About Beggars BarnLuxury Self-Catering with Spa-Style Facilities, Party Room, Games Room Facilities and BBQ Lodge near the Cotswolds, sleeping 4 to 30 people in 3 properties (Main House, Annexe and 2 bedroom summer house)
The Setting: Set in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, Beggars Barn offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 4 to 30 people.
Nestled in expansive beautiful grounds of 3.5 acres, just outside of the quaint village of Shutford and the idyllic English Cotswolds, whether for a luxury break with family or friends, Beggars Barn is bound to impress.
Beautiful inside and out, this high quality holiday accommodation is a real treat.
Beggars Barn Luxury Self-Catering comprises of:
• A large country house with 6 bedrooms,
• An annexe with 2 en-suite bedrooms,
• A 2 bedroom lodge.
Outside is an inviting outdoor swimming pool (open from my April to October), as well as a warm bubbly hot tub (by arrangement).
For BBQs whatever the weather there is a BBQ lodge and a large plate gas BBQ as well as a fire pit BBQ for a sizzling time.
This is a fantastic family-friendly property with a sunken trampoline in the garden, and ample comfy outdoor seating and dining tables.
For fun times, in the Stables Annexe there is a cinema/games/party room with 75” smart TV, bar, and disco lighting for partying the night away. Also bound to keep guests entertained is the games table with air hockey, pool and table tennis, as well as two outdoor table tennis tables. For more fun outdoors there is a football net, a croquet set, badminton rackets and boules.
For those who like to keep fit there is even a well-equipped gym.
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Corporate Events Hen parties Birthday parties, Reunions, Anniversary Celebrations Friends Families
The Layout of the Accommodation at Beggars Barn, near the Cotswolds:
• The main country house with 6 bedrooms:
• Snug with woodburning fire, TV with Sky and comfy seating,
• A drawing room with woodburning stove and elegant seating,
• A fully equipped luxurious kitchen,
• A small bone kitchen/dining room with 2 ovens, a microwave, a dishwasher, 2 sinks, and a dining table seating 20-22 guests,
• A formal dining room to seat up to 16 people,
• A utility room with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and further cloakroom,
• 6 Bedrooms comprising of:
o A master bedroom with luxurious ensuite bathroom,
o A bedroom with super king-sized bed and en-suite facilities (can be made up as twin on request),
o A family bedroom with super king-sized bed (can be made up as a twin on request) plus 2 single beds and a cot,
o A bedroom with a super king-sized bed (can be made up as a twin on request),
o A further bedroom with a super king-sized bed (can be made up as a twin on request),
o A downstairs bedroom with a super king-sized bed (can be made up as a twin on request) and French doors that open out to the garden
• Outside the main house are beautiful gardens and a generous patio area with comfy large sofa suites, dining tables, a gas BBQ, a firepit and patio heaters,
• The Stables self-contained annexe with 2 en-suite bedrooms:
o A spacious open plan living space complete with bar, A 75” TV with Sky TV and BT sport and games facilities with a 3 in 1 games table with table tennis, pool and air hockey,
o A kitchenette with sink, fridge, microwave with hob, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, kettle and toaster,
o 2 en-suite bedrooms each with a king-sized bed (can be made up as twins on request),
o An additional bathroom with shower,
o Two luxurious sofa beds (one double size and one king-size),
• The 2 bedroom lodge:
o Open plan living area with seating area and dining table, kitchen area with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer,
o A double bedroom,
o A bedroom with twin beds,
o A bathroom with a larger shower,
o Use of an arctic cabin with an internal charcoal BBQ.40% deposit, balance 3 months prior to arrival. Refundable Good Housekeeping deposit.
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Shutford is a pretty village located just 4 miles from Banbury, 20 miles from Oxford, 17 miles from Stratford upon Avon, c15 miles to Moreton in Marsh & Stow on the Wold etc
Glorious walks around and about – with pub stops en route depending on which route you choose. Wellies or walking boots recommended. Shutford Circular Walk to the George and Dragon is Shutford Pub for the Sibfords Historic Walks –Wykham Arms great pub at Sibford Gower Shenington and Alkerton Walk – The Bell pub under new management and the food is good ….and then there is always up through and around the woods or cross country or round the lanes to Balscote pub and back…or just up the lane and into the village to the closest local.
Places to Visit for Children: Shutford - Dairy Ground has some playthings for children Fairytale Farm is near Chipping Norton, Redwing Horse Sanctuary on the way to Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon
Activities Archery – in the grounds. Neil Holt Office - 01993 835202 Mobile - 07949 128494
Golf – local courses in and around Banbury. And our neighbours have a private 9 hole course which you can play – they just ask for a donation per head towards their chosen charity (£15-20 I think).
