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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England

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“Mrs”
Reviewed September 15, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here as it was convenient for RAF Halton where we were going for my sons graduation. Ann-Marie was fantastic went over and above what was expected. The barn had all amenities. The only downside for us personally was we had my elderly parents with us and the bathroom downstairs wasn't very convenient for them however this was nothing other than a personal preference for ease and convenience other than that the barn was lovely. Would recommend and would love to stay again if I was in the area.

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Mlmpmpa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Convenient Vacation Rental”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
3
people found this review helpful

Our family of four, including two teenagers, spent five nights at Toad Hall Barn in late June 2016. This was a great option for us instead of staying in a small room at a hotel or B&B. The property is a converted barn accessed via a courtyard shared by the owner's home, garage and other buildings. There were sheep grazing in the nearby field.

We used this location as a base to see nearby St. Albans, Watford (Warner Bros. Harry Potter Tour), Aylesbury and Bletchley Park. We made day trips to Oxford and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford (and nearby Cambridge).

The inside of the property included:
First Floor:
- open floor plan including large sitting area with TV and plenty of comfortable seating space, kitchen area and table and chairs
- bathroom with toilet, sink and bathtub with shower attachment
- access to the adjacent garage where a washer/dryer is available

Second Floor (converted attic):
- main bedroom with large bed, no windows, one skylight
- second bedroom with large bed in one section and two twin beds in the other section; no windows, one skylight

Pros:
- The bed linens were clean and good quality
- The mattresses were very comfortable
- The second bedroom had a skylight with a blackout shade
- All the plumbing worked; plenty of hot water and good water pressure
- The kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet and bathtub were clean
- The free WiFi worked

Cons:
- The main bedroom skylight did not have a blackout shade. With the 4:30 am sunrises, this was a problem and we had to hang a blanket over the thin shade already on the window.
- There were multiple cobwebs throughout the property. These were mostly found in corners along the floor, walls and ceiling.
- A coating of dust was visible on some of the upstairs furniture; particularly the bedroom furniture in the second bedroom including the end tables, vanity and mirrors.
- The bathroom floor needs a good scrubbing.
- Active water damage visible on the walls in the bathroom.
- The second bedroom is adjacent to the main house and the walls are not really sound proof. One night it sounded like their washing machine and/or dryer was running from approximately 10 to 11:45 pm.

Traveling group: Teenagers
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Beth S
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“Quaint, cozy British Cottage”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

What a wonderful place to stay and explore this region of England. Ann Marie goes out of her way to make sure everything you need is available right down to tea and wonderful baked goodies upon arrival to enjoy. The cottage is lovely with everything you need for a short or longer stay. Be sure to mind your head and enjoy the beauty of the area around this place. Thank you for a wonderful 3 days.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Joseph An...
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Lovely quaint place, very pleasant”
Reviewed June 3, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A relaxing place, with loads of charactor. Very comfy,
AnnMarie was very accommodating & helpful. A good base, short drive to Aylesbury and very central to where we wanted to go. Thank you

Traveling group: Other
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Robert T
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“Excellent rural location”
Reviewed May 31, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Great property containing all you need for a stay away from home.

Convenient for Aylesbury, and plenty of National Trust/English Heritage properties, so many good places to visit and eat at we ran out of time.

Would definitely use again if returning to this area.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Friends
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Fumziie A
1 review
“Perfect ”
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I couldn't have asked for anything better! The owner AnnMarie, was very friendly and accommodating, everything we needed was there, it was warm, cosy and felt like a proper family home. I would highly recommend this venue as it was perfect and if I could give it 100 stars I would. :)

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Paul F
1 review
“Super weekend break”
Reviewed October 31, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed over a weekend in October, family of 5 with grown up children) coinciding with two birthdays in the family. Toad Hall Barn was perfect. Lovely kitchen and lounge area, comfortable bedrooms (low beams!!) and, most importantly, beautifully clean throughout. We will definitely return (3 of us live in North Midlands, 2 in Kent, so halfway!). Anne-Marie was very helpful and replied to any questions we had, both before and during our stay.

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Liked best: Comfortable and characterful
Liked least: Nothing of note!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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