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Simon Park

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Pet and child friendly, hot tub , pool and wood burner - new for 2016/17 season

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Tewkesbury holiday barn

Immaculate barn conversion sleeps 6, pets welcome, hot tub, wood burner & pool

A warm welcome to Church End.

Church End Farm Barn is a converted, handsome, period, red brick detached barn conversion on the edge of the village of Church End in a rural location with access to delightful countryside walks. The stylish and sympathetic barn conversion, took place in 2014 and is located across from the principal house and is set within a private red brick walled garden .

Internally,the property displays the original exposed A- frame beams, and has large glazed panel windows together with traditional arrow slit windows. The three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, exposed original beams, picture glass panel windows and roof lights. Externally,the barn benefits from an enclosed gravelled courtyard with private gated parking, flat lawns, mature borders and a gated pedestrian side exit out to open countryside which leads down towards the River Avon. To the east the barn is secluded by established woodland.

Church End Farm Barn remains a building of special historical interest. Sporting opportunities in the adjoining village include tennis and five-a-side football, horse riding and there is also a children's play area. The nearby hotel offers a championship standard 18-hole golf course, leisure and recreational facilities, and there is fishing along the River Avon.

Regency Cheltenham, Worcester and Gloucester are only a short drive away. With the Malvern Hills to the west and Bredon Hill to the east, the village sits comfortably between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys the wonderful views that they afford.

The picturesque, peaceful village of Church End lies 2.2 miles to the north of the Cotswold town of Tewkesbury. Take a riverside stroll along the River Severn or a boat trip along the River Avon .

Marvel at the 12th-century ceiling in Tewkesbury Abbey, then discover Tewkesbury's famous network of alleyways and the medieval old town where you can explore the 'Vintage and Antiques Trail'. Volunteers from 'Tewkesbury In Bloom' are responsible for the amazing display of flowers which decorate the town during the year. Wander along Tewkesbury High Street and you'll find an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, tea rooms, pubs and bistros and while there, don't forget to try the world famous Tewkesbury Mustard!

Bristol, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath are within easy reach for day trips. Major Cotswold events are held close by throughout the year such as the Badminton Horse Trials, the Cheltenham Races, summer concerts at Westonbirt Arboretum ,Tewkesbury's Medieval Festival and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.

Church End benefits from excellent access to the M5 and M50 motorways. Several superb restaurants can be found in local villages and of course, in Regency Cheltenham. Shop, pubs and restaurant within 1 mile.

The outdoor heater swimming pool free of charge but only available by special arrangement with the owners. Normally weekdays between 10am and 4pm from June to September, as this will allow for cleaning and maintaining of the pool. Hot tub accommodates 4/5 people.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Simon Park (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

About Simon Park

My wife and I live in the adjacent property, Church End Farm with our two children and three dogs.

Simon Park purchased this barn in 2010

Why Simon Park chose Cotswold

Why choose Church End Barn? We are single property owners, and this cottage is our own little country retreat, and so is furnished and equipped to a high standard with all the comfort and luxuries we enjoy, and hope our guests will too like high speed Wi-fi, SKY TV, coffee machine, brand new sofas and bedding. We also provide a welcome pack for all our guests (with milk, bread, butter and wine).

The barn was converted by us in 2015 and is a locally listed building of special historic interest. It has exposed boards and Oak beams, and a wood burning stove. It has 3 bedrooms and a hot tub within an enclosed walled garden.

From 1st June to end first week in September access is provided, by request, to a 40 foot heated private swimming pool in the adjacent property. Access is normally between 10am and 3pm and is not included in the rental price but when available is free.

It is only a short distance from two areas of outstanding natural beauty (Cotswolds and Malvern Hills) and within a easy commute to Cheltenham, Worcester, Bristol and Birmingham.

Church End is situated between the rivers Avon and Severn and benefits from local walks along both river.

The outdoor heated swimming pool only available by special arrangement with the owners. Normally June - early Sept. weekdays between 10am and 4pm.

What makes this barn unique

Child and dog friendly, 5 (max) person hot tub, Wood burning stove, Sky TV (inc Movies), X Box 360, Newly converted in 2015, Sleeps 6.

