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Jane and Jonathan Abbott

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

A Beautiful, Quietly Located Cottage On A Farm With Own Private Hot Tub.

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in West Oxfordshire - The Old Stables

1 Bedroom Cottage With Large Private Patio And Garden Area With Hot Tub.

Tastefully converted old stone stable block now a luxurious detached cottage perfect for couples wanting a quiet relaxing break. We can also accommodate one very young baby who is not crawling independently or toddling yet for which there is a small extra charge of £35 per week or part week.

The cottage sits on a small farm accessed from a quiet country lane in an unspoilt Oxfordshire village. It has it's own off road parking area adjacent to the cottage and private gated access which leads into the rear lawned garden and patio with good quality comfortable garden furniture and the Jacuzzi hot tub. There is also a gas barbecue for your use.

The cottage has one double bedroom with comfy Hypnos bed and lovely oak wardrobe and furniture. Duvet and bed linen are provided.

The bathroom has a full size deep bath and an overhead Monsoon shower. All towels for bathroom use are provided with separate ones for the hot tub.

The lounge has two sofas for relaxing and a Sony HD ready Smart TV with 3D. Glasses are provided. There is also a stereo and DVD Player and a whole range of CD's, books and DVDs for your enjoyment whilst staying in the cottage.

The Kitchen includes cooker, hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge with separate small freezer and a coffee machine and is well equipped with everything you should need for your stay.

There is a separate Utility and Boot room with washer / tumble dryer and also a line and airer for drying clothing outside.

The whole cottage has underfloor heating and there is also a woodburner in the lounge which is fabulous when the winter chill sets in. We provide all the wood free of charge for your stay.

A cot and highchair are available on request though we do not provide bedding for your baby.

If you want to bring your own bicycles there is storage space in a shed next to the cottage.

We also run a range of art and craft workshops from the farm. If you are interested in these please enquire when booking.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Jane and Jonathan Abbott (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

A Beautiful, Quietly Located Cottage On A Farm With Own Private Hot Tub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
United Kingdom

Our best cottage holiday ever.

  • 5 of 5

I can really only endorse what the previous reviewers have said about this cottage. It's cosy, comfortable, well-equipped and in a beautiful, peaceful location. The owners are lovely people and we were made to feel at home from the outset. The only time we had to go to Jane was when we needed some of her gorgeous baking. (The bread is to die for!) She even went out of her way to get the ingredients for some pies we wanted to bring home.Thank you Jane- they were absolutely delicious.

It was great having the animals around- would have loved to have brought a couple of the cheeky goats home!

We found the location was perfect for the places we wanted to visit. Lots of honey-coloured stone Cotswold villages close to hand and we also enjoyed, Blenheim Palace, Upton House, Hook Norton Brewery and the Glos. and Warks Railway. We used the Pear Tree Park and Ride to get into Oxford then had a good look around from the open-topped tourist bus before going into the covered market for lunch and to buy some luxurious chocolates.

All-in-all an absolutely brilliant week and one which we will remember for a very long time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind comments and we're glad you had such a memorable stay. It's what we try to create for all our guests (with the help of the goats and all the other animals!) and the area has some great places to visit as you found out. Thanks again.
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Beautiful Cotswold Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Grange Farm is situated on the outskirts of the very picturesque Swerford in The Cotswolds, The Old Stables is quite simply a beautiful cottage and a perfect Hideaway destination. We were greeted on arrival with warm freshly baked bread and wonderful locally produced butter. The farm itself is the home to a herd of Alpacas, rare breed goats, geese, donkeys, horses, sheep and the cheeky wild squirrels. Jane and Jonathan are excellent hosts and the cottage had everything that you could possibly want, including a great selection of books and DVDs. There is a wonderful farm shop on site which you have access to 7 days a week and Jane will bake pastries and bread daily if required as well as homemade pizzas and quiches. All in all a brilliant way to spend a week relaxing and a great base for seeing the breathtaking Cotswolds. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments and we're glad you had a relaxing break - isn't that what holidays are all about! We look forward to seeing you again. Our best wishes.
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Nashville, TN USA

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our wonderful hosts anticipated our every need. The cottage is delightful and fully appointed with every modern convenience, yet retaining its charm and rich sense of history. It is set beautifully on a working farm, and for either a romantic getaway or as a base for sightseeing in The Cotswolds, it is an ideal spot. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Masons Arms
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Masons Arms
Car: necessary

The Old Stables is a detached cottage set in an idyllic location on the edge of the village of Swerford on the owners small farm.

