Cottage that is suitable for those who are less mobile near Stratford upon Avon
Wayne and Sue
About Wayne and Sue
Wayne and Sue live next to the Granary with Daniel (son) & Jimmy their dog. Sue works full time and Wayne is hands on at the farm looking after both guests and livestock. We offer people a unique experience which includes feeding the saddle back pigs with your left over vegetable waste and if your timing is just right the opportunity to experience lambing and all the excitement of bringing new life in to the world. We offer you the opportunity to meet the animals up close to help feed them and on occasions to help round up the sheep. Children can run the fields and feel the freedom of our secure electric gated small holding, all we ask is that if you go through a gate please close it behind you, unless you want the sheep joining you for breakfast!
Wayne and Sue purchased this House in 1980
Why Wayne and Sue chose Alcester
I was fortunate to be able to buy the original unconverted barn from my mum who owns the surrounding farm land. It is really tranquil and quiet we are set back off the main road by two fields so we are easy to find but away from busy traffic. We are only 10ish minutes (depends who is driving) from Stratford upon Avon and about 35 minutes from the centre of Birmingham. You can see the deer from the Ragley estate grazing on the hill. We are in the heart of the midlands and people constantly comment that they have not had enough time to see all that they wanted to. Its a great place to come and relax and unwind.
What makes this House unique
During the growing season you are able to purchase or pick your own vegetables from the farm produce stall, which also has the bare essentials for the Kandia fire bowl and b b que. Enjoy the evenings in the salt water hot tub please note there is an additional charge for this facility. We are a small business with a personnel touch, however we are mindful of those who wish to have total privacy and respect this. We have an excellent range of games and toys for all ages this includes, badminton, Croquet and many board games. For those quiet nights in there is an extensive range of CD's. Or you might like to spend the evening outside bar b queuing enjoying the outdoor furniture.
Please feel free to smoke outside only.
The grounds are secure with electric gates.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Group of friends in need of some R&R were not disappointed. Definitely pay the extra for the Hot Tub!
Excellent location and wonderfully set up cottage.
We loved every minute of our Christmas stay in the Granary. High quality fittings and furnishings. The kitchen has everything for cooking every recipe we attempted from the French cookery book on site. Only suggestion would be the addition of a Nespresso machine (we bought one to use over Christmas).
We made good use of the hot spa tub too despite the wintry weather!
Thanks for the Christmas tree being set up for us! Thanks for the fresh eggs! Fond memories and we will certainly return.
Very comfortable, very clean and loved the recycling and renewable heating set up. Only other suggestion for long stay people like us from Australia would be access to a washing machine. We could then air dry clothes on a rack in the cottage.
Happy New Year 2019!
Glad you enjoyed your Christmas in The Granary at Oaks Barn Farm and that it was suitably decorated for the festive period, decorating 3 properties plus the main farm house is no easy task but getting your comments makes it all worth while.
Glad our hens played their part in supplying you with eggs, will let them know that their efforts don't go unnoticed.
Our typical bookings are long weekend and full week stays, we do not supply a washing machine to each of the properties, but as per our details are able to provide a service wash. We have an on site drying room which runs off our biomass boiler, as we feel our guests would rather not be doing washing and drying in their accommodation whilst on holiday.
We also take on board your coffee machine request, we have a cafetière in each of the properties but will invest some time in looking at the options.
Happy New year to you also, you have our details and we would love the opportunity to welcome you back to the farm in the future.
Thank you for booking with Oaks Barn Farm
Wayne & Sue
Good location adequate rental
Good location, friendly owners, pricey, clumsy rental process
Fabulous Farm Experience
My family just spent a wonderful week in the Granary at Oaks Barn Farm. The farm is perfectly situated, remote enough to provide tranquility and solitude but at the same time an ideal hub for Stratford, Worcester and the Cotswolds and within easy reach of the M5 / M42 if you plan on travelling further afield. Alcester town is a quaint village and just 10 minutes' drive away.
The property itself is idyllic; beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. It even has its own yard area sectioned off from the rest of the farm. Sue and Wayne were the perfect hosts, treating you like family and not just paying guests. They have a thorough knowledge of the area and are on hand to offer sage advice if you're seeking somewhere specific. Even the farm dog Jimmy dropped by to visit on occasion, although funnily enough usually around breakfast time...! All in all we couldn't have asked for a more perfect stay.
I wish HomeAway had a better rating system as 5 stars really doesn't tell the whole story. Unless you're a committed city dweller this property cannot fail to deliver.
Special interest holidays:
We offer air rifle shooting workshops. And for those learner drivers we offer a 4x4 off road experience, to enable them to become familiar behind the wheel of a motorised vehicle. Both carry an additional charge and are subject to availability. Our latest addition to the farm are 2 saddle back pigs who are making the most of the vegetable leftovers. For security and peace of mind access to the farm is via pass coded entry. Golf, horse riding, fishing and horse racing nearby.
The hot tub is available for your own personal use and is located just outside the front door of the Granary. It is available at an additional cost of £150 per stay (a small additional charge is required for a 2 week stay). We empty the tub and refill it for each party coming in. The price includes 1200 litres of water, refill of salt (from the red sea) and enough Kw of electricity to heat it. Providing the cover is replaced and the jets turned off when it is not in use there will be sufficient allocated electric units to cover your stay. Children must be accompanied. We have chosen a chemical free Hot Tub which is in line with our green policy. It is a fantastic place to sit at night watching the stars.
The nearest airports are Birmingham International approximately 35 miles and Coventry approximately 28 miles . A car is essential.
An ideal centre from which to explore the Midlands, the Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country with its rich tapestry of culture, superb country houses and gardens and lots of interesting things to do and see. It is ideally positioned 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, 12 miles from Evesham, 13 miles from Worcester, 18 miles from Warwick, 24 miles from NEC, and 30 miles from Cheltenham. It is only 3 miles from the village of Inkberrow and 3 miles from the market town of Alcester.
The well known town of Stratford-upon Avon is 10 minutes away. Village shop 3 miles, a whole host of pubs can be found in the market town of Alcester with a wide variety of restaurants. The NEC and the NIA are easily accessible.