The Barns at Chimney Farm Barns are a pair of spacious interior designed barns within a Nature Reserve in the Costwolds. Bathed in sunshine from the south facing rooms with beautiful courtyard gardens and lots of space to run and play these barns are ideal for extended family and friends. With two Quince outdoor copper baths to enjoy and the off beaten track position makes these the perfect getaway.
The barns are single storey and face into the sunny walled courtyards, cleverly designed by landscape gardener Posy Gentles, to give you dining and soft seating areas. Inspired by the beautiful rural setting, she has mixed herbs with grasses and climbing roses with trees to offer a magical sunny setting. To the rear of each barn are grass areas, more seating and BBQ’s, ideal for the children to play and for you to watch the sun go down across the surrounding water meadows. You may even spy our resident barn owl who swoops around the barns at sunrise and sunset. You are welcome to explore the wider grounds where you will find swings, picnic benches and even a fire pit so don’t forget your marshmallows. Not to mention our stunning outside copper tubs in their own bathhouse with hot and cold water and an outdoor heater – all just waiting for you to arrive in your flipflops and bubble bath and enjoy a soak under the stars.
Both the barns have a lovely big boot room and gated grounds making it dog friendly, while the dining area and kitchen mingle together to create an easy entertaining space. If you want to book a private chef, let us know and we will give you some suggestions.
There is parking for maximum of 11 cars and a shared electric car charger. The house has fast fibre broadband of up to 200mbs which makes it ideal as a place to work as well as relax.
The Barns at Chimney Farm Barns are split into two properties:
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6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (4 ensuite), spacious living room, kitchen/dining room, boot room, cloakroom
Bed 1 – Super king size bed, ensuite wet room with shower, wc and basin.
Bed 2 – Super king size bed, claw footed bath, ensuite shower room (shower, wc and double basin), door to bathhouse.
Bed 3 – Super king size bed with ensuite shower room (shower, wc and basin).
Bed 4 – Twin room with 2 single beds, door to garden, ensuite bathroom (claw footed bath, wc and basin).
Bed 5 – Triple room with 2 single beds
Bed 6 – Twin room with 2 single beds
Family bathroom - bath, walk in shower, wc and double basin.
Sitting room - 3 seating areas, log burner ( we provide a starter pack with logs, kindling and firelighters), Smart TV.
Dining area - seating for up to 22.
Kitchen - Breakfast bar and stools, dishwasher, double fridge/freezer, range oven with 5 rings, two ovens, grill, microwave, nespresso coffee machine, food processor.
Boot room - benches, hooks, utility cupboard (washing machine, dryer and second dishwasher)
5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite), living room, dining room, boot room
Kitchen: Island with stools and wonderful views across the meadows, electric range oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, nespresso machine, food processor
Bedroom 1: (sleeps 2) super king-size bed, ensuite Shower Room with walk in shower, wc and basin
Bedroom 2: (sleeps 2) Four poster super king-size bed, ensuite Shower Room with walk in shower, wc and basin
Bedroom 3: (sleeps 2) 2 single beds
Bedroom 4: (sleeps 2) twin beds, jack and jill door to shower room with walk in shower, wc and basin
Bedroom 5: (sleeps 2) super king-size bed, jack and jill door to shower room with walk in shower, wc and basin
Family bathroom with bath, hand held shower, walk in shower, wc and basin
Sitting room: floor to ceiling windows looking out over the south facing courtyard garden, smart TV, wood burner (we provide a starter pack of logs, kindling and fire lighters)
Dining room: seating for 12, dresser with family games
Utility room: washing machine, tumble dryer
Boot room with benches and hooks
Internet - 200mbs fibre broadband
Enclosed courtyard garden, outside bath houses in both properties with copper bath, hot and cold water, overhead heater, table and chairs, parasol, sofas and chairs, charcoal BBQ, coals to be provided by the guests.
Rear garden with wonderful views and lots of play area. Please note this is not enclosed so children and dogs should be accompanied.
11 cars, shared electric car charger.
The Thames Path walking trails are within a 10 minute walk and there are some great cycle routes, for all ages, with the scholastic delights of Oxford just 18 miles away. Naturally, there are plenty of country pubs to hunker down in, with good circular walks from the house. The stunning cotswolds villages are all within easy reach and Bampton, Downton Abbeys ‘village’ is 3 miles away. Perch in the bird hide and come eye-to-eye with our feathered residents or walk through the fields and enjoy some wild swimming or canoe and boarding on the Thames. A perfect place for a seriously mellow escape whatever the season.
Beautiful copper baths in their very own heated bath houses to relax and enjoy. Laid back heaven whatever the weather come sun or rain or even perhaps taking in a bit of star gazing - whats not to like?
There is something really magical about watching the sun set and at Chimney Farm Barns we have placed benches in wonderful vantage points, facing west so you can sit and enjoy. Maybe bring a tipple or two with you and keep an eye out for our resident barn owl who often swoops past at sunset.
Whether you’re looking to jump into puddles or splash out on a private chef, there’s experiences for every mood. At Quince we know that board games and country walks don’t always cut it. That’s why we’re on hand to suggest some external activities that can add a little extra sparkle to your stay
My goodness, my goodies - There’s nothing better than coming into a holiday home and seeing a basket full of treats waiting for you to delve into, all packed up into our specially branded apple crate. Our welcome hampers are thoughtfully curated by our wonderful Quince team with selected brands that connect with our values. Our welcome hamper encompasses gifts from us to you. Breathe in the sweet smell of our Wixy Rosemary and Juniper candle, indulge in our Tracklements Quince jam, delight in our sophisticated bottle of french white wine. Welcome to Quince
Take a break from the peeling, chopping and boiling, we’ve got this. If you’re looking for that home cooked meal but you don’t want to labour over a hot stove, we have a variety of trusted, local caterers that will come in and do it all for you, and yes, before you ask, even the washing up.
If you fancy getting your hands dirty, there is plenty on offer. From candle painting in the kitchen to clay throwing in the local towns, we’ve got you covered. Creative activities for all ages are on offer during your multi-generational stay.
Get into gear and pedal on through your holiday. We’ve got any physical activity you require at our fingertips. Whether you’re looking for bicycle hire, canoe hire, or you’re feeling adventurous and want to attempt kite surfing, you name it, we’ve got the details