Hidden along a tiny lane in leafy Warwickshire, The Barn at Kington Grange is a fabulous barn conversion filled with character and personality. Sleeping six guests over three ensuite bedrooms, this rural escape is dog friendly and close to a wealth of attractions, including William Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and foodie Henley-in-Arden. The open-plan living space creates a welcoming and sociable place to gather, and there are two village pubs within a 30-minute walk.
Lying just a short distance from the village of Claverdon, surrounded by rolling countryside, The Barn at Kington Grange is in a beautifully rural setting.
Sympathetically refurbished, the Barn is a fabulous blend of old and new, with vivid pops of colour, vaulted ceilings, and a delightful wood burner. Stone floors are warmed by underfloor heating, mid-century furniture is strewn with plump cushions, giving vibrant pops of colour, and everywhere you turn there is something interesting to look at. The open-plan kitchen and dining space is crisscrossed with beams, framing the vaulted ceiling, and is light and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors opening to the courtyard. Three spacious bedrooms sleep six guests comfortably, and each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom.
To the rear of the property, there is a private garden area with a lawn, perfect for garden games, and a patio with a table and chairs where you can enjoy alfresco meals during the warm evenings. Guests are also welcome to use the owners' tennis court, by prior arrangement. There is parking for four vehicles on the private drive.
The Barn is part of Kington Grange which also includes The Loft at Kington Grange, a fabulous space with a huge living/dining area, galley kitchen and a luxurious bedroom with a vast ensuite. The Loft can be booked in conjunction with the Barn to create space for up to eight guests.
The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with stone floors, an apex ceiling (with a pendant lamp) and a wall mirror. From the hall, there are doors leading to the utility room, the master bedroom, and a useful cloakroom with a W.C.
From the hall, there is one step into the peaceful master bedroom. This spacious room features a king-size, pewter-framed bed with crisp white linen, navy and teal throws and an octopus print cushion. White circular tables stand on either side of the bed, topped with quirky dog lamps. There is plenty of storage, with a built-in wardrobe and a dark blue chest of drawers. Double doors lead out to the rear garden, whilst beneath the window, to the front, there is a vintage, glass-door bookcase filled with books. Further light comes from the ceiling Velux.
This spacious ensuite bathroom is fully tiled with a bath positioned beneath one window, where you can soak the cares of the day away and listen to the sounds of the countryside. There’s also a separate shower cubicle, a W.C, a built-in vanity unity housing the handbasin, and an airing cupboard and full-length mirror.
Here you’ll find the washer-dryer, clothes airer, and an iron and ironing board. It’s a handy room where you can store outdoor gear if needed.
The cloakroom has a W.C, hand basin and coat hooks behind the door. You’ll also find some fun Shakespeare-inspired artwork!
The living room has an almost Scandinavian feel about it with the pale grey stone floor, painted timber wall, sheepskin rugs, high ceiling and cream wood burner adding a cosy warmth. The mid-century-style, three-seater sofa and armchair are upholstered in grey, lifted with velvet cushions in navy, mustard yellow and orange. The large TV is perfect for evenings in. A bookcase is stacked with games and there’s a delightful children’s rocking chair and footstool for little guests. Two sets of double doors flood the room with light and give access to the patio and rear garden.
There is one step from the living room into the kitchen and dining room. This modern, open-plan space has a high ceiling framed with beams, dove grey units topped with dark granite surfaces and a central island. The eye-level, built-in oven makes meal preparation a breeze and the fridge-freezer and dishwasher are concealed from sight behind the cupboard doors, along with everything needed for a self-catering stay. Two stools sit beneath the island, making it a congenial spot to sit and chat, and you can’t fail to spot the personalised kettle and toaster, created by the artistic owners.
The dining room features a wooden dining table and chairs to seat six, set beneath a double pendant light fitting. A vintage sideboard and open bookshelf add warmth and character to the room. A two-seater sofa and armchair in the same style as those in the living room make a comfortable place to relax in front of the double doors that open to the courtyard.
From the end of the dining room is a doorway through to a hallway and two further ensuite bedrooms.
This spacious bedroom has twin single beds and features a delightful bee design on the lampshades and clever blackout shutters, shading the original narrow windows of the barn, which have been made by the talented owner. The vintage-style dressing table is topped with a triple mirror and further storage comes courtesy of an open hanging-and-shelf unit. Velux roof windows give natural daylight.
The ensuite has a step-in corner shower, a vanity unit with a hand basin and a large circular mirror above, and a W.C.
The third bedroom has a king-size bed, the base is beautifully upholstered in a dragonfly print fabric. The pale terracotta walls and teal colours in the artwork and soft furnishings add to the warmth and charm of this room. Circular bedside tables stand on either side of the bed and tall floor lamps, with reading lamps attached, provide plenty of light. Storage is available with the open hanging-and-shelf unit, while a window looks out into the courtyard.
The ensuite for bedroom three features a step-in shower with two shower heads, a vanity unit with a hand basin, a large circular mirror and a W.C.
The Barn at Kington Grange has a private garden to the rear, with mature plants, a lawn area, and a patio by the house, where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and alfresco meals, there is also a charcoal barbecue (please supply your own charcoal). The lawn is a great space for garden games and a selection of outdoor toys for children is available if required. Please note this space is not currently enclosed. There is parking for four cars on the private drive.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms across 2 king-size and 1 twin
Bathrooms: 3 ensuite bathrooms and a separate cloakroom with WC
Parking for 4 cars
Private enclosed garden – will be enclosed by the summer
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for one fire
Garden furniture: Outside dining table with 6 chairs, deck chairs. Children’s outdoor toys are available on request
Use of an outdoor tennis court – by prior arrangement with the owners
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
* Wi-Fi: Please note that Wi-Fi speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed.
In order to enhance your time at The Barn at Kington Grange further, there is a range of additional options which can be added to your stay.
Honesty Bar – a selection of drinks including wine, Prosecco, beer, cider, and soft drinks will be available for purchase
Logs – logs for your first fire will be ready and waiting for you. Additional supplies can be purchased from the owners as needed
Meals – if you would like a meal to be ready and waiting on arrival this can be organised by prior arrangement with the owners
Tennis – guests are welcome to use the tennis court by prior arrangement with the owners. Basic racquets and balls can be provided – experts may wish to bring their own!
After booking, please contact the owners directly to organise any of the above. Please note that where additional charges apply, these are to be paid directly to the owners.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a Co-op in Henley-in-Arden (3.4 miles) and an M&S Simply Food in Stratford-upon-Avon (7.5 miles). Stratford-upon-Avon (9 miles) also has a Tesco Superstore, Morrisons and Waitrose. Henley-in-Arden also has a wealth of vintage boutiques and antique stores to explore.
Red Lion at Claverdon (1 miles)
The Mount (by Glen Purnell) (3 miles)
The Nags Head (3 miles)
Kington Grange is surrounded by countryside and there are plenty of walks from the front door. Hay Wood (6.7 miles) is a peaceful ancient woodland and a wonderful place to wander the trails.
Places to Visit:
Hatton Country World (4.8 miles)
Warwick Castle (7 miles)
Stratford-upon-Avon (7.9 miles)
Train - Warwick Parkway (6.8 miles) has regular services from London Marylebone and Birmingham.
Air - Birmingham International Airport (18 miles)
Taxis - Henley Cars; Castle Cars
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds and the surrounding area, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
Please enquire about single-sex bookings including stag and hen groups (Groups must be over 25 years) before making a booking.
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
There is a small lake on the property please ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times.
2 small dogs (spaniel or smaller) are welcome - please be aware that the rear garden is not yet enclosed and dogs and children must be supervised
In consideration of the neighbours, we respectfully request that noise levels are kept to a minimum after 10 pm, especially outside on warmer evenings
We appreciate that fireworks might be fun to have for a celebration, but they present too high a risk with some very old houses nearby. Therefore, please do not use fireworks in any area, inside or outside, while staying at The Barn.
The Barn is next to a working farm, and as such, you may occasionally be aware of agricultural vehicles.
The Barn at Kington Grange can be booked in conjunction with The Loft at Kington Grange for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group. The dining table in The Barn seats a maximum of 6 however the dining table in The Loft can seat 8 guests easily.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
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Although seemingly deep in the countryside The Barn at Kington Grange is only a short distance from Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the historic town of Warwick and Henley-in-Arden, renowned for its dining. There are plenty of walks on your doorstep, and a friendly village pub just a 30-minute stroll away.
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