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Forest Getaway

(Ref. 1094099)

Burnham Beeches, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • house (10)
  • great (8)
  • pool (8)
  • recommend (7)
  • our (7)
  • hot tub (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "We all had a wonderful weekend at Shadybrook."

    The house had everything and more for a great little family getaway. We just wished we could stay longer! Kiran was incredibly helpful and the yoga session was a great addition to the weekend.

    We're so glad you had a wonderful stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2023

  • "UNFORTUNATELY LACKED LUXURY, when booking this accommodation on the website it’s advertised as a high-quality premium property, but it was anything but, when spending £2500 for a 3 night stay your expectations are."

    Upon entering we quickly realised the photo were showcasing the property in an untrue light. The property is much smaller and very dated then the photos show. The house also wasn’t clean, In need of a good clean but we also found remnants of the previous hen party scattered about. (Under the bed and down the sofa) The hot tub jets didn’t work properly, when pressed twice they seem to jet all the water out onto the floor, the fridge was old and far too small to accommodate a 5-bedroom house, the cooker was also old, the markers had rubbed off and it took over 3 hours to work the oven and feed our very hungry kids. NO spare blankets or pillows. NO extra towels and considering there is a pool there should be plenty. The covers in bedroom nearest to the bathroom spelt of damp and the blinds in the main bedroom were broken. NO blackouts blinds in any of the bedrooms which let in far too much light in the summer months especially. To top of our stay, we were charge £220 for breaking items believe we did not break, 4 glasses (we broke 1) £60, apparently a candle holder £60 and damage to the phone (£100) all items could be replaced or repaired for under £50. A FEW PHOTOS ATTACHED BOOK WITH CAUTION. Thanks Sam

    Reviewed by Anthony2.5Aug 2023

  • "Gorgeous house, helpful owners!"

    Would definitely recommend

    So glad you had a wonderful stay. Would definately love to host you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Immy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Spacious and well located. The property was well stocked. Our only gripe was the extra payment of £395 to use the pool for a week. We were lucky if we managed to use the pool for 2 days when visiting having had a number of days out planned. A built in price to the rental would have made more sense .

    Dear Stuart, many thanks to you and your group for staying with us! We've listened to your helpful feedback and we've removed the additional charge for our heated outdoor pool. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look Forest to welcoming you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Jun 2023

  • "This house is lovely but the garden is incredible!"

    I would absolutely recommend for anyone with a large party especially in the summer. The heated pool is a must. A few enhancements that would make this a 5* experience for me and my party: - Put hand towels in the bathrooms - Make sure there at 10 of everything (i.e wine glasses) - Provide small things such as bin bags for the kitchen - reply to messages on the day as I did ask if our could check in early but no one replied Small things would make the experience

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay at our house, be rest assured that all these has already been addressed. We're thrilled to hear that you found the house lovely and the pool. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future, and we'll strive to provide you with a 5-star experience on your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.8May 2023

  • "We had an amazing time for my 30th birthday and we were so happy with the house."

    Such a great bug pool and just a really fun place to be with your friends and family. Highly recommend !!

    We're delighted to hear that your 30th birthday celebration at our property was a fantastic experience with a big pool and lots of fun with friends and family. Thank you for the recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back soon for more memorable moments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ase Kristine4.7May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the facilities were excellent."

    The pool was heated really well, so we were able to make full use of it. The lady next door was so friendly. Thanku for a great stay.

    Thank you for choosing us for your stay, and your kind words mean a lot to us. We hope to welcome you back in the future for another great experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "5* from start to finish Exceptional property, beautifully furnished with a fab hot tub."

    Perfect space! Amazing surroundings with a great walk right on the door step. Couldn't fault the support through text and speedy responses to any questions making the weekend go without a fault. Would 100% recommend. Even better in person than on the listing would you believe!

    Thank you for your outstanding review and for choosing our property for your stay. We're pleased to hear that our property exceeded your expectations in person. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another outstanding stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Mar 2023

  • "We found the property to be in an excellent and peaceful location."

    The property itself was spacious, clean and contained everything we required for our stay. The management team were exceptionally welcoming, responsive and helpful in ensuring our stay was enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

    Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we truly appreciate your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again in the future and ensuring another enjoyable stay for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely adored this place and the location, only downside was that we had to check out, just wish it was never ending!"

