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Patio area with furniture
Open plan lounge
Lounge
Warm up by the fire
Time for tea!
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Well equipped
Kitchen area
Dining area
Bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Zip-and-link bedroom
Shower room
Sit out on the patio furniture
View towards the property
Cottage with character
Ample Parking for Guests
Exterior view of the forge
1 / 17  Patio area with furniture
2 / 17  Open plan lounge
3 / 17  Lounge
4 / 17  Warm up by the fire
5 / 17  Time for tea!
6 / 17  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
7 / 17  Well equipped
8 / 17  Kitchen area
9 / 17  Dining area
10 / 17  Bedroom with zip-and-link beds
11 / 17  Zip-and-link bedroom
12 / 17  Shower room
13 / 17  Sit out on the patio furniture
14 / 17  View towards the property
15 / 17  Cottage with character
16 / 17  Ample Parking for Guests
17 / 17  Exterior view of the forge

Barnforge

Banbury, Cotswolds
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This property is managed by holidaycottages.co.uk info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Restored former blacksmiths in a quiet village setting in the Cherwell Valley,
  • At least ten country walks to try from the village
  • Perfect for a romantic breaks getaway to explore the Cotswold villages
Property code: CC006

This holiday property is very cosy and comfortable. A former blacksmith’s forge, it is now a lovely detached cottage at the edge of Brailles village. Upper Brailes is a characterful village with some fabulous walks originating from it. Visit the village website and consult Jim’s Walks which details up to ten different circular walks – most of these walks are dog friendly. Further afield, visit Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Oxford and Bicester Village for shopping or sightseeing, and the RSC theatre is also within reasonable driving distance. The ancient market town of Shipston-on-Stour is great for antique shops, local pubs and eateries.

On arrival at the holiday property you will find an entrance hall leading through to the lounge/kitchen/diner designed to embrace open-plan living. The lounge area has a comfortable seating, a TV/DVD, and a wood burner to keep the room warm and cosy in the evenings. The kitchen area comes equipped with electric oven and hob, a microwave and  fridge with ice box.  Use of a washing machine can be arranged. The bedroom contains a king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as twin singles on request). There is an en-suite shower room with WC for convenience too.

Outside is a south-facing courtyard that can be an effective sun-trap, and is also ideal for that evening glass or two of wine, creating a great space for you to relax in the comfort of your own holiday home. There’s ample parking too. Please note due to the location of this property a car is essential.

 

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin)
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Lovely village location in the Cotswolds
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with a starter supply of logs provided
  • Heating (electric radiators) and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Due to the location of this property a car is essential
  • Pub and golf course in the village within 1.5 miles which serves food
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

This property is personally managed by Sophie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 23rd December 2023

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A lovely greeting and welcome package which was much appreciated. Barbara the owner was very accomdating and approachable. Cottage was great with everything you could want including in it. Location would have been 5 stars but you do need a car to get everywhere. Although all major attractions and villages just 30mins by car in different directions.Read more I would definately stay here again. Recommend unreservedly. Hide

Reviewed by Codra 2nd November 2023

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The cottage is very clean, cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. Just found the cottage centrally placed to all the attraction places we had planned to visit in Cotswold. Would go back again to spend a few more days in summer.

Reviewed by PHILIP 29th October 2023

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This was our second visit to a very comfortable cottage, all that we needed for a mother and daughter break. Log fire was lovely to come back to after a day out. We were made very welcome with goodies and flowers. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Reviewed by Agnes 22nd October 2023

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My partner and I have just spent a few days in the Forge Cottage. The cottage is situated in a lovely hamlet and is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. It is a perfect base to visit the many beautiful villages of the Cotswolds. It only takes a 10/15 minutes drive to the next village, which is ideal for grocery shopping or eating out. Barbara ourRead more host is very hospitable and we have appreciated her welcome gifts which is a lovely touch. I would highly recommend this place. Agnes. Middlesex. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 23rd September 2023

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Very enjoyable week, the cottage was great and central to our needs we would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Christopher 16th September 2023

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A lovely cottage. So much bigger inside than look of outside. Great little patio space. Equipt with everything you could need. Cosy and comfortable living room and bedroom. Village (Shipston on Stour) about 15 minutes by car and has all emenities. Beautiful area. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Keith 9th September 2023

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This is a charming little cottage well placed for the many attractions in the area. The cottage comes equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.The nearest town Shipston on Stour is only a short drive and is well provided with restaurants and pubs.

Reviewed by Pam 26th August 2023

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Mrs. Barbara Hart was a perfect hostess and always very helpful. We were able to find lots of places to visit in this area and the falconry center with displays, the arboretum near Morton were a good days outing. At Broughton Castle we enjoyed a tour of the house and enjoyed the cafe afterwards for coffee and cake and found the staff there were verRead morey friendly. All together a wonderful weeks holiday and we would recommend this location to anyone wanting to explore that area. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 22nd July 2023

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Ideal cottage for two, well situated for exploring Cotswolds. Clean, comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Adrian 1st July 2023

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This is the best layout of a small looking cottage that I have seen. I would liken it to Dr. Who's Tardis, as it's very deceiving inside to what it looks like outside. Barbara Hart, the owner is a very nice lady to know, and the welcoming gifts she provided, are a very nice thought. We would definitely take another holiday there.

Reviewed by Sabine 17th June 2023

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The cottage is absolutely beautiful. The owner is very very nice and always helpful. I can fully recommend booking holidays in this cottage.

Reviewed by Alison 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 5th June 2023

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Reviewed by Marion 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 15th April 2023

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Lovely cozy cottage. Everything was there and it was very clean

Reviewed by Ann 11th March 2023

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Reviewed by David 1st October 2022

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Cottage was very clean, and equipment was appropriate for a couple. Would recommend to a friend with reservations with regard to proximity of some amenities.

Reviewed by Elaine 24th September 2022

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We enjoyed our week in this very clean and cosy cottage. It was very wellequipped for all our needs. Would recommend to anyone wanting a holiday in the Cotswolds

Reviewed by Arthur 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 3rd September 2022

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Cosy and comfortable cottage for 2 near many different villages and towns worth visiting.

Reviewed by Terence 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by John 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by John 1st August 2022

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This is the third Cottage we have stayed at and it was by far the best with everything you could possibly need and a beautiful location. Barbara Hart the owner could not have been more accommodating. John and Eileen Smith From Rochester Kent

Reviewed by Mark 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 16th July 2022

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We had a great stay in this cosy cottage which actually turned out to be more spacious than we had anticipated. The bed was really comfortable. Plenty of places to visit nearby and the village stores at Tysoe was like a yard is and exceptionally well stocked with delicious local produce.

Reviewed by PHILIP 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 18th June 2022

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Beautiful little holiday cottage, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and homely. Barbara was an excellent host, lovely and friendly without being intrusive.

Reviewed by Maggie 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jenna 23rd May 2022

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Brilliant host, everything catered for, from knifes and folks to washing up liquid, was well catered for, very clean and tidy and was even left a bag of coffee,biscuits and milk on arrival with a note saying welcome, was a lovely lady

Reviewed by alison 7th May 2022

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Stayed for a week, with my sister, in this lovely cosy cottage. Perfect for walking the surrounding countyside. Maps and walks with the information provided in the cottage. There were 10 walks from the Pub a mile up the road at Lower Brailles. Near enough to Stratford, Bourton on the Water and other interesting places but away from the hussle busslRead moree. We had a great day at the Falconry Centre at Batsford. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by David 25th March 2022

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Perfect cozy holiday home for a couple interested in exploring the Cotswolds. Barbara is an excellent host and available onsite for any questions. Greeted us with flowers, shortbread biscuits and coffee. Small wood stove kept the home warm overnight. The home had everything we needed to cook a variety of meals every day. Exceptionally clean home anRead mored very comfortable bed. Ranks as the best holiday home we have stayed in. Hide

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Patio area with furniture
Open plan lounge
Lounge
Warm up by the fire
Time for tea!
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Well equipped
Kitchen area
Dining area
Bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Zip-and-link bedroom
Show 5 moreShower room

Location

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