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Walnut, Heath Farm Holiday Cottages. Stunning views in idyllic Cotswold setting.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
One of five beautifully crafted stone cottages built around a beautiful courtyard with water feature. Walnut cottage is gloriously spacious and has an expansive open plan interior with fantastic views both out onto the stunning courtyard and also out onto the Swere valley. The sumptuous bathroom is perfect to start or end your day in indulgent luxury. There's a large Oak table equipped to dine 10 guests. The crowning glory, Walnut occupies the top floor of the converted barn. From the outside solid Oak staircase you enter into the kitchen. Sunlight floods into the vast living area through an entire gable of elegant oak windows overlooking the courtyard. Competing for attention is the massive stone fireplace with its chimney breast towering up to the pitched ceiling of the sleeping galle...One of five beautifully crafted stone cottages built around a beautiful courtyard with water feature. Walnut cottage is gloriously spacious and has an expansive open plan interior with fantastic views both out onto the stunning courtyard and also out onto the Swere valley. The sumptuous bathroom is perfect to start or end your day in indulgent luxury. There's a large Oak table equipped to dine 10 guests. The crowning glory, Walnut occupies the top floor of the converted barn. From the outside solid Oak staircase you enter into the kitchen. Sunlight floods into the vast living area through an entire gable of elegant oak windows overlooking the courtyard. Competing for attention is the massive stone fireplace with its chimney breast towering up to the pitched ceiling of the sleeping gallery above. This is reached from a solid elm staircase landing in front of a magnificent stone arched window giving glorious views down to the pond and across the picturesque valley from your super-king sized bed. A second bedroom with twin beds is accessed through the main bedroom. The spacious bathroom (on the same floor as the living room) has a separate shower. Exposed stone walls, oak beams, wood paneling and polished elm floor combine with the comfortable seating to create a warm and luxurious ambiance. 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. Walnut 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 Super King1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

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 (28)
Sharon R
Sharon R
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just fantastic
What a wonderful find ! Walnut cottage was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, so comfortable and clean, with absolutely everything thought of. The hot tub and private garden were so relaxing. The views, the animals, the gardens and especially the Orchard were equally lovely. We are already plotting a return
Visited September 2023
Written October 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Dear Sharon Thank you so much fro the exceptionally high praise! It's great to hear you had such a wonderful time and appreciated all elements which all go in to creating an idyllic haven for our guests to enjoy. We hope to see you again one day. Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angeline G
Angeline G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family holiday
Walnut cottage is cozy & well-equipped, sufficiently lighted for a lot of reading too. Wonderful facilities on the farm, so much so that my kids had to be dragged out to explore the rest of the Cotswolds. Beautiful grounds, including a games lawn & a lake for feeding/catching fish & doing stand-up paddle boarding. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Visited September 2023
Written September 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Dear Angeline Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We take great pride, care and attention to keeping high standards in cleanliness and service. It's great your children had so much to do no matter what the weather was doing! We hope you return again one day. Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joe Ambor
Joe Ambor
Chelmsford, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just gorgeous!
Absolutely stunning - the most beautiful, tranquil, idyllic holiday home - cannot recommend more highly. The kids loved fishing and playing on the grounds and the court yard, hot tub area and beautiful cottage just fantastic
Visited August 2023
Written September 3, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Dear Joe Wow, what a great review! It gives us great pleasure to know we've exceeded expectations and that your family had such a wonderful holiday with us. Our consistency and reinvestment into facilities and amenities is partly what sets us apart. We hope you return again one day. Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Li
Li
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful escape in gorgeous setting
Heath Farm is a magical place and a perfect sanctuary. Walnut is stunning and has everything you need. The owners are on site and are very welcoming while letting you explore the grounds yourself. The hot tub is fabulous especially at sunset. The complimentary cake of your choice and coffee machine were nice perks. The games room is full of fun stuff for everyone. The lake is available for dips, paddle boarding and fishing. There is a cottage beneath Walnut, so guests with young children might prefer to stay in Cobnut to avoid disturbing anyone. Stays of at least a week are better value. Can't wait to return.
Visited July 2023
Written August 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 Li Thank you so much for giving us such a great review! It's great to hear you made best use of all the facilities including the hot tub, games room and lake. We do hope you return and hopefully it will be for at least a week! Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bdanino
bdanino
Sayreville, NJ22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved every minute!
