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Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

Dineindulge
Serving quality cuisine all around the country, Dineindulge have made a name for themselves and it’s clear to see why. Choose your menu options and their private chefs will come to the house, prepare, serve and clean up afterwards. The quality of the food is exceptional and well presented, and the staff themselves are very professional and will make the whole dining experience perfect. It’s like being in a restaurant; with the chef coming out to personally check that all is okay between courses. Affordable, accessible and simple for anyone to book. Highly recommended!
0330 111 03 61 | www.dineindulge.co.uk

Calcot Kitchens

The Calcot kitchens provide sterling assistance for any event, be it small cocktail gatherings or large corporate and wedding events – they even do the washing up! Booking in advance is advised.
Calcot Kitchens, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ
01666 891240 | catering@calcotmanor.co.uk | www.calcotkitchens.co.uk

Gluts & Gluttony
Armed with enough ingredients and gadgetry to fuel a small army, culinary extraordinaires Kathy can swoop into your holiday home and cook up a feast that’s perfect for your special celebrations. Every menu is different and designed specifically to your requirements, using the best seasonal produce from around the Cotswolds. Kathy also offer bespoke private cookery classes for those wanting to sharpen their skills; lessons can range from teaching children about healthy, tasty cooking to making the perfect afternoon tea. On top of that, Gluts & Gluttony can deliver pre-prepared homely meals that can be stored in the freezer and taken out whenever you get peckish! Be sure to contact them well in advance as they are a popular choice.
Email Kathy: kathy@glutsandgluttony.com | 07805 262667
www.glutsandgluttony.com

Love Bites
An excellent catering company that provide adventurous, tasty canapés for any event, be it a small family gathering or birthday party. Contact them soon as they also get booked up quickly.
www.lovebites.events | indulge@lovebites.events
Kelly: 07774 725187
Rachel 07979 690163

Renowned Local Produce

The Cotswolds is a foodie’s paradise: anything and everything is grown and raised on these vast, green expanses. The buying and selling of organic foods has long been a tradition within the villages, and the successes of the Cotswolds’ farmers’ markets has now led to a national trend in ‘localised ethical shopping’, a movement spearheaded by the Prince of Wales, who has his own market shop in Tetbury, and who firmly believes strong local markets create a strong local economy and a vibrant society.

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Nearest Pub

The Wild Rabbit
A recently renovated 18th century inn which has been given the country-chic makeover, this endearing stonewalled pub, with comfortable country furniture and enormous hearths is full of character. The brasserie-style dining area offers artisan cooking which reflects the seasons, as the food is sourced locally and, where possible, picked from the garden out-back.
Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA (3 miles)
01608658389

Pubs

Kingham Plough
Nestled in the heart of Kingham Village stands this absolute gem of a pub. Winner of the Oxford Dining Pub of the Year by the Good Pub Guide 2015, ranked in the top 25 best Country Pubs for Food by The Times, and with a menu from multi-award winning chef/owner Emily Watkins, this pub-come-restaurant grants visitors a perfect blend of fine dining in a warm, rural setting.
The Green, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD (3 miles)
01608658327

Kings Head
Originally a cider house way back in the 16th century, the Kings Head has recently been renovated and now serves everything from the best of European wines to locally sourced ales from the Wye Valley and Oxfordshire breweries. The food is excellent and from the area – the Aberdeen Angus beef is actually from the family farm!
The Green, Bledington, Oxfordshire, OX7 6XQ (4 miles)
01608 658365

The Lamb Inn
This Cotswold pub is a classic choice for anyone wanting to enjoy a perfect pint. Co-owner Paul has recently been awarded the ‘Cask Marque’ for his services to ale lovers across the land – he keeps his casks and pumps in top condition and takes pride in the wide range of real ales he has on offer. Fine wines from around the world are also sold, whilst good beers and cider are on tap, so there is something for everyone. The food is seasonal, honest and tasty, ranging from Pan Fried Pork sandwiches for lunch to Cottage Pie (made with Guinness) for dinner.
High Street, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DQ (4 miles)
01993 830465

Restaurants

Tatty Bunting
This family-friendly restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine that’s reasonably priced. A wide-range of pizzas, steaks and other seasonal food are on offer.
Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ (2 miles)
01608 6599462

The Mill
A cosy restaurant in Kingham run by a team of hard-working, friendly staff. You can pop in for quick coffee, or stay for the gorgeous roast dinner that’s served for Sunday lunch. With extensive outdoor seating and a river that runs through the grounds, there is plenty of time to be spent lazing away here.
Station Road, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UH (3 miles)
01608 658188

Wild Thyme
Slightly further afield lies this fabulous restaurant. Highly regarded by critics and locals alike, owners Nick and Sally have created a wonderful place that serves high quality cuisine that excites the palate: the food served can be anything from locally caught wild rabbit, venison from the local Wychwood forest, to crispy fried risotto balls. The décor is a classic blend of rustic beams and clean, contemporary furnishing. Booking in advance is recommended.
10 New Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5LJ (6 miles)
01608 645060

The Croft
In the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water, where the river Windrush veins its way through numerous arched stone bridges, lies The Croft, another family-friendly restaurant that serves tasty, honest food. Expect things like bangers and mash, beef and wine lasagne and pies and puds. The service is excellent here and the staff ’s attentiveness to your needs that will make your experience very enjoyable.
Chester House Hotel, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BS (9 miles)
01451 821132 (to enquire) | 01451 820286 (to book)

Best Takeaways

Closest takeaways are in Chipping Norton:

Marios (Italian)
7 Middle Row, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NH (6 miles)
01608 641818

Spice of India (Indian)
6 West Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5AA (6 miles)
01608 238573

Shopping for Food

Best Local Supermarket

Kingham Village Store
Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA (3 miles)
01608 658235

Londis
Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA (3 miles)
01608 810660

Supermarkets

Sainsbury’s
12-14 Market Pl. Chipping Norton, OX7 5NA (6 miles)
01608 642579 | online shopping: www.sainsburys.co.uk

Co-operative Food
High St. Chipping Norton, OX7 5AB (6 miles)
01608 642672

Waitrose
25 Woolgate Shopping Centre/Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AR (14 miles)
01993 778411 | online shopping: www.waitrose.com

Butchers

Beadle Butchers
1 Market St, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NQ (6 miles)
01608 642629

Love My Cow
Tagmoor Farm, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LF (9 miles)
Tel: 01451810198 | www.lovemycow.com

Wine Merchant

Oxford Wine Merchant
165-167 Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0PB (24 miles)
01865 249500

Things to Do

Golf

Chipping Norton Golf Club
A large, undulating course at 6,316 yard long, comprised of tree-lined fairways, and maintained to a very high standard. Chipping Norton Golf Course is ranked among the top three courses in Oxfordshire by the National Club Golfer Magazine.
Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5QH (7.4 miles away)
01608 642383 | www.cotswoldsclub.co.uk/golf

The Wychwood Golf Club
Situated just down the road, this course is a wonderful 18-holer. As a large course that’s on 170 acres of land, and at 6844 yards long, parts can be tricky.
Lyneham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QQ (1 mile away)
01993 831841 | www.thewychwood.com

Cycling

The undulating hills that surround the area, make the terrain perfect for cycling. The long, winding lanes can take you to crumbling gold stone churchs, peaceful villages and bustling market towns. The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile long route that is a beautiful stretch that starts from Chipping Campden to Bath.
www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way

Cycle Hire

Cycle Cotswolds
Offers good quality bike hire in Chipping Campden, with Trek hybrids available for rental. They can also deliver cycles to your starting location and then collect them at the end of the rental period.
Volunteer Inn, Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, Oxfordshire, GL55 6DY (17.7 miles away)
07549 620597 / 07933 368074 | www.cyclecotswolds.co.uk

Hot Air Ballooning

Ballooning in the Cotswolds
With a balloon launch site not far away in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-water, this journey will take you east across the enchanting Cotswolds hills, and towards the close-by Milton-under-Wychwood. This journey gives you the perfect panoramic viewpoints of the hidden hamlets, forested vales and rolling meadows that make up the quintessence of the Cotswolds.
01453 753221 | www.ballooninginthecotswolds.co.uk

Horse Riding

The Cotswolds has some sterling equestrian centres that offer first-rate lessons and tours. Below are some of the best in the area.

