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Thatchers Barn

Toddington, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1050562)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great week here."

    Barn was lovely, surrounding perfect. Although not far from a road was very quiet. So relaxing. Lots of different birds and squirrels feeding on the bird table. Great area for sightseeing/ visiting. Would definitely stay again. Thank you Kim and Julian for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet surroundings."

    Accommodation spacious, basins in both bathrooms are far to small, should only be used in a WC. The cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. The oven, door, shelves & hob lids look as though they have never been cleaned. The baskets in bedroom which are used as draws still had hair & dust in them. The log burner ash tray was full & the door black from use. I have a log burner at home & know there is no excuse for it to be like this. We only used the washing machine once as very noisy, sounded like the bearings were going. The bins were nearly half full on our arrival & the owner was suppose to collect Tuesday night for emptying on Wednesday ( this never happened & by the time we left they were full). Even though we told the owner about the lack of cleanliness nothing was done. Would not stay at Thatchers Barn again for the above reasons. We have stayed in numerous holiday cottages & never had any problems. Considering the cost of the rental charged for this property I was totally disgusted.

    Thank you for the feedback I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay in Thatchers Barn. In reply to your comments the bins are always emptied on a Wednesday but as it was a double bank holiday it was a Friday so you would have left when they had to go out. On the point about the cleanliness we have never had any negative remarks before and when dealing with a AGA cooker which has constant heat it is very hard to clean but we will endeavour to do our best . After you highlighted the washing machine fault we arranged a domestic appliances engineer to attend on charge over day and he assured me the bearings and machine was fine after inspection. The point you raised on the log burner ,as you said you have one yourself , all manufactures recommend leaving a bed of ash in the fire as it burns hotter and cleaner and also protecting the stove from the direct heat . As they say all feedback is positive so you now have an idea how wood burners work more efficiently. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The bird feeders were great !"

    We saw 18 different species !

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing week here ."

    Everything you could want was provided and the owners was a phone call away if needed. A lovely welcome pack on arrival and treats for the dog. The barn is set in woodlands with a lovely lake and beautiful walks around . The wildlife is great watching all the different birds on the feeders was amazing and squirrels and rabbits. Listening to the owls at night was lovely. Our dog absolutely loved it too. An amazing place , will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2022

  • "Absolutely adored this place."

    If you want peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Just watching the birds and squirrels was an absolute delight throughout the day. There was a gorgeous welcome pack when we arrived as well which was a lovely touch. Thatcher’s Barn is a very special place

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at Thatcher's Barn- our third time!"

    The barn is in a great spot and ideal for a bit of rest and relaxation. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by TrishMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break at Thatchers Barn."

    It was clean, comfortable and well placed to enjoy the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The thing that prevented us from leaving a perfect score was the noise experienced from the heating system, although the owners did mention this on our arrival, it was too late to affect our decision to stay. It was explained that the hot water tank was noisy. This did affect our sleep patterns. In general the heating system controls were not intuitive. This would colour our decision to stay in future.

    Reviewed by GordonFeb 2022

  • "Thatchers Barn is absolutely fabulous, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The barn has everything you need to make the very best of your stay. The woods surrounding the barn are wonderful, you could spend all day just watching the variety of birds come to the feeders. Walking round the woods is so relaxing, a real haven for wildlife. From the barn, its a 20 minute walk to the local pub, "The Pheasant Inn" which we can highly recommend. We certainly would highly recommend Thatchers Barn and hope to return.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "From the minute we arrived we were wowed by this fantastic gem."

    The owners are lovely welcoming people who welcomed us on arrival and gave us the tour. The barn really has the wow factor and the pictures don’t do justice to how special this place is, from the high quality interior to the wonderful woodland and lake. All the usual Cotswold favourites are without easy reach. If we could stay here 52 weeks of the year, we would

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2022

  • "Amazing property , we couldn’t believe how wonderful it is ."

    We cannot fault anything . The grounds are brilliant for walks it really is a hidden gem absolute peace and tranquillity. Everything was provided for and the owners are super friendly. We have already booked our next stay .

    Reviewed by KathleenDec 2021

  • "Lovely 5 night stay at Thatchers barn."

    The barn has been fitted out to a very high standard and is in a great private location with easy access to the wonderful cotswolds villages. Our dog had a great time also! The only 2 veey small points are the ensuite with the lovely bath could do with having a shower attachment (although there is a shower in the other ensuite). Also as the grounds are so big with a huge lake there is no small secure area for you to let your dog out for a wee if they are a puppy or do not have good recall. We would definitely recommend and would visit again.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2021

  • "Excellent barn conversion."

