About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Tastefully converted in 2011, The Barn holiday cottage is a small stone barn providing comfortable and cosy accommodation for two people on our seventeen acre small farm. The cottage comprises a comfortable double bedroom, luxury shower room, well equipped kitchenette with electric hob, oven, fridge and washer/dryer. There is also a sunny lounge (with TV/DVD player) and a south-west facing sun terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun.
Barrow Farm is situated in the picturesque village of Rode which is nine miles south-east of Bath and fifteen minutes drive from Longleat. National Trust properties such as Stourhead and Dyrham Park are also a half hour drive away as well as many other visitor attractions.
Our lovely stone built farm nestles in the Frome river valley where we have our own free-range hens and a small flock of Wiltshire Horn sheep. We also run a very small scale PYO and a 5 van Caravan Club CL site. There are numerous pretty walks on the doorstep including the long distance Macmillan footpath and for cyclists lots of country lanes and also the Wiltshire Cycle Way. Rode itself hs two good eating pubs all within walking distance and also has a regular bus service into Frome, Trowbridge and Chippenham. There is a bus service into Bath but not as regular.
As well as two eating pubs within walking distance there is also a Post Office which sells newspapers and general stores. There is also a lovely café within the post office/shop. Other local towns nearby include Frome, an historic market town and the very picturesque Bradford on Avon with the Kennet and Avon canal to walk or cycle along. Beautiful Bath is only nine miles away and Wells and Glastonbury about fourty minutes away as well as many other places to visit and enjoy.
ACCESS STATEMENT: The Barn cottage is sited on our small farm and is therefore in a rural setting. We have a flock of sheep on the farm and free range hens. The farm and cottage are surrounded by some undulating ground. The front of the cottage has a gravel surface and the back of the cottage has a terrace with paving stones. There is a small step up into the front door of the cottage and there is a threshold step down from the french windows onto the terrace area.
Inside the cottage the kitchen, living area and shower room/toilet are all on one level. There is a standard step down in to the bedroom.
The cottage does not have disabled facilities or hand rails.
For a real taste of what the cottage is like, please see our other reviews which are on Trip Advisor.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Why Owner chose Rode
Guests tell me that they love the peaceful and beautiful setting which Barrow Farm offers. They love the fact that they can walk to and explore the old and very pretty village of Rode. The village offers two pubs and currently a cafe allowing guests to enjoy eating out without the worry of driving. There are pretty walks directly from the farm and plenty of places to visit and explore. Many guests return saying they need longer to allow them to see and explore all the places they missed first time!
What makes this Cottage unique
Lovely quiet location on a small farm but ten minutes into a very pretty village with two pubs and a post office/shop/cafe. Plenty of walks on the door step. Bus service into Frome, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Bath. Lots of National Trust places to visit and more besides.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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excellent and comfortable
Very comfortable and ideal place for two people. The kitchen has everything you need. An ideal place for a base or just for a quiet time.
The cottage was very clean, peaceful lovely settings
My wife and I had a wonderful stay in cottage some nice walks, fantastic local pubs, unfortunately weather was against us but didn't stop us doing the things we wanted to do. Chickens visited us every afternoon without fail tapping on patio doors.
Just what we expected and wanted from a small cottage.
Sarah and Mike were welcoming hosts but not intrusive. We knew we could ask if we needed anything. Compact, comfortable, sufficiently equipped cottage. Warm and cosy. Nice shower and comfortable bed. A good base for visiting parts of Somerset and Wiltshire. Lots to do and see but we just needed somewhere to relax and unwind with no agenda and the cottage and village of Rode were perfect. Would recommend eating in The Mill which is within walking distance. Very good food and accommodating staff. Will keep Mike and Sarah's cottage in mind if we visit the area again.
Hi Chris. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and enjoyed the village and surrounding area. Hopefully we'll see you both again.
The cottage is sited on a small farm and is therefore in a rural setting with undulating ground. To the front of the cottage is gravel and at the back of the cottage there is a terrace with paving stones.
There is small step up into the front door and a threshold down from the french windows onto the terrace.
Inside the cottage the main living area is on one level. However, there is a standard size step down into the bedroom.
The cottage is not equipped with disabled facilities or hand rails.
The cottage is based on the farm which is a five minute walk into the village of Rode. From Rode there are lovely towns 10-15 minutes drive away such as Bradford on Avon and Frome. Bath is a twenty-five minute drive away. There are plenty of National Trust places to visit and lots of other pretty places to explore.
Stone Henge is 40 minutes away and Avesbury slightly further. Salisbury is also about forty-five minutes away as is the small Cathedral city of Wells.
Devizes is also a pretty market town with the added interest of the canal and numerous locks which the boats have to navigate.