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Shifford Manor Farm

(Ref. 1027490)

Shifford near Bampton, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Our short visit was a celebration of a significant birthday."

    Children and grandsons came from Oxford, Toronto and Stockholm. The facilities were first class and perfect for the gathering. Beds were comfortable and the bath rooms well appointed. No hesitation in recommending the property.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Shifford Manor Farm. It's wonderful to hear you had a fabulous time at the Manor and celebrated an important family birthday. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing house and gardens."

    Would recommend as perfect in every way.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to your stay at Shifford Manor Farm. It's a great house, which is perfect for friends and family gatherings. We hope you made the most of the lovely Restaurants local and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time!"

    Thanks so much!

    This is lovely to hear! We hope to welcome you again at Shifford Manor Farm. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Jul 2023

  • "The house has been refurbished relatively recently to an exceptional standard with top end appliances double dishwashers and a huge fridge capacity."

    The kitchen is very well supplied with good sharp knives plenty of pans and at last for a holiday let enough glasses of all sizes! The garden is great for sitting out and for children's and adult's games. There is a haha at the end of the lawn with a fence, sadly there is no easy way down to the field level and all the farm gates are locked, so for those who are careful of our hip joints, there was no way to walk directly down to the Thames. We know that there were cows and calves around, but most people are not stupid. I did not look like there had been anyone here for some days, given that, it would have been a thought to have let us take over earlier than 6 pm, as that made the children's feeding and bathing late and rather ate into our first evening. For a large house it would be good to have a floor plan so we could plan who was going to be where rather than the scrum when we arrived. In general the house has loads of space for up to 13 people in comfort and not all crowded together in poor weather as in a French ski lodge.. We had a great family weekend.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this comprehensive feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your family weekend and loved the garden too. Thank you also for bringing to our attention the check in time and the provision of a floor plan - both your suggestions have been passed on to the owner. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2023

  • "This holiday home was absolutely first class in everyway."

    The attention to detail really came through and made you feel very welcome. The location is perfect for little days out and if you prefer staying at the cottage, the grounds are very peaceful. This house is perfect for a family gathering for every occasion and we will be looking to book again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We agree that the owner really has thought about looking after her guests and making their stays really enjoyable. We will look forward to welcoming you back again.. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely first class."

    Many thanks - we would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a family weekend and the house was perfect for us."

    The customer service from Elizabeth and Fiona was exceptional both prior to and during our stay. The house was well equipped with good quality appliances and had everything we needed. A great stay. We all loved it.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted that you are your family had such an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jan 2023

  • "An amazing property."

    Wonderful for family reunions. We gathered from throughout England together with my sister and husband from California. We prepared and cooked all our meals and there wasn’t a single extra utensil we could have wished for. The beds were supremely comfortable. Superb bathrooms. The walks along the Thames Path excellent with fantastic wildlife including a beautiful fox.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that Shifford Manor Farm had all that you needed. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Shifford Manor Farm is without doubt the best holiday house we have ever stayed in."

    A superb house, remotely located, which is great, because our young grandchildren make a lot of noise! Cleanliness was second to none. Very high spec appliances and top quality in every respect. Equipped with two dishwashers, which for a house this size just makes sense. Even the kitchen knives are sharp. The welcome pack was also substantial - not just a few dishwasher tabs etc, but two loaves of bread, tea, coffee, and several packets of biscuits, etc. Also plenty of TVs - both sitting rooms, kitchen and up in the loft suite; I assume they work, but we didn't use any of them. The house also a large, enclosed garden laid mostly to lawn - perfect for games. My only complaint is the weather was too warm to enjoy the logs burners (three - one in each sitting room and one in the dining room)! It was a lot of money to stay here just for a long weekend, but for a special family occasion it was worth it; this house is so good we plan to dream up another suitable event to justify coming back!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this comprehensive feedback and we're delighted that you (and your grandchildren!) enjoyed staying at Shifford Manor Farm. It's great that you managed to make full use of all the facilities and maybe, if you return, the weather will enable you to enjoy the log burners! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a family gathering to celebrate my 75th birthday."

    There were 13 of us including 5 children. The facilities and accommodation were first class and the large garden was ideal for children’s games. We particularly liked having 2 dishwashers and 2 large fridge freezers. All in all an excellent location which we would have no hesitation in recommending for large family gatherings

    Thank you for providing us with this feedback. We are glad to hear you had a lovely stay at Shifford Manor Farm. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Barley Park Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "We really couldn't fault this beautiful oak beamed but modern updated property and communications with the owner."

    New Year with all our family from different parts of England was amazing and the Christmas decorations and welcome basket were a fantastic treat.. Everywhere was spotless and the House had excellent cooking facilities and equipment. Beds were very comfy and beautifully soft large towels. Spectacular views of farmland and animals. Plenty of room for 10 of us inside and out. Ample parking too. Would definately recommend for large family gatherings.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with this feedback, we are so glad to hear you all had a lovely time. We hope you plan on returning in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Dec 2021

  • "Our group had a fantastic stay at Shifford Manor, the property is huge and so pretty."

    We were very impressed with how well looked after it was, how well equipped with really good appliances and how clean it was. The property is super cosy and perfect for a large group, it has a traditional feel but modernised at the same time, which we absolutely loved! We would love to stay here again and would highly recommend Shifford Manor to all our friends and family. Thank you so much for having us and making our stay so comfortable.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with this feedback. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful stay at Manor Farm Shifford and would like to return in the future! Kind Regards, Barley Park Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Krina4.7Dec 2021

  • "A stunning comfortable property for our extended family of 11 - the nicest we’ve stayed in."

