The Barn is a pretty Cotswold-stone building in a quiet village. A great base for relaxing & visiting the Cotswolds, Oxford, Blenheim Palace or Bicester Village. Just 5 minutes drive from the historic market town of Chipping Norton, with plenty of shops & relaxing coffee stops. The village pub is 5 minutes walk. In winter a log burner makes it cosy. There are footpaths 'from the door' and great mountain & road biking too. We love welcoming UK and international guests & business people.
“Nell and Tim's place was absolutely wonderful. The Barn is full of charm and is an excellent accommodation for rest and relaxation. Communication was swift and helpful. Check-in was easy. The space was extremely clean and has lovely touches like chocolates on the pillows and items for breakfast that make your stay even more enjoyable. We found the location very convenient to tour the beautiful Cotswolds area. Thank you again Nell and Tim!!”
Welcome to The Forge, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Dating back to the 18th century, The Forge is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage with a lovely private garden, which sits on a quiet road in the picturesque village of Upper Oddington. The village benefits from the award winning Horse & Groom pub, and is next to Lower Oddington, which has the equally well regarded Fox at Oddington pub. Numerous beautiful walks are available right from the doorstep, and the village is just two miles away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the- Wold, with its many shops and restaurants. The well known Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway and Chipping Campden are all just a short drive away, and further afield places such as Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are also within easy reach. Important Customer Notice: - Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
“The Forge is a beautiful cottage in a lovely and quiet village. The location was great as there was plenty to do nearby in sunny and rainy weather. Great suggestions were provided by the host on places to see. We loved our stay and would definitely return! Thank you very much!”
Dating back to the 16th century, The Old Smithy combines charm and character with the modern day comforts one would expect from a ‘home away from home’. Tucked away, the village green provides the back drop to this contemporary bolthole within an enchanting village setting. Two excellent country pubs, the village shop and The Mill House Hotel are within walking distance, whilst the ever popular Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa is a few minutes drive away. Ground Floor Accommodation: All on one level: Open-plan living area with a vaulted ceiling Kitchen/dining area With an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. There is also a farmhouse table and seating for two. Sitting area With a wood burning stove. LCD television and DVD player and iPod dock. Bedroom With a 5' king-size bed. En-suite shower room With a double shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and wc. Outside: At the front of the property, there is an enclosed garden with lawn area, outside table and seating for four. Street parking is available at the front of the property. Additional Information: A welcome basket of logs is provided. One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
“If you're considering booking The Old Smithy, don't hesitate! It's full of charm and old-world character with all the modern touches you could need. The shower is fantastic and the log burner works a treat creating a wonderful cosy atmosphere! Kingham itself is the quintessential Cotswolds village benefitting from two amazing pubs...we can highly recommend both; we frequented both for dinner and The Kingham Plough does a fantastic breakfast and is only two minutes walk away! If you do decide to stay in the area we can also highly recommend Dalesford Farm, we found a reason to drop in every day of our stay...either for tea and cake, picking up some fantastic food or for breakfast on our last day before setting off home. We can't wait to return soon!!”