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12 reviews
Large leather sofa
Shower room
Clifton Hampden bridge, just by the barn
The village shop
The Barley Mow pub, just over the bridge
The River Thames
The church
Day trip to Oxford - 15 mins on the train
Abingdon - nearest town
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Barn -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, England

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JT-PC-201...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stylish, comfortable, well-equipped and very special place to stay near Oxford”
Reviewed June 13, 2019 for a stay in May 2019

We (a couple in our 60s) spent three nights in Penrose Barn, which is a very special place to stay, near Oxford. It is an historic thatched barn on the outside, but with every comfort you could wish for on the inside. Every trip to the UK should include staying in a place like Penrose Barn, simply to experience the splendid oak structure and the internal height of such places. The barn is very spacious, with an exceptionally comfortable, large bed (partly screened from the sitting and dining areas), a large dining table, and a comfortable sofa and coffee table area. The bathroom is of excellent quality and the kitchen is well-equipped. The barn is "end-on" to the road, near parkland and the river, and you do get green glimpses from some windows. Amber is a very friendly and helpful host, and her suggestion of using the "Redbridge Park & Ride" to access Oxford was an excellent one (we had a rental car). Oxford is quite lovely later in the day, when the tour groups have moved on! She had lots of other tips for places to visit and walks to take, and her welcome pack was great after a long drive. We were able to park easily and safely in the lay-by across the road, next to the parkland. All communications with Amber went smoothly and she lives nearby so is readily available for help, if needed. We would happily choose to stay here again, if we were in the area.

Date of stay: May 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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B7766CCan...
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Diamond of a place to stay”
Reviewed August 8, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Booked this barn rental for me and my husband ( who has recently had below knee amputation of his leg. ) thought it looked perfect for him all on one level. And what a gem it is. Everything you need in a holiday rental. Very comfy king size bed, and excellent shower. Clifton Hampden is close to all amenities of Oxford. And also within minutes of Blenheim palace. Amber this barn is perfect for anyone who wants a lovely get away in Oxfordshire. Will definitely recommend to everyone.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Wilmslow...
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed May 30, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We had the pleasure of staying here for 5 nights in May and found it an excellent place to stay. The main room was roomy, the kitchen had good facilities, the bathroom was modern and well appointed and the king size bed really comfortable. There is a local shop just up the road and the Barley Mow Chef and Brewer is five minutes over the beautiful bridge of the river Thames. Amber is a welcoming host and really can recommend.

Date of stay: May 2018
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kmccullou...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Magical!!!! Total escape from hectic Washington D.C. life.”
Reviewed November 17, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Penrose Barn and Amber, the owner, are medicine for the soul. Amber is lovely, accommodating and thoughtful. The cottage is charming and vintage on the outside, contemporary and comfortable on the inside. We rented a car and were able to explore all around the Cotswolds, Oxford and Bath very easily. Barley Mow - the pub/restaurant across the bridge, is cozy with very good food. Planning on returning next year!

Date of stay: November 2016
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Liked least: The bed. Mattress is rather soft and found ourselves rolling into the middle most nights
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nick M
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Great place, very tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable and incredibly good value - this has the look and feel of somewhere much more expensive. It's also very handily situated for walking along the river - it's right outside the front door. Amber is charming and helpful - highly recommended!

Date of stay: February 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Date of stay: April 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bluepete...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Just A Few Words To Describe Our Stay At Penrose Barn....
Greeted by Ambers mother...First sight Wow ! its beautiful...So want to stay longer and write review...Its spotless and ideal for two...We went various places during our short stay but was always looking forward to return to the barn.
Helpful Friendly Cannot Praise Enough

Thank You Amber And Her Mum.

Date of stay: December 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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