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Chestnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold area

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
One of five beautifully crafted stone cottages built around a beautiful courtyard with water feature. Chestnut, on the ground floor of the main converted barn, is very spacious and luxurious for two people. From the tiled outside area with solid stone slab seating you enter a small lobby which leads into the solid oak kitchen. You then pass through beautiful solid ash double doors set in a wooden screen to reach the comfortable living and dining area. An unusual open fire, exposed joists and beams and African slate floor make this a most sumptuous apartment. A large sofa bed allows two extra guests to be accommodated in comfort. The bedroom, through a curtained wooden archway features a curved window seat and reading table with a lovely view of the pond and Cotswold valley beyond. There ar...One of five beautifully crafted stone cottages built around a beautiful courtyard with water feature. Chestnut, on the ground floor of the main converted barn, is very spacious and luxurious for two people. From the tiled outside area with solid stone slab seating you enter a small lobby which leads into the solid oak kitchen. You then pass through beautiful solid ash double doors set in a wooden screen to reach the comfortable living and dining area. An unusual open fire, exposed joists and beams and African slate floor make this a most sumptuous apartment. A large sofa bed allows two extra guests to be accommodated in comfort. The bedroom, through a curtained wooden archway features a curved window seat and reading table with a lovely view of the pond and Cotswold valley beyond. There are internal wooden shutters which gives your bedroom ultimate seclusion. The luxurious ensuite bathroom features oak panelling and an African slate wet floor. It has a deep, comfortable bath with overhead shower From the open plan living area with comfortable armchairs and elegant oak-framed French windows you are welcomed you out onto the sun trapped courtyard where you’ll find your own seating area nestled between the potted Lemon tree and Hydrangea. Every attention has been given to provide superior crafted, natural luxury for your pleasure. Visit England’s unique Gold awards are given in recognition of exceptional quality within a property’s star rating, or for outperforming a star rating. Chestnut comfortably outperforms.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
The courtyard and garden is a designated quiet zone. The number of people staying in any cottage must not exceed the stated number booked. The guest is responsible for the cottage during their stay and is expected to take reasonable care of it and its contents. Cleaning charged at £15.00 p.h if guests leave the cottage and their contents in a state deemed unreasonable by the owners. Damages, breakages or losses must be reported and paid for Check in: 4.00 pm. Check out: 10.00 a.m.
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
David Barbour (Property Manager David Barbour)
Hosting since January 2006
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe welcome each of our guests in person and show you in to the cottage. We live on site so are available throughout your stay should you have any questions or need help with anything in the cottage. You are always welcome to come to reception for more local information, maps and leaflets. You will find fresh flowers and artisan cake on your arrival and the fire made up ready to light in the cold seasons. Unlimited free firewood and fresh spring water direct from the tap.

