Duncan is the third generation of his family to farm Chilton Grounds Farm. Partner Diana and son Charlie make up the host family. A herd of beef cows that suckle their calves for 8-9 months each year and a flock of breeding sheep graze the 150 acres of pasture but wild bird and animal life, and their habitats, are regarded with equal importance to the whole family. A handful of free-range Chickens love roaming far and wide, there are two lovely dogs called Saker and Lanner and a cat called Phil. I am passionate about wildlife and the animals on my farm Love sport especially Rugby Like positive people and attitudes
Duncan purchased this Barn in 1926
Why Duncan chose Aylesbury
Cutter's barn is named after Duncan's grandfather who's nickname was 'Cutter' because he would cut (castrate) horses for people in the surrounding area. He purchased Chilton Grounds Farm in 1926 after growing up and farming locally. In 2010 a major refurbishment was started and from an old cowshed and feed store it was transformed into a comfortable residential barn conversion with a sustainable renewable energy heating and hot water system.
What makes this Barn unique
You will be staying in a beautiful rural setting but you are minutes away from transport links that will take you to the most vibrant parts of England.
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A gem in wonderful countryside
This was a wonderful property, with everything you could wish for for a cosy and relaxing stay. Duncan and Diana couldn’t have been more helpful, with walk and pub suggestions and it was such a stress-free weekend. Thank you so much.
Loved our stay. Beautiful countryside and Cutters Barn was so comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. Hosts very welcoming and helpful.
A wonderful property in a beautiful location. Duncan and Diana were so helpful and it was a privilege to stay in their home. Fresh eggs from the farm were a perfect welcoming touch. The barn was immaculate and we couldn't have asked for more to be provided. The children (and us adults) thoroughly enjoyed spending time seeing the animals, the location was both perfect for relaxing and commuting. Overall a perfect stay and we can not wait to visit again soon.
A perfect property and stay of which Duncan and Diana should be proud.........a proper home from home, thank you.
Long weekend break
Beautifully kept property, outstanding furnishings and comfy beds! Very clean and well laid out - much more spacious than photos suggest. In a great location on a working farm, our kids loved the animals! Would love to come and stay again.
Just returned from 3days and the barn was fantastic! Really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor spaces. Kitchen has all the essentials plus much more - really handy for cooking and baking. Beautiful interior design and a really comfortable property. Would recommend to anyone!
Great place for a gathering
We meet annually with our friends as a group of six and this was the perfect venue for a get-together. The whole downstairs is a large sociable space, wonderfully warm and well kitted out. Lots to do nearby and the farm itself with its 50-odd species of birds has a lot to see. Diana and Duncan were very welcoming and helpful and (a first for us) checked the property and returned the breakages deposit within 24 hours. Highly recommended
Great for Bicester Village Shopping, Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour, Blenheim Palace, Waddesden Manor, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxford, The Chiltern hills and a 10 minute drive to a railway station that will get you to London in 35 minutes.
Otmoor RSPB nature reserve a 15 minute drive away which is fabulous.