About Debra Legon
My name is Debra and my passion is to renovate old characteristic properties. I fell in love with Churchyard Cottage, its characteristic beauty, location, and sense of peace and tranquility it really is something special. So, I decided to keep this and share my dream escape with the discerning holiday maker.
Debra Legon purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Debra Legon chose Swindon
Churchyard Cottage is privately set on a quite street making this the ideal romantic break for couples who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Located on the prehistoric Ridgeway, ideal for walks and taking in breathtaking scenery, heritage sites and local gastro pubs.
What makes this Cottage unique
Churchyard Cottage has been renovated and decorated to the highest standards whilst retaining its characteristic beauty and charm. Relax by the log burner and and ease and soak your muscles after a long days walk in the roll-top bath... You certainly will not be disappointed!
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Great location and accommodation
Great location and accommodation. Would book again and highly recommend to anyone.
We had a very nice stay at the cottage. Very welcoming and spotless. Lovely walks just from the cottage door for our dog Blue. Good pub at the bottom of the lane.
We would most certainly recommend the cottage for two people plus a dog.
So a lovely place.
This was our second visit to Churchyard Cottage and it really is the perfect bolthole. The location is ideal for walkers, cyclists and dogs. We took two labradors and were all very comfy here. The weather was a bit chilly but there were plenty of makings for a fire. Very cosy, peaceful and special. Not points to.mark it down but take initial provisions and a plug for the sink! Thank you Deborah. See you again if you'll have us!
Hi Lucy, I am glad that you enjoyed your 2nd stay with us at Churchyard Cottage. I am really sorry about the plug, it is being replaced now - I am not sure what happened to it. Hopefully welcome you back again soon. Take Care, Debra
Fantastic cottage in an awesome location
Superb weekend away, we loved the cottage and the location. Many fantastic walks direct from the door and the pub which is literally a 2 minute walk serves amazing food
Thank you for your lovely review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Many thanks, Rebecca
Will never be beaten....perfect!
Often said, but absolutely for real, this was a real Gem of a find. The most romantic place imaginable. Roll top bath in bedroom, rain top shower, log burner, birds heard over absolute silence, church bells gently chiming. I cannot even put this into words. spotless clean, high end kitchen equipment and finishes, equipped with out a thing missing. Every possible edge thought of! Dim lights via the ornamental tree in the bedroom, toiletries for every occasion. I could go on but think you get the picture,! Thank you Debra for putting every possible thought and feeling into making this the best EVER choice! We WILL be back !,
Oh wow , I am so pleased that you both had such a fantastic time at Churchyard Cottage.
Thank you for your lovely review Clare, please come back soon, Rebecca
Lovely quiet setting , excellent local pub less than 5 minutes away and plenty of walks from the cottage.Only negative was that there was no heating on when we arrived and only one log and little bit of kindling to light the wood burner so the cottage was VERY cold.
Hi Yvonne - Sorry the cottage was so cold. Our new cleaner wasn't aware to leave the heating on all the time in winter, I have now told her to leave it on when it is really cold. There should have been more than 1 log I do apologise for that too. However, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Debra
The Rose and Crown Pub (which is renowned for a fantastic sunday lunch) is just a stone’s throw from Churchyard Cottage. In addition to this there are a couple of lovely pubs that can be reached by taking a picturesque walk along the famous Ridgeway. Such as;
The Royal Oak in Bishopstone which uses their own organic ingredients from their privately-owned farm. It is also renowned as one of Oxfordshire’s No1 pubs.
The White Horse in Woolstone which also serves fantastic food.
The Ridgeway is located immediately behind the Cottage by walking past the Church and up the small path. If you take a left on the Ridgeway you can walk to Wayland’s Smithy (2 miles away) and The Uffington White Horse Hill (3 miles away). If you turn right you can walk to Bishopstone (4 miles away).
Ashbury Village shop stocks basic food supplies but doesn’t sell any alcohol or tobacco.
Supermarkets: A Co-op is located on the Watchfield Business Park and another Co-op in Shrivenham (both around 5 mins drive away).
Sainsbury’s Supermarket in Swindon just off the A420/A419 junction (15 mins drive away).
Aldi, Waitrose and Tesco’s in Faringdon just off the A420 towards Oxford. (15 mins drive away).
Shrivenham is the closest village to Ashbury (4 miles away) which has two pubs that serve good food (The Royal Oak and The Crown), a couple of fantastic Indian Restaurants (The Gulshan Brasserie and Rafu’s) and a Chinese takeaway.
There is also a lovely delicatessen/cafe called Bloomfield’s that sells award-winning and locally sourced produce. All the above establishments are located on Shrivenham High Street.