We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Saved Save
    You added Cats Abbey to your Saves list.
    Cats Abbey in the morning sunlight
    Cats Abbey in the morning sunlight
    Cats Abbey in the morning sunlight
    View over the Windrush Valley
    Superb Interior
    The sitting room end of the barn
    A real kitchen
    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    11 Bedrooms, 19 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
    Cats Abbey is an enchanting Cotswold farm yard converted into a stunning holiday let. It is located just off the A40, about 5 miles west of Burford, with spectacular views across the Windrush Valley.

    The big barn has a magnificent beamed ceiling, a gallery, a stone fireplace, wood-burning stove, and a stone floor with underfloor heating. The kitchen is a cooks dream and the dining table can seat 24.

    Originally an out-farm yard, Cats Abbey has been purpose designed as a holiday let and converted to a very high standard specifically for holiday accommodation. The site is on the National Trust Estate at Sherborne, and they have overseen the conversion work. Very suitable for small corporate events.

    The quality of the accommodation and the delightful setting make Cats Abbey a gem of a hol...
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Cots:(3)
    • Dining Seats (24)
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Beds:(6)
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (9)
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (24)
    • Microwave
    • Private Garden
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Secure Parking
    • Shower Rooms (9)
    • Single Beds:(10)
    • Sofa Beds:(2)
    • Staffed Property
    • Stereo System
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    The en-suites are shower rooms, so the total is 10 ( not 19 as calculated by computer !)
    9 double bedrooms have en suite shower, WC and basin.
    1 smaller bedroom has adjoining bathroom with bath, WC, basin.
    This one is more suited to children, but the bed pulls out to make a double if required.
    The family room is actually 2 rooms; a double with en-suit and a children's room for 2+.

    Cats Abbey has more insulation than required by building regulations, reducing the need for heating.

    Underfloor heating is used throughout the building, meaning the heat stays where you want it and doesn't rise up to the ceilings. This works via a ground source heat pump, which also helps heat hot water in winter.

    Passive stack ventilation is used in some bathroom. This uses no electricty.

    Solar panel...
    Listing #HL26072 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
    Jan to Dec 2014 3 Jan 2014 22 Dec 2014 3 nights
    Christmas 2014 23 Dec 2014 28 Dec 2014 7 nights -- --
    New Year 2015 29 Dec 2014 1 Jan 2015 4 nights -- --
    Jan to Dec 2015 2 Jan 2015 20 Dec 2015 3 nights
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    We rent the barn as a single unit for any number up to 24, at a fixed price, but if you are able to fill say 22 beds, your effective cost can be as low as £33, including vat, per person per night! This is amazing value for such outstanding accommodation.

    All of our 10 bedrooms can sleep 2, even the smallest has a single bed that pulls out to be a double, so we sleep 20 in comfort. The family room has a childrens' room adjoining which sleeps another 2 (or 3 children) and the gallery has a couple of single sofa beds, so the absolute maximum would be 24 adults.

    Four double bedrooms can be split into twins to cater for more singles, which means we can sleep 18 singles without having to share a bed. This gives a lot of flexibility, and alternative arrangement can be seen on our web site by looking at the floor plans.


    There are a number of catering options available by prior arrangement; please ask.


    Cats Abbey is a perfect p...
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Birmingham: 70.0 km
    Railway: Shipton-under-Wychwood: 10.0 km
    Ferry: Southampton: 108.0 km
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 100.0 km.
  • About this property
    How do I know if the property is available?
    How can I contact the owner?
    What if I don't hear back from the owner?
    How do I pay?

Reviews from our community

Contribute to the TripAdvisor community and help fellow travellers find the perfect holiday rental
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This barn is simply stunning. The quality of the finish, the standard of the accommodation, the thought put into every aspect is superb. We had a group of 24 family and friends, youngest was 7 and the oldest was 91. There was ample space for us all to relax and enjoy, areas where the younger generation could 'hang out' without... more

Gloucester UK
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 April 2014 for a stay in May 2013
people found this review helpful

We hired Cats Abbey for a wedding party weekend. It was very good, but still relatively expensive even with 24 people sharing! Cats Abbey is a converted barn, with various buildings attached. The bedrooms are divided between two wings. The main hall has a couple of bedrooms at ground level but most open from the gallery that runs around and...


Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 November 2012 for a stay in July 2011

We booked the lovely Cats Abbey for our wedding weekend in July last year and it really wouldn't have been the same without it! The owner was extremely friendly and hospitable, the rooms beautifully decorated and the interior that greets you as you step inside is truly stunning. The views around the property were wonderful, a true country getaway. We... more

Check in
Check out
Make Enquiry
Jonathan L
44 01451 844444
Speaks English
Listed since : Apr 2007
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a day
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Listing is Free!
Add your rental property to TripAdvisor and FlipKey at no charge. You pay only 3% commission on each confirmed, paid booking.
Protect your privacy
TripAdvisor only shares your contact details with your guests after the first payment has been made.
Get more exposure
Showcase your property to travellers worldwide actively looking to rent in your destination every month.
Set up your free listing