Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

The Gallery, ETC 4 Star Gold Award winner, the larger part of the King John's Barn conversion, is situated in a delightfully rural location near to the villages of Shipton under Wychwood and Leafield. The barn takes its name from the 'King John's Oak' which was said to be a rallying point for huntsmen in the Wychwood Forest. The property has wonderful views across open fields particularly from the sitting room and upstairs gallery, itself a quiet area which can be used for sitting and reading.

This holiday cottage is likely to appeal to families looking to enjoy open space while having easy access to local amenities. The Gallery has its own independent access and garden terrace. However, there is access to both The Gallery and Oak Tree if hired by a larger group.

The property detail:

Door to fully fitted Kitchen with cooker, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.

Large Sitting / Dining room with a table to seat ten. Comfortable sofas and armchair. (Sofa bed). 22" TV and DVD with Freeview plus iPod docking station

There is also access to the property, via the large French windows, for those with limited mobility.

Bedroom One is down two small stairs, with double bed and Ensuite Shower room, with large walk in shower, WC and washbasin.


Bedroom Two, alarge room with glorious views, with twin beds that can be zipped together to make a large double. Bathroom Two with bath, WC and washbasin.

The Gallery looks down into the sitting room below and can be used for sitting and reading, or just admiring the views!

Heating and electricity included all year. Parking for several cars. Garden furniture. Cot & High Chair available. A sofa bed is available for use downstairs at £80 per stay / per week.

Alternatively, a 'Z' bed is available on the galleried landing for a small single person at the same price.

Security Deposit required in advance of arrival (£50.00) by cheque or in cash on arrival to owner.

WiFi Available.

No smokers. Pets Welcome (2 max) charged at £25 per dog.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds are one of the most ‘quintessential English’ regions in the UK. It is officially designated as the country’s largest ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’. Famous for its hillsides, river valley’s and Cotswold Stone Villages, the Cotswolds hold a wealth of history, stunning scenery, fine dining and many varieties of activities for all age levels.


The local villages (no more than 1.5 miles away) have a selection of good food pubs, including the Swan at Swinbrook and The Lamb (Shipton). The cottage has good access to local Cotswold locations including Burford, Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Broadway and Chipping Norton.

As well as many excellent local walks, many attractions such as Cotswold Wildlife Park and Blenheim Palace at Woodstock are within a short drive. Oxford is approximately 20 miles away.