Monastery Barn

Reviews

“...We booked as our husbands were going to the Grand Prix… us girls enjoyed a day at Bicester enjoying shopping, lunch & cocktails…. What’s not to love! … we had the most amazing time. Beautiful house & lots of lovely little extras from Alastair & Patricia in the fridge: milk, juice, fever tree tonic etc…Ice & frozen lemon slices in the freezer for a G&T & even some mini magnums… Alastair & Patricia welcomed us when we arrived & we were shown around by the lovely Patricia … there is even a welcome trays of drinks that you can help yourself to… they really do go the extra mile. They are really lovely people, friendly, welcoming & nothing is too much trouble. If you are lucky enough to stay here you will have a fantastic time!!!
Thank you both for all you did for us...”
Heather & Mark & Friends, July 2024

“...Lovely home from home accommodation – situated in a beautiful area of the UK. Ideal for exploring a number of counties/areas. Patricia & Alastair were very attentive hosts. We enjoyed a comfortable & friendly stay during a very exciting time for British History. Thank you. We enjoyed visiting Blenheim Palace, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Snowshill Manor & Gardens, NT Upton House, NT Hidcote Gardens, Cotswold Lavender Fields, The Light Cinema in Banbury & the Village Pub – The George & Dragon...”
Joanne, Paul, Lola, Julie & John & Our 3 Pugs, July 2024

“...The house is beautiful & Alastair & Patricia have thought of everything. A welcome drink, bottled water & chocolates in the bedrooms. A wide selection of games to keep you entertained. We had a lovely BBQ & Patricia & Alastair bought us fresh asparagus from the local Wykham Park Farm which was lovely. Amazing hosts, amazing house it has been a pleasure. Places to visit we enjoyed: Wild Pig Hot Air Ballooning, Blenheim Palace, Wykham Park Farm, Stratford on Avon & the George & Dragon Village Pub...”
Natasha, Danny, Suzanne, Calum, Pete & Louise, June 2024

“...Alastair & Patricia could not have been more welcoming & accommodating. Our family of five spent 3 glorious days at Monastery Barn in Shutford. An ideal location from which to explore the many attractions in the Cotswolds. Three comfortable bedroom, a well stocked kitchen and dining room & a delightful garden in which to we read & played croquet. We have been fortunate to travel a good bit & this is one of our favourite spots...”
Cindy & Freddie & Family (Stayed In: June 2024)

“...We've all had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful & very comfortable. Lovely quiet setting. Patricia & Alastair have been perfect hosts, so welcoming & helpful. Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend. Places we enjoyed: National Herb Centre absolutely fantastic. Village pub also brilliant & very friendly. Wykham Park Farm Shop very good...”
Kat & Family, June 2024

“... Thank you so much for being such amazing hosts. You've both been wonderful. This barn has absolutely everything. It was so clean & cosy. We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. Shutford is a beautiful village with lots of amazing history...”
Hannah & Family & Friends, June 2024

“...Short but sweet stay at the lovely Monastery Barn. Cosy, clean, well equipped & perfectly located for our visit to the Blenheim Triathlon. Patricia & Alastair are very warm & welcoming & the extra touches were really appreciated – especially the gin bar & chocolates. We also had a really lovely meal at the pub in Shenington...”
Neil & Family, June 2024

“...Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. The house is beautiful & even better than the photos. The house is fully equipped for all needs. Alastair & Patricia have gone above & beyond including changes in check in/check out times. We would highly recommend staying at this house & we hope to return...”
Amber & Friends, May 2024

“...We have loved our weekend at Monastery Barn. Patricia & Alastair made us feel very welcome & couldn't have been more accommodating. Lovely garden to sit in, we were grateful to have a BBQ. Very well stocked kitchen. Lovely touch with the water & chocolates in each bedroom. Thank you to you both for organising the boxing for the boys...”
Thereza, Donna, Ange & Husbands, May 2024

“...Very nice & comfortable house. We had a really nice stay here for my parents 50th Anniversary. Patricia & Alastair were very nice & accommodating, they even brought us round some fresh Asparagus, which was very nice. There was so much there, it's a fully equipped house. Plus some very thoughtful extras like a welcome gin! Would definitely stay here again & it's also a good base. We had a lovely walk from the house to a local pub. About a 5 mile round trip...”
Tracy & Family, May 2024

“...Had a great 50th Anniversary Celebration. The house was very comfortable & very well equipped. So peaceful. Alastair & Patricia very friendly & helpful. Thank you for the Asparagus it was great and the fridge was well stocked which was very generous. Loved the welcoming G & T !! Lovely weather...”
Arlene, Dave, Sharon, Ben, Ben, Tracy, Gary and Bramble & Goldie, May 2024

“...Alastair & Patricia are fantastic hosts, the barn is fabulous. We were looked after beyond our expectations - thank you ! The barn itself is beautifully furnishes but retains a home from home feel & the dogs had a wonderful time too...”
Karen, Jonathan, Sophie, Dawn, John & Tony, May 2024

“...Great location if you're involved in a wedding at nearby Hadsham Farm weddings. Our son recently got married at Hadsham Farm weddings & we based ourselves in Monastery Barn for the whole weekend. The Bridal party of 9 got ready with hair & make up at the cottage & the bride, accompanied by her father, left from here on the short journey of around 10-15 minutes to the ceremony. The cottage is wonderfully equipped with everything you might need and the 3 good sized bedrooms & 2 bathrooms means it offered lots of different options for this important weekend where we wanted to ensure nothing went wrong! Would thoroughly recommend this for anyone wanting high quality accommodation in this area...”
Anne & Family, April 2024

“...A lovely warm welcome from our hosts to an equally warm home, on a chilly April afternoon. Thank you for the impressive welcome-drinks tray & for the thoughtful provisions. Monastery Barn is located in a peaceful village, with plentiful local walks which our Labrador very much enjoyed. Visiting this quiet corner of the Cotswolds has been a delight. Batsford Arboretum highly recommended. Very good cafe & shop. Very dog friendly. Superb meal at the Duck-on-the-Pond. A gem...”
Maggie, Alan & Katie, April 2024

“...Fantastic home with wholesome hosts who went above & beyond to accommodate us. Alastair & Patricia are the essence of why Airbnb was created, lovely people sharing a special corner of the world. Thank you both for hosting our lovely family weekend. Mum insists she will be back & claiming the champagne that's on offer for returning guests, so hopefully see you again soon!...”
Matt, Steph & Family, April 2024

“...Monastery Barn was a lovely find situated in the little village of Shutford in beautiful rural Oxfordshire. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay & a nice private enclosed back garden. Alastair & Patricia were excellent, friendly, very helpful hosts & their hospitality was very generous. We had a lovely family weekend there...”
Vinodhini, Dayalan & Family, April 2024

“...A wonderful stay in Shutford. The house was lovely & had everything we needed. Very secure garden made it a great place to stay with dogs. The information folder gave us some good walks in the local area . Lovely hosts & if we were to return we would love to stay again...”
Lizzy, Paul, Lottie, Alex, Lynn & Lewis, April 2024

“...We had a great time as a group of six friends, two 15 month olds & two dogs. The house was just like the pictures & had everything you might need in the bathrooms & kitchen. Hosts Alastair & Patricia were really friendly & helpful. There were waters & chocolates in the bedrooms & beers & G&T in the fridge - lovely touches. The village is lovely & short drive from other notable Cotswold villages/towns. Thanks for a lovely stay...”
Laura & Family & Friends, April 2024

“...We loved our stay at Monastery Barn. We have a very fast paced life in London so was lovely to escape for a few days with our dog & have some country R&R. There is lots to do & see in the area a really great location with plenty of shops drivable & lots of dog walks. Patricia & Alastair were amazing hosts & have created a lovely home away from home space. We can’t wait to come back!...”
Rohita & Charles, March 2024

“...Six of us stayed at Monastery Barn over the weekend for a family wedding & the accommodation was perfect for us all. Patricia welcomed us on our arrival, showing us around & assuring us of her help should we need it. A table set for dinner & a complimentary drinks tray was most welcome after a long day travelling. It was really kind of Patricia & Alastair to offer us a later checkout which meant we could have a more leisurely morning after the previous late night. We enjoyed a relaxed coffee sitting in the gorgeous conservatory & were bid a warm farewell from these lovely & welcoming hosts...”
Alison & Family, March 2024

“...Amazing venue. Lovely house. Warm welcome. We felt as though we were in a home rather than a holiday home. We would love to return. Will explore next visit. Thank you...”
Roly, Rupert, Gillian, Suzy, Brian & Jane, March 2024

“...Absolutely amazing stay!! We had the best weekend! Alastair & Patricia were the most helpful, welcoming & generous hosts. They did everything they possibly could to make it the best stay for us! They always responded quickly to all messages & made it a delight to stay at the house! The house itself is beautiful, very clean & comfortable & has everything you need. All the amazing little touches were so appreciated! Couldn’t recommend enough & we will definitely be going back! The Rolls Royce of Airbnb's !!!...”
Ben & Kate & Friends, March 2024

“...5 stars. Great stay at Monastery Barn. Plenty of room for the 6 of us & a lovely home. Alastair & Patricia were very welcoming & friendly...”
Beth & Friends, February 2024

“...5 stars. We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful & in an idyllic setting. Patricia & Alastair were incredibly friendly & helpful hosts - the house had so many thoughtful details (G&T ingredients, chocolates in the bedroom & nursery rhyme books for our babies). We wanted for nothing & would highly recommend this Airbnb...”
Sophie & Doug & Family & Friends, February 2024

“...Alastair & Patricia were super friendly hosts who had stocked up their home with essentials & went the extra mile by putting our food shop away when the Tesco delivery driver dropped the shop off early! Thanks for a great stay...”
Helen & Friends, February 2024

“...5 stars. Great hosts & beautiful home. Very communicative & welcoming to their lovely home. And went the extra mile with small touches :)...”
Beth & Friends, January 2024

