The Best Rural Holiday Property and Location in Warwickshire
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Stratford-upon-Avon barn description
Refurbished for 2013 Mutton Barn offers 5 Star Luxury accommodation and Boasts the best rural holiday location in Warwickshire, Situated on the edge of ancient woodland High up on Alne Hills it offers the most romantic setting with panoramic views of open countryside.
Mutton Barn is converted to the highest of standards using only the finest materials, marble floors and solid oak Joinery are complemented with bespoke hand painted kitchen with Granite work surfaces designer bathrooms and fine furnishings.
We want you to be totally satisfied with your holiday accommodation and hope to provided all the things you might want to make your stay as comfortable as possible, should you have any special requirements please ask.
We will be happy to arrange champagne, chocolates or flowers for a loved one on arrival or make reservations for a special occasion on your behalf.
We provide a welcome basket on arrival, towels and linen are provided.
Gate opens on to 125 miles of footpath, Log fire, balcony, Idyllic, Romantic location, 6 m from Stratford...
Log fire ~ balcony terrace ~ private location ~ luxury bathrooms ~ iPod doc~ plasma TV ~ DVD ~ BBQ ~ local gastro pub ~ gateway to 125 miles of footpaths ~ resident barn owls- 6 miles Stratford upon Avon.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty it's elevated position high up on Alne Hills affords breathtaking views of Warwickshires magnificent countryside, flanked on one side by ancient woodland the stage is set for your idyllic country holiday.
The bespoke kitchen is fully equipped including granite work surfaces, gas range cooker, cooks island with chopping block, microwave and dishwasher.
A dining/breakfast area is incorporated into the kitchen, along with one side of the double s
On the approach to Mutton Barn, you leave the public highway a category D road over a cattle grid and climb gently up a farm track (The Heart Of England Way) follow the track firstly through the new plantation the track then hugs the edge of the ancient Alne Woods as you turn the corner at the top of Alne Hills you will be greeted by Mutton Barn and the magnificent views before you.
The area is a walkers and cyclers paradise with The Heart Of England Way and the Arden Way at the garden gate, it is your gateway to over 125 miles of footpaths and bridle ways.
The barn stands on its own and is surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside. Deemed as an area of outstanding natural beauty Alne Hills benefits from an abundance of native wildlife,
Buzzards fly high above often accompanied by other birds of prey, The resident Barn Owls hunt daily and we hope for a parliament of owlets again in 2011,
Watch as Deer wandering from the wood to feed in early morning and at dusk
Stratford upon Avon is 7 miles away Set in on the banks of the River Avon, the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon is steeped in history and culture. As the birthplace William Shakespeare, this is a popular tourist destination and is home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare company and its theatres.
The town boasts a variety of shopping and leisure facilities and has many quality restaurants and brasseries.
Within a short drive are the beautiful Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway internationally renowned Hidcote Manor Garden, Moreton-in-Marsh with its famous Tuesday outdoor market, beautiful Batsford Arboretum; and not forgetting Warwick famous for its antique shops, tea rooms and magnificent medieval castle.
There are many outstanding National Trust houses and gardens nearby, including Charlecote Park, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Upton House and Coughton Court.
Birmingham city centre, with its stylish shopping malls, restaurants and Symphony Hall.
- 2 story
- 180 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Events Allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Logs an initial supply is included additional supplies are available to purchase if required. One medium sized dog or two small well behaved dogs are welcome. There is an additional charge of £30 per dog. a stair gate is provided dogs are not allowed beyond the ground floor and must not be left un-attended at the property...moreless
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Books For Kids
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theatre
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Centre
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Horse Riding
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Laundrette - Serviced
- Medical Services
- Fitness Centre
sports and adventure activities
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Ice Skating
- Equestrian Events
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Laundry Soap
- Local Maps
- Wireless Internet
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Activities Guide
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Local Activities Guide
- Broadband Access
- Washing Machine
- Basic Soaps
- Thermos Flask
- Living Room
- Iron & Board
- Toilet Paper
- Alarm Clock
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck Chairs
ReviewsWrite a review
“Amazing property with everything you could want -Guest comment entered by owner
“Amazing property with everything you could want -
Do yourself a favour and stay for as long as you can in this retreat with everything. We were a group of 6 adults who thoroughly enjoyed not only the seclusion of the setting, but the extensive views from the house too. And inside nothing had been missed - which made our stay very comfortable indeed. As for the region, there is something for everyone - and a SatNav supplied to ensure you found it too! Thank you, Paul and Lou, for everything. Your eye for detail will make this a very popular short or long stay destination, I am sure. Best wishes!
- Guest Mr Richard Ford
- Date of stay 09/30/11
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
“Peacefully secluded location with great views.”Guest comment entered by owner
“Peacefully secluded location with great views.”
We arrived early and Paul was very helpful, allowing us to deposit our luggage in Boot HQ so that we could venture into Stratford. When we returned the log burner had warmed the place up beautifully. Paul was on hand to show us how everything worked and had left a lovely hamper inc. a bottle of champagne which was delicious. He is a 'goldmine' of local knowledge and advised us on may things inc. restaurants and walks. The barn was extremely comfortable with all the modern equipment you would require. We did'nt see the Owls but we heard them. We had a wonderful break and would not hesitate to return, our dog Bailey gave it a BIG seal of approval.
