Loxley Far​m​

Long Marston, HP234QT

Reviews



August  2020​

Author: Lee Beadle

Testimonial: So we arrived not really knowing what to expect as we booked last minute. Sometimes you find the best places without really looking. Fantastic accommodation in a stunning place! We only stayed the one night but will definitely return for a long weekend. Can’t really recommend this place highly enough it’s exactly as described and your hosts are just lovely!


Andy and Jo- August 2020

Thank you. A wonderful stay. clean, well equipped, stunning location, could not have asked for more! 

September 2020

Gabby Law

What a beautiful location. We wanted something self-contained with local walks and preferably a garden. We were not disappointed. The barn was spotless, fully equipped with everything we wanted. We opted for the continental breakfast...quite a feast and even had enough for lunch! We were lucky enough to have sunshine, so could relax in the garden. The grounds are so well kept. Karen kindly let us have some some of the produce from the vegetable garden, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber for tea. I was a bit anxious about the Covid precautions, so it was reassuring to see everything was in place. I opted for pillow purchase that were ready in packaging on arrival with folded cases ready for me to on, but my friend used their regular pillows- They were clean, using protectors, fresh white linen.  It is certainly a hidden gem. Karen mentioned that they have only just started the business- I wish them every success. Thank you and see you soon! 


Sarah Jayne September 2020

Thank you a lovely time at Loxley Farm. 


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Richard and Lily October 2020


I would like to say a huge thank you for being so welcoming. The barn is delightful. It is so pretty, spotlessly clean, very comfy bed! We had everything we could have wished for and more. I even had a gin globe glass to sip from as I watched the sheep in the field and the squirrels bury his nuts in the lawn. We had a stroll to the Marsworth reservoirs which took about an hour to get there and then we wandered round for an hour or so, stopped for a coffee on a canal boat cafe, had lunch and then walked back. It was just perfect. 

We also went into Tring ,to the memorial gardens and stopped for afternoon tea at the Mead Farm shop on the way home; by pure chance - that was the where the gin distillery was!

The breakfast was lovely, fresh coffee, choc-au-pain, fruit the works for a continental breakfast.

The stay was splendid value. I don't generally write reviews, but felt so deserved. Thank you, Lily Barton-Smith


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Scott- October 2020


Wow! What a super find. This is brilliant value. Our family stayed and were very comfortable. Clean and well thought out accommodation. We wanted something self- contained at these times and it worked perfectly for us. There was our entrance, a large parking space designated and everything we needed. Plenty of space in the garden and lovely walks. We visited Whipsnade Zoo which the kids loved. We will be returning very soon. Thank you. 


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Willow - October 2020


A warm welcome. Well equipped. Beautiful place to stay. Thank you. 


Kate and family- October 2020


What a wonderful place to stay. The children and I felt at home and you did everything to make it really special. Thank you. We loved the toy boxes. The train track was a real hit ! We will definitely be back. 


Billy and Isla -November 2020

Just the perfect weekend retreat for us. we were greeted with a warm welcome.  I am very particular about cleanliness and this was spotless. I was particularly impressed with the option to buy brand new, sealed  bagged Silent Night bedding- duvet and pillows and linen at cost price.  For me, this is something I have not experienced before, but wish that everybody did this. There is ample cleaning equipment available, sanitiser which I felt was really reassuring for me at this time.  I think Karen has extremely high standards and The Barn was wonderful. I could relax, listen to the birdsong, watch the wildlife in the garden. The Barn is really homely and has EVERTHING you could possible wish for in a B &B. 

 We took a lovely walk along along the canal to the Water's Edge Café, which served cake and hot chocolate on the patio. 

I will bring my bike next time as there is a safe place to keep it. The garden is a real country garden, welcoming and just a happy place. Thank you. 


Josiah   - 2020

I managed to get booked in just after lockdown. I really needed an escape and I wasn't disappointed. If you need a warm friendly face, a smile, peace and a chance to walk in beautiful countryside, watch birds, this is the place. 

The reservoirs , about an hour walk across the fields, or 5 minutes in the car, are said to be  one of the best birdwatching spots in southern England and are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). They have a lovely hide to watch the  waterfowl and wading birds. This was a super day. The accommodation is clean, very well equipped, a comfy bed and a good continental breakfast left for me. I was lucky enough to have a few home baked cakes left for me on arrival- what a treat! 


