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Dining area in Thames View
Open plan living
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Orchard Barn & Thames View

Witney, Cotswolds
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Thoughtfully designed complex of two adjoined holiday cottages
  • Sleeps 10 + 4
  • Close to the pleasant  Oxfordshire town of Witney
  • Rural location a few miles from Bampton for local pubs and small shops
  • Ideal holiday accommodation for extended family and gatherings of friends
  • 2 Dogs welcome in the large property, but not in the smaller
  • Well-located for exploration of top visitor attractions
Property code: CC060

This duo of thoughtfully designed holiday cottages is the ideal solution for accommodating family groups up to 14. It is also set in a lovely rural location.

The complex is found nestling by fields, a paddock and a couple of cottages dotted around as your neighbours, but it’s a largely secluded position. Cote is a small village close to Bampton for local pubs and shops or for main shopping area you have Witney, four miles away. The wonderful city of historical and academic Oxford is about 30 minutes' drive, Stratford-upon-Avon, for a thoroughly Shakespearean experience or Cheltenham, for horse racing, are accessible within an hour. Being a couple of hours to London or Birmingham with reasonable access to the motorway networks, this is a good central location for groups to meet.


Coming into the larger of the two properties you will encounter a large entrance hall. Going through you can enjoy the large lounge with ample comfortably seating and a TV/DVD. The large dining room can comfortably seat 8, - or 14 diners with some combining of furniture from the two cottages (the owner asks that everything is returned at the end of your stay). The spacious well-equipped kitchen comes complete with a dishwasher, microwave, double range oven and hob, two fridges and a freezer. There is also a separate utility room with Belling sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. In this part of the house there is a ground floor twin bedroom, with the option to add an additional third single bed if required, it also has a ensuite shower room with WC. Upstairs in this property you will find a further three bedrooms: one king-size  with an en-suite shower over the bath and WC, a further double bedroom and a bedroom containing twin beds. All bedrooms have TVs. Close by is a family bathroom for convenience with a shower over the bath and WC. In the smaller cottage, you enter through the kitchen, which comes equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There is an open-plan lounge/diner with ample seating and a TV/DVD. There is also a sofa bed for hire. Close by is a spacious double bedroom with a king-size bed, and a bathroom with a shower over bath and WC. Dogs are welcome in the larger property but not the smaller one.


Head outside to the large patio garden with BBQ to relax and socialise in. There is also ample off-road parking next to the two properties.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king, 2 x twin bedrooms,  1 double in the barn. 1 king in Thames View
  • 4 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom with shower over bath, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, 1 en-suite shower room.  Thames View has a bathroom with shower over bath.
  •  Z bed and extra single bed available in the Barn on request, sofabed in Thames View  on request for additional charge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 Dogs welcome at the larger property
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TVs in most bedrooms
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please supply your own baby linen)
  • Close to local pubs and restaurants

The houses are set in a rural location, surrounded by tranquil fields and countryside. Any walkers in the party can explore the local scenery, or head off on the 2.5 mile trip to nearby Bampton, where die-hard costume-drama fans may recognise some of the buildings from village scenes in Downton Abbey. Bampton also has an excellent art gallery with regular special exhibitions. Groups with children – or animal enthusiasts – shouldn't miss Crocodiles of the World, 7 miles away, and everyone will enjoy an afternoon spent burning off steam in Kilkenny Lane Country Park, 7.5 miles away, with its outdoor playground and plenty of picnicking space. The market town of Witney, 6 miles away, is famous for its woollen blankets and May Day celebrations, and with a good range of shops too, it'll satisfy anyone looking for a spot of retail therapy. It's an easy 17-mile journey to Oxford from the cottage, which has a fantastic calendar of events and entertainment for all ages, including the Natural History Museum which is just the right size for younger kids.

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 27th September 2019

We rented both properties and thoroughly enjoyed the rural location though the lovely market town of Witney was very close. Barns were very well equipped, roomy and comfortable and ideal for visiting Oxford and the Cotswold country. A lovely relaxing week with friends.

Reviewed by Sally 3rd May 2019

Orchard Barn is good for large groups as there is enough seating and parking although there isnt a garden, just a patio.

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Exterior view of Thames View
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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