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The Ruby Barn | Luxury Self-Catering | Chipping Norton, Cotwsolds

The Ruby Barn

Sandford St Martin, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Bringing a touch of Californian chicness to the Oxfordshire countryside, this luxury self-catering barn conversion near Chipping Norton has been fashioned with a bursting heart. Gentle colours and patterns combine with honeyed Cotswold stone, while the ever-present feel of a life well-travelled emanates from the furnishings, art and ceramics found throughout.

Introduction

Tactile and satisfying for all the senses, The Ruby Barn is filled with treasures collected over many years; thick drapes, sheepskin throws and roaring woodburner offer a warm welcome for hibernation season; in summer on the other hand, its all about the lofty ceilings, windows flung open with the sound of birdsong drifting in and cool bathroom tiles underfoot. Originally built for breeding quails and later re-designed by a celebrity stylist who has spent much of her time between California and London, here is a luxury self-catering home where two worlds exquisitely collide.

Inside

A blend of mid-century furniture and collected furnishings from the owner's glittering life make this home an almost-familiar acquaintance, a place where one can sink into the rhythms of a holiday away from the norm; a place where comfort and delight have been prioritised throughout every design decision. Classic and bright with hints of playfulness peeking out from unlikely corners, The Ruby Barn's breezy disposition could just as easily reside in a Malibu Beach shack. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor while, upstairs on the mezzanine level and over an internal bridge, guests will find the third.

Outside

Walled gardens at both the front and back of the house ensure sun worshippers can follow the sun from their morning coffee up until their final cocktail before supper, while a children's climbing frame and slide ensure little guest's imaginations are nurtured with make-believe games of dungeons and dragons. Raised beds filled with heady lavender and wildflowers encircle the al fresco lounge and dining areas, where after-dinner conversations are twinned with floral intoxication. Further afield, busy farmer's markets, thatched inns and miles upon miles of undulating footpaths tempt explorations into the Cotswold hills.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £2,250 per week, £1,795 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor, there is one bedroom with super king-size bed and one bedroom with king-size bed, along with a shower room with WC and rainfall shower, while the first floor bedroom contains a king-size bed and a family bathroom with rolltop bathtub, WC and walk-in shower.
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  • FeaturesChildren´s play area with slide
  • PetsOne small well behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children aged five and above (due to the quirky layout) are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking available on the road outside the property, or plenty of surplus across the street by the war memorial. The kitchen includes a Smeg oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and washer-dryer. The garden is fully enclosed; perfect for children and dogs.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of locally sourced produce, Weber charcoal barbeque, Smart TV, Sonos sound system, WiFi internet, freshly cut flowers, luxury linen and towels...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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One of two bedrooms that sit on the ground floor, sharing the family shower room
It´s all in the details at this luxury barn
A sunny spot for breakfast al fresco

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Chipping Norton

A thriving high street, lively atmosphere and easy access to hiking routes through the Cotswolds; Chipping Norton is a popular stop for visitors to Oxfordshire. Independent boutiques and eateries line the streets while the monthly farmer´s market is not to be missed.

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Chipping Norton

Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury country rental is eight miles east of the Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton.
  • By Car The property is approximately half an hour from Oxford and just less than two hours from London. Birmingham and Bristol are both around 90 minutes by car.
  • By Train The closest train station to The Ruby Barn is Kingham in Chipping Norton, around a 20 minute drive away, with regular services to London Paddington.
  • By Air Heathrow Airport is just over an hour's drive away, while Gatwick is just under two hours away. Both have taxis and car hire available.

From the owner

“I have poured a lot of love into this Cotswold home and I adore everything about it; it has become my sanctuary away from the world.”

From the owner

Built in the mid-1700s as a quail house to the now neighbouring farm, The Ruby Barn has become my pride and joy. With a combination of Hollywood meets rural England inside, this home is a place where I have learnt to relax among the things I love the most.

The surrounding village of Sandford St Martin is a conservation area and a sleepy, golden retreat amidst Oxfordshire's rolling countryside. Just a 30-minute walk across the fields from Soho Farmhouse, members can indulge in a luxury spa treatment or two. 

My favourite things about the house are how the light floods in through the giant panes of glass every day, the authentic exposed Cotswolds stone and high beamed ceilings, plus the two walled gardens which trap the sun from early spring until the clocks go in October.

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Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Chipping Norton with an insider’s perspective.

Daylesford Organic Farm
To Do

Daylesford Organic Farm

Luxury Cotswold living at its very best; visit the farm, garden and farm shop before settling down for a feast in the Trough Café. For those who wish to delve a little deeper, spend an afternoon learning new skills on a cookery course.

Wild Thyme, Chipping Norton
To Eat

Wild Thyme, Chipping Norton

Whether spending an evening sampling the set menu of the Dining Club (booking essential) or picking up a three-course meal to take home, one thing is for sure; fresh, seasonal, local unrivalled foodie delights.

The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton
To See

The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton

A 4000-year-old stone circle, a weathered standing stone and a 5000-year-old burial chamber; those looking for a place to celebrate the solstice will find it here Not just a ceremonial space, this is also a place for theatrical performances and stargazing too.

Hook Norton Brewery
To Do

Hook Norton Brewery

Take a tour of the traditional family-run brewery, sample its award-winning beers and pop into the Malthouse Kitchen for a bite to eat. After, wander through the museum before picking up a few bottles to enjoy back at The Ruby Barn.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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