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3 bedrooms - sleeps 6; great new design based on old 'Bull Pen' farm building.
Bedroom 1- (first floor) with ensuite. A spiral staircase leads to the bedroom with a kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom, sloping ceiling, dressing area, velux windows for night sky views and across farmland in the morning (please note: because of the open plan spiral staircase there is no door between hallway and bedroom but the area is private). Bedroom 2- (ground floor) with en-suite: The beds can be either a super kingsize double bed or 3ft. twin beds. (They have electric adjustable functions to raise and lower head/feet and a massage function). View looking out through French doors which open out onto a patio area and look across meadow. Vaulted ceiling with fan. Also suitable for guests with low mobility: close parking, wide doors to outside area, wet room and to living area. Bedroom 3 - (ground floor) a Twin or double; two single beds will link/zip together to make a king size double. A compact room but with a very comfortable bed, T.V. and access to 3rd shower room & toilet
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Welcome,but caution needed as next to working farmWelcome,but caution needed as next to working farm
No smoking - smoking outside onlysmoking outside only
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Measures to reduce infection (Spain)
About Sally and Nick Charter
Sally and Nick live on site in the farmhouse at Chapman's Farm. Nick runs the farm and Sally is a part-time primary teacher. We have both always live in Cambridgeshire and know the area very well. We enjoy the outdoors and when we're not working, we like to run or cycle round the local footpaths and bridleways, or go scuba diving round the British coast. The farm is an arable farm but we also, usually have a few cattle in the meadow near the farm to enjoy and to keep the meadow grass mown.
Sally and Nick Charter purchased this barn in 2016
Why Sally and Nick Charter chose Bourn
The Bull Pen was a new building project started 4 years ago when we applied for planning permission to convert the Old Bull Pen barn into holiday accommodation. The original building was built by Nick's great granddad 'Alex Charter' to shelter the farm bull. The barn's use has changed over the years from bull pen to piggery to chicken shed, and then when the farm no longer kept livestock, it became a store shed for tractors and tools. Now that the barn has been converted into a home, it is starting its next stage in the history of The Bull Pen. Hopefully Great Granddad, who was part of the new era of steam engine tractors, would approve of the new enterprise ;)
What makes this barn unique
The Bull Pen is a new building; built to a high quality with modern fixtures&fittings, good insulation and heating, and big windows for light and the view. Designed to keep a feel for its history as a working farm building. Each of the 3 bedrooms leads off from the central main living area . A peaceful spot which provides an opportunity to explore the open countryside from the doorstep. The location is ideal to combine 'time in' the city (parking for the park&ride bus into Cambridge is 10 mins. away) and 'time-out' of the city!