The property is accessed from a country lane with very little traffic so offers a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Sit on the private patio area and you can enjoy beautiful views over the Oxfordshire countryside and the wonderful wildlife which inhabits the area - it's not unusual to see deer, kites, herons, owls and others if you sit and watch. In addition you have the pleasure of our own animals - young cheeky goats, alpacas, donkeys, sheep and a pony plus geese and ducks on the pond close to the cottage.

You also have the enjoyment of the private hot tub, perfect to relax in after a day of walking or sight-seeing.

At the farm we also have an art studio and large craft room. We offer a range of workshops and courses with materials supplied. If of interest, please enquire when booking.

Swerford itself is a small village mentioned in the Domesday Book consisting of mainly ironstone cottages and with the lovely church of St Mary's (originally founded in the 13th Century) only a few minutes walk away. Behind the church is the site of an old Motte and Bailey which is believed to pre-date the church.

There are also several footpaths around the village and the area is excellent for walking, cycling and riding.

The whole area is steeped in history with plenty of beautiful villages and towns such as Great Tew, Chipping Norton and many others close by. A short drive away and within walking distance is the village of Hook Norton where there is a Victorian brewery. It has it's own museum and offers tours and tastings of it's beers made on the premises.

Chipping Norton, also only a short drive away and known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, is the nearest town with a good range of everyday and more unusual shops, restaurants and cafes. It even has its own small theatre with some great performances.

If you want somewhere bigger then the city of Oxford and its famous dreaming spires is only about 27 miles away and a walking tour is a great way to get an introduction to the history of the university colleges and some of the beautiful surrounding buildings, libraries and museums. You can also go punting on the River Cherwell with or without a chauffeur!

Nearer to home is the town of Woodstock with the magnificent Blenheim Palace which is well worth a visit. Stratford on Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, is about 40 minutes away and there are some lovely stately homes, National Trust properties and other things to do and see all around the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Swerford, West Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
27 Feb 2016 - 27 May 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter (non peak)
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late winter (non peak)
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Sometimes during the year (Autumn/ Winter (non peak) periods excluding Christmas and New Year) short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights are available. Rates are £285 for 3 nights / £330 for 4 nights but cannot commence on a Friday night. If you do want to start your break on a Friday it may be possible however please contact us for confirmation of rate as our normal changeover day for weekly bookings is a Saturday. Please contact the cottage owner to check availability.
Rental rates include all utilities and wood during cold weather for the wood burner.
Please note that the security deposit of £150 is due with your final balance and is fully refundable assuming there is no damage or breakages during your stay and that the cottage is left clean and tidy as it was on your arrival.
There is an additional charge of £35 per week or part week if your booking includes a baby.

A non refundable deposit of 30% of the holiday cost is required at the time of booking with full non refundable balance payable including security deposit 60 days prior to your arrival date. If booking is made less than 60 days before arrival then the full payment is required at the time of booking. We recommend that adequate travel insurance is taken out to cover cancellation costs if necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom with WC/ Basin / Full bath and overhead monsoon head shower. Heated towel rail. Towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot must be pre-booked.
  • 1 Double bedroom with Hypnos divan bed base and mattress. Duvet, pillows and bed linen provided. Plenty of clothing storage space is provided and there is a TV and DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
If you would like to hear about our arts and craft workshops please enquire when booking. Often these can be tailor made to guests requirements.

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