Set in a tranquil country lane, this large, traditional barn conversion is ideal for both family holidays and large groups. Plenty of social spaces - plus a games room with a full size snooker table, large farm kitchen/diner which leads to a sunny courtyard as well as loads of room to run around in safety outside in the spacious, fenced gardens. This is Constable Country and the far reaching views around the house are stunning - added bonus, the pub is a quiet 10 min walk away.
The house sits in large gardens, set well back from the country lane. Entrance to a spacious lobby/hallway and utility area with plenty of space for coats, boots and pets! Separate cloakroom and utility area with washer and dryer. Stable style gate leads to a large modern country kitchen/diner with walk in larder. Appliances include American style fridge freezer with ice and drinks dispenser, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and butler sink. Pitched ceiling with two cart wheel style lights; granite topped island with small sink. The farmhouse table seats up to 8 comfortably. French doors lead to a pretty walled courtyard with a large terrace and quality garden dining set. TV and WIFI. Kitchen leads to a bright, dual aspect, spacious family reception room with pitch ceiling, wooden flooring and wood burner. Plenty of comfortable seating with 3 large sofas. 46" LG TV , blu ray DVD player and BT You View box. French doors lead to the courtyard. The kitchen also leads to a formal dining area, seating up to 12 comfortably, with full width glazed doors overlooking the courtyard; a lovely sunny room with exposed brickwork, beams and tiled floor. Door from dining area leads to the formal reception, another to the games room. The formal reception, 43" TV, again with plenty of comfortable seating, inglenook fireplace and French doors to a small, private rear terrace to enjoy the evening sunshine. The games room has a full size snooker table. Due to the open layout of these living spaces, the house is ideal for socialising but there are plenty of quiet spots you can retreat to. Wide, open staircase with full height picture window leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom with triple aspect (hand made blackout blinds) has a super king bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and wall mounted TV. Modern ensuite shower room with double shower, double sinks and toilet. Underfloor heating and electric towel rail. (Note: if guests choose to use the alarm there is a panic button in this room and a switch for the outdoor security lights). Bedroom 2 with dual aspect countryside views with a kingsize bed, bedside cabinet, dressing table and wood hanging rail. The 3rd has two singles with built in cupboards and countryside views and the 4th has a day bed (pull out option), again with countryside views. Spacious family bathroom with a large shower cubicle, roll top bath with mixer taps / shower head, traditional style sink and toilet. Heated towel rail and radiator. This is a family home so, whilst we have removed personal effects, you should find everything you need to make your stay comfortable and like a home from home. We welcome dogs - there is a stable style door from the large entrance / utility area to the kitchen which makes it ideal for pets and the extensive gardens are fully fenced. A stable at the entrance homes a horse and a pony and there are chickens - should the children like animals! The beautiful village hall (Hartest Institute) is available for hire should you wish to host a party or other event.
Toegang voor gasten
Guests have access to the entire house and gardens. Please do not enter the paddocks where the horses live and are enclosed by an electric fence as is the chicken run. Note: there is an annexe to the rear of the main house which is occupied and they share the driveway - but not the front gardens.
Interactie met gasten
Access arrangements to the house will be advised once booking if fully paid for. The owners are not present but a housekeeper is often around to assist as required - you will be provided with her number. We will leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace but be available by mobile should you have any questions or problems. A comprehensive tourist guide is available and your host can pre-book or advise on any local restaurants and pubs, should you require.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
There is a small pond at the entrance which is fenced but care should be taken with children. Access is via an electronic gate so, again, care should be taken with pets until the gate closes - although the house is located on a quiet road. The horses will be supervised which means access via the same driveway / front garden as the guests. We welcome dogs but ask all guests to be mindful about clearing up after their dogs, both inside the house and in the grounds.
BY CONFIRMING A BOOKING YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR BOOKING TERMS - WE ARE HAPPY TO EMAIL THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING IF REQUIRED - deposit / basic booking terms etc are as shown on this website i.e., any content on this website is reflected in our Booking Terms. AVAILABLE FROM EARLY 2018 UNTIL END OF EASTER HOLIDAYS.
- No food on the sofas, shoes off in formal reception area and upstairs
- Adults only to use the snooker table with care
- No smoking around the stabling areas or near horses
- Strictly no dogs upstairs or in the formal reception room and snooker room.