    The hot tub and the wood fire including the scenery around the back garden is amazing, really cannot wait for our next visit

    We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you adored your stay at our place and loved the location. It's always bittersweet when it's time to check out, but we're delighted to know that you had such a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hussain5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay as a group of friends!"

    We were all comfortable and loved the house. It was great having the use of the hot tub and such a good kitchen / living room area. There are also some beautiful walks directly from the house. The team were easy to contact and so helpful throughout our stay, with nice little welcoming aspects. Would recommend a stay here to anyone

    We're delighted to hear that you and your group of friends had a wonderful stay at our property! It's fantastic that everyone was comfortable and enjoyed the house. We'd be honored to host you again in the future, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Izzy4.7Jan 2023

  • "Great Communication with host - Lovely house and area (easy access Burnham beeches for long country walks) - very good facilities all round."

    Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our communication and that you found our house and the surrounding area lovely. Your feedback is much appreciated, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future for more wonderful stays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house generally is good."

    The pool and hot tub are great as are the grounds which are private. The house internally needs a really good deep clean as it was not clean. The kitchen was sticky to the touch and there is too many personal object throughout the property. All kitchen utensils need replacing with new and all areas need cleaning properly. The decoration is tatty and needs a lick of paint. The leather sofa is very tatty and needs replacing. Its a shame as the host and grounds are great but the inside let the holiday down. Not luxury but could be with a little investment and a really good clean.

    Hi, it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely children, both the human & canine variety! Thank you for taking the time to give us your constructive feedback, we're so disappointed about the cleaning, this was rectified immediately and feedback from the guests that stayed after you was positive and we know more Guests will comment positively soon to take us back to our previous 100% ratings. You were only our 5th guest and we are keen learn from your words! In respect of your other comments, I'm so sorry you feel the place is tatty! Whilst we have been careful to set Guests' expectations, including avoiding the term "luxury" anywhere in our listing and insisting that our rating was 4 Ticks after Sykes marked us as 5 Ticks; we know we can do more to ensure Guests staying with us know what to expect. That said, of course all kitchen crockery & cutlery are new and although the devices and cooking appliances are the same ones that we use, Guests have told us that they welcome the homely feel and the fact we have all that they might want for a well stocked kitchen, again we're sorry it wasn't to your taste. And whilst I acknowledge our designer leather sofa is very old and scratched, I hope you and yours could still feel the supreme comfort that a six-seater corner sofa like that can afford! And if you didnt like it, there's always the 3 seater sofa opposite, which I hope you agree is pristine. I promise that we will continue to invest and improve, and if you should wish to come back to Forest Getaway, please do give Reservations a call and we'll ensure you get a big clean welcome and a sizeable repeat booking discount to boot! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy2.5Sep 2022

  • "Perfect break for the family."

    The house was lovely and clean. loads of space for the kids and dogs to run around. The owners were very helpful with the booking. We had a perfect few days away here. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property was absolutely stunning, it was on a private, gated road which felt very safe and secure."

    The house itself is amazing, spacious and the garden is phenomenal. The pool was bigger than it looks in the pictures and the garden has amazing trees around which makes it private and enclosed. The hot tub aswell is lovely and the rooms and all lovely too. The owner is a great host and Lorna who manages the property. He ensures that we were taken cared of in terms of adjusting a few things around for the babies and let us check out late! We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Aug 2022

  • "The heated pool was amazing!"

    So glad you enjoyed it Kate, hopefully see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: Master bedroom with super-king bed, gallery changing area & Ensuite bath, attic suite with super-king bed & walk in shower, 2 x bedrooms with king-size beds, 1 double bedroom and shared bathroom
  • Ground floor cloakroom leading to bright sunken lounge
  • Hot tub and swimming pool
  • All linen and towels included
  • Kitchen/diner extending from the front to the back of the house
  • Woodburning stove and gas central heating.Original patio leading to the side & back patios, with gas heater 5 patios to the front and back
  • 1 covered patio to the side of the house
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Sky Sports Football, Sky Movies, Netflix, Disney, Amazon Video & Google Play
  • Rear enclosed garden with decking, furniture, hot tub and heated swimming pool, six outdoor patios
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Type 2 EV charging cable available
  • Woodburning stove includes starter pack of kindling and fuel
  • Up to three small dogs welcome
  • The swimming pool has a protective cover, but please ensure children are always supervised
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles (<1 mile away).
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Sky Sports Football, Sky Movies, Netflix, Disney, Amazon Video & Google Play
  • Rear enclosed garden with decking, furniture, barbecue, hot tub and heated swimming pool, six outdoor patios
  • Sorry, no smoking inside the house
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Type 2 EV charging cable available
  • Woodburning stove includes starter pack of kindling and fuel
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles (<1 mile away)
  • Up to three small dogs welcome
  • The swimming pool has a protective cover, but please ensure children are always supervised
  • Please note: The pool is only available between April and September

