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Deer View

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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
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the most relaxing wk end possible just what we needed The accommodation ..."

    We had the most relaxing wk end possible just what we needed The accommodation is spotless everything you need for a self catering wk end Susan was very welcoming and friendly and nothing was to much trouble Definitely going back

    thank you very much Mick! We would be very happy to welcome both of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "Richard and Susan were really friendly and welcoming."

    We couldn’t fault the cleanliness of the place, inside and outside. Kitchen really well stocked of utensils and bed was comfy. Hot tub was a great addition. We’d highly recommend Deer View!

    Thank you very much Emma! We were glad to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2024

  • "A warm welcome received on arrival."

    Homemade complimentary fruitcake (delicious) & milk, teabags/coffee waiting for us. Beautiful property, immaculately clean, attention to detail outstanding. Quiet & stunning location, lots to do & see nearby, details of which are provided. Hot tub outside (can be covered if need be) which was really relaxing while watching red kites fly overhead! Great communication with the owners, privacy given but they were available if needed. Honestly cannot recommend this place enough. The only disappointment was having to leave!

    thank you so much Keith! We can recommend you as guests too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely welcome as we arrived and was shown round the apartment."

    Susan had made a lovely fruit cake for us that was very tasty. Thank you Susan .

    thank you Carol! We are glad you had a good time here Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent property beautifully furnished and maintained, in a very quiet and peaceful location but well placed for Blenheim Palace and Oxford and the east Cotswolds."

    Our hosts were perfect, discreet but available, and had clearly lavished much care on the decor of the rooms. The two person hot tub was lovely and the awning and screens gave us the privacy we desired. All in all a great find and we would not hesitate to recommend it.

    Thank you very much Amanda! We were very glad to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2024

  • "We stayed for 2 weeks at Deer View and it was perfect."

    The place is actually bigger than what the photos show. Exceptionally clean and well-organized. Richard and Susan were amazing hosts-so friendly and welcoming. We are planning a return visit in July!

    thank you very much Jeff! We loved hosting you and look forward to seeing you again in July. Your granddaughter will have grown so much by then! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just returned from a 3 nights stay with the Hubby at Deer View!"

    It’s a lovely, well kept property. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable . Susan and Richard welcomed us personally the night we arrived and ensured our stay was comfortable. They are very intentional on taking care of the property and visitors. We had a tasty fruit cake made for us, a folder with places you can visit around, picnic mat/chairs etc. The hot tub was a huge plus…we stayed in it all 3 nights. We will be booking their bigger property with the kids during the summer..:can’t wait!

    Thank you very much Ada! We loved having the two of you and can't wait to welcome the tribe! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adaobi5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very nice stay Owner provided 'normal' size hand gel soap/ washing up liquid ..."

    Very nice stay Owner provided 'normal' size hand gel soap/ washing up liquid rather than the usual travel size ones in other places of similar accommodation Cooking pans good quality compared to other places where food sticks to it Owner very attentive whilst remaining discreet to not to disturb you, ie: would text to say what time planning to come and check hot tub and if ok Owner made some very nice home made cookies on welcome in kitchen

    thank you very much Adrian! Your comments are very much appreciated. We enjoyed chatting with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Susan and Richard could not have made us any more welcome, nothing was too much trouble."

    We were very well catered for, all the basics were ready for us including an absolutely delicious fruitcake which we took out with us each day as our lunch. The property itself was very well maintained, it was clean, tidy and and ideal little bolt hole when you just wanted to escape. The local amenities like the pub were only a short drive away and looking at the area in summer there would be some lovely walks to enjoy. Sitting in the hot tub at 10pm with no lights on just to see the stars was divine It was a lovely stay and I'd really recommend going there.

    Thank you so much Libbie! Thank you also for being such lovely guests. Please come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything was provided by our hosts including the well-documented fruit cake - ..."

    Everything was provided by our hosts including the well-documented fruit cake - if you like peace and quiet and an abundance of flora and fauna, this is the place for you - nearby lots to do within a short drive - we visited Oxford Henley Bourton and of course Witney

    Thank you very much Gerry and we are very glad you enjoyed eating the fruit cake! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Property was Excellent , Clean and everything you need Susan and Richard ..."

