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

Mrs Pat Colson

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs Pat Colson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks English, A little French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 December, 2014

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guest book is full of lovely compliments. Many thanks to all of you who have written in it.
Nov 2007
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5
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Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 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.
business
Idyllic cottage in Oxford Cotswolds, 5 mins. from Blenheim Palace. Pet friendly!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p18980
+44 -01993881207
Witney West Oxfordshire
Philadelphia, PA
5

Absolute Perfection

  • 5 out of 5
As with most of our trip, I got us all horribly lost and Pat and Gary were so patient even driving out to meet us and guide us to the farm. The Bakehouse is clean, comfortable, well equipped and just wonderful for a short or extended stay. We stayed a week.

The beds are super comfortable and my one 13 year old daughter renamed the loft the "Teen Cave" because it had comfortable furniture, a large flat screen and wasthe perfect place for she and her sister to hang out. Water pressure and availability of hot water is fantastic and the kitchen has everything you need for making meals.

Witney is a short drive and has every store imaginable including 2 large supermarkets. I highly recommend Waitrose for its selection of foods over Sainsburys. If you love animals yo will love this farm with its geese, horses, sheep and dogs. The main thing though that makes this property as great as it is are Pat and Gary. We had an issue where one of our party (most likely my daughter) lost the only new key to the patio doors. Pat was so gracious and forgiving and managed to find an old key to make the doors open.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone especially those wanting a quiet break from hectic touring or just a stay in an idyllic setting. Thank you Pat and Gary.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maddie so much for taking the trouble to write a review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, your sister and daughters. You have made me laugh so much, my husband is called Peter and you have thought of him as Gary! I thought you were so brave flying over from USA to Iceland and then driving down from Scotland, Cumbria, North England and down to the Cotswolds, then staying in London for a couple of nights, and then driving around Europe. I often think of you and hope you did not get lost in Italy! It was a pleasure meeting you and have a nice rest this Winter. Happy Christmas! xx Pat
PS If you are ever in the vicinity again please call in for a catch up. It would be so interesting! xx
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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 !!

  • 5 out of 5
When we arrived the sky might have been grey but the cottage was bright and clean and so cosy. We booked this cottage as we had a family wedding at Eynsham Hall on the Sunday. My partner, my daughter and her husband with their little son Lucas who was only 4 months old decided we would spend the week here. Even though the weather was not brilliant the surroundings were.
The horses hanging their heads out of the stable in the mornings while we had fresh coffee . We had a fabulous week visiting some of the beautiful places nearby. I am sure we will be paying another visit to this beautiful, peaceful cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again one day. 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
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.
business
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

Location

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

From £425 Weekly

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
 
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
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Low Season
9 Jan 2016 - 12 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

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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 I am unable to accept cards. I require that all guests complete my booking form which is attached via email.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • 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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