Intimate Cotswolds Barn | Sleeps 2 | Dog Friendly
INTRODUCTIONThis is an absolutely picture perfect converted barn, providing a romantic haven for any couple, a small family, or an individual hoping to find a quiet retreat, off the beaten track. It sleeps 2 (+1 – there is a very comfortable pull out sofa in the sitting room).
Keeper’s Barn is the ideal place to really discover peace, surrounded as it is with spectacular views and beautiful countryside. It really is tranquil and idyllic..
Deep within the heart of a working arable and dairy farm, Keeper’s is just a stone’s throw from Clover Barn, yet far enough away to ensure utter privacy.*
As with Clover Barn, it has been lovingly refurbished (and renamed.. It used to be under the gamekeeper’s watchful eye – hence ‘Keeper’s Barn) by The Countess Bathurst and is regularly on the receiving end of her little ‘finds’ – whether it’s a new rug or a pretty dish, there is always a place for a treasure to be added to make it even cosier.
Simply designed, and also dog friendly, it offers an intimate but airy space with every self-catering need provided for.
High ceilings and original exposed beams add to the cosy atmosphere, combining the old and new with effortless elegance.
- SLEEPS 2 (+1)
- 1 BEDROOM
- STUNNING LOCATION
- COUNTRY WALKS
- ENDLESS VIEWS
- ROMANTIC GETAWAY
- LIGHT & AIRY
- OAK BEAMS
- 4GEE WIFI
- FREEVIEW TV
- APPLE DOCK
- OUTDOOR DINING
- OFF-ROAD PARKING
- WALLED GARDEN
- CHILDREN WELCOME
- COT/HIGH CHAIR
- DOGS WELCOME
- MILE TO TRAIN STATION
KICHEN / LIVING / DINING
Very well equipped with electric hob and oven, dishwasher plus fridge. Other appliances include an electric whisk, electric kettle, cafetiere and barbecue implements, as well as plenty of cookware, china and kitchen utensils.
Has two very comfortable sofas, with one of them pulling out into an equally comfy sofa bed. There is TV and DVD player and the French doors look out towards the garden area, onto the beautiful countryside and fields beyond. 4GEE WiFi connection (basic browsing). The dining table can seat two (where we recently had a marriage proposal!) and there is an iPod dock as well.
Small, but perfectly formed with a double size bed, bedside tables, lovely lamps and a clock/radio/alarm (not that you will need one on holiday!) The bed is soft and the pillows plump. There is a wardrobe for storage and also a chest of drawers.
Has a comfortable bath, with overhead shower, WC and washbasin. Fluffy towels are provided.
Keeper's Barn Guest BookIt’s only natural that we’re going to ‘wax lyrical’ about how lovely the cottages are and of course we’re going to be positive, because we want you to fall in love with them! But there is nothing more powerful than the views of others, and so we thought you’d like to see what past visitors have said about their stay..
Over to our lovely guests...
Chris & Karen & the adventorous cocker Elmo, Derbyshire - November 2017
Lovely realxing stay at the barn, perfect location to see the beautiful Cotswolds! :) xxx
Alena & Martin, Bow & Milo - October 2017
Beautiful weekend full of walkies. Next time we'll leave Martin at home ;) Thank you!
Jean & Jim, Poppy & Holly - October 2017
6 visits this year and every time we have found the cottage welcoming, comfortable and clean. We all feel so at home here!
Dave & Mel, Ollie & Buddy - October 2017
Lovely visit and beautiful area. Everything you needed in Keeper's Barn, welcome basket was nice touch. Stayed at few places this year, Keeper's Barn was the best. Dogs loved it here! x
Ian & Sara - September 2017
We had a terrific stay and the barn was a great place with which to relax in between exploring the lovely local area.
Paul, Wendy & Jake the dog, Essex - September 2017
A very, very relaxing place to unwind! Love the barn and all its facilities! Don't want to leave!
The Stone's Family, London - August 2017
Thanks so much for a lovely stay - the weather has been amazing + we have seen some beautiful sunsets!! Thanks for all the extra touches - very thoughtful. We would recommend going to Chavenage - a hidden gem!
David & Lucy, Northampton - August 2017
Had a lovely stay. Recommend The Thames Head and The Potting Shed. Both serve great food. Our favourite walk was Kingscote to Nailsworth via Horsley. Thanks for a relaxing stay.
