We are delighted to have had a series of 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor and Home Away - see the Trip Advisor link and an extract of the reviews below - see other annex reviews on the Annex page
Perfect cosy place to stay in Old Amersham, with everything we needed and extra thoughtful touches
Gill & John greeted me as I arrived, what wonderful hosts. They had a few bits at the property that I could use which made it even better as I had forgotten some items. The place is very clean and I never had an issue at all. Thank you for the stay I’m sure you will see me again 😊
My husband and I were attending a wedding in the village of Amersham literally 5 mins from our accommodation! John greeted us upon arrival with a smiley friendly face... we unpacked and then invited into his home to meet his guests from overseas along with a cheeky glass of prosecco!! John soo helpful as he booked a restaurant for us that eve. The accommodation was perfect for our two night stay ... it was soo clean all furnishing high quality and extra comfy bed.. the quirky small contained studio has everything... John and Gill had thought everything through to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. They also provided much appreciated extras like tea coffee milk beer in the fridge , nibbles and even shampoo and shower gel I would highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely return one day soon with my full nest and stay in the cottage Thanks again for being awesome hosts Jane and Steve C x
Annex & Barn July August 19 - three reviews
Great location in the centre of the town, clean well thought out accommodation. Milk in the fridge and Sky TV are just two of the thoughtful touches when staying at Gill & Johns place, highly recommended
Very welcoming and generous hosts. Spotlessly clean accommodation, highly recommended.
Second time we’ve stayed here - lovely self-contained accommodation. Perfect for a short break. Great service, much appreciated.
The space was perfect for our transitioning family from our house in Amersham heading back to the states. It was clean, comfortable, and the location is perfection. John and Gill couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful! Highly recommend!
Annex - October 2018
Was an over all wonderful stay. I worked nights while I was there and they were very understanding of the times i would be arriving and departing. They left the key in a safe place for me and this made it a very stress free booking and stay. They responded to my messages very promptly and even called to check up on me, which was lovely. The place is lovely and I couldn't praise its host anymore. I would defiantly stay here again and recommend it highly.
July 2018 - The Barn
Home away from home
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Best place we've stayed in. John and Gill are lovely people. Great hosts, very helpful. Very comfortable home in an idyllic part of the UK. Amersham is a lovely old town in the countryside. We loved it. We will be back soon and often.
July 2018 - Barn and annex combined
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gill and John are fabulous hosts and The Old Barn is excellent in every way!
The location of the property could not be better both for convenience and beauty. Our hosts had the refrigerator stocked and everything we needed for our week’s stay was at out fingertips. The home was sparkling clean and organized and Gill and John were on hand to answer all of our questions. We could not have asked for a better week and we will certainly be back and so will our 3 children who LOVED their stay in Amersham.
July 2018 - Barn and Annex combined
Absolutely marvelous property in Amersham!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
As advertised - a lovely centralized retreat in the Chiltern Hills. John and Gill are the most kind, friendly and fun hosts imagineable! Thank you!
July 2018 - The Barn
A wonderful little place in the center of town. Walking distance to Tesco, restaurants and shops with the bonus of parking. It truly is a home, with everything you need in addition to lovely extra touches like fresh flowers and food in the fridge. Look forward to staying again.
July 2018 - The Annex
Great property, ideal for more than a one night stay. Quiet, great location. Close to everything you'll need for a visit to this property...
June 2018 - The Annex
Annex - Lovely place to stay, enjoyed my visit. Welcoming and friendly hosts, spotlessly clean. Quiet surroundings even though in middle of Amersham. Close to restaurants etc.
May 2018 - The Annex
Perfect location, accommodation & hosts! Thank you John & Gill - we will be back! A&S
May 18 - The Barn
“I cannot praise 'The Old Barn' highly enough. There are so many 'special touches', that it is clear the hosts, John and Gill, are determined to make the experience a most treasured memory for all their guests. Outstanding hospitality, genuine concern that expectations were being met, (they were exceeded!), clear guidance on the use of facilities all contributed to a relaxing 'host/guest' partnership. Communication was great from the outset, and their gentle regard for my comfort outshone the best of hotels. Parking was simple, the charming courtyard garden, which they generously allowed me to use, was well equipped with comfortable, clean outdoor furniture. Privacy was ensured by strategically arranged fencing. Internally, the 'Old Barn' is a designers dream, a true feast for the eyes. Value for money was unquestionably obtained, with my hosts providing fluffy towels, a bottle of 'fizz', coffee, tea, milk etc. Pure luxury. There are great 'wining and dining' opportunities within easy walking distance, and a 'Superstore' close by. Old Amersham has much to commend it, with a vibrant High Street, quality shops and good old fashioned 'pubs'. All in all, Old Amersham is a great place to stay. Just ensure that you stay at 'The Old Barn', you won't regret it!”
Annex review: April 18
“Welcoming, friendly hosts. A compact room but had a separate bathroom. all very clean. The double bed was really comfortable and the duvet was of a good quality. Had a really great sleep which is unusual for me when I stay away. There was even a bottle of wine win the fridge and muesli for breakfast. Definitely recommend and will stay again.” “Thanks and enjoyed my stay - really comfy bed.”
Don and family USA - October 2017
We rented The Barn for my son's wedding in nearby Ley Hill. The cottage is comfortable, nicely decorated, full of light, and impeccably maintained. Staying for a week were my wife and I, my parents, and for a few days, our daughter. You enter the charming cottage from a private patio area (duck your head--old building, you know) into a sitting area with a pull-out couch, two comfy chairs, coffee and end tables, and the premium service TV. Off this common area is a bedroom with king bed, a bath with excellent shower, and a hallway to a lovely and well-supplied eat-in kitchen which looks onto the patio. We enjoyed leisurely breakfasts every morning and my folks had dinner in one night. A second bedroom with two twin beds is located off another short hallway from the kitchen. There is a clothes washer in the kitchen, which we used for a few items. (Hang to dry, rack provided.) Our host, John, was putting the finishing touches on a new Annex located next door and gave me a tour. The Annex is a self contained unit with what looks like a queen size bed, maybe a king, its own premium service TV, and bathroom. To have a cup of tea or a meal, you just pop across the patio and into The Barn. It would be a perfect setup for 6 people, seven with the pullout couch in The Barn. Within walking distance are Old Amersham with its historic district, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, a Tesco combination grocery and department store, and an outdoor store for hikers.
Kim and family Australia
If you are looking for somewhere to stay around Amersham/Old Amersham you need look no further than The Barn and Cottage Old Amersham. We were a family of 5 from Australia , Mum, Dad, grandma (80yrs old) and 2 teenage kids. We were in Old Amersham for a family wedding. We all had our own rooms and bathrooms were abundant. As happens our flight was late and we did not arrive until 11pm, still John and Gill were there to meet us with full explanation of property and welcome drinks. Fridge was full of “essential supplies” much to my sons delight (pizza).
We are a family who have travelled the world extensively and experienced many different places to stay. I can tell you it is a fabulous place for both accessibility to London and visiting the many local sights. For us the property was ideal.
Gill and John have the unique ability of providing fabulous accommodation being available when you want but also giving you your space and privacy. This I feel is invaluable.
I say to my fellow travellers if you are looking to stay in the area please contact John and Gill as you will not be disappointed in either their accommodation or hospitality. Thanks Gill and John
Kim and family Brisbane Australia
Perfect combination of comfort, convenience and style.
***** Left on Aug 22, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016
I stayed at the Barn for over 5 months. It is private, yet close to old town Amersham, which is full of great restaurants, shopping, a Tesco and many weekend events. The Barn's owners are consummate hosts; they respect your privacy but are also willing to talk and give local travel advice. The kitchen is perfect for most any dining need. Patio is large, secluded and impeccably filled with gorgeous blooming plants. In addition to the master bedroom, there is a second BR with two twins or can be used for additional luggage storage during long stays. I would recommend this to anyone for a short or long term stay. You will be in great hands.
Just as good 2nd time around!
***** Left on Apr 13, 2016 for a stay in Apr 2016
We stayed here last year (2015) and loved it so much we came back for more (2016). Once again John and Gill made every effort to make our stay as comfortable and easy as possible with essentials in the fridge and loads of wonderful little extra touches. This is more like staying with friends than in rented accommodation. On our first trip it was just my eldest son and myself. This time it was the whole family. John is such an amazing host that he remembered that our youngest son loves Thomas The Tank Engine, so John went out and bought a Thomas train track set for our youngster to play with when we were at the property. So with the kindness and consideration shown by the owners, the extraordinary cleanliness, the great location and the bucket loads of character and charm, this place really can not be beaten! Thanks again John and Gill. We'll be back (again and again).
A very cosy cottage to stay
*****Left on Nov 29, 2015 for a stay in Nov 2015
My female colleague stayed with a group of five girls aged fifteen at the cottage. They were very pleased with their stay as everything was provided for a self-catering basis. In about five minutes the students could reach TESCO on foot. The cottage is spacious and cosy and is located in the charming town of Old Amersham, near Amersham on the Hill. By means of buses you can reach Beaconsfield and High Wycombe easily. The landlord of the cottage, who lives near by, was very helpful whenever advice was needed.
A very cosy cottage to stay
Carnforth, United Kingdom
Great place to stay
Left on Nov 6, 2015 for a stay in Oct 2015
Nice people who let out the Old Barn enjoyed our stay we would visit again. Quiet location wine on arrival tea milk sugar.
Perfect home from home.
Left on Apr 26, 2015 for a stay in Apr 2015
2 people found this review helpful
I stayed at The Old Barn in April 2015 with my 6 year old son whilst we were in country from Australia visiting UK family that live in the Bucks area. Everything about The Old Barn was perfect. From dealing with John and Gill, through to the delightful accommodation itself. Fantastic touches included all of the essentials in the fridge saving us that urgent supermarket dash on arrival. Our wonderful hosts even left us some chocolates as it was Easter during our stay. The place is spotless and welcoming. Night time temperatures outside were cold during our stay but the Old Barn was toastie and welcoming. Plenty of space, and heaps of entertainment including full Sky package and even a games system meant that our rest time was like being in our own home. The location is perfect, so close to the beautiful Old Town yet tucked away peacefully away from any roads. This was a superb stay. I can't think of a single criticism. We will be back every year having found this gem. Highly recommend.