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The Wash House

(Ref. 1050598)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "I had a wonderful stay at The Wash House."

    It was cosy, had everything you could need, and a lovely view! Helen and Adrian are brilliant hosts and I would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Wash House is so beautifully isolated and tastefully furnished that we found it impossible to give it less than 5 stars in every category."

    The owners are delightful and thoughtful and, although the weather was bitterly cold, the underfloor heating gave this cosy little property enough heat to be very comfortable indeed. Thank you! Bruce & Christine

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was great."

    A nice welcome, also a gift very nice. The cottage was very comfortable, cosy, clean, and the owners made sure we had everything we wanted and if we were warm enough. Would have liked to stay in the summer when the weather was warmer but we cannot change that. Altogether it was a very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Oct 2023

  • "Our third visit to The Wash House didn't disappoint us in any way."

    The location is very restful and peaceful and the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. Hopefully there will be further visits in the future

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our week."

    Very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning location that is ideal for chilling and unwinding."

    The cottage has everything you need and the homemade cake and milk were very welcome on arrival.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our host provided a warm welcome on arrival."

    The wash House was very comfortable and modern with lots of room for two people and well equipped for self-catering. The countryside view from The Wash House is spectacular, even on rainy days. I recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Helen and Adrian are welcoming and very easy going hosts."

    The property has a marvellous view and is extremely quiet.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous views from a very comfortable and clean holiday cottage."

    We met both Helen and Adrain, who were very friendly. They live at the rear of The Wash House, but you are not disturbed at all and rarely see them. Helen makes a delicious sponge cake. The property is well furnished with a comfortable bed and sofa. You have everything to make your holiday a home from home experience. The views are just fabulous and we would never tire of them. It was lovely to get back late afternoon and sit on the patio, listening to only bird song and looking at the view. Plenty of places to visit within an hour from the cottage. We would love to return again, as we never got to complete our list. Great walks from the door too, around the villages. With pubs in both.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable and peaceful"

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts who are amazing bakers, many thanks for the delicious cake!"

    ! Wonderfully quiet and peaceful, which was just what I was needing

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location and wildlife."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was such an idyllic cottage and location for totally disconnecting from the world."

    Set in tranquil countryside and a beautiful 1.6 mile walk to a lovely pub. Helen and Adrian were fabulous hosts. I could highly recommend

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2023

  • "Overall the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in."

    Adrian and Helen were excellent owners. We liked the quiet location, with lovely views, close to many interesting National Trust locations and Historic Houses. There was an abundance of interesting wildlife outside, we saw deer, a green woodpecker and owls. Plenty of walks in the area and two excellent close pubs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Wash House is a fabulous holiday cottage in a beautiful area."

    It is comfortable, clean and well equipped. It is fairly remote down a long farm track so there is plenty of wildlife to see. Helen and Adrian were very welcoming and friendly. This cottage is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, very clean and everything you need for your holiday provided."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming, highly recommend the cottage for a quiet and peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The house has everything you need and it is spotless clean."

    Views from the windows are wonderful and there are great walks from the doorsteps. The host came to check if everything was ok and we were provided with logs for the fireplace when we needed. Lovely area and we enjoyed it even in mixed weather. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful little property - peaceful and secluded; well worth visiting if you want to get away from it all!"

    Reviewed by Phinean5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable well appointed cottage in great location."

    . Very pleasant, helpful hosts Delicious cake & milk on arrival Generous refilling of log basket Mop, brush & extension lead provided on request Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Wash House."

    It was ideal for the two of us and our hobby of Geocaching. The cottage is at the end of a long track and really is quite isolated. This suited us down to the ground. The cottage was cosy, clean, comfortable and very warm with the underfloor heating, so we did not need to use the wood burner. It had everything we needed for a week's holiday. The owner came to check that everything was in order. We thanked him for the excellent Victoria sponge that he had made for us. We had a chat about the state of farming, the history of the building and this and that, then he left us to it! The view from the kitchen/diner window was excellent. We saw kites, buzzards, flocks of fieldfares and redwing and many other birds. We saw a muntjac deer, and the squirrels and blackbirds were outside on the gravel each and every day. The Wi-Fi was fast and reliable and the bed was huge and very comfortable. The shower worked well and there was plenty of hot water. I must mention the dark sky. If it is a clear night and you like star gazing, this is the place for you. Sunsets were also colourful. We would not hesitate to recommend this little gem!

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with a beautiful view, we had a peaceful few days here which was just the break we were hoping for."