Summer outdoor heated swimming pool access, Available June to mid September, 10am to 4pm to allow for cleaning etc.


based on 17 traveller reviews

Pet and child friendly, hot tub , pool and wood burner - new for 2016/17 season
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Lovely property and location, fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

The property is nicely located for trips in the Cotswolds and has easy (by car) access to shops, pubs, etc. We ended up driving 30-40 minutes most days for nice Cotswold walks. The owners are fantastic, they provide so many bits for their guests, on top of the property, hot tub and access to the pool. We were there on our mini moon and the owners had left a card, flowers, champagne and balloons for us, which was a lovely touch. The owners were very good at answering all our questions prior to booking and all answers were very honest (as revealed once we'd got there).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Just come back from a week here and wow what a lovely place, very relaxing and spotlessly clean,used the pool and hot tub every day as weather lovely,great loungers and chairs to use by pool and gas bbq,

Got everything you need here and Simon was very welcoming and helpful and had a lovely welcome pack ready when we arrived.highly recommend the golf course which is close by as well.

Can't rate this place or Simon highly enough, will def book for nxt year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break here, the owners made us feel very welcome and they were very accommodating. The barn was comfortable and had amazing facilities such as the use of a hot tub and pool. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little gem in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

My family ( 5 adults, a toddler, a baby and 2 dogs) spent a fantastic relaxing week at the barn. We were met on arrival by Simon who let us in and showed us around aswell as explaining how to use the hot tub and swimming pool. Also, which was a welcome surprise there was a fantastic range of products already provided such as tea, sugar, coffee, biscuits etc and a lovely bottle of champagne and flowers.

As we went upstairs we found there was a pack of towels for each person aswell as a thicker towel which was great, as we all made the most of the hot tub and excellent, if sometimes a little cold, outdoor swimming pool.

The owners were very attentive when they needed to be as we couldn't find the supermarket on arrival and Zanetta got straight in her car and told us to follow her, that was much appreciated. Also throughout the week we stayed in touch by text which worked great for us if there was anything we needed to ask or sort out it was done as soon as was possible. Also when we left things behind they were posted on to us the following week.

This is a place I would definitely recommend as there was plenty of attractions within a short drive and brochures were provided in the house to show this. Also there were lovely places to walk around the house, with an excellent childrens park and two pubs a short walk away. Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Church End Barn

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Church End Barn, the barn itself is pleasant and clean and the location is great. Really appreciated the champagne, biscuits and other welcome bits, was a really lovely touch. The hot tub was great, as was the outdoor pool. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. Simon was really helpful both before and after our stay, posting on items we had accidentally left behind.

The ceilings are low in places as you would expect in a barn with an upstairs, and there were a few bumped heads but then 3 of our party are 6'4! And the lower parts are well signed. All in all was a lovely place for a get away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely country retreat which is pet and child friendly with use of a lovely pool and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband, two children and one well behaved dog) and I spent a very enjoyable, relaxing week at Church End Farm Barn. We luckily had very good weather and so made frequent use of the pool and hot tub- the pool was especially enjoyed by us all and was warm and a good size. There was even a volleyball set for us to use which the children loved. When we arrived we were shown around by Zanneta (Simon's wife) and the welcome pack (including champagne and flowers) was comprehensive and much appreciated. There is plenty to do in the area (we visited Ledbury, Cotswold's Wildlife Park, Broadway Tower and Bourton-on the Water) and found a very large choice of takeaways in the local town of Tewkesbury. All in all, an extremely pleasant stay ( the only slight inconveniences were no toilet upstairs and the fridge/freezer and microwave being separate to the main part of the kitchen) and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village Inn Twying
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hilton Puckrup
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M5 and M50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village Inn Twyning
Car: necessary


Whether you're looking for something to do with the family, entertain the kids for the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely lunch, take an afternoon stroll or soak up some history and culture - you'll find it all here in Tewkesbury:

Riverside walks along the Severn & Avon

Boat trips & moorings at Tewkesbury Marina

Tewkesbury's Vintage & Antiques Trail

Tewkesbury Museum

Tewkesbury Heritage & Visitor Centre

The John Moore Countryside Museum

Tewkesbury's traditional High Street

Tewkesbury Markets & Country Market

Tea rooms, cafes, bistros, pubs & take aways

Cascades Leisure Centre

Vineyards Activity Playground

The Lower Lode riverside picnic area

The Roses Theatre

Cycle routes, walking trails, nature reserves

Golf courses, fishing, horse riding

Tourist Information Centre:

