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Swallows, 1 The Old Stables

Stanton Harcourt near Eynsham, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1050961)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had an excellent stay in the old stables, the accommodation is very well equipped and is located in a good location with plenty to see and do such as walks down to the locks on the Thames or city sightseeing in Oxford, we went to the Cotswold's which are worth a visit , we also went to the Cotswold's wildlife park and gardens and can highly recommend this, another place to visit is the Millets farm shop and garden centre it also has a play centre (spouts) for children which is excellent.”

    One of the best parts of this holiday was seeing the animals on the farm our grandson enjoyed feeding Joey the sheep but above all the welcome you receive from Dave, Rachael,son and daughter all are extremely friendly and cannot do enough for you they are very busy running the farm and the riding stables but they will always take the time to stop for a chat perfect hosts.

    One of the best parts of this holiday was seeing the animals on the farm our grandson enjoyed feeding Joey the sheep but above all the welcome you receive from Dave, Rachael,son and daughter all are extremely friendly and cannot do enough for you they are very busy running the farm and the riding stables but they will always take the time to stop for a chat perfect hosts.

    - Mr Mcguire, September 2020

Tawneys Stable Cottages

Enjoying a rural and isolated position amidst the beauty of Oxfordshire’s countryside are a pair of former stables, which have been transformed into elegant holiday accommodations. With so much to see and do, these properties are perfect for groups of couples, friends and families seeking to explore the surroundings, with the oldest city of Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, situated a scenic drive away. The Old Stables have been awarded funding, for places to stay from which to explore the beautiful local countryside, by Oxfordshire LEADER the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. Inside, the cottages have retained much of its original character, with exposed beams complementing the contemporary furnishings and mod cons, offering a great base for a self-catered holiday. Both properties enjoy open-plan living rooms, offering great social spaces for everyone to come together to celebrate a wonderful holiday to Tawneys Farm. The sleek kitchens are certain to entice a spot of home-cooking, containing an electric oven and hob, a microwave and plenty of preparation space. Both properties also have a washing machine, so that you can easily wash and dry your clothes after an action-packed afternoon. Spend your evenings within the sitting area, by getting cosy on the plush sofa and flicking on the TV, or open up the patio doors to allow the fresh country air to filter into the space. The first floor of each cottage, contain two bedrooms and a family bathroom, containing a bath so that you can indulge with a relaxing soak after a tiring day. Continuing to impress, gather together within the enclosed garden area to enjoy a glass of something chilled, with the natural pond and endearing farm animals as your backdrop as you enjoy the balmy evening, with something cooking on the barbecue. Plenty of walking and cycling opportunities are available. For those keen on fishing, Linear Fisheries are 2 miles away which are home to the best carp water in the UK. If you can tear yourself away from this superb retreat, venture into the bustling village of Eynsham, where the narrow streets and main square contain a family butchers, a traditional pub and a shop for picking up the essentials. Whilst staying here, be sure to visit The Harcourt Arms in Stanton Harcourt, where you will find a superb restaurant and an outstanding deli, selling a quality selection of fresh fruit, veg, meats, beers and wines. Also, make a stop off at the Red Lion pub in Northmoor, which is a community pub, providing excellent meals using locally sourced produce. Immerse yourself in your surroundings further, by walking the Thames Path, or head to the magnificent Thames River, where you can hire paddle boats or enjoy punting for a unique experience. For a taste of history and culture, visit Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history to discover or head to the city of Oxford, home to the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, the Botanic Gardens and a plethora of museums. Those visiting with younger guests can spend the day at Millets Farm, where you can pick your own fruit, visit the farm animals or spend fun-filled hours at the play farm as well as enjoy the amazing food shop. Take a visit to Witney which is a small town providing everything you need as well as Bampton which is where Downton Abbey was filmed. Slightly further afield places to visit include the Cotswold Wildlife Park, home to many rare and endangered species and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. With so much to see and do in Oxfordshire with your family or groups of friends, this may be the place for you.

The property

Eynsham 4.5 miles.

Enjoying a rural position on a working farm in Oxfordshire is this semi-detached property, Swallows, 1 The Old Stables.

Whilst staying here, you can look forward to meeting the animals of the working farm, including sheep, cows, horses and the friendly border collie.

This property has been beautifully transformed into a holiday accommodation, perfect for couples, friends and families seeking a base in which to explore this part of Oxfordshire, with the oldest university in England situated a scenic drive away.

Step into the property and be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where you will find everything you will require for a self-catered stay.

The sleek kitchen offers plenty of preparation space for you to rustle up delicious meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table, before unwinding by flicking on the TV.

Upstairs, there are two elegantly-appointed bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a double bedroom, served by a family bathroom and a ground-floor wet room.

A wonderful property, so exploring all that Oxfordshire has to offer.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1050968, together sleeping eight people.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, separate large fridge/ freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gravel area with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Natural pond in the garden, please supervise children and pets
  • Note: The owner can provide horse stabling, please contact the owner for details.

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About the location

EYNSHAM

Oxford 5 miles.

Dating back to the Bronze Age the thriving village of Eynsham lies on the north bank of the River Thames just 5 miles from the university city of Oxford, and on the edge of the Cotswolds. It boasts many amenities such as a family butcher, traditional pubs and village shop. Visitors can enjoy many lovely walks and cycle routes from the village as well as canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, golf and fishing. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the oldest university teaching room, Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens and museums as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Look out for the numerous TV and film locations around the city. Enjoy a 'punt' on the River Thames, take a boat trip on the River Cherwell or visit the many individual shops, riverside pubs, cafes and the ancient buildings of this charming city. Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site is just a short drive away where many walks can be enjoyed around the Capability Brown landscaped parkland, great lake and the beautiful village of Woodstock. Also close by is Henley on Thames with its annual Royal Regatta, attracting thousands of visitors each year to watch over 200 races on this charming part of the river. Cotswold Wildlife Park, one of the most beautiful in the country, is also worth a visit and is home to many rare and endangered species, while a little further afield Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out for all the family. A memorable holiday destination at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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