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Five Mile House Barn

(Ref. 1014891)

Duntisbourne Abbots near Cirencester, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing stay in this wonderful barn."

    The barn has everything you need and more,it's so well equipped.We had a wonderful week even though the weather wasn't great my mother in law loved her 80th there,having bubbles in the lovely wrap around garden thankyou very much

    Thank and we wish a happy 80th birthday year for your Mum! We test out the Barn with our family to try to make sure it has everything needed. We hope you had a good journey home. Many thanks Anna, Sarah and Diana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very good property to stay for a few days exploring the Cotswolds and lovely touches added with flowers,cake and dog treats ."

    Thank you to the owners.

    We are glad you enjoyed the Cotswolds, we are slightly biased but think it is a beautiful part of the world! Thank you for your lovely feedback, we very much appreciate it. Kind regards Anna, Sarah and Diana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Ideal location. Beautiful garden. Our 3rd visit

    A huge thank you. We hope to see you again and hope that everyone had a safe journey home. Best wishes Anna, Sarah and Diana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Regina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely open plan, cosy cottage."

    Perfect for a group of ladies wanting a good catch up. Very close to some lovely walks which led us into Cirencester, a lovely town to visit.

    Thank you so much, we are delighted you had a lovely time with your friends and enjoyed the local walks. Nothing better than time spent with friends! We hope to meet you next time. Many thanks Anna, Diana and Sarah. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Barn was just as advertised and all three of us loved staying here."

    Everything about it suited us perfectly as the main areas are downstairs so easy to get around for those less mobile. The main double bed downstairs was so comfortable and not having slep so well for weeks it was delightful. There is plenty of room to share downstairs and because we had brought our own logs we had a fire every night. It’s close to a main, busy road but because of double glazing you couldn’t hear it inside the house. Sadly it’s fully booked until September but that tells you how wonderful this place is. We would, in a heartbeat, return again….

    That is so kind, thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for staying at the Barn. Best wishes Anna, Sarah and Diana. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "We booked this cottage for my Dads 80th Birthday weekend and it did not disappoint."

    Good location for family travelling from south and north!! Facilities were great. One tiny thing I’d comment on is the very small dinner plates. I loved using the gas range to cook on but plates did not fit much on!!

    Thank you so much, so glad your Dad had a fabulous 80th birthday celebration. Thank you for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Stayed for Christmas week, cottage decorated for Christmas, treats and present for the dog !! Highly recommended. Easy for travelling to Stroud, Cirencester and Bristol

    Thank you so much, Sarah and Diana work really hard to make the Barn welcoming to both two and four legged guests. We look forwards to seeing you all again. Happy 2024! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Regina5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything provided that you could possibly need."

    A spacious home from home which was the perfect base for exploring the beautiful area and walking routes of the cotswolds. Plenty of thoughtful complementary extras. A memorable stay for all the right reasons would highly recommend.

    Thank you, we are glad you all enjoyed the Barn and the Cotswolds. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful area. We hope to see you again, happy Xmas! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Dec 2023

  • "A great property."

    Perfect for relaxing with friends, and it was great to be able to bring my two dogs with me. The gardens were dog secure and they enjoyed exploring! The humans were also very happy with the cottage, its proximity to Cirencester where we spent a few hours and also Westonbirt where we enjoyed the Christmas illuminations. The downstairs bedroom would make it suitable to bring my elderly parents. Seeing photo's on Facebook a friend has already asked for details of the property and I'll be highly recommending it.

    Wow! Thank you, and we are so pleased you had a great time. We would love to see you again. Many thanks Anna, Sarah and Diana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property was perfect for us to be with our family and our 3 dogs, it was so lovely and warm and cosy for November and despite us wanting to light the wood burner we didn’t need to."

