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Unusual Oak Framed Property With Rural Views



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Barn in Swerford, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England - On The Great Tew Estate

"Field end" is an oak timber framed dwelling in the grounds of Potato Town situated on the Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds. Designed and built by the owners, furniture designer John Callen and artist Pam Franklin. A contemporary spacious and light interior with beautiful rural views. Two bedrooms that can be configured with twin or double beds. Large deck area with seating, table and barbecue facilities over looking open fields.

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About the Owner

John Callen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

18 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


Cotswold cottage that ticks all the boxes!

  • 5 of 5

Field End cottage provides extremely comfortable accommodation for four in a very attractive part of the Cotswolds. The interior is bright, airy and pleasantly decorated; it is very well appointed, has extremely comfortable beds and the patio seats and table encourage full advantage to be taken of any decent weather.

We have just enjoyed an excellent break here. The location is so convenient with numerous attractions within easy reach. There is a good pub - the Masons Arms - which serves excellent food. just down the road. And a network of local paths enable the attractive local villages - Swerford, Hook Norton, Great Tew and Little Tew - to be explored on foot.

John and Pam were responsive and helpful from the moment we completed our booking and made us feel extremely welcome throughout our stay. Our daughter was particularly appreciative of the hammock, which enabled her to work on her dissertation without missing out on the remarkably good spring weather. The welcome pack with its local produce was another nice touch.

We would recommend this property unreservedly!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. John and Pam could not have been more welcoming. The cottage was excellent for my access needs - ramped access into the property, step-free access throughout inside and shower cubicles with a very slight step. We cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Cotswold Vacation Barn

  • 5 of 5

The converted barn was a great home base for visiting the Cotswolds. It was perfect for two couples and was exactly as described. We found it clean and comfortable with all that we needed for our weeks stay. We found fresh flowers, a fresh baked loaf of bread, a bottle of Hook beer, coffee, sugar, a discount card for The Mason Arms Pub (just down the road), and excellent information and instructions for enjoying our stay. The back deck, table, and hammock were perfect for relaxing and enjoying the country view and wildlife. You are near all key towns in this region and there is an Aldi grocery store within 4 miles. The owners were away but their daughter was very friendly and helpful whenever we had questions or needed assistance.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation, lovely location and lovely people! 3 of us for a uni reunion - had a great time and make sure you visit the Falkland Arms just a few minutes away - quintessential English pub - book though! Thanks to the owners for making us welcome and providing the jump leads after we didn't close the car door properly!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable place to stay, lovely hosts, and easy access to Cotswold villages and Oxford.

  • 5 of 5

Field End is well situated and screened in Pam's lovely garden, which was full of beautiful dahlias when we were there. They have created a private space for visitors to enjoy, with a wonderful decking area to the rear overlooking open fields and woods, complete with table and seating for al fresco dining, and a hammock to relax in and gaze at the stars!

A welcoming gesture of artisan bread, local beer, chorizo, milk, chocolate and fruit was much appreciated to begin our week's stay. The large windows and patio doors provide lots of light to the rooms, with comfortable beds, two shower rooms and fresh flowers from the garden making it an enjoyable interior. Parking is easy, and the property is ideally situated for all the wonderful Cotswold villages and Oxford.

It was a pleasure to meet Pam and John, our lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful building, views, location and owners.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious modern cottage with lots of character set in a great location. Surrounded by open countryside and small cottage garden. A large decked area is lovely to sit with a coffee and what the Red Kites. The owners Pam and John are fabulous. We will most definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Activity and Interests


Car recommended

Nearest Airport - Birmingham 50 miles/1 hr

Trains - Banbury 10 miles/20 minutes or Charlbury 7 miles/16 mins

Nearest Motorway: M40 - Junction 9

Nearest pub/restaurant Mason's arms - 5 minutes or Falkland Arms in Great Tew 2 miles

Other restaurants - Wild Thyme, Chipping Norton 5 miles/14 minutes


Chipping Norton - 5 miles

London - 80 miles

Oxford - 20 miles

Chipping Camden - 20 miles

Stow-on-the-Wold - 15 miles

Stratford upon Avon - 25 miles

Bourton on the Water - 19 miles

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace - 11 miles

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our changeover days are Fridays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-May-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wash basin and wc. Bathroom from entrance with shower, wash basin and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed or two single beds. Bedroom 2 with king size double bed or two single beds with en-suite shower/bathroom.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has underfloor heating throughout. Pets accepted on arrangement with owners. Outside: On the south facing side of building there is a large deck being constructed. This will be finished for the summer months and will have table, chairs / benches and sun shade with barbecue facilities. Utility Room: There is an outside wc/utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and freezer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen provided. Property cleaned and fresh linen provided weekly.

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