
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Jilly Burnford

We are both 'Bathonians'! We travelled with our work in earlier years but returned to Bath when we got married and brought up our family here.

Jilly Burnford purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Jilly Burnford chose Bath & North East Somerset

We used to pass the farm every day on our way to taking our sons to school and never dreamt that one day it could be ours. Despite being rather run down it was still beyond our means. However, the family business we had started in the 80's was going from strength to strength whilst the property market flatlined in the early 90's. A combination of the two meant we were able to buy and move here in 1991. We just love it and can't imagine living anywhere else....

What makes this cottage unique

We are so close to the city centre yet can be back in the calm surroundings of the farmhouse in a matter of minutes. The house still has its original bread oven and inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, natural springs in the garden, an abundance of wildlife (including Little Owls!...) and is surrounded by mature beech, oak and ash trees. It really is a special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to thank you for a fabulous weekend. The property was absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have wished for anything better. I am currently a trainee architect and thought the building and interior decoration was perfect and would be over the moon if I designed something to that standard.

My girlfriend loved all of it and didn't want to leave and wanted to live there forever!

Jacob.



I had meant to email you far sooner than now after our stay at Little Owl Barn to say it fully lived up to our expectations from the photos and it was a beautiful property with fabulous decor.

Siobahn
Jul 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
19.3 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
White Hart Pub
Nearest Ferry
70 Metres
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bath Golf Club
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Bath Spa
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
Widcombe
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Weston-super-Mare
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The West country is endowed with a beautiful coast. The Somerset, Dorset and Devon coasts are all within easy reach with the nearest beaches being approximately an hour and a half's drive from Bath.

Travel:

Bristol airport is 45 minutes drive away. Heathrow approximately 1.5 hours.

The ports of Southampton and Portsmouth approximately two hours by car, Dover and the channel tunnel being about a 3 hour drive.

Distances:

London is easily accessed from Bath Spa station (10 minutes walk), the journey to London taking about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

This is a perfect base for exploring the area with Castle Combe, Lacock, Stonehenge, Wells, Glastonbury, Salisbury, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat, Oxford, the Cotswolds and Highgrove all potential day trips from here.

Further Details:

All that Bath has to offer is within easy reach of Little Owl Barn: its famous historical buildings, crescents and museums; the Roman Baths and Thermae bath spa; excellent theatre; individual shops and well known chain stores, endless restaurants and deli's, music and literature festivals and a range of courses from cookery to cocktails. You just have to take your pick!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bath in Bath and North East Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful marbled walk in shower, wc and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Luxurious white towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 3 (1 Bedroom & one mezzanine) Notes on bedrooms: Large, lime-beamed bedroom with pretty king size iron bedstead. Hypnos mattress. Goose down duvet and feather pillows. Crisp white linen. Pull out bed on mezzanine level.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: South-facing courtyard outside barn with table and bench. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury bedlinen and towels are included in your rental and the property is thoroughly cleaned at the beginning and end of your stay. If however, we have agreed a stay of less than three nights there is a laundry charge of £25.00

Reviews

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Gorgeous architect designed barn - warm and welcoming, chic and contemporary.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
Beckenham
5

A beautiful escape .. so perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I loved the cottage, a real home from home, peace and quiet but also easy to walk into Bath and everything on your doorstep. Will return. Felt really well looked after and couldn't want fur more. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Setting in a Lovely City

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, well appointed, and very clean. Jilly is very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely little quaint property perfectly located a short stroll from the attractions in Bath.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little quaint property perfectly located a short stroll from the attractions in Bath.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Long weekend in Bath

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate little cottage in a perfect quite location but only a 10 minute stroll and you are in the centre of Bath.

All amenities within walking distance including three pubs one which is Michelin star . A garden centre is also near by that sells great homemade produce.

Jilly was a perfect host and even booked a meal for us at the local pub .

We had a great time and were blessed with fantastic weather .

Would definitely recommend and if in the area would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

just perfect

  • 5 of 5

perfect, beautiful, nice people

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, superb location, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cosy and comfortable barn (perfect for couples), decorated to a really high standard, with everything you need for your stay.

Great location - A nice 15 minute walk to Bath (you can't always park that easily in Bath, so it's ideal). Other local restaurants, shop, newsagents, deli etc. in the locality.

Hosts live across the courtyard, so are on hand if required, but not intrusive at all. Lovely touches of bread, tea, eggs on arrival, towels and robe.

Would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£140
Fri,Sat
£910
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please feel free to ring us to discuss any questions you may have, particularly before sending money to secure your booking.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Please contact owner.


Notes on prices:
£120 per week night.
£130 Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights
Third person staying - £30 extra per night
Three night minimum stay. If we agree to a two night stay there is a £25 laundry charge.(£35 for three people)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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