|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This delightful, timber framed barn is situated within the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworh Court, which dates back to the 17th century - a year before Charles II claimed the throne. Now, it provides 21st century comforts, following an architect-designed transformation. Exceptionally spacious, but cosy too, The Barn Reborn is set in a quiet backwater away from traffic, and is the perfect place to unwind in and enjoy a relaxing break in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Barn Reborn is part old and part new - rescued from a state of decay. Now, contemporary furnishings blend elegantly with traditional features and sumptuous furnishings. The marble tiled kitchen/dining room has a warm mellow feel, with painted kitchen units which match the original rosy coloured bricks in the double height timber framed wall. The central reception area is glazed from floor to roof and fills the property with light. A wood-burning stove and underfloor heating keep the barn warm throughout the year. On the first floor, behind an open oak framework wall filled with glass, is an en-suite bedroom with a 6ft oak bed which complements the oak floors and exposed oak timber frame, which all add to the period charm. An easy stroll away, Winchcombe’s town centre has excellent pubs and restaurants, as well as good food shops and many independent stores. Whether you want to walk, cycle or drive, The Barn Reborn is an ideal base for exploring the countryside. The Cotswolds Way passes the bottom of the drive, and the Winchcombe Welcomes Walkers website offers other, shorter options. Visit nearby Sudeley Castle, renowned for its gardens and as the last resting place of Katherine Parr, sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII. The town also has a famous pottery, and the GWR restored steam railway operates through the seasons. The celebrated gardens at Hidcote, and other National Trust properties such as Snowshill and Chastleton, are a short drive away. Then there are Cotswolds towns such as Broadway, Chipping Campden and Cirencester, with its Roman roots, to visit. Explore medieval Tewkesbury and its abbey. Cheltenham is 8 miles away, and hosts national literature, music, science and jazz festivals, as well as horse racing. Stratford-upon-Avon, with its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, is also an easy drive. Shops, pub and restaurants 400 yards.
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