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Mutton Barn Warwickshire's Finest Holiday Cottage

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Newly Referbished Mutton Barn offers 5 star luxurious accomodation and boasts the best rural location for your holiday in Warwickshire.

Log Fire ~ Balcony Terrace ~ Private Location ~ Luxury Bathrooms ~ Games Room - Ipod Doc~ Plasma Tv ~ DVD ~ WIFI~ BBQ ~ Local Gastro Pub ~ Gateway to 125 Miles of Footpaths ~ Resident Barn Owls- 6 Miles Stratford Upon Avon..

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty it's elevated position high up on Alne Hills affords breathtaking views of Warwickshires magnificent countryside, flanked on one side by ancient woodland the stage is set for your idyllic country holiday.

The bespoke kitchen is fully equipped including granite worksurfaces, gas range cooker, cooks island with chopping block, microwave and dishwasher.

A dining/breakfast area is incorporated into the kitchen, along with one side of the double sided log burner.

The marble floor runs throughout the kitchen,and continues into the cosy lounge, curl up on the sumptuous sofa in front of the log burner, for your entertainment a plasma tv, and dvd are provided.

From the lounge oak glazed doors which open out onto the patio area with BBQ for alfresco dinning and to help you un-wind at the end of your day, door from lounge to snug/tv room

Up stairs the emphasis is on the Luxurious Master suite with walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with his and her wash hand basins, walk in shower room, deep bathing tub and w/c. The master suite has a king bed and its own private balcony.

Three further bedrooms 2 share the luxury family bathroom, 1 en-suite both with kingsize beds all beds can be made up as singles.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham international Bhx 50 km, Nearest railway: Henley in arden 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Mutton Barn is converted to the highest of standards using only the finest materials, marble floors and solid oak Joinery are complemented with bespoke hand painted kitchen with Granite work surfaces designer bathrooms and fine furnishings.

We want you to be totally satisfied with your holiday accomodation and hope to provided all the things you might want to make your stay as comfortable as possible, should you have any special requirements please ask.

We will be happy to arrange champagne, chocolates or flowers for a loved one on arrival or make reservations for a special occasion on your behalf.

We provide a welcome basket on arrival

Towels and Linen are provided.

There is a separate out building for safe storage of leisure equipment should you require .

Further details outdoors

On The approach to Mutton Barn, you leave the public highway a category D road over a cattle grid and climb gently up a farm track (The Heart Of England Way) follow the track firstly through the new plantation the track then hugs the edge of the ancient Alne Woods as you turn the corner at the top of Alne Hills you will be greeted by Mutton Barn and the magnificent views before you.

The area is a walkers and cyclers paradise with The Heart Of England Way and the Arden Way at the garden gate, it is your gateway to over 125 miles of footpaths and bridle ways.

The barn stands on its own and is surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside. Deemed as an area of outstanding natural beauty Alne Hills benefits from an abundance of native wildlife,

Watch Barn Owl Tv ! Owl cam installed 9/2/12 so you can now watch a marriage made in Heaven from the Mutton Barn lounge.

Buzzards fly high above often accompanied by other birds of prey, The resident Barn Owls hunt daily and we hope for a parliament of owletts again in 2011,

Watch as Deer wandering from the wood to feed in early morning and at dusk these include Red, Roe, Fallow and Muntjac.

Awaken to the sound of curlew as they warble over the hills.

Further details

Logs an initial supply is included additional supplies are available to purchase if required,

One medium sized dog or two small well behaved dogs are welcome . There is an additional charge of £30 per dog. a stair gate is provided dogs are not allowed beyond the ground floor and must not be left un-attended at the property please contact the owner at time of booking.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

Stratford upon Avon is 7 miles away Set in on the banks of the River Avon, the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon is steeped in history and culture. As the birthplace William Shakespeare, this is a popular tourist destination and is home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare company and its theatres.

The town boasts a variety of shopping and leisure facilities and has many quality restaurants and brasseries.

Within a short drive are the beautiful Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway internationally renowned Hidcote Manor Garden, Moreton-in-Marsh with its famous Tuesday outdoor market, beautiful Batsford Arboretum; and not forgetting Warwick famous for its antique shops, tea rooms and magnificent medieval castle.

There are many outstanding National Trust houses and gardens nearby, including Charlecote Park, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Upton House and Coughton Court.

Birmingham city centre, with its stylish shopping malls, restaurants and Symphony Hall, is about 20 minutes by train. The National Exhibition Centre just 20 miles by car

If you fancy a flutter on the Horses Stratford Upon Avon , Warwick And Cheltenham racecources are all close bye.

You will not run out of things to see and do in the area: gardens, castles, water parks, children's farm park, arboreteums, museums, fabulous walks, golf, boat hire, visit a haunted house, take a balloon ride, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fabulous farmers markets, horse racing, country pubs and more.

Stratford upon Avon

Alne Hills

Is an idyllic rural hamlet between Alcester 4 miles and Stratford upon Avon 7 Alne Wood Barn sits high on top of Alne Hills and its gate opens directly on to the heart of England way 100 miles of footpath with the Arden way a furthur 26 miles of footpath crossing just a few hundred yards away. It is flanked on the west by Alne wood With it's beautiful canopy of ancient oaks and blessed with it's vibrant carpet of bluebells at springtime, So if you are looking for a very quiet rural retreat just minutes away from a major tourist town such as Stratford upon avon you need look no further.

Alcester is the quintessential English market town, an architectural gem with a lively community feel set in the attractive, rolling 'Shakespeare's Countryside', just seven miles west of Stratford-on-Avon, home of the Bard.

Situated on the River Arrow, its medieval street pattern survives almost intact, along with many ancient properties including the wonderful church of St Nicholas with its 14th century tower and the early 17th century town hall.

Alcester's history extends back to the Romans. The town has been the subject of numerous archaeological digs and is now one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country. See the History Section for more information.

Hot air balloon flights are available just down the road at Hazelor.

Ragley

Magnificent stately home, gardens, parkland and famous adventure wood. A great day out for everyone.

Coughton Court

makes a wonderful day out with something for everyone to enjoy. From the historic house steeped with family history, glorious gardens and two churches to visit in the grounds, to excellent restaurants for morning coffee, lunch and tea, gift shop, plant sales and Gunpowder Plot exhibition.

Alcester Heritage Centre

The Alcester Heritage Centre Explore everyday life in and around Roman Alcester more

Useful information and places to visit

The Huff Cap dog friendly gastro pub opened 2010 2 miles

Waitrose Supermarket 4 miles

Purity local micro brewery with brewery shop 1 miles

Alcester Town 4 Mile

Coughton Court 4 Miles

Ragley Hall 4 Miles

Stratford Upon Avon 6 Miles

Luxury Health Spa 5 Miles

Recommended Riding Stable 3 Miles

Warwick Castle 10 Miles

Kenilworth Castle 12 Miles

The Cotswolds 16 Miles

Birmingham City 20 Miles

Cadbury World 17 Miles

Bicester Village designer retail park 45 Miles

London City - 80 minutes train

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Review 1-10 of 33

30 Oct 2013

5/5

"I wish I could live here!"

We weren't sure what to expect since we booked online, but this was absolutely my favorite place in all of England. Unbelievably beautiful English countryside right outside Stratford upon Avon. … More

17 Sep 2013

5/5

"Marvellous holiday in the Heart of England"

A lovely property in an idyllic location with lovely views and walks. Paul could not have been more friendly and helpful even down to walking our dog. We hope to return.

25 Aug 2013

5/5

"The English country side at its best with accommodation to match."

We took our family away for a week at Mutton Barn. We were 6 adults and two children and we all had plenty of room. Having two lounge areas allows for games, DVD/TV and reading to suit all. The area surrounding the house is marvellous with wonderful views. The house is a treat, comfortable but not precious so you feel at ease. Although very rural Mutton Barn is not too remote...good shops are only 7 minutes away. The area offers many good options for family outings (Warwick Castle is not to be missed!). Altogether we enjoyed a great holiday. Paul is an attentive host who is very keen to please his visitors. Highly recommended.

31 Jul 2013

5/5

"Marvellous!!!!!"

We had a fabulous holiday in a home that has everything from a warm homely feel, great views, quiet location, lovely walks, furnished beautifully to an extremely helpful and friendly owner.
I thought I had died and gone to heaven whilst sitting on the bedroom balcony eating my breakfast, watching the deer, green woodpeckers and race horses in training.
A huge thank you Paul!

11 Jun 2013

5/5

"Fantastic views, pretty, well-equipped barn conversion with great walks from your doorstep"

Had a lovely holiday. Plenty to visit nearby. Lots of help and advice on local restaurants etc from the owner, Paul.
Never got bored with the wonderful views from the house, which was superb and very light and airy. Plenty of windows to take in the 360 degree views.

26 May 2013

5/5

"Wonderful Mutton Barn!"

This is a holiday cottage with breath-taking views of the countryside and wildlife from every room. We found the cottage to be exceptionally comfortable and clean, exceptionally well equipped, except… More

13 May 2013

5/5

"Fantastic"

Mutton Barn is a wonderful property in a perfect location surrounded by beautiful countryside and amazing views. The accommodation and facilities are of the highest standard and everything is spotlessly clean.
Their are great local amenities, pubs and places to visit in the area.
This is the second time we have stayed in Mutton Barn and have already booked for next year. We are always made to feel very welcome by the owner.

6 May 2013

5/5

"A very special find..."

A wonderful property set in a magical location. If you love peace and quiet and open countryside then you will love this place. We have 2 dogs and they had their own outdoor shower area! Just perfect for washing them off before allowing them into the house.

Beautiful woodland with lots of wildlife to watch just from your back door. Two good pubs within walking distance - both allow dogs in the beer gardens.

We felt like we'd found a new friend in Paul who is really passionate about the countryside (especially owls!!) and also about Mutton Barn. The property is wonderful and done out to a really high standard. Plenty of places to relax in the grounds of the property, with loungers, outdoor table and chairs, a balcony and soon a rooftop terrace. All perfect for enjoying the sunshine and idyllic views.

There are lots of places to visit nearby, but we didn't feel we needed to..we just really enjoyed being in and around the property.

We loved it and will be returning next year... Best book quick though because this is bound to become a property that's much in demand!!

The perfect result! a happy customer who wants to return and book early. Thank you and I look forward to having your wine ready on the rooftop terrace next year ... your new mate x

5 Aug 2012

5/5

"Superb accommodation in the heart of tranquil countryside"

We stayed at Mutton Barn whilst attending a family wedding. It is approached via a small track and is not visible until you round a bend by the wood. Our first impression was one of pleasure that it looked so neat and well kept. upon entering this turned to amazement at the quality of finish and the attention to detail. Everything we needed was supplied, from the welcome pack, including wine, to the satnav ready programmed with the local sights and necessities such as Waitrose!
We were soon met by Paul who spent some time with us extolling the intricacies of the environmentally friendly features. Power for the house is supplied by a generator and batteries , but we were never aware of this. Paul was always available at the end of a phone and could not do enough to help us without being at all intrusive. At breakfast we watched deer passing by on the track and a Hare jumping in the field. The Barn is dog friendly an our Labrador enjoyed long morning walks across the local meadows and woodland.
Because we were going to a wedding we could not really do the facilities justice and will have to return in the future. A magical place.

31 Jul 2012

5/5

"Excellent , well presented property in very peaceful location as described on website"

Met on arrival by owner Paul & shown around & how to use appliances . Accommodation was very well appointed , clean & in very good order .
Great welcome pack provided , with all essentials there on arrival .
Very quiet peaceful location , very relaxing with a wonderful view .

Review 1-10 of 33

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