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CHARMING FARM COTTAGE NR OXFORD - FREE FROM 3 JANUARY 2015

Kerstin Powell

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING FARM COTTAGE NR OXFORD - FREE FROM 3 JANUARY 2015

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Witney - The Old Stables, Farm Cottage

2 Bedrooms, Great Views Over Farmland, Only One And A Half Hours From London

THE OLD STABLES is a converted cottage on a farm outside Witney, near Oxford. The cottage is an ideal country bolt-hole from which to tour the region or simply relax and unwind. It enjoys an elevated position with views over farmland and surrounding fields running down to the River Windrush and Witney beyond.

The cottage has its own south facing garden with the same glorious views. Beyond the cottage is the main farmhouse (which is occasionally let to holiday makers as well) and a working farm further away. A few horses and sheep graze the fields.

Inside the cottage, there are two good size bedrooms along with a very well equipped kitchen which is well equipped with all modern conveniences including dishwasher and washer/dryer. The kitchen table seats four - or, if extended, up to six. The two double bedrooms upstairs, one with a king size double and one with twin beds, both have excellent views over the surrounding countryside. Both rooms are bright and airy with skylights as well as windows and nicely fitted out. The bathroom has a bath with shower above, stone tiled walls and floors. Inside the sitting room is seating in front of a wood burning stove. There is a large flat screen TV, DVD player and music centre as well as a Wi-Fi connection. The sitting room has large French doors on to the patio with table and chairs, shaded by a parasol, and a small enclosed garden beyond - there is even a barbecue built into the stone wall! We have a cot and high chair available on request. There is plenty of secure, off-road, parking.

There are a number of appealing elements including the wood burner and the wooden / tiled flooring throughout, which give it a cool, contemporary feel. A warm and welcoming holiday home perfect for two, ideal for four.

In the fields beyond the garden horses graze and hay is mown. It is an idyllic English rural spot but close to the lovely town of Witney and only 13 miles from the university town of Oxford, city of dreaming spires and home of Oxford University - the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Closer to home is Blenheim Palace, a world heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A visit to the house or walk in the grounds is highly recommended.

Talking of walking, there are many fabulous walks very close to the farm. The closest, River Windrush Walk, takes you to the picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell and Dovecot, once home to Richard III's henchman, Richard Lovell. In the pretty mediaeval village, take time to visit the Old Swan pub for a drink or a meal.

Indeed, you are never more than a couple of miles from a historic Cotswold pub. Another circular walk takes you to the village of Swinbrook where you should call in at the Swan Inn, the gastro pub decorated with pictures of the extraordinary Mitford family, who were major figures in the political, literary and social scenes for much of the 20th century and lived in Swinbrook House in the early 1930's.

The pretty touristic village of Burford is only 5 miles away and on the way to the pretty Thames-side town of Lechlade you can visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.

In fact there is so much to see and do that the only way to find out is to come and stay!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kerstin Powell (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2014

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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
4

Lovely cottage, nicely appointed

  • 4 out of 5
I was looking for a cottage in this area that was dog friendly. This was ideal for me. Nice little secure garden, easy to wipe floors downstairs and up. Kitchen is nicely appointed. It was the perfect location for me and I will be back later in the year. The owner was helpful and welcoming. Can certainly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know that everything worked out fine, Lorna. As I mentioned to you, we have not had dogs staying in the cottage before, so yours was the guinea-pig... So glad it all went well and you were happy with the cottage and the facilities. We would love to welcome you back again!

HOWEVER, DESPITE THE SUCCESS OF YOUR STAY AND NOTHING AT ALL TO CRITISIZE YOUR LOVELY DOG, WE HAVE NOW DECIDED NOT TO TAKE PETS ANYMORE. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT ONE FAMILY MEMBER WHO USES THE COTTAGE FROM TIME TO TIME IS SADLY ALLERGIC TO ALL PETS AND WE CAN'T TAKE THE RISK. SO SORRY.
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Fanatastic Cottage, Home from Home.

  • 5 out of 5
Arriving at the cottage the warming glow of golden Cotswold stone welcomes you from its position nestled into the grounds of an idylic farmhouse garden setting. Beyond each dry stone the fields and rises of the Windrush valley stretch out into the distance with the roof tops of Witney crowning the horizon. Once inside, the generous hallway leads to a country kitchen as quaint as a bero advert with room for all to gather and chat. It was the week before Christmas and the cottage was dressed for the occasion with trimmings and lights and a fantasic Christmas tree taking centre stage in the cosy lounge. With the log burner adding much to the festive glow the late winter afternoons could be viewed from a position of complete comfort through the large French windows and beyond the small private walled garden. Two large double bedrooms offer space, ample storage and very comfortable double and twin bedded options. The downstairs bathroom gave ample hot bath and shower options with plenty of good sized towels. Televisision, radio and WiFi made facilities filled in the gaps between games of scrabble and cards. My daily run took me quickly onto quite country lanes and the surounding countryside. For the less active, a short brisk walk down the hill does lead you to the bright lights of Witney and the delights within. Witney is a pretty, much improved Market town with an array of excelent pubs and shops ranging from the mainstream to the individual. The Old Stables is an excellent choice, well maintained by a caring owner, offering perfect family country living for weekends away or the complete holiday. A chocolate cake to greet our arrival was a really nice touch and made for great start to our stay. We will definately make the Old Stables a regular feature of our visits to the UK and will spread the word amoungst all of our friends.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage - it is a little gem! We look forward to seeing you again. Double helpings of chocolate cake await!
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Perfect Cotswolds getaway

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a most delightful four nights in the cottage. I have rented several homes, three this year alone, & have never felt quite so at home in a rental. Everything was so comfortable: a big, fully equipped kitchen; the living room with it's beautiful views; two well appointed bedrooms above, with delightful skylights in both. Having a bathroom downstairs was not ideal but it did not detract from our stay at all. The manager was available & always helpful, all in all a most perfect stay. Ideal country location too!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Stables cottage! It is a charming place and everyone comments on the location when they come up to the farm. We are very lucky! - Thank you so much for letting us know your thoughts and hope we can welcome you again in the near future!
Regards,
Kerstin
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
London
5

Beautifully converted country cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in The Old Stables over the October half term. The cottage was warm and welcoming when we arrived after dark on a chilly night! Having such a beautiful 'home from home' was a real treat ... the layout, the space and the lovely simple decor made it feel relaxing, and so many little thoughtful touches showed how much care has been taken in putting it together. We found absolutely everything we needed, the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and plenty of crockery / utensils, there's a woodburner to keep winter visitors cosy (we didn't use it, just admired it - we never actually felt cold enough!).
We all appreciated the restful atmosphere. The view from the sitting room & garden is lovely, just green fields into the distance. For us, the location was perfect, with so many beautiful towns and villages in easy travelling distance.
One of the nicest places we have stayed ... I'd recommend for families or groups of friends ... locally Huffkins is a 'must-visit' in Witney as the food is scrumptious! And we were surprised to find a cinema in Witney, because it has the feel of an old Cotswold town - but we enjoyed a trip there one evening. There's plenty to see and do nearby.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
London
5

Perfect break in lovely cottage

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed in the cottage for a long weekend with some friends of ours - there were four of us. It is a lovely location with stunning views over the watermeadows outside Witney. Its a great rural location but close to Witney and some great local pubs (with very good food) that we didnt feel isolated.

The cottage is in great condition - guessing its been done up recently. The kitchen and living rooms were big enough for the four of us, although the kitchen was lacking a few useful cooking utensils, but we mostly ate out and could easily manage with what there was. It wasnt warm enough for a bbq but there was one in the garden - perfect in the summer for a bbq and sundowners!

the property was very clean and well maintained and the lady who owns it was very helpful with helping out with questions we had about the property in advance.

I would definitely recommend this cottage for a family break or, like us, for a couple of couples. Recommend The Lamb and Swan pubs locally too - great food and lovely settings, especially the Lamb.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Farm Cottage Nr Oxford - free from 3 January 2015
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1077434
+44 -(0)7770 220568
Witney West Oxfordshire
France poitou-charentes
5

COTTAGE CHARMANT

  • 5 out of 5
Nous rentrons juste de notre séjour à Witney. Le gîte est idéalement situé pour découvrir la fabuleuse région des Costwolds. La maison est correctement équipée, claire et au calme. Les propriétaires logeant à proximité cela permet lorsqu' il y a des questions ou des problèmes qu'ils soient gérés aussitôt. Deux conseils : prenez la carte National Trust pour découvrir les nombreux (fabuleux) sites et ne ratez pas un repas dans le gastro-pub the lamb inn à Crawley. (2 minutes du cottage). Merci Kerstin !
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Oxford
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A40
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Lamb, Crawley
Car: recommended

The Old Stables is on a small country road, half way between Witney and the little village of Crawley. It is out in the country, on a working farm, but within only a mile and a half of the thriving town of Witney, with its many amenities - and free parking! The house sits in the grounds of a larger house and has no other close neighbours. It's at the top of a hill and overlooks the beautiful Windrush Valley with a view in the distance of Witney itself - an idyllic setting.

We're only 8 miles from Blenheim Palace in one direction and the pretty tourist village of Burford in the other, and only 14 miles from the University city of Oxford.

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Rates & Availability

From £64 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Witney, West Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early winter
3 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Winter 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£415
 
 
Early Spring
28 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£475
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£148
£590
 
 
Spring
13 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
£525
 
 
May Bank Holiday
1 May 2015 - 8 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£148
£590
 
 
Late Spring
9 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
£525
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
22 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£148
£590
 
 
Early Summer
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£560
 
 
Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Early Auttumn
4 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
£525
 
 
Autumn
3 Oct 2015 - 6 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£500
 
 
Late Autumn
7 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£113
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Witney in West Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Stone tiled, tastefully fitted out. Heated towel rail
  • Stone tiled, walls and floor. Tastefully fitted out. Modern electrically heated towel rail with thermostatic controls.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Enjoys views to the south over the Windrush valley to Witney
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Enjoys countryside views to the North to Leafield Church
  • Bedroom 1:Large Double bed, hanging wardrobe, chest or drawers. Light and airy with skylights and window with wonderful views south over fields. Bedroom 2: Twin single beds, cot (if needed), chest of drawers and hanging rails. Light and airy with curtained skylights and a windows with wonderful views north-east over fields. Both bedrooms have individual modern electric radiators with timers and built-in thermostats. Very cosy, but airy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house has been recently converted from a stable block, to the highest modern standards of insulation and finish. It has been designed to be easily cleaned and maintained. Water heating is by solar panel (with an electric timer-booster immersion heater).
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