Stable Cottage is tucked away in the sleepy, rural Cotswold village of Salford, near Chipping Norton. Recently renovated to luxury boutique standards, the cosy bolthole marries old fashioned, rustic charm with subtle, stylish touches and all the modern amenities one could need. Stable Cottage is an exquisite countryside hideaway that has it all.
Located on the edge of a working farm in the rolling Cotswold countryside, guests enter the property through a stable door via a pretty, private patio.* This charming cottage is set across a spacious, single storey with exposed timber beams, high ceilings to the rafters and whitewashed walls that make this self-contained, home away from home, feel much larger than it is.
*Please note, Stable Cottage shares grounds with a main house, but the owners are rarely there and will never disturb you.
On entering Stable Cottage you are struck by the spacious living room connecting the large double bedroom and the open plan kitchen and dining room. An eye catching, reclaimed street lamp hangs from the high ceiling with floor to ceiling bookshelves, a large comfortable sofa and a modern woodburner that is as stylish as it is functional.
The newly fitted kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm. With a small dining table and chairs, enjoy romantic breakfasts, long lazy lunches and candlelit dinners aplenty. Use the Nespresso coffee machine (equipped with a milk frother and a selection of capsules), Bosch induction hob and oven at your leisure. With fresh farm eggs and a hamper full of local delights awaiting you on arrival, it would almost be a shame not to.
In the double bedroom a king size bed with Egyptian cotton linen and luxurious Hungarian goose down pillows make for the perfect night sleep. The bedroom has plenty of storage and provides pillowy soft towels and bathrobes to help you reach a state of true relaxation. The en suite bathroom with shower, sink and loo has our signature organic Bamford products to be used and enjoyed. The large, double doors open out onto the private patio which is perfect for alfresco, romantic breakfasts in summer whilst keeping the room nice and light in the winter months.
Bedroom: Super king size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and Hungarian goose down pillows. White washed, spacious cupboards with ample storage. A hairdryer and folding electric clothes rack are also available to help you dry off after a long country walk.
Bathroom: Waterfall shower, loo and sink, Bamford bath and shower products.
Living Room: Large TV, DVD player, wood burner*, variable lighting, books & boardgames, household safe.
Kitchen: Small kitchen table, Bosch induction hob and oven, washer dryer, dish washer, large fridge freezer. Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, DAB radio, microwave, kettle and toaster. Other kitchen essentials are provided such as salt & pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, local milk, tea bags, sugar and coffee, cling film and foil.
*Dried wood, starter fuel and matches are provided for the wood burner. The property manager is also on hand should you have any issues getting it going.
Outside: Private, sunny patio with table and chairs, a wood burning firepit and a large gas range BBQ that can be used by guests on request.
Wifi: Throughout the property.
Dogs: Whilst being a dog-friendly cottage, Stable Cottage can accept two well behaved dogs for an additional £30 at any one time but they must be kept off the furniture. Dog bowls and biscuits provided.*
Children: Stable Cottage is a children friendly property and high chairs, travel cots are available on request. There is no additional charge for babies up to two years of age.
A nanny can be booked on request at the rate of £10 an hour.
Parking: There is parking on site.
*The owners of Stable Cottage have four dogs, two cats and two chickens in the house next door so its vital that visiting dogs are kept under control.
The cottage is nestled within the grounds of a Victorian Farmhouse which is set down a quiet lane behind private gardens. The property is located in the sleepy Cotswold Village of Salford about 1.5 miles west of Chipping Norton.
The village is tiny and consists of a church and a local pub – The Salford Inn which is a four minute walk from the cottage. Kingham village and train station and Daylesford Farm are a seven minute drive with Stow on the Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh only a ten minute drive away.
*** There is no village shop in Salford but there is a small newsagent in Kingham, if you pass through or happen to be arriving by train. There is a large Co-Op and a small Sainsbury’s in Chipping Norton, a large Tesco’s in Stow and Daylesford Organic Farm near Kingham.
How to get to Salford:
The nearest train station is Kingham, which is 5 miles from Stable Cottage. There are direct trains from London Paddington, which take 1 hour and 20 minutes.
From West London it takes around an hour and 45 minutes, from Bristol it’s an hour and a half, and from Oxford it’s around 45 minutes. Further directions can be given at the time of booking.
If you require a taxi, we have a list of recommended taxi companies we use which we can send you on confirmation of your booking.
Food & drink
The Salford Inn is a four minute walk away from the property and is a great little local to have on your doorstep. The menu offers a balanced variety of traditional pub grub to homemade pizzas and a great selection of local ales. Other wonderful local pubs in the area include The Chequers in Churchill, The Bower House in Shipston and The Kings Head Inn in Bledington which has just been been named Pub of the Year but the Good Pub Guide. Other places to try include Daylesford Organic Farm, The Wild Rabbit.
The area around Stable Cottage is an epicurean’s dream with incredible restaurants such as the Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, The Garden Room in Broadway, Wild Garlic in Nailsworth and The Feather Nest in Nether Westcote. The area is worth a trip just to sample all of these amazing restaurants.
Ideal for walking and dog-friendly holidays, the countryside surrounding Stable Cottage is perfect for keen walkers and those just looking to appreciate the fresh country air. An OS map is provided in the cottage with recommended routes so you can plan to end up at a good local fire to warm up by a fire with a comforting local brew. Welly boots (in sizes 4-11) are available to borrow during your stay.
Great places to visit include Blenheim Palace (which often hosts brilliant events – contact us for more info), Hook Norton Brewery; Cotswold Wildlife Park and Bicester Village for those looking for a bit of retail therapy. If you are a member of Soho House, the infamous Farm House is about a 15 minute drive from the cottage.
We can help arrange activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Cookery Classes, Cotswold Gin Tours, Fishing Trips (on the next door trout farm) and spa days depending on what you want to experience during your stay. We also have contact details for local personal trainers, caterers and shopping delivery services, should you wish to organise any of these ahead of your stay. Please not that these need to be organised 10 days ahead of travel.