“...Thank you again for a wonderful stay. This is the second time we've stayed here & we loved it both times. Loads of recommendations given by Alastair & Patricia (everything we did while there was at their recommendation & we loved it all!) They were there to greet us on arrival & were so friendly. There was a problem with the oven while we were there but they were only too happy to help us. Loads of lovely little extras, like the table laid beautifully, the welcome drinks, milk & chocolates. I just LOVED relaxing in the orangery with a book & a cup of tea. The area itself is a lovely little village with beautiful surroundings. Such great price for such lovely accommodation. Hopefully we will have a reason to come back a third time!...”
Vicki & Family & Friends, January 2024

“...We had a lovely time, great accommodation, all you need & more. Super friendly hosts, enjoyed all of it. Lots of nice touches to ensure you have all you need. Thank you...”
Monique, Peter, Helen, John, Kasia & Mark, January 2024

“...Monastery Barn is the perfect get away for family friendly stays. We hosted my husbands 60th birthday gathering here & had an amazing time, the space was perfect & the amenities helped make our stay comfortable. The bedrooms were luxurious & beds soft & enveloping. The hosts across the courtyard meant support & advice was close to hand, which in other circumstances may have been intimidating, but far from it, Patricia & Alastair were the most generous & genuinely hospitable couple, creating the backdrop for a private retreat. Thank you both, we would definitely stay again...”
Alison & Family, January 2024

“...Patricia was amazing, so friendly, super lovely, went above & beyond & the boys loved the Barn...”
Sam & Colleagues, January 2024

“...Great Hosts & extremely well equipped with lovely welcome pack & additions. Highly recommend this beautiful accommodation & area. Really comfortable beds, cosy lounge & dining room, kitchen well equipped with everything you could need. Thanks again Alastair & Patricia...”
Karen, Colin, Eileen & Eric, January 2024

“...A wonderful week. Monastery Barn balances a spacious, well equipped property with a delightful snug feel. Alastair & Patricia simply could not have been more warm & welcoming & helpful. True Superhosts. Chandlers Arms, Epwell - close by & delicious. We will definitely be back ! Thank you for making it a Christmas to remember...”
Michelle & Jonathan, December 2023

“...From the moment we arrived we were given a warm & friendly welcome by Patricia. The accommodation is perfect, relaxing, well equipped & a great place from which to explore the locality. The complimentary drinks tray is a nice touch & there is everything you need to enjoy a stress free stay. Thank you Patricia & Alastair you made our stay a top quality experience...”
Andy, Julie, Andy & Jane, December 2023

“...What a fabulous house & what fabulous hosts. Alastair & Patricia were simply lovely & could not do enough for us during our two night stay. The house was well stocked with everything you could possibly need, the Christmas decorations were up which was a lovely surprise & the house was so warm & cosy. It really made it feel like you were home from home. Our only regret is that we didn’t book it for longer. I very much hope we will be back as I can’t recommend this place highly enough! Thank you both...”
Helena & Family, November 2023

“...Had a lovely stay thank you. You were very generous with the food & drinks provided.
Will definitely be back...”
Karen & Friends, November 2023

“...5 stars. What a wonderful place to stay! The welcome & generosity of Alastair & Patricia, along with all the little extras provided in the house was fabulous & much appreciated. Five of us stayed for a reunion weekend & had a lovely time enjoying both being at ‘home’ in Monastery Barn & being out & about exploring all the local area has to offer. Would happily stay again & highly recommend to anyone considering staying here. Many thanks both for your advice, assistance & super prompt responsiveness...”
Sarah & Friends, November 2023

“...Thank you for an amazing & relaxing stay. Your cottage is beautiful & you made us feel at home. Quiet & peaceful just what we needed & everything was so cosy. Would definitely stay again, you both have been wonderful...”
Steven & Munnay, November 2023

“...We enjoyed your beautiful house. You have thought of so much, and the little touches make all the difference. We would recommend and return...”
Steve & Lesley & Family, November 2023

“...Excellent House & Hosts - Alastair & Patricia. Everything you could wish for in a luxury accommodation. Peaceful, comfortable, well heated & relaxing. Walking around the village was lovely. We enjoyed visiting family. Recommend The Falcon Pub - food & service...”
Marian, Stewart, Leslie & Doreen, October 2023

“...Alastair & Patricia are the most welcoming of hosts. We were met with smiles & then shown around the house & how things worked. Nothing was too much trouble & it was clear a lot of thought had been put into the house with their guests in mind. It’s the little touches you’re not expecting that leave a lasting impression & they are very thoughtful in how they set up the house/rooms for your stay. The house itself is superb. Lots of space, a cosy atmosphere & beautifully done. There are also lots of fun games, books provided to keep adults/children entertained which we enjoyed. We felt extremely welcome at Monastery Barn & left happy & relaxed...”
Marisa & Family, October 2023

“...Our hosts Patricia & Alastair were wonderful, so friendly. Beautiful house, so well equipped & so many unexpected treats. We have never stayed anywhere where so much has been provided. Comfy beds, great shower. Lovely quiet location stay & welcoming home for our dog too. Thank you so much. Fabulous footpath walks. Recommend Eastwood Farm Honesty Shop. Bell Pub at Shenington - Fab food. Stratford upon Avon - lovely town...”
Tracey, John, Phoebe & Fin, October 2023

“...Fantastic place to stay, hosts very welcoming & friendly. Absolutely wonderful house & the hosts are so thoughtful, it's clear why they are Super-hosts. Everything that you need is provided, you just need to take groceries! Would definitely stay again, very highly recommended...”
Darren & Family, October 2023

“...Exceptional hosts who provided everything we needed and more. To arrive & see a tray of drinks available was such a treat. Beautiful character full property, tastefully decorated & wonderfully warm & comfortable. Alastair & Patricia were very friendly & accommodating. I would highly recommend this property, just wonderful. Thank you so very much...”
Julie & Family, October 2023

“...Great Stay. House, Area & Hosts Patricia & Alastair FANTASTIC. Will be returning. Many Thanks...”
Chrissie & Alan, October 2023

“...Alastair & Patricia were everything you would need in hosts & MORE. Nothing was too much trouble for them & we instantly were made to feel so welcome, from arrival through to checkout. We were even allowed to stay for an extra couple of hours on checkout day & Alastair kindly recommended & booked us a pub lunch! The house is amazing. Our dog absolutely loved the garden! It’s bigger than expected & all of the bedrooms are so comfortable. I would 100% recommend & will likely be back at some point!...”
Becky & Partner & Friends, September 2023

“...Lovely house & lovely area with lots of nice pubs & walks. The house was very cosy & the hosts Patricia & Alastair were amazing. Places we enjoyed & would recommend include: The Bell Inn, Shenington & Bicester Village...”
Anil & Anka & Family, September 2023

“...We had an absolutely lovely stay. 5-star hospitality from Patricia & Alastair. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need in a lovely setting. Outstanding attention to detail, lovely fresh flowers, lots of drinks in the fridge, chocolates, milk, water, teas, coffees & condiments. A great place to explore the Cotswolds. Thank you for a great stay & making us feel so welcome...”
Becky & Family, September 2023

“...Patricia & Alastair were very welcoming. Milk, beer & juice in the fridge which was very useful. The house is beautiful & the enclosed garden was great for the dogs (3x Otterhounds). We had a wonderful stay & we will be back. We spent most of our time in Mollington for the 45th Anniversary of the Otterhound Club...”
Maureen, Richard & Chloe, September 2023

“...We loved our stay at Monastery Barn. Alastair & Patricia were fantastic Hosts. The barn was fabulous, warm, comfortable & very relaxing. The fridge had milk, jams, juices & wine in it which was very much appreciated. The dogs were well equipped as well & the walks from the barn were very good. We highly recommend Monastery Barn...”
Tracy & Tim, September 2023

“...An extremely friendly welcome by Patricia & Alastair. Perfect location. Lovely hospitality - milks in the fridge with other unexpected treats. Plenty of Board-games to play for children & adults alike. Fully equipped kitchen - everything you would need & more for a perfect break. Sky TV was an added bonus. The drinks tray was a nice touch. A very informative welcome guide folder/box packed with so much to do in the area. Clean & tidy. A real home from home. Our stay was PERFECT...”
Mark & Family, September 2023

“...We travelled as 2 couples plus 2 well-behaved dogs & thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monastery Barn. The house is homely & comfortable & the lovely garden has plenty of seating for relaxing outside with a welcome drink from the ‘drinks tray’. The garden is secure for dogs to wander around, so no worries if they’re slightly nervous being in new surroundings. The house is set in a picturesque village & is in a great location to explore the Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-water, Stow-on-the-Wold & Lower Slaughter were very quaint places to visit & there were plenty of leaflets & maps with suggestions of things to do. The extra touches such as the water & chocolates in the bedroom, the drinks tray, ice creams in the freezer & beers in the fridge, just makes this place extra special. Alastair & Patricia were really friendly & very helpful offering advice where to walk the dogs & where to eat out. Nothing was too much for them & we would all totally recommend staying here...”
Louise & Husband/Friends, September 2023

“... We had a very enjoyable weekend in this very comfortable barn. Patricia & Alastair made us very welcome. The fridge supplies were very much appreciated as were the ice cubes, frozen lemon slices & mini magnums. We will definitely be back...”
Bev, Pete, Amy, Tom, Rachael & Charlie (and doggies Rumer, Martha & Nala), September 2023

“... We have really enjoyed our stay in Monastery Barn in the Cotswolds. Very peaceful location. Plenty of room & good garden for our dog. Very friendly & helpful hosts. We enjoyed the Falkland Arms & Boxing Hare - both nice pubs with good food & dog friendly. Also enjoyed visiting Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden...”
Pauline & Neil, September 2023

“...Alastair & Patricia are exceptional hosts. From start to finish it was a great experience. The welcome pack they provide is one of the most detailed I have seen. They were beyond helpful & always quick to respond. As we arrived at the property they were very welcoming & I have to say their generosity is exceptional. As well as the usual welcome pack items e.g. tea & coffee, they had left beers in the fridge & offered a wide range of refreshments, even home grown tomatoes! The property is set in a beautiful quiet village but with easy access to lots of lovely places to visit. It is so well equipped & comfortable. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. A great place for a gathering with family or friends. Nothing was too much trouble for Alastair & Patricia.. Thank you both for making our short stay so enjoyable!...”
Linda & Martin & Family, September 2023

