The Byre at Quercus Bluff

Stroud, Gloucestershire

In the valley of the angels among grazing organic cattle, a reclamation masterpiece… a Cotswold escape for adventurous families


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


A reclamation masterpiece, a Cotswold hideaway of huge character. After a tricky track down, what a joy to see the Sheepscombe Valley unfold into cattle-grazing fields and woodlands, and to catch first sight of the barn. It appears to have come straight out of the 1600s; only the ‘Bluff’ suggests an exquisite counterfeit. David scoured the countryside for the right materials, and picked up gateposts for load-bearers in the living room, a wonderfully warm and earthy space with sweeping limestone floors and valley views through windows in lead casements. At one end is a remarkable Italian sideboard… centre stage is David’s own oak table. No less wonderful: the fire-bowl outside, the hand-crafted country kitchen with its oil-fired Aga, the reclaimed billiard table worktops, the Belfast sink beneath the stone mullioned window. Modest and pretty bedrooms lack nothing; there’s cleverness to tiled mosaics in the tiny shower (just one), and beauty in the vintage loo. The marvellous Ginny and David will pop over to tell you about Laurie Lee country as soon as you’re settled, and how best to enjoy their magical creation.


  • 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


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £975
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 6
From £1603 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ginny Murray

  • Don't forget to visit Painswick for it's extra-ordinary Art Couture Festival. Celebs mingle with the locals. You can see the fabulous outfits designed especially for the Festival. Music, stalls and more!
  • Go and have supper at The Woolpack Inn, Slad, favourite haunt for Laurie Lee and now the best pub in Gloucestershire, great food cooked for you by Adam, chef extraordinaire!
  • You can wander out into the fields here and visit David Murray's wonderful ' Circle of Hope for Earth' his circular, hand built benches around a symbolic carving of the Earth. It sits on the hill above the farm and commands fabulous views.
  • If you come in May check out Stroud's Open Studios. We have many artists and musicians here and you will always find something of interest.
  • If you like Farmer's markets then Stroud's award winning one will be the place to head on a Saturday morning. All year round, you can come and buy your local produce, watch local bands play, and sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by.
  • For those of you who like smart shopping and regency architecture then Cheltenham should be visited. 25 minutes from us on the A46. Restaurants galore and plenty of shopping.