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Marcus Vere

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English

Gorgeous, large 17th Century Thatched Cottage In The Cotswolds

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in West Oxfordshire - Fox End

A charming, self-catering Cotswolds cottage, sleeps 8, no kids under 5, no pets

Best described as a typical 'chocolate box' picture of an English country cottage, this stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, thatched Cotswold's cottage, accommodates 8 people. The original building dates back to the 1650’s and has been sensitively added on to over the years, creating all the benefits of a spacious contemporary home but with many original features. There are two twin bedrooms, one bedroom with a queen size bed and one bedroom with a super king size bed. There are three spectacular bathrooms, two en suite, one family bathroom.

If you are looking for that perfect self-catering holiday in the Cotswolds, you couldn't have chosen a better property. Fox End really is the ultimate quality vacation rental. Whether you are looking for a venue for a family reunion, a luxury base from which to explore this most beautiful part of England, or need a sanctuary to escape your busy daily life and immerse yourself in rural splendour, this house is the one for you.

Fly Fishing: There are ample opportunities for Fly Fishing for trout and grayling in The Cotswolds. From charming still water to elegant chalk streams it's all here. Visit the Orvis store in Burford for up to the minute info on where to fish, what flies to use and how to get permits. There is a great Put 'n' Take lake only 5 minutes drive from the cottage which is in a gorgeous setting and has abundant rainbow and brown trout on two small waters. You can buy a half day or day ticket on site (please, do not hesitate to contact owner for further information or link of the website).

Horse Riding: There is a wonderful riding school 300 yd from the cottage. It is excellent for both beginners and small children as well as the more experienced rider who may wish to canter out into the Cotswold countryside and see the local rural splendour first hand. Do please contact us for more details at the time of booking.

What to do in the Cotswolds: We have many years experience of all the Cotswolds has to offer. That quaint pub with excellent ales and home cooked food, the dates of the best local markets, the whereabouts of the best butcher, ideas for young children, where you can get the best spa treatment (yes, spa treatment!) we can help you. Please ask for our 'What To Do In The Cotswolds' info sheet and we will arm you with everything you could possibly need for a successful stay at Fox End and The Cotswolds.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcus Vere (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous, large 17th Century Thatched Cottage In The Cotswolds
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Immaculate english cottage feels like home

  • 5 of 5

For the 7th time returning with our family to our most favorite hideaway in the cotswolds. Every time a joy to be there again in the stylish super comfortable place that feels like home. Fully equipped kitchen, well maintained gardens, soft and high quality linens and big and soft beds. Direct and personal service from the owner. Very quiet place with just cow and sheep as your neighbors. We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Fox End

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Fox End. It was very well equipped, beautifully decorated, lovely bathrooms and kitchen, and well maintained throughout. Pretty garden. Fabulous location,close to many gorgeous Cotswold villages. Highly recommended. We could not have chosen a better place to stay with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was beyond perfection, it would have to be the best holiday rental we have ever stayed at.

The cottage was so lovely, even better than the photos. It was beautifully clean and so well maintained.

I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone wanting a perfect holiday in the Cotswolds.

I can't say enough good things about it.

Thank you so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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The perfect cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a high quality property beautifully appointed with contemporary luxuries but still full of old world charm. A great central location in a quiet hamlet. The nearby Chastleton House is well worth a visit - very quirky. Loved every minute of our stay here with our family. Highly recommended. Daily got to Stratford, Oxford, Warwich, even Stonehenge!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Country cottage is an understated term.

  • 5 of 5

This was the most enjoyable visit to a Home Away house we have ever experienced. From the moment we entered the front door we were awed by the beautiful setting. It is a spacious home from the large and accommodating kitchen to the luxurious linens in the bedrooms,to the spacious laundry room. It was filled with interesting books, maps and information on the various places to visit, and suggestions on dining experiences. The peaceful setting and lovely gardens where one could sit on the patio to have a glass of wine or read a book added to the superb setting. We were delighted to watch the cows parade down the country lane from field to dairy. A real sense of country living. The owner was a pleasure to work with. In summary, a fantastic place to stay and we hope to someday return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Charming, beautifully appointed country cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this fantastically charming house (!) The setting is private, quiet and surrounded by green with lovely flowering trees and gardens. The house interior was even better than the photos - which is hard to imagine! Immaculately maintained. Kitchen was complete with excellent pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The beds were very comfortable and linens of high quality. With 6 adults sharing the house I was sure that we would, at some point, run low on hot water. Happily that was never the case - and even found there was water pressure to spare (!) The booklet (put together by the owners) detailing the house, things to do and restaurants to visit was very helpful. Everything we experienced ( towns, castles, pubs & restaurants) were excellent! Marcus has wonderful culinary tastes!

BTW. Marcus is a joy to deal with and really seems to enjoy sharing his lovely home with travelers: Never seeming to mind cheerfully answering questions that are actually IN the manual (if one had bothered to read it!)

In short, I highly recommend this magical spot ... unless you don't like cows who live across the lane. We had a fabulous time! Thank you Vere family for sharing! Pam & Co.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Lion Inn at Little Compton
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Southampton/South Coast
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chipping Norton
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Moreton In Marsh
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
M40 Jct 8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Red Lion Inn at Little Compton
Car: recommended

Fox End Cottage is located in Chastleton, 4 miles from Moreton In Marsh, in the most beautiful part of the Northern Cotswolds, 75 miles NW of London. The house is perfectly situated for sightseeing some of rural England's greatest gems. Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon, the splendid seat of the Spencer Chuchill family at Blenheim Palace, the ancient city with the fairytale castle at Warwick, the pretty picture postcard Cotswold villages and towns like Chipping Camden, Stow On The Wold, Moreton In Marsh, Lower Slaughter and Bourton On The Water are all within close range. Visit the world famous gardens at Hidcote or walk round the corner from the cottage to our own hamlet's National Trust property, Chastleton House (1602). Have a day in the gorgeous university town of Oxford (only 35 min by car) and don't forget to stop in the film set village of Woodstock on the way there or back.

Only two miles up the road you will find the incredible Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Spa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chastleton, West Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
2 Apr 2016 - 27 May 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
28 May 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/NY 2016/17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Sorry but no kids under 5, no smoking and no pets.

We are sometimes able to take short breaks in Mid and Low Season. A 2 or 3 night break costs 75% of the weekly rate, a 4 night break costs 85% of the weekly rate and 5-7 nights costs the Full weekly rate.

Please note: All weeks or short breaks that include a Bank Holiday are charged at the High Season rate. February Half Term is charged at Mid Season Rates.

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En Suite to Master Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Hand held shower in bath
    Attic Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms at Fox End are brand new in 2010 and top spec. You will think you are in the Four Seasons!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Twin 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Top Floor - 1 Double Bed , En Suite Shower
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En Suite Bath and Shower
  • The oak staircase leads up from the dining room to the first floor landing where you’ll find twisting passages and exposed stone walls leading to three different bedrooms, the master bedroom has a stunning en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. Another staircase, past the bookcase containing a wide selection of books and magazines, winds up to the oak beamed attic bedroom with a queen size bed, en suite shower and loo and exceptional views over farmland and the rolling north Cotswold hills.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
The entrance hall with oak floorboards leads on to the living room which has oak-beamed ceilings, antiques, contemporary soft furnishings, a TV and DVD player. A separate playroom full of toys for the children also runs off the hall as does a separate utility room with a washing machine and a downstairs loo. A fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances has beautiful views over the fields. It has a farmhouse table and seating for up to six and makes a great room for family dining if little ones are around. Off the end of the hallway is the dining room, again with oak and elm beamed ceilings. A stunning 18th century refectory table and ladder back chairs, seats 8. The French doors open onto the patio area, with BBQ, and the garden. The cottage has two gardens; one surrounding the house, which comprises a small knot garden, a formal lawn area with a swing and some beautiful planting around the ancient wishing well, the other garden is an orchard with a giant trampoline.

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