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The Barn, Gantry House, Cookham Village

Entire loft hosted by Edward
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

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The Barn is tucked away in a private courtyard set back on a picturesque and quiet lane which leads towards the village high street. Steeped in history and oozing character, it dates back to the 18th century. Vaulted ceilings and old beams frame the bedrooms which are furnished with an ornate bed/sofa bed/Egyptian cotton bed linen in a combination of dusky pinks/greys all in a shabby chic style. Chandeliers, silk bedspread, Farrow and Ball paint and Cologne and Cotton toiletries/towels.

The space
Originally a brewery dating back to 1760 The Barn was converted to a maltings in 1850 and remained part of a large brewing operation linked to a Windsor brewery. In around 1912 the main house was converted from a grain store into a residential home comprising two apartments. Between the World Wars the house was converted back into one residence. The two malting barns used to form part of a complex of three malting barns and two kilns. When the brewery business closed, the barns were used variously for a village school (you can still see God Save The Queen markings on the walls) a jam factory and a car body workshop. The family before us was in residence between 1952 and 2012. Since then we have been busy renovating the house, garden and barns.

The renovation and conversion of the upper barn, by a local building company, into an apartment, was finished in August 2017. It is split into three levels with wider staircases, a modern shower room, a first floor king bedroom and a mezzanine with sofa bed and writing desk/chair. It has a south-easterly prospect looking out onto small orchard. The space is ideal for short stays and remote working.

As of April 2019, we serve a light Continental breakfast. However, you can book and pay for fresh English breakfast at many of the local pubs.

Other things to note
Cookham Village is one of three villages which together make up The Cookhams. Gastropubs such as the Bel & Dragon are a minute or two's stroll away. The Michelin starred restaurants, the Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck in Bray are a short taxi ride away. The village also hosts the internationally renowned Stanley Spencer Museum of art. There are numerous local art, music and theatrical events as well as village summer fetes and the annual Rock the Moor eighties music festival in May.

London (Paddington) is easily accessible from Cookham Station, just a short walk away and there are beautiful walks along the River Thames and surrounding countryside are on the doorstep. Cliveden (National Trust) is a five minute drive and does champagne afternoon tea. Cookham is also close to the market town of Marlow which boasts excellent shopping and bars/restaurants such as The Ivy, Bills, the Botanist and the Hand and Flowers.

Cookham is also a 25 minute drive from Henley and a 30 minute drive to Ascot racecourse or Windsor Castle.
The Barn is tucked away in a private courtyard set back on a picturesque and quiet lane which leads towards the village high street. Steeped in history and oozing character, it dates back to the 18th century. Vaulted ceilings and old beams frame the bedrooms which are furnished with an ornate bed/sofa bed/Egyptian cotton bed linen in a combination of dusky pinks/greys all in a shabby chic style. Chandeliers, silk bed… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Smoke alarm

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Cookham, England, United Kingdom

Cookham is friendly and fun. It has all amenities for day to day needs and is a great place to relax.

Hosted by Edward

Joined in October 2015
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During your stay
We are a family of two adults two children plus an au pair living on site in the main house near the barns. One of the adults will welcome you when you arrive or shortly afterwards if you have collected the key from the safe.
We will try to make ourselves as available as possible at check in and check out times for questions and suggestions.
We are a family of two adults two children plus an au pair living on site in the main house near the barns. One of the adults will welcome you when you arrive or shortly afterwards…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy