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Beautiful Stone Barn in stunning rural Buckinghamshire

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

A beautiful brick and stone barn that sleeps 6, Cutter’s Barn has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and is set on a small livestock farm in stunning rural Buckinghamshire. Magnificent views of rolling hills and valleys on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, Cattle and Sheep share the surrounding pastures with abundant wild bird and animal life.

The barn has been furnished to a very high standard with British, hand made bespoke furniture, curtains and blinds. The hosts are proprietors of an Interior design and Curtain making and furnishing business so have gone for the WOW factor.

Sustainable renewable energy heating and hot water systems have been installed. The heating is permanently set at 21 degrees C downstairs and 18 degrees C upstairs but radiators upstairs can be adjusted with thermostatic valves.

A fully equipped kitchen includes dish washer, washing machine, electric oven and hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer and an extensive range of cooking equipment.

A large open plan living space contains a dining table and a selection of very comfortable hand made British sofas and chairs.

There is wireless internet throughout the property.

The upper floor is fitted with British Herdwick Carpets and all beds have Hypnos mattresses.

Upstairs there are one King size bed and en suite shower room, a second king size bedroom, a third twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

There are wardrobes with hangers in each bedroom. An Iron, ironing board, clothes airer and pegs and hair dryer are included in the property.

Guests have full use of the barn and an area of garden and free parking.

The surrounding area:

Living or staying in this location is a privilege. Unbroken views of beautiful rural England yet towns and cities are easily accessed. Chilton and it's surrounding Villages are full of stunning period properties, many appearing in TV programs including Midsomer Murders and Jeeves and Worcester.

Circular Walks and scenic footpaths abound in this area, The Chiltern Hills and the superb Otmoor RSPB reserve, the magnificent Waddesden Manor stately home (looks like a French Chateaux) is very close and with Bicester Village Shopping Outlet and Oxford are only 30 minute drives away, there is always lots to see and do.

Getting around:

11 minutes by car will get you the 5.5 miles to Thame & Haddenham Parkway station, a 35 minute train ride to Marylebone London on the London to Birmingham Chiltern Line. Heathrow Airport is only a 45 minute drive.

The local Market town is Thame, 4.5 mile away with a weekly market on a Tuesday, independant shops and a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose.

The hosts live next door and work on the Farm and in a separate converted barn where soft furnishings are made. They will be happy to answer questions and give helpful information where needed.

Cattle and Sheep live in the surrounding area and farm work is undertaken. The property has thick walls and double glazing, noise has never been an issue with guests.

Chilton Grounds Farm is a business sympathetic to nature and wildlife. It is teaming with bird, animal and invertebrate species, many encouraged with special habitats or nest boxes.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Duncan

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.


Aylesbury Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom en suite - toilet , shower
    Downstairs loo - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite shower room, Hypnos Mattress, wardrobe and drawers
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Hypnos mattresses, wardrobe with hangers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Hypnos mattress, wardrobe with hangers and set of drawers
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Stone Barn in stunning rural Buckinghamshire
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Modern and spacious with a lovely atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family accommodation . The kids only complaint was they wanted to see more of Phil 😃 - the cat.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful barn conversion.

  • 5 of 5

Elegantly finished and spacious property. Ideal for family. Very accommodating hosts. Only negative somewhat remote location but overall worth a stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Relaxing stay @ Cutter's Barn

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our January stay at this beautiful and well thought out modern property, the underfloor heating made it very cosy even with the snow outside! It's position amid a working family farm with rolling countryside views and friendly pets all made this a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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We were all very impressed with the barn and its rural setting.

  • 4 of 5

We were going to Waddesdon Manor for the Christmas market and we wanted somewhere close by ,the barn had great reviews and we prefer self catering to hotels,we definitely made the right choice it was an amazing place.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rural barn

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the barn. It's spacious, and was very well set up. It was finished to a high standard and was lovely to stay in. The setting on a farm was fun, and we managed to explore the beautiful countryside nearby, the footpaths run form the farm itself. Also, Duncan the owner was very helpful and prompt with correspondence, which made the booking process so straightforward -thankyou.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rural retreat. perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the perfect week at Duncan's barn, the barn is beautiful and so tastefully decorated and spacious accommodation. Well thought out and everything you need for a family stay. The views from every window are stunning we just loved waking up there everyday.

We had a family get together for my granddaughters 3rd birthday and Duncan could not have been more helpful when we asked if my Uncle could visit in his wheelchair and he made sure he could get in to the Barn for the afternoon, thank you!

We met there with my Son and daughter in law and my two grandchildren who were visiting from Australia and we were visiting from the USA so it made the perfect place to spend a week together. Everything was to a very high standard and Duncan and Diana were the perfect hosts.

I would definitely recommend this Barn to anyone looking for a rural stay in the South of England, you will love it and there are so many nice places to visit within a short drive.

Our only suggestion would be to buy a new can opener that was so hard to use, maybe have a small table and chairs outside to sit out for a coffee or wine in the evening on a sunny day. Otherwise I think you have thought of everything and we could not have asked for more, we had such a great time, thank you!

The Morgan family!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra, thank you for the review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for the feed back, I will buy a new can opener. It's a shame you didn't mention a small table and chairs during your stay as there is one for guests to use, as well as a BBQ, in the shed next to the refuse bins. Best wishes Duncan
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Waddesdon Manor
A 'French Chateau', built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display ...
Dreaming spires, nightlife, Oxford has much to see and admire.
Bicester Outlet Shopping Village
Designer Clothes and accessories at affordable prices
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
The best if you can afford it.
RSPB - Otmoor
Magnificent RSPB nature reserve. Highly recomended just for a great walk but with top class ...
Midsomer murders location, pretty market town with independent shops and Waitrose, Sainsbury...
The Mole and Chicken
A great place to eat.
Blenheim Palace
A national treasure and world heritage site.
Nearest Airport
44 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Choice of local pubs
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
The oxfordshire golf course
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Haddenham and Thame Parkway
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Mole and Chicken
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $110.79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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