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The Chestnuts
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The Chestnuts

Voted by the Sunday Mirror as one of the top 25 Stylish Getaways in the British Countryside, this idyllic rural Oxfordshire holiday home near Burford is the complete restorative luxury escape package in the countryside. With four double bedrooms with comfortable beds and sumptuous pillows and three lounges. The Chestnuts can sleep up to eight guests.

The Chestnuts has 4K TV's in both main lounges and TV’s in all bedrooms, blending comfortably with traditional features such as flagstone floors and a blazing log fire (making The Chestnuts perfect for winter-walking holidays in the Cotswolds), along with chic contemporary facilities within its stylish contemporary interiors such as an espresso coffee machine, BOSE iPod dock and WiFi.

The cottage has three 'indulgent' bathrooms for those who like to feel properly-pampered at the start or end of their day. Facilities include a soothing 'Raindance' shower, fluffy bathrobes as well as a range of natural body spa lotions and potions for you to sample (and take home), meaning you can travel light without compromising on comfort. Should you wish to keep in touch with the world outside, as well as free WiFi there is a telephone to many regions.

On warm sunny days and balmy summer evenings, the sunny, well-cared for garden becomes an outdoor lounge, with sun loungers, benches, BBQ tables and seating amidst the shrubs and flowers for relaxation and dining under the stars.

For families with infant children, there's no need to pack items such as a cot, highchair, stairgate or changing mat - they are all here waiting for you, along with a toy box, leaving space for a few more party dresses instead. For older guests, there is even a pilates mat should you wish to maintain your regime while on holiday - and work off all those cream-tea calories.

Shilton itself is a most picturesque little village with a very satisfying atmospheric (and child-friendly) country pub within walking distance. All in all, The Chestnuts does a very good job in anticipating your every need for a memorable and relaxing self-catering holiday in the Cotswolds.

To check availability, make an enquiry or book Chestnuts, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this Cotswold Holiday cottage in Burford on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.


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Accommodation for my wedding

My family used the cottage as a base for my wedding just outside Burford. The booking process was very simple and the owers allow us to have an early check in and late check out.
The location was ideal for this as it is 5mins from Burford and 10mins from the wedding venue, The Stone Barn. The village is very nice and te pub over the road excellent.
The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything you could need.
The rooms were all very comfortable and they also setup a sofa bed for us.
A very good location to relax.
We enjoyed our stay greatly.

Chris Williams

A beautiful and tastefully extended old Cotswolds stone cottage

This is a beautiful and tastefully extended old Cotswolds stone cottage fitted out with all mod cons and every item one could possibly wish for in a self-catering let. Our arrival was met by welcoming fresh flowers and champagne. We found that the pub across the road did excellent meals so our cooking was not much needed. Views from the back are stunning with the river in the background across a meadow and a sight of the village ford. The original spiral stone staircase is not for the infirm but two bedrooms are reached by a modern flight. My only niggle is that the wooden frame of our bed protruded well past the mattress (apparently by design) and in the dark I caught my shin on it.

Keith Reedman

Wonderful, relaxing break in a stunning Cotswold village.

What a fantastic place to spend a few days!
Beautifully clean and tidy. Very well equipped.
Thoroughly recommend your try it!

Alison Bruce

Beautiful location

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating two birthdays and a retirement! Perfect space for entertaining and great proximity to a lovely local pub!

Phoebe Robinson

Comfort,quality and an eye for detail

Excellent accommodation in an attractive village The Chestnuts offers luxurious comfort and every provision needed when away from home. Compared with other rental properties the high quality of beds, bedding and toiletries is superb. The well equipped kitchen makes self-catering a joy - if not sampling the wide choice of local eateries like The Feathered Nest just past Burford. A real delight is the small but professional coffee maker.
Visiting in winter the garden was merely admired through the back windows but I bet it's a great suntrap in the summer. And if the weather is wet the huge library of DVDs should keep all families well entertained.

Sheila Roser

Beautiful house

Beautiful house. High spec. Very comfortable beds and sofas. All cooking equipment etc provided. Perfect space for our group of 8 adults.
Also thank you to Sandy the manager for helping us after our check out time when we locked our car key in the car.

Michelle Kearns

A Cotswold gem

5 star luxury. Such a beautiful place. One of the cleanest and best equipped cottages we have stayed in. The beds were comfortable and everything felt luxurious.

