This impressive and sympathetically converted barn will knock your socks off; up-to-the-minute style and flair combine with rural charm and the result is one of undeniable sophistication, space and calm. There's a games room, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub, and in the garden, a wonderfully cosy Scandinavian style lodge. With heaps of room inside and out, Henfield Barn sleeps up to 15 guests in 6 harmonious en suite bedrooms and is easily reached from Bath and Bristol, and close to J18 of the M4, giving good access from London.
This really is an amazing setting for any large group holiday, whether you're a big extended family, a group of long term friends, or a bunch of work colleagues, and it's a wonderful escape for a week's stay or a short break any time of year; come here for Christmas or New Year and you'll never forget it. With secure gated entry and private grounds you probably won't even feel the need to go out anywhere; you'll be perfectly happy in your own sequestered world, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you do venture out you might enjoy a pootle around the Cotswolds AONB where you'll find some of the prettiest villages, streets lined with thatched cottages of honey-coloured stone where roses scramble up the walls, cosy country inns, little duckponds; just for a second you might think you;ve stepped back in time, especially at Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, and the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water. Charming names, charming places; go to Moreton-in-the-Marsh on market day, take the family to the Cotswold Wildife Park near Burford, visit some of the awe-inspiring historic homes like Sezincote, Snowshill Manor or Hidcote Manor. You could have a day out exploring the magical Somerset Levels where you can take in the colourful vibe of Glastonbury and climb the famous Tor for spectacular views of the Somerset landscape, or visit Wells Cathedral and the tranquil Bishop's Palace. Venture out around the Mendips where the young 'uns will love the attractions at Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves, but get out in the wilds and find a cosy pub for lunch; The Queen Victoria at Priddy and the Queens Arms at Bleadon are both very welcoming.
You'll find absolutely loads to see and do in Bristol; Clifton Village and Gloucester Road are both good in different ways and well worth a mooch round; have a family outing to Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Aquarium or spend a few quiet hours in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and visit SS Great Britain in its dry dock. You could all go sight seeing in Bath and take in the Royal Crescent, The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Prior Park, but you know, it's just what you could do, because like we said, you'll probably be so chilled at Henfield Barn that you won't particuarly want to go anywhere.