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Shamba Barn: Luxury Listed Barn in Acre of Gardens – Home 5226680 Barn

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Shamba Barn: Luxury Listed Barn in Acre of Gardens – Home 5226680

Excellent Excellent – based on 8 reviews

  • Barn
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Barn / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Shamba Barn is nestled in the garden of Bond End Farm, a Grade II listed 400-year-old quintessential 'chocolate box' house set in an acre of beautiful landscaped and wild grounds. Retaining many of its original features, including the Well and orchard of apples, pears, plums, and a variety of berries and soft fruits, the old farm is steeped in history and lovingly preserved character. Apparently Henry VIII has even been to stay! A search for 'Shamba Barn' & 'Gloucestershire Echo' will bring up a recent Feature article about the property and it's Tudor heritage.

Shamba Barn is believed to have been the farm's apple barn; old cider mill stones are scattered in the garden. It has been lovingly converted to provide a delightful one double bedroom holiday cottage, fitted and furnished to a luxury standard.

It's perfect for all seasons, with the gardens bursting with a large variety of plants and bird-life, often visited

Shamba Barn is nestled in the garden of Bond End Farm, a Grade II listed 400-year-old quintessential 'chocolate box' house set in an acre of beautiful landscaped and wild grounds. Retaining many of its original features, including the Well and orchard of apples, pears, plums, and a variety of berries and soft fruits, the old farm is steeped in history and lovingly preserved character. Apparently Henry VIII has even been to stay! A search for 'Shamba Barn' & 'Gloucestershire Echo' will bring up a recent Feature article about the property and it's Tudor heritage.

Shamba Barn is believed to have been the farm's apple barn; old cider mill stones are scattered in the garden. It has been lovingly converted to provide a delightful one double bedroom holiday cottage, fitted and furnished to a luxury standard.

It's perfect for all seasons, with the gardens bursting with a large variety of plants and bird-life, often visited by deer, pheasant and rabbits. The large private patio, equipped with BBQ, is fragranced by scented roses in the summer and is a warm sun-trap, perfect for watching colourful sunsets. Borrow our Croquet and Boules for outdoor fun on the lawn. The summer house provides a peaceful retreat for artists or writers to enjoy some creative time.

Autumn provides a spectacular display of colour in the garden and lovely woodland walks around us. Or just 35 minutes up the road is Westonbirt Arboretum with one of the finest displays of Japanese Maples in the world. Combine it with a visit to the famous Cotswold town of Tetbury, by Prince Charles' country home, Highgrove.

In winter, light the fire and settle in for games, quiet reading from the wide selection of books or a movie. For the Festive Season, we even have our own ample supply of Mistletoe to warm the Christmas spirit!

The village has a Post Office and general store for essentials, plus the Portland Farm Shop, just a stroll across the fields, provides delicious local meat and produce.

Shamba Barn is perfectly located to enjoy both rural and urban delights. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the buzz, shopping and festivals of the cities of Gloucester and Cheltenham - or Bristol & Bath - are all within easy reach. Walking, cycling, riding, skiing, Cotswold villages & pubs, shopping, eating, horse riding & racing, culture, theatre, even cheese-rolling are all on offer.

The barn's features include:
- Open plan living room/kitchen with TV/DVD & wood-burning stove. A beautiful 1920s Steamer Trunk is packed with games, plus DVDs and books
- Mezzanine bedroom in the eaves with a King Size reclaimed solid wood bed and lovely views across the garden, Ipod dock and radio
- Delightful bathroom with roll top bath, bowl basin & separate shower with romantic lighting. Enjoy the beautiful aspect across the garden during your morning shower or just gaze at the stars while relaxing in the bath
- Fully equipped brand new kitchen with holiday essentials including dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, integrated wine rack and wine fridge, 'butchers block' table
- Free wireless and wired fibre optic broadband
- Private large outdoor patio with BBQ
- Full use of the garden and orchard (plenty of fruits throughout the season for picking and eating!)
- Private bicycle storage
- Dedicated off-road parking

Shamba means 'Farm' in Swahili, reflecting the African connections of the owner. All the furnishings and contents have a story and we hope that our guests find their time in the Barn holds a special place in their own journey or story, whatever the occasion. So, 'Karibu!', Swahili for 'Welcome!'.

Footnote: It may be of interest to our guests that, in our ethos of giving back some of the kindness and hospitality we've received around the world during our work and travels, we give a portion of our income from the Barn to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). MSF help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

The Cotswolds region

Shamba Barn is perfectly located to enjoy both rural and urban delights. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the buzz, shopping and festivals of the cities of Gloucester and Cheltenham, or Bristol & Bath, are all within easy reach.

There is a plethora of options for outdoor enthusiasts:

- WALKERS can enjoy a variety of beautiful paths straight from the Barn or even ramble the Cotswold Way to Painswick, 'Queen of the Cotswolds' and famed for its Churchyard of 99 Yew Trees (legend has it that the 100th won't grow). Feel free to take Bond End Farm's dog to direct you and stop for refreshments in the pub along the way. Stroll across the fields to Prinknash Abbey with its Bird and Deer Park and Pottery, the local Taena Pottery, Painswick Rococo Gardens or climb Painswick Beacon for spectacular views down the River Severn Estuary on a clear day.

- CYCLISTS can tackle the tracks through the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve (stopping at our local farm shop on the way home to stock up on lovely local meat and vegetable produce).

- HORSE RIDERS can enjoy local stables and bridle paths or just simply pat the horses in the fields surrounding our orchard.

- SNOW-LOVERS can learn to ski, snowboard or go tubing on England's longest dry ski slope just a few minutes away.

- CHEESE-ROLLERS can join the world-famous cheese-rolling at Coopers Hill...the outdoor options are endless.

And at the end of, or in place of, all that outdoor activity are some wonderful Cotswold country pubs to enjoy real ales, hearty food and log fires. The Butchers Arms at Sheepscombe or the Black Horse at Cranham are a short drive away.

For the urbanites:

GLOUCESTER is home to the Gloucester Quays Outlet, which has fantastic waterside shopping, antiques centre, restaurants, cinema and frequent food and crafts festivals. Gloucester also offers museums and stunning historic Gloucester Cathedral, which was used as a location in some of the Harry Potter films. For rugby fans, a match at Kingsholm Stadium, the home of Gloucester Rugby, is a must.

CHELTENHAM offers its famous Race Course, 'the jewel in the jump racing's crown' with Cheltenham Festival Race Week and Gold Cup; festivals of Literature, Music, Jazz and Science; the Everyman Theatre; fantastic shopping; restaurants and so much more.

Upton St Leonards

Within 30-60 minutes drive there are plenty more attractions including:

- The magnificent WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM, particularly splendid in Autumn when its world-famous Japanese Maples are at their finest

- TETBURY, a beautiful old Wool Market town world famous for its antiques shops to peruse and home to Prince Charles' country house, Highgrove. A visit to the Highgrove Gardens and shop is a treat. Tetbury is also famous for its annual Woolsack Race and you can 'stamp the divots' between chukkas at the Beaufort Polo Club

- Picturesque COTSWOLD VILLAGES including Bourton-on-the-Water or the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds', The Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Burford

- CIRENCESTER, the Capital of the Cotswolds, boasts the excellent Corinium Museum and remains of one of the largest Roman Amphitheatre sites in Britain

- The BADMINTON Horse Trials are among the most exciting and challenging on the international equestrian calendar

- COTSWOLD WATER PARK offers fishing, sailing, golf, cable water skiing, hiking, cycling and a 'Blue Flag' swimming beach

- SLIMBRIDGE Wetland Centre nature reserve for fantastic wildlife-watching

Around an hour's drive away is STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, the birthplace of Shakespeare; OXFORD, one of England's best-loved historic cities with its beautiful university and world class museums; BRISTOL, with a multitude of attractions, events and festivals; and BATH SPA, which is simply delightful!

And at the end of all those attractions awaits a peaceful, luxurious Barn set in an acre of beautiful gardens to relax in and reflect on the day's adventures!

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Julie N
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
29 Nov 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Barn has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Oct 2014. Located in Gloucester, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £385.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Nov 2016.

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