The Tithe Barn has recently been converted to a very high standard and offers luxurious accommodation in 5 large, en-suite rooms.
It is accessed from a lavender scented courtyard straight into a beautifully vaulted main living area with under floor heating and a mezzanine levels. The separate dining space is beside two huge ash doors where the light floods in.
The main seating area has two very comfortable leather corner suites and is set around a cosy wood burning stove with an antique French table and plasma TV with Sky and Wifi.
Both the Cider Room and the Blue Room are upstairs and reached across a galleried landing and both feature huge beams and vaulted ceilings, with bathrooms tucked under the eaves.
The Hayloft and Empire rooms are reached through a separate door from the lounge.
The property is furnished throughout with finds from antique shops and original works of art.
Dining and Living Area
The open plan living and dining area is separated into two separate spaces. The living area is centred around a very efficient wood burning stove with a very comfortable red leather corner suite and white sofa for relaxing. There is an antique French oak table and plasma TV with Sky and Wifi.
The well equipped kitchen was the original Bull Pen and is large and full of light. It is down a couple of steps from the living area and has a range cooker, big fridge/freezer, microwave, juicer, dishwasher and lots of storage. From the kitchen there is access to a private outdoor seating area to catch the last rays of sun in the evening.
The Barn rental includes the use of an acre of private land with BBQ equipment and outdoor furniture overlooking miles of open countryside and the Salisbury Hills beyond.
The Cider Room.
The Cider Room has a king sized brass bed, full length mirror, tallboy and two chairs.
The en-suite bathroom has been cleverly constructed to fit under the eaves and has a toilet, sink and bath.
The French Room. This charming ground floor twin bedded room is reached by two shallow steps from the main living area.
It has been furnished with finds from French flea markets and has two antique wooden frame beds, chaise longue and a beautiful wardrobe.
It has limestone tiled floor with under floor heating and shutters on the window. The large, sunny en-suite bathroom has a vanity unit, sink, toilet and bath with a shower over.
The Empire Room.
This newest room is full of French antique furniture harking back to a more elegant era. The ornate fabric embossed king sized beds have marble topped nightstands with lamps either side.
There is a full height chestnut wood painted armoire with a mirror and a gilt chair. The walnut and marble “Empire” chest of drawers sits along one wall with a gorgeous mirror above. There is a standard lamp, rug and a very old hand stitched tapestry on the wall.
The bathroom has a walk in shower with wood effect tiles and Cath Kidson flooring. There is a vanity unit, mirror, shelves and a loo.
The Blue Room.
The Blue Room has a king-size sleigh bed, with an oak wardrobe and two antique chairs and chaise longue.
The bathroom is en-suite and has a toilet, sink and bath tucked under the eaves.
A separate staircase takes you to the Hayloft which is the fourth bedroom and is reached through a separate door to the lounge.
There is a beautiful brass king-size bed, chaise longue, Lloyd loom chair, chest of drawers, lamp and table. The large tiled bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower over a full size bath.
Again the room features heavy beams and stone walls, and also has a glazed door to an external staircase.
Dining & Living Area.
The open plan living and dining area is separated into two separate spaces. To dine there is a large, painted French kitchen table which extends to seat 8–10 people infront of huge floor to ceiling ash glazed doors.
The living area is centred around a very efficient wood burning stove with a very comfortable red leather corner suite and white sofa for relaxing. There is an antique French oak table and plasma TV with Sky and Wifi.
The property is furnished throughout with finds from antique shops and original works of art.
Leigh House is set in 4.5 acres of rural land.
There are two lawned areas of just over an acre each choose from to site the marquee with views across to the White Horse at Westbury. Both fields are surrounded by woodland and are totally secluded. There is plenty of space for parking.
Nearer the house is an orchard and a large pond with mature willow trees. There is also a beautiful walled Victorian garden with lavender pathways and a rose arbour. The photographic choices are endless.
Activities and Events in Bradford on Avon
Exercise & Sporting Activities
Hire a Canadian Canoe and paddle through the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal.
Towpath Trails by the Canal through the Cotswolds to Bath or Bristol
Visit Bradford on Avon Leisure Centre
In Bath (12 minutes by train) – Millennium Spa with Rooftop pool and Terrace
Wiltshire’s only 36 holes course is at Cumberwell Park, rated as 4* by Golf World, is half a mile away. Enjoy a round or two and relax in the friendly clubhouse.
Racing & Track Days
Whether it’s a Ferrari or a rally car that does it for you,test out your skills with various racing experiences at the famous Castle Coombe motor racing circuit.
Watch the City of Bath’s finest at the Rec (12 minutes by train). We recommend that you buy tickets in advance.
Discover the glorious countryside for yourself with wonderful walks through the Limpley Stoke Valley stopping at the Inn at Freshford or the Cross Guns by the aquaduct for refreshment.
Entertainment around Bradford on Avon
Above the library – Bradford on Avon through the ages, surprisingly interesting!
Wine tasting at AvonLeigh Vineyard, just over the road!
Ancient cosy pubs/Gastropubs abound with eight of them recommended by the Good Pub Guide within walking distance.
From Italian to Thai via Eastern Fusion, Bradford on Avon is well served with wonderful local restaurants including the recently opened Three Gables with fine dining Mediterranean style.
In Bath (12 minutes by train) the Theatre Royal – one of the oldest and most beautiful in Britain.
