Following a lengthy restoration project Bibury Farm Barns now offers luxury self-catered stone barns, each with its own identity and design to combine both comfort and style in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.
The farmstead is set on the edge of a working arable and livestock farm with each of the barns having their own long history of housing everything from crops to livestock and most recently, machinery.
During the restoration, many certificates for prize-winning livestock were found tacked to the huge beams in The Grain Store – most of these were saved, cleaned and now hang proudly on the walls.
Styled by the award winning interior designer and author of ‘Twenty First Century Cotswolds’ Pippa Paton Design, the barns blend contemporary style with rustic character perfectly. Embracing the exposed stone and oak beams both synonymous with the Cotswold surroundings, leaving the barns feeling incredibly impressive, as well as cosy and homely.
The barns were of course designed with holidaymakers and ‘staycationers’ in mind, but their design was far from overlooked when it came to their imprint on the planet. The site is free from both gas and oil, instead opting to use ground-source heat pumps to heat the water and the properties year round. The natural bath products provided are refilled rather than replaced and within the interiors, natural and sustainable materials have been used where possible.
T H E B U L L P E N: sleeps 6
As the name suggests this was once the home to the bulls, in particular Falcon the prize winning bull at Bibury Farm. Now, with an open-plan space and Scandi-chic design this one-storey conversion is perfect for a getaway get-together.
T H E C A R T S H E D: sleeps 6
With a wood burner, beautiful fur accessories and decorated in a soft grey palette the Cart Shed is a charming and relaxing space. This barn works for both a sociable family break as well as an intimate and romantic getaway. This barn also includes a coffee table made from the original barn door!
T H E S T A B L E S: sleeps 8
This former stable block has been designed to celebrate the original features but also encompasses contemporary flourishes, making it both a strikingly elegant as well as an incredibly comfortable space.
O L D H A Y B A R N: sleeps 8
Decorated in this soft olive green colour, the Old Hay Barn has a seamless ‘outside-in’ feel bringing the surrounding countryside even closer. With a cosy, wood burning stove, paintings of the animals that once inhabited the space as well as the contemporary touches from Pippa Paton Design, the Old Hay Barn collates everything we love about a simple luxury escape to the countryside.
Sleeping 8 people, this is perfect for the whole family, a couple of friends and the dog too!
G R A I N S T O R E: sleeps 10
With five bedrooms, all with super-king beds, the Grain Store is the largest of the barns, with beautiful stone walls and miles of exposed original roof beams there is definitely an authentic rustic feel here. And though the Grain Store sleeps 10 it could host many more for a large gathering or special party where necessary.
Not only are guests staying in the beautifully converted homesteads with smart TVs, Sonos speakers and luxury linens but each barn also comes with a welcome hamper filled with tasty local treats to enjoy too.
…and dogs are welcome! To plan your escape click here.
Images: Bibury Farm Barns