South West, Bradford-on-Avo, Bath, England
Leigh Barn, Bath, South West England Vacation Rental
Why leave the country when you can enjoy a little piece of Provence in the rolling Wiltshire countryside. A picturesque cluster of historic farm buildings has been transformed into a stunning French style retreat which sleeps 8-10 people. Enjoy these spacious surroundings, beautiful furnishings and lavish creature comforts. Explore the historic south west from here or simply enjoy the local life. There`s a large walled lavender and rose strewn garden, an apple orchard, a paddock with sweeping views and BBQ area, lots of country pubs and the chic town of Bradford-Upon Avon within easy walking distance with lovely shops, restaurants and frequent train and bus links to Bath. There is even an organic vineyard and cider farm nearby where you can arrange a tasting. In addition, the old dairy is being converted to a large sauna, gym and games room and will be ready for use by July 2011. There is additional space for 4 in The Bake House, a separate cottage on the same grounds.
The Location Leigh Barn is 1 mile from Bradford-on-Avon and 7 miles south-east of Bath. The nearest railway station is Bradford-on-Avon with links to Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, the South west, London Paddington or London Waterloo. Taxis are available from here; call Bradford-upon-Avon Taxis Tel 01225872277. The nearest convenience store and petrol station is Texaco towards Bradford-upon-Avon.
The History Leigh House is believed to date from 1574 and was part of a farm estate given by Elizabeth I to Robert Leigh. The property extends over 4.5 acres and includes the Tithe Barn and the Bake House, which has 14th Century origins. It was a wealthy estate and the depth of the well in the courtyard indicates that it was a property of significant importance during its time. In the early Eighteenth Century it was owned by Robert Taylor who lived in the main house and manufactured cheeses in the cheese loft, now a bedroom over the main kitchen. It was converted in 2006 and has been completely refurbished by the current owners.
Pubs and Restaurants:
There are 3 pubs within a short walking distance. The Castle is a gastro pub, The Bunch of Grapes, is renowned for Sunday roasts and award winning pies and The Dandylion which is good for a pint and pub fare. In Bradford-on-Avon, The Café Amichi is a very convivial Italian restaurant, The Bridge tea rooms are famous for its 3-tiered afternoon teas. Try the Thai Barn for delicious food with great service, or Avon Spice for Indian Cuisine that can be delivered.
Local Shops and Supermarkets:
The owner can arrange daily deliveries of fresh milk, bread and eggs. The nearest convenient store with good fresh produce is Co-op, 2 mins by car towards Winsley. There is a large Sainsbury`s Supermarket in Bradford-on-Avon.
Check in 4PM
Check out 10AM
Check in Later than 8PM will incur fee
Damage Deposit is required
Lost Keys £40 Per. Key plus VAT
Telephone Calls charged Separately
Linens Changed 1X Per. week
Extra Linen Change £30 Per. room
Additional Maid Available at £15 per. hour
Administration Fee £100
VAT/Services Fee 12.5%
50% down to book
50% (balance) due 60 days prior
Season Rates Weekly
Rates starting at £840/Week
3 Double Bedrooms
1 Twin Bedrooms
0 Single Bedrooms
4 Parking Spaces
Linens and towels
Weekly clean (min 12 night stay)
Weekly linen change (min 12 night stay)
Free internet access
All utilities (except telephone charges)
Chargeable Services Available
Additional Maid Service during your stay
Additional Linen change during your stay
In-house Beauty treatments