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The Office

(Ref. 1114678)

Barnard Gate near Eynsham, Oxfordshire Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • oxford (6)
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12 Customer Reviews

  • "'The Office' is the ideal location from which to visit both the Oxford area and the beautiful Cotswolds!"

    It is the original Office of the busy working beef cattle farm, which is a family run business. We met the owner, Claire and her Dad who were both were very pleasant and welcoming. The accommodation has a mixture of the modern and traditional and was comfortable, clean and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation was fine."

    However we found the lady owner unfriendly and unhelpful. Shortly after arriving I left a message on her phone requesting some salt and paper and also some kitchen roll. The photographs on your website appear to show salt and pepper on the worktop and clearly show a roll of kitchen towel – neither were in the kitchen (there was an empty kitchen roll holder). I received a curt text back thanking me for the call but saying “we are self-catering” – end of message. The duvet in the bedroom was a heavy, winter 10.5 tog and there was no alternative blanket or throw to use instead. Two tablets of dishwasher detergent were left but no detergent for the washing machine. It would have been nice to have a container for the recyclables as well as a kitchen bin for rubbish. Most establishments also provide a small amount of oil and clingfilm – again nothing. Rather than a box of chocolates being left surely more than 4 individual teabags, 4 Nescafe sachets and 4 tiny rolls of sugar would be more useful and appreciated. It was friendly of Mr Buckingham Snr to say goodbye to us on the morning of our departure. My husband enjoyed his chat.

    The Office is an amazing place to stay in and surrounded by amazing views, its cosy, peaceful and relaxing. We try to provide everything that is needed, but it is impossible to provide everything and meet every ones needs. We provide containers for recycling which is explained in the welcome manual, the kitchen bin is also provided. We do hope guests enjoy there stay here on our busy family farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Sep 2023

  • "Owner had made sure that everything was perfect."

    Cottage was extremely well equipped. Welcome milk ,chocolates etc also cold water in the fridge.Spacious bathroom ,also downstairs toilet which was a bonus . Secluded ,but straight onto good road network , perfect for all area's of Oxfordshire. would highly recommend ,extremely good value.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2023

  • "One of the best Sykes cottages I have stayed in."

    Delightfully located adjacent to an active, working cattle farm, yet minutes from villages with excellent bus links to Oxford city centre. A recent conversion from the registered office of the farm to a ‘holiday barn’ there is everything here I needed. Thoughtful touches like bath sheets (bigger than the usual towels), picnic tableware for outside, and a cool box for travels all appreciated. Lovely, crisp and modern inside, and no low beams to crouch below. Super!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent we will use again, great use of space feels a lot larger than it is, even a Red Kite sat on telegraph pole 20mts from the door, lovely rural location but only 20 minutes from Oxford."

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved staying at The Office."

    Very comfortable, clean, beautifully appointed, everything you need, nice touch having milk and chocolates on arrival. We were pleasantly surprised at how much room there is. There’s even a place (wardrobe) to hang clothes in the eaves of the bedroom, very well thought out. I loved sitting at the breakfast bar in the early morning looking at the view from the kitchen window. Not far from Oxford, ideal place to visit many attractions, Cotswolds, Blenheim, Highclere. Also, the two villages/towns of Eynsham and Witney were excellent for shopping and not too far away. The owners are so friendly and helpful, when our car broke down they suggested we park it in their barn until it was picked up, very much appreciated, they also came to say goodbye on the day we left. The farm is a excellent place to stay, we would visit again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable, friendly and helpful owners, interesting location"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Claire and her father make you very welcome on your arrival, he tells you all the places to visit and place's to eat."

    He was also there on the day we left to see if everything had been ok and to wish us a safe journey home. The Office is very well equipped, and is in an area ideal for Oxford and surrounding area's like Hampton Court Palace & Blenheim Palace. Will stop again when we are in that part of the country

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well converted farm building, good shower and comfortable bed."

