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Gorgeous Village Barn

(145 reviews)

Dogs: 4

Sleeps: 6

1 night(s) from £250

Exercise Area

Enclosed Garden

Multiple Dogs

No Charge

No Size Limits

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A warm welcome awaits you at Gorgeous Village Barn, a comfortable & spacious Village Barn that can accommodate 6 guests (3 bedrooms) & up to 4 doggies from £225 per night (2 nights min stay). The south facing walled Garden is very secure for doggies, well planted & private.The gated courtyard has parking for 5 cars. Recently refurbished it offers all the home comforts needed for a relaxing stay.

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Gorgeous Village Barn is presented to a high standard, having been recently refurbished using quiet colours, stone & wood so as to create a relaxing & cosy atmosphere for 6 guests. It is traditional in style with beamed ceilings on the ground floor and every room having french doors with access to the garden/terraces. The Barn has a sitting room/snug, dining room & conservatory with a deep buttoned sofa/bed, shaker style fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 x king size, I x double) all over looking the garden, 2 bathrooms, w.c/cloakroom/utility room with separate washing machine & dryer. The walled garden is south facing and very secure/well enclosed with 6 ft high fencing all the way around with bushes and trees in front of the fencing. The garden has an outdoor dining table for up to 8 guests, cream parasols, serving table, herb planters, BBQ (gas) and also two relaxed seating areas (one shaded) & reclining loungers.    

Whilst retaining many period features a wide range of creature comforts have been incorporated to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable inc high speed wifi, sky tv, alexa, oil central heating. 

For our doggie guests comfort we have a doggie toy basket, maps of the local doggie walks & an outdoor "doggie shower" (pre-set to a safe warm temperature after those muddy walks). A special doggie hairdryer (low noise) is also be provided in the Utility Room. 

HOUSE RULES: No smoking inside Monastery Barn. Check-in time is 4.00pm- 9.00pm and Check-out out between 9.00-10.00 am. Early Check-ins and Late Check-outs can sometimes be available by arrangement. 

TARIFF: On a self catering basis it is from £225 per night with a minimum of 2 nights stay. 10% Discount to DogFriendly.co.uk Members using the Code MBDF2023. There is no additional charge for dogs (up to 4). Special rates are available for weekday bookings, 1 week stays as well as 2 week stays or more. Payment by Bank Transfer or Paypal. 

PROVISIONS, EQUIPMENT, HOUSEHOLD & CLEANING MATERIALS: Provisions provided for your use include: milk (full & semi-skimmed), a selection of tea bags (Yorkshire tea, earl grey, herbal), coffee (normal/decaf), sugar/sugar substitute, a selection of salts/pepper, herbs/spices etc. Help yourself to the herbs tubs & chilli peppers in the garden.  

The Kitchen is well equipped with: 2 ovens, microwave, hob/extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer. Well stocked with cooking pots & pans, roasting tins, baking utensils (hand wire whisks, hand electric mixer, mixing bowls, scales, loaf/cake/bun tins, rolling pins), herb/coffee grinder, kettle, toaster, cafetieres, cheese/fruit platters, trays. Tea towels/oven gloves. Foil, cling film. Household/cleaning materials provided include: fairy liquid, dishwasher tablets, air freshener, glass/window cleaner, furniture polish, anti-bacterial products, disinfectant, bleach, sponges, kitchen rolls, rubbish bags.

LOCATED: In a picturesque village surrounded by open countryside, its a short walk to the "George & Dragon" well known for its friendly atmosphere, log fires, local ales and home cooked food. Shutford is approx 5 miles from Banbury and 7 miles from Chipping Norton. It is a small village with a traditional Pub, Village Hall and Parish Church dating back to the 14th century built in the transitional style between Norman and Early English Gothic. Its name is derived from Scytta's Ford & the Plush and shag weaving industry established here in 1747 has become the village's main claim to fame. By 1910 the only handwoven livery plush manufacturer in the world, “Wrench's”, was based in Shutford - they supplied plush for the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in 1896, decorations at Windsor Castle for Queen Victoria & liveries for royal courts in Europe and the embassies of China, Japan, Persia and the United States.

NEARBY: For those guests wanting to explore the surrounding areas during their stay in the Cotswolds here are a few suggestions - the sleepy villages of honey-coloured stone and lively market towns of Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour or Stow-on- the-Wold are all within easy reach as are the busier destinations of Bicester Village, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham. Alternatively visit stunning Palaces, Castles and Country Houses; walk and ride (horses and bikes) along rural historic trails, footpaths and bridleways to explore ancient woodlands and wild flower meadows or simply enjoy a game of golf or tennis or even take to the skies in a glider or helicopter/light aircraft for an altogether different view.

LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS: Bell, Shenington - Boxing Hare, Swerford - The Castle, Edge Hill - Chandlers Arms,Epwell - Duck On The Pond, South Newington - Dun Cow, Horton - Falkland Arms, Great Tew - George & Dragon, Shutford - Indian Queen, Wroxton - Peacock, Oxhill - Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew - Wroxton House Hotel, Wroxton - Wykham Arms, Sibford Gower

PLACES OF INTEREST CLOSE BY: Bentley Drivers Club - Bicester Village Shopping - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock - British Motor Museum, Gaydon - Broughton Castle, Parklands & Tea Rooms - Chipping Norton Theatre - Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, National Trust - Daylesford Organic Farm, Farm Shops, Cafe & Spa - Hook Norton Brewery Tours - JS Fine Auctions, Banbury - National Herb Centre, Nature Trails, Shop & Bistro Cafe - Rollright Stones - Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon - Silverstone F1 Track - Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse & Saturday Car Boot - The Mill Arts Centre - Upton House, Gardens & Tearooms, National Trust - Vintage Sports Car Club

LEISURE CLUBS CLOSE BY: Banbury Tennis Club - Bannatyne Spa & Health Club - Hook Norton Tennis Club - Rye Hill Golf Club - Shenington Gliding Club - Shenington Kart Racing Club - Soho Farmhouse - Spiceball Leisure Centre (Pool, Gym, Fitness Studio, Squash) - Tadmarton Heath Golf Club - Turpins Lodge, Horse Riding, County Hacks - Tyso Tennis Club - Wellsbourne Airfield 

CHILDREN - GAMES, BOOKS, VILLAGE PLAYGROUND, LOCAL WHAT'S ON WHERE:  We have selection of children's games and books located in the two padded storage cubes in the Dining Room/Conservatory. We have some outdoor garden games and in the warmer months it is also possible for you to bring with you an inflatable paddling pool & set it up in the garden which is south facing & very sunny. We have a warm water outdoor supply, hose, foot pump so paddling pools can be filled up quite quickly. The village has a Children’s Playground on the Village Dairy Ground (eco friendly - swings, see-saw, slides, climbing frame ++) approx. a 2 mins walk from Monastery Barn. Wroxton our neighbouring village has a duck pond with very tame ducks swimming on it/happily accepting treats & occasionally the swans from Wroxton Abbey lake take a stroll down there to enjoy a treat or two. There are lots of local activities to keep children of all ages entertained from the Fairytale Animal Farm to Redwings Horse & Donkey Sanctuary to the Heythrop Zoological Gardens, The Butterfly Farm & Camel Safari’s and much more. 