    Amazing social space. Very tranquil setting allowing you to get up close with the wildlife. Really lovely little extras. Everything and more that you need was there. Thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend. Thank you Kim and Julian.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Our second time staying at Thatcher's Barn and hopefully not our last!"

    This is a great place to get away from it all. The property is well equipped and well presented and the setting is very tranquil and relaxing. Would highly recommend a stay here and a big thanks again to the lovely owners who are a pleasure to deal with.

    Reviewed by TrishNov 2021

  • "Thatchers Barn was obviously designed, built and superbly fitted to be lived in and for whatever reason decided and thankfully for us all changed to be a holiday let."

    The location is ideal for visiting many Cotswold towns and villages we all admire and love. The barn owners are a lovely, friendly and helpful family who go out of their way to ensure your stay is relaxing and trouble free. We will certainly recommend the barn to friends and family and return ourselves. Dave Watson

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "A very peaceful location, visited every day by a squirrel who was quite funny running across the patio with a conker still in it's casing."

    3 types of owl heard overnight and a woodpecker visited on the last full day. Kim and Julian were lovely, it was nice to read the history of the barn. Our son and his partner dropped by on their way back from Devon and thought it was lovely.W e took them to meet the fish, they were amazed how you can't see any until you throw some bread and then the just appear anfd some of them are big.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful place , cleanliness superb, so peaceful."

    We had a lovely relaxing week , the dog loved the freedom and my husband the fishing. Will definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by HayleyAug 2021

  • "The hosts had the mosts!"

    What an absolute diamond find of a place! Surrounded by forrest with a private lake, perfect escape for peace! The place was cosy as anything with the open fire and bbq outside, we shall be returning again for sure! 4 x

    Reviewed by DaljitAug 2021

  • "The barn was just perfect, welcoming hosts on arrival and very clean."

    The grounds were beautiful, loads of wildlife to see and very private. We felt really comfortable with our 5 and 7 year old running around on their own, and the dogs were never on a lead. Remote enough to be away from it all, but close enough in a car to drive to places to look around. We cooked in mostly, and made use of the gas bbq provided. Wish we had booked for longer!

    Reviewed by NataliaJul 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing accommodation."

    Had the wow factor. Very clean and had everything we needed. Just us and acres of land. Very quiet. Lovely pub for food and drinks 20 minute walk away.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "Beautiful quiet setting Photos are accurate ..."

    Beautiful quiet setting Photos are accurate Maybe a couple of lounging chairs to lay back and enjoy the sun We all had a fabulous holiday

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet spot."

    Great to have some wooded space around the property and to have access to the private pond. Great base for the local area too.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at the Barn, the hosts were very accommodating and have done a wonderful job."

    If I had to make a comment it would be that the sinks in the bathrooms could be a little bigger, but that is the only negative we had. We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "Thatchers Barn is a wonderful, tranquil retreat set amongst woodland with it's own private lake which we fished pretty much everyday."

    The wildlife all around is amazing, many species of birds and even foxes and deer in the garden/grounds. The cottage / barn is bright and airy. The weather was fantastic while we were there and it was great to be able to open up all the doors and bring the outside in. The jukebox was a fun addition! Kim and Julian were a lovely couple, leaving us some yummy goodies!! Thank you both for a fantastic week. If we're in the area again, we would not hesitate to return to Thatchers Barn.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Well situated for visiting the Cotswolds,lots of walking nearby."

    This cottage has lots of wildlife around,and the grounds and lake arer relaxing to walk and sit beside. The site is very quiet being situated on a dead end road. The local pub is close enough to walk to and is very friendly with good food. The owners made us very welcome. A great place to stay,we will come again.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Thatchers Barn is a fantastic place to stay The setting is very private and peaceful and the barn is well equipped and comfortable."

    It was a joy to look out upon the woodland within which it sits, especially as the bluebells were in full bloom during our stay. We were lucky enough to spot deer whilst we were there and had visits every day from the pheasants, woodpeckers and many other species of bird that took advantage of the well stocked bird feeder! We were able to find some lovely walks straight from the door and there are also plenty of interesting places to visit within a short drive. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by TrishMay 2021

  • "We had such a lovely break at thatchers barn."

    The location was so lovely in the bluebell woods. The barn had everything you could want for. The location was great with a lovely pub down the road. We stayed as a family of 4 with two young children (4 and 1) and we all had a great time. We’re already planning when we can return and stay for longer next time!

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at thatchers barn."

    The hosts welcomed us and made sure we didn’t want for anything. Woodland and lake on site were beautiful, and also a great location for all the surrounding sites. The barn had everything we needed, and was very comfortable. We didn’t want to leave and are looking forward to returning at some time in the near future. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by BeverleyApr 2021

  • "The owners have made this unique property charming, comfortable, well equipped and all set in a tranquil spot surrounded by nature and wildlife."

