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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Area: Outskirts Bathrooms: 3 Parking: 10
Weekly: From £3525.00 Short breaks: Please call
Perfectly suited to large gatherings, the 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Farmhouse has a games room, large dining tables and comfortable living areas. Enjoy the heated swimming pool (April-Sept), sheltered terrace and bbq in the well established private garden, surrounded by rolling Wiltshire countryside. This grade 2 listed Georgian farmhouse is the largest of four properties at Ford Farm Barns, a 30-acre converted farm which now specialises in luxury holiday accommodation and is no longer a working farm. Guests to this beautiful farmhouse will also enjoy the grassy lawns, garden games and tennis court found within the grounds of Ford Farm Barns. Located two miles north of the historic town of Bradford-on-Avon and just 8 miles from the cultural city of Bath.

Ford Farm House

Key Features:
  • Luxury Farmhouse on the edge of the Cotswolds that sleeps 11, or 13 with toddler floor beds (small children only)
  • 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one en-suite) and 2 WCs
  • Family friendly with high chairs, cots and stair gates all available on request
  • Well equipped kitchen suited for large groups
  • Dining table in the Garden Room comfortably seats 24
  • Games room with English pool table
  • Private garden with sheltered patio and bbq
  • Heated swimming pool with child safe cover (private use and open April to September inclusive)
  • Tennis court (hard court) with rackets and balls provided (shared use) as well as additional lawn games
  • Pet friendly for up to 3 dogs - Dogs are welcome at a charge of £30 per week per dog or part thereof
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • WiFi throughout with download speeds of 100-150mbps and upload speeds of 10-20 mbps


The Farmhouse at Ford Farm Barns

A peaceful place to relax and wind down offering countryside views, comfortable rooms and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sunny established garden. Take a dip in the heated pool (Please note the swimming pool is heated by an air source heat pump. This means that in April and September the pool may be slightly cooler than usual if we experience particularly cold weather), play some tennis, set up an outdoor game of croquet, or simply enjoy a long al fresco lunch on the sheltered terrace. Ideal for up to 11 adults, families with children and corporate events.
The heart of this beautiful Georgian farmhouse is the modern family kitchen and living area. The large Aga is supplemented with an electric hob/oven and there are two fridges, two washing machines, a walk-in larder, a butler’s pantry and an ice machine. The kitchen table comfortably seats 12, whilst just down the corridor you will find an even larger table (seating 24) in the Garden Room.

Three doors line each side of the garden room and lead to swimming pool on one side and the sheltered courtyard on the other. The large dining table can comfortably seat 24 making this the perfect place for celebrations, family reunions and meetings. You can even hook your laptop up to a 2 metre projector screen, allowing you to entertain your friends, host meetings, or simply keep an eye on important sporting events whilst you splash around in the pool outside.

Venturing further into the extensive Farmhouse you will be able to challenge your friends to a game of pool in the games room. Or settle down in front of an open fire in the lounge, where the 48” smart TV is accompanied by a DVD player, sound bar and access to Netflix.

On the first floor you will find five comfortable bedrooms; one is en-suite and there are two further family bathrooms. The bedrooms are all named after trees found in and around Ford Farm Barns:
  • Beech bedroom and Birch bedroom – sit at the front of the house and share a large family bathroom with free-standing bath and separate shower. These bedrooms each have a superking bed (or 2 singles if preferred) and have plenty of space if you want to make use of the optional toddler floor beds ). Both bedrooms also benefit from their own wash basin.
  • Ash bedroom – en-suite with bath (shower over). The superking bed can be split to become 2 singles if preferred.
  • Willow bedroom and Walnut bedroom – sit at the rear of the house, overlooking the swimming pool. They share a family bathroom with bath and separate shower.Walnut has a superking bed (or 2 singles if preferred) whilst Willow houses our bunk bed for three (a double on the bottom with a single above).

There are also a further two WCs on the ground floor, plus a generous utility room with washing machine, separate dryer and freezer.

The Farmhouse is one of four properties at Ford Farm Barns, a family run business. Also available to rent is The Coach House sleeping 8. In addition, there are two residential properties, one belonging to the Owners of the property. Please note, the property is no longer a working farm so you won't have any visits from farm animals.