TRAVEL - ROAD & RAIL: By road from London or Birmingham on the M40 exit Junction 11. Take the Banbury to Stratford on Avon road A422 ( 5.6 miles). After driving through Wroxton Village follow the country lane sign posts to Shutford for the remaining 2 miles. Taxis available at Banbury Station from the Taxi rank on arrival or from 007 Cars ( 01295 703007) - Banbury Station Cars (01295 262927) - Castle Cars (01295 272727). Nearest train station is Banbury on the fast route to London Marylebone (56 mins) and Birmingham (53 mins).

 STAR REVIEWS UP TO NOVEMBER 2023: Selection below (more on our website www.monasterybarn.co.uk)

“...What a fabulous house & what fabulous hosts. Alastair & Patricia were simply lovely & could not do enough for us during our two night stay. The house was well stocked with everything you could possibly need, the Christmas decorations were up which was a lovely surprise & the house was so warm & cosy. It really made it feel like you were home from home. Our only regret is that we didn’t book it for longer. I very much hope we will be back as I can’t recommend this place highly enough! Thank you both...” Helena & Family, November 2023 

"...Had a lovely stay thank you. You were very generous with the food & drinks provided. Will definitely be back..." Karen & Friends, November 2023

“...5 stars. What a wonderful place to stay! The welcome & generosity of Alastair & Patricia, along with all the little extras provided in the house was fabulous & much appreciated. Five of us stayed for a reunion weekend & had a lovely time enjoying both being at ‘home’ in monastery barn & being out & about exploring all the local area has to offer. Would happily stay again & highly recommend to anyone considering staying here. Many thanks both for your advice, assistance & super prompt responsiveness...” Sarah & Friends, November 2023

“..Thank you for an amazing & relaxing stay.Your cottage is beautiful & you made us feel at home. Quiet & peaceful just what we needed & everything was so cosy. Would definitely stay again, you both have been wonderful...” Steven & Munnay, November 2023

“... We enjoyed your beautiful house. You have thought of so much & the little touches make all the difference. Would recommend & return. Thank You...” Steve & Lesley & Family, November 2023 

"... Excellent House & Hosts - Alastair & Patricia. Everything you could wish for in a luxury accommodation. Peaceful, comfortable, well heated & relaxing. Walking around the village was lovely. We enjoyed visiting family. Recommend The Falcon Pub - food & service..." Marian, Stewart, Leslie & Doreen, October 2023

"...Alastair & Patricia are the most welcoming of hosts. We were met with smiles & then shown around the house & how things worked. Nothing was too much trouble & it was clear a lot of thought had been put into the house with their guests in mind. It’s the little touches you’re not expecting that leave a lasting impression & they are very thoughtful in how they set up the house/rooms for your stay. The house itself is superb. Lots of space, a cosy atmosphere & beautifully done. There are also lots of fun games, books provided to keep adults/children entertained which we enjoyed. We felt extremely welcome at Monastery Barn & left happy & relaxed..." Marisa & Family, October 2023

"...Our hosts Patricia & Alastair were wonderful, so friendly. Beautiful house, so well equipped & so many unexpected treats. We have never stayed anywhere where so much has been provided. Comfy beds, great shower. Lovely quiet location stay & welcoming home for our dog too. Thank you so much. Fabulous footpath walks. Recommend Eastwood Farm Honesty Shop. Bell Pub at Shenington - fab food. Stratford upon Avon - lovely town..." Tracey, John, Phoebe & Fin, October 2023

“...Fantastic place to stay, hosts very welcoming & friendly. Absolutely wonderful house & the hosts are so thoughtful, it's clear why they are Super-hosts. Everything that you need is provided, you just need to take groceries! Would definitely stay again, very highly recommended...” Darren & Family, October 2023 

"...Exceptional hosts who provided everything we needed & more. To arrive & see a tray of drinks available was such a treat. Beautiful character full property, tastefully decorated & wonderfully warm & comfortable. Alastair & Patricia were very friendly & accommodating. I would highly recommend this property, just wonderful. Thank you so very much..." Julie & Family, October 2023

“...Great Stay. House, Area & Hosts Patricia & Alastair FANTASTIC. Will be returning. Many Thanks…” Chrissie & Alan, October 2023 

“...Lovely house & lovely area with lots of nice pubs & walks. The house was very cosy & the hosts Patricia & Alastair were amazing. Places we enjoyed & would recommend include: The Bell Inn, Shenington & Bicester Village...” Anil & Anka & Family, October 2023

“... Alastair & Patricia were everything you would need in hosts & MORE. Nothing was too much trouble for them & we were  instantly made to feel so welcome, from arrival through to checkout. We were even allowed to stay for an extra couple of hours on checkout day & Alastair kindly recommended & booked us a pub lunch! The house is amazing. Our dog absolutely loved the garden! It’s bigger than expected & all of the bedrooms are so comfortable. I would 100% recommend & will likely be back at some point!...” Becky & Partner & Friends, September 2023 

“...We had an absolutely lovely stay. 5-star hospitality from Patricia & Alastair. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need in a lovely setting. Outstanding attention to detail, lovely fresh flowers, lots of drinks in the fridge, chocolates, milk, water, teas, coffees & condiments. A great place to explore the Cotswolds. Thank you for a great stay & making us feel so welcome...” Becky & Family, September 2023 

“...Patricia & Alastair were very welcoming. Milk, beer & juice in the fridge which was very useful. The house is beautiful & the enclosed garden was great for the dogs (3x Otterhounds). We had a wonderful stay & we will be back. We spent most of our time in Mollington for the 45th Anniversary of the Otterhound Club…” Maureen, Richard & Chloe, September 2023 

