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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 £633 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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 Walking distance to a pub Wood Burner Perfect For Couples
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. 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. 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.

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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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