Brigitte

October 2020

A lovely little cottage that was clean, comfortable and very charming. There were lots of little nice touches that helped make our stay even more comfortable. Karen went the above and beyond and brought out some lovely toys for our girls to play with. Definitely recommended!


Delyan

December 2020

Had a wonderful time at Karen and Geoff's place. There were so many thoughtful touches, the place was very cosy and we loved the snacks and drinks. We had everything we needed and immediately felt like home. We enjoyed the garden for stargazing in the evening and saw a woodpecker in the morning which which brightened our day. If you're looking for an escape into nature and a cosy getaway this is the place.


April 2021

We booked via 'Air B and B' to celebrate the freedom of getting away. The Barn was perfect. It was spotless, very high end, lovely little extras. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be booking a return trip. Thankyou for making everything so welcoming. 


April 2021- Sue

Just gorgeous! Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing retreat. It was just what I needed after such a difficult year. The garden, barn and hosts are fantastic. Thank you. 


Carol- April 2021

Firstly a Big thank you to Karen & Geoff. They couldn’t do enough for us. Everything was first class, we couldn’t believe our luck! This stay enabled us to visit our daughter and family for the first time for over 12 months due to the COVID 19 . Could only meet in their garden, couldn’t stay at their house! Definitely recommend 5 star . Carol & Leigh


Warren- April 2021

Everything was exactly as advertised, except for the extras not mentioned - useful supplies and a couple of treats that went down very well. The garden area is a bonus filled with birdsong, and the area very pleasant. Hosts before and during the stay were friendly and thoughtful, and right on hand for any queries. I cannot recommend Loxley Farm enough, and if we are in the area again I hope it's available.


Carol

April 2021

Firstly a Big thank you to Karen & Geoff. They couldn’t do enough for us. Everything was first class, we couldn’t believe our luck! This stay enabled us to visit our daughter and family for the first time for over 12 months due to the COVID 19 . Could only meet in their garden, couldn’t stay at their house! Definitely recommend 5 star . Carol & Leigh


Robert May  2021

Beautiful property set in a lovely area, amazing selection of amenities for children and adults alike, hosts are fantastic, lovely warm welcome, cannot recommend enough, hope to stay again.


Brigitte  May 2021

A lovely little cottage that was clean, comfortable and very charming. There were lots of little nice touches that helped make our stay even more comfortable. Karen went the above and beyond and brought out some lovely toys for our girls to play with. Definitely recommended!

Robert


May 2021

Beautiful property set in a lovely area, amazing selection of amenities for children and adults alike, hosts are fantastic, lovely warm welcome, cannot recommend enough, hope to stay again


Graeme

May 2021

Cannot recommend this little gem highly enough. That good we felt guilty for just using it as a base to visit family from. The owners are very welcoming and really do go that extra mile whilst respecting your privacy. There are some extremely thoughtful touches behind every corner, drawer and cupboard door!


Marcus 

JUNE 2021

What a wonderful relaxing time we had staying at The Barn. Everything we could possibly have needed. We relaxed in the garden, walked into Wilstone and to the Reservoirs. In the evening we had a drink at the Queen's Head- a lovely village pub just down the road. We sat in the little summer house, next to the Barn watching the birds and bats in the evening, so tranquil. The garden is beautiful, Karen and Geoff has made this stay just what we needed, they certainly go that extra mile. Thank you.  When we return (hopefully soon) we plan to visit Waddesdon Manor and Ascot House, although I could happily just relax in the Barn, read, watch the sheep and listen to the birds! I can't recommend enough. I am thinking this might be a Gift Voucher purchase for my wife's Birthday - win- win! 


George and Marianne

June 2021

Thank you for the most wonderful stay. The accommodation is lovely. We felt at home the moment we walked in the door. So many special touches that made our little break away perfect. Thank you. We will definitely be coming back.  




Marc and Lee

June 2021

Where do I start with this stunning beauty of a gem.

Well to start with the communication and booking leading up to the stay was 5 star with quick and friendly response.

The day came to arrive and after a fantastic day at Whipsnade zoo, we arrived evening to be greeted by Karen at the gate.

She took us to the door of the accommodation with a friendly, warming welcome. I was so warmed when I walked in, I see a birthday card with my name on it and Birthday banner in the room....a very touching welcome.

Karen and Geoff could not do anymore to give such a heart felt warming and stay.

The accommodation is high standards, decorated nicely and very cosy. You get everything you could need and we even got cereals, milk, teas and coffees and a homemade cake !!

I just want to say a personal massive THANK YOU to both of you Karen and Geoff.... you are such nice people and made us feel so welcome.

This place is highly, highly recommended.

Best wishes, Marc and Lee


June 21

Our chance to see our family and our first time away for a year. Karen and Geoff ensured that it was very special. They allowed my daughter to come over for the afternoon, drinks in the garden. What a fantastic garden too! 

The accommodation was faultless.

Thank you


Karla July 21

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. The barn is beautiful- could not be better. We were here for a special occasion, and this just fit the bill perfectly. We hope to be back. 


Tony

August 2021

We had a great stay here over the bank holiday weekend. Brilliant cosy barn with lovely and welcoming hosts. So much care and attention has been put into the property and the barn. Everything was spotlessly clean and the box of toys for the kids to play with was a lovely extra touch. There was even a bunny and book on the bed for my little girl which was really thoughtful. The kitchen is small but workable, lounge area is large for the size of the property. There’s lots of space in the bedroom for a travel cot in addition to the other beds. Overall perfect for what we needed.


Catherine

August 2021

Loxley farm barn was perfect for our stay with two young children - lots of lovely extra touches and our kids were very happy working their way through all the toys and books thoughtfully provided for us. We felt very welcomed

and really enjoyed the beautiful grounds and scenic village. We would definitely stay again if in the area!


Anish

August 2021

amazing place.....would definitely stay again


Sidney

September 2021

Wonderful stay in a beautiful barn. The hosts are so warm and welcoming. I can’t recommend this place more.


Gina

September 2021

Thank you so much for the most relaxing stay. It was absolutely perfect. I was here for a wedding, I was the bridesmaid and it was just what I had needed. I arrived a little anxious about the weekend ahead. Karen helped me to sort out the flowers, took me to the church herself as I was concerned the taxi would be late. She was above and beyond with everything. 

That aside, the Barn is beautiful. I had fresh flowers, home made cake, orange juice, croissants, fresh coffee and a selection of teas. The bed was super comfortable. The garden is idyllic.

I will definitely be back with my partner. 

Thank you. 


Tony

August 2021

We had a great stay here over the bank holiday weekend. Brilliant cosy barn with lovely and welcoming hosts. So much care and attention has been put into the property and the barn. Everything was spotlessly clean and the box of toys for the kids to play with was a lovely extra touch. There was even a bunny and book on the bed for my little girl which was really thoughtful. The kitchen is small but workable, lounge area is large for the size of the property. There’s lots of space in the bedroom for a travel cot in addition to the other beds. Overall perfect for what we needed.


Tim

September 2021

This is the perfect place to stay. I was fortunate enough to have an early check in and a late check out- when I offered to pay extra- no charge! This is true value for money. There were so many treats and extras that I have never had anywhere before- I have stayed in lots of B and Bs for business. I am bringing my wife next time for her Birthday. I have bought the gift voucher....win win I think!!!!!

Thank guys- a super top notch place! 


Mark

September 2021

The owners, Karen and Geoff were very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. They provided some lovely complimentary items and were totally accommodating regarding extending our departure time.

The self contained building is very tastefully decorated and comfortable. One cannot help but feel cosy and the grounds, gardens and views are beautiful too. Would fully recommend a stay here.


Simon

September 2021

A perfect property. Very comfortable, extremely clean, and spacious. Also very well equipped. Check in and out couldn't be easier and I was made to feel very welcome.

Would definitely book again without hesitation.


Judith

September 2021

This was one of the nicest AirBnbs I’ve stayed in! It was so well equipped and had loads of supplies and thoughtful touches that you don’t often get. Our hosts were lovely and the accommodation has a quiet and private feel to it even though it is part of their property. Would happily stay again!


Addie

September 2021

This weekend was a wedding gift. It was perfect in every way.Spotless, clean,beautifully decorated to a very high standard, absolutely everything you could need to be home from home.  Karen went to so much trouble, knowing that we were newly weds. I had ordered the celebration pack and this was certainly made at cost price ...there was a lovely homemade cake, nibbles, cheese, biscuits, pate, fresh bread, wine, chocolates, local honey, homemade jam, croissants, orange juice, yoghurts. I can't believe this could have been made for £30!It is the most romantic, relaxing location, tranquil and warm. The welcome we received made us feel really special. I hope to book again for our first wedding anniversary. Thank you. 

Ollie

October 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I was visiting family locally. Karen and Geoff kindly allowed my family to visit and enjoy the garden. We walked across the fields and along the canal to the Waterside Cafe for lunch. The location is perfect. We had a meal at the Queen's Head, basic pub food, but reasonably priced and a warm friendly county pub, just a short walk down the lane. I love this cottage, everything that I hope to achieve in my own home- classic, classy, clean and chic! Love it!!! We will definitely be back in the Spring.  A wonderful find. I would certainly expect to have paid far more for accommodation of this standard, particularly with it being totally self contained.


Louise and Kenneth

October 2021

Everything you could want. Beautifully clean, welcoming and home from home. We enjoyed watching the squirrels busying themselves in the garden, opening the curtains to see the sheep grazing in the field. As a keen walker, we really enjoyed the walks straight out of the door and having no need to use the car for the long weekend. Thank you.


Maria

October 2021

Thank you for a lovely stay. It was delightful. We will be back soon. 


Hamish

November 2021

Check-in and out could not be easier. Everything was well appointed. It was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated. The heating is extremely efficient on such a chilly weekend. The bed was very comfy. A surprise cake was delicious!

Well done on a perfect B and B.  Thank you


Mark

 November 2021

The owners, Karen and Geoff were very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. They provided some lovely complimentary items and were totally accommodating regarding extending our departure time.

The self contained building is very tastefully decorated and comfortable. One cannot help but feel cosy and the grounds, gardens and views are beautiful too. Would fully recommend a stay here.


Sasha

December 2021

What a delightful cottage. Absolutely perfect in every way. Will definitely be back in the Spring. 


Kathryn

November 2021

Everything was exactly as described, if not better! I was so surprised with the little extra touches. Communications were perfect and we did so many of Karen’s suggestions including nice lunches in the local area and a walk to the local gin distillery and a lovely evening Italian close by. The location is very easy to get to and we have all said already we will be back in the Spring. I would recommend without a hesitation

Thank you so much


Marcco

January 2022

My family and I had a wonderfully relaxing two night stay here; it really felt like a home from home.


Winnie

January 2022

A perfect property. Very comfortable, extremely clean, and spacious. Also very well equipped. Check in and out couldn't be easier and I was made to feel very welcome.

Would definitely book again without hesitation.


Hanky

February 2022

Absolutely fantastic stay here. Beautifully furnished and clean house in a great location.

There were so many thoughtful touches that enhanced our stay - Karen provided lots of toys for our children that they absolutely loved playing with, plus lots of reading books; Karen stocked the kitchen with some lovely food and drink items; there was a beautiful vase of flowers in the lounge. I could go on!

We enjoyed exploring the local area - a lovely meal at the Half Moon, and the local farm shop is incredible!

We will definitely come back again.


Judy

February 2022

This was one of the nicest AirBnbs I’ve stayed in! It was so well equipped and had loads of supplies and thoughtful touches that you don’t often get. Our hosts were lovely and the accommodation has a quiet and private feel to it even though it is part of their property. Would happily stay again!


Ben 

February 2022

Brilliant cosy barn with lovely and welcoming hosts. So much care and attention has been put into the property and the barn. Everything was spotlessly clean and the box of toys for the kids to play with was a lovely extra touch. There was even a  book on the bed for my little girl which was really thoughtful. Overall perfect for what we needed.


Jonah and family April 2022

Gorgeous barn cottage with lovely and welcoming hosts. Lovingly presented and  attention has been put into the property . Everything was spotlessly clean and so well equipped. I cannot thank Karen enough for a home from home stay. The area is gorgeous. We walked to the Farm Shop for lunch, then  a stroll to the reservoirs. So beautiful. We had a gorgeous meal in Tring. We were really surprised how much there is in the area- Whipsnade Zoo, Tring Natural History Museum, Waddesdon Manor, The Reservoirs, Ashridge. We were here for a week and didn't touch the surface on all the places to visit. London just a short train ride too, so will do this next time we come!