The Owl's Barn, once a granary used by barn owls, offers a boutique stylish home oozing flair and comfort, in the heart of the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve that surrounds it. With views in all directions and large open plan living its just the spot to look out on the wonderful wildlife and enjoy the extensive private grounds that surround it. Its made for reunions and relaxing with a beautiful outside copper bath to enjoy whatever the weather.
The Owl’s Barn is a spacious hideaway, and with its two floors and plenty of windows it offers far-reaching views across the reserve. Full of stlish supremly comfy seating, you have the feeling of being cocooned with beamed ceilings, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a wood-burning stove just waiting to be relaxed by.
Wander upstairs to find four beautiful, beamed bedrooms, all super cosy and furnished with the Quince signature comfy beds, the fifth bedroom is conveniently set on the ground floor. A huge open-plan main room combining sitting, dining and kitchen merge together to create a spacious light entertaining area. While stone and wooden floors and easy access to the garden makes it pet-friendly.
Step on to the terrace to find an alfresco dining area, complete with a Weber BBQ. Roam for hours in the acres of private grounds and follow the winding paths through the meadows to discover picnic benches, big swings and secret bird hides for peeping across the nature reserve. And naturally, there's plenty of space for parking.
The house has fast fibre broadband which makes it ideal as a place to work as well as relax.
Bedroom 1 - king bed with claw footed bath, ensuite wc and basin
Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds.
Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds.
Family bathroom - bath with shower over, wc and basin.
Bedroom 4 - Super king bed with ensuite shower room, shower, basin wc.
Bedroom 5 - Super king bed with ensuite shower room, shower, basin wc.
Sitting room – open plan, log burner (starter pack provided), views across Nature Reserve and doors to both garden areas.
Dining area - seating for 10.
Kitchen - breakfast bar, range oven with 5 rings, two ovens, grill, microwave, dishwasher, double fridge/freezer, food processor, nespresso coffee machine.
Hall – spacious room with coats and boots area and direct access to both gardens, door to guest cloakroom, basin wc and
Laundry cupboard with washing machine and dryer, cot and high chair
Internet - fast fibre broadband.
Rear garden - soft seating and bbq area
Terrace - to front of house with table and chairs.
Parking - room for 5 cars in shared car park with shared electric car charger.
The Owl's Barn is deep in wilds yet mere moments from a clutch of cutesy Cotswolds villages, the Thames Path walking trails and stunning spires of Oxford. Naturally, there are plenty of country pubs to hunker down in, and several within a flat easy walk. You can cycle through the Nature Reserve (v safe for the kids), up and over The Thames and explore the south side of the river or wind your way northwards towards Burford and beyond.
On our doorstep is Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve with much to see whatever the seasons; in spring and summer the wildflowers bloom through the lush meadows and woodlands, while ancient water meadows naturally flood through autumn and winter changing the vision completely. Bird hides abound, with lots of information of what to see, our favourite is the newest thatched one to the west of us where the views are spectacular.
Once home to a wise old barn owl, who’d feast on fallen grain, The Owl's Barn's natural setting attracts a wealth of wildlife and is heaven for the amateur Attenborough. With 13 acres of private grounds by Quince, all nurtured by garden team, Posy and John, our resident owl now roosts happily in the nearby trees. Nest down in our comfy hideaway and watch Mother Nature's mood board change throughout the seasons.
A natural hideaway to hunker down and watch the wildlife. An escape from the norm, secluded, tranquil and simply breathtaking. The call of the Deer, the hoot of the Barn Owl, the endless walks, the list is endless. A setting to create memories for a lifetime for you and your family and friends. Perfect is only the beginning.
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