The Oat Barn

Little Coxwell, near Faringdon
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At a glance

Large dog friendly holiday home with a hot tub in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 14
Bedrooms Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms Bathrooms 5
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Hot Tub Installed Hot Tub Installed
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
BBQ BBQ
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Rural Rural
WiFi WiFi
Business Events Business Events
Working From Home Working From Home

Overview

The Oat Barn is a meticulously renovated Cotswold holiday home nestled peacefully in the beautiful English countryside, sleeping 14 guests in seven uniquely styled bedrooms with five spacious bathrooms. This spacious home from home has a wealth of character features, including high ceilings, exposed timber beams, and a cosy Jetmaster open fire in the living area. The character of the barn is perfectly complemented by its contemporary decor, high end furnishings and modern facilities, including plenty of comfortable seating, high speed wireless Internet access, underfloor heating, a well equipped kitchen and a fabulous dining area. To the rear of the barn is a tranquil terrace and beautifully finished garden, with a private hot tub, ample outdoor seating and a gas barbecue, providing a wonderful area in which to unwind after days spent exploring the surrounding villages, towns and countryside. The Oat Barn is a dog friendly holiday home, suitable for two well behaved dogs!

Accommodation
This seven bedroom large Cotswold holiday home in Little Coxwell is perfectly suited to those looking to get together with family, friends, or colleagues exploring the local countryside and eateries. The Cotswold holiday accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor
The front doors open into the grand entrance hall with comfy seating, shoe and coat storage and garden views.

Sitting room/dining room/kitchen
This magnificent, open-plan living space is perfect for socialising with friends, family and colleagues. Character features include high vaulted ceilings with exposed timber beams and spectacular full height windows which flood the space with natural light. Amenities include a large central island and stools, 2 Bosch double electric ovens, inset 5 burner gas hob with a wok burner, microwave, 2 dishwashers, large drinks fridge, 'Quooker' boiling water tap, Nespresso coffee machine with an initial supply of pods, toaster and a kettle. Within the pantry there is a washing machine, tumble dryer, US style fridge-freezer with ice maker and chilled filtered water dispenser, shelving for food storage, larder cupboard and a sink. At the centre of the room there is a long stylish dining table that comfortably seats 14 There are USB ports and plug sockets provided under the dining table, ideal for home working and corporate stays. Located at the other end of the room is the main living area with three four-seater sofas, two arm chairs, Jetmaster open fire with stone seat surround, Smart TV, Sonos sound bar, selection of books and board games. Large sliding doors open onto the tranquil terrace and landscape garden beyond.

Lobby
Located off the entrance hall is a lobby, furnished with chest of drawers for bedroom 2, which gives access to 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom, perfect for a family.

Oats: Bedroom 1 (Sleeps 2)
A cosy room with a large 'stable door' window with window seat and peaceful courtyard views with two single beds (can be super king size bed on request) , a table in window bay, Smart TV, hair dryer, mirror.

Hops: Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
An elegantly presented room with a super king size bed, Smart TV, hair dryer, dressing table with stool, mirror and a cupboard with a hanging rail.

Family Bathroom
A modern bathroom with a large walk-in shower, loo, basin and a heated towel rail.

Lower ground floor

Cloakroom
Loo, basin and a heated towel rail.

Linseed: Bedroom 3 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Overlooking the landscaped garden, super king size bed, Smart TV, hair dryer, mirror and a cupboard with a hanging rail.
Ensuite with a bath with an overhead shower, loo, basin and a heated towel rail.

First Floor

Red Clover: Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
A spacious room with a large stylish roof light, super king size bed, Smart TV, hair dryer, mirror and a cupboard with a hanging rail.
Ensuite with free standing bath with an overhead shower, loo, basin and a heated towel rail.

Barley: Bedroom 5 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
A stylish room with low level windows offering superb countryside views from your bed. Super king size bed (can be two single beds on request), Smart TV, hair dryer, dressing table with stool, mirror and a chest of drawers.
Ensuite with large walk in shower, loo, basin and a heated towel rail.

Yellow Rattle: Bedroom 6 (Sleeps 2)
Beautifully presented with two single beds (can be a super king size bed on request), Smart TV, hair dryer, mirror and a cupboard with a hanging rail.

Wheat: Bedroom 7 (Sleeps 2)
A tastefully decorated room with two single beds (can be a super king size bed on request), Smart TV, hair dryer, chair and a mirror. There is a large wardrobe/linen press on the landing with hanging space.

Second family bathroom
A bright and airy bathroom with a roll top bath and overhead shower, basin, loo and a heated towel rail, situated between bedroom 6 and 7.

Outside
Large sliding doors lead out onto the tranquil terrace, providing a delightful spot for al fresco dining during the summer months. Professionally landscaped, this picturesque outside space boasts large lawn areas, scenic countryside views, ample outdoor furniture, a gas barbecue (March-October), and a private cedar clad electric hot tub that seats six adults. At the front of the property there is a large shared courtyard and terrace.Guests are also welcome to use the covered shared games area, home to an outdoor pool table, table football, table tennis, giant Jenga and Connect 4.

Floor Plan The Oat Barn Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Off street parking is available for up to 7 cars
  • 2 travel cot and 2 highchair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided) 
  • 2 well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional £50 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Strong WiFi 
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good
  • 8 Smart TVs with streaming services (guests to use their own logins)
  • Landscaped garden
  • Gas BBQ - available between March and October (guests are responsible for cleaning the BBQ after use)
  • Cedar clad electric hot tub that seats 6 adults which can be added for £150 at the point of booking.
  • Gas fired central heating system with underfloor heating in the open plan living space and in the bathrooms
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the Jetmaster open fire when you arrive and further firewood is available to be added on at the point of booking for £15 per basket or you can pay the owner at the property.
  • Fire curtains must be drawn at all times when the fire is lit
  • Guests should note that the garden at the back of The Oat Barn is secure but initially there will be a newly planted hedge between the garden of Coppers Barn and the parking area so this will not be secure until the hedge has grown. The entrance to the barns has manually closing gates, therefore young children and pets should be supervised at all times
  • Consideration for neighbouring properties is required, therefore no noise after 11pm
  • No fireworks, sky lanterns or drones are allowed to be used anywhere at the property
  • The property sits within the grounds of a working farm and for the safety of guests, access to the farmyard itself is not permitted
  • 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
Important restrictions on noise
 The barns are in a really tranquil and rural area, we have a great relationship with our neighbours and the village, and of course, we have two barns on the site; we therefore have specific guidance for noise that must be adhered to:
  • be considerate to guests in the adjacent barn, our neighbours, and the village of Little Coxwell
  • after 10pm do not gather outside (i.e. if dining on the terrace move inside and shut the doors)
  • after 11pm music should be turned off
  • 9.30pm to 9.30am do not use the Hot tub 
  • day guests (or any guests not stated on the booking form) are not permitted
To help stay on top of this without being intrusive a noise monitoring system is installed which will raise alerts where needed – in the first place to the Lead Booker and then to us if the noise levels remain excessive.

Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 14 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 3 additional infants
  • Same sex groups are not accepted.
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • Concierge agent bookings on enquiry only 
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 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.
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 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 Oat Barn is located in the picturesque village of Little Coxwell, in the Vale of the White Horse. This unspoilt village is surrounded by breath-taking countryside, and is home to a popular country pub, The Eagle Tavern. The pub boasts a fantastic seasonal menu and prides itself on its use of locally sourced ingredients.
Surrounded by the wonderful countryside of the Vale of the White Horse, there are many walks nearby including The Ridgeway National Trail which rewards walkers with breathtaking views and passes close to the famous chalk white horse itself.
The Oxford Reds, a local supplier of home-reared, dry-aged, prime beef, is perfect if having a special home-cooked meal. The flavour is amazing and because the meat is hung for 28 days it’s very tender. They sell various cuts and mince online or buy direct from the beef freezer at Gorse Farm Goodies just next door. Please note that prime cuts will need to be booked early via their website.
For your shopping essentials, there are supermarkets in both Faringdon and Swindon, however the neighbouring farm (Goose Farm Goodies) sells honey and eggs, and re-usable glass bottles are provided for the vending machine which serves fresh milk and milkshakes.
Little Coxwell is well-placed for visiting the city of Oxford, as well as the much-loved Cotswold towns and villages of Cirencester, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury.

Reviews

4.8
Had everything you could need. A very impressive interior with plenty of room for a large group. We had a lovely stay

Thank you for your review, Marie. We are delighted that you and your group had a lovely stay at The Oat Barn, and we hope to see you again soon.

- StayCotswold, 23 November 2022

4.8
Oat barn is a a fantastic barn for larger groups. We were staying as a group of 14 and we all had the most comfortable beds and bedding. Some of the rooms were small but perfectly formed. 3 of the 7 bedrooms have en-suites with a further 2 bathrooms and a downstairs loo. There’s plenty of space in the kitchen/utility for food and drinks. The 2 dishwashers came in handy for our group! The open plan layout downstairs worked beautifully and is designed to perfection. Lots of seating for everyone indoors and outdoors. The hot tub and trampoline are great for abit of entertainment as well as the outdoor games room. The barn is clean and had all the amenities we required. The communication with the owners was very efficient and helpful. Abi and Tim are lovely and have created something special. Many thanks for making our stay memorable. We can’t wait to come back! Ps thank you for the brownies- they were lovely

Thank you Amandeep for your review of The Oat Barn. We are delighted you found the property to be fantastic for your group, clean and well equipped. We hope you will be back to stay again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 23 November 2022

5
The photographs of this property will never give it the true justice. To the interior design to just the layout of home, both Abi and Timothy have created a wonderful experience inside and out within the surrounding grounds of the property. The location is perfect, having amenities only 5 minutes down the road, which gives you the feel of not being out in the countryside of Oxfordshire but once back in the residents a peaceful, tranquil stay. Most definitely a place I’ll experience again but unfortunately already booked out for Christmas. Just great for all ages, thank you once again. Marcel

Thank you Marcel for your lovely review of The Oat Barn. We are delighted you found the property to be better than advertised and in the perfect, peaceful and tranquil location. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 23 September 2022

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