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The Barn at Deva's Farm: Haute Blue Grass - Modern Retreat in the Countryside

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

25 minutes from Kentucky Horse Park! All things Horse, Bourbon & Cycling

In the gently rolling Bourbon county hills between Paris and Cynthiana, travelling down a gated crunchy gravel drive a red barn comes into view – a surprising hideaway.

Unexpected, modern serenity awaits you on the other side of the traditional barn doors. A bright, airy, open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area with a high ceiling all feels uncluttered, peaceful, and inviting. Relax. Sink into a chair with a book, or kick back on the sofa. Underfloor heating keeps things cozy on cold nights, while central air-conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort in the summer.

Multiple sun-drenched windows offer far reaching pastoral views and amazing sunrises and sunsets. Outside patio and sitting areas bring you even closer to the natural beauty of the land and are a perfect spot for a quiet morning coffee or tea, or to socialize with others over pre-dinner drinks.

The European-modern kitchen with island seating is a well-equipped place to gather, whether simply making plans for the day over breakfast, lining up wine glasses and snacks for an afternoon nibble, or preparing a savory dinner (feast) for friends and family.

At the end of the day, two spacious boutique bedrooms await you. Fall into bed, adjust the firmness to your liking, and drift off to good night’s sleep. Also, two modern, aesthetic bathrooms offer luxuriating rain style showers, lovely soaps and plentiful towels.

Whether you are avid cyclists, a romantic couple, a family, or group of friends looking to spend time together, this is a special get-away-from-it-all place. It is just the spot for lovers of the outdoors and those who enjoy something a little different than the norm.

Days out might include a visit to one of the famous horse farms, the KY horse park, a wager at the race track, stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, local shopping, or simply exploring the history and rural beauty of the bluegrass. Just lovely.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking inside. Thank you....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved canine companions welcome. There is a $100 pet fee. Thank you...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King size sleep number bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Trundle sofa is a bed for sleeping & snuggly video watching...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 Twin XL sleep number beds - frequently made into king bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Hair dryers provided

Other Amenities

  • The Barn at Deva's Farm is ready for cyclists and offers the following amenities: Secure bicycle storage, Basic bike tools including a track pump, an area to work on bikes (repair stand mount inside), an area to clean bikes, washing and drying facilities for cycling kit, riding information including maps, and GPX files, and Coffee! ...moreless


  • Stereo:

    Bose bluetooth speaker in living area and bluetooth alarm clock radio/speakers in bedrooms...moreless

  • Television:

    local channels available & HDMI cable...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of DVDs available and bring your own, too!...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf


  • Dining:

    Dining table and 6 chairs as well as kitchen island seating 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    EXEDE satellite dish with wi-fi. Rated the fastest satellite internet. Great for web browsing, checking e-mail and updating social media. Large file transfers are limited. Unlimited 12am-5am....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, duvets, various pillows, and blankets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and washcloths, disposable makeup removal cloths, and utility towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso and Keurig coffee machines...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped for cooking or snacking. We love to cook at home!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes! ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped and ready for entertaining!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wall mounted ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wall mounted oven plus Breville 'smart' toaster/pizza oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, olive oil, spices, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side, with filtered water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Kitchen island ceramic, multi-zone cook top...moreless

  • Toaster


House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


Pet fee is flat $100; Property Damage Protection is $59 for $1500 of protection.

Cancellation Policy: Rental fees refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date

Please make payments via MasterCard or Visa. Contact owner if any questions: Gwen Dever 859-707-9013. Thank you and happy travels!