Services Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Linens and towels
  • Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
  • Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
  • Free internet access
  • All utilities (except telephone charges)

Activities & Amenities | The surrounding area

There are lots of activities near Ford Farm Barns for you to enjoy. Wendy from Zest
concierge (via Bath Holiday Rentals) can organise horse trekking, archery, clay pigeon
shooting, fishing, nature farm and history walks. Or enjoy a more relaxing activity right here
at Ford Farm Barns by booking one of our many local businesses; from massages to art
parties there are plenty of options to suit you.

Having lived at Ford Farm Barns for many years some suggestions from the Owners include:

Walking
A public footpath touches the boundary of our land at Ford Farm, providing walks straight
from your front door (bring your wellies – it gets muddy!). You will find a local OS map in
your property and we are happy to suggest routes – you can take a light stroll into our local
village (where you will find a great pub), a short walk across to the clubhouse at Cumberwell
Park Golf Club or go further afield to explore the surrounding countryside.

Golf
Cumberwell Park Golf Club adjoins our land and they have five 9 hole courses for you to
enjoy.

Water sports
There are lots of activities available on both the canal and the river in Bradford-on-Avon.
Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are favourites (Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team is
just one of many organisations running this).

Canal Trips
A nice way to get to Bath is to hire a bike and cycle along the tow path from Bradford-on-
Avon. For a more sedate experience you could hire a canal boat for the day.

Fishing
Rushylane Fisheries is next door (pre-booking required).

Amenities
You will find that Bradford on Avon supplies most day-to-day items, including a chemist and
a Co-op in the town centre. There is a large Sainsbury’s supermarket on the southern side of
town.
For a more local purchase you can pop across the fields and pick up freshly laid eggs from
our neighbours at Home Farm. Just take the footpath towards South Wraxall and you will
spot them as you enter the village – there is a supply of fresh eggs and an honesty box in
their shed.

Food and drink
There are lots of great places to try out within the local area. We have shared just a few of
these below.

The Longs Arms (in Upper South Wraxall – 1 mile walk over the fields) and The George (in
Bradford-of-Avon) are family favourites of ours; both are great for lunch and dinner. The
Pear Tree Inn (in Whitley), Bathampton Mill (in Bathampton) and The Inn at Freshford are
also good choices.

Merkins Farm Café (in Bradford Leigh – 1 mile walk over fields) is a nice lunch or cake spot.

Alternatively, you could head over to Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen (in Winsley) for lunch in
their barn – they also have a small kids play area.

In Bradford-on-Avon you’ll find plenty of options for lunch, including Il Fiume, Timbrell’s
Yard and the Canal Tavern. For an evening meal you could try out Ravello or The Bunch of
Grapes.

Local attractions
Bradford-on-Avon is just down the road and is a picturesque town with the River Avon
flowing through its centre. There are small shops, cafes and restaurants to visit. Or head
down to the river for a picnic, a look at the Tithe Barn and a walk along the canal.
www.bradfordonavon.co.uk provides information and ideas.

The Georgian city of Bath is only 8 miles away (13 minutes by train from Bradford on Avon)
and has many historic venues to visit including the Roman Baths, The Royal Crescent, Bath
Abbey and the Assembly rooms. Bath is full of great shops, restaurants, bars, cafes,
museums, galleries and theatres. www.visitbath.co.uk provides guidance and will also let
you know the special events taking place whilst you are here.

There are plenty of National Trust houses and gardens near Ford Farm Barns – The Courts
Gardens, Chalfield Manor, Lacock Abbey and Dyrham Park are our nearest. Or if you prefer
an English Heritage site then Farleigh Hungerford Castle is another option.

Longleat is about 30 minutes drive away and offers a safari park, house and gardens. They
also hold lots of events throughout the year, including their excellent Christmas light
display. A day out at Stonehenge, Stourhead or Cheddar Gorge is also good fun - all are less
than an hour away by car.

If you prefer to combine a walk with something to see, then a trip up to the iron age hill fort
of Bratton Camp (English Heritage) provides great views and an up-close look at the white
horse on the hillside. Or a walk along the Caen Hill Locks is another picturesque and
interesting option.

