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3rd Jul 2019

Fancy a taste of micro living in the Bucks countryside? Crinan Pod - now available for short stays.

We are always keen to share a bit of Barr Design style with our friends and followers and, as such, we are delighted to announce that Crinan Pod is now available to rent for short stay getaways! Admittedly, the Barr Group have gone a little bit pod-tastic over recent months (you may have had the opportunity to drop into the Barr Design Pod at Barr HQ or seen the Meadowbrook Bothy featured in Enki magazine back in April)… but we remain steadfast in our belief that the designer pod concept really does offer the ultimate in micro-living.


Crinan Pod is set in the fields just outside the historic Bucks village of Long Crendon. With country pubs and restaurants aplenty and with a delightful maze of footpaths etched into the surrounding fields, its situation makes for the perfect getaway. The Pod itself is the miniature companion to the ‘Enki’ celebrated Crinan Barn, with which it shares an understated ‘Skandi’ look as well as driveway access.

Although it started its life as a site cabin, its current incarnation is utterly unrecognisable. Best described as a designer cabin, the pod offers modern living on a micro-scale. After some intricate spatial planning, carefully positioned new apertures and expert cladding (inside and out) this micro home is certainly more ‘architectural chic’ than ‘building site function’.

The external walls have been restructured and double insulated, designed to be cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. Clad from top-to-toe in a paneled matt black aluminium, the structure exhibits an entirely glazed end face, framing the ‘infinity view’ beyond.

The Barr Design team used a birch faced ply clad for the entirety of the internal walls – its light timber hue making the micro space feel bright and airy. Focusing on ergonomics, to maximise both its functionality and Fengshui, the team carefully designed a precision internal footprint, cleverly built-in cabinetry and a streamlined furniture plan. Matt black fixtures and fittings throughout, from Lusso Stone and Buster + Punch, finish the look.


Crinan Pod offers a double bedroom, shower room, and living space, which incorporates a cleverly designed galley-style BarrKitchen, breakfast bar and lounge area. The pull-out corner sofa bed is perfect for an additional adult guest (or two little children, happy to share). Private outside terrace blends with the fields beyond offering the ultimate gin and tonic spot! To enquire about availability please email


… if you love the pod concept as much as us, look out for the next Barr Group newsletter which will be featuring the Barr Design Cabin, over at our Field Farm HQ.

Photography by Ellie Walpole and Lucy Walters.

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