4.1 miles NE of Near Banbury

Fairleys

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Step into this pretty Oxfordshire cottage and you'll be swept away by its romantic loveliness. Beautifully restored and welcoming, this wonderfully calming retreat is bedecked in the softest colours and carefully designed interiors, with plush velvets, sheepskin rugs, soft patinated woods and a flickering wood burner, all carefully tucked away behind its golden sandstone exterior, whilst outside a bubbling hot tub awaits. Oh-so-spacious, Fairleys also welcomes up to two dogs, so no one loses out on a holiday! Set in the gorgeous Oxfordshire, this wonderful couples retreat is just over an hour from London by train and just a five minute walk from the station, yet perfectly positioned to explore the exquisite Cotswolds, the dreaming spires of Oxford and the wonderful surrounding countryside - a perfect stay, whether for a short break, a week's holiday or longer.


Living

The delightful sitting room has the most stunning outlook, overlooking pretty King Suttons church. There is a three-seater velvet sofa with six down filled cushions and a cosy blanket on which to sprawl on and relax, whilst there's also a love seat (shipped over from Brown Thomas in Dublin), made for curling up together on amongst the squashy cushions and a blanket. There's also a reading chair for quiet moments alone with that book you've been meaning to read. There is a huge sheepskin rug in which to sink toes and a flickering wood burning stove to keep you toasty warm.

There is also a stunning, Victorian-inspired study with a desk should you need to catch up on any work - or a moment or two of quiet contemplation - with two gorgeous leather chairs.


Eating

The pretty country kitchen is surprisingly spacious and has everything you could possibly need to rustle up a feast for you and your beloved. At its heart is a glorious bottle green Aga with two hobs - a dream to cook on whist keeping the kitchen toasty room. In addition, there's plenty of space to prep with worksurfaces and a central island. Other equipment includes a separate hob with two rings, microwave, dishwasher, Dualit appliances, a juicer, steamer and the all-important Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother. A little padded bench by the Aga provides a little reading nook.

The kitchen island has a little breakfast bar for quick snacks (or for perching on whilst watching the cook at work!). The dining room is home to a good-sized table with four chapel chairs with Susie Watson seat pads. There is a French chest of drawers with table mats and extra cloths should you need them.

In addition, there's a utility room with a washing machine.


Sleeping

The oh-so-romantic bedroom lies upstairs and comes complete with a king-sized bed, swathed beautifully in luxurious bedding, such as the silk Soak and Sleep duvet and organic Dip and Doze bed linen, as well as sumptuous throws and cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep. Lying in bed, you can gaze out of the window and watch the trees sway hypnotically with the breeze - you'll never want to get up and breakfast in bed is a must! Decorated in soft greys and blues, at the bottom of the bed sits a chaise, whilst there's an occasional chair and table, perfect for getting ready for the day. In addition, there's a large chest of draws whilst in the gorgeous dressing room there's a French armoire, large full-length mirror and occasional chair.


Bathing

There's a lovely shower room with Fired Earth shower with additional hand-held shower, plus a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy. The White Company bathrobes are also provided for extra cosiness. Downstairs, you'll find a wet room in the utility room.


Outdoor space

Step outside and there's a sun-soaked courtyard waiting to be discovered. There are two Edwardian garden chairs with a beautiful wood and metal Victorian table, offering plenty of room for alfresco meals and reading papers with your morning coffee. In addition, there are two steamer chairs with full length cushions and with extra cushions for when sun worshipping is the order of the day. There is also a barbecue and a small fire pit - perfect for toasting marshmallows under the star-filled sky, whilst a bubbling hot tub awaits to welcome you into its sumptuous depths. The courtyard is completely enclosed with very high stone walls, so your four-legged friends have the freedom to explore.


Parking

There is plenty of on street parking by the property and around the nearby green.


Babies

Babes in arms are most welcome at Fairleys. A travel cot, highchair and stair gate can be provided on request.


Dogs

Fairleys is pleased to welcome up to two well behaved dogs. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. There’s a dog bed in the dining room (complete with very squishy pillow!), plus homemade doggy treats, a toy and complimentary poo bags.


Concierge service

The lovely owner is on hand to help with any special requirements you may have, such as taking in your online shop before you arrive, providing a ready-prepared meal (on arrival or at any time during your stay), dog minding services and help arrange something amazing for special occasions. They can also pick you up from the station should you come by train.


WiFi

Fairleys has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


In the Area

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out (or in). The Yurt at Nicholsons in North Aston serves organic, local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's a must any time of day. No stay would be complete without a visit to Daylesford Organic Farm, where you'll not only find an astonishing farm shop but a restaurant, spa and cookery school too. There are some excellent pubs and inns too - try The Boxing Hare near Swerford, the Castle Inn at Edge Hill and The White Horse which is within walking distance of Fairley's. You're also only 25 minutes from Soho Farnhouse in Great Tew.

For places to explore, take a day trip to Oxford to gaze at the dreamy colleges, wonderful parks and great shops and museums. Like to hike? Pull on your walking boots and take to the many paths and bridleways that snake across the Cotswolds or attempt some of the Cotswold Way. The Rollright Stones, an ancient stone circle, makes for an interesting stop off. Pay a visit to the many pretty Cotswold villages such as Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh. Head further afield and catch a play in Stratford, or head to Woodstock and the amazing Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill. If you enjoy shopping, head to famed Bicester Village, a luxury shopping outlet just twenty minutes away, or for car enthusiasts, Silverstone is twenty-five minutes away.


This one is for those seeking a romantic escape, a dreamy dog friendly homestay offering exquisite interiors and the perfect pad from which to explore this gorgeous part of England...

At a glance

From £769 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome

Key features

1 Hour from London

Aga

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Concierge service

Enclosed, courtyard garden

Fire pit

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Picturesque village setting

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Fairleys:

Would highly recommend this property. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished in a lovely village location.

A fantastic cottage to stay in, so many thoughtful touches made it perfect

Wonderful romantic bolt hole. We had an amazing few days and were sad to leave.

Fabulous - exceeded expectations and Penny was fantastic

This is lovely spacious cottage that a couple can properly enjoy living in without compromising whilst on holiday.

It is on the main train line to London, Oxford, Bicester Village and Birmingham so can actually be used not just as a country retreat but for city visits and attractions

This is a lovely cottage situated in a great location for walking, everyone in the village very friendly. The pubs were very dog friendly and the walks in the surrounding area are brilliant. We all really appreciated the little touches left in the cottage and the owners could not have been more helpful.

Great position. Fantastic courtyard garden. Spotless condition.

Penny and Charles, our hosts, we’re extremely pleasant and helpful. They were both there and not and judged the help we needed perfectly. The art in the accommodation was extremely appreciated. The small touches were everywhere and helped make our stay comfortable. The courtyard is like a little oasis. The study was put to good use as even on holiday some work was necessary! I never give 10/10 but this is a 9.9+!

Exceptional retreat. Everything was thought of and the attention to details were gorgeous. Penny and Charles are delightful hosts and so thoughtful

A beautiful cottage of an exceptional standard. The owners have thought of absolutely everything and the little personal touches were great. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore the area. We can't wait to return!

Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot. Thoroughly recommed geting the home cooked meals on arrival - delicious!