1st April to 31st October: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

1st November to 31st March: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10am to 4pm

Heritage Centre Open:

1st April to 31st October: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

1st November to 31st March Mon, Fri, Sat, 10am to 4pm

last admission 3pm

Contact: 01684 855040

Tewkesbury Abbey

Although the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121. Tewkesbury Abbey is one of the most beautiful Norman Abbeys and second largest Parish Church in the country. It houses a fine collection of medieval tombs and monuments, as well as many stained glass windows including the 14th century choir windows and stunning modern glass.

Details of services are available on the Tewkesbury Abbey website

Open: All year round

Contact: 01684 850959

Tewkesbury Museum - A museum of the local history and daily life of Tewkesbury, exhibited in a splendid Tudor house. Collections range from early Roman and the Battle of Tewkesbury to Antarctic exploration and the traditional Mop Fair.

Open: Call to check opening times

Contact: 01684 292901

The John Moore Museum

A unique museum in a row of extraordinary 15th century timber framed buildings. Explore the countryside with our natural history collection and come face to face with some of the country’s most secretive animals. Be inspired by the writings of John Moore, a renowned conservationist, and enjoy the seclusion of the Secret Garden. Step back in time and visit the Tudor Merchant’s House where you can listen to voices from the past, explore our character boxes and discover what it was like to live in Tewkesbury 500 years ago. We run live animal events and costumed living history workshops throughout the year.

Open: Apr to end Oct, Tues – Sat 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm (+ BH)

Nov to end Mar, Sat only + half term.

Allow 1hr for a visit

41-42 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN

Contact: 01684 297174

Tewkesbury Boat Trips

Tewkesbury boat trips offer a 25 minute trip along the river and see beautiful countryside and wildlife.

Open: Regular trips April – September.

Contact: 07772 881382

The Roses Theatre

The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury offers a varied programme covering all aspects of the arts:

Drama, Comedy, Ballet, Musicals



Live Music


Contact: 01684 295074



Tewkesbury has a variety of wonderful countryside walks and riverside paths for you to enjoy. Walking packs and guided walk leaflets are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

The Severn Ham - Nature Walk & History Walk

The Severn Ham is an ancient water meadow reached via a small footbridge from the centre of Tewkesbury. "Ham" is a old saxon word which meant bend in a river, flood plain or water meadow. The Severn Ham is one of the finest example of the few remaining hams in the UK. Full of wild flowers, birds and insects its a lovely place to take a gentle stroll and enjoy the stunning views across to Tewkesbury Abbey and the Malvern Hills.

The River Severn and River Avon have played a significant part in Tewkesbury's history and two leaflets are available from the Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre to provide a "guided tour" around the Severn Ham with insights into the social and economic history of Tewkesbury and the wildlife of the Severn Ham.

Sections of long distance footpath routes also run in and around Tewkesbury:

The Gloucestershire Way - stretches 100 miles from Chepstow to Tewkesbury taking in the heart of the north Cotswolds including Winchcombe.

The Severn Way – 210 mile route follows the route of the River Severn from source to sea.

The Cotswold Way National Trail - passes nearby through Winchcombe and the picturesque villages of Hailes, Stanton and Buck


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
7 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 16
17 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year 17
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan Feb 17
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb HT
11 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
March 17 pre festval
1 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Festival 17
11 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
late March
20 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late April
24 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
8 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
May June 17
23 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
5 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
13 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 17
16 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$321

Heated swimming pool not charged for but is available by request from 1st June to end of first week in September between 10am and 3pm. Please note that the swimming pool is in the grounds of the adjacent property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Full size bath, over bath electric shower, basin and WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Bedrooms benefit from ample wardrobe space, chest of drawers, radio clock alarm, hairdryer, ironing board and iron
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Friday to Friday preferred. Check out by 10am at the latest on day of departure Check in after 4.30pm. on day of arrival The hot tub filters and water are replaced at each turnaround. If bookings are back to back then this may involve a few hours whilst the water reheats after a change. Please respect our neighbours sleep time and keep noise down after 10pm. Please do not have more than 5 people in the hot tub at any one time.

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