Beggars Barn

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Sleeps 2 - 30 | 10 Bedrooms | Reviews

Key Information

Price range
from 1000 to 12750 GBP per week 10 Bedroom Big Cottage
10 Bathrooms
Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Games Room

Accommodation Summary: Big Cottage sleeps 30 The Cotswolds.


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Big Cottage in rural setting in The Cotswolds.

Key Holiday Home Information:

Family-Friendly, Facilities include: Cot, Highchair.

Location: rural setting, remote, secluded holiday home.
Views: Nestled in the pretty valley just outside the village of Shutford in Oxfordshire. There are fabulous walks, cycle routes and places to visit in the Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire including Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold. .

Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Banbury.
Nearest city or town: Banbury, approximately 4 miles away.
Type of holiday rental: Luxury group self-catering near the Cotswolds.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: all year round

About this Banbury Big Cottage for 30

Beggars Barn in Oxfordshire, sleeps 2-30 guests and is set in 3.5 acres. It is surrounded by stunning countryside and it has a huge outdoor heated pool (mid April to mid Oct), Hot Tub, Games/Party/Cinema room, Arctic cabin with charcoal BBQ, plentiful outside living and dining furniture, fire pit, gas and wood BBQs, gas fired Paella dish & a gym. There is a large lawn area ideal for football, cricket, croquet etc. In short;

• 10/11 bedrooms across the property

• Outdoor heated swimming pool, 18 meters long! (May to mid October)

• Cinema/Games/Party room (with games table; air hockey, pool and table tennis; and for dancing, disco lighting!)

• Hot Tub

• Fabulous large 'live-in' Smallbone 'Walnut and Silver' kitchen area and plenty of dining space

• Sunken trampoline, outdoor table tennis tables to entertain the kids and adults!

• Croquet, badminton, boules, football net.

• Gym with Nordic Eliptical (3 in1) trainer, weights, rower & vibration plate

• Dining area in the kitchen seating up to 22

• Formal Dining Room seats 16

• Outdoor dining: flat plate gas BBQ, fire-pit wood BBQ; large Paella dish (70cm & gas) and internal charcoal BBQ in Arctic Cabin

• Outdoor living – huge sofa suites and dining tables, with external party lighting

The Main House comprises of plentiful living spaces including a huge kitchen with dining area for up to 22 opening on to the Snug with wood burning stove, formal Drawing Room, separate Dining room seating up to 16, 3 ensuite bedrooms (master bedroom, family suite and another double ensuite bedroom), 3 further double bedrooms (one downstairs opening out onto the gardens), family bathroom, 2 cloakrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with Villeroy & Boch cutlery, crockery and glassware. There are 2 ovens and 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, tall upright fridge and freezer plus 2 wine fridges. The Snug and Drawing room have wood burning stoves. The Main House sleeps 6-18 guests.

The Summer House is a self contained cottage beside the pool with 2 bedrooms, open plan living with kitchen (oven, dishwasher, hob, fridge/freezer kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine), sofa suite, TV, dining table with 4 chairs, bathroom with shower. Sleeps 4 + 2 on extra beds provided in the living space on request.

The Stables annexe has 2 ensuite double bedrooms, huge open plan living room with bar, 3-in-1 games table (table tennis, air hockey, pool table), 75" TV with Sky & BT Sport, large sofa suites (with luxury double beds with memory foam mattresses), disco lighting for partying, kitchenette (microwave/convection oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge) and another bathroom with shower. There is a veranda with tables and chairs overlooking the garden. Sleeps 4-8.

All bedrooms are made up with luxury Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels. Toiletries and hairdryers are provided too. 7 bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be super king or single beds.

Facts about this holiday accommodation in Banbury.

  • Sitting Room with: TV, Free SKY TV, DVD player, Woodburner, Free Internet Access
  • There is a dining table to seat 22 people.
  • Kitchen with: Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker
  • 10 bedrooms. Sleeping arrangements: 2 sofabed(s)/futon(s), 6 superking bed(s), 2 kingsize bed(s), 1 double bed(s), 20 single bed(s), 1cot(s)
  • 10 Bathrooms, En-suite bathroom
  • Garden: 3.5 acres
  • Parking
  • Central Heating
  • Air Conditioning

Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: Games Room , heated swimming pool () , Hot Tub

Flexible changeover day: No

Recommended Attractions near Banbury: Walks

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.

Bubble Football!

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

Wildmoor 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.

Good places to visit near Banbury: 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

More about the Location:
Pub Nearby, George & Dragon in Shutford, Red Lion in Bloxham and another in Tadmarton, Shenington and Edge Hill., Outdoor Pursuits available nearby: We can provide you with a full list of local activities for adults and children. Places to visit, things to do etc.

Good places to eat near Banbury: 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

Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 2 nights

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Price Banding Period Weekly Price Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rates From
(per night)
(per night)
07 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020 5,000.00 GBP Flexible (any time)600 GBP 700 GBP
02 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020 1,000.00 GBP Flexible (any time)225 GBP 300 GBP
16 Nov 2020 - 16 Dec 2020 1,200.00 GBP Flexible (any time)250 GBP 330 GBP

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