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Shakespearean Elegance

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Enjoy a romantic stay at this handsome barn conversion, lying at the end of a track, on a family-run arable farm, surrounded by fields – this is a sublime retreat. Relax with a glass of bubbly in the private hot tub with its idyllic views through the farm to the fields beyond (your lovely hosts provide bathrobes and slippers), then savour a barbecue lunch in the sun. It's also the perfect spot to do a bit of stargazing when the night skies are clear and full of sparkling diamonds. Beautiful bi-fold doors provide plenty of light inside this single-level barn, which was once a grain store. We love the gorgeous stone floor and exposed wooden roof beams framing the high ceiling. A fresh colour scheme of pale cream, yellows and greys complement the rustic yet stylish design. If you can tear yourself away from this love nest, there's plenty to explore. Go for a walk to the historic riverside village of Bidford-on-Avon, sixteen minutes on foot, where you'll find an array of charming pubs, restaurants, shops, and a picturesque church built in 1250. Or visit Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, around a twenty-five-minute drive, while stunning Warwick Castle is a few minutes more in the car. The magnificent Cotswolds are on your doorstep too – Hidcote Manor Garden, near Chipping Campden, just over a fifteen-minute ride, which has one of Britain's most influential Arts and Crafts gardens.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the Cotswolds, including Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water, just over a fifteen-minute and thirty-minute drive away respectively

Explore the Cotswolds, including Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water, just over a fifteen-minute and thirty-minute drive away respectively

Admire the countryside views from the hot tub

Admire the countryside views from the hot tub

Open up the bi-fold doors and relax with a good book

Open up the bi-fold doors and relax with a good book

Take a seat on the Eames-style stools and enjoy a hearty breakfast before going for a walk to Bidford-on-Avon

Take a seat on the Eames-style stools and enjoy a hearty breakfast before going for a walk to Bidford-on-Avon

Slide open the doors and enjoy some country air in the morning

Slide open the doors and enjoy some country air in the morning

Feel the heat from the underfloor heating throughout this home

Feel the heat from the underfloor heating throughout this home

Let your hosts arrange a private chef to cook a romantic meal for you

Let your hosts arrange a private chef to cook a romantic meal for you

Unwind with a spa session at home after spending some time in the hot tub

Unwind with a spa session at home after spending some time in the hot tub

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Home truths

    This home is on a working farm, so at various times of year tractors will be filling the grain stores, which are situated close to the barn – this will not impact on your stay but is something to be aware of

    The enclosed garden is bordered by a green corrugated iron Nissan hut to one side

    The barn fronts onto a shared courtyard

    Please bring your own charcoal for the barbecue

    A highchair and travel cot are available upon request (cot linen not supplied)

    Your hosts provide a kitchen starter pack and dishwasher tablets, cloth, washing up liquid and bin bags

    The fridge just has an ice box

    Services like a private chef and massage incur an extra fee

    There's parking for two cars – please park in front of the low wall

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Fridge fills

Additional fees

  • Please let your host know at the time of booking if you'd like to use the hot tub during your stay – there will be an additional fee.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Stratford-upon Avon

Travel north of the Cotswolds and you’ll start to find yourself in the Midlands. This network of historic towns and industrial cities often gets overlooked in favour of the easier-to-define North and South, but there’s plenty going on if you know where to look. Stratford-upon-Avon is the largest draw in the area, and understandably so. Shakespeare’s birthplace is not only noteworthy due to its connection with the bard, but it’s...

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Step back in time at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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Experience the Regal Cinema Evesham

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17 min

Get around

Airport

Coventry Limited

42 min

Birmingham

57 min

Oxford (OXF)

1 hr 11 min

Train station

Honeybourne

12 min

Bus stop

Church

6 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

11 min

Cafe

12 min

Pharmacy

12 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Martin

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nobody knows more about the Cotswolds than Martin and his team. They pride themselves on their local knowledge, be it the best farm shops, prettiest cycle routes or can't-miss events. With their expertise, you're guaranteed to have an authentic Cotswold experience – and a fabulous stay in a lovely home, too.

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