Stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Cosy up within the lounge area
Dine in pure vintage style
Local bread and jam for a hearty breakfast
Simply finished and contemporary in style
Finishing touches
Spacious double bedroom
Enjoy breakfast in bed
The shower room
Charming character throughout
Afternoon tea
View towards the barn
Surrounded by lovely countryside
Explore the pretty Cotswold villages
1 / 14  Stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
2 / 14  Cosy up within the lounge area
3 / 14  Dine in pure vintage style
4 / 14  Local bread and jam for a hearty breakfast
5 / 14  Simply finished and contemporary in style
6 / 14  Finishing touches
7 / 14  Spacious double bedroom
8 / 14  Enjoy breakfast in bed
9 / 14  The shower room
10 / 14  Charming character throughout
11 / 14  Afternoon tea
12 / 14  View towards the barn
13 / 14  Surrounded by lovely countryside
14 / 14  Explore the pretty Cotswold villages

Home To Roost

Chipping Norton (8.5mls NE), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic rural retreat within the heart of rural Oxfordshire
  • A wealth of walking and cycling routes available from your front door
  • Perfectly situated for touring the pretty Cotswold villages
Property code: 51685

Peacefully tucked away, this stylish barn is the perfect base for couples looking to escape, its traditional honey coloured stone exterior gives way to a contemporary and cosy style.

Barford St Michael is a charming, well served village in northern Oxfordshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds and six miles from the busy market town of Banbury, home of the famous Banbury Cross mentioned in the well-known nursery rhyme. There is something to suit all tastes throughout the year, a wealth of National Trust properties and gardens, Bicester Village shopping outlet, with its array of designer shops, Silverstone race track, home of the British Grand Prix, and the traditionally English towns and villages of the Cotswolds on the doorstep, including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. A little further afield is the university city of Oxford, with its historic buildings, architecture and museums.

Walk along the gravelled courtyard and through the French doors into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with French doors allowing the light to enhance the contemporary style. In the lounge area, with comfortable sofa and TV/DVD, why not cosy up and relax with a good book or old movie? The kitchen area is contemporary in style and is equipped with electric oven and hob and a fridge with ice compartment, perfect for preparing a romantic supper for two, and for the summer evenings, the dining area is perfect for enjoying the evening sun. At the end of the day, climb the wooden stairs to a double bedroom with garden views. There is also a shower room with shower and WC on this floor.

Step outside and enjoy your morning coffee with bird song within a small seating area, and for lazy afternoons enjoy the open aspect cottage style gardens. There is allocated off-road parking for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Unenclosed garden but field available for dog owners
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Use of washing machine by arrangement
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Regret no children under 8 years, babes in arms welcome

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sunita 29th September 2019

Armchair small and uncomfortable but the rest of it well planned and layed out. Ideal for a break .

Reviewed by Nick 9th August 2019

The cottage was lovely and in a quiet, peaceful village - and a stones throw from the local pub which like the cottage is dog friendly. Peter and Rachel made sure we had everything we needed and were always on hand if we had any questions. The cottage is also within comfortable driving distance of some of the main places in the Cotswolds. All in alRead morel, a lovely week in a lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Antony 5th July 2019

Good location, clean, modern and well equipped. Owners were friendly and welcoming. The cottage was small but all space was well used.

Reviewed by Robert 21st June 2019

I'm not going to tell you where to go while your staying here, but it's the perfect base for trips to Cirencester, Stow-on-the-wold, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Oxford or the lovely Broadway. This cottage is perfect for two people. It is small and bijoux, clean, tidy and comfortable. Your hosts are welcoming and on hand for any queries and lovely to Read moreboot. Parking a car is available right outside the front of your residence, but it must be said, be prepared to reverse your car out, carefully. Hide

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Stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Cosy up within the lounge area
Dine in pure vintage style
Local bread and jam for a hearty breakfast
Simply finished and contemporary in style
Finishing touches
Spacious double bedroom
Enjoy breakfast in bed
The shower room
Charming character throughout
Afternoon tea
Show 2 moreView towards the barn


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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