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Cotswolds barn in the 'heart' of Moreton in Marsh

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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books

Overview of Cotswolds barn in the 'heart' of Moreton in Marsh

Private host

Cotswolds barn in the 'heart' of Moreton in Marsh

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Moreton-in-Marsh, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWellington Aviation Museum1 min drive
  • Popular LocationCotswold Falconry Centre4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBatsford Arboretum5 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)37 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
    Bath
Bathroom 2
    Shower
    Bath

About this property

Entire place

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

Cotswolds barn in the 'heart' of Moreton in Marsh

Family-friendly cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh with water park
Stunning converted Cotswolds barn in the centre of the beautiful Gloucestershire town of Moreton In Marsh, the 'heart' of quintessential Cotswolds.

Guests have full access to the entire 'detached' property, sun terrace and parking space.

Luxuriously furnished with full amenities and Scandinavian wood burner in the high beamed ceiling lounge create a truly relaxing & unique ambience. 4 comfy seating areas in the lounge with 48" Freeview HD TV with Chromecast as well as free Infinity wi-fi access.
Fully equipped kitchen diner which seats 4 and all cooking facilities including condiments and spices.
Two shower rooms, one of which features a walk-in Rain Forest shower and handheld shower. The other is Ensuite in Master Bedroom 1 featuring a Shower with Jacuzzi back jet setting, as well as overhead and handheld shower.
Master bedroom features an en-suite, double bed, double wardrobe and six large drawers, plus 22" tv.
The second bedroom features a skylight with high beamed ceilings, double bed, single pine wardrobe with shelf and internal storage drawer box.
Separate laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Underfloor heating throughout with temperature control for each room.
Beautiful sun terrace with table and chairs for alfresco dining.
The property has private parking and is within walking distance to the train station (90 mins to London).
The property is accessed through a private driveway into a courtyard and is in a peaceful and tranquil setting, yet moments away from the numerous tearooms, shops, and eateries along the high street.
Guests will never need to worry about keys, as access to the property is via a secure pin code simply entered into a keypad to release the door lock.
There is also a baby bath, high chair and travel crib/playpen for families with babies visiting.


Local Attractions:
- Batsford Arboretum
- Cotswolds Falconry centre
- Wellington Aviation Museum
- The Moreton Gallery
- St. Davids Church
- Sezincote House and Gardens
- Chastelon House and Gardens
- Bourton House Garden
- Longborough Opera House

Other Cotswold areas to visit within close proximity of Moreton in Marsh:

- Batsford (1.6 miles - 3mins)
- Bourton On the Hill (2.4 miles - 5 mins)
- Longborough (3.1 miles - 7 mins)
- Stow on the Wold (4.4 miles - 8 mins)
- Blockley (4.3 miles - 9 mins)
- Broad Campden (5 miles - 11 mins)
- Bourton On The Water (8.3 miles -13 mins)
- Chipping Campden (8.3 miles - 13 mins)
- Chipping Norton (8.5 miles - 15 mins)
- Broadway (10.2 miles - 17 mins)
- Stratford Upon Avon (16 miles - 26 mins)
- Evesham (15 miles - 27 mins)
- Woodstock (19 miles - 32 mins)
- Cheltenham (22 miles - 35 mins)
- Witney (22 miles - 35 mins)
- Oxford (28 miles - 45 mins)

Lounge description
- 2 seater sofa and 2 x one seater bucket chairs
- Scandinavian wood burner
- 49" Freeview TV
- High ceilings with skylight
- a coffee table and 3 x side tables
- Lounge temperature thermostat

Kitchen
- Dual oven
- 4 Burner Gas Hob
- Fridge Freezer
- Microwave
- Toaster
- Kettle
- Cafetiere
- Tea Pot
- Cutlery, utensils, pots, pans, plates etc.
- Spices and herbs
- Condiments
- Tea, coffee and sugar
- 4 seater Country dining table and chair
- Coat stand
- Kitchen thermostat

Laundry room
- Washing machine
- Clothes airer
- Ironing board
- Iron
- First Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguisher

Bedroom 1 (Romantica)
- Double Bed
- Bedside lamps
- 3/4 Length dressing mirror
- Upright Dressing lamp
- Multi-speed and temperature hairdryer
- Double wardrobe and 6 drawers
- Freeview TV
- Bedroom Thermostat
- Board Games

En-suite Bedroom 1 (Romantica)
- 3 setting Jacuzzi shower (Overhead, handheld and seated Jacuzzi)
- Corner sink and Flexible shaving mirror
- Natural skylight and lighting
- Shaving power points
- Shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel
- Freshly washed Body and Hand Towels provided for use at beginning of the stay
- En-suite thermostat

Main Bathroom
- Walk-in Rain Forest shower
- Corner sink and Flexible shaving mirror
- Natural skylight and lighting
- Shaving power points
- Shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel
- Freshly washed Body and Hand Towels provided for use at beginning of the stay
- Main Bathroom thermostat

Bedroom 2 (Starlight)
- Double Bed
- Bedside lamps
- 3/4 Length dressing mirror
- Skylight
- Multi-speed and temperature hairdryer
- Single pine wardrobe with shelf and additional storage drawer box
- Bedroom Thermostat
- Selection of books

Moreton-in-Marsh holds a fabulous outdoor market every Tuesday throughout the year.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the northern Cotswolds situated on the Fosse Way and now served by the main line railway from London Paddington. It grew up in the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes. There still is a busy Tuesday market with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors. See the image of Tolls charged in 1905.

Toll Notice on the Curfew Tower Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. There are several pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops, restaurants and accommodation in the form of B&Bs and holiday cottages in the immediate vicinity. A popular caravan site exists just on the outskirts of the town.

The high street has many elegant eighteenth-century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall (seen in the above picture). This hall is at the centre of the town, a plaque on the building reads -

"The Redesdale Hall was erected in 1887 by Sir Algernon Bertram Freeman Mitford, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., 1st Baron Redesdale, Lord-of-the-Manor of Moreton-in-Marsh in pious Memory of his kinsman, Earl of Redesdale, 1805-1886".

The Hall was subsequently purchased by Sir Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills, BART, O.B.E, The First Baron Dulverton who presented it in the year 1951 to The North Cotswold Rural District Council.

Moreton-in-Marsh High StreetLord Redesdale lived at nearby Batsford House and is also known for his famous daughters, the Mitford sisters.

The oldest building is likely to be the sixteenth-century Curfew tower on High Street. Its bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire at night. The Curfew Tower at the junction of High Street and Oxford Street dates from the 17th century, in daily use until 1860. It is said that it once guided home a Sir Robert Fry, lost in the fog, who gave money for its maintenance, in gratitude.

The Parish church of St. David was originally a chapel of ease for Bourton-on-the-Hill and in 1858 was rebuilt in medieval style.

Moreton-in-Marsh was founded on the Roman Fosse Way, later the traditional London to Worcester coaching route via Broadway.

Two miles away in the hamlet of Dorn, many Roman remains have been found.

It was transferred to the ownership of Westminster Abbey just before the Norman Conquest, the estate sold only in 1856 after a thousand years of church ownership.

Shops on the High StreetClose to the town is the Four Shires Stone marking the historic meeting point of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

Moreton-in-Marsh was granted its market charter in 1227 and the well-known Market is still held every Tuesday throughout the year.

Many of the old buildings along the High Street date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The White Hart (Royal) Hotel was used by King Charles I as a shelter during the English Civil War following the Battle of Marston Moor on July 2, 1644. A copy of the King’s unpaid bill is commemorated on a plaque within the entrance lobby.

The Batsford Arboretum was planted by Lord Redesdale, one of the largest private collection of rare trees in England.

Tolkien Connections
The famous author J R R Tolkien is believed to have had connections with Moreton-in-Marsh - a pub in the town was presented with a special print by a branch of the J R R Tolkien Society.

After painstaking research, the Society claims that The Bell Inn is the inspiration behind The Prancing Pony, Middle Earth's most famous pub in the book 'Lord of the Rings'.

The Society believes the similarities between The Bell Inn and The Prancing Pony in Tolkein's town of Bree is irrefutable evidence Tolkien used the pub as inspiration. These similarities include the three storeys of the pub building and its entrance via a courtyard, and the similarities of Moreton in Marsh to the town of Bree, where the hobbits find the Prancing Pony on a cold, rainy night.

Four Shire Stone near Moreton-in-MarshThe Four Shire Stone is a 9-foot high pillar situated approximately two miles east of Moreton-in-Marsh on the A44 at the turnoff to Great Wolford village. The 16th-century pillar, made from Cotswold stone, marks the centuries-old meeting place of four county shires: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

Due to local government reorganisation in the 1970s, the boundaries of these counties have now been moved and only three shires - no longer including Worcestershire, whose boundary is now further west - currently intercept here.

It is believed this stone was an inspiration for Tolkien's Three-Farthing Stone, a central point in the 'Shire' where three Farthings met.


Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

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

Property manager

Nic Sanders
Speaks English
vrbo
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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Jetted bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Safety features

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

General

  • Sleeps 4

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Pets

Pets not allowed

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

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Cotswolds Barn 'heart' Moreton Marsh House Moreton In Marsh
Cotswolds Barn 'heart' Moreton Marsh House
Cotswolds Barn 'heart' Moreton Marsh Moreton In Marsh
Cotswolds Barn 'heart' Moreton Marsh
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Cotswolds Barn in the 'heart' of Moreton in Marsh Cottage

About this area

Moreton-in-Marsh

Located in Moreton-in-Marsh, this cottage is in a walkable area with great shopping. Cotswold Way and Chipping Norton Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cotswolds and Broadway Tower Country Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Cotswold Falconry Centre, or check out an event or a game at Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Wellington Aviation Museum - 1 min drive
  • Bourton House Garden - 3 min drive
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre - 4 min drive
  • Batsford Arboretum - 5 min drive
  • Sezincote House & Garden - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Moreton-In-Marsh Station - 1 min walk
  • Oxford (OXF) - 37 min drive

Restaurants

  • Yellow Brick Cafe - 2 min walk
  • The Bell Inn - 2 min walk
  • Tilly's Teahouse - 3 min walk
  • The Black Bear Inn - 3 min walk
  • The Spice Room - 3 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 18%
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5/5 Excellent

Great location
Moreton in marsh is a great location to tour round the cotswolds and this property is in a great spot just off the high street. Having 2 bathrooms is also a benefit. Would stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Smart, well-equipped town centre property
Property was beautifully clean and tidy with straightforward but comfortable furniture. Really well equipped for preparing meals - and great to have 2 shower rooms (we were on a cycling holiday) Quiet setting in a former hotel yard, handy for town centre. Host was prompt and helpful in dealing with our questions when booking

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay , great location
Great location, lovely place.

5/5 Excellent

Dove cottage
Great location for exploring The Cotswolds. Property was excellent

5/5 Excellent

Perfect
Well equipped cottage close to the main street with many tea rooms pubs and restaurants