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The Old Bakehouse, a cosy Cotswold retreat

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
The Old Bake House is the ideal place to escape and enjoy living in an historic building which was once the village Bake House.As a grade II listed Cotswold stone building it retains its original features with the entrance opening into a hall which was once the site of the oven. It is situated in the heart of the village close to the shops, pub and public transport The views from the cottage are over rolling hills and countryside with excellent walks including the Oxfordshire Way, which runs alongside the boundary of the property, and a lovely walk through beech woods and over a stream to the nearby Roman Villa. It is well placed for visiting the old market town of Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', Stow-On-The -Wold, Morton In Marsh and Bourton-On-Water, all picturesque Cotswold t...The Old Bake House is the ideal place to escape and enjoy living in an historic building which was once the village Bake House.As a grade II listed Cotswold stone building it retains its original features with the entrance opening into a hall which was once the site of the oven. It is situated in the heart of the village close to the shops, pub and public transport The views from the cottage are over rolling hills and countryside with excellent walks including the Oxfordshire Way, which runs alongside the boundary of the property, and a lovely walk through beech woods and over a stream to the nearby Roman Villa. It is well placed for visiting the old market town of Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', Stow-On-The -Wold, Morton In Marsh and Bourton-On-Water, all picturesque Cotswold towns. Oxford with its University Colleges, parks and shopping is only 12 miles and the historic market town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Winston Churchill, are 2 miles away. For those who enjoy shopping Bicester Village, is only 13 miles away and for Theatre goers The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford -On-Avon is just a fourty minute drive as well as a variety of theatres and musical events in Oxford. The village is well facilitated with its own Pub which serves food, a grocery store, a Post Office and a hairdresser. There is a regular bus service to Oxford, Charlbury railway station is only 2miles away with trains to London Paddington and Oxford Parkway railway station is a 20 minute drive away with easy parking and frequent trains to Euston station. The cottage is cosy with gas central heating and a wood burning stove. On the ground floor is a large hallway, downstairs toilet, living room with French windows, a kitchen dining room fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and microwave. WIFI and freeview TV are also available. On the first floor is a double bedroom with King Size bed, a second twin bedroom, and a bathroom which includes a traditional cast iron roll top bath. Crisp white linen and towels are provided. The Old Bake House has its own courtyard seating area with barbeque, from which you can enjoy the sunset in the evening and rolling countryside during the day. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
ROSAMUND M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We were a group of four and spent one week in Rose's oasis of well-being. Accompanied by sunshine we started every day from Stonesfield exploring lovely Oxfordshire with our rental car and were happy to return to the Old Bakehouse in the evening. Rose is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Cruiser521866, VR Owner at The Old Bakehouse, a cosy Cotswold retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for your positive comments. I am delighted that you found The Old Bakehouse a warm and welcoming home for your time in the English countryside. It was a pleasure having you to stay in the cottage and I would be delighted to welcome...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

We visited during a cold and grey weekend and felt warm and cozy, thanks to excellent heating and a wood-burning stove with all supplies helpfully provided. The decor is beautifully simple and soothing, and every detail has been considered--pegs to hang things where there should...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Date of stay: September 2017
Management response:Responded September 20, 2017

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

The Old Bakehouse was everything we wished for an old cottage in a beautiful and very friendly village. Rosamund was a fantastic host who provided great information from booking till the end of our holiday. The cottage is in a great spot for exploring Oxford...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Nezbog
Management response:Responded November 1, 2016

Thank you Neil, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, it was a real pleasure to have you and your family as guests. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future Ros

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Reviewed October 22, 2015

My husband selected this place for our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. Ros is s superb hostess wiling to share her local knowledge of the area and ensure your stay is all that you want it to be. The cottage has been carefully renovated...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Rkemsley
Management response:Responded November 3, 2015

Thank you for your positive response, I am delighted that you found it perfect for your honeymoon. It was my pleasure to welcome you.

Reviewed October 4, 2015

Ros was extremely helpful in sorting out our booking for a rather last minute getaway for my husband's 30th birthday. The cottage was really clean and beautifully decorated with all that you could need for a comfortable stay. Our 8 month old was happy crawling...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank HannahFrost
Management response:Responded October 5, 2015

Thank you and I am so glad that you enjoyed your week end I look forward to welcoming you again in the future and being there in person to greet you

Reviewed September 11, 2015

We stayed in this tasteful, comfortable and stylishly appointed cottage for a brief three night honeymoon and it was everything we could have wanted. After the whirlwind of a wedding, we so appreciated the peace and quiet of the setting as well as the beautiful...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank JoannaF331
Management response:Responded September 12, 2015

Thank you Joanna, I will act on your comments re finding the cottage and To help my guests I will develop some clear directions which I can provide with the arrival details. Ros

Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ros was just wonderful! Access was a breeze! The cottage was everything we had been promised and more. It's set in the very quiet village of Stonesfield, classically Cotswold. The view from our patio was beautiful, watching the sun set in the evening was lovely....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank karenner
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Thank you Ros. We enjoyed our stay and the really nice thing about the accommodation is that it worked, you could live there. It's been well thought through with many nice touches. Well situated and off road parking.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank addlethorpe
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Apart from being a lovely area to visit Stonesfield is well placed for public transport with a regular bus service passing through the village and a railway station just two miles away in Charlbury or Oxford Parkway station which is a 20 minute drive.Dining out - Stonesfield has its own Pub just up the road from the cottage. Woodstock has a variety of restaurants and Cafes as well as Take Away's. In addition there are many local pubs to visit in the surrounding villages.Walks - if you enjoy walking there are numerous delightful walks, all of which can be done from the cottage without the need to drive anywhere. The Oxfordshire Way runs alongside the cottage and is a well known walkers treasure.
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