- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
64 Customer Reviews
"Fantastic cottage very well equipped,comfortable bed great bathroom."
Lovely outlook. Great owners and very helpful too. We had a wonderful holiday
Thank you for your kind words! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time away at Saddlebacks Barn and we hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner
"The accommodation was excellent and I would highly recommend Saddlebacks Barn to anyone considering a stay in West Oxfordshire."
The accommodation was spacious and clean and the owners were very welcoming and happy to help in any way they could. It is also ideally located for easy access to a wide range of places across Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.
"We have booked many cottages over the years with Sykes, this has to be in our top two."
Excellent decor, and all essentials included, and a secure safe environment. We were greeted and made welcome by the owners, who live on site, and were available if required. The Cottage is all on one level, and parking space is easily available and secured by an electrically operated gate at the entrance to the farm. If this Cottage is in an area you are looking to visit, then I can highly recommend it.
Thank you for the lovely feedback. The Owners do put a lot of effort into making sure the cottage is really looked after, so guest's have a wonderful time. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Saddlebacks, it was in an attractive setting, was clean & tidy and provided all we needed to make our stay so enjoyable."
Our hosts Jade & Fern were very welcoming & friendly. The location was perfect as it allowed us access to Oxford and the Cotswolds as well as National Trust Properties and some good walks in the local area. Saddlebacks is a treasure of a cottage.
Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and also the location for visiting all the attractions in the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"The cottage was beautifully clean, comfortable and well equipped for all your needs."
It is a great base for many of the areas of beauty you can visit in the Cotswolds. The farm it is on is an absolute dream, I fell in love with it the whole experience of our stay. Jade and her family went well beyond what was expected to ensure we had a great holiday. We definitely will be back.
Thank you for this wonderful review. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at Saddlebacks Barn and loved the location too. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Really nice cottages maintained to a high standard and in a beautiful setting."
We were made very welcome from day one and had an instant friend in Maisie who soon became a regular visitor. The cottage is in a good location and close to Whitney and Burford as well as the beautiful Cotswolds. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Saddlebacks Barn and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"The property was beautifully clean and well equipped, everything you could need was provided."
We found the bed a little firm, but that is just personal preference. Jade was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived, and Alfie and Millie (the dogs) were very friendly too. The location close is perfect, remote enough for a peaceful break, but close enough to the A40 to explore. We had a wonderful week, and would recommend it to anyone, and will certainly come back if we intended staying in the area again.
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you felt so welcomed and enjoyed the lovely location. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"We had a great holiday at Saddlebacks Barn."
It is a really lovely location. It was well equipped and we would highly recommend the Barn and the Cotswolds.
Thank you for your feedback. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time at Saddlebacks Barn. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner
"I had an excellent week at Saddlebacks."
It's a great location and the barn was spotless with all the facilities anyone would need. I will be recommending it to family and friends and hope to return myself. Jade gave a nice welcome upon arrival but then left us to it unless we needed anything.
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you had a good stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"We enjoyed a great week at " Saddlebacks "."
The owner Jade introduced herself to us just after our arrival and gave us lots of useful information. Although this is a working Farm you never felt you were in the way.The property is very well equipped and in a very good location for exploring the Cotswolds.We would definitely return
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the immersion in a working farm. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"We enjoyed a lovely stay at Saddlebacks."
Excellent accommodation and friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you.
Thank you for your lovely review and we're glad you had such a great stay. We would love to welcome you again. Property Owner
"Excellent modern barn conversion style of property tastefully decorated and furnished."
Very pleasant owners who were attentive as needed. We are likely to return!
We are glad that you were pleased with the barn and were well looked after by the owners. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Saddlebacks Barn is one of three converted stables for two people, within a farm complex."
