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The Old Stable

(Ref. 1114677)

Eynsham, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (8)
  • farm (6)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable."

    The cows were lovely and provided continuous on site entertainment for our 3 year old -she also enjoyed the Wendy house and football goal. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely first class in every respect!"

    Claire, Brian and Steve made us most welcome, were always available for helpful local advice and very easy to talk to. On arrival, milk in the fridge and a box of chocolates on the table were a pleasant surprise. For us, being based on a working farm was a bonus. It is a quiet rural location with excellent riverside and country walks. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this place, it is one of the best we've stayed at since being in the UK."

    Claire is very responsive when messaged and her father is a fantastic man to talk to. I would most definitely want to return, I feel 2 weeks was not enough to explore the area and totally enjoy the surroundings. I would reccomend this place to anyone and everyone.

    Reviewed by Pasquale5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay!"

    The Old Stables was clean and comfortable, well equipped and friendly welcome. It’s a great base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Old Stable is well presented and a wonderfully equipped holiday home."

    Everything has been provided to an extremely high standard. Despite dire weather predictions our stay was not interupted by the sound of raindrops. All good so far. This is very much a working farm and as such the sound of tractors working from 7am should not be unexpected. Another aspect worthy of note during spells of warm weather was the abundance of flies......again not unusual on a farm but preparing food is not a task for sharing with our six-legged friends. A country property was chosen for walks and enjoying the outdoors. It is not feasible to walk from the door, therefore the car is required every day . . . . Herein lies my final gripe..The A40 is a busy road and joining it is a nightmare. Forget trying to turn right because a sufficient gap is as likely as a fly swatter having a success rate capable of deterring the other house guests. Engage power setting, turn left and trust other road users are taking notice. Walking the 1.3 miles to the nearest pub was possible but conversation, bar shouting, has to be conduced during breaks in the traffic. Our stay was enjoyable and the area is full of beautiful destinations - honourable mention to the warm sausage rolls from the butcher in Burford. These and his own pork pies are not to be missed. There is little the attentive owners can do about any of this and as such my comments are aimed purely at the expectations of prospective holiday makers. Nature has her own way of retribution - on our return home our south facing windows had their share of uninvited flies!!!!

    The A40 is a very busy road, but there is a very pleasant alternative back road which will take you straight to Witney or Oxford park and ride, when ever possible we do make guests aware of this. We are a working farm, and I feel honoured to wake up every morning surrounded by beautiful views and animals, of course there will be flies in the summer, so I have provided fly spray in the barns to help avoid issues. We do have a wonderful footpath that takes you through fields and woods to Freeland about 2 miles where you can find a great pub. We are always available to answer any questions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    Very clean and extremely comfortable and in superb condition with everything one needs. Really quiet and superb location for touring Oxford and Oxfordshire being very near Park and Ride plus amenities in Eynsham and Witney.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    The house was exceptionally clean and well presented. A beautiful mix of modern and old farmhouse. Great location with lots to do in the local area, very close to the park and ride for Oxford. We visited Legoland which was about an hour away. The kids loved the garden area, the basketball hoop was a particular favourite. A relaxing break was exactly what we all needed, loved the fact the only noise was cows mooing!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage was immaculate and to a very high standard beautiful countryside lovely outdoor area with plenty of very good quality garden furniture private area as well to sit and relax ."

    Barbecues provided as well.Clair Brian and Stephen were so welcoming and helpful without being intrusive would highly recomend We would love to go back. A lot of thought and care has been taken to make sure people staying have everything they need.

    Reviewed by Margarita5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best places we have stayed in."

    Everything clean modern and the milk and chocolate was greatly appreciated and a nice touch to get our holiday off to a good start.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Old Stable."

    Claire & her Dad Brian were very welcoming & the farm was also lovely. Would definitely recommend & visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at The Stable cottage."

    The cottage was well maintained and comfortable. With regard to the patio shared with The Barn cottage, we felt a little uncomfortable in using this as it was so close to The Barn occupants and we did not wish to be intrusive.

    Thank you for your stay in The Old Stable, there is a private patio area for The Stable behind the football pitch for you to enjoy with table, chairs and barbecue I will make this clearer in the welcome manual. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan4.1Apr 2023

  • "Nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb cottage with all mod cons on working beef farm."

    Owner Claire very helpful, nothing to much trouble and extremely friendly. Spacious living room and well equipped kitchen and downstairs toilet on ground floor, second floor with roomy bedroom with super comfy bed and second twin bedroom. Top quality shower room with heated towel radiator and luxury towels. No expense spared accommodation in a lovely location. A guest book would be useful and the shower would benefit from a non slip mat but otherwise faultless.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "The stable was spotless and in a lovely location for everything you might want to explore."

    The family who own the farm are friendly but not intrusive and the setting very beautiful. The stable itself feels brand new and is very comfortable. A few rugs and a lamp or two downstairs would make it feel even more cosy (this is just a personal preference.) The under floor heating kept us super warm. We would definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very well presented cottage, absolutely immaculate."

    Everything needed for our stay was provided. Located on a working farm, Claire the owner was very nice and couldn’t be more helpful. We are looking forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great place to stay for visiting the cotswolds , Clean , comfortable with even thing supplied , thanks for a great holiday ."

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautifully appointed converted barn with great space, comfortable beds, wonderful walk in shower and very well fitted kitchen."

    The owners were helpful. Just be aware you cannot see the Old Stables from the road so trust your SatNav and go up the drive.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Sep 2022

  • "High class conversion."

    Very comfortable. Turning west onto the main road requires patience

    Reviewed by Jadwiga5.0Sep 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Double electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome at a charge of £20
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, 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 1114678 to sleep a total of 14

The property

Eynsham 1.9 miles.

The Old Stable is a beautiful two-bedroom barn conversion nestled on a working farm in Barnard Gate, near Eynsham in Oxfordshire.

Enjoying breath-taking countryside views and easy access to the stunning surroundings of the Cotswolds AONB, The Old Stable is a superb dwelling for couples or a family of four.

Be welcomed into the light and airy open-plan living space, where you will find a fully-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz, along with a sitting area with plush sofas and a flat screen TV, perfect for evenings spent unwinding with loved ones.

After a day of exploring, head to the well-appointed shower room where you can freshen up, before choosing from two beautifully decorated bedrooms to catch your rest, a king-size and a twin, both of which have plenty of storage.

Make your way into the village of Eynsham, where you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Eynsham Abbey Fishponds Walk, dine at the welcoming eateries of The Evenlode, Wholesome Earth Café & Bistro and The Bayleaf, or scenic walks along the River Thames.

Ample walking and cycling opportunities await in the Cotswolds AONB, where you can hike along the renowned Cotswolds Way Trail which spans for 102-miles, visit the attractions of Combe Mill, the esteemed Blenheim Palace, and the North Leigh Roman Villa, or venture further over to Chipping Norton, where you can purchase fresh produce from the famous Diddly Squat Farm Shop, as seen on Clarkson’s Farm.

For a fun-filled day out, why not head over to Carterton, home to the popular Crocodiles of the World zoo?

For a taste of city life, head to Oxford, where you can tour the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Castle and Prison, Oxford Botanic Garden and test out your swing at the North Oxford Golf Club.

Adventure awaits at The Old Stable.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1114678 and 1114676, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

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

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About the location


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.

2 well-behaved dogs welcome at a charge of £20