Pitchcombe , The Cotswolds
Barncastle, a Cotswolds large holiday house which is located in Painswick. A town which is often referred to as the Queen of the Cotswolds due to it’s fine buildings of pale grey limestone. They are a reflection of the town’s former prosperity during its early years as a successful cloth industry town.
The town contains many notable houses built in the prosperous seventeenth century and has lots of little streets to explore and quaint shops to discover. The Painswick Valley with its fast flowing streams attracted the cloth industry in the 18th and 19th century, and had thriving 30 mills operating in the town making the area very affluent.
Barncastle is a large, recently converted luxury Cotswold stone barn, nestling in the beautiful Painswick valley and built on the site of a Medieval Castle and boasts some outstanding countryside views over the Cotswolds.
This gorgeous large holiday home is close to the lovely Cotswold towns of Painswick and Stroud and within a short distance of nearby Historic Gloucester, with its excellent transport links and beautiful Cathedral, and Regency Cheltenham with its wonderful restaurants, shopping and Racing.
Barncastle can sleep up to 10 poeple comfortably and can offer ideal family accommodation with cot and highchair available on request. There is ample parking at the front of the property.
The barn is accessed through either the Oak door to the left, or the large glass doors in the centre. The ground floor comprises of a small sitting room with Oak Flooring and French Doors leading outside. There is a beautiful Dining Hall which can be observed from a breathtaking Oak gallery. The Hall is floored with Oak and boasts a large Cotswold stone Inglenook Fireplace. There is a dining table and chairs to seat 10.
There is a beautiful, fully-fitted kitchen which has a traditional stone floor and includes large American-style fridge, range cooker and dishwasher and a utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a bedroom with Oak Floor furnished in a classical style, with a double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe and a bedroom with two single beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe. There is also bathrooms, with shower, basin and WC.
On the first Floor there is a spacious, beamed galleried living room with open fire, oak floor and sofa-bed (for +2). A Bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite, with freestanding clawfoot bath, basin and WC and another bedroom with classical style double bed. The second bathroom with shower, bath, basin and WC.
What you can see from the Window: A glorious view of the valley and outstanding countryside which surounds Barncastle.
Tourist Attractions: Barncastle is perfectly placed for visiting many key tourist attractions including the stunning cotswolds villages. Nearby visit Berkeley Castle a beautiful preserved castle, still with a flavour of its days as a Normam fortress. Impressive paintings, furnishings and silver. Find old keep and Great Hall and the dungeon where Edward II was murdered in 1327. Bibury Trout Farm is also worth a visit and is situated in one of the most popular villages in the area with lovely golden streamside houses owned by NT built along the side of the River Coln. Bibury Trout Farm is a long-established working farm breeding rainbow trout in forty ponds and tanks. You can feed the fish or try to catch your own
Eating and Drinking:In Painswick Village the Edgemoor Inn is well worth a visit. The The Inn is late 19th century and constructed from Cotswold stone, has picture style windows and is well known for its pretty panoramic views. There is an extensive range of home cooked meals and daily specials are served each day lunchtime and evening. Vegetarian menus are always available. Again in Painswick try St. Michaels House, a family run Restaurant which is located in a 17th century Grade II listed building which has a wealth of character, overlooking the famous village church. The lunch menu is relaxed and congenial with the emphasis on great value dishes. The evening menu is more formal, the emphasis being on enjoying the evening in comfort and style.
Food Stores: The nearest supermarket is Waitrose at Stroud just two miles away. Why not pre-order your shopping delivery for when you arrive at the Cottage
Sporting activities: You’re unlikely to be coming to the Cotswolds to play golf, but if you can’t do without a round, Painswick Golf Club is the nearest 18 hole course, just 2.5 miles away, on top of the panoramic Painswick Beacon. This is the highest point in the Cotswolds with spectacular views across to Wales and is open to the public to walk on. Thinking of a winter holiday snow skiing then visit Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, There are beginner’s course at the downhill artificial ski run will give the family an amazing advantage. After a short course here you will be a confident skier and be able to tackle a variety of runs across any resort. And try a bit of Clay Pigeon Shooting at Stroud and District Clay Shooting Club, a small and friendly club that has been shooting on the same site on the edge of the Cotswold’s for the past 30 years.
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Food Mixer
- Ice Maker
- Bedroom TV
- Sky/Sat/Free View
- Music System/CD/Radio
- I-Pod Dock
- Log/Multi Fuel Burner
- Oil Central Heating
- Underfloor Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Childs Cot
- Childs High Chair
- King Sized Bed
- Selection of DVD's
- Selection of Books and Games
- Enclosed Garden
- Open Patio
- Garden Furniture
- Off Road Parking
- Use of adjacent land/parkland
Included In The Price
- Bed Linen
- Basic Kitchen Provisions
- Homemade Cake
- In-House Beauty Treatments
- On site Chef
|Low Season Week||£1000|
|Low Season 3 Day||£775|
|Mid Season Week||£1400|
|Mid Season 3 Day||£900|
|High Season Week||£1600|
|High Season 3 day||£1200|
"Anabsolutely beautiful place. We all fell in love with it immediately. We couldn't have had a better weekend and would love to come back. Thank you for the cake - what a lovely gesture. My partner is a master craftsman and thought the woodwork was outstanding."
Martell from Sussex
"An absolutely dream of a house. Spacious but cosy at the same time. Wecoming and homely. We have had a wonderful stay. In fact we would like to stay and stay ... and stay"
The Phillps from Crawley
"Such a wonderful homely place to stay with breath-taking views. It has been fantastic inviting our friends here from all over and we hope to do it again for many years to come."
Mrs. Smith from Leicester
"Our second visit to celebrate my special sister's birthday. Wonderful time. Thank you for your beautiful barn - we love it. Can't wait for our next celebration."
The Roberts from Loughton Essex
"Had no ideal where I was going for my "Mystery" 60th Birthday Celebrations. How wonderful to be greeted by my best friends and my lovely family who have given me such a fabulous weekend, many surprises and memories which will stay with me forever in the most luxury surroundings - everything perfect. Thank you so much."
Sue from Coventry
"We had the most perfect Christmas at Barn Castle. We love the traditional carol singing and mince pies with the villagers around the village. The house is fantastic and set amongst stunning scenery. It catered for all of our needs and nothing is left to chance - we will be back. Thank you so much."
The Burke Family from North Yorkshire
Wragg Castle Lane
Owners Contact Details
Tel: 07766 514114 or 07766 514114