I am not going to lie, I didnt venture out all weekend to comment on the surrounding countryside and didnt want to, even though I packed my trainers for exploring! I didnt want to leave as the accommodation was perfect. I had a group of friends join me for the weekend - from young to a bit older!!! Everyone was so impressed with the property, so spacious and everything you could want. The kitchen, dining, living area was the most perfect social area, and it was filled with laughter all weekend, which was exactly what I was aiming for. Great weekend had by all, and everyone fell in love with the place.
I would also like to mention how helpful the staff were at The Old Mill, I did get a bit carried away with numbers when inviting people, and when I went into a panic about it my mind was quickly put at rest, they couldnt have been more helpful to sort things out with me.
Although only nine of us,four different locations all meeting in one place to relax and spend some quality time together. My wife(dedicated searcher) found it, after much internet hunting. My Daughter approved it(So fussy!.....just kidding),good taste! And all us others just really enjoyed the experience.One very very small critique,which i will not get away without mentioning was the lack of the arrival cake,and i think bottle of something(though i'm not sure about that bit!). More than made up for by the friendly assistance during the stay and tea-bags and sugar we forgot.
Hot tub heaven and plenty of good weather(we can only thank God for that bit) made for an exceptional,memorable relaxing and fun weekend.
Will we return?........oh! if we really must;)
The Barns is a fantastic venue for a large group gathering. It has every conceivable amenity to make your stay as comfortable as possible, which means you don't have to waste anytime once you arrive.
The layout means it's perfect for kids and the smaller ones can be kept safely confined while the larger ones can get out ans explore. The various room configurations means it is easy to accommodate different sized groups and combinations of families, plus the Steph, Sally and the team that manage it are really helpful as well.
There's plenty to see in the local area as well with plenty of good pubs, restaurants and walks a short drive away.
We've stayed here twice now and are already booked for 2020 (2019 was booked for the weekend we wanted unfortunately!) and plan to come back every year.
It's a shame that it isn't possible to give 6 stars!
This was our third stay at the Barns and it never disappoints. The setting is perfect for country walks, running, and cider! The accommodation is beautiful and so well tailored for large groups - the kitchen has everything you'd ever need and we always manage to cook up some amazing meals in there. They're always so happy to help and provide local recommendations in the run up to the stay. We can't recommend it more!
What an absolutely fantastic venue. We had a party of 38 who were attending our wedding, so we made a weekend of it. It had everything we needed. Bags of space to hide away if required, but room enough to have everyone together. Would heartily recommend to anyone. We will be back for certain.
The Barns was the perfect venue to celebrate my joint 40th Birthday celebrations. From the initial enquiry right through to checking out the staff were amazing; so friendly and helpful. The communication was brilliant, any emails were responded to on the same day. Nothing was ever too much trouble in helping us plan our perfect weekend away. We hired out The Old Mill, The Granary and The Hayloft for 22 guests; all I can say is wow, wow, wow!!! I knew from the photos that they were going to be amazing, but all three Barns were seriously on another level. They were all spotlessly clean, so tastefully decorated and so well equipped. There was nothing that hadn’t been thought of. The addition of the two games rooms and the hot tub were an added bonus and they were thoroughly enjoyed by all of our guests. Everyone had a fabulous time and we are hoping to re-book again for next year. Not for any special occasion just because The Barns are truly amazing. If you are thinking of booking, you must. You certainly will not be disappointed. A massive thank you to Steph, Sally and the team for helping to make our weekend so wonderful.
My husband and I had stayed at The Barns previously so knew how lovely The Barns were. Due to the great location, high standard of the property we booked again as a family break away, 5 adults, 2 children and a dog. We had a warm welcome by Sally, and a lovely welcome pack, including a home baked cake. The Barn was as lovely as we remembered and we had an absolutely wonderful stay. The highlight of the stay was our mother (86 year old) who had her first experience in the hot tub. The Barn was immaculately presented, the hot tub was checked every morning to ensure full safety measures were in place. The owners had obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making sure those who stayed had everything they required. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you The Swire Family.