Laura Wilsher

Fantastic cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds!

What a great cottage! All has been done tastefully, making you feel at home - can't think of a better place to use as base to explore and enjoy the Cotswolds. The pub across the road, close to places to visits and country walks, perfect any time of the year!

Pedro Grayde

Beautiful location and Superb property

Beautiful location,superb property with well considered internal touches. This cottage is the standard against which all holiday lets should be benchmarked. The cottage was the perfect location to spend a relaxing weekend together as a family before our son and his girlfriend emigrated to Australia.


Outstanding holiday home!!!

This is the best holiday home I have ever stayed in. The facilities are exactly like a 5 star hotel but with the added luxury of being in a private holiday home. The house was spotlessly clean & decor fresh & attractive. Beds were extremely comfortable. Plenty of hot water for showers/baths. Plenty of space for group of 10. Attention to detail out of this world.

Cath Lewis

Lovely cottage in lovely location

We had a lovely week with both family and friends. The cottage accommodated everyone really well and had everything you would need. Lovely touches with bath products and fluffy bath robes. The playroom had excellent toys and books for our granddaughter who loved them.
The village was very pretty and the pub across the road made us all very welcome and served great food.

To sum up, a lovely cottage in a lovely location.


A little piece of heaven

We arrived at The Chestnuts after a busy two weeks in Spain and Bordeaux visiting restaurants and wineries as part of a group of 11. We were absolutely blown away by the whole experience of this lovely cottage and it's surrounds and wished we could stay for much longer. It is the perfect place to get away and relax, but also close to all sorts of wonderous excursions. We hope we can return and stay longer!

Jill Mcintyre

Another amazing stay

We love coming back to The Chestnuts - it delivers everything we want of a holiday cottage and so so much more. We even had the weather on our side this stay with some really hot October days. As a consequence we managed the Shilton to Burford walk and some delicious Lardy cake from Huffkins tea rooms as our reward. Thank you Chris and the team for making us so welcome - see you again soon.


Top Spot

A return visit and it's as good as ever. Great autumn weather allowed us to breakfast outside. Don't miss out on Hufkins' Lardy Cake from Burford. Rose & Crown's beer on top form. Some lovely walks around the village and in Bibury. Selection of books in the library seems even larger than last visit...weather too nice to justify a proper reading day...shame!

Phil Reedman

Highly recommend The Chestnuts

This was a last minute booking but from start to finish everything went smoothly. The cottage is nestled in a beautiful little village with a handy, quiet pub across the road. The cottage itself is just stunning. Beautifully decorated and thoughtfully developed it was an absolute treat to stay here. Beautiful flowers and champagne greeted us and a warm, eco friendly, sumptuous cottage instantly became home. Generously filled with so much equipment and utensils in the kitchen, and books, games and information that you cannot fail to have a great time. Fluffy towels and great facilities all in a fantastically developed and modernised old English cottage. Just fabulous.


Wonderful house in a wonderful location

The house is extremely well equipped and it's great to have such good garden furniture for eating outside. The village itself is extremely attractive. There's nothing negative to say at all. All good.

Peter Lowe


Absolutely love the chestnuts. This was our second visit and we have already booked our 3rd! The whole family had a fab time. So much to do, it’s in the perfect location. It’s certainly our happy place!


You should go!

Take cottGe is lovely beyond words. Every mod con has been seen to, the location is confident for relaxation, touring, shopping, dining, you name it. Our weather was perfect for September which helped, and I can't wait to return...thanks for everything

Susan Wisor

Superb Cotswolds holiday home

All of our group loved The Chestnuts. Amazing bedrooms and spaces. Kitchen lacks for nothing. NOTHING. The stylish garden is a haven for wildlife; I loved the pair of ducks who treat the garden as their own. Gentle walks from the house, Burford a lovely town, history-rich with something for all of us. Relaxing and soothing. Hope we can return for another reunion.


Return to my mothers home

From the moment we drove down the street to The Chestnuts we knew this was going to be a fantastic visit. Everything in the cottage is quality, even down to the fully stocked kitchen which even had a cake stand for my mums birthday cake. We actually couldn’t believe how well equipped it was. We enjoy cooking and the cottage had plenty of equipment and china. The garden is beautiful and has several areas to sit out and enjoy the scenery, had the weather not been so cold we could have even had a barbecue, as all the equipment was ready for our use. We had a meal at the Rose and Crown to celebrate Mums birthday, the food was lovely, my sister even wanted to go back just to have another pudding! I don’t believe whatever comments we put on this review would ever do The Chestnuts justice. Thank you for an amazing stay.


7th visit still amazing

This was our 7th stay at chestnuts and we love it more and more each year!!!

We are a group of ladies ranging from 20's to 50's that live all over the UK that get together yearly in chestnuts for an early Christmas celebration, even cooking full dinner in the well appointed kitchen.

Really recommend the rose and crown opposite, Martin makes you feel so welcome and remembers us year on year, booking is advisable. The locals are really welcoming as well, we feel that we are coming home

Burford Garden Centre is a must, especially in this time of year with their extended Christmas shop and festive goodies as is Burford as a picturesque English town. This is easily reached on a beautiful walk that takes 30 mins max from the cottage

I genuinely cannot recommend chestnuts enough you can guarantee absolute luxury and a amazing location

Melanie Rolls

Beautiful house, perfect location

An absolutely delightful house in a gorgeous little village. Extremely well equipped with good quality items. Plenty of everything - glasses, china etc. Coffee machine, dishwasher, barbecue with charcoal & lighters. Bedding & towels very good quality. Everything you could need is provided along with some very thoughtful touches like pods for the coffee machine, fresh flowers, a welcoming bottle of champagne.....

It was a most pleasant stay.


Will definitely be back

Thank you for the lovely stay, we enjoyed it very much, especially the Cotswold wildlife park, the Batsford arboretum and visiting Oxford but most of all the amazing house and the beautiful surrounding’s. Had a lovely high tea at Huffkins and a great dinner at the five all’s. We all have had an amazing time and we will definitely be back.


Fantastic cottage, much recommended!

We stayed at the Chestnuts at the beginning of December and were delighted to arrive and immediately felt comfortable - especially with the carefully selected Christmas decorations! The extra thought and efforts did not go amiss and the cottage was decorated with a modern yet cosy / cottage feel.

Each of the rooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with all that we required.

We thank the hosts for their hospitality and look forward to visiting again soon!

Pooja Patel

Super stay in Shilton

We were lucky with the weather but even luckier that we found The Chestnuts in Shilton! What a wonderful place to stay - all needs catered for in supreme comfort, with first class finishes. Pretty much perfect, as is Shilton - and Burford too! Great house in a super location.


Beautiful shilton

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage in Shilton. Whilst on our stay we drove to many lovely towns and got to soak up the beautiful English countryside. The pub across the road was definitely convenient and the sticky toffee pudding is a MUST. Recommend going to the nearby town of Burford and also Chipping Campden.


Wow the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at

This truly is a five star property in an amazing Cotswold village setting. As a group of mixed ages from our young children to my parents it couldn't have suited us all better. Plenty of room for us all, toys for the children, books and magazines for the adults and garden wildlife for my parents. The inglenook fireplace with wood burner is gorgeous but with underfloor heating as well, we enjoyed the luxury of bare feet on flagstone floors- a delicious pleasure. Chris and her team were fantastic to deal with, we will be back. Regards Edward


Excellent facilities

Chestnuts relaxing weekend – Wonderful place in fabulous location. Excellent facilities and very helpful information provided in the house. We will be back.



We have a truly fantastic weekend at The Chestnuts in March 2018. The location is fabulous and the cottage is simply gorgeous. Attention to detail from the copious amounts of cutlery and crockery and equipment to fresh flowers and magazines - we wanted to stay longer.. Absolutely stunning.

Gail Hodson

Loved everything

Just an amazing place – wonderful cottage with absolutely every detail thought about. Thank you Chris for making us so welcome. Loved the cottage, loved the village, loved The Cotswolds.


Great place

We had a wonderfull time at the Chestnuts. Some parts of the house has low ceilings, so tall people should watch out! Everything is thought through, which is really nice!

Loes Pennix

Return stay

Cheltenham week – this is the second time we have stayed in one of eco chic cottages and both times it has proven to be an excellent choice. This property goes that bit further than most holiday rentals, with all the basics provided such as dishwasher tablets, refuse bags and excellent toiletries for us in all the bathrooms. Also the pub across the road was most convenient.
The standard for bed line and bath towels was great quality and the bath towels were the right size – large!


Home from home

The Chestnuts is a marvelous holiday cottage.

