Luxurious country house set in 3.5 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds.

 Sleeps 20-30 guests Bedrooms:10/11

At a glance

  • Luxury country house in North Oxfordshire

  • 3.5 acres of private grounds

  • Sleeps 20-30 guests in 10/11 bedrooms

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (18m) May - Oct

  • Hot tub

  • Arctic cabin with internal BBQ (charcoal)

  • Smallbone Walnut and Silver luxury open plan kitchen

  • Sunken trampoline in the garden

  • Large plate BBQ (gas) and Fire-pit BBQ (wood)

  • Paella cooking facilities

  • Outdoor living area with sofa suites, dining space & fire pit

  • Cinema/Games/Party room with 75” Smart TV & disco lighting!

  • Table tennis and pool table

  • Gymnasium with Rower, Power Plate and weights

  • Large front driveway for on-site parking


This luxury country residence has been expertly restored and extended, offering luxury accommodation in a stunning countryside setting, ideal for weekend breaks and holiday rentals. Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds, Beggars Barn is situated just half a mile from the local village of Shutford, once famous for the making of Plush.

The property consists of the Main House with 6 bedrooms, 3 are ensuite, a Summer House with a further 2 bedrooms and the Annex, which has a large room with table tennis pool table, huge screen TV and disco lighting- multipurpose in every way! There are a further 2 ensuite bedrooms in the Annex plus luxury sofa beds in the main living area should they be required for additional guests.

The owners have equipped the property with luxury good; V&B crockery, cutlery and glassware. Egyptian cotton linens and luxury accessories.

The owners have a comprehensive list of local activities and useful contacts including caterers, chauffeurs, beauticians etc to make your stay really special.  They also can offer fully catered stays and can organise specialist guided tours and events to entertain you.  Just ask one of the team for more details.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Every bedroom has luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy white towels, bathroom toiletries.

Main House

  • Bedroom 1: Master Ensuite: Super King bed

  • Bedroom 2: Ensuite: Super King or Twin

  • Bedroom 3: Family Suite : Super King bed or Twin plus 2 single beds

  • Bedroom 4: Super king bed or Twin

  • Bedrooms 5: Super king bed or Twin

  • Bedroom 6: Downstairs - Super king bed or Twin

  • Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 share a family bathroom

  • Extra beds can be provided in the bedrooms for additional guests

Summer House;

  • Bedroom 1: Twin room

  • Bedroom 2: Double room

  • Shared bathroom

  • Extra beds can be provided in the living area


  • Bedroom 1: King or Twin with ensuite

  • Bedroom 2: King or Twin with ensuite

  • 2 luxury memory foam sofa beds (on request) in Games room with bathroom

The owners have a comprehensive list of local activities, approved caterers, entertainers, chauffeurs etc to make your stay extra special.

Cooking & Dining

  • The dining table in the Dining room seats up to 16

  • The dining table in the open plan kitchen seats up to 22 - a tressle table is available for extra guests plus 3 can sit at the bar.

  • The kitchen is fully equipped with Villeroy & Boch crockery, cutlery and Wedgewood glassware.

  • Expert Nespresso coffee machine & cafetieres

  • 2 ovens and microwaves in the main kitchen, another in the Summer House

  • 3 large fridges, Kitchen, Summer House and Annex and freezer space too.

  • 3 dishwashers; Kitchen, Utility & Summer House.


Banbury is 4 miles away, with Stratford upon Avon, Silverstone, Royal Leamington Spa, Oxford and Cheltenham all within striking distance and easily accessible by car. Beggars Barn is less than an hour by train from London to Banbury station (4 miles distant).

Nearest Airport is Birmingham (40 mins) and London Heathrow (80 mins).

Corporate Rentals

Corporate Rentals are most welcome and conference facilities an be organised. There is seating for up to 22 around the main table in the kitchen/dining area, up to 30 can be seated in the Annex, 16 can be seated in the formal dining room.  Full catering and housekeeping is available for a supplement.

Walkers and Cyclists

This part of North Oxfordshire borders with Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire. There are some fabulous cycle routes - from 30-80(+) miles with fabulous scenery, great challenges and good pubs on route! The owners can provide secure storage for cycles - and even a packed lunch! 

Walkers can enjoy the hilly picturesque countryside - don't forget your walking boots!

Outdoor Furniture & Cooking:

  • Outside Gas plate BBQ, Firepit with BBQ (wood) and internal BBQ (charcoal only) in the Arctic Cabin

  • Paella cooking facilities - 70cm dish! (Gas)15 loungers

  • Large horse shoe sofa suite

  • 5 steamer chairs; 3 large benches

  • 2 further sets of benches with 2 chairs

  • Large oval and rectangular table, square table

  • 24 outdoor dining chairs

  • Plus on request trestle tables and extra chairs

  • 6 bistro tables with 2 chairs each by the Annex

Additional Pricing Information

  • One night stays available during mid week and corporate gathering are most welcome.

  • If you gathering increases in size, there is a supplement for each additional guests

  • New Year prices for 3 day (min) rental is available

  • Christmas 5 night min stay

  • Daily charge of £250 for heating the pool out of season (as it is 18 meters long and contains 22,500 gallons of water). This applies from mid of October to April (unless the pool has been winterised). Pool is made available from 8am to 7pm by arrangement with the owners.

  • There is a Hot tub supplement of £80 for heating and cleaning and a £30 charge for gas.

Outdoor games

  • Table tennis

  • Badminton rackets

  • Croquet

  • Boules

  • Football net & ball

  • Giant Jenga

House Rules

  • As the house is situated in a valley and sound carries, music must not be played outside.

  • Strictly no pets as the owner is exceptionally allergic

  • No smoking inside any part of the property

  • Larger gatherings (more than the number of guests staying) are not permitted without the express consent

Location and Things to Do

Nearest Airport:  Birmingham (40 miles) London Heathrow (70 miles) 

Nearest Railway: Banbury (4 miles)

Nearby Pubs & Restaurants: George & Dragon at Shutford, Red Lion at Bloxham, Wyckham Arms at Sibford Gower, The Bell at Shennington, Horse & Groom at Milford, The Castle at Edge Hill, The Boxing Hare at Swerford. There are many restaurants in Banbury; Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian etc.

Places to Visit

  • Upton House, National Trust

  • Compton Verney

  • Farnborough Hall, National Trust

  • Stratford upon Avon

  • Oxford

  • Stow on the Wold

  • Burford

  • Leamington Spa

  • Bicester Village (35 mins away)

  • Blenheim Palace & Woodstock

  • Broughton Castle

  • Waterfowl sanctuary for children

  • Hook Norton Brewery

  • Heritage Museum at Gaydon

  • Sulgrave Manor

  • Dalesford

  • Rousham House

  • Waddesdon Manor

Things to Do

  • Great walks

  • Challenging cycle rides

  • Golf

  • Zorbing

  • Bubble Football

  • Clay pidgeon shooting

  • Go Carting

  • Laser Quest and Paintball

  • Flying & Gliding at Shenington

  • Narrow boat hire

  • Fishing

  • Landrover trials

  • Day in the Country pursuits

  • Hot Air Balooning

  • Beauty treatments

  • Archery

  • GPS Treasure hunts

  • Cupcake & Garland making

  • Fitness & Yoga workouts