    The Property was Excellent , Clean and everything you need Susan and Richard were really Friendly and Helpfull Would go back

    thank you very much Alun. We loved hosting the two of you and enjoyed the banter and chat very much! Please come back when you need to detox again after caring for your grandchildren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Sep 2023

  • "Richard and Susan go above and beyond to give you a wonderful time."

    We enjoyed Deer View, managing to see some deer on our last morning. Ideally placed for the train to Oxford and Blenheim Palace. The fruit cake was a lovely touch. Thank you Linda and Terry

    Thank you Linda. We really enjoyed hosting both of you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property is first class providing everything you need to have a really relaxing stay."

    It ticked all the boxes from comfort, equipment, cleanliness and location. We thoroughly recommend it. Richard and Susan were great hosts and did everything to ensure you were happy whilst there.

    thank you very much Andy! You brightened up our days! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    The property was immaculate and very well maintained. The owners were very friendly and could not do enough for us. We were given a cake on arrival which was very tasty. The hot tub was well maintained and checked daily. We had everything that we needed and was exactly as we had been promised. The grounds were very well maintained and in excellent condition. It was a very quiet holiday and a great escape from life, We are more than happy to recommend it and we will be back. Thank You

    Thank you so much Mick. It was like having friends to stay. Please come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay with everything we could have needed provided within the accommodation ."

    A friendly welcome and helpful hints on places to visit from our hosts was much appreciated. A good location from which to explore the local area with the benefit of having an excellent base to return to.

    Thank you very much Dawn. We enjoyed having you here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn Marie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We ended up staying in the owner’s other property ‘Tree Tops’ above ‘Deer View’."

    I would definitely recommend staying at one of these properties. The hosts were really accommodating and attentive. The cleanliness was immaculate, the bed was one of the comfiest I’ve used, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was really peaceful as the property is on its own with no surrounding houses other than the owners. I liked the small touches, such as the homemade fruitcake and they went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. The lodge had games, a manual with places to visit, instructions for the appliances and we were lucky enough to spot some baby deer in the garden, which we could see up close with the binoculars provided. Thank you again for a really nice stay!

    Thank you very much Hayley! Thank you for being such considerate guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you Susan and Richard for a lovely stay at Deer View."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you Joan. We loved having you here. When you are next booked into Wimbledon, don't forget to book us too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The accommodation was spacious, well equipped and located in a nice quiet rural location"

    Thank you Simon. It was lovely to host the two of you and I enjoyed our chats. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful break spent at Deer View set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside in a very peaceful setting perfect to unwind."

    Our experiences totally matched all the great reviews. The accommodation was immaculately clean, very spacious, fully equipped and tastefully decorated to a very high standard. It was lovely to return after days out to the peaceful environment enjoying a pot of tea and Susan’s delicious homemade fruitcake. In the evenings we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed by Susan and Richard. Inside the property was a useful guide for use of the appliances and also a comprehensive folder of places to visit in the area. We would love to return in the future and would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Thank you very much Graham! We loved having you. You were great company and considerate guests. Please come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you Sue and Richard for making us feel so welcome."

    Everything was better than we expected. We especially enjoyed using the hot tub which was a real asset with the weather being so hot last week, it was very relaxing after a day of walking and helped soothe our aching muscles. The "welcome cake" was delicious as were the home grown "birthday strawberries". A very comprehensively stocked kitchen with everything you need and plenty of crockery! Loved the location and so close to a railway station, only 8 mins by train to Oxford. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much Sandra! You were considerate and ovely guests. We enjoyed your company! Looking forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in an idyllic location."

