All About Kingfisher Barn
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The History of Kingfisher Barn - Abingdon

Oxfordshire Accommodation to suit all the family - Wheelchair users welcome, and we are pet friendly too!

The site at Kingfisher Barn was created by converting old farm buildings. Made of red brick, stone and handmade tiles, the barn oozes charm and history. The Oxfordshire buildings dating back as far as the 17th century became redundant for farming practices in the 1970's. When machinery grew larger, they were unable to enter the buildings, so the farmer built new, much more significant modern buildings over the hill.

Barn Conversions Into Beautiful Holiday Cottages Including B&B

In 1994 the buildings, starting with the main stone barn, were converted to provide a holiday base for national groups and organisations to come and use. The local community also used the main stone barn for a range of activities including a weekly creative art space, musical events, indoor bowling as well as a very popular wedding reception venue.

The next set of buildings to be renovated was the old cow biers around the courtyard next to the main barn. These were turned into 10 en-suite holiday bedrooms and proved a great success with many groups from all over the UK who hired the whole site for weeks at a time. Some of these groups had a range of special needs, and so we adapted the accommodation to suit their needs right from the start. We are proud to say that many happy holidays and long weekends have made some exceptional people very happy over the years.

Kingfisher Barn Staff

The staff team is small and made up predominantly of local Abingdon ladies both in the office as well as housekeeping, working alongside a handyman. Together they perform a great job of running and maintaining the site of Kingfisher Barn. Our dedicated staff like to focus on making your holiday stay as comfortable and as stress-free as possible.

Facilities - Kingfisher Barn Provide Five Star Customer Service

Our staff are very knowledgeable about the local region. We can order taxis for you and assist any way to make your stay as stress-free and comfortable as possible. (On booking, please ask if you need any assistance in finding local hairdressers or beauty treatments, etc.) All part of our five-star customer service right here in Abingdon, Oxford!

Oxfordshire Accommodation - Why Kingfisher Barn?

  • Holiday accommodation is always prepared ahead of time, with the beds made up with professionally laundered linen and a full towel set provided for each guest

  • A list of useful phone numbers, for instance, Doctor, Dentist, and Vet will be placed in your welcome folder

  • Bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and bath mats are provided freshly laundered in house

  • We provide a full selection of toiletries, just in case you forget your own

  • Children are welcome, high chairs and travel cots are free and available on request

Oxfordshire Accommodation - At Kingfisher Barn, We care About Your Stay With Us

  • Anytime arrival with self-check in available after 2pm
  • Pets are most welcome with prior arrangement, please see our Pets Policy

  • There are some beautiful scenic countryside walks very close by, and The Thames Path is just minutes away from our car park area

  • Large off road car park for guests

  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the site

  • All Bed & Breakfast rooms have a fully stocked hot drinks tray to make tea, coffee and hot chocolate

  • We have a beautiful log cabin where you can enjoy your breakfast

Kingfisher Barn - Oxfordshire Accommodation At Its Best

Come and explore our delightful town, experience the tranquillity of beautiful walks, stunning parks, gardens and historical buildings. Sample some fine dining and quaint boutique shops, or play a round of golf to keep you amused, something for everyone!

For first class B&B, look no further - Kingfisher Barn is proud of their holiday/weekend getaway location. Repeat custom speaks for itself!

Quality Oxfordshire Accommodation

Please read our testimonials and don't forget we are 'Pet-friendly' too, so treat your beloved dog to a holiday.......

Please click here to see our Terms & Conditions.

Local Area

Historical Abingdon became the county town of Berkshire sometime after receiving its Royal Charter in 1556. It is a market town and civil parish in England.

This breathtaking town located just six miles south-west of Oxford was formally a county town of Berkshire but had a slight name change in 2012 to become Abingdon-on-Thames.

Abingdon town centre refurbished in 2007 as part of the council's redevelopment plan took on a great new look. All work was in keeping with the surrounding area. 

Come and discover this delightful town for yourself, explore and learn its history, there's so much to see and do!

In 1084, William the Conqueror celebrated and enjoyed Easter at the Abbey. He then left his son, the future Henry I, to be educated there.

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With years of experience and a passion for dogs, we understand your pet is a special member of the family, and you'll want him/her to enjoy the holiday just as much as you!

Our 'Pet-Friendly' policy means you can relax and spend some great time together. From stunning country walks to ambling along the banks of the River Thames, let your 'pooch' enjoy the serenity of our beautiful Abingdon.

Cats are welcome too!

"Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car, he sticks his head out the window.” — Steve Bluestone

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Kingfisher Barn
Rye Farm, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3NN
Tel: 01235 634790