The Coach House is one of two cottages and an exceptionally spacious 6 person shepherd's hut that can be booked separately or together to give you the ability to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with your extended family and friends. The property is on a small working farm and the owners are nearby if you need any information about the local area. There is always something going on at the farm (especially during lambing) and guests are more than welcome to get involved should they wish. Oaks Barn Farm's green credentials are well established, and the owners continue to look for ways to be carbon neutral, whilst offering a high standard of comfort. The cottage is heated using Biomass fuel from renewable resources. Water efficient showers and cisterns reduce wastage, much of the energy comes from solar panels, and food waste is composted and used on the owner's vegetable garden. Accommodation Comprises: Downstairs: The living room is a lovely place to relax, with comfortable sofas and a television with Freeview channels. A large window and glass internal doors ensure there is lots of natural light. The fitted kitchen is perfectly equipped for easy self-catering and includes a microwave, electric oven and stove as well as a good complement of utensils and cooking equipment. Windows overlook the garden and there is a half glass door leading outside providing a nice view over the fields. A six-seater dining table is next to the kitchen. It benefits from a high vaulted ceiling with oak beams, and French doors that open to the garden outside and allow in lots of light. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor. Each is comfortably furnished with an oak double bed and furniture, good storage and a television. A family shower room has a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin. Upstairs: The master bedroom is accessed via a stylish spiral staircase. It has a double bed and television and benefits from an ensuite with bath, WC and handbasin. Outside: A gravelled patio area outside features both an outdoor dining and living area, allowing guests to make the most of long summer evenings and the fantastic countryside views towards the Malvern Hills. A barbecue is ideal for summer meals, while the Kandai Fire Bowl keeps guests warm so they can enjoy stargazing in skies with little light pollution. There is a shared children's play area with swings and a slide. Oaks Barn Farm is a small working farm and children can meet sheep, pigs and chickens, and even feed the lambs depending on the time of year. Secure off-road parking. Additional information: The owners are able to do a service wash for a nominal charge should you need items laundered whilst away. All utilities, linen and towels are included. The Coach House is a non-smoking property. Dogs are accepted but as this is a small working farm, there are strict rules which must be agreed to before booking (an additional charge of £50 applies). The owners can arrange air-rifle shooting there is an additional cost and is by prior arrangement and dependant on availability.
Quiet private location looking out over fields.
Wayne and Sue
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Mar 2019
About Wayne and Sue
Wayne and Sue live next to the Granary with Daniel (son) Jess the cat & 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 Barn 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 Barn 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. 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 views and watching the stars.
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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. 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. Please see our Pinterest for details of lots of places to visit which include Ragley Hall which is home of the Game fair, Battle of the Proms and lots of other concerts.