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Barn Again is now a home for people not horses! 2 miles from downtown Edenton

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

When we stopped riding horses our barn was left unused so we decided to repurpose and reuse it for a guest house! We used the horse stall wood to build cabinets, and recycled lots of cool pieces into the design. It is now over 1800 sq ft of comfortable and rustic elegance with everything you'll need for a relaxing, fun, vacation! We have over 10 acres so you will have all the privacy you need, but we are available to meet any requirements and help your vacation be as stress free as possible. We are only 2 miles from downtown, historic, waterfront Edenton, and 70 miles from the Outer Banks. The barn is full of unique places from the screened in front porch to the covered patio in the back. A game table and custom barn wood dining table with two sofas (one is a queen sleeper), recliner and rocking chair offers plenty of comfy seating. There are 2 king sized bedrooms with walk in closets, and an oversized claw foot tub for soaking all your cares away! We are handicap accessible, and have a huge shower with 3 different heads to chose a water bucket! I guarantee you have never stayed anywhere like it! A full laundry room completes the space so no dirty clothes to take home!

Sheila Bootwright
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Sheila Bootwright

My husband and I were avid horseback riders for 40 years, and have ridden all over the USA...We raised and bred Tennessee Walking Horses, but age and knees made us give up our love for riding. Our barn was sitting empty when I got the idea to remake it into a guest house. We enjoy traveling, music, our friends and family and making new friends! We love to make our guests feel like family!

Sheila Bootwright purchased this barn in 1999

Why Sheila Bootwright chose Edenton

After we sold our horses the barn was just sitting there empty so we decided to give it a new life hence Barn Again!

What makes this barn unique

A private, cozy, family friendly retreat, great escape for friends, a romantic getaway for couples, perfect for business travelers. We have everything you'll need for a perfect vacation at Barn Again!


Edenton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You will have approx. 2 acres for your enjoyment, but children are NOT allowed near our pond which is on our 8 acres.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , A beautiful claw foot tub awaits you with a hand held shower
  • One Bath has a large soaking claw foot tub and 2 stone sinks. The other bath has a large walk in shower with 3 different shower heads..stone sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Size Bed with a Twin size in the large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Size Bed with a Twin in large walk-in closet
    Queen Size Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a Queen Size Sleeper Sofa in the Great Room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Edenton, NC is described as The South's most Beautiful Town. Very historic and located on the Albemarle Sound, you can enjoy touring many old homes, and dine at fabulous restaurants, shop till you drop!


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Barn Again is now a home for people not horses! 2 miles from downtown Edenton
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Our Happy Place in North Carolina!

  • 5 of 5

As an avid and selective traveler, this home exceeded every point on my checklist. The home is rustic yet elegant at the same time and well planned and built with quality and modern conveniences. It is well furnished in a relaxing décor that immediately lets you forget any stress,

Our every need was anticipated by our thoughtful hosts including Christmas decorations and a wonderful fireplace ready and waiting for our arrival. Sheila had stocked the refrigerator and left us both sweet and savory edibles for snacks. My husband loved the shower and I relaxed in the slipper tub all supplied with carefully selected bath products. Quality linens and comfortable beds delivered restful nights.

There is an outside fire pit and grilling area we did not use on this trip but look forward to its use on our next visit which hopefully will be soon. Staying here is "barefoot elegance" that reminded us of days gone by that we all search to reclaim in our fast paced life. Add the Bootwright's warm welcome to the mix and faith in humanity is restored.

This is a place that brings happy memories and smiles at the thought of returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy your review was worth the wait! You and Jim are the guests we hope for, and makes being hosts a joy! Y'all took such loving care of the Barn Again, as if were your own, which is exactly how we want our guests to feel! Providing for and anticipating your every need is what I really love ❤️ I cannot wait until you return so I can try to make you happy and relaxed again!
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An Amazing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Barn Again was more than we could have hoped for, the true definition of southern hospitality.

From the very beginning we felt cared for by the Bootwrights. Arriving late Mrs. Bootwright called to check on us to ensure our safety in arriving. She had snacks, beverages and breakfast waiting for us. Firewood had been prepared so all we had to do was light the fire. Barn Again was amazingly decorated. Each room was a treat to explore. The work done on this house is true craftsmanship. The bed was amazingly comfortable and made it hard to get going in the morning! It is perfectly located outside of Edenton making the trip to town quick and easy. We can't wait to come back in the spring!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We could not have asked for better guests than y'all! I'm so happy you enjoyed your weekend stay at Barn Again! My goal is to provide the best experience possible for my guests. I want them to feel cared for, and their stay was customized just for them! I look forward to having y'all back soon...thanks so much for the awesome review! Sheila and Russell
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Barn Again is THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Sheila and Russell opened their home and hearts to us with true southern hospitality. Barn Again was so much more than we expected. Our family of eight were all comfortable and relaxed during our stay. Strongly recommend staying here but a fair warning, you'll find it hard to leave. Our most heart filled thanks Sheila and Russell for opening your home to us and making us feel like family. We will cherish the wonderful memories and be returning in the future. The Robinson Family

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy and a Blessing hosting your family! I never realized how many new friends I would made through Barn Again! Way more fun than having horses! I cannot say enough good things about your family and the way y'all left the Barn! I loved our card and the comments in the guest book made me smile! PLEASE come back soon! Thanks so much, Sheila
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Richmond, Virginia

Fabulous place to stay! Hosts are great too!

  • 5 of 5

"Barn Again" is truly a gem, very well appointed and welcoming! We had everything we needed and then some! The hosts had several goodies for us and special "beverages" too. The beds were comfy and the decor was unique and inviting. I loved the way Sheila renovated and decorated the Barn! I would recommend this property to anyone! We had a great time from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goal is to make my guests feel as special as I possibly can. I want them to be relaxed, surprised, and most of all happy they made the decision to stay at Barn Again! If I've made it a time for them to remember, then I feel I've done my best! Thanks so much for your review Dana!
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Granite Falls

Phenomenal.... true Southern Charm & Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Mr. & Mrs. Bootwright and "Barn Again" are one of a kind - a true Southern Gem! From the moment I inquired as to our stay, I have never felt more welcomed. We were traveling to the Eastern part of NC for a Little League Baseball tournament. Barn Again provides phenomenal accommodations and the decor is out of this world - the story of the barn makes it so special. We had plenty of space, both indoors and out, enjoying the special touches within every room! Everything we would have ever needed was found within the barn, kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, entertainment both indoors and out! Mr. & Mrs. Bootwright welcomed us to their home from the very beginning - providing special surprises throughout for our family. We've traveled many times, and it's very rare that we meet the owners of a property - it was our pleasure to meet Mr. & Mrs. Bootwright - and wished we had longer to spend with these two true Gems! Our family was able to relax, soak up time together and create long-lasting memories during our stay! If I could give 100 stars, I would do so over and over again - for both "Barn Again" and "The Bootwrights."

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even though I'm new at being a host on HomeAway, I'm experiencing such joy in meeting new guests and making them feel like family! I'm so thrilled I made your family feel comfortable and welcome! I love making people happy and providing them with the best "away from home" experience I can! Love giving them some extra Southern Surprises! Thanks for such a wonderful review! My Pleasure!
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Last minute booking

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Barn Again as a last minute booking when we had a sudden and unfortunate death in our family. From the start when I emailed the owner Sheila it was nothing but kind southern hospitality. We were greeted with a warm smile and a beautiful home. First let's start with Barn Again, immaculately clean and charming. My husband and I are ready to move in as soon as our daughter goes off the college, two of our children 15 and 21 can't stop talking about how comfortable the sheets were. Sheila had a bottle of wine and cheese and crackers waiting for us, her husband Russell stopped by to say hello and was so very warm. Dropped by Again with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden.

In a very sad situation due to a family death it was so wonderful to be in a comfortable home with my 3 older children and feel like we were at home. We loved sitting on the screened in porch in the mornings and having coffee and coming back at night and telling family stories about our loved one we had just lost.

Thank you so much to Sheila and Russell, if we ever find again there is no room at my sisters house again due to so many in from out of town we will stay here again.

As one last thought the house is fully equipped for all your cooking needs, we did not have the opportunity to cook.

Sheila and Russell are just the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill you made me cry when I read this review! I'm so thankful we were available to help your precious family during this heartbreaking time. I wish the circumstances of your stay had been different, but we enjoyed the opportunity to try and bring some joy and comfort to you. You left the Barn Again in immaculate condition, and I hope you'll come back to stay with us again! Thanks for the wonderful review! Blessings, Sheila
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Edenton, NC
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Cape Hatteras, NC
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chowan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Outer Banks, NC
Car: necessary

Edenton is one of the oldest and historic towns in the US. We were the capitol of NC and a large port. There are many historic homes and building in our beautiful town. Trolley Tours and The Liber-Tea boat are available to visitors. Lots of restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries give our town endless attractions for you to enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

$250.00 for 6 guests per night...$25.00 per person over 6 guests extra per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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