Maplewood Barn

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Barn Hot Tub Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Wheelchair Access Parking Space Decorated for Christmas

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Nestled in the rural heart of picturesque Bedfordshire, this converted barn is now a splendid 6-bedroom barn that accommodated up to 12 guests in an atmosphere of comfort and style.

Stepping into Maplewood Barn, guests are greeted by a rustic and inviting ambiance, setting the tone for an unforgettable stay. Here guests can sink into plush sofas by the fireplace or TV, and dine at the chic dining table (seating 12). With wooden-beamed ceilings, and large windows spanning the breadth of the room inviting floods of natural light, this open-plan space is both warm and relaxing.

The adjacent fully equipped kitchen is a haven for culinary enthusiasts. With a range of modern appliances and ample counterspace, this space is ideal whether you’re tossing together a summer salad or preparing a holiday feast for family and friends. What is more, the kitchen’s island boasts a further counter space with bar stools to maximise convenience.

At the far end of the open-plan living area is a long corridor from which guests will find the six well-appointed ensuite bedrooms. Each bedroom boasts a luxurious king-sized or queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom.

Maplewood Barn extends its charm beyond its cosy interiors, boasting a sprawling garden, 10 acres of fields, and woodlands. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a haven for relaxation and exploration. The villa's patio offers an al fresco dining experience for 14, complemented by a portable BBQ, making it an ideal setting for memorable gatherings amid the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting retreat. For added luxury, a hot tub awaits, providing a perfect spot to unwind and soak in the serenity of the surroundings.

Gather your group together and head out to the firepit in the woods to toast some marshmallows. Don’t forget to take the kids with you though, because beside the firepit is a private children’s playground including treehouses and children’s slide. Sprawling lawns are ideal for playing games like football or throwing a frisbee, and the woodlands themselves are a mystical treasure to explore – don’t forget to check out the turtle-filled ponds!

Whether enjoying a morning coffee on the patio, frolicking in the meadows, or basking in the sun from the garden, Maplewood Barn’s stunning outdoor spaces offer a serene escape.

In this haven of comfort and rustic sophistication, the 6-bedroom Maplewood Barn promises an idyllic escape for up to 12 guests. From the thoughtfully designed interiors to the enchanting surroundings, every element is crafted to ensure an unforgettable stay for those seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

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What you should know…

  • Ponds are unfenced so please be mindful of children at play.
  • A travel cot is available upon request.

Property Features

Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Satellite TV TV Wheelchair Access Indoor Games DVD Fire Pit Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Decorated for Christmas

Maplewood Barn

- Open plan living and dining room with fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine, - stove, fridge, kettle, blender, etc)
- Bedroom with king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with tub
- Bedroom with queen-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with tub

Outdoor Areas
- Fenced garden
- Terrace
- Terrace furniture
- Fire pit
- 10 acres of fields and woodlands (with horses!)
- Ponds (with turtles!)
- Hot tub (big enough for 6!)
- Children’s playground (including slides and treehouses).

- Wi-Fi
- Fully equipped kitchen
- TV
- Heating
- Fenced garden area
- Terrace
- Terrace furniture
- Hot tub
- Fire pit
- Fireplace
- Ponds (with turtles!)
- Parking
- Standalone high chair
- Baby slide
- Rocking horse


About the surrounding area of Maplewood Barn
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby
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Maplewood Barn’s 10 acres of meadows and woodlands are as wonderful to explore as they are conducive to privacy. The owners operate a turtle rescue sanctuary and will be glad to provide a “Turtle Tour” where they take guests to visit the ponds and talk about the intrigue and necessity of turtle conservation.

Located just outside the lovely Bedfordshire village of Colmworth with its charming church and community centre. The nearby Colmworth Golf Club is great for anyone who like to spend their vacation time on the links.

The area also boasts some lovely pubs and eateries, including The Plough at Bolnhurst and the Colmworth Golf Club. If guests want to expand their options, the nearby town of Bedford (16-minute drive). Explore the stunning riverside with its cute boutique shops, international food options, or mix things up with a bit a culture at The Higgins Bedford, an art gallery and museum that boasts world-class watercolours including works by J.M.W. Turner.

Just a short driveway away, nestled along the serene banks of the River Great Ouse, St. Neots beckons with its historic charm and scenic landscapes. The bustling heart of the town is found in its lively Market Square, a hub of activity with market stalls every other saturday, shops, and cafes creating a vibrant atmosphere. Riverside Park offers a peaceful escape, inviting visitors to stroll along the river, indulge in a picnic, or explore its green spaces. The town's rich heritage is on display at the St. Neots Museum, while the elegant architecture of St. Mary's Church stands as a testament to centuries of history. The Priory Centre adds a cultural touch with events and exhibitions, complementing the town's lively spirit. For outdoor enthusiasts, boating on the River Great Ouse and water sports provide a unique perspective on St. Neots. Culminate your visit by savoring the diverse culinary offerings in local pubs and restaurants, making St. Neots a perfect blend of history, nature, and community.

Of course, Bedford also offers a number of grocery stores and shops where the group can stock up on necessities (and indulgences) to take back to the serene seclusion of Maplewood Barn.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport London Luton Airport

(61 km)

Nearest Train Station Bedford train Station

(13 km)

Nearest Village Colmworth

(In walking distance)

Nearest Town St Neots

(10.5 km)

Nearest Town/City Bedford

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Plough

(3 km)

Nearest Shop Top End Village Store and Farm Shop

(3.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket ALDI, Bedford

(9.5 km)

Nearest Golf Colmworth Golf Club

(2 km)


England isn’t just divided into the north and the south – there’s a whole stretch of the country that sits right between them, a wonderful and often overlooked area known as the Midlands. It’s here you’ll find Shakespeare’s birthplace, the rich cultural heritage of the Industrial Revolution and beautiful countryside that’s as wonderful to look at as it is to explore.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great stuff to do in the region, we’ve put together this handy Midlands travel guide – great place to start when you are holidaying in one of our cottages in the Midlands.

