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Cow Byre

Great Tew near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Ref. 929662)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay here!"

    We visited so many places in the surrounding areas. When we first arrived we noticed the cottage was on a country lane a bit further out from the centre of the village but this wasn’t a problem! We visited Chipping Norton a few times where there’s some lovely restaurants and free parking. We would definitely stay again! Thank you

    Reviewed by AbiApr 2022

  • "The house was lovely clean and welcoming and very well equipped."

    However it’s worth considering the height of the fences between the garden. They are very low - even by the entrance to the properties and by the hot tub leaving no privacy at all - clear uncovered trellis did little to alleviate this. This left us unwilling to use the garden when other guests were around. One of our dogs doesn’t like strangers and found being able to see people over the the low fences very anxiety inducing and our other dog who is calm and chilled also found the comings and goings of strangers very over stimulating. A higher fence would have avoided a lot of this. It’s a real shame as the property is really lovely but the inability of relax in the garden being so overlooked affected our inability to enjoy the weekend fully.

    This is very unusual to hear as all our gardens are enclosed with a 4ft fences which our guests new and serial returners love the safe gardens for their four legged family and all dogs seem to settle in really well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeanApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend away."

    We will be booking again

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "A beautifully clean cottage, excellently situated to explore the Cotswolds."

    Very comfortable with everything you need provided. Our dogs loved the enclosed lawned garden, and we enjoyed the hot tub. Perfect!

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday, house very clean, and very warm, didn't need to use the log burner."

    Excellent host with a lovely welcome gift

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2022

  • "Property was excellent hosts were very friendly and helpful location superb."

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful part of Cotswold."

    The owners were very helpful in assisting us when we had issues or any questions. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here if they plan on exploring the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage which has been kept immaculately."

    We really enjoyed our stay in a very lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by AnjaliOct 2021

  • "Great cottage , with everything you could need plus a little treat left by the ..."

    Great cottage , with everything you could need plus a little treat left by the owners , had a lovely time and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2021

  • "Do not book if you have kids!"

    ! Absolutely wonderful cottage, very well equipped, very clean, lovely enclosed garden, lovely welcome pack. Very comfortable beds, brilliant hot tub BUT OWNERS WATCH EVERY MOVE!! Some sort of family feud!! Unsuspecting holiday makers caught up in it. Told we can't socialize with neighbours ( they are not welcome in our garden) such an uncomfortable atmosphere!!! holidays should be nice and relaxing!! I felt watched and judged the whole week. I just thank God we had such lovely neighbours, they made our holiday. Friends for life. Unlike the owners of these cottages. If they don't want children, say "adults only" probably the worst place we have ever stayed for hospitality! Felt completely spied on all week, they live very close opposite!! I would never, ever, stay with owners on site again. We left the cottage spotless, beds stripped, bleach down toilet. Unfairly treated!! Jen, nick immy, Amelie and patchy the dog. Xx

    We've had many families with kids over the years that we've been open, we've never had problem and think it's lovely when they all socialise and get along. We never said you can't socialise with guests (from either side) we just asked for the guest/young boy from next door (not from one of our cottages) not to use the tub as he won't be under our insurance to use it. Each tub is for the cottage guests use only. We also showed the guests how to take the hot tub lid off properly so it doesn't get damaged (all this is in the manual in each property for guests to read on arrival before using the hot tub) it also says in the manual the tubs are checked everyday for your safety (chemicals) and water level which is usually done when guests are out for the day. We also do not spy or watch guests nor is there any family feuds going on. All owners of the three holiday cottages live together in the main farmhouse and we can assure you we get along here and we all happily run the three cottages together here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenAug 2021

  • "They should have a soft brush so u can sweep the floors and mop"

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very well equipped and welcoming."

    Lovely gifts left by the hosts for us and the dog which was very much appreciated. Would highly recommend and we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "The most well equipped cottage we have stayed in."

    It was really clean and we had no concerns during our first post lockdown trip away. We loved the treats left for us on arrival including the dog biscuits for our four legged guest. Great location with plenty to do in the area but also lovely to come back on a night and have a soak in the hot tub.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2021

  • "We have stayed here before."

    The owners are very thoughtful with a great eye for detail. The cottage was spotlessly clean. We felt confident staying there.

    Reviewed by PhilpSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Cow Byre."

    Wonderful cottage with everything you need in a central but peaceful location & the hot tub was a relaxing luxury. Fantastic hosts who left a welcome present for us and the dogs. Highly recommended & we would love to return.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Immaculately clean. Lovely location. Fantastic hot tub. Will be coming back!

    Reviewed by KatAug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped and very comfortable - it's our 3rd stay at The Meetings, thank you Jo & Julie."

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2020

  • "Excellent quality Cottage with the experience supplemented by the hosts added extras to make the stay outstanding."

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2020

  • "Your photos do not do this property justice."

    In particular they don't mirror accurately the great space in the lounge/diner. The log burner was not necessary as the central heating was more than adequate. One point on the downside I think the fact that the roomstat is on the top landing makes it probable that the ground floor will be rather hot. We turned down most radiator thermostats. The table might be a bit small for families with two or more children. It was more than adequate for two.

    Reviewed by BillOct 2019

  • "As usual great little cottage!"


    Reviewed by BeniceSep 2019

  • "Loveliest cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Reviewed by RaySep 2019

  • "We loved this little cottage especially the enclosed garden which was great for our cockapoo."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and clean. The welcome gifts were also very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "The owners kept us informed all the way and even said we could arrive early as ..."

