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Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds from Charming, Spacious 17th Century Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom character cottage in idyllic Cotswold village

Walnut Cottage is a Grade II listed character cottage dating from 1642 with a bright, airy addition built in 2002. So it is a combination of the old and the new: antique furniture, ancient beams, and all modern conveniences. The ground floor, which has underfloor heating throughout, comprises an entrance hall for coats and wellies, a large, airy kitchen/dining room, a study, lavatory, laundry room with new appliances, and a spacious beamed living room with open fire.

On the first floor there are two cosy bedrooms: one with twin beds and one with a double bed. There is also a large family bathroom. In the loft there is a spacious, comfortable en suite master bedroom with views over the countryside. All towels and linens are provided.

The house has a large garden mostly set to lawn where you can relax in the sun or play outdoor table tennis. There is off-road parking in the private driveway. Off the kitchen through French doors is a lovely terrace with climbing roses and shrubs, a pergola with table and chairs for al fresco dining, bistro tables, and a Weber BBQ.

More Details

Owner
Bill & Barbara Cheesman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Bill & Barbara Cheesman

Hi, my name is Jonathan Cheesman and this is my house. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lived in Newburyport until I was five years old. We then moved to Bath in the southwest of England where I attended Kingswood School. I graduated from Bristol University in 2003 and lived and worked in London until recently when I was reassigned to New York for the next year or so. While I'm away, I'll be renting Walnut Cottage as a holiday let whenever I'm unable to be there. The photo is of my dad because he and my mum will be your contacts.

My parents, Bill and Barbara Cheesman, are semi-retired and teach English in Oxford part-time. They will manage the house letting for me and look after our guests to make sure that all of their needs are met and that they have a great holiday.

Bill & Barbara Cheesman purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Bill & Barbara Cheesman chose West Oxfordshire

-beautiful, comfortable, spacious cottage

-idyllic, peaceful village

-lovely countryside

-quiet village pubs

-perfect for walking and cycling

What makes this cottage unique

-easy to reach from London and Heathrow airport

-convenient to Oxford and the Cotswolds

-convenient to Waitrose and Daylesford Farmshop!

Amenities

Burford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • all towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • all linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
As Walnut Cottage is situated in a very quiet village, it is not suitable for parties.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Truly a wonderful cottage, a real charmer

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six, ranging from a toddler to a pensioner, we stayed for ten days in this truly quintessential cottage. Elegantly furnished with all the necessary amenities without loosing it's old world charm. A perfect retreat set in a beautiful landscape in the enchanting Cotswolds. The owners Bill and Barbara were extremely helpful and charming in every way, making sure that our stay was comfortable and highly enjoyable. We highly recommend this one, and yes we would stay there again, in a heartbeat. Earl and the clan.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Cotswolds by foot, bike, car & bus.

  • 5 of 5

Walnut Cottage was a great base for our family of 4 to explore Oxford and the Cotswolds for our 2 weeks in the area. The Cottage is lovely, well-appointed and had everything we needed to prepare meals, with shops a short car trip away. When we weren't off somewhere, there was plenty of at-home recreation (table tennis on the lawn was popular). In two weeks we barely scratched the surface of all the footpaths, cycling loops (TY Cycle delivered rental bikes to our door) and myriad sights all a short drive away. We will fondly remember this beautiful spot and our breakfasts in the garden, surrounded by birdsong.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cottage and Gardens

  • 5 of 5

Walnut Cottage is a very special place. We enjoyed absolutely everything about it.

The cottage is immaculate and well maintained on the inside, and the outside. The beds are very comfortable, and made up with high quality linens. The bathrooms are stocked with plush towels and great storage room.

The kitchen is stocked with everything one might need for cooking, and is especially lovely with French doors looking out to the garden patio. The living room is large and comfortable; the perfect place to read or relax.

You can eat inside or outside, depending on the weather.

There is a great pub steps away, and many other dining options close by.

The cottage is stocked with a wealth of information about nearby sites and attractions, and even some maps. Bill and Barbara also gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and shopping.

