Heron Barn

Aston, near Bampton
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At a glance

Large 5 bedroom luxury dog friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 12
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 3
BBQ BBQ
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Large groups Large groups
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off street parking Off street parking
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Rural Rural
WiFi WiFi
Electric charging point Electric charging point
Business Events Business Events

Overview

Heron Barn is a spacious and light holiday home in the Cotswolds providing accommodation for up to 12 guests across five bedrooms. There is plenty of entertaining space, including kitchen, dining area and living room, and a fabulous enclosed courtyard at the heart of this property. The surrounding countryside is fantastic for keen walkers, cyclists and those wanting an escape from it all. Situated in the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, it is very peaceful and not too far from civilisation and plenty of charming Cotswold towns and villages.

Accommodation
This five bedroom holiday home near Bampton is ideally suited for friends and family who are looking for a rural retreat and those who love birdlife. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor
Heron barn is all on one level

Kitchen
A spacious and well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar with stools, electric oven and hob, separate grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, food processor, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother (some pods provided), kettle and toaster
French doors leading to the wild meadow

Dining room
Dining table with seating for 12

Living room
Floor to ceiling south facing windows looking out over the courtyard, TV with Freeview, DVD player, wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and armchairs

Utility room
Washing machine and tumble dryer

Boot room
Space for coats and boots and somewhere for the dogs to sleep

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 3)
Super king bed,one single bed, two bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hangers and chair
Ensuite shower room walk-in shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Super king bed, two bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, narrow wardrobe with hangers, fan and chair
Ensuite shower room walk-in shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 3)
Three single beds, three bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, wall hooks with hangers, fan and chair

Family bathroom
Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 4 with Jack and Jill shower room (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, two bedside tables with lamps and space to store clothes
Jack and Jill shower room with shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 5 with Jack and Jill shower room (Sleeps 2)
Two single beds, two bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers and wall hooks with hangers
Jack and Jill shower room with shower, loo and basin

Outside
Enclosed courtyard with landscaped garden, outdoor soft seating in addition to table and chairs to seat ten, parasol and Weber charcoal BBQ
Covered roll top tin bath with heater
At the far end of the wild meadow is a garden bench to enjoy the sunsets (shared with neighbouring holiday lets)
Access to shared 13 acres with swings/play areas/ picnic spots and walks, parking for up to 5 cars in communal car park, shared electric car charger

Floor Plan Heron Barn Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Off street parking is available for up to 5 cars in shared car park
  • 1 travel cot, 1 highchair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided)
  • 2 medium sized dogs are welcome for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Strong Gigaclear Fibre WiFi (Download speed 200 Mbps)
  • Mobile phone reception variable 
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with access wild meadow to rear of property which is shared by neighbouring holiday lets and not enclosed
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ after use)
  • Central heating system
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stove
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 12 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 1 additional infant if there are 12 other guests. If group numbers are less, additional infants are considered on request
  • Hen and stag groups are not permitted
  • Commercial, work related and single sex groups on request
  • Heron Barn is one of three holiday lets at Chimney Farm Barns and for certain occasions, these barns can be rented together on request
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £500.00 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.

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Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

It is the Located in the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Heron Barn is surrounded by wildlife year round from water voles to a variety of bird species. Be sure to keep an eye out for them during your stay.
For your shopping essentials, head into nearby Bampton (five miles) or to explore the filming location of the famous Downton Abbey, before heading back via Aston Pottery for tea and cake and a look round their gardens and shop.
Surrounding villages are also home to some fabulous gastro pubs so don't miss a visit to The Double Red Duke, Clanfield or The Bell Inn, Langford.

Reviews

4.7
Had a very comfortable stay. The property was spacious and lends itself to family vacations. Nicely furnished and the kitchen has all you will need. You would need a car although there are walks directly from the property. Dog friendly - with bowls etc there should you need them.

Thank you for your wonderful review Shireen. We're delighted to hear that your family enjoyed staying at Heron Barn with all you needed for a relaxing break. We hope to see you again soon!

- StayCotswold, 3 November 2021

5
Heron Barn was perfect for our annual get-together and we'd love to return. The living and dining areas are so cosy and beautifully decorated and the kitchen is well equipped and large enough for lots of people to prepare food together. The bedrooms are very comfortable with crisp white bedding and thick duvets - if anything, they were too warm and we only realised at the end of the weekend that we could have removed one layer. We enjoyed long, leisurely breakfasts outside in the delightful courtyard and were thrilled to spot hummingbird hawkmoths on the verbena flowers. There are lovely walks nearby and we didn't need to use our cars at all during the weekend. Thank you for the the wine and bottles of water which were much appreciated (although we would rather you didn't leave single-use bottles of toiletries).

Thank you for your glowing review of Heron Barn Tessa and we are thrilled you had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you to another of our Cotswold holiday homes soon.

- StayCotswold, 29 September 2021

4.5
Great for families with dogs. All one one level. Excellent enclosed outside space and generous sized rooms and bathrooms. Lovely isolated location with great dog walks. Interesting internal decor gives character. It sleeps 8 adults with beds for two childrenOutstanding beds and bedding. Slightly disappointing kitchen equipment provision. Much of it rather old and could do with updating. No smart TV but excellent internetSome confusion over name is it HERON or ROSEOverall good value

Thank you for your lovely feedback Hilary and we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. We apologise if there was some confusion around the name of the property. We have reviewed the information sent prior to your stay and we feel comfortable with the detailed explanation around the property name contained within with wording. We are looking forward to you booking with us again soon!

- StayCotswold, 14 September 2021

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