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Cotswolds Bunkbarn

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Mon 17th Aug 2020

Cotswolds Bunkbarn

The stunning Cotswolds awaits us for our converted barn trip. Making the most of your visit here will be effortless from your modern converted barn. Close to many picturesque Cotswold villages and within easy reach of wildlife parks, farms, castles, beaches (the largest inland beach in the UK is close by!) It’s bound to be a fun-packed trip for all ages.

We’ll be staying less than 4 miles from the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the biggest tourist attractions in this area. It’s described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds, with its pretty riverside views. In summer children can be seen paddling and playing in the shallow waters of the Windrush river.

Our barn is on a 1500 acre estate and family farm set in the sleepy village of Notgrove, surrounded by scenic countryside views. The farm is home to the 7 characterful alpacas, along with pigs, donkeys and a goat! The animals love any kind of attention so you can be sure there will be lots of chances to meet them! There are also set times when children can help to feed them. Adults and children alike will love the chance to meet and learn more about the animals. Throughout the estate there are lovely walks and cycle routes to enjoy.

Things to do...

There’s so much to do around here, we’d struggle to list it all! We’re just a short drive from many attractions, including Cotswold Wildlife Park with its exciting collection of animals, plus fantastic treetop adventure playground. The pretty Cotswold Country Park & Beach is a popular spot locally, offering lots of water sports, walking routes and swimming at the UKs biggest inland beach! Other stunning Cotswold villages, such as Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold are just 15 minutes or less away. If you’re still wanting more there are National Trust properties, Sudely castle, climbing centres, Birdland, Cotswold Motoring Museum…to name but a few!


Running from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August 2020. It’s a 4 night break

*Please note that the coordinator is only available on the above dates*


Our lovely barn are just outside the lovely Cotswolds Town of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucester. The post code is GL54 3BS and ‘what3words’ reference is delved.kite.twit

The nearest train station is Chelthenham which is 12 miles away so we would suggest this holiday is best accessed by car.  Travel time is around 2 hours from London, 3 hours from Manchester.

Family ages

The trip is suitable for all ages including teenagers as there are a wealth of activities on offer in the area to entertain all.

Trip size

A small to medium size trip, we have the barn and glamping pods (check them out here: Cotswold Glamping) exclusive to our group – with around 10-12 families in total/around 25 adults and children in total

Frequently Asked Questions

For more general FAQs please have a look at the UK FAQ page

If you cannot find the answer that you are looking for on here then please do drop the travel team an email and they will be happy to help 🙂

Mon 17th Aug 2020


This fantastically equipped barn offers a modern alternative to the traditional Cotswold stone cottages. With a large open plan living area and modern interior it’s ideal for families wishing to enjoy the Cotswolds.

Facilities include:

  • Spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living room
  • Kitchen – electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, large table seating 8
  • Sitting area – containing seating for 8, 42″ television with freeview and DVD player, wood burner, stereo system and I-pod dock.
  • Utility Area – washing machine and work surface

On site there’s a tennis court available to hire, a café and fully licensed bar, and an outdoor play area.

Board Basis

This is a self catering trip and no meals are provided however a couple of communal meals will be arranged throughout the holiday, starting with a ‘Meet & Greet’ buffet on the first evening (everyone brings something for the table).

If weather allows a group BBQ will be arranged.

Further details will be provided closer to the event.

What’s Included

The price is based on a family of 2 staying in a private room of a 4 bedroom barn. An additional child aged 7 or under can be accommodated in your room on a rollaway bed at an additional charge (please email the team for further information on this)

Each bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room, some of these are en suite, others are a dedicated bathroom next to the bedroom for your family’s own use.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Use of the onsite games room

The break will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will arrange a daily outing or get-together each day. This is by no means obligatory – you’re free to dip in and out of any group activities as you wish.

Sample Itinerary

Monday: Arrivals and Welcome Buffet

Tuesday: Explore the site/meet the animals (am) Paddle & Picnic at Bourton-on-the-Water (pm) Evening camp fire

Wednesday: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (day time) Group BBQ (evening)

Thursday: Cotswold Country Park & Beach (day time) Farewell Group Meal (evening)

Friday: Departures

(Please note: all activities are subject to change, and some will be weather dependent. Entrance fees not included)

As ever, we will organise a group activity each day but this isn’t boot camp – you’re free to dip in and out as you like or make your own agenda.



Prices & Booking

A great value trip, the cost includes a private room for 2 people in a 4 bedroom barn. The barn is exclusive to Single With Kids families.

The price is based on 2 guests. Each room has 2 single beds (can be set up one double if requested at time of booking)
A 3rd bed is available at additional charge, this will be a rollaway bed suitable for a child aged 7 or under (please contact the team for further information on this

Members' Prices

Mon 17th - Fri 21st August 2020
4 nightsRoom Type2 person family
*1 room
3/4 person family
*2 rooms
Slow Bird Price: Book before 30th June 2020Save £20 per familyPrivate room£380£760
Late Bird Price: All bookings from 1st July 2020Private room£400£800
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Our Rewards Club has some great benefits for members, including a 15% saving off the cost of your Single With Kids holidays and breaks, click on the Rewards Club symbol at the top of this page to read about the benefits of joining.

Don’t worry if you don’t want to join yet, you can still book as a non member, simply follow the link in the table below.

Non-Members' Prices

Mon 17th - Fri 21st August 2020
4 nightsRoom Type2 person family
*1 room
3/4 person family
*2 rooms
Slow Bird Price: Book before 30th June 2020Save £20 per familyPrivate room£450£920
Late Bird Price: All bookings from 1st July 2020Private room£470£940
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This is a new location... so we do not have any testimonials from some of our previous UK holidays

Alex and Percy 5 - (Northumberland and Wigwams)

" Thank you for such a fantastic first SWK holiday. Your organisation and coordinators have made it both fun and relaxing. Percy has really appreciated the friends she’s made and is sad to leave them. For me the other parents have been lovely. Thank you again and we will definitely be booking another one when we can. "

Jayne and Joe 5 - (Ironbridge)

" Our first SWK holiday and had a fab time. Great crowd of people, kids all got on, adults all got on. Looking forward to the next one. "

Andy, Sophia 8 and Mia 8 - (Pembroke)

" Well what can I say – I know, a family holiday that beats no other! Not only Sophia and Mia have blast, relax and lots of fun but daddy cool relaxed, drunk, enjoyed others company and has had many holiday special moments I can’t count on one hand! Thanks for the memories. "

Karen and Matthew 10 - (Hereford)

" A fantastic short break with relaxed, like-minded people. Everyone enjoyed the trip to the local pool and West Midland Safari Park. We were fortunate to have a great mother and son double act in our coordinators Becky and Oliver. Thank you for all your help and company on the trip. "

Cathy and Daniel 6 - (Ironbridge)

" "Yet another lovely SWK break – in spite of the floods, we had a great time, and the sun finally came out!

Dan says – I had a great holiday at Ironbridge and I saw the flood, and I love it! I loved Enginuity.

Thanks from us both and here’s to next time." "