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Cats Abbey

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
Bedroom 3
En-suite for bedroom 9
Courtyard view
The big barn
Our close neighbours
Our village shop and Post Office
Bibury village (5 miles)
Harry is an optional extra
There's character everywhere
A winter's morning
Courtyard  garden
The view over the paddock
Comfort everywhere
Stylish Interior
A big living space
Set up for Christmas
View over the valley
Aerial view of Cats Abbey
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4 reviews
11 Bedrooms
34 Bathrooms
Sleeps 24
Pets allowed
Burford, Cotswolds, England
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.<BR><BR>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 30+..<BR><BR>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 Barn sleeps up to 22. In addition there are now 5 Double Bedded Studio rooms each with their own "en suite" shower rooms next to the Barn. Finally there is a separate 2 Bedded Self Contained Cottage with their own bath/shower rooms... More
Listing #HL26072
About the Owner, Jonathan L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
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  • English first
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English first
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132 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
person found this review helpful

Can't rate this place highly enough. Everything was superb. The location, the accommodation, the bedrooms, everything was superb. We all loved it. The adults raved about it and so did the children. We all came from far and wide to celebrate my birthday and we couldn't have chosen better. It was beautifully presented and equipped. Bridget was very charming and...

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in May 2013
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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...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(3)
  • Dining Seats (36)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(13)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (15)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (30)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (16)
  • Single Beds:(10)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
Smoking not allowed
Pets allowed
Additional amenities & feature info
The Barn has 8 rooms with own showers; 1 room with separate bath, 2 inter connecting bedrooms with shared shower room.en-suites are shower rooms, <BR>The 5 Studio rooms all have their own shower rooms.<BR>The Cottage has 1 shower room and 1 bathroom.<BR>The family room is actually 2 rooms; a double with en-suit and a children's room for 2+.<BR><BR>Cats Abbey has more insulation than required by building regulations, reducing the need for heating.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>Passive stack ventilation is used in some bathroom. This u... more
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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.


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About the neighbourhood
Walk directly onto the National Trust Sherborne Estate.<BR>Chedworth Roman Villa; one of the largest in UK.<BR>Bibury Trout Farm; Catch your own trout (guaranteed!) have tea, admire the view.<BR>Cotswold Water Parks, near Cirencester. Water ski by overhead wire. Sail, swim, picknick.<BR>Cotswold Wildlife Park; Nr Burford, a great day out.<BR>Bourton-on-the-Water; Tourist mecca, but very pretty. Birdland, Model Village, Vintage Cars inc Brum.<BR>Also do a tour of the Perfumery, or join a day course.<BR>Moreton in Marsh; pretty market town, largest Cotswold street market every Tuesday.<BR>'FOXSTOCK' The free Jazz festival at The Fox Inn, on the Windrush River; August bank holiday all weekend.<BR>
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Birmingham: 70.0 km
Railway: Shipton-under-Wychwood: 10.0 km
Ferry: Southampton: 108.0 km
Half way between Oxford and Cheltenham, just off the A40. About 1hr 15m by road from both Birmingham and London Airports. See the map on our website: www.catsabbey.com
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.
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