Barn Forge (C500), Upper Brailes, near Shipston-on-Stour. Cherwell Valley
Barnforge sits at the edge of the village within walking distance of two real ale pubs, a local butcher, village shop, newsagent and French bakery.
As the cottage name implies, this was once the workplace of the local blacksmith and is now a lovely detached holiday cottage in the centre of this delightful north Oxfordshire village. The contemporary style of the cottage continues throughout with quality soft furnishings, neutral colours with a splash of red, a brick fireplace and hearth that has a working wood burning stove (starter supply of fuel provided). The south-facing courtyard (with furniture) can be a little sun-trap so ideal for that evening glass or two, a great way to relax at any time of day.
Brailes is a characterful village with some fabulous walks on the doorstep, in fact, 'Jim's Walks' (as on the Brailes village website) suggests 10 circular walks most of which are dog friendly. Pets are welcome (by arrangement please) at this holiday cottage and whilst it does not have a garden there are walks just minutes away. Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon are around 12 miles for shopping, sightseeing and of course the theatre. The ancient market town of Shipston-on-Stour is 3 miles away for antique shops, local pubs and eateries.
On the edge of the Cotswolds for Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and with Warwick 20 miles, Oxford 30 miles and easy access to the M40 for London or Birmingham this is a central location for a great cottage holiday!
Ground floor: Spacious entrance hall with the fridge in the cupboard, open plan sitting/dining room with a sofa, tub chair, TV, coffee table and lamps, dining table and chairs, dresser. Kitchen area with a two ring work top oven, microwave, etc. Bedroom with beds that can be made as a king-size or two singles, bed side tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers. En-suite shower room.
Heating & electricity included; wood burner (initial supply of fuel included).
Bed linen and towels provided.
Flat screen TV/DVD, combination oven with grill + two electric hobs, microwave, fridge with small freezer box, utility room available, clock radio/cd.
Washing machine available.
Cottage patio with furniture.
Pets by arrangement, £15 each per week or weekend.
Pubs in the village and local shops.
No smoking, please.