Overdale Equestrian Centre
For those wanting to learn how to ride, or perfect their technique, Overdale is the perfect place to ride a horse. Situated down the road, the centre also offers popular hacks (riding in the countryside).
Nether Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SD (5 miles away)
01993 832 520 | www.overdale-equestrian.co.uk

Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Lessons are available for beginners to advanced riders. They also offer ‘tourist hacks’ and ‘hen hacks’ for big groups looking to grab a big slice of the Cotswold countryside.
College Farm, Fosseway, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HN (10 miles away)
01451 821101 | www.bourtonvaleequestrian.co.uk

Cotswolds Riding
With over thirty five years of teaching experience, and with over fifty horses and ponies that can suit any level, equestrian Jill Carenza’s centre for horse riding offers beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons and hacks, and also offers the service of hirelings for hunting and fun rides.
Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, Worcestershire WR12 7NE (21 miles away)
01386 584250 | www.cotswoldsriding.co.uk

Fishing

Lyneham Lake
This lake is for coarse fishing.
Churchill Heath, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ (2 miles away)
01608 658491

Salford Trout Lakes
Two spring fed lakes that total 8 acres of water allow for the fly-fishing of brown and rainbow trout. Day and evening tickets available. Season from 1st April – 31st October.
Rectory Farm, Salford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5YY (6.5 miles away)
01608 643209 / 07531 073813

Adventure Activities

Rob Ireland, Country Crafts & Leisure
This centre offers a wide range of activities, for children and adults alike. Activities such as quad biking, archery, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting, and, for the more adventurous, helicopter treasure hunts and tractor and trailer slalom will keep you alive and kicking all day. Events here are suitable for all ages – bookings are advised to be made in advance.
Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9LQ (14 miles away)
01608 650413 | www.robireland.co.uk

Pampering

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Chill out in seven treatment rooms, from a hydrotherapy pool to the only Turkish Hamman in the area. The wonderful therapists can give you anything from holistic treatments, massages, facials, pedicures to aromatherapy, and will make sure that as soon as you arrive you will be spoilt from start to finish.
The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AN (19.4 miles away)
01386 840330 | www.cotswoldhouse.com

Glo-Pamper
For pampering in the comfort of your property, there is a range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
020 7096 0385 | https://www.glo-pamper.co.uk/

 

Top Things to Do for Children

Bourton-on-the-Water

About 9 miles away, the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water is an outstanding place of natural beauty. Pretty houses flank the river Windrush, which winds its way through the centre, and is shallow enough for your children to splash around in. Although a village, there is plenty to see and do, so you can be sure that everyone will be kept busy. Attractions include a model village (www.themodelvillage.com), the Cotswold Birdland Park (www.birdland.co.uk), The Dragonfly Maze (next to the Birdland Park) and the Cotswold Motor Museum, home to Brum!

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace

Around 16 miles away/30 minute drive lies the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, where you can lose yourself in the estate’s vast and beautiful park gardens. As well discovering all the interesting things inside palace, outside there is also an adventure playground, a maze, a butterfly farm and a miniature train. Check for limited opening hours in the winter months. In Woodstock there are lots of shops to explore and there is the local Oxfordshire museum on the high street – worth a quick visit to enjoy a coffee and cake in the airy glass-fronted café.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
01993 810530 | www.blenheimpalace.com

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Around 9 miles away/20 minute drive is the nearby town of Burford, where a fantastic parkland awaits for you and your family. There is an adventure playground, café, and of course, lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats and monkeys (to name just a few).
Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
01993 823006 | www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

Cotswold Farm Park

Around 16 miles away/30 minute drive is the famous farm owned by Adam Henson, TV presenter off of BBC’s Countryfile. The farm is designed to introduce little ones to farm animals and rearing. With milking and shearing demonstrations, an adventure playground and a nature walk, Cotswold Farm Park is a wonderful day out.
Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Cheltenham, GL54 5UG
01451 850307 | www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

