The Cider House is a spacious ground floor, single-storey, barn conversion situated on the owners’ working farm, just half a mile from the pretty riverside village of Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. The barn sleeps four in two bedrooms (a double, and a twin), and has a family bathroom. Inside you will also find an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner stove. To the outside is off-road parking for two cars, and garden with a lawn, hot tub*, patio, BBQ and a picnic table for al fresco eating. Perfect for young families and guests with restricted mobility. The property is dog friendly and ideally located to explore the Cotswolds and nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.
*Hot tub coming early February 2022. Installation date to be confirmed.
The Cider House is a red brick barn that has recently been converted from a grain store into a cosy and comfortable, sleeps-4 holiday home that sits alongside the Combine Shed, another Oosland Barns holiday let. The cottage is set in a gravel courtyard at the centre of a working arable farm, just half a mile from the River Avon and the pretty village of Bidford-upon-Avon.
The barns and the fields around the Cider House were purchased by the owner’s family in the 1960s. In the 1980s the barns became grain stores, and the courtyard in front of the cottage was covered over with large steel bins for extra grain storage. In 2012, the grain barns were converted, and the grain store was taken down, and the full conversion to Oosland Barns Holiday Lets was completed in 2015.
Inside, the cottage is decorated in a neutral, country-cottage style and comfortably accommodates four guests, with a very spacious and welcoming open-plan kitchen-dining-living area with a log burner and two bedrooms (one double, one twin) and a family bathroom – all on one floor so ideal for guests with limited mobility. (Please note, that there are two steps up to the front door).
Kitchen-Dining Area-Living Area:
The open-plan kitchen, dining area and living area is a super spacious room with a double-height ceiling and exposed, original A-frame timbers, and a welcoming woodburning stove. It is light and bright with windows looking out to the side and rear garden. The fully equipped Kitchen has an integrated washing machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, electric cooker and electric hob. To one side of the Kitchen is a rectangular table that comfortably seats four guests.
At the far end of this room is the Living Area, with two large leather-effect sofas, a coffee table, smart TV, a desk for guests on a workation, a bookcase storing games, maps, and books, and a lovely woodburner, which will be set ready for you to light on arrival. A door leads out from the Living Area to the garden and patio.
The pretty main bedroom in the Cider House looks out over the rear garden and has a high ceiling with exposed beams. The bedroom is decorated with accents of pink and is furnished with a standard double bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers.
This cosy second bedroom also looks out over the rear garden. The bedroom is decorated with accents of blue and is furnished with two single beds, a central bedside table and reading lamp, a chest of drawers with a mirror, and wall hooks with hangers for hanging up clothes.
The family bathroom features a full-size bath, with a shower over, a toilet, a basin with a vanity unit with a mirror and shaver point, and a heated towel rail. The tiled floor has underfloor heating.
To the side and rear of the cottage is a large, fenced garden, with a lawn, hot tub, patio, and picnic table, which looks out across the surrounding farmland. The garden is dog-friendly/dog-proof (unless your dog can jump above waist height). Guests with dogs are welcome to walk them around the surrounding farmlands (please stick to the outside if the field is planted). There is parking for 2 cars beside the cottage through a small gate. A charcoal BBQ is provided - please bring your own supply of fuel. Please note: The hot tub is coming early February 2022. Installation date to be confirmed.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 standard double and 1 twin (2 standard singles)
Hot tub - coming early February 2022
1 family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and toilet
Parking for 2 cars
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Wood burner – laid for first fire with pack of wood/kindling for a couple of fires
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
Heating: underfloor heating throughout with Nest control
Hot water: on demand
Games and books
Dog friendly (max. 2 well-behaved dogs)
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair/ travel cot provided on request
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven/hob - electric
Fridge with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Lawned garden and patio
BBQ – charcoal (please bring your own supply)
Garden furniture – seats 4
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles
River Avon 0.5 miles
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Local food shops include One Stop, Co-op Local, Waitrose, Simply Fresh, and Tesco Local.
The Frog (0.6 miles)
The Bridge (0.6 miles)
The Bulls Head (0.6 miles)
Bidford-on-Avon boasts scenic walks from the fine 15th century road bridge crossing the famous River Avon, and a picturesque church, built in 1250.
Places to Visit:
Bidford Boat Services (0.9 miles)
Bidford Gliding and Flying Club (1.2 miles)
Bidford Grange Golf Course (1.7 miles)
Train - Stratford-upon-Avon (8 miles)
Taxis - Conway Cars, Tom’s Taxi
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
Parking: There is parking for 2 cars
Hot tub - coming early February 2022. (Installation date to be confirmed.)
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs is permitted at an additional fee payable on booking.
The Cider House is on a working farm, and at certain times of year there is more activity than others. In the summer (August/September), while we are harvesting, tractors and trailers will be coming backward and forwards filling the grain stores, which are situated close to the holidays let. This will not impact on your stay but is something to aware of
The Cider House is on one floor (no internal stairs) and is therefore suitable for guests with restricted mobility. However, there are two steps up to the front door, with no handrail.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays.
Cider House is one of five Oosland Barns holiday lets and can be booked with the Combine Shed for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to necessarily sit/eat together. (Both properties are dog friendly and accept a maximum of two dogs each, with a fee per pet payable on booking.)
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
We had a lovely time at Cider House. It was very clean tidy and had a perfect garden for dogs. We would throughly recommend to our friends and colleagues
Brian - September 2021
A fantastic place to stay and explore the beautiful surrounding area, great location, facilities were excellent, accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. Owner was extremely helpful and presented a lovely clean and tidy house. I would definitely stay here again.
Helen - August 2021
Lovely barn conversions with very dog friendly gardens. Would strongly recommend.
Lovely place for a family getaway. It was ideal for trips into Bidford and Stratford, with a park and river close by. There are also lots of places to eat and drink within a short walking distance
The property was a great place to stay. Very well equipped and spotless, plenty of space for 4 adults. Comfy beds, and great location within walking distance of Bidford On Avon. Would recommend.
The village boasts scenic walks from the fine 15th century road bridge crossing the famous River Avon, and a picturesque church, built in 1250. The village also has shops, pubs and a supermarket - all on an exquisite riverside setting. Discover the scenic countryside of the Cotswolds, historic Stratford, with the Shakespeare Theatre, half-timbered buildings and museums and nearby National Trust properties, including Coughton Court, Warwick Castle and Hidcote Gardens.
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