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Tree Tops

(Ref. 993365)

East End, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an absolutely lovely long weekend staying here."

    Susan & Richard were both lovely and the cake was delicious. The property is very comfy, great views, loved the hot tub which was lovely to relax in after a long walk. The only slight negative is that the blinds in the bedroom don't keep the light out very well in the morning so maybe take a sleep mask if that bothers you.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2024

  • "Tree Tops is a beautiful holiday home, has everything you need and more."

    The lovely hot tub with a great view was a fabulous addition (and is very quiet). Susan’s fruit cake was so lovely we asked for the recipe for home! It’s the perfect place to stay for exploring the Oxford area, can recommend Witney town and Hanborough train station.

    Thank you very much Tina. We enjoyed having you all to stay. Good luck on the hunt for a University place for your Daughter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely accomodation."

    Very helpful owner.

    Thank you very much Arfon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arfon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property in attractive surroundings."

    Clean, well appointed and just right as a base for exploring the Cotswolds and Oxford area.

    Thank you John and thank you to you and your parents for being such considerate guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just returned from tree tops after a week there, had a brilliant time, property is homely, comfortable, clean."

    Sue and Richard were great. Had a beautiful fruit cake on arrival, we used the hot tub nearly every night, looking at the stars. The property is central for exploring, we did oxford twice, blenheim Palace twice and Bourton on the water. Thank you very much Sue and Richard for our time staying at tree tops

    Thank you so much Beverley! And thank you for being such considerate guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very good stay."

    The let was very clean, well provided for and has splendid views from the balcony.The hosts were friendly, informative and accommodating; we were made to feel very welcome.

    Thank you Andrew. We really enjoyed hosting both of you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Tree Tops and would be very happy to return in the future."

    Susan and Richard were considerate and approachable and Tree Tops itself had everything we needed. Thank you!

    Thank you very much Sian. We enjoyed having you all and very much hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian Esmor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay we had here for 2 weeks."

    The hosts were great; thoughtful friendly and left us in peace to enjoy our stay. The accommodation is so much better than the photos portray. The apartment is perfect; comfortable bed, kitchen with everything you need and a nice relaxing open space to spend time in. The surroundings are stunning. We spotted dear and a variety of wildlife in the garden and spent many evenings in the well maintained hot tub. We can't recommend this place highly enough. Matt & Kat

    Thank you very much Matt! Thank you for being such thoughtful and considerate guests. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Feb 2023

  • "Tree Tops is certainly a perfect getaway for a family with toddlers and babies, trying to unwind from the hectic daily lives."

    Susan and Richard were welcoming, and considerate, accommodating to a last minute change of booking dates, and very understanding. They thought about everything for a family of 2 kids, providing toys and books for entertainment and left us a little gift for our 2 and half year old. Not to mention the cot, the highchair and the child gate for the kids safety. On arrival they welcomed us, introduced us to everything. They made us a cake and there was milk in the fridge. They provided us with plenty of verbal and written information on things to do in the area. Again they thought of everything, when they designed the place and there was even binoculars to observe the wildlife around. Of which we saw deer, rabbits, all kinds of birds, and we think also a wild pig. The hot-tub was great and Susan was constantly checking and testing it. The property had great views and was spotless. Definitely would recommend it and love to be back.

    Thank you very much Ahmed! We loved having you. Please come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ahmed5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderfully spacious, well-equipped and magnificent views from the windows and balcony and remains of a Roman Villa in walking distance."

    First morning we awoke to see 4 pheasants in the field immediately below to be followed shortly after a group of deer charging through.Susan and Richard were marvelous hosts providing an OS map whilst we combed the area along the axis of Witney/Islip and generous in spending time advising us on the area. Simple to get into Oxford from Long Hanborough by train with plentiful parking at the station. Likely to be back to explore further

    Thank you very much David. We were very glad to be of help to you and your Wife. You know where we are now and we would be delighted to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a warm greeting upon arrival which also included a welcome pack & homemade cake."

    Superb accommodation. The pictures don’t do it justice & the availability of the hot tub added to the experience. A rural, great walking environment, less than 30 minutes from Oxford by car. Thoroughly recommended

    Thank you Paul. It was great to host you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tree Tops!"

