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Period cottage. 5 miles to Blenheim Palace, easy access to the Cotswolds

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Period country cottage 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 11 +5, inc Arctic Cabin BBQ hut

Hollyhock House is a large and heavenly decorated period cottage. It is situated in the rural village of Stonesfield. It’s an ideal base to recharge your batteries. For more photo's see Facebook @hollyhockhouse or Instagram 'hollyhockholidayhouse'

The restoration has included a conversion of the attached old barn and stable into dwelling space. The house has benefited from a new oak framed porch/boot room, which is now the focal point of the front of the house. To the side of the house we have also added a large oak framed dinning room. The dinning room hosts 16 people comfortably. It's ideal for entertaining your friends and family, plus it has fabulous views of the grounds.

It is the ideal base to stay, with access to the Cotswolds, where you could and stop for lunch/spa/yoga at Daylesford Farm. Bus routes allow you to get the bus to Woodstock, Oxford, Charlbury and Cotswolds. You can take a tour and visit Blenheim Palace, as well as Oxford Universities and Colleges. You can take the children to Cotswold Wildlife park. Being sited in the centre of one of the most beautiful places in the country we have a plethora of fabulous days out for you to explore.

The house benefits from free view TV and free wifi.

The house has hard floors downstairs which is ideal for well behaved pets (except the snug room which is carpeted) and carpeted throughout upstairs.

It is oozing in charm, and is warm and cozy throughout. It still boasts original oak beams and open fireplaces, as well as an Aga to warm your cockles. It is an ideal retreat to get some quality family time.

The surrounding area boasts beautiful walks and views, with access to the Oxfordshire way on your doorstep.

The house is on different levels so this may not be ideally suited if you have mobility issues.

The house includes all bed linens and towels for your stay.

A travel cots and two high chairs. Please let the owner know if you require additional equipment at the time of booking.

We do not provide babies (cot) bed linen.

There is also an extensive DVD collection with over 200 titles.

Car parking on the drive for 3 to 4 cars. Additional parking is located at Spratts Farm, 80 meters walk away long Witney Lane.

Village amenities include a village shop, hair dressers, post office, The White Horse Pub which serves food, new children's village play park, cricket matches at the weekends, more…..

Further details about the property:-

Downstairs living area

Double wooden farm gates onto driveway

Large oak door into porch/boot room

Entrance Hall - ceramic tiles

Utility room, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, electric oven, hood, microwave, kettle etc

Large (master) sitting room - under floor heating, three 3 seater sofas DVD/TV

Steps down to the old part of the house

Snug, with wood burner and sofa bed

Large oak framed dinning room seating 14 people

Large kitchen with Aga and Electric ovens, fridge/freezer/dishwasher – fully equipped

It sleeps 16 in total.

Master bedroom: - Double bed & en-suite with roll top bath, WC, walk in shower TV pedestal sink

George's Room: - King size bed & en-suite, shower and sink/WC.

Edith's room: - King size bed

Emma's room: - Double bed - Downstairs bedroom

Teddy's room: Triple bunk bed - children's room with roll top bath and sink

Snug - sofa bed for two people

Trio of single metal framed pop up beds

Outside space

Extensive gardens, around an ½ acre

Artic Cabin – BBQ hut

Pony/sheep Paddocks, with easy walking into Stocky Bottom, the woods which meander to the river Evenlode. There is a wooden foot bridge which is ideal for playing poo sticks and paddling in the shallows. It's also a great spot for a picnic. Beautiful scenic walks.

A walk around the down stairs part of the house.

Porch/Boot room

The space is the first place to come to. It has a ceramic stone floor and plenty of space for boots and coats.

Entrance Hall

As you enter the house you are in the hall area, which features a wooden floor & under floor heating and a bench. Ideal for resting while you take you boots off or placing your shopping/handbag.

Utility Room

Features of this room include being part of the new build work. Originally a stable it has been converted into a useful utility room. It is situated to the right hand side as you enter the property from the main porch/boot room. It hosts a washing machine, tumble drier, sink, additional electric cook and hood and fridge. It has a ceramic floor and under floor heating which makes this space warm and welcoming.