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Reviews (18)
Dave G
Dave G
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Far from normal
This was our forth visit to Heath Farm and the third in Chesnut. Our first three visits took place around 10 to 12 years ago. The whole place is just amazing! The accommodation is beyond clean, beyond idyllic, beyond homely, and probably beyond everything you’ve seen in accommodation of this type. David and Nena still live and run heath Farm and are now well into theirs 80s, and this life obviously suits them as they are both active in running the farm with the help of their family. On the surface little had changed since our last visit but all the appliances had been replaced, a beautiful walk in shower had replaced the bath and the cottage now has its own hot tub which looks over the valley towards the lake. This is perfectly placed to visit the towns of The Cotswolds and other attractions in the area ( don’t miss crocodiles of the world attraction) How the Barbours have kept this place as perfect as they have is testament to how the whole place is presented. We will return as we can relax comfortably here. Absolutely no minus points at all. Complimentary cake, muesli and milk on arrival and absolutely fantastic hosts. We can throughly recommend chesnut cottage at Heath Farm. As an aside our first three visits were usually the first week in December, when my wife would bring an extra suitcase and we would vist towns during the day and buy Christmas presents, and in the evening she would wrap them and we would go home with a case full of gifts ready for Christmas.
Visited September 2023
Written October 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Dear Dave Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful and very descriptive review! It is especially rewarding to receive such high praise from returning guests who can appreciate the consistency we apply. We take great pride and attention to details in order to create a memorable and relaxing stay with us. As part of Green Tourism we also promote local attractions on our website and also have created many wonderful facilities and activities on the farm so there's less need to travel. The rebuilt pond which can be fished, swam or boated on together with the games room, private gardens in Walnut 7 Chestnut as well as the extended games lawn and woodland stage have all added to the charm and wonder of Heath Farm. We look forward to seeing you back again one day.
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny
Jenny
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A magical place
We spent a wonderful weekend at Heath Farm and couldn’t recommend it more. The accommodation is beautiful, immaculately clean with striking attention to detail. The location is peaceful and picturesque. The staff go above and beyond to make sure you have a fabulous time. It really was a perfect weekend. I would love to go again.
Visited June 2023
Written July 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Thank you so much for the five star review! We take great pride in delivering an amazing experience with scrumptiously clean cottages, open fireplaces and loads of fun facilities and activities on site which are all part of the inclusive price. We hope you return again one day, ideally longer than a weekend as it's also far better value for money the longer you stay! Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stuart M
Stuart M
Kidlington, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect place
We stayed in Chesnut and couldn’t be more pleased with every aspect of our stay. Great place, great people, great service. Will be back.
Visited February 2023
Written March 2, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie L
Debbie L
Basingstoke, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ou Happy Place
We come to Heath Farm every year so that’s a recommendation in itself! We love it here and walking amongst the woodlands you see something new every time. Would 100% recommend. The Chestnut although could do with a larger comfy sofa for those chilled nights in front of the fire but otherwise it’s perfect. Especially love the hot tub!! Thank you - See you next year in the Walnut this time.
Visited February 2023
Written February 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kev D
Kev D
Liphook, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect in every way
Super facilities, super accommodation...this place is a gem even in the deep winter. Hot tub was excellent and super clean as was the apartment. Great location and a wonderful pace of life that slows you down nicely.
Visited January 2023
Written January 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Antony L
Antony L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Cottage
Beautiful place very clean well presented, extremely friendly people. The cottage is well equipped with quality items and appliances and a very comfy bed.
Visited August 2022
Written August 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Madison L
Madison L
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful, highly recommend
We had high expectations for the property having researched it before booking but somehow the owners managed to exceed those expectations massively! When we arrived we quickly started to learn how beautiful the grounds were. We were shown our own private courtyard with hot tub, which has a lovely view over the field to the lake. The owners had left us some milk and a really yummy cake in the fridge for arrival which was such a lovely touch! We also found towels and robes for the hot tub provided and shampoo and conditioner and shower gel! The cottage is stunning, we felt so relaxed and pampered during our stay. The grounds have loads of lovely walks and there is even a boat you can take out onto the lake. The owners were really helpful and welcoming and we felt well looked after. Could not recommend this place more highly! An absolute must stay.
Visited May 2022
Written May 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage and super clean!
What a beautiful cottage in the stunning Cotswold area. Had a 3 night stay with my partner and we loved it. Everything needed was provided and we loved listening to the birds in the morning. The courtyard was gorgeous, with a place to sit outside and listen to the running water from the pond. Would love to go again for a few days in the summer and would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to stay.
Visited April 2022
Written April 13, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aishac47
Aishac47
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing!
We had an amazing stay, the cottage was perfect, private and overlooked parts of the farm which meant that we woke up to stunning scenery every morning. The hot tub is a huge plus, the tranquil settings just what one needs to escape the hustle and bustle of busy life. This was our second visit and we will be returning! Our two year old son loved the farm animals, the walks and open space. The family are hospitable and warm.
Visited September 2021
Written October 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation571659
Vacation571659
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Stay
We have just returned from the most amazing stay at Chestnut Cottage. We were greeted on arrival, had fresh flowers and lemon drizzle cake. The accommodation and quality was outstanding. Everywhere was spotless. We had plenty of walks, ate fabulous food from the local farmers market, picked chestnuts from the driveway. The fire crackled away and sure was a great centrepiece, I've really missed this! We have come home refreshed and relaxed, and can't wait to visit again. Thank you.
Visited October 2020
Written October 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Swingset
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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About the neighbourhood
The Cotswolds region is an area of natural outstanding beauty and contains many lovely small towns and villages. We are situated in the beautiful north Cotswolds region, 20 miles from both Stratford upon Avon and Oxford. Take in a bit of Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon or one of the other many sites in and around Stratford or go visit the dreaming spires of Oxford, a city of immense architectural and cultural beauty. The nearby countryside is superb with many footpaths and bridleways making the area accessible for walkers and cyclists alike. There's a host of great attractions and activities in the area too many to list here!
Getting around
The most convenient way to see the sights is by car as public transport from the farm is non existent! However, if you wish to have a day out we have great links to public transport from both Charlbury Train station (located 9.2 miles away) with routes to Oxford, Reading, London, Worcester and Great Malvern or from Banbury Train station (located 7.8 miles away) with routes to Oxford, London, Leamington Spa, Birmingham.
How to get there
We are located on the A361 between Banbury and Chipping Norton, 200 meters away from the turning to Deddington on the B4031. Easy access from the M40 in Banbury. Nearby villages include Great Tew (home of Soho Farmhouse), South Newington, Wiggington and Swerford. The nearest train stations are in Banbury and Charlbury but a car is highly recommended/necessary as we are not well served by public transport. However, if you fancy a day trip to London during your stay the trains from Banbury run very frequently and the journey is just about an hour. We have ample safe parking here on site with drop off points nearer the cottages.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chestnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold area

Chestnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold area is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Chestnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold area has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Chestnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold area has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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