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Old Stable Loft

nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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On the first floor of a Victorian building in the Coleshill estate yard, this roomy apartment, is a wonderful base for exploring Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. A peaceful spot, there are views from the sitting room over the Victorian Model Farm Buildings in one direction and in another over a partly walled private garden to Coleshill Park beyond.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
a front entrance door leads into a large hallway with plenty of room for coats and boots. Lavatory off the hallway. Stairs to the apartment on the first floor.
First floor
the stairs open to a hall/landing area, sitting room, one double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), kitchen/dining room with original truss beams exposed, bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Central heating included, a log burning system shared with the Estate Office and Community Shop with a gas back-up.

Garden: there is a small enclosed sitting out area by the front door.

Parking: is available in the estate yard about 20 metres from the front door.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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  • Swindon
  • Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Swindon and Cricklade Railway
  • The Cotswolds
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Great Coxwell Barn
Great Coxwell Barn 13th-century stone barn
Buscot Park
Buscot Park Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot Old Parsonage Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Ashdown House
Ashdown House Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Heelis Central office for the National Trust

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • February 2015
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    Good recent improvements

    Good recent improvements to equipment - TV, microwave etc. Please can you provide WiFi!

  • John Sharp
    • January 2015
    • Herts
    Made special:

    Isolated and lots of room; nice local shops. Lots of room and very clean; the photographs of the website do not do it justice. Lovely place to stay.

  • Jean & Len Russell
    A gentle haven in a troubled world

    A gentle haven in a troubled world. We, a pair of real "oldies", weren't able to do much in the way of walking, but we have enjoyed our travels around the villages and above all, living in "our home" in this Home Farm Apartment for a week. A really felt it to be our home. Thank you.

  • Gill & John Boulton
    Lovely apartment with stunning scenery

    Like others before us this is our first NT cottage holiday and we intend to return here. Lovely apartment with stunning scenery - thank you for the flowers & hospitality tray - much appreciated. Our most strenuous outing was walking up to the White Horse and enjoying the scenery from there too (have been able to see the horse several times from the window when the sun was in the right spot) and then driving through the Lambourne Valley. Lovely peaceful relaxing holiday and left wishing we were staying for longer.

  • Hamilton
    Wonderful stay - so peaceful

    Wonderful stay - so peaceful. Apartment very welcoming and thank you to the housekeeper, we'll be back. A 3rd NT property we've stayed in and the most comfortable. Good organic shop for veg closeby.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
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