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    Sleeps 1 - 2
  • £85 - £510 per week


The Garden Flat is a brand new extension to our converted Cotswold stone barn located just outside Hook Norton in Oxfordshire on a quiet country lane.

A well designed, self contained & comfortable flat with stunning views across our own fields and horses to the Cotswold village of Hook Norton. The flat is a recent extension to our converted stone barn and is suitable for a couple.  Large sitting room, double bedroom with King size bed & ensuite bathroom; separate kitchen area with microwave, fridge, double electric hob, dishwasher and all necessary cooking and eating utensils.  Gas barbecue on the patio.

EMMA DB "What a wonderful (and very comfortable!) flat, beautifully designed and decorated and in such a stunning location with views across the valley.   Anne and Des, superb hosts! Delicious breakfast treats were left for us in a very well thought through kitchen. Everything was spotless and so well equipped. Thank you! x" September 2017

Ray "Anne has really set the bar high. From the clear, thorough welcome and prompt communication to the very well appointed flat, Anne's place is most definitely one of the nicest stays I have had. The Garden Flat is very comfortable and very well appointed. It felt like a home away from home. The fresh milk and eggs etc were a very nice touch although the rather large bowl of chocolates may have been slightly over-enjoyed :-) Without question give this place 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from the city and enjoy the countryside with all the comforts of home." November 2017

Daniel: We had a great stay with Anne and Des. The location of the Garden Flat is just stunning - a new annex to an old barn, sympathetically styled to blend with the existing barn, and perched atop a hill with views over the beautiful village of Hook Norton. A very pleasurable 10 minute stroll down the hill (in our case star lit and to the sound of owls) is all that stands between you and some lovely food and drink in the local pubs. The space is very stylish, clean and comfortable and utterly quiet. Do come here for a complete get away - and do explore the surrounding countryside and villages which are so beautiful they seem to belong in a painting! February 2018

Barry: After a long drive we arrived, this apartment was a lovely surprise and instantly felt like a little bit of heaven. The place was super clean, toasty warm and there were even some supplies left in the fridge. Anne even left hot water bottles! The apartment has been tastefully decorated with love and felt very much like home - so much so we didn't even do any planned sight seeing! If you are looking for an escape from city life (but still want comfort) this could be the place! December 2017

Graham & Pat: We had a fabulous few days in The Garden Flat. The stylish accommodation is light and airy and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay. The village of Hook Norton is a five minute stroll away and has a lovely pub and general store. Des and Anne are great hosts and we have no hesitation in recommending for a stay in the Cotswolds.  April 2018

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Available Extras

  • Meals and picnics can be provided

    Meals can be provided, either to await you after a long day's sightseeing or come and join the hosts. Picnic lunches or breakfasts also available on request. Price TBA but as we are not licensed you need to bring your own alcohol!

  • Welcome Pack

    The basics will be ready and waiting for you - tea, coffee, bread, milk etc but if you have any specific requirements let us know and we can do the shopping for you and have it ready for your arrival. Price depends on what you order!

  • Small single sofa bed

    Small single sofa bed available on request for small 3rd guest!

  • Room for a Helicopter!

    Large flat area suitable to take a helicopter dependent on rules and regs - ideal for the F1 Grand Prix, Cheltenham Festival etc

  • Prices!

    Please see the Ts & Cs page for prices - (just up on the right).

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    The Garden Flat
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    Sleeps 2
  • £85 - £510 per week

The Garden Flat is a brand new extension to our converted Cotswold stone barn. Attractively and tastefully furnished by our Interior Designer daughter; it is accessed through wide double French doors and is all on one level. It is designed with a couple in mind.  The flat has a small kitchen area with a 2 ring hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster & kettle and there is a small gas barbecue outside on the private patio area. This overlooks our own fields & horses and the village of Hook Norton.  Garden Flat has it's own entrance and ample private parking.

The flat has a large, light, airy & comfortable sitting room, again with lovely views, and there is large smart TV & freeview box. There are local maps and guides available for walks & other tourist attractions and an Ordnance Survey map on the wall in the kitchen area. The double bedroom is accessed via some old French shutter doors and has a large wardrobe and drawers. The ensuite bathroom has a shower/bath plus basin and loo.

We have two pubs in the village, both around a 10 to 15 minute walk, but uphill on the way home! Other that these two, there isThe Gate Hangs High about a mile the other side of Hooky, The Red Lion, in Long Compton about 4 miles away with excellent food and service; The Boxing Hare in Swewrford  and The Norman Knight in Whichford takes a lot of beating – but you would definitely need to book! The whole area is popular with cyclists, walkers and horse riders so booking is usually advisable in any of the better locals! There is a tennis club in the village and regular organised walks that visitors are welcome to join! Hook Norton is an eco village, with 3 biodiesel cars, 2 e-bikes and a thriving eco approach to solar heating etc. As well as tours round the Brewery you can visit The Cotswold Distillery just up the road in Cherington and they have regular tours as well as some great gins to buy!  Soho Farmhouse is about 4 miles away and the award winning Daylesford Organic Farmshop about 5 miles.  

Hook Norton is about the same distance from Stow on the Wold, Chipping Norton, Moreton in Marsh (huge market every Tuesday) and Shipston on Stour – all very attractive local market towns. The more touristy areas of The Slaughters, Bourton on the Water, Chipping Camden & Broadway are a little further with maybe a half hour drive – but through gorgeous countryside – and well worth a visit! Batsford Arboretum is accessed from Bourton on the Hill via their own Garden Centre, and Westonbirt Arboretum is around at hour away through Cirencester. Locally there are many antique outlets – of particular note is Station Mill in Chipping Norton – 2 floors & a café! Stow on the Wold too is famous for antiques – but of the more pricey variety. It also has 2 annual Gypsy Fairs in May & October.

If you travel a little further you will find Woodstock, and the famous Blenheim Palace; Stratford on Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace & the home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company, or RSC; Oxford with it’s beautiful colleges and Bicester Village – one of the UK’s top tourist attractions! Warwick, Coventry, Rugby, Daventry, Evesham, Worcester, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury & Malvern are all within an hour’s drive!

The National Trust is well represented locally with Chastleton House, Snowshill, Upton House, Hidcote Gardens, Charlecote Park & many others all around an hour’s drive or less from Hook Norton. For cyclists, walkers and riders there are plenty of footpaths, bridleways and mapped cycle routes – all with handily placed pubs en route! The area is well served with 5 local golf courses within 10 minutes & we can advise which one would suit your game! Soho Farmhouse has opened recently about 10 minutes away in the village of Great Tew – you need to be signed in by a member – or be a member!
There are many annual “must sees” near to the cottage – Silverstone Motor Racing track is about 40 minutes away with its many meetings including the British Grand Prix; Cheltenham Race Track is, again, about 40 minutes away and the whole area is always busy during the Festival Week; Blenheim Palace hosts The Countryfile Live show and Blenheim Horse Trials to name but 2 of the many events they put on; Cornbury Park has The Wilderness Festival every year – about 20 minutes away & Jamie Oliver’s The Big Feastival is in Kingham just the other side of Chipping Norton. There’s horse racing at Stratford, eventing at Aston le Walls & Blenheim, the hugely popular Prescott Hill Climb just this side of Tewkesbury, Hook Norton’s own Beer Festival, a Canal Festival in Stratford on Avon & many other markets, sporting events and festivals large and small. The Warwickshire& Heythrop Hunts are locally based and we occasionally see The Farmer’s Bloodhounds, who chase “the clean boot” – i.e. a runner!

The owners have lived at the house for nearly 20 years and know the area well.  We have 2 small dogs, Ted & Nellie and a beautiful but shy white cat called Florence! Regrettably we are unable to accept dogs or children!

Get directions

Additional Directions Information

From the village of Hook Norton, take the road directly opposite The Village Shop in the middle of the village - Bell Hill. Follow this down the hill then up between stone cottages . As you leave the village you will see a small village green on your left with a white thatched cottage. Keep straight on out of the village until you see "Crossbanks Lane" on your right - take this lane and the drive to The Garden Flat is immediately on your right. By all means take your car round to the double doors to unload, but then please park in front of the field gate so that you don't block your view!

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The Garden Flat Special Offers

  • image Blenheim Horse Trials

     Special Offer for BE or BHS Members - 10% off your booking!  We are 15 miles - (about 25 minutes) from Woodstock.

    Offer expires 17 September 2018, terms & conditions may apply.
  • image 7 Nights for the price of 6

     We have no minimum stay requirements, but if you book 6 nights the 7th is free

    Offer expires 31 December 2018, terms & conditions may apply.