Alvescot holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and TV and rural retreat

The Stables in the Cotswolds

from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

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The south facing Cotswold stone Stables

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 95457

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

The Stables is a beautiful stone built Cotswold cottage surrounded by fields and the stunning Oxfordshire countryside. It is ideally situated as a base for exploring the Cotswold region and is convenient for visiting both Oxford and Cheltenham. The historic town of Burford is less than a 10 minute drive away and the beautiful villages of Alvescot and Shilton are only a mile away. Both these villages have terrific pubs which can be reached by public footpaths and bridleways. The Cotswolds is a fantastic region for a great holiday, with plenty of historic places to visit and beautiful villages and countryside. Oxford's architecture is stunning and definitely worth seeing. The cottage is in open countryside, but still 5 minutes from local amenities.

The cottage is 5 minutes from the fabulous Cotswolds Wildlife Park. The animals are housed in the extensive grounds of an old manor house. The variety of animals is impressive and the gardens are stunning. There is a great play area and cafe.

There are great opportunities for walkers and cyclists, both locally and throughout the region. The cottage is close to Burford, Witney Lakes and Lynham Golf Courses and there are a number of horse riding stables in the region. There are spectacular landscapes and wildlife for artists and photographers.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage has a wealth of charm and original features such as exposed stone walls and oak beams. The cottage has underfloor heating and a light oak floor in communal areas on the ground floor.

The Stables offers a double bedroom with a king sized bed and shower room/ wc downstairs and a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with a family bathroom upstairs. The cottage sleeps 6 people and provides a modern open plan kitchen, dining and living room. The twin room is ideal for children, with a comfortable seating area, a DVD player and lots of play space! There's a large cot in the twin room. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge for an extra guest. There's even a further child's sofa bed in the twin bedroom, so that room can sleep 3 children if necessary. In total, the cottage can sleep 8, which is great for big families.

There is also an optional internally adjoining first floor bedroom, sleeping an extra 2 in with a king sized bed, an en-suite, a TV and seating area. The cottage can be hired as a 3 bed or a 4 bed cottage. A key will be provided for the 4th bedroom if required. The rates for the 4th bedroom are 33% extra on the rates quoted for the Stables (min. £40/ night), which are based on the 3 bed option. This means that the Stables can sleep 10, plus a baby if both sofa beds and the 4th bedroom are occupied. We suggest however, that this would only work for short stays, due to limited space in the main lounge/ dining room for very large parties.

Bedding and towels are provided, including cot bedding. There's a high chair and stair gate in the cottage.

The fully fitted modern kitchen has electric cooking facilities, microwave, dishwasher and a washing machine. A further, larger washing machine, tumble dryer and large upright freezer are available for use if required. The dining table seats 6 and can be extended to seat 8 and there is an extra table for 2 more, plus a breakfast bar for 2. There are 2 sofas in the lounge and further seating in the twin, double and optional 4th bedrooms. The twin and 4th bedrooms have extra TVs.

The cottage has underfloor heating downstairs and a light oak floor in communal areas. Upstairs there are radiators.

Guests also have access to a separate games room that features gym equipment, table tennis, darts and a junior pool table, plus an additional washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

There is also an opportunity to use an additional double bedroom with TV, seating, a small fridge and en-suite facilities. It also has a sofa bed, so it can sleep 3 comfortably. The Guest Suite is only a few yards from the cottage, with its own separate access, so it's great for extended family. This additional accommodation is available for a further 40% of the applicable weekly/ daily rate or a minimum of £40 per night. This then allows The Stables to sleep 13 persons in total, taking account of the sofa beds, plus a baby in the cot, bringing the total to 14. Once again, we suggest however, that this would only work for short stays, due to limited space in the main lounge/ dining room for very large parties.

Further details outdoors

The Stables is surrounded by the Oxfordshire countryside and is set back, well away from the main road. There are spaces for 7 cars between our 2 cottages, which is perfect for extended families and rare.

There's a small fully enclosed and secure garden, which is shared between the cottages and is great for small children or pets. There is also an adjacent much larger garden area, where guests can sit and enjoy the views over the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Seating is provided.

Washing lines are provided in the enclosed garden.

Further details

The Stables can be booked for full weeks (Friday to Friday), part weeks (Monday to Friday) or week ends (Friday to Monday).We are flexible on dates where possible. We are flexible on dates where possible and quite often offer a Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Friday or 2 night weekends.

Prices are based on 6 in 3 bedrooms. Extra persons are pro-rata.

February and October half terms are mid season. May half term is high season.

Pets and children are very welcome. The pet supplement is £30.

If any of your party has disabilities, please advise, so we can assess suitability. We have ground floor facilities and wide access doors, but our properties are not fully compliant with wheelchair regulations. Suitability depends on personal circumstances.

An additional separate double en-suite room with a sofa bed, is available which allows The Stables to sleep up to 8 persons or 13 using the sofa beds in the cottage, the adjoining bedroom and Guest Suite, plus a baby in the cot, bringing the total to 14.

We also have a second cottage which sleeps another 4-5 plus baby- see property 95459, The Granary. The cottages are therefore great for a large gathering, with families able spend time together, but also enjoy separate facilities.

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful parts of England with its green and rolling countryside and the charming stone cottages and pubs. It is a haven for walkers, cyclists, and those who just wish to relax in a charming country pub or restaurant.

The historic cities of Oxford and Cheltenham are within easy reach, as are some of the most beautiful villages in England. Burford, Bibury, Broadway and the Barringtons are all worth visiting to experience the charm and tranquility of the Cotswolds.


Burford with its historic and famous High Street is one of the "must visit" places in the Cotswolds with its impressive Church and quaint shops, restaurants and pubs. Other villages worth visiting include Alvescot, Shilton, Swinbrook, Chipping Norton, Clanfield and Lechlade.

There are spectacular landscapes for artists and on wet days an outbuilding is available for indoor painting.

Burford, Witney Lakes and Lyneham Golf Courses are all within easy reach and there are other leisure facilities at Carterton, Chipping Norton and Witney.

The world famous Cotswold Wildlife Park is a five minute drive away and the Cogges Farm museum is a twenty minute drive.

Blenhiem Palace and the village of Woodstock is a twenty minute drive away.

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Review 1-10 of 21

12 May 2014


"Fabulous base for exploring the Cotswolds"

We stayed in The Stables , one of 2 holiday cottages in this peaceful rural location. The cottage is equipped to the highest standard and tastefully decorated and furnished. As guests we were also allowed the use of the games room and personal fitness equipment . The owners are on site and we found them extremely helpful regarding places of interest in the surrounding area. The cottage is "pet friendly" and we took our Labrador on holiday with us , there are lots of good walks in this area . We are looking forward to returning this summer.

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you want to come back.

13 Sep 2013


"The perfect home from home in the days before our wedding!"

I stayed at the Stables and Granary with my extended family in the days leading up to our wedding in Witney. The location was perfect for me to be able to escape the wedding madness but also be close enough to shops for those last minute purchases! The owners were very helpful in the months before and were always quick to reply to my emails and many questions. Now that we know this gem exists we shall certainly recommend it to family and friends when their relatives come to visit!

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the cottages worked so well with your wedding plans. It's an exciting, but stressful time for sure! We are also glad the wedding went well and would love a photo if you have time to email one. We would be delighted to welcome you or your friends and family back, so do stay in touch.

1 Jun 2013


"Comfortable and fun for all the family"

The Stables was a fantastic cottage for our stay in the Cotswolds. The cottage was extremely well presented and equipped. Our party was made up of 2 families with 2 children and 2 toddlers. Everyone enjoyed their stay. The older children loved their loft bedroom and the toy chests were a perfect addition to the experience. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment, though the abundance of local takeaways and pubs made it easy not to have to cook anyway. The games room and gym was a fantastic bonus, with a lovely range of activities to borrow and keep the little ones (and not so little ones!) entertained. The weather wasn't great when we stayed, but we still had fun packed days out at Bourton-on-the-Water, Legoland and the Cotswolds Wildlife Park. We also enjoyed some lovely country walks from the doorstep and the cottage was a homely, cosy place to relax after a tiring day. Thankyou - we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to others!!

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you and your family had a good time. You mentioned during your stay about how light the rooms are and how that may affect children sleeping- thank you for the feedback, which is always welcome. It is a south facing cottage, which is good in one way, but we understand the point completely. We have curtains and blinds already as you know, but they are light in colour to keep the cottage cheerful, so we have fitted black out linings to the curtains and we have ordered a black out blind in a dark colour for the large rooflight in the loft bedroom. Hopefully, that means it will be bright and cheerful during the day, but dark when you want it to be too. Many thanks again for your constructive feedback- much appreciated.

21 Apr 2013


"Calm retreat in great tourist location, spacious, well laid out & clean."

Owners were very helpful in the lead-up to stay, answering all emails in a friendly, polite manner _ thank you! I stayed with a group of friends as weekend away before sister's wedding. Easy to find the cottages by postcode alone & lots of parking (even though we had 5 cars & there were people staying next door!) Supermarket delivery found us no problem. Lots of dining/kitchen ware which is handy as we stayed in both nights. Rooms comfortable & bathrooms on both floors ideal. Clean & crsiply decorated. We were very fortunate with weather when there (it's been awful recently) which meant it was actually on the warm side & also the light curtains/blinds made a lie-in difficult. I've noted to myself that I should take a portable blackout with me though as I'm a bit fussy! It would be an ideal layout for a family too - loved the toy chests, so may well be back with my little one & friends/family! Can't believe we didn't make it to the games room (one of the reasons I chose this property) - too busy gassing! During the day we went to Witney Lakes Resort, as recommended - very pleasant & only a short drive - & Woodstock/Blenheim - quite a long drive but always worth going out of your way for. Also went for a walk/lunch in Lechlade on departure which was lovely.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

10 Jan 2012


"great location, lovely property"

This is a lovely modern cottage but with character. The location is great, on the outskirts of a village with good local ameneities e.g. supermarket, petrol station etc. but you feel like you are in the countryside as the cottage is surrounded by fields with great walking opportunities.

Thanks for your review. Just so you know that we have purchased new quilts in response to your comments, which were very useful.

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