Waterhead Barn

Upper Swell, near Stow-on-the-Wold

Large 6 bedroom luxury holiday home in the Cotswolds sleeps 12


At a glance

  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms
    Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms
    Bathrooms 6
  • BBQ
  • Disabled access
    Disabled access
  • Family friendly
    Family friendly
  • Fireplace/Wood burner
    Fireplace/Wood burner
  • Hot Tub Compatible
    Hot Tub Compatible
  • Large groups
    Large groups
  • Non-smoking
  • Off street parking
    Off street parking
  • Rural
  • WiFi

Waterhead is a stunning barn conversion, located in a unique and rural spot, a two mile stroll from Stow-on-the-Wold and within easy reach of Oxford, Cheltenham, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and London. Careful attention has been paid to the original structure, with wooden beams left exposed throughout the interior, combined with a Farrow and Ball colour scheme and an abundance of contemporary finishes. The large family kitchen comes with an AGA, double electric oven, and single gas hob. The kitchen leads through to a huge open-plan living/dining/sitting area with two plasma TVs and a roaring Jetmaster open fire. Separate downstairs toilet.

There are six en-suite bedrooms (one is situated on the ground floor) all of which have the flexibility to be made into doubles or twins as required, making this holiday home perfect for large groups or family get together. Waterhead Barn comes with all mod cons including great Wi-Fi, Sky TV, Bluetooth speaker & water filtration system. This is a property not to be missed!

This property sleeps a total of 13 guests – 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and 1 person on the additional sofa bed.

Kitchen with AGA, double electric oven, single gas hob, dishwasher, DAB radio, and breakfast table which can seat 12.
Living area with sofas, plasma TV and Jetmaster fireplace
Dining area with table for 12 and doors out to the courtyard garden
Open snug with sofa bed and plasma TV (Please note there is no door to the snug room)
Utility room, boot room, and downstairs loo.

Bedroom 1 – King zip/link bed and en-suite shower room (situated downstairs)
Bedroom 2 – Super king zip/link bed with hanging space, drawers, and en-suite bathroom (with fixed shower above)
Bedroom 3 – Super king zip/link bed with drawers, hanging space and en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 – Master with super king zip/link bed with Juliet balcony, wardrobe, drawers and en-suite bathroom with huge bath and walk-in shower
Bedroom 5 – Super king zip/link bed 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 – Super king zip/link bed with drawers, hanging space and en-suite shower room

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

For larger groups, Waterhead Barn can be booked with Old Brewery House with a maximum occupancy of 21

Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Infant friendly – there are 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cots, as these are not provided)
  • Not pet friendly
  • There is plenty of driveway parking outside the property.
  • WiFi - 175 mbps download & 229 mbps upload
  • 2 Smart TVs with Sky
  • DAB Radio
  • Fireplace – please note that logs are only supplied to guests between 1st October – 30th April.
  • Charcoal BBQ – please note that coal and gas are only supplied to guests between 1st April – 30th September.
  • Please be aware that this is a period property that has some low-exposed beams.
  • There is no coffee machine at the property however, there are 2 cafeterias 
  • This property is not suitable for single-sex groups. 

Things to Note...

This property sleeps a total of 12 guests - 12 people in 6 bedrooms and 1 person on the additional sofa bed. Prices are based on an occupancy of 12 guests and an additional supplement of £75 per person will be applied up to the maximum occupancy at time of booking.

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

Waterhead Barn is close to the famous Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold with a Tescos supermarket, some great pubs, independent cafes and plenty of shopping. It is also well placed for exploring the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, as well as attractions like Burford Garden centre and the Cotswold wildlife park to name but a few!

And for those wanting to visit the races at Cheltenham, the property is only half an hour away.


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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09th July 2021


House is beautiful, great set up for a family gathering or party. Very remote and peaceful, only negative is you do need to drive everywhere. However location is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and a visit to the local Brewery is a must.

06th June 2021


Great for family getaway No neighbours for four grandchildren, parents and grandparents Brewery could not be better placed

10th April 2021


We loved being at Waterhead Barn. It is secluded and extremely serene. We will definitely be coming back.

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