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Big, barnstorming fun

Hens, stags, dogs, family, friends, Romans, countrymen: get your ears down to Oak Lake Barn in Shakespeare’s Warwickshire. Polish off a few hours in the games room, have a dip in the hot tub, pop a pizza in the outdoor oven, have a nightcap in the natty cabana, get together for log-lit Netflix and PlayStation parties.

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Barnfuls of fun in Bardsville

Hens, stags, dogs, family, friends, Romans, countrymen: get your ears down to Oak Lake Barn in Shakespeare’s Warwickshire. Settle back amid beautiful beams and modern features in a double-winged building offering glorious views of the golf course and grounds. Sleeping 19 in seven bedrooms, this is a big, barnstorming bundle of fun.

Oak Lake Barn is a 19th-century gem full of 21st-century glee. Polish off a few hours over pool in the games room – or table tennis, darts, board games or Mario. Or head out for two acres of cricket, football, trampolining or a long, lazy soak in the seven-seat hot tub. Stay out for pizza-oven supper, the firepit and a nightcap in the natty cabana.

Come inside for chess, board games, books from the library, or big, log-lit get-togethers around the 75” smart TV in the snug complete with BT, Netflix and Now TV. Need alternative viewing or gaming? There’s a 55” TV with PlayStation in the games room. Set up your holiday soundtrack on the Sonos.

Cook on the four-oven Aga with six burners in the main kitchen or the Rangemaster with another six in the East wing. Dine beneath the minstrels’ gallery or out on the sunshine terrace. Fill the American fridge with goodies from The Reveal Bakery and The Butcher’s of Bilton. Or call up our chefs for a lazy, lingering lunch or two.

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Hot tub, gardens and grounds

Explore the two acres of fenced parkland that backs out onto the golf course. Stay close to home for cricket, football, rounders and trampolining. Cook your supper on the coal and gas barbecues or in the pizza oven in the south-facing courtyard.

Sizzle and soak in the seven-seat hot tub. Dry off and sit out under the stars for a nightcap in the garden cabana or a chatathon around the firepit.

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Living spaces

The snug sits under the minstrels’ gallery. It’s a great place to burn some wood, chew the fat, put some sounds on the Sonos and get together for nights in front of Netflix and BT on the 75” smart TV. Or just raid the DVDs. For a clash of TV tastes, you’ve another 55” telly in the games room.

Did we say games room? Oh yes. Take your pick from American pool, table tennis, darts or board games. Or throw a PlayStation party. For quieter moments, chess and books from the library should do the trick. Need to catch up on email? You’ll find a study area with desk in the left-hand wing.

Cooking and dining

The beautiful beams, exposed stone and minstrels’ gallery lend the open-plan kitchen/dining space the air of a medieval banquet. Tuck in like Henry VIII and wives, with meals prepared on the four-oven Aga with six burners in the main kitchen or the Rangemaster with another six in the East wing.

Eat beneath the chandelier and the vaulted ceiling with light flooding in through the tall windows. Or dine out in the courtyard roasting steak and sausages on the coal and gas barbecues or popping a pizza in the outdoor oven. When you’re done, uncork a bottle or two and get cosy around the cabana or firepit.

Not in the mood for cooking? Ask about our professional chefs, bringing restaurant-quality meals to you. Eat out at The Waterside Restaurant for Cajun salmon salad or chicken katsu with a view over Draycote Water or The Dun Cow in Dunchurch for hearty food, burning logs and a nice beer garden.

For a traditional carvery, head to The Huntsman. Grab pizza and kebab takeaways from Lazzolli. For Indian, it’s Malancha, and you’ll find French and European dishes at Café Vin Cinq. Choose a ribeye steak, pizza or burger from The Boat, or Mexican street food from Hillbillys’ Grill Shack at The Plough.

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Bedrooms

Choose from bedrooms on the ground floor, bedrooms on the first floor, and even a bedroom above the detached garage, if you really love your privacy. Wherever you drop, deep in rural Warwickshire, you’ll sleep like an anaesthetised log.

On the ground floor, bedrooms one and two are kingsize in the west wing, while bedroom three (the master) offers another kingsize bed with a freestanding bath and en-suite. Bedroom four provides a kingsize and an open-plan format. Bedroom five is a child- or hen-fest, sleeping five in a king and three singles.

Bedroom six in the East wing is another kingsize, and bedroom seven sits above the garage, offering a kingsize and two singles plus an en-suite with shower.

Children welcome

Homesick kids won’t be a problem here. With seven bedrooms and berths for 19 plus a couple of four-leggers, you can call up Uncle Tom Cobley. But how’s the entertainment when you get here? Just fine, thanks. Oak Lake Barn is a big, barnstorming barrel of fun, both inside and out.

In between walks over the Warwickshire countryside – or getting to know Mr Shakespeare, perhaps? – the games room should fill in a few hours. Work your way around the table tennis, darts, board games and PlayStation on the 55” TV. Elsewhere, you’ll find chess, board games and a library bursting with books.

In the log-lit snug off the open-plan kitchen, you’ll enjoy family time watching films and footie matches on the 75” smart TV with BT, Netflix and Now TV. Summon up your favourite sounds on the Sonos and Bluetooth.

Outside, you’ll discover the courtyard and two acres of parkland with its cricket, football, trampolining and pizza oven. Older kids can soak the night away under the stars in the seven-seat hot tub, then stay out way past bedtime chewing the fat around the firepit or in the cabana.

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What people say

What people say

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kate & tom's has provided an excellent level of service from initial enquiry to post-holiday follow-up; prompt, courteous, efficiency throughout. We would thoroughly recommend them. - Jenny
This was our first experience in booking and staying in a large property and we were impressed by the service and help provided by kate & tom’s. Booking was easy and we were kept informed prior to our stay. We paid a Cautionary Deposit in case of damage during our stay and this was quickly refunded shortly after our return home once the property was had been checked. Any questions raised by email before our stay were responded to promptly. - Peter
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Clubs, rods and lots of chocolate

Wander Coombe Abbey’s glorious parkland, then make like Tarzan at Go Ape. Bring your clubs for on-site Whitefields Golf Club and your rods for Draycote Trout Fishery. Dive in to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, ride the steam railway at Rainsbrook Valley, or have a sweet day out at Cadbury World.

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