    Richard and Susan were great hosts. Couldn't recommend any better

    Thank you very much Owen! We hope your ears are better. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Owen5.0May 2023

  • "Wow!! What can we say"

    ? My wife and I really needed a quiet break for a couple of days after a very bumpy 3 months. Deer View provided the perfect place for us to spend some `us` time and chill out. Susan was the perfect host to us and on arrival showed us round. She was meticulous in her planning and management of her holiday let, right down to a big binder full of lots of places to go and things to do, her gift of her simply awesome fruit cake, to her cleaning regime, with the place truly spotless. All of the furnishings and utensils are brand new and are of quality, and not cheap rubbish as some do, showing respect for her guests. This part of England we are not too familiar with, is just beautiful and so quiet and peaceful, so ticked all of the boxes Our 3 nights and 2 days seemed to pass too quickly, but we would love to return.. A huge thank you John and Viv

    Wow!! John, what can I say? thank you so much for such a fabulous review. Please come back to see us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely two night break The property was much bigger than we anticipated and had ..."

    Lovely two night break The property was much bigger than we anticipated and had fantastic high standards of cleanliness The hosts were approachable and really friendly The area was great for peace and quiet yet 30 mins from Bicester Village so that we could have our shopping fix We would definitely like to stay again and would like to thank Richard and Susan for a lovely weekend The cookies were a nice treat

    Thank you Gail and Ian. We loved having you - and we certainly enjoyed watching the pile of shopping bags from Bicester Village grow in number! Please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Feb 2023

  • "A weekend away - short but certainly sweet!"

    Everything as listed, and more! Round the clock support as Richard and Susan go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed, the Muesli biscuits were a lovely touch! Plenty to do around the area, or just stay in for a relaxing time with the hot tub and gorgeous view out over the garden. Would love to come back again someday for another getaway from our working lives, I’d highly recommend giving this holiday let a try 10/10!

    Many thanks James. Thank you for being such considerate guests. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "I loved my stay and found the owners very helpful, friendly and accommodating!"

    The property was just as advertised, if not better, would love to come back!

    Thank you Tom. You were a great guest and we hope very much to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful time at Deer View."

    Exceptionally clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped, you wanted for nothing. Idyllic for a quiet relaxing holiday, watching the pheasants whilst reading the papers, seeing the deer at dusk was also a delight. Local supermarket about 5 minutes drive. Richard & Susan (the owners) are a lovely couple who are there if you need them. Perfect location for trips out ie. Blenheim Palace, even the train to Windsor & Eton

    Thank you Sue. We loved hosting the two of you and enjoyed, very much, catching up with you on the events of each day. We very much hope you will come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just wonderful!"

    From the moment we arrived to be welcomed and shown around by Richard and Susan, to the moment we said goodbye, we had a thoroughly lovely time at Deer View. The property is set in beautiful surroundings with wildlife on the doorstep, yet still within easy reach of Oxford, Witney, shops/pubs and Cotswold attractions, and it offers every facility and comfort you could want. The hot tub and fruit cake are a brilliant bonus! The owners are always on hand to help or advise and Susan even provides a list of food/cleaning items provided in the kitchen, so you don't have to bring your own. Certainly one of the best Sykes experiences we have had - would love to return. Thank you!

    Thank you very much Diane. We were sorry to see you go. We hope, very much, to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow! What a fabulous stay we had."

    The property was idyllic and the hosts were friendly and helpful. Attention to detail was 100% with Susan and Richard having thought of everything. They had even provided a sewing kit and fist aid kit "just in case". The accommodation was very cute with a lovely peaceful setting. So many little extra thoughtful touches, like the homemade fruit cake and ideas for things to do/places to visit. The cleanliness was faultless. Richard and Susan's hard work was much appreciated.

    Thank you so much Jackie! You were great guests and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and very helpful."

    I would highly recommend staying here if you want a piece full and pleasant getaway.

    Thank you Darren. We were very glad to provide you with the peace you needed after your operation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2022

  • "Susan and Richard are friendly, helpful and super hospitable which create a warm and welcoming atmosphere during our stay."

    Everything in the apartment is clean, tidy and in excellent order. The surrounding area is tranquil, peaceful, calm and away from the noise of a city. Overall, our stay was a wonderful experience and a perfect countryside break. Thank you, Susan and Richard!