“...5 Stars. Had a lovely long weekend, Alastair & Patricia were fab hosts & the cottage was very comfortable, we really felt at home. Would definitely returns...”
Alexandra & Friends, August 2023

“...Very welcoming Hosts with lots of extra little touches. Comfortable accommodation, ideal for dogs. Great welcome package, all the essentials plus more. Enjoyed visiting the Falkland Arms, the Castle at Edge Hill & playing golf at Rye Hill...”
Jayne & Family, August 2023

“...The property was ideally situated for our family gathering with plenty to do & see in the area. It is situated in some fine countryside with lovely local walks. The property itself accommodates 6 people very comfortably. It has plenty of games for young children. It has particularly nice outdoor seating & dining areas. Patricia & Alastair are wonderful hosts who made us very welcome indeed. They are very easy going & set us up with some very thoughtful touches to make the stay a perfectly relaxed & pleasant long weekend. They are both very knowledgeable about the area & offered excellent advice to make the most of our stay. Thank you both for your excellent hospitality..”
Anthony, Vivienne & Family, August 2023

“...We had a short but lovely stay here, visiting for a family wedding. We didn't get to make the most of the area but what we did we enjoyed. The house is very comfortable & the owners have thought of lots of little things to make your stay special . Very friendly & helpful hosts. We would definitely recommend & come back..”
Susan & Paul, August 2023

“...Excellent stay in a well-catered house. Amazing Hosts - extremely friendly& kind & couldn't do enough for us. Beautiful garden & nice BBQ. So welcoming. We loved our stay here. Thank You. We enjoyed the Gin Tasting @ The Castle & our meal there. The walks around the village were great...”
Becky & Family, August 2023

“...We had a wonderful couple of days at Monastery Barn. The house is beautiful & so full of character. It has everything you could possibly want plus extra touches such as sparkling water & chocs in the bedrooms, a lovely "welcome" drinks tray, a bottle of prosecco & beers in the fridge & even a Magnum each in the freezer! The house is situated in the middle of a picturesque village with lots of excellent local walks. The house was 5 star & so were our hosts Patricia & Alastair who were so warm, welcoming & friendly & couldn't do enough for us. We would highly recommend the Monastery Barn as a perfect getaway & will definitely be returning...”
Jill & Alan, August 2023

“...Monastery Barn is homely & comfortable with a lovely, private garden perfect for pooches & their owners. Alastair & Patricia are great hosts & keen to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay providing lovely touches like water & chocolates in all bedrooms, a welcome drinks tray, beers, soft drinks & a choice of milk. Monastery Barn is well equipped with everything you could possibly need - a real home from home. Shutford is a small pretty village with lovely walks from the doorstep. It’s a great location from which to explore the Cotswolds with lots of villages within a short drive...”
Francesca & Family, July 2023

“...Alastair & Patricia are so very nice & willing to check in with us. The house is so well equipped for all types of adventures – lawn games for the sunshine and board games for the rainy days. We went to Silverstone Museum, British Motor Museum, walked through Banbury & down memory lane at the RAF Upper Heyford & in Wolvercote Town. We would definitely come back...”
Raymond & Family, July 2023

“...Beautiful house & hosts are on hand & are very helpful & friendly. Absolutely beautiful - lovely stay. Thank you so very much...”
Ceris & Charlotte & Family, July 2023

“...Lovely House, generous hosts – we had a fabulous stay. Thank You...
Thanks again...”
Emma & Friends, July 2023

“...5 stars. We had a wonderful stay at Monastery Barn. Patricia & Alastair were fabulous hosts, really helpful & responsive throughout. The property is in a beautiful, quiet location & has everything within it that you could possibly need to feel right at home. The hosts really go the extra mile, with lots of small touches here & there to make your stay extra special. Can't recommend them or this property highly enough!!!!
Would definitely stay again...”
Greg & Family, July 2023

“...Thank you for a lovely stay. Your House is perfect - everything & more that you could possibly want.
Thanks again...”
Jennie & Dave & Family, July 2023

“...Fabulous. We were staying here for my daughter's wedding & it was perfect for getting ready in the morning with the arrival of bridesmaids, hairdressers & make-up artists. Patricia & Alastair welcomed us & have a very beautiful house. My only regret is that we could not stay longer &
enjoy the house as we were very busy with the wedding...”
Billie & Family, June 2023

“...We had a great stay at Patricia & Alastair's beautiful home. Patricia had thought of everything to make our stay special, with lots of thoughtful added touches. Patricia & Alastair were super welcoming with lots of tips and suggestions for our stay. The house is great, plenty of room & full of character. We highly recommend both the property & the hosts. Thank you...”
Kira & Family, June 2023

“...We loved our stay at Alastair & Patricia’s place! They are such incredible people! Just go & stay to meet them:))) they made our stay! So friendly, warm, caring & fun! They couldn’t have been kinder! Also, the house is beautiful! And the perfect getaway! The rooms are all a good size & great comfy beds. The house itself is beautiful decorated & has everything you need. The kitchen is really well equipped! Plus it has so many beautiful & cosy spaces to hang out. The garden is so lush!! And perfect for children as it is completely enclosed. It has 2 seating areas in which felt like you never wanted to leave. It was so quiet!!! Not only that but the village is so picturesque! It really is the perfect getaway, we will be back:)...”
Marian & Friends, June 2023

“...Alastair & Patricia were super friendly & helpful. Couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome & recommended some excellent pubs for food & drinks. The house is in a lovely area, with plenty to do nearby. Clean & a great secure garden for dogs. Thoroughly recommend & looking forward to visiting again!...”
Matt & Family, June 2023

“...Excellent cottage & lovely hosts. House is well decorated & very comfortable & spacious with everything you could wish for...”
Federico & Family, June 2023

“...We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monastery Barn as did our 5 doggies. The house had everything we needed & the garden is lovely & secure. Patricia & Alastair could not have been more accommodating. Even dropping off some local Asparagus for us to try which was very kind & thoughtful. We would love to return to the area & would not hesitate to rebook Monastery Barn again in the future. Bourton-on-the-water is a beautiful place with a lovely walk along the canal with quaint shops & eateries...”
The Severin Family, May 2023

“...Fabulous house in beautiful surroundings. We couldn’t fault a single thing. Super helpful hosts who went above & beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. 10/10...”
Michael & Colleagues, May 2023

“...Beautiful house inside & out, wonderful welcome from Patricia & Alastair. Your generosity from chocolates to asparagus is wonderful. Our dogs loved the garden (very secure). You've created a wonderful relaxing space with everything we could possibly need. We enjoyed the walk to Swalcliffe & The Stag pub sitting in the sunshine was lovely...”
Catherine & James & Friends, May 2023

“...Very pleased with everything. The Barn exceeded our expectations. The welcome drinks, fridge items, bedside chocs etc. The beds/bed linens very comfortable. Everything we needed we found. We will visit again. Places we visited, enjoyed & would recommend include: Falkland Arms at Great Tew, Diddly Squat Farm at Chadlington & various local walks. Thanks so much – fabulous home...”
Caroline & Robin, May 2023

“...Spacious well equipped cottage. Well stocked kitchen. Great Hosts. Lovely private garden. Very dog friendly home from home. Places we visited, enjoyed & would recommend include: The Bell at Shenington recommend Sunday lunch, walks around the village very good for dogs, & Bicester Village...”
The Ambrose Family, May 2023

“...Plenty of room, lovely garden enjoyed by the dogs & us. Lovely base for us all to meet to celebrate a special birthday. Welcome Pack much appreciated. Welcoming & extremely helpful hosts in Patricia & Alastair. Excellent advice on dog-friendly locations to eat. Thank you for giving us a late check out on departure. NT Charlecote Park good for the dogs & plenty to see. Falkland Arms - very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Thanks for the recommendation. Wykham Arms another good recommendation. Many Thanks for all your help & advice in making this a special weekend...”
Roger & Eileen, Sarah & Robin, Colin & Louise, Sam & Fred, May 2023 (English Country Cottages)

“...5 Stars. Lovely place to stay! Patricia & Alastair were extremely friendly & accommodating. Lots of extra touches made us feel very welcomed and at home. Lovely location. Would highly recommend...”
Harriet & Family, April 2023

“...I just wanted to say a big thank you for making our stay at Monastery Barn so enjoyable. I am only sorry that we couldn’t stay for longer. Your beautiful house was so restful & relaxing, just what we needed before & after our daughter’s wedding. I would like to give special thanks to you both for being so flexible with our changing numbers & not batting an eyelid when we needed to park extra cars on your drive! All in all we had a very successful Wedding & we would be happy to recommend your lovely house to anybody, especially those attending an event at Hadsham Farm. We hope to visit you again some time...”
Diana & Tony & Family, April 2023

“...Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful & comfortable cottage. We visited Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters Country Inn (Lower Slaughter) & The Falkland Arms (Great Tew)...”
Chris & Liz & Family, April 2023 (English Country Cottages)

“...Thank You for a lovely stay - warm welcome, comfortable beds, very generous welcome goodies. We had a very enjoyable weekend. Thanks also for kind offer of a late check out, it was very helpful...”
Eileen & Family & Friends, April 2023

“...5 stars. We had a lovely few days at Monastery Barn. We were a family group of 5 adults, 2 dogs & 1 baby & found the house & garden excellent for socialising as a group as well as there being ample space for the family to spread out. Patricia & Alistair are generous hosts . As soon as we were unpacked, we could get straight onto our birthday celebrations with the help of the luxuries left by our hosts. We were most grateful that they had purchased a mat for the bath for our baby granddaughter which they also insisted that we take home with us. The village is lovely with a nearby playground & dog walks within minutes from the house. As Patricia & Alistair didn't have guests arriving on the day of our check out, they very kindly delayed our check out for a couple of hours. We look forward to a return visit...”
Rona & Family, April 2023

“...Excellent accommodation and extremely dog friendly. Comprehensive details & guide to the area, house & facilities. Very welcoming hosts - In fact a perfect stay, one to be repeated...”
Bernadette & Fred, Thomas, Lulu & Samuel, April 2023