Kids play areas
If you want to give the kids a change of scene then there are plenty of playgrounds nearby.
The closest is at Sladesbrook Park (1.5 miles), or you can go into the centre of Bradford-on-
Avon to explore the two playgrounds near the Tithe Barn (one is good for smaller children,
whilst the other suits a slightly older gang).

There are other village play areas around (for example in Holt and next to the sports centre
in Corsham) or you could go slightly further (5 miles) to a larger play area in King George V
Park in Melksham (where they have playgrounds, a splash zone and a skate park).
Hope Nature Centre (6 miles, entry fee) is a good trip out as it combines farm animals, lots
of play areas and a café.

If you prefer something more natural, the woodland at Brown’s Folly (Monkton Farleigh) is
fun to explore.

Key Features

Area: Outskirts
Double Bedrooms: 0
Twin Bedrooms or Double: 4
Twin Bedrooms: 0
Single Bedrooms: 0
Family Bedroom: 1- double and single bunk beds
Separate WC: 1
Sleeps: 11
Children: Welcome
Parking Spaces: 10
Bathrooms: 3
Pets: Yes
Weekly Price: £3525.00 - 7205.00
Short Break from: £2570.00
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Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Smart TV
  • Heated Swimming pool
  • Hair Dryer
  • Digital radio, bluetooth enabled
  • Netflix movies
  • Views
  • Fireplace
  • Washer/Dryer
  • TV & DVD
  • FF Kitchen
  • Garden Furniture
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
  • Wifi
  • Games Room
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor Games
  • Blue Ray Player

Floor Plans & Access Statements

You can download floor plan and access statements for this property from the links below.

Floor Plan Access Statement

Testimonials

We spent our Christmas holidays at Ford Farm House and to make a long story short it was perfect! What makes this place unique is that it fits both couch potatoes and hiking lovers.
The Farm House itself is huge inside and outside and the views are outstanding. There were 10 of us (6 adults and 4 kids aged from 10 months to 13 years) and a dog, with plenty of room for everybody. I can imagine how great it is staying there in Summer when the outdoor swimming pool is open. But even without it we have enjoyed playing tennis and table games and pool and sitting near the fire but most of all we admired… cooking! The kitchen with a huge AGA, several fridges, all types of cookware and dishes, is fabulous. In other words if you are going on a holiday to Ford Farm House you don`t have to worry about anything because everything you need is there (and if not — the owners are always very willing to help, provide advice, etc). I would like to put a special remark that the house, heating system, furniture, Weber bbq, towels, bedclothing etc are in absolutely perfect condition.
For the ones who like to spend their holidays outside there are walking paths through the fields just nearby. To the south lies Bradford-on-Avon, a pleasant little town with inns, restaurants and a fairy-tale looking tea room from the 16th century, with really good food and choice of a variety of teas. To the north it is worth walking to The Longs Arms pub in the village of Upper South Wraxall. Also the House is 20 minutes drive from Bath and less than an hour’s drive from Bristol which is very convenient. Frankly speaking we spent sometime discussing what was missing or what we didn’t like about Ford Farm House and all I could remember now is that we wanted to have coat hangers near the front entrance. Otherwise, again, it was perfect!
Hope to return to Ford Farm House sometime!

Ford Farm House Phil - 2022-01-03
This is a new property to Bath Holiday Rentals and will be available from Christmas 2021 onwards. We would love you to be the first to stay and share your thoughts with us.
Ford Farm House Alexa Voisey - 2021-10-08

Services Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Linens and towels
  • Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
  • Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
  • Free internet access
  • All utilities (except telephone charges)

Chargeable Services Available

  • Additional cleaning, £36 per 2 hours
  • Additional linen changes £36 per bedroom
  • Admin fee
  • Dogs
  • High Chair
  • Travel Cot (Sheet/bedding not included - Please note, base mattress is a standard thin travel cot mattress)
Concierge Service Available

Questions?

Please don't hesitate to give the Bath Holiday Rentals team a call on +44 (0)1225 482 225 if you have questions about choosing your ideal property, making bookings or anything else.