Master sitting room

Feature of this room include two 3 seater sofas and coffee table in the middle. A side board, containing board games etc. This room has a wooden floor and also benefits from under floor heating system so despite being a large space it always feels warm and snug. There is a large TV/DVD player.

There’s a set of oak stairs which gives you access to the Master bedroom space above you.

Views of the quad area, which consists of a graveled private walled garden.

Glass oak framed hallway allows to access to old part of the house.

Emma's bedroom - Downstairs bedroom

Features of this room include the original flag stone floor, with hessian rug at the end of the bed. Painted beamed ceiling. There is also feature fireplace, hosting a wood burner on a plinth, with a log store underneath.

A double bed, book case TV/DVD. Access to under the stairs storage area for travel cots/high chairs.

There are double patio doors that open onto the west side of the house. In this area there is a stone floor patio, and wooden garden furniture. It benefits form beautiful views of the garden, artic cabin and is sheltered and captures the afternoon sun. An ideal spot to sit and watch the sun go down.

Views of the patio, garden, and woods

Sitting room - Snug

Features of this room include a small wood burner, painted beamed ceiling. This room has a quality 3 seater sofa which also converts into a sofa bed.

You access the oak framed dinning room from the snug.

Views of the patio, garden and woods

Oak framed & glass dining room

Features of this room include a large oak dining room table and chairs for 14 people. This is a large space, and contains beams and panoramic views of the lower lawn. This is an idyllic space to entertain your friends and family. The flooring is of a grey wooden effect panel in amtico, which is warmer and forgiving than stone floors. You can access the main kitchen from this room. From the dining room there is a balcony overlooking the lawn. It's a great spot to watch the wildlife and have a sip on your favourite tipple.

You can also access the drive way and lower lawns.

The Kitchen

Features of the kitchen: - It is fully equipped, pots & pans, glass wear, white crockery, linen. Good kitchen wears for the most concerning of cooks.

It has a dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer. Electric oven/gas hob. Two oven red Aga. (which is turned off for the summer season as the room is too hot). Other features include: Belfast sink, Granite worktops and cream cupboards. The kitchen has genuine terracotta floor tiles. All features that give the Kitchen a homely country cottage feel.

You access the oak framed dinning room from the kitchen.

Views of the sheep’s paddock.

Upstairs living space

Bedroom 1 – Master bedroom, & en-suite bathroom.

The room is situated in the roof space of the barn section of the new conversion. It has unique features of a bowed banister and original exposed oak beams. It has a beautiful bowed oak double bed; bedside tables with lamps and TV.

Immediately off this room is a large on-suite bathroom. It comprises of a large pedestal sink, WC, roll top bath and walk in shower.

Views of the lane and pony paddocks

Bedroom 2 (Kids bedroom) – Teddy’s Room

There is a set of stairs to connect the barn into the old part of the house. Just off the master bedroom is the children's bedroom. It hosts a wooden triple bunk bed. (with individual wall lamps to ensure the avid reader interrupt others sleep). Other features luxurious duvets to sink into at night and a TV/DVD player . Another unique feature of children's room is it hosts a roll top bath and sink in the corner of the room. The toilet for this room is on the landing. N.B. (There is a security valve under the bath, which enables parents to turn off the water supply to the bath at night).

Views of the front of the drive and sheep paddocks.

Bedroom 3 – Edith’s Room

This room is situated at the west side of the old house. Features of this room include a large oak framed kingsize bed, side tables and lamps with large oak wardrobe and dressing table. It has an open vaulted ceiling, with exposed original oak beams, and land a large antler horn chandelier.

Views of the garden and stocky bottom, pony paddocks

Bedroom 4 – George’s Room with en-suite wc/shower

This room is situated at the west side of the old house. Features of this room include an oak framed king size bed, along with bedside tables and lamps. It also has a wardrobe and TV/DVD.

The en-suite has a toilet, sink and shower.

Views of the garden, woods and pony paddocks.

Please call me direct for the best price.

