The Cider House is a spacious ground floor, single-storey, barn conversion situated on the owners’ working farm, just half a mile from the pretty riverside village of Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. The barn sleeps four in two bedrooms (a double, and a twin), and has a family bathroom. Inside you will also find an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and a woodburner stove. To the outside is off-road parking for two cars, and a lawned garden with patio, BBQ and a picnic table for al fresco eating. Perfect for young families and guests with restricted mobility. The property is dog friendly and ideally located to explore the Cotswolds and nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x2
- Bedding & towels
Full Description & House Rules
The Cider House is a red brick barn that has recently been converted from a grain store into a cosy and comfortable, sleeps-4 holiday home that sits alongside the Combine Shed, another Oosland Barns holiday let. The cottage is set in a gravel courtyard at the centre of a working arable farm, just half a mile from the River Avon and the pretty village of Bidford-upon-Avon.
The barns and the fields around the Cider House were purchased by the owner’s family in the 1960s. In the 1980s the barns became grain stores, and the courtyard in front of the cottage was covered over with large steel bins for extra grain storage. In 2012, the grain barns were converted, and the grain store taken down, and the full conversion to Oosland Barns Holiday Lets was completed in 2015.
Inside, the cottage is decorated in a neutral, country-cottage style and comfortably accommodates four guests, with a very spacious and welcoming open-plan kitchen-dining-living area with a log burner and two bedrooms (one double, one twin) and a family bathroom – all on one floor so ideal for guests with limited mobility. (Please note, that there are two steps up to the front door.)
The village boasts scenic walks from the fine 15th century road bridge crossing the famous River Avon, and a picturesque church, built in 1250. The village also has shops, pubs and a supermarket – all on an exquisite riverside setting. Discover the scenic countryside of the Cotswolds, historic Stratford, with the Shakespeare Theatre, half-timbered buildings and museums and nearby National Trust properties, including Coughton Court, Warwick Castle and Hidcote Gardens.
The Cider House can be rented on its own or with The Granary, Owl’s End and The Combine Shed – all part of Oosland Barns Holiday Lets – located around a central farm courtyard, making them perfect for an extended family holiday or family friendship group get-togethers.
- Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across 1 standard double and 1 twin (2 standard singles)
- 1 family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and toilet
- Parking for 2 cars
- Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
- Wood burner – laid for first fire with pack of wood/kindling for a couple of fires
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Hairdryer x1
- Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, fresh coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
- Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
- Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
- Heating: underfloor heating throughout with Nest control
- Hot water: on demand
- Free Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Games and books
- Dog friendly (max. 2 well-behaved dogs)
- Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
- Oven/hob – electric
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- Washing machine
- Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot – on request (cot linen not supplied)
- Lawned garden and patio
- BBQ – charcoal (please bring your own supply)
- Garden furniture – seats 4
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
- Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles
- River Avon 0.5 miles
Full Property Description
This spacious converted barn is decorated throughout in a country farmhouse style with neutral colourways that give a pleasing, relaxed feel.
Step through the front door in to the Hallway off which is the open-plan Kitchen-Dining Area-Living Room to the left and the bedrooms and the Family Bathroom to the right. The Hallway has plenty of room for boots and shoes and hooks are provided to hang coats. A Nest thermostat is in the hall, providing easy access to the heating control.
Kitchen-Dining Area-Living Area
The open-plan kitchen, dining area and living area is a super spacious room with a double-height ceiling and exposed, original A-frame timbers, and a welcoming woodburning stove. It is light and bright with windows looking out to the side and rear garden. The fully equipped Kitchen has an integrated washing machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, electric cooker and electric hob. To one side of the Kitchen is a rectangular table that comfortably seats four guests.
At the far end of this room is the Living Area, with two large leather-effect sofas, a coffee table, smart TV, a bookcase storing games, maps and books, and a lovely woodburner, which will be set ready for you to light on arrival. A door leads out from the Living Area to the garden and patio.
The pretty main bedroom in the Cider House looks out over the rear garden and has a high ceiling with exposed beams. The bedroom is decorated with accents of pink and is furnished with a standard double bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
This cosy second bedroom also looks out over the rear garden. The bedroom is decorated with accents of blue and is furnished with two single beds, a central bedside table and reading lamp, chest of drawers with a mirror and wall hooks with hangers for hanging up clothes.
The family bathroom features a full-size bath, with a shower over, a toilet, a basin with a vanity unit with a mirror and shaver point, and a heated towel rail. The tiled floor has underfloor heating.
To the side and rear of the cottage is a large, fenced garden, with a lawn, patio and picnic table, which looks out across the surrounding farmland. The garden is dog friendly/dog proof (unless your dog can jump above waist height). Guests with dogs are welcome to walk them around the surrounding farm lands (please stick to the outside if the field is planted). There is parking for 2 cars beside the cottage through a small gate. A charcoal BBQ is provided – please bring your own supply of fuel.
The nearest food shops are in Bidford on Avon (1 mile) and Alcester (6 miles):
- Bidford-on-Avon shops: One Stop and an excellent Co-op Local
- Alcester shops: Waitrose, Simply Fresh, Tesco Local
Local Places to eat and drink (in walking distance)
- The Frog
- The Bridge
- The Bulls Head
- The Cottage of Content
Take Away Food
- No 72
- The Balti Hot
- Pizza Place
Nearby Leisure Facilities
Big Meadow Park located on the left before the bridge on the way back into the village. Families will enjoy the big playground.
Swimming Pools: Rivers – Evesham Leisure Centre; Stratford on Avon Leisure
Bidford Grange Golf Course: a 9-hole and 18-hole course.
Welford Golf Course: pay & play family run 18-hole par 70 parkland course.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Moreton-in-MarshCornwell-Chastleton Long-Compton-Cherington Rollright-Stones Stow-on-the-Wold Miles without Styles Walk-1-Chipping-Campden-Circular-Walk
Chipping CampdenBroadway Chipping-Campden (Circular Walk) Chipping Campden (Miles Without Styles) Ebrington Kingham Circular Laverton Mickleton Rollright-Stones Broadway Tower Circular Stanton to Snowshill
From the A46 take the B439 towards Bidford-on-Avon. At the first roundabout, turn right onto the B4085/Honeybourne Road. Continue for approximately 0.5 mile then turn right up a farm track where you see the sign for ‘Avonside Hydrotherapy’/Oosland Barns.
The nearest mainline train station is Stratford-upon-Avon, 8 miles away, on the West Midlands line.
Taxis: Conway Cars 01789 762828 & Tom’s Taxi 07706 970544
There is secure, private parking for 2 cars.