The Old Post House Barn

Ashton Under Hill, Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire
+44 (0)1386 882466
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In a mellowstone village with a jolly pub, a super raftered barn with generous touches. Friendly owners next door know the Cotswolds well...


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

£150 per night

£714 per week

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.


  • 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
Weekly price
1 Barn for 4
£1502 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Other details
Children over 10 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


A very comfortable three night stay for two couples. Great location, friendly, helpful owner. Highly recommend!

Janet, London

Girls getaway and our 2nd visit to the barn which does not disappoint. Perfect location for exploring the surrounding villages and this time we enjoyed a wonderful day in Stratford Upon Avon which is only a short drive away. Returned to Bouton on the Water and Broadway which are both picturesque villages with lovely gift shops and tea rooms. The barn has everything you need for a chilled out break . We used The Star pub opposite over 2 nights as they serve great value homemade food but book in advance to secure a table as they get very busy.

Lesley, Dartford

Karen and Paul’s barn was an absolute treat! Everything from the linens, beds, kitchen was top notch and very well appointed. Karen and Paul were so kind and always there for a friendly ‘hello’ or ‘do you need anything?’ Everything was absolutely spotlessly clean. The area with the outstanding walks and picturesque cottages was exactly what we needed. We would absolutely highly recommend The Old Post Barn to other guests. You won’t be disappointed!

Judith, Germantown, New York

We had a lovely stay at The Old Post House Barn. The accommodation was so cosy, spotlessly clean and stylish. Karen was incredibly helpful with advice before and during our stay. Lots to see and do in the area and a good pub just across the road. Perfect.

Tracy, Sheffield

We had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable and stylish barn. The owner is nearby and very friendly and helpful in every war.

Regina, Frankfurt Germany

Our second visit and still as lovely! Stylish, comfortable accommodation, well appointed and beautifully clean. Owners on hand if necessary and very kind and amenable. Extremely well placed in a pretty village with a friendly pub nearby with good food. Lots of places to visit within easy reach in this beautiful part of England. Highly recommended!

Alison, Cambridge

A fabulous barn in a beautiful part of the world. We loved our stay and couldn’t have asked more of the barn. It is really lovely, clean and full of character. Its location is great for so many things to see and do and there are a lot of really good places to eat nearby. Karen was brilliant in every aspect and made sure we had a fantastic week.

Helen, Litton, Derbyshire

We had an excellent stay at The Old Post House Barn. The building is old and full of character and it has been beautifully converted into a stylish and comfortable home. We really liked the area with lots of places to visit locally and good walks. We definitely want to come back to The Barn and explore further. The village of Ashton is very attractive and the views from Bredon Hill are amazing. Karen and Paul were the perfect hosts.

Stella, Alderley Edge

We had an excellent stay at The Old Post House Barn. The building is old and full of character and it has been beautifully converted into a stylish and comfortable home. We really liked the area with lots of places to visit locally and good walks. We definitely want to come back to The Barn and explore further. The village of Ashton is very attractive and the views from Bredon Hill are amazing. Karen and Paul were the perfect hosts.

Stella, Alderley Edge

Delightful place with large living area on the first floor and 2 tastefully decorated bedrooms. Karen was very helpful and we enjoyed the treats she left including prosecco and biscuits. The Star Inn opposite had great ales and food. We even joined the quiz night. The village itself is very pretty and good walks around this area. Totally recommend

Jayne, Upware

Our third stay at the Barn. Perfect as always. Blenheim and Warwick are within an easy drive but we also visited locally in Beckford and Overbury which are lovely, friendly villages. Cannot recommend highly enough for comfort and welcome.

Yvonne, Cardiff

Delightful place to stay, spacious yet feels cosy at the same time. Situated in a quiet village but lots of walks and places of interest which are easy yo get to. Highly recommended, planning our next stay for 2023.

Linda, Haywards Heath

Beautiful accomodation, to an excellent standard, with everything you could need to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Lovely walks nearby, including up Brendon Hill, with great views from the top. We chose it in order to meet up with friends - they came from the Isle of Wight, and we from Yorkshire, so it was a great central location for our stay. Very highly recommended.

Peter, Wetherby

Lovely barn - beautiful, spacious, and clean - and Karen & Paul were the perfect hosts - there for any questions and queries we had however small!. The little touches made all the difference, flowers, milk, a bottle of fizz on arrival. The barn is in a perfect location for exploring the Malvern's, Wye Valley & Cotswolds - and really felt like a beautiful home from home on return in the evening. Off street parking, middle of the village, pub opposite, surrounded by amazing farm shops! Nothing else we could have asked for.

Rachel, Cambridge

The handsome converted barn is clean, roomy, well-funished but never losing its rustic charm. Karen and Paul are the perfect hosts. Kind, considerate, approachable and meticulous. Ashton itself is a quiet and cheery village, surrounded by wonderful countryside and lanes to explore and in easy driving distance of many great tourist attractions. Will definitely return!

Paul, Reggio Emilia, Italy

What a little gem. Not only is it stunning visually but it has everything you could need. We spent a week here and enjoyed every minute. Karen and Paul are the perfect hosts and helped out with local knowledge and offered all those little extras that make a holiday special. Fantastic

Hilly, Southport

We have just returned from visiting the The Old Post Office barn, for the 2nd. time. The Barn is in a very good position if you are looking for easy access to the Cotswolds, but not crowds that go with it. We noticed that there are plenty of cycle routes from the door and we would certainly consider taking our bikes for a future visit.

June, Pulborough

2nd visit to old posthouse barn and can't wait for a 3rd. Barn is comfortable and immaculate, Karen and Paul are lovely hosts. The pub grub is fantastic at the Star Inn and the Jubilee celebrations were good fun and the locals are so friendly. I can't praise the Barn and the general area enough, we love it and are looking forward to going back soon.

Leanda, Kent

Our second visit to the Old Post House Barn. We tend to explore a region so it is so important for us to come back to a relaxing luxury base. The beds are super comfy and there is everything you need in the barn. Lovely personal touches like fresh flowers and fizz. Karen helped us out with recommendation when we had car trouble on the first day. If you just want to chill it's perfect too. Try the walk up to the top of the hill. Already planning another visit!

Yvonne, Cardiff

What a gem of a barn conversion, beautiful decor, comfortable beds and super hot showers. Loved the little extras. Fresh flowers on the table, milk and Prosecco. Set in a gorgeous village, the pub opposite was lovely also. Karen and Paul super hosts. A fabulous relaxing 3 nights. We will be returning .

Jayne, Pembrokeshire

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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.