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Barebones Farm, Winchcombe, Cotswolds - Sleeps 14, Dog Friendly, Real Fire, Cots
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Barebones Farm is a 7-bedroom (sleeps 14), 4-bathroom, dog friendly, character Cotswold home in the centre of picturesque Winchcombe that's ideal for large families or groups of friends. The property has an en-suite ground floor bedroom, ideal for guests with mobility restrictions. Once a farm now a family home, Barebones Farm is a stone's throw from award-winning pubs, restaurants and shops, and a short stroll to the Cotswold Way and River Isbourne. The spacious open-plan ground floor area is perfect for entertaining as a large group, while a separate snug with a wood burner and the TV/media room are ideal for quiet relaxation or more lively entertainment. A large patio completes the house providing a great outside dining space framed by a pretty quarter-acre landscaped garden and...Summary
Barebones Farm is a 7-bedroom (sleeps 14), 4-bathroom, dog friendly, character Cotswold home in the centre of picturesque Winchcombe that's ideal for large families or groups of friends. The property has an en-suite ground floor bedroom, ideal for guests with mobility restrictions. Once a farm now a family home, Barebones Farm is a stone's throw from award-winning pubs, restaurants and shops, and a short stroll to the Cotswold Way and River Isbourne. The spacious open-plan ground floor area is perfect for entertaining as a large group, while a separate snug with a wood burner and the TV/media room are ideal for quiet relaxation or more lively entertainment. A large patio completes the house providing a great outside dining space framed by a pretty quarter-acre landscaped garden and private parking for up to 5 cars.
Introduction, history, location
Barebones Farm is at the heart of Winchcombe, one of the Cotswolds most popular walking towns, also famed for Sudeley Castle. The house was originally built in 1685 as a two-up-two-down home, with additional bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen and conservatory added in 1900 and 2008. Originally a small dairy farm, this handsome Cotswold stone property is now a spacious, wonderfully welcoming holiday home, with a lovely landscaped garden, large patio and plenty of parking to the side of the house.
The front door of the property is on North Street, a principal but quiet Winchcombe street. Guests can enter the property through the front door, or walk round to the side, through the private parking area and across the patio and in via the conservatory's French doors. The width of the rear of the house looks over a large, beautifully planted and landscaped garden with fruit trees and herbaceous borders.
Barebones Farm is a 7-bedroom home with the perfect combination of character features - exposed beams and timbers, stone walls and an inglenook fireplace – and modern facilities, including a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful open-plan conservatory and en-suite bath and shower rooms.
Bought in 1995 by the current owners, the Stranks family, after it had lain empty for 15 years, extensive renovations were carried out, lasting almost two years. Most of the walls and floors were replaced, at one point standing in the cellar you could look up and see the sky! What is now the dining room was originally the kitchen and breakfast room - the original kitchen sink window was kept and now provides light through from the conservatory to the dining room. The 17th Century house was a 2-up-2-down home that is at the centre of today's property, consisting of what is now the snug, the ground floor bedroom and the staircase up to today's Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 4. The Victorian owners added the entrance hallway, what is now the TV room (this used to be the milking shed), Bedroom 3 and the Jack & Jill bathroom. In 2008, the Stranks added the conservatory, updated the kitchen, added the downstairs cloakroom and ground floor en-suite, Bedroom 1 and the family bathroom.
Winchcombe is an elegant and timeless Cotswold town with a host of amenities, making it perfectly possible to stay at Barebones Farm without the need to use a car. Venture down the narrow side streets to find a mix of Cotswold stone cottages and black and white half-timbered buildings. The town is a famous centre for walkers, with Winchcombe Welcome Walkers an important part of the town's appeal, alongside the magnificent Sudeley Castle. (There are maps at Barebones Farm for your use and suggested walks in the ‘Walking' section of this guide.) The town has several traditional pubs and contemporary restaurants and cafes; art galleries; boutique clothing stores and interior design and antique shops – in fact something to please everyone.
Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms across: 2 super king-size rooms (can be configured as twins), 2 kings and 3 twins
4 bathrooms: 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 family shower room, 1 Jack & Jill bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower
1 downstairs cloakroom (handwash provided)
Parking for 4-5 cars (additional nearby parking at £1/day)
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for 2 fires
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Hairdryers x 2
Kitchen Starter Pack: teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, instant coffee, sugar, fresh milk, salt & pepper, herbs/spices, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Cleaning Starter Pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil, cling film
Bathroom starter pack: hand soap, toilet paper
Heating and hot water via gas central heating with individual thermostat controls.
Flat screen TV (Panasonic) with Blu-ray surround sound system
DVD player + huge selection of DVDs
Games cupboard + popcorn maker
Child / dog friendly (dog towels and **** bags provided)
I discovered this home for a group of “mature” women who want their own rooms and as many baths as possible. It was perfect for us and would be perfect for larger groups. We loved the easy walk to 2 grocery stores, ate 3 times...More