Golden Stone Country Retreat, Cotswolds
This quirky, stone-built barn conversion is set in the picturesque village of Ampney St. Mary in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds landscape. Generous open plan living space in a self-contained studio with double bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Centrally heated so suitable for all seasons. Ideal for couples or individuals looking for a quiet, secluded space from which to explore the local landscape. Guests are greeted with supplies for a fully organic continental breakfast!
Accommodation comprises of a double bedroom area with plenty of hanging space, drawers, shelves, hooks and racks, opening to a comfortable lounge area stocked with books, games and a smart TV. The space is furnished with a vibrant combination of up cycled, bespoke pieces and has a unique ‘vintage meets contemporary’ feel. The kitchen/dining space is equipped with a ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge and there is a separate wet room/bathroom with a spacious walk in, rainfall shower.
Although the annex is a self-catering apartment we like to welcome our guests with all the supplies needed for a fully organic, entirely delicious continental breakfast! Treats include; local organic bread, butter and preserves, organic tea, coffee and milk and (as if that wasn’t enough) juicy, organic oranges ripe and ready for squeezing!
We want to take care of our beautiful planet so we also provide a compost bucket and recycling bin, eco-friendly cleaning products, natural toiletries in refillable containers and 100% recycled toilet paper. We aim to save water by having our grey water drain into a outdoor water butt. This means our kitchen sink waste water gets re-used to water the garden!
All bedding, including pillows, towels and a hair dryer are provided for you. The desk area has easily accessible plug sockets for chargers and we have a strong fibre internet connection. There is underfloor heating throughout which can adjusted easily.
The Granary lies within the picturesque stone-built village of Ampney St. Mary which boasts two working farms. Quaint golden stone cottages are surrounded by quintessential cotswolds dry stone walls dividing rolling hills and farmland. An abundance of scenic walks and cycle routes to be explored on the doorstep and in the nearby designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
The main house is a former granary and the outhouse (now the studio) was originally used to store farm equipment. Both are grade 2 curtilage listed buildings dating from the late 1700’s and converted to residential dwellings in 2018. The property is one of three new homes created from the barns and outbuildings of the original grade 2 listed manor farmyard.
You’ll know you’ve found us when you see the classic red telephone box (which is actually the village library and defibrillator!) just outside our driveway.
“This fully detached little barn is immersed in the middle of the most stunning landscape in the Cotwold with only an 8 minute drive to the Cotwolds lakes. A modern but cosy sparkling gem of a space with such a lovely host that provided special touches that made the stay even more special. It was so beautiful I extended my stay twice!”
The Local Area
Just over a mile away, in neighbouring Poulton, The Falcon Inn is a stylish pub/restaurant offering impressive lunch and evening menus. A much wider selection can be found in the near by market town of Cirencester, just four miles away.
Known as “The Capital of the Cotswolds” the Roman town of Cirencester is host to an Amphitheatre and Corinium. In the centre you’ll find a cathedral-like church alongside a pretty cobbled market square, popular high street shops as well as plenty of chic independent coffee shops and restaurants. There’s also a variety of supermarkets should you wish to stock up on supplies for your stay.
We also have a list of personally recommended local gastro pubs, tucked away in stunning Cotswolds villages, all within a 10 miles radius.