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About Mark Hudson
Hello My wife and I, with our two young children moved here in 2012 after many years in London. We are at the beginning of a long road of regeneration, bringing new life to a much loved family house and you're more than welcome to join us.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Third stay and still love the hayloft!
We continue to consider the hayloft one of our favorite places to stay while on vacation in England. The location is perfect- scenic, quiet, lovely and well situated. The loft itself is perfectly appointed and incredibly clean. We will most definitely return in the future.
The most comfortable and stylish stay we have enjoyed for a long time!
We went to the Hayloft over the Christmas period and were so glad we did. Everything has been considered and them some: we wanted for nothing and the level of comfort is excellent. Thoughtful touches included a bottle of Champagne in the fridge, REN toiletries, fresh bread and bacon - the list goes on, and that's before we mention endless wood for the wood burner! Peace, quiet, cleanliness, and treats a-plenty characterise the Hayloft. We cannot recommend it highly enough!
Enjoyed our second stay just as much as our first!
Our second stay at the hayloft was just as wonderful and we are so glad we decided to come back. Again, the property was gorgeous and the accommodations first rate. Mark and his family do a great job of making you feel welcome and giving you privacy. We look forward to returning for another visit in the future as this is has become one of our favorite vacation spots.
Was as expected
Wonderful and even better than anticipated!
When can we return? That was the question foremost in our minds when we left this idyllic location. I cannot recommend this getaway enough. We stayed for 3 nights and could not have been happier. The property and hayloft were gorgeous, beautifully appointed and immaculately clean. Mark and his wife were welcoming and provided us with wonderful welcome items like foods for breakfast and fresh flowers. The hayloft was light, airy, gorgeously decorated and truly comfortable. The quiet location was perfectly situated for both exploring neighboring villages and for relaxing evenings spent sitting by the wood fire and garden window. We would love to return someday.
The hayloft is a beautifully restored property in an idyllic location.
A stunning place to stay, beautifully restored. The location is idyllic, quiet and perfect for a relaxing and romantic getaway. We were particularly impressed by the attention to detail e.g. Bottles of wine on arrival and things to make a hearty breakfast the following morning. It is a quiet location and although there is a pub in the next village (about 20 minutes walk) the accomodation is so beautiful we preferred to stay for cosy evenings in. The owner Mark is attentive without being intrusive; at the time of our stay work was being carried out in the adjoining building but we hardly noticed. We would thoroughly recommend this property and will definitely be returning.
THE HAYLOFT LITTLE TEW
BIBLE/A TO Z
Sorry to say there’s no Gideon in the bedside table and a streetmap wouldn’t be that useful as most of the roads don’t have names around here but here’s as much of a guide to the Hayloft and the area which we will continually update. Do let us know if you think we’ve missed something.
If you want to buy some check out Station Mill Antiques in Chipping Norton (Station Rd, Chipping Norton, OX7 5HX) or the The Old Flighthouse, Weston on the Green, OX25 3TJ)
If, which we hope you have, been enjoying the wood burner and you're a bit overrun with ashes, please empty the ash pan into some newspaper, roll up and leave outside the door and someone will dispose of them. Please ensure ashes are completely cold before doing so.
Ride a cock horse, etc, whilst not as scenic as Oxford or Witney, Banbury still has it’s uses with some high street basics (M & S, Gap, H & M, Debenhams) albeit in a shopping centre which has slightly sucked the life out of the what was once a picturesque town centre. It has a decent Sainsbury’s which has become our supermarket of choice. Generally it’s much less hassle and very quick to get to compared to the aforementioned. Also good train services
If you wish to get some air into the bathroom, you can open the rooflight using the radio control situated to the left of the loo in the bathroom. Using the top button you will see up and down arrows to open or close the window accordingly. No need to point at the rooflight as it's radio controlled rather than remote.
Natalie's, The Green Enstone, OX7 4NX 01608 678245
Simon Smith 35a West Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5EU 01608 647007
50 Pingle Drive, OX26 6WD, 01869 366266 Big name retail therapy
Woodstock, OX20 1PP One of the greatest country piles with lots going on check the website blenheimpalace.com
Talk to Steve at Adams Stores, see Village Store
Wykham Park Farm see Farm Shops
Trevor Beadle 1 Market Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NQ
Check in is at 4pm, check out at 11am. If you could message us via Airbnb to let us know you have vacated it would be much appreciated to avoid any embarrassing walk-ins. Please understand that we have to organise housekeeping and if there is another guest booked before or after your stay we may be limited for time to prepare. Please leave the key on the outside of the door on departure, unless otherwise instructed. There may be an opportunity to have a later check in/out, but this can only be confirmed on the day, dependent on outgoing/incoming guests and housekeeping.
Perhaps a little disappointing considering its notoriety, but Chippy, as it’s known, is the go to place for local basics. A Co-Op and a small Sainsbury’s for supermarket shopping; about 400 chinese takeaways, Beijing Gourmet, 3 Market Street, 01608 642613 (apparently the best) a couple of Indians, Café Le Raj, 2 Horsefair, OX7 5AQ, 01608 641075 recommended; a decent restaurant, Wild Thyme, 10 New Street, OX7 5LJ, 01608 645060 and pretty good fish and chips from Artic Fish Bar, 8 New Street, OX7 5LJ, 01608 641577.
It does boast a good independent book shop, Jaffe & Neale, 1 Middle Row, OX7 5NH, a good Italian deli, Unit 4, Worcester Road Trading Park, OX7 5HJ, 01608 643612 and a fish monger Roger’s, 22 New Street, OX7 5LJ
Market day is on Wednesdays
Also check out what’s on at the chippingnortontheatre.co.uk from Panto to moving pictures
By far the best is the Cineworld, Marriots Walk, Witney, OX28 6GW, although there is an Odeon in Banbury and occasional films at the Chipping Norton Theatre
Chipping Norton Dental and Implant Centre, 28 New Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5LJ, 01608 646620
Chipping Norton Health Centre, Russell Way, Chipping Norton, OX7 5FA, 01608 642742
In the right hand drawer of the table in the sitting area
Local A & E services available at The Horton General Hospital in Banbury, OX16 9AL phone 01295 275500
Wykham Park Farm, Wykham Lane, Banbury, OX16 9UP 01295 262235
Daylesford organic near Kingham, not a smear of mud anywhere, high heels friendly GL56 0YG 01608 731700
First Aid Kit
There's a kit in the cupboard in the dining area
This should be in the basket in the kitchen when you arrive. If for some reason it's not there please get in touch.
On the shelf in the wardrobe in the bedroom.
The heating and hot water are always on, if you have any queries please get in touch.
Iron & Ironing Board
The iron is in the washing machine cupboard opposite the kitchen, the ironing board is in the coat cupboard next door to this.
The key is the same for the front door and both the patio doors. To open turn the key anti clockwise but to lock you have to lift the handle then turn the key clock