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High Quality Converted Barn for groups In Idyllic Countryside

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 81 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in Buntingford, 6 bedroom all en-suite ideal for group get togethers and holidays

Anstey Grove Barn is a beautifully converted timber barn which has been specifically designed to provide comfortable and relaxing accommodation with all your needs taken into account. The living accommodation is spacious and comfortable and the whole barn has underfloor heating to keep the chill out on winter days. The garden is set out to lawns and a large patio herb garden where guests can spend the evenings having a barbeque and watching the sunset. Locally there is the village of Anstey with its' rich history from the medieval meadows to the Norman church with its 15c graffitti, there are also many local pubs that serve real ale and delicious food. Anstey is situated just 30 miles north of London and only 15 miles south of Cambridge and is ideal exploring the East of England, and is available for weekend or full week getaways with family or friends.

Andrew Marchant
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Andrew Marchant

Andrew and Alice have been at Anstey Grove Barn for over 30 years, raising a family and running a farm in the heart of rural Hertfordshire. In 1980 they bought a working pig farm with 20 acres of land and began to build a family home. Within months the house was built, and within years a broadleaf wood was planted and wildflower meadow cultivated that have now come to be protected by the Hertfordshire Wildlife Trust. The working pig farm has now gone, but the wood, meadows, flock of free range hens and horses remain. In 2004 Alice and Andrew decided to convert the large Barn at the heart of the farm and create high quality bed and breakfast accommodation. Their intention has always been to provide a homely base from which families, couples and those just passing through can enjoy

Andrew Marchant purchased this barn in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from an amazing hen weekend at Anstey Grove Barn. The barn is absolutely beautiful - idyllic garden, 6 lovely bedrooms and great space for entertaining up to 12 people.

Andrew and Alice could not have been more lovely or helpful.

Would really recommend this for any get-together with friends or family. The barn is really close to Cambridge. We went punting in the day with Lets Go Punting which was good value and lots of fun. We also did a Life Drawing class in the afternoon in the garden which was a very fun hen do activity (I booked through info@lifem?odeloxfords? and would definitely recommend).

We could have just stayed in the barn all weekend and been perfectly happy! Thanks to Andrew and Alice for helping make a great weekend.


A large group of us visited the barn for a hen in June, staying Friday to Sunday. The barn was clean and bea
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Buntingford, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
Floor Area:
  • 81 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 5 - shower enclosure
  • The master room boasts a roll top bath, large shower and seperate wc, whilst all of the other rooms have a shower, basin and wc in en suite facilities.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One master room with a 4 poster double bed, bathroom and wc, 3 double rooms with en suite shower rooms and two twin rooms also with en suite shower rooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Outside: Large garden with lawns and herb patio area with BBQ and outdoor games available, the barn is set in our own 25 acre farmland that has wild flower meadows and woodland which is available for guests to enjoy along with a wealth of footpaths and rolling countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided.


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High Quality Converted Barn for groups In Idyllic Countryside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property

Owner couldn't have been more helpful

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

The property was great, lovely rooms and Andrew was very helpful. We had a problem with lack of catering dishes in the kitchen, we like to cook and if the house caters for 12, there was only 10 of us and we struggled for large dishes

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Above and beyond

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a hen do at the beginning of May and simply cannot emphasise how lovely it was. Andrew makes sure everything is just right for you, and even popped some ice in the freezer for me! The small touches such as shower gel and soap on every room is lovely. Waking up to the birds tweeting and nothing else was magical. The beds are luxurious, and the kitchen is very well stocked for whatever you may wish to cook! Cannot wait to book a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful barn in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Anstey Grove Barn was great. The barn is beautifully renovated, clean, and really comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for a large group and the large dining table means that you can all eat together. All of the rooms are en suite so all parties had their privacy. The grounds are also well kept - perfect for relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Barn conversion, offering a luxury stay, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Having come across this accommodation set in Buntingford, we decided to hold a 50th Anniversary there. Andrew was the contact, who thoroughly helped us out with all questions raised and local places to dine. Not to mention his on-hand help with anything else!.

One word. 'Fantastic' and if you are reading this, don't hesitate in booking in for a stay, the Barn itself is wonderful, fixtures and fittings, room space, and with the added bonus of being situated in a quiet location. We used a local caterer called Penelope for the Saturday eat-in meal, the food and service were both first class, and would definitely use her services again!. All in all, the weekend was excellent.

Thanks again for lovely stay,


  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, well equipped barn in beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Anstey barn over Christmas as a large family party including children. The barn is spacious, clean and very welcoming. All the rooms are beautifully decorated, with ensuite bathrooms and lovely toiletries. The underfloor heating meant we were nice and warm at all times. Andrew was very helpful and close enough to call on if any problems arose, even being so good as to drop round some last minute Amazon purchases! The Christmas decorations were lovely and festive and all in all we had a lovely, relaxing time. The only slight negative is the limited mobile wifi which was limited to 18gb and could only support a few users at once. This is worth bearing in mind if you need to keep up with any work during your break as there is also limited reception. However it does mean you are forced to really get away from it all! I would recommend this place highly for large groups.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review, we do try to make your stay as perfect as possible and do as much as we can to help make your stay go smoothly. The only negative part of your review the wi-fi / mi-fi we have had no control over due to the fact we did not receive broadband and had to arrange a moblie system to cater for guests needs which has limited data download limits, The village, as from the 3rd January 2017 has had fibre installed so we are in the process of installing broadband which will elleviate all of these problems within the next couple of weeks......phew...!! Should be 5 stars next time...!!! Andrew
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village pubs
Car: necessary


Anstey Grove Barn is 35 minutes from Stansted and Luton airports, about 1 and a half hours from London Heathrow and does require the use of a car to visit. the Channel Tunnel and East Anglian ports are 2 hours away.


Buntingford the nearest town is 5 miles away with Hertford, Ware, Cambridge, Saffron Walden 30 minutes . London is 30 miles away.

Further Details:

Nearby within 15 miles are Duxford Imperial War museum, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, Wimpole Hall and Home Farm and Audley End House.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Buntingford, United Kingdom

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard rate
10 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Bank Hol '18
24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre Christmas weekend
21 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas week
24 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre New Year weekend
28 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year '18
31 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or E Mail to book, a 25% deposit required to confirm booking with remainder due 1 week prior to occupancy date. Bank transfer preferred, cleared cheques or cash on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival 16.00+ Fri
Departure 10.00- Fri or 16.00- Sunday for weekend rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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