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Malt Barn

(Ref. 988842)

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Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (21)
  • clean (18)
  • well (17)
  • hot (16)
  • hot tub (15)
  • tub (15)

48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house and very well equipped."

    A small milk carton in fridge on arrival would be a nice gesture as you provide tea and coffee.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and appreciate your suggestions for improvement. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheenaSep 2023

  • "Great property, ideal for large family groups, lots of space and outdoor activities for the children."

    Very clean and well cared for inside Only issue, needed a new outdoor parasol as the one there was damaged and not very clear. Would help to put up a warning that the floor in the hot tub area gets slippery when wet

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Malt Barn. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the parasol and floor by the hot tub, we will pass on your comments to the Owner for review. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2023

  • "Lovely Barn Extremely clean, kitchen short of nothing, plenty of space to eat, sit and relax."

    Everyone loved the hot tub and great to have a toilet and shower handy. The grandchildren loved the garden, enjoyed playing table tennis and all the other games provided. Plenty of places to visit within easy reach, a great place to stay with all the family.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your time away at Malt Barn and we are so glad that your family did as well. We look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2023

  • "This was a great place to stay, for our Silver Wedding celebrations!"

    The rooms were comfortable and there was plenty of communal space. The kitchen was really well equipped, which was great as we provided the place and the family did all the catering. (Could do with an electric whisk - our fourteen year old grand daughter had planned a massive Pavlova! She succeeded, with a rotation of whiskers.) We had a lovely weekend, which will remain in all our memories.

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments. Very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your Silver Wedding celebrations at Malt Barn. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2023

  • "Lovely location, great house, fitted in our large family comfortably, very clean."

    Dot was really helpful and responsive leading up to our stay. Kitchen very well equipped. Hot tub great addition. Only small issues: wifi not great throughout the house and couldn’t seem to control the house temperature (it was too warm! Better than the other way round though!) deposit refunded quickly, no problem. Many thanks for a lovely stay, would recommend the house.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased all your family were comfortable and felt well looked after. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickyApr 2023

  • "Lovely property with great facilities."

    Dot was very welcoming and accommodating.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we pleased that you enjoyed Malt Barn and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMar 2023

  • "House was great"

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2023

  • "The hot tub was not working on arrival."

    A lazy spa was provided as a replacement. Engineers visited but the main tub still didn't heat. Whilst we appreciated the gesture if the lazy spa, our group consisted on older ladies, many of whom could not clamber into the lazy spa. It was also too small for us all to fit in. This was a huge disappointment as this was one of the main reasons for choosing the cottage. The stairs to the annexe are metal and not very easy to navigate. There were so many rules & notices, we felt rather uncomfortable in what was a lovely and otherwise homely cottage. Dot was very helpful & informative.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear that there was a problem with the hot tub as this is unusual at Malt Barn. Unfortunately, the pump failure meant that the hot tub was unsafe and a specialist was called as a matter of urgency to source parts and fix the issues. In the meantime, the owner authorised an alternative lazy spa to be set up in the hot tub house for you which was the best solution that could be found at short notice. The health and safety of guests staying at the property is of the utmost importance and any notices are intended to help guests have a safe and relaxing stay. Malt Barn has a very good housekeeper and we're pleased to hear that the she was on hand during your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClairFeb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Malt Barn over Christmas."

    Beautiful property, exceptionally clean and Dot the housekeeper was amazing. Would definitely recommend Malt Barn!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Malt Barn. We will pass on your lovely feedback to Dot, she is amazing at what she does at the Barn. We hope to welcome you back again very soon in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2022

  • "Hi, we had a great time!"

    The only comment in terms of comfort was the heating, it was uncomfortably hot, and opening the window in Dec meant a freezing draft, seemed unbelievable not to have it running generally lower. Other than that, perfect thanks

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Malt Barn . It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and I'm sorry to hear the house was a little warm for your liking, i guess it's better than being to cold in the very cold spell we had in December at around -10. I'm sure if you had got in touch with the Housekeeper she would have looked into this for you. Never the less, we hope you had a fabulous time at the barn and we will pass on your comments to the owner. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelDec 2022

  • "Superb house and very well presented, idea for our party."

    The housekeeper was very helpful, we did have a couple of questions while there and she responded very quickly so felt very well looked after.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Malt Barn. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Barn and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2022

  • "The Malt Barn was perfect for our family 60th birthday celebration!"

    The kitchen allowed the family ‘chefs’ to prepare meals that we gathered to eat together in the dining room. The grandkids had great fun exploring, and we all made the best of the mild November weather to play in the garden! A the whole family took turns relaxing in the beautiful hot tub which was perfect for our one year old and our 60 year olds! It was clean and well equipped and absolutely ideal for us,

    We are so pleased that you chose Malt Barn for your family celebration and found the space and facilities worked well for you. It's brilliant you were able to make good use of the hot tub and enjoy the mild weather. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by CNov 2022

  • "Comfortable property with good outdoor space."

    Well equipped although we couldn't find a lemon squeezer (minor point as a lot of kit in kitchen). A floor plan on the listing would help to understand the layout better beforehand. Beds were so comfy the children want them at home, but bedlinen seemed dated. Style of locks on doors potentially tricky with toddlers. Loved the table tennis and hot tub.

    Thank you for your feedback and comments, which have been noted. We are pleased that you liked the property, it's space and facilities. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2022

  • "Yet another fantastic holiday at Malt Barn, our second visit."

    We had so much fun together as a 3 generation family. As always the cottage was superb, very clean, the kitchen was well stocked with crockery, pans etc more than, enough for a large family. Very spacious grounds. The hot tub, table tennis and the other games were well used and appreciated particularly by our younger members who were quite competitive! A warm welcome from Dot as always. Her helpful and friendly manner and willingness to be on hand if needed was excellent. As a suggestion to allow downtime treat for games to be connected, or a different channel for other members of the family, there could be more TVs as there is only one in the lounge. The Fairhurst, Coupar and Aalders family.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted that you and your family had such a fantastic holiday and enjoyed all the amenities on offer at Malt Barn. We hope to welcome you for a third visit soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2022

  • "The property itself is 5*, it was spotlessly clean, all outside space was excellent including hot tub."

    The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, which was great for all the family to cook. However, the thing that let it down was the furnishings, which I would consider 3*. No blinds in the upstair bedroom skylights so awake as soon as it got light, no bar stools which meant only 6 people could be seated in kitchen, only 1 decent tv in property (you’d expect TVs in each of the bedrooms, very old coffee machine/toaster/kettle etc. The decoration, ie bedding/pillows were basic multi-buy. We felt for the price to stay, these things could have been more upmarket. Overall we really enjoyed stay but the lack of blinds in the bedroom was a particular issue unless you like being awake at the crack of dawn.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner has installed blinds into the skylights. We are pleased to hear the property was spotlessly clean and we totally agree the hot tub and outside space is excellent! We hope you return to the Cotswolds in the near future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "We had a great family holiday."

    The Hot Tub was a great success especially with the 3 young children in the party. They also enjoyed the access to the outdoor games, and as the weather was reasonable, they offered great opportunities for fun. The barn was warm and comfortable. The rooflight windows did cause some issues for those who find sleep in the light difficult, but a solution was found which caused no damage. Party members using the Annex bedroom felt more hooks for hanging clothes would be helpful. We would also have appreciated hooks in the Hot Tub building to hang towels/jackets. Dot, the friendly housekeeper, was very helpful, and available for any problems.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Malt Barn. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your comments to the owner with regards to the hanging space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "The hot tub wasn’t working when we arrived."

    Using Google we found the manual and sorted it. Also could do with blinds in the bedrooms.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Malt Barn. We will pass on your comments about the blinds to the owner and we hope to welcome you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at the Malt Barn."

    The place was very clean and the facilities excellent. Danielle was very helpful when we had an issue with the washing machine and even took some clothes to another property to be washed for us. The only issue we had was the lack of skylight blinds in the upstairs bedrooms which meant most of us did not get the amount of sleep we would have liked. If these could be added in the future this property would be perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Malt Barn. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will pass on your comments about the blinds to the owners for review. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Several things to point out."

