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Tithe Barn, Lyneham

(Ref. 988828)

Lyneham, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at the Tithe Barn."

    The only criticism from our family was that their beds were hard and uncomfortable. We had a mattress topper on ours which was good, so maybe the rest need the same, apart from that it was a great holiday. Thanks.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will pass your comments regarding the beds onto the owner. We hope this didn't impact your stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay with the family."

    10 minutes away from places to visit

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Tithe Barn. It's lovely to hear you and your family had a wonderful stay and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "On arrival had to contact owner as could not get TV to work or cooker."

    There was no book of instructions for things as there normally would be. We had to cook a meal that evening for 4 in the small top oven which we eventually got to work by guesswork. The owner came the following morning and tried umpteen times to get cooker too come on and TV. He said someone had thrown all the instructions away! He did finally get TV working but it was still hit & miss when the cooker would work properly. Mirrors stuck on walls in washrooms were so high us ladies could barely see our faces in. No dressing table or mirror in main bedroom. Old fashioned over bath shower in bathroom. Overall quite basic and we've been in many other properties at less cost with much better facilities. No welcome pack provided. But on the very last morning we were leaving we were taking our foodstuff out of cupboards and hey ho right at the furthest side of a corner kitchen cupboard we found the instructions pack. Nothing telling us where nearest shop, garage, hospital, fire evacuation etc was. No eating out places recommended.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're sorry you encountered some issues during your stay and have passed on all your comments to the owners. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon2.8Sep 2023

  • "Property as described, spacious and clean."

    When we did experience a problem with a kitchen appliance the owner promptly resolved it. More than impressed with response and courtesy shown considering it happened over a weekend too.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Sep 2023

  • "The barn was clean, spacious and provided all what was needed for a short stay."

    Our trip was reduced by a day due to an availability issue which was disappointing as it was showing as available at the time of booking! We had a problem with ants throughout the ground floor and needed to clean constantly but this was the only problem experienced whilst there.

    Reviewed by Marie4.1May 2023

  • "Do think that when they know that a toddler is going, there should be a fire guard provided as they have a log burner which as you know being metal gets extremely hot , so think for safety it would be natural."

    We did find with 8 people staying, that the fridge was very small!! Beds extremely comfortable and very good rooms and bathrooms, family enjoyed it as good base

    Reviewed by Roderick3.8Mar 2023

  • "Excellent stay, would recommend, many thanks."

    Very tricky to light log burner with no paper and only large logs… but got there in the end!

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you got the log burner working! Please note that we are on hand should you require anything during any future stays. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry4.7Feb 2023

  • "Good, quiet location and very good accommodation for four couples, with the living space particularly convenient."

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tithe Barn and appreciate your feedback. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous week where we were able to get the whole family together before Christmas."

    .. Including the dogs

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a wonderful weekend in a lovely location."

    There is a pub within walking distance, 10 minutes from the well known Daylesford Farm Shop. The house was clean, tidy and accommodated 7 ladies very well celebrating a 40th Birthday. The kitchen was well equipped, lots of seating and dining area. We really enjoyed the flow of the house with the kitchen, dining area and living room being open and communal which is perfect for groups. Comfortable beds, rooms spacious, en suits and separate toilets. Plenty of parking, lovely outside spaces - we had a great time.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We really appreciate lovely feedback and we're so glad that you and your friends enjoyed the special celebration weekend. We would love to welcome you again. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Nov 2022

  • "We spent a lovely peaceful week in The Barn with two friends at the beginning October."

    The barn was ideally situated for the cotswolds etc. very spacious and spotlessly clean. Nathan and his family were always available to answer any queries we had and were very friendly and helpful. I carelessly left a rather heavy vanity case which Nathan returned so i give him top marks for 'aftercare'! Will we stay again at The The Barn ? most definitely (if they will have us ) and will recommend to family and friends x

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed a relaxing week in Tithe Barn and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert & Kathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "We paid £1500 for 2 nights in September, while attending a wedding at a local venue."

    The least one would expect would be crisp clean white freshly pressed linen, it had possibly been black once, now grey. The mattresses was well beyond being considered acceptable…. they were dreadful. The pull switch in the bathrooms were simply gross. The en-suite shower we had was so feeble we didn’t use it. The towels did not have a freshly laundered feel or scent. The sound proofing from one floor to other ensured that one could hear quite clearly bathrooms sounds from above. There were no tea towels, no welcome pack, not even a pint of milk. There were signs of amateur DIY in the bathrooms, the curtains/ blinds in the bedrooms would have more appropriate in an office. This was a most expensive and miserable experience, having brought this to the attention of Sykes Cottages, their efforts on our behalf were ignored by the owner.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Tithe Barn. We can only apologise for the experience you have had at the property. This is the not the service we look to offer and will make the owner aware of your comments in order to improve the property as best we can. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward1.3Sep 2022

  • "Excellent and very comfortable accommodation."

    Beds very comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful. Would book again. Good off-road parking. Suggestion for minor improvements would be the supply of black bin bags, washing machine tablets, dishcloth and pan scrubber, otherwise well provision..

