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The Best Cottage we've ever stayed in!
Review Submitted: March 1, 2012
Date of Stay: February 2012
We had the pleasure of staying at The Old Bakehouse on two separate occasions this year. Our first stay was out of necessity as we needed accomodation in the area for work purposes, however, having stayed the for a week in January, and having enjoyed it so much, we booked and stayed for 5 days at the end of Feb 2012.
The Old Bakehouse is a wonderful place to stay and retains some beautiful features, whilst offering every comfort you could wish for. Located in a breathtakingly tranquil setting, it is the perfect place to unwind and get away from the stress of very day life. Though a comfortably short journey time from London it is however a million miles away from the hustle and bustle and lives up to everything you would hope a countryside bolt hole to be.
Fantastic though the cottage is, the real selling point of the Old Bakehouse is it's owners, Pat and Peter. Even the fantastic facitilities and excellent location pale in comparison to these truly kind and lovely people, who immediately make you feel at home and genuinely welcome you. Over the years we have stayed in some great cottages, however, sometimes a place and the people capture your heart and we have to say the Old Bakehouse is one of those places.
The cottage was immaculate upon our arrival and the kitchen is really well stocked with all the equiptment any budding chef could wish for. Perfect for reading the morning papers, the conservatory looks out on stables and you can while away many an hour watching the comings and goings of the farm.
We particularly loved the living room upstairs in the Old Bakehouse, which with it's original beams was a perfect place to snuggle up at the end of the day and relax before heading to bed in the very comfortable and beautifully furnished bedroom. With a nicely sized en-suite bathroom, with a great power shower to wake you up in the morning, every comfort is catered for, whilst retaining a really homely and cosy atmosphere.
We are definitely looking forward to returning to the Old Bakehouse and can honestly say that our search for the perfect retreat has ended.
We can only thank Pat and Peter for sharing their beautiful farm and cottage with us and for being the best hosts one could wish for.
Ideal Holiday Location. July 2011
Review Submitted: August 14, 2011
Date of Stay: July 2011
We have just returned from a lovely fortnight in this charming cottage. The cottage is full of character and is equipped with everything you would need during your stay.
The surroundings are idyllic and peaceful and the owners are more than happy to supply tips on where to visit, where to eat etc. The cottage was also extremely clean and well cared for.
It is an ideal base for visiting both Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds and in particular we enjoyed walking in the grounds of Blenheim Palace and a trip to Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds.
It is also an ideal place to take dogs as there are so many local footpaths and plenty of dog friendly establishments nearby. Would not hesitate to recommend this property and would definitely return.