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GILBOA BARN. Beautiful Cotswolds Home to rent

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning light stylish home. Newly renovated. Amazing location. Sleeps 11-14.

Gilboa Barn is a stunning newly refurbished 6 bedroom holiday home situated in the Cotswolds between Tetbury and Malmesbury.

Set three and a half acres of land. It is the ideal private hideaway for family gatherings, groups of friends, and sleeps up to 14 people. The property is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with an eclectic mix of styles, and furnished with many antique pieces and interesting objects d'art

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 and chairs with gorgeous soft furnishings, antique rugs, a bluetooth stereo system, and a wall mounted 49” digital 4K smart television with SKY above the cosy fireplace. The large country kitchen is ideal for catering for larger 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 larder fridge with small freezer, plus a large wine fridge with plenty of room to store champagne, white wine and beers ! ( A separate large freezer is situated in the utility room)

Gilboa Barn has 6 beautiful and stylish bedrooms which are all carpeted, with antique furniture, and luxury cotton bedding and towels. Cotton bath robes and slippers are provided for each guest, and each room has a hairdryer.

1. Master bedroom. This large stylish bedroom which is light and airy has lovely view out on to the garden, and has its own door and stone steps leading to the front garden. It has an Emperor double bed (2mx2m/6'6"x6'6") Antique mirrored dressing table, walk in wardrobes, and a gorgeous antique roll top bath, overlooking the beautiful countryside. There is an en-suite WC, and basin.

Just down stairs from the master bedroom, outside, is an amazing hot tub with coloured lights.

There is a TV with SKY, and a DVD player

2. Lovely Large triple bedroom (3 single beds) situated on the ground floor, with French doors leading onto the lawn. TV with SKY

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

4. Lovely country style triple bedroom (3 single beds/ or one single and a double bed)

5. Twin country style beamed bedroom with barn style windows

6. Double country style beamed bedroom with barn style windows, with double Victorian brass bed

There are two brand new family bathrooms with a bath, a shower and WC in each.

In addition, there are also three separate guest toilets

The kitchen door leads to a large South facing patio area, with large gas barbeque, and 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 pretty gardens are well established, and maintained to a high standard, with many different seating areas with great views of the surrounding countryside.

Hot tub (6 person)

Unlimited space for Parking

Local attractions include the Cotswolds area, with all the beautiful historical villages and towns, 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 Westonbirt Arboretum, Local gyms, Spas, 11 near-by golf courses, Horse riding, tennis courts, stunning walks, Badminton Horse Trials, 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). The annual Womad music festival takes place near-by in July

Further information is available on request.

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. £120 cleaning charge will be required by credit transfer.

Convenient location near to M4 motorway

Approximately 1 ¾ hours’ drive from London. Nearest train station, Kemble ( 10 minutes) Direct train route to London Paddington (90 minutes)

More Details

Fiona Walsh
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Fiona Walsh

Fiona Walsh is a well known local and London portrait artist. Many of her drawings and paintings adorn the walls of Gilboa Barn. She loves beautiful surroundings which is why she bought this gorgeous house, filled with light and space, which is unusual for houses in the Cotswolds and, of course, the fantastic location. She fell in love with the Cotswolds when she left London in 1990 and was seeking an inspiring place to do her art. Fiona is married with two grown up children and lives both in London and the country. Her priority at the moment however is to make sure that all runs smoothly at Gilboa Barn and that it is pristine for guests. She is keen that they have a wonderful stay and that they love being in her house as much as her family does when they are there. Fiona and her family are very sporty and love going on bike rides, swimming, playing tennis and her son Louis has often had lots of friends over for football matches in the garden. Croquet and table tennis are other favourites. Fiona's family is large and often the house is filled to the brim with both family and friends making merry. She believes that, in a world where so many awful things are happening, it is important to make the most of good times and people you love. That is why, when you come to stay, you too will experience a wonderful welcome with a glass of champagne and shown around by either Fiona or her lovely housekeeper Julie, who has worked for her for years, and you will be made to feel totally at home and hopefully have a memorable and incredible stay with either your family and/or friends.

Fiona Walsh purchased this house in 2008

Why Fiona Walsh chose Tetbury

Stunning peaceful rural location

Luxury accommodation

Stylish interiors

New bathrooms

Newly renovated




Beautiful Views from property across the countryside

Large groups welcome

Great for family get togethers and groups of friends or for functions

close to many attractions including the Cotswolds area

Close to City ofBath

90 minutes from London by car

90 minutes from London Paddington by train

What makes this house unique

Check-in 11 am Friday


A proper home

light interior

Big arched window and big glass arch from which you can look down into the fabulous dining room.

7 exits out into the garden

Gorgeous bedrooms with comfy beds including an amazing master bedroom with a bath in it

Lovely gardens including a lavender lined stream

Sunny terrace with gas barbeque

14 ft trampoline

Hot tub

Views/walks/bike rides

Great pubs and restaurants

Family fun

Groups of friends


Caterers available

Self-catering and privacy

Masseurs/beauty therapists available

Table tennis

Croquet lawn

Football pitch

nearby tennis courts and swimming pools

great music systems

Easy access to many areas of interest, including a few minutes drive to Tetbury and the historic town Malmesbury


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tetbury in Stroud District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Plastic cups only in the hot tub, no fake tan or creams, & children under 16 to be supervised at all times. Treat pool table cover with care.
  • No makeup on towels or bed linen. Face wipes provided NOT to be flushed down the toilet
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New replaced modern bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly renovated modern bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Roll top Bath in Master bedroom, toilet and basin en -suite
  • 3 x guest WCs with basins 1. on Ground floor 2. on 1st floor 3. on 1st floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Telly and bath in the bedroom and stairs down to hot tub
    Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , 2 beds can be made into a double. Pool table and TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , 2 beds can be made into a double. TV
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , The twin beds can be made into a double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , The beds can be converted into a double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is plenty to do all around the spacious inside of the house. There is no games room but there is table football in one of the halls and a pool table in the downstairs bedroom. Guitars and keyboards can be played anywhere in the house. The grounds are expansive with a lovely stream running through them with a mini football pitch, a 14 ft trampoline with surround, a croquet lawn, a gorgeous sunny terrace with plenty of seating along with barbecue and fire bowl to burn wood and keep warm at night. The outdoor hot tub provides hours of fun and there are hooks to hang your dressing gowns and towels, which we provide, along with flip flops for outside. The house is lovely and light and always spotlessly clean. If you order your groceries and drinks to be delivered the day before you come, they will be put away, free of charge ready for your arrival, so you can settle in hassle free whilst sipping a glass of complimentary champagne.


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GILBOA BARN. Beautiful Cotswolds Home to rent
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Celebratory weekend at Gilboa Barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the end of July 2018. The facilities were ideal for our whole family of four generations and two dogs. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner, Fiona Walsh and our every need was catered for in a very thoughtful way. We had a superb time there and would definitely stay there again.

Chris and Anne

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect for my 80th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Gilboa Barn.

Everything was perfect and the house was exactly as described in every way.

Fiona was really kind and so helpful from the beginning of booking the house to the moment we left. She greeted us at the door with a bottle of champagne and showed us all around the house and the facilities. We were very lucky with the weather and made full use of the football pitch, table tennis and badminton sets which kept the whole family happy. The highlight was the "hot tub" where we sat drinking champagne under the stars.

Altogether a wonderful way to enjoy my 80th birthday with the entire family in lovely surroundings and many thanks to Fiona for making this happen.

The Wagstaff family.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Gilboa Barn! Fiona was really efficient and responsive with communication leading up to the weekend and kindly greeted us with bubbles on arrival - the perfect start to the weekend! The house and grounds were gorgeous and perfect for our large group - it had all the amenities we needed and we made good use of the large hot tub! Fiona had given thought to all the small details we might need - from lanterns for the garden, cosy dressing gowns, to flip flops for the hot tub. We’d love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chloe Thank you SO MUCH for your incredible review! I will send you an email to thank you properly! It would be amazing if you could all come and stay again! With very best wishes Fiona
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Five star top notch stay at Gorgeous Gilboa!

