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Grade II listed barn and stables converted into an exceptional house



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Sleeps 8 people, in 4 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms


The Barn & Stables was built in the mid to late 18th century and was originally part of Denfurlong Farm. The present owners have undertaken a stunning conversion of what were originally two properties into a spectacular and spacious individual house. The property retains many character features, including wooden beams, exposed stone walls and an “owl hole”, which allowed owls to enter the barn to deal with vermin. The period features are complemented by the house’s modern facilities, including three Freeview TVs, a DVD player, an iPad/iPhone/iPod docking station, iPod docks in every bedroom and a well equipped kitchen. Most of the rooms in the property overlook the large, enclosed garden, beyond which are views out over open countryside. The layout of the house makes The Barn & Stables an ideal retreat for families or a group of friends.

The house sleeps up to eight people, in four bedrooms – see bedroom configuration. There are three en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

Food & drink:

There are a number of places to eat and drink within a relatively short walk of The Barn & Stables:

- The Seven Tuns, Chedworth: Less than a 1 mile walk from The Barn & Stables, through the pretty village of Chedworth.

- The Inn at Fossebridge: Approximately a 1 mile walk from The Barn & Stables, or a 1.5 mile drive.

- The Hare & Hounds, Foss Cross: Approximately a 1.5 mile walk from The Barn & Stables, or a 2 mile drive.

The Barn & Stables is also fortunate to be located right next door to a well-stocked farm shop and café.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider Central Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach and Burford containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also a lot of traditional, high quality, Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the Central Cotswolds.


The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main Cotswold towns.

- Blenheim Palace

- Warwick Castle

- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Hidcote

- Chedworth Roman Villa

- Cheltenham race course

- Cotswold Farm Park

- Batsford Arboretum

- Broadway Tower Country Park

- Snowshill Manor & Garden.

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham International Airport at 58 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Seven Tuns at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Kemble at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : J15, M4 at 23 Miles Car: recommended


The village of Chedworth is in the County of Gloucestershire, seven miles from Cirencester, five miles from Northleach and eleven miles from Cheltenham. It is close to the Roman Fosse Way and is roughly 600 feet above sea level.

Chedworth is an attractive Cotswold village, with old and modern Cotswold stone houses hugging the steep sides of the valley, which extends for almost two miles along a tributary of the River Coln. The village remains unspoilt and off the beaten track, with the exception of the famous Chedworth Roman Villa, which is less than a mile from the village, as the crow flies, but approximately five miles away by road.

Chedworth is a thriving community and has a pub, church, village school and a wide range of clubs and societies.

The area around Chedworth is renowned for its beautiful scenery, in particular the Coln Valley, and there are numerous public footpaths and trails accessible from the village.


There is much evidence of Roman occupation in the countryside surrounding Chedworth, but the first mention of it as a settlement appeared in the 9th century when ‘Ceddanwyrde’, or ‘Cedda’s homestead’ was listed. In the Doomsday book the settlement was recorded as Cedeorde. The church of St Andrew’s contains Early English and Norman features, so the core of the village must have been well established by that time.

By the beginning of the 20th century the population was still only a few hundred people, but the Parish boasted several farms, at least five pubs, shops, post office, cobbler, blacksmith, farrier and many other trades.

The railway line from Cheltenham to Southampton ran through the village with a station near St Andrew’s School until its closure in 1961. It is still possible to determine the course of the old railway line through much of the village as it ran through cuttings, on embankments, over road bridges and through a tunnel below Hartshill and into Chedworth woods.

Chedworth Roman Villa:

The Roman Villa is a 1,700-year-old “stately home” that was discovered by accident in 1864. It is the remains of one of the largest Romano-British villas in England, featuring several mosaics, two bathhouses, hypocausts (underfloor heating), a water-shrine and a latrine. The water shrine became very special as the Romans used it to worship the goddess of the natural spring that gives it an endless amount of water.

Chedworth Roman Villa has been owned by the National Trust since 1924.

The Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.


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  • Special Offers

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 6-10 weeks = 5%, within 4-6 Weeks = 10%, and less than 4 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 28 weeks before the start date.

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Pets are charged at £25 per pet, per booking.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.
  • Security deposits:
    A security deposit of £250 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property and any deductions for breakages or damage incurred. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

    The Barn & Stables accepts one dog, at a cost of £25 per booking.
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Three of the four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the family bathroom is located next door to the remaining bedroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bed sizes and configurations: - Bedroom 1 (en-suite): King size bed - Bedroom 2: 2x single beds - Bedroom 3 (en-suite): King size bed or 2 small single beds - Bedroom 4 (downstairs, en-suite): Double bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Fuel and logs: Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs is provided and further logs can be purchased locally. Child friendly facilities A travel cot (with linen), high chair and safety gate are provided. The garden is fully enclosed and visible from the house, although young children should always be supervised in the garden. Initial consumables A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, etc).

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