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Gorgeous Village Barn

A warm welcome awaits you at Gorgeous Village Barn, a comfortable & spacious Village Barn (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) that is very doggie friendly (4 dogs). 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 washing machine & dryer. The walled garden is south facing and very secure/well enclosed with 6 ft 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. Late Check-outs can sometimes be available. 

TARIFF: On a self catering basis it is from £300 per night with a minimum of 2 nights stay. 10% Discount to DogFriendly.co.uk Members using the Code MBDF2022 . 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 - Duck On The Pond, South Newington - 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).

5 STAR REVIEWS : Selection below (more on our website www.monasterybarn.co.uk)

"...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 in the handy Barn folder were fantastic too and we were spoiled for choice. Patricia & Alastair were very welcoming & helpful with anything & everything. We will definitely be booking again..." Jade & Charlie & Friends, January 2022  "... Beautiful place. Great Hosts.." William & Friends, January 2022 

"... We stayed at Monastery Barn over Christmas & had a wonderful stay. The property is absolutely stunning & well equipped with everything we needed. It was the perfect size for our group of 6 adults, 2 infants & 1 dog. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect hosts, very friendly & accommodating & made the trip that extra bit more special! Thank you both, we will definitely be returning..."
Nadia & Family, December 2021 

"...Just To Say. Thank you Alastair & Patricia for being such great Hosts. I had a great week in your lovely Barn. Hopefully Nicola will be able to join me next time..." John & Angus (the bulldog ), December 2021 

"...Monastery Barn , well what can I say. It would be easier to list the faults with this place, because, there are none ! Being away from home is always hard for work but turning up at this accommodation and finding this amazing house makes it a home from home. Especially with the wonderful and kind owners Alastair & Patricia who want to make your stay here all the more special and will happily get to know you or let you enjoy the solace and tranquil area that is Shutford & its environs. The house itself has everything you could wish for from a lovely kitchen to cook in to a snug to cuddle up to your loved ones with and while away the evenings with a glass or two of wine. The only thing I could have wished for was to have my working days cancelled so I could have enjoyed my time here more but rest assured I will be bringing my loved ones back to this jewel of a house in the tucked away village that is Shutford..." Sam & Colleagues, December 2021 

"... Alastair and Patricia are the perfect hosts - they honestly couldn't have done more to make us welcome and comfortable. House lovely, location perfect. So many thoughtful extras such as doggy basket, welcome drinks, milk in the fridge and chocolates in the bedroom. So many lovely walks from the doorstep. We would all love to return. Thank you Alastair & Patricia ..." Aileen & Family, November 2021

"...What a beautiful house to stay in, so warm and cosy and such friendly helpful and kind hosts. Relaxing village location, really close to all the other lovely places to visit in the area. Village pub and best of all dog and child friendly with everything to hand. Thank you for such a lovely stay. Hope to see you again..." Sharon & Family, November 2021 

"...My friends and I had a wonderful stay. The cottage is immaculate with everything you could wish for and more! Very comfortable beds, very social layout and great location. The drinks tray was simply an added bonus. We could not have asked for more. We will be back!!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is perfect and you are wonderful hosts. Hope to see you next year..."
Corrine & Family, November 2021 

"...What an incredible place to stay! Clean, comfy, cosy and full of character! The barn had everything we needed, comfy beds and lovely garden. Extremely dog friendly. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely barn! We really enjoyed ourselves and it was the perfect way to celebrate my aunties birthday..." Kayley & her Family, November 2021 

"...Great house & hosts. Well equipped & welcoming. Homely yet uncluttered decor. Clean & tidy..." SB & Family, November 2021

"...Thank you so much for letting me stay in your beautiful barn. A few days in your lovely village has done wonders for my Dissertation/ Thesis. Patricia and Alastair were lovely. I would certainly stay here again. I hope to see you again soon..."
G & Friends, November 2021 

"...Amazing beautiful house, warm, cosy, clean and perfect for those with four legged friends ? - the owners were so welcoming and the perfect hosts, we will definitely be returning hopefully very soon..." Sharon & Family, November 2021 

