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Oyster Barn

Naunton, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091282)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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59 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved Oyster Barn."

    It was cosy, well equipped & in a great location. The owners were v.friendly & unobtrusive & we will definitely consider returning in future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and cant wait to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2022

  • "Me and my 3 children had a lovely time staying at Oyster Barn this weekend."

    The barn itself was beautiful and perfect for the 4 of us. The location was stunning with some great walks close by.

    Reviewed by JamieDec 2021

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    Perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. Batsford Arboretum and Bourton House garden well worth a visit and so many wonderful walks around.Croissants, Bread, butter and amazing homemade raspberry jam much appreciated from Penny. Weather mixed but enjoyed two or three summer evenings sat on the patio behind the cottage.

    DawnJun 2021

  • "Hard to fault this place: it's very comfortable & has everything you need for a relaxing break whatever you're up to."

    Especially loved the bathrooms and the cosy lounge. Also in a great location for walks & visiting the Cotswolds generally. Local pub fab too!

    IanOct 2020

  • "We loved our time in Naunton at the beautiful Oyster Barn."

    Everything was perfect. Great location near a great pub & beautiful walks. Thank you Penny for the amazing homemade jam!

    MaggieSep 2020

  • "Wonderful weekend."

    Excellent location near to all neighbouring towns and villages

    LynetteSep 2020

  • "Such a fantastic place to stay and to use as a base to explore local areas."

    The barn was extremely clean, well equipped, very comfortable beds! There were great thoughtful touches which were a fantastic surprise! We hope to be back soon.

    YasmineAug 2020

  • "Just got home from spending a relaxing week in the Cotswold's."

    Oyster Barn was absolutely outstanding. The drive way was so pretty and lined with beautiful hollyhocks. The cottage had everything we needed and more for our stay, especially the gorgeous roll top bath. We will definitely be returning next week!

    KimAug 2020

  • "We had a super weekend stay at the Oyster Barn."

    The accommodation was great, very clean and spacious. Beds were very comfortable. There were some very thoughtful things left for us, include some amazing home made jam to go with the fresh bread. Location is perfect for what we were looking for, extremely quite, great walks, etc. We would definitely recommend it.

    QuintonJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet and quaint location."

    Oyster Barn is brilliantly equipped and sparkling clean - the breakfast bits (especially the fab homemade jam!) and cleaning / sanitising supplies were a nice additional touch. We enjoyed some great walks from the doorstep and made good use of the local pub down the road. Highly recommended.

    LizzieJul 2020

  • "Lovely place."

    Very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. We were surprised at how much stuff there was for us to use when cooking - much more than we expected and have ever had at other airbnbs. They also left us a lovely welcome package of bread, eggs, homemade jam and croissants on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

    MelissaJul 2020

  • "We had an amazing time and Douglas and Penny are wonderful hosts."

    The home is beautiful, and we were able to do some amazing walks right from the front door. We had everything we needed to cook and visited the local pub where we felt welcome and had a nice meal. Seeing the pheasants in the garden was a nice surprise! Highly recommend!

    BethFeb 2020

  • "Our stay at Douglas & Penn's Oyster Barn cottage was, quite simply, a dream."

    The cottage interior is new and done to the highest standards, the beds were very comfortable, everything one could need is available and well-placed, all was perfectly clean, the furnishings & decorative touches were charming, the peaceful ambience were wonderful -- and the hospitality was wonderful. We also loved the nearby village pub, and the location was ideal was exploring the Cotswold region. We hope to visit again.

    HollyJan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, impeccable and perfectly equipped."

    We appreciate all the items for breakfast and cleaning. Property highly recommended.

    OscarJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Everything you could need is provided and the host was very helpful.

    RhonaNov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this lovely cottage - Penny & Douglas are very welcoming and helpful."

    The property is really nicely done - definitely recommend it!

    EmmaOct 2019

  • "This was probably the best Airbnb we have stayed in."

    It is an incredibly beautiful cottage that is newly renovated and has all the amenities one might need. The owners were very pleasant and accommodating.

    ApurvaOct 2019

  • "Penny and Doug are the most delightful hosts; ready to offer advice and help when needed, but not intrusive."

    Oyster Barn is a spotless, well-equipped, beautifully furnished home-away-from-home perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. We loved the welcome gift of eggs, milk, bread and Penny's home made jam. The Black Horse pub, a 5 minute walk away, offers delicious food and hospitality. We would definitely recommend choosing Oyster Barn and the village of Naunton for your visit to this area!

    CatherineOct 2019

  • "As new inside - great location- fabulous Black Horse Inn a short walk away."

    2 bed, 2 bath, plenty of space. Everything very organised. Brilliant hosts. 10/10, 5 stars!

    BradSep 2019

  • "A beautiful little two-bedroom converted barn in a pretty village."

    JamesSep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idyllic village."

    Oyster Barn provides everything you need for a relaxing country break. Everything about the cottage was cosy and comfortable and the main bathroom was stunning with its free standing bath. The welcome pack we received was fantastic containing eggs, milk, bread, croissants, delicious raspberry jam and there was plenty of coffee, tea, sugar, and good supplies of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, even shower gels in both bathrooms. Lovely owners who obviously take real pride in their property. We hope to return.

    CarolineAug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay in Naunton!"

    This barn fulfilled all our needs and wishes. We'd love to come back and visit this truly lovely place again!

    YvonneJul 2019

  • "Great place, excellent hosts, ideal way to enjoy the Cotswolds."

    EricJun 2019

  • "The property is situated in what has to be the perfect setting for a Cotswold village."

    Naunton is so central for getting to any of the other popular towns and villages within easy driving distance or walking if so inclined. Oyster Barn is a delight, clean, tidy, all facilities provided and is a haven of peace and quiet. The owners are on hand if needed and are very approachable but importantly do not interfere unless invited. Being ex locals, the area is well known to us and there are other cottages in the vicinity that we have stayed in but we rate Oyster Barn as the best. It is a credit to Penny and Douglas.

    JohnJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and a great base to visit the wonderful places in the area."

    We had a good meal at the pub and we also visited the 'tearoom' in Guiting Power which was an interesting experience - fantastic giant tea-cakes and lovely scones plus the antiques all around the place.

    PaulaMay 2019

  • "This property along with the hosts, Douglas & Penny, the quaint town, & local pub fulfilled a long held dream."

    Everything was as advertised and more. The area was beautiful and filled with entertaining diversions. But most importantly the Oyster Barn was comfortable, well-appointed, & tastefully decorated. Penny & Douglas were warm, friendly, helpful and generous. We had the time of our lives and will be back!

    ElaineMay 2019

  • "We had a great time and the house was wonderful."

    This was our second visit to the Oyster Barn and this time there were 4 of us. Everything was very clean and airy, and the kitchen well stocked for cooking. Plenty of room for the four of us.

    DiannaMay 2019

  • "Beautiful location and cottage."

    JonathanApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, in a lovely wee village."

    Great base for exploring the Cotswolds, away from the tourist hotspots. Lovely touches such as croissants, milk, jam etc; a very comfortable stay.

    NickMar 2019

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful home."

    The owners were very accommodating and the house was kept in very good condition. Overall we had a lovely time!

    NicolaFeb 2019

  • "Very professional."

    Everything ran smoothly.

    HrvojeDec 2018

  • "Absolutely delighted with this beautiful barn conversation."

    We had 3 nights at oyster barn and although we didn’t do a great lot we had a wonderful and relaxing experience. We will definitely go again. Penny left lots of provisions and her home made jam is to die for.

    PaulineNov 2018

  • "Oyster Barn was an amazingly peaceful retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    It had everything we needed to unwind and it was in an ideal location to explore the beautiful surroundings. We will be looking to come back soon!

    LukeNov 2018

  • "Well appointed, cosy & very comfortable barn set in the middle of the beautiful Cotswolds."

    Lovely quiet village off the beaten track in the middle of the Cotswolds with a pub within easy walking distance. Oyster barn was delightful, cosy & warm, just the place to relax and unwind. Well placed for walkers or days out a little further afield. The owners were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave. Highly recommended.

    VickiOct 2018

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a very friendly village."

    So much thought put into making your stay so comfortable. There was even homemade jam and marmalade left for you on your arrival. We will be back.

    RuthOct 2018

  • "Spotlessly clean, comfortable well equipped."

    Owners were helpful without in any way bring intrusive and it was a great location for exploring the Cotswolds. Thank you Doug and Penny.

    Mary-ClareOct 2018

  • "Was a fantastic stay and we loved the cottage!"

    Thank you for all the extra touches and the kids toys were fab! We really like that you had necessities there as well as that’s not always the case. The only thing (if anything) we would want would be a Nespresso coffee machine.

    LucilaOct 2018

  • "Oyster Barn was perfect in every way!"

    It was extremely comfortable and very well maintained. We would highly recommend staying at Oyster Barn.

    MollySep 2018

  • "Perfect cottage, great welcome, exceptional welcome food pack."

    Can't wait to return.

    DotSep 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage which had everything you could need."

    Beautiful village location and lovely warm welcome from the owners. Delighted to find a welcome pack including milk, eggs, cheese, homemade jam and wine on arrival. 10/10.

    TanyaSep 2018

  • "Great location, the owners, facilities and the ‘little touches’ made us feel at home."

    Beautifully appointed too. BBQ equip. was ideal. Thank you.

    TimothyAug 2018

  • "Oyster Barn is a perfect cottage for a Cotswolds vacation."

    Very clean and comfortable and well-appointed. Penny left us milk, eggs, bread, croissants, jam and butter for our arrival. Naunton is an idyllic and peaceful village. Very quiet and authentic. Some of the other Cotswolds villages are overrun with tourists and we were glad to have picked Naunton as our home base. The Black Horse Tavern is a short walk away and has excellent food and hospitality. The famous Cotswolds walking trails are easily accessed from Oyster Barn and there are maps provided by Penny at Oyster Barn. I would highly recommend Oyster Barn!,Matt

    Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful village."

    Perfect for a relaxing gateway to enjoy everything the Cotswolds have to offer. Penny was very friendly and helpful. We strongly recommend the Oyster Farm.

    ColetteAug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage with lovely hosts!"

    MichelleJul 2018

  • "Penny & Douglas were fabulous hosts."

    It’s very rare to say, They thought of everything! Yet they did! The Oyster Barn is a beautifully appointed accommodation, quiet with a wonderful pub a short stroll up the street. We loved it!

    JohnJul 2018

  • "Naunton is a beautiful village, well located for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford and beyond."

    Penny and Doug have gone to enormous trouble to fit out the cottage with any amenity you might need. They are excellent hosts. We will happily return.

    FionaJun 2018

  • "Great location, quiet local friendly area is very beautiful!"

    Accomdation first class, and comfortable; owners next door checked to see we had everything we needed. Provisions provided to welcome us. Therefore no rushing around before check in. Highly recommended great village pub! Recommend the Sunday lunch (good value). Great little fox terrier old would visit every day (name is Rhubarb) as well as all pheasant and bird life!

    BrianJun 2018

  • "A really lovely place to stay- really well thought out accommodation with every aspect well thought through."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Gorgeous location. Would recommend

    CherryJun 2018

  • "Delayed by a day due to heavy snow."

    Exceeded all our expectations. Warm, cosy. Lovely comfortable beds. We could not have asked for anything more. Thank you.

    The Hickmans With 2 DogsMar 2018

  • "Thank you for making us feel so very welcome in Oyster Barn!"

    It’s a fabulous place to stay; you thought of every possible detail. We’ve had a wonderful vacation and count’t have asked for more!

    Bram And Saskia (Netherlands)Mar 2018

  • "A really comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the Country."

    SimonFeb 2018

  • "We have had a lovely long weekend here and would definitely recommend you."

    Melina Richards, Paul And Bruce The DogFeb 2018

  • "A very relaxing week – weather mixed but it is February after all."

    Mud everywhere. Lovely walks at Cleeve Hill, Broadway Tower and from here to Temple Guiting. Many thanks to Penny for her helpfulness.

    Moger Family And DogFeb 2018

  • "Thank you for a lovely weekend."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. Will definitely return. See you soon!

    Thomas And KatyFeb 2018

  • "We felt so at home – it’s cosy, comfortable, with all the little details you’d want thought about."

    Loved the stonework – such skill. Great walks locally, can recommend the pub – and try to get a look round the Dovecote! Penny & Dougie were impeccable hosts – so welcoming. Thank you. Wish we had longer.

    David And OlwenFeb 2018

  • "Overall a very wonderful experience in your cottage."