    Very kind to find a homemade cake on arrival, and everything we needed to make for a comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a relaxing space, just perfect for one or two people.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful location but close to many attractions."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Nice clean accommodation with everything we needed. Would love to return as 4 nights wasn’t long enough!,

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent facilities and spotlessly clean Wonderful location, quiet and peaceful ..."

    Excellent facilities and spotlessly clean Wonderful location, quiet and peaceful with fantastic views and the decked area catching the afternoon/evening sunshine Our hosts were welcoming and very friendly, we were treated to a delicious home baked Victoria sponge on arrival, along with fresh flowers and milk in the fridge

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Wash House is absolutely perfect, we had a wonderful stay there, it is so peaceful and the view is breathtaking, we certainly want to go back again next year."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time exploring the Cotswolds from the Wash House, excellent base for top walks and pubs."

    We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful spot, helpful owners and every comfort."

    . highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "Once again a place to unwind."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Wash house."

    Helen and Adrian are lovely hosts. If you enjoy the countryside and nature, this is the place for you. The views are beautiful and it's really great to return after a day out and sit on the patio listening to birdsong. The bed is really comfortable and there is a good shower. There are lots of places to go to nearby, so despite being rural it's good for sightseeing. We would highly recommend the Wash House.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful, peaceful spot."

    Cottage was immaculate.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Total seclusion, fab views, lots of nature, Deer, Owls, Woodpeckers, Red Kites."

    Nice owners.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our second visit to The Wash House even more than our first last October."

    Helen and Adrian's warm welcome accompanied by a delicious homemade cake got our week off to a great start. The ambience and facilities within the cottage provide everything we wanted for a very enjoyable stay. Thank you. We hope to come again before long.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the Wash house comfortable clean accommodation."

    The owner Helen had made us a beautiful cake on arrival there was also a vase of fresh flowers and a bottle of milk in the fridge. The views are stunning and lots of wildlife to see. Plenty of instant hot water and a fab shower. I asked Helen about the fab pottery on display and she took me to her pottery studio well worth a visit and lots of lovely pots to buy. If your after peace and relaxing accommodation this property is well worth a stay in the Cotswolds thanks again Helen and Adrian .

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful week here."

    The situation of the Wash House is superb, so quiet and beautiful views. The wood burner was amazing and it was all so comfortable. Will definitely look for an opportunity to come again. Adrian and Helen were very welcoming and a delicious cake and beautiful daffodils were awaiting our arrival ( and milk in the fridge). Would wholeheartedly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very peaceful and comfortable."

    Helen is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything you could possibly need great views nice freshly cooked cake on arrival Helen & Adrian very friendly 5*."

    Martin & Carolyn, Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2022

  • "We found the cottage to be very clean, cosy and well-equipped."

    The location was very quiet and we enjoyed several walks in the local area. It was nice to be greeted by the owner shortly after our arrival.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at one of the cleanest and most spacious cottages for 2 we have stayed in."

    The Wash house was warm and cosy. It was peaceful and the owners left us to it after welcoming us. The homemade cake was absolutely lovely and a delightful touch. We enjoyed watching the Red kites and buzzards flying above us. It was a great base to explore the cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week last week at the Wash House."

    We eventually found it after our sat nav told us to turn left too early! Up a very long drive (just keep going) but the views from the property are spectacular, especially the sunsets. The property has every conceivable item in the kitchen and it’s really cozy if you light the small log burner which we did on 2 occasions. The large bedroom has a king sized bed (2x3foot mattresses) and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom has a large shower and has underfloor heating. The property was immaculately clean and the Victoria sponge made by Adrian was superb. Met Helen his wife later in the week and she kindly showed us round her pottery workshop. They are a lovely friendly couple and made us feel very welcome and we can most certainly recommend this property to anyone wishing for some peace & quiet.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was extremely clean and a bottle of milk was left in the fridge together with a beautiful home made cake which was absolutely delicious."

    The property is on the owner's farm. After a welcoming introduction on the first day we did not see them. A useful and informative leaflet which included their contact details. There was a great selection of books, games, many DVDs and very useful maps. The views are beautiful and very peaceful and we saw some stunning sunsets The location perfect to explore the Cotswold area and easy to get to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. We had a very relaxing week. This was our first time away since Lockdown and we both felt safe and secure. Many thanks,

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home in peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything you need for a holiday set in a very quiet rural setting but central enough to visit the areas attractions."

    We were welcomed with a cake and fruit and milk etc which we were grateful for and a friendly welcome from the owners. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous week in a lovely setting."

    If you want to get away from it all this is the place! Car essential. Owner was charming.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2021

  • "The wash house, was in a lovely tranquil spot with beautiful views, it had everything we needed and a very comfy bed , Helen & Adrian were lovely people."

