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Barns Lee


Sleeps 9
Family Friendly
No Pets
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Local Pub
50-99 Mbps
Barns Lee is a gorgeous barn conversion, which thanks to its sensitive design, is now a secluded and stylish space, perfectly suited to modern living. The origins of the barn date back to the 1880s and many original features remain. There is charm and character in abundance with stone floors, oak beams, wood burning stoves and exposed Cotswold stone walls, whilst modern influences sit comfortably alongside with a superb, super-sociable kitchen and dining space, a light-filled garden room, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outside, is equally as impressive, with a south-facing, sheltered garden surrounded by mature trees. The lower part of the garden boasts a heated swimming pool* for fun-filled summer days and tucked in alongside the house there’s a hot tub** too. Barns Lee welcomes a maximum of seven adults.
Full Description
Tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Eastcourt, yet within easy striking distance of Cotswolds treasures such as Tetbury, Malmesbury and Cirencester, and with an excellent pub in the next village, Barns Lee is an utterly delightful barn conversion. It offers the perfect setting for a countryside escape.

Step inside and you’ll find an impressive entrance hall with rustic stone floors, wood-panelled walls and wooden beams. The striking living areas include the fabulous Barn Room with its vaulted ceiling and beams, huge stone fireplace and wood burning stove, a beautifully appointed open-plan kitchen with a half-glazed ceiling, and dining area, and the elegant Garden Room with a wood-burning stove and a line of bi-fold doors to the garden, for seamless indoor/outdoor living. Of the five bedrooms, the single room is on the ground floor. Head up the staircase from the hallway to discover three further bedrooms including two twin rooms and a king-size room. The spacious master bedroom is a charming and peaceful retreat, which is accessed via its own staircase from the Garden Room.

Sheltered in a well-established south-facing garden, Barns Lee is set back from the lane and hidden from view. Mature trees and hedges envelop the secluded garden which is heaven-sent for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. The level lawn is perfect for garden games, whilst the courtyard and patio offer a pretty spot for alfresco dining; afterwards, light the fire pit and gather round to toast marshmallows as the stars appear overhead. The icing on the cake however is the fabulous, heated swimming pool (open 01 May to 17 September depending on the weather), which lies in the lower garden and the hot tub**, which is tucked in alongside the house.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
The entrance to Barns Lee is through the beautiful old, carved front door into an impressive entrance hall. Wood panelled walls, exposed stone and oak beams create a real sense of arrival. Pleasing design statements include an Ercol bench, antique umbrella stand, and full-height mirror.

Bedroom One:
The first of the five bedrooms is a single, which could also be used as a private study if needed. Sturdy double wooden doors lead into this cosy room, a comfy bed is tucked under the window and a desk and chair double as a useful nightstand. A bookcase with a range of children’s books covers one wall.

Housing a shower cubicle, WC and hand basin, the ensuite to this bedroom is stylish and beautifully appointed. A large wall mirror fills the wall above the handbasin. A heated towel rail keeps things toasty.

Barn Room:
This delightful reception room sits within the original part of the barn and its former heritage is beautifully evident in the high, vaulted ceiling, exposed stone wall, and abundance of oak beams. There’s one step down into the room where you’ll find a traditionally styled cream wood burning stove sitting within the stone hearth and a generous L-shaped sofa is placed in front. It’s the perfect spot for cosy nights with a good film on the Smart TV and warming cold toes after winter walks. On sunny days open the sliding double doors, which lead out to the patio and courtyard garden.

Wooden and glazed double doors lead from the entrance hall into the gorgeous open-plan kitchen, dining area and garden room. The half-timber, half-glazed ceiling above the kitchen allows plenty of light to flood in, pale grey cupboards are packed with everything you need for a self-catering stay and the central island, with its two high chair-back stools is the ideal place to perch with a coffee or a glass of wine, whilst budding chefs whip up something delicious. There’s a range-style cooker and induction hob, plus a larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave.

Dining Area:
The kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area, where the large oval dining table can be laid for elegant dinners, casual breakfasts and long, lazy Sunday brunches. On chilly days light the wood burning stove which faces both the dining area and the garden room.

From the dining area, there is a doorway and stairs to the master bedroom.

Garden Room:
From the dining area there’s one step down into the garden room, an elegant, light-filled reception room with exposed stone and a wall of glass, which folds back to bring the outside in. The far end of the room features a floor-to-ceiling window, looking out to the hot tub. A Smart TV is wall-mounted, above a mid-century style sideboard, and a colourful rug covers the warm wooden floor. A blue velvet sofa and grey mid-century modern sofa sit at right angles around the rug, and a low-slung woven leather lounge chair adds additional seating. Occasional tables ensure there is always somewhere to rest a drink.

The utility area is accessed from the kitchen, down two steps. Here you’ll find the washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a door to a lobby area with another set of stairs to the first floor, these stairs lead to the king-size room and this lobby area houses built-in wardrobes for use by guests staying in this room.

Spacious and bright, the family bathroom features a large shower, WC, and a hand basin. There’s also a large wall mirror and a shaving point, the opening window ensures good ventilation after a steamy shower.

First Floor

The main set of stairs to the first floor is from the entrance hall, which has a wooden handrail and leads to bedroom two and then continues up to bedrooms three and four.

Bedroom Two:
Reached via the main staircase or from the second staircase by the utility room, this lovely room is decorated in neutral shades of cream and grey and features a king-size bed, a bedside table with a reading lamp and a six-drawer chest of drawers. The apex roof gives a feeling of space and two large roof lights let in plenty of light. Both have draw-down blinds to ensure no rude awakenings if the sun rises before you do! There is wardrobe storage at the bottom of the second staircase and easy access to the family bathroom.

Bedroom Three:
As you continue up the stairs, bedroom three is on your left-hand side. This cosy twin has built-in single beds, with under-bed storage, be careful during the night as they both have slightly reduced headroom due to the eaves and roof beams. A wooden desk sits between the two beds and a roof light lets in natural light.

Bedroom Four:
Opposite bedroom three is another twin room. Featuring a single bed and a small double, a shelved desk unit and a seated chest. Natural daylight comes from the roof light and the opening windows. The windows are designed to look like a door, but they do not open, this is just a design feature as the stone staircase beyond does not have a balustrade.

Bedroom Five:
Secluded and private, the master bedroom is accessed via stairs from the dining area, which lead up to a gloriously light and spacious room. Multiple roof lights and a window ensure there is plenty of natural light and all can be opened. As you come up the stairs the comfortable king-size bed is in front of you and night tables with reading lamps stand on either side of the bed. A multi-drawer chest and built-in wardrobes allow you to unpack and make yourself at home and there’s a dressing table just outside the ensuite bathroom. As you move into the room, you’ll find space to relax with a green velvet sofa and an armchair, grab your favourite book and curl up here for a while, away from the hustle of daily life.

The spacious ensuite fills the far end of the roof space and features a large walk-in shower, with a rainfall shower head and a handheld shower, there’s also a WC. A marble-topped vanity is beneath the window with a hand basin and plenty of space for toiletries.


Barns Lee has an expansive, secluded garden filled with mature trees and shrubs that is perfectly suited to outdoor living. A pretty patio and courtyard garden house a fire pit, bench, and bistro table, whilst there’s also a teak table and chairs for alfresco dining. Meander down into the lower garden and you’ll find a divine heated swimming pool* surrounded by paving and lit for evening swims. Tucked in alongside the garden room is a hot tub**. There is parking for 2 cars.

*Open from May to 17th September (weather permitting). The pool is heated by an air source heat pump and the temperature of the pool is dependent on the outside air temperature. If the weather is cold, the pool may be much cooler than anticipated, particularly at the beginning and end of the season.
** Additional fee applies and must be requested a minimum of 7 days in advance of arrival.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • Bedroom Four - Twin
  • Bedroom Five - Single
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 x ground floor family bathroom, 2 en-suites (1 to the single room and one to the master bedroom)
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 8
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 50-99 Mbps
  • TV - Smart - Sky Signature included
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1
  • Stair gates
  • Sound system - Marshal radio Bluetooth speaker


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Gas provided
  • Fire pit
  • Swimming pool - Heated 10 x 4m, 1.2m deep swimming pool (operational between May & 30 September weather permitting)
  • Hot tub - Additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Malmesbury (6 miles) has a large Waitrose along with a Co-Operative food store and Premier Express for quick-grab essentials. Tetbury (7 miles) has a Tesco whilst there is also a Tesco and a Waitrose in Cirencester (8 miles). We are lucky enough to also have a couple of excellent deli’s nearby including Lola & Co, Peartree Deli and Martin & Malthouse in Tetbury.

Eating Out:
  • The Potting Shed, Crudwell – a friendly local pub with good food, accommodating to dietary requirements (1.6 miles)
  • The Close, Tetbury – hotel with a nice bar area and restaurant. Good for brunch, lunch, and dinner (6.4 miles)
  • The Cat & Custard Pot Inn, Shipton Moyne – traditional pub food and a popular little pizza room with a wood burning stove (8.9 miles)
There are also a wide variety of dining options in Tetbury and Malmesbury.


The Potting Shed is within walking distance and there are lots of lovely walks in the surrounding area.

Places to Visit:
  • Cotswold Water Park (4 miles)
  • Tetbury (7 miles)
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (9.9 miles)
  • Train - Kemble (4.9 miles) has regular services from London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa
  • Taxis - Abbey Taxis; First Taxi

There is some much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 30, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.Family groups are welcome.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • The maximum number of adults for any booking at Barns Lee is 7.
  • There is CCTV overlooking the drive only for security purposes.
  • A security deposit of £500 is required when booking this property.
  • The pool is open from May to 17th September, and may be used between the hours of 10 am and 9 pm. The pool is heated by a renewable energy air-source heat pump. Its efficiency is dependent on the external temperature to bring the pool up to heat at the start of the season. If the weather is cold, the pool will take longer to warm up. Please read our swimming pool FAQ for more information.
  • There is an additional charge of £150 for use of the hot tub which must be requested a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival. The hot tub may be used between the hours of 10am and 9pm.
  • Noise monitor: there is an external noise monitor in place which records the level of sound from voices/music in decibels. It does not record the spoken word or have a video facility. If the sound is unacceptably loud, the owner will be alerted and may contact you.
  • Barns Lee has private parking for a maximum of 2 cars. There is space for 1 additional car to be parked on the lane outside the driveway access. If you require additional parking we recommend Kemble Station (5 miles). 


Glorious stay. The pool is amazing - was like being abroad! House is really well equipped. Loved our stay.

| 03/05/2024

Beautiful house and garden with helpful and responsive hosts.

| 08/12/2023

What a fabulous barn it's been finished to a very high standard and still managed to have that "homely" feel. It was the annual gathering of friends, and we all loved it. Would definitely recommend and book again.

| 10/11/2023

We had a wonderful week at Barns Lee, the weather was hot so we enjoyed the pool. The house is spacious and well-equipped to a high standard. We even saw a deer by the apple tree and we enjoyed the beautiful large garden and the peaceful setting.

| 03/09/2023

A truly lovely and much-needed family holiday. The spa facilities are amazing. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

| 11/08/2023


The peaceful village of Eastcourt offers the best of both worlds, a tranquil location yet easy access to a myriad of Cotswold attractions. The neighbouring village of Crudwell has an excellent pub and both Tetbury (7 miles) and Malmesbury (6 miles) offer a wealth of eating options. Cirencester is only 9 miles away and is often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds. Water babies will love the chain of lakes that make up the Cotswold Water Park, which is less than a 10-minute drive and the magnificent Westonbirt Arboretum is under 10 miles.