The Hayloft is a luxurious, one-bedroom, Cotswold holiday home with exposed oak beams, a wood burning stove and stylish furnishings set in wonderfully peaceful countryside. This immaculate, restored farm building, which has been renovated with love and attention to detail by the owner, sleeps two guests in a super-king-size bed (or twin) on a mezzanine floor, with a shower room, dressing room and open plan living-dining-kitchen area on the ground floor. Outside is a delightful courtyard-garden with a patio and a covered Mediterranean-style veranda surrounded by verdant planting, with a path leading to a lily pond.
As you approach the Hayloft, you’ll begin to get an idea of the tranquillity of its location, set within the grounds of Walnut Farm - a nine-acre farm in the Cotswolds that’s surrounded by open countryside with just a few neighbouring properties, including the owners who live in the converted barn across the courtyard. Yet despite the rural scene, the Hayloft is within a stone’s throw of the Hunter’s Hall pub and within a 10-minute drive of the two fabulous, but not-so-busy, Cotswold towns of Tetbury - an antiques lover’s dream - and Nailsworth - a foodie and house interior lover’s dream!
At the Hayloft you have your own private, enclosed, courtyard garden with patio and lily pond, which is the perfect place to relax on hot summer days, plus a stylish Mediterranean-style, open veranda to enjoy sitting in on cooler evenings or warmer but wet days. There is private parking for two cars within a secure courtyard.
As you step through the front door, you’ll immediately feel the Hayloft’s calming ambience, with the natural tones of greys, whites, and mushroom set against the unique and verdant backdrop of the courtyard garden peeking at you through the kitchen and French windows. The open-plan living-dining area is light and bright with a double-height ceiling and features a wood-burning stove and spiral staircase up to the glass and oak framed mezzanine floor bedroom. Just off the open-plan living area is a spacious dressing room and a shower room.
Step through the front door and head down one step where you’ll find a handy coat and shoe rack with a seat – the perfect place to take off your shoes and start your stay. The downstairs living area and dressing room have beautiful polished-wood flooring throughout.
The Living Room:
The bright, double-height, generously sized living area, with exposed beams, features a large wood burning stove set on a stone hearth, with plenty of logs and a basket of fire cones to use during the chilly months. The area is furnished with a large, sink-in sofa, a coffee table, a bookcase (with lots of books), an antique armchair, and a 40-inch Sony flat screen Smart TV. French doors provide a tantalising view to the truly unique outside space – a courtyard garden complete with a lily pond and a delightful covered veranda… more on this treasure below!
Just off to one side of the living area is a compact and very well-equipped kitchen, with a double oven and five-burner gas hob, a Smeg fridge with freezer compartment, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a cafetiere, a dishwasher and washer-dryer – and a lovely view out to the garden. Beside the kitchen area is a dining table, which comfortably seats two, and an antique pine dresser full of crockery and serving plates and dining table mats.
The Dressing Room:
This unique sleeps-two holiday home benefits from a delightful dressing room furnished with a retro-style wardrobe, with hanging space and shelves, an antique dressing table with a chair and mirror, a 4-seater sofa with a reading lamp, a laundry basket, and a long wall mirror. The wardrobe houses an iron and hairdryer, while an ironing board sits to one side.
The hidden-away shower room features a polished Cotswold stone floor and wall tiles, a large walk-in shower, a washbasin in a hand-built washstand, with a mirror and plenty of room for personal items, a heated towel rail, and a hot air fan for extra comfort.
The sleeping area is a glass and oak framed, mezzanine floor in the eaves, accessed via a bespoke spiral staircase, which was created from the old hay store. An inviting super-king-size bed, with gorgeous Egyptian cotton bedding, sits at the centre of the space with a table and reading lamp at the head of the bed and a loft window with lovely views across the rooftops to the surrounding countryside. (The bed can be set up as a twin on request).
The outside area is unique and a delightful surprise! Step through the French windows from the open-plan living area to a courtyard garden that’s planted with bamboo, fig, magnolia, wisteria, and beautiful low-level planting, with the sound of tinkling water feeding to a delightful lily pond, creating a lush, semi-tropical feel to this secluded and tranquil area. Immediately outside the French doors is a patio with Cotswold stone paving and a table and chairs. Opposite the patio is a Mediterranean-style, open-sided, but covered, veranda with a wicker sofa, chair, and table, creating the perfect space to relax, meditate, practice yoga, read, or simply sit and listen to the water burbling in the background - any time of day, come rain or shine.
To the side of the courtyard is a path with a gate leading to the front of the Hayloft.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 2 in 1 super king-size bedroom (can be twin on request)
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
Heating and hot water included
TV – 40-inch Sony flat screen Smart TV
Games and books
Dog friendly: one calm, well behaved dog welcome with prior notice
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), 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
Double Oven and five-burner gas hob
Smeg fridge with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer (on veranda), clothes pegs
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture - table with 4 chairs and cushions, cane furniture, parasol and stand, and lanterns
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
Safety equipment: foam fire extinguisher, CO2 fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The nearest food shops are in Wotton-under-Edge (5 miles away) where there is a small Tesco, Coop, bakery, deli and butchers.
Hunters Hall Inn (0.7 miles)
Kingscote Barn (1.5 miles)
The Gumstool & The Conservatory at Calcott (2 miles)
There is a circular walk that can start from Bagpath, then on to Newington Bagpath (Castle Mound), Lasborough Manor & Lasborough Park & House then onto Ozleworth, through theOzleworth Park Estate, and then taking the scenic route back to Bagpath.
Places to Visit:
The Walled Garden Nursery Bagpath (0.0 miles)
The Matara Centre (0.5 miles)
Owlpen Manor (2.5 miles)
Train - Cam (7.5 miles), Stroud Train Station (9.5 miles)
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 private and secure, designated parking in front of The Hayloft for two cars. There is further parking available in the field.
Dog friendly: A maximum of one small dog is welcome, an additional fee applies.
The spiral staircase is narrow (approx. 45cm wide) and the bedroom has an apex roof with restricted headroom and manoeuvrability. Guests taller than 5ft/152cm will not be able to stand up fully.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
A lovely property in a great location, easy to find. Good parking. The facilities within the property are excellent! Especially good for a dog with a fully enclosed garden area. Very friendly and helpful hosts.
We had a great time at Hayloft. The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The cottage is very conveniently located if you have a car to go around Cotswolds.Would absolutely recommend to stay there!
Lovely stay at Hayloft Barn for a few days away with our dog. Great location for accessing walks and the local area and pubs! Really cosy with the log burner each evening and fully equipped with all the essentials. Would highly recommend!
We really enjoyed the Hayloft. it's a very thoughtfully converted property - very clean, and extremely quiet, and beautifully kitted out. The owners are really helpful but also very careful not to intrude on guests' privacy. As others have noted, you do have to be pretty nimble to negotiate the staircase to the sleeping area. Loads to do locally. Highly recommended.
Jackie - September 2021
Absolutely lovely place with everything needed for a cracking self-catered stay. The outside area is covered should it rain, and the house itself is great. Definitely recommend. Also, a quick walk up the road is a beautiful house and garden (Matara) which is definitely worth a visit!
James - August 2021
The Hayloft is in Bagpath, a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Ozleworth valley south of the village of Kingscote on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. There are some wonderful walking routes to explore right from the front door and several local places of interest within a 10-mile radius, including the towns of Tetbury and Nailsworth, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Owlpen Manor, the Matara Centre, Woodchester Mansion, Highgrove House, Badminton, and Gatcombe Park.
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