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IDYLLIC COTTAGE IN OXFORD COTSWOLDS, 5 MINS. FROM BLENHEIM PALACE. PET FRIENDLY!

Mrs Pat Colson

Speaks English, A little French and Spanish
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Mrs Pat Colson

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IDYLLIC COTTAGE IN OXFORD COTSWOLDS, 5 MINS. FROM BLENHEIM PALACE. PET FRIENDLY!

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Witney - Old Bakehouse - Field Farm

Two comfortable ensuite bedrooms + sofa bed. Wireless broadband. Safe garden

Beautiful stone built barn conversion recently renovated to a high standard, awarded ****FOUR STAR**** rating by Quality in Tourism Assessment Report. 100% achieved for cleanliness 2012! Features include traditional kitchen with original bread oven and copper. One double en-suite bedroom, one twin bedroom with wet room, fully accessible. Large conservatory with doors opening onto court yard garden. Upstairs large sitting/television room, fully beamed.

This cottage is ideally situated on a working farm and horse livery yard. Located between Woodstock and Burford on the edge of the Cotswolds, yet only quarter of an hour from Oxford. Well behaved dogs and horses are welcome. From the farm there is a superb network of bridleways and walks. We have a small 1000 year old Church at the bottom of the drive and a 4th century Roman Villa withiin easy walking distance. Witney (2 miles) is a market town previously famous for its blankets and now a vibrant shopping centre with many amenities and supermarkets.

****FOUR STAR**** rating: We have a ****FOUR STAR**** rating awarded by the Quality in Tourism Board. Most visitors comment on the comfortability of the beds and the peacefulness of the farm. We want to make your holiday a relaxing and peaceful time for you. Please contact us if there is anything we can do for you to make your stay more pleasant, including shopping etc. We have been virtually fully booked since advertising with holiday-rentals.

Please note:: As we are a working stock farm and horse livery yard we do ask that children and pets are fully supervised at all times. We have many fields and walks on the farm. The sows are farrowing all year, ewes are lambing in the Spring and mares are foaling in the Spring/early Summer. Please do not walk round the back of horses and mind little fingers! For more details of the farm please go to my website at www.fieldfarmoxford.co.uk

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mrs Pat Colson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, A little French and Spanish

About Mrs Pat Colson

I was actually born in Cowbridge, South Wales, but my parents moved to the Cotswolds to farm when I was 3 months old. I have lived in this area on farms ever since!

Mrs Pat Colson purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mrs Pat Colson chose Witney

We bought this small farm 11 years ago, as we wanted to downsize and concentrate on stock farming and breeding rare-breed pigs and Welsh Ponies. We also have commercial sheep and cattle. The Old Bakehouse was a disused barn next to the main farmhouse which housed the bread oven and washing copper. We converted it 8 years ago into a holiday cottage and it has been fully booked ever since! We have many regulars stay with us.

What makes this cottage unique

Field Farm is a unique farm in the traditional manner. It has lovely old listed barns, stone walls and acres of old permanent grasslands with no corn in sight. The rolling hills descend into a beautiful wetland with stream and young woodland, a breeding ground for snipe, barn owls and other lovely wild birds.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

A perfect basis for exploring

  • 5 out of 5
There is so much to see and do in the area. In less then one hour, you can reach lovely villages, castles, gardens and much more in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswold area.

The location of the cottage is perfect, sorrounded by countryside and farm animals, its peaceful and relaxing.

The owners are very welcoming, discreet and though helpful, don't hesitate to ask where to eat in the area. We were suggested some local Inns, with great food and atmosphere.

The cottage fulfill in al ways our expectations. Wonderfuld beds. It was spotless and provided with everything we needed.

We will definitely recommed this property to our friends.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have had several families from Denmark this year. It has been a delight to welcome them to Oxfordshire. The cottage has been left so tidy!! Hopefully we will see them again some time.
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
Sausalito, California
5

Quaint, Historic, and Clean accommodations

  • 5 out of 5
I cant say enough about this wonderful little cottage in Oxford Cotswolds. We had a wonderful time in the area and the accommodations were perfect. The place was historic, quaint, comfortable, and most importantly CLEAN. The Colsons were gracious hosts that provided excellent suggestions on where to eat as well as what to see. I came from a very busy schedule in San Francisco and found it easy to relax and enjoy the surroundings. It was difficult to leave and I hope to return sometime soon.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Oxfordshire. Peter and I greatly enjoyed meeting you and your family and really do hope that you will return one day. It was an absolute pleasure to have you all stay with us and thank you so much for the CD.
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

A FRIENDLY PLACE AND A FRIENDLY OWNER

  • 5 out of 5
We came from France for a holiday week. The cottage was comfortable and the area very pleasant. The owner, Mrs Colson is very friendly and helpfull. She welcomed us with fruits and milk in the fridge. She helped us to find where to eat and what to visit around. Thanks again Pat for this nice week holiday in your place. Our next stay in Oxfordshire will take place again in Old Bakehouse Oxford Costwolds.
Christine, Claude, Jason and Louis from Dinan, Britany, France.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to you all In Dinan. Thank you for taking the trouble to write a lovely review, what a nice surprise! I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves here at the Old Bakehouse and very much look forward to welcoming you back when you next come to Oxfordshire.
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage was extremely comfortable, in a lovely setting and great value for money.
Pat was very helpful on where to go in the area with some great recommendations for local pubs, the plough at Finstock was so good (friendly and good beer and food) we went back.
We had some lovely walks in the surrounding countryside and all in all a very good week.
We would highly recommend the cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your visit here. Good luck with the house hunting and I will email you if anything suitable comes up round here. Thank you for the review! Pat
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed at this wonderful cottage between 021113 and 091113 to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and it was fantastic. The cottage is situated in a lovely peaceful location and is fitted with really good facilities. The owners are very friendly and we were also introduced to their lovely dogs, Phoebe, Bertie and Nellie. It is the first time we have used this excellent cottage but I don't think it will be the last. We can highly recommend it as a wonderful place to stay and visit attractions in the area.
Katrina and Jim. Co Durham.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jim for your flattering review. It was lovely meeting you and your wife as well and we are so pleased that you spent a happy wedding anniversary here at the farm.
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
5

Superb cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at The Old Bakehouse to find to a very tasty home made cake, milk in the fridge and fruit in the fruit bowl. Pat and Peter greeted us with a warm welcome which gave a relaxed atmosphere for the coming week. If you run short of eggs, they are happy to oblige with a supply from their chickens.

The cottage is very well equipped, with good instructions from Pat on how all the appliances work. Having free Wi Fi in the cottage was a real bonus. We are lovers of real coffee, and there was even a cafeteria so we could make some real coffee.
Both bedrooms are downstairs with en suite. We didn't use the lounge upstairs as the conservatory was warm and very comfortable with a sofa and free view TV.

It is situated in the middle of a stud farm and farm yard, surrounded by open countryside where there are horses and farm animals. With horses stabled in the yard there is always something to watch throughout the day. We had two dogs with us and the cottage has a paved courtyard leading from the conservatory which is very well fenced. The farm has footpaths leading to beautiful countryside where we were able to walk the dogs.

We had such a relaxing week in tranquil and pleasant surroundings that we have booked for a return visit next March and it will be so nice to see Pat and Peter again, the owners of the Old Bakehouse, who made us so welcome and were the perfect hosts.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!! Look forward to seeing you both in the Spring.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Oxford, Long Hanborough or Charlbury
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M40
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Weston-super-Mare
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local village
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Milton Keynes Snow Zone
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Witney, Burford, Lynham
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ramsden, Barnard's Gate, Long Hanborough,Finstock
Car: necessary

The farm is situated down a private half mile tarmac drive across rolling green fields filled with horses, sheep and cattle, on the outskirts of North Leigh village, on the edge of the Cotswolds. North Leigh is situated approx. 2 miles from Witney the local market town. Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are approximately four miles away. Stunningly beautiful Burford is within easy reach (15 minutes drive). Oxford is a twenty minutes drive. The nearest train stations are Charlbury and Long Hanborough - a few minutes drive. Oxford train station is 20 minutes away and

Central London is a maximum 2 hours away by road.

All Cotswold attractions are within a 45 minutes drive including Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, the Swells and Stratford-upon-Avon. Warwick Castle is not much further. That is the beauty of this cottage; we are central for the Cotswolds but also very near to Oxford, the motorway network, Cheltenham Spa and central London. Paddington station is an hour by train from Long Hanborough.

There is a plethora of historical sites, beautiful gardens, fabulous houses to visit in the near locality and for the children the Cotswold Wildlife Park is only 15 minutes away and the Cotswold Water Park is not far away near Cirencester.

Other Activities: Bird watching and many local historical sites to visit. There are also a wide variety of excellent pubs/restaurants for dining out within easy reach - The Plough at Finstock, The Royal Oak at Ramsden and the George and Dragon at Long Hanborough to name a few.

Golf: There are many local golf courses. We have had many golfers stay with us.

Please look at my facebook page for up-to-date pub/restaurants and their menus and for events happening at Blenheim Palace and other Oxfordshire attractions. Go into my facebook page via my website at www.fieldfarmoxford.co.uk.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Witney, West Oxfordshire

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season Summer
21 Jun 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid season/Autumn
20 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Low Season
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Low season
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Easter - High season
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Mid-season
11 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
Mid season/Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
High season/Summer
20 Jun 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Mid season/Autumn
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Low season
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please contact me for negotiable short break rates. Usually 3 night low season is £350 and 3 night mid season is £400 depending on number of people etc. I usually ask for a 10% deposit to secure the property and the balance may be paid by Bank Transfer, cheque or cash. I am afraid that I am unable to accept cards.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bathroom 2 is a wet room with rails and a seat
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, shower enclosure and basin with shaver point
  • Both en-suite shower rooms have power showers with unlimited hot water. The double room en-suite has a shower enclosure, basin with light and large mirror over with a shaver point and wc. The floor is attractively tiled throughout. The twin wet room en-suite has a seat with rails under the super power shower, wc with rails, and basin and large mirror over. Both bathrooms have ceiling spot lights and oil radiators with towel rails over. We have also added additional electric towel rails for when the oil central heating is turned off in the Summer months.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , There is space for a cot in this room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed in the conservatory
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin, both ground-floor and both en-suite. There is a sofa bed in the conservatory.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Binoculars
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • water skiing
Notes:
The cottage has two bedrooms, one double ensuite and one twin ensuite. However the conservatory has a leather sofa bed. We also can provide a put-you-up bed which can go into the twin room providing beds for three children. Please note that there are only two bathrooms which are only accessible through the two bedrooms. The cot usually goes into the double room which has an area ideally suited for it. The kitchen has been thoughtfully modernised. There are plenty of attractive built in cupboards, granite effect work surface surrounding a hob with stainless steel extractor fan and oven. It also has the magnificent fireplace with lovely beams with the copper to one side where in the past the clothes were washed and the large bread oven to the other side. The Old Bakehouse has been tastefully modernised and comfortably furnished while still retaining the original character and charm you would expect from a traditional 18th century building.

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