    The underfloor heating more than kept us warm and the stone floors were a godsend with the dogs. The kitchen was so well stocked with everything you could have ever needed - brilliant ! We were grateful for the torches provided especially taking the dogs in and out. There was more than enough comfy seating for the 6 of us and the bedrooms were lovely especially the large downstairs one. The nice touches like the cake, flowers, dog biscuits and milk were truly appreciated. We were super happy with our stay - thank you.

    Thank you we really appreciate your kind feedback, we try really hard to make sure that the Barn has everything we would want for a family party. A huge thank you and we hope the whole family, two and four legged return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    So glad you all had a lovely 50th birthday week! Thank you for the lovely comments in the book, we are glad you made family memories at the barn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped holiday home with a homely feel ."

    Secure garden for the dogs that we appreciated in the very wet weather conditions . We loved the log fire for cosy nights in and the smart tv was an added bonus . My only suggestion would be bigger plates for dining and a dog bin or pail in the garden . Great area for visiting with a great roast at the Green Dragon ( call and book a table as very busy ) . Lovely artisan bakery in Elkston worth a visit at 4.30pm to grab a good to go bag (£8 for 5/6 pastries ) . Butcher also amazing with quality steaks and sausages that my boys loved.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your lovely comments and suggestions. We are so lucky with the local pub, and Knead and Jesse Smiths at Elkstone are a favorite of ours. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie3.8Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was really lovely, having extras to make your stay welcome."

    Lemon cake on arrival

    So pleased you like the lemon drizzle cake, it’s made by my Mum who will be very happy. Thank you so much for your kind feedback, it is really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a pleasant stay in this lovely cottage."

    So well equipped and comfortable, the owners seem to have thought of everything. Our dogs loved charging around the garden and even though the property is on a road that runs parallel to the main A417 the road noise did not disturb us. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Thank you we really appreciate your feedback and it was lovely to meet you both and your beautiful dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "First off, we booked this cottage because of its dimensions and the two bathrooms (we wanted to stay there with two couples), not because it fits our taste."

    We were happy to have such good weather, it would have been quite chilly and damp if it had been otherwise. In summary it is not a place that we would visit again, because of its location (close to the noisy highway) and its interior.

    Thank you, we understand that you booked the property for its rooms and facilities. Due to the 35 degree weather we had switched off the central heating. We are sorry if this was not to your liking. We were aiming to keep the place cool for your comfort. As the barn has underfloor heating it is never damp. Thank you for your visit to the UK. We loved the sun for the brief time it was with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by K.b.3.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay, the barn was comfortable and clean, the dogs loved being able to play outside and we were at ease they cldnt get out."

    Would recommend to anyone to stay.

    Thank you, we are so glad that you had a lovely time and that the dogs enjoyed their holiday. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely owners who welcome feedback to improve their cottage which is warm clean well equipped and very dog friendly."

    We had the need for a few changes due to our circumstances.We were with elderly parents who not disabled but had mobility issues.The light in one of the bedrooms upstairs had a touch light which is easier than looking for a switch in the night but doesn't match the other beautiful lighting in the garden room so just borrowed it and put back.Looses gravel from house through disabled entrance was a struggle for walker but not for a wheelchair so we just swept it away abit.Lovely walk in shower but we had to buy a chair but lots of grab rails and a good non slip mat which is rough for feet cleaning.Pictures show twin downs stairs double and twin upstairs, this has now changed to double downstairs and 2 twins upstairs. Pictures also show a small wall mounted tv.,This has been upgraded to a freestanding larger TV with Netflix and good channels.Lots of lovely sofas and chairs and does not have a list of dos and don'tsso you feel welcome not tolerated,.Seating area by bbq is not wheelchair accessible but the rest is.Large bbq a fire pit and lots of garden furniture to mix and match to your needs. Only draw back was stairs which when lit puts landing light on so might disturb other guests if not all going to bed same time and have suggested stick on lights going up which are sensored.3 entrances so if you have to access garden at night there is a fire exit direct down well lit stone stairs so does not take you through kitchen to courtyard or garden room which opens up completely with folding doors,beautiful on a warm day which unfortunately we didn't have to many of.Thank you .

    Thank you, we are glad you felt relaxed and enjoyed your stay…sorry about the rain! We have now added in our welcome information the availability of the perch stool. The property is aiming to meet many individual needs for their holidays we try very hard to make it welcoming. We changed the downstairs room in response to previous feedback but the beds are zip and lock so they can be separated if necessary. Thank you for staying and hope you had a safe journey home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2023

  • "The FMH Barn is in a lovely location ands very easy to find."

    Despite being close to a busy road there is almost no traffic noise inside. The gardens are quite welcoming although not very well kept. The garden furniture needed a good clean and there was no BBQ as advertised. Inside the barn is reasonably spacious and comfortable, although the bed (downstairs) was not so good, and the mattress protector under the sheet was heavily stained and needed a real good wash. The property was not that clean. Quite a lot of dog hairs on the upholstery. Not impressed by a heavily stained teapot, scrambled egg on the frying pan, some dirty cutlery and crockery. We certainly left the property cleaner than when we found it. Was not of the standard of other cottages we have rented

    We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay, thank you for your feedback.We work hard to ensure that the issues you raised have been addressed and other guests will benefit. There is a BBQ in the fire pit, but we have purchased another one in response to your comments. The bed is brand new, we will add toppers. We do love dogs and welcome them. Best wishes, Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara3.1May 2023

  • "Great location for touring around the Cotswolds."

    Very spacious and comfortable accommodation.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it’s is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Well appointed and tastefully converted from original use."

    Very much enjoyed your stay.

    Thank you, we are pleased that you liked the barn and had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2023

  • "Instructions for cooker not clear."

    Couldn't get ovens to work so made difficult to cook a meal. Sykes not available when we phoned for assistance. Upstairs shower difficult to use even though Instructions were left for its use. Facilities were excellent kitchen resources great. Fridge door is loose and the door slams open. This means items dropping out on the floor. Beautiful surroundings.

    We are really sorry you struggled with using the facilities. We have checked the cooker and it is working but are sorry that you had difficulties with it and have labelled the ignition point for ease for the future. We have remedied the balance on the fridge and apologise for this, as you know we provide two fridges to ensure there is good contingency planning. Our apologies, kind regards Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well positioned, with access to several places to visit."

    Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Cottage clean and warm. The double bed was broken on our arrival, the owner left us a note to state it would be replaced, but not until the 6th day of our holiday. I felt we should have been made aware of this before our arrival, The bed in situ was very uncomfortable with a broken base. The hearth stone in the garden bedroom, needs something to distinguish from the floor, maybe some edging ? As several members of our party fell over it. However these two issues will not defer a return visit

    We are really sorry, the Thursday was the earliest date that the bed could be delivered. Once again our sincere apologies, we will look at the hearth stone mapping. Thank you for staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Regina3.8Apr 2023

  • "We said we would return & we did."

    The Barn is warm, comfortable and was perfectly clean. The gardens are a delight, especially with all the spring flowers currently in bloom, and with seating in various areas to catch the sun at all times of the day. Perfect for the many places to visit from here but equally good for a cosy day in. The Cotswold Distillery is well worth the journey - best to pre-book a tour - which includes a take-away bag for drivers so they don't miss out. All in all, another lovely week spent in the Barn by all the family. Thank you Anna for your visit and the welcome goodies. We look forward to booking a third time.

    A huge thank you, and we hope to see you and your family soon. Best wishes Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great Property / Ideal for what we needed it for."

    Thank you, hope you all had a great week at the Cheltenham races and had some winners ! Also a huge thank you for leaving so many goodies for the next visitors, it was very kind of you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Great sound proofing from road noise on the ground floor which upstairs would benefit from. A large frying pan would be useful, otherwise very well equipped. Kitchen cutlery drawer needs attention as was difficult to open and close. The welcome tray of tea, cake and dog biscuits was a really nice touch.

    Thank you for staying at the Barn. We have fixed the draw and also bought another frying pan. We are looking at improving the windows this year. Hope to see you again. Regards Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Mar 2023

  • "A clean, warm well appointed barn with ample parking in a lovely rural setting."

    Excellent comms from Anne the owner a lovely welcome pack on our arrival & many thanks for putting up Christmas decorations. Regards John

    Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy 2023! We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time in this beautiful cottage."

    Everything was perfect and the property was so warm which was important in November! The location couldn’t have been better - central to all the Cotswolds. The photo shows a small tv in the lounge but there is actually a bigger one underneath which was better for my eyesight! Our small dog was perfectly happy and safe in the grounds which is always a bonus as he likes to explore. We would definitely book again if ever we come back to this area.

    Thank you, we very much appreciate your kind feedback. We planned the barn around dogs and continue to update our property to keep it current. Many thanks Anna, Sarah and Diana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was just fantastic!"

    Please though do let people know about the low front stone wall out the front of property by the neighbours as 2 of the dogs escaped therefore at the mo ‘ not a fully enclosed ‘ garden. We will be back and thanks for the stay.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forwards to seeing you again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property in an ideal location with all amenities."

    Amazing. Even welcoming tea tray with cake. It was perfect. They truly had thought of everything and a beautiful location but so easy to access other areas. It was perfect

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. So glad you had a lovely time with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay at five mile barn , well equipped kitchen ."

    Comfy beds , heated floor in downstairs wet room . very clean and cosy , big secure garden for our two dogs. Masses of hot water , great log burner , A welcome lemon drizzle cake and juice / milk in the fridge . A visit from a lovely lady too check all was ok and tell us about some nice walks . This is our second visit here thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our family of 6 adults .Thankyou we will be back

    A huge Thank you, it was a joy to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again. Lovely to see the barn welcoming family parties ❤️. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well provisioned."

    Our only concern was the walk in shower in the garden bedroom. It became extremely slippery when wet and there were no grab rails, there was just a very small anti slip mat. For the elderly or disabled this makes the shower unusable.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that the barn did not meet your parties mobility needs, we have a peach chair that we provide for those with mobility issues upon request. There is a grab rail in the shower that we fitted following previous feedback. We have purchased a larger anti slip mat in response to your feedback. We always look to, listen and learn, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent! Clean, comfortable, beautifully presented."

    Lovely walks near by.

    Thank you so much, Sarah & Diana work really hard to ensure that the Barn is clean & smart. Kind Regards Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really lovely property, well maintained and comfortable to stay in."

    Lots of lovely places within a short drive to explore.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we wanted."

    The downstairs disabled bedroom with walk in en suite was perfect for my mom (who can’t do steps and uses a wheelchair). The kitchen was super homely and well equipped. The upstairs bedrooms worked well for my sister and me, with a shared bathroom. The pretty gardens surround the property and there is always somewhere sunny to sit, even though the house is in a dip and north facing at the rear. Several sets of tables and chairs and even a beanbag lounger provided. The photos and description were accurate. Ideal for families or couples and for dogs. There is a bit of road noise but that was flagged and to be expected given how close it is to the A417. There is a very useful garage with Co-op shop a few yards walk from the cottage. The owner left is a welcome pack of lemon drizzle cake, water, juice, dog treats and flowers which was nice. Basic things like washing up liquid, cleaner, clothes, dishwasher tabs and clothes tabs also provided as are shower and hand held and shampoo. We were happy to do the rubbish recycling. Overall a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. It’s good to know that The Barn worked well for all your family. We hope to see you again if you are visiting the area. Many thanks Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay at this well appointed barn conversion."

    It had everything you could possibly want in the kitchen cupboards. The two dogs enjoyed the freedom of the fully fenced garden and the humans enjoyed the barbecue and relaxing. You could only hear the main road noise in the garden but we hardly noticed it as we were having so much fun. Convenient to Cirencester, Gloucester and Cheltenham so a perfect spot for exploring the area. Thanks for the welcome goodies too!

    Thank you so much, it was lovely to meet you all and we are so pleased that you had fun. We are really happy that the barn was enjoyed by all. Your comments are very kind and valued. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisa5.0May 2022

  • "We chose this property due its location and disabled facilities."

    My mum needed a down stairs bedroom/bathroom. We were disappointed that the disabled access is a drop off point down a rough path to the front of the barn. We would not have been able to get a wheelchair down the path as it was too narrow On arrival we collected our keys from the key safe and discovered they only opened the side door into the lounge, we had to push the coffee table out of the way to get in. Not the easiest of access for a disabled person. We later found the key to the kitchen / main door on a shelf.. The listing does not explain that you can’t park outside the front of the property. It was only at the latter stages we were advised drop off only outside and then park through a gate in the back garden, as this was on a grassed slope it was not possible for my mum to walk or be wheelchaired down to the property. We were left a hand written note to advise the boiler wasn’t working properly and given some vague instructions on what to do with it to top up the water, not something I’d expect to do on holiday! Glad my husband knew what to do! The note advised they would look at it after the bank holiday weekend, but nobody came.

    We are sorry that you found the access difficult and will change our labelling for the keys. We have also made changes to our welcome details following your comments to make this clearer. We tried to pop in the several times but you were out on each occasion, sorry we did not get to meet you. We have been in contact with the engineers regarding the boiler and will be changing it to ensure this issue is resolved. Once again our apologies for this we thought this issue had been resolved and checked the boiler whilst you were out, we can only apologise for this. The boiler has now been replaced, June 2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Apr 2022

  • "What a little gem of a property."

    It was ideal for all 3 generations of us, plus a very elderly dog. Extremely well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds & furniture. Beautiful garden. Ideally situated for outings to the many picturesque places nearby or for a cosy day in if the weather should turn. Delightful welcoming treats for us & our dog were much appreciated. Would thoroughly recommend this barn & would definitely book again when in this area.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you had a lovely time with your family at the Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with fabulous views over field of sheep."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Great location for getting around the cotswolds and plenty of walks nearby. Our dogs were really welcome too which makes for a relaxing holiday.

    Thank you, we love dogs and designed the barn around them! Many thanks for staying with us. Regards Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Mar 2022

  • "Thank you for a very comfortable stay."

    The kitchen was very well equipped, comfortable bed, powerful shower, logs for a very cosy wood burner, our dogs had a wonderful stay, safe garden and courtyard area and a marvellous walk in Barber Wood! Thank you also for our welcome sones and jam- delicious! We would definitely recommend and I’m sure we’ll be back at some point!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you all had a good stay. Hopefully your new dog enjoyed their first holiday with you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Candida5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy barn just perfect for a wild and windy half term break."

    Had all the facilities and equipment that was needed. Perfect for all the family including Grandma and Millie the Cavapoo puppy.

    So pleased you had a wonderful time, despite the winds. Best wishes to all, especially Millie, from Flo and Ruby (my labradors) , and Anna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved our stay here."

    It was so well stocked and had everything we needed for a great weekend away with friends.

    Thank you, we are so pleased you all had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holley5.0Feb 2022

  • "The house is absolutely beautiful."

    Very near local attractions. The owners have left some nice touches with champagne, sausage rolls and jam. We didn’t have to buy cleaning products, all supplied which is very unusual and very welcome. It’s a stunning home with a fab enclosed garden - perfect for doggies. The 24 hour garage is really welcome! I would definitely would recommend this house to stay in! Just a few points: It does need a much bigger tv in the lounge, as it’s so small we have strained our eyes; outdoor steps have no rail and would be a challenge taking anyone with a disability or taking an older person; no outside lights near the cars.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, following your feedback we are fitting a rail to the outside steps. The disabled access is to the rear of the property. At the front of the property there is also a gate which can be used to avoid using the steps. We will alter our welcome details to ensure clarity regarding this. We will also fit reflectors to the gates to assist reversing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy barn, with plenty of space."

    A well equipped kitchen, the log burner is brilliant, there are comfortable beds. The garden is great, very safe for our dogs., who loved all the areas to explore. Lovely homemade scones with conserve and clotted cream on our arrival. Could do with lighting at front of property as in November the solar lights didn't work and there isn't any street lighting, However thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We aim for the Barn to be dog friendly. We have checked the outside lighting and found that it had been inadvertently switched off. Many apologies for this, we hope you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Val5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely barn with all the home comforts you need."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation with friendly hosts."

    Truly dog FRIENDLY!!

    Thank you and we are so pleased that you and your dogs had a great time at The Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony J5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage large enclosed and secure garden accommodation really nice and plenty of room."

    Great location for exploring the Cotswolds. The facilities were excellent the downstair bedroom and wet room is beautiful the two upstart bedrooms are large but main bathroom is a challenge if your over 6ft due to the sloping ceiling but again is well finished and functional. As informed in the information when booking you can hear the A417 dual carriageway from the garden but not in the cottage, and this is subjective background noise my daughter from Surrey didn't notice it my wife from a very quiet Northamptonshire village did. Yes would recommend and really enjoyed our stay. Andrew M Bull

    Thank you for your kind comments. The Barn is a listed property due to ‘it’s agricultural importance’! This means that we had limited options due to planning considerations. The upstairs shower / bath can be challenging for those over 6 feet. There is road noise and we always want to be honest in our descriptions of the property to ensure that guests enjoy their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage in a stunning area, couldn't have asked for any more ..."

    Fantastic holiday cottage in a stunning area, couldn't have asked for any more from the cottage, it is also in an situated in an area where it is easy to get around the cotswolds,

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great week in a comfortable and exceptionally well equipped house."

    .,Although the house itself was well adapted and comfortable for the elderly access was not easy.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage for 6 adults and a dog."

    Room in the garden to play games or just chill with a book. Super location for ease of travel and for getting out and about. Lots of thoughtful bits and pieces to aid enjoyment of the stay. The doggy first aid kit came to our rescue one day. Everything well documented and in good working order. We will return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Five Mile House Barn is a beautifully appointed cottage in an excellent location with great transport links."

    It has a lovely outdoor area to sit in and relax. There are so many fantastic places to visit in the area, including lots of National Trust properties. The good transport links meant we could easily access places in the Cotswolds like Hidcote garden and Sudeley Castle but also travelled down to Stonehenge and Avebury for the day.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, 92 year old mum was with us, the garden room that she was in was perfect with the big wet room that I could get her wheelchair in so the house was disabled friendly but outside there were steps to the front and there was a big grass slope going to the back entrance that I had to push her up & down in the wheelchair every day that was unexpected & difficult, (Down not as bad) A paved path could help and make it a bit easier, other than that we loved the cottage and setting."

    Reviewed by Philip4.1May 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this comfortable, clean and well appointed cottage."

    The listing is accurate in its description of the facilities and the area is a walkers delight being somewhat removed from the congested tourist hotspots but within easy reach of Cirencester. We enjoyed it so much we have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spacious and well equipped cottage."

    Good sized garden with views over the fields. Bonus of a fire-pit to entertain the teenagers and to sit around in the evening.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was a delightful mix of rustic charm with every modern convenience"

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was fab, well stocked, the cake and jam was a nice touch, plenty of room, lovely settings it was great to see the dear in the field and the bird of prey."

    little bit of road noise but did not bother us that much, might be different in the summer months if you wanted to sit out. all I can say is if you want to get away to a lovely area this is the place to stay. The walk in shower was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Mar 2020

  • "My husband, our 3 children and our small dog had the most wonderful stay at this cottage and I cannot recommend it enough."

    The place was spotlessly clean, they have literally thought of everything and we wanted for nothing during our stay. The walks are amazing and the homemade cake and rolls provided upon our arrival were absolutely delicious. All in all, this was a fantastic place and we will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2020

  • "We stayed in this gorgeous old barn with our 2 young children."

    It is new to the holiday rental market and we were the first visitors. We booked it the day before our arrival and the host had made sure it was perfect. The property was well equipped with everything we could possibly need; including lots of things for the children. The host could not have been more helpful - and we arrived to a lovely cake and fresh bread that she had made. The property is in a good location, with Cirencester only 10mins away by car. We will be recommending to our friends and look forward to visiting again! Thank you!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2020

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC and woodburning stove, 2 x double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Gas Range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Bike storage
  • Gravelled courtyard area with furniture and BBQ
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • There is wheelchair access is to the rear and to the front of the property
  • Pub within 3.6 miles, shop within 7.5 miles
  • Note: Some road noise is to be expected
  • Note: Suitable for those with mobility issues, if a perch stool is required please advise upon booking for this to be arranged
  • Please note: This property only accepts short breaks in January, February, March, and November

The property

Cirencester 5.3 miles.

Nestled amidst the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the Cotswolds AONB is this beautiful, Grade II listed property, Five Mile House Barn.

This large accommodation is ideal for a family seeking to immerse themselves in the magnitude of walks and cycling routes within the surrounding countryside, or spend afternoon exploring the number of pretty towns and villages.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living room with extra wide doorways and level floors through-out, where you will find everything you could possibly need to enjoy a week-long break with your loved ones.

The traditional Range cooker takes centre stage before all of the quality appliances which invite you in to rustle up your own home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed at the dining table with all of your loved ones around you.

After dinner, sink into the plush sofas with a good book in hand, whilst the warmth of the woodburning stove offers a sense of tranquillity during a winter’s evening.

After an action-packed afternoon, look forward to retiring to the night’s embrace to one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a ground-floor twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and two double bedroom, each designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

As you wake up each morning, look forward to opening the doors to enjoy your morning coffee within the enclosed garden whilst your canine companions stretch their legs and you plan the day’s adventures.

During a balmy evening, catch the final glimpses of sunshine with a glass of wine in hand and as the BBQ sizzles in the background, offering a wonderful space for you and your loved ones to gather to create even more memories.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening however, a short car journey will bring you to the market town of Cirencester, where you will be spoilt for choice by the eating establishments that await you.

Take a trip to the local, The Green Dragon Inn, where you can spend an evening enjoying good food and fine wine in this 17th century, pet friendly establishment.

For those feeling active, discover the wonders of the Cotswolds where you will find a magnitude of walks amidst breath-taking scenery and endearing wildlife.

Alternatively, spend an afternoon in Cheltenham and Gloucester where you will find a larger selection of amenities and attractions to suit a group of all ages and tastes, a very popular choice as it is in a perfect location for Cheltenham Race-goers.

Five Mile House Barn is a refreshing base for exploring the delights of the Cotswolds AONB.

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About the location

CIRENCESTER

Bibury 7.5 miles; Stroud 14.2 miles; Cheltenham 14.7 miles; Gloucester 18.1 miles

A charm-filled market town on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB, Cirencester boasts architecture both dramatic and quaint, with its stunning church and rows of quirky cottages. Discover a number of fine shops and eateries connected by a network of attractive streets. Also discover the Corinium Museum, displaying a collection of Roman remains found locally. A choice of immaculate parks offer a memorable summertime stroll, or you can venture into the Cotswolds AONB to discover much activity, answering everybody's needs. The chocolate-box village of Bibury, with its renowned rows of stone cottages, is just 7 miles away. Stroud is another character-packed market town within reach, ideal for a stroll at your leisure. The city of Gloucester is dominated by striking buildings while nearby Cheltenham is best known for its horse racing festival. The Cotswolds itself offers a wealth of opportunity for avid walkers and cyclists. The Cotswold Way winds itself through rolling countryside and past a host of timeless villages; Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most notable.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season