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Leigh Bake House

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Summary Set within its own private walled garden Sleeps 4 in one double room and and a family room with a double and a single bed Lovely lounge with woodburning stove Dining table and 5 chairs Access to on site state of the art gym and sauna 10 min walk into historic Bradford on Avon 2 on site parking spaces Minimum 3 night stay during peak seasons 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 ...Summary Set within its own private walled garden Sleeps 4 in one double room and and a family room with a double and a single bed Lovely lounge with woodburning stove Dining table and 5 chairs Access to on site state of the art gym and sauna 10 min walk into historic Bradford on Avon 2 on site parking spaces Minimum 3 night stay during peak seasons 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 (sleeps 4) 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 4 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 room upstairs has a spacious king sized 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. The newly renovated bathroom has a large walk in shower, a hand basin and WC. The Old Dairy The former dairy has been renovated to encompass a state of the art gym including resistance machines, free weights, treadmill and rowing machine. There is a large sauna and shower for your use. We have a resident Personal Trainer who trains private clients during the week and is available to guests by prior arrangement. The facilities are available every evening and weekend when the PT is not on site and are shared with the owners and other resident guests. The Grounds In this rural setting, The Barn, The Bake House and Leigh House, (the owner's residence) are clustered in a 'u' shape around an idyllic planted courtyard with the original well that supplied the farm. These wonderful old buildings are surrounded by cobbled paths, gardens, orchard, paddocks and fields with southerly views towards Salisbury Plains and The Whitehorse at Westbury . Behind the Bake house is a large secure walled garden with a lavender walkway leading to a rose arbour and plans for a pottager with flowers, fruit, veg and herbs. There are outdoor tables and benches dotted all around the grounds so as to relax and take in the country air. Pick your own apples, pears and plums from the Orchard or head towards a large south facing paddock with lovely views, seating and BBQ area. Bring wellies for lovely local walks into Bradford-on- Avon (just 10 mins. away)or longer walks to South Wraxhall. Helpful Information Local Babysitters are available and come with the recommendation of the owners who use them for their own family.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets are negotiable before booking, please do contact us and ask about your's.
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Alexa Simms (Property Manager Bath Holiday Rentals)
Hosting since March 2007
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (1)
Amyw2020review
Amyw2020review
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy Bake House
Leigh House offers a great base to explore the area (we stayed in both The Bake House and the Barn) The Bake House has the most beautiful garden, perfect for sitting out. We ate most meals outside surrounded by lovely flowers. From the Bake House there are some great country walks with wonderful views - Sue gave us lots of local advice which was really appreciated. Bath is very accessible and Bradford-on-Avon is an incredibly pretty place to wander around and explore. Overall Leigh House offers the perfect location for “town” and “country” holidays.
Visited July 2020
Written July 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Microwave
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Additional amenities
  • Sauna
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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