With sweeping vistas overlooking the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, this cosy cottage is perfect as a romantic rural retreat for two. The farm is home to the Barbour family and they’ve spent years ironing out what any guest might need for an enjoyable stay. On arrival, you will be greeted with fresh flowers, a home-baked cake, and unlimited firewood. This cottage is part of five award-winning self-catering homes and is located on the ground floor of the main converted barn. Partly open plan, the interior is grand and spacious, classically designed with stone and wood finishings. Exposed beams, an African slate floor and a roaring hearth add touches of character, while comfortable armchairs make the perfect spot for a nap or read. Open up the solid ash double doors to a sun-soaked courtyard and explore a further 70 acres of woodland and meadow beyond – enjoy a leafy walk through the countryside and ensure you bring the complimentary picnic hamper with you for a charming lunch in the sunshine. Walking and cycling are encouraged and if you want to re-find your inner child, there’s a games lawn for giant chess, Jenga, croquet and badminton. Whatever you choose to do here, we recommend bookmarking any day around the fire pit, toasting marshmallows and reliving the best parts of the holiday.
Home truths: *You will need a car here as the area is semi-remote – parking is available with EV charging points
*Unfortunately, the courtyard cannot be kept just to yourself as it’s used by a variety of guests
*The bedroom is separated from the open plan sitting room by a curtain, so it's not the most private space
*There is a hot tub on the property - ask your host about booking a slot
*If you're bringing little ones along, a toddler bed and a baby cot can be set up by the host
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