Mark & Julia, Kent - August 2017
A great escape filled with eating, drinking, walking and laughter. Oh and a good old bath.
Sara, Raymond & Dickie Bow, Lincolnshire - (Tebeton Terrier), July 2017
Great stay - everything we needed and more!! We really enjoyed ourselves and so did the dog!!
Giles, Fiona & Wally The Daschund, July 2017
A gorgeous barn, fabulous surroundings, we have truly enjoyed our few days away from the big smoke! Thank you!
Another nice birthday week!
Janet, Len & Harvey The Daschund, South Wales - June 2017
A perfect week! Beautiful barn - so very cosy and welcoming. Thank you Ginny!
Looking forward to coming back again. Harvey adopted the barn!
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Barn was lovely and peaceful and in a beautiful setting. Great walks all around for our dog and pubs dog friendly too. Lucky with the weather, stayed here all day Wednesday when it was hot and had a really relaxing day!
Stayed three and a half weeks and had a fantastic time. Great walking, great pubs, dark nights - great sleep!! Keep your eyes open for the wildlife - thanks also to Ginny, very helpful! x
Our second stay at the cottage and just as wonderful as the first. As relaxing - thank you for the welcome basket.
James & Robyn, Remus & Bella, April 2017
Lovely get away for a few days with plenty to explore. Uley Hill Fort walk was very picturesque and The Potting Shed in Crudwell was great. Thanks!
Matthew & Peter, Ayrshire - March 2017
We had a great stay, cottage is gorgeous, location is perfect for getting around. Thank you Ginny for all your help - you are a diamond. We will be back soon!
Our third visit. We really enjoy our stays at Keeper's! So easy to relax here and ideal to get out on short walks with the dog. Thanks again Ginny :)
Nick, Lissa & Olso (Finnish Lapphund), Peak District - December 2016/ January 2017
Great dog friendly cottage, Olso especially enjoyed the walks!
Kythe & James, Oxfordshire - December 2016
Lovely warm, cosy & peaceful barn. Enjoyed our stay and thank you for hamper basket
Gill & Michael, Liverpool - November 2016
This is our second stay at Keeper's Barn, we enjoyed this cosy cottage and enclosed garden. Thank you - we appreciated the welcome basket.
Simon, Kat & Doug - November 2016
Lovely cottage, immaculate and very peaceful. Perfect birthday treat and basket of treats were lovely! Thank you!
Mick, Lyn & Whisper (Chocolate Lab), Coventry - November 2016
Peaceful setting, immaculate cottage and great 60th birthday for my husband. Relaxing break - many thanks!
Stew, Clare & Rocco (Boxer) - October 2016
Had a fabulous stay, Keeper's Barn is so relaxing and ideally located. Had some great days out, thank you!
Martin, Michelle & Daisy (Jack Russell) - October 2016
Beautiful!! Enjoyed a lovely break. Keeper's Barn is well equipped and cosy! Great area to explore with Daisy. We love the Cotswolds, thanks! :)
Sue, Pete & Pippa (Jack Russell) - October 2016
Smashing cottage in a lovely setting; lovely, warm and cosy. Did lots of touring around and visited some great pubs!
Tina & David - October 2016
Lovely stay, the basket of treats was a lovely surprise and much enjoyed! It's been tranquil, peaceful and extremely relaxing. We've seen an abundance of wildlife and visited many of the surrounding areas. We particularly enjoyed Bourton-on-the-Water. Fabulous, thank you!
Jean & James, Poppy & Holly - October 2016
Our (7th)! visit this year and every time the cottage has been immaculate and welcoming. The dogs love it here and it is an ideal location for our equestrian activities. Looking forward to coming back next year!
Kath & Barny, Dexter & Iggle Piggle, Kent - October 2016
Lovely cottage, very peaceful. Welcome basket was a nice touch. Local dog walks very helpful with pub recommendations. Bourton-on-the-Water and Lower & Upper Slaughter well worth a visit. Nice circular walk from cottage, 2 miles!
Liz & Eric, County Durham - September 2016
Great week with lovely weather until last day! Lovely pubs and interesting places to visit, particularly the National Arboretum for a pleasant walk. I could go on.... Thank you for a relaxing stay!
