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The Long Barn

(Ref. 948003)

Duntisbourne Abbots near Cirencester, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage."

    It is very comfortable and very well equipped. The bedding is high quality. Very convenient parking. The owner Charles was particularly welcoming upon our arrival and was very helpful and made the stay very pleasant. Plus, the village is absolutely lovely, quiet and typical of the Cotswolds. I highly recommend this charming place and I will definitely come back.

    Thanks for your kind words . See you next year perhaps Charles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cozy cottage in a very picturesque village."

    We very much recommends it. The property owner was very nice and helpful.

    Thanks Swen it was great to meet you both . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sven5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely barn conversion."

    Excellent facilities. Very comfortable. Friendly owner.

    Thanks Charles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at The Long Barn!"

    Couldn't have asked for more! Will not hesitate to book again. Fantastic location and lovely, friendly host. Thank you! Xx

    Thanks for your kind words. Charles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this beautiful property."

    Charles was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the area as well as the property. Thank you!

    Thanks it was a pleasure meeting you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "The long barn had everything you need to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break in a beautiful village!"

    Sky TV with movie channels for cosy nights in. Charles was an amazing host and is so friendly, thanks charles!...would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Rhys4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Long Barn."

    It is fully equipped and beautifully decorated. Beds are very comfortable. Setting is beautiful also. Couldn't have been nicer. The owner is very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Long Barn is a gorgeous property - full of character and charm - perfect for my family of four, not to mention the lovely well kept garden outside with its stone steps and ample barbecue area."

    Duntisbourne Abbotts is perfectly quaint and well hidden from more touristy villages, offering loads of walking pathways to explore. Being only miles away from both Cheltenham and Cirencester, there is plenty to do and enjoy! Would love to visit again!

    Thanks Hira See you again maybe Charles Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hira5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is true to its word - a converted barn with original features surrounded by a lovely garden."

    . Owner Charles is always available, friendly and helpful, and even left us a bottle of wine and flowers upon arrival! The cottage is perfectly situated in an idyllic charming Cotswolds village with plenty of walks through surrounding fields with sheep. The village even has the longest ford in England! You are also a short drive from plenty of nice pubs and towns such as Cirencester and there is plenty for kids to do with the arboretum and the safari park. All in, there is plenty to cater to all ages but if you prefer a peaceful escape you can get that too.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage and ideally positioned to visit lots of picturesque villages, stately homes museums and cities."

    Reviewed by Della4.7Oct 2020

  • "We had an outstanding two weeks staying at Long Barn in the beautiful hamlet of Duntisbourne Abbots."

    The accommodation was well appointed and the barn's 17th century origins provided a lovely ambiance blending stylish English interior design with functional space. We made daily outings to the many gorgeous villages, gardens and historical sites that the Cotswolds has to offer, however, at the end of the day we looked forward to returning to ‘our’ village and the Long Barn, especially because it is off the beaten path with no tourists in sight. In fact, we saw more horses, cows and sheep than cars. Our host Charles could not have been more hospitable and provided us with both privacy and helpful suggestions to make the most of our stay. We highly recommend The Long Barn. Thanks Charles.

    Reviewed by Hans5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Jul 2019

  • "We actually booked through booking."

    Com and were very surprised to be contacted by your organisation, Sykes Cottages. This was not at all clear to us, when we booked. Although Sykes Cottages staff is very helpful and accurate, we feel that it is not OK that we should be working with two organisations, it was very confusing. When booking with booking.com, we like to have all communication through booking.com, not another organisation. This has cost us a lot of money due to the extra calls to the UK. Feedback on the holiday has been given on the site of booking.com, we are not going to do this twice.

    Reviewed by Frank4.4Jun 2019

  • "Charles ist ein sehr netter Gastgeber und steht jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite."

    Seine Empfehlungen zu verschiedenen Sehenswürdigkeiten sind sehr hilfreich. Die Lage ist perfekt um die Cotswolds zu erkunden. Wer Ruhe sucht oder die Umgebung sehen möchte kann innerhalb einer Stunde Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham und alle weiteren Sehenswürdigkeiten der Region erreichen. Eine gute Mischung aus Erholung und Sightseeing. Im Cottage ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, im Charme und Style der Region.