“...Patricia and Alastair are excellent hosts. The house is wonderful and perfect for our family weekend away for my dad's birthday. In particular, they were very accommodating with our dogs, which made us feel even more at home. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to others. Thank you Patricia and Alastair...”
Eden & Family, March 2023

“...We had a great weekend break at Monastery Barn. Alastair & Patricia were great hosts who went above & beyond to ensure we had a memorable stay. We enjoyed the spacious accommodation & mature enclosed garden. Lots of extras in the house were very much appreciated. Thank you very much. Would recommend Stratford upon Avon for an enjoyable day trip...”
Martin & Debbie, Dennis & Polly, Adam & Hilary, March 2023

“...Comfortable, spacious, well equipped. Delightful & very helpful hosts. Dog friendly & well catered for. We visited The Duck-On-The-Pond for lunch & enjoyed the village walks...”
Jackie, Gill & Denise, March 2023

“... 5 stars. Beautiful cosy home in a gorgeous location with generous & friendly hosts.
Would definitely recommend!...”
Saidhbh & Family, March 2023

“...Had an absolutely lovely time in the most beautiful property. The Hosts could not have been friendlier, providing basics in the fridge, a drinks tray in the dining room, chocolates & water in each bedroom & fresh flowers in the kitchen. Already planning on returning in Summer. Thanks for everything.
Places we visited includes Upton House, Broadway & the Restaurant/Wine Bar Three Flavours...”
Lis, Tom, Edie & Steve, March 2023 (English Country Cottages)

"...Lovely house, great location & super welcome with all you need. Thank you so much Patricia & Alastair. Welcome bar & fridge treats a delight & your dog friendliness really appreciated. We've had a lovely stay & would like to come back. We enjoyed our day trip to Oxford, Soho Farmhouse & The Duck on the Pond Pub..."
Hayley, Alex, Chris & Gwyn, February 2023

"...A lovely welcome from Patricia & Alastair, we all felt very welcomed. Great place to stay with the dogs. Individual touches were excellent. A lovely cosy home where we felt very relaxed & comfortable. Great central location for our family to meet up. We hope to stay again..."
Kerry & John, Sue & Jon, Sally & Stu, February 2023

"...A wonderful few days in the Cotswolds. Beautiful house that delivered on all aspects. Everything was as described & the hosts Patricia & Alastair couldn't have been more helpful. They definitely deserve their title as Superhosts. The house itself was great - excellent space, facilities, but also felt homely as well which we appreciated. The dog loved it too! Would definitely stay again & look forward to meeting Patricia & Alastair again. That game of golf is on! Best wishes..."
Alan & Family, February 2023

"... 5 stars. What a brilliant stay. House was immaculate & the personal touches were a lovely surprise. What more can I say than this is the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed at. Definitely hope to revisit next year..."
Diane & Family, February 2023 (AirBnb - Superhost)

"... Absolutely loved the house & the very warm welcome from the hosts. Really enjoyed the little touches of luxury. Kitchen was very well equipped, which as we were cooking was very useful. Great secure garden for the dogs (3) & dog hose wash. Very homely & relaxing. Thanks so much. PS Circular walk & Moreton-in-Marsh lovely flat walk with the dogs. Horse & Groom pub at Bourton-on-the-Hill was lovely..."
Paul & Su & their friends, January 2023

"...We had a lovely friends get together at Monastery Barn in Shutford. The location was perfect for us, central within the country & in beautiful surroundings. Alastair & Patricia were excellent hosts, provided all necessary information in advance of arrival. They couldn’t have been more helpful & approachable. The property fit our needs for the weekend, was well equipped & very comfortable. There is great countryside & walking available from the property, many beautiful villages nearby & excellent food options. Overall, we would highly recommend Shutford & Monastery Barn for a friends or family gathering.
Thank you for everything Alastair & Patricia..."
David & family & friends, January 2023

"...We had a lovely time - the house was cosy & perfectly set up for a get together with friends. Alastair & Patricia were incredibly welcoming & we loved the thoughtful touches, like the helpful guidebook & drinks & chocolates left out as a welcome gift. The garden was perfect for the two dogs & completely secure & we made the most of the local walks & pub! ..."
Tove & Friends, January 2023

"...We have just spent a lovely weekend at Monastery Barn & we all agreed it was the best Airbnb we have all ever stayed in! The house & gardens are beautifully kept & equipped with everything you could ever need. Patricia & Alastair were amazing hosts we could not have asked for more. We loved the location too, Shutford is a beautiful village (made better with all the walk info given by the hosts!) thank you so much for an incredible weekend all the little touches like welcome drinks, fridge stocked with essentials really made the weekend special.
We cannot wait to return !..."
Aimee & Family, January 2023

"...Although the Barn is amazing with space, charm & character the hospitality & care taken by the Hosts Patricia & Alastair is one of the main reasons we visit again and again. The unexpected extras are so nice. See you both again soon. PS If you have dogs, New Bottle Forest is an excellent walk.
Superb Food at The Bell at Shenington ..."
Jacky & Steve, Jan & Terry, January 2023 (Direct Booking)

"...The House was perfect. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect Hosts leaving lots of welcoming treats.
We couldn't have asked for more..."
Clive & Geraldine & Family, December 2022

"...Thank you, Patricia & Alastair, for a lovely stay. Your house is very welcoming & the touches made us feel very welcome. Your dinner table was set out so beautifully & with the big Christmas Tree all lit up it was perfect. We stayed in - but look forward to returning & seeing the countryside. Many thanks again..."
Alison & Family, December 2022

"...What a truly wonderful stay! The most beautiful & welcoming home. Totally kitted out, ready for you to relax & enjoy. Fabulous hosts, adding lovely touches like butter, milk & tipples & with plenty of local suggestions. We had a great pre-Christmas stay here & would definitely recommend
& may even return for another stay ourselves..."
Laurel & Family, December 2022

"...The property is a lovely spacious home & is very nicely furnished, including a beautifully decorated Christmas tree for the time of year. The welcome pack of essentials in the fridge, along with some refreshments & chocolates were very appreciated. Patricia & Alastair are the perfect hosts - very welcoming, helpful & happy to offer advice on local attractions & good places to eat. We really enjoyed our short stay here in the Cotswolds!"
Robert & Family, December 2022

"...Great hosts who made us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent local knowledge & suggestions for visits during our stay. Amazing property with everything we needed & more. Super location in beautiful surroundings. We couldn't recommend Monastery Barn enough. We will definitely return..."
Karen & Friends, December 2022

"...What an amazing place. Great house, warm & cosy, but what makes it is Alastair & Patricia. A warm greeting & all the touches like the laid table ready for dinner & a drink waiting.
They even sorted some treats for the younger members of our party.
On hand to help, but never felt like they were imposing. We hope to be back soon..."
Jonathan & Family & Friends, December 2022

"...Really lovely couple of days - would like to visit in the summer to get the full benefit of the garden & location - bit cold outside in December!! Alastair & Patricia were incredibly friendly & welcoming and couldn't do enough for us Highly recommended..."
Kelvin & Family, December 2022

"...We absolutely LOVED this place, and have already started thinking about our next stay here! This has honestly been our favourite Air bnb place to have stayed in. The hosts were amazing, so friendly and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. They made us feel right at home, but gave us our privacy at the same time. The property itself was beautiful, and worked so well for our needs. Patricia really made it feel like such a treat to walk in to, with the heating on, some tasteful Christmas decorations, and even a welcome drinks tray, with alcohol, teas, coffee, milk, and a bar of Lindt chocolate! The location worked perfectly for us, with some lovely surrounding dog walks, as well as quaint towns to visit. We definitely plan on returning..."
Vicki & Friends, November 2022

"...Monastery Barn is a comfortable drive from London around 1hour 20mins. On arrival I was greeted with a very warm welcome from Patricia & Alastair mine hosts who are absolutely brilliant & fun too. I felt immediately relaxed and at home in this tastefully well-appointed residence. Attention to detail was evident, catering for all my needs. I was delighted to find a very comfortable king size bed in my ensuite bedroom. In Summary Monastery barn is tranquillity personified. I most definitely will return again soon. Whilst I didn't indulge in the myriad of things to visit close by I will do on my next visit..."
Peter, November 2022

"...What a wonderful stay. Many thanks to Alastair & Patricia for allowing us to experience their wonderful home. I think many people who set up airb&b accommodation do so without ever staying in it & as a result, it feels cold & is often impractical. Their home is the absolute opposite of this. Added to that, so many lovely touches. It's a lovely home with so many areas to sit, dine, relax & chat all under one roof. Can't recommend it more highly. We hope to be back next time we're in the area..."
Kate & Family, November 2022

"...Very comfortable house: clean & well kitted out. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & finding some kitchen/fridge essentials already chilled was a thoughtful extra. Lots of doggie toys & bowls etc was an additional kind touch. Cotswold Gin Distillery - good place for lunch & we enjoyed tasting their gins.
Good lunch at the Duck on the Pond..."
Catherine & Friends, November 2022

"...Patricia & Cookie were very welcoming & attentive hosts. Monastery Barn is very dog friendly & very well equipped with a lovely secure garden. We really appreciated the extra little touches including the flowers, chocolates & welcome drinks. Local recommendations in the information pack were very useful - thank you. Places we enjoyed & recommend: Local Walks, National Herb Centre, Wykham Arms - excellent food, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Bicester..."
Su & Russ, Rachael & Lester, October 2022

"...A fabulous house that was such a nice haven to escape to with some friends in a beautiful area. 5 stars..."
Alice & Friends, October 2022

"...My family & I stayed at Monastery Barn for a short break. Everything about the accommodation was first class & made our stay so enjoyable. The Barn has everything you need in terms of facilities & is superbly located with ample parking. Alastair & Patricia couldn't have been more helpful. I would thoroughly recommend the accommodation for anyone wanting to visit the Cotswolds..."
Mal & Jo & Family, October 2022

"...Alastair & Patricia were extremely welcoming when we arrived in the evening at Monastery Barn. The barn is very homely & cosy & has everything you may need. It was wonderful to have cold local beers waiting in the fridge & milk too. We will really look forward to our next stay & couldn't recommend Monastery Barn more. PS Daylesford is only a short drive away & also Chipping Norton. Lovely dog walks in the village
with beautiful countryside & scenery..."
Dena & Tim, October 2022