They are finished to a high, very comfortable standard with every thing you need. The owners (different generations of the same family) all live on site. They are all helpful and attentive to your needs, and you see them daily around the farm as you come and go. The farm is just off the A40 and is on the edge of the Cotswolds and is within an hour of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Oxford. The two closest villages of Minster Lovell in one direction and Brize Norton in the other are a five minuet drive or half hour walk, where there are a choice of pubs and shops. We had a lovely relaxing week here and would definitely recommend it.
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Saddlebacks Barn and managed to make the most of the surrounding areas in the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you again for another relaxing stay! Manor Cottages Property Owner
"A superb cottage for two, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable in lovely surroundings."
Thank you for your lovely comments, it's great to hear you really enjoyed your stay at Saddlebacks Barn and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Absolutely fantastic location to explore the Cotswolds, beautiful barn with everything you need for a comfortable stay and wonderful host's ,we had a brilliant holiday cycling we highly recommend."
Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner
"We stayed at Saddleback barn from the 14th May till 21st may and it was excellent."
There was everything you needed and it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They have two lovely dogs Alfie and Millie who came to see us often. We would def stay there again and highly recommend it. Richard and Jennie
Thank you so much for leaving us such lovely feedback on your stay at Saddlebacks Barn. Alfie and Millie look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner
"Property was well equipped clean and very welcoming."
Owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you like the countryside most definitely the place to stay. Would definitely recommend 100%.
Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your retreat to the Cotswolds at Saddlebacks Barn and cannot wait to welcome you back any time in the future! Property Owner
"A gorgeously appointed cottage being cared for by a lovely family in a beautiful setting."
We were greeted on arrival and wished safe journey on exit. Although this s a working farm and saddlebacks is the middle converted stable of three there was no noise from our neighbours or the working of the farm . It was a quiet and relaxing retreat . Short walk to the bus stop for a trip into Oxford along grassy verges , beyond the bus stop the pathways of Minster Lovell took over and it was an easier 20 minute walk to local pub for excellent food , A torch is provided and the bus timetables are easily accessible via their website , plus there is a free multi-storey car park in Whitney so your car can be left there safely while you bus hop. Great holiday, fab weather for January and a great part of the country. We couldn’t have asked for anything more . Even the farms two dogs liked to come and say hello occasionally .
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely stay at Saddlebacks Barn and took full advantage of the surrounding areas such as Oxford and Minster Lovell. We hope to welcome you back to Saddlebacks Barn in the future and would like to thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Property Owner
"Absolutely anything you could have wished for at the property was there, the ..."
Absolutely anything you could have wished for at the property was there, the owners have thought of everything, we had a lovely, restful holiday
Thank you for providing us with your lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Saddlebacks Barn any time in the future. Property Owner
Thank you, we are very happy to hear that you had a nice stay at Saddlebacks Barn. Property Owner
"Yes - another light in the sitting room area would be good."
But. Very small thing to Mention. All went well. Thanks!
We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Saddlebacks Barn. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner
Beautiful accommodation. Very modern, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend for a trip to the Cotswolds.
Thank you very much for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner
Everything you could ever need all finished to a very high standard. Jade & Fearne were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again.
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner
"Excellent peaceful location, owner’s very friendly would definitely recommend"
"The cottage is at the top of our favourites list!"
! The cottage was faultless in cleanliness. It’s position was great and with the nicest and most helpful of people always accessible.
We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at Saddlebacks! Thank you for your fabulous feedback - we'll see you again soon! Property Owner
"Lovely outlook at the back farm animals in the field and at the front a picturesque court yard."
Owners were very welcoming.
"I stayed in a one bedroom barn in late Jan 2021."
Initially booked due to the high specification, decor and price. The barn did not disappoint. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly prior to and during the stay. I would highly recommend staying at any of their barn properties. Communication with Sykes cottages was difficult prior to the stay. They didn’t respond to any emails.
"Spotlessly clean, comfortable cottage, in a good location for local attractions."
"We were delighted that this cottage was available despite Corona virus."
Everything was done to follow the guidance and we found everything to be of a very high standard. The owners were friendly, informative and helpful. They even told us about a Spitfire that was due to fly close by the cottage. It was a delight to stay there. We also loved seeing the horses, donkeys and other animals!
Thank you for your lovely comments on Saddlebacks Barn. The animals do make it a special place to stay. Property Owner
"Lovely location, the accommodation was excellent as were the hosts."
The cottage was perfect for our needs, spotlessly clean, so felt very safe. Very peaceful setting with beautiful views. The latest addition to the farm, the donkeys were a joy to watch.
Thank you for your lovely comments on Saddlebacks Barn. We are glad you enjoyed watching the Donkeys! Property Owner
"These are lovely cottages in a lovely, quiet setting but not far from lots of places of interest."
There are some lovely villages, walks, places of interest and Oxford isn’t far away.
Thank you for your feedback, it's always lovely to hear that guest's enjoyed staying at Saddleback Barn. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner
"The farm, cottage and family who run it are fabulous."
Decor, fixtures and style are to a very high standard. Impeccably clean and also very impressed at how, even though they have had to adapt to covid and remove some creature comforts etc.. it still exceeded our expectations. Would thoroughly recommend.
Thank you for your kind feedback, i know the owners work very hard to provide lovely accommodation for guest's. We will pass on your comments and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner
"Absolutely loved this beautiful barn conversion."
Very comfortable, great location and friendly welcoming owners. Excellent quality furnishings and bedding. A home away from home. We were reluctant to leave. We will recommend it to friends back in Australia. Alan & Sharon Kennedy
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Saddleback Barn. It's always wonderful to get such positive comments back regarding the barns. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner
"It was a very nice week."
All of the people we met (owners) were friendly and exceedingly helpful. The instructions that were left were excellent but we were helped in addition to those instructions.
Thank you for your very positive comments regarding the barns, it's always lovely to hear from guests, how much they have enjoyed staying. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner
"The barn is beautifully kept, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."
Was close to many activities and outings. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
Thank you for your feedback regarding Saddleback Barn. We always love to hear from guests about the wonderful stay they have had in the Cotswolds. Property Owner
"Saddlebacks is perfectly located for exploring the eastern part of the Cotswolds."
The very friendly owners have created the perfect farmyard setting for the three cottages on the site, Inside, Saddlebacks is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The cleanliness and presentation of the accommodation could not be bettered. The views from the farm are amazing and from inside the cottage you look across the immaculate farmyard or fields of horses. We hope to return soon. Cilla and Malcolm
Thank you for your lovely comments about Saddleback. It's in a wonderful spot to explore the Cotswolds and the location makes you feel relaxed instantly. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner
Quiet place with animals, one of the dog (Millie) is curiuos and very funny. Very good location to visit lovely sites in the cotswolds.
Thank you for your feedback regarding Saddlebacks Barn. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner
"Great experience again."
Really enjoyed chatting with the hosts and all of the animals!
"From start to finish the ease of getting in the accommodation and comfort was outstanding."
We will definitely be back for another visit. Many thanks
"Being able to sit outside in the beautiful sunshine was an added bonus."
We also had the family dog Millie come to join us in the sun which was lovely as she’s very friendly. It was nice and peaceful at the cottage which is just what we needed.
"We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the property."
John, the owner, met us the evening we arrived and gave us a quick run down of the unit and the surrounding amenities. This was very helpful. Even though the owners live on site, we hardly felt their presence, and were able to have quiet enjoyment of the property. The facilities were first class, very modern and very clean. We would recommend this property without hesitation.
"The cottage was well decorated, furnished, well equipped, and comfortable for our stay."
All the linen, bedding and towels were high quality and very clean. Remarkable attention to details e.g. the availability of a shower mat to prevent slipping in the shower, the manuals for the kitchen appliances were available. The pint of milk in the fridge and the packet of biscuits were appreciated. A box with leaflets of the surrounding places and amenities was available and very useful.
"We were made to feel very welcome."
Mr Dunn, July 2017.
"Very stylish, impeccably presented cottage."
Everything was just right, quality of furnishings and fittings, location, tranquility and friendliness of the owners.\ \
"We were looking for a quiet location and high quality accommodation and found both."
The lovely owners, friendly and helpful but not obtrusive, were a bonus.
"It was clean, well decorated and comfortable."
"Excellent all round accommodation."
"Very nice cottage the owners were very friendly in helping us see the best of the Cotswolds."
"The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped and the owners were very nice."
"It was exactly as described, very clean, well furnished, in a lovely rural location and well provided with all mod-cons."
"The accommodation was delightful"
"Clean and modern\ \"
"It was a pleasant and comfortable stay."
The cottages were well equipped and tastefully decorated.
"The cottage was very clean and comfortable and so easy to access the Cotswolds and Oxford."
Mr Clark, June 2017.
"Accommodation was clean, modern and had everything you need."
The location was fantastic. The owners were very friendly. Nice to have animals around. Mrs Markham, July 2017.
"The Saddleback Barn was very loveley and very clean."
Our hosts were friendly and helpful. The location was beautiful and quiet and my friend and I had a great time there. Anyone who wants enjoy the quietness of the Cotswolds should go to the Saddleback Barn.â€ \ Marie, Dec 2016
"Because it was simply perfect !"
"The level of finish on the cottage and facilities are stunning, very well presented and homely."
"The cottage is in a very good condition."
It looks like new, not much damage. Mr Zupancic, July 2017.
"Excellent facilities and friendly owner."
"The cottage was immaculate, the owners were on hand to provide advice, quiet location, but very close to many sites of interest."
Mr Jefferson, June 2017.
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This property is part of the Manor Cottages collection.
Over 250 carefully selected and perfectly located properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.
- All ground floor
- One bedroom with King size bed
- En-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher
- TV and WIFI
- Heating and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available
- Off road parking
- Patio with furniture
- Sorry no pets
- Sorry no Smoking
- Shop and pub <1 mile
- Washing machine is located across the yard for guests to use
- Property is located on the same farm as Ewecub barn and Nutchat Barn.
Invisible to passers-by and surrounded by countryside Saddlebacks Barn at Grove Farm is a Cotswold gem.
The barn is located at the end of a private, tree lined drive in a traditional cotswold yard.
Tastefully renovated to an immaculate standard mixing contemporary touches with classic Cotswold features.
Together these provide a very high quality of self catering accommodation which has been carefully improved and maintained keeping it 'tip -top' - and we're sure you will agree.
Views across the farm are almost uninterrupted - bar the horses.
The location is perfect for touring the Cotswolds or popping into Oxford.
Inside the barn is absolutely spotless, presented to a very high standard, attractive and spacious and equally perfect for two people.
The owners are delightful and helpful yet discrete so you can sit in peace or get the hot tips on the nearby places to see!
About the location
Burford is possibly one of, if not THE most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town. Located mid way between Oxford and Cheltenham (25 mins each away) it is a little haven of history and beauty that many come to fall in love with when they visit.
The 16th century Tolsey building, once the meeting place for medieval merchants, now houses The Tolsey Museum, a delightful local museum illustrating the town's social and industrial past. The church is stunning, a real gem architecturally with many interesting memorials charting some of Burford's great families. There is also the signature, on the baptisimal font, of Antony Sedley, one of the Levellers besieged in the church in 1649 - three of the ringleaders were executed by Oliver Cromwell's men in the churchyard. History awaits!
With little changing over the centuries, Burford is now very popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all with 25 minutes from the property.
Note: Washing machine is located on site for guests to use.
Note: this property is a small active farm.
Note: this property is located on the same farm as Ewecub Barn and Nutchat Barn
Note: This property will only accept Saturday - Saturday changeovers