    It’s been sympathetically renovated with high quality fixtures and appliances. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2021

  • "The farmhouse was a wonderful place for a family holiday!"

    The grandchildren liked running in the garden, watching the tractors in the lane and the combine harvesters! The area is quiet and peaceful but close to Witney and all it's facilities. Our party particularly liked the vegan Cafe in town! The Leys park has a good play park with water jets, great for a hot day!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted that you all specially the grandchildren enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "A really lovely property ."

    Refurbished to a very high standard with a great large garden. Also a very helpful local managing agent.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you feel that we are a helpful local managing agent. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is vast and all the appliances are top of the range, which is almost unheard of in a holiday rental."

    The house was absolutely spotless when we arrived and it has brilliant WiFi much to the delight of the older children. We would definitely recommend it to anyone. I’m struggling to find any thing negative to say, but perhaps a hot tub or given the very large garden even a pool?

    Thank you for recommending Shifford Manor Farm and we hope you will return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, including fixed cot, with ensuite bathroom - bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king size, 1 x king with en-suite bathroom - walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor family room with king-size, single bed and Smart TV, DVD player
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Additional WC and basin located on first floor
  • Second-floor bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ dining room
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • 2 x sitting rooms, each with woodburning stove
  • Piano room
  • Central heating, wood burning stoves
  • AGA, electric oven and grill, induction hob, fridge freezer, LaVazza coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer and 2 x dishwasher
  • 4 x Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Note the sofa bed on the top floor can be made up on request at a charge of £25
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Large drive area with ample parking
  • Large enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Barbecue available from end of March to end of October unless requested
  • Note:This property requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500 prior to booking. Note Electric car charging only available if pre-arranged and is payable locally.

The property

Bampton 4.9 miles.

Settled in the handsome hamlet of Shifford near Bampton, rests this superb farmhouse, Shifford Manor Farm.

Boasting a Royal connection, as well as a stunning interior with original features such as exposed beamed ceilings and an open well staircase.

Bring along your family and friends to this 16th century abode, leave your vehicle on the large drive before soaking in the peaceful surroundings.

Enveloped with luscious greenery, with a spacious garden to make use of hosting garden furniture to bask in the sun on warmer days.

Step inside to explore your home-from-home, with two adorned sitting rooms to choose from, both with toasty woodburning stoves and Smart TVs to do the entertaining.

Stepping through the property, find the rustic kitchen/diner, featuring an AGA and induction hob to rustle up mouth-watering dishes as well as all two dishwashers to keep the space neat and tidy.

Settle down at the dining table in the kitchen area or for a more formal setting, gather in the traditional dining room to tuck-into a feast.

There is also a useful utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer to keep your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Shifford Manor House also offers a piano room to enjoy practicing music and admiring the countryside views from the chairs.

Venture upstairs to choose your bedroom, each room unique and tastefully decorated!

Explore two super-king-size bedrooms, one providing an en-suite bathroom and fitted cot for a little one, two king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite and a lovely twin bedroom.

Climb up another flight of stairs to the second floor to discover a family bedroom with a Smart TV for a movie night under the covers and a bathroom adjacent.

On the Top Floor thee is another sitting room area.

In the morning, indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in a roll top bath or opt for a refreshing rinse with a range of showers to choose from.

If you can tear yourself away from your glorious setting, jump in the car and visit the bustling village of Bampton to treat your loved ones to a home-cooked meal and real ales at a traditional pub and make use of the market square to pick up any last-minute essential.

For a quintessentially British town, visit the beautiful Burford, renowned as the gateway to the Cotswolds, lined with ancient architecture, fantastic shops to browse and steeped in history with its medieval bridge and magnificent church.

Spend the day at the enchanting city of Oxford for a plethora of attractions, including fascinating museums to learn about a range of subjects, a Normal Castle to tour and enjoy a quaint stroll around Oxford Botanic Garden.

For memories you will cherish, secure a stay at Shifford Manor Farm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Witney 4 miles; Burford 8 miles and Oxford 19 miles.

The thriving village of Bampton lies in the Thames Valley in the southern Cotswolds, amidst beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Bampton is one of the oldest villages in England boasting a village shop, Post Office, butcher, and traditional pubs serving good food and real ales, all set around a pretty market square a hundred yards from the cottage. Ancient customs can still be experienced with the regular morris dancing festivities, which have been enjoyed for over 600 years. Just four miles away is the riverside town of Witney, which offers many attractions including a weekly market dating back to the Middle Ages, an 18th century town hall, and Wychwood Brewery. Burford is possibly one of the most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town. With little changing over the centuries. Burford is now very popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for it's shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. Oxford, the oldest university city in England, boasts interesting Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, and plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year. Enjoy a punt on the River Thames or take a boat trip on the River Cherwell. The ancestral home of Winston Churchill and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace is just a short drive away, where many lovely walks can be enjoyed around the landscaped parkland. With so much nearby, Bampton provides a wonderful holiday destination.

NOTE: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond. This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made.

NOTE: The garden is fenced but not fully enclosed. Please keep an eye on children and pets due to the grounds not being completely contained.

Note the sofa bed on the top floor can be made up on request at a charge of £25

Note Electric car charging only available if pre arranged and is payable locally.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas