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  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Awash with beams and many other features, this former barn boasts a 40ft galleried living room and lies close to Stow’s market square.

Awash with beams and many other features, this former barn boasts a 40ft galleried living room and lies close to Stow’s market square.

This 16th-century Grade II listed barn has been skilfully converted to provide a unique and outstanding holiday home - with every detail having been taken into consideration from the hand-made door hinges, handles, old flagstones and oak floors, down to two doors made by Mouseman Thompson. Ancient Chinese and Roman pottery feature throughout the house, and in the entrance hall, adding an unusual touch. On the first floor, a spacious 40-foot galleried, beamed living room adds further charm. The house is furnished throughout with interesting antique furniture from the Arts and Crafts era, a movement founded by William Morris.
Old Forge Barn lies within walking distance of Stow market square, where there are excellent restaurants, old inns, galleries and many interesting shops. The towns and villages of the Cotswolds are a delight to tour, with stunning countryside in all directions. Burford has an excellent wildlife park and the pretty town itself is a pleasure to browse around, whilst at Stratford-upon-Avon, daily guided tours are offered to all the places of interest in this World Heritage City of Shakespearian fame. For alternative days out, Oxford is easily accessible, as is Cheltenham. Blenheim Palace is within 30 miles. Shops 400 yards.

Entrance hall with sitting area. Beamed living/kitchen/dining room with wood burner and flagstone floor. Study/well-stocked library. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and shower attachment, each with Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Wet room and toilet. First floor: Forty-foot living room with minstrels gallery, piano, wood-burning stove and vaulted ceiling, Arts and Crafts furniture and rugs on wooden floor. Beamed twin bedroom with low ceiling. Second floor: Beamed twin bedroom with apex ceiling and en-suite bathroom with small bath and toilet.

  • Wood burner- initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, underfloor heating central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Plasma TV (42in)
  • Piano
  • Aqua steam oven
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Shared courtyard (commercial access) with sitting-out area and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities

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What do our customers say?

  • 3

    Francesca

    Posted by anonymous

    A rare example of a cottage that really doesn't deliver on the promise. Poor facilities, small beds, slow running water in bathrooms, intermittent electrical supply, very basic furnishings in terms of chairs and tables, kitchen facilities inadequate. The first giveaway was the main entrance door which was insecure, to the extent that we kept our valuables locked in the car!! The outside space was a shared car park area with bins and poorly kept table, chairs and plants. In comparison to other properties in the area, there are much better options which offer far more in terms of comfort and value for money. Disappointing and would not recommend.

    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019 07/06/2019
  • 8

    Geoffrey

    Posted by anonymous

    An imaginative barn conversion. The first-floor living room and kitchen/dining room most impressive, bedrooms less so. Beds comfortable, but usual holiday-let inadequate storage for clothes. Kitchen equipment fine except for the oven which we never managed to get really hot - it might have helped if there had been some instructions. Plumbing and lighting idiosyncratic, but eventually manageable. The website photo of the front of the barn is a little misleading - the courtyard is essentially a car park. There is no private outside space. All-in-all an enjoyable stay with a few minor niggles.

    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019 21/04/2019
  • 10

    mark

    Posted by anonymous

    Upteenth time I have stayed here with friends of varying ages and they all expressed great satisfaction

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019 21/03/2019
  • 9

    Mike

    Posted by anonymous

    We used the barn for a family birthday celebration based in the Cotswolds in a property that was a little different. Old Forge Barn certainly met the criteria, helped by the weather and being able to enjoy the local firework display on 2 November. The scope of the welcome pack and the instructions were an added bonus.

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018 12/11/2018
  • 3

    Bridget

    Posted by anonymous

    Five star price for 2 star accommodation. The kitchen is ill equipped with lots of chipped mis matching crockery. The oven and dishwasher are both old and unhygienic. The furniture in the lounge is stained. The showers didn’t work. Overall we found this cottage very disappointing

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2018 16/10/2018
  • 3

    Francesca

    Posted by anonymous

    A rare example of a cottage that really doesn't deliver on the promise. Poor facilities, small beds, slow running water in bathrooms, intermittent electrical supply, very basic furnishings in terms of chairs and tables, kitchen facilities inadequate. The first giveaway was the main entrance door which was insecure, to the extent that we kept our valuables locked in the car!! The outside space was a shared car park area with bins and poorly kept table, chairs and plants. In comparison to other properties in the area, there are much better options which offer far more in terms of comfort and value for money. Disappointing and would not recommend.

    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019 07/06/2019
  • 8

    Geoffrey

    Posted by anonymous

    An imaginative barn conversion. The first-floor living room and kitchen/dining room most impressive, bedrooms less so. Beds comfortable, but usual holiday-let inadequate storage for clothes. Kitchen equipment fine except for the oven which we never managed to get really hot - it might have helped if there had been some instructions. Plumbing and lighting idiosyncratic, but eventually manageable. The website photo of the front of the barn is a little misleading - the courtyard is essentially a car park. There is no private outside space. All-in-all an enjoyable stay with a few minor niggles.

    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019 21/04/2019
  • 10

    mark

    Posted by anonymous

    Upteenth time I have stayed here with friends of varying ages and they all expressed great satisfaction

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019 21/03/2019
  • 9

    Mike

    Posted by anonymous

    We used the barn for a family birthday celebration based in the Cotswolds in a property that was a little different. Old Forge Barn certainly met the criteria, helped by the weather and being able to enjoy the local firework display on 2 November. The scope of the welcome pack and the instructions were an added bonus.

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018 12/11/2018
  • 3

    Bridget

    Posted by anonymous

    Five star price for 2 star accommodation. The kitchen is ill equipped with lots of chipped mis matching crockery. The oven and dishwasher are both old and unhygienic. The furniture in the lounge is stained. The showers didn’t work. Overall we found this cottage very disappointing

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2018 16/10/2018
7.5 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by ReeVoo