The Barn at Clapton Manor

Clapton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire
Self-catering
+44 (0)1451 810202


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

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

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
  • Mobile signal lousy inside but fine in the garden
  • No wood-burner or open fire

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £945
Damage deposit
£150
1 Barn for 2
From £1251 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

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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Location

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

Introducing

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'.