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**We are delighted to offer shorter breaks from 3 nights – please enquire** - Keeper's Barn, Kemble Farm, Cirencester, Cotswolds

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking



Keeper's Barn, Kemble Farm, Cirencester, Cotswolds

**We are delighted to offer shorter breaks from 3 nights – please enquire**

Keeper's Barn is a heavenly romantic hideaway. Imagine the most peaceful Cotswold setting - then add a beautifully converted little barn - then complete the picture with a fabulous panorama of uninterrupted countryside views - & you have Keeper's.

Intimate & elegantly furnished, with original features such as exposed oak beams, this adorable one bedroom haven has everything you need for a peaceful rest & quality time.

We love to receive our guests to this stunningly pretty little place & on arrival the first thing you will find is a Welcome Basket to beat all welcome baskets.. We pride ourselves on filling it with local goodies, including mouth-watering treats homemade by the Barn's owner, The Countess Bathurst, & using her family recipes (she's quite fussy!)..

Keeper's is intimate & perfectly formed, with a cosy but well-equipped bedroom, bathroom & sitting/dining room/kitchen. iPod dock, 4G EE WiFi.

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About the property

Clover & Keeper's


Barns in Kemble, Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England - Blissfully Quiet, 10 Min. Stroll To The Local Pub Or Village Shop & Zero Min, To Fabulous Walks!

Clover Barn & Keeper's Barn are two idyllic properties nestled in the centre of a working dairy & arable Cotswold farm, (but not intrusively so!).

Thoughtfully converted from working buildings, (Clover used to house the farm's calves - & Keeper's was used by the estate gamekeeper) they both have retained many of their original features including gorgeous exposed oak beams, spacious high ceilings & extraordinary views as well as tranquil privacy.

These historic farm buildings boast all the mod cons needed to make the perfect holiday destination, including 4G EE WiFi access, well equipped and beautiful kitchens, and wonderful accommodation.

The furniture and decorations have been personally chosen with huge care by the owner The Countess Bathurst, as her one aim is that her guests feel as if the barns are truly 'homes from home'. A sentiment shared by her guests, many of whom love the cottages so much, they return again and again.

With cosy atmospheres and light airy surroundings, they've even had chandeliers installed, along with tasteful and colourful artwork.

And to make it easier for families who are travelling with little ones, a cot & high chair are also available for those who need them.

The Properties:

Keepers Barn:

Cosy and quaint, Keepers sleeps up to 4 people with a double bedroom and a further pull out sofa in the sitting room area. It is all on one level and so is perfect for those who find it a little difficult to get about.

It has a fully equipped bathroom with a bath and wall mounted shower, loo and basin.

The kitchen and living area are open plan with gorgeous exposed beams and wonderful views. The kitchen is very well equipped with hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher. It has every amenity needed to self-cater.

The living room area has two sofas (one is a sofa bed) and TV and DVD player. Dining table and chairs too. Wonderfully cosy and leading onto the terrace, where there is a further outdoor table and chairs, barbecue equipment and parking within a secure walled garden.

Tranquil and peaceful, Keepers is also dog-friendly and with miles of walks right outside the door, there is no excuse to leave the pooch at home!

Clover Barn:

Clover Barn is spacious and light with wonderful amenities. Mostly on one level it is perfect for those who may be less mobile, and it has all the amenities to make the perfect holiday.

The entrance hall leads onto the very well equipped kitchen to the right with seating for up to 8 people; cooker and hob; microwave; dishwasher; washing machine; and every pot and pan you may need!

The entrance also leads onto the spacious sitting room with french doors opening onto the lovely terrace garden outside. It has two sofas - television and DVD player and plenty of books and games to enjoy.

The Master Bedroom with ensuite shower room is to the right of the sitting room with a king-size double bed (on the same level).

Through the sitting room and up two stairs:

Bedroom 2 has a king-size double bed.

Bedroom 3 also has a king-size double bed.

Bathroom 2 has a bath with wall mounted shower, loo and sink.

The garden is entirely enclosed and very safe for those with small children or dogs. (Clover is dog friendly and we welcome up to 2 well behaved family pets for a small surcharge).

Clover has barbecue equipment and fantastic views across the countryside.

Within easy access of nearby Cirencester and the stunning Cotswolds beyond, guests can explore the lovely countryside at their leisure.

Situated as the two barns are, within the heart of the Kemble Park Farm Estate, both properties enjoy unbroken views and fabulous privacy, they have enclosed south facing gardens, are dog friendly, have private parking & are perfect for families.

There are plenty of fabulous local pubs and amazing walks to enjoy.

There is plenty to entertain and to see in the local area and, as a special gift from The Countess, guests will also enjoy free membership to the nearby Cirencester Park Polo Club (during the polo season) for the duration of their stay.

And even if these are not your first choice of things to do on holiday and all you want (and possibly need!) is some rest - then you can just sit, relax and enjoy the lovely views across the countryside.

**REMEMBER! We do offer shorter breaks and would be delighted to send you a quote..**

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Lady Bathurst
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Lady Bathurst

Married to The 9th Earl (Lord) Bathurst, it's an incredibly busy life being at his side, running our Stately Home, Cirencester Park, helping to run the 15,000 acre estate the family has owned in the beautiful Cotswolds since 1695 - as well as the many charitable organisations I'm lucky enough to be involved with. Married since 1996, I've always felt that to manage holiday cottages would not only enhance the area, but add a different perspective to the running of The Bathurst Estate. It's never been done before & is now my pride & joy. Among my many interests, we have 5 very spoiled dogs & we also run an arable farm, as well as a small herd of organic (rare breed) Gloucester cattle.

No two days are the same here, & we love to share the estate with whoever is interested!

Lady Bathurst purchased this barn in 2013

Why Lady Bathurst chose Kemble

In 2013 The Phillips family who had owned Kemble Farms for approximately 70 years, felt it was time to move on and placed the 2,500 acre estate up for sale.

As a family - we decided to add the farm to the long established Bathurst Estate, meaning we were once more dairy farmers, a part of agriculture we had missed since closing our old dairy at the end of the 90's.

With the two established holiday cottages, and with Apsley Cottage (also listed on Owners Direct) doing well - it was a natural synergy for Lady Bathurst to embrace them within her management portfolio.

The rest as they say, is history..

What makes this barn unique

For those who have stayed at Keeper's Barn and Clover Barn before (they may remember them as Little Stalls & Big Stalls, but Lady Bathurst thought it a good time for new identities, so she chose ones that had something to do with the barns previous uses - hence Clover and Keeper's), there have been many additions since 2013.

WiFi has been installed - iPod docks have been added - new kitchens fitted and Keeper's has been enhanced beyond recognition with the addition of a pull out sofa bed, among many other unique ideas to add comfort and enjoyment.

There are plenty of other little touches that appear periodically - so we hope you enjoy the journey of discovery with us, & for returning visitors we hope you love the 'Lady B. Tweaks'!

The truly unique benefit is the peace. Both Keepers and Clover are set within such undisturbed countryside, and right in the middle of the farm, privacy and tranquility are guaranteed. They both provide the ultimate escape from the madness of every day life. Absolutely lovely in every way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great week with lovely weather until last day! Lovely pubs and interesting places to visit, particularly the National Arboretum for a pleasant walk. I could go on.... Thank you for a relaxing stay!
Sep 2016
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Booking Notes:
50% deposit required at time of booking.
Full payment due by 8 weeks in advance of date of holiday, or deposit may be lost.

i) If we are informed in writing of a cancellation up to 8 weeks in advance of reservation, every effort will be made to re-let, at which point a refund may be made (less admin fees of £100). although this cannot be guaranteed and in the event of it not being resold we regret we may be unable to make a refund.
ii) If booking is cancelled less than 4 weeks from date - regretfully a refund cannot be made.

PLEASE NOTE! **SHORTER BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE** Minimum of 3 nights - please just ask!**

Dogs are £25 per dog per week (Inc. of VAT).

Refundable damage deposit of £100 on all bookings.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday. But this can be arranged at other times if the cottage is available. Short breaks are also available from Friday - Monday (or Tuesday). Week short breaks are from Monday (or Tuesday) - Friday (3 night minimum)

Notes on prices:
Please note that at certain times (i.e. Christmas/New Year), the prices may vary due to those periods being 'Peak Season'. At these times we accept bookings for complete weeks only & are unable to split them into short breaks.
Other times of the year are subject to the normal seasonal price changes (Winter - Spring - Summer - Autumn).


