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 and tile for the smaller cottages and stone and handmade tiles for the large lodges, these barns ooze 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.
Grand Oxfordshire Accommodation - The Next Stage
After the courtyard came the adjacent yard that now houses three self-catering cottages. Stable, Hazel and Granary Cottage, as well as our very own Abingdon, heated indoor pool. The cottages were converted from the old bullpens and cart shed, and so the history goes on. Stable Cottage still retains its very high ceilings and was in fact originally indoor stables for 3 giant shire horses. The horses would have worked tirelessly with the heavy workload before the farm was mechanised.
Further Kingfisher Barn Changes
In 2000 it was agreed that the main barn would be changed into new self-catering holiday accommodation, the best that Abingdon offers! Two large lodges, Kyte and Kestrel, were built, as well as the Nest and Studio loft apartments. The barn lodges are very spacious, great for family reunions/group get-togethers and also the perfect location for a wedding gathering or just to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday.
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.
For guests who may need extra reassurance, there is also a 24-hour on-call phone number situated on at the entrance of reception and in all welcome packs in the rooms/lodges for out-of-hours emergencies.
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
Enjoy a beautiful 'welcome basket' in your B&B accommodation accommodation with a few essentials to help you settle in
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
24-hour on-call late check in/emergency on-call service provided (late check in after 7 pm by prior arrangement)
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
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