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Contemporary Barn conversion with Hot Tub & field.

Entire house hosted by Adam
10 guests4 bedrooms8 beds3 baths

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Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage are a pair of adjoining 2 bedroomed barn conversions sleeping 6 + 4 guests, with ample space for everyone to get together & socialise in Orchard Barn (subject to COVID guidelines) around the large dining table or in front of the log burner.

The 7 seat HotTub is under an oak gazebo. The field has a mown area about the size of a tennis court.

The space
Ideal for extended families, friends, re-unions and social get-togethers & with 2 night weekend breaks for 6 + 4 people (+ cot) from £995, plus AIrBnB fees. We live in the adjacent farm house and usually available to answer any questions either by phone or if you prefer, in person.

Please note that we live in the adjacent farm house and if you have any additional guests that mean that you cannot comply with the current Government social distancing regulations will politely be asked to leave immediately.

If you are looking to book more than 12 months in advance, or for a short midweek break, please message us and we will send you a tailored quote (we don’t set our rates that far ahead)!

Whilst the published cancellation policy is strict, we will of course offer a full refund of our portion of the fee if you have to cancel for COVID-19 reasons.

When booking you are booking both cottages together (no need to make a separate booking for Anvil Cottage). Please note that Orchard Barn on its own sleeps 6 & Anvil Cottage 4 (which is included in the rate). We no longer let them out separately, so you will have exclusive use of the hot tub & recreational areas.

Orchard Barn is the larger of the 2 barns & is 2 bedroomed (1 double & 1 twin) + a pair of single beds (75cm each) that can be zipped together to create a king sized bed downstairs (see layout in pic.2). This part of the barn sleeps 6 and has catering / dining facilities for up to 10 guests. The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over & a shower room downstairs all with under floor heating, contemporary fittings and fully tiled.

Anvil Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroomed conversion (1 double & 1 bunk bed), it has a kitchen with breakfast table, separate lounge with 2 settee's & a log burner. The fully tiled contemporary bathroom upstairs has a shower over the bath & under floor heating. Both were completed in 2011 and new to the holiday rental market in 2013. Please note that whilst they are attached to each other, it is not possible to access the other without briefly going outside (just a few steps across the well lit, private paved area).

Our guests tell us that this is ideal as it means that extended families have their own space, but there is ample room in Orchard Barn to socialise together. Many of our bookings have been for birthday parties, family get togethers and re-unions, with 2 night weekend breaks (Fri & Sat nights) for 10 guests from £995.

Sited in the grounds of a 17th Century timber framed former farmhouse, the superb facilities include full under-floor heating powered by a Biomass Wood Chip Boiler & PV cells, lovely baths & showers, log burners (logs provided), Miele dishwasher & washing machines, washer/dryers.

The 2 acre paddock is for you to play in. (Please note that this a field, not a garden, and we like to make hay from the grass, so at certain times of the year the grass will be too long to play games in, although we do maintain an area about the size of a tennis court for games and a path all around the perimeter). There are 37 inch Sony LCD TV's & blu-ray players in the lounges of both barns.

Free Wi-Fi is available in both barns and there is ample private parking for at least 6 cars.

Included within the price is all bedding, towels (min 2 each), Gas BBQ and in each barn there is a 'welcome starter pack' including some coffee, tea, sugar a pint of milk, washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, basket of logs for each wood burner, some toilet rolls & 1 or 2 local products for you to try when available.

Being just 5 minutes from the A50 at Sudbury, we are situated on the outskirts of the village of Draycott-In-The-Clay on the very edge of the National Forest, with abundant beautiful woodland foot & bridle paths, 2 traditional pubs an Indian restaurant (who will deliver free) & a shop all in the village and just a few minutes easy walk away. We are within easy reach of the towns of Ashbourne, Burton upon Trent, Lichfield & Uttoxeter with all the attractions of the Peak District, Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & Alton Towers on the doorstep.

We have started to map our local walks on the Ordnance Survey App, which you can download for free and follow, or add to for future guests (search for OS Maps in your App store).

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Guest access
Whole house, plus adjacent 2 acre field. We live in the adjacent farm house.

Other things to note
There are 2 pubs and an Indian restaurant, The Barn Indian (which will deliver for free) within walking distance as well as countryside & woodland walks.

Minimum stay length varies, but as a general rule it is 2 nights, except Christmas & New Year, which vary.
My place is good for families and groups within the government guidelines
Please note our usual change over day is Friday.

Orchard Barn & Anvil Cottage are a pair of adjoining 2 bedroomed barn conversions sleeping 6 + 4 guests, with ample space for everyone to get together & socialise in Orchard Barn (subject to COVID guidelines) around the large dining table or in front of the log burner.

The 7 seat HotTub is under an oak gazebo. The field has a mown area about the size of a tennis court.

The space
Ideal for extended families, friends, re-unions and social get-togethers &…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Washer
Crib
Essentials
TV
High chair
Wifi
Hair dryer
First aid kit
Hangers

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Draycott in the Clay, England, United Kingdom

We are on the edge of the National Forest, close to the National Memorial Arboretum, St George's Park, Alton Towers and within walking distance of the largest non-nuclear explosion to occur during either of the World Wars....

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Joined in March 2014
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I've lived in the Derbyshire / Staffordhire area all my life and I love it here. I live here in Draycott in the Clay with my partner, Charlotte. We have 3 cats, Nimrod, Myrtle & Trousers, one of which lives outside permanently. We enjoy walking and can advise you of many local walks, with or without pubs en-route!
I've lived in the Derbyshire / Staffordhire area all my life and I love it here. I live here in Draycott in the Clay with my partner, Charlotte. We have 3 cats, Nimrod, Myrtle & Tr…
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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
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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