Gorgeous property, perfect in every way. We were in Walnut cottage and it is magnificent. Nothing could have been better, the owners have thought of everything to make the place as wonderful as it is. Location is perfect as well, so near to all the must see places in the Cotswolds. Can’t wait to return in the near future!
Visited June 2023
Written June 15, 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 fro leaving us such a glowing review! We get great satisfaction from reading how much our guests have loved their stay with us. We hope to see you again one day! Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan L
Susan L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection!
My husband and I spent 7 nights in Walnut, while the rest of our family were in Aslan. It was perfect. Serving as the gathering place for all of us after a day exploring the history and beauty of the Cotswolds, Walnut was just right. The large open great room provided plenty of space for all of us to mingle and share our stories, but also felt cozy and comfy when just the two of us were there. The cottage is beautifully decorated with welcoming sofas, plenty of lighting, and natural wood. The games room was just across from the door--a real treat for children who had spent much time in cars. And then there are the 70 acres of gardens, walking paths, and a pond where you can feed the trout. Oh yes, and a games field which even has a trampoline! We loved it all!
Visited April 2023
Written April 25, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Extraordinary772388
Extraordinary772388
Dear Susan Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It pleases us greatly when we hear what a wonderful time our guests have had at Heath Farm. We take great care in providing the ultimate self catering accommodation with so many free extras like the cake, granola, milk, flowers and firewood. We hope you return for another holiday with us! Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Written April 3, 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve K
Steve K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Walnut Wonderland
We have just returned from this magical Walnut accommodation. Totally unique in every way, beautifully furnished, peaceful, with wonderful views from every window. From the large open fire, with free unlimited logs, made every evening totally cosy, to feeling special and romantic in the privately screened hot tub, plus even a free sumptuous cake of choice locally made by nearby bakery. The whole farm is enchanting, lovingly developed and maintained by the very hospitable owners, you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, knowing you are fortunate to have spent time in a special place, your own Narnia, perfectly positioned to explore the Cotswolds.
Visited November 2022
Written November 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Spit
Spit
Colchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Already Booking!
Mon/Abi, Nina/David and staff/4 legged friends, thank you for a fantastic stay this week enjoyed by all with faultless service. You were there for us if we needed anything but got the balance spot on by giving us space for a truly wonderful family getaway! The facilities are outstanding, and too much to take advantage of in the few days we were there - we’ll try and amend that next time. The cake was delicious, and the fresh herbs and spices a wonderful addition to the BBQ food. The site is stunning, and we are already looking for further booking dates - your charms worked :)
Visited August 2022
Written August 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ginger Joolz
Ginger Joolz
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to unwind
From the moment we arrived at Walnut at Heath Farm Cottages we were made to feel welcome and felt instantly at home. Once our excitement had subsided from seeing how stunning Walnut was and that there was a great record collection for us to rifle through we felt ready to relax and unwind. The main living area is a great size, the handmade wooden fittings and furniture are beautiful. The three big comfy sofas to relax on in front of the fire were to be used extensively throughout our stay! A great place to read books or play chess (games compendium supplied). The bedroom upstairs is super cosy and has amazing views over the paddock down to the pond. Loved the bathroom, huge bath and great walk in shower and lovely eco friendly products. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. But what makes this cottage completely perfect is the private garden and hot tub! Nothing quite like sitting in a hot tub under a beautiful tree watching the sun set. The farm has extensive grounds with plenty of great walks through the woodland and several crazy pheasants to take you by surprise! The location of Heath Farm Cottages is fantastic as a base for visiting the beautiful Cotswold villages, towns and countryside. We only managed to drag ourselves away from the luxury of Walnut for one day though! Heath Farm is committed to practising eco friendly practices which is clear to see around he farm and in the cottages. Overall, stunning accommodation, great location and lovely hosts. Can't wait to go back!
Visited February 2022
Written February 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jodie C
Jodie C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
We’ve just spent wonderful 3 nights at the Walnut. Beautiful cottage in the countryside, everything was perfect. The attentive and friendly hosts have thought of everything you’d need for a relaxing break. Lovely comfy bed, warm and cosy. Also made the most of the games room, a great time spent. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited January 2022
Written January 16, 2022. 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.
Access
Car advised
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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