2 ensuite bedrooms, courtyard garden. Stunning setting, pet friendly, broadband
Mrs Pat Colson
- english, A little French and Spanish
About Mrs Pat Colson
I was actually born in Cowbridge, South Wales, but my parents moved to the Cotswolds to farm when I was 3 months old. I have lived in this area on farms ever since!
Mrs Pat Colson purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Mrs Pat Colson chose Witney
We bought this small farm 14 years ago, as we wanted to downsize and concentrate on stock farming and breeding rare-breed pigs and Welsh Ponies. We also have commercial sheep and cattle. The Old Bakehouse was a disused barn next to the main farmhouse which housed the bread oven and washing copper. We converted it 12 years ago into a holiday cottage and it has been fully booked ever since! We have many regulars stay with us.
What makes this Cottage unique
Field Farm is a unique farm in the traditional manner. It has lovely old listed barns, stone walls and acres of old permanent grasslands with no corn in sight. The rolling hills descend into a beautiful wetland with stream and young woodland, a breeding ground for snipe, barn owls and other lovely wild birds.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quaint Cottage in the country
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Bakehouse. Overall the stay worked well for us due to nearby attractions like the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, & Highclere Castle. The nearby village had grocery stores & a nice variety of eateries. One discrepancy which did not pose an issue in the Home Away description, it says the property had air conditioning...it does not. Apparently the owner was quite busy so we had little contact but being experienced travelers we did just fine. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
A haven of peace
The Old Bakehouse is a delightful little cottage and is very dog friendly. There are lots of footpaths and areas of common land and it's a really good walking area. The farm is very quiet and peaceful and you really feel as if you've got away from everything. Very helpful friendly owners.
It was amazing the best holiday home we’ve ever stayed in
Amazing best holiday home we’ve ever stayed in and Pat was so welcoming. The house is in an unbeatable location and it’s got everything you could need
Gorgeous character cottage
Gorgeous cottage, cosy and clean. The children loved seeing all the horses! Thanks so much 😊
Thank you for great review and best of luck and enjoy UK over the next few months.
The Old Bakehouse is a finely appointed old stone conversion in private surroundings where horses abound in beautiful meadows. We were there for a week of heavy duty makeover in my Mum's garden in nearby Finstock. It was a pleasure to return in the evenings to its peaceful sanctuary. The O-B is off the beaten track, with quiet, single-track country roads ideal for my long early morning runs. We can heartily recommend the Plough Inn in Finstock as the quintessential country pub, serving great food, very different from when I was a local kid 50 years ago! Pat & Peter are lovely hosts but you'll see little of them. We can understand why this holiday idyll is so heavily booked.
Excellent accommodation. Very welcoming. Ideal location
Loved our 2 week holiday staying in the old bakehouse. Was able to eat outside almost every evening something that we can't do where we live.
Thank you for the great review and looking forward to seeing you again next year.
The farm is situated down a private half mile tarmac drive which meanders across rolling green pasture fields filled with our horses, sheep and cattle, on the outskirts of North Leigh village, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
North Leigh is situated approximately 3 miles from Witney the local market town. Woodstock and Blenheim Palace are approximately four miles away. Stunningly beautiful Burford is within easy reach (15 minutes drive). Oxford is a twenty minutes drive. The nearest train stations are Charlbury and Long Hanborough - a few minutes drive. Oxford train station is 20 minutes away and
Central London is a maximum 2 hours away by road usually driven within 90 minutes.
All Cotswold attractions are within a 45 minutes drive including Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water, the Swells and Stratford-upon-Avon. Warwick Castle is not much further. For keen gardeners there is Rousham, Waterperry and Hidcote, all very close to the cottage. That is the beauty of this cottage; we are central for the Cotswolds but also very near to Oxford, the motorway network, Cheltenham Spa and Central London. London, Paddington, is an hour by train from Long Hanborough station.
There is a plethora of historical sites, beautiful gardens, fabulous houses to visit in the near locality and for the children the Cotswold Wildlife Park is only 15 minutes away and the Cotswold Water Park is not far away near Cirencester.
Other Activities: Bird watching and many local historical sites to visit (we have a beautiful Roman villa within walking distance). There are also a wide variety of excellent pubs/restaurants for dining out within easy reach - The Plough at Finstock, The Royal Oak at Ramsden, Killingworth Castle at Wootton and the George and Dragon at Long Hanborough to name a few. There are several bistro/cafes and retaurants in Witney as well.
Golf: There are many local golf courses. We have had many golfers stay with us.
Please look at my facebook page for up-to-date pub/restaurants and their menus and for events happening at Blenheim Palace and other Oxfordshire attractions. Go into my facebook page via my website at www.fieldfarmoxford.co.uk.
For those that enjoy retail thereapy, we are close to the well reknowned shopping centre of Bicester Village.