A superior crafted stone farm cottage in Oxfordshire Cotswolds
- english, spanish
The cottage seemed to be in a time warp as compared with our visit a few years ago.
Overall very disappointing.
Arrival: Having arranged that we could arrive at 3.00 pm we were surprised when we arrived at that time to be told we had arrived earlier than expected.
Compared with other cottages we have stayed at the 'Welcome Pack' was poor.
Problem with shower - hose fitted incorrectly. Quickly corrected.
No clocks around the property.
No TV or radio in the bedrooms.
WiFi/Internet connection very hit and miss.
Patio area scruffy - weeds growing out of the brickwork.
We had forgotten how small and cramped the kitchen area was.
No fault of the owners but we also chose one of the wettest weeks of the year. In the circumstances we left a couple of days early.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Cobnut cottage and apologies your stay was not satisfactory for you. To respond to your points: Arrival - I had noted in the calendar your arrival time. Unfortunately when you arrived I was working outside and you were greeted by Nena (my mother) who hadn't check the calendar. The cottage was all ready for you and it was an oversight on her part - apologies if it caused distress. Welcome pack - They were updated only 2 months ago with new information including details about all aspects of the cottage, a new brochure of the farm including a map, fire procedures, local restaurants, pubs and food shops, internet instructions, accessibility guide, terms & conditions and equipment manuals. So am unclear what is "poor" about it. We do also provide a welcome cake and hand picked flowers. Unlimited firewood is also on offer. Shower - As with all issues, if we are told about them we do all we can to rectify them asap. No clocks - we purposely do not have clocks in cottages as we like to create a "timeless" atmosphere, we will review this policy. There are clocks on the ovens and most people have the time on their watch or mobile device, No TV or radio in bedrooms - If you had requested one we would have supplied one immediately for you as stated in the first paragraph of the welcome pack. We will soon be purchasing new DAB radios for each cottage. We will also look into providing TV's in bedrooms where practical. We have just replaced all T.V's for new smart TV's in all cottages. WiFi Hit & Miss - Due to the stone construction of the cottages it is very hard to get a signal in every part of the cottages, we are in a rural area and have had to get a special microwave signal from a specialist rural provider. The service is exceptionally better than what we previously had. We have been told it is affected by heavy rain which is why the signal was intermittent during very heavy showers. Patio area scruffy - apologies but we had just bought an electric weed killing device as we are no longer using chemicals anywhere on the farm due to environmental concerns. Due to constant rain we were unable to use before your stay. Cramped kitchen - We have floor plans and good shots on our website and are just about to add 3D shots so that guests can "walk around" the cottage online. This should help considerably. Although kitchens are not particularly large we consistently have great reviews stating how well equipped they are compared to other cottages. Wet weather - You were very unfortunate with the weather which is why we offered you an extra night free of charge on your next visit. Time warp - in our opinion our cottages had stood the test of time very well, there is a timeless quality about them which I describe as "Natural Luxury". I have been at the farm working for my parents for the past 3 years and in that time we have made a huge number of additions including building a games room and games lawn. The cottages have been updated with new orthopedic mattresses & smart T.Vs throughout. New fridges, sinks, ovens, microwaves have been replaced where needed too. We also have just installed an E.V charging point for electric vehicles so I can't understand how you can state we are in a time warp but you are obviously entitled to your opinion. We take great care and pride in our accommodation and facilities and strive to make improvements where needed so your feedback has been greatly appreciated. Kind Regards The Barbour family
A lovely and comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had a very enjoyable stay and I can whole heartedly recommend it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review. It's our reward knowing that we have given our guests a memorable holiday to cherish. We do hope you come back and stay with us again, do bear in mind it's far better value to stay for a week as our short term pricing is based on a percentage of our weekly price. We also give discount for repeat customers and also for longer term rentals. Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Weekend break over Easter
This is our second visit to Heath Farm, extremely comfortable and relaxing. We will be returning for a third visit I'm sure!
An absolute delight to see another 5 star review on one of our properties! Thank you once again for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind Regards The Barbour Family
Goegeous cottage in beautiful countryside
We stayed in Cobnut cottage with our 8 and 4 year old boys. They loved playing on the trampoline, exploring the grounds and using the ride on toys. We loved the comfort and luxury of the cottage (beautiful with exposed stone and brickwork) It was spotless with everything we needed, set in peaceful surroundings and great as a base for exploring the region. Bourton on the Water is a great day out as is the garden centre with play area at Burford and Chipping Norton is also nearby. The hosts were welcoming and friendly without being intrusive and obviously took pride in the cottages and surrounding grounds. Thank you for your hospitality. We will be back!
Perfect break away
I stayed here with my husband daughter and parents, and it was the most beautiful short stay we have ever had. This place forces you to be in the moment with all its beauty! The cottage was stunning. You can clearly see the hard work gone into renevating it, with such thought and character. The welcome was lovely and relaxed, and we fortunately met some of the family. For us it was a break to relax and simply be together. But there are plenty of things to do and discover. We will hopefully be returning in the summer.
Thank you so much for giving us such a fantastic review. It's warming to hear back from guests who appreciate all the hard work, attention to detail and quality of the craftsmanship. We do hope you return again one day. Please note that it's fa better value to stay for longer breaks with us and or short break prices are a percentage of our weekly price. We also give automatic discounts on stays of 8 days and over. Kind Regards The Barbour family
Wonderful Christmas in heart of North Oxfordshire
We had a wonderful Christmas stay at Heath Farm. Cobnut is incredibly comfortable, spacious with a warm atmosphere and beautiful views, well equipped kitchen, We also had the welcome surprise of a decorated tree with lights and a Christmas hamper full of lovely Heath Farm edibles (best Christmas nuts ever). Boxing Day morning stroll around the fields and through the woods was really enjoyed. Looking forward to returning in 2019. Many thanks to the Barbour family (owners) for making our Christmas.
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We're so happy you had such a good time and appreciated the added touches of the Christmas tree and hamper of Heath Farm produce. It truly is a special place to enjoy the festive season with loved ones. The Barbours
Our accommodation is located on the A361 between Banbury and Chipping Norton, 200 meters away from the turning to Deddington on the B4031. Easy access from the M40 in Banbury.
The nearest train stations are in Banbury and Charlbury but a car is highly recommended as we are not well served by public transport. However, if you fancy a day trip to London or Birmingham during your stay the trains from Banbury run very frequently and the journey is just about an hour.
We have ample safe parking here on site with drop off points nearer the cottages by the reception.
Nearest villages include Great Tew (home of the famous Soho Farmhouse and The Falkland Arms pub), Little Tew, South Newington, Wigginton and Swerford. We are also very close to Bloxham, Deddington, Hook Norton (home of Hooky Brewery), Tadmarton, Barford, Enstone, Milcombe, Gagingwell, Heythrop, Hempton, Adderbury, Great Rollright, Little Rollright, Sibford Ferries, Tadmarton, Swalcliffe, Charlbury, Whichford and Broughton.
Nearest towns and cities include Chipping Norton, Banbury, Woodstock, Bicester, Witney, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Chipping Camden, Oxford & Stratford Upon Avon.