“...We loved our stay at Monastery Barn. Alaftair & Patricia were fantastic Hosts. The barn was fabulous, warm, comfortable & very relaxing. The fridge had milk, jams, juices & wine in it which was very much appreciated. The dogs were well equipped as well & the walks from the barn were very good. We highly recommend Monastery Barn...” Tracy & Tim, September 2023 

"...An extremely friendly welcome by Patricddia & Alastair. Perfect location. Lovely hospitality - milks in the fridge with other unexpected treats. Plenty of Board-games to play for children & adults alike. Fully equipped kitchen - everything you would need & more for a perfect break. Sky TV was an added bonus. The drinks tray was a nice touch. A very informative welcome guide folder/box packed with so much to do in the area. Clean & tidy. A real home from home. Our stay was PERFECT..." Mark & Family, September 2023

"...We travelled as 2 couples plus 2 well-behaved dogs & thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monastery Barn. The house is homely & comfortable & the lovely garden has plenty of seating for relaxing outside with a welcome drink from the ‘drinks tray’. The garden is secure for dogs to wander around, so no worries if they’re slightly nervous being in new surroundings. The house is set in a  picturesque village & is in a great location to explore the Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-water, Stow-on-the-Wold & Lower Slaughter were very quaint places to visit & there were plenty of leaflets & maps with suggestions of things to do. The extra touches such as the water & chocolates in the bedroom, the drinks tray, ice creams in the freezer & beers in the fridge, just makes this place extra special. Alastair & Patricia were really friendly & very helpful offering advice where to walk the dogs & where to eat out. Nothing was too much for them & we would all totally recommend staying here..." Louise & Husband/Friends, September 2023 

“... We had a very enjoyable weekend in this very comfortable barn. Patricia & Alastair made us very welcome. The fridge supplies were very much appreciated as were the ice cubes, frozen lemon slices & mini magnums. We will definitely be back...” Bev & Pete & Family, September 2023 

“... We have really enjoyed our stay in Monastery Barn in the Cotswolds. Very peaceful location. Plenty of room & good garden for our dog. Very friendly & helpful hosts. We enjoyed the Falkland Arms & Boxing Hare - both nice pubs with good food & dog friendly. Also enjoyed visiting Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden...” Pauline & Neil, September 2023 

"...Alastair & Patricia are exceptional hosts. From start to finish it was a great experience. The welcome pack they provide is one of the most detailed I have seen. They were beyond helpful & always quick to respond. As we arrived at the property they were very welcoming & I have to say their generosity is exceptional. As well as the usual welcome pack items e.g. tea and coffee, they had left beers in the fridge & offered a wide range of refreshments, even home grown tomatoes! The property is set in a beautiful quiet village but with easy access to lots of lovely places to visit. It is so well equipped & comfortable. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. A great place for a gathering with family or friends. Nothing was too much trouble for Alastair & Patricia. Thank you both for making our short stay so enjoyable!..." Linda & Martin & Family, August 2023 

"...5 Stars. Had a lovely long weekend, Alastair & Patricia were fab hosts & the cottage was very comfortable, we really felt at home. Would definitely return..." Alexandra & Friends, August 2023

"...Very welcoming Hosts with lots of extra little touches. Comfortable accommodation, ideal for dogs. Great welcome package, all the essentials plus more. Enjoyed visiting the Falkland Arms, the Castle at Edge Hill & playing golf at Rye Hill..." Jayne & Family, August 2023

“...The property was ideally situated for our family gathering with plenty to do & see in the area. It is situated in some fine countryside with lovely local walks. The property itself accommodates 6 people very comfortably. It has plenty of games for young children. It has particularly nice outdoor seating & dining areas. Patricia & Alastair are wonderful hosts who made us very welcome indeed. They are very easy going & set us up with some very thoughtful touches to make the stay a perfectly relaxed & pleasant long weekend. They are both very knowledgeable about the area & offered excellent advice to make the most of our stay. Thank you both for your excellent hospitality...” Anthony, Vivienne & Family, August 2023

“...We had a short but lovely stay here, visiting for a family wedding. We didn't get to make the most of the area but what we did we enjoyed. The house is very comfortable & the owners have thought of lots of little things to make your stay special . Very friendly & helpful hosts. We would definitely recommend & come back...” Susan & Paul, August 2023 

“...Excellent stay in a well-catered house. Amazing Hosts - extremely friendly& kind & couldn't do enough for us. Beautiful garden & nice BBQ. So welcoming. We loved our stay here. Thank You. We enjoyed the Gin Tasting @ The Castle & our meal there. The walks around the village were great...” Becky & Family, August 2023 

“...We had a wonderful couple of days at Monastery Barn. The house is beautiful & so full of character. It has everything you could possibly want plus extra touches such as sparkling water & chocs in the bedrooms, a lovely "welcome" drinks tray, a bottle of prosecco & beers in the fridge & even a Magnum each in the freezer! The house is situated in the middle of a picturesque village with lots of excellent local walks. The house was 5 star & so were our hosts Patricia & Alastair who were so warm, welcoming & friendly & couldn't do enough for us. We would highly recommend the Monastery Barn as a perfect getaway & will definitely be returning...” Jill & Alan, August 2023

“...Monastery Barn is homely & comfortable with a lovely, private garden perfect for pooches & their owners. Alastair & Patricia are great hosts & keen to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay providing lovely touches like water & chocolates in all bedrooms, a welcome drinks tray, beers, soft drinks & a choice of milk. Monastery Barn is well equipped with everything you could possibly need - a real home from home. Shutford is a small pretty village with lovely walks from the doorstep. It’s a great location from which to explore the Cotswolds with lots of villages within a short drive..." Francesca & Family, July 2023 

“... Alastair & Patricia are so very nice & willing to check in with us. The house is so well equipped for all types of adventures – lawn games for the sunshine and board games for the rainy days. We went to Silverstone Museum, British Motor Museum, walked through Banbury & down memory lane at the RAF Upper Heyford & in Wolvercote Town. Marlestone Tavern (Pie Pub - yum!)  We would definitely come back...” Raymond & Family, July 2023 

“...Beautiful house & hosts are on hand & are very helpful & friendly. Absolutely beautiful - lovely stay. Thank you so very much...” Ceris & Charlotte & Family, July 2023 

“...Lovely House, generous hosts – we had a fabulous stay. Thank You...” Emma & Friends, July 2023

“...5 stars. We had a wonderful stay at Monastery Barn. Patricia & Alastair were fabulous hosts, really helpful & responsive throughout. The property is in a beautiful, quiet location & has everything within it that you could possibly need to feel right at home. The hosts really go the extra mile, with lots of small touches here & there to make your stay extra special. Can't recommend them or this property highly enough!!!! Would definitely stay again...” Greg & Family, July 2023 

