Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Owl Barn is situated on an old farm on the edge of the Cotswolds and is set in private grounds of 15 acres. With its classic Cotswold stone exterior, the barn has wonderful views, oodles of outside entertaining space including a terrace with a Weber charcoal barbecue, and it all overlooks a beautiful nature reserve. It is a magical place for a family get together, relax and re-charge the batteries or have a party or reunion with friends.
The barn has a fabulous open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen is fully fitted with large range cooker, dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and lots of useful appliances. There is ample china, glassware and cutlery for everyone, including plastic sets for small children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 60 km, Nearest railway: Oxford 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Owl Barn has been lovingly restored with all its original features exposed. The magnificent fireplace, vaulted oak beams, stone floors and open-plan living area make it a wonderful choice for family gatherings, parties and corporate retreats. It can also be booked with another barn (Snipe Barn) to accommodate parties of up to 22!
Plasma TV with freeview plus wireless internet access are installed throughout. There are 5 luxurious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus a sofa bed in the living area.
|Further details outdoors|
Chimney Meadows is the largest nature reserve of the BBOWT (Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust). The site totals 250 hectares of wildlife rich land along the banks of the River Thames. This vast and tranquil area of fields, pastures and nationally acclaimed wildflower meadows is a vital refuge for wading birds. The reserve is of national importance for its species-rich wetland meadows that support large numbers of now scarce ground-nesting birds, and provides a haven for curlew, snipe and reed bunting. Nearby is the famous Trout Pub at Tadpole Bridge which is approximately a mile walk and well worth the journey, it sits on the Thames.
Cake and tea provided for guests on arrival.
We can arrange catering if required.
We can arrange any of the following for our guests: Retreat spa with a range of beauty and facial treatments; Golf days; Riding, fishing, shooting excursions; private parties.
We can even organise management retreats and company meetings either on-site or with our network of preferred partners. There is a plasma TV and wireless internet access throughout the property.
The Oxfordshire region
Steeped in history, rich in heritage and awash with natural beauty, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds are a charming blend of bustling market towns, picturesque villages, breathtaking natural scenery and over 6,000 years of history.
Whatever the time of year, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offers a lively calendar of festivals and special events. As well as all the exciting large scale events, it's the smaller community events - the village fetes and fairs that seem to fill every summer weekend, the open gardens, local guided walks, exhibitions and performances by local groups that really give you a true feel of just what wonderfully rich experiences the area has to offer.
Walking, cycling, swimming, hot air ballooning, watersports, horse riding, shooting, fishing, golf - the list goes on! It's all here in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and set against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty.
From riverside strolls to more energetic hikes across the rolling countryside, there are more than 500 miles of footpaths to enjoy, including long distance trails like the Thames Path and the Oxfordshire Way.
Located in the heart of England, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds is served by a comprehensive network of national and international road, rail and air links.
The Oxfordshire Cotswolds is served by excellent links to the A34 and M40, providing easy access to London, Birmingham and the remainder of the national motorway network.
Both London Heathrow and Birmingham International airports are within an hour's drive and can be reached by car, bus and rail.
Oxford and its wonderful University is only 12 miles away. Belenheim Palace is the fabulous home of the Churchill family and make a great day out for the whole family - both the palace and the gardens are well worth a visit.
Other places of interest are the classic old town of Burford and its legendary High St; Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bibury Trout Farm, Bicester Village for designer shopping, Chedworth Roman Villa, Cotswold Water Parks for waterskiing and fishing, Cogges Farm, Kelmscott Manor (former home of William Morris and founder of the Arts amnd Crafts Movement), and loads of gorgeous Cotswold villages including Stow in the Wold, Moreton on the Marsh, Bourton on the Water and the historic town of Witney.
Plus loads of pubs and restaurants in the area and opportunities for golf at Burford and Frilford Heath or fishing or walking.
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12 Aug 2014
"Beautiful barn and surroundings"
A group of 8 of us stayed at the Owl Barn for a long weekend and it was the perfect location for a long weekend break. The barn itself was really big and had a great social area in the way of an open … More
27 May 2014
The Owl Barn is every thing one could expect, set in the most beautiful countryside inside a nature reserve. The accommodation is as perfect as it could be ,with an open plan kitchen,dining and sittin… More
21 May 2014
"Lovely barn, beautiful setting"
Great barn for large groups, with lots of modern living and entertaining space. It was great venue to escape the hustle of London. Perfect for a hen do, would be fantastic for a new years eve weekend or birthday weekend with friends.
The barn was very clean, with lots of seating, comfortable beds and plenty of space!
The owners were very accommodating to all our requests too. Extra camp beds, extra chairs etc.
12 Feb 2014
We (x9) had a wonderful stay at Owl barn... Fergus and team were available to speak throughout the booking process and ensured everything was in place for our arrival. The barn was really well suited to our needs as well as clean, well located (but sufficiently rural) etc. Pictures don't do it justice! Would definitely stay again.
25 Jan 2014
Went away for my husbands 30th birthday with a group of our friends and shared owl and rose barn. Very well decorated communal spaces, the open plan area in owl barn was more than adequate for the 18 … More
3 Dec 2013
"A great space for a large gathering."
Owl Barn is a great space for a large group of friends / family.The accommodation is of a very good standard with comfortable bedrooms and sufficient, well-appointed bathrooms for a large group. Plent… More
7 Aug 2013
"Made the perfect 30th birthday"
I stayed at Owl barn over the weekend and from start to finish the whole experience was fantastic. Fergus was extremely helpful when booking, it was my 30th birthday and he very kindly let us have a l… More
24 May 2013
"Great accommodation in a fantastic location"
There were 18 of us that stayed in Owl and Rose barns in May for 3 nights. Owl barn is very spacious downstairs with a huge living and dining area which was more than comfortable to house all of us for evenings. There's plenty of parking space and even had the bonus of a sizable garden and seating outside where we were lucky enough to enjoy some of the warm weather. The location was perfect as people were travelling from all over and it's quite central for everywhere and there's some great walks, pubs and villages in the surrounding area to keep you entertained.
5 Apr 2013
"Beautiful, clean and spacious!"
We had a fantastic stay at Owl Barn. It was much larger than the photos suggest, clean and very comfortable.
There was plenty of room for our party of 11 and the kitchen was well equipped to cook and provide a buffet for a large party.
We were sad to leave and I will be trying to come back as soon as possible.
Highly recommend Owl Barn!
26 Feb 2013
"Perfect place for a large group of friends"
We had an amazing stay at Owl Barn recently with a group friends. The property is beautifully decorated and is perfectly equipped for a large group of people. I would highly reccomend the Lamb at Buckland for lunch or dinner; the food was delicious and all locally sourced. We will definitely be staying again!
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Calendar last updated:17 Dec 2014
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