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The Gallery at King John's Barn

Little Langley

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
The Gallery is a delightful rural hideaway sleeping four guests in two double bedrooms, with an ensuite shower room and family bathroom. At the centre of this late 1800’s stone barn conversion is a fabulous living-dining room with a double-height ceiling reaching up to the exposed beams. Sitting on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, with easy access to Burford, Blenheim and Oxford, this spacious holiday cottage has a wraparound courtyard with uninterrupted views and just the sound of bleating sheep and birdsong in the background. The Gallery is attached to Oak Tree Cottage, together forming King John’s Barn, which can be booked together or separately. Up to two dogs are welcome.
Full Description
As you approach King John’s Barn across the rolling Cotswold countryside, it suddenly appears at the end of a track, off a quiet country lane, rising slightly above the surrounding fields. The Gallery forms the left-hand end of the Barn and is easily recognisable by its tall windows.

The Gallery is a super-spacious, light and airy holiday cottage. It has a fully equipped kitchen that leads through to an open-plan living-dining room, with a hugely impressive view through the floor-to-ceiling window to the immediate and distant fields and countryside. Just off the dining area and down two steps is an en-suite bedroom, while upstairs is the second bedroom with a super-king-size bed (can be twin on request) and a family bathroom. A delightful gallery landing runs across the width of the barn providing a magnificent view out to the fields and the living room below. Everything guests need for a comfortable, country retreat has been provided, from the maps to the games and the local pub recommendations to the dog welcome pack, complete with a bowl, treats and a ball.

Outside, the barn has a gravel courtyard garden that extends from the front all the way around the side to the back door into the kitchen. Enjoy drinks and meals al fresco at the large oval dining table, surrounded by sheep pasture, with an uninterrupted view to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds beyond.

Ground Floor

Kitchen:
Guests enter through The Gallery’s rear door directly into a fully equipped country-style kitchen, with a lovely view to the fields behind the cottage. The kitchen has a cooking/preparation area, with an electric oven and hob, sink and worktops, and a utility area, with a fridge-freezer, microwave, washer-dryer, ironing facilities, hooks for coats and a shoe rack.

Dining/Living Room:
Step through the latched door from the kitchen into The Gallery’s centrepiece - the enchanting, open-plan living-dining room, with its double-height ceiling, exposed beams and an amazing view through the floor-to-ceiling windows out across the Cotswold countryside. Look up and you’ll see a gallery landing with a desk - an inspiring place to work or plan your activities for the days ahead.

The dining area is furnished with a long, wooden table to comfortably seat four guests. Behind the table is a handy bureau with local information, tableware and local information.

The living area is furnished with two comfy sofas, a rocking chair, occasional tables and a TV - the perfect spot to relax in front of a film or unwind with a book.

Bedroom One:
A half-height wall behind the bureau in the dining area conceals two stairs. Head down the stairs and through a door into the en-suite ground-floor bedroom, which is furnished with a standard double bed, on an ornate bedstead, with a small chest of drawers to either side, reading lights and USB charger sockets and a wardrobe. There is a wide windowsill, with a make-up mirror - and a view over the courtyard to the fields beyond.

En-suite Shower Room:
The shower room features a cubicle shower with overhead and handheld shower heads, washbasin with vanity unit and mirror above, W.C. and heated towel rail.

First Floor


Carpeted stairs with a banister lead up to the second double bedroom, family bathroom and gallery landing:

Bedroom Two:
This delightful bedroom has a wonderful view over the fields from a low wooden window seat - complete with a sheepskin rug and cushion so that you can get comfy while enjoying the rural scene below. The double-height ceiling with exposed beams and an original tiny, triangle window are reminders of the barn’s great age. The bedroom is furnished with a super-king-size bed (can be twin on request), a wardrobe, a bedside chest of drawers and chair, reading lights and USB charger sockets.

Family Bathroom:
Directly beside the bedroom is the family bathroom, with a full-size bathtub and shower screen with shower, washbasin with a wall mirror, shaving/make-up mirror and shaver point, heated towel rail and W.C.

Gallery Landing:
Head up two stairs from the bathroom to the gallery landing, an impressive area that sits up close to the cottage’s exposed beams and wooden A-frame that provides a great view out to the field beyond and down to the living-dining room. The landing has a work area with a desk, lamp and power sockets, a storage basket and a bookcase stacked full of novels and children’s books.

