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Follies Barn

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £1100
    Low season
  • £2000
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Friday

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    8+2

  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About Follies Barn

Follies Barn is a Cotswold country cottage dream come true. A beautiful conversion, it easily sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms, with a sofa bed extending the space to accommodate up to ten people, and is perfect for families and groups holidaying together. The barn is packed full of character and charm with original features like solid oak beams sitting nicely beside modern features to provide extremely comfortable accommodation just a short walk from the centre of Stonesfield and a good local pub.

Stonesfield has long been considered one of the most popular villages in which to live in West Oxfordshire. A well-stocked village store and a friendly local pub, The White Horse, are at the centre of village life, as is the Church of St James the Great. Although the church is more than eight hundred years old in parts, it is considered modern when compared to the Roman ruins that have been unearthed south of the village. Stonesfield is in a fantastic central location, around four miles from Woodstock (home to Blenheim Palace) and twelve miles from the historic city of Oxford.

Step outside the door of Follies Barn and you’re faced with a wealth of footpaths and bridleways so enjoying the beautiful English countryside is easy whatever the season and the owners have thoughtfully provided Ordnance Survey maps and guides to help you plan your walks. A favourite route is to head west to Charlbury or Finstock, both of which are charming villages with popular pubs (The Bull and The Bell in Charlbury and The Plough in Finstock).

Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, is on the edge of Woodstock and an absolute must-see while you’re at Follies Barn. If the weather is good, you can walk there along the Oxfordshire Way. The magnificent home - it has been the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough since 1722 and remains the family’s main residence - is a designated World Heritage Site. The house and grounds offer a memorable day out, and it is worth checking the calendar of events before your visit so you can make the most of your time there.

Further afield you can discover the many delights of the Cotswolds with day trips to Stow-on-the-Wold, Bath, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden and Burford. The train from Oxford Parkway to London takes less than an hour, so a day spent shopping in the capital city is also simple to arrange. Speaking of shopping, Bicester Village is about a 30-minute drive away. It has more than 130 luxury boutiques and attracts shopaholics who love nothing more than to bag a designer bargain.

While it’s true that the Cotswolds is full of holiday cottages, Follies Barn stands out for its charm, space and excellent location. If you dream of sitting in front of a cosy wood burner with a glass of wine in your hand in less than two hours from leaving your London desk, with the promise of fun and relaxation in front of you, this could be the holiday property you’ve been longing for.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane and Jeffrey Thomas joined Independent Cottages in August 2017


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Cotswolds)

Accommodation Comprises:

Follies Barn is an attractive and comfortable barn conversion sleeping up to ten guests. It is in the owners' grounds but has its own garden, and offers guests space and privacy.

Downstairs:

  • Entry is through a large, double height hall with stone floors being practical for muddy boots. Stairs lead up to the first floor and doors open on to the living room, dining room and cloakroom.
  • A lovely living room is painted in soft colours with natural light through the dual aspect windows. Exposed beams and a wood burning stove add character, and there is comfortable seating for guests, as well as a flat screen television with DVD and a stereo with Bluetooth.
  • The focal point of the dining room is the wooden table with space for eight adults. A smaller table can be added to seat two further guests if required. Pine floors and neutral walls make it feel light and airy, while the plump sofa and direct access to the kitchen make it a welcoming place to dine.
  • Catering for eight or ten guests is not always easy, but the owners have carefully equipped the kitchen to ensure you have everything you need to make it a pleasure. There is a large oven with a five-ring gas burner for making the most of the fantastic local produce, and ample storage and bench space. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, plates, glasses and cutlery.
  • A door from the kitchen leads outside.
  • The downstairs cloakroom provides an additional WC and hand basin - essential when you have a full house.

Upstairs:

  • The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and ensuite shower room with walk in shower, WC and handbasin. The bedroom has two windows, and pale walls keep it feeling fresh and relaxing. There is space for a travel cot (not provided).
  • Bedroom Two has exposed stone walls and a sloping ceiling, and is nice and cosy without feeling cramped. The oak double bed complements the exposed beams.
  • Bedroom Three has two single beds (one which is 190cm long), a dormer window, and a chest of drawers with bedside lights.
  • Bedroom Four is furnished with bunk beds and a vintage wardrobe and is a favourite with children but can also accommodate adults.
  • Also upstairs is a family bathroom. The full-size bath has a shower above, and there is also a hand basin and WC.

Outside: A private paved area with table and chairs is a lovely spot to catch the sun and leads through to a small garden with lawn, borders and a bench set within an arbour. There is off-street parking for up to four cars.

Additional Information: Follies Barn has WiFi and central heating. All linen and towels are included in the price, as is a bag of wood and kindling for the wood burner (more is available in the village). Short breaks are possible from £770 in low season. No smoking. No pets. Outside catering may be available from a local company by prior arrangement.

Follies Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8+2 in 4 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Bunk Bedroom + Sofa Bed)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1100
Mid Season from £1250
High Season from £1500
Peak Season £2000
Preferred Arrival Day:
Friday
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Jane and Jeffrey Thomas
Member Since August 2017

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Short breaks available from £770 with flexible start dates.

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Follies Barn 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2018
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