This converted natural Cotswold stone barn lies on the edge of a quiet village within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South facing kitchen/breakfast room is bright and airy with oak beams, and twin large bi-fold doors providing easy access to the patio and walled garden; the open plan living and dining rooms have full height dual aspect. Completing this beautiful barn are two bedrooms, one double with en-suite and one twin, connected via a galleried landing with glass balustrades and views to the open plan ground floor.
Rosebank Barn is set in rolling countryside on the edge of the enchanting village of Ablington. The village is located on the River Coln and the popular tourist destination of Bibury, once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds', is a pleasant one mile walk away across fields. Ablington has a fine 16th century manor house and was once the home of J. Arthur Gibbs; the renowned author of 'A Cotswold Village'. Rosebank Barn is an ideal base for exploring Cotswold villages and towns, on foot, by bike or in the car. Located a short drive from Fairford, Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Cheltenham Spa and with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and trains via Kemble station. The barn is close to a number of noted wool churches, with Northleach, Cirencester, Fairford, Tetbury and Stow-on-the-Wold all worth visiting.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
Master double bedroom with 5' bed and twin bedroom with 2'6 singles (can be converted to a 5' double on request).
One en-suite bathroom and one ground floor shower room.
Wood burning stove.
Gated access to enclosed garden with patio and lawn with views over open countryside.
Children and infants welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Parking for up to three cars.
Minimum stay of two nights.
Exquisite real stone floor with underfloor heating throughout the downstairs.
Open plan living space with bi-fold doors opening onto patio and garden.
Spacious vaulted ceiling oak beamed kitchen diner with island unit breakfast bar that seats four.
Electric oven and hob, combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Three televisions with free satellite, DVD player, and digital radio.
Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Garden table and chairs seating four.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Just 1½ miles from Rosebank Barn is the charming village of Bibury with local attractions including Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln, the Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church of St. Mary.
There are some great pubs and restaurants nearby including award-winning The Hare and Hounds, The Catherine Wheel, a family-friendly local pub in Bibury and The Village Pub, with its excellent selection of Cotswold craft ales.
For a fantastic family day out try the Cotswold Wildlife Park, with over 260 different species of animals or Cotswold Farm Park, with its collections of British rare breed farm animals.
There are a multitude of equestrian events in the area including Cheltenham Racecourse, Siddington Point-to-Point, the Badminton Horse Trials and the polo clubs of Cirencester Park and Beaufort.
Blenhiem Palace, the spectacular historic house and gardens, is open to visitors throughout the year.
Both Batsford Arboretum and Westonbirt Arboretum offer amazing walks through beautiful trees and shrubs.