    Enjoyed the delicious home made cake & fab flowers on arrival ...would recommend if you want peace & quiet , lots of places to visit aswell .

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the WashHouse."

    The view was excellent. Nice peaceful location with good access for exploring the Cotswalds. It was an ideal setting for star gazing on a clear night.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

  • "Super little cottage in a peaceful location."

    Owners are friendly and kind but respect your privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely quiet spot, but with easy access to facilities if needed (walking distance to village)."

    Easy driving access to Hook Norton, Moreton on Marsh, Upton House & Chipping Campden. Perfect. Very clean and uncluttered cottage. Woodburner a bonus! Saw a couple of hare chasing across the field right outside the house. Felt like a real break, thank you!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2021

  • "Clean, tidy, comfortable and warm."

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Wash House, lovely facilities and a fantastic view."

    Reviewed by Conor4.4May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of firewood provided, further can be purchased via owners
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front patio with seating
  • Sorry, no children, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The property is set on the owner's farm

The property

Tucked away in a remote corner of Oxfordshire is this rural ground-floor cottage, ideal for a romantic retreat, with the charming village of Sibford Ferris in reach.

The Wash House is found via a quiet farm track, overlooking serene views of the owner's farmland, luscious fields, grazing sheep and far-reaching views which can be enjoyed with your morning coffee from the front patio.

As you enter the property you will instantly feel at home in the open-plan living space.

Here you can cosy up in front of the woodburning stove as you settle in for a relaxing film night with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Enjoy a home-cooked meal on the quaint breakfast bar-style dining table, cooked from the amply-equipped kitchen which houses all the necessary amenities for your self-catering needs.

As the evening draws to a close retire to the bedroom, featuring a king size bed, with zip/link features if you require a twin room, as well as ample storage and beautiful bi-fold doors opening onto the patio, ideal for watching spectacular summer sunsets or frosty winter sunrises.

Open the doors on a lazy Sunday morning and enjoy breakfast in bed, as the sounds of birdsong fill the room.

The bathroom features a sleek tiled design encompassing a large walk in shower, w/c and wash basin.

Get to know your local area and take a leisurely stroll over to the welcoming village of Sibford Ferris, home to a local store and Post Office where you can grab the necessities for your stay.

The adjoining village of Sibford Gower features a traditional pub restaurant serving quality food and a range of local ales.

A mile in the other direction will bring you to the famous brewery village of Hook Norton, featuring the internationally renowned Victorian Brewery and visitor centre, as well as three of the breweries pubs in the village and many more in the local area.

A short cycle or car ride will allow you to discover other local gems such as the Rollright Stones, Whichford pottery and the Octagon Gallery.

A scenic drive will bring you to a wealth of rich history at Broughton Castle, a medieval fortified manor house dating back to 1306, alternatively discover some of the parklands and estates of the area, with National trust properties at Upton House, Chastleton and Hidcote.

The Wash House is situated equidistant from the traditional market towns of Banbury and Chipping Norton, the former featuring the iconic Banbury cross and the Reindeer Inn.

Chipping Norton boasts a wealth of independent stores and eateries around its central marketplace as well as a renowned independent theatre and the ever-popular Cotswolds Golf Club and spa.

Other exciting local attractions include Shakespeare's birthplace and the RSC at Stratford upon Avon, Warwick with its famous castle and tudor architecture and the regency town of Leamington Spa, as well as countless picturesque Cotswold villages just waiting to be discovered.

Explore the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where a day of adventure can be spent on the many winding walking trails, challenging cycling routes, and steep hikes up many Cotswold Hills.

Immerse yourself in culture during a day out to the renowned university city of Oxford or take a train journey from Banbury to central London to experience an incredible day out in the capital.

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

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About the location


Banbury 7.5 miles; Chipping Norton 8.1 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 19 miles; Oxford 28 miles

The rural countryside village of Sibford Ferris rests on the south side of the Sib valley opposite its sister village Sibford Gower, home to a village shop, a Post Office, welcoming bar and grill, and 17th century Manor House. Nearby is the historic market town of Banbury situated on the banks of the River Cherwell in the Cherwell Valley and boasts a plethora of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés, a cinema, theatre, and canalside museum, as well as the yearly Banbury Folk Festival. Chipping Norton is another nearby market town where you'll find the oldest golf course in Oxfordshire, and other attractions close by include Blenheim Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa, and the oldest university city in England at Oxford. Sibford Ferris is a lovely remote village in a perfect location to explore Oxfordshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas