Bull Pen at Bibury Farm Barns

Bibury, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)7818 048398

Beautiful, supremely comfortable airy space with courtyard garden just a ten-minute walk from pretty Bibury in the Cotswolds


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A light, bright L-shaped open plan space for get-togethers with friends or time away for families. There’s plenty of space to spread out: cooking is a sociable affair and you’ll find loads of gadgets, basics for cooking plus a really generous welcome hamper with bread from the bakery in Stow, local bacon and eggs, honey from bees down the road and delicious crunchy granola.

The living space in this converted bull pen (once home to Falcon the bull) is lofty and generous with squashy sofas, a wood-burner and baskets of games – each room has floor to ceiling windows so the light floods in. Larger parties can take The Stables too and a full concierge service is available if you want to be cooked for, shopped for or have tickets and tables sorted for you.

You’ll feel very private in the courtyard garden with table and chairs for al fresco dining, an enormous gas barbecue, table tennis table, small lawn and planted flower beds. Stroll down a footpath into Bibury, described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’ for a post office, village shop and the Swan Hotel for teas and suppers. The Organic Farm Shop is just the place for stocking up and is a ten-minute drive. Walking and cycling trails are abundant and garden visits, wildlife and water parks all an easy drive.

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We think you'll love

  • The palatial and friendly feel of the living space
  • Cooking together in the gorgeous kitchen
  • Having a soak in the freestanding bath
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You should know

  • There are other barns on site
  • There's a £50 cleaning fee for dogs


  • Swimming pool
  • Self check-in
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurant 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £350
Weekly price
from £2470
Damage deposit
Dogs £50, max 2.
1 Barn for 6
From £3504 beds3 bedrooms


All the Bibury barns are super comfortable and sociable, but the fact Bull Pen is all on one level means it is especially suitable for those with limited mobility. Children will enjoy tearing around as well!

Becky, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bibury is so pretty you'll find tourists from buses gawking at the chocolate box Englishness of it all. Other honey stone villages await - Burford is a 10-minute drive. Wedding venues Cripps Barn and Stone Barn are both a five-minute drive, Cirencester 15 minutes for wonderful shops. For days out with children the Cotswold Wildlife Park is 10 minutes and Cotswold Water Parks (swimming, canoeing, water ski-ing, paddle boarding and sailing et al)15. Hire a bike for miles of cycle paths or join the Cotswold Way for hearty walks. Try fishing a 10-minute walk away at Bibury Trout Farm – you can take home what you catch.

Local points of interest from George & Polly Phillips

  • Multiple exceptional gastro pubs and eateries within a 10 mile radius: eg. The Wheatsheaf, Northleach; The Bell Inn, Langford; The Village Pub, Barnsley; The Stump, Fossebridge; The Potager, Barnsley House Hotel; The Swan, Southrop to name a few...
  • You're only a 10 minute drive from both Burford and Cirencester - both beautiful, historic Cotswolds market towns
  • The plateau setting of Bibury Farm Barns means that guests can soak up the view of the rolling Cotswold hills beyond
  • The area is full of wonderful places to visit and villages to explore - kids can especially enjoy: Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Gifford's Circus, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, Chipping Norton theatre (best pantomimes), Cotswold Clubhouse
  • Those who love an amble, or even a hike, will adore the many walks surrounding the area. Take the dog and walk from Bibury along the River Coln and have a slap up lunch at The New Inn in Coln st Aldwyns before ambling back again
  • Perfectly placed for Cheltenham racegoers and only a 30 minute drive from Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Festival and Soho Farmhouse.


George & Polly Phillips

George and Polly have created a set of super-smart renovated barns on part of George's family farm, all styled by uber Cotswolds interior designer Pippa Paton. Each barn has its own character but all have big pieces of art, impressive lighting and much comfort. The aim here is to provide an extremely comfortable base for families and groups of friends.