    Reviewed by Olaf3.8Jun 2019

  • "We had a Fantastic week at Long barn the place is very comfortable and clean and everything that is needed is there, the walking, running and cycling are amazing really quiet and safe lanes,the owner Charles is a lovely man nothing was to much trouble for him, he was very kiind to our disabled son and genuinely wants people to enjoy his holiday cottage."

    The locals from the village were all friendly and would stop for a chat and made us feel very welcome in their comunity. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, but could not recommend because of the peculiar and very awkward front door which needed a crouching position to enter and leave."

    Reviewed by P3.8May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very pretty village, wonderful local walks and Charles the owner very charming and extremely helpful."

    Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely little cottage, Charles is very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Apr 2019

  • "L Long Barn e` situato su una piccola collina nella frazione di Duntisbourne Abbots, immerso nella campagna inglese."

    Ideale per una vacanza in coppia o in famiglia se cercate un break in piena quiete, pace e natura. Il Barn e' molto ben tenuto ed attrezzato: dispone di 2 camere da letto con magnifiche travi, inoltre e` dotato di un giardino estremamente ben curato, con tavolo, sedie ed un comodissimo bbq a gas! A meno di 30 minuti potrete visitare i pittoreschi villaggi di Bibury, Bourton on the Water e Stow on the Wold, nonché i resti della villa romana di Chedworth e immergervi nello spirito della campagna inglese visitando i pubs intorno a Duntisbourne Abbotts.

    Reviewed by Alessandra5.0Aug 2018

  • "Schon die Ankunft in Duntisbourne Abbots war traumhaft: Das Dorf ähnelt den Herbergen der Hobbits in Tolkiens Herr der Ringe."

    Alle Häuser sind aus dem typischen Cotswolds Stone gebaut und mit individuellen Gärten umgeben. Genauso wie das Dorf ist The Long Barn urig - oder wie die Engländer gerne sagen "quirky". Trotzdem ist aller Komfort vorhanden, den man im Urlaub heute braucht. Genossen haben wir vor allem die Abende draußen im Garten. Charles war immer gut gelaunt und auf dem Weg von oder zur Arbeit an einem kleinen Pläuschchen interessiert. Er hat uns auch einige gute Tipps für Ausflüge gegeben. Die Lage der Wohnung ist ideal, um das Zentrum der Cotswolds zu erkunden. Am besten haben uns Lower Slaughter und Upper Slaughter gefallen - die Ruhe und Harmonie dort ist umwerfend. Wir haben eine rundum tolle Woche in The Long Barn verbracht! Thank you Charles!

    Reviewed by Reiner5.0Jul 2018

  • "The long barn has been beautifully renovated."

    Its quirky and tastefully decorated and we loved our week there with our two children. The owner Charles is friendly, charming,interesting to talk to and extremely helpful and understanding. He went out of his way to help us after we had unknowingly left something behind. The garden is lovely,with BBQ and dining area. We had great weather for the entire week and got great use of it which was fantastic as it was something that was important to us when we made the original booking. The Long Barn is a great base to go and explore the beautiful Cotswolds. We cant wait to return to the area and would book here again. We would highly recommend the location, the property and the owner.

    Reviewed by Alister5.0Jul 2018

  • "We would like to thank Charles, the property owner who was incredibly helpful and understanding when we had an issue with our car that meant we had to leave later on our departure date."

    The property is quirky but very well thought out and everything has been put together to a high standard. Everything we needed was to hand. We had good weather for the whole week and being able to relax in the lovely garden in the sunshine in the evening after a day's walking was delightful. We would highly commend the location, the property and the owner

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jun 2018

  • "It's a beautiful place"

    Reviewed by Michel5.0May 2018

  • "Our holiday provided us with an ideal base with which to tour the area."

    It had all the amenities we required, was very comfortable and in charming surroundings. The owner was also easily accessible and responsive to any requests we had.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very cosy cottage to a very high standard."

    Lovely holiday and great place to stay even with rubbish weather we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Rosalie5.0Apr 2018

  • "This barn rental was not our first choice."

    The owner of our original booking 'pulled the plug' a week before our arrival date. Sykes reacted quickly and within a couple of hours we agreed the barn alternative. This was unexpectedly good service. The Long Barn is tastefully furnished. It was very clean and the bed linen first class. It lacks a discrete shower and the bath tub, although equipped with shower taps, does not have a shower curtain or similar splash protection. The barn is not suitable for anyone with an infirmity owing to the spiral steel staircase. The kitchen is well equipped but lacks a dishwasher. We were impressed by the coffee maker and the range of coffee cartouches' supplied FOC. In addition and not often found in rentals was a good supply of toilet and kitchen paper plus cleaning materials and cloths. We stayed in the barn during the second week of November 2017. The main ground floor room and kitchen were cold despite increasing the electric radiator temperatures. The bedrooms are however warm and cosy. The owner is charming and did his best to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

    Reviewed by Inger4.6Nov 2017

  • "Lovely Barn, area very peaceful."

    Would go back !

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Aug 2017

  • "Lovely quirky Long Barn that has been thoughtfully turned from its historical roots into living accommodation."

    Spiral staircase and low trusses make you tread upstairs with care. However lots of thoughtful extras make this cottage a cosy and pleasant stay. Charles, the owner is very friendly and shares his beautiful garden, BBQ and dining terrace. The village is charming, without a pub, but plenty not far away. Lots of lovely walks nearby and plenty of places in the Coxwolds to visit.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely area, lovely accommodation."

    Definitely worth booking for any break in the beautiful Cotswolds

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2017

  • "Lovely place to relax or explore, Charles the owner lives next door and cannot do enough for you without being in your face, everything you need included."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Apr 2017

  • "The property lived up to expectations, If it is a criticism there is no microwave."

    The owner was more than helpful and we would not hesitate to recommend the cottage to our circle of friends. The Cotswolds is a wonderful place to explore and we will visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Frederick4.8Mar 2017

  • "Great little place in deep countryside a really tranquil getaway."

    Beautiful barn and the owners were quick to answer any questions. We will be back if we come to the West country again. Highly recommend staying for a week, lots to do in the area if you are a nature lover.

    Reviewed by Garry4.2Dec 2016

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars approximately 200 metres from the property behind the village hall
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking on premises
  • Please note: property has a cast iron, open tread spiral staircase and may not be suitable for young children or anyone with limited mobility
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

A beautifully presented 17th century barn conversion located in the heart of the village of Duntisbourne Abbots in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This quintessential English cottage offers a wealth of character, which is evident as you enter through the quirky front door!

A seamless combination of comfort and original features, including the original wooden vice, beams and floorboards are evident.

The cottage has a stunning open plan living area complete with well-equipped kitchen, a farmhouse-style dining table which seats up to six guests and a cosy, welcoming sitting area, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring.

Make you way up the ornate spiral staircase to the two double bedrooms, traditionally furnished with quality bed linen ensuring a good night's sleep for all guests.

A stylish bathroom is located between the two bedrooms.

A large garden area with patio makes a great place to sit and relax, forget the helter-skelter of everyday life and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

This area offers guests many lovely walks and cycle rides, or why not take in a game of golf, visit a National Trust property or just spend an afternoon enjoying the many traditional towns and villages.

A wonderful converted barn for a romantic break in a beautiful part of the country.

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About the location


Cirencester 5 miles; Cheltenham 11.4 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 40 miles.

A beautiful village nestling in The Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by glorious unspoilt countryside. The village has many lovely walks with the Macmillan Way and Monarch's Way passing close by. Nearby, the ancient town of Cirencester, known as 'The Capital of the Cotswolds' boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and Abbey Grounds. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit the Bathurst Estate, home to the Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest levels of polo can be seen. The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Britain's largest water park, offers a wide range of activities including boating, water skiing, cycling, golf and horse riding. The area is also host to three nature reserves, all offering many lovely walks. Close by is Bibury, a picture perfect Cotswold village, set in a conservation area, nestling on the River Coln and home to Arlington Row, a 12th century former wool store, now owned by the National Trust, as well as unique shops and tea rooms. Visit the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, with its Georgian architecture and extensive range of shops, theatres, restaurants and visitor attractions, including the famous Gold Cup horse racing or a little further afield is Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the university town of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and many pretty Cotswold towns and villages including Bourton-on-the Water and Burford.

Please note: property has a cast iron, open tread spiral staircase and may not be suitable for young children or anyone with limited mobility.

Please note, property only accepts a minimum of 7 night stays