Hareley Barn is a restored 16th Century Grade II listed barn, situated on a traditional rare breeds farm. It has panoramic views over an unspoilt rural landscape of woods, streams and pasture. The farm is a haven for wildlife where we rear rare breed sheep, pigs and poultry.
The Barn is spacious and comfortable, with a king-size bedroom and en suite bathroom which has one small step (apart from this access is level throughout) and twin-bedded room and separate bathroom with splash shower and spa bath. There is a woodburning stove in the living area, a separate kitchen and a laundry room.
The original stone walls, cattle stall and hayrack have been preserved and most of the Barn is open to the eaves. A fenced grass playground is available from April to October and the barbecue area
We recently stayed for a week at Hareley Barn which we found was a good central location for exploring the area. The barn was warm and well equipped to make our stay comfortable. The outside space was not quite what we expected as the pictures of the surrounding countryside on the 2 websites we looked at were not quite the same from the barn as you looked over sheep pens and farm sheds and would not be a particularly pleasant place to sit out if the weather allowed.
Some of the pens which house the turkeys are directly against the main bedroom wall so a little noisy from 5 am.
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