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Tranquil Luxury Barn, panoramic views, newly refurbished - within organic farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxury stone barn - quiet, private, scenic, short walk to village - wood burner

This is a truly stunning property, newly renovated and refurbished to the highest standards throughout. It is extremely spacious with spectacular uninterrupted, south facing views of the Cotswold countryside. It is a very secluded and quiet location, backing onto ancient beech woods.

The barn is entered at split level onto a spiral stone staircase. Upstairs is a very large main bedroom, with oak wooden floors and comfy arm chairs.There are doorways leading to smaller second bedroom and bathroom with an iron roll top bath. The second bedroom contains bunk beds and is suited to 2 young (well behaved!) children under 10 years old.

Two sets of French windows open directly from the main bedroom onto an external balcony with completely uninterrupted 180 degree views of Cranham Common and stunning Painswick valley.

Downstairs is a flag stone floored (with under floor heating) open plan living room and kitchen. Two sets of French windows open onto the patio and garden, south facing and with the same fantastic panoramic views. There is a wood burner should you wish extra heat, and complimentary logs.

The barn has a built in Sonos speaker system so that you can play your own music, radio etc from your chosen device throughout the house. There is a selection of board games, DVD player and numerous DVDs.

A lawned garden area and stone terrace with table and chairs has been set aside for the exclusive use of the barn's guests. There is ample room for parking of vehicles as well as secure space in outbuildings for bicycles etc. We could even accommodate your horses with ample warning in the farm stables!

The property backs on to the ancient Buckholt beech woods. There are miles of beautiful walks immediately from the doorstep and a quintessential country pub within 5 minutes stroll. We are 200m from the Cotswold way.

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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Carolyn

We are a family of 4 children, 2 dogs, one cat, ponies, chickens, ducks and sheep. We live on a quiet organic farm, on the outskirts of Cranham. We are very new to holiday renting, but have enjoyed renovating our 3 properties to the highest standards. A 5 star experience for you is very important to us - our farm house we are on hand but will leave you in peace.

Carolyn purchased this barn in 2002

Why Carolyn chose Cranham

Recently renovated to a very high spec, using local limestone and materials and utilising craftsmen.

What makes this barn unique

Peace, privacy, amazing views, high quality fixtures and fittings, beautiful wooded walks. Private terrace, bedroom balcony, wood burner and garden to enjoy the views.

Close proximity and easy access to towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

Easy access to M5 (10 minutes away) less than 2 hours from central London.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cranham in Cranham

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious bathroom, with cast iron roll top bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed
  • There is one kingsize bed in the main bedroom. Off this is a small sec on bedroom with bunk beds for 2 small children. The bedroom is very much a secondary space and intended for children under 10.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The barn is converted to an incredible standard with the highest quality of fixtures and fittings.

We stayed for 9 days and the barn was the best of both worlds; warm and cosy when the rain was falling and when the sun was shining we were able to make use of the large patio doors which bring the outside in.

Our two year old daughter loved exploring the garden and grounds and we even ventured down to the stream at the bottom of the estate.

We genuinely had no complaints. Carolyn was on hand for anything we needed and took the time to ask us if we felt anything was missing that would improve other people's stay.

I'm surprised to see other reviews on here which are anything less than 5 stars. The description of the barn and the amenities it has are 100% accurate.

Just one thing to highlight.....Carolyn and her family live nearby and have two dogs that roam the grounds freely (it is their home after all!). This was completely fine by us but it's something you may need to be aware of if you're nervous of dogs, even though they are completely dosile and very friendly.

We look forward to returning to the barn again soon, maybe even as early as the new year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your kind words. It was lovely having you all to stay, and you're right you must have had most weathers, apart from snow. Hope you had a good trip back hime - I passed the 3 choirs today and had my memory jogged to drop in (maybe when not driving with a car full of children!) Hope to see you again Carolyn
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three days and nights over the Cheltenham Festival

The barn is beautiful and finished to a very high standard the location is perfect very peaceful and quiet

Carolyn the host was very welcoming and helpful

Would definitely recommend highly


  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous cottage with everything you need for a weekend away in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

The property is fantastic and as lovely as it looks in the advert. It has a self contained kitchen with everything you need for making meals. The property is located close to a number of nice pubs and great walks. Cheltenham and Gloucester are only a short drive away. We had a great few days and will definitely return

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you positive review. Glad you had a lovely time. Best wishes Carolyn
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Perfect Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

Me and my boyfriend were looking for a cosy, clean and modern property to relax in around the Cotswolds area - and Carolyn’s property definitely delivered. So much so that on one of the days during our stay, we didn’t want to leave the comfortable barn! The kitchen was equipped with all the utensils we needed, and the complimentary logs for the fire was a nice touch. Overall, great location - a stones throw from the little village Cranham, but only 10 mins drive to a Tesco superstore/takeaways, and 20 mins to Cheltenham/Gloucester for shopping. Overall, a lovely staycation - we hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and leaving the barn so clean and tidy. Best wishes Carolyn
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Cosy well thought out barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Very nice barn conversion - cosy and well thought out. Great views and close to very nice village - Painswick. Good walks on the doorstep and beautiful part of the world. Carolyn was very helpful. Second stay and with addition of the wood burning stove it was a lovely autumn retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful peaceful and beautiful barn conversion

  • 4 of 5

Words cannot describe the place. Perfect views and walks. Absolute top quality construction (I am a builder) and decorating; Creative use of Sandstone and timber. Really an amazing place.

We would love to give it a 5 star rating but can't for a few silly reasons. No icebox of any sort (G&T isn't the same without ice), no wardrobe, no washing machine (a minor one) and no shower. All the same awesome stay for two people who are prepared to forgo the aforementioned.

Hosts are great and everything was easy. They are next door but we had complete privacy.

Totally recommend if you can solve the G&T issue (and go without a shower)!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. To clarify - we don't advertise a washing machine or shower which was have transparent on booking - so to comment negatively seems a little harsh. I take onboard your comments about the ice (however when this was discussed, I did offer to bring you ice round). Hope the patient is doing well, and safe onwards trip. Carolyn
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.