The Chestnuts

Shilton, Burford, Oxfordshire, Country village

Eco Escape
Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

The garden is a very good size and has the added benefit of tremendous views over the adjoining meadow towards the ford. This ancient meadow is full of kingcups and cow parsley in the summer and is periodically grazed by sheep or horses.

There are numerous places to sit and dine in the garden and outside lights have been placed throughout the garden for your enhanced enjoyment. However, we suggest that you stay out in the garden in the dark; one of the joys of Shilton is its night sky. The relative lack of light pollution here can lead to some spectacular starry nights.

Downstairs Description

The cottage has every modern comfort; the fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. It is equipped for the gourmet chef with all the utensils, cookery books and cooking equipment you should need, as well as the finest wine glasses, white bone china place settings and a coffee machine.

There are televisions in both lounges and all bedrooms, together with CD, DVD and Bose iPod docking station facilities. There is a library of hand picked books, information guides, maps and so forth, as well as games for all ages. We have wireless internet and landline telephone to keep you fully connected.

The four double bedrooms upstairs sleep up to eight guests. The cottage also has a double sofa bed (in the garden lounge) to sleep an extra two people. We also have a cot, stairgate and high chair which we are happy to provide free of charge.

Other Notes

Eco Escape: They are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and are proud to hold their Gold Award. They also run their business as a Carbon Neutral Enterprise and offset any carbon emissions that they can not eliminate with the company co2balance, who audit them annually and put a portion of their contribution to the planting of trees on land adjacent to Summercombe wood in Somerset.

Child Friendly: Families are welcome at The Chestnuts and there is a small selection of toys and games for children, as well as a number of Dvd’s and books.
Tots Travel Bag
Group Getaways: can sleep up to ten with the double sofa bed
Corporate Connections: we can offer a white board, printer, free wifi for intimate private meetings
Eco Escape: The owner of The Chestnuts is making a contribution to preserving the environment and reducing global warming. We are Gold Green Tourism holders
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: idyllic setting, close to a great pubs, walks from the door, log fire for snuggling in front of.
Tourist Attractions:
  • Burford: The Chestnuts is perfectly placed for visiting many key tourist attractions including the stunning cotswolds village of Burford with its excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Visit website
  • Blenheim Palace: At Woodstock is a firm favourite and fabulous all year round. Birthplace of our “Greatest Briton” - Winston Churchill, the magnificent palace is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Marlborough. Access to the palace, the park and gardens is available from 13th February. Visit website
  • Blenheim Palace : At Woodstock is a firm favourite and birthplace of our Sir Winston Churchill. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Rose & Crown: Offers everything you expect from a real ‘local’: a traditional Cotswold stone antique inn with beams, log fires and cosy corners, a pretty garden, a friendly bar where you can chat or linger over a drink, and a mouth-watering good value menu cooked to the highest standards, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Visit website
  • The Lamb Inn: The finest fresh ingredients, many produced locally, are used to create a cuisine that is contemporary English with strong traditional influences. The extensive cellar offers a fine choice of specially selected wines from the Old and New Worlds to complement the menu. Visit website
Food Stores:
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Burford Golf Club: The Club is particularly noted for its high-quality greens. It proves a popular venue for visitors - it is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds and provides an array of stunning scenery, both within and just outside the Club’s boundaries. Visit website
  • Stuart Farm Stables: There is excellent local riding Stuart Farm Stables in Burford who offer various riding lessons from private to group and we cater for all levels of riders. Visit website