Gantry Barn is tucked away in a private courtyard set back on a picturesque and quiet lane which leads towards the village high street. Steeped in history and oozing character, it dates back to the 18th century. Vaulted ceilings and old beams frame the bedrooms which are furnished with an ornate bed/sofa bed/Egyptian cotton bed linen in a combination of dusky pinks/greys all in a shabby chic style. Chandeliers, silk bedspread, Farrow and Ball paint and Cologne and Cotton toiletries/towels.
Originally a brewery dating back to 1760 Gantry Barn was converted to a maltings in 1850 and remained part of a large brewing operation linked to a Windsor brewery. In around 1912 the main house was converted from a grain store into a residential home comprising two apartments. Between the World Wars the house was converted back into one residence. The two malting barns used to form part of a complex of three malting barns and two kilns. When the brewery business closed, the barns were used variously for a village school (you can still see God Save The Queen markings on the walls) a jam factory and a car body workshop. The family before us was in residence between 1952 and 2012. Since then we have been busy renovating the house, garden and barns.
The renovation and conversion of the upper barn, by a local building company, into an apartment, was finished in August 2017. It is split into three levels with wider staircases, a modern shower room, a first floor king bedroom and a mezzanine with sofa bed and writing desk/chair. It has a south-easterly prospect looking out onto small orchard. The space is ideal for short stays and remote working.
At this time we cannot provide breakfast ourselves however you can book and pay for fresh continental breakfast from a local deli "Deliciously French" who will deliver it to your door the morning of your stay.
We will provide contact details at the time of your booking. You just quote "Donald" on your order.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are a family of two adults two children plus an au pair living on site in the main house near the barns. One of the adults will welcome you when you arrive or shortly afterwards if you have collected the key from the safe.
We will try to make ourselves as available as possible at check in and check out times for questions and suggestions.
Cookham Village is one of three villages which together make up The Cookhams. Gastropubs such as the Bel & Dragon are a minute or two's stroll away. The Michelin starred restaurants, the Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck in Bray are a short taxi ride away. The village also hosts the internationally renowned Stanley Spencer Museum of art. There are numerous local art, music and theatrical events as well as village summer fetes and the annual Rock the Moor eighties music festival in May.
London (Paddington) is easily accessible from Cookham Station, just a short walk away and there are beautiful walks along the River Thames and surrounding countryside are on the doorstep. Cliveden (National Trust) is a five minute drive and does champagne afternoon tea. Cookham is also close to the market town of Marlow which boasts excellent shopping and bars/restaurants such as The Ivy, Bills, the Botanist and the Hand and Flowers.
Cookham is also a 25 minute drive from Henley and a 30 minute drive to Ascot racecourse or Windsor Castle.
- Quiet hours 10 pm - 7 am
- No outdoor shoes