Waterhead Barn

Upper Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold
Short breaks from £2,058.00

At a glance

Beautiful 6 ensuite bedroom holiday home in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 13
Bedrooms Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms Bathrooms 6
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Rural Rural
Fireplace Fireplace
Hot Tub Compatible Hot Tub Compatible
Off street parking Off street parking
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Courtyard/Patio Courtyard/Patio
Business Events Business Events
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
Disabled access Disabled access
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Waterhead Barn is a large Cotswold holiday home near Stow-on-the-Wold that sleeps 12+1 guests in 6 ensuite bedrooms, with the +1 option being a sofa bed in the snug. This stunning converted barn is light and spacious, with plenty of room for all whole family. Careful attention has been paid to the original structure, with wooden beams left exposed, especially in the country-style kitchen, the perfect setting to cook a fabulous meal for your guests. After a day of exploring, make your way up the oak staircase and take your pick from the numerous bedrooms with views over the rolling Cotswold hills. For larger groups, Waterhead Barn can be booked with Old Brewery House, which has a maximum occupancy of 21. Waterhead Barn is a wonderful holiday home for friends and family to come together in the Cotswolds!


This large Cotswold holiday home sleeps a total of 13 guests with 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and 1 person on the additional sofa bed. The holiday cottage near Stow-on-the-Wold is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Kitchen with AGA, double electric oven, single gas hob, dishwasher, DAB radio, and breakfast table which can seat 12.

Sitting Room
With sofas, plasma TV and Jetmaster fireplace

Dining Room
Dining area with table for 12 and doors out to the courtyard garden

Snug (Sleeps +1)
Open snug with sofa bed and plasma TV (Please note there is no door to the snug room)

Utility room
With washing machine and tumble dryer, boot room, and downstairs loo.

Bedroom 1 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Super king bed (can be two singles on request) and en-suite shower room (situated downstairs)

First Floor

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Super king bed (can be two singles on request) with hanging space, drawers, and en-suite bathroom (with fixed shower above)

Bedroom 3 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Super king bed (can be two singles on request) with drawers, hanging space and en-suite shower room

Bedroom 4 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Master with super king bed (can be two singles on request) with Juliet balcony, wardrobe, drawers and en-suite bathroom with huge bath and walk-in shower

Bedroom 5 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Super king bed (can be two singles on request) with walk-in en-suite shower room, walk-in wardrobe, and dressing room (Please note, there is no door to either the en-suite or the walk-in wardrobe)

Bedroom 6 with ensuite (sleeps 2)
Super king bed (can be two singles on request) with drawers, hanging space and en-suite shower room

All bedrooms have a Super King bed default, however can be made up as twin rooms on request with at least seven days' notice.

Bi-fold doors open out onto the large terrace from both the kitchen and dining area.
Outdoor seating and BBQ facilities
Plenty of private off-street parking

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

Waterhead Barn 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

Waterheard Barn is situated on the Donnington Brewery Estate with wonderful walks from your doorstep. Only 2 miles away is the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, brimming with pubs and boutique shops. We highly recommend a trip to the renowned Daylesford Organic Farmshop where you can book in for a spa treatment or a workshop on a rainy day. If it’s a family day out you are looking for the Cotswold Wildlife Park is a must!
For your shopping essentials, there is a Co-op and a Tesco Superstore in Stow-on-the-Wold.
Wonderfully positioned to explore all the Cotswolds has to offer such as Broadway, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water. And for those wanting to visit the races at Cheltenham, the property is only half an hour away.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • There is plenty of driveway parking outside the property
  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cots, as this is not provided)
  • 2 medium sized dogs are welcome for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • WiFi - 175 mbps download & 229 mbps upload
  • 2 Smart TVs with Sky
  • Charcoal BBQ (please note that coal and gas are only supplied to guests between 1st April – 30th September and guests are responsible for cleaning the BBQ after use)
  • Fireplace - please note that logs are only supplied to guests between 1st October – 30th April
  • Please be aware that this is a period property that has some low-exposed beams
  • There is no coffee machine at this property, however there are 2 cafeterias
  • The property does not permit charging of electric cars. Charging points can be found locally
  • To enquire about including a hot tub for your stay, please contact Nick at Oxford Hot Tubs. Hire costs will be payable to Oxford Hot Tubs directly, along with a standard £75 charge payable to the Owner via StayCotswold as a contribution towards the usual running costs
  • 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 12+1 guests in 6 bedrooms and the +1 being accommodated on the additional sofa bed (maximum 1 adult) . Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen, Stag and other same sex groups are not permitted
  • Commercial and work related bookings are not permitted
  • 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
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £500.00 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date 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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Daylesford organic farm shop is an absolute must visit when staying at Waterhead Barn.