“...Thank you for a lovely stay. Your House is perfect - everything & more that you could possibly want. Thanks again...” Jennie & Dave & Family, July 2023 

“...Fabulous. We were staying here for my daughter's wedding & it was perfect for getting ready in the morning with the arrival of bridesmaids, hairdressers & make-up artists. Patricia & Alastair welcomed us & have a very beautiful house. My only regret is that we could not stay longer & enjoy the house as we were very busy with the wedding...” Billie & Family, June 2023

“...We had a great stay at Patricia & Alastair's beautiful home. Patricia had thought of everything to make our stay special, with lots of thoughtful added touches. Patricia & Alastair were super welcoming with lots of tips and suggestions for our stay. The house is great, plenty of room & full of character. We highly recommend both the property & the hosts. Thank you...” Kira & Family, June 2023 

"...Excellent cottage & lovely hosts. House is well decorated & very comfortable & spacious with everything you could wish for..." Federico & Family, June 2023 

“...We loved our stay at Alastair & Patricia’s place! They are such incredible people! Just go & stay to meet them:))) they made our stay! So friendly, warm, caring & fun! They couldn’t have been kinder! Also, the house is beautiful! And the perfect getaway! The rooms are all a good size & great comfy beds. The house itself is beautiful decorated & has everything you need. The kitchen is really well equipped! Plus it has so many beautiful & cosy spaces to hang out. The garden is so lush!! And perfect for children as it is completely enclosed. It has 2 seating areas in which felt like you never wanted to leave. It was so quiet!!! Not only that but the village is so picturesque! It really is the perfect getaway, we will be back:)...” Marian & Friends, June 2023 

“...Alastair & Patricia were super friendly & helpful. Couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome & recommended some excellent pubs for food & drinks. The house is in a lovely area, with plenty to do nearby. Clean & a great secure garden for dogs. Thoroughly recommend & looking forward to visiting again! Matt & Family, June 2023 

“...We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monastery Barn as did our 5 doggies. The house had everything we needed & the garden is lovely & secure. Patricia & Alastair could not have been more accommodating. Even dropping off some local Asparagus for us to try which was very kind & thoughtful. We would love to return to the area & would not hesitate to rebook Monastery Barn again in the future. Bourton-on-the-Water is a beautiful place with a lovely walk along the canal with quaint shops & eateries...” The Severin Family, May 2023 

“...Fabulous house in beautiful surroundings. We couldn’t fault a single thing. Super helpful hosts who went above & beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. 10/10...” Michael & Colleagues, May 2023 

“...Beautiful house inside & out, wonderful welcome from Patricia & Alastair. Your generosity from chocolates to asparagus is wonderful. Our dogs loved your garden (very secure). You've created a wonderful relaxing space with everything we could possibly need. We enjoyed the walk to Swalcliffe & The Stag pub sitting in the sunshine was lovely...”Catherine & James & Friends, May 2023

“...Very pleased with everything. The Barn exceeded out expectations. The welcome drinks, fridge items, bedside chocs etc. The Beds/bed linens very comfortable. Everything we needed we found. We will visit again. Places we visited, enjoyed & would recommend include: Falkland Arms at Great Tew, Diddly Squat Farm at Chadlington, Various local walks. Thanks so much – fabulous home...” Caroline & Robin, May 2023 

“...Spacious well equipped cottage. Well stocked kitchen. Great Hosts. Lovely private garden. Very dog friendly home from home. Places we visited, enjoyed & would recommend include: The Bell at Shenington recommend Sunday lunch, walks around the village very good for dogs, & Bicester Village…” The Ambrose Family, May 2023 

“...Plenty of room, lovely garden enjoyed by the dogs & us. Lovely base for us all to meet to celebrate a special birthday. Welcome Pack much appreciated. Welcoming & extremely helpful hosts in Patricia & Alastair. Excellent advice on dog-friendly locations to eat. Thank you for giving us a late check out on departure. NT Charlecote Park good for the dogs & plenty to see. Falkland Arms - very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Thanks for the recommendation. Wykham Arms another good recommendation. Many Thanks for all your help & advice in making this a special weekend...” Roger & Eileen, Sarah & Robin, Colin & Louise, Sam & Fred, May 2023 

“...5 Stars. Lovely place to stay! Patricia & Alastair were extremely friendly & accommodating. Lots of extra touches made us feel very welcomed and at home. Lovely location. Would highly recommend...” Harriet & Family, April 2023 

“...I just wanted to say a big thank you for making our stay at Monastery Barn so enjoyable. I am only sorry that we couldn’t stay for longer.  Your beautiful house was so restful & relaxing, just what we needed before & after our daughter’s wedding.  I would like to give special thanks to you both for being so flexible with our changing numbers & not batting an eyelid when we needed to park extra cars on your drive! All in all we had a very successful Wedding & we would be happy to recommend your lovely house to anybody, especially those attending an event at Hadsham Farm. We hope to visit you again some time...” Diana & Tony & Family, April 2023 

“...Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful & comfortable cottage. We visited Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters Country Inn (Lower Slaughter) & The Falkland Arms (Great Tew)...” Chris & Liz & Family, April 2023 

“...Thank You for a lovely stay - warm welcome, comfortable beds, very generous welcome goodies. We had a very enjoyable weekend. Thanks also for kind offer of a late check out, it was very helpful...” Eileen & Family & Friends, April 2023

 “...5 stars. We had a lovely few days at Monastery Barn. We were a family group of 5 adults, 2 dogs & 1 baby & found the house & garden excellent for socialising as a group as well as there being ample space for the family to spread out. Patricia & Alistair are generous hosts . As soon as we were unpacked, we could get straight onto our birthday celebrations with the help of the luxuries left by our hosts. We were most grateful that they had purchased a mat for the bath for our baby granddaughter which they also insisted that we take home with us. The village is lovely with a nearby playground & dog walks within minutes from the house. As Patricia & Alistair didn't have guests arriving on the day of our check out, they very kindly delayed our check out for a couple of hours. We look forward to a return visit...” Rona & Family, April 2023 

“...Excellent accommodation and extremely dog friendly. Comprehensive details & guide to the area, house & facilities. Very welcoming hosts - In fact a perfect stay, one to be repeated...” Bernadette & Fred, Thomas, Lulu & Samuel, April 2023

