The Old Barn | Crawley, Witney | Dog-Friendly, Self-Catering
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The Old Barn


Dog Friendly
Local Pub
25-49 Mbps
The Old Barn is a fantastic open-plan designed barn conversion, with stunning views over the River Windrush water meadows towards nearby Witney that will simply take your breath away. It has been lovingly decorated in neutral tones that allow the furnishings and paintings to add that splash of colour that really warms you as you walk through the property. Downstairs is all open-plan to enable your party to enjoy everyone’s company with ease and there is no doubt, the fabulous kitchen will be a place to cook some fantastic meals. There are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms downstairs and the staircase leads to the fabulous feature mezzanine suite with a king-size bed which will be a place to easily relax at the end of the day.
Full Description
Sitting on the outskirts of Witney, The Old Barn is a place to relax and enjoy quiet tranquillity, whilst being ideally situated to explore the Cotswolds. With its own gravelled drive and ample parking in front of the property, lawned gardens wrapping around the side of the house and to the rear, this really is a lovely bolthole retreat for your stay in the area.

The house has been lovingly decorated throughout and has all the features you would expect in a home away from home. The fantastic open-plan kitchen dining and living area will be a place your whole party can spend some quality time together, whether that is making some fantastic meals within the well-equipped kitchen or relaxing on the cosy sofas after a day walking the area. One thing that will stand out is the beautiful panoramic view from the bi-fold doors which could almost be a framed picture. Each of the bedrooms are of a great size and all en-suite, but there may be strong discussions over who gets the feature mezzanine room on the first floor.

The bi-fold doors open from the dining space to a paved patio which really does bring the outdoors in. The view is even more breathtaking from outside, and you will use this space on fine evenings and crisp mornings having a lovely meal or just a coffee whilst admiring the view and listening to birds chirping. Walks from the front door will be sure to keep everyone happy and exploring the Cotswolds from this destination will be an ideal holiday.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Opening the front door of The Old Barn, you cannot help but be drawn to the view through the bi-fold doors in front of you in the large open-plan kitchen-living-dining space. Leading off the hall are the double and twin bedrooms with a separate entrance to the bathroom and utility.

Open-Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Area:
This wonderful sunny space is a fabulous open-plan sociable room for everyone to enjoy. The high ceilings give a greater feeling of size and the two large cartwheel light fittings set off this area. There is a long dining table to easily seat all guests but for those wanting a more relaxed coffee or breakfast, the counter space with four stools is an ideal location. The well-equipped kitchen with its deep blue Aga is sure to be a place to cook some memorable meals and the addition of the separate two-burner gas hob is a real benefit. An American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, and all the equipment will be all that is needed to create your culinary delights inside or outside. At the far end of this space are three large sofas to ensure a cosy place to relax, read or just watch your favourite TV programmes after a hard day walking around the area. For music lovers, there is a Music Fidelity Hi-Fi system that allows streaming from Spotify.

Bedroom One:
Entering directly from the entrance hall this spacious double room with dual aspect windows looks out to the lawned area to the front and side of the barn. The double bed is sure to ensure a great night’s sleep and is complemented by two bedside tables and touch-sensitive reading lamps. There is also a wooden blanket box, bookcase, chest of drawers, and a perfectly positioned mounted smart TV.

The en-suite leads straight from bedroom one and is the only bathroom in the barn that features a bath. A handheld shower, basin, and WC finish the space.

Bedroom Two:
Another space that is a great size, like bedroom one, is entered via the hallway. Twin beds with bedside tables and lamps and for those wanting to undertake some writing or catching up on emails, the desk is perfect. There’s also a wall-mounted TV.

This fantastic wet room has a direct entrance from bedroom two but also has a separate door allowing access from the open-plan area of the barn. Rainfall shower, basin, and WC give you everything you need.

Utility Room:
The utility houses everything you would expect including a washing machine and dryer. This is a great place to take your dog after a walk to dry off and keep your coats and boots away but easily accessible.

First Floor

Stairs with a handrail to your right lead up to:

Balcony Bedroom:
A large spacious mezzanine suite overlooks the open-plan space of the barn and is sure to be the feature bedroom of the barn. The king-size bed sits comfortably here and the addition of a reading chair and matching footstool will be somewhere to get away to read any of the wide array of books found within The Old Barn if anybody wants a quiet space. The Velux windows allow light into this bright space, and they are fantastic for looking at the stars on a clear night. There is a writing desk for a quick letter or two to send back in this age of electronic communication.

En-Suite Shower Room:
Found at the end of the mezzanine is this well-proportioned shower room. With a large spacious rainfall shower, basin, and WC all set in a white and blue tiled room.


Surrounded by mostly lawn at the side and rear of the barn, the large two bi-fold doors open onto a large patio that will be used for many daytime or evening meals taking in the great views towards Witney. The back lawn with farmland beyond will be a place to really kick back and relax with a book or a nice chilled glass of your favourite beverage.

The front of the property has a wide gravelled drive which also wraps to the left of The Old Barn in front of a five-bar gate that leads to the back lawn and patio.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 3 Bathrooms - 2 x shower room, 1 x bathroom all en-suite
  • Hair dryer - 3
  • AGA
  • Hob - Separate 2-ring
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Workspace
  • Desk
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates
  • Sound system - Music Fidelity Hi-Fi


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 5 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: For your larger shops, the nearest supermarkets are Sainsburys, Waitrose, and Co-op in nearby Witney (2 miles). There are also smaller supermarkets within the town such as Tesco Express.

In nearby Burford, the town also has some excellent independent food shops, including W.J Castle butcher’s shop, Bumbles of Burford deli and fruit & veg shop, Hanley’s Deli, The Cotswold Cheese Company and the Bakery on the Hill.

Eating Out:

The Lamb, Crawley (0.6 miles)
The Bird in Hand, Hailey (1.9 miles)
The Plough, Finstock (4.0 miles)

Walks: Out of the drive and down Crawley Road towards the town. Go right on the first road (New Mill Lane) onto the Water Meadows, where you have a big area to walk. If you continue on Crawley Road past New Mill Lane take a left at the next track (Milking Lane) and into the Wychwood Forest Project halfway up.

Farther afield there are some fantastic walks around Minster Lovell and Swinbrook and also with Burford nearby where there is excellent walking as well.

Places to Visit:

St Mary’s church, (13th Century) (1.9 miles)
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (9.3 miles)
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (2.3 miles)

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. 
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the property for an additional fee.
  • The rear garden is enclosed but children and dogs should be supervised at all times as it is possible to get through these into the fields beyond.


We had a fantastic time at The Old Barn. It looks and feels as amazing as it does in the photos. It is a beautiful place to stay with really excellent facilities, stunning views and really good value for money. Really comfortable living area, and a very well-kitted kitchen out with a really stunning design of the conversion. We also relaxed in the large garden and enjoyed the views. There is a great local pub about 5-10 mins walk away which we would recommend. The communication from booking was also second to none, all in all, a 10/10 stay.

| 15/09/2023

The barn was perfect for what we needed. Fantastic countryside location with great communal spaces and outside areas.

| 01/09/2023

Great ambience, very spacious rooms, and very good facilities.

| 14/08/2023

Beautiful and spacious a lovely house.

| 15/07/2023

The Old Barn is a beautiful barn conversion with gorgeous views. The bedrooms were very comfortable and spacious.

| 10/06/2023


The Old Barn lies on the outskirts of Witney, a vibrant market town with excellent amenities and a thriving local community with a wide range of independent shops, restaurants and boutiques, as well as a number of larger stores, including Waitrose and M&S. Less than 3 miles from the Old Barn lies the picture-perfect village of Old Minster Lovell on the edge of Wychwood National Nature Reserve with the River Windrush passing through. The village has a pub, a country hotel with spa, a village cricket club, a church, a small convenience store (in Minster Lovell) and fishing on the river – all within a lovely walk from the property. Some fantastic Cotswold locations are all within easy reach of the Old Barn including Burford, Oxford and the fabulous Blenheim Palace.