    Fabulous you had a lovely stay. We appreciate your comments with regards to the kitchen supplies and will look into this. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect layout for a family getaway with 4 couples and 2 toddlers, plenty of space for everyone and safe environment for the kids (fire guard would be an added bonus)."

    Great location right on the doorstep of lots of Cotswold attractions. Friendly and accommodating owner was a real plus. It was a very comfortable stay, the only reason I have given 4 stars is due to a few missing conveniences such as welcome pack, bathroom toiletries and kitchen items such as tin foil / cling film. We also found the shower rooms small and in need of updating - but they were perfectly clean and functional. Overall a lovely long weekend!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your suggestions for improvement to the owner. We would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Nov 2021

  • "Pleasant holiday property, but no welcoming pack."

    no instructions to work television or audio system.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that it did not leave a lasting impact on your retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tithe Barn any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Oct 2021

  • "One of the showers wasn't working."

    Thank you for your feedback, We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that these did not leave a lasting impact on your retreat. We would love to welcome you back to Tithe Barn any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie-claude4.7Sep 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful and kind."

    The accommodation was superb a d dog friendly too. We loved the stay there. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Hitan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely barn stay."

    Very clean and great layout for a family holiday. Lots of things to do within 30 minute drive. Great host.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Barn is great size, especially downstairs for large families / groups."

    Bedrooms are functional but not especially user friendly. Showers are small and hard to adjust, curtains & blinds are barely sufficient to keep light out and photo's of property fail to show that it's totally surrounded by other buildings which makes it feel more claustraphobic that might have been imagined.

    Thank you for your feedback on Tithe Barn, we will pass your comments to the owner. We hope you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.1Jul 2020

  • "The downstairs area was a fantastic place for us to be together for our family reunion."

    The holiday cottage was extremely cosy. Everything was spotless.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2019

  • "We were kept awake every night of our 4 night stay by a pack of barking dogs, so not quite the quiet countryside location the property is described as being in."

    This really did have a huge negative effect on our stay which we had booked to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday, we were absolutely shattered when left the property and not for the right reasons. The property itself could do with some refurbishments as it is looking tired in places. The beds are very uncomfortable and I was disappointed to see they were made up with mismatched bedding. The showers are tiny and towels provided are looking worn and are small. The kitchen lighting is awful, it is very hard to see what you are doing in the evening when cooking as there are no under cabinet lights, which teamed with a black work top, black tiles and poor ceiling lights makes cooking tricky. The fridge/freezer provided is very small for the size of the property. The lounge/dining area could do with more lamps or a dimmer switch as the lighting is very harsh. I was disappointed that the owner refused any form of refund for the inconvenience caused by the barking dogs, especially as they have obviously had this problem before due to other feedback comments, which unfortunately came online after we had booked.

    Reviewed by Deborah2.2Nov 2019

  • "The barn was clean and comfortable however I feel the need to mention the farm dogs - at least we think it was the farm dogs which barked and howled during the night and early hours."

    None of us slept well being constantly woken up by the noise - we are not sure if they were being used as guard dogs? Our party are from farming backgrounds having been brought up and lived on working farms so cannot be assumed to be city people who know nothing of the countryside. Might be an idea to let future clients know of the barking or tell the owners.

    We can only apologise that the dogs kept you awake during the night and we will look into this, as we want all of our guests to have the best possible time. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Oct 2019

  • "Disappointed to find that one room described as having an en-suite only had a WC and wash basin."

    The mattresses on the beds although covered with mattress toppers were not 4* standard. As a destination for our family weekend the setting was superb. Sorry we never got to meet the manager but I am sure he was very busy on the farm.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Aug 2019

  • "We had a very pleasant week in the barn."

    The downstairs was very spacious and the kitchen was well equipped but the fridge was too small for the seven of us staying there. We had an issue with the kettle but this was resolved very quickly by Nathan the owner. The upstairs was a little tired and the furniture was basic. The pillows all need replacing and there were very few decent hangers for clothes in the wardrobes. Overall we had a good holiday but the some aspects of the property could do with an update.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jun 2019

  • "Showers were not powerful, had to hold one of them up right."

    Said there was four en-suite but one was just a toilet area and no shower. Apart from that it was a fantastic place, great loving area.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4May 2019

  • "Downstairs very comfortable and well equipped Owner very attentive and helpful Upstairs 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, beds uncomfortable and all need replacing/upgrading, showers poor."

    Bedlinen although perfectly clean was poor quality and should be replaced with duvets

    Many thanks for your feedback following your stay at Tithe Barn. We welcome your thoughts and following your comments have replaced all bedding and upgraded all shower heads in the bathrooms. Property Owner

    3.4Nov 2018

  • "Need car."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was well laid out with plently of space."

    We had a very enjoyable time celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary (3 couples one young child). The cottage provided everything we needed and more!

    Mr And Mrs S

  • "Ideal for our family size."

    Good layout, good location, lovely Border Collies, lovely open layout.

    Mrs Ganley

  • "Lovely house with big communal area, right in the countryside, very peaceful"

    Miss Scott

  • "The barn was well-located and the space on the ground floor was great for a family gathering."

    Mrs Barnes

  • "This was a great place for a big weekend away with some friends."

    We all had plenty of space and the sofas (where we spent more of our time) were very comfy! We found the barn very warm and the arrival process very straight forward. We would recommend it to others looking for a spacious place to stay in the depths of the countryside. \ Emily, Dec 2016


  • "Very well equipped, clean, prompt communications with cottage owner."

    Good location to explore Cotswolds


  • "Very spacious downstairs with well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities."

    Good for large party.

    Mr Butcher

  • "Very well equipped, lots of space, friendly owner."

    The sheep dogs are brilliant but some of the horses are very noisy when they want to be fed!

    Mrs Hudson

  • "Accommodation was of a very high standard and provided everything we required for an enjoyable weekend."

    Mr C

  • "As a family we were celebrating a 70th birthday."

    There was everything at the cottage for all generations. Very clean and welcoming and a nice relaxed ambience about it.

    Mr Le G

  • "The cottage was clean, spacious, cosy and relaxing."

    Miss R

  • "A beautiful barn, very well equipped"

    Mr Bull

  • "The property was perfectly suited for our needs."

    The enclosed garden was ideal as we had dogs with us.

    Mr R

  • "Fulfilled our criteria re location/number of bathrooms/full showers etc One of our group has impaired mobility & the open plan, uncluttered layout works well for her."

    Mrs Welch

  • "We loved the large Sitting/Dining Room with plenty of space for our nine people."

    There was also a good supply of cutlery/crockery. The kitchen also was a very good size and well equipped.

    T Haynes

  • "Perfect size and layout for large family gathering."

    Mrs Edwards

  • "Cottage was in a great location and parking was easy."

    Mr Bolton

  • "Big, light & airy, warm, clean, well equiped, helpful owners."

    Mrs Hawkons

  • "Good location, well equipped, very warm, nice layout."

    Mr Lamb

  • "Great house- roomy, clean- great location- helpful owners- everything we needed."

    Loved it and would go back.

    Mrs Strathdee

  • "This was a lovely barn on a working farm."

    Mr Tickner

  • "The cottage was very clean throughout and the downstairs fixtures and fittings were of a very good standard with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge and excellent dining facilities."

    Mr. T.

  • "It was big, next to a working farm, quiet set in a lovely area, and nice garden."

    Plenty of parking space.

    Mr Moore

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king size (zip/link can be twin) with ensuite WC and washbasin ( no shower ), 1 x King size, 1 x double bed ensuite shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x double with ensuite shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen
  • Living room with wood burner and double sofa bed, Guests must bring their own bedding for the sofa bed
  • Dining area.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Electric hob, electric grill and oven, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier
  • Large flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player, WIFI
  • Fuel and power and inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for max 5 cars
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs, lawn, a large patio, furniture and a BBQ
  • MONDAY or FRIDAY arrivals only please
  • One-two pets welcome at a charge of £25 per pet per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles

The property

Tithe Barn, Lyneham is a superb choice for a large gathering of friends or family looking to be located right in the heart of the Cotswolds and within a very comfortable and spacious barn conversion.

We see it as the ideal choice for a family country holiday given its surroundings, tucked down a very quiet lane on the edge of small village.

Set on a working farm within a small Cotswolds hamlet, the barn has nearby access to the rolling countryside of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Over the years guests have regularly returned to Tithe Barn (which is a very good sign) and we suspect it is because it has a wonderful open plan living space which is absolutely ideal for entertaining.

The owners who are around the corner and happy to give advice and ideas on what to do locally have worked hard to make this an attractive destination and together the property and the classic countryside surroundings make it perfect as a get-a-way choice.

Internally the barn has been well renovated and provides superb facilities and touches including the enormous windows in the centre of the building.

Externally this English Country barn has an enclosed garden and access to brilliant walks in every direction.

An absolute favourite with our customers, and you can see why. PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE CAN SLEEP 10 PEOPLE IN TOTAL 8 IN BEDS AND 2 ON THE SOFA BED.

You can use the sofa bed FREE of charge but you MUST bring your own bed linen and towels for the sofa bed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Swinbrook 2.4 miles; Little Barrington 3.5 miles; Minster Lovell 5.6 miles.

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, it 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 midway between Oxford and Cheltenham, 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 change 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 tea shops. It is an ideal base for visiting The Cotswolds area as it is within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Warwick Castle and several National Trust Houses and Gardens. Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold are all within ten miles.

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Arrivals on a MONDAY or FRIDAY only
Please note: Pets cannot be facilitated Christmas 2023 and New Year’s 2024.
Note: Pets are charged at £25 each, per week/short stay. Under no circumstances should pets be allowed onto ANY furniture or left alone in the property at any time in your stay. Similarly pets must not be allowed to go upstairs

There is a £200 GHB on this property

PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE CAN SLEEP 10 PEOPLE IN TOTAL 8 IN BEDS AND 2 ON THE SOFA BED. You can use the sofa bed FREE of charge but you MUST bring your own bed linen and towels for the sofa bed.
Nearest car charging point is at Tesco, Stow on the Wold.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas