Manor Cottages rating
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
17 Customer Review(s)
“The property was unfit for purpose.”
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“An excellent cottage.”
Clean, comfortable and well equipped. The downstairs bedroom with en suite facilities was ideal for my elderly father. The cottage is in a beautiful and quiet rural location but with easy access to all the main Cotswolds sites. It was a pleasure to sit outside on an evening watching the sun go down (the September weather was surprisingly good).- Nigel, September 2019
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“Wonderful place with everything we needed for a peaceful week.”- Nicola, August 2019
“It was a pleasure to stay there.”
I can’t think of a more relaxing and pleasurable time. It was a comfortable with perfect facility’s . Not only dog friendly,we had two teenagers who loved it. We will be back for sure!- Lara, July 2019
“A lovely comfortable Barn in a lovely setting”- Maureen, June 2019
“Very comfortable, clean cottage.”
Exceptionally well equipped. Peaceful surroundings. Good local pub and community shop.- Ann, May 2019
“Peace and quiet.”
Relaxing get away from it all location. Lots of sheep as far as they eye could see. Good facilities and everything we could need. Recommended.- Sharon, April 2019
“Gallery Barn is a beautiful converted barn with a fantastic open aspect with the high vaulted roof and gallery.”
It was a home from home with everything catered for and very comfortable. It is in the grounds of a farm with sheep all around which were very entertaining. It is a beautiful, peaceful location but just a 10 min drive from Burford which is a lovely little town that has much to offer with quirky shops, lovely pubs and restaurants, art shops and of course a supermarket. I would thoroughly recommend for a restful stay with the opportunity to go out and explore so many wonderful places that the Cotswolds has to offer. I didn't meet my hosts until the day I was leaving but that was mainly due to the fact that I was out every day enjoying different activities. I have to mention the 'Eggs' locally sourced and 3 double yokers!!!!- Tracy, March 2019
“Lovely setting, quiet, with great sunrises and sunsets.”- Patricia, February 2019
“The cottage (barn) was comfortable and in a lovely location.”
\ Very peaceful and relaxing.\ \- Mrs Berry,
“: The setting of the cottage was just right, it was close enough to all the sights and a lovely village was close by(Leafield) with a great pub and shop .”
The cottage itself was situated in a wonderful rural settig surrounded by fields and farm animals. The cottage had everything we needed and more and completely met our needs. It was as described in the brochure.- Ms Carlaw,
“Barn met our expectations and was a home from home.”- Mrs Murgatroyd.,
“A Little Sanctuary in the Cotswolds!”
We loved this place! Out in the country surrounded by beautiful black-headed Cotswold sheep, we came back each day from the busy towns to our little refuge. Each of six days, we made forays to different parts of the Cotswolds, which all have their own personality. The closest town Burford is charming with all the amenities and several wonderful places to eat. (We loved the Angel best.) This place was ideally suited for two couples or a small family- N/A,
“Kitchen well equipped, BBQ great, beds comfy, lovely lovely property.”
Vicky fantastic and easy to get hold of. Thank you so much.- Mrs Spielman,
“The location and surroundings were first rate.”
We were perfectly suited to visit some beautiful sites. The cottage was very comfortable- Mrs Gristwood,
“Well equipped, spacious and comfortable”- Mr Symes,
“The Gallery was well kept and had everything needed - and beautiful location.”
Drive could do with a bit of attention to the potholes.- Ms Daniel,
- 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.
- Central heating included
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available
- Ample off road parking
- Enclosed terraced garden with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 1 mile
- Note: The property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £50 prior to booking.
The Gallery Barn sits in an amazing elevated rural position with far reaching views across fields and the Cotswolds beyond. Originally an historic barn that was named after King John's Oak, which was a meeting point when the entire area was covered by the ancient Royal Forest of Wychwood, this barn was sympathetically converted to provide a great meeting point for families and friends. The eye-catching full height living area with its vast floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed beamed ceiling is a perfect spot to sit and relax and watch the world from.
The light literally floods in and makes the room a truly special place to be. The barn is spotlessly clean and very well appointed, with fully equipped kitchen and two ensuite bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs. The galleried landing has a desk area when work or study has to be done or the window seat in the first floor bedroom gives a peaceful place to sit and admire the sheep in the fields beyond. If you love walking, this is a great base to launch from with plenty of guides and maps provided for you to use during your stay.
Cycle hire can be arranged prior to your stay if you wish to take a slow tour under your own steam with routes provided by request. The owners are keen naturalists and being farmers have a connection to the land that is second to none.
If you want to ask about the local wildlife or country matters this is the place to be.
If you want your children to see the sheep at lambing time then April is the month to come and stay.
There are plenty of guides to help you identify the barn owl or buzzard or even the red kite and raven that can be seen around the fields.
This is brilliantly located for Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, not to mention Blenheim Palace and all the other attractions that are within easy reach.
There are some superb pubs within a 5 - 10 min drive - The Swan at Swinbrook, The Hare at Milton-under-Wychwood, The Plough at Finstock and of course The Fox in Leafield are all recommended for their individuality. A great choice for a family or friends.
About the location
Witney 5 miles, Burford 6 miles, Stow on the Wold 13 miles, Oxford 19 miles
Leafield is centred round the ancient village Greens, common land now used as an area for children’s play and a site for fêtes. There was originally a pond on the north western part of the Greens, but it was filled in the late 1950s.
At the eastern end of the Greens is the village cross. Only the base remains of the original, the shaft having been destroyed by vandals around 1850. In 1873 the cross was restored to commemorate the inhabitants deliverance from smallpox.
Although the village was established by at least the 11th century, there are few medieval remains and these are limited to features in houses that were later extensively rebuilt. St Michael and All Angels’ church, built in 1859, is an outstanding example of the work of Sir George Gilbert Scott, though the previous chapels on the site date back to at least the fifteenth century. The picturesque school on the Greens was established in 1839 and has altered little over the past 100 years.
Nineteenth century Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels have been converted into houses, as have three former inns, the smithy, the bakery, the butchers and other village shops of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Nowadays, and after being closed for a number of years, the village needs are served by The Fox, a traditional country pub, with the emphasis being very much on proper pub grub rather than fine dining!
Note: The property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £50 prior to your arrival.
1 dog welcome at £25
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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