About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Stunning light stylish home. Newly renovated. Amazing location. Sleeps 11-14.
Gilboa Barn is a stunning newly refurbished 6 bedroom holiday home situated in the Cotswolds between Tetbury and Malmesbury.
Set three and a half acres of land. It is the ideal private hideaway for family gatherings, groups of friends, and sleeps up to 14 people. The property is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with an eclectic mix of styles, and furnished with many antique pieces and interesting objects d'art
The double height dining room, which overlooks the garden, seats up to 16 people, and is complete with a good quality blue tooth stereo system.
The sunny lounge area/ living room is designed for comfort with large comfortable sofas and chairs with gorgeous soft furnishings, antique rugs, a bluetooth stereo system, and a wall mounted 49” digital 4K smart television with SKY above the cosy fireplace. The large country kitchen is ideal for catering for larger groups, and we can provide a list of great local chefs and caterers on request. There is a large ( 2 ovens and a warming drawer) AGA cooker, plus a separate electric fan oven, and an induction hob on the central marble topped island. In addition there is a dishwasher, microwave, a larder fridge with small freezer, plus a large wine fridge with plenty of room to store champagne, white wine and beers ! ( A separate large freezer is situated in the utility room)
Gilboa Barn has 6 beautiful and stylish bedrooms which are all carpeted, with antique furniture, and luxury cotton bedding and towels. Cotton bath robes and slippers are provided for each guest, and each room has a hairdryer.
1. Master bedroom. This large stylish bedroom which is light and airy has lovely view out on to the garden, and has its own door and stone steps leading to the front garden. It has an Emperor double bed (2mx2m/6'6"x6'6") Antique mirrored dressing table, walk in wardrobes, and a gorgeous antique roll top bath, overlooking the beautiful countryside. There is an en-suite WC, and basin.
Just down stairs from the master bedroom, outside, is an amazing hot tub with coloured lights.
There is a TV with SKY, and a DVD player
2. Lovely Large triple bedroom (3 single beds) situated on the ground floor, with French doors leading onto the lawn. TV with SKY
3. Double boutique style bedroom (can be converted to twin) with new en suite bathroom, with bath, shower and WC
4. Lovely country style triple bedroom (3 single beds/ or one single and a double bed)
5. Twin country style beamed bedroom with barn style windows
6. Double country style beamed bedroom with barn style windows, with double Victorian brass bed
There are two brand new family bathrooms with a bath, a shower and WC in each.
In addition, there are also three separate guest toilets
The kitchen door leads to a large South facing patio area, with large gas barbeque, and plenty of seating for all. In addition there is an adjacent lawned area with outdoor table tennis table and 14ft trampoline with safety net. There is also a small football pitch and a croquet lawn just beyond the lavender lined stream. The pretty gardens are well established, and maintained to a high standard, with many different seating areas with great views of the surrounding countryside.
Hot tub (6 person)
Unlimited space for Parking
Local attractions include the Cotswolds area, with all the beautiful historical villages and towns, charming local pubs and restaurants, Tetbury, famed for its antiques ( 5 minutes drive), historic Malmesbury (5 mins drive) with its imposing Abbey and Abbey Gardens, Highgrove House-10 mins drive (The home Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall), famous Westonbirt Arboretum, Local gyms, Spas, 11 near-by golf courses, Horse riding, tennis courts, stunning walks, Badminton Horse Trials, Castle Combe racing circuit, City of Bath (30 mins), City of Bristol (30 mins), Cirencester (25mins) , Bibury (30 mins), Cheltenham and Cheltenham Races and festivals (45 mins). The annual Womad music festival takes place near-by in July
Further information is available on request.
Please be aware there is a refundable damage deposit of £750 required by credit transfer due one week before you stay that will be returned one week later as long as you adhere to the conditions on the booking form you will be emailed when you book. £120 cleaning charge will be required by credit transfer.
Convenient location near to M4 motorway
Approximately 1 ¾ hours’ drive from London. Nearest train station, Kemble ( 10 minutes) Direct train route to London Paddington (90 minutes)
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Fiona Walsh
Fiona Walsh is a well known local and London portrait artist. Many of her drawings and paintings adorn the walls of Gilboa Barn. She loves beautiful surroundings which is why she bought this gorgeous house, filled with light and space, which is unusual for houses in the Cotswolds and, of course, the fantastic location. She fell in love with the Cotswolds when she left London in 1990 and was seeking an inspiring place to do her art. Fiona is married with two grown up children and lives both in London and the country. Her priority at the moment however is to make sure that all runs smoothly at Gilboa Barn and that it is pristine for guests. She is keen that they have a wonderful stay and that they love being in her house as much as her family does when they are there. Fiona and her family are very sporty and love going on bike rides, swimming, playing tennis and her son Louis has often had lots of friends over for football matches in the garden. Croquet and table tennis are other favourites. Fiona's family is large and often the house is filled to the brim with both family and friends making merry. She believes that, in a world where so many awful things are happening, it is important to make the most of good times and people you love. That is why, when you come to stay, you too will experience a wonderful welcome with a glass of champagne and shown around by either Fiona or her lovely housekeeper Julie, who has worked for her for years, and you will be made to feel totally at home and hopefully have a memorable and incredible stay with either your family and/or friends.