Accommodation and facilities for Keeper's Barn, Kemble Farm, Cirencester, Cotswoldsin Kemble in Kemble

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Snug as a bug with a double bed and gorgeous views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Clover - Entrance Hall leading to the right to a gorgeous kitchen, & table seating up to 8. Washing machine/dishwasher/electric hob & oven/fridge-freezer/kettle, toaster & microwave/hoover/iron & board. To the left of the hall lies the family sitting room, with wonderfully high ceilings & oak beams, cosy furniture, rugs, books, DVD's & TV with Freeview, & iPod dock. To the right of the Sitting Room is the Master Bedroom with Super King Size bed (can be split into twin beds). Luxurious shower bathroom & loo en suite. Through the other end of the sitting room lies Bedrooms 2 & 3, & Bathroom 2 (bath/shower, loo & basin). Both bedrooms are doubles & lead onto the terrace at the front. Fabulous views! Keeper's - Cosy & perfect. Left of the front hall is the bedroom with double bed. The bathroom lies next door. A well equipped kitchen area to the right of the entrance. Have a look at the photos for a great visual description. *Sofa Bed available* Outside: Both Keeper's Barn & Clover Barn have lovely enclosed gardens surrounded with complete Cotswold Stone Walls. Dog friendly. They are simply designed, with a terrace & outside dining facilities, as well as a barbecue. The gardens are completely private and are south-facing with quite breathtaking views across the farm and countryside beyond. Catch the eye of a circling mewing buzzard overhead, or exchange a knowing nod with the neighbourhood pheasant, or spot a rare bird flitting amongst the arable fields.. The peace here is so deep that the passing of a rabbit or buzzing of a bumble bee can be heard clearly - to say nothing of the birdsong in the surrounding trees!


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Keeper's Barn, Kemble Farm, Cirencester, Cotswolds
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

quiet holiday

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we were looking for a very quiet holiday as work has been a little wild for the last year and in the keepers barn we found what we were looking for. it was also important that our dog was welcome.

we had a wonderful restful week in the cottage which was cosy inside while the weather was wild outside. the dog loved the outdoor spaces and we all enjoyed long walks round the estate. the local pubs and villages were close by to explore that made our holiday ideal, we did as much or as little as we felt like on that day. I would return again to Keepers barn or come with friends and book the clover barn.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maggie: Thank you SO much for your wonderful review and words. We loved it that we could provide you all with the chance to relax, unwind, reconnect and above all, REST. You deserved it & the fact that you found what you wanted, and needed, at Keeper's was all we could wish for. It simply makes everything worth while! Please come and see us again soon - you were exemplary and a massive pleasure to have as guests. Any time! Best wishes from us all, Lady B. x
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Wild Duck, Ewen
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Kemble Train Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Wild Duck, Ewen
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Weston Super Mare
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cirencester Park Polo Club is literally within 4 miles - & as a special treat and a gift from Lady Bathurst, guests will be able to enjoy membership throughout their stay, giving you the opportunity to enjoy this thrilling sport. *Please note that the polo season runs from mid-April to mid-September. There is no polo played during the winter.

The perfect location for walkers, there are endless choices for those who wish to explore the area on foot.

There are also a wide variety of wonderful pubs in the area, a number of which offer our guests exclusive special offers.


Weston Super Mare, Clevedon, Sand Bay, Brean Beach, are the closest beaches. Approx 50 miles to each one.


Bristol Airport is approximately 70 minutes drive from Kemble. For lighter aircraft, there is Cotswold Airport, which is literally about .5 mile away! Only very small aircraft, so don't worry about the noise - and if you're lucky you may spot the resident Spitfire or an old Hurricane practising aerobatics overhead!


Distances are approximate:

Cirencester - 5 miles;

Tetbury - 8 miles;

Stroud - 10 miles;

Cheltenham - 15 miles;

Bourton-on-the-water - 15 miles;

Bath - 30 miles;

Bristol - 40 miles;

Burford - 40 miles;

Oxford - 55 miles;

Further Details:

Banks, supermarkets, farmers markets and farm shops, restaurants, good pubs, and wonderful shopping can be found all over the Cotswolds!

Whether in nearby Cirencester, Tetbury, Stroud, Cheltenham, or Bath - there is an endless supply of gorgeous things to find. Too many to list here - but a delight wherever you may go.

Leisure activities again are too numerous to mention, but a quick search online will show that there's golf, water sport, gyms, swimming pools, beauty spas, tennis. cricket, attractions galore for the entire family.

Something for every taste or passion.

There are even zoos and farm parks close to hand!

If Roman remains are your interest, we have those too in The Cotswolds!

Just fancy a walk? There are thousands of those!

Love horses? With several major equestrian events like Badminton, Gatcombe and of course Cheltenham Races there is plenty to choose from.

Quaint villages to explore, festivals to enjoy, museums, tours, pretty much anything you like!

Plenty of brochures are available at Clover Barn & Keeper's Barn for you to read and plan your days ahead.

You will never be bored - that's for certain!