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Gorgeous Village Barn

(179 reviews)

Dogs: 4

Sleeps: 8

1 night(s) from £200

Exercise Area

Enclosed Garden

Multiple Dogs

No Charge

No Size Limits

Leave Unattended

A warm welcome awaits you at our gorgeous, comfortable & spacious Village Barn which can accommodate up to: 8 guests & 4 doggies from £225 pn. The Garden is very safe/secure for dogs, well planted & private. Courtyard parking for 5 cars. Our Village pub, the George & Dragon is a 3 min walk away. Lots of local walks across the fields.

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Gorgeous Village Barn is presented to a high standard, having been recently refurbished to create a relaxing & cosy atmosphere for up to 8 guests & 4 dogs. It is traditional in style with beamed ceilings on the ground floor and every room having french doors with access to the garden/terrace areas. The Barn has a sitting room/snug, dining room & conservatory with a deep buttoned sofa/bed, shaker style fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2x king size, Ix double) all over looking the garden, 2 bathrooms, ground floor w.c/cloakroom/utility room with separate washing machine & dryer. The walled garden is south facing and very safe/secure for dogs as it is 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". A special doggie hairdryer is also be provided in the Utility Room. 

HOUSE RULES: 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 £250 per night with a minimum of 2 nights stay. 10% Discount to DogFriendly.co.uk Members using the Code MBDF2024. 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. 

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 3 minute walk to our village pub, the "George & Dragon" known for its friendly atmosphere, local cask ales, extensive wine list, great food & lovely sun terrace overlooking the village. 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).

MONASTERY BARN REVIEWS: www.monasterybarn.co.uk.


(179 reviews)

Heather & Mark & Friends (Stayed In: July 2024), July 2024

“... We booked as our husbands were going to the Grand Prix at Silverstone… us girls enjoyed a day at Bicester Village enjoying shopping, lunch & cocktails…. What’s not to love! … we had the most amazing time. Beautiful house & lots of lovely little extras from Alastair & Patricia like bits in the fridge: milk, juice, fever tree tonic etc…Ice & frozen lemon slices in the freezer for a G&T & even some mini magnums… Alastair & Patricia welcomed us when we arrived & we were shown around by the lovely Patricia … there is even a welcome trays of drinks that you can help yourself to… they really do go the extra mile. They are really lovely people, friendly, welcoming & nothing is too much trouble. If you are lucky enough to stay here you will have a fantastic time!!! Thank you both for all you did for us…”

Joanne, Paul, Lola, Julie & John & Our 3 Pugs (Stayed In: July 2024), July 2024

“...Lovely home from home accommodation – situated in a beautiful area of the UK. Ideal for exploring a number of counties/areas. Patricia & Alastair were very attentive hosts. We enjoyed a comfortable & friendly stay during a very exciting time for British History. Thank you We enjoyed visiting Blenheim Palace, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Snowshill Manor & Gardens, NT Upton House, NT Hidcote Gardens, Cotswold Lavender Fields, The Light Cinema in Ban bury & the Village Pub – The George & Dragon...”.

Natasha, Danny, Suzanne, Calum, Pete & Louise (Stayed In: June 2024), July 2024

"...The house is beautiful & Alastair & Patricia have thought of everything. A welcome drink, bottled water & chocolates in the bedrooms. A wide selection of games to keep you entertained. We had a lovely BBQ & Patricia & Alastair bought us fresh asparagus from the local Wykham Park Farm which was lovely. Amazing hosts, amazing house it has been a pleasure. Places to visit we enjoyed: Wild Pig Hot Air Ballooning, Blenheim Palace, Wykham Park Farm, Stratford on Avon & the George & Dragon Village Pub..."

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Listing Updated: 18/07/2024

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Listing Address

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

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Welcome


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

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

Enclosed Garden Confirmed








Dog Welcome Pack


Access All Areas


Electric Vehicle Charger


Dog Sitting Service


Walks From Door


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