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Private Studio in a beautiful and charming village

SuperhostBarnwell, England, United Kingdom
Entire guest house hosted by Sandra
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom

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Our bright and airy studio apartment has been described as 'a peace of heaven' by our guests. Its well fitted kitchen, great rain shower and exceptionally comfortable bed makes your stay wonderful. If you want to stay in touch with the rest of the world then super fast broad band is installed in the apartment, if not then just chill and relax and enjoy the peace tranquility and beauty of Barnwell.
An exceptional stay in a stunningly beautiful village!

The space
The property is a studio apartment situated above our garage. The property has a shower room with hand basin and toilet,the shower is modern and has a rain shower facility. Shampoo and conditioner is provided and some little extras for those who have run short or have forgotten personal items. There is a fully fitted and equipped modern kitchen in the main room. Sheets and towels are included. There is a TV and DVD player in the room along with a cd player and an iphone/ipod docking station attached to the clock radio.

The picturesque village of Barnwell is nicely situated being close to the historic town of Oundle and within easy travel to the cities of Peterborough, Northampton, Corby, and Cambridge. The nearest train stations are in Peterborough, Kettering and in Huntingdon. Buses can be taken from there to Oundle and then there is a four mile taxi journey from there, or pickup can be arranged on request for a small fee.

Our local public house has a restaurant at the rear and along with many other establishments in the local villages offer good food and a friendly atmosphere. For the connoisseur of fine foods the Talbot hotel offers a good dining experience along with the more contemporary establishment of Dexters in the centre of Oundle and the Tap and Kitchen by the Warf as you come into Oundle where you can sit out and enjoy the river view. For food shopping we have the lovely Waitrose store which has convenient parking on the edge of Oundle.

Barnwell is very pretty and known for its links to the royal family as Barnwell Castle is owned by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Village has its own shop, public house, church and stream that runs through the center of the village There are bridleways and walking tracks woven into Barnwell and throughout the local area.

Barnwell Country Park is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit offering kayak hire for a trip down the river or an enjoyable and tranquil cycle ride through down the country roads and tracks, both Kayaks and bicycles are available to hire from Trek Kits in Oundle.

Burghley House is just a 20 minute car journey away, the historic house is open to the public during the spring and summer months. The annual horse trials are held there in September.

Rutland Water is also a lovely place to visit for walkers or cyclists or anyone wanting to experience the water sports offered there.

Water sport enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in this area as there is also Tallington lakes and Ferry Meadows (Peterborough) where you can hire sailing dinghies and wind surfers. Ferry meadows has an old fashioned steam train that is operating during the spring and summer for those who wish to take a nostalgic step back in time. Horse riding is available from a riding establishment close to Ferry meadows.
Elton Hall is 10 minutes car journey from Barnwell, they host music festivals and events throughout the year. We are also close to the music festival held at Abbots Ripton in July each year called the Secret Garden Party.

All in all the area hosts a huge variety of events and facilities for the outgoing visitor, alternatively those who wish to just relax and take a saunter through a beautiful and ancient village will be able to enjoy a stay here in Barnwell.
We hope to see you soon!

Guest access
The apartment is self contained however in the summer guests can enjoy the garden, sit under the weeping cherry tree in the shade or out in the sunshine on the wicker twin seat at the front of our gated property which is very private.

Other things to note
We do have a dog at our home who is very friendly so we prefer animal lovers but for those who do not want to be around dogs we will keep him out of your way.
There is an electric gate for entry to the property so it is very secure however you are able to get in and out as you are handed a gate key for easy use until you leave the property. We have BT infinity super fast broadband installed and now have over come the previous issue we have had with the signal by having a booster put via the electricity system into the accommodation so there is now full signal within the accommodation. There is seating facility outside next to our office in nice weather if you choose to sit outside weather permitting with your device.
Washing of clothes can be done by the hosts if requested for a fee for anyone staying long enough who has the need. The property is listed as sleeps two but we have now a put you up bed for people with a child up to teenager has stayed and slept in it perfectly ok.
Our bright and airy studio apartment has been described as 'a peace of heaven' by our guests. Its well fitted kitchen, great rain shower and exceptionally comfortable bed makes your stay wonderful. If you want to stay in touch with the rest of the world then super fast broad band is installed in the apartment, if not then just chill and relax and enjoy the peace tranquility and beauty of Barnwell.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron
Dedicated workspace
TV
Private entrance
Breakfast
Wifi

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Barnwell, England, United Kingdom

Barnwell is a historic, quaint and stunningly beautiful village, set in the Nothamptonshire countryside of rolling hills. We have a stream that runs through the village that enhances the relaxing feel to it. The surrounding area has multiple villages of similar size and beauty all situated within easy reach of the local town of Oundle. Visit the Talbot hotel with the famous staircase that Mary queen of scots walked down and Fotheringhay Castle where she was beheaded to name just a couple of interesting points.
Barnwell is a historic, quaint and stunningly beautiful village, set in the Nothamptonshire countryside of rolling hills. We have a stream that runs through the village that enhances the relaxing feel to it.…

Hosted by Sandra

Joined in June 2011
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My name is Sandra, I work from home so will be at the accommodation site for most of the time. My husbands name is William, we are friendly people who will try to make your stay as enjoyable as we can. Our children are grown up now and live away so there is just William and I here in the evenings. We are both well travelled and have stayed ourselves in different types of accommodation and in a wide variety of countries. I love to hear about peoples adventures and exchange ideas and tips so maybe you have an experience to share with us!
My name is Sandra, I work from home so will be at the accommodation site for most of the time. My husbands name is William, we are friendly people who will try to make your stay as…
During your stay
We have an easy approach to interaction with guests, everyone is different some people like to be private some like to have an involvement with us. We have had guests where we see them very little and others who have had dinner with us or drinks in the garden we are basically guided by what our guests want out of their stay and of course what our daily lives dictate.
We have an easy approach to interaction with guests, everyone is different some people like to be private some like to have an involvement with us. We have had guests where we see…
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm