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The Barn

Thornhaugh near Wansford, Cambridgeshire (Ref. 1056941)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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Croft Farm Barns

Nestled on a tranquil residential road are these three superb properties boasting historic background, dating all the way back to the 1800s, resting in the conservation village of Thornhaugh. The grand Farmhouse is filled with wonders to discover for a large family, whereas The Barn and The Granary host a delightful and intimate space for extra members of your group to have their own private haven, providing utter bliss in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside. Explore the wonder of the local area by foot, nearby is Bedford purlieus wood with lots of walking oppertunities. In Thornhaugh there is a charming café as well as the Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre home to an impressive restored 18th century watermill, a large indoor soft play centre and home to plenty of animals you can meet, it's sure to offer fun for all ages. Venture into the nearby village of Wansford to find all your local conveniences on a self-catered stay including a shop, pub, Post Office, garage and pharmacy, while you can learn more about the folklore as to why the village is sometimes called 'Wansford-in-England' at the inviting Haycock Hotel, where you can also indulge in fine dining or a delicious afternoon tea. Venture into the city of Peterborough and marvel at its imposing 13th century cathedral, while even more history can be uncovered in its museum home to a reconstructed Victorian operating theatre, fossils and painting, catering to all tastes, or take a stroll along the heritage trail to discover even more hidden historic wonders, with plenty of shops and eateries to while away the hours in too. Visit the fine stone town of Stamford and make note of the memorable scenes filmed in Pride & Prejudice, or explore the surrounding towns of Wisbech and Corby offering their own unique excitement. In easy reach of a wide range of wonders, choose Meadow Lane Cottages for a memorable stay in Cambridgeshire.

The property

Wansford 3.1 miles.

Get ready for a luxury adventure deep in the Cambridgeshire countryside at this gorgeous semi-detached cottage.

The barn offers a small family or group of four to unwind in a renovated piece of farmland dating back to the 1800s.

Enter through an original stone pillar gateway to the breathtaking entrance, where a large shared pebble driveway leads you to a wrap around path, taking you to the front of the barn with your own private lawn.

Step in to this stylish ground-floor dwelling, where traditional character has still been kept through exposed wooden beams, intimate sloped ceilings throughout the open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen, lovely dining area and chic sitting space.

Use the contemporary kitchen amenities to rustle up an appetizing evening meal, which can be enjoyed over a bottle of wine at the charming dining table with your loved ones.

The sitting room offers a chic leather couch placed in front of the Smart TV, complemented with a Netflix subscription which you can use to snuggle up with your family and enjoy a Friday film night.

Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated with high quality furnishings, the first double can be changed into a zip/link twin bed if needed, lying beneath rustic beams alongside teal features, the other double benefits from a luxurious en-suite where guests can wake up and stroll straight into the refreshing walk-in shower.

Another shower room awaits the rest of the guests, boasting a spacious rainfall shower, an amazing way to end a busy day exploring the countryside.

The Barn is a glorious dwelling, perfect for a family getaway, with picturesque landscape views of the surrounding countryside, and easy access to the vibrant Peterborough city centre.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs.1056939, 1056942 together sleeping 18 people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link, can be a twin upon request), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air sourced heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Garden with lawned area
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Please note: No stag or hen parties or similar at the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Stamford 6.5 miles; Peterborough 9.2 miles; Corby 17.4 miles

Wansford, sometimes known as Wansford-in-England, is a charming village resting in Cambridgeshire, in easy reach of the vibrant city of Peterborough. Folklore, alongside Defoe's 'A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain' (1724), suggest that the name 'Wansford-in-England' derives from the tale of a local man who fell asleep on a hayrick, and when he woke he found himself floating down the River Nene towards the sea. He asked a traveller perched on the riverbank where he was, and upon hearing the reply "Wansford", asked, "Wansford in England?". The Haycock Hotel takes its name from the legend, as well as it making a lovely spot to enjoy fine dining or a traditional afternoon tea. The village also provides a pub, convenience store, garage, Post Office, pharmacy and much more to assist you on your self-catered stay. Explore the historical landmark of Wansford Bridge resting above the flowing River Nene, whilst the Grade I listed building of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is a marvel to be seen. Spend a day in the city of Peterborough, under ten miles away, here you can find the imposing 13th-century Peterborough Cathedral, flaunting a Gothic facade, its very own museum with a reconstructed Victorian operating theatre, fossils and paintings which can be accessed via the wonder of the city's heritage trail, even more eateries to choose from including pubs, restaurants and cafés and wonderful shopping experiences. Visit the historic stone town of Stamford with its stunning architecture, the noticeable filming location of Pride & Prejudice, alongside it hosting a charming atmosphere and a lovely spot to while away the hours amongst its narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards. In reach of Wisbech, Corby and so much more, Wansford is the perfect location from which to explore the East of England.

Region Information

Please note: No stag or hen parties or similar at the property
Please can we ask that you respect the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas