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Hayloft at Newbarn Farm


Sleeps 4
Family Friendly
No Pets
100-199 Mbps
The Hayloft at Newbarn Farm is a delightful, reverse-living holiday cottage in an idyllic setting at the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswold countryside. This thoughtfully renovated barn is in a breath-taking and secluded location, with only the sight and sound of wildlife all around, yet it’s just 3 miles from Charlbury, 5 miles from Blenheim and Woodstock and 15 miles to Daylesford. Step out of the front door, down the wooden staircase and straight out into some of the most enchanting countryside and estate walks in the Cotswolds, including a 4-mile stroll to the pubs in Charlbury. The cottage sleeps four across two bedrooms, and has a family bathroom, an outside seating area and private parking for two cars.
Full Description
As you approach the Hayloft, following quiet country lanes, any feelings of stress will melt away with the rejuvenating view that greets you – a topiary-lined driveway with the owners’ centuries-old home and barns ahead, all surrounded by gorgeous gardens and woodland, with the Hayloft sitting to one side.

This immaculately presented bolthole has a reverse-living design, making the most of the double-height ceiling in the living space on the first floor, which features the original A-frame’s 300-year-old timbers. Head up an external flight of wooden steps to the front door, which opens into a light and spacious open-plan living-dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with a lovely view through the original hayloft door across the farm to the surrounding countryside. An interior staircase leads down to the ground floor where there are two comfortable bedrooms (one a king-size double and the other a twin) and a family bathroom.

The Hayloft is the perfect location for some rest and recuperation. It is surrounded by woodland, gardens and the farm’s stables, with just the sounds of nature, the countryside and the resident horses, chickens and guinea fowl to accompany you as you sit outside on the cottage’s small but pretty, outside seating area. There are wonderful walks on the adjoining country estates of Ditchley Park and Cornbury Park, while Oxford, Burford and Stratford are all easily accessible by car.

First Floor

The Hayloft has a light and bright, open-plan living-dining area and kitchen on the first floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.

From the courtyard, head up an external, wooden staircase to the front door. Here you’ll find a small deck with a great view and a handy boot box where you can sit and remove boots and shoes before heading inside.

Living/Dining Area:
Step into the eaves of the A-frame of this charming, reverse-living barn where you’ll be able to touch the ancient timbers and look out through the original hayloft door – now pretty, French windows – across the rolling hills.
The dining area is furnished with a large circular table to comfortably seat four guests. The living area’s two comfy, three-seater sofas and occasional tables form a cosy, convivial sitting area where guests can relax, play games or watch the smart TV.

At the far end of the A-frame, with all its centuries-old, exposed beams is a fully equipped kitchen, spacious enough for a breakfast table and two chairs. The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob and oven, a dishwasher, microwave and all the small kitchen appliances required for a self-catering holiday. There’s plenty of well-lit worktops to prepare meals, and cupboard space to store groceries – with lighting below the beams and from above through three Velux windows.

Ground Floor

Head downstairs to a small hallway with a window overlooking the stables and a small chicken coop – a lovely spot to pull up a chair and absorb the comings and goings of the animals outside. Off the hallway are the two bedrooms, bathroom and utility cupboard.

Bedroom One:
This charming master bedroom with its matching Sanderson bedspread and lined curtains, looks out across Newbarn Farm’s immaculate lawn, topiary bushes to the woodland beyond. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, with a bedroom bench, bedside tables with reading lamps, a chest of drawers-cum-dressing table with a make-up mirror, hairdryer and table-top fan. The bedroom has a full-length mirror and a double wardrobe, with plenty of hanging space, shelves and storage. (The travel cot and highchair are stored here.)

Bedroom Two:
The pretty, twin bedroom looks out to the farmyard – if you’re lucky you may get a glimpse of Moomin, the miniature Falabella-cross-Shetland pony. The bedroom is furnished with two full-size, single beds, each with a reading lamp over the bed, and a shared, central bedside chest of drawers. A large wardrobe provides hanging space, shelves and plenty of room to store suitcases.

Family Bathroom:
The bathroom is equipped with a full-size bath with over-bath shower, a W.C. and wash basin set in a custom-built vanity unit, with a large make-up/shaving mirror with lights to one side.

Utility Cupboard:
Directly outside the bathroom is a handy, walk-in utility cupboard housing the washer-dryer, airer, iron, ironing board and vacuum.


On the courtyard at the bottom of the steps, is a small area dedicated for guests’ use, with a table, four chairs and a large BBQ. At the top of the stairs is a small deck where guests can sit on the boot box or take out a chair to enjoy the lovely view towards the surrounding hills.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Bath with shower over, W.C. wash basin
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4 with an additional kitchen table seats 2
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Charlbury has a very well-stocked Cooperative Food Store (with a car park), selling a wide range of food and drinks. There is also a Londis convenience store in the town and the Charlbury Deli on Market Street. Woodstock (4.8 miles) also has a well-stocked Cooperative Food Store. For larger supermarkets head to Witney (9.5 miles) where there is a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, or Chipping Norton (9.5 miles) where there is a Cooperative Food Store, Aldi and Marks & Spencer Food Hall.

Eating Out:
  • The Bull at Charlbury (3 miles)
  • The Bell at Charlbury (3 miles)
  • Duke of Marlborough, near Woodstock (3 miles)

The Hayloft is in the beautiful Evenlode Valley, surrounded by glorious Cotswold countryside with walks in every direction, including footpaths to Charlbury and along the River Evenlode to Ditchley Park mansion. Walkers can also join the meandering Oxfordshire Way, which also passes through Charlbury town, or follow the Finstock & Evenlode Walk - a lovely 5-mile loop that starts from the centre of Charlbury, passes the Cornbury Park Estate (a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest) with a pub about halfway around in Finstock. See our walking and cycling guides.

Places to Visit:
  • Ditchley Park (5 miles by road, 1 mile on foot)
  • Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and Bladon (5 miles)
  • Heythrop Zoological Gardens (7 miles)
  • Daylesford Organic Farm and Café (15 miles)
  • Train - Charlbury Station (3.7 miles) has an excellent train service that runs on an hourly basis to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, and in the other direction to Worcester and Great Malvern. Travel time is about 1hr20mins from London and 20mins from Oxford.
  • Taxis - Charlbury Taxis, Woody’s Taxis, Evenlode Valley Taxis

There is so much to explore and experience when visiting the Cotswolds, why not have 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.
  • The owners have two, small and very friendly dogs who may welcome you on your arrival. 


A beautiful location. Ideal for exploring the Cotswolds.

| 02/04/2024

I had the most unforgettable time of my life here.

| 22/12/2023

Super stay at The Hayloft. The location was superb as we were visiting the Blenheim Palace Christmas event. The grounds and the views were beautiful. The property was warm and homely with comfortable beds and the hosts provided lots of lovely things to make our stay so enjoyable. It was so quiet and peaceful and we had a very relaxing break in this property, thank you so much.

| 04/12/2023

We had a great stay at this Bolthole Retreats property. It’s as lovely as it looks in the pictures, so spacious and has a very well-equipped kitchen. The perfect place to start walks from.Would definitely come back for another country break.

| 20/10/2023

The Hayloft at Newbarn Farm is a beautiful place to stay, in a very peaceful and quiet rural location, but at the same close enough to many attractions and amenities. The Hayloft is very well-appointed and exceptionally comfortable, a perfect place to stay in a beautiful area.

| 13/09/2023


The Hayloft at New Farm Barn is in a rural setting between Charlbury (3 miles) and Woodstock (5 miles). Charlbury is a small but lively and vibrant market town that has escaped the hordes of Cotswold tourists, making it a justifiable member of the ‘Undiscovered Cotswold Club’, yet it is only an hour from London by train and just 15 minutes’ drive from Soho Farmhouse. The town is full of historic 17th- and 18th-century buildings, has great pubs, independent shops, a local history museum and is in a beautiful setting on the meandering River Evenlode. Woodstock too is a historic and lively town with a great choice of shops, pubs, restaurants and, of course, Blenheim Palace and Churchill’s grave at Bladon on its doorstep.