“...Patricia and Alastair are excellent hosts. The house is wonderful and perfect for our family weekend away for my dad's birthday. In particular, they were very accommodating with our dogs, which made us feel even more at home. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to others. Thank you Patricia and Alastair...” Eden & Family, March 2023 

“..We had a great weekend break at Monastery Barn. Alastair & Patricia were great hosts who went above & beyond to ensure we had a memorable stay. We enjoyed the spacious accommodation & mature enclosed garden. Lots of extras in the house were very much appreciated. Thank you very much. Would recommend Stratford upon Avon for an enjoyable day trip...” Martin & Debbie, Dennis & Polly, Adam & Hilary, March 2023 

“...Comfortable,spacious, well equipped. Delightful & very helpful hosts. Dog friendly & well catered for. We visited The Duck-On-The-Pond for lunch and enjoyed the village walks...” Jackie, Gill & Denise, March 2023 

“...Had an absolutely lovely time in the most beautiful property. The Hosts could not have been friendlier, providing basics in the fridge, a drinks tray in the dining room, chocolates & water in each bedroom & fresh flowers in the kitchen. Already planning on returning in Summer. Thanks for everything. Places we visited includes Upton House,Broadway & the Restaurant/Wine Bar Three Flavours...” Lis, Tom, Edie & Steve, March 2023

“...5 Stars. Beautiful cosy home in a gorgeous location with generous & friendly hosts. Would definitely recommend!...” Saidhbh & Family, March 2023 

"...Lovely house, great location & super welcome with all you need. Thank you so much Patricia & Alastair. Welcome bar & fridge treats a delight & your dog friendliness really appreciated. We've had a lovely stay & would like to come back. We enjoyed our day trip to Oxford, Soho Farmhouse & The Duck on the Pond Pub..." Hayley, Alex, Chris & Gwyn, February 2023 

“...A lovely welcome from Patricia & Alastair, we all felt very welcomed. Great place to stay with the dogs. Individual touches were excellent. A lovely cosy home where we felt very relaxed & comfortable. Great central location for our family to meet up. We hope to stay again...” Kerry & John, Sue & Jon, Sally & Stu, February 2023 

“...A wonderful few days in the Cotswolds. Beautiful house that delivered on all aspects. Everything was as described & the hosts Patricia & Alastair couldn't have been more helpful. They definitely deserve their title as Superhosts. The house itself was great - excellent space, facilities, but also felt homely as well which we appreciated. The dog loves it too! Would definitely stay again & look forward to meeting Patricia & Alastair again. That game of golf is on ! Best wishes...” Alan & Family, February 2023

"...5 stars. What a brilliant stay. House was immaculate & the personal touches were a lovely surprise. What more can I say than this is the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed at. Definitely hope to revisit next year..." Diane & Family, February 2023 

“...Absolutely loved the house & the very warm welcome from the hosts. Really enjoyed the little touches of luxury. Kitchen was very well equipped, which as we were cooking was very useful. Great secure garden for the dogs (3) & dog hose wash. Very homely & relaxing. Thanks so much. PS Circular walk & Moreton-in-Marsh lovely flat walk with the dogs. Horse & Groom pub at Bourton-on-the-Hill was lovely..." Paul & Su & Friends, January 2023 

"...We had a lovely friends get together at Monastery Barn in Shutford. The location was perfect for us, central within the country & in beautiful surroundings. Alastair & Patricia were excellent hosts, provided all necessary information in advance of arrival. They couldn’t have been more helpful & approachable. The property fit our needs for the weekend, was well equipped & very comfortable. There is great countryside & walking available from the property, many beautiful villages nearby & excellent food options. Overall, we would highly recommend Shutford & Monastery Barn for a friends or family gathering. Thank you for everything Alastair & Patricia..." David & Family & Friends, January 2023

"...We had a lovely time - the house was cosy & perfectly set up for a get together with friends. Alastair & Patricia were incredibly welcoming & we loved the thoughtful touches, like the helpful guidebook & drinks & chocolates left out as a welcome gift. The garden was perfect for the two dogs & completely secure & we made the most of the local walks & pub!…" Tove & Friends, January 2023

"...We have just spent a lovely weekend at Monastery Barn & we all agreed it was the best Airbnb we have all ever stayed in! The house & gardens are beautifully kept & equipped with everything you could ever need. Patricia & Alastair were amazing hosts we could not have asked for more. We loved the location too, Shutford is a beautiful village (made better with all the walk info given by the hosts!) thank you so much for an incredible weekend all the little touches like welcome drinks, fridge stocked with essentials really made the weekend special. We cannot wait to return !..." Aimee & Family, January 2023 

"...Although the Barn is amazing with space, charm & character the hospitality & care taken by the Hosts Patricia & Alastair is one of the main reasons we visit again and again. The unexpected extras are so nice. See you both again soon. PS If you have dogs, New Bottle Forest is an excellent walk. Superb Food at The Bell at Shenington..." Jacky & Steve, Jan & Terry, January 2023 

"...The House was perfect. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect Hosts leaving lots of welcoming treats. We couldn't have asked for more..." Clive & Geraldine & Family, December 2022 

"...Thank you, Patricia & Alastair, for a lovely stay. Your house is very welcoming & the touches made us feel very welcome. Your dinner table was set out so beautifully & with the big Christmas Tree all lit up it was perfect. We stayed in - but look forward to returning & seeing the countryside. Many thanks again..." Alison & Family, December 2022

"...What a truly wonderful stay! The most beautiful & welcoming home. Totally kitted out, ready for you to relax & enjoy. Fabulous hosts, adding lovely touches like butter, milk & tipples & with plenty of local suggestions. We had a great pre-Christmas stay here & would definitely recommend & may even return for another stay ourselves..." Laurel & Family, December 2022 

"...The property is a lovely spacious home & is very nicely furnished, including a beautifully decorated Christmas tree for the time of year. The welcome pack of essentials in the fridge, along with some refreshments & chocolates were very appreciated. Patricia & Alastair are the perfect hosts - very welcoming, helpful & happy to offer advice on local attractions & good places to eat. We really enjoyed our short stay here in the Cotswolds!..." Robert & Family, December 2022 

“...Great hosts who made us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent local knowledge & suggestions for visits during our stay. Amazing property with everything we needed & more. Super location in beautiful surroundings. We couldn't recommend Monastery Barn enough. We will definitely return...” Karen & Friends, December 2022

“... What an amazing place. Great house, warm & cosy, but what makes it is Alastair & Patricia. A warm greeting & all the touches like the laid table ready for dinner & a drink waiting. They even sorted some treats for the younger members of our party. On hand to help, but never felt like they were imposing. We hope to be back soon...” Jonathan & Family & Friends, December 2022 

