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“high quality spacious accommodation”

Review of Oak barns

Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
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Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
Enjoy a relaxing night's rest in the comfortable, king sized bed in double bedroom Enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace after an enjoyable family day out in Cheshire
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32 reviews
Welcome to the Oak Barns, Farndon - approximately 7 miles from Chester
Enjoy a relaxing night's rest in the comfortable, king sized bed in double bedroom
Enjoy a relaxing drink on the terrace after an enjoyable family day out in Cheshire
The owner's family enjoying the stunning countryside
Breathtaking country views
Excellent restaurants in the area and in the village
Oak Barns with fabulous views of the Cheshire countryside
Lounge with comfy sofas and flat screen digital t.v.
Spacious family accommodation sleeps 6
Lovely countryside views whilst relaxing on the patio
Spacious dining area with a fully equipped modern kitchen
First floor twin bedded room with comfy beds
Ground floor twin bedroom with adjoining family bathroom.  Ideal if you cannot manage the stairs.
Bright and sunny dining area
Plenty of fresh air and space for the children to explore
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chester, Cheshire, England

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31molly
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“high quality spacious accommodation”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Very good value accommodation, excellent for us with a young baby and dog
Interesting village and nice local walks.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Many thanks for your review. The village of Farndon is very easily accessed from the Oak Barns especially if you want to stroll along for an evening drink or a meal. The walks are lovely particularly along the river bank where my husband and I regularly walk our dog. Delighted that you found the accommodation suitable for a young baby as well. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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MGoodlad
Scalloway, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very good rental, great location, very well managed”
Reviewed 11 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Stayed for two months and were very comfortable in well appointed accommodation. The accommodation was well furnished and decorated , very well equipped and nice and warm for winter living and also good outdoor areas/garde for summer. Great views and very quiet but within a short walk of the village centre and the River Dee.. An excellent location for walking in Cheshire , Wirral and in easy reach of North Wales. Loads of great pubs in the area with great food. Trips to Manchester and Liverpool were easily accessed following a short drive to Chester.

The owner Jayne was extremely friendly helpful and always on hand if required.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Mar 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the accommodation to your satisfaction. As you know I live within the grounds of the Oak Barns and like to meet and greet my guests to help them settle in. My family and I regularly walk into the village of Farndon to enjoy the good pubs and to exercise our dog in the lovely countryside.
Jayne Wilson, property owner.
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lillian86...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good stay but a few issues need sorting, then it would be far better.”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Had a good stay, but a few issues need resolving! The upstairs bedroom door could be made to close off the bedroom, then visitors don't need to go through the bedroom to the bathroom! Taps are wrong way round, The bedroom floor ,upstairs, needs soundproofing!
We stayed in Winter, perhaps a Summer holiday would be different, but it was Christmas so we spent more time indoors.

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Liked best: the position of the property.
Liked least: sharing the bathroom upstairs, creaking floor, lack of soundproofing between barns.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
3 Feb 2016
Many thanks for your review. The bedroom on the first floor which has the king sized bed in it has its own private ensuite bathroom. The main family bathroom for visitors is a completely separate room on the ground floor next door to the large twin bedded bedroom. Families with young children prefer to stay in the two bedrooms on the first floor and other guests or relatives can then enjoy the privacy of the ground floor bedroom with the adjoining family bathroom. Thank you for mentioning that the bedroom floor needs soundproofing. I will consider investing in thicker underlay and carpets when the carpets are due for replacement. Thank you again for taking the time to write your comments. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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Mary W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Family Week”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Enjoyed our second stay at Oak Barns, Easter Week, arrived Easter Saturday, the accommodation as before was perfect, so deceiving by the looks, the accommodation is splendid, really plenty of room, the 'Oldies' accommodated on the ground floor, ( we call it the Granny Flat'} superb ! the rest of the family upstairs ! All enjoyed fabulous walks, the Village of Farndon is lovely, so is Holt, just a short walk, can recommend the Delicious Deli !
Only a few miles from Chester, which was marvelous for Grandma, Daughter and Grand Daughter for retail therapy. The Sun shined all week, could not believe our luck ! Thank you Jayne, we had a fab week.

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Liked best: The locality , the accommodation and the Sunshine !!!!!!!!!
Liked least: Nothing to complain about
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Apr 2015
Absolutely delighted that you had such a good time over the Easter period. It was a pleasure to have you stay again and thank you for taking the time to write the review. The "Granny" flat is great for guests who cannot manage the stairs and private as well with its own bathroom next door. Hope to hear from you another time. Jayne Wilson, property owner.
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P W
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent property in a good location.”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The property is deceptively spacious and easily accommodated 6 adults and 2 small dogs. On arrival the cottage was immaculately clean and we were very pleased with the layout and standard of presentation. The kitchen was well equipped. Jayne the owner was very welcoming and helpful. It was a short walk to Farndon where we enjoyed a quiet drink and good food. Well placed for visiting Chester Zoo and other attractions. We would certainly consider a return visit in the future.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you found the Oak Barn clean and spacious enough to accommodate your family. Rob and I love the village life and regularly wander down on an evening for a drink and a meal. I look forward to maybe accommodating you another time. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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Balmullo
1 review
“Modern, spacious accommodation”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in Oak Barn No1 which was modern and had ample room for 4 adults and a dog. Great having two full bathrooms too.

No secluded area for the dog to be let out to sit etc which was a shame as he is used to being in his garden off the lead.

The accommodation is set in a secluded area at the bottom of the lane which is very tranquil and peaceful.

The barns lack soundproofing but it didn't bother us too much as in the next barn were two couples. We did hear the dogs barking in the third barn though!

It is a great location for visiting Chester, Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool and Bridgemere.

The owner Jayne is very welcoming and the shortbread on our arrival was a nice gesture. She also popped in with some home grown veg mid week.

Shame we didn't get the weather to make use of the BBQ and sit out on the patio.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you liked the location. It is nice to visit Chester and the surrounding area and have somewhere tranquil to retreat to each evening. I am glad you liked my home grown vegetables and the shortbread as well. It is always good to receive positive feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed that there was nowhere for your dog to sit unattended outside. I try not to encourage this in case a dog should escape into the nearby fields and disturb the livestock or children playing nearby. Thanks again for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back another time. Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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Forsyth_F...
Acklington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great family holiday home!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We went to Car Fest at Oulton Park for 3 days,I am so pleased we did not camp, the rain was torrential! We walked into No3 Oak Barns and it was lovely! We managed to get dried out and ready to go again the next day! Everything we needed was there, the washing machine came in very handy to wash all the muddy jeans.When the sun came out, it was great to sit outside and watch the kids playing safely. Plenty of room for extra vehicles. Just a short walk into Farndon, for a drink, meal or money. Have already recommended this to another family member.
Thank you!
The Forsyth Family

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Liked best: Felt very homely! Home from home!
Liked least: Would have been great to have some light bulbs in the fire, for a bit of ambiance.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Aug 2014
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay in one of the Oak Barns and that it had everything you needed. Thank you also for taking the time to write a review and for recommending my Oak Barns to your family. Thanks again, Jayne Wilson, Property Owner.
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