Lounge/diner with woodburner
Dining area with woodburner
View of the property adjoined to the owners home
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with shower over
Private courtyard to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine
Enjoy a BBQ in your private courtyard
Views of the stream at the end of the garden
The view from the courtyard over the owners garden
Plan your next days adventures
Driveway leading to the property
Upton St Leonards
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2 / 14  Dining area with woodburner
3 / 14  View of the property adjoined to the owners home
4 / 14  Kitchen
5 / 14  Double bedroom
6 / 14  Double bedroom
7 / 14  Bathroom with shower over
8 / 14  Private courtyard to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine
9 / 14  Enjoy a BBQ in your private courtyard
10 / 14  Views of the stream at the end of the garden
11 / 14  The view from the courtyard over the owners garden
12 / 14  Plan your next days adventures
13 / 14  Driveway leading to the property
14 / 14  Upton St Leonards

Old Barn

Gloucester (3.5 mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy converted stable in peaceful village location with a lovely wood burner
  • Partially enclosed courtyard with seating and BBQ for enjoying some alfresco dining
  • Short breaks welcome all year round to enjoy a piece of this wonderful countryside and to explore the Cotswolds AONB
Property code: OLDBN

Cosy and peaceful cottage, enjoying a peaceful village location on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, great for visiting some of the area's finest offerings.

Old Barn offers a peaceful hideaway in the heart of Gloucestershire’s old English countryside. In the village of Upton St Leonard’s this traditional stone cottage adjoins the owner’s home and is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the nearby villages and countryside. Situated on the fringe of the Cotswold’s this location offers a wealth of National Trust and English Heritage sites as well as being handy for Gloucester Docks and Quays with restaurants, cafes and shopping outlet. The Cotswold Way passes nearby for keen walkers, along with bridle and cycle paths. Coopers Hill is the venue for the annual cheese rolling. Short breaks are welcome all year round so take advantage of the many events throughout the year and stay here to visit Cheltenham races, theatre or many festivals including literature, jazz, food and Victorian Christmas markets, to name a few. Take afternoon tea in Painswick and visit the Rococo garden 3 miles away. Bristol and historic Bath are only a short drive away.

The cottage is perfect for two and the lounge/dining room has an exposed stone fireplace with built in wood burner (first basket of logs included) and a TV/DVD; perfect for cosy nights snuggled up on the sofa. The kitchen has been well equipped with electric oven and hob, a microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. There is no washing machine, but the owners offer a laundry service if required. Upstairs the comfortable double bedroom is accessed via an open tread staircase and there is a bathroom with WC, bath and overhead electric shower. There is also free Wi-Fi in the cottage.

To the front of Old Barn there are views of trees and hills and to the rear there is a courtyard garden with seating and BBQ, so you can sit and have a drink and admire the views across the owner’s land where there is a babbling stream. There is parking for one vehicle by the cottage. 1 dog welcome with walks from the cottage and enjoy the local shop and pub are within one mile.

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

  • 1 double bedroom accessed via open tread staircase
  • Bathroom with bath and overhead shower and WC
  • Lounge/diner with Freeview TV/DVD
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs & coal included)
  • Kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Laundry service available
  • Electric and gas central heating included (upstairs heating provided by wood burner)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard area with seating and BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and village shop one mile
  • Arrival 3.00pm
  • Smoking is not permitted

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julian 6th July 2020

Lovely self contained flat. Suitable for a couple. Very quiet surroundings on a quiet country lane. Lots of walking nearby - footpaths to Painswick, Coopers Hill and many more locations run past the property. Cotswold Way footpath in easy reach. Pleasant mile walk into Upton St Leonards. Cosy property run by friendly couple. Would recommend as a goRead moreod base for the Cotswolds Hide

Reviewed by Katie 13th March 2020

Reviewed by Gordon 3rd January 2020

OMG! we loved this cottage. Family were welcoming couldnt ask fo more !! cant wait to return xx

Reviewed by Geoffrey 2nd November 2019

We received a warm welcome from owner's Mandy and Ian along with some lovely home made cake. The old barn is very cosy and was nice and warm and we used the log burner to top up the central heating. It's located in a quiet village and is an excellent base for exploring the cotswolds. We had a very enjoyable break and would not hesitate to book if vRead moreisiting the area again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 18th October 2019

Reviewed by Abbie 23rd September 2019

Reviewed by Kevin 14th June 2019

Reviewed by Natasha 31st May 2019

The hosts where really friendly and couldnt do more for us to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. There dogs are adorable and would see us daily. We visited with our puppy for our first family holiday with her and there is so much to do in the surrounding areas. Travel is needed to get to most places but there are local walks that can be taken nearRead more by which dependant in your walking ability wouldnt require a car. Would definitely recommend for either a short break or a weeks holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 6th May 2019

Reviewed by Denise 25th April 2019

A great little cottage, very well equipped and a very warm and friendly welcome which made us feel very comfortable during our stay.

Reviewed by Steve 6th April 2019

Have a lovely time, Mandy and Ian were great, very helpful for our stay!SELECTED!.!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Karyn 29th March 2019

We really enjoyed our couple of days in this lovely cottage. The owners made us feel very welcome and were very friendly. We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Dieter 24th February 2019

Reviewed by Steve 1st February 2019

Great weekend, warm welcome and homemade cake, what more do you need. Lovely cosy cottage, definitely going back.

Reviewed by David 30th November 2018

Ideally situated in the Gloucester/Cheltenham area. Would be lovely during the summer.

Reviewed by Sarah 17th November 2018

Reviewed by Jackie 27th October 2018

This property was perfect for a short break.The owners were really helpful and welcoming.The location is great for exploring .There are lovely walks from the property so perfect for dogs and we really appreciated the wood burner as the temperature outside dropped .

Reviewed by Stephanie 8th October 2018

My partner and I just got back from a wonderful week at the Old Barn! Mandy is a FANTASTIC host, she was extremely welcoming and gave us lots of fabulous information about the local area! She also baked us a lovely cake and had some milk in the fridge for us! The cottage has a wonderful log fire, which we enjoyed most evenings. The cottage is in a Read moreprime location for exploring the Cotswolds and there are many leaflets inside with information about the area. Dont hesitate to book!! Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 5th October 2018

Lovely stay with a lovely host and two adorable dogs to welcome you in the garden

Reviewed by Mary 10th August 2018

Reviewed by Peter 3rd August 2018

Everything about the cottage was excellent. Location was great cottage spotless when we arrived Mandy and Ian great hosts lots of information for us and as loads in cottage. Loads of walks from the cottage for us especially with the dog Plenty of little pubs for eating and drinking. Very peaceful location just what we needed Mandy Ian hope festivalRead more went ok and hopefully will be back to see you again. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 16th July 2018

Lovely cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting. Had everything which we needed - Mandy and Ian had thought of everything to make this a well equipped holiday home. Home made cake was provided for our arrival as well as milk tea and coffee which was very welcome after travelling in the high temperature. We had lovely weather during our stay and saw Read morelots of the surrounding National trust properties which was part of the reason for our visit to Gloucestershire Hide

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Lounge/diner with woodburner
Dining area with woodburner
View of the property adjoined to the owners home
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with shower over
Private courtyard to enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine
Enjoy a BBQ in your private courtyard
Views of the stream at the end of the garden
The view from the courtyard over the owners garden
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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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