|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Jackdaw is 400 meters from the farmhouse down a farm track and is the ultimate in secluded rural cottages. It is tucked into a steep bank, over-shadowed by tall ash trees. You can see across the meadow to the Cotswold village of Oakridge on the other side of the valley.
There is a small roughly paved yard to the front, enclosed by a stone wall and space for 2 cars to park next to the cottage.
Visitors are more likely to be foxes and deer (or an occasional cow) than human beings.
Clamber down to Jackdaw Bridge, wait a month or two & see a passing steam train or walk from your gate, across the fields to the perfect country pub with wooded valley views from the garden and open log fires inside for cooler days. They serve local beers, much of their food is locally sourced and they welcome well behaved dogs. The Westley Farm donkeys like an occasional trip there too!
Re-connect with nature in one of our five traditional Cotswold stone self-catering cottages with flagstone floors and real log fires. With over 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows, we value our natural environment and manage the land sensitively to encourage wildlife habitats. You may see buzzards, badgers, foxes, deer as well as sheep and cattle from your windows. With a choice of good pubs within easy walking distance, space to dry any wet gear and a log fire to come home to, we are the perfect base for a holiday exploring the excellent walking on and around the farm.
Our cottages have from one to three bedrooms. All have fully equipped kitchens, outside space to watch the sun go down, a BBQ, books, games and DVDs. Each cottage has one bathroom with bath and shower and all except Jackdaw have wifi.
Westley Farm has been Julian's home for over 40 years and I joined him over 20 years ago. Together we have built a haven for wildlife and people. We stopped spraying or fertilising the fields about 20 years ago and have been rewarded with amazing displays of wildflowers in the hay meadows, rare butterflies breeding on the farm, masses of bees and delicious crops of apples that we juice on our annual Apple Days.
Hege & Julian Usborne purchased this cottage in 1972
We made last minute weekend plans to stay in the Cotswolds and happened upon Jackdaw cottage at Westley Farm--and I am so glad we did! Despite the chilly weather, we remained warm and cozy in our heated cottage and loved our little fireplace and kitchen. The cottage is secluded down a long driveway so you feel like you have your own little piece of pastoral beauty all to yourself. The farm is in a great location to explore local villages as well. The provided milk and cake were just icing on the...cake :) ! Thank you Hege for your hospitality!