The property

Tucked away in the leafy village of Farnham Common at the border of Burnham Beeches is this modern, pet friendly, family retreat, Forest Getaway sits in a quiet cul-de-sac on a private residential road only a few metres away from Burnham Beeches, a popular protected Nature Reserve, it is the perfect hidden gem for a country escape or an exciting weekend away.

Treat yourself to an introductory mindfulness session or enjoy follow up activities to you to reconnect with yourself and our beautiful surrounding nature, combined with a range of home-made organic room aromatherapy, designed to energise your body and soul, as a welcome gift you will sample our carefully selected coffee from the village artisan shop where you can visit to discover a little more of our village life.

The house is set over three floors with a lovely garden and good-sized swimming pool to enjoy with the family on hot summer days, while a hot-tub and a wood burning stove ensure your comfort and relaxation continue in the winter months, a spacious hallway with a separate cloakroom toilet leads to the well-equipped Kitchen where delicious home-made meals are prepared for the whole family, with plenty of space and appliances to suit your cooking and baking needs.

The sunken lounge is bright, private, and comfortable, overlooking the garden and the patio with the hot tub, there is also a covered outdoor seating area directly connected to the lounge, which is ideal to sneak out on rainy days, in the lounge, there are also two separate work areas, a glass desk and a bookcase, the utility room has a washing machine and a dryer, all bedrooms are accessed via a staircase leading to the upper floors, on the first floor, there is the main Master Suite with a connected turret area with windows arranged to create relaxing wide-angled views into the garden and the surrounding area, further down the corridor, there are also two more king-size bedrooms, a double bedroom and a shower room, another shower room can be found on the top floor where you will also find the attic suite, with a super-king size bed.

Forest Getaway is a superb base for lovers of the outdoors and sports with its immediate proximity to Burnham Beeches and The Chilterns as well as the golf valley, Farnham Common may be quieter than nearby village high streets such as Marlow, Taplow or Windsor but make sure you always have your ‘right foot’ forward as you never know when you might bump into one of residents - Anton du Beke!

If you are after something more adventurous, you can go strawberry picking, visit an animal sanctuary, or spend a day as a Victorian forger, for more tips on these experiences and other activities please visit our Directory and don't forget to book ahead.

Further afield there are breath-taking views of rolling hills and picturesque villages on offer, why not visiting one of the numerous Country Houses and Parks which have been popular for Hollywood movie scenes for decades, James Bond, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - just to name a few that have been shot here.

Let Forest Getaway be your gateway to a restful retreat!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £900.

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About the location


Slough 4.8 miles; Windsor 6.3 miles; London 27.6 miles.

Farnham Common is a quaint village in Buckinghamshire, just 3 miles south of Gerrards Cross and 3 miles north of the bustling town of Slough. The village joins the rich woodland of Burnham Beeches, a great place for a ramble in nature and is within easy reach of three superb golf courses and tennis courts to test your swing. Dining options include traditional British pubs for an excellent selection of ales & outdoor dining, including the Royal Oak, the Emperor, the Blackwood Arms, the Foresters, the Victoria, the Crown and Stag & Hounds. For your convenience there are two local stores to stock up on the essentials and for a wider selection, take a short trip into the heart of the towns of Gerrards Cross, which boasts an arthouse cinema and lovely local shops, Slough, for a fun trip to Slough Museum and Burnham, which straddles the beautiful Burnham Beeches Special Area of Conservation, all within a short drive. A little further away is Windsor, with the Royal Windsor Castle, the Great Park and a choice of dining in one of it’s cluster of eateries or settling along the River Thames for a picnic. Book a trip to Legoland for a day filled with fun and visit the wonderful stream of quaint villages along the river Thames, such as Taplow, Cliveden and Marlow.

Please note: The pool is only available between April and September.

We accept a maximum of 3 small dogs and their well-behaved owners :)

Please respect the neighbours and refrain from playing loud music after 9pm.

This property is suitable for families and isn't suitable for stag/hen or similar parties.

The number of occupants should not exceed the number stated on your booking - If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas