The Gallery Barn sits at possibly the highest point in the Cotswolds!
How about that!?
Originally an historic barn that was a meeting point when the entire area was covered by the ancient Wychwood Forest - sadly hundreds of years ago - today this big barn is still a great meeting point but instead of for hunting (!!) it is ideal for a family or pair of couples.
The eye-catching living area with its vast floor-to-ceiling windows is a perfect spot to watch the world from.
The light literally floods in and makes the room truly special.
It is a spectacle to view the open countryside and village of Leafield in the distance from the sofa.
The barn is spotlessly clean and well appointed, with well equipped kitchen and two ensuite bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs.
If you love walking, this is a great base to launch from!
The owner is keen birdwatcher and you'll find some great guides to help you spot all manner of local songbirds which frequent the garden, beyond which are nothing but fields with sheep and lambs.This is brilliantly located for Burford, Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, and there are some superb pubs within a 5 - 10 min drive - The Swan in Ascott Under Wychwood and The Bull in Charlbury are especially recommended.
A great choice for a family, with or without your pooch!!
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request).
Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
Sitting room with dining area.
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: The property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £50 prior to your arrival.