    A beautiful house, extremely clean and comfortable with stunning views, which we enjoyed while relaxing in the amazing hot tub. Richard and Susan were so welcoming and had thought of everything we would have needed and more. Thank you so much, and we hope to return again soon.

    Thank you Ilona. We were very glad to provide you with the opportunity to 'get away from it all'. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ilona5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay celebrating a friends birthday and generally relaxing as a group of tired Mums!"

    The apartment was so clean, cosy and full to the brim of everything we needed throughout the weekend, even down to greaseproof paper that came in handy for baking pastries! A delicious homemade cake greeted us on arrival along with the owners who kindly talked us through the place and local area. Evenings spent in the hot tub with a glass of fizz was certainly a different way for us to spend the weekend and we all loved it. Spotting deer, squirrels and pheasants running around the garden made us feel super secluded, however a day out shopping in Oxford was only 30 mins away. We will be back!! :-)

    Thank you very much Claire! You were all very considerate guests and it was great to host you. We hope very much to see you all again as 'Tired Mums' or as individual families - or even as multi-generational groups if you bring grandparents with you to stay in the flat below(!). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "Susan and Richard made us feel so welcome, even before our stay they sent helpful recommendations and during they were on hand throughout."

    Tree Tops has everything you need, is spotlessly clean and is blissfully quiet. Our greatest joy was seeing the deer, pheasants, rabbits and squirrels each day. There was plenty to do within a half hour drive - Blenheim (take advantage of their annual pass); Cogges Farm; Witney; Cotswold Wildlife Park and Oxford by train. The hot tub was used each day and especially fun in the dark so you can see the stars. We very much hope to return. Thank you for making our stay memorable.

    Thank you Megan! You were wonderful guests and we hope very much that we shall see the three of you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely place Tree Tops is."

    Tranquil and secluded but close enough to a few villages. The hot tub on the veranda was so relaxing and the interior cozy. Susan and Richard were really helpful and on hand for whatever we needed.

    Thank you Avi for your comments and the fun! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avi5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week at Tree Tops and it was a perfect break."

    The property is centrally located with many beautiful and interesting places nearby and Richard and Susan (the owners) are on hand to offer helpful suggestions of places to visit. The accommodation has everything that you could possibly need, including a fantastic hot tub, and is extremely clean. The personal touches, such as a home made fruit cake on arrival enhanced what was an amazing week. Thanks Richard and Susan

    Thank you Diane for your comments. You were lovely guests and there was great repartee. We are so glad you had a lovely holiday with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "We would like to thank Richard Susan (and Eric) for our stay at the treetops we had the best of times ."

    The apartment had everything we needed and more . The extras that were there made our stay with our two daughters 4yr and 2yrs just perfect with high chairs , bathroom steps , nappy pail , stair gate , games , books and the bubbles and home made cake . The weather was very hot the week we stayed but fans were provided which made it much more comfortable. With the hot tub, out door seating and beautiful surroundings were just the icing on the cake . The apartment was super clean and everything was to a high standard. We would hope we could come back and stay again in the future . Please Thank Eric for making us feel so welcome and thank you again for making our holiday just perfect.

    Thank you Luke and Vickki. We are so glad you had a great time and we are just sorry we did not get the chance to meet you but Eric really enjoyed looking after you. We hope you will come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2022

  • "Whitehill House is a lovely holiday property in the the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside."

    It is finished to the highest standard with everything you would need and more to enjoy a relaxing break. The outdoor hot tub on the balcony is fantastic, in which you can relax and enjoy the views looking out over the the lovely garden and surrounding countryside while watching out for the deer wandering around and Red Kites and Buzzards circling overhead. There is plenty to see and do around and about in the surrounding area. The owners, Susan and Richard, are most welcoming hosts and go to great lengths to ensure you enjoy your stay. This is one of the nicest holiday properties we have stayed in both home or abroad and would highly recommend.

    Thank you Ed, Linda and Ellie! Having you to stay was like having friends here with us. Susan and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "The apartment is so lovely and plenty of everything that you need that you need to make your stay perfect."

