The Old Post House Barn

Ashton Under Hill, Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire

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


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, 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; the round dining table with red chairs adds a bright note. 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.


  • 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

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


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


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

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

Absolutely stunning accommodation. Couldn’t fault it. Had a wonderful time definitely will return. Added bonus of a pub opposite. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you Karen and Paul

Jenny, Bradford on avon

We had a lovely Autumn break at the old post house barn. Karen made us feel most welcome and the barn is very warm and comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The location suited us perfectly - having a pub just across the road was a bonus. We enjoyed walking in the local hills and exploring the Cotswolds - Goodrich Castle was a highlight. We now realise how much this area has to offer and in our short break we just scratched the surface. Hopefully we'll be back before too long to explore further.

Jo, Harrow

Beautiful barn, immaculately decorated and fitted, mattresses incredibly comfortable and lovely soft bedding. wonderful location with fab pub just across the road serving excellent food! Great hosts too! will be returning in the near future!

Adrienne, Northampton

Just returned from a great weekend staying in the Barn....what a gorgeous place to visit!. Everything is just right for a very comfy stay. Two lovely bedrooms and bathrooms (great showers)! Loving the wrought iron circular staircase that leads up the middle of the barn and into beautiful open plan living area upstairs. The Star pub opposite is great for food too! Will definitely come again! Thanks Karen and Paul

Ellie, Warminster

This was our 4th visit with a 5th planned in December . We love this little gem it's a great place to stay with friends or family perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4. Furnished to high spec it's an entertaining barn with the open plan layout and log burner you don't want to leave it! The bedrooms are beautiful and beds and bedding so comfy and powerful showers and lovely bathrooms. The pub over the road is ideally located too and I would recommend for food if you fancy a meal out. Karen and Paul are perfect hosts . Thanks both, my parents loved the barn as much as we do xx

Vanessa, Leicester

What a find the Old Post House Barn is. A real "home from home" everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday home is here and is it excellently located for all the Cotswolds has to offer. It's a really good base whether sight-seeing, walking or cycling. We brought our road bikes and headed east on the relative flat of the Vale of Evesham before heading up and down the more challenging hills of the Cotswolds & at the end of the ride we could safely leave our bikes indoors. Karen is very friendly, with lots of helpful advice when we needed it. We thoroughly recommend this place.

Sue, Esher

I absolutely LOVED my stay at the barn. The bedrooms are huge with comfortable beds and bedding, spotless facilities, a spacious lounge and kitchen area upstairs. The facilities are modern but set within a rustic atmosphere so you definitely feel like you're living in luxury in the countryside! Can I move in?

Shabana, London

Karen and Paul made us feel very welcome on our stay at the old post house barn. The barn is fantastic, cosy, and luxurious. Slept incredibly well, the beds are super comfy!! The pub across the road does good pub grub and we enjoyed many county walks. The kitchen is well equipt and the log burner is a welcome addition. Would definitely recommend the barn and will be visiting again! Thank you Karen and Paul

Becci, Gloucester

Wonderful luxurious cottage in a lovely Cotswold village. Hosts were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. Great pub across the road serving good food. Will definitely visit again.

Debbie, Dartford kent

Cannot recommend The Old Post House Barn highly enough! We had a truly wonderful stay! The barn is beautifully done out and had everything we could possibly have wanted including a lovely welcome treat which was very much appreciated! Karen was super friendly and helpful from our first communication and made us feel very welcome. The village is gorgeous as are the surrounding villages. We enjoyed several lovely bike rides and visited lots of great local pubs! The pub opposite is great and we had a lovely meal there. Really looking forward to visiting again soon.

Rhian, Bedford

I did stay in the barn in the back bedroom with the en suite bathroom. It was very well done. The bed was very comfortable and it was very quiet in that room. It was hot the summer I was there and the bedroom stayed nice and cool which made it easy to sleep. The shower was really good, spacious and lots of pressure. I used to live in the UK and having decent water pressure in a shower verged on the amazing. The WiFi worked in the barn, no dead spots. The upstairs was very nice, but I didn’t really spend much time there. pub across the street, the food is very good.

Mike, Burnaby, b.c.

We have just returned from a lovely relaxing break at the Old Post House Barn, it is in such a fantastic spot so easy to get to lots of great places. Beautifully furnished and finished to an extremely high standard, Karen & Paul are the loveliest of hosts. We look forward to a return visit!

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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.