    1. Had to clear up previous people’s dogs mess from garden on arrival - not pleasant. 2. No blinds in bedrooms made it hard to sleep beyond about 5am 3. Garden not secure - had to find Wood and block areas off so that dogs could safely be in small garden area. 4. Dvd not working - contacting them, told us small tv broke last week. Had to go and buy an hdmi cable to get it working! (Could have told us this as wasted whole evening trying to sort) 5. Only bath towels provided - no hand towels! Stated 2 towels per person. 6. No oven gloves - had to go and buy! 7. Rubbish and recycling in terrible mess - we sorted it all out. Not been put out by previous people and flies everywhere! 8. WiFi not working - previous people moved booster box and it took a lot of messages and me fiddling about to get it working. Other than these things (many of which should have been checked before new guests arrived) we had a lovely week. House suited our needs.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Malt Barn. We will pass on your comments to the owner for review and apologise for Housekeeping having missed any dogs mess on the grass. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    House was clean and beds were comfy. A few things that spoiled the overall experience: The check-in and check-out time kept changing throughout our booking and stay so more communication is needed between the housekeepers and Sykes. There are NO blinds on any of the skylights in the upstairs bedrooms, some of which are directly above the beds. Housekeeper’s response was,”it is what it is”. We had to use bin bags and towels to block out the light! Housekeeper came round and treated the hot tub at the exact moment we were getting in and told us we couldn’t then use it for 2 hours. Not ideal! Constant beeping noise was coming from the utility room. Rung housekeeper and was informed I needed to fix the problem myself. Again, not ideal!

    We are glad you had a lovely holiday and we apologise for the few things that affected your overall stay. These have been addressed with the house keeper. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2020

  • "The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped for people who plan to cook."

    We discovered the amazing park just across the main road which has a wonderful adventure playground and great paths for joggers. The nearby Masons Arms was a friendly local pub and in warmer months the outdoor space would definitely be very nice to use.

    Reviewed by PatriceFeb 2019

  • "Lovely place for all family to stay."

    Great facilities. While this barn do allow dogs to stay be weary of the additional charge and what it covers. Our dog did get some mud on the bed sheets which we were charged to replace to the tune of £80 rather than a dry clean. We'd paid an additional £20 per dog to stay and this wasn't considered when deducting the cost of replacing the sheets. We like to take our dogs with us on holiday and this is somewhere we wouldn't come back to on the basis of above experience.

    Reviewed by MelissaNov 2018

  • "Malt Barn was a bit tricky to find from the directions we were sent."

    The oven was so complicated to use you needed to work at NASA! But these were very minor issues as the accommodation was superb and better equiped than our own homes. Right down to a cupcake stand which we needed for my birthday cupcakes! We were all very impresed. The hot tub building was out of action which we weren't advised about but the hot tube was still usable so that was fine. Pub the Mason's Arms down the road was very good value for Sunday lunch.

    Oct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Mr Beasey, June 2017.


  • "Hard to find anything they could improve on, maybe some plastic plates for children and garden use, and some coat hooks in the annex would be useful."

    Mrs Dawson

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was really well equipped and we were very clear on how the owner wanted us to look after it. We were lucky to have amazing weather which really helped.

    Mrs Atkins

  • "Clean, spacious, plenty of facilities/crockery etc, great location, nice and quiet"

    Miss Foland

  • "Norton Barn was the perfect venue for our family attending our sons wedding at Caswell House."

    We were also very impressed by the care and attention taken to prepare the property by Dot, the housekeeper, especially as she had a quick turn around of 2 parties of 16!

    Mrs Guiney

  • "Beautiful setting, wonderfully equipped kitchen, Dot was very knowledgeable about the area, gardens great for kids, nice extra touches e."

    G. Garden games.

    Mr Everett

  • "Lovely house, very modern and spacious and great with the hot tub."

    \ Dot who met us with the keys was lovely and showed us in detail how everything worked. \ Great location near to the well-known Cotswolds Villages. I would definitely recommend the house and your website to friends \

    Mrs Gander

  • "Beautiful property, great location, great help prior to arrival from cottage owner"

    Ms Porteous

  • "Excellent accommodation and a very good price too"

    Mr Wrout

  • "Very clean, well presented and in a great location."

    Lovely décor!

    Miss C

  • "Lovely location, house was amazing, immaculately clean with loads of facilities - hot tub was lovely and theo owner was friendly & welcoming."

    Emily Thomas

  • "Excellent, clean, well equipped accommodation that had plenty of space for the whole party."

    Outdoor space was fantastic and the outdoor games provided were a real bonus!

    Ms Fothergill

  • "Excellent accommodation, couldn't fault anything."

    \ \ \ Mrs B April 2012A well kept cottage in a beautiful location. Very comfortable and it provided all the things we needed.

    E Taylor

  • "Exceptional quality, outstanding cleanliness and beautifully equipped."

