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GILBOA BARN. Beautiful Cotswolds Home to rent

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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)

More Details

Fiona Walsh
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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




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


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


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


Tetbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New replaced modern bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated modern bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Roll top Bath in Master bedroom, toilet and basin en -suite
  • 3 x guest WCs with basins 1. on Ground floor 2. on 1st floor 3. on 1st floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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GILBOA BARN. Beautiful Cotswolds Home to rent
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review Stephen! Best wishes Fiona
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  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house. From the moment we booked Fiona was lovely & friendly & gave us as much information about the property as possible including easy to follow instructions of how to get there (sat nav goes a bit wrong).

We were staying for a family get-together as my children/grandchildren live in different parts of the country. We all adored the property - great peaceful, private location with all the house amenities one could wish for, especially the very-well equipped kitchen & the comfortable homely lounge. On arrival, Julie showed us around & after she'd left I had a few questions & was able to phone to get immediate answers. Great service.

The hot tub was a great addition & was well used!

We also had a lovely walk to the Horseguards pub/restaurant on Saturday lunchtime where the food & ambience was terrific.

All in all fantastic place for a gathering.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Maureen for such a wonderful review. I really hope you and your family can come and stay again one day and it would be lovely to meet you if so! With very best wishes Fiona
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Fantastic house in brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

What a fab place! A group of 13 of us (all girls!) stayed here for my 50th last weekend. We had the most amazing time. The house is fantastic, with everything you would need to make you feel welcome and then some. There were slippers and bathrobes for all of us, plus hot tub towels and even flipflops - they have thought of everything. Perfect party house, or for families, within easy distance of great places to visit and things to do, We went to Westonbirt Arboretum for a walk, then had a mooch around Tetbury - window shopping at its finest. We got caterers in for Saturday night (recommended by Fiona) really delicious and such a treat not to have to think about the food! All in all - dont think we could have improved on it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Rozz THANK YOU!!! Best wishes Fiona
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Brilliant from beginning to end!

  • 5 of 5

We recently hired this delightful house out for a weekend of 30th birthday celebrations. The owner was friendly and easy to deal with from the get go. We found her both quick and responsive to any queries but moreover accommodating of the fact that the party was a surprise for the birthday boy. I was given really informative ideas and tips from where to hide all the cars, to booking a "cook in" chef for the Saturday night. The house itself is beautiful and spacious. We were 13 in number and at no point did the accommodation feel remotely cramped - quite the contrary. The master bedroom has a lovely roll top bath with steps that lead down and outside to a well looked after hot tub. Due to the house's private location you will not be disturbed during your stay and our celebrations went on to the early hours of the morning. The kitchen has a lovely AGA and we enjoyed cooking breakfast on the hot plates using the spacious island to prepare food. The dining table seats 14 and is the perfect setting for a meal with friends or family. I couldn't recommend this place more and there is every chance that we will return in the future. Thank you once again for the perfect weekend. Very accurate description, very clean, well maintained, great customer service, highly recommended. Ayesha x

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Ayesha. Thank you so much for your amazing review and taking the trouble to write it! It would be amazing if you could come back one day! With best wishes Fiona
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In one word, PERFECT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked this property I received lots of useful information from Fiona (the owner), all of which was very welcome and then a confirmation call to check on the number of people staying so that the house could be arranged accordingly.

The champagne and flowers on arrival were a fabulous touch and then to be shown around this wonderfful house by Fiona....the detail was fantastic, she really has thought of everything.

The house was perfect for our short stay, we played board games, danced and tried the hot tub on the first night and then we had a chef come to the house and cook for us all on the Saturday night.

It's in a great location, very private and a nice walking distance to some lovely pubs. The house itself is stunning, it was super clean and fully equipt with everything you should need.

We would all definitely entertain staying here again.....fantastic.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Amy. Thank you so very much for such an amazing review. It was so lovely meeting you and I want to thank you for leaving the house spotless when you left, as well as taking the trouble and time to so say so many nice things in your review. I hope you, your lovely family and friends have a very Merry Christmas! With best wishes Fiona
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Really lovely well equipped house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We are three families with 8 children ranging from 5 to 14 in years. The house is lovely, really beautifully furnished , great linen and very useful dressing gowns and slippers provided. The children loved their late night hot tubs which has disco lights ..they also loved the trampoline and table tennis . Seamus the dog enjoyed his late night walks around the fields. The kitchen is very well equipped and we all enjoyed the complimentary champagne. Fiona was really lovely and helpful when we arrived showing us where everything was. A great place for a weekend away or longer .. we will be back ! Thanks Fiona !

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jane for such a wonderful review. You are incredibly kind. With very best wishes Fiona x
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Horseguards, Brokenborough
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Cotswold Edge Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Kemble Staion
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M4 J15, M5 J13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Potting Shed
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gloucester dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Inland lake beach at Cotswold Water Park
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.