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
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.
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
Bedroom 1: Twin room
Bedroom 2: Double room
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 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.
Football net & ball
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
Farnborough Hall, National Trust
Stratford upon Avon
Stow on the Wold
Bicester Village (35 mins away)
Blenheim Palace & Woodstock
Waterfowl sanctuary for children
Hook Norton Brewery
Heritage Museum at Gaydon
Things to Do
Challenging cycle rides
Clay pidgeon shooting
Laser Quest and Paintball
Flying & Gliding at Shenington
Narrow boat hire
Day in the Country pursuits
Hot Air Balooning
GPS Treasure hunts
Cupcake & Garland making
Fitness & Yoga workouts