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Barley: village charm, country air, near Bath.

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hosted by Ray And Katy
  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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One of two apartments in the heart of Box, a popular village only 15 mins bus or drive from Bath. In a previous life, the building was a skittle alley for The Lamb Inn but that rang time in the 1960s and is now our home. The units are a mix of country and modern, with oak beams and doors and atmospheric lighting. A stylish, light and comfy space with a homely feel, attention to detail and a little touch of luxury. A welcome pack awaits you.

The space
The private entrance is up five stone steps and through the left hand oak door. The hallway leads through to the living area with a fully fitted kitchen, sofa-bed, DVD TV and a dining area. A comfy window seat offers a great spot to sit and enjoy views across the valley. Through to the bedroom and a 1200 pocket sprung kingsize bed, with 100% cotton white linens, will see you sleep soundly. This can be split into two singles if required. The corner wardrobe has generous hanging space and room to store cases. You can choose to lie in bed and star gaze through the skylight, or use the remote control to operate a blackout blind. There is a wall-mounted smart TV for late-night movies or lazy mornings. Both the living space and bedroom have sockets with USB points for easy charging. Underfloor heating is throughout. The en-suite has a 1100cm wide shower featuring a rain style and hand held shower. It also has a shaver point, heated towel rail, white fluffy bath sheet, hand towel and flannel, Cole & Lewis toiletries including liquid hand soap, body and hair shampoo, body lotion and a few other little extras.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Valley view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
High chair
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Breakfast

Where you’ll be

Box, England, United Kingdom

Box is a bustling village just 5 miles outside Bath. It has a strong feeling of community and offers a local grocery shop that's open until 10pm, the 'Queen's Head' pub, a great Indian restaurant for eat-in or takeaway, delicious homemade cooking at The Birdhouse Cafe, a Methodist Church and Church Of England Church, a pharmacy, post office, hair dressers, butchers - all within easy walking distance of Barley.
It also has a large, recreation ground with a cricket ground, tennis courts, football pitch, river, children's play area, toddler's play area and some stunning countryside for walks. Box woods are lovely to explore. Within a quarter of an hour's walk is The Northey Arms bar and restaurant serving excellent food and The Quarryman's Pub, a charming place with hard to beat views.
The occupation of Box dates back to Roman times. It is known for its stone and quarries, Peter Gabriel's Studios and Box Tunnel, built by Brunel which is 1.83 miles long and can be seen from the bridge. The author of Thomas The Tank Engine, Reverend Awdry, lived in the village and felt the steam engines he could hear from his room at night, sounded like they had personalities. The stories begin!
You can easily enjoy time in the village itself but most visitors will probably want to explore a few miles around too, with Bath, Corsham, Bradford-on-Avon and Lacock all close by and packed with wonderful sites to explore. More about nearby locations and places to visit is in the Barley information folder. Rain or shine, you won't be bored!

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 266 reviews

Hosted by Ray And Katy

Joined in June 2018
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We enjoy our home, village life and spending time with our little girl. The local area is full of lovely places to go and we love them, as much as guests do! Hosting has been quite a new branch of our lives and providing happy breaks is still brilliantly rewarding!
We enjoy our home, village life and spending time with our little girl. The local area is full of lovely places to go and we love them, as much as guests do! Hosting has been quit…

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We live the other side of the drive and will leave keys in the keysafe but are more than happy to give any advice or help during our guests' stay. A thorough folder of information is in each unit.

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Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 266 reviews.