    Everything that we would need in a accommodation was provided including a hairdryer for my wife and daughter. Very good insulation in the cottage compared to some we have stayed in in the past. Maybe just a little bit too warm if the temperature is not that cold outside but definitely cosy though. In general everything was perfect and we would recommend this cottage to friends and online reviews. We would love to come back soon especially for your hospitality and accommodation. Mark Jeeveratnam and Party

    Jan 2018

  • "A beautifully appointed barn with lots of lovely personal touches."

    Loved the woodburner too.

    The Lloyd Family With DogJan 2018

  • "A lovely welcome pack ( including homemade jam) and all the essentials provided in the property."

    Lots of lovely touches - extra large bath towels, cosy wood burner. The barn is in a pretty village, well situated for exploring and the local pub serves good food.

    KimJan 2018

  • "The Barn is beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for more."

    In respect of dogs, I found plent of places to walk our boy, who was very happy. It would be good if there was somewhere gated to let them out quickly last thing and 1st thing in the morning. You also might want to invest in a gate from the kitchen to living room if dogs are staying especially for wet days. (we do have a mobile stairgate now)

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Oyster Barn is a charming converted barn, nestled peacefully in the quiet Cotswold village of Naunton, located within the grounds of the owners’ property.

The property is home to two well-presented bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests; the perfect retreat for you and your loved ones.

Upon arrival at Oyster Barn, you are welcomed by two convenient parking spaces, as you unload your luggage through the delightful stable door, into the country-style kitchen that comes well-equipped with everything you need to cook up a delicious meal for your loved ones and retreat to the dining table to indulge in your meal and toast to a wonderful holiday that lies before you.

Take the conversation through the Cotswold stone alcove and into the sitting room, which is a stylishly decorated, bright room with a wealth of character features, including a traditional wooden settle and a feature stone fireplace containing a warming woodburning stove, all complimented by contemporary furnishings such as a large Smart TV and DVD player, books and games for you to make use of for a fun-filled evening.

Wooden French doors lead you out onto the open patio area at the front of the property or you can walk over to the fenced patio garden which is located just past the log store and is accessed up beautiful wooden steps, where you will find garden furniture, a barbecue to make use of in summer months and a lovely small grass area.

When the evening gets colder, venture back inside and up to the first-floor where you will find the two well-presented bedrooms; bedroom one is a lovely eaves room, with striking exposed beams, where you can catch up on your favourite shows on the Freeview TV in your king-size bed before heading to the en-suite for a well-earned, relaxing soak in the freestanding bath.

Bedroom two, also a lovely eaves room, has eye-catching exposed beams, and a king-size bed (zip/link, can be twin on request) from which you can watch a film on the mounted TV.

In the morning, head to the wet room for an invigorating rinse in the walk-in shower before getting ready to explore the local surroundings for the day.

You are ideally placed to explore the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, with the centre of Naunton right on your doorstep, with the River Windrush flowing through the village which is set in a ‘bowl’ within the scenic Cotswold hills.

Nearby, you will find The Black Horse Inn which has a pleasant ambience and offers home-made, locally sourced food and lovely drinks, or you can engage in a challenging game of golf at Naunton Downs Gold Club, to show of your swing skills.

Head over to the much-loved Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges that cross over the River Windrush, which boasts a variety of popular shops and attractions such as Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection and The Model Village – Bourton-on-the-Water in model form, fun days out for all!

Greystones Farm & Nature Reserve 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.

For a touch of history, head to Stow-on-the-Wold, and take a walk around the market square where you will find the town stock at one end which dates back to the 15th Century and is shaded by an old Elm Tree or take a stroll over to St Edward’s Parish Church where you will find the enchanting looking tree surrounded doorway, finish off with refreshing tipple at The Old Stocks Inn.

Cheltenham is just under a 30-minute drive from Oyster Barn and has a wealth of activities including the art deco Lido at Sanford Park which is a must during summer months, offering two heated outdoor pools, and many entertainment venues including the Town Hall, the Everyman Theatre, The Playhouse, Cheltenham Racecourse and The Bacon Theatre, as well as Pittville Park which is the city's largest ornamental park that includes playgrounds, a boating lake and an aviary.

Choose Oyster Barn for your trip to the Cotswolds, you will not be disappointed!





  • 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)
  • 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

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About the location


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.

Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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