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Oldbury Barn

Elkstone

Sleeps 8 + 3
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
WIFI
100-199 Mbps
Surrounded by sweeping countryside views, Oldbury Barn is a stunning barn conversion in a rural location between Cheltenham and Cirencester. The large open plan living area is light and bright with a double height ceiling showcasing wooden beams and large French doors which frame the views from this beautiful position. It is the perfect family home with oodles of space for spending time together both inside and out. A large lawned garden has a terrace with space to dine, a children's play set and BBQ so you can make the most of your time at Oldbury Barn when the weather allows. Despite its rural location you are near wonderful days out and attractions and there are a host of country pubs within a short drive.
Full Description

Sitting just outside the village of Elkstone high above the Cotswolds, Oldbury Barn is a rural Cotswold stone barn conversion. Surrounded by countryside valley views with footpaths leading from the garden, this is an immersive Cotswold escape.

A large open plan living area with a high ceiling and exposed beams is the hub of this wonderful family home. Large windows and French doors let you expand this space into the garden. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and plenty of space to stretch out and relax in front of the woodburning stove. Two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor make Oldbury Barn a fantastic choice for multi-generational holidays. The home is full of colour and character and you will feel at ease here, making it your own for a short while.

The garden is ideal for those staying with children or pets. A lawned area has space to play and there is a swing/slide set so you don’t have to worry about keeping the youngsters entertained. Sit on the terrace soaking in the views and serve meals cooked on the BBQ to make the most of this amazing location. The gravelled parking area to the front of Oldbury Barn provides ample space for six cars.

Ground Floor


Entrance Hall/Cloakroom:
When you first step into Oldbury Barn you can take off your coats and shoes to be stored in the entrance hall. There is a handy cloakroom here as well with a WC and sink.

Kitchen/Dining/Living Room:
The centrepiece of this home is the stunning, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, which runs the full length of the barn. Fabulous exposed beams, an arched window with a seat and a woodburner make this the place you will spend most of your time.
The fully equipped kitchen features a large island with plenty of preparation space, a breakfast bar, fridge, freezer, Rangemaster oven and hob, dishwasher and plenty of crockery, utensils, glassware and bakeware for a fully self-catered stay. French doors lead directly from the kitchen to the patio making it super easy to carry food and drinks outside for al fresco entertaining.
Sitting at the centre of the open plan area is a contemporary oak table that expands to seat all guests. The table is positioned beside the superb central arched window, giving diners a great view out to the garden. On the other side of the dining table is a long sideboard with a Sonos speaker and lots of family games.
At the far end is space to relax and chill out on two three-seater sofas or an armchair perfectly positioned to enjoy the large woodburner in the inglenook fireplace or simply curl up with a good book. Oldbury Barn does not have a TV, but it has excellent WiFi and a TV licence allowing guests to stream their own choice of shows.

Bedroom One:
This beautiful, spacious, apple-green en-suite bedroom is striking, yet cool and calming. Two large arched French windows overlook the front of the barn and the side garden. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed with bedside tables and reading lights, a dressing table with a mirror, an armchair, and a large corner wardrobe with hanging space and shelves.

En-suite:
The bright and light bathroom features a full-size bath, with central taps and hand-held shower, a sink and WC.

Bedroom Two:
The dark grey-blue walls of this en-suite bedroom add great drama to this inviting bedroom, with its arched French window opening out to the front of the barn. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed with bedside tables and reading lights, a chest of drawers with tri-mirror, a shoe rack, and hooks on the back of the door to hang clothes.

En-suite:
The ceiling of the en-suite sweeps to the full height of the barn making this a stunning shower room with a large walk-in shower, washbasin with vanity unit, mirror and shaver point, a WC, and a heated towel rail.

First Floor


Bedroom Three:
This family bedroom has two standard double beds. Each bed has a bedside table and lamp and the room has a small armchair and hooks for hanging clothes. The bright and inviting room has two floor-level windows and a Velux window.

Bedroom Four:
At the opposite end of the barn, this bedroom has a double bed and a single camp bed. The room is furnished with children in mind, with a play mat, floor cushion, and toy storage box serving as a chest of drawers. However, adult guests will also enjoy this room and the great view from the double bed through the floor-level window out across the surrounding countryside. Hooks on the back of the door provide a hanging place for clothes. The two floor-level windows and Velux make this another sunny and bright bedroom.

Bathroom:
The spacious bathroom has a bath with a shower over, a washbasin with a hand-built vanity unit and mirror, with lots of storage space, and a WC.

Utility Room:
The barn has a handy utility room, with an washing machine and dryer, iron/ironing board with plenty of space to do the ironing, a fan and a clothes airer.

Outside


When the weather is fine, Oldbury Barn’s outdoor space really swings into its own. There is a long lawn to the side of the barn and a large lawn and terrace to the rear, directly outside the kitchen/dining area. The terrace is furnished with an outdoor sofa, parasol, and dining table and chairs for 10, plus a charcoal BBQ. Young children have a slide/swing set, and sandpit to enjoy. To the front of the barn is a large gravelled, circular drive with parking for at least six cars. The drive has a double gate that can be secured to ensure children are safe inside. Oldbury Barn is located on one of the highest points in the Cotswolds with far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside from every part of the garden.

Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - Double (with single camp bed on request)
  • Bedroom Four - 2 double beds
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom, 1 W.C.
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Portable fans
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee machine - Moccamaster filter bean to cup
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 11
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1
  • Stair gates
  • Sound system - Sonos

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • On-site facilities - Swing/slide set and sand pit
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 6 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The nearest general store (1.8 miles) is Colesbourne Stores, Filling Station and Post Office, selling a range of essentials and locally produced meats, produce and bread. The nearest large supermarkets are in Cheltenham (7 miles), Cirencester (8 miles) and Gloucester (10 miles).

Eating Out:
  • The Green Dragon (1.4 miles)
  • Colesbourne Inn (3.7 miles)
  • The Ivy (7 miles)
Walks:

Oldbury Barn is right at the heart of great walking country. A 4.5-mile moderate walk takes you from the Barn to Cowley, through the woods, along the River Churn and back again. Time it right and you can stop for lunch at the Green Dragon pub in Cowley.

Places to Visit:
  • C-Side Spa (2 miles)
  • Great Witcombe Roman Villa (7 miles)
  • Prinknash Abbey (8 miles)
Travel:
  • Train - Kemble (12 miles)
  • Taxis - A2B Taxis, Cirencester Taxi, Siren Cars Cirencester, T4 Taxis
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
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties. This property is ideal for family groups.
  • This property accepts a maximum of 8 adults.
  • Two well-behaved dogs are permitted at an additional fee.
  • The mezzanine balcony has a lower than average banister, children should be supervised.
  • While there is no TV at Oldbury Barn, the property has a TV licence allowing guests to watch live/on demand services online on their personal devices.

Reviews

Cannot recommend this accommodation enough! The house was clean and well decorated. The location is fantastic. Perfect getaway and plenty of space! Very private and tranquil!

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Emily
| 02/05/2024

Great open place with a lovely view.

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Chris
| 12/04/2024

Oh wow! This was booked for a family Easter gathering. It far exceeded our expectations. A beautiful large barn style building. Everything furnished to a very high standard. A huge open plan living room with a lovely modern kitchen. Giving ample room. A grassed fenced area to two sides. Kids swings and slide in garden. Beautiful country views too! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone and hope we can return soon.

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Ross
| 29/03/2024

Stunning property for a weekend getaway. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the large open plan lounge/kitchen was perfect for spending quality time together. Would highly recommend!

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Kaylee
| 16/02/2024

The property is open plan which means for large families it’s great, you feel together yet not too on top of each other. The Green Dragon pub/restaurant is only 4 minutes away and is a must for lunch or dinner. The property was clean, had lots of parking space and was very welcoming. We would book this property again.

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Luke
| 08/12/2023

Location

The hamlet of Elkstone was first mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and is one of the highest settlements in the Cotswolds, affording it breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and valleys. Lying halfway between Cirencester and Cheltenham, just off the A417, the village is the perfect location to explore both of these Cotswolds’ towns, and the villages and places of interest in between. At the heart of the village is the 12th Century church of St John the Evangelist, which towers over the surrounding countryside at 1,000ft above sea level.