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Banbury Hill Farmhouse


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100-199 Mbps
Beautifully decorated in a classic style, this seven-bed Cotswold stone farmhouse is the perfect location for celebrating special occasions or gathering friends to make memories. The farmhouse sits nestled at the heart of what was once a working farm, now fully diversified and dedicated to tourism.

The muted interior has sparks of colour giving each room its own personality. A well-equipped modern farmhouse kitchen has everything you could need to serve meals in the stunning dining room and the living room has a cosy woodburner. You will find eye-catching artwork throughout which is in keeping with your surroundings, showing landscapes and farmers’ markets. Outside is a spacious lawn and patio with large picnic benches and a fire pit.
Full Description
A short distance outside Charlbury, Banbury Hill Farmhouse is set among similar farm buildings alongside the lovely Cotswold View Caravan & Camping Park. With its own gravelled drive and parking area, the cottage sits at one side of the lawned garden and patio. A number of walking routes lead from the cottage and it is an easy distance from Chipping Norton and other charming villages.

The farmhouse has been beautifully decorated throughout with all the features you would expect in a relaxing home from home. A well-equipped kitchen provides space for children to eat in the adjoining breakfast bar area and the stunning dining room with open stonework is a wonderful space for the whole group to spend time together. A sitting room with a woodburner and sink-in sofas give room to relax and put your feet up at the end of the day. The central foyer and grand staircase take you to the first and second floors with seven bedrooms, many with unique en-suites. There will be no fighting over the best room as each is equally stylish.

Patio doors open from the dining room to the paved patio looking out over the Cotswold hills and rolling farmland. The garden has a lawned area and is fenced with gated access allowing the children to play safely. You can dine outside on fine evenings and light the firepit to keep the cold at bay. Beyond the garden, well-signed trails take you around the surrounding farmland where you can find sheep and donkeys.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Entering the farmhouse, you are first met by an American style fridge-freezer, a Belfast sink and a dishwasher in the entrance hall. A hamper filled with your breakfast favourites will be waiting for you outside the back door every day you wake up, carefully chosen from local suppliers like Bampton Butchers, Mayfield Eggs, and Marks Bakery.

The kitchen has been beautifully decorated in fresh white and grey and is fitted with all the modern conveniences you would expect. After your long journey, you will be welcomed by a homemade cake that will be waiting for you on the kitchen island. The electric AGA is ideal for cooking up delicious meals for the entire family and the central island ensures there is enough counter space for preparing vegetables. A second dishwasher and fridge/freezer means nobody will be stuck doing the washing up and reduces the need for trips to the supermarket, giving you more time to spend together. The kitchen leads into a breakfast bar area which seats four, great for the children in the morning. You will also find a TV, wine fridge, and a host of games stored here.

Utility Room/Boot Room:
From the kitchen, you can step through into the handy boot room which provides the perfect space for storing walking boots, jackets and backpacks. Here you will also find the utility room which is equipped with a washing machine, dryer and sink.

The kitchen then leads you into the foyer at the centre of the house. A grand staircase takes you up to the floors above and the modern cast iron chandelier will catch your eye. A large mirror, dresser and armchair make this a nice area to sit and wait for the rest of the family to be ready for the day’s adventure. From the foyer there is a WC and a door which opens to the patio, lawn and beyond.

Dining Room:
This stunning dining room creates a beautiful backdrop to family celebrations. Seating 14 you can gather around the large wooden table and serve delicious homecooked meals, enjoy a glass of champagne and spend the evening reminiscing and telling stories. The blue walls are lined with historic photos of the farm while parts of the stonework has been left open as a nod to this building’s past. In the corner is what was once Charlbury Quarry reception desk, now restored and acting as a bar area to serve cocktails from. Patio doors open to the garden where you can enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and hills.

Living Room:
The comfortable and quiet living room is a cosy spot to gather in front of the woodburner with a book or enjoy a film on the large wall mounted TV. Softly lit by ceiling and table lights you can unwind on the velvet sofas which seat 7 or perch on the window seat enjoying the view of the duck pond, livestock, and hills beyond.

