Owl’s End is a cosy, rural, two-bedroom, one-bathroom, semi-detached barn conversion that sleeps 5 guests. The cottage has a woodburner and garden and shares a large courtyard with three other holiday homes, which form part of Oosland Barns Holiday Lets at the heart of a family-run arable farm. Nestled within walking distance of the historic Warwickshire village of Bidford-on-Avon, which was famously visited by William Shakespeare on his travels from nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, just 8 miles away.
Owl’s End is a red brick barn that has been converted into a cosy and comfortable, sleeps-5 holiday let that sits alongside The Granary, 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 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 five guests, with a welcoming, fully equipped kitchen-dining area and a separate living room with a log burner downstairs and two bright and spacious bedrooms (one double, one triple) and a family bathroom upstairs.
The fully equipped kitchen has a lovely stone floor, with underfloor heating, and looks out to the courtyard from the double sink. It features an electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, 4-slice toaster, kettle and microwave, plus all the crockery and glasses you need for a self-catering stay.
At the far end of the Kitchen is a large, rectangular table that comfortably seats five guests and looks out to the garden to the front of the property.
Between the Dining Area and Living Room is a door out to the garden and patio with a rack for hanging coats.
The cosy, dual aspect living room features a woodburner in a feature brick fireplace with an armchair tucked in an alcove beside the fire – the perfect spot to curl up with a book and a glass of wine! The living room also has two sofas, a coffee table, and a smart TV.
This pretty and spacious bedroom, with exposed timbers, overlooks the garden below and the farmland in the distance. The bedroom is furnished with a standard double bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, a wardrobe, chest of drawers with a mirror and has a Velux window (with a blind). Note: the main window is kept locked to prevent a risk to young children – the key to open the window is in a security case on the timber beam.)
The light and bright bathroom, which sits next to Bedroom 1, features a full-size bath with an over-bath shower, a toilet, wash basin and a heated towel rail.
This spacious and bright room sleeps three guests in one standard double and one single bed, both with bedside tables and reading lamps. The bedroom has a small built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The head of the double bed is offset from the single, providing a little privacy.
At the front of the cottage is a small, fenced garden, with a lawn, patio, and seating, which looks out across the farmyard and 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). A charcoal BBQ is provided (please bring your own supply of fuel).
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms across 1 standard double, 1 king-size double and 1 single
1 family bathroom with bath, over bath shower, toilet, basin
Parking for 2 cars
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for first two 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 and hot water with individual thermostat controls.
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs is permitted at a cost of £25 per dog
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
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture – seats 5
A charcoal BBQ is provided (please bring your own supply of fuel.)
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
Points of Note
Parking: There is parking for 2 cars
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs is permitted at a cost of £25 per dog (on booking)
Owl’s End is on a working farm, and at certain times of the year, there is more activity than others. In the summer (August/September), while the owners are harvesting, tractors and a trailer will be coming backward and forwards filling the grain stores, which are situated close to the cottage. This will not impact your stay, but is something to aware of, particularly if you have young children or dogs
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Lovely property, really clean and well kept. Nice and quiet but good location.
We had a lovely stay in Bidford, great location and lovely house.
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.
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