Top Places to Visit

Moreton-in-Marsh

(11.6 miles away)
A wonderful market town that offers lots to do in the way of quality food and drink. Be sure to check out Warner’s Budgens on the High Street and The Cotswold Cheese Shop, voted as Britain’s best New Deli, which sell a wide range of breads and delicatessen food. On Tuesdays there is a wonderful market that sells local produce and other artisan crafts, and, if you’re here in September, don’t miss the Moreton Show, a one-day countryside event that attracts around 20,000 visitors – check their website to find out more: www.moretonshow.co.uk. Also, find the time to have a drink at The Bell Inn, where many locals believe it to be the inspiration behind The Prancing Pony, the famous pub in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books.

Stow-on-the-Wold

(9.4 miles away)
Another of the Cotswolds’ famous market towns, Stow has been one since the 12th century.There are many good restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit. Stow is also an important centre for fine antiques shops, art galleries and craft shops. A superb famers’ market is held in the town’s square on the second Thursday of each month, between 9am-1pm.

Chipping Norton

(6 miles away)
www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk
Fondly known as ‘Chippy’ to the locals, Chipping Norton houses some good shops for all those seeking some retail therapy. Unusually, as the town is so small, there is a running theatre which is excellent. The theatre regularly shows contemporary plays and screens the best of art house and Hollywood cinema.

Daylesford Organic Farmshop

This farm contains not only a butchers, bakery, and fishmonger, but also a creamery, grocer, homeware shop, garden shop and café. The fruits, vegetables and herbs are picked each morning from the market garden, and the organic animals can be seen roaming on the surrounding pastures.
near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG (4.6 miles away)
01608 731700 | www.daylesford.com/kingham

The Hook Norton Brewery

An independent family business since 1849, the brewery offers tours which takes you through the history and making of some of the country’s best real ales such as the award winning ‘Hooky’ and ‘Double Stout’. With over ten thousand visitors a year, Hook Norton is very much at the heart of Cotswold life.
Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Oxon, OX15 5NY (11 miles away)
01608737210 | www.hooky.co.uk

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ markets are a common occurrence in the Cotswolds, and they are held throughout the year at different venues. For more information on where and when these markets are, visit www.cotswolds.com

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
• Sleeps up to six
• Three bedrooms in total, one of which has an ensuite
• One double and two twin bedrooms

Cooking and Dining
• Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout the weekend
• Open plan kitchen, living and dining area
• BBQ
• Drop-off meals available
• Table and chairs on terrace
• Good dining nearby
• Online deliveries

Children Welcome
• Toys and books for children
• Outdoor play area
• Shared Two-storey playhouse
• Pedal cars and bicycles
• Cots and highchairs available
• Baby monitor available
• Children’s cutlery is available
• Babysitting service available

Where We Are
• The postcode is OX7 6QA
• The nearest towns are Chipping Norton and Burford, both just over 6 miles away
• The nearest station is Kingham, a six minute drive away
• The nearest airport is London Oxford
• Taxis available
• Ample off-road parking

Things to Do Inside
• TV with Sky
• CD Player
• DVD Player
• Wi-fi
• Books, CDs and board games
• Shared games room
• Shared indoor pool
• Shared spa facilities

Things to Do Outside
• Extensive shared gardens
• Outdoor play area
• Shared tennis court

Activities
• Clay pigeon shooting
• Bike hire
• Paintballing
• Balloon trips
• On-site spa

Top Things to Do for Children
• Birdland Park and Gardens
• Bourton Model Railway
• Cotswold Wildlife Park

Payment Process
• We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
• The balance is due three months before the date booked

Cautionary Deposit
• £500 refundable deposit

Arrival and Departure
• Check in 4pm
• Check out 10am

House Restrictions
• No pets please
• Noise policy in place
• Not suitable for hen and stag parties

What’s Included
• Welcome hamper with champagne
• Linen, towels and essentials
• Bathrobes
• Toiletries by Aromatherapy Associates
• Extra housekeeping available on request

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