Outside


The Gallery has a wrap-around, gravel courtyard, with a large outdoor dining table, eight chairs and a parasol. The dining area is located near the kitchen back door, making al fresco entertaining easy and convenient. There is parking for four cars on the courtyard to the side and front of the cottage. A farm fence separates the courtyard from the surrounding fields, providing unobstructed views across this rural idle.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Super-king (can be twin on request)
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge - 2/3
  • Freezer - 1/3
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Small gas bottle provided
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 4 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Leafield has a small village shop where you can get newspapers, bread and milk most days. St Michaels Store in Shipton-under-Wychwood (3 miles) is a well-stocked general store with a deli, newsagent, Post Office and off-license. Milton-under-Wychwood (3.5 miles) and Charlbury (5 miles) both have a well-stocked Co-operative Food Store, open most days until 10.00pm. Chadlington village is home to a butchers and a fine food grocers. Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop is 6.5 miles away.

For a larger shop, head to Witney (6.6 miles) where there is a Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and a Marks & Spencer Food Hall.

Eating Out:
  • The Fox in Leafield (1 mile)
  • The Hare, Milton-under-Wychwood (3.5 miles)
  • The Swan at Swinbrook (5 miles)
Walks:

The Gallery is surrounded by open countryside with walks in every direction. Head to the Cotswold AONB website’s Self-Guided Walks section for some inspiration. Guests will also find a framed OS walking map on the wall in the dining area which can be used to plan an outing.

Places to Visit:
  • Burford (5.5 miles)
  • Blenheim Palace and Woodstock (12 miles)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (8 miles)
Travel:
  • Train - Charlbury is the nearest railway station (5 miles) with regular service from London Paddington.
  • Taxis - Bobby’s, Pete’s, Charlbury Taxis

There is so much to explore and experience when visiting 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.
  • The cottage does not have a grass garden but does have a large, gravel courtyard with tables and chairs. It is surrounded by fields, which usually have sheep in them. These fields are not accessible for guests to visit.
  • Young children must be supervised at all times when upstairs due to the high gallery landing. (A stairgate is provided which can be positioned at the bottom of the stairs.)
  • The Gallery and Oak Tree Cottage form King John’s Barn and can be booked together. Both have dedicated parking areas and outside space for their sole use.
  • The Gallery is dog friendly: maximum two well-behaved dogs, dog welcome pack (bowls, biscuits, ball, poo bags, first aid guide). A pet fee applies for each pet.
  • There is a farm fence between the fields and courtyard and a wire barrier at the drive to restrict dogs. However, please note that some dogs could jump the fence, so it is advised to keep your dog on lead at all times when outside.
  • Parking: there is a private driveway with parking for 4 cars
Neighbouring Properties
The Gallery can be booked with Oak Tree Cottage 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 sit/eat together.

Reviews

A very pleasant and quiet place to stay with great views and good facilities.

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Matthew
| 12/02/2024

Thank you for a lovely stay. It was just what we needed, quiet, cosy and in an ideal location. We shall be back.

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Michael
| 01/12/2023

A comfortable place to stay met our needs.

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Richard
| 23/10/2023

My 2 boys aged 6 and 10 and I had a great stay. It was comfy and relaxed with lovely surroundings and fresh air. We would stay again

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Gary
| 31/07/2023

We had a fantastic stay at The Gallery, King John's Barn on our visit in May 2023. The property is a good size for a family or two couples. We stayed with our two dogs and a toddler and the place was thoughtfully equipped with a dog box with towels, mats, treats and more and a travel cot and high chair and stair gate also available for use. The spot was ideal, cows all around behind fences and a good driving distance from local villages and onto Oxford for trips. The outside space was well used by us with the spring weather!

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Lowell
| 19/05/2023

Location

The Gallery is in a rural setting surrounded by pasture, with sheep and cows often resident in the adjoining fields. The village of Leafield is a mile away and can be reached on foot, there you will find a village pub and local shop. The popular Cotswold town of Burford is less than a 15-minute drive where there’s a lovely high street filled with shops and places to eat, as well as the famous Burford Garden Centre. There is a wide range of attractions nearby including Woodstock, Blenheim Palace, and the Cotswold Wildlife Park.