Ford Farm Coach HouseKey features
- Luxury barn conversion on the edge of the Cotswolds that sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms, all with superking beds (which can be split to 2 singles if preferred)
- 3 bathrooms (two en-suite)
- Open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area with wood burner
- Family friendly with high chairs and cots available on request
- Set over a single level, allowing easy access to all areas
- Private courtyard garden with sheltered patio and bbq
- Tennis court (hard court) with rackets and balls provided (shared use)
- Lawn games provided
- Pet friendly for up to 2 dogs - Dogs are welcome at a charge of £30 per week per dog or part thereof
- Parking for 6 cars
- WiFi throughout with download speeds of 100-150mbps and upload speeds of 10-20 mbps
The large open plan living area in this beautiful barn conversion provides the perfect place to gather with friends and family – sit chatting around the large oak table or relax on the cosy sofas set around the wood burner. The ceiling height windows flood this room with light and the large sliding door opens straight onto a private courtyard garden, with outdoor table and bbq for sunny afternoon gatherings. For those more energetic moments you can enjoy a game of tennis, challenge your friends to one of the giant garden games or explore the local countryside with walks straight from your door.
The Coach House is set over a single level, with the four comfortable bedrooms enjoying the wooden beams and vaulted ceilings of the original barn. Each has a superking bed (or 2 singles if preferred). The bedrooms are named after the arable crops found in the surrounding countryside:
Wheat bedroom – the largest bedroom with its own door straight into the garden and an en-suite bathroom with bath (shower over).
Oats bedroom – en-suite with shower.
Barley bedroom and Maize bedroom – share a large family bathroom with free-standing bath and separate shower.
There is also a further WC and a utility room with washing machine and separate dryer for your use.
The Coach House is one of four properties at Ford Farm Barns, a family run business. Also available to rent is The Farmhouse sleeping 13, or 15 with toddler floor beds. In addition, there are two residential properties. If booking the Farmhouse and the coach house together then use of the swimming pool ( May - Sep ) at the Farmhouse will also be available for your use.
- Welcome pack
- Linens and towels
- Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
- Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
- Free internet access
- All utilities (except telephone charges)
There are lots of activities near Ford Farm Barns for you to enjoy. Wendy from Zest
concierge (via Bath Holiday Rentals) can organise horse trekking, archery, clay pigeon
shooting, fishing, nature farm and history walks. Or enjoy a more relaxing activity right here
at Ford Farm Barns by booking one of our many local businesses; from massages to art
parties there are plenty of options to suit you.
Having lived at Ford Farm Barns for many years some suggestions from the Owners include:
A public footpath touches the boundary of our land at Ford Farm, providing walks straight
from your front door (bring your wellies – it gets muddy!). You will find a local OS map in
your property and we are happy to suggest routes – you can take a light stroll into our local
village (where you will find a great pub), a short walk across to the clubhouse at Cumberwell
Park Golf Club or go further afield to explore the surrounding countryside.
Cumberwell Park Golf Club adjoins our land and they have five 9 hole courses for you to
There are lots of activities available on both the canal and the river in Bradford-on-Avon.
Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are favourites (Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is
just one of many organisations running this).
A nice way to get to Bath is to hire a bike and cycle along the tow path from Bradford-on-
Avon. For a more sedate experience you could hire a canal boat for the day.
Rushylane Fisheries is next door (pre-booking required).
You will find that Bradford on Avon supplies most day-to-day items, including a chemist and
a Co-op in the town centre. There is a large Sainsbury’s supermarket on the southern side of
For a more local purchase you can pop across the fields and pick up freshly laid eggs from
our neighbours at Home Farm. Just take the footpath towards South Wraxall and you will
spot them as you enter the village – there is a supply of fresh eggs and an honesty box in
Food and drink
There are lots of great places to try out within the local area. We have shared just a few of
The Longs Arms (in Upper South Wraxall – 1 mile walk over the fields) and The George (in
Bradford-of-Avon) are family favourites of ours; both are great for lunch and dinner. The
Pear Tree Inn (in Whitley), Bathampton Mill (in Bathampton) and The Inn at Freshford are
also good choices.
Merkins Farm Café (in Bradford Leigh – 1 mile walk over fields) is a nice lunch or cake spot.
Alternatively, you could head over to Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen (in Winsley) for lunch in
their barn – they also have a small kids play area.
In Bradford-on-Avon you’ll find plenty of options for lunch, including Il Fiume, Timbrell’s
Yard and the Canal Tavern. For an evening meal you could try out Ravello or The Bunch of
Bradford-on-Avon is just down the road and is a picturesque town with the River Avon
flowing through its centre. There are small shops, cafes and restaurants to visit. Or head
down to the river for a picnic, a look at the Tithe Barn and a walk along the canal.
www.bradfordonavon.co.uk provides information and ideas.
The Georgian city of Bath is only 8 miles away (13 minutes by train from Bradford on Avon)
and has many historic venues to visit including the Roman Baths, The Royal Crescent, Bath
Abbey and the Assembly rooms. Bath is full of great shops, restaurants, bars, cafes,
museums, galleries and theatres. www.visitbath.co.uk provides guidance and will also let
you know the special events taking place whilst you are here.
There are plenty of National Trust houses and gardens near Ford Farm Barns – The Courts
Gardens, Chalfield Manor, Lacock Abbey and Dyrham Park are our nearest. Or if you prefer
an English Heritage site then Farleigh Hungerford Castle is another option.
Longleat is about 30 minutes drive away and offers a safari park, house and gardens. They
also hold lots of events throughout the year, including their excellent Christmas light
display. A day out at Stonehenge, Stourhead or Cheddar Gorge is also good fun - all are less
than an hour away by car.
If you prefer to combine a walk with something to see, then a trip up to the iron age hill fort
of Bratton Camp (English Heritage) provides great views and an up-close look at the white
horse on the hillside. Or a walk along the Caen Hill Locks is another picturesque and
Kids play areas
If you want to give the kids a change of scene then there are plenty of playgrounds nearby.
The closest is at Sladesbrook Park (1.5 miles), or you can go into the centre of Bradford-on-
Avon to explore the two playgrounds near the Tithe Barn (one is good for smaller children,
whilst the other suits a slightly older gang).
There are other village play areas around (for example in Holt and next to the sports centre
in Corsham) or you could go slightly further (5 miles) to a larger play area in King George V
Park in Melksham (where they have playgrounds, a splash zone and a skate park).
Hope Nature Centre (6 miles, entry fee) is a good trip out as it combines farm animals, lots
of play areas and a café.
If you prefer something more natural, the woodland at Brown’s Folly (Monkton Farleigh) is
fun to explore.
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- Tennis Court
- Smart TV
- High Speed Broadband
- Hair Dryer
- Digital radio, bluetooth enabled
- Netflix movies
- TV & DVD
- FF Kitchen
- Garden Furniture
- Travel Cot
- High Chair
- Games Room
- Outdoor Games
- Blue Ray Player
Chargeable Services Available
- Additional cleaning, £36 per 2 hours
- Additional linen changes £36 per bedroom
- Admin fee
- Travel Cot (Sheet/bedding not included - Please note, base mattress is a standard thin travel cot mattress)