UK TRAVEL // An afternoon at Crafts Hill Barn

I am few weekends away posts behind. Yet I could not resist sharing my latest ‘break’ afternoon, with some friends, at Crafts Hill Barn in Cambridgeshire. Does it count as a break if it is only 3 hours, even though it feels you went to another country?

Crafts Hill Barn is a converted Victorian granary set in 5 acres with a large pond and paddock. The associated brick outbuildings once housed livestock and farm machinery. The outbuidlings are now guest accommodation, with exposed roof timbers and original brick work. Nestled in the meadow, right at the pond side’s edge, you will also find 2 cabins – Dragonfly and Wildflower.

Crafts Hill Barn offers tranquillity and privacy in a rural setting. It is hard to imagine that 10 minutes a way is the beautiful, but busy, town of Cambridge.

We booked our 3-hour slot through instagram. Jo opened up some afternoons a couple of months ago as she knew she had time between change overs. We had access to the whole cabin, the terrace and the natural pool. For local wild swimmers, it is a great opportunity to meet up, swim somewhere different and still make pick up time at school. My friend Steph treated us to incredibly vibrant food. And Jo left some homemade warm blueberry muffins. Steph’s recipe will be coming in another post.

It really felt special, and like a holiday – compressed in an afternoon at Crafts Barn Hill. It was relaxing, and fun – and just like a holiday it was over too quickly. We all were a bit sad to leave . I hope Jo will open some winter slots as well. I feel this would be an amazing cold water swim experience (if you have done this before). And this is my subtle (or not)way to see if they would be available..


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