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Oulton Barn House

(Ref. 1039268)

Tarporley, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (7)

26 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing place, lovely and clean, with everything you need, set in beautiful farmland with plenty of parking and an fabulous host."

    Will hopefully return. Thank you *****

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property, in a quiet, very rural location."

    Great outside space, which, because of the weather we weren't able to use, it rained every day unfortunately. Spacious rooms, and very comfortable. Would suggest taking tea towels with you as these seemed to be missing from the kitchen. Would we stay again? Absolutely, recommended.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Oulton Barn."

    The property was immaculate and very comfortable with everything you would need. The setting was very relaxing but within easy driving distance of local amenities. We hope we will be able to return in the not too distant future. Many thanks Sam.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We’d welcome you back anytime. Thanks so much. Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was stunning and very clean and homely."

    It was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Sam the owner was extremely hospitable and was very accommodating when we asked for extra chairs and plates, etc for Christmas Day as we had 10 for dinner! Nothing was too much trouble! When we arrived in the early hours if the morning, it was a very lovely gesture to be welcomed with fresh bread and 2 bottles of wine with chocs and milk, butter and marmalade in the fridge. Small touches like toilet roll, washing up liquid, coffee and tea, dishwasher tablets, etc provided were also very nice. Plenty of fresh towels were provided and the heating was quick to warm the house with underfloor heating in the lounge. The cottage is set in a lovely quiet, rural part of Cheshire with charming pubs and shops within 10 minutes drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our family Christmas there for 2 weeks and we hope to be back again this year!

    Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. That really means a lot. You were a pleasure to have and left the barn immaculate. Nice to meet you and hope to see you again. Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2023

  • "No wi-fi, shelf in shower needed to put shampoo on, no hook for a towel by the sink, no pirex bowls for the microwave, no side tables in lounge for drinks, generally very good."

    Hi Susan I’m sorry you were unable to get Wi-Fi, we’re temporarily on 4g which is generally good in this area but will be having fibre within the next couple of months. I have added tables, hooks and Pyrex bowls . Thanks for your feedback. Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Property was amazing much better than pictures suggested loads of room and a ..."

    Property was amazing much better than pictures suggested loads of room and a great garden to sit out in very peaceful the host was brilliant every detail was perfect and they bent over backwards to make our stay amazing

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "Spacious accommodation in a quiet location."

    Lots of attractions within a short distance. Minor points: an indoor clothes airer would be useful to dry clothes that can't be tumble dried when the weather is wet. Would have liked a towel rail in the second bedroom as nowhere in bedroom or bathroom to hang towels. The owners were very helpful and quick to respond when we had any queries. Would definitely recommend to friends looking for a cottage in the area.

    Thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "Oulton Barn was a fantastic property that was perfect for our family of four."

    We had a great holiday and would happily recommend the property.

    Thanks for the great feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "After a little hiccup with satnav found property and it was a joy from start to finish Great base comfortable and peaceful could have stayed longer maybe another time."


    Thank you for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "A few more mugs would be useful, but that aside it's a lovely cottage and setting and the hosts were really friendly and helpful too, which was great."

    Thank you for the feedback! Added more mugs and crockery. Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Second time staying- Would definitely recommend Thanks again to Sam and Roger for making us all feel so welcome"

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owner was lovely and really helpful."

    Couldn't fault the property - really spacious, and clean. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, and thoughtful touches like some dishwasher tablets, and some milk and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge! Much appreciated after a long drive up and days of house hunting in the area - Thank you! The neighbours were lovely too, (we all loved Olive the Spaiel next door who welcomed us with huge energy each time we returned!) and we found local amenities easy to find, but not encroaching on the peace of the area! Only negative (and you have to expect this in a rural area!) is the wifi. Speed is slow, and intermittent. We hopped from 4G to 3G on phones, and so wouldn't rely on streaming anything for kids (download in advance!) - again, the property has Freeview, and boardgames etc, so plenty of alternatives, but you wouldn't be able to work from there if required as it would be hard to run video calls etc. (But good excuse not to as you're supposed to be on holiday! :) All in all, an awesome stay and we would love to go back!

