The Old Dairy

South East England Bedfordshire Bedford

  • From £357 a night
  • Sleeps 6

A luxury barn conversion for six which makes the perfect place for a rural escape

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A luxury three-bed barn conversion on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders, the Old Dairy is an ideal countryside escape for friends or family. Situated amidst glorious, open, countryside, with walks and bike-rides literally on your doorstep, and plenty of things to do in the surrounding area, it's a terrific place to hole up and forget about the world for a while – in a beautiful, lovingly converted barn that boasts every possible comfort, both inside and out.

Above all the Old Dairy is a spacious and also eco-friendly property, with a large open-plan living area, beamed ceilings, underfloor heating powered by a ground-source heat pump and a cosy wood-burning stove well stocked with wood and kindling. There's a large and well-equipped kitchen, a dining and sitting area, and a quiet snug nearby. Both have Smart TVs with Sky, Netflix and Amazon Prime, and there is super-fast wifi throughout, an Alexa speaker, plus a downstairs boot-room and WC.

The barn's three spacious bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms (provided with top soaps and toiletries) and super-comfy beds with high quality linen. One, on the ground floor, has a double bed and bathrooms with walk-in shower and freestanding bath, while the two upstairs bedrooms are both super-kings (one can be made up as twin beds) with walk-in showers, and one has a freestanding bath as well. Each bedroom has a desk area and there is also a desk on the mezzanine floor above the living space.  The kitchen and living room open out to the garden, which is gorgeous – very secluded and beautifully planted, with a central lawn and paved patio with outdoor furniture, a gas barbecue and firepit for long al fresco evenings. There is also a jacuzzi-style hot tub available for a small charge.

The house has plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling close by, with lots of bridleways and footpaths that you can access directly from the property. You don't have to go near a road if you don't want to, and if you're a keen horse-rider you can even bring your own horse – they have stabling on-site, and Keysoe Equestrian Centre is 10-minutes away. Besides walking, cycling and horseriding, Grafham Water is 15 minutes' away by car and hosts lots of water-based activities (as well as a great bike route and bikes for hire) while the activities you can try at nearby Twinwoods Adventure Centre include skydiving, surfing, racing, climbing, and archery! Sporting Targets, one of the UK's best clay pigeon centres, is also just down the road. Whether you're packing your walking boots or your slippers, The Old Dairy is a wonderful rural escape.

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The property has 3 bedrooms (2 super king size beds one double) each with their own private bathroom, all have a walk-in shower and two have baths.  One of the super-kings can be made up as singles on request.  There are two TVs - one in the main living area and the other in the cosy snug, both have Sky, Amazon prime and Netflix.  There is a smart speaker and DVD player.  There is a wood-burner in the main living room supplied with logs and kindling.  There is a well equipped kitchen and a welcome hamper, bread, fruit, milk, butter, jams etc.  There are lots of board games and cards.  Outside there is a dining table, sofas chairs, a fire pit and a gas BBQ as well as boules and other garden games.  There is a new hot tub with lots of jets and bubbles to relax and soak - bath robes and spa towels are provided when booking the hot-tub.

Suitable For

Im sorry we don't allow any pets. Its not that we don't love dogs but we have two labradors on the farm and the elderly one can be a bit territorial so we err on the side of caution. 


There are lots of things to do locally in addition to the walking and cycling from the property - clay pigeon shooting, sailing and high ropes.  We are 45 mins from Cambridge and many guests go punting on the river.  On booking we provide a list of local activities with lots of details and ideas for your stay.

Food & Drink

There are good pubs and restaurants nearby and we provide a list of them on booking. 


Available all year.


From £400 per night for short breaks and from £2500 for week-long stays. 

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The Owner Says

The Old Dairy is a luxury three bed barn conversion in glorious open countryside on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border. There is excellent walking, cycling and adventurous activities close by, from clay pigeon shooting, to simulated skydiving to sailing.  Alternatively slip into the luxurious 6-person hot-tub for a massage or just curl up in-front of the log burner and quietly read a book or watch a movie. It is perfect for couples, families and friends to get away together whether to celebrate a special occasion or just for some rest and relaxation.  There are three bedrooms each with their own high spec bathroom so no sharing required!  You’ll love it because of its location, private garden with hot tub, beamed ceilings, wood-burner and super comfy beds with beautiful crisp bed linen.
The property is hosted by Miranda and Damian who live on the farm nearby with their two daughters, dogs, horses and ponies.


Contact Website  07801 866 428  The Old Dairy, Near Riseley, Bedfordshire

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Getting There

When you book you will receive directions to find the property and how to access it via the electric gates.  There is plenty of parking at the property. There are two train stations about 25mins from the property and taxis available.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • BBQs
  • Dishwasher
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Activities
  • Car-free Option
  • Cycling
  • Family Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Walking

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