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A Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom Barn Conversion On The Edge Of Ivinghoe

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Barn in Ivinghoe, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England - Bull Pen Is A Lovely, Newly Converted Barn On Ford End Farm, On A Working Farm

Bull Pen is a lovely, holiday barn on Ford End Farm, a working farm at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Ivinghoe is close to the Ridgeway path, the Grand Union Canal and about ten minutes to Tring Station, which has rail links to London in 50 minutes. There is a watermill and fishing lake on site, under different ownership.

Bull pen is a two storey property, with three bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. This is open plan to the dining area, with a large dining table which comfortably seats six.

The lounge has two large sofas, and a televison with Freeview. There is also a downstairs shower room and toilet. Upstairs the master bedroom has a king-size bed (which can be converted to a pair of twins), and en-suite shower room. There are two further twin bedrooms (which can both be converted to king-size) and a family bathroom with bath with a shower.

The Bull Pen has an enclosed garden with a washing line, there is also a table with two benches. Ample parking is available for tenants use. £15 worth of electricity is included in the rental for this property. Electricity cards are available to purchase if more electricity is required. Heating by electric radiators.

This property does not require a damage deposit, but the owner will ask you to sign a credit card authorisation form instead.

‘We had a great time at the Bull Pen - thank you.

We found the facilities excellent and there was everything we needed apart from a hairdryer, but we managed!

All was very easy from booking to picking up the keys etc. The cottage was in a good central position for us and I can see us going again when we visit the UK on our home visits.

Thank you for all your help` - Louise A.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I originally come from Cape Town, South Africa, but have been letting our holiday cottages since 1995. My husband's family have had the farm since the 1930's. Many of our guests have enjoyed staying with us from all parts of the world and appreciate the beautiful countryside around us and there is always plenty to do..

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3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely cottage on a farm

  • 5 of 5

We came from New Jersey to visit family and this let had the right combination of location and style. Spacious enough for our family (including a 6 month old) with plenty of on site amenities. We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the property, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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3

Comfortable & Clean

  • 3 of 5

This is a spacious and comfortable barn, needs more attention to detail. There just wasn't enough storage/shelves in the bathroom or shower rooms - nowhere to put toiletries whilst in the shower. No first aid kit, no oven gloves (!) and no manuals for the appliances. Also the garden could be much better - there is no privacy and there are no plants or flowers. I should have paid more attention to the photographs. The house was only ok - I wouldn't go again or recommend to friends.

Oxford was fabulous - and the park and ride made it easy. Lovely Italian restaurant in Tring, Francesco's, right by the car park. Tring itself quietly charming. Had a good hack at Hastoe Hill stables.

No contact with the owners other than when we called at their house for an "emergency" plaster.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in the Bull Pen. We were sorry to hear about the issues you had with the property, and have taken on board the fact there weren't enough shelves etc in the bathrooms. We apologise too for the missing items in the property, we would have been happy to replace these during your stay, but have also taken on board that our checks should have picked this up. We are putting further checks in to place now. The garden, as you mention, is an enclosed grass area, with picket fence, as on the photograph. The property has the advantage of being next door to a beautiful old Watermill, dating back to the 1600s, and this is the feature rather than extra flower beds etc. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the end and hope to welcome you back to the area soon.
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5

Lovely cottage, fab location

  • 5 of 5

This is a well equipped cottage alongside others in a farm courtyard . Very clean and well maintained met the owner on arrival who was really helpful. Great location for trips to London, Harry potter, Woburn, Bletchley and St albans. A walkers paradise along the canal good shops within a reasonable distance and local restaurants and pub. Would use again as we needed Monday to Monday and we were accommodated

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in The Bull Pen. We are in a great location for day trips, and glad that you enjoyed visiting our local attractions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon,
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Location

Activity and Interests

Travel:

Nearest Airport

25 Kilometres

Luton Airport

Nearest Train

5.6 Kilometres

Tring Railway Station

Nearest Motorway

14.8 Kilometres

M1 Junction 11

Distances:

Nearest Restaurant

450 Metres

The Kings Head, Ivinghoe

Nearest Barpub

500 Metres

Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe

Further Details:

Car: recommended

Buckinghamshire is home to the stunning Chiltern Hills (designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty) and yet it is only 50 minutes from the centre of London.

The area is full of things to see and do, visit the stunning Waddesdon Manor or take the kids to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre for a day out. The property is just a couple of miles from the Grand Union Canal with tow-paths to walk, boats to hire or boat trips at all times of the year. We are just ten minutes away from Whipsnade Safari Park and close to the start of the Ridgeway Path - Ivinghoe Beacon.

The property also has a lake on site which can be used for fishing. Please enquire if you are interested.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Winter
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Spring
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Peak Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We ask for one third of the rental to confirm the booking, unless it is within 8 weeks, in which case we ask for payment in advance.

There is also a £25 booking fee.

We accept credit and debit cards. (2% fee for credit cards, 3.5% for Amex, no fee for debit cards)


Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am.
We do ask for a minimum of one week bookings.

Notes on prices:
One week bookings minimum
Please note that although we try to update the availability, it may not be accurate, so please email us. We have seventeen cottages on the same site as our office, and also look after bookings on others in the area, so hope to be able to offer you another property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Avg/night
Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Available arrival
12
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is also a downstairs shower room and toilet. Upstairs the master bedroom has a king-size bed (which can be converted to a pair of twins), and en-suite shower room

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king-size bed (which can be converted to a pair of twins), and en-suite shower room. There are two further twin bedrooms (which can both be converted to king-size) and a family bathroom with bath with a shower.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Worth of electricity is included in the rental for this property per week. Electricity cards are available to purchase Outside: The Bull Pen has an enclosed garden with a washing line, there is also a table with two benches. Ample parking is available for tenants use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

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