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The Stables

Great Tew near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Ref. 929663)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "From the moment we stepped through the front door, it felt like a home from home, clean, very dog friendly with the added bonus of a hot tub."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by LeahFeb 2022

  • "What an absolute gem of a cottage."

    It was clean, warm, perfectly equipped and the owners had even taken the time to decorate it for the festive period!! We will definitely be back, we didn’t want to leave!!

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, so did the dogs!"

    We had everything we needed, the hot tub was easy to use. The cottage was very clean and the free use of the EV charger was fantastic. We will definitely be visiting again. Only negative points we have, but it's just our personal preference. The bathroom towel are a bit small, the kitchen knives are blunt from the glass chopping boards. Plastic or wooden would be better (my partner is a chef).

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "I didn’t know what to expect, to say I was pleasantly surprised is not enough."

    I can’t thank you enough for giving us a home from home. Fabulous place to celebrate a 40th birthday. I will definitely be booking another holiday with yourselves!

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week's holiday in The Stables and hope to return there in the near future ."

    What a beautiful part of England !

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Cottage was decorated and equipped to an extremely high standard."

    World 100 per cent recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, couldn't fault it many many thanks we will hopefully be going back"

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "Amazing cottage with everything you need ."

    .. home from home all facilities you need and more including a hot tub and all with beautiful countryside right outside the front door. Easy to reach Cotswold tourist spots with chipping norton only 4 miles away...... dogs also had a great time and loved the garden .... welcome pack on arrival which is a really nice touch ... I will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2020

  • "The Stables was immaculately clean and very well equipped."

    Although dogs are welcome, there was no doggy smell at all, I am pleased to say. We appreciated some thoughtful touches, such as a wall socket with USB charging sockets. The TV has recently benefited from the addition of a Humax Freesat box, giving a wide range of stations. The area is very quiet; one reviewer mentioned occasional road noise but although the Stables is the nearest of the three to the road, I think one would need to be very sensitive to noise to be at all bothered by the road. The area really is very quiet. There are many walks; the property has a number of guide books which we used. The property is a very short drive from Great Tew which has an excellent pub; we ate there on three evenings. I was pleased that the owners were prepared to accommodate my road bike which sat half in the ground floor toilet and half in the hallway. Having somewhere secure for my bike is very important to me. We will return to this property at some stage. I seldom leave reviews because few properties reach the high standards promised; the Stables is an exception.

    Reviewed by CliffordDec 2019

  • "Our break away was fabulous - the stables was everything we needed."

    Dog friendly it had all we needed in the kitchen so comfortable, loved the fact it had private parking close to the cottages .The owners Julie and Jo have done a fabulous job in renovating this building. We loved the extra touches our welcome gifts even had treats for our woofers and also loved the connection with horses as it was called the stables - brilliant - I will be back for another visit next year

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2019

  • "Felt like home from home."

    An ideal location for visiting the Cotswolds. Great place to stay with your four legged friends.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2019

  • "A wonderful, warm and cosy cottage with excellent facilities for us and our four-legged friends."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "The stables was clean and met our expectations."

    Thewine and dog treats were well received and a nice touch.It was reassuring that despite the fact the owners lived opposite the accommodation ,not once did they feel it necessary to come and visit us,leaving us to get on with our much needed rest.Some owners declare that the gardens are safe and secure,very often I find this not to be the case when you have medium sized dogs who want to jump over or go through the fences.In the case of the stables I can honestly say it was the most secure of gardens and two English pointers were left very disappointed that they could not reenact the great escape.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2019

  • "Clean house with everything you need in a great location."

    Everything was well thought out and it was a real home from home experience.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "The weather as ever was unpredictable, but the cotswolds has plenty to offer."

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "The Stables is a lovely little cottage."

    It’s very well equipped and had everything we needed. It looks like it has been newly renovated. The stair gate is a great idea for the dogs, we use one at home, and the garden is safe and secure. If I could say one improvement it would be to supply fans in the bedrooms. They get a bit too hot being up in the roof and even open windows didn’t help.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2019

  • "Simply perfect!"

    Would definately go again.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "What a wonderful base for exploring the Cotswolds."

    There was nothing missing from the property, good cutlery, cooking pots and pans, oven proof dishes, sharp knives, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dish washer, microwave, fan assisted oven, everything! Even a tea pot! The floor is tiled which is brilliant when you're bringing your dog's. There is also a downstairs loo. Comfy leather recliner sofa and chair, big TV with free view and a DVD player. Also there is WiFi for the people that don't know how to get away from it all on holiday. Under the stairs are the clothes horse/ airer, mop, bucket, and hoover. On the stairs there's a child gate. Upstairs is the double room and the twin and a shower room with loo. Brilliant sky light in the shower room, should you have a call of nature during the night, you can sky gaze too. Couldn't ask for more, parking, garden for the dog's, walks on the doorstep, clean comfortable property, excellent owner's!

    Reviewed by EzmeraldaMay 2019

  • "The bedding is such poor quality it actually affected overall experience."

    I would recommend upgrading this as it’s scratchy, poor quality. The location and amenities are all good.

    I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with the quality of the bedding, we pride ourselves on the standards at our properties and this has never been mentioned before. Feedback is incredibly important to us and we pride ourselves on the excellent comments usually received by our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnabelleMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage (The Stables) on our visit to the cotswolds."

    The cottage was immaculately presented a real home from home with everything you would require. We would have no hesitation in recommending "The Stables" and Sykes Cottages. Which we will be using in the future.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, welcome pack was very well received and a lovely touch."

    Extremely warm and cosy. Key collection and drop off was great and made things really easy, Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2019

  • "A very nice cottage ,very clean very well presented and very well equipped."

    The unfortunate thing was the lack of any views over the surrounding countryside. Windows on the upper level were set at floor level so you needed to sit/lie on the floor to see out of the windows. on the ground floor the views through the windows were either the adjacent farmhouse building or the bin store. There was only one key and from my point of view a second key would be advantageous..

    Reviewed by Margaret & DerekJan 2019

  • "Very cosy cottage finished to a high standard throughout."

    Lovely festive welcome pack including treats for Ruby the dog. Excellent shower. So warm we didn't even need to use the wood burner! Breakfast bar seating would be cramped for 4 people, but for 2 it was no problem. End of terrrace so parking area very convenient for loading/unloading. Great location.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

  • "The cottage was of very high quality and comfortable although the beds let it down."

    When on holiday you need a good nights sleep and unfortunately the beds were not very comfortable. Apart from this we had a really enjoyable stay and the owners should be very proud of what they have achieved.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2018

  • "Cottage was spotless clean lovely welcome pack just a few little things could ..."

    Cottage was spotless clean lovely welcome pack just a few little things could improve it no mirror downstairs except in toilet which it was to high up to see anything only top of head a tray in shower nowhere to put shampoo and soap over all it was a really lovely cottage

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "Loved the cottage - beautiful area and very quiet - which is what we wanted."

    Everything you could need was provided, including the owners had left treats to start our holiday - lovely touch! We were also pleased that they emailed details about key collection beforehand, which made things a lot easier on arrival. I would highly recommed The Stables and would definitely book to go again.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage , quality fittings and efficient heating, perfect for our weekend visit - excellent for dogs- a secure lawn area was appreciated."

    A rural location however unexpected traffic noise at night - nothing the owners can do about that but it did keep waking us up ! but the benefits of this property meant we would return if visiting this area again

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very well maintained."

    It offered everything we needed for our week long stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2018

  • "Lovely area and lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by AngelicaAug 2018

  • "We had a super week at the Stables."

    It was the perfect location for exploring Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties, and we made lots of day trips (Blenheim Palace, Stratford upon Avon, Stow on the Wold, Warwick, Biscester Village, etc). The cottage itself is one of three converted from an enormous old farm barn - and the conversion was has been done brilliantly so that the old character was still there yet the facilities and layout are everything you’d expect from a modern build. We were provided with a generous welcome pack and had access to great local shops in Chipping Norton. The owners suggested days out and walking routes nearby which we enjoyed despite the fierce heat. We also had several delicious meals in the local pub (The Falkland Arms). Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2018

  • "The cottage is perfect , it is beautifully presented & has everything you need for your stay ."

    On arriving we found the owners had provided us with some goodies ie wine,biscuits, cakes ,milk ,tea,coffee, a throwaway barbecue , vase of flowers. Lovely touch. The cottage is in a great location to visit many of The Cotswolds towns & villages . Would definitely recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation, home from home and ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    Owners very attentative to your every needs. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2018

  • "Fantastic Christmas at Julie & Jo's cottage, great to see tree, lights and decorations."

    Lovely cottage in a great location. All the things you need for a relaxing stay. Quiet location in a barn conversion with a modern feel.

    Reviewed by DarrenDec 2017

  • "Good facilities, good location and made to feel at home"

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2017

  • "Great location, owners very helpful."

    Garden enclosed & decent size for dogs. One slight improvement would be to have a larger bed in main bedroom to make it extra comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful and immaculate cottage in a fabulous location, which takes dogs."

    Home from home. We have already booked another week in three months time and cannot wait to return, it is a credit to the owners Julie and Jo.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2017

  • "Lovely recently converted cottage, overall very pleased with it, only minor complaint, it would have been nice to have a freezer if only a small compartment, more useful for us than a washing machine."

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage/Barn out the way and very peaceful."

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2017

  • "A lovely new cottage in a good location."

    We'd like to return here

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage and gorgeous welcome treats as well."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by VirginiaFeb 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, breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Hot tub
  • 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 stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private front lawned garden with 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 beautiful end-terrace barn conversion ideally located in the pretty village of Little Tew near Great Tew, and just a short drive from the ancient town of Chipping Norton.

This cottage is an ideal base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful part of the country.

There is an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a warming woodburning stove in the sitting area.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with TV, together with a family shower room.

Outside this lovely cottage is an enclosed front garden where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink and a good book.

Unspoilt countryside surrounds the cottage making it an ideal base for a relaxing holiday.

Great Tew, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England is full of attractive thatched cottages and has an excellent pub and a proper village shop.

Nearby Chipping Norton has a number of historic buildings, thriving village pubs, restaurants, shop and Post Office as well as the Hook Norton Brewery.

Further afield is the town of Banbury and the university city of Oxford.

This cottage can be booked with Ref. 929662, 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

Please note that a hot tub is being installed on Tuesday 28th January.
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