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Swallows, 1 The Old Stables

Witney, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1050961)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Decima H
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    “Amazing stay - especially if you love animals”

    Our six year old daughter absolutely loved it as she's horse mad! Rachel, Dave, Claire and everyone on the farm were so friendly and patient with all our questions! Accommodation and location are brilliant too. We'll be back in the summer for sure.

    Our six year old daughter absolutely loved it as she's horse mad! Rachel, Dave, Claire and everyone on the farm were so friendly and patient with all our questions! Accommodation and location are brilliant too. We'll be back in the summer for sure.

    - Decima H, November 2020
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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

Enjoying a rural and isolated position amidst the beauty of West Oxfordshire’s countryside are a pair of former stables, Kingfisher (1050968) and Swallows (1050961) which were transformed in 2020 into elegant holiday accommodations.

These properties cater for those who like to be energetic, delve into a bit of culture or just simply relax and watch time go by on the farm. Location, location!!

Drive through the historic village of Stanton Harcourt, scattered with thatched estate cottages, and on down a lane turning into a long private tree lined drive leading to the tranquil, unique rural setting of Tawneys Farm, “Swallows” and “Kingfisher”.

Located a few miles from the West Oxfordshire market town of Witney and situated on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is the ideal property for a family or group of friends seeking outdoor activities, or to visit the quaint villages that adorn this glorious part of the English countryside.

Also only a 20min drive to explore Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. 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 at 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 Smart TV, or in Kingfisher open up the patio doors and watch the wildlife on the pond. The first floor of Swallows contains two bedrooms, one Kingsize & one double and a family bathroom with 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 gas barbecue.

Plenty of walking, running and cycling opportunities are available including The Thames Path that passes within 200yds of the property and leads you to Pinkhill Lock where you can watch the boats pass through the lock.

For those keen on fishing, Linear Fisheries are 2 miles away which are home to the best carp water in the UK also with a beginners lake for children.

If you can tear yourself away from this superb retreat visit the quaint Cotswold town of Burford situated on the River Windrush.

Riding can be booked at Huntersfield Equestrian which is a 20min drive away.

Bicester Village is only a 30min drive away. 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 the Red Lion pub in Northmoor is a community pub, providing excellent meals using locally sourced produce.

Immerse yourself in your surroundings further, by walking the Thames Path, or visit Newbridge on the Thames where you can hire paddle boats.

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 or soft play barn for the very young, as well as enjoy an 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 or a day trip to Adams Farm.

With so much to see and do in Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds with your family or groups of friends, this may be the place for you. If you require any help organising trips pre your stay please contact the owners David & Rachel. Resting in a picturesque part of Oxfordshire, upon a working farm is this semi-detached property Swallows, The Old Stables.

This outstanding accommodation is perfect for those in pursuit of exploring the vast array of things to do within the surrounding area, ideal for couples or groups of friends and families.

Admire your surroundings before entering into the warmth of the open-plan living room, containing a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

After an action-packed day, retire to either the king size or double bedroom upstairs, served by a family bathroom with a bath with hand shower, basin and WC, as well as a ground-floor shower wetroom.

To the exterior look out to admire the neighbouring horses, whilst something sizzles on the barbecue on a balmy evening.

A splendid retreat promising a relaxed holiday in West Oxfordshire.

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

Summary

  • One King size bedroom
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with hand shower over bath, 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, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gravel area with table and chairs and gas barbecue
  • 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

WITNEY

Oxford 14 miles; Bibury 17 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 17 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 17.5 miles

This historic market town lies on the banks of the River Windrush in Oxfordshire. Placed on the northeastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB, Witney is a superb base for those looking to explore this scenic region. The bustling streets are lined with stunning stone buildings hosting a range of pubs, restaurants and cafés of the highest order. Cogge Manor Farm is a unique experience for all the family to enjoy. Enjoy demonstrations, tours and animal feeding at this unique manor house. On the outskirts of Witney, find Witney Golf Centre and the Crocodiles of the World zoo. This is an excellent place for holidaymakers of all ages. Oxford is a spectacular city close by, lined with towering architecture and a wealth of attractions. The Cotswolds is an expanse of rolling countryside, dotted with a series of quaint villages and market towns. Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water all boast quirky cottages and delightful cafés and eateries. Lovers of walking and cycling will be in heaven in this location, with plentiful attractions surrounded by scenery.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas

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