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The Happy Valley Pod

(Ref. 1108717)

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful stay, the hosts were very helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by LeanneOct 2023

  • "The cabin was compact and very comfortable."

    Hot tub very inviting, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay and that pod was really lovely and clean inside!"

    Lovely setting and really friendly hosts who were really quick to reply to any messages we sent them! We were a bit put off by the hot tub as it wasnt chlorinated and on the floor there was quite a few chunks of bits which we didn’t know what they were- we felt it would be a lot more hygienic and welcoming if it was chlorinated as we would know that it would be clean! We braved it once and it was lovely once we got over the fact that the bits would be floating about in there!

    Hi Lisa Thank you for your reply. The chunks have mentioned in the hot tub is from the sachet of chemicals that is added to keep your water clean and safe during your stay. The water is changed and hot tub is cleaned for every new guests without exception. So it was perfectly clean,hygienic and much more pleasant and safe for you and the environment than sitting in chlorine.We would of appreciated if any of your concerns had been raised during your stay and we would of happily explained to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2023

  • "Sincere thanks for a wonderful stay and the lengths you went to on a last minute hot tub repair on arrival so we could have bubbles on our first night."

    The property is beautiful and we had the most relaxing time watching the wildlife, the Red Kites performing acrobatics had us captivated for hours. And we fell in love with the farm animals, especially the duck procession and the chicken that popped into say hello. I will be highly recommending to all of my friends.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2023

  • "This pod really is a little piece of heaven!"

    Stunning views and scenery, very tranquil, the perfect place to rest, relax and unwind. The pod has everything you need for this. The hot tub is just amazing..we saw the most beautiful sunrises and sunset. All while listening to the sheep (some are very friendly and want to come and say hello!). The hosts are fantastic, they trult habe put their heart into creating the perfect getaway

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Fantastic views. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2023

  • "Couldn’t recommend this cottage enough!"

    It was clean, cosy and had everything needed for our stay. The hot tub was perfect. Amazing hosts. Beautiful scenery and perfect location.

    Reviewed by BalwantJul 2023

  • "Amazing stay at The Happy Valley Pod!"

    The cottage is beautiful and the views are excellent. The hot tub was started before we arrived, so we were able to jump straight in. I would highly recommended this cottage and can’t wait to return. Thank you!

    Reviewed by EllaJun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay in a very idyllic setting!"


    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2023

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful stay."

    Enjoyed our complimentary cava and crisps, we also loved waking up to all the sheep

    Thank you Alice, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay at The Happy Valley Pod. The sheep are great entertainment! Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2022

  • "Lovely private pod, the wood burner hot tub was the winning feature for me with the beautiful scenery."

    Julie and Jo were great hosts and we absolutely loved Arthur the sheep

    Reviewed by RachaelNov 2022

  • "Fantastic location and the Pod was lovely size for two people , hot tub takes a while to heat but is great once it’s heated."

    Really enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2022

  • "Great little getaway, perfect for a couples."

    The pod was well equipped with everything you needed. The wood burning hot tub was amazing with idyllic views of the countryside.

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2022

  • "A great pod with amazing views"

    Reviewed by LeoJul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • 2 ring hob and Combi Microwave/oven, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood-burning hot tub inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking
  • Large garden with lawn, wood-burning hot tub, decking seating and fire pit/barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The property is on a working smallholding and there is livestock around
  • The property does not accept children
  • Note: If extra guests are being invited to the property please contact owners first

The property

Nestled in the hamlet of Little Tew near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, is this superb studio-style lodge, The Happy Valley Pod.

Enjoying a stunning location with far-reaching countryside and valley views, as well as being within easy reach of the Cotswolds AONB, The Happy Valley Pod is a fantastic choice for couples.

After parking up, be greeted by a beautiful garden with picnic bench, barbecue/fire pit and bubbling wood-burning hot tub, the perfect spot for dining alfresco followed by an indulgent dip for an evening under the stars.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to impressing your loved one with delicious meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to enjoy at the dining table over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

After dinner, snuggle up on the sofa and select a much-loved film on the TV as the evening’s entertainment.

When sleep calls, climb into the sumptuous double bed to catch your rest ahead of another adventure filled day.

In the morning, wake-up tired eyes with a refreshing shower before heading out to explore.

Great Tew, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England is full of attractive thatched cottages and has an excellent pub and a proper village shop, you’ll also find Quinche and Clover, which is a bespoke Café, as well Soho Farmhouse.

For your local amenities, take the short drive over to Chipping Norton, where you can treat your other half to a tasty meal at Bitter & Twisted, Thai Shire or The Old Mill Coffee House & Bistro, or pick up last-minute essentials from the convenience store.

Within the town, you can delve into history at the local museum, catch a live performance at The Theatre, or head over to the famous Diddly Squat Farm Shop, as seen on the hit series, Clarkson’s Farm, to purchase fresh and local produce.

Continue onto Moreton-in-Marsh, home to the Wellington Aviation, The Moreton Gallery and a good selection of pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and palette.

From here you can easily access the popular attractions of Batsford Arboretum and Sezincote House & Garden for leisurely strolls.

Keen walkers and cyclists will delight at the plethora of excellent trails on offer, including the renowned 102-mile Cotswolds Way, starting in Chipping Campden and ending at Bath Abbey.

Be sure to visit Bourton-on-the-Water, well-known for its charming model village, Birdland Park & Gardens, Cotswolds Motoring Museum and the popular Mousetrap Inn.

For a romantic getaway to the Cotswolds, look no further than The Happy Valley Pod.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles
  • Stow-on-the-Wold 9 miles
  • Oxford 20 miles

The ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the shadow of the Rollright Hills in this unspoilt area of Oxfordshire. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Chipping Norton is surrounded by the pretty limestone villages of the Cotswolds and offers many walks and cycle trails from the town centre, together with a Lido, perfect for a relaxing swim at the end of a busy day. Blenheim Palace, Rousham House and Gardens and numerous National Trust properties are close by, and a little further afield Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and the magnificent university town of Oxford are a real delight. A wonderful holiday destination, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.

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The property does not accept children

Note: If extra guests are being invited to the property please contact owners first

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas