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'Tuscany in the Chilterns'
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'Tuscany in the Chilterns'
The old barn surrounded by rolling hills and valleys, amazing views vaulted limed beams for a calm relaxed light feel
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'Tuscany in the Chilterns'
The old barn surrounded by rolling hills and valleys, amazing views
vaulted limed beams for a calm relaxed light feel
relaxed sitting area with commanding views
Shillingford bridge, 8mins by car through open countryside
a peacefull river thames nr Dorchester-on-Thames, 11mins by car through open countryside
Henley-on-Thames, 17mins by car, through open countryside, across the chilterns
Goring & Streatley, 8mins by car, through open countryside
Goring sailing club, 8mins by car, through open countryside
Whitchuch-on-Thames, 'Little winters tale scene', 11mins by car, through open countryside
Sonning-on-Thames, 23mins by car, through open countryside, across the chilterns
beautiful poppy fields along the ridgeway nr Ipsden
another enchanted picture of the bluebell woods at the start of Grimm,s Dyke, the Ridgeway, 5mins
'sheep may safely graze' amazing views and Ipsden sheep outside the villiage pub
Dramatic scene where the Thames cuts through the hills 'the goring gap' wind in the willows country
Natural stone tiles, Edwardian telephone brass taps, separate showers above, full length baths
100% percale cotton bed linen, organic wool large king size beds for better nights sleep
dining area, handmade oak kitchen and terrace area with great views
Antique dressing table, writing desk with fresh flowers always in the barn for your stay
beautiful vaulted bedrooms with kind size organic wool beds and 100% cotton bed linen
panoramic views from Ipsden tuscany in the chilterns
wallingford by relaxed evening light 4mins by car
early morning views of the Chilterns
views across the Chilterns and the Thames, from Streatley
Spring blossom, and blankets of brilliant Van Gogh yellow hills surround the Barn
Spring has arrived and alive in the Hobbit shires
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

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BlueButte...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Host with the most!”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband, myself and my cousin and his wife spent a delightful 3 nights at The Old Barn. Alexander, the host went out of his way to make us feel welcome. His tour of the region, complete with witty, insightful history that he gave us went above and beyond our expectations. The Barn is simply charming, decorated in a cosy, homely fashion by Alexander, with each item, clearly very thoughtfully placed. Food items for breakfast were supplied, and were enjoyed by all. The beds were comfortable to sleep on, secure parking for our hire car and bucolic scenery. We highly recommend The Old Barn, and would be delighted to stay there again.

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Liked best: Alexanders enthusiasm
Liked least: Poor pressure in shower, but this seemed to be a problem throughout England.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Blowers79
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“English charm for a long weekend!”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

We spent four nights here with a young baby, looking for a getaway and this was exactly what we were looking for. Living in a city we wanted a country cottage type feel where we could relax and take in some country air. As we have a very young child it was important to have the mod cons that we enjoy at home and have everything that we have access to at home, on our vacation. This place was perfect as it does have a Tuscany style feel whilst only being an hour and a half away from London.

The owners Alexander and David are friendly and thoughtful, and was some other reviewers have stated stocked the place with the essentials. When we have rented places in the past, one of the issues is that you need to get things like oils, spices etc to cook with. Here you don't and to be honest if there was anything that we needed we could probably just ask the guys.

The barn itself is essentially a two bedroom granny flat, where Alexander has watched people operate and therefore modified accordingly. As such whilst it is small (we don't think that you would want too many people in there) it works really well with two large bathrooms, two amazing bedrooms and a living come kitchen. It was warm and cosy and the kind of place you would want to hunker down for a few days when it is cold outside.

The location is great in the oxfordshire countryside, so that we could visit local towns and villages, go for walks and enjoy the beautiful English countryside. For us this is the type of place that you would use as a weekend getaway whenever you wanted a few days away rather than getting your own place in the country.

Alexander has described the place as Tuscany in the Chilterns - I can see what he means in terms of natural beauty. I would however say it is more English charm given that it is more Range Rovers, Cream teas, Sunday Roasts and pints of bitter by the fire. Beautiful England at its best!

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Liked best: Facilities
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Harriet T
Abingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Stunning Cottage, beautiful location - highly recommended!”
Reviewed 23 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Would highly recommend The Old Barn for a picturesque and relaxing break in Oxfordshire. The cottage is beautifully decorated, cosy and comfortable aswell as being charmingly quirky. The kitchen is well equipped, and beds are extremely comfortable. We received a warm welcome from Alexander who couldn't of been more friendly and helpful - even providing cream teas on arrival! Would definitely recommend a visit to the King William pub just down the road. The surrounding countryside is also lovely, and we definitely plan to return to explore this further!

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Liked best: The beautiful interior decoration
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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The5Quinn...
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful, relaxing, highly recommended.”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

What a brilliant place to stay, so happy we chose The Barn. Beautifully furnished but still managed to be comfortable and relaxing. The beds were large and very comfortable and the gorgeous linen was very much appreciated. Each bedroom had its own full sized bathroom; both were finished to a very high standard with lovely soaps and dressing gowns provided. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. On our arrival there was some delicious organic bread, butter, cream, milk and coffee, so we could immediately relax and feel at home after our long drive.
We would be happy to visit again and we highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: The clean and comfortable standard of everything.
Liked least: We have nothing to complain about
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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jdc57
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing and out of the ordinary property”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed here for two nights while visiting Henley Royal Regatta. Alexander and David were very welcoming and helpful hosts, who had provided not only essential groceries but also some chocolate treats. The upper barn conversion has resulted in an unusual space, appealingly decorated but with inevitable sloping ceilings and bedrooms on the small side. In rural surroundings with a lovely view of cornfields the barn has all the usual amenities and good bathrooms. If staying for longer we would have wished for a dining table, however small, and perhaps a couple of folding chairs. We enjoyed our stay which gave us the relaxation we needed and the size of the property was ideal for the two of us.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Thank-you for leaving a review, as our first customer booking we are keen to improve the whole barn experiance, since your stay we have upgraded the bedrooms with new 5ft kingsize pocket sprung beds, and taken the wardrobes out of the bedrooms and in their place put in architectural vintage brass overhead railway carriage racks for hanging dresses and jackets, also fold out suitcase tables, which has made a massive difference to the size of the bedrooms, they look much bigger than before and yet also have bigger beds, we also have upholstered the beams where there are windows and the beds, to make the lower down old beams more friendly, and we are putting in a pull up oak breakfast bar with collapsible chairs, handmade to match the handmade oak kitchen, for longer stay customers, we have upgraded the groceries we leave in the barn to all organic, to reflect the organic farming all around the barn, please recommend us to your friends, thank-you again for staying :-)
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