|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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, WiFi Freeview TV & DVD included.
*Sofa Bed available - sleeps 2 small children or 1 adult*
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 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 recently 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 Welcome Baskets are legendary, they even include treats for the children & family dog, & a genuinely warm greeting awaits each & every guest.
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 some even offer our guests special discounts!), 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.
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. Amongst my many interests, we have six 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
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 - and there's a whole new chapter to write!
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.
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.