Centrally located in the swathe of countryside that connects the beautiful cities of Bath and Bristol, Tythe Barn is the largest and grandest of the Avon Farm Cottages. Sleeping 8+2 guests across 3 bedrooms with a double sofa bed in the downstairs bedroom and a mezzanine area that can accommodate a further 2 guests on convertible reclining chair beds, Tythe Barn is ideal for families and groups looking for some extra space. Offering everything that you could want from a barn conversion and more, Tythe Barn features 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), a wonderful open plan fully-equipped kitchen/living/dining area with a wood burner, as well as an impressive outdoor space with plenty of seating, and your own private 6-seater hot tub!
Avon Farm Cottages comprises five individual properties that can be booked separately or all together to accommodate larger groups and families. As the largest of the properties, Tythe Barn is perfect for hosting and group dining, and there are trestle tables and spare chairs stored in the barn to accommodate large numbers of guests.
Family events are welcome at the property, but it is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years. Also, under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property and reported.
Set within the owner’s 230-acre arable farm, the five outstanding properties that comprise Avon Farm Estate are decorated to a high standard, and each boasts a large open plan living area (except for the cute and compact Shepherd’s Hut!) There are goats and chickens on the farm, so if you are up early enough, you can help yourself to some fresh eggs or wander around the stables.
Inside, Tythe Barn is a beautifully furnished and designed to provide guests with the most comfortable and luxurious experience possible. Stylish, exposed stone-walls, wooden beams, a cosy wood burner, big windows and skylights offering beautiful views and plenty of light, as well as comfy beds, rain showers, a Panasonic flat-screen TV with Xbox 360, and not to mention the wonderful outdoor space complete with private hot tub. Whether you’re looking to just unpack your bags and relax in your surroundings, or for a base to explore the diverse neighbouring cities or beautiful countryside, Tythe Barn makes for a luxurious and spacious holiday home with a difference.
Step through the front door of Tythe Barn and you’ll find yourself in the wonderfully spacious, open-plan kitchen-living-dining area that comprises the majority of the ground floor. Stylishly furnished with plenty of light and lofty, beamed ceilings, it makes for the perfect communal space for a big group or family. The Kitchen is fully equipped and immaculately designed, featuring a central island surrounded by workspace and multiple appliances. Featuring a fan oven, electric hob, American Style fridge/freezer + additional fridge, 4-slot toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer, the barn is also brimming with every type of glass, crockery and utensil you could need.
The living/dining area boasts a wonderfully high, beamed ceiling, overlooked by the mezzanine corridor leading to the bedrooms above. Featuring plenty of seating including four large sofas, a wall-mounted flat screen Panasonic TV with Xbox 360, a cabinet with plenty of boardgames, various books, a traditional wood burner and dining table with chairs and a bench to seat up to 8-9 guests (trestle tables + extra chairs stored in the cupboard next to the downstairs bathroom) – there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
A very well-presented family bathroom offering a bathtub with central mixer taps and a detachable shower hose, WC and washbasin.
A spacious twin bedroom, featuring two single beds and a comfortable sofa that can also be transformed into a double sofa bed. Bedroom 3 also benefits from its own flat-screen TV and generous storage area, offering guests plenty of hanging and drawer space in large fitted wardrobes. The bedroom is located on the ground floor and includes a door that leads to the courtyard. (Opposite bedroom 3 you will find a storage cupboard containing the iron + ironing board, trestle tables and spare chairs and the fuse box.)
Head across the mezzanine-style corridor to the mezzanine space. With two reclining chair beds, this space is perfect for relaxing with a book and admiring the farmyard and countryside views, or alternatively, they can be converted into beds, creating a sleeping space for two guests. There are also two small tables and lamps. (Please note that the mezzanine beds are only suitable for older children and adults).
A large bedroom that can sleep up to 4 guests, featuring a double bed and 2 small single beds. Sleekly furnished with exposed stone walls and beams, two wardrobes, an ornate full-length mirror and two dressing tables.
En-Suite Shower Room:
A lovely en-suite shower room with a large walk-in rain shower, washbasin and WC.
This bedroom perhaps offers guests the most privacy in the house, with a comfy king-size double bed, delightful lower glass panelling offering garden views, bedside tables + lamps and a small hanging cupboard.
En-Suite Shower Room:
A compact en-suite shower room with a walk-in rain shower, WC and washbasin.
The outside area at Tythe Barn offers guests a great amount of space, with plenty of seating and tables for al fresco dining and relaxing. A mixture of wooden decking and artificial grass, the enclosed outside area provides guests with private use of a 6-seater hot tub.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 8+ 2 in 3 bedrooms across a king size double in Bedroom 1, a double bed and 2 single beds in Bedroom 2, and 2 single beds in Bedroom 3. A double sofa bed is available in Bedroom 3 as well as 2 convertible chair beds on Mezzanine.
