Set within a barn conversion on working family farm, this room would suit up to 6 individuals or a family (for other options see our other listings); there's a shared kitchen, lounge, dining area, covered decking, BBQ & lawn. Full central heating
This entry is for a 6-bed (1 small double; 5 singles) ground-floor dorm, in a thoughtfully converted barn
The barn is a hostel-style set-up so you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag or duvet and towels, duvets are available at an additional cost of £3 per person
Other rooms and options are available (single dorm beds, other private rooms and the whole barn) for details see our other entries.
There is a toilet/washbasin opposite, and shower facilities are on the first floor, shared with the private room above.
Internally, there is a well-equipped shared kitchen (with washing machine and dryer), lounge (plenty of seating, views over the farmyard and patio, and large flat-screen tv), and dining area; externally there is a lawn, barbecue area, and covered decking - overlooking an apple/pear orchard.
Depending on the time of year there is usually some Haye Farm produce available - such as apples (and apple juice), pears, plums, cherries, eggs and occasional vegetables. The two lakes provide coarse fishing too (for an additional charge).
We also keep rare breed cattle and sheep, which are on pasture as much of the time as possible, and are taking a regenerative approach to farming, with holistic management and holistic planned grazing to build soils and biodiversity at the same time as improving animal health and welfare (including enabling us to keep the stock outside, comfortably, for more of the year).
Guests have access to their room and all the shared space. Coarse fishing at the lakes is also available for an additional charge.
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Haye Farm is a working farm and we live in the farmhouse on the other side of the yard - so there is often, though not always, someone around to help with queries. However it may take us up to a day to respond to messages via the internet prior to your visit, since the farm keeps us busy and mobile reception is intermittent here.
Whilst you are here, the situation is similar; there is usually though not always, someone 'at home' somewhere on the farm - who can help you with any queries - but during daytime hours they may not be obvious; once we have settled you in we are generally quite 'hands off' hosts who will leave you to your own devices.
This really is a perfect place to escape, so we hope you will appreciate being able to escape persistent phone calls. Mobile phones do work but the quality of reception varies between networks, locations, times, and depending on the weather, so if you really want to you can get in touch with other people you can, and without going far (reception is usually fine on the decking) - but you can also, honestly, tell them that there isn't reception in the place where you are staying.
In terms of facilities, you'll see that we don't provide full bedding, etc. - this is set up as a bunkhouse, so although the accommodation comes with pillow, pillow case and an under sheet, unless otherwise arranged guests are expected to bring their own sleeping bag/bedding. However bedding is available for hire at £3 for up to 3 days or £5 for up to a week, by prior arrangement (or sometimes if you're lucky on the day).
Also, please bear in mind that the washing machine and dryer which are in the kitchen require £1 coins for operation, and if you intend to make use of the fishing lakes, the charge for that is £5 per day.
If we have left any unanswered questions, feel free to send a message and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you!
Although we are in a quiet location, noise travels, so please stay inside or keep voices down between 10 pm and 8 am (to avoid disturbing our neighbours).
Please bear in mind that the shared areas are often in use by other guests too, and leave them clean and tidy after use - and keep the noise down if others are trying to sleep.
There is no smoking allowed inside the building, but you may smoke on the decking area.
Please let us know of any breakages/damage.
My life revolves around living and working at Haye Farm. I was born and have lived on the farm pretty much all my life. Breeding and caring for livestock is special for me (and Jai the sheepdog). We also have orchards and fishing lakes all set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. It always gives me pleasure to share even a small part of this special place with guests.
I traveled quite extensively through Asia, Africa and the Middle East some years ago but have little opportunity at present. I look forward to travelling more again in the future probably in the UK but New Zealand still beckons.
I follow numerous sports, enjoy socializing with friends and like a competitive game of Bridge.