Crotchet Barn is a self-contained spacious barn conversion with a luxurious super-king size bed and comfortable double sofa bed which provide accommodation for up to 4 people.
Crotchet Barn comprises an open plan living/dining room with log burner and fully equipped kitchen, with a separate bedroom and shower room. There is also a sun lounge and private garden which looks out over our budding forest garden, orchard and veg plot – perfect for watching the evening sunset after a busy day exploring.
Although we are a vegan cottage, you don’t have to be vegan to stay. We welcome everyone, but request that you refrain from consuming animal products whilst at Crotchet Barn. To help you with this, we have provided a couple of vegan cookery books to give you some ideas of delicious plant based meals you can cook in the well equipped kitchen. The kitchen has an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is also a Vitamix high speed blender- great for making smoothies and homemade nut milks and sauces. There are plenty of pans, utensils and crockery to cook with, and not forgetting the sharp knives! Tea, coffee and sugar will be available on arrival, although as we are vegan we will not provide dairy milk. However, if you would like some home made nut or seed milk, please let us know. Spices, oil, salt and pepper are also provided, along with cleaning essentials such as washing up liquid, tea towels, washing cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and surface cleaner – just ask us for more if you run out during your stay as we are keen to reduce waste.
The bedroom has a super king bed, with a comfortable mattress, and a choice of soft or firm pillows. A hairdryer is also provided. For the colder, winter nights there are hot water bottles, electric blankets and extra blankets. There are blackout curtains, although you may not need them as there are no streetlights – great for star gazing.
For those guests with companion animals, we have provided bowls, spare leads, local vet information and towels. We ask you to bring your own beds, so that your furry friends feel as relaxed as possible. There is also an outside tap and hose (with some towels too) for helping to clean those muddy paws after long walks in the beautiful countryside. For the comfort of other guests, we ask that non-human animals do not sleep or get on/in the bed or the sofa, as this is also a bed – thank you! As we have our own rescue dog living on site, we also ask that our guests do not bring aggressive dogs with them. Please bear in mind that although the garden is fenced, the fence is only 3-4ft high so could be jumped by a keen dog!
Your private garden has two parts: a secluded decked patio area directly outside the property which is not overlooked- perfect for breakfast or a peaceful yoga session, and a larger garden with summerhouse, beautiful willow tree and flower beds. The whole garden is surrounded by a 4ft fence.
Unlimited Wifi is included and although the upload speed can be very slow, the download speed is great for streaming, using the internet or zoom meetings etc. There are two USB charging points in the kitchen too. The heating is provided by either a super cosy log burner or electric convection heaters, and an electric towel rail in the shower room. Logs, firelighters and matches for the duration of your stay are included in the price. If you run out, just let us know and we will restock.
There are two electric vehicle charging points located in the car park of the village hall, which is about 1/2 mile away. The points are for use by residents and visitors to Stoke St Gregory and are accessible via an app.
Although Crotchet Barn can sleep up to four guests, we regret that it is not suitable for children under two years old. To make life a little easier for our guests who have children, we can provide child friendly cutlery, plates and drink ware. There are safety locks on the kitchen under-the-sink cupboard and bathroom cupboard. However, we do not provide high chairs, cots or bathing/ changing facilities.
As your key will be in a key-safe, you are free to arrive at anytime after check in, which is 1600 onwards. Check out is 1030.
Crotchet Barn has its own entrance. The whole property is for the sole use of guests. It also has direct access to a private patio area leading to a garden which is only for guests.
We live on site and are around most of the time. However, as Crotchet Barn is detached and has its own private entrance, garden and adjacent parking (for up to 4 cars) you will not be disturbed by us, unless you need us.
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The kindest most thoughtful hosts, the most perfect location and a beautiful home away from home. I was there for two weeks seeking some peace and tranquility and that’s exactly what I got. Thank you for everything! xxxRosie, 5 Stars