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Luxurious Barn On The Edge Of A Picturesque Cotswold Town On The River Thames

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn at Lechlade, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Surrounded By Beautiful Countryside And Picturesque Cotswold Villages For You To Explore

Lechlade is a bustling town on the River Thames and the gateway to the Cotswolds. The Barn at Lechlade sits in the grounds of Bridge House, built in Cotswold stone in the late 17th century and retaining many of it's original period charms. It has a large open plan sitting room with plenty of space to relax overlooking the beautiful gardens. The area is steeped in history and dotted with picturesque Cotswold villages to explore. Lechlade is surrounded by beautiful countryside to explore on foot or by bike on one of the many cycle routes. There are plenty of opportunities for fishing or boating on the river or book a round of golf at one of the nearby golf courses. The towns of Cirencester, Cheltenham and Oxford are all within easy reach with all they have to offer, whether it's shopping and fashion you're after or a literary or music festival or a day at the races. If it's fine dining you're after then try one of the fabulous restaurants or gastro pubs all just minutes away.


Owner
Deborah Dyer
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Deborah Dyer

I am a mother of 3 with 2 girls now at University and a boy taking his GCSE's. I live in Lechlade with my partner Peter and 2 black labradors. I am a fashion stylist and fitness instructor with an active and busy business and social life. I love entertaining and love sharing my gorgeous barn with guests whilst they visit the Cotswolds.

Deborah Dyer purchased this barn in 2012

Why Deborah Dyer chose Lechlade

I've lived in Lechlade for years and when faced with moving I couldn't leave the area. I like being in the Cotswolds where you can experience the beautiful countryside (including walking my dogs down the Thames every morning) while still being close to Cheltenham and Oxford for that all important retail therapy.

What makes this barn unique

On the edge of Lechlade, you'll sample the real cotswold life - peace and tranquility but with access to all the activities that come with a cotswold village by the Thames. The main town of Lechlade offers riverside pubs and quintessential village shops. Its a popular fishing location and idyllic for that afternoon roast and post meal stroll. A little further up the road Cheltenham and Oxford beckons. Shopping trips to Cheltenham can be organised or you can simply relax in comfort at the Barn. Either way, we offer a real experience you're sure to remember.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing stay. See you next year" Warwick and Sarah

"We all had so much fun. Love the Barn. Love the Cotswolds. Thank you for making our stay so perfect" Howard and Jennifer

"Wish we had a longer stay. So nice to escape to the countryside" Martin
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Lechlade-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed and 2 twin beds, Bedroom 2 with double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
We pride ourselves on organising just about anything to make your stay with us as perfect as possible. If you'd like some relaxation then massage and beauty treatments can be arranged. We can supply catered meals if required, cookery lessons, clay shooting, horse riding, golf, tennis and fishing. There is a well equipped gym in the gatehouse to the front of the garden and Personal Training can be arranged with prior notice. Outside: Large garden with ornamental ponds, outdoor furniture with table and seating for 6. Barbecue. Table tennis and netted trampoline, darts and table football Ample parking. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board Towels and linen are included. Other: Kitchen diner with table and seating for 6. Breakfast bar with seating for 4

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Barn On The Edge Of A Picturesque Cotswold Town On The River Thames
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
Perth, Western Australia
5

Very well appointed barn with lovely feel about it!

  • 5 of 5

Such fun, made by the very friendly and relaxed attitude of the owners and their family! So much to do with all the activities on site and great position to explore the Cotswolds and surrounding areas!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's much appreciated. It was glorious to meet you all and a pleasure to have you here for a while. I hope to see you again next year!
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St. Louis
5

Fabulous Cotwold Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at The Barn. My husband, four kids and I arrived to a lovely home and even lovelier grounds. The accommodations were impeccable and Deborah provided us with yummy homemade brownies and apricot flapjacks. My kids were never at a loss for things to do - the trampoline, tennis court and ping pong table provided loads of entertainment. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC
5

Great place, great location, with attention to the details!

  • 5 of 5

This was the last of six places that our family stayed during our trek through Europe this May, and it was definitely one of our favorites! Lechlade is a quaint Cotswolds town, with easy access to Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Deborah definitely has an eye for details, and it shows. From the homemade brownies on the kitchen table on our arrival, to the homey accommodations, and even the toiletries provided in the bath--these are the details that make you feel like a welcome guest! Lots and lots of space, and our kids loved being outside in the gardens in the evenings hanging out with Boris and Brian, Deborah's two black labs. It was a welcome respite for a family of weary travelers. We would definitely recommend The Barn, and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful barn with fabulous gardens and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is amazing,like a home from home and Deborah looked after us so well. The gardens around the property are beautiful and there is so much for children to do. I can recommend Deborah's cooking too, she made us the most amazing dinner on our last night.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it really was a pleasure to have you to stay. I'm missing Alyna's gymnastics in the garden! It makes it more pleasurable when I'm at the kitchen sink. I've kept her little notes too, such a sweetie. I hope to see you here again sometime.
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West Midlands
5

Feels like an exclusive boutique hotel

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is beautifully decorated and architecturally stunning; it is a holiday in itself just to look at it. It was a five minute walk to the town centre so no need to drive anywhere to eat and the pub on the river was a lovely way to while away a pleasant hour as was hiring a rowing boat. My teens loved the table tennis, football and darts and it was a lovely week-end for reconnecting as a family. Thank you Deborah for all those lovely personal touches and being a font of information on where to go and what to see. The Smith family are fully rested and even a wee bit tanned! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed The Barn and came away with a suntan too! The good old Cotswold weather! My thanks too for leaving the place looking so neat and tidy, it's much appreciated and so kind of you to have stripped the beds! Do come again and bring that weather back with you!
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4

Really wanted to keep this place a secret!

  • 4 of 5

A great find indeed. All is here and just perfect for our family of mum, dad, teenage and older son and girlfriend, pet friendly too. Opportunity for great walks in the local area. Deborah was very helpful in providing recommendations for day trips and local pubs. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Colleys
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Highworth
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Swindon
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Colleys
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

A tailor made package is available on request including cookery courses, millinery courses, fashion and styling (including make up demos, personal shopping and wardrobe advice), health and fitness, hen parties.

Travel:

Heathrow Airport 90 minutes by car. Bristol Airport 1 hour by car, Southampton Airport 90 minutes by car. A car is recommended.

Distances:

Cirencester is 20 minutes drive, Cheltenham and Oxford 45 minutes drive. Burford, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Bibury 30 minutes drive. Broadway, Chipping Campden 45 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There is a local village shop, post office, chemist, antique shops, hairdressers, sweet shop, cafes and tea rooms, Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants, 3 pubs and ample parking in the town. There are many golf course close by and fishing on the River Thames as well as at various trout farms in the area. There are a number of lakes within 10 minutes drive offering waterspouts. Cheltenham is within 45 minutes drive offering easy access to it's jazz, music, literature and fashion festivals as well as to the racecourse.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit requested at time of booking.


Changeover Day:
Arrival time 3pm. Departure time 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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