    Perfect social space for a family get together.

    Mr Annetts

  • "The property lived up to the expectations set on the site - really thoughtfully laid out for a large family party and everything worked, was well looked after and exceptionally clean."

    Mr Lalloo.

  • "Cottage was totally as described so no hidden surprises, everything was clean and Dot the housekeeper had everything organised to make life simple e."

    G. guidelines on wifi, recycling etc.

    Mr Garfield

  • "Everything that we needed was in the property, it was beautifully clean and tidy and the location was brilliant for everyone."

    Ms F.

  • "Everything was supplied just turn up and enjoy !"

    Mr Sherwood

  • "Fantastic property!"

    ! Highly specifications throughout. However too many 'do's and don'ts' signs around the property, and long list of instructions on recycling etc. from the housekeeper.

    Mrs Clutterbuck

  • "Excellent accommodation, no improvements needed!"

    Mr Dunkley

  • "The Malt Barn is an amazing property with great facilities."

    The hot tub with it's own showers and toilet was a treat as well as all the outside games available. The dining room table was great to seat everyone . Dot the housekeeper was great too and was nice to be shown around the property as we arrived\ \

    Miss James

  • "Amazing cottage, so well laid out, décor excellent, well stocked with everything we needed, very comfortable bedrooms, very clean on arrival, & Dot was brilliant explaining all the systems etc."

    , she made it very easy for us to settle in , especially with 6 young Grandchildren! They loved it, but due to bad weather & high winds were unable to take advantage of the lovely outside facilities eg table tennis , grounds etc

    Mrs Roche

  • "My friends and I had so much fun at the cottage and the cottage was very modern and spacious."

    Ms Lydon

  • "Really high spec, spacious accommodation."

    Great location, easy to find. Good position for exploring the area. Housekeeper/owner were really helpful.

    Mrs Fearon, .

  • "Beautiful setting, wonderfully equipped kitchen."

    Dot was very knowledgable about the area, gardens great for kids, nice extra touches e.g. Garden games.

    Mr Everett

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  • Main House: seven bedrooms
  • First floor Bedroom 1 with walk in shower ensuite with super king bed or twin on request
  • Bedroom 2 with super king bed or twin on request
  • Bedroom 3 Super King bed or twin can on request
  • Bedroom 4 with ensuite shower room and king size bed or twin on request
  • Main family bathroom. Ground Floor: Bedroom 5 with super king bed or twin on request, with wc, basin and French doors opening onto the courtyard garden
  • Kitchen with table for 6, separate dining room seating 14
  • Living room with TV and sky sports
  • Annex: Ground floor super king or twin on request with ensuite shower room and TV
  • First Floor super king bedroom or twin on request, accessed by external staircase with wc and basin.
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven, microwave, warming draw, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer
  • TV with Sky (inc.SkySports), DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decking and seating
  • Astro turf area for skittles and outdoor games and undercover table tennis area
  • Enclosed grass courtyard
  • Badminton/tennis nets
  • Swing ball and croquet
  • Heated outbuilding with hot tub, showers and wc
  • Well behaved dogs welcome at £25 per pet
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Daily cleaning service available charged separately. Note the first floor annex room is access via an external staircase

The property

This delightful holiday property set in a quiet location within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, a short distance from Burford.

The property is presented to a very high standard with seven bedrooms, three with ensuite shower rooms, a further two with ensuite toilet and basin and one family bathroom available making it absolutely prefect for large group gatherings - be they friends or family.

Internally the property retains many period features along with countless contemporary touches to give this a real high quality, minimalist feel.

An element that particularly appealed to us was the large ground floor which has the feeling of being 'open plan' but actually has separate 'rooms' and thus creates a sense of being together without all the noise that this can sometimes bring!

Similarly appealing are the large gardens to the rear of the property, which the owners have thoughtfully added a hot tub, skittles and table tennis which are just as much fun for friends (adults) as they are families with children!

A great choice.

There is a maximum of 14 guests allowed at this property.

Infants not included in this number and there are two cots avalable.

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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.

NOTE: This property has a £600 good housekeeping bond This amount will be taken via the housekeeper, who will be in contact 7-10 days before the arrival date.
Note: Daily cleaning service available charged separately.
Note Well behaved dogs allowed, £25 per week/each
The hot tub is included in the rental price.
Note the first floor annex room is access via an external staircase.

Please note. There is a maximum of 14 people allowed at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

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