    The owners kept us informed all the way and even said we could arrive early as the cottage was ready before 3pm There was a lovely welcome pack and the cottage was very clean and had all we needed with an ideal enclosed garden for the dogs We could have done with a non slip shower mat and the stairs we're a little on the steep side for us

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "As always our holiday was amazing you never fail to meet our expections ."

    Thank you sykes keep up the good work .

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Couldn’t fault the facilities provided. Garden, although small was pretty and a sun trap and secure for the dogs. Lovely hosts. Many nice places to visit within easy reach. Would highly recommend and would book again.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "We had everything we needed for a comfortable holiday."

    The cottage was clean, bright and fully equipped. Definitely the best cottage we have stayed in over the years.

    Reviewed by SianMar 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely ."

    .had everything we needed ...would go back

    Reviewed by KellieFeb 2019

  • "The location and accommodation are both exceptional."

    Julie and Jo the owners of the property both made us feel very welcome. A little gem of a place

    Reviewed by IanJan 2019

  • "This is a great cottage - the only things that could be improved are 1) providing more firelighters and ensuring the lighter has enough lighter fluid, 2) providing a sponge to do the washing up (when not needing the dishwasher) and 3) considering a slightly longer double bed (my other half is over six feet tall)."

    All in all though a lovely stay, loved the wood burner and the kitchen is incredibly well equipped. Also liked that the plug sockets in the kitchen had USB chargers, really handy! Finally, the welcome gift of chocolates and wine was much appreciated :) We'd happily stay again!

    Reviewed by HayleyNov 2018

  • "The property was clean and welcoming, nice treats, pretty rural village with nice walks."

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Undoubtedly the best designed and equipped cottage in my experience."

    Suprisingly roomy---almost Tardis like. Only dislike was that the double bed mattress was too soft and soft edged; but that is my own personal choice. Stairs easy to negotiate and not too steep.Lounge area very comfortable. Enclosed garden small but safe for dogs. Nearest walkable footpaths a little remote and reached along a sometimes busy road with no footpath. Easily found and good off-road parking.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "The cottage was brilliant and dog friendly with plenty of walks"

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2018

  • "Every comfort and convenience was catered for, even doggie treats on arrival."

    Lovely and clean. Great location for exploring the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2018

  • "Lovely break from start to finish great service from you guys , nice touch from the owner she left drink , food and biscuits for Daisy ( the dog ) ."


    Reviewed by AntonyJul 2018

  • "Wonderfully maintained and created Barn conversion with excelent facilities -Ideal quiet location very easy access to eastern cotswolds; local facilities and shops."

    We and our two dogs enjoyed a pefect short break --wondeful weather helped --but in any conditions it would be an ideal retreat we shall, probably, return soon

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "Very well equipped, clean and modern accommodation."

    "Treats" on arrival for both the dog and the humans were most welcome. Good TVs, WiFi and even USB charging points. In a relatively remote spot but well placed for visiting much of the Cotswolds, Blenheim, Oxford, Bicester etc. Plenty of local information provided. No major downsides other that the weather wasn't great for April but that's England for you.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Very lovely conversion, very comfortable."

    A few more kitchen bits and pieces eg small glasses / tumblers, storage tins etc. but as the place is very new this is as expected. Bathroom / bedroom / lounge all great. Nice touches around home, very thick walls keep out noise. Unsure what building work is going on next door, had vans parked right outside bedroom window most days so may be a problem when work ramps up.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "Our only gripe is that the double bed was only standard size."

    If you were thinking of replacing the bed I suggest you make it king size, at least. The room's big enough!

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2018

  • "Immaculate accommodation Dog friendly even left welcome pack of biscuits for our pooches"

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2018

  • "Fantastic place first class the owners and wonderful A star"

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2017

  • "Highly recommended - dogs loved the secure garden!"

    Reviewed by LaurieOct 2017

  • "A very comfortable newly converted barn."

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed front lawned garden patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • There is a free car charging point available on site at this property.

The property

Great Tew 1.7 miles.

A quality terraced barn conversion, located in the pretty village of Little Tew near Great Tew, and just a short drive from the ancient town of Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.

This is a lovely cottage in a quiet location and ideal for those wanting to explore this popular area.

The cottage has an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen and dining area, with a sitting area having a woodburning stove to snuggle up in front of, if the weather gets colder.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both of which have a TV and there is also a family shower room.

Outside, there is a private patio, where you can put your feet up and enjoy this stunning part of the country, ideal for the country loving holiday maker.

Great Tew, often described as one of England's prettiest villages is full of character cottages and has an excellent pub and a village shop.

Chipping Norton is really interesting and has numerous historic buildings.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are all close by.

Alternatively, take a trip to the riverside town of Banbury, Blenheim Palace or the university city of Oxford.

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, also make great family days out.

This cottage can be booked with ref. 929663, together they sleep 8.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 5 miles; Oxford 18 miles.

The picture postcard village of Great Tew, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England is full of attractive cottages, most of them thatched, situated in a delightful landscaped setting. The village is steeped in history, from its Roman origins, through to the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution, and now belongs to the Great Tew Estate. The village is now a lively and welcoming community with a well-known pub, The Falkland Arms, serving excellent food and real ale. There is also a village shop and small café. Great Tew Park hosts various events throughout the year including the well-known Cornbury Music Festival which is held early in July. Nearby Little Tew is an attractive village of traditional Cotswold stone cottages and others built in the local honey coloured ironstone. Five miles away is the ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Nearby is Blenheim Palace and Oxford which offers good shopping, riverside walks and guided tours of the magnificent university buildings and historic halls.

Region Information

There is a free car charging point available on site at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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