Little Barford Mill

Barford St John, Great Tew
Short breaks from £1,915.97

At a glance

Beautiful 16th century dog friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds with a hot tub

Sleeps Sleeps 10
Bedrooms Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms Bathrooms 5
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Rural Rural
Fireplace Fireplace
Hot tub installed Hot tub installed
Off street parking Off street parking
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Garden Garden
Electric charging point Electric charging point
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Little Barford Mill is a unique large Cotswold holiday home near Great Tew that sleeps 10 guests, in five spacious ensuite bedrooms. This 16th century watermill has been lovingly renovated to combine its abundance of personality and character with high-quality, contemporary amenities. From the hand made oak features to the millstone sunk into the bathroom floor, there are unique quirks around every corner. At the heart of the property is the original watermill mechanism impeccably preserved and a real insight into the property’s history. With stunning views from every window, it is well worth taking a quiet moment to watch the sunset and admire the idyllic scenery from the viewing nook. Outside, the hot tub showcases the mill's wonderful location nestled in the spectacular countryside, the perfect spot to relax with friends or family for a peaceful break. Little Barford Mill is a dog friendly holiday home, suitable for two well-behaved dogs!

This five bedroom holiday cottage located just outside Barford St John, is perfectly situated for those looking to gather with family and friends for a peaceful break to explore the local area. The Cotswold accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Well-equipped kitchen with flag-stone flooring, garden access, electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and steps leading down to the dining area

Sitting/dining room
Open plan layout with oak farmhouse table seating ten, two four-seater sofas, two-seater sofa, Smart TV with Netflix (account holders only), original inglenook fireplace with wood burner and garden access door
Utility cupboard with vacuum and mop

Cosy area with four-seater sofa, Smart TV with Netflix (account holders only), armchair, coat stand, garden access door and display window featuring the original mill workings
Stairway leading up to original mill mechanism, door to the outside patio, loveseat and wonderful views over the river

Basin and loo

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Exposed brick work with feature fireplace, double bed, clothes rail, chest of drawers, vanity mirror, two stools and hairdryer
Ensuite with handmade Moroccan basin, roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, loo and heated towel rail

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, built-in wardrobe, mirror and hairdryer
Ensuite with walk-in rain shower, with basin atop an original beam, loo and heated towel rail

Bedroom 3 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Accessed via its own staircase from snug, king size bed, clothes rail, chest of drawers, armchair, mirror and hairdryer
Ensuite with feature millstone sunk into the floor, walk-in rain shower, basin, loo and heated towel rail

The peaceful Annexe is accessed from the garden where the following rooms are available:

Bedroom 4 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, Smart TV with Netflix (account holders only), hanging rail, chest of drawers, armchair and hairdryer
Kitchenette with sink and kettle
Ensuite roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, stool, basin, loo and heated towel rail

Bedroom 5 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Super-king bed (can be twin beds on request), chest of drawers, clothes rail, Smart TV with Netflix (account holders only), hairdryer, mirror and door to garden
Kitchenette with fridge, sink and kettle
Ensuite with walk-in rain shower, basin, loo and heated towel rail

Split level garden with outdoor dining table for 10, charcoal BBQ, steps down to hot tub and lower lawn with unfenced river (dogs and children need to be supervised in this area at all times)

External laundry room
Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, iron, ironing board, drying rack, clothes horse and coat hooks

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

Little Barford Mill Floor Plan

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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

Little Barford Mill is a dog friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub located on a working farm just outside the village of Barford St John and a neigbouring village of Great Tew which has the renowned Soho Farmhouse and a wonderful café, Quince & Clover. There are numerous walks from your doorstep, and plenty of dog friendly locations nearby such as The Rollright Stones, Daylesford and the wonderful Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold that has a range of dog friendly shops and eateries.
The Cotswolds has an array of places to visit, from rainy days to glorious summer weekends there is a variety of options for all ages staying at Little Barford Mill. Your days can easily be filled with the likes of Blenheim Palace the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Broughton Grange Gardens, Gaydon Motor Museum and The Light Banbury. For an afternoon out, book a tour at the Cotswold Distillery or pop to Daylesford to visit the farm shop and do a workshop. After a day of exploring, head to one of the local pubs such as The George in Barford St Michael, The Duck on the Pond in South Newington and The Boxing Hare in Swerford.
For your shopping essentials, pop to the local town of Chipping Norton where you’ll find a Marks & Spencers, Sainsbury's and Co-op. We also recommend the neighbouring town of Deddington where there is the wonderful butchers and deli, Eagles.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen, bathrobes and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Off street parking is available for up to 5 cars
  • 1 travel cot and 1 highchair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided)
  • 2 medium sized dogs (no larger than Labradors) are welcome for an additional £50 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Free WiFi 
  • Electric charging point available on request for £25 per car per stay
  • Mobile phone reception varies depending on provider
  • 4 Smart TVs
  • Garden
  • Charcoal BBQ available from April to September (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ after use)
  • Hot tub
  • Oil fired central heating system
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stove from October to April only
  • Please note there are two ground floor studio bedrooms with a step into each. There are also steps from the kitchen to the dining and living areas on the ground floor
  • This is a period property with character features including low beams, mill mechanisms, multiple floors and sloped ceilings
  • Outside, there are different levelled patio areas, with steps and handrails
  • Please note, there is an unenclosed river along the bottom of the garden. Children, infants, pets and those that cannot swim must be supervised at all times. Life buoys are available for rescue purposes only
  • 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 10 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag parties are not permitted, though other same sex groups can enquire
  • Commercial and work related bookings can enquire
  • 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
  • Little Barford Mill is located in grounds of a working farm, please follow the marked tracks, be aware of machinery and keep dogs on the lead around livestock
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £500 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date and, providing no damage is reported, the pre-authorisation will be released 7 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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Why not pop to Hook Norton Brewery for a tour and catch a glimpse of the shire horses who deliver ale to the local pubs.