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Barncastle

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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Barncastle originally was a cattle barn used by my grandfather and later by my father to house our cows and calves, tractors and farm implements. Planning permission was granted to convert the old barn and work began approximately 20 years ago. Barncastle was completed in December 2005 and our first visitors arrived on the 28th of that month celebrating their New Year. Barncastle has 4 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, 4 bathrooms, large dining room, lounge and fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs. We are committed to excellence by offering Barncastle as an outstanding self catering holiday accommodation. Barncastle has been assessed each year by VisitEngland for quality in tourism. Barncastle has continually been awarded a five star self catering award since 2006 and in 2012 s...Barncastle originally was a cattle barn used by my grandfather and later by my father to house our cows and calves, tractors and farm implements. Planning permission was granted to convert the old barn and work began approximately 20 years ago. Barncastle was completed in December 2005 and our first visitors arrived on the 28th of that month celebrating their New Year. Barncastle has 4 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, 4 bathrooms, large dining room, lounge and fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs. We are committed to excellence by offering Barncastle as an outstanding self catering holiday accommodation. Barncastle has been assessed each year by VisitEngland for quality in tourism. Barncastle has continually been awarded a five star self catering award since 2006 and in 2012 sits comfortably within that category. 'It offers comfortable accommodation in a delightful environment.' Barncastle is committed to catering for the needs of families and has been approved by VisitEngland after meeting the criteria for the 'Families Welcome Scheme'. Barncastle is eligible to receive a Gold Award and achieved this in 2012 for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. The unique selling points of Barn castle are... • The stunning tranquil surroundings in which it is set. • The views of those surroundings from the property. • The high standard to which the barn has been converted with oak flooring and beams on show throughout the property. • The large communal areas and garden for entertaining. • The accessibility for local events and entertainment. • The high standard of furnishings and content of the property. • The friendly and informative owners. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Valerie K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

Just got back from the 50th birthday at this stunning house. There is not a thing that you complain about it is totally stunning and clean and warm. It had everything there that you needed. We will be booking up again very soon. So many...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank clive w
Reviewed 15 October 2019

Wow what a fantastic place. Went with eight friends to celebrate two birthdays and everything was just perfect. Really spacious cottage with everything provided that you could need. Definitely hoping to visit again. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Melanie K
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2019

Thank you for your very kind review. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay at Barncastle and we hope to see you all again. Many thanks. Val

Reviewed 15 October 2019

A group of 8 of us stayed to celebrate our friends 50th Birthdays. We arrived to an immaculately clean place, a gorgeous lemon drizzle cake, proseco and milk. There was tesa, coffee,sugar already there, along with ample toilet rolls, washing up liquid, soap, shower gel,...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank lainey544
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review regarding your stay at Barncastle. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay and I hope the birthday celebrations were a great success. We look forward to welcoming you back next year should...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019

We travelled for 4 weeks this summer and this is probably our favorite stay. It is huge, but still it has a cosy feel to it. We got welcomed with a cake and a bottle of Prosecco and it kind of set the tone. We...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Joachim C
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Dear Joachim, Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for taking the time to write one. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Barncastle and that your stay in the Cotswolds was so pleasurable. I enjoy meeting our guests during their...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

There aren't enough words to describe how incredible this place is. We booked for a weekend getaway with our friends and we had an amazing time. We knew we would be well taken care of from reading previous review but our expectations were blown out...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank SindyAU
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

I'm glad you were blown away with Barncastle. I'm blown away with your amazing review. All I can say is thank you so much. I do enjoy welcoming our guests to Barncastle. I have met so many lovely and interesting people over the years. Thank...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I booked Barncastle and Barncottage for my best friends hen do. Val was extremely helpful and patient answering all my many questions when booking and provided me with some local attractions, amenities and ideas. My whole party of 13 ladies were all absolutely blown away...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Myfaveispizza
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Clare thank you for such a fantastic review. i am glad you all had a wonderful weekend at Barncastle. From the description of your activities both at Barncastle and locally the three days sounded a great success. I am so grateful you found time...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We have just spent a wonderful long weekend at Barncastle celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary with the family. Barncastle is a truly beautiful house with so much space for 10 people and everyone is provided for.A superb Victoria sponge, homemade marmalade, milk, Apple juice, prosecco...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 61jan
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Jan, Thank you for your lovely review. As I have told so many guests Barncastle was once an old cattle shed once owned by my Grandfather. I am so proud that so many people come and have a wonderful holiday at Barncastle it is...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Barncottage is very convenient for the Cotswolds and has beautiful views over the valley. My daughter and I had a lovely week and were delighted with all the unexpected extras -- the Prosecco, marmalade, cake, milk etc., the list goes on. We were really comfortable...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank jenniferbennett051
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and I'm especially glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I love meeting our guests who many come time and time again. The weather has been wonderful this month and i'm especially glad you were able to enjoy the...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were a group of 8 celebrating 2 birthdays and booked Barncastle for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The whole weekend was superb. Barncastle itself is a lovely house, with everyone provided, including the things like washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower gel, face...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Janet W
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebrations at Barncastle. It is very important that every guest has an enjoyable experience whilst staying at Barncastle. As you are probably aware it is where I grew up...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

What an amazing time we have just had at Barncastle! Accommodation is outstanding, so spacious. Plenty of living space for 8 adults and 2 children. Lots of outdoor space, barbecues, picnic equipment and delightful personal touches like fresh flowers and homemade cake! Too many lovely...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank RachelOS
Valerie K, VR Owner at Barncastle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review regarding your stay. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Barncastle and that you wish to return. We try very hard to keep Barncastle a very special holiday cottage for our guests to enjoy. Val King

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Located in the Painswick Valley with beautiful views of the surrounding countyside.
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