"...We received a very warm welcome to the beautiful Monastery Barn. The barn is well equipped with everything you could need. We have had a fabulous weekend celebrating our sisters 40th birthday. Monastery Barn is an ideal place to have a relaxed & chilled escape in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside..."
Sian, Dean, Shelly, Ranj, Radhika & Jason, October 2022

"...A very comfortable place to relax for a few days or more ! The secluded & secure garden was enjoyed by us & the dogs who were instantly at ease. We have had decent weather, so spent much of the time outside, but can imagine as it gets colder this house is a cosy place, because the heating is very effective ! And of course marvellous hosts. PS There are many footpaths which we used to walk to Broughton & returned a different way. Good pub food at the Saye & Sele Arms. There is a footpath across the grounds of the castle, which does open to the public a couple of days a week. Further afield we enjoyed the Birdland Park in Bourton-on-the-Water..."
Clare & Andy & Womble & Basil, October 2022

"...Warm welcome & amazing communication from the start. Home from home, well equipped kitchen, lots of homely touches. Humans & dogs made to feel very welcome. Drinks tray was such a nice touch. Patricia & Alastair always on hand for any assistance required. Definitely be back. We enjoyed: the Shutford circular walk, drinks in the local, Diddly Squat Shop, Cotswold Wildlife & Gardens..."
Lucy & Family, October 2022

"...Patricia & Alastair were wonderful hosts, made us feel very welcome & had the accommodation ready with some marvellous little extras. The accommodation & facilities are 5 star. What a fantastic place to stay & relax. The break was enjoyed by all, including the dogs. The garden is lovely: private & secure. Will recommend Monastery Barn & will be talking about our lovely break for sometime..."
Christine, Anna, Alan, Stephen & Harley, Mary, Poppy & Pebbles), September 2022

"...We have found our home from home. Our dogs have got to know the journey & get excited when they realise where we are going (returning guests). Facilities are 5 star & more than enough room for 6 people & 2 dogs. However the best part of our stay is the hospitality. Patricia & Alastair are the best hosts we have ever encountered. Nothing is too much trouble & we are made to feel very special. Thank you both so much & we cannot wait to stay again in December 2022..."
Jacky & Steve & Friends, September 2022

"...The Hosts are courteous, helpful & supportive & made us feel very welcome. Everything is provided to a high standard & more. Even for the dog. Thank you again for making us so welcome. Hadshaw Farm Weddings was both romantic & the perfect outdoor venue..."
Bruce & Theresa & Family, September 2022

"...Really enjoyed our stay. We were very happy. Dog friendly, secure garden for the dogs, lovely sun/dining room. Good with off road parking for up to 4 cars..."
Russell & Family, September 2022

"...A gorgeous house in a wonderful little village. Knowledgeable & friendly hosts Patricia & Alastair absolutely made our stay worthwhile. Local pubs all picturesque & the surrounding villages just as beautiful as Shutford, would definitely go back with family! It was beautiful & just what we all needed, thank you so much..."
Rebecca & Friends, August 2022

"...Fantastic Location - Peaceful & perfect for a reactive dog. Excellent service & hosting from Patricia & Alastair. Loved the Drinks Tray & BBQ & all the kitchen utensils. Lovely private garden - Enzo loved it & so did we !! Would highly recommend & will be returning for another visit..."
Steve, Amit & Enzo, August 2022

"...This is a quite exceptional place. The location worked well for what we wanted it to & the greeting & attention from Alastair & Patricia was amazing. The house itself is extremely well-equipped including the welcome drinks selection. We will undoubtedly be returning..."
Peter & Family, August 2022

"...Very welcoming Hosts, Alastair & Patricia. All the essentials were provided plus a drinks tray. Lovely period house with spacious accommodation & excellent facilities to provide a home from home. Quiet location but good links to local attractions, historic villages & towns. We would recommend to others. During our stay we visited Blenheim Palace, The Castle at Edge Hill great food & fabulous views. In Oxford the Pitt Rivers Museum & the Turf Tavern a hidden gem..."
Fraser & Family, August 2022

"...What a fantastic place to stay! All 5 adults, child, infant & greyhound loved the stay. We loved using the garden & so secure for the dog. Patricia & Alastair have thought of everything & were so welcoming! Everything we did was based on their recommendations so our weekend was made better by their knowledge of the area & their kindness! Would visit again..."
Kate & Family, August 2022

"...We all had a marvellous stay at Monastery Barn & our three dogs, 2 Labs & a Rottie thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We really enjoyed it & would recommend a visit to Blenheim Palace, Farm to Table at Wykham Park Farm & the Boxing Hare for Dinner..."
Janet & Paul & Family, August 2022

"...Fantastic homely stay. Very warm welcome from Patricia & Alastair our hosts, chocolates & water in the bedrooms was a nice touch. Very comfy beds & linens. Lovely secluded garden with all the amenities you need. Lovely house for celebrations & the Dun Cow for a fab Sunday Roast, great value & portions ..."
Hannah & Mike, July 2022

"...The house is lovely in a quiet village. Alastair & Patricia are perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble. The house is very dog friendly ours would happily have stayed. They coped with our complicated comings & goings. The baby also loved the house (you just need to remember to bring a cot/high chair with you). Banbury Museum is interesting & child friendly. NT Upton House is spectacular..."
David, Angela, Molly & Family, July 2022

"...Our Hosts made every effort to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We would happily return to this wonderful property. We had everything we needed. The dogs enjoyed the garden in perfect sunny weather & we all relaxed in the beautiful, peaceful garden. The Boxing Hare - excellent food & atmosphere, wonderful setting & service. A wonderful stay overall..."
Sarah & Family, July 2022

"...Lovely cottage, lovely village & great surroundings. Cottage was set up wonderfully & was generously equipped. Three beautiful areas to sit, wonderful dining table. We love a game & really enjoyed finding new ones from the many left for us. Very dog-friendly, the doggie cooling pad was a gift in this hot weather. Great lunch at the Castle at Edge Hill..."
Nicholas & Family, July 2022

"...Monastery Barn is a lovely house with everything you need. Patricia & Alastair look after you very well & have all the info you should require about the area.
We only stayed a couple of nights but would definitely stay longer..."
Andrew & Family, July 2022

"...Patricia & Alastair are the best hosts I have ever come across ! Patricia is so considerate & offered us special tips & preparation for both babies & dogs. Monastery Barn feels like a second home & all the layouts are considerately designed. We highly recommend this place to other future guests ..."
Sarah, Kebin, Kevin & Shangi, June 2022

"...Fabulous House & Facilities in a lovely Village. Very Welcoming & Friendly Hosts. A must for dog lovers as there is an enclosed garden & plenty of excellent local walks..."
Pauline & Wendy, June 2022

"...My family & I spent a wonderful 5 days exploring the Cotswolds with Monastery Barn providing the perfect base from which to do so. The house itself was fantastic - comfortable beds, tranquil garden, separate washer & dryer units etc. Hosts Patricia & Alastair were warm, welcoming & gracious. Patricia laid out the table prior to our arrival & we were provided with milk, juice, and even shampoo & conditioners etc so we had it on hand the next morning. The kids (4) loved eating some fresh strawberries, tomatoes & lettuce that they picked straight from the garden. Ideal for families with young kids, especially as there is a lovely village playground around the corner. Highly recommended..."
Corinne & Family, June 2022

"...Fabulous House & Facilities in a lovely Village. Very Welcoming & Friendly Hosts. A must for dog lovers as there is an enclosed garden & plenty of excellent local walks..."
Mairi, Kevin & George, June 2022

"...We had the most perfect stay at Monastery Barn. Patricia & Alastair are simply the most charming & delightfully hospitable hosts. From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted & they were discreetly on hand & extremely helpful with recommendations for walks, restaurants, taxis + local info. The house is super clean, comfortable & stylishly cosy. They really have thought of everything & the honesty bar & chocolates are a really nice thoughtful touch. The garden is beautiful & peaceful & thankfully we were blessed with the most gorgeous weather to enjoy it at its best. We loved the walks straight from the door & there are many more only minutes drive away. We will definitely return to this wonderful corner of the Cotswolds. Thank you Patricia & Alastair for such a fabulous weekend..."
Sara, Paul, Tracy, Phil + Isabel, June 2022

"...We had a wonderful time staying at Alastair's lovely house. Beautiful garden & house to relax in with very comfortable bedrooms. The location is great - 2-minute walk to the lovely little country George & Dragon Pub & has great access to lots of walks from the village. Alastair & his wife Patricia were always on hand to help & give recommendations - they couldn't have been nicer! thank you for our lovely stay!..."
Seb & Family, May 2022

"...The area & barn looked wonderful from the pictures online & reality did not disappoint. The house is beautiful, cosy & a lovely place to come back to & relax after a long day sightseeing. The Hosts Patricia & Alastair could not have been any more welcoming, their hospitality goes above & beyond. We would definitely recommend & would love to stay again..."
Audrey, Joanne & Karen, May 2022

"...Excellent accommodation - everything top quality. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect Hosts, nothing was too much trouble - so helpful. Beds were so comfy & the weather stayed good for our stay. Our pugs had a wonderful time & we will certainly recommend Monastery Barn - a top-class dog friendly holiday stay. We had lunch at the Saye & Sele Arms (local) in Broughton - very doggie friendly & the food was excellent..."
Pauline & Wendy, May 2022

"...As a group of three couples this fab house was perfect with plenty of space to socialise. Everything necessary was provided. The dining area with additional summer room area was great for our meals which were eaten in style. The outdoor seating in the very private garden was well used by us. The beautiful house is located in a really pretty village with a cute pub in walking distance and dog walks for our group's doggie! The hosts even provided a tub of dog toys - never seen Buster so excited! He was living his best life! The hosts couldn't be more helpful & friendly. We would happily stay there again.
There is so much to see & do locally. Definitely recommend..."
Debbie & Family & Friends, May 2022

