The Byre at Quercus Bluff:
You can lie in bed at this romantic Cotswold hideaway and gaze out of the window over a rural scene that has hardly changed in a century. The Byre at Quercus Bluff is a unique holiday cottage that has been created by its craftsman owner to provide a peaceful rustic retreat in the heart of the South Cotswolds countryside.
The Byre is approached via a long unmade track which leads down hill from the outskirts of Painswick to the peaceful pastures of Quercus Bluff farmstead. The former cow byre and adjoining barn (now the owner’s home) have been imaginatively converted using locally sourced materials, including felled oak from the farm’s woodland for the doors, window frames and roof timbers, and reclaimed flagstones from Sheepscombe Church for the floor .The hand crafted buildings have been featured in “Grand Designs” magazine (June 2004), as well as “English Country Interiors” and “The New Country Style England” books. It also features in Continental publications – click here to view Pauline Joosten’s beautiful photographs.
Three bedrooms and a vaulted living room are simply furnished with hand-crafted and rustic items, and all the rooms overlook the garden and valley beyond.
This is a place of peaceful solitude and privacy, a chance to enjoy the slower pace of life of a bygone age.