Zorbing – we believe there is a place at Warwick, about 20 mins drive away from us.
Cycling – not for the faint hearted as its quite hilly around here (although no local bike hire companies that I am aware of sadly)
Clay pigeon shooting – Edge Hill
Go Carting at Shenington, Banbury, Gaydon and Aylesbury.
LaserQuest & PaintBall – Warwick
Flying & Gliding at Shenington
Flying at Enstone
Narrow boat hire
• Oxfordshire Narrowboats day boat(s) at Thrupp Wharf, just this side of Oxford. The best pretty bits of the Southern Oxford Canal are around there and not that many locks either. • Also Lower Heyford • The closest one is Dancing Duck at Tooleys here in Banbury but if you head south from Banbury the locks are more spread out and the M40 is never far away.
Fishing at Horley – pretty valley
Land Rover trials - Gaydon
Day in the Country – Aynho Grounds
Catanger Llama Trekking: Sarah Brown 07875 136119
Hot Air Ballooning
Stratford upon Avon and Warwick are only about 15-20 miles from here.
Waterfowl Sanctuary - at Wiggington for the smaller children Shutford playground – at the old Dairy Ground in Shutford
Yoga Class :Ranit from Asana Bloom website
Outdoor Pursuits & Pastimes John Hargreaves 07753 673923
French Lessons & Cooking! Arnaud Barge
Delicious cup cakes and lessons in cupcake making– Lauren Perkins 07785 504367, 01295 812935
Cupcake making Iona Corbett 01295 780029 or 0781 4054131
Bridal Garlands making Melissa 075349 60581
Murder Mystery Smoke and Mirrors
Cocktails 01483 600577
Beauty Treatments – at home or nearby • Nicola Locke – 01295 758599 or 07917 131 619 • Deb - who is based in a village nearby but may come out to you. 01295 730675 • Jo - based at Sibford Gower (4 miles away) runs a salon called Serenity, she may also come out - 01295 788 463
The Welcombe Hotel The-Welcombe-Spa
Singing Choir, Piano accompaniment or just a bit of fun! Sarah Haigh Singing Professional and/or Joe Cummings Vocal Coach and pianist/accompanying (both Royal Academy of Music) – contact details available
Local Farm Shops • Wykham Park Farm (Bodicote, Banbury) • Carpenters (Warwick Road, Banbury) • And of course, there is Daylesford about 25 minutes drive away.
Recommended Places to Visit: Places to Visit Oxford canal boat cruises & open top sighseeing bus. Ashmolean museum. Car journey is about 40 mins into the centre or hop on the train at Banbury and it is only 20 mins. Blenheim Palace & Woodstock Broughton Castle beautiful grounds and nearby Batsford Arboretum (Moreton in Marsh) Bicester Village – great shopping - Designer Labels Compton Verney Upton House – National Trust Farnborough Hall – National Trust Stratford Upon Avon- Shakespeare, Theatre, Anne Hathaway Royal Leamington Spa – worth a visit Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon Waddesdon Manor – home of the Rothschilds Rousham House – 17th century manor house (children not allowed) Sulgrave Manor – excellent – worth a visit with the guided tour (great for children too) Dalesford – on way to Stow on the Wold – organic shop, delicious foods, restaurant and beauty spa. Stratford upon Avon Royal Leamington Spa Warwick Castle Oxford Cheltenham
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Local Pubs: • The Castle, at Edge Hill 01295 670255 (5 miles) • The George Inn Barford St Michael 01869 338160 (6 miles) – recently highly recommended by friends • The Red Lion, Bloxham 01295 722067 (4 miles) • George & Dragon, in our local village 01295 780320 0.5 miles (please check that food is being served (0.5 miles) • The Boxing Hare, Swerford, (Anthony Harris) (7 miles) • Wyckham Arms at Sibford Gower 01295 788808 (5 miles) • White Horse, Kings Sutton, 01295 812440 (9 miles) • Horse and Groom at Milcombe 01295 722142 (6 miles) Banbury Restaurants: Many Indian, Chinese, Thai and Italian places to eat. Nearest Indian is the Indian Queen (about 2 miles max – and they offer a takeaway service too 01295 678888). Take Away Services: just Google Banbury Take Away Services for Pizzas, Chinese, Indian etc
Local Sports: We can provide you with a full list of local activities for adults and children. Places to visit, things to do etc.
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