More Details

About Us

Heidi Laughton-Hill
Laughton Hill LTD
Spratts Farm, Witney Lane
OX29 8DN Stonesfield
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Property Manager
Heidi Laughton-Hill
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Heidi Laughton-Hill

We are a husband and wife team Andy & Heidi Laughton-Hill. Heidi is the 4th generation to own the property. It was the original farm house which supported Spratts Farm, where we live. Prior to setting up the House for holiday lets, Heidi worked in Publishing for Elsevier, and Andy is an HR director and keen gardener. We have have two boys, Ollie and Ferdy, who love horses and motor bike riding and playing with the two family pet dogs, who are called Hendricks, Stella and Bolly, named after our favourite tipples!

Heidi Laughton-Hill purchased this cottage in 1905

Why Heidi Laughton-Hill chose West Oxfordshire District

It is new to Market launching 1st June 2016: If you are looking for country cottage luxury, then this is the holiday cottage for you.

It is a period property that is been sympathetically restored over the past two years. The result is a high-end quality property, set in a peaceful and secluded spot at the edge of the village.

All mod cons, you would expect at home.

The lower lawn is vast and ideal for playing football or even hosting your own garden party/wedding etc.

The house sleeps 11 people comfortably in double or king size beds, triple bunk bed ideally suited to children. Not really suitable for adults.

In addition to this we have a double sofa bed in the snug, and we have 2 single metal framed pop up folding beds. Again this is aimed at teens/youth.

Plus a travel cot, should parents want their little ones to sleep in with them in one of the main bedrooms) Please ask about this at the time of booking.

The house is perfect for a base for families wishing to explore the area. Ideal if you are frequenting one of the many Blenheim Palace events, or Oxford, or else where in and around the cotswolds. If you are into walking or hiking the Oxfordshire way is on the doorstep.

We accept 3 mins as a minimum stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Within the grounds there is an BBQ Arctic Cabin, ( where you and your guests can BBQ your supper and while away the day. You can feast your evening away, warmed by the flames from centre piece, and when you are weary you can snooze on luxurious reindeer skins. When done, close the door and pootle back to the house for a nightcap.

The back patio is a sheltered sun trap. Ideal for sitting outside on a summers evening and star gazing.

You can even bring your horse to stay! Heidi is a keen equestrian and able to point you in any equine discipline or training centre near by.

Our favourite feature of the property is a new large oak frame and glass dining room, (seats 14) allowing panoramic views of the lower lawn.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Spacious and luxurious!
    Bathroom 2 George's en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Compact en-suite for guests of Georges bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 'Teddy's Room' (Kids) - Bath with Shower , Open plan room (bunks & roll top bath), & pedestal sink
  • NEW* Large Master en-suite located next to master bedroom. This has a white pedestal sink, toilet, roll top bath and large walk in shower. Tiled throughout. House also has two separate WC. One on each floor. One situated opposite the children's bedroom. The other is next to the Kitchen.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 'Teddy's Room' (Kids) - 3 Child Bed , Compact room, triple bunk beds, inc. roll top bath/sink
    Bedroom 3 "Edith's Room' - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed, TV, lamps wardrobe, high ceilings, beams.
    Bedroom 4 'George's Room" - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed, TV, wardrobe, high ceiling, beams, en-suite
    Snug - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs, quality sofa bed, warm and cosy!
    Bedroom 1 Master Room - 1 Double Bed , Open plan space with luxurious en-suite bathroom
    Emma's Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bed downstairs
  • All beds wear over size bedding as in a double bed wears a king size duvet and king size beds wear super king duvet. All bedrooms are beautifully and tastefully finished with oak furniture and quality bed linens. All linen is provided for the length of your stay. e.g. towels, table cloths and any additional bed linen. Please let us know if you are allergic to feather pillows/duvets. We can swap to hollow fill.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Period cottage. 5 miles to Blenheim Palace, easy access to the Cotswolds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Very nice property! Cozy, clean and very enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We had lovely meals at the big dining table, enjoyed wonderful walks through the woods nearby, visited Bleninheim Palace and even went to a horse and dog show! The highlight of the house is definitely the "barbecue hut"! The owners Heidi and her husband Andy were very helpful, showed us everything and gave us tips on the places to go. We would definitely recommend Hollyhock House and will probably be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cristina and her family where absolutely charming. We are so glad you had a lovely time and relaxed in the BBQ Hut! It was so lovely that you came to our local pony and dog show. Finding a random field in the middle of Oxfordshire with my poor directions was a skill in itself. We would love to have you come and stay again, and thank you for looking after our house. All the best Heidi & Andy xx
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Amazing house, charming village and very accommodating hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend away. The house was spacious with nice large communal areas. We stayed in the middle of winter and got snowed in but despite this the house was warm and cozy. Heidi (the hostess) was incredibly helpful with that and allowed us to stay on an extra night as we couldn’t get home which helped us enormously. We had one small issue with the hot water turning off but that was fixed very quickly. She was also very helpful generally and even went to the trouble of getting us some supplies for when we arrived. A wonderful stay and I couldn’t recommend it enough for a weekend away with friends or family. Excellently positioned for a walk around the Cotswolds, with some excellent traditional atmospheric pubs and a proper village experience