"...Thank you for everything, we had a lovely time! This place is it - a warm, comfortable, and beautiful home in charming Shutford. The hosts are very kind and thoughtful, and made our stay as easy as could be. And for those with pups - it is a very dog friendly space. The surrounding towns are all beautiful, and there are some great pubs with delicious food in the area. We also enjoyed cooking with some delicious ingredients from the nearby farm store. We hope to stay again!..." Elad & Family, October 2021

"...Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of space, Teddy loved the garden. Patricia & Alastair gave us lots of recommendations for places to go .. a lovely couple who were so helpful and friendly..." Keith & Lynne & Teddy, October 2021 

"... Absolutely glorious weekend ! Lovely house, friendly hosts & stunning walks for our big bear of a dog..." Phillips & Bernese, October 2021 

"...Wonderful reception from Hosts. Couldn't ask for a more comfortable or relaxing place to stay in wonderful surroundings. I hope to return in the near future and couldn't recommend Monastery Barn, Alastair or Patricia highly enough. Thanks for a great week..."
Josef, September 2021 

"...We stayed in this lovely, homely and comfortable barn for a weekend, joined by our three sons & their girlfriends. We were met with a very warm welcome. The location is ideal for touring the Cotswolds. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hook Norton Brewery (especially with Monty, the guide) and to Daylesford organic farm where a harvest festival was in full flow. Such fun! Diddly Squat was a W.o.t so not recommended. The Castle at Edgehill was excellent for dinner. All of this was helped along by suggestions from Patricia & Alastair. Very friendly hosts, great communication and we would recommend a stay..."
Sue & David & their family, September 2021, 

"...Really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic garden and great space, facilities, etc. We will very much be back. A great stay. Really relaxing. Thank you and see you again. PS Choccy treats in rooms was a lovely/tasty touch..." Lisa, Duncan & Minnie, September 2021

"...Fantastic House & Area - From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Patricia and Alistair were such lovely people. The house was just as described and very comfortable to be in. There was an information pack in the house that detailed anything that you could think of, with places to visit, nice walks, Restaurants, Pubs etc. Our dogs loved the garden which was enclosed so we could leave them outside and not worry about them getting out. They loved the toys that were there for them to play with. The area was very good for sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Lots of lovely walks and the local pub was only a five minute walk. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. We would recommend this house to anyone and we will definitely be back. Thank you Patricia and Alastair for your kind hospitality..." Angela & Kevin & Family, August 2021 

"...Wonderful hosts and home and lovely village. Fully stocked with everything you'd need. The bedside chocolates were also a nice treat..." Katelyn & Family, August 2021 

"...We have just spent a week at the Monastery Barn it was the most relaxing week. Having said that we did lots of lovely dog walks straight from the door and visited some National Trust houses. The Barn is fabulously equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The fully enclosed quiet garden for my dogs was idyllic. The hosts were amazing, lovely knowledgeable people and so helpful! I cannot recommend Monastery Barn and Alastair and Patricia highly enough! If you want a peaceful holiday with Stratford and Oxford on your doorstep then this is definitely the place! You and your dogs will feel completely at home and never want to leave! ..." Victoria & Family, July 2021, 

"...Thank yo so much for a wonderful week in your beautiful home. You've been fabulous hosts & we've really enjoyed meeting you. See you again. Best Wishes..." Sharon, Martyn, Laura & Rosie, July 2021 

"...Six of us had the pleasure of staying at Monastery Barn during a recent wedding weekend. The house was spotless, well appointed and very comfortable. Patricia & Alastair were on hand to give us a warm welcome, and couldn't do enough to make sure we had everything we needed. We couldn't recommend Monastery Barn enough..." Mark, Harriet & Freddie, July 2021 

"... Alastair and Patricia were the perfect hosts. They communicated everything very well and looked after us beautifully on my wedding weekend..." Simon, July 2021 

