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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 Kentucky Horse Park, a wager at the race track, stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, local shopping, The Ark Encounter, The Creation Museum, or simply exploring the history and rural beauty of the bluegrass. Just lovely.

More Details

Owner
Gwen Dever
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Gwen Dever

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.

Gwen Dever purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Gwen Dever chose Kentucky

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 farm 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!

What makes this farmhouse unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We enjoyed our stay...a lot. We walked in the fields every day and saw meadowlarks, thrushes, mockingbirds, bluebirds, and the ubiquitous red-winged blackbirds. We loved hearing all of their songs. I even enjoyed that powerful rain and wind on Wednesday night, it reminded me of the Southern Indiana thunderstorms of my youth. We made it to Buffalo Trace Distillery. Great suggestion. Loved eating at Biancki's in Cynthiana, Thyme in Paris and Fava in Georgetown; ate more pie than I've eaten collectively in the past 20 years. The baking in Wisconsin is in its infancy compared to these Kentucky folks. We definitely stimulated the Bourbon economy; could not get enough of driving on the narrow shoulders roads gawking at all of the horse farms. Totally unbelievable! We bought carrot cake jam (!), white grits, and 'polenta' from the Bourbon County Farmers' Market to take back home (along with the Bourbon). Thank you, thank you! We had a splendid 4 nights in your sumptuous, fabulous red barn on the hill.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Cynthiana Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair dryers provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size sleep number bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle sofa is a bed for sleeping & snuggly video watching
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin XL sleep number beds - frequently made into king bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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WOW! Simply amazing and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give 10 stars, I would! The barn was fantastic! We could not have asked for more! Everything was top of the line and so clean! We were beyond impressed!! Gwen was amazing too! She was so helpful leading up to the trip and all throughout the trip. She was so quick to respond to any questions! She truely made you feel at home! We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (and our small maltipoo) had a restful, beautiful stay at Deva's farm! The interior is beautifully decorated with top of the line furnishings! It was such a peaceful retreat for us! Thank you to the owners - who were super thoughtful and helpful in anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The barn and property were beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Gwen has stocked the barn with anything you may need. She was very friendly and quick to respond with any questions we had. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nothing short of amazing

  • 5 of 5

This property was the ideal location for us. Spotless and full of charm. Perfect distance from the big city. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the fireflies light up the yard every evening. This place is a wonderful find. Gwen was extremely attentive and wonderful. We will be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so love that you loved The Barn and all that comes with it! We will see you in the autumn! Another beautiful season- I'm sure you will love it, too. Gwen
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5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Barn at Deva's was great, it had everything we needed for our weekend getaway. Our dog loved running around and exploring the property, including meeting some cows on the neighbors farm. I'd highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a comfortable, modern, quiet place to stay while in KY. Gwen was a super gracious host.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you two and your amazing furry. He was fun! Come on back whenever it makes sense; we'd love to have you.
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group very much enjoyed our stay at The Barn! Gwen was a very gracious host and made sure we were happy with our accommodations. The Barn exceeded our expectations as every little detail was taken care of by the owner. This home is very clean and well taken care of. Modern appliances and any and every type of cooking utensils allows you to travel without bringing all the extras! The property is secluded and very relaxing with only a short 10 minute drive to town. Ideal place to stay for a relaxing vacation with many activities nearby to explore. Will definitely be returning to stay at The Barn! Thank you Gwen!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys had a fab time golfing. I love that you really enjoyed hanging out at The Barn later. We loved hosting you!
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Lexington (LEX)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Rooster Brew Craft Beer Brewery, Paris
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Houston Oaks, Paris
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstates 64 and 75
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
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

Antiquing

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

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Rates & Availability

Cynthiana Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 26 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 17 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 24 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 14 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 28 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 5 2017 - Dec 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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