The Chestnuts - Eco Chic Cottages
“Ideal base for exploring the highlights of the Cotswolds complete with inglenook log burner” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We are leaving the property empty for 30 hours pre and post guest stays for the next twelve months and will review this. This gives our guests ultimate confidence and also keeps our housekeeping and maintenance team safe. All staff have full PPE. We have a cleaning checklist
Our Inspector's view
This cottage sits in the Cotswold village of Shilton, which is close to historic Burford and Lechlade-on-Thames and is an ideal base to explore all the highlights of the Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford or Bath. It sleeps eight guests in four double bedrooms, and has two lounges, one with inglenook log burner, a kitchen equipped to chef standard and a private garden with a terrace and views over the village ford. There’s parking for one car on site – additional parking is on the road.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Child gates
- Offsite riding
- Offsite cycle hire
- Offsite fishing
- Private garden
- Garden furniture
- BBQ on site
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Low season minimum price: £1709
- High season minimum price: £2497
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Any day
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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