"...Monastery Barn is a beautiful place to stay, clean, dog friendly with ample space inside and out. Alastair and Patricia are wonderful and attentive hosts, who make your stay feel really special with their extra touches. The extra touches of items in the fridge (plus the asparagus!), chocolates in each room, the doggie goodies and an arrival drink really made us feel welcome and spoiled. Plus, the village of Shutford is picturesque, with many walks right on your doorstep. We really had a wonderfully relaxing time. Just what was needed for a girly catch-up after the last year-or-so that we've all had. We'll have to come back again when the weather is slightly better to make use of the garden! Thank you again..." Katherine, June 2021

"... We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Many thanks. Jo and friends (furry and human!)... " Jo, June 2021 

"... Alastair and Patricia are generous hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were always available if we needed them, not that we did as everything we could have needed was provided for! The house is stunning and the dog friendly garden was huge & perfect in the sunny Cotswold weather! Shutford village is picturesque and ideally located for several famous Cotswold attractions, and the local pub is within 2min walking distance. We cannot recommend this property enough and cannot wait to return..."
Peter & Family, May 2021 

"...We just wanted to say thank you for our stay. It fitted the bill perfectly and we enjoyed exploring the area despite the weather. We appreciated all the little extra touches you had put into the barn. We hope you have a busy and stress free season ..."
Caroline & Richard, May 2021 

"...Fantastic Hosts made our stay very special in their lovely barn..." Faye & Josh, May 2021 

"...10 out of 10. Fabulous hosts offering a lovely cottage in a great location..." Martin, April 2021 

"... Alastair and Patricia's house is absolutely gorgeous, in the heart of a lovely village with a good pub. They were fantastic hosts, so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was perfect for what we wanted, lots of walking options and pretty villages to explore. We would definitely recommend and hope to return one day. Thank you so much! ..." Lily, April 2021 

"... Just returned home from an absolutely fabulous stay in Monastery Barn. Alastair and Patricia are superb hosts. The barn has everything you could possibly need and the lovely little extras make it very homely. It's a great location, easy for lovely walks and also for touring the area. We had a great day exploring Blenheim Palace. Our three dogs thoroughly enjoyed their stay too, great walks, doggie treats and a lovely secure garden to explore. We will definitely be staying again. Many thanks once again..."
Kathy, April 2021 

"…Alastair and Patricia were great hosts and the cottage was lovely.. we couldn't have asked for anything more!..." Gabriel, December 2020 

"...Lovely cottage with lots of quirky touches set in a beautiful part of the UK. Would highly recommend and will be returning when we can..." Claire, December 2020

"...We had a lovely time at the barn. Beautiful countryside that was great for walking. We did seven different walks straight from the door. The hosts were very friendly and made sure we were happy. The heating was very efficient, ideal for an autumn or winter stay. The kitchen was well stocked and everything worked..." Guy, October 2020 

"...10 out of 10 Absolutely fit for purpose. Great accommodation very dog friendly and superb walks close by..." Pam, October 2020 

"...Fantastic stay. Went far above and beyond any other host we've stayed with! Bedrooms had water bottles and chocolates. The fridge was stocked with basics. Very lucky and were willing to help with any questions. Forgot to bring a dog towel and within 3 minutes of texting, I was supplied with one! Gorgeous scenery with some lovely long walks with great pubs. Many recommendations to check out and perfect for a group stay..." Charlotte, October 2020 

"... 10 out of 10. An amazing cottage with amazing hosts and just perfect for the dogs. Could not have wished for more …" Margaret & Family, September 2020

"...We had a lovely stay at Alastair and Patricia's barn, they were really lovely hosts and Patricia made sure we felt welcome and was incredibly warm. She had gone out of her way to lay out the table for us for which was a really nice touch. Great location and a really cosy house..." Faheema, September 2020 

"...Lovely hosts, keen to help as much as possible. They provided plenty of recommendations in advance for pubs & restaurants & also went out of their way to recommend some cycling routes that were very helpful. Would recommend & would have no hesitation in going back again..." Simon & Family, August 2020 

"... Lovely house with lots of outdoor seating areas - some sunny and some shady which were perfect as we were there during a heatwave. We loved sitting in the conservatory and our cockapoo loved the garden. Comfortable, well-equipped home and the hosts were very generous with little treats that they left for us. Patricia and Alistair were on hand to offer help, recommendations or just for a chat. Great location for country walks and pubs. Would definitely recommend …" Nadia & Phil, August 2020

"... Lovely location, lovely house, lovely garden, lovely owners. Lovely ..." Tim & Family, August 2020

"...First of all, the hosts, Patricia and Alastair, were brilliant! They made everything possible to make our stay perfect, from buying a brand new bbq to patching a inflatable pool we brought along for the kids. The house is great, the garden is beautiful and being fully closed was very helpful as we could leave our kids and dog free to play together. Wifi internet was very good, which helped me do some home-office work. Every detail in the house was prepared with care and to a great standard. We did some bike rides around the area and the landscape was beautiful. There is a sweet playground just across the street that the kids loved to go to and play. We will certainly go back! Thank you!..." Leo and Flavia July 2020 

"... Thank you for everything. If we are coming over next year - only your accommodation will be our choice. Very High Impressions …" Aleksei & Yana, March 2020

"... We had a lovely few days at the Barn. Hopefully we will be able to return soon. Thanks again for looking after us so well ... " David & Brenda, March 2020

"... We had a lovely stay over the weekend. Alastair and Patricia were delightful hosts and have a beautiful home. We enjoyed our time there, had an excellent dinner at the local pub right down the road and were within short drives of multiple things to do - Warwick castle, Roll right and Banbury. Overall, we'd surely visit again and would easily recommend this to fellow travellers looking for a break in the Cotswolds..." Gaurav, February 2020 

"...Upon arrival we were made to feel so welcome by Patricia. She showed us around her beautiful home told us to use whatever we needed. The house is beautiful and very clean. We had a wonderful weekend and nothing was too much trouble. We had some severe weather on the Sunday and as they had no guests arriving they invited us to stay longer as they wanted us to be safe. The village is lovely as well. Would definitely recommend . You will be made to feel so welcome. We hope to return in the not too distant future ..." Wendy, February 2020 

"...The owners were very friendly and helpful. Monastery Barn was well presented with nice little touches such as Ferrero Rocher and bottles of water in every bedroom..." Louise, January 2020 

"...What an amazing place and pair of hosts! Booked the Barn at short notice for an impromptu friends' get together over a Sat & Sun night in Jan. Patricia & Alastair were super helpful and accommodating with lots of tips and flexibility. The place is better than the photos with buckets of charm and space for our group of 7 friends. It was perfect for our meet up... dining around the large table, playing games in the lounge in front of the fire, and even dancing to some tunes in the conservatory! Lots to do around the area - we chose a village walk (thanks for the map), a trip to Upton House and brunch at New Amsterdam (pancake house) in Banbury. Warm, cosy, divine beds and a fantastic rain shower. Lots of provisions and elegantly decorated. Thank you - simply best experience yet!..." Rose Marie, January 2020 

41 Review(s)

Seb & Family (Stay In: June 2022), June 2022

"...We had a wonderful time staying at Alastair's lovely house. Beautiful garden and house to relax in with very comfortable bedrooms. The location is great - 2 minute walk to the lovely little country George and Dragon Pub and has great access to lots of walks from the village.

Alastair and his wife Patricia were always on hand to help and give recommendations - they couldn't have been nicer! thank you for our lovely stay!..."

Sara, Paul, Tracy, Phil + Isabel (Stay In: June 2022), 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 and they were discreetly on hand and 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 and thankfully we were blessed with the most gorgeous weather to enjoy it at its best. We loved the walks straight from the door and 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...."

Faye & Family & Friends (Stay In: May 2022), June 2022

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

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

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Can Leave Dog Unattended


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Wheel Chair Access


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