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Idyllic cottage 12 miles Oxford, 5 minutes Blenheim, Cotswolds. Pet friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 ensuite bedrooms, courtyard garden. Stunning setting, pet friendly, broadband

Beautiful stone built barn conversion renovated from the old bakery and wash building which is situated near to the farmhouse dating back to the 18th century which is pet friendly and fully accessible.

The farm is very tranquil and peaceful and is to be found at the end of a long private 300 yard drive, with horses, cattle and sheep grazing either side on the gently rolling hills that lead down to the stream and wetland in the valley beyond, a haven for barn owls, red shank, woodpeckers and other interesting birds.

There is unlimited free fast wifi, oil fired central heating throughout and plenty of hot water with back up electric heaters.

Features include traditional kitchen with magnificent original bread oven and copper, lots of character including massive beams and Cotswold stone walls.

The cottage is situated on the outskirts of North Leigh, a small village which is very close to Witney, the local market town, which has all the amenities you require, including several banks, supermarkets, sports centre and several good pubs/restaurants. Blenheim Palace is very close (about 5 minutes by car) as is Oxford, The Cotswolds, Rousham, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cogges Manor Farm museum and Kelmscott. The cottage is very close to Long Hanborough train station that has regular half hour services running to Paddington, London.

The accommodation comprises: Two downstairs ensuite bedrooms, one double and one twin, one with a wet room and the other with a shower enclosure, both with electrically heated towel rails plus thermastatically controlled radiators.

Also on the ground floor there is a fully fitted kitchen with two fridges/freezer, oven, hob with extractor fan over, with good lighting over the work surface. Washing machine and full sized dishwasher. Excellent quality pans and equipment and more than enough cutlery and crockery for 8 persons. From the kitchen there is the conservatory that leads directly into the courtyard garden through patio doors which has wooden seating and table with large umbrella, a lovely suntrap. There is a BBQ on the paved area surrounded by tubs and pots of pretty plants and flowers.

The conservatory/dining room has rush seat/ladder back seating and table for 6 persons and a leather sofa bed with other occasional seats. There is a small television and music/radio in here also. The stairs lead up to a large sitting/television room, fully beamed with one Chesterfield, one two seater sofa, two comfortable leather easy chairs and one Georgian tub chair. There is a small desk with a small collection of books, cds and games.

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 20 minutes from Oxford. Please note that the farm is 12 miles from Oxford via the A40 which is a very busy road in rush hours and 14 miles from Oxford via A4095, through Bladon and past Yarnton, which we find is a much quicker route into town.

Well behaved dogs and horses are very 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 with very interesting and well renowned murals and a 4th century Roman Villa, both within easy walking distance of the cottage.

Witney (2 miles) is a market town previously famous for its blankets and now a vibrant shopping centre with many amenities and supermarkets including free parking.

Please contact us if there is anything we can do for you to make your stay more pleasant, including shopping, booking tables in restaurants, etc. We have been virtually fully booked since advertising with holiday-rentals/homeaway.

We live in the farmhouse and are always happy to advise on walks, outings, restaurants in the locality.

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

More Details

Mrs Pat Colson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, A little French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 14 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 12 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Witney in West Oxfordshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Field Farm Is a working stock farm, dogs on leads around buildings and in fields where there are stock please. Pets not allowed upstairs and bedrooms.
  • Please leave the property in a clean and tidy condition and as you would wish to find it.
  • Report any breakages/damage to Pat. In high winds/inclement weather make sure the windows/roof windows are closed when property empty. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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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Idyllic cottage 12 miles Oxford, 5 minutes Blenheim, Cotswolds. Pet friendly.
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

First class and spotlessly clean

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable accommodation and excellently situated to visit many places of interest.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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lovely and excellent for our dogs

  • 4 of 5

only negative was the hot weather-unbelievably for England

obviously no fault of the cottage

lovely seeing the farm animals and bird spotting was also great

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Delightful barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful countryside, kind hosts, lovely villages and gardens nearby without the need to go to anywhere too touristy. Real farm, real animals! Great pub The Plough at Finstock. Very good Waitrose at Witney.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Tranquil, ideal and pleasant stay...

  • 4 of 5

In this hectic world it’s good now and again to unwind in the countryside surrounded by beautiful views, horses and delightful birds singing as you wake up. A welcome retreat. The Bakery has all you need to relax and unwind with all the essential self-catering needs at hand. With Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and Witney nearby it’s perfect. Pat is lovely and very helpful and will take the time you need if you have any questions whilst staying. Thank you for my lovely respite.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Idyllic Converted Barn

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were made welcome by Pat. The time passed very quickly and even though it was late in the year most days were fine with sun, we were lucky there. The whole experience was one my wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage was in a wonderful condition with all the amenities you would wish for. If there is anyone looking for a break away from it all we would recommend it. We do intend to return in the not to distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind review Paul. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hopefully see you soon. Pat
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Cogges Manor Farm
Excellent and very near.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Blenheim Palace
Cotswold WildLife Park
Children friendly
Cheltenham Racecourse
Waddesdon Manor
Batsford Arboretum
Chastleton House
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local village
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Witney, Burford, Lynham
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Oxford, Long Hanborough or Charlbury
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ramsden, Barnard's Gate, Long Hanborough,Finstock
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Milton Keynes Snow Zone
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Car: necessary

The farm is situated down a private half mile tarmac drive which meanders across rolling green pasture fields filled with our horses, sheep and cattle, on the outskirts of North Leigh village, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

North Leigh is situated approximately 3 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 usually driven within 90 minutes.

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. For keen gardeners there is Rousham, Waterperry and Hidcote, all very close to the cottage. 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. London, Paddington, is an hour by train from Long Hanborough station.

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 (we have a beautiful Roman villa within walking distance). 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, Killingworth Castle at Wootton and the George and Dragon at Long Hanborough to name a few. There are several bistro/cafes and retaurants in Witney as well.

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Witney, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season/Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season/Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Please contact me for negotiable short break rates. A three night low season booking is £360 and three night mid season booking is £425 for 4 persons or less. I am afraid that I only accept Saturday to Saturday bookings in High Season. I usually ask for a 10% deposit to secure the property if the property is booked privately 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 or homeaway platform.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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