Fiona Walsh purchased this House in 2008
Why Fiona Walsh chose Tetbury
Stunning peaceful rural location Luxury accommodation Stylish interiors New bathrooms Newly renovated Privacy WIFI SKY TV Beautiful Views from property across the countryside Large groups welcome Great for family get togethers and groups of friends or for functions close to many attractions including the Cotswolds area Close to City ofBath 90 minutes from London by car 90 minutes from London Paddington by train
What makes this House unique
Location A proper home light interior Big arched window and big glass arch from which you can look down into the fabulous dining room. 7 exits out into the garden Gorgeous bedrooms with comfy beds including an amazing master bedroom with a bath in it Lovely gardens including a lavender lined stream Sunny terrace with gas barbeque 14 ft trampoline Hot tub Views/walks/bike rides Great pubs and restaurants Family fun Groups of friends Functions Caterers available Self-catering and privacy Masseurs/beauty therapists available Table tennis Croquet lawn Football pitch nearby tennis courts and swimming pools great music systems Easy access to many areas of interest, including a few minutes drive to Tetbury and the historic town Malmesbury
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning property in a peaceful location
Just returned from a really enjoyable ladies weekend, the barn is beautiful, very well equipped, clean and attention to detail is beyond expectations - highly recommend this property, thank you Fiona and Julie.
A fabulous place for 12 women to spend a weekend away. The accommodation was superb, comfortable, interesting and warm ( although we had fabulous weather) and the rooms were well furnished and had everything we needed, and more. The hot tub was enjoyed throughout the weekend and we cooked two out of there evenings in the superbly equipped kitchen , visiting the Horse Guards on the third night.
Great walking and lots to do in the area to suit all tastes.
Fiona welcomed up and showed us around her lovely property, and was available throughout the weekend if we had any questions.
We have stayed in lots of barns/houses as a big group, one of the best.
Thanks you so much Fiona for a lovely weekend
We had an amazing stay at Gilboa Barn - despite being huge it felt incredibly homely and was so well equipped. We were a large groups of 8 adults and 4 children so enjoyed cooking mammoth meals in the evenings and chilling out and going for country walks in the day. The owner was really friendly and helpful and can recommend lots of things to do in the area. The kitchen is well equipped for dealing with large groups with lots of utensils and cooking equipment not to mention hundreds of plates and glasses. It was a great stay for a big group of friends - we would definitely like to come again!
This property was simply gorgeous!
Fiona was so helpful and her property was amazing. I would highly recommend a stay here.
Thank you so much for your lovely review Sarah. Very much appreciated! With best wishes Fiona
A beautiful, well equipped property
We had a 60th birthday weekend with the family, which was both wonderful and memorable.
The owner, Fiona, was really helpful from beginning to end, giving us a choice of caterers and assisting us with the local supermarket home delivery.
Fiona was there to greet us with a warm welcome and took time to show us around her beautiful property, so that we were easily acquainted with all it has to offer.
We had a special meal prepared for us by Tamsin, who had been recommended by Fiona. The meal was superb and served in the majestic dining room.
We even enjoyed the snow that added to the magical experience.
The house is not only beautiful property and in a lovely setting, it is also very well equipped and extremely homely.
The whole of our party, (9 of us plus the dog) had a fantastic weekend. Nobody wanted to go home, including the grandchildren (6 & 9), who loved the trampoline almost as much as the hot tub.
Our Black Labrador particularly enjoyed the surrounding area, including the stream that runs through the grounds.
All in all we had a special weekend for a special birthday, which was always the aim.
I can not recommend this property highly enough. A massive thank you to Fiona for letting us stay at her home and for making us feel so welcome.
Hi there Clive
Thank you so much for your incredible review and for taking the trouble to write it. It was so wonderful to meet you and Debbie and I am absolutely thrilled that you all had such a fabulous time. Thank you again for leaving the house absolutely spotless too!
With best wishes
An amazing property and an owner who really cared about making our stay right cant recommned highly enough. I was using Gilboa as a retreat and strategy planning workshop for my senior team and it worked perfectly, very well equipped and loved the location.
Thank you so much for such a lovely review Stephen! Best wishes Fiona
We have extensive knowledge of all the local attractions and you will find brochures and guides in the house. We can provide the services of a cordon blue chef for special events. We can arrange advance delivery of groceries and drinks and can unpack and store them all for you before you arrive. Home pampering and beauty treatments can be booked in advance. Baby sitting can be arranged with trusted locals with their own transport.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The booking is for up to 14 people. Extra guests/ Camping in the garden, must be requested and confirmed by the owner (NB extra charges apply) On booking you will be sent a booking form, along with terms and conditions to read through by the owner to your personal email to sign and return . A refundable damage deposit of £750.00 GBP per booking is payable direct to owner via bank transfer and will be returned a week later as long as the terms and conditions are adhered to. A cleaning fee of £120 is required by bank transfer. Well behaved dogs may be allowed at the owners discretion (extra charge £20 per pet)