You’ll be amazed at how big Coat Barn is; big and light and airy, with floor to ceiling windows that allow the natural daylight to pour in on the ground floor. The décor is crisp and contemporary, the bedrooms soothing and neutral, all designed to encourage a restful night’s sleep whilst you're on holiday.
You enter into the lofty entrance hall, and on the right is the kitchen/breakfast room – lovely and spacious if you’re thinking of hiring private caterers for a special celebration, and very well-equipped with up-to-the-minute facilities.
Go on through to the dining hall where centrepiece is a long table that seats 18 comfortably. A lobby leads on to the reception room which makes a fantastic movie room as there’s a massive U-shape sofa and a whopper of a curved TV on the wall. Continue along the corridor and you’ll get to Bedrooms 6-8, all with en suite shower rooms. A benefit of Coat Barn is that all the beds are zip and link so you can have them arranged as superkings or twins, it’s entirely up to you.
To the left of the entrance hallway is a spacious utility/boot room with more than enough space to leave your muddy boots and dry your wet dogs off after a ramble through the fields or along the river. On from this there’s a bathroom and Bedroom 5 which sleeps 4; great as a family room or as a dormitory for older children.
In the dining hall there are two staircases; one takes you to a galleried landing leading off to Bedroom 3 which has an en suite shower room, and Bedroom 4, which has its own dressing room and bathroom. The other staircase leads to Bedroom 2, with an en suite shower room, and the commodious Bedroom 1 which has an en suite bathroom.
Coat Barn is reminiscent of a Roman Villa, with the accommodation centred around a big grassy courtyard; quite a suntrap, with a wide patio running all around. There’s plenty of outdoor furniture, and a barbecue so you can make the most of the sunshine and get the steaks sizzling whilst the kids play on the grass, or supervised, on the swings round the back. The swimming pool is housed in a self-contained building on one side of the courtyard, upstairs are changing rooms with a shower and WC; right next to this is the games room, a great place to chill out, with table tennis and table football.
For all ages, all year round; book now to avoid disappointment.
At a Glance: 8 en suite bedrooms - large kitchen/breakfast room - dining room - living room - games room - indoor heated pool - separate shower room and WC for pool use - ample outdoor area with patio - garden furniture – barbecue (Easter-Oct) - children's play equipment - table tennis and table football - rural wifi - parking for several vehicles. Oil fired central heating (oil included) - 9 TVs (Sky Box Office in sitting room, basic Sky package in Games Room) - 2 washing machines & 1 tumble dryer - microwave - electric induction hob & 3 ovens - 2 dishwashers - 1 fridge/freezer, 1 fridge and 2 wine coolers - table football and table tennis - duvets/linen/towels provided - cots, toddler beds and highchairs available - stairgates - online grocery deliveries from Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda, COOK and Coombe Farm Organic - pub 2 miles - shops under a mile - non-smokers only – 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge per dog) - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round. Strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.