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together at the house for a 3 day break, we enjoyed the house and the garden was great, and well equipped with lots to do. The Artic cabin was fantastic, we had hours of fun in there.

Heidi and her family were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Stay in Stonesfield

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Stonesfield for my husband's 60th birthday celebrations and it really helped to make this a memorable weekend. The house was as described and more, particularly as the owner had gone to the trouble of putting up Christmas decorations and the tree for our celebrations. She also made sure that we had extra crockery etc for a party with additional guests on the Saturday evening, as well as bedding for a couple of extra guests staying over.

The Arctic BBQ was a hit - great fun, and plenty of room for about 18 to sit round inside, very cosy!

All in all, a great place - well equipped and maintained, and with a homely feel, and the owner couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you all had a great weekend and birthday celebration. I'm please too you all enjoyed the arctic cabin. Its amazing how fast the evening runs away with you once you get in there, and start cooking. Please think of us again, should you be visiting this part of the country, we'd love to see you all. All the best, Heidi
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A luxurious house in the Cotswolds with the added bonus of an arctic cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Hollyhock House for a family get together. The owners Heidi and Andy were so friendly and accommodating and the perfect hosts. The house is beautifully equipped and furnished, and the beds were all really comfortable. There was no need for us siblings to fight over the best room as they were all so well furnished. At the end of the beautiful garden is a large arctic cabin which easily fit all 11 of us for a bbq and a fire. Through the garden we enjoyed lovely walks in the woods where the dog could safely be off the lead. All in all, highly recommended and a perfect spot to explore the Cotswolds. Many thanks Heidi and Andy and hopefully we'll see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely meeting your all. A truly lovely and genuine family. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for looking after the house so well and returning it in an immaculate state. We hope you will return and stay with us again. It would be our pleasure. All the best Heidi & Andy x
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous long weekend at Hollyhock cottage. 3 generations under one roof, plenty of space for us all. The BBQ hut was amazing and we spent many hours there enjoying each other's company. Heidi and Andy are wonderful hosts, Heidi's correspondence to share ideas and offer things to do was super. Many thanks toy you both, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
White Horse Pub
Nearest Ferry
154 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
107 Miles
Car: necessary

The owners of the property are keen horse riders and can point guests in the direction of quality riding stables, trekking centres, hirelings or shooting school. If people would like to bring their own horse to stay this may also be an option.

There may also be some in house catering facilities available, depending on the type of event/meal you were looking for. Should you wish to know more please ask when booking.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Cancellation policy: Your booking deposit/fee of 25% is non refundable. Unless another booking can replace your one.
Your £250 damages deposit will be fully refunded once a check of the property has concluded no major damage has occurred.

We hope our guests enjoy their stay with us. We do request the house is returned to us in a respectable manner.

Collect keys from the owners at Spratts Farm, Witney Lane Stonesfield, Oxon.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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