This former hayloft is a cosy family hideaway with far-reaching views, plus sole use of a summerhouse and secluded terrace in the estate’s gorgeous gardens. There’s access to an indoor pool, spa and playgrounds too.

Key Features


  • Open Fire
  • Parking

At a glance

  • Part of a luxury cottage estate with play areas, a spa and an indoor pool
  • Views over the gardens and parkland from the elevated position
  • Private summerhouse and terrace surrounded by pretty gardens
  • About the property

    Byron Cottage is one of twelve luxury holiday cottages set within the peaceful grounds of an historic country estate near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. It was once the hayloft above the carriage house of the original manor house on the site. It’s a lovely, cosy place for a family of four to stay and is set out over the first and second floors which means there are wonderful views from your windows. The cottage also has a private summerhouse and terrace in the estate’s gardens, where you can relax or enjoy a barbecue meal whenever you feel like it. You’ll also have access to shared facilities in the grounds including stunning estate gardens, an indoor swimming pool, gym and spa, as well as a host of children’s play areas. The luxurious touches here will remind you of the service at a 5-star country house hotel, whilst the privacy, independence and space feel like home.

  • The space

    Byron Cottage has a private entrance, to the right of the central arches of the former stable block on the estate, that leads to a spiral staircase that takes you to the first floor.

    The cottage is entirely set out over the 1st and 2nd floors, and once you reach the 1st floor you are greeted with the large, open-plan drawing room/dining room/kitchen area. It’s flooded with natural light from six windows and views encompass the stable courtyard and walled gardens, parkland, woodland and fields. Meanwhile, the decor is fresh and elegant with a neutral colour palette that sets off carefully placed objects including framed engravings, ornaments, mirrors and a needlepoint rug.

    There’s comfy sofa seating and chairs, a desk, an open fire and a Smart TV with access to Netflix (own login details required). Behind the sofa, there’s a round dining table with seating for four and a large dresser with decorative china dinnerware. In the kitchen area, there is everything you will need to self-cater with ease including a fridge/freezer, microwave, hob and oven, waste disposal unit, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    From the drawing room, there are stairs to the second floor where you’ll find the master bedroom. This room features a double, four-poster bed and a window seat with a lovely view over the gardens, while there is also a handy basin.

    Across the landing is the second bedroom that has two single beds, one of which is set in an alcove lined with decorative fabric and screened off by a matching curtain. It’s a great spot for a child who likes pretending they’re a fairy-tale princess or prince to lay their head.

    There’s also a modern family bathroom with mirrors that span the length of the room so that light bounces from every angle, a bath with a shower over, a WC and a washstand with a basin.

    Outside, at the end of the garden area, there is a private summerhouse and terrace for the sole use of guests of this cottage. With a table, chairs, an umbrella, a barbecue and views over one of the estate’s lawns and a border, it’s an idyllic place to while away sunny afternoons.

    You’ll also have access to the estate’s stunning gardens which feature a mix of formal and informal elements, the perfect place for a quiet stroll. There’s also access to shared facilities including an indoor swimming pool, spa and gym, as well as several children’s play areas and the teens’ games room.

  • Shared facilities

    You will have access to a host of on-site leisure facilities that are shared by guests of all cottages.

    Glorious gardens

    Visit England has awarded the estate gardens top marks and it’s not hard to see why. A real labour of love, with a mix of formal and informal elements, highlights of the gardens include topiary, box hedges, lawns, an old walled garden, gazebos, orchards, statues, a wisteria tunnel, vast borders, an arched column of yews and a stream… the list goes on. This is English country garden style at its very best.

    Swimming pool, spa and gym

    The indoor, heated swimming pool is great for a refreshing dip and is edged with poolside loungers so you can relax afterwards. Doors open onto an Italian-style garden and a sun terrace with more loungers, which is a blissful spot to enjoy a drink or lunch on a summer’s day. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult, while floats and swim nappies are available for little ones. Why not make it a full day of indulgence and book a facial or a massage with an expert therapist? The spa treatment rooms here are calming spaces filled with soothing scents and relaxing music.

    However, if you’re keen to keep up with your fitness routine, head to the gym which is equipped with a running machine, power plate, exercise balls, rowing machine, cross trainer, free weights and an exercise bike.

    Children’s facilities

    Children will love it here. There are three playgrounds, a two-storey Wendy house, bikes and a play cabin with dressing up clothes, art materials, toys and even child-sized croquet sets. Meanwhile, teenagers will like the games room which features a pool table, table tennis and table football, as well as a 75-inch TV with a PS4 and an Xbox 360. It’s the perfect place for a friendly competition with siblings, parents or new friends.

  • Guest access

    A member of staff from the cottage estate will greet you on arrival and show you to your cottage. The estate grounds and gardens, the swimming pool, spa area, gym and play areas are shared facilities available to guests of all the cottages at the site.

  • Sustainability

    Welcome hampers provided to guests include essentials and treats mostly sourced from neighbouring farms and local suppliers. Meanwhile, the all-natural toiletries supplied for you to use during your stay are from 100 Acres that donates a percentage of its profits to a rewilding Britain scheme. In addition, the estate gardens are a haven for wildlife. Shrubs and flowers have been planted to attract bees and butterflies, while flowers from the cutting garden are used in pretty arrangements in the cottages to welcome guests.

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    The cottage is accessed via a spiral staircase and is located on the 1st and 2nd floors.
    A camp bed the size of a 3ft single bed or a cot can be provided free of charge to accommodate an additional guest.

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • No pets allowed



  • BBQ - Gas
  • Bicycles Included
  • Children Welcome
  • Countryside Views
  • Games Console
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Luxury Toiletries
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Sky TV Package
  • Sonos Sound System
  • Spa


  • Bruern
  • Near London
  • Small Cottages

Health And Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector


  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Spa Experiences
  • Swimming
  • Walking


  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Induction Hob
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Outdoor Space
  • Seating Area
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi


  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Private Entrance


  • Outside Play Area
  • Toys And Books


  • Oxfordshire

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Local Info

The neighbourhood

The cottage is part of a luxury cottage estate set in beautiful grounds in the heart of the rural Oxfordshire Cotswolds between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. You will have access to a host of on-site leisure facilities that are shared by guests of all cottages including gardens, indoor swimming pool, spa facilities, gym and play areas and games for children.

Local pubs and restaurants include the Plough and The Wild Rabbit, both in Kingham within about a 10-minute drive; The Chequers in Churchill just down the road from the cottage and The Hare in Milton-under-Wychwood which is around 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike.

The cottage is well-placed for days out to a host of attractions including Hidcote, Kiftsgate Court, Barnsley House and Broughton Castle, which are wonderful places for lovers of fine gardens and all within an hour’s drive.

For families, there’s the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Birdland, the Dragonfly Maze and Folly Farm Waterfowl. Meanwhile, if it’s historic houses that appeal most, you won’t be disappointed by Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle or Chastleton House.

Getting around

The cottage is located in the rural village of Bruern, near Chipping Norton. The nearest railway station is Kingham, about 3 miles away. A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around.



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