The Combine Shed 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 woodburner stove. To the outside is off-road parking for two cars, and a lawned garden with patio and a picnic table for al fresco eating. The Combine Shed is dog friendly (maximum of two, well-behaved dogs).
The Combine Shed is a red brick barn that has been converted from an actual combine harvester shed into a cosy and comfortable, sleeps-4 holiday home that sits alongside the Cider House, 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 Combine Shed 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 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).
This spacious converted barn is decorated throughout in a country farmhouse style with neutral colourways that give a pleasing, relaxed feel. The Combine Shed is on one floor (no internal stairs) and is therefore ideal for young families and guests with restricted mobility. (Note, that there are two steps up to the front door).
Step through the front door in to the Hallway off which is the open-plan Kitchen-Dining Area-Living Room to the right and the Bedrooms and Family Bathroom to the left. The Hallway has plenty of room for boots and shoes and hooks are provided to hang coats.
Kitchen-Dining Area-Living Area:
The open-plan kitchen, dining area and living area is a super spacious room with a stunning double-height, gabled roof and a fabulous woodburer stove. It is light and bright with windows looking out to the courtyard 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 is the Living Area with two large comfy sofas, a coffee table, smart TV, a sideboard storing games and maps, and a lovely woodburner, which will be set ready for you to light on arrival.
The barn’s main bedroom looks out over the rear garden and has a high ceiling with exposed beams. The bedroom is furnished with a standard double bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a full-length mirror.
This cosy second bedroom also looks out over the rear garden and is furnished with two single beds, a central bedside table and reading lamp, 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.
At the rear of the cottage there is a large, fenced garden, with a lawn, 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 farm lands (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)
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
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 beside the cottage accessed via a small gate.
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs is permitted at an additional fee payable on booking.
The Combine Shed 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.
The Combine Shed is one of five Oosland Barns holiday lets and can be booked with the Cider House 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 really enjoyed our stay in the Combine Shed, it was an easy walk to the park at Bidford-on-Avon with the dog and there were plenty of places to eat nearby. Would have liked to stay longer as Stratford and Evesham were very close within a short drive.
Lovely barn which is in a peaceful and quiet setting. The quality through from the decor to fittings is top class. Bidford is a nice little village with pubs, shops and takeaways.
Lovely cosy cottage in a great location. So peaceful and relaxing. Very clean and comfortable, I would definitely recommend
The Combine Shed has to be one of the best self-catering units I've stayed in. Very clean, well equipped, close to all the amenities that we needed. A few minor niggles - the coffee machine didn't work, and no instruction books for appliances, etc, but overall it was truly excellent. I would highly recommend this property to anyone considering it.
The Combine shed provided a very pleasant and peaceful break for 4 adults (and dog). A short walk to the town for shops, pubs and the river. Facilities at the property were more than adequate for self catering and the garden was secure for the dog to roam. Would definitely stay again and reccomend to others
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. 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.
The nearest food shops are in Bidford on Avon (1 mile) and Alcester (6 miles)
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