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Gorgeous Village Barn nr Banbury, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

A warm welcome awaits you at this comfortable & spacious Village Barn (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6) that is doggie friendly. The south facing walled Garden is very 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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Monastery Barn is presented to a high standard, having been recently refurbished using quiet colours, stone and wood so as to create a relaxing and 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 kingsize, I double) all over looking the garden, 2 bathrooms, w.c/cloakroom/utility room with washing machine & dryer.

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, oil central heating and electric gates/entryphone system.

For our doggie guests comfort we are installing an outdoor "doggie shower" (pre-set to a safe warm temperature after those muddy walks). A special doggie hairdryer (low noise) will also be provided in the Utility Room.

HOUSE RULES ... No smoking inside Monastery Barn. Check-in time is 3pm- 9pm and check out out by 11am

TARIFF ... On a self catering basis is £360 per night with a minimum of 2 nights stay. 10% Discount to DogFriendly.co.uk Members using the Code MBDF2019 . There is no additional charge for dogs (up to 3). Special rates are available for weekday bookings, 1 week stays as well as 2 week stays or more. Payment by Bank Transfer or Paypal.

5 STAR REVIEWS ... (Air BnB - Listed as Gorgeous Barn Banbury, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire - Id No: 30302730)

Alistair and Patricia were wonderful hosts. Alistair offered to collect shopping for us and even offered to cook for us (they stay in the smaller barn across the front courtyard). The barn was very homely and had everything you could possibly need - a home from home. Beds were very comfortable and a good nights sleep was had by all our family. The location is quite remote and just over 10 minute drive to shops in Banbury but there is a local village pub. Lovely and quiet; all I could hear were the birds. I would definitely recommend. Alison, Feb 2019

The photos don't do this place justice. Fantastic place to stay. Alastair and Patricia were amazingly friendly hosts, very helpful during our entire stay but also respected our privacy. The rooms very extremely clean, we had everything we needed and they even put out chocolates in each room which was a lovely little touch. Han, Feb 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Patricia & Alastair's place over the New Year's Eve with my family. They have warmly welcomed us to their beautiful house and told us about things to do around the area. The living spaces and the bedrooms are so cosy that we loved our stay, and they have decorated 2 beautiful Christmas trees, which was a nice touch for our NYE dinner. I recommend this house for everyone who wants to stay in a comfortable place with great hosts, while exploring Cotswolds/Stratford-upon-Avon area as it's a short drive from there. Sila, Jan 2019

Alistair & Patricia were extremely welcoming hosts. They had even put up 2 Christmas trees (1 in the lounge and 1 in the dining area). This made our break between Xmas and NY even more special. They also had set the lovely dining table for our Boxing Day meal. This was a lovely touch. The house was perfect for 3 adult couples (family) as there was lots of space to relax. The newly decorated bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice and the beds so comfy! Thank you for a lovely stay! Matilda, Dec 2018

This really is a great place to stay. Patricia and Alastair have put a massive effort and considerable good taste into the refurbishment and furnishing of this property for guests to enjoy ; we cannot recommend it highly enough! Tim and Jane, Dec 2018

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 Banbury, 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 and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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 for an altogether different view.

LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS ... Bell, Shenington - Boxing Hare, Swerford - Castle, Edge Hill - George & Dragon, Shutford - Indian Queen, Wroxton - 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 - 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 - Spiceball Leisure Centre ( Pool, Gym, Fitness Studio, Squash) - Tadmarton Heath Golf Club - Turpins Lodge, Horse Riding, County Hacks - Tyso Tennis Club

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).

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Listing Address

Monastery Barn
High Street, Shutford
OX15 6PQ
01295 780877

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

Please enquire

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

Doggie outdoor shower (coming soon ), doggie hairdryer, toys & treat box on arrival.Up to Large - On Application

Enclosed Garden


Welcome Pack


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