Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Barn is a detached stone building dating back to 1640; fully double glazed, centrally heated and lovingly converted into a two bedroomed, two reception room dwelling with all required appliances. There is a TV, blue-ray DVD, CD & tape deck and a keyboard for guest's use. All children are welcome but the barn has a spiral staircase which may not be safe for uncontrolled toddlers. We can provide a cot for a small extra, one off, fee - please let us know if you require one. The Barn is securely enclosed on our land, our garden is walled and available to guests with free apples - in season. We have a friendly dog. Parking is on the road - permit free; or car parks are available within a short walking distance. It is also possible to walk on public footpaths from Wheatley to the 117 hectare Shotover Country Park to enjoy spectacular views of South Oxfordshire or quiet secluded animal habitats.
Wheatley is well serviced village and has a butcher, bakery, coffee shop, pharmacy, antique shop, churches, Co-Operative & Costcutter food shops, hair salons, a General Practice, a complementary medicine centre, the Oxford School for English, a children's playground,a bank and Post Office. In addition there are two restaurants in walking distance - one serves Thai food the other Indian - both also serve takeaways. There are also two Chinese takeaways and a fish & chip shop. Wheatley has four pubs - including at least one real ale pub and pub food is easily available. All of these services are within walking distance. A large Asda supermarket - with the cheapest petrol in the area - is about a 5 minute drive away.
Wheatley, founded in the Anglo-Saxon era, lies 6 miles south-east of the centre of Oxford with easy access to/from the M40. There are two frequent bus services linking Wheatley and Oxford making it simple to visit Oxford's treasured colleges, museums (Pitt Rivers, Ashmolean, Natural History, History of Science), the many university parks, or the theatre (try the Creation Theatre Company). Buses are also available to some surrounding small villages - but these are less frequent. There are every 15 minutes bus links between London and Oxford and a regular service between Heathrow/Gatwick and Oxford - one of the stops is close to Wheatley - so it should be possible, to collect guests without cars, by prior arrangement. If you come by car Bicester village with its discounted fashion designer boutiques is a simple 20 minute drive from Wheatley and there are numerous ancient Cotswold villages to visit less than an hours drive away. Guests who have stayed in the Barn have also visited Stonehenge and Bath with ease as well as the beautiful Waterperry gardens.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Oxfordshire region
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6 Sep 2014
We have just returned from 3 nights in this lovely cottage. Its a great location to stay when visiting Oxford. We were able to drive into Oxford and park on the Sunday, but on the Monday when traffic … More
1 Sep 2014
I can't add much to the other reviews here, just to repeat how friendly and welcoming Ian and Georgina are and how cosy and well-appointed the Barn is. I would echo that the wifi is very weak (ge… More
4 Aug 2014
"Cosy place to stay close to Oxford"
The Barn is a very cosy place to stay. Very clean and well looked after with very friendly and obliging owners. Close to Oxford in a pleasant little town with amenities. Only minor downsides were no p… More
18 Jul 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Barn in Oxford. Ian was very helpful in providing information about the local area as well as a beautiful garden (complete with friendly dog Damien) for the kids to play! The shops were a quick walk from the property and it was an easy drive into the university centre. We would love to stay again!
1 Jul 2014
"Delightful cottage and town"
We loved staying in the old barn! The cottage was comfortable, quiet and historic, and the perfect size for our family of 4. Wheatley is a charming town, an easy commute into Oxford, and worth a visit itself. Nearby were groceries and restaurants, and the bus stop was just a block away. And above all, we enjoyed meeting Ian and his lovely family, who were so welcoming and wonderful during our stay.
31 May 2014
I slept better here than I have in months. Had I known they had washer/dryer I would have packed less. Every appliance works perfectly. Water temps were great. The garden is the stuff of fairy tales i… More
10 Mar 2014
"Comfortable luxurious accomodation"
This converted old barn has two large bedrooms, one with a large double bed the other two single beds. Sheets, towels blankets etc all of highest qualityt
Very well decorated and modern comfy furnishings and fittings. Good amount of light and plugs and ample cupboard space.Well heated and abundant hot water
Upstairs bathroom with bath and another toilet downstairs,
Downstairs a living room and kitchen with fridge and washing machine plus a dining room so completely self contained .
The barn is situated one end of a large and well laid out garden, the owner's house being at the other end.
There is space to sit out and have tea etc in the garden and a large apple tree gives shade in the centre.
The property is situated in the middle of Wheatley a charming picturesque village and countrry walks are very nearby as is the proximity of transport to Oxford.
There are shops nearby and a host of restaurants and pubs plus some beautiful older buildings and lanes in the village.
The owners make every effort to make the stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible and are very approachable, friendly and knowlegeable about the surrounding areas.
The combination of a scenic villlage, amenable hosts and a beautiful place to stay make this ideal for Oxford and exploaring the countryside around .
10 Mar 2014
"pleasantly situated, well appointed, comfortable"
recommend to other visitors, family allow space but also very welcoming. Convenient for Oxford and country walks
6 Feb 2014
"Heartwarming, Cosy and it won't upset your bank either"
Overall, this place was fabulous, it was everything we needed & in such short notice too, it was like finding gold dust, we were certainly very lucky at how perfect & reasonable the price was.
We stayed for one night, 'we' being 4 guy mates just escaping from life to catch up & have fun for a night in Oxford.
As we knocked on the door to enter, we were rather skeptical at first, as we couldn't see anything like the pictures in sight, but we were at the right place.
First off, the owners of the place were the nicest people we have probably met, it felt very welcoming & overall a great atmosphere. Ian & his wife were the best hosts we have probably ever had the chance of meeting during non-hotel oriented visits.
The actual place used to be a stables & the owners did a very good job in revamping it into a place of living, there's a nice spacious living room, a fairly roomy kitchen, a spiral staircase up to a very spacious double bedroom & another bedroom with two single beds. There's enough kitchenware (just about) to cook a christmas dinner (quite literally ;)). There's cupboards & drawers to store your items, the shower was decent albeit the water came out a bit tired-like.
There was also a spacious dining room on the ground floor & another toilet.
The only problem we probably had (although it was a small problem) was that the wifi was a bit weak, we had problems connecting to it however we were only staying one night so it wasn't too bad.
tl;dr - Great Place, amazing value for money, you will not find a cheaper place with the same quality! Ian, his wife & his family as well as his dog were all very friendly & welcoming, wifi was a bit dodgy :P.
5 Feb 2014
"Idyllic cottage in a perfect location"
The cottage was absolutely perfect. I stayed over the New Year with 3 friends and I only have good things to say. The owners were more than helpful, extremely accommodating and we were quickly made to… More
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