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Swifts Retreat

Bidford-on-Avon

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Hot Tub
Local Pub
WIFI
25-49 Mbps
Swift’s Retreat is a beautifully appointed one-bedroom barn conversion with a private hot tub and enclosed garden. This lovely retreat shares a large courtyard with four other holiday homes that comprise Oosland Barns, a family run arable farm that is just half a mile, and an easy walk, from the historic riverside village of Bidford-on-Avon. This is a wonderful spot from which you can also explore Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, just 7 miles away.
Full Description
Lying at the end of a farm track, surrounded by fields Swift’s Retreat is a delightful barn conversion offering a pleasingly rural place to stay yet with a multitude of attractions within easy reach.

Forming the left-hand side of the courtyard, Swift’s Retreat is a long, single level barn with bi-fold doors opening to both the open plan kitchen/living area and the bedroom. As you step through the entrance door you are welcomed by a light and airy space with a beautiful stone floor and exposed wooden roof beams framing the high ceiling. The rustic yet stylish design is perfectly in keeping with this barn’s former life as a grain store and a fresh colour scheme of pale cream, yellows and greys features throughout with soft throws and cushions, bringing a warm and welcoming feel to this lovely space. The bedroom is a restful room with a comfy king-size bed and a spacious ensuite shower room.

Outside you’ll find an enclosed garden, bordered by the green corrugated iron of a Nissan hut to one side. There’s a small lawned area, but the star of the show is the hot tub, with views through the farm to the fields beyond. This is the place to relax in the sunshine on sunny afternoons, rustle up something tasty on the BBQ and stargaze by night surrounded by the soothing bubbles of the hot tub.

Ground Floor


Kitchen/Dining Area:
The entrance door opens into the kitchen area, which is a modern and stylish, well-equipped space. The pale wooden units add to the feeling of light and there’s a window to the rear with rural views over the fields beyond. You’ll find everything you need to prepare wonderful meals, including an induction hob and electric oven, there’s also a slimline dishwasher so no-one needs to worry about being on washing up duty. Underfoot, the stunning stone floor runs the length of the barn.
The spacious breakfast bar is surrounded by high Eames-style stools and seats four comfortably. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy romantic meals, morning coffee or just perch sipping a glass of wine while culinary masterpieces are created in the kitchen. If you’re feeling the need for comfort, there’s a soft leather armchair by the bi-fold doors, where you can catnap in the sun.

Living Area:
Creating a natural divide from the kitchen area is a large, exceptionally comfortable corner sofa adorned with soft throws and plump cushions. It’s the ideal place to curl up with a good book or just kick back and relax after busy days of exploration. Two sets of bi-fold doors can be fully opened allowing plenty of fresh country air to flow though. From the living area there is a door to the enclosed rear garden and a door through to the bedroom.

Bedroom One:
This lovely, tranquil room is decorated in the same restful shades of cream and yellows with plenty of light from a further set of bi-fold doors. The comfy king-size bed is flanked by bedside tables with lantern-style reading lamps. There is a set of cute cubby shelves on the wall and hooks with hangers for clothes. There’s also a chest of drawers and a dressing table with a mirror.

Shower Room:
The generously sized ensuite shower room has a large step-in shower cubicle, heated tower rail, handbasin and WC, a large window to the side overlooks the private garden.

Outside


Swift’s Retreat has a private, enclosed garden complete with a four-seater hot tub (robes and flip flops are provided) and views over the farm buildings and surrounding farmland beyond. There’s a charcoal BBQ, pretty bistro table with two chairs and a garden bench in the same style.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • 1 Bathroom - En-suite shower room with shower, WC, hand basin
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer - Compartment in fridge
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso pods
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Sound system - B&O speaker

Outdoor

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

The nearest food shops are in Bidford on Avon (1 mile) and Alcester (6 miles), while Stratford-upon-Avon is just 7.5 miles away:
  • Bidford-on-Avon shops: One Stop, Co-op Local
  • Alcester shops: Waitrose, Simply Fresh, Tesco Local
Eating Out:
  • The Frog (0.6 miles)
  • The Bridge (0.6 miles)
  • The Bulls Head (0.6 miles)
Walks:

There are walking routes from the village of Bidford-on-Avon (0.6 miles), which can be reached foot from the property or by car (parking available in the Big Meadow Park car park by road bridge over the River Avon), including the Bidford Bridge Loop, a signposted 4.5-mile loop and the 4.5-mile Bidford Bridge to St Laurence Church Loop. If you’re visiting with children, head to the very well-equipped playground at Big Meadow Park located on the left before the bridge.

Places to Visit:
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (7.5 miles)
  • National Trust Hidcote (10 miles)
  • Warwick Castle (15 miles)
Travel:

Train: Stratford-upon-Avon station (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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences.
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules which you will receive once booked, the hours of use are 10am -10pm. 
  • Swift’s Retreat is on a working farm, and at certain times of year, there is more activity than others. 
  • Swifts's Retreat is an adult-only retreat.
Neighbouring Properties
Swift's Retreat is one of five Oosland Barns holiday lets and can be booked with any one of them for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to necessarily sit/eat together and Swifts Retreat is not dog friendly.

Reviews

Very nice stay!

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Joe
| 10/05/2024

It was a quiet place with a private jacuzzi. It was very clean and tidy. Had towels, slippers and utensils. We enjoyed the stay and I would love to go back for a weekend stay.

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Azath-Kamil
| 13/04/2024

Perfect location to visit Cotswolds and Stratford. We booked 3 cottages and each one had everything we needed down to flip flops and robes for the hot tubs! Would definitely recommend and would book again. Thank you.

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Karen
| 23/02/2024

Fantastic stay thank you.

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Jamie
| 01/02/2024

Really nice place and a great space inside and out in a good location for exploring the surrounding areas. The accommodation was easy to find and had really good instructions. Parking is good and there is a courtyard for you to use to unload if needed. Really quiet and peaceful.

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Stephen
| 20/10/2023

Location

The village of Bidford-on-Avon boasts a picturesque church, built in 1250 and scenic walks from the 15th century road bridge that crosses the famous River Avon. The village has shops, pubs and a supermarket - all on an exquisite riverside setting. Swifts Retreats is perfectly located to explore 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.