Welcome to Oyster Barn, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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Oyster Barn is a beautifully converted barn, peacefully located within the grounds of the owners' property, in the picturesque Cotswold village of Naunton. The village benefits from a well regarded pub, and is surrounded by stunning rolling countryside, with many walks available directly from the door of the cottage. The famous market towns of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are nearby, and the cottage is well placed for exploring the whole Cotswold region, as well as famous places such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The name of the cottage references the oyster shells that were found deep in the walls when the barn was being converted, which would have been eaten by the labourers building the barn in the 18th century. Inquisitive guests will be able to find three of these shells embedded in the stonework in the cottage. Built from Cotswold stone, the cottage has lovely character features, including exposed Cotswold stone, oak beams, and a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Following the recent conversion, the barn has a warm and contemporary style, which is complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, three TVs, and a spacious, well presented kitchen and dining area.
Oyster Barn sleeps four people, in two bedrooms, with two bathrooms. There is a patio area outside the cottage (with a larger garden area being added during 2018) and there is off street parking for two cars. The property is perfect for a family, friends, or two couples seeking an idyllic rural break in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is four guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.
Up to three medium sized dogs are accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking per dog. Please note that there is no enclosed garden space, so dogs will need to be supervised at all times.
For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.
There is a gate at the bottom of the stairs, to enclose the ground floor area.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: King size bed
Bedroom 2: King size bed or 2 x single beds (75cm wide)
Bedroom 1 ensuite: Freestanding bath with handheld shower attachment, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Wet room (adjacent to bedroom 2): Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has an electric central heating system.
Electricity is included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and three Freeview TVs.
The owners have a laundry room close to the cottage, containing a washing machine and a tumble dryer. If necessary, guests may make arrangements with the owner to use the laundry room.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is variable, typically being better outside the property than inside.
The property has a driveway and a garage, which provides off street parking for two cars.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen), stair gate and high chair are provided, and there is also a fixed stair gate at the top of the stairs. The travel cot measures 120cm x 60cm and will fit in bedroom 1, or to allow more space it could be placed in the ensuite bathroom.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This property has some low beams, two floors and a step into some rooms, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
Oyster Barn is a self-contained cottage, which is located in the grounds of the owners’ house.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.