View towards the property
Lounge with views out over the garden and orchard
Double bedroon with en-suite
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with shower over
Patio and seating area with views over the gardenand orchard
Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn
Enjoy the wildlife surrounding the property
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2 / 11  Kitchen/diner
3 / 11  Lounge with views out over the garden and orchard
4 / 11  Double bedroon with en-suite
5 / 11  En-suite
6 / 11  Double bedroom
7 / 11  Single bedroom
8 / 11  Bathroom with shower over
9 / 11  Patio and seating area with views over the gardenand orchard
10 / 11  Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn
11 / 11  Enjoy the wildlife surrounding the property

Willand Byre,

Shipston-on-Stour (3mls E), Cotswolds
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 41856


Well secluded within a quintessential English village, with its mix of honey stone cottages and traditional public houses. Restored by the owners it has a mix of character and contemporary style which is warm and inviting for family and friends.

Upper Brailes is just east of Shipston on Stour and is set on the edge of the Cotswold’s within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a wealth of walking, with villages just ready to explore. Attractions within easy access to include Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford upon Avon, Warwick castle, Oxford with its dreaming spires and Cheltenham home of the Gold Cup many National Trust Properties and gardens which include Blenheim Palace and Chastleton House, Brook Cottage Garden, the Bloxham Museum and the Civil War battlefield of Edgehill. For shoppers, Bicester shopping village is also within easy access and offers a great day out. Games facilities: French boules terrain and croquet lawn.

The single-storey accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower and WC, 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Lounge: with woodburner (first basket of logs included), SkyTV (basic sky package), BT sports and DVD. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outside: patio area with garden furniture and open gardens which include an orchard. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome. Location: pub and shop within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Rebecca.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by June, 1st December 2017

We had a great holiday the barn is located in an area that has easy access to the Cotswolds and other attractions. The barn is well equipped for cooking comfortable lounge and was very warm. Beds comfortable and bathrooms fine. Lovely to see the deer. Our dog loved the walks and utility room very handy for drying her off

Reviewed by Kevin, 26th October 2017

Quiet location with variety of wildlife, deers, partridges, etc in the garden Good local services and very convenient for Cotswolds and Warwickshire. Mr and Mrs Kirk are excellent hosts, very amenable.

Reviewed by Chris, 1st September 2017

Beautiful location, not too far from shops and all the modern conveniences, friendly and helpful where ever we went and beautiful gardens and wildlife, we could not have found a better location

Reviewed by Helen, 23rd June 2017

Lovely cottage set in a great location. Beautiful garden area with lots of colourful wildlife. Good traditional pubs within walking distance and great butcher shop for local produce. The perfect place to chill out and relax.

Reviewed by Gary, 28th April 2017

Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. Mr and Mrs Kirk were very kind and accommodating from the outset. Watching the deer come up to the patio on some nights was also a highlight for us and the kids. I highly recommend staying here for a country getaway that's not too far from shops & attractions should you want to do that aswell.

Reviewed by David, 21st April 2017

Although drive access to the property is not particularly easy, the private location was great and the owners, who live next door, were friendly and helpful. The three bedrooms in the bungalow worked well and the kitchen/dining room with separate large lounge were fine for the five adults and one toddler in our party. Outside was a private patio wiRead moreth furniture, level lawn, slope and a further croquet area further up. The area beyond is more wild, but frequented by up to seven fallow deer. Hide

Reviewed by Clifford, 7th April 2017

The whole holiday was a lovely break and we all came home feeling very relaxed. The Byrne was a perfect base . Roger and Kate were lovely and always ready to help or give advice about the local area and days out. Seeing the wild deer in the garden every day made it all the more special and the whole area is very much dog friendly which was very impRead moreortant to us. Roger and Kate, thanks for making our stay special. Cliff and family.x Hide

Reviewed by Lawrence, 31st March 2017

The Cottage was well appointed, comfortable and warm. The owners, who live nearby, showed us round and then left us in peace with a clear set of written instructions for all our needs. Those with dogs would find the utility room really useful. The large garden offers several opportunities for outdoor eating in summer and we saw a deer when strollinRead moreg through the orchard part. The location is ideal for visits to Stratford, Banbury or the Cotswolds. We will return. Hide

Reviewed by Iain, 24th February 2017

Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and in a great location. We used it for a weekend away and our only wish would have been to have booked an extra night.

Reviewed by Ali , 10th February 2017

We had a lovely break here. Great location to lots of attractions. Cottage was lovely and cosy in February, the kids loved the garden and the piano in the lounge. Kate and Rodger were very friendly and helpful and we would come back again.

Reviewed by Norman, 3rd February 2017

Comfortable cottage with beds for five. Kitchen/eating space for 5 adults is a bit tight. Log burner is easy to use and generates more than nough heat for the lounge.

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View towards the property
Lounge with views out over the garden and orchard
Double bedroon with en-suite
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with shower over
Patio and seating area with views over the gardenand orchard
Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn
Enjoy the wildlife surrounding the property


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

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