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Mutton Barn Warwickshire's Finest Holiday Cottage

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

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

Newly Extended and Refurbished 20114 Mutton Barn boasts the best 5 star accommodation and rural location for your holiday in Warwickshire.

Log Fire ~ Balcony Terrace ~ Private Location ~ Luxury Bathrooms ~ i 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), 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 £35 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.


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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8 Nov 2014


"Fantastic place to go"

We stayed at this property for a week at the end of October2014. The property is fantastic with absolutely everything you could need. When we arrived everything was ready for us with fresh flowers in the kitchen and a bottle of champagne. There were 10 of us staying at the property with age ranges from 9 years, teens and up to 80 years and everyone agreed what a great place to stay it was. Paul the owner is very friendly and offered good advice on places to visit. He also visited the property just after we arrived to show us how everything worked and told us that if we had any problems we could give him a ring. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone, it is a fantastic 'get away from everything place' with no other houses near by, just fields and open countryside. The log burner was a great asset to the property in the evening and the children loved the 'snug room' to go and chill in. Thanks once again for a fantastic time and we look forward to booking again in the future.

8 Nov 2014


"Luxury in a stunning location with great walks"

The attention to detail in this modern conversion and plenty of space gave us the perfect last weekend of half term break . There was every type of indoor entertainment and WiFi for news and information but then we were so lucky with the weather that we were able to enjoy the walks and views all around us .

5 Nov 2014


"Had a fantastic holiday staying at Mutton Barn. Wonderful accomodation"

Mutton Barn is a beautiful place to stay. The location is fantastic with spectacular views out of every window. The Barn is equipped to a very high standard with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. 10 of us stayed and the accommodation was spacious and comfortable. Paul was really helpful and we would definitely hope to return in the future.

Thank you for a great holiday!

1 Oct 2014


"Excellent accommodation surrounded by beautiful countryside"

My husband and I stayed at Mutton Barn for three nights in September. The quality of accommodation was excellent; a large secure garden in which our dog could happily run around, a delightful master suite and all the mod-cons you would wish for.

The local area is fantastic for walking, each day we planned a circa 4 hour walk which took us across beautiful countryside (we were fortunate with great weather) finishing off with a pub dinner then back to the barn to put our feet up in front of the fire.

A big thank you to Paul for being so welcoming and for providing such wonderful accommodation.

I would highly recommend Mutton Barn and I am hopeful that we will make a return visit again.

29 Sep 2014


"Mutton Barn is the bomb!"

What a gorgeous house on a wonderful piece of property. Once you find it and pull up to the house, you will find a beautiful traditional looking "barn" made out of red brick. So beautiful. The landscape is well taken care of and just adorable.

Once you get into the house, it is absolutely modern and very spacious. I had the opportunity to enjoy the Master bedroom which was very large and the bathroom was very modern and spacious as well.

The kitchen was well equipped with silverware, utensils, pots, etc. Everything you need to make a good dinner. We took advantage of that and it worked out great.

It was a mystery on how to set the temperature in the house so definitely ask Paul when you check in how to do that.

Whatever you need, just ask the owner Paul. He is extremely friendly and forthcoming and he was very responsive to any of our requests. He also helped us arranged some activities we wanted to do including horse back riding and clay shooting.

Overall, this setting is absolutely perfect if you like to relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Stratford on Avon (where Shakespeare was born) is only about 10 miles away. Grocery store was about 3 miles away.

Great property to talk nice long walks!

Paul, thanks for everything. Our stay was fantastic at the Mutton Barn! We loved it.

24 Sep 2014


"Idyllic, relaxing and comfy country retreat"

Our family recently spend a week at Mutton Barn and had a wonderful time! 6 adults had plenty of space to rest in comfort, cook great meals, and explore the surrounding countryside. Paul (and dog Molly) were gracious hosts :) He was extremely helpful in arranging some outdoor activities (horseback riding, clay shooting) and also checked up on us on a regular basis to make sure everything was ok. The house itself is very clean and well organized. All amenities one would require for a comfortable stay is available. The immediate surrounding area is perfect for exploration on foot. Right on the Heart of England path, it is lush English countryside. The blackberries this year were incredible! All in all, Mutton Barn was a perfect home-away-from-home. Thank you Paul D!

18 Sep 2014


"Mutton Barn - Excellent"

This was our second stay at this amazing holiday cottage and it was just as we remembered; full of light with fantastic views from every room, exceptionally comfortable and exceptionally clean .... just perfect. On arrival we were delighted by the wonderful goodies that the generous owner had left for us in the fridge and store cupboard. We enjoyed many of the marvellous walks starting from the gate of the property and hope to return again as soon as possible.

18 Sep 2014


"A great family birthday treat in a lovely setting"

We ( the Barton and Modern families and all their partners) have just had a lovely weekend together at Mutton Barn to celebrate a 60th birthday) the barn is very well designed and as one of our party has mobility problems it was very good to have a large downstairs bedroom for him with his own bathroom attached. The two lounge / sitting areas were also a great success at keeping apart grumpy uncles and riotous toddlers. The kitchen and dining area were lovely and we had everything we needed to produce some great meals together. The bedrooms are very well fitted with lovely comfortable beds and furniture, everything you need was there. The outside space is also lovely with furniture for us all in a party of 8. We really appreciated the welcome gifts left by the owner for our arrival, and the beautiful fresh flowers in the room. All of us including our dog enjoyed the freedom of walking through the fields and woods.and are hoping to return to the barn again sometime next year.

10 Sep 2014


"A wonderful family retreat with all the luxury's of home and more!"

Mutton barn proved to be a lovely base for us and another family to stay. With its stunning views over the local countryside along with woodlands, pathways and fields to run around it, not to mention … More

8 Sep 2014


"Amazing place for a family birthday party"

Thank you so much to Paul for all his thoughtful touches and provisions on arrival. A fantastic house in a beautiful location, really well-equipped (and I am quite fussy!) the perfect place for my mother-in-law's birthday weekend. The kids loved picking blackberries in the fields and seeing baby deer. Stratford and Warwick castle both with in easy distance.

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