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Cats Abbey

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Overview
11 bedrooms
34 bathrooms
24 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 30+.. 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 r...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 30+.. 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 and large Kitchen and Sitting Room. 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 holiday home, and perfectly positioned for exploring the Cotswolds. Cats Abbey boasts several eco-friendly features - read on for more details.More
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About the Owner
Jonathan L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2007
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

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...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 21 May 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...More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank Samanthabee
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

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...More

Date of stay: May 2013
5  Thank RovingCivilEngineer
Reviewed 24 November 2012

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...More

Date of stay: July 2011
1  Thank Hollerox
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
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, The 5 Studio rooms all have their own shower rooms. The Cottage has 1 shower room and 1 bathroom. 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 panels are used to heat the water in summer. These are set in the roof and disguised as roof lights. The heat produced from the panels can also be sent around the other buildings on a circular heat-main.
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About the neighbourhood
Walk directly onto the National Trust Sherborne Estate. Chedworth Roman Villa; one of the largest in UK. Bibury Trout Farm; Catch your own trout (guaranteed!) have tea, admire the view. Cotswold Water Parks, near Cirencester. Water ski by overhead wire. Sail, swim, picknick. Cotswold Wildlife Park; Nr Burford, a great day out. Bourton-on-the-Water; Tourist mecca, but very pretty. Birdland, Model Village, Vintage Cars inc Brum. Also do a tour of the Perfumery, or join a day course. Moreton in Marsh; pretty market town, largest Cotswold street market every Tuesday. 'FOXSTOCK' The free Jazz festival at The Fox Inn, on the Windrush River; August bank holiday all weekend.
How to get there
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
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