By confirming this booking, you are confirming that you agree to and will abide by our Contract of Hire:-
Contract of Hire
The Contract of Hire is not effective until you, the Hirer, has received a written confirmation of the booking. We (the Owner or the Owner’s Representative, Johanna Proudlove) do not accept bookings from anyone under the age of 18. The Contract of Hire is a license to you or your guests to stay in the property during the specified hire period. You and your guests have no right to remain in the property after the period of hire and shall not be entitled to any statutory security of tenure. Johanna Proudlove arranges short term holiday rentals of the property (including the marketing, booking and liaising services) on behalf of the Owner. The Contract of Hire is between you and the Owner; by making a booking you are deemed to have made an offer to enter into a contract with the Owner in accordance with the Contract of Hire.
Only people stated on the booking are allowed to stay at the property and you may not assign or transfer the Contract of Hire to any other person without our acceptance; we reserve the right to refuse admittance if this condition is not observed. You must advise us immediately if the number of guests staying at the property will be different from the number specified when the booking was confirmed. In addition, we reserve the right to refuse entry/bookings from guests who may, in our opinion, be unsuitable for the property such as groups of under 21’s or hen / stag parties. In the event of such a cancellation, we will refund the cost of the hire if already paid.
Initial Payment & Balance Payment
You will receive a Confirmation of Booking upon receipt of cleared deposit funds, which is as outlined on the booking website. Details of when the full payment/balance is required is noted on the booking website. The security damages deposit will also be required at the time of your full payment (or card details for the damages deposit will be required). We may cancel the hire where full payment in cleared funds has not been received at the required time.
Confirmation of Booking
Once you have received a confirmation of booking either from the booking website or the owner / his or her representative, you are responsible for the total price of the rental of the property for the hire period. Any amendments to the booking are not effective until acceptance in writing is sent by us. If you are forced to cancel your holiday you must inform us in writing immediately. For any cancellations, you will forfeit your booking deposit and we will make every endeavour to re-let the property but you will remain liable for full/part payment if we cannot secure a booking or are only able to re-let part of the agreed period except the security damages deposit. For curtailment and no-show, where we are not able to re-let the property, we will retain the full holiday amount, except the security damages deposit. We strongly advise that you take out suitable holiday insurance to cover yourselves to cover these eventualities.
Changes of Rental Period
If you request to change the rental period after it has been confirmed, we will accept the change if the property is available for the new period requested and, if agreed, any higher prices for the property for the new dates will be due immediately. An administrative charge of £35 will also be due immediately. If we cannot find a suitable alternative, and the booking is cancelled, normal cancellation policy will apply.
You are responsible for the property and are expected to take all reasonable care of it. The property will be used for personal and domestic purposes only. You must comply with the following conditions at all times:-
Cleaning - the property must be left clean and tidy, all equipment and utensils must be clean and put away at the end of the hire period, the dishwasher must be run and the beds stripped. The BBQ must also be left clean for the enjoyment of future guests.
Bins & Recycling - all rubbish bags must be taken out to the bins. Rubbish must be separated into recycling and black waste; all glass should be recycled as appropriate for the area – information is at the property.
Environmental Considerations - you should, at the end of your stay, turn all the lights off and turn down heating thermostats to an economic level (15 degrees in colder weather and 10 degrees in warmer weather advised).
Children - parents and guardians are reminded that it is their responsibility entirely for the supervision and safety of their children during the stay; this includes all use of play equipment and games.
Pets – dogs are welcome in some properties – this will be clearly noted on the marketing website. If you are permitted to have a dog in the property you must ensure they are properly controlled and supervised at all times and must not be left unattended at the property, they are not permitted in any of the bedrooms or on any of the furniture; you are advised to bring a pet crate or basket. Guests with allergies should be aware that the Owner cannot guarantee that there have been no dogs at the property nor does the Owner accept any liability for any suffering which may occur as a result of such pets having been present, un-known to him.
Smoking - is not permitted anywhere inside the property under any circumstances, nor standing at the front door of the property.
Breakages and Damage
Great care and thought has been taken to furnish and equip the property to a high standard. We understand that sometimes things get broken or damaged; please tell us as soon as possible so that replacements can be arranged for the next guests. We do not hold back any security/damages deposit for simple breakages such as a single glass or plate nor for damage that results from ‘wear and tear’ as we understand these are just part of life but the Hirer is expected to take all reasonable care of the property.
