Bibury Farm Barns – Bibury, Gloucestershire
In 2017, fourth generation farmer George Phillips and his wife Polly set about converting five ancient stone barns on their land into a self-catering rural retreat. The result is a series of gorgeous hideaways suitable for everyone from young families to large gatherings, each combining contemporary style with rustic character: wood-beamed kitchens, open-plan living spaces with log burners and private courtyards for al fresco dining. Photographs and paintings by local artists adorn the walls; there are huge marble-effect showers and verdigris bathrooms; snugs for film nights and boot rooms for kicking off muddy wellies after walks – perhaps along the River Coln or around chocolate-box Bibury village, a ten minute walk away. The largest, The Grain Store, sleeps ten and has a large cedar hot tub; the smallest, the Cart Shed, sleeps six. The barns can be booked individually or together, and there’s a concierge service so anything from a fully stocked fridge to chef-cooked dinners can be arranged. Located between Burford and Cirencester, this is an ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds.
From £1575 for a three night weekend in a three bedroom barn, low season
+44 (0) 1285 706188; biburyfarm.com