    Thank you Fermi for your comments. You were fun guests and it was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fermi5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything about this holiday was excellent - the property was well equipped and clean, the hosts were friendly and helpful, the location is great for peace and quiet with lots of good local walks and bike rides."

    Looking forward to going to Deer View again soon!

    Thank you Carl and Kutlou for your comments. We were very sorry to see you leave - we really enjoyed our time with you. Please come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were made very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay by Richard and Susan."

    They were more than happy to accommodate our additional requirements. The property was everything we expected and more. We appreciated that it was all on one level. It was lovely to explore this beautiful area with its abundance of wildlife and hedgerows full of wild flowers. I would definitely recommend this property.

    thank you very much Ron for your comments. It was lovely to host you. We hope 'Cornbury' returns in some form or other in the future so that you have an excuse to come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2022

  • "Susan and Richard have created a gem in the quiet countryside at Deer View."

    Four nights was not long enough and we hope to return to relax in the comfort of the apartment and the peace of the setting. Nothing was too much trouble for them, their welcome was warm and their help was always available. Suggestions where we could visit were provided and the welcome information listed all you need to know and where to go. It is, quite simply, the best. Thank you for all you have done for us. We will remember you and Deer View for a very long time to come.

    Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. T. for your very kind comments! Having you here was like having friends to stay. You were great guests! We look forward very much to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Relaxing stay, had a good time."

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Hamzah! You were great guests. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hamzah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Richard and Susan were so friendly warm and welcoming and made us feel at home the minute we arrived."

    The cottage was spotless, neat and had the most comfortable bed and cozy bedding. There were more than enough facilities for all our needs. We made use of the hot tub where we could view the lovely garden and watch the Red Kites overhead. The highlight had to be the delicious fruit cake that was baked for our arrival. Thank you for making our few days away so special.

    Thank you both for your lovely review! It was lovely to have you here - we all got on so well together. Richard and I are delighted to know you had a special break here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property is very nice and has all the amenities required for a relaxing break"

    Thank you Raees for such a great review. We are very glad you had a good time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raees4.7May 2022

  • "We had a great time at deer view."

    Hosts Richard and Susan were fantastic. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the week. Really enjoyed the hot tub. Lots of wildlife in garden too including various deer, Jay's, red kite and many others. Would definitely stay here again. Best wishes Steve and Ash.

    Thank you Steve and Ash. You were wonderful guests. Welcome back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2022

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  • Ground floor apartment
  • Studio-style layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and conservatory
  • Utility room
  • Fridge-freezer is available and switched on if pre-ordered
  • Shower room with shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Patio with dining area and hot tub
  • USB sockets
  • Electric central heating
  • Kitchen area: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WIFI, superfast broadband, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels (including beach towels for the hot tub) inc in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and hot tub along with shared garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Local shop 2 miles in Long Hanborough, supermarkets 5 miles in Witney
  • Pub 2 miles
  • No stag or hen parties
  • The owners live on site
  • This flat is for adults only
  • Good housekeeping bond of £300
  • To help with packing, these items are provided: cooking oil, salt and pepper grinders, disinfectant hand-wash dispenser and disinfectant wipes, liquid soap dispensers in bathroom and kitchen, foil, cling film, baking paper, rubber bath mat, washing-up liquid, cleaning fluids and cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing tablets.

The property

‘Deer View’ in Whitehill Barn is a purpose-built holiday flat that sits in 3 acres of land surrounding Whitehill House on Whitehill in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Whitehill House is situated in the hamlet of East End, near North Leigh, Witney in Oxfordshire. With no neighbours – apart from the owners of Whitehill House and the local wildlife – you can anticipate a welcoming peacefulness and calm when you arrive. Sleeping two adults and offering a bubbling hot tub, it’s an ideal retreat for you to spend quality time together in the heart of rural Oxfordshire.

