Goodlake Barns is situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Shellingford, located in the Vale of the White House with magnificent views across the Vale to the Uffington White Horse and the Berkshire Downs. The Vale of the White Horse is a beautiful part of Southern England, named after the iconic chalk figure on the slopes of the Berkshire Downs. It is a rural area benefiting from two National Trails, The Ridgeway and The River Thames Path.
The five cottages are arranged together around an attractive courtyard. The properties can be booked individually, in pairs, or as a whole to sleep between 4 and 28 guests!
The barns vary in age, but the name originates from the stable block constructed in the mid 19th Century by the lord of the manor, Thomas Mills Goodlake. You can see his initials inscribed on the buildings, so be sure to take a look.
The estate was split-up in the1920s and the separate farms and houses were divided up and sold. Church Farm continues to be farmed as an organic dairy farm but from more modern buildings about ½ mile outside the village. The old buildings which now comprise the holiday cottages became redundant and gradually fell into disrepair until their conversion into modern Cotswold holiday cottages.
There are five separate barn conversions offering light and spacious accommodation. Each has their own fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, TV, and WiFi along with plenty of space both inside and out, and ample on-site parking.
They are the perfect base from which to explore the North Wessex Downs and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will find a range of amenities in the nearby market town of Faringdon which is only 3 miles away and there is a wide range of places to visit including Blenheim Palace, Oxford, and the iconic Uffington White Horse.
This, the largest barn, offers flexible accommodation for 10 guests across five double bedrooms, three en-suite. It is perfect for a big family break or large group booking in conjunction with the other barns (or indeed the entire complex).
This barn is arranged over 2 floors, offering accommodation for up to 4 guests in 2 comfortable bedrooms which are serviced by a family bathroom.
This barn offers accommodation for up to 4 guests in two separate double bedrooms, one with en-suite, arranged across a single floor. There’s a separate family bathroom and a lovely open-plan kitchen and living area.
This barn offers fantastic accommodation for up to 6 guests in three separate double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, arranged across 2 floors.
This barn is arranged over one single floor, offering accommodation for up to 4 guests in 2 comfortable bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite and a light, bright open-plan kitchen/living area complete with original beams and underfloor heating.
There is a central hub that offers a flexible space and can be hired for dinners or meetings depending on your group’s needs. The hub is large enough to cater for up to 28 guests and is available on request.
Here’s our top reasons to visit Goodlake Barns:
- You will 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.
- While you are here don’t forget to visit; The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace, the historic town of Burford, Broadway Tower, Folly Tower and the Cotswold Water Park to name a few!
- 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!