The Bledington Barn could not have a more picturesque and idyllic location, right on the edge of the green in Bledington and a stones throw from the fantastic Kings Head pub.
The typical Cotswold village of Bledington is a beautiful part of the country and the property is located right in the heart of the village. The green has a little stream running through it and is a hive of activity in the warmer months with village fêtes, people picnicking and enjoying the surroundings. The Bledington Barn and village is also great for a fun family staycation, children love splashing about in the stream searching for tadpoles and having an ice cream from the old fashioned ice cream hut on the green, whilst adults relax on the peaceful grass or enjoy a drink and great food in the pub nearby.
The Bledington Barn is situated on the grounds of the owner’s lovely farmhouse, but the property enjoys complete privacy and is a wonderful hideaway for either a family or a group of friends seeking a countryside escape.
The Bledington Barn is a luxurious eco-friendly property for up to six guests situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, and the pre-existing, 300 year old, dilapidated barn was beautifully renovated, recycling and re-purposing the majority of old materials, to create a spacious property with opulent furnishings set against exposed stone and original oak beams. The original cowshed window now houses the bathroom mirror, the hay loft ladder is now a towel rail, old engineering bricks have been cleaned up and work fabulously in tandem with the underfloor heating powered by a wood pellet boiler.
This light, spacious property has a huge open plan double height living room with comfortable seating for at least seven. The dining area caters for eight and the kitchen with Gaggenau appliances is a cook’s dream! The kitchen has a separate breakfast area to seat five. There is a downstairs antique wooden ‘throne’ loo and a separate dedicated laundry space with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs are the three bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of five adults and one child: the master with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom can be a twin or a double, and the third bedroom has a single sleigh bed and a washbasin with a heated towel rail. A pull-out trundle bed gives additional space for one extra child*. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower, loo and two beautiful Corian basins.
*If the pull-out trundle bed is used, it should be noted that the space is limited and therefore it is not possible for two adults to use this room, it can sleep 1 adult and 1 child or 2 children. Please let us know if you require the trundle bed well in advance it can not be put out on arrival due to the need to move furniture around.
Living Room & Dining Room: Two three-seater sofas, two armchairs, music system, dining table for eight
Kitchen: Gaggenau appliances, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster, fully equipped with cutlery, dishes, silverware, glasses, mugs, pots and pans etc.
Master Bedroom: King-size bed, en-suite shower, sink and loo.
Second Bedroom: Two twin sized beds that can be zipped to make double.
Third Bedroom: Sleigh bed and pull-out trundle bed (for one child, and not a 6th adult)
Family Bathroom: Bath, shower, loo, two large Corian sinks.
Outside: Private terrace with gas BBQ.
Garden Access: The barn provides two very comfortable terraces for outdoor space. One for dining and one for sunning and lounging!
Please note that the garden is private to the owner and family. For larger grassy spaces we recommend the picturesque Bledington Village green which is just to the front of the barn.
Dogs: We are happy for you to bring one small/medium sized dog to the property at an extra charge of £30. We do ask that dogs do not go on the furniture or upstairs in the properties and any dog mess left in the outside areas are cleared up. Please note that outside areas are not fenced for dogs.
Pantry Items: Olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea and coffee.
Welcome Pack Items: Sourced from Daylesford Organic Farm, eggs, bread, butter, milk, & Prosecco.
General: WiFi, electric heating, cable TV, under-floor heating, strictly no smoking and unfortunately not suitable for a wheelchair. Cot and a highchair are provided. Check in is at 4.00pm and check out is at 10.00am.
The Bledington Barn is located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of the same name. Famed for its charming village green complete with swings, ducks and ice cream sold from the shepherds hut as well as its excellent village pub (awarded ‘Pub of the Year’ 2018).
How to get to Bledington
The next-door village of Kingham provides a train station with direct trains to London (86 minutes). Daylesford Organic Farm and Haybarn Spa is less than a 5 minute drive away and the new Soho Farmhouse is just under 10 miles away. Bledington is approximately 25 miles from Oxford and Cheltenham.
Things to do nearby
Food & Drink
Then Bledington Barn will be hard to leave but we suggest escaping for the very best restaurants and pubs. Establishments that merit a journey include the excellent Kings Head pub in Bledington. While for brunch and local farm produce, there is nowhere better than Daylesford Organic Farm. For Soho House members, a day spent at nearby Soho Farmhouse is well worth a trip. Catherine, the friendly owner of the Village Farm, is on hand to give expert local advice and tips to help you enjoy your stay should you need.
Things To Do In Bledington
Hire a bike with Ty Cycles in Chipping Norton or immerse yourself in the grandeur of nearby Blenheim Palace, sip on local ales at Horton Nook Brewery and get up close and personal with the lions at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park. The Haybarn Spa at Daylesford Organic Farm is particularly lovely for those in need of a spot of pampering.