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Luxury Barn Conversion Style, Detached Property In Private Gated Grounds



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Bungalow in Hatch, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England - Tranquil Location Perfect For Friends Or Families

Newly refurbished, luxury 5 bedroom accommodation which has been designed to create a relaxing and social environment. The open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen makes for a truly enjoyable and social stay for guests, be it a single family, couple of families or a group of friends. The property is set on a secure gated plot which is shared with the property owner. The accommodation has its own garden and guests are welcome to use the owners climbing frame, trampoline and football goals - which are on the same plot.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Michelle Barnes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Michelle Barnes

As a mother with 3 children, I know what I want and need when I go on holiday. I have tried to ensure the property has a luxurious feel whilst also feeling homely.

I hope you find the bedrooms comfy and cosy, with the living area vibrant and sociable.

I have lived in Hatch for 9 years and still find things to do which I didn't know about.

Michelle Barnes purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Michelle Barnes chose South Cambridge

I purchased my property as it has a remote, rural feel whilst being less than an hour away from Milton Keynes, Cambridge and London.

10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Perfect base for gathering with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group, convening from different parts of the UK and overseas. Michelle's airy and beautiful house provided a comfortable place for all to stay, and the needs of family members of different generations and with varied mobility levels were easily met by being able to offer everyone a well-appointed ground-floor room with ensuite or next-door bathroom.

Lovely open kitchen and living/dining area worked well for meals, and laundry facilities were appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I am really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. I am delighted the garden and outside space was used and I'm glad Murphy kept some family members entertained! I hope you and your family had a safe journey home!
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Fanatisc stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends found the property fansttic

The owner and her worker was very friendly and very understanding and helpful. We had an amazing time. No complaints. Hope to come back

Will refer it to

Thanks Michelle and co . For every thing

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. I am so pleased you and your family had a great stay. I look forward to welcoming you again.
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Excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

high spec, well maintained, and owners on hand and very happy to help if required

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't believe it was 12 months since your last stay.. Where does the time go? I am delighted your stay was great for you and your friends.
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Great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Michelle and family really looked after us

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I really appreciate it. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Ideal property for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideal for our purposes - a family get-together for six adults and four small children. There are five large and comfortable bedrooms, and an open lounge/diner/kitchen which is very large and enables all to be together for preparation of food, watching television, playing with the children etc. Children can be easily supervised while food preparation is in progress. Outside there is an excellent children's playground, a pond with very large carp, and an extensive playing field - perfect for young children, especially as, once the car gates are closed, they cannot get out onto the road.

The property is modern and airy and was clean and tidy, and we were well received by the owners, after which we were left to enjoy our stay without any intrusions.

We hope to return to repeat the event some time soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review my accommodation. I am delighted my accommodation met the requirements of your group and was ideal for your family get-together. The fish pond and play area was ideal for your children and I am pleased you were able to make use of the outside space as well as enjoying accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you once agin for your kind words.
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Fantastic Holiday Retreat for people of all ages

  • 5 of 5

I have never written a holiday review before but felt I just had to for the weekend we just spent here because it was simply amazing. I have so much to say but David P (earlier reviewer on here) has pretty much covered everything I wanted to write.

My brother and I booked this accommodation to celebrate our parents' Diamond Wedding Anniversary. There were 10 adults (inc my children aged 21 and 24 years and their partners) and 2 children aged 7 and 2 years (the accommodation is for 10 but the owners were very happy to put a small bed and cot in my brother's room for his children). We chose this accommodation as it looked so lovely - it was on one level which was great for our parents and also for the 2 year old (no stairgate needed) and the large grass area (you could call it a field) with goal posts was excellent for us all.

Michelle was brilliant at communication from the moment I made my first enquiry, right up to making finer arrangements such as child bed, highchair, etc.

Our party arrived at various stages on Friday in 4 cars - all of which were easily accommodated in the grounds. The first to arrive were shown around the house which was simply amazing. The accommodation is so clean and well equipped - we lived in luxury all weekend. Every little detail had been thought of. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery and a dishwasher that we made very good use of. There was also a large fridge and separate freezer which was great for us, as we catered at home for the whole weekend, including a 3 course dinner for Saturday night as an Anniversary meal.

We were very lucky with the weather so the bi-fold doors were open pretty much all the time. We lazed around the accommodation virtually the whole weekend, only going out to a local farm on Sunday afternoon. We had a bbq there too. We were not overlooked at all and didn't feel at all 'watched over' but there was someone there most of the time if we had any queries. We loved having our adopted dog Murphy for the weekend but he didn't try to come in the barn at all, even with our doors open.

Our mum's summary: "It was the best weekend we have ever had - I loved every minute of it - sitting on the terrace chatting to my grandchildren, watching them all get along, lazing around with all my family, playing card games - it was wonderful". Our dad says "we must come back for my 90th birthday".

My brother & I couldn't ask for more. Thank you Michelle & family x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I purchased my property as it has a remote, rural feel whilst being less than an hour away from Milton Keynes, Cambridge and London.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The accommodation is ideally suited for guests wanting to visit the RSPB or Shuttleworth.


The property is situated for easy access to lots of different areas.

Milton Keynes and Cambridge are easily accessed by car.

Trains to Kings Cross run from Sandy train station.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Changeover Day:
The following breaks are available:
Friday - Friday
Friday - Monday
Monday - Friday

Property will be available from 4pm on the arrival day and guests should depart by 10am on departure day.

Towels and bedding are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 24-May-2017


Property Type

  • bungalow


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


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom - Jacuzzi bath and shower over. WC En-Suite - Bedroom 2, shower and wc. En- suite - Bedroom 3, shower and wc. En-suite - Bedroom 4, shower and wc. En0suite - Bedroom 5, shower and wc.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms can be set as double or twin to ensure maximum flexibility for guests. Bedrooms 2,3,4 and 5 have a TV and DVD player. Bedroom 1 - Double bed Bedroom 2 - Double bed Bedroom 3 - Twin beds Bedroom 4 - Double bed Bedroom 5 - Double bed


  • Garden

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has benefits from the following. - Lounge area - Open fire - Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast island. - Fully equipped utility room. - Dining Area - Family bathroom - 4 en-suite double bedrooms ( can be set as twins) - 1 Double bedroom (can be set as twin). Outside: The property is situated on the owners plot which is entered by secure electric gates. Guests are welcome to use the owners climbing frame, trampoline, and football goals. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are provided along with iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen is provided along with towels and tea towels. Bedlinen and towels are changed once a week.

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