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.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property and reported.
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
Fridge with freezer compartment
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.)
Baby/Child Equipment: highchair/ travel cot/ stairgate provided on request
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
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
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The Barn was very comfortable and very clean. It had a small enclosed garden which was safe for dogs or children, there was a picnic bench where you can eat meals and three chairs that were more comfy to sit and relax in. The location was very quiet, it was just a short walk 15 minutes into Bidford on Avon village where you can get a fab meal at the Bridge eatery.
There was everything you need in the kitchen, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, etc, Bathroom; loo rolls, shower gel, soap etc, However, the signage to Oosland Barns is very small and easy to miss the first time as we did, the satnav said you have arrived and we missed the dirt track, once you knew where it was it was easy.
Hilary - September 2021
A lovely barn conversion very tastefully undertaken, everything we needed for our short break. The accommodation was as described, access via key safe nice and easy, communication with our hostess was good and very helpful.
Gill - September 2021
Great barn style accommodation. Nice and spacious for 4 adults, 2 babies and a nice base for exploring the local towns/villages. Communication with owners was excellent and made everything very easy.
Daniel - August 2021
The accommodation was spotless clean. Beautiful cleaning products shower gel and hand wash all provided plus complimentary milk for that all important cuppa upon arrival. Would highly recommend and will be looking to stop again very soon!!
Karen July 2021
Lovely property, peaceful and quiet, just down the road from Bidford on Avon. Kate wasvery quick and responsive to any problems or questions. Many thanks
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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