You could even consider combining this flat with the first-floor flat above it for a multi-generational holiday, if you wish to holiday with members of your family or with friends. Access the property via a gravel driveway boasting ample off-road parking and safe storage for bikes. Make your way inside via the conservatory doors to find the bright and airy, open-plan living space decorated with colourful artwork and homely décor.

You will find games, DVDs and books for quality-time relaxation. The stylish kitchen area with its contemporary red cabinets is fully equipped for self-catering holidays, offering an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.

Dine at the (extendable) dining table or on the patio looking out on the glorious view across the surrounding countryside. Breathe in the clear, fresh air whilst sitting on the patio or in the hot tub.

Bring your binoculars to spot the local wildlife: fallow and roe deer, muntjac, pheasants, partridges, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, red kite and buzzards.

Enjoy star-gazing at night in the hot tub, with a drink in your hand, observing the glorious views of the night sky without surrounding light pollution, and feel at one with nature. Drift away to blissful sleep on a comfortable mattress on the king-size bed.

USB sockets for superfast broadband are situated either side of the bed. Freshen up with an invigorating hot shower in the contemporary shower room. Relax on the cushioned sofa in the welcoming conservatory in front of the smart TV with DVD player. You will find a fridge in the Kitchen but an additional fridge/freezer is available for you in the Utility Room on request.

Please inform Sykes Cottages if you need it and it will be switched on and ready for you upon arrival.

There is so much to do in this area!

Here is a taster of what is on offer:- A must for your stay is the historic and splendid World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace in Woodstock (20 minutes away by car).

Enjoy a full day’s entertainment here exploring the Palace and the Gardens, including the Pleasure Gardens and miniature railway.

On the way there or back visit Bladon, the burial place of Winston Churchill. Oxford City Centre (for shopping and sightseeing) is 8 minutes away by train from Long Hanborough railway station (8 minutes away by car).

Bicester Village Designer Outlet Shopping Centre is 45 minutes away by car.

Witney is a quaint, market town offering a large range of shops and a multi-screen cinema. Long Hanborough has a local Co-Op store with Post Office inside, and fuel station.

In Witney, you will find a range of supermarket stores plus the Market on Thursdays and Saturdays for local, fresh produce. You will find several pubs offering great hospitality in Long Hanborough and North Leigh, if Chef fancies a night off (!). A delightful day out can be had at Cogges Farm in Witney, exploring the medieval manor house and gardens including an adventure playground.

Downton Abbey enthusiasts will recall this was Yew Tree Farm, the home of the Drewe family in Series 4 and 5 and then the home of Mr.

Mason in Series 6. Within an hour’s drive are several National Trust properties including White Horse Hill and Waddesdon Manor. A short walk of 20-30 minutes from the property is the English Heritage North Leigh Roman Villa site.

Enjoy other local walks in this area of outstanding natural beauty. The Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museum (situated next to Long Hanborough Railway Station) and Combe Mill, a working industrial museum, (situated just outside Long Hanborough) offer fun, historical outings for all ages. Short journeys by car will find you in other picturesque Cotswold towns and villages such as: Chipping Norton (Fairytale Farm), Chipping Camden (Batsford Arboretum), Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland) for quaint cottages, interesting shops and wonderful eateries. See reptiles up close at the Crocodiles of the World Zoo in Carterton. Half an hour away is Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, a delightfully landscaped zoo with adventure playground and miniature railway for a full day’s fun for all ages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Long Hanborough 2m, North Leigh 2 miles, Witney 5m, Woodstock 6.6m, Bladon 5.2m

East End is a delightful hamlet settled amongst the rural countryside of Oxfordshire, resting between Witney and Woodstock. The hamlet is beautifully-adorned with a collection of period houses and is enveloped by peaceful green woodland, providing an idyllic retreat for a staycation. The glistening waters of the River Evenlode and the spectacular landscapes of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lead off from the fringes of the hamlet, ideal for an outdoor adventure. Just outside of the hamlet is the village of Long Hanborough, where you can find amenities such as a general store and two traditional pubs, whilst a wider variety of attractions and amenities can be found further afield in Witney, including Cogges Manor Farm and the Witney and District Museum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas