Little Coxwell, Burford & surrounding area
Where do we start... historic, contemporary, cool, inviting, warm - you're almost walking into a magazine shoot!! This barn has everything. Located in a quiet corner of Oxfordshire and on the edge of a classic country village,The Linhay is one of a kind. History suggests the old barn (there are two barns) originally dates back to Tudor times. Built and perched, literally, on a number of staddlestones it stands tall and proud in the grounds of the owner's beautiful cottage; it's filled with classic character, so much that you have to admire at how barns were built all those years ago. Today, the owner, who is a creative and passionate tour de force, has used all her experience to bring the barns to life with beautiful furniture and now is simply an exceptional choice, ideal for families or couples looking for a break in an attractive location. Three good size bedrooms, plus two super-smart bathrooms make it ideal for all party sizes. There is a good pub about 5 mins walk away and a range of super walks literally from your door. With Oxford about 20 mins drive away and the shoppers paradise of MacArthur Glen 25 mins away, you have got everything for a great break in a superb self catering home. We absolutely love it!
Entrance through to open plan living space, oak flooring throughout (some of it the original wood) with underfloor heating throughout.
Living Area with huge corner sofa, plus additional seating, wood burning stove, large flatscreen TV with DVD player and doors to rear courtyard.
Kitchen is a modern creation, with smart 'rough-sawn' oak cabinets under a granite surface, well equipped with large 5 ring electric range cooker, triple oven-grill, large American style fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a large dining table with 6 chairs. (We LOVE the dining chairs!)
Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The third bedroom is upstairs in the old barn, which is connected via small walkway to the new barn.
Bedroom One, Master Bedroom has a massive super king-size double bed (6ft) with a superb mattress. The room has beams galore and has light flooding in through tall, slim windows
Bathroom, modern, clean and stylish with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with two single beds.
Shower Room with walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom Three with double bed (4'6").
There is a small, private courtyaard area to the rear of the barns, secluded and with table and chairsand bar b q. Ideal for a cuppa! To the front and behind a Gothic rail fence is a second area, gravelled and enclosed with a bench for sundowners.
Pets Welcome. Children Welcome. Cot & High Chair incl. Wifi available and incl. Ample off street parking.
Linhay sits on the edge of Little Coxwell village which itself is in true, rolling English countryside - a village that is down a small lane and very quiet indeed! It is located in an area called the The Vale of the White Horse (in the western Oxfordshire region) between an area called The Ridgeway to the south, and The Thames to the north. The spot is well known for the chalk horse that can be seen on the ridgeway from long distances yet remains a relatively undiscovered and picturesque part of rural Oxfordshire.
There is a pub in the village, about 5 mins walk from The Linhay, it is called The Eagle, very luch a local pub which also serves good food.
There is a second pub about 20 mins walk away in the village of Fernham, called The Woodman and this is considered to be a very good pub locally.
In terms of local amenities, the market town of Faringdon is only 1.5 miles away, which should be able to satisfy all your needs with Tescos, Boots etc. It even has a tapas bar (La Bobina - highly recommended, but please note that bookings are essential).
If walking is your thing, then approx 5 miles south of the cottage you will find the Ridgeway -often described as Britain's oldest road, the Ridgeway follows ancient tracks and paths previously walked by herdsman and soldiers as long as 5000 years ago. You will find evidence of its history at both Uffington Castle (sadly now little more than a raised bank) and Wayland's Smithy (an ancient buriel ground).
To the north you can enjoy walks along the Thames, and perhaps take in William Morris's former home at Kelmscott Manor.
A little further afield you can be in Oxford in 20 - 25 minutes, or if you head in the opposite direction be at the McArthur Glen Outlet Village in Swindon in about the same time.
If you have the time, then you can be at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock in 30 - 40 minutes - absolutely stunning.
""Mrs Newlove 2017-02-17
"The Linhay is a beautiful, spacious, warm and cozy cottage in a great place. We used it as a base from which to have a party in the local pub. The landlady is lovely - very relaxed, and just left us to it. "Mrs Kelly 2017-02-02
"The Linhay...Little Coxwell...lovely converted barn.dog friendly.lovely walks.very relaxing week...owner nearby...not intrusive but available and very helpful when needed...would definately recommend to others..."Ackrill-Smith 2017-01-03