    Lovely location close to many points of interest, very quiet. I loved drinking my tea in the morning, while admiring the view and all the animal in the garden. The owners are also very nice and easygoing and they male you feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Francina5.0Mar 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (with 2 x fold-down singles for children) with TV; 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting
  • Utility
  • USB sockets in every room
  • Electric central heating
  • In kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Use of fridge/freezer is available if pre-requested
  • 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
  • Stairgate, travel cot, highchair, nappy pail and child step are available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Bike Storage
  • Veranda with furniture and hot tub, along with shared garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.1 miles, both in Finstock, supermarket 2.9 miles in Long Hanborough
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: The owner lives on site
  • Note: There is a swing available in the garden of this property, please take care and ensure that children are supervised at all times
  • Note: 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

‘Tree Tops’ in Whitehill Barn is a purpose-built holiday flat that sits in the 3 acres of land surrounding Whitehill House on Whitehill in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tree Tops 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 a family or a group of four, with two additional fold-out beds, and offering a bubbling hot tub, Tree Tops is an ideal retreat for those looking to spend quality time together in the heart of rural Oxfordshire.

Access the property via a gravel driveway boasting ample off-road parking and safe storage for bikes.

Make your way through the front door and into a lobby, complete with a desk, superfast broadband and USB sockets should you need to work during your stay.

A handy cupboard holds everything you need for washing your holiday attire, including an ironing board, iron and clothes airers, and you will also find games, DVDs, a box of craft materials and books for quality-time relaxation.

Upstairs is an airy and bright open-plan living space, with a kitchen, dining and sitting area and velux windows; two plush sofas and a comfortable chair offer a home-from-home atmosphere, inviting you to relax in front of the Smart TV with DVD player.

The nominated chef amongst the group will find everything they may need to rustle up meals to rival Masterchef in the well-appointed kitchen!

Uncork a bottle of wine and sample those delights at the dining table, or outside on the veranda, looking out on the glorious view across the surrounding countryside; gaze as far as the eye can see and breathe in the fresh, clean air.

Bring your binoculars to spot the local wildlife; fallow and roe deer, muntjac, pheasants, partridges, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, red kite and buzzards all decorate the surrounding landscape.

Enjoy star-gazing at night whilst indulging in a soak in the hot tub, observing the glorious views of the night sky without surrounding light pollution, and feel at one with nature.

When sleep calls, catch your rest in one of two well-presented bedrooms, with the king-size offering two additional fold-down single beds and the twin offering flexible sleeping arrangements for families and friends sharing.

The bathroom has a bath with a shower over, giving you the choice between a relaxing hot bath or an invigorating shower.

With so much to see and do in the local area, you won't be short on activities to enjoy during your stay.

A must for your stay for adults and children alike is the historic and splendid World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, resting a 20 minutes car journey away.

Enjoy a full day’s entertainment here exploring the palace and vibrant gardens, including the Pleasure Gardens and the miniature railway; be sure to visit Bladon en-route, renowned as the burial place of Winston Churchill.

For a change of pace, catch the train from Long Hanborough railway station to the university city of Oxford city centre, offering both shopping and sightseeing opportunities, or jump in the car and journey to Bicester Village Designer Outlet Shopping Centre to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.

Witney is a quaint, market town offering a large range of shops, a multi-screen cinema and a weekly market stocking fresh, local produce, whilst closer to home, Long Hanborough has a Co-Op store with a Post Office inside as well as a fuel station.

You will find several pubs offering great hospitality in Long Hanborough and North Leigh for those evenings when the chef fancies a night off!

The Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museum is situated next to Long Hanborough Railway Station and offers a fun, historical outing for all ages.

A delightful day out can be had at Cogges Farm in Witney, exploring the medieval manor house and gardens, with an adventure playground sure to keep the little ones entertained; Downton Abbey enthusiasts will recognize this as 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 scenic walk from the property is the English Heritage North Leigh Roman Villa site, with many more walking trails leading through the delights of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Short journeys by car will find you in other picturesque Cotswold towns and villages such as Chipping Norton, home to Fairytale Farm, Chipping Camden, home to Batsford Arboretum, and Bourton-on-the-Water, where you'll find Birdland, quaint cottages, interesting shops and wonderful eateries.

See reptiles up close at the Crocodiles of the World Zoo in Carterton, or travel further afield to the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford, a delightfully landscaped zoo with an adventure playground and miniature railway for a full day’s fun for all the family.

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