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Cider House at Oosland Barns


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Hot Tub
Local Pub
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 a garden with a lawn, hot tub, patio, BBQ and a picnic table for al fresco eating, and off-road parking for two cars. Perfect for couples, young families and guests with restricted mobility. The property is dog friendly and ideally located to explore the Cotswolds and nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.
Full Description

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).

Ground Floor

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.

Bedroom 1:
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.

Bedroom 2:
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.

Family Bathroom:
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.

Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 standard double and 1 twin (2 standard singles)
  • Hot tub
  • 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
  • Hairdryer x2
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Washing machine
  • Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • 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.

Eating Out:
  • 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
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
  • Parking: There is parking for 2 cars
  • 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.
Neighbouring Properties
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.)


Exceptional quality. Attention to detail in design and furnished with thought and quality fittings. Highly recommended. A lovely outlook from the garden and the hot tub is a welcome extra.
| 27/06/2022
The accommodation was exceptionally clean, tidy, and great to spend time relaxing. There is wheelchair access at the side of building. Two small steps to main door but once inside the layout is one flat surface
| 23/05/2022
Long family weekend away Really lovely place for a family. We have a 16 month old so the 1 level living worked perfectly for us. We even had a nice box of toys provided for him to play with. A short walk to local restaurants and in catchment of take aways.
| 10/05/2022
We had a fabulous 2 night stay at Cider House. The barn conversion was exceptionally clean, it truly felt a home from home and a perfect place to relax for a few days with our 2 year old. We loved our stay. Would come back and stay again for sure. Thank you
| 28/04/2022


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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