The Barn

Shellingford, near Faringdon

At a glance

Large 5 bedroom holiday let in the Cotswolds, located within a short drive of Oxford and Burford.

Sleeps Sleeps 10
Bedrooms Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms Bathrooms 4
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
Village Village
WiFi WiFi


The Barn is a large and modern self catering holiday cottage, offering spacious luxury accommodation for 10 guests in 5 comfortable bedrooms. The large living area with chess table opens out onto the lawn and the well stocked kitchen makes catering a breeze. One of five beautifully converted Goodlake Barns which all surround the central courtyard, The Barn can be booked with the other Goodlake Barns to offer flexibility to groups of family and friends. There is plenty to explore nearby including the beautiful Cotswolds which is right on the doorstep! 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 10 guests, please consider the entire Goodlake Barns complex.


Sleeps 10 people in 5 large bedrooms, some of which have en-suite bathrooms.

Ground Floor
Spacious and welcoming living room with fireplace, sofas and TV plus chess table. Doors open out on the lawn and courtyard, and really fill the space with light. Modern kitchen equipped with gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The large dining table can sit 10 comfortably.
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and kitchenette in the annexe with separate access (was originally a separate annexe)
Bedroom 2: Small twin bedroom off the living area

First Floor
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Family bathroom
Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom

Huge enclosed communal courtyard with seating plus large lawn to the rear of the barn. The lawn is also a communal area.
Private parking is available.

Goodlake Barns is the perfect base from which to explore the North Wessex Downs and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Floor Plan The Barn 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 not allowed
  • Parking is available for 2 cars in the courtyard, with additional over spill parking near by
  • Good WiFi in the barn
  • Smart TV
  • Mobile reception TBC
  • The barns share an enclosed communal courtyard and lawn 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.
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £250.00 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.

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 have to offer. 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!


Firstly we had to postpone our holiday to The Barn twice because of covid and this was done with no trouble at all. Well done StayCotswold. Then The Barn was just brilliant. The facilities and amenities were outstanding. Lots of crockery, pans and cutlery. The beds were big and super comfy with soft pillows. We had friends staying in Prince and Flower but with The Hub dining area we could fit everyone around the table even when friends visited for the day. The lounge is lovely and comfy and we had the wood burner going one evening when it got a bit nippy. The location is just gorgeous and so quiet. It sits on a dead end street so there is no traffic going past. The outside seating was ample and the courtyard is a lovely sun trap. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to returning in the future. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Big thumbs up from us.

Thank you Carole for your wonderful review, we are delighted you finally made it to The Barn and had such a good stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

- StayCotswold, 20 April 2022

We booked The Barn, Prince and Punch Barns for a family reunion for 19 of us. The barns were an ideal location for this occasion. They were very comfortable, well equipped and plenty of space for a large group. The paddock at the back was ideal for the children to play.Would also recommend breakfast at the coffee shop in Stanford in the Vale. Really helpful and pleasant. We also walked across the fields to the Horse and Jockey in Stanford. Easy flat walk, footpath starts opposite church in Shellingford.

Thank you Heather for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your family reunion in Prince, Punch & The Barn and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

- StayCotswold, 13 April 2022

The stay was a reunion of three mothers and daughters. We spent ages looking for the right place as we required a ground floor bedroom for one of the party with a disability and also a central location for all three families. The Barn was stunning, large kitchen and dining area which was great that we could all sit together. The lounge was a great size with the beautiful log burner (The logs needed to be a little smaller). The whole barn was spotless, the beds were comfy. I think the only niggle we had was that in the shower rooms by the shower heads there was not a little shelf to put your soap on. The added touch of milk and a box of chocolates went down well. We all said we would definitely return, so this morning i had a look to re book for next year and was shocked that from September you are only taking bookings for the whole complex- that's a real shame but i am sure that there is a great reason behind it - It was a great break and a lovely catch up in a beautiful place. :)

Thank you for your lovely review Catherine, we're pleased that your group thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Barn and found the property to be spotlessly clean and comfortable. The decision to market Goodlake as a site only from September onwards has not been considered lightly but is something that is necessary at this time. We would love to help you with alternative properties that may be suitable for your next visit, otherwise hope that you might consider staying again at Goodlake as a larger group.

- StayCotswold, 9 March 2022

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