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Oyster Barn

Naunton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091282)

4.6

Very good

Character Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Review(s)

  • Hester

    “Absolutely lovely cottage really close to Bourton on Water (10 mins drive).”

    Beautiful village, proper hidden gem. The cottage kitchen has absolutely everything you could need, and I mean everything, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and all the cooking utensils etc you could ever need. Lovely welcome pack of croissants, butter, eggs and milk. Owners are lovely. Yes they are opposite but keep themselves to themselves but are there if you need them. The bathrooms are wonderful, lovely big shower (there is even shower gel provided). Huge tv with Netflix ...

    Beautiful village, proper hidden gem. The cottage kitchen has absolutely everything you could need, and I mean everything, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and all the cooking utensils etc you could ever need. Lovely welcome pack of croissants, butter, eggs and milk. Owners are lovely. Yes they are opposite but keep themselves to themselves but are there if you need them. The bathrooms are wonderful, lovely big shower (there is even shower gel provided). Huge tv with Netflix and DVD player. I stayed here with my 10 year old daughter so please be aware it is a barn with high ceilings upstairs so we were visited by quite a few spiders, lol. We would definately stay again in this wonderful cottage.

    - Hester, July 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback. We're delighted you and your daughter had such a great stay at Oyster Barn and hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size with TV, DVD player (one with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC) (one zip/link, can be twin on request to be made at time of booking)
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting toom with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (on request), dishwasher, kettle, toaster, hairdryer
  • 2 x Freeview TVs, 1 x Smart TV, 2 x DVD players, WiFi, selection of books, toys and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Open patio with furniture and fenced patio and lawn garden with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Oyster Barn is a beautifully converted barn, peacefully located within the grounds of the owner's property, in the picturesque Cotswold village of Naunton. The village benefits from a well regarded pub, and is surrounded by stunning rolling countryside, with many walks available directly from the door of the cottage. The famous market towns of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are nearby, and the cottage is well placed for exploring the whole Cotswold region, as well as famous places such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon. The name of the cottage references the oyster shells that were found deep in the walls when the barn was being converted, which would have been eaten by the labourers building the barn in the 18th century. Inquisitive guests will be able to find three of these shells embedded in the stonework in the cottage. Built from Cotswold stone, the cottage has lovely character features, including exposed Cotswold stone, oak beams, and a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Following the recent conversion, the barn has a warm and contemporary style, which is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, three TVs, and a spacious, well presented kitchen and dining area. Oyster Barn sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a patio area outside the cottage (with a larger garden area being added during 2018) and there is off street parking for two cars. The property is perfect for a family, friends, or two couples seeking an idyllic rural break in the heart of the Cotswolds. Oyster Barn sits in the grounds of the owner's property. The main entrance to the cottage is via a stable door into the kitchen, with the well laid out ground floor containing the following rooms: Living room: A stylish and bright room, with a wealth of character features, including an exposed Cotswold stone alcove leading to the kitchen, oak beams, a traditional wooden settle, and a feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Two sofas provide plenty of comfortable seating, and there is a large Smart TV with a DVD player, plus a selection of books, toys and games. Wooden French doors lead directly out to the patio area in front of the cottage; Kitchen/dining area: Accessed from the living room via the Cotswold stone alcove, the country style kitchen is beautifully presented, with maps illustrating walks and other local areas of interest, and is equipped with a double electric oven, four ring ceramic hob, fridge, slimline dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. There is a dining table with seating for six, and a stable door opens onto the patio area outside. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 1: A beautiful, well proportioned eaves room, with exposed beams, which contains a king size bed and a wall mounted Freeview TV and DVD player. There is an ensuite bathroom, which contains a free standing bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: Another lovely eaves room, with exposed beams, which contains either a king size bed or two 75cm wide single beds, please advise at time of booking if twin beds are required. There is also a mounted Freeview TV and DVD player, and a built in wardrobe; Wet room: Conveniently located adjacent to bedroom 2, this bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. A freezer is provided in the garage which is exclusive for guests to use. The open patio area outside the cottage faces the owner's property, and has a table with seating for four. From Easter 2018 there will be a charcoal barbecue and utensils. Two off street parking spaces are available, with one space in a garage attached to the property and a further allocated space on the driveway - the owners have access to the garage, where tools and gardening equipment for the property are stored.

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About the location

NAUNTON

Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles.

Naunton is positioned on either sides of the River Windrush, making it very picturesque as any of its neighbours in the hills between Stow and Cheltenham. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Niwetone. The hill overlooking the town is great for climbing up and viewing the church and the village. The Black Horse Inn is the local pub which provides great views into the heart of the Cotswolds.

Note: Only Monday, Friday and Saturday turnarounds.

Note: The owners have a laundry room close to the cottage, containing a washing machine and a tumble dryer, if necessary, guests may make arrangements with the owner to use the laundry room.

Note: The property’s private garden is not enclosed, therefore children and dogs should be supervised outside at all times.

Note: This property has some low beams, two floors and a step into some rooms, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: Oyster Barn is a self-contained cottage, which is located in the grounds of the owners’ house.

Note: One of the king-size beds is zip/link and can be twin on request,please advise at the time of booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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