    Claire, the owner is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Office is a superb property."

    It has been finished to a very high standard. Claire and her father are welcoming and helpful hosts. Located close to a working farm makes for an unusual experience. If you choose then you can be almost oblivious to the farm, however you can step outside The Office and see the cows and calves. The Office is well insulated so you are unaware of any farm noises. We had a lovely stay, we hope to return and we can strongly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is advertised as having king size beds which was definitely not the case."

    The property isn’t sign posted with the same name as advertised which caused confusion on arrival. Otherwise our stay was pleasant and we would recommend the property to our friends and family. The local area is fantastic for walking and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Kay3.4Oct 2022

  • "The Office was everything we could ask for, situated in the middle of a working farm surrounded by countryside."

    It was spotless and compact ,warm and easy to live in. If we could have wanted anything it would have been a chair that was easier for an older person to get up out of. What absolutely was the icing on the cake was the friendliness ,kindness and good humour of the wonderful farmers that work the land. They had so much chat and time for us. Thank you. We had a wonderful time visiting Oxford and towns around made so easy by the info they gave us to pick up the bus at Eynsham into Oxford.

    Reviewed by Patricia And George5.0Sep 2022

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private driveway for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The property is situated on a working farm
  • This property can be booking in conjunction to 1114676 and 1114677 to sleep a total of 14

The property

Eynsham 1.9 miles.

Resting upon a working farm in Barnard Gate, near Eynsham in Oxfordshire is The Office.

Enveloped by far-reaching countryside views, this charming barn conversion has been contemporarily refreshed, completed with stylish fixtures and state-of-the-art appliances, offering the perfect base for a romantic couple's retreat.

Park up on the private driveway, taking in your still environment, before heading into the open-plan living space, flooded with natural light, homing all the necessities to ease your self-catering stay; prepare meals in the kitchen, dine around the breakfast bar, and cosy up with your favourite film in the backdrop.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to discover the sleek en-suite shower room, perfect for a quick refresh, before benefitting from the spacious king-size bedroom, featuring Velux windows and ample storage, where you can most definitely make yourself at home.

Come morning, prepare yourself a picnic before embarking on your nature-filled itinerary, whilst also heading into Eynsham to take advantage of the local amenities, walking trails and views across River Thames.

A short journey away you will arrive at Wytham Woods and Cogges Manor Farm, offering feeding experiences, before making your way into Cotswolds AONB.

Dotted with hidden gems, head to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, visit Crocodiles of the World for an immersive day out, or join the 102-mile-long trail of Cotswolds Way.

The city of Oxford and its abundance of attractions is within driving distance, offering something for everyone, with Oxford Castle & Prison, Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and Oxford Sailing Club as prime favourites.

Make memories with your loved one at The Office.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1114676 and 1114677, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

EYNSHAM

Oxford 5 miles.

Dating back to the Bronze Age the thriving village of Eynsham lies on the north bank of the River Thames just 5 miles from the university city of Oxford, and on the edge of the Cotswolds. It boasts many amenities such as a family butcher, traditional pubs and village shop. Visitors can enjoy many lovely walks and cycle routes from the village as well as canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, golf and fishing. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the oldest university teaching room, Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens and museums as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Look out for the numerous TV and film locations around the city. Enjoy a 'punt' on the River Thames, take a boat trip on the River Cherwell or visit the many individual shops, riverside pubs, cafes and the ancient buildings of this charming city. Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site is just a short drive away where many walks can be enjoyed around the Capability Brown landscaped parkland, great lake and the beautiful village of Woodstock. Also close by is Henley on Thames with its annual Royal Regatta, attracting thousands of visitors each year to watch over 200 races on this charming part of the river. Cotswold Wildlife Park, one of the most beautiful in the country, is also worth a visit and is home to many rare and endangered species, while a little further afield Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out for all the family. A memorable holiday destination at any time of year.