The Old Bull Pen


Green Tourism & Pets Welcome awards

a_bullpen10 stars

Approached by a gravel driveway, the cottage has a sun-trap courtyard with a large patio and shrub beds on the south side.  A second patio and lawn at the rear, which catches the evening sun, overlooks the stream and dingle, replanted 2011/2012.

Accomodation:-  Wifi internet access
The whole cottage is at ground level and so there are no stairs.  It has three bedrooms, all en-suite: the master bedroom has a king-size bed with superior en suite featuring a spa bath with shower over, a toilet and vanity basin.


The large lounge with 40” TV  has a woodburning stove and external french doors to the front and rear.  Internal french doors lead to the kitchen/diner with a separate utility leading to the rear patio.  Off the hall is a guest cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.  All furniture is oak.


View across the courtyard towards the driveway

Guest Book 2012

Outstanding comfort.  Norman & Lynda are superb hosts.
Danskin family, Fyfe. 25.05.12

Very comfortable - one of the best cottages we have stayed in
Cornish family, Cumbria. 25.05.012

A very wet week so it was good to have such a super place to stay, so comfortable.  Will be back later in the year.  The family love visiting.
Owen family, Veriat, France. 01.06.12

Third visit.  Wonderful as usual.  Went to see ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in the castle grounds and it did NOT rain! Lovely food and walks.
Stock family, Herts. 30.06.12

Wonderful house.  Farm is doggy heaven.  Will be back!
Burgess family, Yorkshire. 24.08.12

Wonderful child, parent and grandparent friendly home - fantastic, safe play areas - orchard, stream (for Pooh sticks) and walks to see Ruby, horses and sheep.  Loved the welcome walnut cake.  Many thanks, we will return to this beautiful area.
Smith family, Yorkshire. 31.08.12

Another visit to Ashford farm that has been immensely enjoyable in accommodation that is the very best! Norman & Lynda set the highest standards in every way.
Bolding family, Essex. 14.09.12

A wonderful week was had by all.  The property is perfect and very well located, the neighbours and natives are friendly and exceptionally welcoming!  We will be here again next year - already looking forward to it.
Keith family, Banchory. 28.09.12

Thank you for a very comfortable week in beautiful surroundings.  The log fire was a real treat on a wet day.
Tucker family. 05.10.12

We cannot stay away!! A quick return to our favourite property and hosts - Ashford Farm and Norman & Lynda!  See you next June.
Bolding family, Essex. 12.10.12


Bedroom 2, pictured above, has a double bed with en suite shower, toilet and washbasin.  Bedroom 3 has twin beds, en suite same as bedroom 2.  All bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.


Guest Book 2013

Many thanks for a lovely holiday.  Facilities are excellent and a warm welcome much appreciated.  Hope to return soon.
Pym family, Staffordshire.    11.10.13

We have really enjoyed the week here.  Very comfortable cottage.
Cross family, Essex.    30.08.13

We have had a really happy family holiday here.  Everyone was very comfortable and the Old Bull Pen catered for us all so brilliantly.  Many thanks for all your kind help and warm welcome.
Harrison family, London    16.08.13

We’ve enjoyed a lovely week in Shropshire.  The Old Bull Pen is fantastic and we have loved staying here.
Ward family, Newcastle upon Tyne.   02.08.13

We’ve had a great time in a great base, I’m sure we’ll be back.
Wells family, Somerset.   19.07.13

A beautiful cottage, perfectly equipped - thank you for all the thoughtful touches (particularly the divine lemon cake!).  Beautiful area - we’ll be back.
Gatenby family, Newcastle upon Tyne.  12.07.13

A really lovely week as always!  Everything excellent.  See you next year.
Goodswen family, Norfolk.   28.06.13

Perfect accommodation and such a delightful area to visit.  Each day another gem discovered with a wonderful home to return to.
Lagoutte family, Oxfordshire.    21.06.13

Our first time at Ashford Farm but definitely not our last.
Borthwick family, Yorkshire.   14.06.13

Lovely stay, lovely weather, lovely accommodation.  what could be better?
Saint family, Bedfordshire.   31.05.13

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