We were greeted with beautiful flowers from the garden on our arrival. Every detail has been thought of to ensure a comfortable, enjoyable and carefree holiday. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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BC, Canada
5

A Cotswold Christmas....

  • 5 of 5

We rented Walnut Cottage for 6 nights over Christmas. This is the very best accommodation that I have ever rented on VRBO. The photos actullally don't do it justice. It is a large property which accommdated 5 adults comfortably. It was spotlessly clean and really had everything that you needed and more. My sister and I managed to cook a wonderful family Christmas dinner in the beautiful well equipped kitchen. Bill and Barbara were great hosts and were available to help if needed at any time. I would recommend that anyone looking for a break in the Cotswold countryside should definitely put Walnut Cottage on the top of their list.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pawleys Island, S.C.
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous Home Away vacation rentals both in Europe and the U.S. and this is by a good bit the best accommodations we have ever stayed at. Clean, comfortable, and spacious. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Walnut Cottage was even prettier in person. Exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely with everything provided that you need for a wonderful stay. The patio and garden are very beautiful and make for a lovely spot to eat or have a glass of wine outside while listening to the birds. The location in Asthall which is a lovely small village is so close to everything and just a few steps away from a very nice pub the Maytime Inn. Bill and Barbara were wonderful hosts and made sure we had what we needed. Make sure to look at the book they put together with information on the area... Highly recommend a stay at Walnut Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Burford Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Charlbury (70 minutes to London Paddington)
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
M40 (junction 8)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Maytime Inn
Car: necessary

Although located within a mile of the A40, Asthall feels a million miles away. Whether you come for a short break to unwind from the stress of city life or for a longer stay to explore this lovely area, Asthall is ideal. If you are travelling from London, it can be reached in less than 90 minutes (assuming you avoid rush hour....).This ancient village is nestled beside the lovely Windrush River in peaceful, unspoilt countryside. Perhaps it is best known for its association the Mitford sisters who lived for several years in Asthall Manor, an exquisite Jacobean Manor House which is situated next to the 12th century Church of St Nicholas. There is also a quiet, friendly village pub, The Maytime Inn, which has been completely refurbished by its new owners. Pop over for breakfast, a pint of real ale in the sun, or even a game of petanque! Within easy walking distance is the village of Swinbrook with its excellent pub, The Swan Inn, where David Cameron entertained Francois Hollande. Daylesford Organic Farmshop and its fine pub The Wild Rabbit are approximately 13 miles away. Other highly recommended nearby pubs are The Lamb Inn in Burford, The Wheatsheaf in Northleach, The Fox in Lower Oddington, and The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote. Asthall is located just three miles from the beautiful town of Burford, known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, so it is a perfect base for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also, the city of Oxford, with its world famous university and museums, is within easy reach. There are many other attractions in the area such as Chastleton House and Hidcote Manor Garden (both National Trust properties), Blenheim Palace (a World Heritage Site), the Corinium Museum and the Cotswold Wildlife Park for the children. However, many visitors come just to walk or cycle in nature and explore the tranquil countryside and idyllic villages.

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Rates & Availability

Burford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,770
 
 
mid
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,448
 
 
low
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,191
 
 
peak
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$451
 
 
low
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,255
 
 
mid
Mar 30 2018 - May 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,513
 
 
high
May 25 2018 - Sep 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,834
 
 
mid
Sep 21 2018 - Oct 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,513
 
 
low
Oct 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,255
 
 
peak
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
$483
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $64.37
Damage Deposit $128.73

The preferred changeover day is Friday due to housekeeping arrangements, but we are flexible about this. Guests may arrive any time after 4:00pm and must leave by 11:00am. The house key will be left in a safe by the front door. We will contact guests within 24 hours of arrival to answer any questions. If any extra cleaning is required after your stay, the cost will be deducted from your deposit. So please leave the cottage, especially the kitchen, clean and tidy.

Cancellation refund policy: 100% (30 or more days prior to check-in), 75% (15 days prior to check-in), 50% (within 7 days of check-in)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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