You are legally responsible for the costs of carrying out any excess cleaning of the property or removing excess rubbish or recycling from the property after the end of the hire period. Should the property be found to require extra cleaning as a result of the condition in which it is left, these additional costs will be charged to you. Should the sum of any additional costs or other costs due for damage or breakages exceed the security/damages deposit, the balance will be payable as a debt within 14 days of demand.
Use of Accommodation and Facilities
We reserve the right to repossess the property at any time where serious damage has been/is being caused and/or the Hirer or any member of their party is conducting themselves in an illegal, offensive or immoral fashion or are causing a nuisance to other persons. In such circumstances the Hirer shall not be entitled to any refund of the rental price of the property.
The Hirer shall permit the owner or a representative of the owner to access the property at any reasonable time for the purpose of any repairs in the event that they may become necessary, although your right to privacy is always respected and we try not to disturb your holiday.
In the unlikely event that the property is not available through circumstances arising outside our control, we may be forced to cancel the booking and you will be advised as early as possible. We will pay a refund of all monies paid and you will not as a result have any further claims against the Owner/we will not be liable to you for any costs, expenses, loss, injury or damage whatsoever as a consequence of cancelling the booking in accordance with this clause.
Arrivals and Departures
Changeover Days - full week breaks arrival day is Friday, arrival from 4pm, departure days are Friday by 10am prompt. Short breaks may have a different arrival and departure day but the arrival and departure times are the same. You must not arrive early (unless previously agreed) because time is needed to thoroughly clean the property between lets. You and your guests must leave by 10am on the departure day for the same reason. If housekeepers are delayed due to late departure of you and/or your guests a late leaving charge of £15 per hour will be applied.
Keys/Security – you will receive arrival details after your final payment has been made. The property must be securely locked when you are out and care taken not to expose the property to any fire risk. If any keys are not returned, you will be charged to change the locks.
Left Luggage - in the event that something is left behind, you should inform us as soon as you can so the housekeepers can attempt to locate the missing property. We will return the left items by post on request but a minimum charge of £10 will apply to cover time, packing and postage.
Properties in rural locations can experience some animal or farm machinery noise, some properties are situated on non-surfaced roads and insects and other creatures are fairly common and not necessarily an indication of poor housekeeping standards.
The Owner shall be under no liability to the Hirer or their guests and/or their belongings or to any motor vehicle or its contents under this contract for any direct or indirect loss, costs, expenses, damage, injury or inconvenience howsoever caused; the use by the Hirer or their guests of the property or any amenities at the property; any events outside of their reasonable control (including but not limited to the breakdown of domestic appliances, plumbing, wiring, temporary invasion of pests, damage resulting from exceptional weather conditions) whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall the owner’s liability to you and or/your guests exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.
The Owner shall not be liable to you for any temporary defect or stoppage of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the property, garden or swimming pool; damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by you if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the Owner shall, within seven days of notification to you, refund you all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.
Marketing / Website Details
We aim to ensure all property descriptions and photographs of the property as they appear are accurate. However, change of circumstances do occur – a local pub might close – if a particular aspect of your chosen property is vital to you, please ensure you check the details(URL HIDDEN)Complaints Procedure
If any disruption occurs during your holiday or you have any cause for complaint, you should notify us+6 promptly; we will use all reasonable endeavours to rectify/resolve any problems on behalf of the Owners but we accept no liability for any actions which are performed on behalf of the Owner who shall be solely liable. If you wish to make a complaint after your rental has ended please do so in writing within a reasonable period but note that compensation cannot be offered where a complaint has not been raised during your stay.
This Contract and any disputes arising from it shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
I have read this Contract of Hire and accept it on behalf of all my party and I am over 18 years old at the time of booking. By making the booking, I confirm that all other party members agree that the booking is subject to this Contract of Hire. Bookings will only be confirmed and effective upon receipt of the agreed deposit.
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Born in London, I spent my youth in Suffolk and, after working in London, returned to the countryside with my children. I love the area and am always on the look out for new places to go or see. I have worked with property for many years and have a genuine interest - from developing dilapidated houses, to running letting teams for agencies in the Docklands when it was coming out of the ground, to renting and managing my own properties. I have now started holiday letting and enjoyed the experience so much, I am looking to branch out and help others who have a B&B or a holiday home available but do not really have the experience or wish to get involved in extending it's marketing or managing it. I am experienced in dressing property and am thorough in what I do, always on a friendly level whilst retaining professionalism as required.