    Thank you for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2022

  • "As ten minutes from any shop by car would have been nice to have had some milk in fridge on arrival, but this is minor thing."

    Also small bedroom needs curtains like other two as faces east and morning sun will wake early whoever is in there. Place is fabolous though and very new so just observations for future.

    Thank You for your feedback.We usually have another blind in the third bedroom but it was being repaired, sorry I should have mentioned that to you. Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gra4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with all the home comforts and was very warm throughout."

    It was very peaceful and quiet.

    Many Thanks for your lovely review ! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent communication prior and during our stay."

    Roomy cottage with plenty of facilities.

    Many Thanks for your lovely review ! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thank you for a warm welcome to Oulton Barn House."

    The property was 5*, very comfortable and spacious with all the modern conveniences available. A cold bottle of Prosecco was a much appreciated bonus! The property was located in a quiet, peaceful area with views across the fields although it was not far away from local villages with lovely pubs. We thoroughly enjoyed our week away and will definitely be returning.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! look forward to seeing you in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Feb 2022

  • "Immaculate, cosy, spacious and comfortable cottage."

    The area is beautiful too and we very much hope to be back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! look forward to seeing you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our second stay here."

    Fantastic, and very relaxing.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! great to have you back to stay. look forward to seeing you in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Oct 2021

  • "A super cottage with all facilities you could need."

    We had a lovely relaxing week enjoying the peace & quiet of central Cheshire; yet in easy reach of the delights of Tarporley. Plenty of super pubs in local villages for eating out. But an evening meal in at the cottage was no hassle, just delightful.

    Thank you for your lovely review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from a short break at Oulton Barn House which was a last minute booking booked in the morning and we arrived in the evening the same day."

    Communication with Sykes and the owner Sam was excellent. The website really does not do justice to this excellent property set in a delightful and peaceful setting. Well equipped, warm on arrival, with the most comfy beds and 5 star hotel standard bedding and towels. This was the cleanest accomodation we have stayed in and during these rather strange covid times was really appreciated. Thank you Sam for a wonderful few days.

    Many Thanks for the great review, so glad you enjoyed! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were in between homes and stayed for a week."

    After having a really bad experience with, we trusted Sykes and booked the cottage for 2 adults and 2 children. The host Sam is extremelly helpful, accomodating and the cottage is extremelly clean. Much better than the pictures, the cottage has everything you need and more! We enjoyed watching the cows in the morning and having a chilled afternoon in the private garden! Definetely recommed the place, location and host! Thank you Sam for a lovely stay!!

    Many Thanks for your lovely review ! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "This mid-terrace barn conversion is deceptively spacious, beautifully furnished."

    Due to coronavirus restrictions, it was a trip centered around our accommodation base and both ground floor rooms were great for 'home from home' rest and relaxation. The kitchen was thoughtfully equipped and the beds were very confortable. It is a very peaceful location that I would be delighted to revisit.

    Many Thanks for your lovely review ! Would be great to see you again! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leonora5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had a perfect break at the cottage."

    The cottage is really spacious and comfortable. It's kitted out with everything you need with super comfy beds. We arrived to a bottle of fizz which was lovely. The owners made us feel at home and suggested places lots of places to visit. Everything seemed to be about a 15 mins from the cottage - the pubs, playground, Beeston castle, Cheshire ice cream farm and delamere forest were some of the places we visited. This was good for us as we didn't want to travel far. We could have easily stayed in the cottage the whole time too. We enjoyed going for walks down the lane from the farm where you could see cows and sheep. The owner brought a calf to outside the cottage for our 3 year old who is an animal lover and he loved it. We'll be back. Our only regret was not booking a longer stay!

    So Glad you enjoyed your stay, really appreciate your feedback. Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect rural location to get away from it all."

    Cottage was clean, well equipped, and warm and cosy with underfloor heating. The property owner was very welcoming and gave us lots of tips on places to eat/visit in the area. We will return when we are able to. :-)

    Many Thanks, Since then you have now returned, was a pleasure to see you again! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely property on a working farm, loved waking up to the sound of the cows!"

    It was a great escape from the busy city life. We'd ordered a food delivery, which arrived an hour or so before we arrived and Sam kindly put it all in the fridge for us. She also gave us a bottle of Prosecco which was great - also chilled in the fridge. Built-in wardrobes, en suite shower in both rooms and a huge family size bathroom which was brilliant. Before we arrived Sam sent lots of recommendations of places to go, restaurants & farm shops which was really helpful. I'd definitely return!

    Many Thanks for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed ! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Sep 2020

  • "The barn is a real home from home Sam had gone out of her way to think of everything - even down to us having tea /milk etc there to make a drink as soon as we arrived."

    Spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble. There is lots to see and do within the area but the barn is in a lovely spot far enough away to feel safe in these strange times. If you are looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life you couldn't choose a better place.

    Many Thanks for your lovely review ! Thanks Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC and walk-in wardrobe, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric range oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and patio and enclosed rear courtyard
  • Lockable shed for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 3.5 miles
  • Note: This property now has superfast broadband
  • Note: 3 night minimum stay.

The property

Found in the rural outskirts of Tarporley in the beautiful North West county of Cheshire, is this tranquil mid-terrace cottage, Oulton Barn House.

Perfectly suited to a family holiday in these serene, peaceful settings, this property is in view of the owner’s home and set on the grounds of their farm, creating a classic countryside feel and a great place to get away from it all.

Step through the French doors and into the brightly-lit kitchen/diner, where underfloor heating beneath you will keep you warm in the colder months, and a wonderfully fitted kitchen provides all the appliances you need for rustling up a family meal.

Gather at the country-style wooden dining table and tuck into a feast amidst the company of your nearest and dearest as you talk about the events of the holiday so far.

Double doors lead you through to the sitting room where you can retire to one of the plush sofas, or the inviting leather armchair, choose a film on the Smart TV and settle in for a quiet evening in this light and tranquil space.

Completing the ground floor is the convenient utility room where you can make use of the washing machine and tumble dryer, so helpful for those longer stays.

Travel upstairs to discover the beautiful bedrooms, coming first to the king-size bedroom with high ceilings and exposed beams, benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.

Next door, find the classic bathroom with just a bath, basin and WC, offering the perfect spot to spend an hour soaking in the tub.

Continue to discover the pretty single bedroom, and further king-size bedroom, with the latter hosting an en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe like the other.

Relax outside in the enclosed front garden and soak up the sun in the summer months while you take in the views of the rolling countryside and fields beyond.

Visit the centre of Tarporley village and browse the lovely local businesses from boutiques, to clothes shops, and delis with fresh local produce, you can pick up some ingredients to whip up a wonderful dish later on.

Enjoy an exciting day attending one of the many events at Oulton Park racing track, host to several motor championships along with the twice-yearly Oulton Park Duathlon, as well as the chance to book a thrilling track day experience, whether driving a 4x4, sports car or even taking your own car onto the track, it’s a great day out!

Head over to the historic city of Chester where you can walk the ancient Roman City Walls, browse the many shops along the 'Tudor Rows' or enjoy a walk along the River Dee stopping to watch musicians on the band stand with an ice cream.

You must visit the famous Chester Zoo, home to the amazing TV show "The Secret Life of a Zoo", you can see all the animals up close and learn about the amazing conservation work they do.

Being within reach of North Wales, Liverpool and the Peak District National Park too, Oulton Barn House makes for an excellent fun-filled holiday in Cheshire.

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About the location


Chester 10 miles.

Tarporley is located in the local authority area of Cheshire West and Chester in rural Cheshire and the village is considered one of the county’s most attractive villages. The countryside surrounding Tarporley is perfect walking terrain, the famous Sandstone Trail, one of the best of the shorter long-distance trails in the north of England, passes close to the town. Tarporley Carnival, an annual event which takes place in July, is a popular community event with a parade in High Street to the show ground on Community Field. The village has also become something of a shopper’s haven. Further afield lies Chester, which has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping in and around the famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls, beside the River Dee and through the picturesque Grosvenor Park.

Note: 3 night minimum stay.
Note: This property now has superfast broadband.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas