The Barn, Ground Floor, First Floor, The Garden

the garden

Please take maximum advantage of our 20 acres of garden and parkland - especially popular with weddings as ceremonies are welcome anywhere within these 20 acres. Feel free to roam the breathtaking landscaped gardens, now part of the National Garden Scheme. Mix of contemporary topiary and romantic informal including wild flower meadow. Special features - herb garden, pergola with BBQ and eating area, lawns, young arboretum, children's play area and woods.

"4 acre garden created by owner over 20 years in ruins of farmland. Uphill drive flanked by topiary leads to award-winning barn conversion. Knot/herb garden leads to lawn flanked by walled herbaceous borders and pergola leading through contemporary topiary garden to stunning views over rolling parkland with avenue of oaks to mature woodland."

- National Garden Scheme

the barn

Chaucer Barn, part of an 80 acre farm, offers luxury self catering accommodation for 18 guests. Set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens, surrounded by a further 16 acres of parkland, there are 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, a games room and an 18 seated dining table.

pink sitting room

Large sitting/reception room adjoining the games room with open fire, open joisted oak ceilings and massive oak beams and oak floors. Opens west (via a fully sliding, floor to ceiling glass wall) onto a York stone patio. Features large LCD 46" flat screen television, DVD player, Sky and Xbox.

games room

Large games room adjoining the sitting/reception room. With open fire, open joisted oak ceilings with massive oak beams and oak floors. Features table tennis and games cupboard to suit all ages.

kitchen, banqueting hall & sun room

Enjoy sumptuous banquets with friends around the large dining table with an overhead candelabra and seating for up to 20 guests. The main open plan area is cathedral-like in proportion, but has a warm cosy feel, being filled with an Aga, English oak and heated York stone floor. A walk-in larder leads off the fully equipped kitchen. Bask in the morning sunshine of the Sun Room with a coffee overlooking the herb garden and terrace.

garden bedroom

Twin beds (can be made as a double). Features glass French doors opening onto the garden. Shares ground floor Rainbow bathroom. sdf

snug

Tucked in a cosy corner off the kitchen the "snug" sitting room has comfortable sofas, an open fire and oak ceiling making it the perfect place to curl up and read a book.

heart bedroom

Cosy double room with simple four-poster bed. Rainbow bathroom adjoining.

orchard bedroom

Chic simplicity with twin beds (can be made as double). Adjoining Bathroom.

rainbow bathroom

Large bathroom shared by Garden and Hessian rooms. Features large bath, loo and brass antique fittings.

red sitting room

Relax in the first floor drawing room with stunning views across the garden. Features an open fire and the open gallery looks down to the main dining area.

flint bedroom

A minstrel's gallery leads to the Flint Bedroom with Superking-size Bateau Lit bed with en-suite bathroom and antique roll-top cast iron bath and separate shower.

black bedroom

Luxurious grand bedroom with king-size four-poster bed. Features elaborate wall hangings, custom made teak Indian furniture and original flint wall. Bathroom opposite.

amber bedroom

Bright twin (can be made as double) Features floor to ceiling glass sliding windows overlooking gardens.

green bedroom

Bright double room with floor to ceiling sliding glass windows overlooking the garden, parkland and woods.

japanese bedroom

Large en-suite featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass windows giving spectacular views across garden, parkland and woods. En-suite bathroom with central roll-top bath.

shower

Dedicated shower room including washbasin and loo with contemporary fittings.

main bathroom

Large family bathroom with big 6'6" bath.

blue and gold bathroom

Antique bathroom with tall ceiling and big window. Perfect for morning sunshine!

white bedroom

Cosy twin that can also be made up as a double.

flint bathroom

Ensuite bathroom with antique roll-top bath and separate shower.

Full list of facilities

  • 4-door Aga
  • 2 ovens, gas and electric, microwave
  • 2 large fridges, 1 large freezer
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 LCD TVs, 47" and 32"
  • 2 DVD Players and DVD library
  • Sky Package, Entertainment and Sports Pack 1
  • Stereo with built in iPod dock
  • Bose portable iPod dock
  • X-Box 360
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Egyptian Cotton bed linen, towels and bath robes are provided
  • Individual shampoo and soap for each guest
  • Wood and kindling for 4 ready laid open fires (except in summer)
  • Outdoor BBQ and seating area
  • Games cupboard with board games to suit all ages
  • Library
  • Unlimited Parking