The Old Post House Barn

Ashton Under Hill, Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire
Self-catering
+44 (0)1386 882466


In a mellowstone village with a jolly pub, a super raftered barn with generous touches. Friendly owners next door know the Cotswolds well...

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The Experience

You are in the heart of a beautiful village – brimming with Cotswold stone walls, tiled roofs, hanging baskets, two churches, cricket ground and jolly pub. This converted 1651 barn shares the owners’ drive; Karen and Paul, green-fingered, open their garden for cream teas in June. Step in to find ground-floor bedrooms, not huge but with thick mattresses and goose down, one with a charming wrought-iron bed, and super bathrooms with travertine floors and glass-tiled showers. More stylishness awaits at the top of the central spiral stair, where ancient oak beams support a large luminous living space of spotlit walls, wooden floors, charcoal sofas… and books, games, retro CDs, DVDs, freeview TV and wood-burner for cosy evenings in. To the side is the kitchen, a convivial space in which cooks can chop and stir. Walks are marked and gloriously rural; Stratford (for theatres) and Cheltenham (festivals and races) are close. Karen, a keen runner and mountain biker, will help you plan routes, and Bredon Hill beckons between old thatched roofs – take time to discover more.

Essentials

  • 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

Booking restrictions
Children over 10 welcome. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £500
1 Barn for 4
From £1002 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Just returned from our first visit to The Old Post House Barn and it certainly won't be our last. What a wonderful, cosy, relaxing place. Spotlessly clean and extremely well fitted out with everything you need and the personal touches from Karen are so kind and thoughtful. Great position in the area with wonderful walks on the doorstep and great pubs locally. Thank you Karen, we can't wait to come back.

Brian, Buckinghamshire

Quiet, easy to get to location in beautiful village which is off the tourist track. Many points of interest in the North Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham are just a short distance away, but location is good for walking and exercise: great views from the top of Bredon Hill and the footpath starts across the road. The barn is immaculate, comfortable and well equipped, Karen is welcoming but never obtrusive. The pub is just across the road with a large garden for anyone worried about social distancing, but watch the portion sizes!

Kevin & Fiona, North Yorkshire

Another lovely weeks stay in this barn. Great accommodation with picturesque walks from the doorstep. Some good food available locally in some quaint old pubs. Hope to return again.

Graham, Bury St Edmunds

The Old Post House Barn is a gem of a find; what’s not to like!! Karen and Paul are great hosts and the barn is so welcoming, spotlessly clean and cosy, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It’s a great base for exploring, not only The Cotswolds but also lesser known areas to the west. As walkers we were spoilt for choice with routes possible straight from the cottage. This was our third stay and It definitely won’t be our last.

Lesley, Rickmansworth

We had a really lovely few days at this beautiful barn with friends. Our second stay and definitely not our last. So great that you have two lovely bathrooms, one for each couple and the barn is so spacious and yet cosy at the same time. Everything you need for cooking a meal or two in the lovely kitchen. A real gem of a place to stay in such a beautiful part of the country. We’ll be back soon I hope! Thanks Karen for a lovely stay.

Ruth, Hemel Hempstead

What a wonderful.comfortable everything you need for a stay.Charming .helpful host. Would love to return.Thank you. Penny & Richard

Penelope, Villaricos

March what a fantastic place, beautiful. Clean tidy and everything in it you could need. We had a great stay and would love to come back again 👍 Cheers

Richard & Rachel, York

The Old Post House barn was amazing. I would move in there tomorrow if I could. It is well laid out, warm, cosy, light and spotlessly clean. The local pub is just across the road and the locals are friendly and welcoming. Karen, the host, was lovely, warm and welcoming. She told us about some lovely places to visit and sights to see. I will be trying to return this year if I can.

Aaron

Midway point between Chester and Ascot for a friends get-together and we all loved it. So cleverly put together, and perfect for a weekend escape - roomy and cosy at the same time, Karen the owner is just lovely. We had great food in the local (literally opposite the barn) and drove around the beautiful villages with dinner in Broadway (10-15 minutes away). Perfect - will be recommending to others and will be back!

Branca, Chester

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful barn conversion. Thank you Sawdays for another great find! We could quite happily never leave! Everything you need and more for a really relaxing and luxurious break. We can’t wait to come back and explore more of this beautiful area and just chill by the log burner. A great place to stay with friends, family or just for two and a great pub over the road makes it 10/10 for us. Karen & Paul were great hosts and very helpful. Many thanks ❤️

Ruth, Hemel Hempstead

I loved my stay in the old post barn... It is such a gorgeous, calm and light space. I spend the weekend of my wedding in the barn and Karen made us all feel so welcome and even helped us out, providing a needle and thread for some last minute repairs. **Highly recommend** Thanks Karen and Paul!

