Punch Barn

Shellingford, near Faringdon

Holiday accommodation in the Cotswolds to sleep 4 guests


At a glance

  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms
    Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms
    Bathrooms 1
  • Enclosed garden
    Enclosed garden
  • Family friendly
    Family friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Off street parking
    Off street parking
  • Village
  • WiFi

Punch Barn is a light and spacious self catering holiday cottage which has been sensitively converted, retaining much of the character and charm of the original building. Arranged over 2 floors, the barn provides luxurious accommodation for 4 guests in 2 comfortable bedrooms. Part of the Goodlake Barns complex, there is a large communal courtyard and plenty of parking available on site. The market town of Faringdon is only 3 miles away which offers a range of amenities and there is a wide range of nearby places to visit including Blenheim Palace, Oxford, the Cotswolds and the iconic Uffington White Horse. There is a central hub which is a flexible space and can be hired for dinner or meetings depending on your groups needs. The hub is big enough to seat everyone together if booking more than one barn. Please note that the hub is only available on request.

If you are looking for a large group booking for more than 4 guests, perhaps for a family or friends gathering, then please consider the entire Goodlake Barns complex.


Sleeps 4 people in 2 large bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom.

Ground Floor
Kitchen/diner equipped with gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave plus pine dining table for 4.
Living room with sofas arranged around the TV/DVD player and original beams plus underfloor heating.

First Floor
Bedroom 1: Large double with fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin with wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with WC, sink basin and bath with overhead shower.

Enclosed communal courtyard with outdoor seating.
Plenty of private parking available on site.

You will find plenty of walks in the area including climbing up to the Uffington White Horse, with both the Cotswolds and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within easy reach of Goodlake Barns.

Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Infant friendly - there is 1 travel cot and 1 highchair available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as these are not provided)
  • Sorry pets are not allowed
  • Parking is available for 1 car per barn in the courtyard, with additional overspill parking nearby
  • Good WiFi in the barn
  • Smart TV
  • Mobile reception TBC
  • The barns share an enclosed communal courtyard space
  • There are table and chairs in front of the barn
  • A BBQ is available for the barn complex, please be considerate of other guests.  Please note that coal is only supplied to guests between 1st April – 30th September.

Things to Note...

Events are not permitted without prior consent.

Check in is from 16:00

Check out is by 10:00

Accessibility and Health and Safety

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.

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

Goodlake Barns is situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village, located in the Vale of the White House with magnificent views across the Vale to the Uffington White Horse and the Berkshire Downs. You can find a range of amenities including supermarkets, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, and a select few shops, just 3 miles away in Faringdon. The Barns are just a 30-minute drive from Oxford and is excellently located to explore everything which the Cotswolds has to offer. While you are here don't forget to visit; The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace, the historic town of Burford, Broadway Tower, Folly Tower, and the Cotswold Water Park to name a few! There is a fantastic authentic English country pub located 2 miles down the road in the village of Fernham called the Woodman arms, they use freshly-prepared, seasonal ingredients to create wholesome, hearty and delicious meals to delight the senses.


You can arrive and depart on any day you like, for 2 nights or more, however if you select Monday and/or Friday as your change over days you will achieve the optimum price.

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16th May 2021


Only drawback was a fan noise that was very loud at night, particularly in twin bedded room. Sounded like a mighty storm enough to keep occupants awake. We couldn’t find out what or where it came from. Otherwise all good.

05th August 2020


My sister had stayed in Punch before, so when a family member needed us close by it was the perfect property to feel relaxed and happy in. Light, airy, well equipped and in a beautiful hamlet with plenty of walking nearby, which was lovely in early mornings. Everything you need and huge bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Home from home but with a hint of luxury.

11th October 2019


We were very comfortable at Punch Barn and would stay there again. Nicely spacious, but warm and cosy. However, we feel the preparation could have been better: 1. Ceiling light not working - a common weakness 2. Not sufficient cutlery and kitchen items (e.g. no small sharp knives), but plenty of crockery and glasses - another common weakness 3. Grill pan needed cleaning - not very common these days 4. Damp smell from one of the settees - Hmmm 5. Outdoor light on the blink Not major issues, just irritants that could be easily rectified (except perhaps 4). We felt it was at the upper end of "reasonably priced".

Thank you for your feedback - we will pass on your particular comments to the owner for investigation re points 1, 3, 4 and 5, and sourcing of a small sharp kitchen knife and any other cutlery items that were missing in point 2. We would be delighted to have you back to Punch or any of our properties in the future, and hope this has not effected your desire to return and we offer a 5% returning guest discount for all of our guests. We will work to ensure all of the items you have raised are rectified quickly.

Helen, October 2019

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