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“Perfect Getaway”

Review of Oak barns

Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
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Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
Enjoy a relaxing night's rest in the comfortable, king sized bed in double bedroom Enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace after an enjoyable family day out in Cheshire
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Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
Enjoy a relaxing night's rest in the comfortable, king sized bed in double bedroom
Enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace after an enjoyable family day out in Cheshire
The owner's family enjoying the stunning countryside
Breathtaking country views
Excellent restaurants in the area and in the village
Oak Barns with fabulous views of the Cheshire countryside
Lounge with comfy sofas and flat screen digital t.v.
Spacious family accommodation sleeps 6
Lovely countryside views whilst relaxing on the patio
Spacious dining area with a fully equipped modern kitchen
First floor twin bedded room with comfy beds
Ground floor twin bedroom with adjoining family bathroom.  Ideal if you cannot manage the stairs.
Bright and sunny dining area
Plenty of fresh air and space for the children to explore
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chester, Cheshire, England

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David C
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed December 2, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Information given in advance of our break was excellent, being both timely and comprehensive for our needs. We were fortunate to have our accommodation kindly changed before we arrived to better assist with my disabled father.

Oak Barns is a lovely collection of holiday lets, all self contained and finished to a really good standard, All kitchen equipment is available (the dryer being a godsend with the weather we had this week). TV and WIFI in the lounge, with a selection of DVDs and games. The WIFI was a little temperamental at times but being in the country, and the weather being as it was, it was of no real surprise. It ran an Amazon Firebox pretty well for the week! All very spacious and clean, Comfy beds and nice décor. Nice enclosed garden for our dog as well.

There are only a few shops in Farndon, but there is a very good surgery and helpful pharmacy if you should need them (which we did). Nice Farm shop in Holt, the village over the bridge and also a good Chinese takeaway. Don't know about other supermarkets but we were able to sort out a delivery from Iceland with no difficulty at all, even though the site is a little out of the way.

Will be staying there again in the none too distant future I hope. Great base for Chester, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool and North Wales. Too much to see in a week.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2017
Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you liked the Oak Lodge. The accommodation is all at ground floor level and I was fortunate in being able to move you from the Oak Barn to the Oak Lodge in advance of your stay to accommodate your disabled father. So sorry to learn that you were ill during your stay but were able to access the local surgery easily. Look forward to welcoming you back another time. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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CJB203
Essex
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect - Accommodation and Location”
Reviewed September 7, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

Five of us (2x parents, 2x grand parents and 1 teenager) stayed at Oak Barns No1 last week of August 2017.
Upon arrival we were not quite sure what to expect as initial impression was that it looked small (the building in the picture contains 3 accommodations). How wrong we were, its like a Tardis!! Plenty of room for all of us and spotlessly clean!
Downstairs comprises of a large well stocked open plan kitchen, diner and living room with TV, plus one bedroom (twin beds) and a bathroom with bath, shower and toilet (ideal for anyone who struggles with stairs). Upstairs comprises of 2 bedrooms (1x double and 1x twin bed), plus an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. None of us had any issues with bed comfort, condition of bed clothes, towels, crockery etc as has been previously been reported.
Oaks Barns are ideally located. A 10 minute walk in to Farndon or Holt with Chester and Wrexham only a 15 minute car journey away. If you want to venture further afield, Snowdonia, Conwy and the like are only a 1½ hour journey, so perfect for a day trip out.
We cannot recommend Oak Barns and Jayne (the owner) highly enough and are already planning when to return

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timmocrew
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great accommodation in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed August 22, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

No. 1 Oak Barn is a clean spacious accommodation in a wonderful spot, more than big enough for six adults to feel comfortable. Jayne (the owner) is lovely and left us some cadburys fingers and plums. It is a few minutes walk onto the high street and a few more over the bridge to Holt. There are also walks down the sides of the River Dee and surrounding countryside. The barn is centrally based for Wrexham and Chester and also many other attractions/castles can be reached within 30 mins drive. Stretton Water Mill is worth a visit but you will need to take the tour to get the most out of this attraction. For meals, try the Little Churton restaurant in Farndon.

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Management Response
Aug 24, 2017
I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and enjoyed our home grown plums! Like many of my other guests they too find the Oak Barns in a good location for exploring Cheshire and North Wales. The Little Churton restaurant is one of my favourite places to eat and I am so lucky to have it on my doorstep! Thanks again. Jayne Wilson, Owner of the Oak Barns.
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Gammons4
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fab Farndon”
Reviewed August 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

When we arrived to be honest it looked like a regular converted barn; but once we had entered we were shocked at the space inside. Spacious bedrooms and living area made this a perfect stay for 6 of us. Lots of great days out all easily reached. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would recommend to others wanting to explore the area.

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Management Response
Aug 24, 2017
A lot of my guests are amazed at the spaciousness of the Oak Barns when they arrive. They suit 6 guests comfortably. There is so much to see and do in Cheshire and North Wales that many guests return time and time again to the Oak Barns. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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Queenpeaf...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good basic for a family and dog ”
Reviewed August 12, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

If you are looking for Mr and Mrs Smith luxury you won't find it here. But it is well designed comfortable spacious holiday accommodation in a pleasant rural location on the edge of a lovely small village once famed as being the home of Paul Burrell (if you don't know don't bother)with essential shops including a pharmacy and a brilliant butcher. Everyone seems very friendly here. It's within walking distance of another village, Holt, in Wales, which is also pretty and has a deli as well as other shops pubs and a cafe. There is a bus service to Chester within a short walking distance. But it's not very regular and so I think you probably are better off with a car as there are so many places to visit. We did get an Internet food delivery for the week which saved us time and travel. There was no one to meet us on arrival but we were fine with that and retrieved the key from the safe with the emailed code. The door was a bit tricky but we quickly got used to it. There are three two story units arranged as a terrace, within the one barn structure. Each one has a little patio area to the rear with a table chairs and a barbecue. On the other side, facing the road there is another patio accessible from the downstairs bedroom (another tricky door) where there is a washing line. The fence is not sufficiently secure to keep a dog from escaping into the nearby fields where they might chase livestock. There are very limited opportunities for exercising your dog off the lead around here unless they are very well trained and not sheep chasers. It's the sort of countryside where farmers hang signs of Rights of Way markers warning of non existent bulls in fields. They are into food production rather than welcoming visitors. But the walks along the river Dee are lovely. Such a soothing gentle landscape. Everything worked pretty well and it was quite clean. Dishwasher and washing machine iron and board were good. Showers powerful and baths huge. No grab handles on the wall for the downstairs bath which had very steep sides so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Basic cooking equipment. Medium size fridge with ample freezer part. The Internet was slightly temperamental but we didn't care. The downsides have been mentioned in other reviews. I personally would not stay here again but only because the beds were too uncomfortable and I couldn't get a good nights sleep. A deal breaker as far as I am concerned. The beds seemed very new and if you can sleep on a whale bone corset you'll be absolutely fine. I like a firm mattress but not a bargain basement one. The bed linen was tired but 100% cotton so fine by me. I wished I had brought pillows as they were all too firm and bulky. The towels were of variable quality. Some super fluffy and some less so. But all fine. There was absolutely no sound proofing between the living area and the bedrooms upstairs. You could clearly hear whispers between the floors. Apart from one morning when they set off early and forgot to turn off the alarm clock, we didn't hear the neighbours. You need to bring your own shampoos, toilet paper, salt, pepper cooking oils and other basic bits and pieces. Hand soap life milk pods biscuits and tea leaves (no strainer) were provided but it was all a bit limited in the way of thoughtful touches for this day and age. But I guess you get what you pay for and holiday accommodation is very expensive in the UK particularly in high season. You have to check out before 10am and leave the place clean. I am not sure we did as we didn't have time, but we did get our deposit back. The owner turned up at 9:45 to say farewell and dropped off the clean bed linen for the next incumbents. We left our scissors behind in the kitchen drawer for them. Your welcome!

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Management Response
Aug 28, 2017
I am pleased that you enjoyed the village of Farndon. It was named as one of Britain's 12 best villages in the home magazine of the Sunday Times a few years' past. The village also previously featured in the Cheshire Life magazine. Thank you for your review. Jayne Wilson, Owner of the Oak Barns.
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Management Response
Aug 24, 2017
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found the Oak Barns to your liking. A lot of guests order a home delivery from one of the supermarkets in the area if they intend to arrive quite late in the day. If you do decide to visit again then I will be happy to receive any grocery orders on your behalf. Thanks again, Jayne Wilson, Owner of the Oak Barns.
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c0rnishHK
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great location, some quirks”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This review is for Oak Lodge, not the barns. The location is fantastic, view, complete with horses very nice. Inside, there are lots of good features, chocolate biscuits on arrival, and UHT milk pots. There was a visitor book for 2012-13. I like to look at these to get ideas, so was surprised there wasn't anything more recent. From reading that, it looks like this was a very impressive place, but perhaps the edge has gone off a bit. The info folder was for the barns, with a floorplan that didn't represent the lodge. The kitchen floor had crumbs on, and the saucepans etc were not clean. There were lots of local pamphlets but many were out of date. However, the beds, bathrooms and most other areas were clean, so maybe just a blip.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2017
Many thanks for your review. I am pleased that you found the location to your liking. The Oak Lodge is extremely popular for family holidays due to its size and private garden area looking towards the Welsh hills. I have taken all your comments on board and passed them onto our housekeeping team. Thank you for bringing them to my attention. Jayne Wilson, property owner.
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