Emily, Brighton

Our stay with Karen and Paul was fantastic: it was a wonderful space, with lots of extras, such as lovely soap and hand cream; there was prosecco in the fridge and even chocolate biscuits! The beds were comfy and the bathrooms had wonderful showers; there was always lots of hot water. The upstairs space is great: there are two big plump sofas, a dining table and a kitchen full of mod-cons. Karen and Paul were so friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. There's even a pub opposite which serves lovely food. We would really recommend this place and hope to be back soon.

Jane, Horncastle

We found the barn immaculate and catered for everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away. There are some great walks in the countryside from your doorstep, and as well as the pub nearby there are several other gastro pubs locally available. We hope to return.

Graham, Bury st edmunds

A lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable, in a very attractive village. Excellent local walks on Bredon Hill. Recommended.

Andy, Grantown-on-Spey

Pour les francophones. Vous recherchez un endroit pour relaxer ou comme pied à terre dans la région? Ne cherchez plus. Simplement parfait. Cuisine complète, lits confortables, propreté exceptionnelle; jamais rien vu de pareil. Même un collection de CD musicaux vous y attend avec le nécessaire d'écoute pour égayer vos dîners (ou vos soupers!) Les hôtes sont formidables et vous donnerons tout plein d'info sur la région. Nous y retournerons! Les photos disent tout !

Jean, Québec city

Looking for the pefect place to relax or to uses a your basecamp to visit the area? This is as perfect as it gets. Full kitchen, comfortable beds; there is even a fireplace! Spacious, ultra-modern, hyper clean. Never seen accommodations of this level. Even a CD collection and player to broaden your musical horizon. Karen and Paul are great hosts who will be pleased to give you info on the region. Do not miss Stratford upon Avon. We shall return! Too much to see, too little time!

Jean, Quebec city, Quebec, Canada

What a fabulous place to stay! We couldn't fault this beautiful converted barn in a very pretty village. It was immaculate, beautifully decorated and furnished and so cosy and warm! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and made us feel so welcome. The pub opposite the barn serves lovely food and are also very welcoming. We would most definitely stay again!

Elizabeth, Hemel Hempstead

I booked the Old Post Barn as a surprise weekend away for my new lovely girlfriend. I was a little worried prior to arrival as I desperately wanted to impress her. I had no need to worry. We were both blown away by the barn. It is absolutely immaculate. Spotlessly clean. Beautifully presented with a lovely welcome from Karen. A bottle of Prosecco in the fridge, fresh flowers on the table and even some milk. I genuinely cannot recommend this place high enough. It is a wonderful place to stay and is a total credit to Karen and her husband. She should be proud of what she has achieved here.

Doug, Bedford

Very lovely stay, we hope to return soon

Kathy, Exeter

The Old Post House Barn is absolutely beautiful. Not only this but the level of detail in its presentation clearly shows that this place is a passion not just a business for the hosts. Karen made surely that we had everything we needed and then left us to it but it was clear that she would be happy to help is any way she could. The surrounding countryside is wonderful to walk for all levels of commitment and surrounding towns - especially Broadway - are well worth a visit. All in all we couldn't have asked for more.

Patrick, Nottingham

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Karen & Paul Rowley

  • Walker's paradise with the stunning Cotswold Way close by, along with many other beautiful walks. From the barn walk to the top of Bredon Hill, one of the largest outlier Cotswolds or wander up Dumbleton Hill with its famous cricket pitch.
  • Visit the Cotswold's highest castle, Broadway Tower. On a clear day you can see up to 16 counties. Have a cream tea whilst watching the tame deer. Walk down the hill looking at views to die for. Shop your heart out in chic Broadway village below.
  • Go to Snowshill where Bridget Jones scenes were filmed in summer complete with artificial snow and christmas lights! Visit the fascinating Snowshill Manor, the ultimate hoarder's paradise from penny farthings to samurai swords!
  • Visit our beautiful restored 1930s cinema, The Regal, in Evesham. As well as all the latest films, see musicians, comedians and live sports and opera events. Delicious snacks and drinks delivered to your luxurious swivel seats, you won't want to leave!
  • Keen cyclists? Follow in the tracks of Tour of Britain cyclists over to Saxon Winchcombe. Cycle to beautiful Hidcote Manor Gardens or Croome Park. Visit in April and challenge your fitness with some serious offroading in our HONC mtb challenge.
  • Dangerously close to the barn is our local, The Star Inn! Good pub grub with two for one offers, Specials menus featuring locally reared pork or game, vegetarian dishes etc. Live music in The Snug every month. Real ales & good selection of gins to try.