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lexington (LEX)
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rooster Brew Craft Beer Brewery, Paris
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Houston Oaks, Paris
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstates 64 and 75
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Clays Downtown Restaurant, Paris

Car: Necessary

Equestrian activities (all within 30 minutes)

Kentucky Horse Park

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Home

Whispering Woods Riding Stables

Claiborne Farm (15 mins)

Bourbon Distilleries (within an hour's drive)

Woodford Reserve

Wild Turkey

Four Roses

Buffalo Trace

Alltech Brewing and Town Branch Distillery 35 mins

The Gentleman distillery downtown Paris 15 mins

Makers Mark (1hr 45 min)

Toyota Factory Tour (free) 25 mins


Paris 13 mins

Georgetown 30 mins

Nearby towns/attractions within an hour's drive

Lexington 37 mins

Georgetown 27 mins

Midway 40 mins

Frankfort (state capital) 50 mins

Berea 1 hour

Shaker Village 1 hour 10 mins

Simpsonville Outlets 1 hour 15 mins

Red River Gorge 1 hour 20 mins

Lousiville 1 hour 30 mins

Bardstown 1 hour 30 mins


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Gwen, native Kentuckian, organic vegetable farmer, bourbon tour guide, loves to cook, comes alive when meeting new people, and volunteers for several organizations in Paris, Ky. Mark, originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, loves Kentucky for it's pastoral views, excellent cycling roads, and Bourbon whiskey. Both enjoy travelling wherever it may take them, domestic or international with a penchant for Italy and the UK.

Why the Owner Chose Cynthiana, KY, USA:
We fell in love with Bourbon County, Kentucky long before we lived in its look-alike cousin, Wiltshire, England, for five lovely years. Our plan several years ago was to buy this Kentucky pasture (37 acres of gorgeous views and fertile soil), build a homestead and live out our years tending to the earth, our animals and ourselves. The lovely town of Paris is 6 miles away and while we could use that as our base for most of our needs, with Lexington only 30 minutes away we knew we were set. We almost did exactly that, but with just a few changes. Whilst living in England, we bought a historic home in beautiful downtown Paris, Kentucky, rented it to others while we were away, and then moved into that house upon our return from England. Now, since it is not yet the time to retire, you will find Gwen tending to the earth at the farm while Mark is at the office (bringing home the bacon). We now have a barn at the farm! Well, this barn is just a bit different as it includes an apartment and a commercial kitchen to suit our changing needs. The barn allows us to get on with it, and to rent the apartment to others who enjoy gorgeous country views, relaxing atmosphere, small town living, sweet country cycling roads, and all things Bourbon and Horse! We know our friends and family love to visit the area, and we know you will, too. We love to hear the stories of your stay and adventures at week’s end. Come see us!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
At The Barn you enjoy the serenity and beauty of the countryside all the while enjoying the European modern decor inside. The outdoor seating areas bring you directly in touch with Mother Nature. A perfect retreat if you usually live in a congested area- relax and take in the wonder of Bourbon County and its surrounds. Horse, bourbon, wine, beer, cycling, shopping, history, all these appealing pursuits are catered to here!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Modern kitchen with everything you need

    Modern kitchen with everything you need

  • King sized bedroom

    King sized bedroom

  • Winter evening from the front of the barn

    Winter evening from the front of the barn

  • Morning sunrise from the front door

    Morning sunrise from the front door

  • Hello....


  • Beautiful stone fence-lined roads

    Beautiful stone fence-lined roads

  • Downtown Paris

    Downtown Paris

  • Peace of mind

    Peace of mind

  • Nespresso!


  • Relax in the living room

    Relax in the living room

  • One of two luxurious bathrooms

    One of two luxurious bathrooms

  • Welcome to Bourbon Country!

    Welcome to Bourbon Country!

  • Bedroom with extra long twins becomes a king

    Bedroom with extra long twins becomes a king

  • The approach to your holiday place

    The approach to your holiday place

  • Misty early autumn morning

    Misty early autumn morning

  • Ever changing skies

    Ever changing skies

  • Cold outside, but plenty warm inside

    Cold outside, but plenty warm inside

  • Rural Bourbon county

    Rural Bourbon county

  • Horse country

    Horse country

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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