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High Quality Converted Barn for groups In Idyllic Countryside

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in Buntingford, 6 bedroom all en-suite ideal for group get togethers and holidays

Anstey Grove Barn is a beautifully converted timber barn which has been specifically designed to provide comfortable and relaxing accommodation with all your needs taken into account. The living accommodation is spacious and comfortable and the whole barn has underfloor heating to keep the chill out on winter days. The garden is set out to lawns and a large patio herb garden where guests can spend the evenings having a barbeque and watching the sunset. Locally there is the village of Anstey with its' rich history from the medieval meadows to the Norman church with its 15c graffitti, there are also many local pubs that serve real ale and delicious food. Anstey is situated just 30 miles north of London and only 15 miles south of Cambridge and is ideal exploring the East of England, and is available for weekend or full week getaways with family or friends.

Andrew Marchant
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About Andrew Marchant

Andrew and Alice have been at Anstey Grove Barn for over 30 years, raising a family and running a farm in the heart of rural Hertfordshire. In 1980 they bought a working pig farm with 20 acres of land and began to build a family home. Within months the house was built, and within years a broadleaf wood was planted and wildflower meadow cultivated that have now come to be protected by the Hertfordshire Wildlife Trust. The working pig farm has now gone, but the wood, meadows, flock of free range hens and horses remain. In 2004 Alice and Andrew decided to convert the large Barn at the heart of the farm and create high quality bed and breakfast accommodation. Their intention has always been to provide a homely base from which families, couples and those just passing through can enjoy

Andrew Marchant purchased this barn in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from an amazing hen weekend at Anstey Grove Barn. The barn is absolutely beautiful - idyllic garden, 6 lovely bedrooms and great space for entertaining up to 12 people.

Andrew and Alice could not have been more lovely or helpful.

Would really recommend this for any get-together with friends or family. The barn is really close to Cambridge. We went punting in the day with Lets Go Punting which was good value and lots of fun. We also did a Life Drawing class in the afternoon in the garden which was a very fun hen do activity (I booked through info@lifem?odeloxfords? and would definitely recommend).

We could have just stayed in the barn all weekend and been perfectly happy! Thanks to Andrew and Alice for helping make a great weekend.


A large group of us visited the barn for a hen in June, staying Friday to Sunday. The barn was clean and bea
Jan 2012
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East Hertfordshire District Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
    Shower room 5 - shower
  • The master room boasts a roll top bath, large shower and seperate wc, whilst all of the other rooms have a shower, basin and wc in en suite facilities.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One master room with a 4 poster double bed, bathroom and wc, 3 double rooms with en suite shower rooms and two twin rooms also with en suite shower rooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Outside: Large garden with lawns and herb patio area with BBQ and outdoor games available, the barn is set in our own 25 acre farmland that has wild flower meadows and woodland which is available for guests to enjoy along with a wealth of footpaths and rolling countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

High Quality Converted Barn for groups In Idyllic Countryside
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Superb Barn conversion, offering a luxury stay, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Having come across this accommodation set in Buntingford, we decided to hold a 50th Anniversary there. Andrew was the contact, who thoroughly helped us out with all questions raised and local places to dine. Not to mention his on-hand help with anything else!.

One word. 'Fantastic' and if you are reading this, don't hesitate in booking in for a stay, the Barn itself is wonderful, fixtures and fittings, room space, and with the added bonus of being situated in a quiet location. We used a local caterer called Penelope for the Saturday eat-in meal, the food and service were both first class, and would definitely use her services again!. All in all, the weekend was excellent.

Thanks again for lovely stay,


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, well equipped barn in beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Anstey barn over Christmas as a large family party including children. The barn is spacious, clean and very welcoming. All the rooms are beautifully decorated, with ensuite bathrooms and lovely toiletries. The underfloor heating meant we were nice and warm at all times. Andrew was very helpful and close enough to call on if any problems arose, even being so good as to drop round some last minute Amazon purchases! The Christmas decorations were lovely and festive and all in all we had a lovely, relaxing time. The only slight negative is the limited mobile wifi which was limited to 18gb and could only support a few users at once. This is worth bearing in mind if you need to keep up with any work during your break as there is also limited reception. However it does mean you are forced to really get away from it all! I would recommend this place highly for large groups.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review, we do try to make your stay as perfect as possible and do as much as we can to help make your stay go smoothly. The only negative part of your review the wi-fi / mi-fi we have had no control over due to the fact we did not receive broadband and had to arrange a moblie system to cater for guests needs which has limited data download limits, The village, as from the 3rd January 2017 has had fibre installed so we are in the process of installing broadband which will elleviate all of these problems within the next couple of weeks......phew...!! Should be 5 stars next time...!!! Andrew
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village pubs
Car: necessary


Anstey Grove Barn is 35 minutes from Stansted and Luton airports, about 1 and a half hours from London Heathrow and does require the use of a car to visit. the Channel Tunnel and East Anglian ports are 2 hours away.


Buntingford the nearest town is 5 miles away with Hertford, Ware, Cambridge, Saffron Walden 30 minutes . London is 30 miles away.

Further Details:

Nearby within 15 miles are Duxford Imperial War museum, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm and Audley End House.


Rates & Availability

East Hertfordshire District Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard rate
Feb 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter '17
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May Day Bank Hol '17
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Bank Hol '17
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Bank Hol '17
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year 2017-18
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or E Mail to book, a 25% deposit required to confirm booking with remainder due 1 week prior to occupancy date. Bank transfer preferred, cleared cheques or cash on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival 16.00+ Fri
Departure 10.00- Fri or 16.00- Sunday for weekend rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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