View toward the property
Open plan living area
Treats in store
Welcome basket
Relax in front of the fire
Curl up in front of the TV
Pretty bathroom with shower
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The Granary Loft

Bicester, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat in a converted former grain store, in a pretty village setting
  • Wonderful walks across the water meadows to the river
  • Perfect base for exploring the stunning Oxfordshire scenery and quaint villages
Property code: CC088

This thoughtfully designed former grain store has been converted to a studio layout, perfect for a romantic couple’s break.

Located in the heart of Steeple Aston, a well serviced traditional village with pub, an excellent village shop and a bus service to Oxford or Banbury. Surrounded by lush green hills and fields of the Cherwell Valley. There are many walks in the area to get lost along and enjoy the lovely, natural habitats that abound. These trails offer access to views across the water meadows where the river, the Oxford Canal and the railway come together. Steeple Aston is midway between Oxford, 13 miles, Bicester Designer shopping outlet and and Banbury – all great for shopping. Easy driving to the M40 for the north and south, this is a good location for all areas and with The Cotswolds on your doorstep you have it all!

Enjoy the open-plan design with its lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area comes complete with some comfortable seating to sit back and relax whilst watching the TV/DVD. The kitchen area comes complete with a two-ring hob, a microwave/combination oven and fridge. The owners provide a complimentary breakfast basket too on arrival. There is a small dining table in the room to enjoy a home-cooked meal or a hearty breakfast. There are twin beds in an alcove towards the rear of the studio and a shower room with WC.

The property is adjacent to the owners' home in the extensive, beautifully kept garden which is open one afternoon each May to the public. Guests are very welcome to use the garden and the garden furniture provided.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 twin in alcove
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 2 ring hob, microwave/combination oven and fridge
  • Please note, regret no oven or washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • In the heart of Steeple Aston
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Not suitable for children, babe in arms welcome
  • Good transport links

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 22nd November 2019

Really lovely cottage set in a beautiful village. The hosts are wonderful and the welcome basket on arrival was superb. The cottage has everything a couple would need for a break in the Cotswolds. The village has a well stocked shop, a friendly local pub and public transport options are available.

Reviewed by Alison 6th September 2019

Lovely conversion of an old granary store with lots of olde world's character.Beautiful surroundings in peaceful village with lovely local pub and shop.

Reviewed by Claire 23rd August 2019

Quaint and comfortable property. Very clean and in a great location for exploring Oxford and the cotswolds. Owners very nice people and helpful.

Reviewed by Peter 4th May 2019

The accomodation was perfect. Steeple Aston is a beautiful quiet village. We enjoyed our holidays very much. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Their garden is of outstanding beauty.

Reviewed by Dorothy 18th March 2019

Second visit to a cosy studio . A welcome basket of goodies was very welcome . Enough kitchen utensils for two people although cooking facilities limited . There is use of a freezer if required and the hosts very helpful but not intrusive .

Reviewed by Gabrielle 20th July 2018

The cottage is a nice cocoon very well located in the cute village of Steeple Aston. It's the perfect spot to discover the Cotswolds and Oxford, without the noise of the city, but the bleating of the sheeps and birds singing instead. Very nice walks can be done in the countryside around the cottage. The owners are very discreet and thoughtful.

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View toward the property
Open plan living area
Treats in store
Welcome basket
Relax in front of the fire
Curl up in front of the TV
Pretty bathroom with shower
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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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