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Saddlebacks Barn

Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988699)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "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

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Thank you, we are very happy to hear that you had a nice stay at Saddlebacks Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "Super hosts."

    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

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Fabulous property."

    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

    Reviewed by WarrenOct 2021

  • "Excellent peaceful location, owner’s very friendly would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2021

  • "Lovely outlook at the back farm animals in the field and at the front a picturesque court yard."

    Owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JonathonJan 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, comfortable cottage, in a good location for local attractions."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by MoAug 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by LawrenceAug 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by DevorahAug 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by CillaJul 2019

  • "Kind welcome."

    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

    Reviewed by PhilippeJul 2019

  • "Great experience again."

    Really enjoyed chatting with the hosts and all of the animals!

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

  • "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

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2018

  • "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.

    Mr Parkhouse

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped and the owners were very nice."

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    Mrs Learmouth

  • "Very nice cottage the owners were very friendly in helping us see the best of the Cotswolds."

    Mrs Morgan

  • "Excellent all round accommodation."

    Mr Musgrave

  • "It was clean, well decorated and comfortable."

    Mrs Burd

  • "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.

    Mr Sana

  • "Very stylish, impeccably presented cottage."

    Everything was just right, quality of furnishings and fittings, location, tranquility and friendliness of the owners.\ \

    Mr Coleman

  • "We were made to feel very welcome."

    Mr Dunn, July 2017.


  • "The accommodation was delightful"

    Mrs Gore

  • "It was exactly as described, very clean, well furnished, in a lovely rural location and well provided with all mod-cons."

    Mr Kelby

  • "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.


  • "Excellent cottage"

    Mrs Barker

  • "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.” \ Marie, Dec 2016


  • "Because it was simply perfect !"

    Mr Di Leo

  • "The level of finish on the cottage and facilities are stunning, very well presented and homely."

    Mrs Carter

  • "The cottage is in a very good condition."

    It looks like new, not much damage. Mr Zupancic, July 2017.


  • "Excellent facilities and friendly owner."

    Wonderful setting

    Mr Denning

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Mrs Baxter

  • "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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  • 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 and tumble dryer is located across the yard for guests to use
  • Property is located on the same farm as Ewecub barn and Nutchat Barn.

The property

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!

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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.

Region Information

Note: Washing machine and tumble dryer 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