Jean & Dale, Charlie Brown & Maggie Mae - September 2016
We had a lovely stay, cottage very cosy. Relaxing setting, thank you!
Lee, Sharon & Beau (the dog) - August/September 2016
Our second visit and again we really enjoyed our stay at 'Keeper's'. Ideal for us to chill out and relax. Thanks again Ginny!
Break with husband and dog - August 2016
We had a wonderful stay and will definitely come again!
Beek & Josu with Hyo (Rhodesian Ridgeback), Munich - August 2016
Thanks for the welcome basket. We had a good stay in the cottage. It's a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds.
Martin & Charlotte - August 2016
Enjoyed the welcome basket. Cottage ideally situated for touring the Cotswolds. Very central. We enjoyed visiting Hidcote, Bowton Manor Gardens, Batsford Arboretum, Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water. Had a wonderful afternoon at Highgrove (very highly recommend visiting) and a great day at Westonbirt Arboretum. Wonderful. We enjoyed eating out at The Bybrook at Castle Coomb and really enjoyed eating at The Chef's Dozen in Chipping Camden. Try and get a table! Peaceful location.
Paul, Nicola & Robert - July 2016
A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. We really enjoyed our stay.
Jean & Jim, Holly & Poppy - July 2016
Our third visit this year - every time it feels like we are coming home!
Robin & Sue, Cornwall - July 2016
Lovely, peaceful cottage - perfect! We enjoyed our visit to the Polo at Cirencester Park - a real bonus. Thank you!
Keith - July 2016
As restful and with such attention to detail as ever!
Mel & Gary, Cambridge - June/July 2016
Another nice week, despite the changeable weather. It was good to have 'Bob the Cob' in the field.
Matt & Alice, Berkshire - June 2016
Idyllic cottage in an extremely quiet setting. Perfect location to spend a long, quiet weekend with no stress! A very many thanks to The Countess and Ginny. Enjoyed the polo at Cirencester Park. Great afternoon.
The Williams, Hawaii - May 2016
Ginny, the welcome basket meant a lot to us. What a special way to begin our holiday. Many thanks for all your help, we had a lovely stay. Nice and away from the city but close to places to shop and see places of interest. With much aloha.
Nigel & Jen, Millie & Belle (Dogs), Essex - May 2016
Thank you again for a lovely stay Ginny. Weather perfect for sitting in the garden and relaxing.
Gill & John, Dorset - April 2016
The most acceptable welcome basket and flowers made a great start, thank you. We've enjoyed the towns and villages, steam railway, Sudeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa, Painswick Rococo Gardens, Snowshill Manor and seen the house at Down Ampney where Vaughan Williams was born. A perfect week.
Paul, Sharon & Lucy, Torquay - April 2016
Lovely cottage, nice and quiet just how we like it. Thanks for a great stay!!
Jean & Jim, Poppy & Holly (The Jack Russell Terriers) - March 2016
Perfect base for us and our 2 dogs. Everything about the cottage was just what we were looking for and the basket of goodies was wonderful. We will be back very soon, thank you!
Mark & Angela - March 2016
Lovely warm stay despite the cold weather. Allowed us to meet up with family and relax. See you again!
Jenny & Jac - March 2016
Quiet and relaxing. The locals are very friendly. Will be happy to return!
Rebecca & John, Cheshire - February 2016
Nice, quiet comfortable place to stay as a base to visit Cirencester where I grew up until 8 years old (30 years ago!) and surrounding area on walks.
Shan & Jo, London - February 2016
A very relaxing and comfortable stay - much refreshed, thank you!
Luke & Paige, Belbroughton - January 2016
We had a wonderful long weekend, it's a beautiful, peaceful place and was presented perfectly! We will certainly be returning here! Many thanks.
But don’t take our word for it! Click on Guest Comments to see what our many and varied visitors have written in the Visitors Book on departure..
Keeper’s Barn has excellent access for trains (Kemble station is less than a mile away), and it is within easy reach of all the wonderful attractions The Cotswolds region has to offer – starting with the market town of Cirencester within 4 miles and Tetbury approximately 6 miles the other way.
Kemble itself is a traditional Cotswold village with a village shop and there is a wonderful choice of local pubs within easy reach.
*Although private – Keeper’s lies within easy reach of Clover Barn and in the case of a larger party, the two barns could be rented together to accommodate eight (+1) people.