In Bath (12 minutes by train) ‘The Little Theatre Cinema’ (a small cozy cinema serving food and wine) as well as an Odeon.
Take to the skies and float over Bath and the Cotswolds in a hot air balloon or stay grounded and visit the world famous Balloon Festival in Bristol in August.
Longleat Safari Park
Fun for all the family all year round!
"The perfect family holiday home from home. Excellent base for exploring Bath and surrounding area's. Lots to see and do definitely recommend Longleat Safari. We were made very welcome and the cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. The accommodation was superb and to a very high standard offering everything and more that we needed. As a large family with children to entertain we particularly enjoyed the large outside space for ball games."
“Warm, comfortable, easy to keep tidy - the Christmas tree and mulled cider were fab touches!“
“Above and beyond expectations, by far the best place I have stayed in!“
"Such a perfect place for both our families to stay in for our marriage celebration. The building is beautiful, warm and cosy. Brilliantly equipped. Loved the table tennis in the evenings. Cannot think of a better place to stay and will recommend anyone to come here. "
"No place could be better for the occasion of your daughter’s wedding. A really special place a for really special celebration. Can’t recommend highly enough. Didn’t want to leave. "
“Perfect combination of style and comfort made for a perfect spring break! Aided and abetted by our hosts we were able to take full advantage of a wonderful area.“
"We’ve had such an amazing time for my Hen Weekend! We’ll definitely recommend this place to everyone we know! So sad to leave – we’ll have to come back . Thanks so much for making us so welcome."
"Beautiful, beautiful place to stay. Stunning setting, lovingly looked after. Blissfully comfortable bed! Charming, thank you."
"What an amazing way to celebrate a 40th birthday. Thank you Sue for making us feel so at home in your beautiful barn, special memories to be cherished always. The barn is even more gorgeous than the photographs, full of character and warmth. We all hope to see you again soon. Don’t want to go!"
“We have had a fantastic weekend and felt so at home, beautiful décor and amazingly comfortable beds made for a perfect weekend away.“
“Thank you for a lovely stay at the Bake House. It has been a very comfortable “home from home“ and a perfect place to collapse!“
"We have had another fantastic week at the Bake House, which provided us with all the comfort and relaxation we needed for a wonderful holiday. We are leaving refreshed, full of wonderful memories and looking forward to another visit. Many thanks.
“We normally can't wait to get back to our own beds but this was the exception! Wonderfully comfortable beds and crisp linen. Perfect!“
“… we have really enjoyed our stay here. Everything has been a lovely experience, from waking to hear many beautiful birds to going on lovely walks. Would love to stay again one day.“
“Such a beautiful house – really didn’t want to leave. Will be coming back many, many more times!“
"We had such a wonderful time here at Leigh Barn! We are very grateful for our friend’s recommendation linking us to you for the wedding weekend. It was a perfect home base for us attending all of the festivities. Thank you for your hospitality and extra attention to our own needs R Jordan & Family – “the American Contingent!"
"We had a wonderful few days here exploring the area. Thank you for your hospitality."
"Special thanks from all the hens for a wonderful weekend staying in your beautiful Barn and Bake House. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this very special place (& Stephen!) to anyone. Thanks again"
"Amazing Barn, great location. Love “The Castle”, nice pub within walking distance. Indian takeaway “Avon Spice” extremely tasty and v generous portions! Kids loved the games room and garden. All in all a fabulous stay. Thank you for all your help and recommendations!"
“A perfect setting for 8 friends to spend time together. The Barn is so comfortable and the attention to detail has made it a lovely experience, would love to come back.“
"…this is a little bit of heaven, a magic place – thank you."
"A very special place for a very special occasion! We enjoyed celebrating our “Golden Anniversary” here – 50 years since we first met and became firm friends! Thank you from the “Famous Five"
“A beautiful barn, really cosy and homely. Lovely location. The fire really gorgeous. The Castle great for food and lovely canal walks!“
"A lovely home for a family get together from South Africa, UK and Australia. All furnishings and amenities were comfortable and beautiful. Sincere thanks."
"Fabulous venue for a get-together! - Two night stay at the Barn celebrating my 50th. Fabulous venue, beautifully decorated, warm and probably the most comfortable beds we had ever slept in! Great place for a holiday, family and friend get-together or just about anything else. Champagne left in the fridge....what more could you ask for!"
"We have enjoyed our stay at the Bake House very much. What a beautiful place and with all the outside areas too! My girls had a wonderful time playing hide and seek and in the games room as well. Thank you for the all the great suggestions of places we would have missed otherwise. “The Castle” is awesome!
“… we loved Bradford on Avon but it was also an easy way to see Bath, just a few minutes by train to the centre without all the hassle of driving and parking.“
“Our annual “girls“ weekend away was just perfect, beautiful sunshine, setting and such a welcoming environment. We all fell in love with the Barn and all the finishing touches, you should be very proud of all your hard work! We will definitely be visiting again soon.“
“There may be nicer places on God's Earth from which to send one’s daughter to be married and entertain one's family, but we can’t imagine where they might be found. Thank you so much for all that you have done for us.“
"A wonderful time shared by three generations. Very spacious and well laid out. Beautiful setting, very nice touches and beautiful furnishings. Thank you for a wonderful half term break. Lovely comfy beds enjoyed by all!"
"Lovely barn to celebrate 3 birthdays, one being an 80th! Perfect location for a family group. Kids loved the play room, very comfy beds."