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Best Suited For: All Ages

With 10 acres of meadows and woodlands populated by horses and turtles, the kids are sure to love exploring Maplewood Barn’s enchanting surrounds. What is more, a wonderful private children’s playground boasting multiple tree houses, climbing frames and a slide ensure the kids have access to endless outdoor entertainment within view of adults.

The sprawling ground’s neatly mowed meadows also make perfect pitches for football, cricket, or even just throwing around the frisbee.

If the kids are the type which prefers a show, don’t fear, the Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre (24-minute drive). The farm is home to over 200 birds of prey (including owls and eagles!) and a fun selection of farm animals including sheep, goats, ponies, donkeys, and even alpacas. With outdoor playgrounds (including a tyre run) and opportunities for kids to ride on tractors, there is lots to see and do (not including the Bird of Prey shows).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Food blender
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Playground nearby
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Climbing frame
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Treehouse
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 3:00 pm
Departure time 12:00 noon
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Please no smoking or vaping on the premesis.
Changeover day All days
Minimum stay 2 nights

*Please note that additional towels for hot tub use are not provided

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 £1,883 £2,795 £3,707 £4,619 £4,528
Jun 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £2,163 £3,216 £4,269 £5,322 £4,823
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 7th 2025 £2,196 £3,294 £4,391 £5,489 £7,683
Jun 7th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £2,163 £3,216 £4,269 £5,322 £4,823

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 €2,035 €3,020 €4,005 €4,991 €4,892
Jun 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €2,337 €3,475 €4,612 €5,750 €5,211
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 7th 2025 €2,372 €3,558 €4,744 €5,930 €8,301
Jun 7th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €2,337 €3,475 €4,612 €5,750 €5,211

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 $2,168 $3,217 $4,267 $5,317 $5,212
Jun 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $2,490 $3,702 $4,914 $6,126 $5,551
Dec 20th 2024 - Jun 7th 2025 $2,527 $3,791 $5,054 $6,318 $8,843
Jun 7th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $2,490 $3,702 $4,914 $6,126 $5,551

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Debby and Jeff

How long have you owned the property?
We built it during Covid, and we have been offering holiday rentals for 3 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We fell in love with the 10-acres of land, complete with grassy areas, ponds, and woodlands. We built Maplewood Barn from from run-down out-buildings that hadn't seen use in years. We have created a practical smallholding with a private stable yard and turtle sanctuary.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Part of the original building was used for pottery and we have found a number of pieces which were made here decades ago.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
The spacious communal kitchen, dining, and living room is ideal for bringing together a large group, while also providing cozy nooks for smaller gatherings and intimate conversations.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? We are so well positioned on the border of Cambridgeshire, where the city is a 'must' to visit. We have golf courses, safari parks, zoo's and so much more all within 30-40 minutes of Maplewood Barn.
Really eat? St Neots has some great restaurants but The Plough At Bolnhurst (1.5 miles from us) is out-standing. Please note that bookings are required, and it is a little pricey!
Really see? Cambridge. Guests should go punting and see all the universities and their stunning buildings.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Choose to stay in, and you'll discover that the barn is not just a place to sleep, but a welcoming haven where friends and family can truly connect. Whether you're unwinding in the hot tub, enjoying games on the large grass areas, doing some yoga beneath the beautiful rustling trees, or engaging in some friendly competition with the games from our games cupboard — there's something for everyone. Share the joy of cooking a meal together, or have a private chef come in to whip up something special. We believe that your time here will be a blend of relaxation, fun, and the creation of lasting memories with your closest companions.



  • I am so glad we booked to come here

    on 08/01/2024

    I am so glad we booked to come here for family weekend birthday Celebrations!! I agree with the other fantastic reviews. Location is beautiful, Barn is designed and furnished so perfectly with fantastic facilities . Love how the living area is all open plan at one end and then you have a long corridor off it with all the beautiful en-suite bedrooms, just perfect for a group. I am in a wheelchair and found there to be great space/access for manoeuvring around and Debby and Jeff had a ramp in situ for me to gain access and even met me on arrival to check all was ok with it! The en-suite bathroom in bedroom 1 is perfectly wheelchair accessible too! We felt completely at home and comfortable straight away as the lovely friendly hosts have the perfect balance of friendliness without being intrusive. They go above and beyond with their personal touches and gifts (home made cake was yum!) and there is literally everything you could need away from home there! Also loved Turtle & Horse Tour

  • What an amazing find this house is.

    on 23/11/2023

    So unusual to find a house that has 6 bedrooms, all with their own en suite. It was perfect for our family gathering. Spotlessly clean, well stocked kitchen and the hot tub is an added bonus. Thanks Jeff & Debby for the thoughtful cake, other provisions and turtle sanctuary tour. Hope to come back.

  • A brilliant place to host a get together.

    on 25/10/2023

    All rooms en suite with a great shared space. Plenty of everything you could possibly need with a thoughtful range of items that you may have forgotten e.g. toothbrush. Wonderful hot tub and surrounding outside space including turtle sanctuary.

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