“...Really lovely couple of days - would like to visit in the summer to get the full benefit of the garden & location - bit cold outside in December!! Alastair & Patricia were incredibly friendly & welcoming and couldn’t do enough for us Highly recommended...” Kelvin & Family, December 2022 

"...We absolutely LOVED this place, and have already started thinking about our next stay here! This has honestly been our favourite Air bnb place to have stayed in. The hosts were amazing, so friendly and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. They made us feel right at home, but gave us our privacy at the same time. The property itself was beautiful, and worked so well for our needs. Patricia really made it feel like such a treat to walk in to, with the heating on, some tasteful Christmas decorations, and even a welcome drinks tray, with alcohol, teas, coffee, milk, and a bar of Lindt chocolate! The location worked perfectly for us, with some lovely surrounding dog walks, as well as quaint towns to visit. We definitely plan on returning..." Vicki & Friends, November 2022 

"...Monastery Barn is a comfortable drive from London around 1hour 20mins. On arrival I was greeted with a very warm welcome from Patricia & Alastair mine hosts who are absolutely brilliant & fun too. I felt immediately relaxed and at home in this tastefully well-appointed residence. Attention to detail was evident, catering for all my needs. I was delighted to find a very comfortable king size bed in my ensuite bedroom. In Summary Monastery barn is tranquillity personified. I most definitely will return again soon. Whilst I didn't indulge in the myriad of things to visit close by I will do on my next visit..." Peter, November 2022

“...What a wonderful stay. Many thanks to Alastair & Patricia for allowing us to experience their wonderful home. I think many people who set up airb&b accommodation do so without ever staying in it & as a result, it feels cold & is often impractical. Their home is the absolute opposite of this. Added to that, so many lovely touches. It’s a lovely home with so many areas to sit, dine, relax & chat all under one roof. Can’t recommend it more highly. We hope to be back next time we’re in the area..." Kate & Family, November 2022 
"... Very comfortable house: clean & well kitted out. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & finding some kitchen/fridge essentials already chilled was a thoughtful extra. Lots of doggie toys & bowls etc was an additional kind touch. Cotswold Gin Distillery - good place for lunch & we enjoyed tasting their gins. Good lunch at the Duck on the Pond..." Catherine & Friends, November 2022 

"...Patricia & Cookie were very welcoming & attentive hosts. Monastery Barn is very dog friendly & very well equipped with a lovely secure garden. We really appreciated the extra little touches including the flowers, chocolates & welcome drinks. Local recommendations in the information pack were very useful - thank you. Places we enjoyed & recommend: Local Walks, National Herb Centre, Wykham Arms - excellent food, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Bicester..." Su & Russ, Rachael & Lester, October 2022

"...A fabulous house that was such a nice haven to escape to with some friends in a beautiful area. 5 stars..." Alice & Friends, October 2022 

“...My family & I stayed at Monastery Barn for a short break. Everything about the accommodation was first class & made our stay so enjoyable. The Barn has everything you need in terms of facilities & is superbly located with ample parking. Alastair & Patricia couldn’t have been more helpful. I would thoroughly recommend the accommodation for anyone wanting to visit the Cotswolds...” Mal & Jo & Family, October 2022 

“...Alastair & Patricia were extremely welcoming when we arrived in the evening at Monastery Barn. The barn is very homely & cosy & has everything you may need. It was wonderful to have cold local beers waiting in the fridge & milk too. We will really look forward to our next stay & couldn't recommend Monastery Barn more. PS Daylesford is only a short drive away & also Chipping Norton. Lovely dog walks in the village with beautiful countryside & scenery...” Dena & Tim, October 2022  

“... We received a very warm welcome to the beautiful Monastery Barn. The barn is well equipped with everything you could need. We have had a fabulous weekend celebrating our sisters 40th birthday. Monastery Barn is an ideal place to have a relaxed & chilled escape in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside...” Sian, Dean, Shelly, Ranj, Radhika & Jason, October 2022 

“...A very comfortable place to relax for a few days or more ! The secluded & secure garden was enjoyed by us & the dogs who were instantly at ease. We have had decent weather, so spent much of the time outside, but can imagine as it gets colder this house is a cosy place, because the heating is very effective ! And of course marvellous hosts. PS There are many footpaths which we used to walk to Broughton & returned a different way. Good pub food at the Saye & Sele Arms. There is a footpath across the grounds of the castle, which does open to the public a couple of days a week. Further afield we enjoyed the Birdland Park in Bourton-on-the-Water...” Clare & Andy & Womble & Basil, October 2022 

“...Warm welcome & amazing communication from the start. Home from home, well equipped kitchen, lots of homely touches. Humans & dogs made to feel very welcome. Drinks tray was such a nice touch. Patricia & Alastair always on hand for any assistance required. Definitely be back. We enjoyed: the Shutford circular walk, drinks in the local, Diddly Squat Shop, Cotswold Wildlife & Gardens...”Lucy & Family, October 2022 

“... Patricia & Alastair were wonderful hosts, made us feel very welcome & had the accommodation ready with some marvellous little extras. The accommodation & facilities are 5 star. What a fantastic place to stay & relax. The break was enjoyed by all, including the dogs. The garden is lovely: private & secure. Will recommend Monastery Barn & will be talking about our lovely break for sometime...” Christine, Anna, Alan, Stephen & Harley, Mary, Poppy & Pebbles), September 2022 

"...We have found our home from home. Our dogs have got to know the journey & get excited when they realise where we are going (returning guests). Facilities are 5 star & more than enough room for 6 people & 2 dogs. However the best part of our stay is the hospitality. Patricia & Alastair are the best hosts we have ever encountered. Nothing is too much trouble & we are made to feel very special. Thank you both so much & we cannot wait to stay again in December 2022..."Jacky & Steve & Friends, September 2022

"...The Hosts are courteous, helpful & supportive & made us feel very welcome. Everything is provided to a high standard & more. Even for the dog. Thank you again for making us so welcome. Hadshaw Farm Weddings was both romantic & the perfect outdoor venue..." Bruce & Theresa & Family, September 2022 

"... Really enjoyed our stay. We were very happy. Dog friendly, secure garden for the dogs, lovely sun/dining room. Good with off road parking for up to 4 cars..." Russell & Family, September 2022 

"... A gorgeous house in a wonderful little village. Knowledgeable & friendly hosts Patricia & Alastair absolutely made our stay worth while. Local pubs all picturesque & the surrounding villages just as beautiful as Shutford, would definitely go back with family! It was beautiful & just what we all needed, thank you so much..." Rebecca & Friends, August 2022 

"...Fantastic Location - Peaceful & perfect for a reactive dog. Excellent service & hosting from Patricia & Alastair. Loved the Drinks Tray & BBQ & all the kitchen utensils. Lovely private garden - Enzo loved it & so did we !! Would highly recommend & will be returning for another visit..." Steve, Amit & Enzo, August 2022 

"... This is a quite exceptional place. The location worked well for what we wanted it to & the greeting & attention from Alastair & Patricia was amazing. The house itself is extremely well-equipped including the welcome drinks selection. We will undoubtedly be returning..." Peter & Family, August 2022 

"...Very welcoming Hosts, Alastair & Patricia. All the essentials were provided plus a drinks tray. Lovely period house with spacious accommodation & excellent facilities to provide a home from home. Quiet location but good links to local attractions, historic villages & towns. We would recommend to others. During our stay we visited Blenheim Palace, The Castle at Edge Hill great food & fabulous views. In Oxford the Pitt Rivers Museum & the Turf Tavern a hidden gem..." Fraser & Family, August 2022

"... What a fantastic place to stay! All 5 adults, child, infant & greyhound loved the stay. We loved using the garden & so secure for the dog. Patricia & Alastair have thought of everything & were so welcoming! Everything we did was based on their recommendations so our weekend was made better by their knowledge of the area & their kindness! Would visit again..." Kate & Family, August 2022 

"... We all had a marvellous stay at Monastery Barn & our three dogs, 2 Labs & a Rottie thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We really enjoyed it & would recommend a visit to Blenheim Palace, Farm to Table at Wykham Park Farm & the Boxing Hare for Dinner..." 
Janet & Paul & Family, August 2022

"... Fantastic homely stay. Very warm welcome from Patricia & Alastair our hosts, chocolates & water in the bedrooms was a nice touch. Very comfy beds & linens. Lovely secluded garden with all the amenities you need. Lovely house for celebrations & the Dun Cow for a fab Sunday Roast, great value & portions ..." Hannah & Mike, July 2022  

"...The house is lovely in a quiet village. Alastair & Patricia are perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble. The house is very dog friendly ours would happily have stayed. They coped with our complicated comings & goings. The baby also loved the house (you just need to remember to bring a cot/high chair with you). Banbury Museum is interesting & child friendly. NT Upton House is spectacular..." David, Angela, Molly & Family, July 2022  

"... Our Hosts made every effort to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We would happily return to this wonderful property. We had everything we needed. The dogs enjoyed the garden in perfect sunny weather & we all relaxed in the beautiful, peaceful garden. The Boxing Hare - excellent food & atmosphere, wonderful setting & service. A wonderful stay overall..."
Sarah & Family, July 2022  

"... Lovely cottage, lovely village & great surroundings. Cottage was set up wonderfully & was generously equipped. Three beautiful areas to sit, wonderful dining table. We love a game & really enjoyed finding new ones from the many left for us. Very dog-friendly, the doggie cooling pad was a gift in this hot weather. Great lunch at the Castle at Edge Hill..." Nicholas & Family, July 2022 

"... Monastery Barn is a lovely house with everything you need. Patricia & Alastair look after you very well & have all the info you should require about the area. We only stayed a couple of nights but would definitely stay longer..." Andrew & Family, July 2022 

"... Patricia & Alastair are the best hosts I have ever come across ! Patricia is so considerate & offered us special tips & preparation for both babies & dogs. Monastery Barn feels like a second home & all the layouts are considerately designed. We highly recommend this place to other future guests ..." Sarah, Kebin, Kevin & Shangi, June 2022 

"... Fabulous House & Facilities in a lovely Village. Very Welcoming & Friendly Hosts. A must for dog lovers as there is an enclosed garden & plenty of excellent local walks..." Pauline & Wendy, June 2022  

"...My family & I spent a wonderful 5 days exploring the Cotswolds with Monastery Barn providing the perfect base from which to do so. The house itself was fantastic - comfortable beds, tranquil garden, separate washer & dryer units etc. Hosts Patricia & Alastair were warm, welcoming & gracious. Patricia laid out the table prior to our arrival & we were provided with milk, juice, and even shampoo & conditioners etc so we had it on hand the next morning. The kids (4) loved eating some fresh strawberries, tomatoes & lettuce that they picked straight from the garden. Ideal for families with young kids, especially as there is a lovely village playground around the corner. Highly recommended..." Corinne & Family, June 2022  

"... We had the most perfect stay at Monastery Barn. Patricia & Alastair are simply the most charming & delightfully hospitable hosts. From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted & they were discreetly on hand & extremely helpful with recommendations for walks, restaurants, taxis + local info. The house is super clean, comfortable & stylishly cosy. They really have thought of everything & the honesty bar & chocolates are a really nice thoughtful touch. The garden is beautiful & peaceful & thankfully we were blessed with the most gorgeous weather to enjoy it at its best. We loved the walks straight from the door & there are many more only minutes drive away. We will definitely return to this wonderful corner of the Cotswolds. Thank you Patricia & Alastair for such a fabulous weekend …" Sara, Paul, Tracy, Phil + Isabel, June 2022  

"...We had a wonderful time staying at Alastair's lovely house. Beautiful garden & house to relax in with very comfortable bedrooms. The location is great - 2 minute walk to the lovely little country George & Dragon Pub & has great access to lots of walks from the village. Alastair & his wife Patricia were always on hand to help & give recommendations - they couldn't have been nicer! thank you for our lovely stay! …" Seb & Family, May 2022

"... The area & barn looked wonderful from the pictures online & reality did not disappoint. The house is beautiful, cosy & a lovely place to come back to & relax after a long day sightseeing. The Hosts Patricia & Alastair could not have been any more welcoming, their hospitality goes above & beyond. We would definitely recommend & would love to stay again..." Audrey, Joanne & Karen, May 2022  

"... Excellent accommodation - everything top quality. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect Hosts, nothing was too much trouble - so helpful. Beds were so comfy & the weather stayed good for our stay. Our pugs had a wonderful time & we will certainly recommend Monastery Barn - a top-class dog friendly holiday stay. We had lunch at the Saye & Sele Arms (local) in Broughton - very doggie friendly & the food was excellent..." Pauline & Wendy, May 2022

