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Stow Cottage Barn

Churchill, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1087011)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Lying in the peaceful village of Churchill, Stow Cottage Barn is a stunning holiday home: formerly a 19th century barn and steam mill, the property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard and retains traditional character and features and is the perfect destination for a family or friends.

Stow Cottage can sleep 5 in two bedrooms, with the 5th person sleeping on a large single sofa bed in the Master bedroom.

Refurbished in a modern and contemporary style, attention to detail is apparent throughout the property; with the large Inglenook fireplace with lovely wood burning stove and the exposed oak beams throughout the property.

The character and style of the property are complimented by the wealth of modern conveniences available.

The cottage is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway, and as you enter the cottage you will begin to appreciate the time and effort that has gone into creating such a lovely home.

You are greeted by the spacious entrance hall which leads into the well laid out open-plan ground floor area.

Here you will find the living / dining room; a bright and airy space complete with the inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove - perfect for those chilly Autumn evenings.

Alternatively sit and relax at the lovely round dining table and spend a couple of hours catching up on the days events over a meal prepared in the adjoining magnificent kitchen - equipped with every modern convenience.

Stairs lead up from the living area to the first floor landing (where you will find a cupboard housing the washing machine and tumble dryer), off which you will find the master bedroom; a glorious space equipped with either a super king size bed or two single beds (please advise which is required at the time of booking).

The sofa, as well as being the ideal place to relax, also offers the option of an additional large single bed.

The en-suite bathroom is finished to an exceptionally high standard, and offers the choice of either a quick shower, or a lazy soak in the tub.

From the first floor landing stairs lead up to the second floor, where again you will find either a super king size bed or two singles (please advise preference at time of booking) and another beautifully presented en-suite bathroom.

Externally the garden can be accessed through the patio doors in the living room, to the gorgeous patio, equipped with table and chairs, and the perfect spot for a bit of al-fresco dining. Falling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Churchill is a quintessential Cotswold village, with a cricket pitch, village green, church and very highly regarded village pub - The Chequers.

Close by is the village of Kingham, with two excellent pubs, and the renowned Daylesford Organic Farm Shop.

Just a short drive from Churchill lie the towns of Chipping Norton, Stow on the Wold and Moreton in the Marsh, with their wide range of dining options and unique shops.

Slightly further afield lie Stratford on Avon, Woodstock (home to Blenheim Palace) and Oxford, with their wealth of attractions.

Stow Cottage Barn is a fabulous cottage in a stunning location, and the perfect location for families and friends.


  • Over three floors
  • First floor king size bed, (can be split into two singles) with sofa bed (on request)
  • Second floor king size bed (can be split into two singles).One en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath, walk in shower, basin, WC and towel rail
  • Second bathroom equipped with shower over bath, basin, WC and towel rail
  • Open-plan living, kitchen and dining area
  • Cloak room
  • Private garden with seating.
  • Central heating: Electric, other heating sources: Wood burning Stove
  • Electric range oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Highchair, stair-gate and travel cot (no linen) available
  • One small, well-behaved dog welcome (no bigger than a cocker spaniel and dog not allowed upstairs, charge £25 per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm, check out by 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 3 miles; Stow on the Wold 7 miles; Burford 9 miles.

There seems to be some confusion over the name of the village as over the centuries it has been recorded as Cerzhulla (1168), Chirchehull (1175), Cercell (1200), Cerceill (1220), Cershull (1235) and Cerccell ( 1346).
The name is derived from Old English. The parish's old church was not on top of the hill, so the name may not necessarily refer to a hill with or belonging to a church. There is a barrow almost at the top of the hill, so the first part of the name could be derived from the Brythonic word cruoco or crūc, meaning a hill, burial ground, or barrow.
Churchill was originally at the foot of a hill now called Hastings Hill, but on 31 July 1684 a fire destroyed 20 houses & many other buildings & killed four people. The village was rebuilt higher up the hill, with stone houses instead of the old timber-framed & thatched cottages. The fire was apparently caused by a baker who, to avoid chimney tax, had knocked through the wall from her oven to her neighbour's chimney. The old village can still be seen as grassy mounds in the pastures around the Heritage Centre.
Today the village is perhaps best known as being home to one of the most highly regarded pubs in the area, The Chequers.
3 miles to the north lies the town of Chipping Norton with an array of quirky shops, and the famous landmark of Bliss Mill if 'antiquing' is your thing.
More recently Jeremy Clarkson in his farming series Clarkson's Farm opened his farm shop 'Diddly Squat' just 1.5 miles from Churchill.

Region Information

Please note: 1 small, well-behaved dog welcome (charged @ £25.00). No bigger than a cocker spaniel – and dog not allowed upstairs, charge £25 per week). The garden is not enclosed and pets will need to be supervised at all times.
Please note: This cottage sleeps 5 in two bedrooms, the 5th person sleeping on a large single sofa bed in the Master Bedroom. Please advise at booking if the sofa bed is required.
Please Note: there are sloping ceilings giving limited head-room in places on the 2nd floor. The bedroom on this floor does not have a door, making unsuitable for young children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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