"...We were a group of eight going to Shutford for a weekend away & we couldn't have had a better time at Monastery Barn! Patricia & Alastair were so accommodating & the house & garden were absolutely stunning! We were provided with refreshments, drinks & fresh asparagus & there were lots of activities there to keep us busy! Can definitely recommend if you are looking for a
weekend away from the city in beautiful surroundings..."
Pia & Friends, May 2022

"...One of the best holiday homes we've ever been to ! Little touches - such as chocolates, fresh flowers and tonic water (plus lemon!) on arrival were much appreciated - along with a full bar to choose a drink from. Our dog enjoyed all the doggy facilities. We appreciated all the local knowledge & our kids felt they were paid equal importance. There were incredibly thoughtful touches throughout the home that made our stay really special..."
Shikita, Tom & Family, April 2022

"...Fantastic spot with loads to do around. Hosts very accommodating & lovely people..."
Mitchell & Friends, April 2022

"...We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful property which was very comfortable & well equipped. Alastair & Patricia are fantastic Hosts - warm, welcoming & very helpful. They went out of their way to make us feel 'at home' with lots of personal extras & would highly recommend staying here to anyone. A gorgeous house & garden in a picturesque village & such lovely accommodating Hosts. Thank you so much ..."
Jennifer & Family & Friends, April 2022

"... Had a wonderful stay. The house is so relaxing, comfortable beds & a beautiful garden. Very dog friendly with a secure garden, water bowl & basket of toys provided. Alastair & Patricia are fantastic hosts - very helpful & welcoming. Thanks so much for a lovely holiday. Remus loved the garden! Can't wait to stay again ..."
Lorraine & Family, April 2022

"... Had a good & comfortable stay in a beautiful barn with a friendly environment. Enjoyed evening weather in the garden. Amazing place, feels like home away from home. Patricia & Alistair are great hosts - very generous hosts that made us feel welcome & at home. Hope to stay again..."
Kathryn, Beatriz & John, April 2022

"...This was a real 'home from home' experience. Patricia & Alistair couldn't have been more welcoming (to us & our dog). Their house is well appointed (exactly as advertised) & certainly very comfortable not to mention spotlessly clean. It is perfectly located for country walks & attractions etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Thank you both so much for making us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much for you. A special thank you for recovering my birthday cake situation in such a generous & thoughtful way..
Awesome guys - You deserve only Excellent reviews. Roger..."
Roger & Family, April 2022

"...Beautiful home with everything you could possibly need! The beds and linen were luxurious & the home warm & very comfortable. The owners are gracious & only too happy to help with any queries, they live
in the cottage on the property & so communication was an absolute breeze! Thank you so much for the wonderful stay, everything was perfect & the little touches such as the water & chocolates
by the beds were a lovely touch..."
Michael & Family & Friends, March 2022

"...Very sociable layout downstairs, with a seating area in the dining room as well as the living room. Secure garden made it easy having the dogs. The local pub has a lovely sunny outside area with a Wendy house for children to play in, which was popular..."
Bonn & Family & Friends, March 2022

"...We've had such a lovely weekend at Monastery Barn! Both Patricia and Alastair are amazing hosts, always prompt to help if needed, so kind and welcoming! We truly felt at home and therefore I can highly recommend their beautiful country home for a perfect break! :) ..."
Isabel & Family, February 2022

"...We stayed here at Monastery Barn over several months whilst taking part in a local Archaeological Dig. Alastair & Patricia have been incredibly kind & have made us feel very welcome. The extra touches in the Barn such as the milk, chocolates & hand warmers made us smile every time we arrived. Nice comfortable beds & a very well equipped kitchen. Thank you so much for having us stay.."
Rosie & Co, February 2022

"...We felt very welcome. The Barn was very comfortable, clean & had everything we needed. The dining table was beautifully laid for us. We enjoyed visiting this part of the Cotswolds, finding the maps of the local walks in the Barn Information book was very helpful..."
Rebecca & Jaime & Oscar, Francesca, Martin & Millie & Bonzo, February 2022

"...We had a lovely stay at Monastery Barn in February 2022. Hosts Patricia & Alastair made us & our 2 dogs feel really welcome & at home. The Barn is warm & cosy even on chilly February mornings, it is beautiful, extremely well equipped & comfortable. The hosts have plenty of suggestions for dog friendly attractions & activities in the area & even have their own dog.
The village is small & friendly, with a pub & a church. I'm sure we'll be back..."
Gyles & Gillian + Bayley & Chester, February 2022

"...Absolutely Amazing House & Amazing Hosts ! They couldn't be more welcoming or attentive..."
Sam & James, January 2022

"...Our stay at Monastery Barn was truly wonderful. It's a beautiful, comfortable & welcoming home that slept six of us perfectly. In fact entering the bedrooms felt like entering a treaty hotel room (especially with the added bonus of sparkling water & Ferrero Rocher). We had a fantastic time cooking up lovely meals in the well equipped kitchen, playing cards in the light-drenched, plant filled main room, sleeping deeply, having relaxing soaks in the spacious baths & going for walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The extensive suggestions for what to do in the local area in the handy Barn folder were fantastic too and we were spoiled for choice. Patricia & Alastair were very welcoming & helpful with anything & everything. We will definitely be booking again..."
Jade & Charlie & Friends, January 2022

"...5 stars. Beautiful Place, Great Hosts! ..."
William & Friends, January 2022

"...We stayed at Monastery Barn over Christmas & had a wonderful stay. The property is absolutely stunning & well equipped with everything we needed. It was the perfect size for our group of 6 adults, 2 infants & 1 dog. Patricia & Alastair were the perfect hosts, very friendly & accommodating & made the trip that extra bit more special! Thank you both, we will definitely be returning..."
Nadia & Family, December 2021

"...Just To Say. Thank you Alastair & Patricia for being such great Hosts. I had a great week in your lovely Barn. Hopefully Nicola will be able to join me next time..."
John & Angus (the bulldog ), December 2021

"...Monastery Barn , well what can I say. It would be easier to list the faults with this place, because, there are none ! Being away from home is always hard for work but turning up at this accommodation and finding this amazing house makes it a home from home. Especially with the wonderful and kind owners Alastair & Patricia who want to make your stay here all the more special and will happily get to know you or let you enjoy the solace and tranquil area that is Shutford & its environs. The house itself has everything you could wish for from a lovely kitchen to cook in to a snug to cuddle up to your loved ones with and while away the evenings with a glass or two of wine. The only thing I could have wished for was to have my working days cancelled so I could have enjoyed my time here more but rest assured I will be bringing my loved ones back to this jewel of a house in the tucked away village that is Shutford..."
Sam (& Colleagues), December 2021

"...Alastair and Patricia are the perfect hosts - they honestly couldn't have done more to make us welcome and comfortable. House lovely, location perfect. So many thoughtful extras such as doggy basket, welcome drinks, milk in the fridge and chocolates in the bedroom. So many lovely walks from the doorstep. We would all love to return. Thank you Alastair & Patricia ..."
Aileen & family, November 2021

"...What a beautiful house to stay in, so warm and cosy and such friendly helpful and kind hosts. Relaxing village location, really close to all the other lovely places to visit in the area. Village pub and best of all dog and child friendly with everything to hand. Thank you for such a lovely stay. Hope to see you again..."
Sharon & family, November 2021

"...My friends and I had a wonderful stay. The cottage is immaculate with everything you could wish for and more! Very comfortable beds, very social layout and great location. The drinks tray was simply an added bonus. We could not have asked for more. We will be back!!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is perfect and you are wonderful hosts. Hope to see you next year..."
Corrine & family, November 2021

"...What an incredible place to stay! Clean, comfy, cosy and full of character! The barn had everything we needed, comfy beds and lovely garden. Extremely dog friendly. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely barn! We really enjoyed ourselves and it was the perfect way to celebrate my aunties birthday..."
Kayley & her family, November 2021

"...Great house and hosts. Well equipped and welcoming. Homely yet uncluttered decor. Clean and tidy..."
SB & family, November 2021

"...Thank you so much for letting me stay in your beautiful barn. A few days in your lovely village has done wonders for my Dissertation/Thesis. Patricia and Alastair were lovely. I would certainly stay here again. I hope to see you again soon..."
G & her friends, November 2021

"...Amazing beautiful house, warm, cosy, clean and perfect for those with four legged friends ? - the owners were so welcoming and the perfect hosts, we will definitely be returning hopefully very soon..."
Sharon & family, November 2021

"...Thank you for everything, we had a lovely time! This place is it - a warm, comfortable, and beautiful home in charming Shutford. The hosts are very kind and thoughtful, and made our stay as easy as could be. And for those with pups - it is a very dog friendly space. The surrounding towns are all beautiful, and there are some great pubs with delicious food in the area. We also enjoyed cooking with some delicious ingredients from the nearby farm store. We hope to stay again!..."
Elad & family, October 2021

"...Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of space, Teddy loved the garden. Patricia & Alastair gave us lots of recommendations for places to go .. a lovely couple who were so helpful and friendly..."
Keith & Lynne and Teddy, October 2021

"...Absolutely glorious weekend ! Lovely house, friendly hosts and stunning walks for our big bear of a dog..."
Phillips & Bernese, October 2021

"...Wonderful reception from Hosts. Couldn't ask for a more comfortable or relaxing place to stay in wonderful surroundings. I hope to return in the near future and couldn't recommend Monastery Barn, Alastair or Patricia highly enough. Thanks for a great week..."
Josef, September 2021

"...We stayed in this lovely, homely and comfortable barn for a weekend, joined by our three sons & their girlfriends. We were met with a very warm welcome. The location is ideal for touring the Cotswolds. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hook Norton Brewery (especially with Monty, the guide) and to Daylesford organic farm where a harvest festival was in full flow. Such fun! Diddly Squat was a W.o.t so not recommended. The Castle at Edgehill was excellent for dinner. All of this was helped along by suggestions from Patricia & Alastair. Very friendly hosts, great communication and we would recommend a stay..."
Sue & David & their family, September 2021

"...Really enjoyed our stay. Fantastic garden and great space, facilities, etc. We will very much be back. A great stay. Really relaxing. Thank you and see you again. PS Choccy treats in rooms was a lovely/tasty touch..."
Lisa, Duncan, & Minnie, September 2021

"...Fantastic House & Area - From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Patricia and Alistair were such lovely people. The house was just as described and very comfortable to be in. There was an information pack in the house that detailed anything that you could think of, with places to visit, nice walks, Restaurants, Pubs etc. Our dogs loved the garden which was enclosed so we could leave them outside and not worry about them getting out. They loved the toys that were there for them to play with. The area was very good for sightseeing around the Cotswolds. Lots of lovely walks and the local pub was only a five minute walk. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. We would recommend this house to anyone and we will definitely be back. Thank you Patricia and Alastair for your kind hospitality..."
Angela & Kevin & Family, August 2021

"...Wonderful hosts and home and lovely village. Fully stocked with everything you'd need. The bedside chocolates were also a nice treat..."
Katelyn & Family, August 2021

"...We have just spent a week at the Monastery Barn it was the most relaxing week. Having said that we did lots of lovely dog walks straight from the door and visited some National Trust houses. The Barn is fabulously equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The fully enclosed quiet garden for my dogs was idyllic. The hosts were amazing, lovely knowledgeable people and so helpful! I cannot recommend Monastery Barn and Alastair and Patricia highly enough! If you want a peaceful holiday with Stratford and Oxford on your doorstep then this is definitely the place! You and your dogs will feel completely at home and never want to leave! ..."
Victoria & family, July 2021

"...Thank yo so much for a wonderful week in your beautiful home. You've been fabulous hosts & we've really enjoyed meeting you. See you again. Best Wishes..."
Sharon, Martyn, Laura & Rosie, July 2021

"...Six of us had the pleasure of staying at Monastery Barn during a recent wedding weekend. The house was spotless, well appointed and very comfortable. Patricia & Alastair were on hand to give us a warm welcome, and couldn't do enough to make sure we had everything we needed.
We couldn't recommend Monastery Barn enough..."
Mark, Harriet & Freddie, July 2021

"...Alastair and Patricia were the perfect hosts. They communicated everything very well and looked after us beautifully on my wedding weekend..."
Simon, July 2021

"...Monastery Barn is a beautiful place to stay, clean, dog friendly with ample space inside and out. Alastair and Patricia are wonderful and attentive hosts, who make your stay feel really special with their extra touches. The extra touches of items in the fridge (plus the asparagus!), chocolates in each room, the doggie goodies and an arrival drink really made us feel welcome and spoiled. Plus, the village of Shutford is picturesque, with many walks right on your doorstep. We really had a wonderfully relaxing time. Just what was needed for a girly catch-up after the last year-or-so that we've all had. We'll have to come back again when the weather is slightly better to make use of the garden! Thank you again..."
Katherine, June 2021

"...We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Many thanks. Jo and friends (furry and human!)..."
Jo, June 2021

"...Alastair and Patricia are generous hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were always available if we needed them, not that we did as everything we could have needed was provided for! The house is stunning and the dog friendly garden was huge & perfect in the sunny Cotswold weather! Shutford village is picturesque and ideally located for several famous Cotswold attractions, and the local pub is within 2min walking distance. We cannot recommend this property enough and cannot wait to return..."
Peter & Family, May 2021

"...We just wanted to say thank you for our stay. It fitted the bill perfectly and we enjoyed exploring the area despite the weather. We appreciated all the little extra touches you had put into the barn.
We hope you have a busy and stress free season ..."
Caroline & Richard, May 2021

"...Fantastic Hosts made our stay very special in their lovely barn..."
Faye & Josh, May 2021

"...10 out of 10. Fabulous hosts offering a lovely cottage in a great location..."
Martin, April 2021

"...Alastair and Patricia's house is absolutely gorgeous, in the heart of a lovely village with a good pub. They were fantastic hosts, so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was perfect for what we wanted, lots of walking options and pretty villages to explore. We would definitely recommend and hope to return one day. Thank you so much! ..."
Lily, April 2021

"... Just returned home from an absolutely fabulous stay in Monastery Barn. Alastair and Patricia are superb hosts. The barn has everything you could possibly need and the lovely little extras make it very homely. It's a great location, easy for lovely walks and also for touring the area. We had a great day exploring Blenheim Palace. Our three dogs thoroughly enjoyed their stay too, great walks, doggie treats and a lovely secure garden to explore. We will definitely be staying again. Many thanks once again..."
Kathy, April 2021

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In line with the UK Government Covid Rules/Regulations
Monastery Barn was closed to self catering guests between
26 December 2020 to 12 April 2021
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"...Alastair and Patricia were great hosts and the cottage was lovely.. couldn't have asked for anything more!..."
Gabriel, December 2020

"...Lovely cottage with lots of quirky touches set in a beautiful part of the UK. Would highly recommend and will be returning when we can..."
Claire, November 2020

"...We had a lovely time at the barn. Beautiful countryside that was great for walking. We did seven different walks straight from the door. The hosts were very friendly and made sure we were happy. The heating was very efficient, ideal for an autumn or winter stay. The kitchen was well stocked and everything worked..."
Guy, October 2020

"...10 out of 10 Absolutely fit for purpose. Great accommodation very dog friendly and superb walks close by..."
Pam, October 2020

"...Fantastic stay. Went far above and beyond any other host we've stayed with! Bedrooms had water bottles and chocolates. The fridge was stocked with basics. Very lucky and were willing to help with any questions. Forgot to bring a dog towel and within 3 minutes of texting, I was supplied with one! Gorgeous scenery with some lovely long walks with great pubs. Many recommendations to check out and perfect for a group stay..."
Charlotte, October 2020

"... 10 out of 10. An amazing cottage with amazing hosts and just perfect for the dogs.
Could not have wished for more ..."
Margaret & Family, September 2020

"...We had a lovely stay at Alastair and Patricia's barn, they were really lovely hosts and Patricia made sure we felt welcome and was incredibly warm. She had gone out of her way to lay out the table for us for which was a really nice touch. Great location and a really cosy house..."
Faheema, September 2020

"...Lovely hosts, keen to help as much as possible. They provided plenty of recommendations in advance for pubs & restaurants & also went out of their way to recommend some cycling routes that were very helpful. Would recommend & would have no hesitation in going back again..."
Simon & Family, August 2020

"... Lovely house with lots of outdoor seating areas - some sunny and some shady which were perfect as we were there during a heatwave. We loved sitting in the conservatory and our cockapoo loved the garden. Comfortable, well-equipped home and the hosts were very generous with little treats that they left for us. Patricia and Alistair were on hand to offer help, recommendations or just for a chat. Great location for country walks and pubs. Would definitely recommend ..."
Nadia & Phil, August 2020

"... Lovely location, lovely house, lovely garden, lovely owners. Lovely ..."
Tim & Family, August 2020

"...First of all, the hosts, Patricia and Alastair, were brilliant! They made everything possible
to make our stay perfect, from buying a brand new bbq to patching a
inflatable pool we brought along for the kids.
The house is great, the garden is beautiful and being fully closed was very helpful as we could leave
our kids and dog free to play together. Wifi internet was very good, which helped me do some home-office work. Every detail in the house was prepared with care and to a great standard. We did some bike rides around
the area and the landscape was beautiful. There is a sweet playground just across the street that
the kids loved to go to and play. We will certainly go back! Thank you!..."
Leo and Flavia July 2020

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In line with the UK Government Covid Rules/Regulations
Monastery Barn was closed to self catering guests between
23 March 2020 to 04 July 2020
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"...Thank you for everything. If we are coming over next year - only your accommodation will be our choice.
Very High Impressions ..."
Aleksei & Yana, March 2020

"...We had a lovely few days at the Barn. Hopefully we will be able to return soon.
Thanks again for looking after us so well ... "
David & Brenda, March 2020

"...We had a lovely stay over the weekend. Alastair and Patricia were delightful hosts and have a beautiful home. We enjoyed our time there, had an excellent dinner at the local pub right down the road and were within short drives of multiple things to do - Warwick castle, Roll right and Banbury. Overall, we'd surely visit again and would easily recommend this to fellow travellers looking for a break in the Cotswolds..."
Gaurav, February 2020

"...Upon arrival we were made to feel so welcome by Patricia. She showed us around her beautiful home told us to use whatever we needed.The house is beautiful and very clean. We had a wonderful weekend and nothing was too much trouble. We had some severe weather on the Sunday and as they had no guests arriving they invited us to stay longer as they wanted us to be safe. The village is lovely as well. Would definitely recommend . You will be made to feel so welcome. We hope to return in the not too distant future ...."
Wendy, February 2020

"...The owners were very friendly and helpful. Monastery Barn was well presented with nice little touches such as Ferrero Rocher and bottles of water in every bedroom..."
Louise, January 2020

"...What an amazing place and pair of hosts! Booked the Barn at short notice for an impromptu friends' get together over a Sat & Sun night in Jan. Patricia & Alastair were super helpful and accommodating with lots of tips and flexibility. The place is better than the photos with buckets of charm and space for our group of 7 friends. It was perfect for our meet up... dining around the large table, playing games in the lounge in front of the fire, and even dancing to some tunes in the conservatory! Lots to do around the area - we chose a village walk (thanks for the map), a trip to Upton House and brunch at New Amsterdam (pancake house) in Banbury. Warm, cosy, divine beds and a fantastic rain shower. Lots of provisions and elegantly decorated.
Thank you - simply best air bnb experience yet!..."
RoseMarie, January 2020

"...We would definitely recommend staying at this beautiful house! The 6 of us and Ozzy & Moaki had a fantastic few days for the New Year. From pubs lunches to long walks, it was just the escape
from London we all wanted. The house had everything we needed,
thank you Alastair and Patricia for being excellent hosts!..."
Emma S, December 2019

"...Lovely cottage, exactly as expected. We were very well looked after.
Patricia and Alastair were great hosts. Recommended..."
Josephine, December 2019

"... An excellent option for those looking for a stay in the country. The hosts were fantastic, extremely helpful throughout. The property itself was also lovely..."
William M, December 2019

"... Wonderful cottage. Exceptionally well equipped. Very accommodating hosts. The only thing which could be improved would be the addition of a proper stand-up shower in the main bathroom.
Otherwise, everything is perfect! Thanks for a wonderful stay..."
Amy, November 2019

