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Grey Gables Barn

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091297)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


16 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and great place, bags of room , very well equipped and nicely furnished."

    PaulApr 2021

  • "Book this property and your expectations will be exceeded as as were."

    LloydAug 2020

  • "This house is perfect for a group of family or friends."

    The living space is superb and the layout enables everyone to spread out without being on top of each other. Tucked away just behind central Bourton on the Water the location is perfect being only a few minutes walk. We had a great stay.

    TraceyAug 2020

  • "An amazing cottage in a wonderful location."

    The cottage was laid out perfectly. I would definitely rebook. Wonderful communication from the host providing loads of helpful information. I’d strongly recommend using this host

    AdamAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed a great week's stay at Grey Gables Barn."

    The arrangements were well organised and the instructions for accessing the property were very clear. The barn was in a great location and provided a comfortable base for our family, with ages ranging from 17 to 90! A minor issue with the light in one of the en suite bathrooms was quickly resolved.

    JaniceAug 2020

  • "We had a great time - the cottage had all the amenities we needed and there was plenty of space for a group of 12!"

    LouiseAug 2020

  • "We stayed here during a wet February half term."

    However the weather did not diminish our stay. The house was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 5 children. The location is great. A 1 minute walk and you are in the heart of the village and have all of its wonderful pubs, cafes and restaurants on offer. If you want a family break in the Cotswolds this is the place for you. Highly recommended.

    NicolaMar 2020

  • "Lovely property, excellent communication and we really appreciated the thoughtful welcome basket of goodies - thank you!"

    GillianFeb 2020

  • "We had a splendid weekend for a gold wedding anniversary with all the family, ranging from 7 years to 82!"

    !. Very good location, very spacious house for 12 people. We really appreciated the lovely food basket. A great weekend! Thank you

    GodfreyNov 2019

  • "10 of our family members joined us in Bourton-on-the-Water (where we live) and we’d booked them into Grey Gables for a long weekend."

    The property itself is breathtaking - absolutely huge throughout - which is perfect for such a large group of people. The whole family were delighted with the premises we’d chosen for their visit and the fact that there was also ample room to park 3 cars on the extensive driveway was very much appreciated. Grey Gables is beautifully furnished throughout to an extremely high standard and it more than catered to everybody’s needs. The additional thoughtful touches of a large bag of ‘goodies’ was also gratefully received, together with the daily essentials including, milk, bread and butter which had also been provided upon their arrival. Grey Gables is perfectly located in a lovely spot within 5 minutes walk of the village and amenities. The village was packed to capacity on the Friday and Saturday of our family’s visit, so it was nice to be able to relax around the large table in the lovely back garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists as and when they wanted to do so. Our family have already asked us to book them into Grey Gables Barn for their next visit and we’ll be more than happy to oblige. In short, a beautiful property in a great location - perfect for larger groups.

    LynneSep 2019

  • "Fantastic house for large families in amazing location a very short walk from the town centre."

    Loved it

    JoeAug 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay for a large family break."

    Plenty of room which meant it never felt like we were all living on top of each other. Would recommend Grey Gables, and the village it is in.

    MathewJun 2019

  • "Great weekend in a spectacular house, thanks!"

    MatthewMay 2019

  • "Great house, clean, spacious and comfortable."

    Hosts communicated very well. We really enjoyed our stay!

    BenApr 2019

  • "Exceptional home and fantastic location."

    Bringing together three generations of our family, who absolutely loved the beautiful home. Many fantastic memories were made, a time none of us will ever forget.

    AngelaJan 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    Beautifully appointed large barn with great facilities. Enjoyed by all the family. Would highly recommend.

    JeanetteAug 2018

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The property

Grey Gables Barn is a spacious and contemporary barn conversion, renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining some attractive character features.

The Cotswold stone property boasts a peaceful location, in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water and has five welcoming bedrooms; perfect for a family or a group of friends alike.

Accessed by an electric gate, park your car in the large gravel driveway and make your way to the front door to begin your holiday.

You are welcomed by a large reception hall, providing space for coats and muddy boots, with a convenient cloakroom to your right to have a quick rinse of your hands before entering into the spacious and characterful open-plan living/dining room, the perfect space to relax with your loved ones with the warmth from the woodburning stove warming you on a cold evening, whilst you catch up on your favourite TV show, or enjoying your home-cooked meal at the large wooden dining table.

In the heart of the home, you will find the lovely country-style kitchen which has everything you will require to cook up a delicious meal, with the heal from the dual fuel AGA and six ring gas hob, as well as having a handy breakfast bar with seating for four guests.

A large utility room provides space for storage and is well-equipped with a washing machine and additional sink.

Complete with flagstone flooring, woodburning stove and bi-fold doors opening up to the welcoming garden, is the sitting room, where you can relax on the inviting L-shaped sofa and watch a DVD on the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, head to one of the five homely bedrooms to get some rest before the days ahead; adjacent to the living/dining room is the fifth of the bedrooms containing twin beds, head up to the first floor, through the tasteful galleried landing, where you will find the master bedroom, a large room containing a king-size bed, fitted wardrobes, a large TV and benefitting from a walk-in shower room, the second bedroom has lovely exposed beams and contains a welcoming king-size sleigh bed and the third bedroom with alluring oak beams and vaulted ceiling contains twin beds.

Why not unwind in the bath and indulge in the bubbles in the bathroom, which completes the first floor?

A second set of stairs leads up from the sitting room to the fourth bedroom which is spacious and bright and contains a king-size bed, a single bed, and the option of a additional pull-out single bed (on request), this room has an en-suite walk-in shower room.

In the morning, head down to the garden to relish in the fresh country air, where you are greeted by beautiful Cotswold stone walls, a large table and a little lawn area with a raised covered fish pond, decorated with pretty stone statues to the rear.

If you can tear yourself away from the delightful Grey Gables Barn, a short stroll from your front door you will find a wealth of attractions and shops, such as The Cotswold Pottery where you can find handmade pottery and The Model Village which is a Grade ll listed, one-ninth scale model of the village itself, which is a fun visit for all the family.

Bourton-on-the-Water is regarded the “Venice of the Cotswolds” as the River Windrush runs through the village and has lovely low bridges; the water is shallow enough in areas for you to dip your toes in warmer months!

If you want to surround yourself with natural beauty, head to Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve which is home to wildflower meadows and a working organic farm; offering time out from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, this reserve is open to public all year round and is not to be missed.

Nearby Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages and is home to The Slaughters Country Inn which is a well-regarded, quintessential country inn, offering lovely food and drinks, or head to Stow-on-the-Wold which is the highest of the Cotswold villages and is a small market town with an array of boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants; why not revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes at The Old Bakery Tea Room!?

Slightly further afield is Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park in Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds”.

For an unforgettable trip, stay at Grey Gables Barn.





  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x king-size with additional single bed and (on request) pull-out single bed with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Dual fuel AGA, gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 3 x Smart TVs, 2 x DVD players, 3 x CD players, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and covered pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


Stow-on-the-Wold 4 miles; Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Cheltenham 15.5 miles.

Located in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic village of Bourton-on-the-Water dates back to Neolithic times with over 100 buildings being Grade II listed or higher. The picturesque high street nestles alongside the River Windrush over which several low stone bridges span, which is why Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice in the Cotswolds. Tradition states that an annual football match is played in the summer, in the River Windrush with the banks lined with spectators, with the aim to score as many goals as possible and get as wet as possible! The village has an eclectic range of visitor attractions, including The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens as well as a Dragonfly Maze, monthly farmers’ market as well as many tea rooms, an artisan bakery, antiques and craft markets, traditional sweet shop, cycle hire and its very own perfumery. Nearby, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises traditional England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antiques shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Also take a visit to the medieval town of Burford for a great day out where you can enjoy a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are both within easy reach and make a great day out. The spa town of Cheltenham is, architecturally, the most complete Regency town in England with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called The City of Dreaming Spires has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also all within easy reach.

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Region Information

Note: The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: There is a raised, covered pond in the garden, which parents with young children should be aware of. Note: No stag/hen on similar parties. Note: The king-size room has an additional single pull-out-bed available on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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