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Bull Pen Barn, Dyrham Park, near Bath

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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A fabulous rural retreat for 2 just 8.5 miles from Bath. The Bull Pen has a light and spacious open-plan kitchen-dining-living area, with full length bi-fold doors opening to a patio with seating. A super-sized bedroom with a king-size bed and open-plan, wet-room-style shower room. All in a unique, architectural-chic style with exposed stone walls, raw wood and stone flooring, and natural textiles. Explore the 500-acre farm and private woodland, collect chicken eggs, walk to a pub, cafe and more

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Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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Free parking on premises
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Location

Dyrham, England, United Kingdom

Dyrham is a tiny village in a Conservation Area on the south-west side of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The national 102-mile-long Cotswold Way walking trail runs through the village (at the bottom of Sands Farm). The village no longer has a pub or shop but does have some very pretty homes built with Cotswold stone, several of them Grade II listed. At the heart of the village is the National Trust’s magnificent Grade I listed Dyrham House. The nearest pub is The Bull at Hinton, 1.5 miles away, a 25-minute daytime cross-country walk. The Tollgate Café is at the top of the farm, on the A46, walkable in 10 minutes along the footpath. It serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and is licensed. Its evening Stonebaked pizzas are excellent. It is a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the Black Mountains of Wales over 70 miles away. On request it will deliver locally sourced breakfast boxes and their evening menu.

A stay at Middle Barn isn’t just a property rental, it’s an experience too - for guests of all ages. The Barn is part of a 500-acre working farm with 70 acres of woodland where guests are free to ramble and explore on their own (keeping to signposted areas), collect eggs, interact with the farm animals (donkey, goats and horses), walk the owners’ dogs, go wild swimming in the pond, fish for crayfish and explore the play area. (As a security measure, the owner’s or farm manager’s permission must be sought before heading into the woodland, collecting eggs and visiting the animals.)

History buffs will enjoy it here too; the site has evidence of vines dating back to Roman times and the mound that rises behind the farm is believed to be a Saxon king’s burial site. Nearby is the site of the 577AD Battle of Deorham (present day Dyrham), a pivotal point in Britain’s history when post-Roman Briton rule fell to the West Saxons.

Farm activities
The owners offer the following activities at the farm:
Art – GBP60 per hour, up to 6 people: art workshops for all abilities, exploring a wide range of techniques and medium, inspired by the beautiful farm and countryside.
Woodland Activities – GBP20 per person for 2 hours: den building, fire building, animal spotting, moonlight woodland walks.
Clay Pigeon Shooting – GBP50 per person for 1 hour: suitable for the seasoned pro or a group of friends who would like to give this exciting sport a try.
These activities must be booked directly with owner. Contact details will be provided after booking the property.

Local Pubs

• The Bull at Hinton – 25-minute daytime walk (otherwise driving recommended)
• The Cross House at Doynton
• The Tollgate (see below) has an alcohol license.

Local cafés in walking distance

The Tollgate is located at the top of the farm on the A46 and walkable in ten minutes along the footpath. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunches, afternoon teas and Sunday roasts, and in the evening bakes and will deliver stonebaked pizza. You can sit in the tearoom, in the conservatory, or outside and enjoy great views and sunsets across to Bristol, the River Severn and the Welsh mountains. All food is made on the premises from locally sourced ingredients and it is licensed. On request they will deliver locally sourced breakfast boxes and their evening menu.

Dyrham Park National Trust Café
Within walking distance of the barn is the National Trust’s beautiful property Dyrham Park, which has a shop and café serving breakfast, lunches and teas.

Stay-In Catering
If you’d like to eat at the barn but want a break from cooking, the perfect solution is Handmade Catering – a local business in Marshfield that cooks and delivers delicious homemade food.

Bristol & Bath
The historic cities of Bath and Bristol are 8.6 miles and 17 miles away respectively, with both providing plenty of sightseeing activities and shopping opportunities for all ages and interests. (See the Bath & Bristol Guidebook at the end of the Welcome Guide.) There is an excellent Park & Ride facility at Lansdown (6 miles away) with a regular service into Bath. Well worth using as parking in Bath is expensive and limited. For Bristol, head to Cabot’s Circus Mall for shopping, Millennium Square for attractions and historical tours and Clifton for independent shops and eateries.
Dyrham is a tiny village in a Conservation Area on the south-west side of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The national 102-mile-long Cotswold Way walking trail runs through the village (at the…

Hosted by Bolthole

Joined in August 2016
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We run Bolthole Retreats; a holiday let company specialising in the Cotswolds
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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