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Luxury Barn Conversion Style, Detached Property In Private Gated Grounds

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
bungalow
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Sandy Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Michelle Barnes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury Barn Conversion Style, Detached Property In Private Gated Grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous, spacious and contemporary

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 working in the area for a few days and we needed somewhere relaxing after busy training sessions. This accommodation was brilliant - very spacious, contemporary and beautifully maintained. Everyone involved with the property was smashing: welcoming, friendly and helpful. Alas, the weather was dreadful whilst we were there, but because the accommodation was so good, at least we were extremely comfortable and had plenty of room to stretch out and relax! We would definitely recommend the venue if you are looking for somewhere that is just a cut above!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am delighted you chose to stay at my accommodation whilst in the area for work.
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5

Fab weekend November 2015

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house. Stayed with a group of 9 girlfriends and the house was wonderful. Very modern with all mod cons, the owners have given100% to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. We loved the Christmas trees they put up early especially for our visit for our Xmas dinner celebration. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

August Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our August break. The cottage was fantastic, you felt you was in some 5 star hotel in Spain. The facilities, the cleanliness all of 5 star standard. We visited for the week a large group of us with small children and teenagers, easy reach to London and surrounding areas. The children enjoyed themselves, playing on the field and the play area. The owners are very friendly a special thanks to them for the help at hand would definitely visit again. Thank you Michelle and family

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry I could not have given you more sunshine.
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5

Great property for friends/family to get together.

  • 5 of 5

I found this property on Owners Direct after being let down by 2 other holiday rental companies who shall remain nameless. After looking at the listing and contacting the owner who was very helpful, my group and I decided to book. My group consisted of 10 adults and three babies (who were accomodated in their repspective parents rooms as the listing is for 10 not 13).

On arrival, we were greeted by the owner, Michelle, who gave us useful information about the premises and the surrounding grounds. The property was clean and we were all very impressed by the standard of the accomodation. The property was well equipped and the quality of the fixtures and fittings was excellent. There is a definite feel of luxury.

The layout was good, with the living accomodation at one end of the house with the bedrooms at the other end. the two parts could be shut off from eachother by a set of double doors. The living area of the house was large, airy and is a good sociable space. It didn't feel overcrowded with 10 adults and 3 babies. There are also a number of bi-fold doors which allow easy access to the patio areas and give even more of a feeling of space inside.

The location of the property was ideal for my group with easy access from the A1 (but not so close that road noise came into play). Parking for multiple cars was available inside the secure gated plot and guests had access to the large grassed area also on the plot. With regard to nearby attractions, there was plenty to do nearby for a weekend away. My group visited Woburn Safari Park, which was about 35 minutes drive, and an RSPB woodland at Sandy, 10 minutes drive. There is a pub about 1.5 miles away in Northill (walkable if you chose to) and my wife informed me the were some decent running loops for those who want to keep fit. More attractions are available in the area.

A random comment for a review but, the owner has a very well behaved and placid Collie. My group were all happy with the dog but the owner did say it could be shut away if needed. Even with the bi-fold doors wide open, the dog didn't try to enter the property and it was very gentle around the children.

In summary, the location, layout and facilities were excellent. The property was clean and well presented. The owner was pleasant and we didn't feel under any scrutiny being on the same plot of land as the owners home. I would recommend this property to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am delighted your party enjoyed the stay.
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Special interest holidays:

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

Distances:

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.

Rates & Availability

Sandy Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
New Year 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$504
$3,015
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
From
$431
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,637
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $441

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.

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Amenities

Sandy Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
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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