The Chestnuts - Luxury Cottage In The Cotswolds

Situated in the beautiful village of Shilton, this award winning cottage is a perfect Cotswolds Hideaway. The Chestnuts has been lovingly restored and refurbished throughout to preserve the traditional whilst being lavished with contemporary luxuries. Stone floors, oak beams and inglenook fireplaces exude old world charm, while stylish furnishings, original art and a kitchen equipped for the keenest chef, make this an ideal base whatever the season.

From your very first step into the cottage you are aware of the perfect blending of old and new. A modern kitchen leads through to the newly added garden room with direct access to the rear garden. The spacious dining area has beautiful exposed Cotswold stone walls and enough seating for eight guests. The main sitting room, with inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove and exposed beams offers a perfect place to retire to of an evening as night draws in. The garden room doubles up as a movie/entertainments room with a Sony 4k television, Bluetooth soundbar, DVD player, library of books and plenty of board games to keep all ages amused.

Each first floor wing of the house is accessed by its own staircase leading to two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom of each wing has a king-size bed and floor to ceiling windows complete with Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens and woodlands.

Outside is a private landscaped garden looking out onto the meadow and the village ford. With plenty of outdoor seating this is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or an early evening drink after a long day exploring the Cotswolds.

The village was used as a location in the popular television drama, Downton Abbey: the Old Forge, beside the ford, became the Red Lion pub and the delightful little 18th century hump-backed bridge also featured. With its attractive ford across ‘The Shill’ brook, a traditional village green, pretty stone cottages and the popular Rose and Crown village pub (just across the road form The Chestnuts), the village of Shilton is a truly wonderful Cotswold experience.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Sitting room
With comfortable sofas, a large flat screen Sony 4K television plus Bluetooth soundbar, DVD player, Bose Bluetooth speakers and a wood burning stove in an inglenook fireplace.
Dining area
With dining table and seating for eight guests.
Including two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, electric oven and induction hob. Lavazza Espresso coffee pod machine.
Garden room
With comfy sofas, a large flat screen Sony 4K television plus Bluetooth soundbar and DVD player. French doors to the garden.
Shower room
With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
With wash basin and WC.

First Floor:
Bedroom one
With a 5' king-size bed and Juliet balcony.
Bedroom two
With a 5' king-size bed and Juliet balcony.
Bedroom three
With a 4'6 double bed.
Bedroom four
With a 4'6 double bed.
Family bathroom
With a large oval bath, walk-in shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
With a large oval bath, wash basin and WC.

Private rear garden overlooking the ford, table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace. Tom Kerridge charcoal barbecue with tools.
Off-street parking for one car plus plenty of roadside parking with no restrictions.

Additional Information:
Children and babies welcome.
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.
Sorry, no pets.
CCTV is at the property which covers the front door. CCTV for property security purposes only.
Landline phone access for incoming and outgoing calls – honesty system.
In-house massage (by prior arrangement).
Grab rails and a shower seat are provided for the less mobile.
Please note that the stone steps leading upstairs from the sitting room are steep.

  • Child Friendly
  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Detached
  • Dishwasher
  • Family Friendly
  • Fishing Onsite / Nearby
  • High Chair Available
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • National Park
  • Near Golf Course
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Patio
  • Pets
  • Pub Nearby
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

The attractive ford across ‘The Shill’ brook, the open village green and pretty stone cottages are much photographed and make the village of Shilton a truly Cotswold experience. Shilton has a fine medieval church, The Church of the Holy Rood.

In the neighbouring village of Bampton you will discover a supermarket, the local butchers, an art gallery and a number of pubs. Bampton also has a variety of annual events including The Great Original Shirt Race, Morris Dancing and Donkey Derby.

Local eateries include The Rose and Crown at Shilton, a 17th century public house and The Bull at Burford known for its gourmet delights.

There are an abundance of quaint, pretty, picturesque Cotswold villages surrounding the area including Radcot which offers one of the oldest crossing points over the River Thames. Burford is only three miles away and Cirencester is 20 miles.

Daylesford Organic Farm is not far away and offers fresh local produce, there is also a spa, a cookery school and cafe.

Burford Garden Centre is a stylish garden centre with rustic chic home interiors and a gift shop, plus a cafe and art gallery. For a family day out the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is a must.

Oxford is just over 20 miles away where you can enjoy a days punting on the river, admire the spectacular architecture or do a spot of shopping. Closer still is Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.

Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon which is only an hours drive away.

Enjoy a day at Sezincote House & Gardens, close to Moreton-in-Marsh and also Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre Batsford Park.

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