- Guest Mr & Mrs G Wheadon
- Date of stay 01/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
“Fantastic property in a stunning location”Guest comment entered by owner
“Fantastic property in a stunning location”
This property is better than I could have expected. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner (who lives nearby) everything was perfect! Mutton Barn is easy to find, and it took us just over two hours to drive there from West London. It is the only property situated at the end of a gated track. The location is idyllic; the elevated position of the Barn makes for great views over the surrounding countryside and gives many opportunities for wildlife spotting. The property has a large garden which is fully enclosed by fencing, and is therefore safe for hyperactive dogs to race around in. We visited in December, over a very cold weekend, however I could see that in warmer weather the garden would be perfect for outdoor dining or just sitting watching the birds with a cold beer. There is a gravel drive outside, and parking space for at least four cars. There is a boot room outside (attached to a garage to which the owner has sole access) which is a real bonus when it's muddy and wet. The thoughtful owners provided dog towels, poop bags, a dog bowl and even have a dog shower outside the back door of the Barn with hot and cold water! Our dog loved every minute of our stay, and it really is well set-up for dog owners. There are numerous walks on bridleways and public footpaths which are accessible right from the door of the Barn. The owner was readily available to provide local knowledge, even producing hand-drawn maps of local walks, which usually had a conveniently located pub half-way around the route!! The wildlife is abundant at Mutton Barn. We saw numerous deer, loads of pheasant, and plenty of birds in the garden including the resident barn owl and a visiting hawk! There are also lots of horses and dogs around. There are two dog-friendly pubs within walking distance of the Barn - the closest being 1.3 miles away. Both serve food and great beers, including some from a brewery situated very close to the Barn. The Barn itself is very modern and incredibly comfortable. The kitchen is large and well-equipped with modern appliances and a comfortable dining area. Open plan to the living room, this area is well heated by a wood burning stove, with an ample store of wood supplied. The bedrooms are comfortable and the master suite, in particular, abundantly so. The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure every comfort you might expect over a long weekend, or longer country break. We'll be back!
- Guest Dr Christopher Witten
- Date of stay 12/13/11
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Luxurious family retreat in stunning locationGuest comment entered by owner
Luxurious family retreat in stunning location
My two toddlers and I stayed here with my friend and her little girl (three under 5's...!!!) and we had such a great time. Lovely house, all mod cons, every detail thought of and a stunning location. Paul was a star and catered to our every need. We spent a day at Ragley Hall and kissed pigs at Mary Arden's farm (see their website and flyer for details) and then had a lovely day by and on (but luckily not in) the river Avon at Stratford. Highly recommended. Will be back.
- Guest Isobel Leaveis
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
Stunning....a place to forget time...Guest comment entered by owner
Stunning....a place to forget time...
Mutton Barn is a truly beautiful home from home. Set amidst spectacular countryside scenery, complete tranquility with footpaths at your doorstep. Perfect for couples seeking a retreat or families. I would recommend a car, unless you are planning a total countryside walking holiday, which is also completely feasible from Mutton Barn. We came with our 3 children (aged 10, 8 & 2) and it was fantastic. The enclosed garden means its safe to let them run around outside whilst you enjoy getting the BBQ ready! Walks in the forest (1 min away!) provides plenty of "stick hunting" opportunities for the kids, amongst the breathtaking bluebells we were lucky enough to see in April. The house is really lovely and bright , has super comfy beds and sofas and is a delight to be in. Its a child friendly house with a great bathroom, window locks and the stairs are not tricky. DVD player for quieter moments later on in the evening. Nothing too breakable about either - good news when you have very little ones! Children's cutlery and crockery. Watch out for bats, deer and rabbits - we even had a bunny in the garden one morning! There's lots of great day trips nearby - Ragley Hall (great outdoor play area for kids), Warwick Castle-also a fantastic day out for the children. Don't miss all the beautiful Cotswold villages, which are a short drive - Stratford, Chipping Campden, Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water (great if its a hot day as the kids can walk through the river in the middle of the town! - put on crocs!) We also went to Cadburys World, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alton Towers (1.5h drive, but worth it). Horseriding nearby - ask Paul for Jaynie's details - friendly staff & very well schooled ponies for young (& older) riders (lessons or hacks). Thank you to Paul who really looked after us and made the holiday a great success. We would love to go back - the whole family loved it!
- Guest Mr & Mrs Sibley
- Date of stay 05/16/11
- Review Submitted 01/29/12
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Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2013
3 night min stay
Extra Nights: £285
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2013
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Birmingham Int. at 20 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Portsmouith at 130 Miles
- Nearest Train: Henley in Arden at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Juc 15 M40 Henley in Arden at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Weston Super Mare at 90 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Huff Cap Great Alne at 1.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: n/a at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Essnce Alcester at 4.5 Miles
Bespoke kitchen with gas range cooker
New ! Extended and Refurbished For April 2013
FIine italian leather sofa's
Double sided log burner
Madster bed bathroom with tub and walk in shower
Walnut dining table seats 8
Coughton Ford on the pub lunch walk 2 miles
View from front of Mutton Barn
View from the back of Mutton Barn
Alcester Town on market day (4 miles)
The New Royal Shakespear Theatre (7 Miles)
Mutton Barn Set On Its Own In 5000 Acres
Heaven In The Heart Of England
Bluebells and wild garlic at Alne Wood On The Doorstep
A Good Hare Day
Dont Forget Your Camera !
Warwick Castle (9 Miles)
Coughton Court (4 Miles)
Ragley Hall (6 Miles)
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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