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Gallery Barn

Leafield, Oxfordshire (Ref. 988613)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Berry

    “The cottage (barn) was comfortable and in a lovely location.”

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    \ Very peaceful and relaxing.\ \

    - Mrs Berry,

The property

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.

Summary

  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Central heating included
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, 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.

About the location

LEAFIELD

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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