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Small converted barn in peaceful village setting.



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
The Long Barn at Pound Cottage Duntisbourne Abbotts

The Long Barn is a converted 17th Century barn and is located on our main property in the stunning village of Duntisbourne Abbots. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with an open plan kitchen / living area. It has recently been renovated tastefully throughout with some very interesting features including the old vice ! being left in their original positions. It also has the modern essentials such as Sky and Wi-Fi. This is a small quiet and cosy place to base yourselves when wishing to explore this area of the Cotswold's.Please note our MINIMUM rental period is 1 WEEK .

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I spent 4 years restoring it to the current condition. We have been amazed how well it has rented... 21 weeks last year and are pleasantly surprised by the positive comments and feedback to date. I think you will like it.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


A great week in Cotswolds village!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with with 2 kids (2 and 9 years old) during Eastern 2016. Very cosy cottage designed in traditional style. Fully equipped kitchen, big living room and 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds. We slept so well in this quite, countryside we had problems to visit all planned attractions in the surrounding: Bath, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Longleat, Stratford-upon-Avon, Lacock Abbey, Severn valley, etc.

We highly recommend this location. Very friendly owner and reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much look forward to seeing you next time your in the uk.
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Beautiful Location – Charming Property

  • 5 of 5

I don’t have anything to add to the previous reviews as they truthfully reflect this well-appointed and charming property.

Charles (the owner) met us on arrival was very helpful and welcoming and as mentioned by other reviewers is indeed a sincerely nice man.

I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking to visit the Cotswolds and enjoy a relaxing stay in a most peaceful location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Grant maybe see you again sometime. Charles
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A lovely cosy cottage in a pretty village setting.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is just as described, most cosy and peaceful. The owner has furnished it to a very high standard with some thoughtful touches. It was extremely clean and the bedding of a noticeable high quality; the beds themselves were most comfortable. There is a charming spiral staircase up to the top floor (so maybe not so good for aged relatives) and the cottage is awash with magnificent oak beams so do mind your head! The village is charming and an easy drive off the main road. It has a village hall ( good for parking) and a pretty Church but no shop; the pub is around a 40 minute walk from the village itself. There are some lovely walks from the village although you would need a car to get the most out of the area. Charles ( the owner) is on hand in the cottage behind you if you have any queries; he was most friendly and welcoming and helped us to get the most out of our stay. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends/ relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Charles
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Fabulous relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the barn for a week, it was our first holiday with our six month old daughter and it was truly a memorable one. The barn is so cosy, it felt like home right away. The gardens were beautiful, so much so we changed our plan for the week so that we could spend a full day relaxing in the garden. Charles made us feel so welcome and gave us some excellent tips for places to visit and places to eat. We were sad to leave at the end of our stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words it was a pleasure meeting all 3 of you ! see you next year Charles
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Cotswold retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at this charming, and well appointed, cottage. We wanted a peaceful retreat where we could just unwind and let the world pass us by. It fitted the bill perfectly, and it oozes comfort and charm, set in a picturesque Cotswold hamlet. It is ideally placed for you to explore as much, or as little, of the Cotswolds as takes your fancy.

The owner, Charles, could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David
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Ideal Cotswold cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Barn at Pound Cottage has been a superb location to spend an extended summer break. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds with many good walks to local pubs, the village of Duntisbourne Abbotts in lovely. The Barn itself is very welcoming, well kitted out and beautifully converted. It comfortably accomodates 4 people and the use of the beautiful outside space is an added bonus. A very welcoming landlord made the entire stay a pleasure, we were sad to have to move on after 6 enjoyable weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Iain Thanks for your kind words. Charles
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From the Owner

I bought Pound Cottage and The Long Barn in 1987 when my mother said it was the prettiest Cotswold Cottage and set of outbuildings she had even seen in one of the prettiest and quietest of hamlets of the Cotswold's. Well what could I do ..mother had spoken !

Activity and Interests


The Long Barn is situated in the charming village of Duntisbourne Abbots approx 1 mile from the A417 Swindon - Cheltenham road.


The nearest town is Cirencester which is 5 miles away and is world renowned as one of the finest Cotswold towns . We are 10 miles from Cheltenham which is a beautiful regency town and approx 15 miles from Stow on the Wold.

Further Details:

There are some wonderful pubs and restaurants locally which we can recommend should you wish.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request that all booking require full payment in advance. There is no deposit required or taken as to date this has not been required !

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with guests requested to leave by 11.00. New guests are asked to arrive from 3.30 onwards.

Notes on prices:
Please note between the Oct 1st and March 31st we add £50 pcw to the rental prices displayed to cover the heating of the property.This sadly reflects the costs of keeping it warm.

Fees are paid at time of booking .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The Long Barn is situated near our house Pound Cottage in the quiet hamlet of Duntisbourne Abbots and really the very local area is simply stunning and very quiet despite the odd car or tractor. You can walk the local villages or hamlets and for the more adventurous there are well sign posted walks along rural footpaths.We use the Long Barn for our weekend guests occasionally and they all seem to relax in it and the lower garden and rarely want to leave.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • The Bathroom has a bath , basin and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed with 2 occasion side tables a chest of drawers and small dressing table . The second bedroom has a double bed with an occasional table and full length hanging cupboard .


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We feel The Long Barn is best suited for couples without young children as the spiral staircase could be construed as quite dangerous.Well behaved pets are welcome. Outside: We have made the lower garden available for those who are staying in The Long Barn. It is well maintained and has the benefit of its own private seating area and a BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All the bed linen is fresh for each change-over and fresh towels are provided.We have a spare set in the airing cupboard should you require more.

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