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Leigh Bake House:
This Grade II listed ancient dwelling dates back to the 14th Century. The old bread oven and meat/ fish smoking oven are still evident and the old stone floor bears the marks of the axe where the wood was cut to fuel the fires. Leigh House is believed to date from 1574 and was part of a farm estate given by Elizabeth I to Robert Leigh. The property extends over 4.5 acres and includes the Tithe Barn and the Bake House. It was a wealthy estate in its day and the depth of the well in the courtyard indicates that it was a property of significant importance. In the early Eighteenth Century it was owned by Robert Taylor who lived in the main house and manufactured cheeses in the cheese loft, now a bedroom over the kitchen. It was converted in 2006 and has been completely refurb...Leigh Bake House:
This Grade II listed ancient dwelling dates back to the 14th Century. The old bread oven and meat/ fish smoking oven are still evident and the old stone floor bears the marks of the axe where the wood was cut to fuel the fires. Leigh House is believed to date from 1574 and was part of a farm estate given by Elizabeth I to Robert Leigh. The property extends over 4.5 acres and includes the Tithe Barn and the Bake House. It was a wealthy estate in its day and the depth of the well in the courtyard indicates that it was a property of significant importance. In the early Eighteenth Century it was owned by Robert Taylor who lived in the main house and manufactured cheeses in the cheese loft, now a bedroom over the kitchen. It was converted in 2006 and has been completely refurbished by the current owners who have retained the original features, selected fine furnishings and original works of art.
The Bake House is reached through an old latchet gate beneath arched boughs and opens into a courtyard with topiary trees, lavender beds and a pretty fountain tumbling into a pond of water lilies. Beautifully furnished, this compact cottage style home has been painted throughout with Farrow and Ball paints and has a comfortable 'L' shaped sofa and armchair to seat 5 and large TV with DVD. There is a cosy wood burning stove in the old fireplace with a window seat and curtains in Ian Mankin fabrics. There is a pull out dining table with 5 chairs The downstairs double bedroom has beamed ceilings and its own original fireplace (no longer in use). One window opens onto the courtyard whilst the other overlooks the potager and walled garden. There is an oak wardrobe, an oak framed bedstead and a little hand basin with fluffy white towels. The triple room upstairs has a spacious king sized bed along with a single bed under oak beamed ceilings, two oak bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space. A hand basin under the window looks down across the Victorian green house to the vegetable garden..
The little kitchen overlooks the central courtyard and has a gas hob, with electric oven and grill, a microwave and small fridge. A small tiled bathroom has a bath (with shower over), a hand basin and WC.
The Old Dairy
The old dairy has been renovated and boasts a fabulous sauna to seat 8 people, a shower, and a utility area with washer/dryer in one area. There is also some exercise equipment including stepping machine, treadmill and rowing machine. If exercise doesn`t excite you then you can relax on one of the 2 sofas and enjoy listening to music or watching TV. The state of the art sauna and gym is shared with those renting the barn and also the Owners.
An 18th Century Tithe Barn converted to the highest standard offering luxury accommodation for 12 people (13 using sofa bed) in three double ensuite rooms, 1 family room accomodating 4 people in 2 doubles along with an ensuite, and one twin ensuite. The style is open and airy French chic with personal touches throughout. The large paddock offers an extensive outdoor living and dining space with a BBQ and Hartmann seating. The sauna, gym and games room is a few steps from the kitchen door and also has surround sound, Wii and plasma TV available. Leigh Barn is set in 4.5 acres in the charming town of Bradford on Avon with its many restaurants, pubs and shops. It is one stop by train to Bath Spa.
The Ground Floor
Appreciate this amazing piece of rural architecture at the entrance. Huge crook beams, smooth stone floors, white-washed walls taking your eye up to the ancient oak rafters, with a cascading brass chandelier hanging from the beams. The big barn doors have been glazed to light up the open-plan living and dining room. It is warm and inviting (under floor heating) with a great `L` shaped leather sofa (to seat 6) and another large cream sofa bed (to seat 3), a broad wood-burning stove packed with logs, lots of good books, games and movies and a TV (with Sky, HD, Box office, Kids TV and Sky Sports, Wii and DVD). There is also a Bose stereo for your ipod, with great sound quality and Wi Fi connection is available throughout the barn.
The long, pretty French country table seats up to 10 and is placed in front of a set of broad glazed barn doors that swing back in warm weather. There is another table that joins to this table for groups of 10-15.
The bright and sturdy oak and stone Kitchen is in the old bull pit which is a couple of steps down from the Living room. There is a big electric range with 2 ovens, a grill and a warming plate and a 6 ring gas hob. Also here is a microwave, a dishwasher, and a large fridge. There will be a separate freezer and laundry facilities across the yard in the games room eventually. The kitchen has plenty of equipment for culinary flourishes, lots of china and thankfully no bull! The back door leads out to pretty west facing seating area with a table and chairs for 4, a bench, and potted herbs to add zest toMore
We rented the barn and bake house for my friends hen do and had the best time. The house is beautiful... so nicely done, every bedroom is lovely and the big open living space works perfectly for big groups. There were home baked brownies left...More
Date of stay: March 2019
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 10 April 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer Singapore, Singapore
We stayed here as a group of 18 for my friend's hen do. We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect. From the immaculately decorated bedrooms (that slept 18 very comfortably)and fabulous huge communal area to the beautiful courtyard and garden we loved our stay...More
Can't recommend Leigh House and Sue enough! Beautiful house, with amazing character and every imaginable detail thought of.
It was the perfect setting for my daughter's hen do, rooms and bathrooms in abundance as well as a large and beautifully appointed living area, where we...More
Date of stay: April 2015
Management response:Responded 7 May 2015
So lovely to hear what an amazing weekend you had. Thank you for your kind words.
Eight of us enjoyed a four night stay in the sumptuous accommodation afforded by the Barn and all left feeling privileged to have stayed there. The rooms are spacious and well equipped and that goes for kitchen, bedrooms and living room. Sue was the perfect...More