First Floor

Up the central staircase you reach the first floor landing with large paintings overlooking the foyer below.

Bedroom One:
This first king-size double to the right of the stairs has been decorated in white and overlooks the duck pond and garden. Plump bedding and sumptuous blankets ensure a good night’s sleep and you can relax on the chaise longue with a morning cup of coffee. A bedside table with lamps on each side of the bed, chest of drawers, and an open hanging rail provide storage.

The spacious en-suite has bohemian style tiles and stylish twin bowl sinks. A walk-in shower with rainfall head, WC, heated towel rail and large lit mirrors complete this en-suite.

This family bathroom features a bath with rainfall shower above, WC, heated towel rail and sink unit. It has the only bath on this floor and is ideal for guests staying in the twin bedroom.

Bedroom Two:
Making a clever use of the space, this compact king-size double room has a sliding door hiding either the storage cupboard or the en-suite. This room looks out to other farm buildings and the old stables. There is a bedside table with lamps to each side of the bed and a mirror.

Behind the sliding door is an en-suite shower room with walk in shower with rainfall head, WC, small sink and heated towel rail.

Bedroom Three:
A great room for younger members of the family, this twin room has a chest of drawers with lamp between the beds, a full-length mirror and a footstool.

Bedroom Four:
The final room on this floor is a lovely king-size double with built-in hanging rails and dressing table with chair. Looking out to the fields and hills beyond it is a relaxing room where you can get away from it all. Two bedside tables with lamps and a chest of drawers offer lots of storage options.

This bedroom benefits from an en-suite with a large walk-in shower decorated with eye-catching patterned blue tiles. A WC, sink, heated towel rail and quirky round window finish this room.

Second Floor

A door hides a bookshelf and selection of books below the staircase which takes you up to the second floor.

Bedroom Five:
Set under the eaves, this twin room has two single beds with feature headboards and a single bedside table and lamp between them. An open hanging rail and chest of drawers provide storage and there is a full-length mirror. A skylight window allows in light but it cannot be opened fully to ensure this room is safe for all guests.

Bedroom Six:
At the back of the house this king-size double room is a retreat from the buzz and noise of family gatherings. With a statement headboard and matching soft furnishings this is a comfortable room to relax in. An armchair gives a place to enjoy a book and there is a hanging rail and chest of drawers. Two bedside tables with lamps, a mirror and the skylight window bring light in.

Shower Room and WC:
As none of the second-floor bedrooms come with an en-suite, there is a useful shower room and separate WC. Decorated with colourful tiles the shower room has a step-in cubicle with rainfall head, WC and a sink unit. Next door is an equally well-decorated WC and sink.

Bedroom Seven:
The final king-size double room has an extra splash of colour with a feature khaki green wall. This delightful room has an armchair, hanging rail and chest of drawers to store your belongings. There is also a full-length mirror to check your outfit before heading down for dinner.


The garden is a wonderful space with a large lawn for the children to play, two picnic benches for enjoying outdoor meals and a fire pit to roast marshmallows in the evenings. Why not visit the neighbouring café, The Old Shed, and treat yourself to a cake and hot drink to enjoy in your own space. A gravelled area creates a driveway to the rear of the cottage where there is parking space for 5 cars.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedrooms - 7 bedrooms across 5 king-size double and 2 twin rooms
  • 5 Bathrooms - 1 shower room, 1 bathroom, 3 en-suite, 2 WC
  • Hair dryer - 7
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March). Additional log nets (which include kindling & firelighters) can be purchased at the property for 6.50/per net
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster - 2
  • Kettle - 2
  • Fridge - 2
  • Freezer - 2
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher - 2
  • Dining table - Seats 14
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart - Netflix included
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Detachable BBQ rack on fire pit, logs and kindling supplied for initial fire. Additional log nets (which include kindling & firelighters) can be purchased at the property for 6.50/per net
  • On-site facilities - The Old Shed cafe, disc golf course, football pitch, playground
  • Fire pit
  • Tennis court
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 5 cars, additional parking available on request
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: Charlbury has a very well-stocked Co-operative Food Store (with a car park), selling a wide range of food and drinks. There is also a Londis convenience store in the town and the Charlbury Deli on Market Street. For larger supermarkets head to Witney (7 miles) where there is a Sainsburys, Waitrose, M&S Food Hall and Lidl. Alternatively, Chipping Norton (8 miles) also has a large Co-operative Food Store, Aldi and M&S Food Hall.

