Stunning light stylish home. Newly renovated. Amazing location. Sleeps 14.
- english, french
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 along with paintings by other artists. She loves beautiful surroundings which is why she bought this gorgeous house, filled with light, space, a huge garden and, of course, the fantastic location. Fiona is married with two grown up children and lives both in London and the country. Her priority is to make sure that all runs smoothly at Gilboa Barn and that it is perfect for guests, such as providing little extras such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper, bin liners, toilet rolls etc so that these don't need to be thought of and bought before coming to stay and, of course, a complimentary bottle of champagne! This is not a shoddy house set up purely for rental, but a family home with gorgeous furnishings and plenty of entertainment! The hot tub is always sparkling and clean and the house is kept spotless by Fiona and her "gleam team". It is important to her that her guests feel totally at home in Gilboa Barn, as if it were their own home! Fiona is very warm and friendly, being someone who loves people, and will always be on hand with help and advice should you need help with anything at all.
Fiona Walsh purchased this House in 2008
Why Fiona Walsh chose Wiltshire
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
Check-in 11 am Friday, check out 4 pm Sunday . Check out 11 am Monday. Check in Thursday 6 pm (if you come on Thursday, there is a minimum 3 night stay). 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 Victorian roll top bath in it Lovely gardens including a lavender lined stream Sunny terrace with gas barbeque Hot tub 14 ft trampoline Views/walks/bike rides Great pubs and restaurants Caterers available Self-catering and privacy 3 televisions and great music systems Masseurs/beauty therapists available Table tennis Croquet lawn Football pitch nearby tennis courts and swimming pools Easy access to many areas of interest, including a few minutes drive to Tetbury and the historic town Malmesbury
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing property - the perfect getaway in the countryside
We stayed at Gilboa Barn for a reunion weekend as a party of 11 plus 4 dogs. We met Fiona on arrival who gave us a brilliant tour and guidance on everything we needed to know. A really great touch was that we'd had our food shopping delivered the previous day and everything had been unpacked and put away for us - such amazing service. The Barn itself is beautifully decorated throughout, spotlessly clean and everything has been thought of - from dog beds to robes and separate towels for the hot tub! All bedrooms were spacious with comfy beds and heating. The kitchen was well-stocked with adequate utensils, crockery and pots and pans. If you are looking for somewhere that can accommodate a decent sized group of friends or family in beautiful surroundings and in a place that feels like home from the minute you arrive - Giboa Barn is for you. We would wholeheartedly recommend and will definitely return. Thank you Fiona and your team. We ate at the local pub in Brokenborough (The Horse Guards) on the Sunday lunchtime and had a beautiful roast (meat and veggie) - again would unhesitatingly return.
What a lovely surprise to see your incredible review! I can’t thank you enough for taking the trouble to write it and for saying so many lovely things. I’m so thrilled that you all had such a wonderful time and really hope that you will come and stay again one day. Also I’d like to thank you and your friends for being such amazing guests and leaving the house looking so spotless as well!
With best wishes
We stayed here 28th December to 1st January and couldn't have asked for a better house to see in the New Year together. The house is just awesome, very comfortable, stylish, spacious and clean. We had 6 children in our group whom we hardly saw as they were so entertained with table tennis, trampoline and a pool table, it was bliss, if the kids are happy, the parents are happy! Due to great weather we even managed a dip in the hot tub which was heavenly. I would highly recommend this house, Fiona is a great host, and has great attention to detail, there was nothing that she hadn't thought of to make our stay extra special. Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings 5/5
Thank you so very much for your awesome review! You are so kind to have taken the trouble to write it! I loved meeting you and your lovely family and am more than thrilled you had a great time seeing in the new year on such a high note! I felt so lucky to have you and your gorgeous family there and want to thank you in return for renting it and also for leaving everywhere so spotless when you left. I really hope we meet again one day and, in the meantime, take great care and I hope 2019 is the best year yet for you all!
With very best wishes
Perfect place for a large family group.
We had a wonderful time. Gilboa barn was so warm and comfortable and we were able to relax completely..Our ages ranged from 13 -79 but there were games and extras which suited everyone. The hot tub was bliss and as we had no rain we were able to use the other outdoor facilities like table tennis and football for the boys.
We also appreciated the keyboard and guitars although the boys had brought their own instruments so we had quite a band !!
The beds were so comfortable and much appreciated by all.
Fiona had tastefully decorated the rooms and Christmas tree which gave it all the wow factor! I had kept the venue secret so it was such a wonderful surprise for them all.
The lovely well equipped kitchen was, as in all good homes , the focal point, and the variety of Christmas pyjamas at breakfast time was amazing. Great to have an Aga too.
Tamsin lapage came in one evening and cooked us a superb meal which we all enjoyed.
All in all it was a most successful time and I received some lovely thank you letters from the younger members of the group....praise indeed!
So a big thank you to Fiona and her team . Happy New Year to you all.
Thank you so very much for your fantastic review! I am absolutely thrilled that you all had such a special Christmas at Gilboa Barn and that all the facilities came in handy! It can often be a risk renting somewhere you’ve never stayed before because one has to put one’s trust in the description of the accommodation and hope that nothing is an exaggeration! So thank you for taking the plunge and renting my house and, as I say, I am so happy you all had an amazing Christmas there and I hope you and your family have an amazing 2019!
With very best wishes
Excellent weekend spent at Gilboa
Lovely barn with lots of character, clean and well equipped for our party of 11 and generous provision of milk, tea ...and even a bottle of champagne! Plenty to do at the property with hot tub, trampoline, table tennis, pool table and table football. Nicely decorated for Christmas
We had an excellent time..thanks Fiona
Thank you so much for your lovely review. How very kind of you to take the trouble to write one. I am absolutely thrilled that you all had such a great time and loved all the facilities. It would be really lovely if you were to come and stay at Gilboa Barn again one day! In the meantime I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2019!
With best wishes
We had a perfect stay at Gilboa Barn. The house is very nicely decorated and fully equipped. There is an amazing kitchen allowing to cook large meals. The perfect country retreat! We will be back!
Thank you so much for your very kind review. It would be absolutely wonderful if you were to come and stay again soon!
With best wishes
Fantastic property for large (or small) groups
We were a group of 14 girls staying at Fiona's gorgeous barn for a hen party. Fiona's house is absolutely stunning and the facilities provided catered to above and beyond our needs, and there was more than enough space for us all. From the towels and dressing gowns provided for everyone, to the smaller touches like face wipes in all the bathrooms. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked and the large formal dining room was a great space to have a dinner party. Fiona also recommended an excellent caterer who helped make our stay even more special. I cannot recommend Gilboa Barn highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend it and indeed book it again! Many thanks Fiona!
Thank you so much for your incredible review. I really appreciate your taking the trouble to write it and am seriously happy you all had such a wonderful time! It would be awesome if you could come and stay again one day for sure!
In the meantime I hope you have a great time at the wedding and that it’s a magical day!
With best wishes
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.