Set in a beautiful village, it is a restful location for a family break. We loved the village pub, the beautifully set out garden and the space within the tardis-like cottage. Beds were first class; the kitchen wants for nothing. Watching DVDs on the big TV was a relaxing treat.

Would we book again? Yes we will!!!


Lovely cottage

We had a lovely time and your cottage was just perfect for us and is very well equipped. It was great having the pub directly opposite and we did eat there twice (and that’s after my husband had been saying on the journey down that we should not be eating out!) Before we had even taken our bags upstairs he was across the road to check it out and see if it was safe!
It was a great 3 nights away in a lovely cottage, in a pretty village in a beautiful part of the country.


One of the best

This is a house with a high level of design and content. After a large number of rentals under our belt, we can say this is the best appointed house we have ever rented. We stayed 2 weeks and the weekly service was excellent for us. The beds, linen and bathroom are high end. in appointment and function.
I must say we were expecting a bigger back yard however that was the only real issue.
How many places has anybody rented where there are Flowers weekly, so much high end kitchen equipment with quality and volume of content that you will never run out.
Plus multiple TVs and entertainment accessories and all in excellent condition.
Sure its not cheap, however when you get everything you pay for, well its a winner.

Robert Kennedy

A friends wedding nearby

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We came for a friend’s wedding and this was a great spot to have fun with friends and the house was perfectly set up for it.
Two of us went to kriss kross to have our hair done and it was great – super friendly and really good if you need somewhere to go before a wedding. Can’t wait to find more friends and come back to stay again.


Glorious stay in tranquil Cotswold cottage

Thank you for an amazing stay in a truly wonderful cottage. The Chestnuts is a really wow place, so light and spacious and perfect for our family. We loved all the attention to detail, beds were super comfy and the kitchen was better equipped than our own. It’s clear the garden is as well maintained as the house and Shilton village with its picturesque Ford is idyllic. We would love to come back to this special place.


A Unique place

We love to find boutique and unique places to stay to enjoy some undisturbed family time. The Chestnuts is probably our favourite place yet. Absolutely amazing place to stay. The owners have thought of every little detail and we will 100% be returning.


Beautiful location and superb property

Beautiful location,superb property with well considered internal touches. This cottage is the standard against which all holiday lets should be benchmarked. The cottage was the perfect location to spend a relaxing weekend together as a family before our son and his girlfriend emigrated to Australia.

Lynn Ross

Highest standard

We fell in love the moment we came across this property. You can just see that everything is of the highest standard & chris was amazingly helpful


A place to come back to

A place we just love to come back to – We have had a number of visits to The Chestnuts now and it never disappoints. In a really lovely part of the Cotswolds, we always enjoy a rip to Burford, our favourite pubs (love the five all’s – filkins and Swan Southrop, as well as the village Rose and Crown) and walks round the village on a crisp winter’s day are idyllic. The house clearly has so much care and attention paid to it. Love that the kitchen is so well equipped, the beds comfy and the underfloor heating in winter make the bathrooms super luxurious. We know we will be back your cottage revives our spirits.


Lovely cottage

The Chestnuts is a lovely cottage which had everything we needed (and much more) for our family get together. All equipment needed for our grand children, aged 1,4,5 and 12 was provided. the adults enjoyed the luxurious bathrooms and sumptuous sittings rooms. we enjoyed the BBQ in the secluded garden and were pleasantly surprised to find charcoal ready and waiting. the cottage is in an idyllic, peaceful village and close to nearby attractions. It is not easy to find accommodation all under one roof for six adults and children and certainly not to such a high standard.


Fantastic week

Loved the house, perfect for 6-8, everything you need is there AND there is a great pub 10 metres away.


Truly wonderful base

What a truly wonderful base for our family holiday in The Cotswolds and so homely, Thank you. It is rare to find a house which is both reassuringly child friendly but also stylish, fresh and comfortable. Fabulous kitchen and so well stocked. this week it has seen aubergine gratin, pancakes, mammoth tomato salads and lets not forget the Upton Smokery bacon breakfasts. The location is great, the peace of a sleepy village (yes we are town mice) but so close to fantastic entertainment: Cotswold wildlife park, Oxford, the Ashmoleum & Pitt Rivers. Picture perfect churches, packed with history and excellent restaurants - loved the Kingham Plough. T


Loved our week

We loved our week at The Chestnuts and Shilton. Thank you for making us feel so at home. We absolutely love this little part of the world and will be back, we are already looking at next year.