The Byre

Ampney St Mary, near Cirencester

At a glance

Grade II listed three bedroom holiday home in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 6
Bedrooms Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms Bathrooms 3
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Village Village
WiFi WiFi


The Byre is a beautifully presented Grade II listed Cotswold holiday home which sleeps six guests, in three well-appointed bedrooms, with three bathrooms. Styled by internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Bee Osborn of Osborn Interiors, this fabulous property has been finished to a high standard and boasts a well-equipped open plan kitchen/dining room and a well-maintained garden from which to enjoy the summer sunshine. Formerly a cart shed and livestock barn, The Byre dates back to the 17th century and retains charming period features including exposed stone walls and impressive exposed beams and trusses.

This three bedroom Cotswold holiday home in Ampney St Mary is the perfect base for a relaxing country break with family and friends. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room
Exposed beams, exposed stone walls, double electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, Lavazza Espresso coffee machine (pods not provided), microwave, island with two stools, dining table with seating for six, armchair and window bench seat

Utility room
Washing machine/tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and clothes drying rack

Loo and basin

Sitting room
Light and airy living space with three-seater sofa, loveseat, armchair, Smart TV with Amazon Prime, Netflix and Apple TV (account holders only), and small selection of books

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, freestanding single wardrobe, two bedside tables and wall mirror
Ensuite wet room with rain shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

First Floor

Master bedroom (Sleeps 2)
Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, king size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair, mirror, hair dryer and door to tallet steps (emergency exit only)

Family bathroom
Bath with handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Bedroom 3 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Exposed beams, two single beds, freestanding single wardrobe and mirror
Ensuite wet room with rain shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Unenclosed garden with manicured lawn and patio area with outdoor table seating six

Floor Plan The Byre Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Off street parking is available for up to 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Strong WiFi (Download speed 300 Mbps)
  • Mobile phone reception is poor
  • Smart TV with Amazon Prime, Netflix and Apple TV (guests to use their own login details)
  • Garden
  • Heating fuelled by an air source heat pump
  • Steep steps lead down to the front door from the parking area, though there is a flat paved path from the garden gate to the front door
  • Steep, narrow staircase with restricted head height, some steps between rooms and tallet steps from the master bedroom which should only ever be used as an emergency exit
  • 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 6 guests. Regrettably, The Byre does not accept infants nor children under the age of 6 years
  • Hen and Stag parties are not permitted, though other same sex groups 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
  • The garden is regularly maintained by a professional gardening service and although this work is generally carried out when the property is vacant, the gardener may need to carry out work whilst the property is occupied. If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us
  • Please provide your own pods for the Lavazza Espresso coffee machine (Lavazza a Modo Mio Eco caps which are compostable)
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £250 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

The Byre is situated in Ampney St Mary, a peaceful village surrounded by stunning countryside. Footpaths from the village take you on a tour of the other three Ampneys, with lunch options at both Ampney Crucis and Poulton. The village of Barnsley is also home to a popular country pub, along with Barnsley House, a luxury country house with its own restaurant and spa.
For your shopping essentials, there are supermarkets and independent retailers in Cirencester.
Ampney St Mary is well-placed for visiting the much-loved towns and villages of Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade-on-Thames, Tetbury and Bibury.


Location, layout and expectations of property were matched. A couple of negatives….upstairs master bedroom low wall plug sockets did not work (3 out of 4) and this was reported to 24/7 housekeeping mobile no. within one hour of arrival via voicemail but no response received from any source…had to rely on ceiling light only in that room. Secondly there are no accessible windows in upper floor bedrooms which results in limited fresh air in these rooms..understand health and safety aspect but does not make for comfortable night sleep. Overall though a very pleasant and peaceful property where we enjoyed our stay.

We are delighted that you found the property to be pleasant and peaceful. The property owner has confirmed that only one of the sockets in the master bedroom was not working, the other twin wall socket was useable and accessible. Due to the upper floor bedrooms being in the eaves the only windows that can be opened are the Velux windows (with a rod) which can provide help with additional airflow during the hotter summer months. Thank you for your review and we hope you will be back to stay in the Cotswolds again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 27 September 2022

A lovely, modernised barn conversion with plenty of room for myself and my three family members to stay. Beautifully decorated for a comfortable and cosy retreat. All bathrooms and kitchens are well equipped, with the sitting room providing a lovely spot for us all to gather. Very comfy beds. The village was peaceful and easily accessible for days out exploring the Cotswolds. Would happily recommend to friends, and stay here again in the future. Thank you for a lovely stay.

We are delighted Tom that you and your family had such a wonderful stay at The Byre. Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to welcome you back again.

- StayCotswold, 17 August 2022


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Looking for a leisurely stroll? Why not take the footpath into Poulton and stop off at The Gilbertine Kitchen for lunch. Located just south of the village, this family-run café serves a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch options, along with a selection of mouth-watering cakes. Open Tuesday - Sunday!
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