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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
The Old Stables is a lovely cottage perfect for a couple looking for a quiet rural holiday. If you are looking for a shorter break than a week we can sometimes accommodate this so please contact us for details. Set on a farm with alpacas, goats, donkeys and lots more, the cottage is in a lovely Oxfordshire Cotswold village but conveniently near to Oxford, Stratford, Burford and Blenheim Palace. It has been specified to the highest standard with a Hypnos bed for a good night's sleep, well equipped kitchen with the added benefits of a dishwasher and washer/dryer and it has a bathroom with both a lovely deep bathtub or a monsoon shower overhead. If it's chilly there's underfloor heating and a woodburner in the lounge so even in Winter it's lovely and cosy. Outside there is a private garden area with terrace, lawn and hot tub... Read more
About the Owner, jane a
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We live on the farm so are about most days should you need us however we do respect your privacy so have made the cottage and it's garden self contained. When you arrive we'll give you a quick 'guided tour' of the cottage and show you how to use the hot tub - after that we'll leave you to it! You may see us leading horses and donkeys to and from their stables and when we come to check the hot tub which we have to do on a daily basis but that will be about it unless necessary until you return the keys on departure.
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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The location is just perfect for relaxing and sightseeing. Lovely little cottage from the outside, but surprisingly big on the inside.Hot tub an added bonus to wind down after all the sightseeing. Bliss . Very peaceful and relaxing. Jane and Johnathan excellent hosts.

Jan W
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Wonderful hidden little gem. The cottage is bigger inside than it appears in the photo. Quiet,location and hot tub fantastic after a day out site seeing. Handy location for Oxford,Blenheim Palace etc.

Management response:

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you had a good time and got out and about to see some of the many sights around here. You would be most welcome should you return to the area.


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Kevin H
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A great base to explore the Cotswolds from. We were welcomed with delicious home baked pastries and given a quick tour. The cottage is very comfortable and full of all mod cons. Superb. Bourton and the Hook Norton brewery tour were two of the highlights, although nothing disappointed really. Jane and Jonathan were great hosts and the hot tub is...

Management response:

Thank you for your great review, we're glad you enjoyed the cottage and surrounding area. It was a pleasure have you both stay and you'd be most welcome if returning this way.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No events or parties. Use of the hot tub is covered by a set of rules which you will find in the cottage and MUST be adhered to - these include (amongst others) no use after 11pm...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 7 nights
GBP 80
6 Jan 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
winter /spring 2018
7 nights
GBP 80
2 Jun 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
summer 2018
7 nights
GBP 90
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $364 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Swerford is a very pretty, quiet village on the edge of the Cotswolds. The nearest town is Chipping Norton which is a 10 minutes drive and has good food shops, newsagents, gift and antique shops. It's got it's own little theatre and some nice places to eat and drink and a weekly market. Further afield by car you can be in Oxford or Stratford in 40 minutes, Burford or Woodstock for Blenheim Palace is only 20 minutes away. The area is perfect for walking, cycling and riding and there are numerous places of interest to visit including National Trust properties, the Rollright Stones and the Hook Norton Brewery in the next village. The nearest pub is about a 15 minute walk or just a few minutes drive and serves excellent food.
Getting around
We do recommend you bring a car for getting around as the village doesn't have a regular public transport service. The nearest railway stations are Banbury or Charlbury, both with good services into central London and Oxford. Banbury also runs to Birmingham and beyond whilst Charlbury trains head in the direction of Hereford.
Bus routes run through Hook Norton which is the village next to us or along the main road which is about a 15 minute walk.
The nearest airport is Birmingham International.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Birmingham International: 100.0 km
Railway: Banbury: 14.0 km
We'll email you directions once booking is confirmed.
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