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The Owl's Barn
A lodge created for nature's explorers
Chimney Nature Reserve, The Cotswolds. OX18
Pets allowed

In a Nutshell

The Owl's Barn, once used by barn owls, offers a boutique stylish home oozing flair and comfort, in the heart of the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve. With wonderful views of the water meadows 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.

Large open plan living
Views of water meadows
Swing and picnic area

All eyes on the prize

The Owl’s Barn is a spacious hideaway on two floors it offers far-reaching views across the water meadows to the nature reserve. Full of stylish supremely 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.

The house has fast fibre broadband which makes it ideal as a place to work as well as relax.

Finer Details:
First floor:
Bedroom 1 - king bed with claw footed bath, ensuite wc and basin
Bedroom 3 - Super king bed with ensuite shower room, shower, basin wc.
Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds.
Bedroom 5 - 2 single beds.
Family bathroom - bath with shower over, wc and basin.
Ground floor:
Bedroom 2 - 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 with stools, 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, 2 cots (please bring your own bedding and linen), 2 high chairs
Internet - fast fibre broadband.
Rear garden - soft seating and bbq area
Terrace - enclosed garden to front of house, dining table and chairs for 10 and soft seating.
Parking - room for 5 cars in shared car park with shared electric car charger.
Hand towels, Bath towels, tea towels, oven gloves, bath mats, and a starter pack of dishcloths, dishwasher tabs, rinse aid, dishwasher salt, bin bags, washing up liquid, hand soaps, shampoo, conditioner and boby wash, toilet paper but you may want to add extras to your shopping list.
The patio has a coal BBQ so please add charcoal to your shopping list should you wish to use the BBQ during your stay dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer, convector hob, two electric ovens, microwave please look at our inventory for more detail on other smaller items.

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The Lay of the Land
The Owl's Barn is well placed for access to all the Cotswolds has to offer. Our nearest villages are Bampton or Aston, both have village shops and other facilities. Immediately surrounding us is Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve offering wonderful walks and access to bird hides with maps to follow. We supply an illustrated map of the area showing you walks along the Thames Path (10 minutes away) to help you make plans and our blogs have many more suggestions on walks, wild swimming and local pubs in the surrounding area.

Oxford, Burford and a clutch of cutesy Cotswolds villages, are all nearby, while the nearest station is 18 miles away.
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