"...A beautiful place. Loads to see and do. The owners are fantastic hosts..."
Kenneth, November 2019

"... Monastery Barn is wonderful property and is perfect for a dog-walking weekend away in the countryside. The fully enclosed garden is perfectly suited for dogs; we have a bouncy German Shepherd puppy and we felt completely secure letting her dart in an out. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and the house is fully equipped. We had everything we needed and the beds were incredibly comfortable. Many thanks for having us!... "
Joe, Niel, Glen, Louisa & Dylan, November 2019

"...It was a pleasure to stay at the Barn, which was welcoming and friendly, just like the hosts
Alastair and Patricia..."
Chris, October 2019

"...10 out of 10..."
Tim, October 2019 (English Country Cottages)

"...Wonderful. Excellent accommodation - very spacious and comfortable. Generously furnished and equipped, and extraordinarily welcoming friendly and helpful hosts..."
Richard, October 2019

"...Monastery Barn is just as nice as it looks in the pictures. The property is well equipped (particularly the kitchen and dining area) and plenty of cleaning materials/soap were provided. The welcome drinks were a nice touch and it was useful that the owners were so near for information and the minor queries we raised. Nearby pub is within walking distance and serves food in their restaurant. Shutford village, whilst quiet and lovely, has no shop - although Banbury is not far and has major supermarkets and independent shops there. Monastery Barn is very well placed to
visit the Cotswolds and other local attractions..."
Gary, October 2019

"...Very warm welcome from the hosts, lovely house particularly garden room & outdoor seating areas. Great location, easy access to Cotswolds, Oxford area & Stratford-upon-Avon..."
Steve, September 2019

"...This is a fabulous cottage in a small, beautiful Cotswold village. The house was beautiful and very well equipped and the garden was fantastic. The owners gave us a very warm welcome including some welcome drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). They are very dog friendly and the house has a large downstairs area with a tiled floor so good even in muddy weather. The garden is properly secure for the dogs and ours had a fabulous time exploring and playing in it. There is an outside tap for paw rinsing and a dog towel was provided. There is off road parking and good dog walking from the house as well as being in close driving range of many more walks and great places to visit.
We would highly recommend Monastery Barn for your holiday..."
Naomi & Gavin, September 2019

"...Amazing & Welcoming Stay on the edge of the Cotswolds - Our group of 7 had an absolutely lovely stay at this cottage. Patricia and Alistair were so warm and welcoming. They made us feel at home from the moment we pulled in the driveway. The cottage itself is very quaint and a great location to explore. It has three bedrooms, all with comfortable beds. There are two rooms to lounge in and an amazing backyard (garden) out back. They had chocolates on our pillows and other little touches that made us feel very welcome. The kitchen is very well supplied. I absolutely recommend staying here. We couldn't have asked for more welcoming hosts!
Thank you so much Patricia and Alistair
Kristy L, August 2019

"...Alistair and Patricia were the perfect hosts. Their house is lovely and the garden was amazing. We spent the weekend in Shutford for my Mum's 70th and this was the
ideal location for a family gathering.
Becky, August 2019

" ... We think ourselves to be so incredibly fortunate to find this exquisite home in the wonderful village of Shutford. As a location from which to explore the Cotswolds it is ideal. Alastair and Patricia are remarkably nice people and make great efforts to make one's stay as good as it can be. It is rare to meet such good people and it seems to me that they have poured all of that inherent virtue into creating a home that exceeds all expectation. Every comfort has been considered and every conceivable need has been thought of. We found it to be "a home away from home"
and I think there can be no higher recommendation than that. Overall,
I doubt that there is a better place to stay in the Cotswolds..."
Vivian & Daniel, July 2019

Delightful. Monastery Barn was perfect for our little weekend getaway. Patricia and Alistair gave us a warm welcome and were helpful throughout. The house was beautiful and well equipped, a home away from home. We had 3 toddlers who loved the house and the garden. It really was a lovely stay despite the weather. Thanks to Patricia and Alistair!..."
Gillian, July 2019

" ... Outstanding. This is a very comfortable and characterful property nestled in a quiet little village in the West Midlands - an absolutely quintessentially English setting. The proprietors Patricia and Alistair reside in a separate, smaller building onsite. They were unfailingly gracious and went out of their way to assist us. You can?t really ask for a more warm, friendly and delightfully caring couple! On arrival they handed us a welcome package that included a number of excellent eateries within easy driving range. We tried Edgehill Castle and the Bell at Shenington, which were both delicious, but then we went to the Boxing Hare and that was just superb - true fine dining. The property itself is magnificently done up, including three cosy bedrooms, a spacious sun room, a very pretty lawn, and all modern amenities in terms of appliances and WiFi. Step outside the property and you are confronted with rolling meadows crisscrossed by quaint fences, with sheep grazing and horses trotting about. The town of Banbury, which has an urban shopping center, is 15 min by car. We stayed five nights and time just flew past. It was over all too soon!..."
Anita & Saad, July 2019

" ... Fab stay - lovely home in a sweet village. All the amenities and a great tranquil garden...."
Kathryn, July 2019

" ... Thank you Alistair and Patricia for being so accommodating with our group. You have a beautiful place you share and your hospitality makes it even more special.
The location was amazing too!! Xx..."
Leanne, June 2019

" ... We loved our stay here. A great place to socialise with friends..."
Phil, June 2019

" ... Our group of six friends & our two dogs have just returned from a very enjoyable three night stay at Alastair and Patricia's place. They were great hosts. Available if we needed them but respected our privacy also. 'Gorgeous Barn' is an apt description of a lovely property with everything we needed & ideally situated for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds.
We hope to return sometime...."
Carol, June 2019

" ... Awesome house in a lovely village location. Nice interaction with the host and would
recommend the property to others...."
Edward, June 2019

" ... Fantastic Hosts and a wonderful Weekend! Alastair and Patricia were so kind and welcoming to our group. They made themselves available to show us around and answer any questions but didn't impose on us in any way. The house itself is fantastic! The communal spaces fit our group perfectly (6 adults / 3 small children / 2 dogs) and we never felt too cramped. The rooms are lovely too.
As is the garden! Would stay again here in a heartbeat!..."
Stefane, May 2019

" ... Very Welcoming. A beautiful property with a delightful and private garden in a fabulous area of the country. A wonderful welcome, help along the way, very thorough information about the house and area. All in all I highly recommend a stay here. My foreign cousins really liked the 'grandeur' of living in another 'age'! a beautifully set table with silverware and crystal and china to
welcome us, real paintings on the wall, some old furniture!
Thank you to you both for helping make their stay 'memorable'..."
Mary, May 2019

" ... It was great the house was prefect clean well maintained the owners were great even with the dogs the village was in a great location for the Cotswolds. The pub was 5 minutes walk from the house, food was good too. We all liked the house as it was all enclosed for the dogs to run around...."
Neal, May 2019

" ... Alastair and Patricia are very generous and welcoming hosts. Have just enjoyed a 3 night stay at Monastery Barn ?? everything was as described and we had a very comfortable, relaxing time in an area of England none of us knows well. Unfortunately, we were not there long enough to fully appreciate all the accommodation and the area has to offer, which was a great shame as Monastery Barn is a home to be enjoyed and not just used as a base to sleep in and leave one's belongings!
Would happily recommend...."
Christine, April 2019

" ... If I could give 6 stars for this stay I would. It's the sort of place that you just want to be in. Cozy yet spacious, tasteful, plenty of different areas, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful secure private garden. Very dog friendly. And that's just the cottage itself. On top of that Alistair and Patricia couldn't have been more accommodating or helpful. Immediate and detailed responses to queries, letting us bring 4 large dogs and even one extra person, and perfect pub and village recommendations which all were amazing. Shutford itself had lovely walks and was very easy to get into the main cotswolds or a nip into Banbury. We'll definitely return one day and
I encourage you to book. You won't regret..."
Michelle, April 2019

" ... Cosy, comfy, well equipped, personal service. Fabulous stay. Super helpful Hosts ! Many Thx..."
Sarah, April 2019

" ... A cute cottage with great scenic surroundings. Stay was very comfortable with all good facilities! Would visit again!..."
Kusum, April 2019

" ... Alistair and Patricia were wonderful hosts. Alistair offered to collect shopping for us and even offered to cook for us (they stay in the smaller barn across the front courtyard). The barn was very homely and had everything you could possibly need - a home from home. Beds were very comfortable and a good nights sleep was had by all our family. The location is quite remote and just over 10 minute drive to shops in Banbury but there is a local village pub. Lovely and quiet;
all I could hear were the birds. I would definitely recommend..."
Alison February 2019

".... The photos don't do this place justice. Fantastic place to stay. Alastair and Patricia were amazingly friendly hosts, very helpful during our entire stay but also respected our privacy. The rooms very extremely clean, we had everything we needed and they even put out
chocolates in each room which was a lovely little touch..."
Han, February 2019

" ... We had a wonderful stay at Patricia & Alastair's place over the New Year's Eve with my family. They have warmly welcomed us to their beautiful house and told us about things to do around the area. The living spaces and the bedrooms are so cosy that we loved our stay, and they have decorated 2 beautiful Christmas trees, which was a nice touch for our NYE dinner. I recommend this house for everyone who wants to stay in a comfortable place with great hosts, while exploring
Cotswolds/Stratford-upon-Avon area as it's a short drive from there..."
Sila, January 2019

"... Alistair & Patricia were extremely welcoming hosts. They had even put up 2 Christmas trees (1 in the lounge and 1 in the dining area). This made our break between Xmas and NY even more special. They also had set the lovely dining table for our Boxing Day meal. This was a lovely touch. The house was perfect for 3 adult couples (family) as there was lots of space to relax. The newly decorated bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice and the beds so comfy!
Thank you for a lovely stay!...?
Mathilda, December 2018

" This really is a great place to stay. Patricia and Alastair have put a massive effort and considerable good taste into the refurbishment and furnishing of this property for guests to enjoy ;
we cannot recommend it highly enough!...?
Tim and Jane, December 2018