The Barn at Clapton Manor

Clapton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)1451 810202
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£170 - £200
per night
£1190 - £1400
per week

A lovely little bolthole to return to after days out exploring pretty Cotswold villages and walking in an AONB straight from the door


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

£170 - £200 per night

£1190 - £1400 per week

The Experience

This barn conversion sits in the garden of Karin and James’s house, which is also a B&B, but you’re facing the other way so you shan’t feel overlooked. The hamlet is very quiet, on top of a hill above Bourton-on-the-Water and enveloped by rolling hills overlooking the Windrush Valley. Walk straight in to an open-plan sitting room with exposed stone, comfy sofas, books, games and original art on the walls. The feel is one of warmth and light.

The kitchen gleams, has plenty of prep space, a convector hob and all the kit you need. Karin leaves stuff for your first breakfast, including her freshly baked bread and homemade marmalade. Up carpeted stairs is a super king (or twin) bed with Hungarian goose down duvet and pillows, fresh fabrics and good bedside lights.

You have a large lawn to yourselves (with oodles of daffs in spring) seating for al fresco meals and stars on clear nights with hardly any light pollution. Listen for owls, spot hedgehogs.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to explore lovely walks straight from the door
  • The quiet, the lack of street lighting, the old buildings with their timeless feel
  • Visiting chocolate-box villages for antiques, independent shops and good food
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You should know

  • Dogs are much loved here but can't come to the barn
  • No wood-burner or open fire


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1190
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 2
From £1701 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We loved our stay here. SO peaceful and comfortable. Very well equipped and with a beautiful garden to enjoy and delicious fresh home-made bread. Well positioned for days out and great to return to for a relaxing drink on the terrace.

Jane, London

We were enchanted by this beautifully converted barn. Situated in a small hamlet but close to many Cotswold villages, it was the perfect tranquil retreat. The interior is a delight, tastefully and artistically decorated and furnished, and equipped to a very high standard. It is spotlessly clean, with crisp white bedlinen, an excellent shower, and comfortable sofas. Karin and James are warm, friendly and helpful. We arrived to find a delicious home baked loaf and a jar of marmalade. The stone patio area is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening sun. We can't wait to return!

Jane, Southport

If you appreciate spotlessly clean accommodation, comfortable furniture on which to relax, crisp white bed linen and a generous bathroom then you will like The Barn. Add in Karin and James’s warm welcome and the delicious foodie gifts on arrival then you will love The Barn. Truly a little gem not to be missed.

Wendy, Sheffield

Wonderful ,peaceful place to relax and recharge. Delightful decor, clean and renovated to a very high standard. Very warm welcome from James and Karin. Lovely village with walks from the door and ideally situated to visit the many gardens in the area. Can’t wait to go back.

Linda, Wigmore

A brilliant place to stay, very comfortable, very quiet and charming hosts next door. It is tastefully decorated and there is everything you need for a comfortable stay. Easy to visit Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. Good places to eat nearby too. The weather was cold and wet when we visited in March but it was nevertheless warm and cosy in the Barn.

David, Bagshot

What a brilliant place to escape to the Cotswolds! Karin is a wonderful host who provides a great welcome pack with lots of goodies and local tips and knowledge. There are a couple of pubs that are close by who do great food and and drinks (mostly local!). The scenery is stunning and the barn itself is v cosy with an enormous bed that makes staying here for a long weekend complete bliss! Highly recommend!

George, London

Very much enjoyed our stay and the newly completed Barn lovely welcome pack. Karin was a great host who kept us very entertained with her stories and well informed of where to visit. Also very good sleeps in a very comfy bed.

Alan, Guildford

We had an absolutely lovely weekend at the self-catering Barn. It's a perfect set-up for two with everything you need. The decor is delightful with beautiful fabrics and art all around, and a bookcase full of great reads. Karin adds lovely extra touches such as homemade bread and marmalade for your arrival. Quiet, peaceful, impeccably clean and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. Thoroughly recommended!

Jacky, London

The Barn was perfect for a quick winter break. We were warm and cosy in spite of the December storms outside! The conversion melds Cotswold character with high spec accommodation and super comfortable beds. Already looking forward returning in the summer to enjoy the private patio and the gardens.

Sharelle, Brighton

A very cosy and comfortable place to stay, facing away from the owners' house so you'll feel very private. You have your own large patch of garden but you're welcome to wander and admire Karin's clever design and planting in their own garden. This is such a peaceful area, you'll simply unbend.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

Wowee what can I say, the perfect getaway. I was one of the first guests to stay in the barn and my goodness how lucky we were. It felt ever so homely and it seemed that every detail was tailored to ensure it was the most relaxing stay. The hosts Karin and James were absolutely fantastic. They were extremely helpful with any questions we had about the area and are just all round very very kind people. Karin rustled up a delicious breakfast (cooked breakfast on both occasions!) which stocked us up perfectly well for our days of walking.

Harriet, London

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The neighbourhood

The village church is reputed to be one of the smallest in the Cotswolds. You can walk to Bourton-on-the-Water but it's a half hour slog uphill to get back. Join the Monarch's Way from the back gate, or tackle some grand hills on a bike. Stow-on-the-Wold is a 10-minute drive for lots of tourists but nice tea shops. Guests love The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach (6 miles).

Local points of interest from Karin & James Bolton

  • Walk The Monarch's Way from the garden.
  • Cheltenham Race Course is only a 30-40 minute drive from here.
  • Great pubs nearby The Wheatsheaf at Northleach. The Wild Rabbit at Kingham, Daylesford Farm Shop, The King's Head at Bledington.
  • Stratford upon Avon and the RSC is an easy 40-45 minute drive from here.
  • Gardens and Houses: Sezincote, Kiftsgate, Hidcote, Hiighgrove, Chastleton,Sudeley Castle, Blenheim
  • Villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Chipping Campden, The Slaughters, Temple Guiting, Guiting Power, Stanton and Stanway


Karin & James Bolton

Karin and her husband James together run a garden design business and Border Lines, the oldest garden tour company in England. They've brought up four children and many dogs here. Karin has done B&B for 28 years and, remarkably, she still loves it, genuinely enjoys meeting new people and is brilliant at making them feel at ease. As she puts it herself she 'does merriment very well'.