West Barn Cottage was built in 2009 and is located within the village of Shipton Oliffe, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It overlooks open fields and the historic, 800 year old St. Mary's Church.
West Barn Cottage is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the stunning Cotswolds area and its picturesque market towns. The cottage is ideally located for touring the area with Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester nearby. The beautiful Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, BIbury, Burford and Northleach are all close by. The cottage is easily accessed by car from the A40 or A436, which are two of the main roads through the North Cotswolds. Shipton Oliffe is situated 5 miles east of Cheltenham just off the A40.
The cottage sleeps up to 6 people in two bedrooms, with a sofa-bed in the sitting room. There is a private patio area with table and 6 chairs and a rear patio overlooking the beautiful Church with a small table and chairs. There is a gas-fired bar-b-que and a fire pit on the patio. There is ample off-road parking, next to the cottage for 2/3 cars.
Planning conditions required the cottage to resemble a traditional Cotswold barn externally but internally it is modern and contemporary in every way with full double-glazing throughout and exceptional levels of insulation. The cottage has ultra high-speed broadband and Wi-fi, excellent mobile phone reception with 3 flat-screen TVs (one being a 40” smart TV) with a DVD player and Bluetooth stereo system as well. The cottage is heated by gas-fired central heating, with underfloor heating throughout downstairs and radiators in the bedrooms and bathrooms. The sitting room has an electric, wood-burning stove which creates a lovely ambience without the hassle and aggravation of a traditional wood-burner.
Security deposits are not required but guests are liable for any damage caused or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions.
The maximum occupancy of the cottage is 6 adults including children but up to 2 infant children (under 18 months) in cots are welcome in addition. Unauthorised over-occupancy is a breach of our Terms and Conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges.
Up to 2 dogs are accepted at a cost of £25 per dog. Guests must let us know that they are bringing their dog(s) at the time of booking.
Upon departure, please leave the cottage as you found it. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should excessive cleaning or dry-cleaning be required following your departure.
Fluffy towels and soft bed linen are provided for guests.
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time strictly is by 11am. Whilst the owners will normally be available to meet and greet and welcome you, there may be times when access to the cottage is via a key-safe on the patio.
Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bed
Bedroom 2 – Superking bed (can be split in to two 3 foot single beds)
Sitting Room – Kingsize sofa-bed
Family bathroom (1st floor): Bath and large electric walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
En-suite (1st floor): Large, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
All electricity and gas is included in the rental price.
The property has super-fast, free Wi-fi, excellent mobile reception, a flat-screen 40” smart TV and separate DVD player with two other flat-screen TVs. It also has a Bluetooth music system.
There is free, designated, off-road parking available next to the cottage for 2/3 cars.
Before every guest arrival the cottage is deep-cleaned and beds made up.
A travel cot (without duvet or linen), highchair and nappy bin are available on request. Children are welcome to use the garden but must be supervised at all times.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided (tea, coffee, sugar, milk, hot chocolate powder, coffee pods, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand wash, washing powder, toilet rolls, cling film, foil, salt, pepper, cooking oil).
The cottage is accessed from the parking area by 4 steps – however, access can be obtained without steps from the side of the cottage. The smoke and carbon monoxide detectors operate on a sound-only basis.The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. There is no downstairs toilet and access to the toilets is solely by means of the staircase.
Smoking is not permitted throughout the cottage, but smoking is permitted on both patios and in the garden. Buckets are provided for cigarette butts.
There is a 9-hole golf course at Shipton Golf Club and four 18 hole courses nearby at Lilleybrook, Cotswold Hills, Cleeve Common and Naunton. Cheltenham, Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water have a wealth of leisure facilities.
There are several large supermarkets nearby in Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham and Gloucester. There is a 24-hour licensed Londis store less than 1 mile away. Ocado, Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys all deliver to the cottage and if you let us know the time slot for delivery before you arrive, we will be happy to put items in the fridge or freezer to await your arrival.
There are numerous excellent local pubs which are dog-friendly in the immediate area – full details are in the information pack in the cottage.