  • 5 of 5

We had THE best weekend for my sister's hen do at Gilboa Barn! Fiona was absolutely brilliant from the moment we made contact - so easy to deal with and extremely helpful. Fiona sorted the taxi for us, Tetbury Minibuses were fab and we had a brilliant night in Bristol. Pride weekend made for an awesome atmosphere!

What can I say about this amazing house?! It was just perfect for the hen do, there was eleven of us in total and there was plenty of room for everyone. We were blessed with beautiful weather so made use of the beautiful outdoor spaces and trampoline! We enjoyed FIVE STAR luxury, spotlessly clean, champagne chilling in the fridge when we arrived and everything you could ever want or need has been thought of! Fiona had even put a celebratory helium balloon up for our hen in the kitchen! The hot tub was fabulous and certainly well used! We did a dance class for our hen do activity with First Steps Dance and hired Lea Village Hall just ten minutes away from Gilboa so would definitely recommend both as it was a lot of fun!

Thank you again for helping to make my sister's hen do so fabulous, we had such a lot of fun and the house was a major part of this (the 'L' party which was hosted in the kitchen and living room went down an absolute treat (the hen dressed as Lisa Simpson, we had a couple of Lara Crofts, a lumberjack and a lamp partying with us!) and I can vouch that the island in the kitchen makes for an ideal Prosecco Pong table!

We all absolutely loved Gilboa Barn and would absolutely recommend for any occasion, from a big family get together, to a weekend away with your friends, you'll find it's perfect. There has already been talk of a hen do reunion or 40th birthday bash so I'm really hoping to be back in the not too distant future!

Kirstine (& Lynz’s Hens)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirstine Wow what an amazing review! THANK YOU so much!!!! It was a total joy meeting you and having you all to stay and huge thanks too for leaving the house so immaculate! I have written you a letter to thank you and please do come and stay again soon! With very best wishes to you and your wonderful hens! Fiona
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Fabulous Barn, everything so perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is simply stunning. It has been decorated so beautifully and yet is extremely homey and cosy. The main bedroom is so luxurious, we wanted to move in permanently. This is 5* accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Amazing! Perfect for a family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Gilboa Barn is an amazing place to stay. We had a 40th birthday weekend there and it was perfect from start to finish.

We had a great welcome from Fiona who showed us round the Barn which is full of character and has everything you need. Lovely touches such as a bottle of bubbly, robes and crisp linen.

Everyone had a fantastic weekend, so much to do from adults to kids alike, particular favourites were the trampoline, football pitch, table tennis and hot tub! It was really relaxing and really felt like we'd got away from it all for the weekend.

All Fiona's recommendations were great, from Tamsin the caterer who did us an amazing Indian-themed BBQ to the local pub lunch at the Potting Shed.

Cannot recommend this enough and we hope to come back one day!

Thank you from us all!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline Thank you so much for your absolutely amazing review. How incredibly kind of you to take the trouble to write it. I loved meeting you and George and will be keeping my fingers crossed you will come and stay again one day! With best wishes Fiona
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Horseguards, Brokenborough
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Cotswold Edge Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Kemble Staion
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M4 J15, M5 J13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Potting Shed
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gloucester dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Inland lake beach at Cotswold Water Park
Car: necessary

We have extensive knowledge of all the local attractions and you will find brochures and guides in the house.

We can provide the services of a cordon blue chef for special events.

We can arrange advance delivery of groceries and drinks and can unpack and store them all for you before you arrive.

Home pampering and beauty treatments can be booked in advance.

Baby sitting can be arranged with trusted locals with their own transport.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The booking is for up to 14 people. On booking you will be sent a booking form, along with terms and conditions to read through by the owner to your personal email to sign and return . A refundable damage deposit of £750.00 GBP per booking is payable direct to owner via bank transfer and will be returned a week later as long as the terms and conditions are adhered to. A cleaning fee of £120 is required by bank transfer.
Well behaved dogs may be allowed at the owners discretion (extra charge £20 per pet). Comfy dog beds are available. A comfy Joie travel cot with baby changer is provided along with a Joie high chair.
There is a separate charge for use of the hot tub. Please speak to Fiona. NEW YEARS' EVE MIN 3 NIGHTS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.