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Pet & child friendly, hot tub, heated swimming pool & wood burner - new in 16/17

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Immaculate barn conversion sleeps 6, pets welcome, hot tub, wood burner & pool

A warm welcome to Church End.

Church End Farm Barn is a converted, handsome, period, red brick detached barn conversion on the edge of the village of Church End in a rural location with access to delightful countryside walks. The stylish and sympathetic barn conversion, took place in 2014 and is located across from the principal house and is set within a private red brick walled garden .

Internally,the property displays the original exposed A- frame beams, and has large glazed panel windows together with traditional arrow slit windows. The three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, exposed original beams, picture glass panel windows and roof lights. Externally,the barn benefits from an enclosed gravelled courtyard with private gated parking, flat lawns, mature borders and a gated pedestrian side exit out to open countryside which leads down towards the River Avon. To the east the barn is secluded by established woodland.

Church End Farm Barn remains a building of special historical interest. Sporting opportunities in the adjoining village include tennis and five-a-side football, horse riding and there is also a children's play area. The nearby hotel offers a championship standard 18-hole golf course, leisure and recreational facilities, and there is fishing along the River Avon.

Regency Cheltenham, Worcester and Gloucester are only a short drive away. With the Malvern Hills to the west and Bredon Hill to the east, the village sits comfortably between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys the wonderful views that they afford.

The picturesque, peaceful village of Church End lies 2.2 miles to the north of the Cotswold town of Tewkesbury. Take a riverside stroll along the River Severn or a boat trip along the River Avon .

Marvel at the 12th-century ceiling in Tewkesbury Abbey, then discover Tewkesbury's famous network of alleyways and the medieval old town where you can explore the 'Vintage and Antiques Trail'. Volunteers from 'Tewkesbury In Bloom' are responsible for the amazing display of flowers which decorate the town during the year. Wander along Tewkesbury High Street and you'll find an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, tea rooms, pubs and bistros and while there, don't forget to try the world famous Tewkesbury Mustard!

Bristol, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath are within easy reach for day trips. Major Cotswold events are held close by throughout the year such as the Badminton Horse Trials, the Cheltenham Races, summer concerts at Westonbirt Arboretum ,Tewkesbury's Medieval Festival and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.

Church End benefits from excellent access to the M5 and M50 motorways. Several superb restaurants can be found in local villages and of course, in Regency Cheltenham. Shop, pubs and restaurant within 1 mile.

The outdoor private heated swimming pool is free of charge (late May/ June to September only) and is available by arrangement with the owners. Normally weekdays between 10am and 4pm from late May/ June to September, as this will allow for cleaning and maintaining of the pool. Hot tub easily accommodates 5 people and is available and exclusive all year round.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Simon Park
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Simon Park

My wife and I live in the adjacent property, Church End Farm with our two children and three dogs.

Simon Park purchased this barn in 2010

Why Simon Park chose Cotswold district

Why choose Church End Barn? We are single property owners, and this cottage is our own little country retreat, and so is furnished and equipped to a high standard with all the comfort and luxuries we enjoy, and hope our guests will too like high speed Wi-fi, SKY TV, coffee machine, brand new sofas and bedding. We also provide a welcome pack for all our guests (with milk, bread, butter and wine).

The barn was converted by us in 2015 and is a locally listed building of special historic interest. It has exposed boards and Oak beams, and a wood burning stove. It has 3 bedrooms and a hot tub within an enclosed walled garden.

From 1st June to end first week in September access is provided, by request, to a 40 foot heated private swimming pool in the adjacent property. Access is normally between 10am and 3pm and is not included in the rental price but when available is free.

It is only a short distance from two areas of outstanding natural beauty (Cotswolds and Malvern Hills) and within a easy commute to Cheltenham, Worcester, Bristol and Birmingham.

Church End is situated between the rivers Avon and Severn and benefits from local walks along both river.

The outdoor heated swimming pool only available by special arrangement with the owners. Normally June - early Sept. weekdays between 10am and 4pm.

What makes this barn unique

Child and dog friendly, 5 (max) person hot tub, Wood burning stove, Sky TV (inc Movies), X Box 360, Newly converted in 2015, Sleeps 6.

Summer outdoor heated swimming pool access, Available June to mid September, 10am to 4pm to allow for cleaning etc.

26 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Oxford UK
5

Beautifully renovated 'gite style' accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Went with our 2 small children and dog and had a lovely chilled out time. My 3 year old loved the hot-tub and the surrounding area with all the horses around. Very close to the river Avon, Tewkesbury, another little village and a play park. The house has a lovely 'away from it all' feel. Simon and his partner/wife? where incredibly helpful without being intrusive and communication was easy and flawless. The house was nice and warm with plenty of entertainment. Would definately come back/recommend for a nice quiet time away!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cottage was in an ideal position for walking the dogs and visiting various parts of the Cotswolds. .

  • 4 of 5

We had thoroughly enjoyable time at the cottage . We all relaxed in the hot tub after our busy days visiting some pretty parts of the Cotswolds. The cottage is spotlessly clean and spacious . The welcome pack and beautiful flowers was a lovely touch from the owners . Simon was very helpful regarding the cottage and advise on the area . The cottage was also well equipped in the kitchen bathroom and throughout. Would certainly go again .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful weekend at Church End. The owners were incredibly helpful and the place was full of welcoming touches. The log burner and hot tub were a joy. I would definitely recommend and would very happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Great location. Great house. Friendly welcoming family.

  • 5 of 5

I was really impressed by the welcoming feel when Simon came to show me around the house when I arrived. He also very kindly had a bottle of champagne and a balloon waiting from me as it was my birthday - was a lovely touch! The house was clean, modern and comfortable exactly what we needed in a lovely location which is very quite and perfect for walking. The hot tub was also amazing even in January we were out in it both nights we stayed. We will be going back and would recommend others do too.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful barn conversion in small village

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful small village in Gloucestershire, UK. Short drive to many attractions, west Cotswolds. Well cared for property, Simon is attentive to your needs but not intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Break in Barn

  • 3 of 5

The property was a fantastic place to stay really lovely, the only downside was that there was only one toilet and that was down stairs. I would not book in again for that reason alone and only that reason!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Why choose Church End Barn? We are single property owners, and this cottage is our own little country retreat, and so is furnished and equipped to a high standard with all the comfort and luxuries we enjoy, and hope our guests will too like high speed Wi-fi, SKY TV, coffee machine, brand new sofas and bedding. We also provide a welcome pack for all our guests (with milk, bread, butter and wine). The barn was converted by us in 2015 and is a locally listed building of special historic interest. It has exposed boards and Oak beams, and a wood burning stove. It has 3 bedrooms and a hot tub within an enclosed walled garden. From 1st June to end first week in September access is provided, by request, to a 40 foot heated private swimming pool in the adjacent property. Access is normally between 10am and 3pm and is not included in the rental price but when available is free. It is only a short distance from two areas of outstanding natural beauty (Cotswolds and Malvern Hills) and within a easy commute to Cheltenham, Worcester, Bristol and Birmingham. Church End is situated between the rivers Avon and Severn and benefits from local walks along both river. The outdoor heated swimming pool only available by special arrangement with the owners. Normally June - early Sept. weekdays between 10am and 4pm.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Village Inn Twying at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Hilton Puckrup at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Ashchurch for Tewkesbury at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 and M50 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Village Inn Twyning at 1 Miles Car: necessary

THINGS TO DO IN TEWKESBURY

Whether you're looking for something to do with the family, entertain the kids for the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely lunch, take an afternoon stroll or soak up some history and culture - you'll find it all here in Tewkesbury:

Riverside walks along the Severn & Avon

Boat trips & moorings at Tewkesbury Marina

Tewkesbury's Vintage & Antiques Trail

Tewkesbury Museum

Tewkesbury Heritage & Visitor Centre

The John Moore Countryside Museum

Tewkesbury's traditional High Street

Tewkesbury Markets & Country Market

Tea rooms, cafes, bistros, pubs & take aways

Cascades Leisure Centre

Vineyards Activity Playground

The Lower Lode riverside picnic area

The Roses Theatre

Cycle routes, walking trails, nature reserves

Golf courses, fishing, horse riding

Tourist Information Centre:

1st April to 31st October: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

1st November to 31st March: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10am to 4pm

Heritage Centre Open:

1st April to 31st October: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

1st November to 31st March Mon, Fri, Sat, 10am to 4pm

last admission 3pm

Contact: 01684 855040

www.outofthehat.org.uk

Tewkesbury Abbey

Although the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121. Tewkesbury Abbey is one of the most beautiful Norman Abbeys and second largest Parish Church in the country. It houses a fine collection of medieval tombs and monuments, as well as many stained glass windows including the 14th century choir windows and stunning modern glass.

Details of services are available on the Tewkesbury Abbey website

Open: All year round

Contact: 01684 850959

www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk

Tewkesbury Museum - A museum of the local history and daily life of Tewkesbury, exhibited in a splendid Tudor house. Collections range from early Roman and the Battle of Tewkesbury to Antarctic exploration and the traditional Mop Fair.

Open: Call to check opening times

Contact: 01684 292901

www.tewkesburymuseum.org

The John Moore Museum

A unique museum in a row of extraordinary 15th century timber framed buildings. Explore the countryside with our natural history collection and come face to face with some of the country’s most secretive animals. Be inspired by the writings of John Moore, a renowned conservationist, and enjoy the seclusion of the Secret Garden. Step back in time and visit the Tudor Merchant’s House where you can listen to voices from the past, explore our character boxes and discover what it was like to live in Tewkesbury 500 years ago. We run live animal events and costumed living history workshops throughout the year.

Open: Apr to end Oct, Tues – Sat 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm (+ BH)

Nov to end Mar, Sat only + half term.

Allow 1hr for a visit

41-42 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN

Contact: 01684 297174

www.johnmooremuseum.org

Tewkesbury Boat Trips

Tewkesbury boat trips offer a 25 minute trip along the river and see beautiful countryside and wildlife.

Open: Regular trips April – September.

Contact: 07772 881382

The Roses Theatre

The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury offers a varied programme covering all aspects of the arts:

Drama, Comedy, Ballet, Musicals

Films

Events

Live Music

Workshops

Contact: 01684 295074

Website: www.RosesTheatre.org

Walking

Tewkesbury has a variety of wonderful countryside walks and riverside paths for you to enjoy. Walking packs and guided walk leaflets are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

The Severn Ham - Nature Walk & History Walk

The Severn Ham is an ancient water meadow reached via a small footbridge from the centre of Tewkesbury. "Ham" is a old saxon word which meant bend in a river, flood plain or water meadow. The Severn Ham is one of the finest example of the few remaining hams in the UK. Full of wild flowers, birds and insects its a lovely place to take a gentle stroll and enjoy the stunning views across to Tewkesbury Abbey and the Malvern Hills.

The River Severn and River Avon have played a significant part in Tewkesbury's history and two leaflets are available from the Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre to provide a "guided tour" around the Severn Ham with insights into the social and economic history of Tewkesbury and the wildlife of the Severn Ham.

Sections of long distance footpath routes also run in and around Tewkesbury:

The Gloucestershire Way - stretches 100 miles from Chepstow to Tewkesbury taking in the heart of the north Cotswolds including Winchcombe.

The Severn Way – 210 mile route follows the route of the River Severn from source to sea.

The Cotswold Way National Trail - passes nearby through Winchcombe and the picturesque villages of Hailes, Stanton and Buck

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
late March
17 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£750
 
 
Late April
24 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
May 2017
8 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£900
 
 
May June 17
23 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£950
 
 
June
5 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£950
 
 
Summer
13 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Oct 17
16 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£750
 
 
October to December
17 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£750
 
 
Xmas 17
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,350
 
 
New Year 17
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Heated swimming pool not charged for but is available by request from 1st June to end of first week in September between 10am and 3pm. Please note that the swimming pool is in the grounds of the adjacent property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Mar-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

Child and dog friendly, 5 (max) person hot tub, Wood burning stove, Sky TV (inc Movies), X Box 360, Newly converted in 2015, Sleeps 6. Summer outdoor heated swimming pool access, Available June to mid September, 10am to 4pm to allow for cleaning etc.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Full size bath, over bath electric shower, basin and WC

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedrooms benefit from ample wardrobe space, chest of drawers, radio clock alarm, hairdryer, ironing board and iron

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Check out by 10am at the latest on day of departure Check in after 4.00pm. on day of arrival The hot tub filters and water are replaced at each turnaround. If bookings are back to back then this may involve a few hours whilst the water reheats after a change. Please respect our neighbours sleep time and keep noise down after 10pm. Please do not have more than 5 people in the hot tub at any one time.

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