Other food shopping experiences: Charlbury Farmer’s Market: OX7 3RJ. 2nd Saturday – March – June – September – December (9am-1pm)

Eating Out:
  • The Bull Inn, Charlbury (1.5 miles)
  • The Bird in Hand, Hailey (5.5 miles)
  • The Lamb Inn, Crawley (6.5 miles)

Walks: Fancy a new adventure? There are a number of walks, of varying difficulty and length, taking in the scenery of Charlbury and the surrounding area. Search ‘Oxfordshire Walks’ on your app store. The app provides easy to follow routes, showing your position on the map as you walk. It uses your phone GPS to locate, guide and give you the confidence to explore and enjoy some of our favourite local walks.

Places to Visit:
  • Blenheim Palace - World Heritage Site (9 miles)
  • Diddly Squat Farm Shop – Clarkson’s Farm (5 miles)
  • Stow-on-the-World - A vibrant and historic market town with lots to offer visitors on a day out in The Cotswolds (17 miles)
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Two dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.


We had an amazing stay in the farmhouse, the house is the perfect balance of spacious yet cosy and was exceptionally well kitted out. The owners made us feel so welcome and delivered delicious breakfast pastries every morning. Thank you for a lovely stay!

| 10/11/2023

We had a wonderful time at Banbury Hill Farmhouse! It was spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. A great place for our family gathering with all our children and grandchildren. The facilities on site and the breakfast provisions were greatly appreciated. We also enjoyed the beautiful Cotswold scenery, seeing the farm animals and visiting Cotswold Wildlife Park and Blenheim Palace.

| 22/09/2023

A visit that exceeded expectations. The house was lovely and very practical and it was great having a coffee and snack shop on site. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast hamper was extremely generous and the delivery of fresh bread and pastries every morning was a lovely touch. The location was great and there was plenty on site and within short distances to keep our grandchildren interested.

| 31/08/2023

We had a wonderful weekend stay here (7 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 kids). The place is absolutely incredible. Well furnished, and really well equipped, it had a massive slow cooker as well as a toastie maker, wine fridge, etc. It was well stocked on arrival with sausages, bread, milk, and fruit. Every morning fresh pastries and bread are delivered to our doorstep! Well situated,we visited Rollright Stones and Crocodile World and our kids loved the farm animals right outside and visited the goats every day. The teens had their own space in which to quietly retreat and the adults had a good chit chat. Overall it was perfect for what we wanted and we would for the first time ever seriously consider returning to the same place again!

| 25/08/2023

Everything about the farmhouse is just amazing, the interior is luxurious and spotless. It was perfect for my family of 11 including 3 very young children who loved the garden, ducks, goats, sheep and the dinosaur trail through the woods. Service was faultless with fresh pastries and baguettes delivered every morning, even on the day of leaving. Absolutely recommend this holiday home!

| 17/08/2023


Banbury Hill Farm lies in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty over-looking the Evenlode Valley and Wychwood Forest. Set in 54 acres of rolling, wooded farmland The Farmhouse offers the peace & tranquillity of the countryside in which to relax and enjoy your holiday or weekend break. The Farmhouse is ideally positioned for exploring Charlbury and the surrounding Cotswolds.

Charlbury is a small but lively and vibrant market town that has escaped the hordes of Cotswold tourists, making it a justifiable member of the ‘Undiscovered Cotswold Club’, yet it is only an hour from London by train and just 15 minutes’ drive from Soho Farmhouse. The town is full of historic 17th- and 18th-century buildings, has great pubs, independent shops, a local history museum, and is in a beautiful setting on the meandering River Evenlode with fabulous walking and cycling.