"... As a group of three couples this fab house was perfect with plenty of space to socialise. Everything necessary was provided. The dining area with additional summer room area was great for our meals which were eaten in style. The outdoor seating in the very private garden was well used by us. The beautiful house is located in a really pretty village with a cute pub in walking distance and dog walks for our group's doggie! The hosts even provided a tub of dog toys - never seen Buster so excited! He was living his best life! The hosts couldn't be more helpful & friendly. We would happily stay there again. There is so much to see & do locally. Definitely recommend..."  Debbie & Family & Friends, May 2022

"... We were a group of eight going to Shutford for a weekend away & we couldn't have had a better time at Monastery Barn! Patricia & Alastair were so accommodating & the house & garden were absolutely stunning! We were provided with refreshments, drinks & fresh asparagus & there were lots of activities there to keep us busy! Can definitely recommend if you are looking for a weekend away from the city in beautiful surroundings..." Pia & Friends, May 2022  

"... A perfect country escape. We had a weekend at the barn as 3 couples, a dog & a baby & it worked brilliantly. Patricia was really communicative & gave plenty of local tips. We enjoyed the garden, BBQ & local field walks. Would highly recommend!..." Faye & Family & Friends, May 2022 

"...One of the best holiday homes we've ever been to ! Little touches - such as chocolates, fresh flowers and tonic water (plus lemon!) on arrival were much appreciated - along with a full bar to choose a drink from. Our dog enjoyed all the doggy facilities. We appreciated all the local knowledge & our kids felt they were paid equal importance. There were incredibly thoughtful touches throughout the home that made our stay really special..." Shikita, Tom & Family, April 2022   

"...Fantastic spot with loads to do around. Hosts very accommodating & lovely people..."  Mitchell & Friends, April 2022 

"...We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful property which was very comfortable & well equipped. Alastair & Patricia are fantastic Hosts - warm, welcoming & very helpful. They went out of their way to make us feel 'at home' with lots of personal extras & would highly recommend staying here to anyone. A gorgeous house & garden in a picturesque village & such lovely accommodating Hosts. Thank you so much ..." Jennifer & Family & Friends, April 2022  

"... Had a wonderful stay. The house is so relaxing, comfortable beds & a beautiful garden. Very dog friendly with a secure garden, water bowl & basket of toys provided. Alastair & Patricia are fantastic hosts - very helpful & welcoming. Thanks so much for a lovely holiday. Remus loved the garden! Can't wait to stay again..." Lorraine & Family, April 2022   

"... Had a good & comfortable stay in a beautiful barn with a friendly environment. Enjoyed evening weather in the garden. Amazing place, feels like home away from home. Patricia & Alistair are great hosts - very generous hosts that made us feel welcome & at home. Hope to stay again..." Kathryn, Beatriz & John, April 2022

"...This was a real 'home from home' experience. Patricia & Alistair couldn't have been more welcoming (to us & our dog). Their house is well appointed (exactly as advertised) & certainly very comfortable not to mention spotlessly clean. It is perfectly located for country walks & attractions etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Thank you both so much for making us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much for you. A special thank you for recovering my birthday cake situation in such a generous & thoughtful way.. Awesome guys - You deserve only Excellent reviews. Roger..." Roger & Family, April 2022 

"... Beautiful home with everything you could possibly need! The beds and linen were luxurious & the home warm & very comfortable. The owners are gracious & only too happy to help with any queries, they live in the cottage on the property & so communication was an absolute breeze! Thank you so much for the wonderful stay, everything was perfect & the little touches such as the water & chocolates by the beds were a lovely touch..." Michael & Family & Friends, March 2022   

“… We've had such a lovely weekend at Monastery Barn! Both Patricia and Alastair are amazing hosts, always prompt to help if needed, so kind and welcoming! We truly felt at home and therefore I can highly recommend their beautiful country home for a perfect break!…”  Isabel & Murray & Co, March 2022 

“…Very sociable layout downstairs, with a seating area in the dining room as well as the living room. Secure garden made it easy having the dogs. The local pub has a lovely sunny outside area with a Wendy house for children to play in, which was popular...” Bon & Family & Friends, March 2022 

"...We felt very welcome. The Barn was very comfortable, clean & had everything we needed. The dining table was beautifully laid for us. We enjoyed visiting this part of the Cotswolds, finding the maps of the local walks in the Barn Information book was very helpful..." Rebecca & Jaime & Oscar, Francesca, Martin & Millie & Bonzo, February 2022 

"...We had a lovely stay at Monastery Barn in February 2022. Hosts Patricia & Alastair made us & our 2 dogs feel really welcome & at home. The Barn is warm & cosy even on chilly February mornings, it is beautiful, extremely well equipped & comfortable. The hosts have plenty of suggestions for dog friendly attractions & activities in the area & even have their own dog. The village is small & friendly, with a pub & a church. I'm sure we'll be back..." Gyles & Gillian + Bayley & Chester, February 2022 

"...Absolutely Amazing House & Amazing Hosts ! They couldn't be more welcoming or attentive..." Sam & James, January 2022  

"...Our stay at Monastery Barn was truly wonderful. It's a beautiful, comfortable & welcoming home that slept six of us perfectly. In fact entering the bedrooms felt like entering a treaty hotel room (especially with the added bonus of sparkling water & Ferrero Rocher). We had a fantastic time cooking up lovely meals in the well equipped kitchen, playing cards in the light-drenched, plant filled main room, sleeping deeply, having relaxing soaks in the spacious baths & going for walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The extensive suggestions for what to do in the local area i

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Sarah & Friends (Stayed In: November 2023), November 2023

“...5 stars. What a wonderful place to stay! The welcome & generosity of Alastair & Patricia, along with all the little extras provided in the house was fabulous & much appreciated. Five of us stayed for a reunion weekend & had a lovely time enjoying both being at ‘home’ in monastery barn & being out & about exploring all the local area has to offer. Would happily stay again & highly recommend to anyone considering staying here. Many thanks both for your advice, assistance & super prompt responsiveness...”

Karen & Friends (Stayed In: November 2023), November 2023

"...Had a lovely stay thank you. You were very generous with the food & drinks provided. Will definitely be back..."

Steve & Lesley & Family (Stayed In: November 2023), November 2023

“... We enjoyed your beautiful house. You have thought of so much & the little touches make all the difference. Would recommend & return. Thank You...”

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Monastery Barn
High Street, Shutford,
Banbury, Chipping Norton
OX15 6PQ
01295 780877 07979 225979

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Can Leave Dog Unattended


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Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


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Doggie: maps of local doggie walks, very secure garden, outdoor warm water shower, doggie bath & hairdryer, toys & treat box on arrival.

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