3 bathrooms: 2 en-suite, 1 family
Parking for up to 5 cars
Private enclosed garden with plenty of seating
2 Dogs Welcome
Hot tub – seats 6
Fireplace with wood burner – 1 bag of logs, fire starter + lighter provided between Oct – April. Additional logs can be purchased from Clive and Serena for £5 per bag
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Kitchen essentials: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, salt + pepper
Bathroom starter pack: shower gel, shampoo + conditioner, hand soap, toilet roll
Heating and hot water via underfloor heating + radiators with individual thermostat controls
Free Wi-Fi throughout
TV x 2 (Living Area + Bedroom 3)
Xbox 360 that can be used to play DVDs
Boardgames + books
Trestle tables and spare chairs in addition to dining table to accommodate large group dining in the barn
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetière, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve, saucepans, etc).
Fridge-Freezer + additional fridge
Ironing board + iron, clothes airer (on request)
Outdoor patio/seating area
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
You will find a Tesco express in Salford which is within walking distance (25-minute walk, 1 mile). Larger supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose, Iceland, and a Sainsbury’s local can be found in Keynsham just 2.5 miles from Avon Farm.
Bird in Hand (0.5 miles)
The Riverside Inn (1 mile)
The Jolly Sailor (0.5 miles)
Footpaths and bridleways (bike/horse-riding paths) lead directly from the estate - the owners are happy to point you in the right direction. You will also find a copy of the local map ‘Saltford on Foot’ at the cottage. The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a stone’s throw from Avon Farm Estate and can be joined near the Bird in Hand pub, just half a mile down Avon Lane.
At Avon Farm:
One of the biggest benefits of staying on a farm is there are loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it is great for families, friends, and couples alike! Avon Farm Cottages have secured fishing rights for their stretch of the river, just a short walk from the holiday cottages. Guests are welcome to fish in the river, own equipment and licence required. Bicycles are available to hire from Clive and Serena. Please help yourselves to chicken eggs. The chickens are beyond the car park through the opening onto the fields Not far from the chickens is a family of goats. They like being fed vegetables, fruit, even bananas! Walk past the goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public footpaths. The horses do not belong to the farm and are looked after by their owners who come daily to see them. Please do not feed the horses, but they are always happy for a stroke on the nose and a hello. All around this field are many blackberry bushes, please help yourselves when they are ripe.
Places to Visit:
Thermae Bath Spa (6 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens (11.5 miles)
Dyrham Park, National Trust (11.5 miles)
Train - Bath Spa is 6 miles away, with a direct service from London Paddington. Keynsham is the closest station, 3.5 miles away. Bristol Temples Meads is 8 miles away and operates a regular service from London and Birmingham.
Taxis - Fallows of Saltford, Keynsham Cabs, Southwest Minibuses
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Points of Note
Avon Farm rules: respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10 pm; no hot tub use after 8 pm; and lastly, please notify the owners if any outside services have been booked (e.g. a chef or supermarket delivery). When ordering a supermarket delivery choose Avon Farm on the drop-down address menu, and clearly write THE TYTHE BARN in the delivery instructions No additional day guests or overnight guests are allowed unless previously agreed with the owners. Please note, no music systems are allowed outside as they cause a nuisance to other guests at the farm
Please be aware that Avon Farm Estate properties are situated on a working farm where farm machinery is sometimes in operation; therefore, please be vigilant at all times. Children must always be supervised in the communal spaces and when using the hot tub
Parking: There is ample parking in the yard for up to 5 cars just outside Tythe Barn
Family events are welcome at the property, but it is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
2 Well behaved dogs welcome for an additional charge of £25 each
Please note that the mezzanine beds are only suitable for older children and adults
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
This Barn and surrounding farm area is exactly what is shown and more. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The house has everything you need, with lots of extras, the welcome pack on arrival for example, went above and beyond. Absolutely stunning and can not wait to return. Couldn't have been more impressed. Thank you
What a place. When we arrived the wow factor hits you before you have even entered the house. We had two toddlers with us and the surrounding land and animals made their holidays extra special. The team are amazing- we had to contact them a few times and the quick response time was appreciated. We absolutely loved our stay. Thank you Avon Farm Estates!
Lovely place to stay with lots of beautiful walks and pubs. Great sized barn with plenty of room for 6 people to stay. Would recommend.
Great stay. Lovely location! Kids really enjoyed the farm and saying hello to all the animals. Check-in was easy and all as advertised.
Great place with a very friendly host. Thoroughly recommend
Guests staying at Avon Farm have access to the 230 acres of land, which includes the River Avon, where you can do a spot of fishing (a licence is required). Take a walk through the farmland and you reach the local pub, which is situated on the bank of the river less than 1 mile away. Avon Farm Cottages have secured fishing rights for their stretch of the river, just a short walk from the holiday cottages. Guests are welcome to fish in the river, own equipment and licence required.The farm is also 2 minutes away from the Bristol and Bath cycle track, perfect for cyclists and walkers, and the property is close to Saltford Sailing Club. Surrounded by open countryside, Saltford is also known for its history and has a conservation area, with a restored brass mill (dating to 1720), an old manor house and a church with a Saxon tower. Just 6 miles away is the vibrant heritage city of Bath, which boasts the famous Roman baths, Thermae Bath spa, and the famous Royal Crescent, which is one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks. There are also several National Trust areas nearby, including Dyrham Park and Stourhead House.
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