After a pretty grueling, intense few weeks at work, our stay at this beautiful home just outside of Manchester, was the perfect place to unwind, relax and indulge in all the local sites. The net of it all is that we loved the home and plan a longer vacation sometime in the near future. Let us tell you why.
First, the description and pictures provided on HomeAway are dead-on. You'll have a great feel for the location prior to your arrival, but be pleasantly surprised because it's even better than expected. The property was immaculate and well-equiped with everything you'll need. The bed linens were superb and bath linens excellent. Everything was including in the rental.
Next, Lu, was wonderful! She was incredibly attentive to our needs and extremely helpful. Given that my wife and I are culinary fanatics, Lu had all the perfect dining spots mapped out for us in advance and they were wonderful.
Finally, the "Elegant Barn" is located in the ideal spot; it sits on beautiful wooded acreage just a few minutes from Manchester. Why is this important? It's important because, on those days where you just want to relax and enjoy the quiet setting with clear, fresh air, you can. However, a magnificent portfolio of historical sites, skiing, fine dining establishments and great shopping are just minutes away. Therefore, you're awarded the perfect mix of relaxation and entertainment.
The Elegant Barn was much more than we expected and underpinned one of the best vacations we've ever had. I'd highly recommend this property and, again, will be taking advantage of it in the near future.