    This is the place to find peace and rest. We took our dogs and they loved it, walks in the woods, ducks on the pond and fish who love you to feed them. It is beautiful and you can sit on the terrace watching so many different species of birds enjoying the food including the resident pheasants while sipping a glass of wine. Lovely.

    Reviewed by MaddyApr 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, jukebox, 3 x TVs with Freeview, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio with rattan furniture, wood burner and a fire pit with BBQ facilities, 14 acres of shared grounds with orchards, woodlands and a lake
  • Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: You will have full use of the all the grounds as well as the lake for fishing.

The property

Escape to a secluded sanctuary at this extraordinary renovated barn conversion, surrounded by 14 acres of magical orchards, woodland and a large lake within the owner's private grounds, an ideal getaway for families and their furry friends.

Drive down a sweeping driveway to the property, leading you through tall trees and winding paths to this hidden cottage, boasting a characterful forest green exterior and quaint flowering pots.

Feel the welcoming warmth of the underfloor heating on your toes the second you walk into the boot room, where you can kick off your muddy shoes after a day of exploring the woodlands.

Let your evening come to a close in the open-plan living area, a spacious room with natural light seeping through the patio doors, high sloping ceilings, and pretty exposed beams decorated with lush vines wrapped around.

Utilise the contemporary kitchen space, rustling up a delicious home-cooked meal while the complimentary jukebox plays an old school classic in the background, before changing it to a softer melody for a relaxing family dinner on the lovely dining table.

After dinner is over and the plates are set in the dishwasher, create a cosy atmosphere by lighting the welcoming woodburning stove as you settle on one of the delightful sofas and switch on an evening film.

A private patio space can be found throughout two large doors, an idyllic spot where you can enjoy the surrounding nature as you sip on a morning coffee, or delight in a romantic stargaze with a bottle of wine of a quiet evening.

Retire to one of the two stylish bedrooms after a tiring day, both offering attractive king-size beds with a TV and en-suite, however one of the rooms hosts a zip/link which can be changed to twins if needed, as well as a soothing slipper bath to unwind for an evening soak.

The cottage also benefits from a handy utility room equipped with storage space, a washing machine and a clothes airer for any dirty clothes.

Take a peaceful stroll through the owner's incredible grounds, compromising 14 acres of stunning plum orchards, magical winding woodlands and an idyllic lake where you can take your canine companions for a morning walk, fish for carp, or conjure up a tasty lunch and enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Venture over to Toddington village centre, offering a selection of amenities including a village shop for you to stock up on self-catered essentials.

and a country pub where you can enjoy an evening meal when you don't feel like cooking.

Soak up the amazing countryside landscape on one of the many challenging walking trails such as the picturesque scenery among the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, the Warden's Way and the Windrush Way, to name a few.

Immerse yourself in the historic culture of the nearby area, discovering the 1000-year-old Sudeley Castle and Gardens, or the beautiful National Trust property of Snowshill Manor and Garden slightly further away.

The spa town of Cheltenham is a short journey from the property, home to an abundance of popular annual festivals, as well as the famous racecourse, alternatively find the ancient town of Tewkesbury, enjoying a peaceful day exploring the River Severn and Avon.

For a vibrant day out, visit the bustling city of Gloucester, with a wider selection of pubs, bars, high street shops, restaurants and a majestic cathedral!

Bring the family along for a peaceful holiday at Thatchers Barn, a great base to explore the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire countryside.

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About the location


Snowshill 5.6 miles; Evesham 8.3 miles; Cheltenham 11 miles; Gloucester 18.6 miles

Resting in the beautiful Tewkesbury Borough of north Gloucestershire at the edge of the Costwolds AONB, is the charming village of Toddington, split into two towns both the 'Old Town' and the 'New Town'. The village is home to a quaint country pub called The Pheasant, a village shop, St Andrew's church, a railway station, and the dramatic Toddington Manor. The 19th century manor was bought by award-winning artist Damien Hirst in 2005, and is used for his extensive art collection, boasting 100 acres of woodland, two lakes and babbling streams. The large spa town of Cheltenham is just a short journey away, hosting a whole heap of culture including an array of festivals including the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Jazz Festival, Science Festival, Music Festival, Cricket Festival, and the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, as well as gorgeous Regency architecture, art gallery, museums, and fun-filled attractions. Gloucester city centre holds a grand cathedral, Blackfriars 13th century medieval Priory site, and a Guildhall. Toddington is a fantastic spot to explore the Cotswolds, exploring the various rolling hills, walking trails and scenic landscapes.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas