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Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
6 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel cot
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob


Private host


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Malmesbury, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMinchinhampton Common15 min drive
  • Popular LocationCotswold Country Park and Beach17 min drive
  • Popular LocationCastle Combe Circuit18 min drive
  • AirportBristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.)50 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 14
3729 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    3 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    3 single beds
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bedroom 5
    2 single beds
Bedroom 6
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


Family-friendly holiday home with water park and spa tub
Gilboa Barn is an absolutely fantastic newly refurbished large and spacious holiday home with large grounds and a sparkling hot tub situated in the Cotswolds between Tetbury and Malmesbury.

Set in three and a half acres of land Gilboa Barn is the ideal private hideaway for family gatherings and/or groups of friends, and sleeps up to 14 people. We can accommodate 16 people if necessary. The property is beautifully decorated with gorgeous paintings and is spacious and light and yet has a homely feel. The hot tub is wonderful and you can sip champagne under the stars whilst listening to your favourite music using our amazing speakers. We provide swimming towels and flip flops too!

Wifi in the house is particularly fast and strong having been specially installed to cater for lots of people using it at once.

The double height dining room, which overlooks the garden, seats up to 16 people, and is complete with a good quality blue tooth stereo system.
The sunny lounge area/ living room is designed for comfort with large comfortable sofas, antique rugs, a bluetooth stereo system, and a wall mounted 49” digital 4K smart television with SKY above the fireplace. French doors lead out onto the garden.

The fabulous Cotswolds stone floor kitchen is ideal for catering for large groups, and we can provide a list of great local chefs and caterers on request. There is a large ( 2 ovens and a warming drawer) AGA cooker, plus a separate electric fan oven, and an induction hob on the central marble topped island. In addition there is a dishwasher, microwave, a big fridge with small freezer, plus a wine fridge with plenty of room to chill your drinks! There is also a separate large freezer in the utility room with 3 bags of ice provided. We provide napkins, kitchen roll, bin liners, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, sugar, herbs and spices and there is plenty of cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.

There are 6 extremely gorgeous and comfy bedrooms with luxury cotton bedding, dressing gowns and towels. Each room has a hairdryer. There is a set of hair straighteners in the master bedroom.

1. Master bedroom. This large amazing bedroom is light and airy and has lovely view out onto the garden, along with private steps leading to the hot tub (which is also reached via the sitting room). The bedroom has a huge Emperor double bed (at least four people can comfortably lie on it), antique mirrored dressing table, walk in wardrobes, and a gorgeous antique roll top bath. There is an en-suite WC, and basin. There is also a TV with SKY, and a DVD player so you can watch telly or listen to music whilst lounging in luxury in the bath.

2. Lovely Large triple bedroom (3 single beds, 2 of which can be made into a double) situated on the ground floor, with French doors leading onto the lawn. TV with SKY. There is also a wood burning stove and a small pool table in the room.

3. Double boutique style bedroom (can be converted to twin) with a fabulous en suite bathroom, with bath, shower and WC.

4. Lovely country style triple bedroom (3 single beds/ or one single and a double bed) right next to a gorgeous bathroom with bath, shower and WC.

5. Twin country style beamed bedroom with barn style windows. The comfy beds can be turned into a double bed.

6. Double country style beamed bedroom with a stunning double brass bed.

In addition, there are also three separate guest toilets.

We also have a travel cot, baby changer and high chair on hand. There are three small beds for dogs.

The kitchen leads on to a large South facing patio area, with large gas barbecue, and there is plenty of seating for all. In addition there is an adjacent lawned area with outdoor table tennis table and 14ft trampoline with safety net. There is also a small football pitch and a croquet lawn just beyond the lavender lined stream. The spacious gardens are well established, and maintained to a high standard, with many different seating areas with great views of the surrounding countryside.
Hot tub (8 person)
Unlimited space for Parking
5 mountain bikes with helmets
Games cupboard with Badminton net and rackets, cricket bats, stumps and ball, footballs, boules, table tennis bats and balls, tennis rackets and tennis balls, frisbees. Croquet set.
Table football, weights for fitness and plenty of board games.
Pampering can be provided on request.

Local attractions include lovely Cotswolds walks. Two beautiful historical towns are on the doorstep along with charming local pubs and restaurants, Tetbury, famed for its antiques ( 5 minutes drive), historic Malmesbury (5 mins drive) with its imposing Abbey and Abbey Gardens, Highgrove House-10 mins drive (The home Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall), famous and breath taking Westonbirt Arboretum, Local gyms, Spas, 11 near-by golf courses, Horse riding, tennis courts, stunning walks (including the Slad Valley made famous by the author Laurie Lee)
The Cotswolds Water Park is nearby where you can swim, sail, go boating, wakeboard etc and is a huge hit with parents and their children.
Bristol and Bath are about half an hour's drive and Cheltenham is 45 mins (famed for Cheltenham races and festival), all being amazing places to visit with great shopping, restaurants and museums and Bristol has some great night clubs. Badminton Horse Trials are very close by, as is Castle Combe racing circuit, City of Bath (30 mins), City of Bristol (30 mins), Cirencester (25mins) , Bibury (30 mins), Cheltenham and Cheltenham Races and festivals (45 mins).

There are great taxi companies who can happily ferry people around but these need to be booked well in advance, as do tables in some pubs/restaurants.

The M4 is close at hand (about 2 hours drive from London) and Kemble Station is 10 mins away (Direct train from London Paddington is 90 mins).

Please be aware there is a refundable damage deposit of £750 required by credit transfer due one week before you stay that will be returned one week later as long as you adhere to the conditions on the booking form you will be emailed when you book.
Sadly we cannot accept Hen parties or Stag parties.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

This Malmesbury property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Fiona Walsh
Speaks English, French
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Hot tub
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Stair gate
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Travel cot
  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen island
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snow sports gear
  • Cycling on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 3729 sq ft (346 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 4:30 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gilboa Barn. Incredible Cotswolds Home With HOT Tub!

About this area


In a rural area and near theme parks, this holiday home is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cotswolds and Westonbirt Arboretum. Travelling with kids? Consider M4 Karting, or check out an event or a game at The New Lawn. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the ice skating.

What's nearby

  • Malmesbury Abbey - 4 min drive
  • Highgrove House and Gardens - 6 min drive
  • Minchinhampton Common - 15 min drive
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach - 17 min drive
  • Castle Combe Circuit - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Cirencester Kemble Station - 13 min drive
  • Bristol International Airport (BRS) - 50 min drive


  • The Old Bell - 4 min drive
  • Veloton - 4 min drive
  • The Snooty Fox Hotel - 4 min drive
  • The Bird Cage - 4 min drive
  • Lyndseys - 4 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

The perfect stay
This house was just perfect, I genuinely don't think we could have picked a better place. It has some really special parts, like the big window, period features and the dining room especially is great for a large gathering. The property was really clean and we loved the quirky style. There are lots of grounds to enjoy, perfect for our game of rounders!. The house has everything, right down to every Kitchen utensil you could possibly need. Netflix and sky were an added bonus for those times when you just want to chill. We were really impressed with the cleanliness and quality of the hot tub. The owner Fiona was a dream and everything went so smoothly. We loved our stay, don't hesitate to book!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing house to host a big group!
A perfect, well equipped house to comfortably host a big group! Every guest kept commenting on how lovely it was to stay there. Fiona was a great property manager making sure we had everything we need! Would definitely come again!

5/5 Excellent

A family reunion to celebrate my husband’s 80 th birthday.
Gilboa Barn is a wonderful place to stay. It is a beautiful house, well presented and extremely comfortable. There was plenty to keep the children occupied and that resulted in happy adults! Fiona was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We could not have chosen a better place for our family celebration and I would have no hesitation in recommending it.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing property - the perfect getaway in the countryside
We stayed at Gilboa Barn for a reunion weekend as a party of 11 plus 4 dogs. We met Fiona on arrival who gave us a brilliant tour and guidance on everything we needed to know. A really great touch was that we'd had our food shopping delivered the previous day and everything had been unpacked and put away for us - such amazing service. The Barn itself is beautifully decorated throughout, spotlessly clean and everything has been thought of - from dog beds to robes and separate towels for the hot tub! All bedrooms were spacious with comfy beds and heating. The kitchen was well-stocked with adequate utensils, crockery and pots and pans. If you are looking for somewhere that can accommodate a decent sized group of friends or family in beautiful surroundings and in a place that feels like home from the minute you arrive - Giboa Barn is for you. We would wholeheartedly recommend and will definitely return. Thank you Fiona and your team. We ate at the local pub in Brokenborough (The Horse Guards) on the Sunday lunchtime and had a beautiful roast (meat and veggie) - again would unhesitatingly return.

5/5 Excellent

Awesome House
We stayed here 28th December to 1st January and couldn't have asked for a better house to see in the New Year together. The house is just awesome, very comfortable, stylish, spacious and clean. We had 6 children in our group whom we hardly saw as they were so entertained with table tennis, trampoline and a pool table, it was bliss, if the kids are happy, the parents are happy! Due to great weather we even managed a dip in the hot tub which was heavenly. I would highly recommend this house, Fiona is a great host, and has great attention to detail, there was nothing that she hadn't thought of to make our stay extra special. Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings 5/5