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Lovely Barn Conversion On Edge Of Cotswolds and close to Blenheim Palace

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Stonesfield on edge of Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England - Renovated stone Barn with spacious accommodation in attractive village with amenities

Follies Barn (folliesbarn.co.uk) is a detached house with accommodation for up to 10 on 2 floors. The house is light and characterful with exposed stone walls and oak beams. Downstairs there is a modern well equipped kitchen, a spacious dining room, a double height hall and a characterful sitting room with oak beams and wood burner with an oak framed double futon which can sleep 2. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are four bedrooms sleeping eight. Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, exposed stone walls and oak beams (please note there is a sloping ceiling and restricted head height in parts). Bedroom 3 is a twin bedroom with two single beds (please note one is 190cm long). Bedroom 4 has bunk beds. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower over. Outside there is a patio area and small garden, as well as off-street parking for 4 cars. The property has a dedicated broadband service.There are lovely walks to be taken directly from the property, including along the West Oxfordshire Way.

Stonesfield is a picturesque conservation village on the edge of the Cotswolds known for historic mining of characteristic roofing slates used in the Cotswolds and on many Oxford colleges.

Stonesfield has a shop, post office and pub. Woodstock is 4 miles away and has banks, restaurants, pubs, take-aways and many interesting shops and is also home to Blenheim Palace and the lovely Blenheim Estate which frequently hosts a variety of shows and events. Other places to visit locally include Oxford, Burford and the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park, Daylesford Organic Farm and Chipping Norton. Easily accessible for day visits are Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cirencester and Cheltenham and many lovely historic houses and gardens such as Chastleton House, Upton House, Waddesdon Manor, Hidcote, Kiftsgate and Rousham,. The train stations at Combe, Charlbury and Long Hanborough (2.4, 4 & 4 miles) give access to trains direct to London Paddington taking around 70 minutes and Oxford Parkway with trains to Oxford and London Marylebone is 11 miles (22 minutes drive) away.

More Details

J Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a great stay, and lovely house to spend New Year in together. We've had some lovely walks and trips to Blenheim Palace. The children have especially enjoyed their time here.

PS Shortbread delicious, thank you.
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in West Oxfordshire District in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • To summarise: Family bathroom with bath, shower over, wc & basin. En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1 with 1.2m shower cubicle, wc & basin. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 to 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with two single beds (N.B. one is 190cm in length). Bedroom 4 with 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Follies Barn comfortably sleeps 8 plus 2 on the full-size futon. There is ample attractive living accommodation for groups or families. Modern central heating makes it cosy in all seasons. The village is fortunate to have a good local shop (8am-8pm) incorporating a Post Office, and pub (The White Horse), all within 2-3 minutes’ walk of the property. Children are welcome. Sorry no smoking or pets allowed. Outside: A small private garden with lawn and patio with picnic table and chairs. Parking is available within the enclosed courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, duvets and towels are provided. Other: Spacious double height hallway with stairs, space for coats and boots, cloakroom off. Find more details by looking for Follies Barn online.


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Lovely Barn Conversion On Edge Of Cotswolds and close to Blenheim Palace
average rating of 4.818182 based on 28 reviews

Warm, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful ,comfortable house for a family reunion. Great attention to detail and the owners left us lots of goodies. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful base for a netball reunion!

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect place for 10 friends to meet up and spend a weekend catching up, relaxing in the cosy cottage and walking in the beautiful countryside.

The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard. Everything we needed and more was provided. The extra touches were really appreciated: the flowers in many of the rooms, the walk books and map, the welcome gift of a food parcel - including scrumptious homemade shortbread and the frozen pastries for us to bake for breakfast. This is a very comfortable cottage that we would happily return to.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The barn was a wonderful place to stay for a family Christmas - it comfortably slept 9 of us and it was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The kitchen and oven handled cooking Christmas lunch for 11 and we could all be seated around the dining table. We enjoyed lovely walks across fields on the local footpaths and in Blenheim Park, and also visiting Woodstock and Oxford. Perfect in every way!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in the cottage over a weekend with a group of friends. There are two good doubles (one en suite), a room with bunk beds (which will still sleep an adult) and a twin room - add in the futon in the lounge and it's up to 5 bedrooms. The barn is really well converted - good insulation, nice furniture, not too "chocolate box" but not too modern. There is a really good village shop one minutes walk down the road. The only slight drawback is a lack of good walks directly from the cottage - you have to drive a little bit first.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding walks, five minutes on foot from the house there is access to a network of footpaths on the edge of the village including the West Oxfordshire Way. Maps, including a wall-mounted ordnance survey map centred on Stonesfield, and further details are available in the house and we are always happy to offer advice.
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Ideal Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb family holiday, 5 children and 4 adults. Every consideration had been given to making the barn comfortable and was of a very high standard.

The owners,Jane and Jeffrey, were very welcoming without being intrusive and made our stay both enjoyable and satisfying.

Local facilities were as stated, and the opportunity to explore the locality was excellent.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the barn, everything about it was of the highest standard.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity for such a delightful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend stay at Follies Barn with six friends. The barn has been beautifully furnished and maintained with lots of detailed little touches that make all the difference. I don't think the pictures on the website do it justice, so it was one of those rare occasions when the reality exceeded expectations. Even the bunk beds were fine! The owner was on site and very welcoming and helpful - even stocked the kitchen with milk, tea, coffee, croissants etc and greeted us with delicious freshly baked shortbread. The property is set in a charming village with plenty of walks you can do from the door so all in all we had a weekend to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Charlbury or Long Hanborough


Airports: London (Heathrow) 1.5 hours, Birmingham International 1.5 hours

Train: Long Hanborough 10 minutes, Charlbury 10 minutes

Use of own car is recommended although there is a good local taxi service and a bus service to Oxford and Chipping Norton.

M40 (J8/9) 30/25 minutes


Woodstock (Blenheim Palace) 4 miles

Charlbury (Train station) 4 miles

Oxford 12.5 miles

Burford 11.58miles

Witney 8 miles

Chipping Norton 11.5 miles

Further Details:

Blenheim Palace is close by (4 miles); the grounds and palace have plenty of interest in themselves, but look out for events such as the Antiques Fair, Flower Show, CLA Gamefair, Horse Trials and Christmas Fair.

We are ideally situated for touring the Cotswolds, with pleasant walks all around us.

Local walking. You can walk from the doorstep in Stonesfield in any direction on footpaths and bridleways: north past the farm shop, south to the Evenlode River, Stonesfield Common and beyond, eastwards on the West Oxfordshire Way into Blenheim, westwards on the West Oxfordshire Way; and much more besides.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in West Oxfordshire District, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
16 Apr 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
13 Jul 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
21 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. Contact us via Owners Direct form or via telephone/voicemail at 01993 891637.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the default changeover day, but different days and short breaks always considered. Please contact us for details.

Notes on prices:
We are open to flexible arrival and departure dates - please contact us via email through the enquiry form or via telephone/voicemail at 01993 891637.

A deposit of one third is payable on booking with the balance due eight week before the holiday begins or on booking if less than eight weeks from the start of the holiday. Payment is by bank transfer to the owners or cheque drawn on a UK bank. We prefer to deal with guests direct which avoids them being charged any additional booking fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.