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    Sleeps 1 - 2
  • £350 - £425 per week


Enjoy rural living in this comfortable, well equipped cottage on our beautiful smallholding in the Cotswolds. Perfect for exploring the picturesque countryside, local market towns, and country pubs!

Stable cottage is a comfortable, tastefully furnished cottage on one level ideal for a couple or a single person (we welcome dogs by agreement). There is under floor heating throughout the property making it particularly warm and cosy in winter. It has a fully equipped home from home kitchen and dining table with a view out over the stable yard. There is a comfortable lounge area with a television and built in DVD with a small DVD library, some board games and plenty of tourist literature and maps. The quiet and cosy double bedroom has lots of storage with a luxurious and spacious shower room nextdoor. Luxury linen and towels from The White Company are provided.

We have a fantastic pub in the village (The Red Lion, Long Compton) it has log fires, an excellent menu and is within easy walking distance of Stable Cottage, they also love and welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes! The area is popular with walkers and cyclists due to the number of footpaths and bridleways nearby including the Cotswold Way and the Darcy Dalton Way. We have numerous walks from the cottage, including circular walks with pubs strategically positioned!

GUEST'S COMMENTS 2018/2019 (so far!):

'Stable Cottage has been a lovely 'nest' to stay in while visiting the area. Thank you for your warm welcome.' P&P Northumberland

'Owners Caroline & chris were most accommodating, allowing our family to visit their smallholding and family of animals, our Grandchildren were delighted. We will most certainly return.' P&S County Durham

'We have had an amazing break, the cottage has everything, comfort, style and so very clean. One of the highlights was going to the bee hives with Chris and exploringthe world of bees.' J&J Derbyshire.


Stable Cottage is virtually equidistant from the beautiful and ancient market towns of Chipping Norton, Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Shipston on Stour, all of which are 5-15minutes drive away and have a fantastic choice of shops, tea rooms and pubs. We are also only 20 minutes from the historic town of Chipping Campden and very popular tourist villages of Bourton on the Water, Broadway and Burford.

Slightly further afield is Stratford upon Avon with its picturesque river and canal basin. It is, of course, Shakespeare’s birthplace and home to the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre (known locally as the RSC). 'Adam's Farm' is just half an hour away.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, seat of the Duke of Marlborough, is about 25minutes in the opposite direction and 15 minutes further on you arrive in the ancient city of Oxford where you can wander around the historic Oxford colleges (famous for Inspector Morse), punt on the river, or shop until you drop! If shopping is your thing there is also a retail outlet at Bicester Village again about half an hour drive from here.

Coventry Cathedral is about 45 minutes away and there is a whole days entertainment at Warwick Castle which is approximately 35 minutes away.
Nearer to home there is plenty of stunning scenery to explore on foot using our extensive footpath network and not forgetting to stop for refreshments in one of the many local pubs, all of which offer great food. The Rollright Stones are literally 10 minutes walk from the cottage and National Trust's Chastleton House is 4 miles away. You can happlily spend a week visiting National Trust properties with Snowshill House, Hidcote Gardens, Upton House, Charlecote Park, Coughton Court, Sherbourne Estate (previous home to BBC Spring, Autumn and Winter watch) and Lodge Park all less than 1 hours drive away.

We are keen animal lovers and if you are too you are welcome to explore our smallholding and meet the menagerie, they are all friendly and used to people. We have two rescue donkeys, Billy and O'Mally who love to play and roll in the paddock.They enjoy fuss and attention, Billy is brave and a cheeky chappie whilst O'Mally is more warey and can take a while to trust you. We have two home bred goats, Orlando is the bigger of the two and very friendly, he loves a head scratch, Veronica, his little sister, enjoys sunbathing on the grass.  We also have lots of guinea fowl charging around pointlessly, chickens and two beautiful cockerels, David and Jimmy (they are shut away at night so your sleep won't be disturbed!). We must not forget Biscuit and Mollie's new project, Orla the ex-racehorse, and our two adorable dogs, Peggy the squirmy spaniel and Racket the failed working bloodhound!

Chris is an enthusiastic bee keeper and will happily chat to you about his bees and even lend a suit if you fancy a look at them with him-they are at the far end of our big field so won't worry you. 

We also have plenty of wildlife and lots of beautiful birds, including an owl nestbox camera if the time of year is right. If you are interested to know more please just ask.

All photographs shown are taken on our smallholding(except the local pub!). 

We are completely flexible about start days and length of stay, see rates below

This summer, 2019 3 nights £300, 4 Nights £375, 5 Nights £400, 6/7 nights £425

Holidays started after Sunday 28th October 2019: 3 nights £290, 4 nights £310, 5 nights £330, 6/7 nights £350


Available Extras

  • Bat detecting

    Explore our grounds with our daughter, Mollie, who is an Ecologist with a state of the art bat detector, she will identify and explain the species found and tell you some more about these fascinating animals. Available May to September, weather permitting.

  • Beekeeping Experience

    Chris will suit you up and take you to the world of the honey bee. He will show you as much or as little as you are comfortable and you can even get hands on if you wish. It is usually possible to see eggs and larvae and to look at the pollen and honey stores, you may even spot the Queen! Only available April-September and weather permitting!

  • Guided nature walk

    Chris will take you around the grounds and show you our flora and fauna according to the time of year. We have recorded over 70 different birds including 3 species of Owl, two of which are regular breeders here. In Spring and Summer we have Orchids and other wild flowers, bats etc.


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    Stable Cottage
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    Sleeps 2
  • £350 - £425 per week
  • Lounge  and Dining area
  • The well equipped kitchen
  • Double bedroom on the ground floor with bathroom next door
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom storage
  • Bathroom with true, level, walk in shower, no 'shower tray'.
  • Coat and boot area
  • The front of the cottage and parking area behind the gate.

The Paxford family offer a warm welcome to Stable cottage which provides modern comfortable ground floor accommodation on one level with under floor heating throughout. This has been recently converted from part of the host’s main house and it includes private parking to the side of the property. The cottage looks out on the stable yard.

The front door opens directly into the generous kitchen area which is well equipped with a double oven, grill and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a combined washing machine/tumble dryer. There is ample good quality crockery and cutlery plus all the utensils and kitchen equipment you could need. There is also plenty of worktop and storage space and a practical stone floor.

This leads into the living area which is carpeted, there is a table and chairs for eating, a comfortable two seater settee and an arm chair. There is also a Freeview TV with an integrated DVD/CD and a small library of DVD’s for your use. Local maps, tourist information, guided walk books and some board games are also provided for visitor’s to borrow.

There is a separate, quiet, carpeted bedroom which contains a double bed and large fitted cupboard with lots of storage space including hanging rails and shelving. The comfortable bed is dressed in White Company linen with a 3 season feather and down duvet, four feather and down pillows and extra blankets provided.

There is a beautiful spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower, toilet, sink, illuminated mirror and large heated towel rail (also strategically placed grab rails if you need them). Again, White Company towels and mats are provided.

Outside you are welcome to walk your dog in the paddocks and field; there is an outside tap for washing off muddy boots (and dogs!). We also have a stable block opposite with space for storage of bikes/wet clothes etc. 

We are completely flexible about start days and length of stay, please ring or e-mail to enquire and see rates below:

Holidays started after Sunday 28th October 2019: 3 nights £290, 4 nights £310, 5 nights £330, 6/7 nights £350

Next summer, holidays started on or after 3rd April 2020: 3 nights £300, 4 Nights £375, 5 Nights £400, 6/7 nights £425


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Additional Directions Information

If you enter our Postcode CV36 5NX into Google maps or Satnav it will lead you into The Hollows. Drive down the Hollows and on your right you will see a grass bank with a weeping willow tree and the drive up to our house. The sign for 'Kingstone Hollow' and a beehive for our post are at the bottom of the drive. Drive up the drive which consists of two tracks with grass up the middle and park in front of the gate under the hay rack planter, walk through the gate into the yard and Stable Cottage is immediately on your left.

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