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View towards the property
Kitchen/diner
Plenty of space for keen cooks
Cosy lounge with wood burner
Snuggle up by the fire
French windows leading onto the lovely gardens
Light and bright master bedroom
En-suite
Enjoy breakfast in bed
Bathroom with shower over
Single bedroom
Patio and seating area with views over the garden and orchard
Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn
Enjoy the wildlife surrounding the property
1 / 14  View towards the property
2 / 14  Kitchen/diner
3 / 14  Plenty of space for keen cooks
4 / 14  Cosy lounge with wood burner
5 / 14  Snuggle up by the fire
6 / 14  French windows leading onto the lovely gardens
7 / 14  Light and bright master bedroom
8 / 14  En-suite
9 / 14  Enjoy breakfast in bed
10 / 14  Bathroom with shower over
11 / 14  Single bedroom
12 / 14  Patio and seating area with views over the garden and orchard
13 / 14  Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn
14 / 14  Enjoy the wildlife surrounding the property

Willand Byre

Shipston-on-Stour (3mls E), Cotswolds
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Tucked away in a peaceful location in a pretty Cotswold village
  • Relax in the lovely garden with an abundance of wildlife
  • An ideal base for keen  walkers to explore the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Increased accessibility - please enquire
Property code: 41856

Traditional byre well secluded within a quintessential English village just east of Shipson on Stour, restored by the owners to a high standard, warm and inviting for family and friends.

 

TRADITIONAL BYRE OVERLOOKING ORCHARDS WITHIN A PEACEFUL VILLAGE

Well secluded within a quintessential English village, with its mix of honey stone cottages and traditional public houses. Tucked back from the road behind a farmhouse the byre has been restored by the owners with a mix of character and contemporary style which is warm and inviting for family and friends.

Upper Brailes is just east of Shipston on Stour and is set on the edge of the Cotswolds within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a wealth of walking, with villages just ready to explore. Attractions within easy access include Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford with its dreaming spires and Cheltenham home of the Gold Cup. There are also many National Trust Properties and gardens to explore which include Blenheim Palace and Chastleton House, Brook Cottage Garden, the Bloxham Museum and the Civil War battlefield of Edgehill. For shoppers, Bicester shopping village is also within easy access and offers a great day out. Foodies will love the good selection of nearby pubs and restaurants, the local French artisan bakers and award winning butchers shop. 

The single-storey accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: There are 2 steps leading to 1 double with en-suite shower and WC, 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Lounge with woodburner (first basket of logs included), SkyTV (basic sky package), BT sports and DVD. Kitchen/diner is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outside there is a patio area with garden furniture and pretty open gardens which include an orchard. Relax in the garden and enjoy watching the wildlife or try a game of boules or croquet with the family. Ample off road  parking. 1 dog welcome.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

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

  • Three Bedrooms: 1 double with en suite shower and WC, 1 double, 1 single
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Woodburner
  • Sky TV, BT Sports and DVD
  • Kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Wifi
  • 4.30pm arrival time
  • Electric and central heating, bedlinen and towels
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Facility for washing dogs in utility room
  • Large unenclosed garden
  • Ample off road parking included
  • Cider making takes place in October ( ask for details.)

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 8th October 2021

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Lovely property in a lovely location - outside space makes for a lovely relaxing stay

Reviewed by Carole 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Martyn 10th September 2021

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Comfortable and peaceful in a good location for what we wanted to do.

Reviewed by Donald 3rd September 2021

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Tranquil, spotlessly clean, everything works, stacks of room, comfortable, hosts extremely kind and helpful,---what's not to like?

Reviewed by Kevin 9th July 2021

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We had such a peaceful time in a lovely bungalow and the wildlife was amazing. We would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Julie 18th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything you could need. The tea/coffee, biscuits and toiletries left were a nice touch as well as the home made apple juice. Beautiful area to explore and lots of great place to eat locally in Shipston on Stour a 5 minute drive away. Large garden and plenty of parking space.

Reviewed by Bryan 11th June 2021

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We had a brilliant stay. Property was spotlessly clean. So well equipped, especially the kitchen. everything was catered for, lovely gardens, we saw the deer and the lovely birds. Beds were comfortable, and it was lovely and quiet. Weve done a lot of self catering cottages, but this one is top of the list. Mr and Mrs. Kirk and family are so helpfulRead more and welcoming, we would highly recommend this holiday let. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 6th June 2021

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Reviewed by Andy 4th June 2021

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Really lovely place and perfect for us

Reviewed by Roy 14th May 2021

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Excellent for viewing birds and wild life. Property is well equipped and beds and lounge seating very comfortable. Plenty of hot water for baths and showers. Owners very friendly and helpful if you need it.

Reviewed by Peter 7th May 2021

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The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped, as well as having plenty of outside seating. It has a good view of the garden and orchard, with a wide range of wildlife visitors (birds, including woodpeckers, deer, a fox ...). There are many places to visit within a short distance, including Blenheim palace, Kiftsgate and Hidcote gardens, CRead moreotswold Distillery and Hook Norton brewery. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th April 2021

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Lovely cottage. The kitchen is the most equipped self catering we have ever come across. The bed is so comfy. The whole accommodation is spotless and private, a credit to the owners. The garden area has a nice sunny patio area and nice to spot the bird life, it also goes back a long way with bushes and trees and ideal for a little morning wander wiRead moreth doggy. Car parking is directly in front of the accommodation and ideal. Hosts are friendly and very welcoming. Pretty village and good location Hide

Reviewed by Alan 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Raymond 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 18th September 2020

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An absolutely beautiful and unique location.

Reviewed by Martyn 4th September 2020

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Great location, very relaxing outdoor environment. Spacious cottage with all the equipment needed and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Richard 21st August 2020

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A very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds, large sitting room. Attractive garden with lots of wildlife (we saw squirrels a fox, woodpecker and many small birds). The cottage is well situated for visiting all the main towns and villages of the Cotswolds. There is an excellent butcher and good bakery within a 15 minute walk or shRead moreort drive of the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Aoife 24th July 2020

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Idyllic location, everything you could ask for, a true home from home.

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View towards the property
Kitchen/diner
Plenty of space for keen cooks
Cosy lounge with wood burner
Snuggle up by the fire
French windows leading onto the lovely gardens
Light and bright master bedroom
En-suite
Enjoy breakfast in bed
Bathroom with shower over
Single bedroom
Show 2 morePatio and seating area with views over the garden and orchard

Location

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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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