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.
Sheila - July 2020
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 two lounges (each with sofa beds). The Chestnuts can sleep (deeply) up to eight guests.
The Chestnuts has 4K TV's in both 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.
March 12th 2020
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!
A friends wedding nearby
March 6th 2020
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.
February 22nd 2020
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 Unique place
February 15th 2020
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.
A place to come back to
January 5th 2020
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.
December 8th 2019
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.
November 24th 2019
Chestnuts relaxing weekend – Wonderful place in fabulous location. Excellent facilities and very helpful information provided in the house. We will be back.
Return to my mothers home
November 15th 2019
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.
October 20th 2019
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.
Will definitely be back
October 13th 2019
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.
Loved our week
August 22nd 2019
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.
Truly wonderful base
August 15th 2019
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
August 9th 2019
Loved the house, perfect for 6-8, everything you need is there AND there is a great pub 10 metres away.
July 29th 2019
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.
Super stay in Shilton
June 12th 2019
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 house, perfect location
June 11th 2019
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.
Superb Cotswolds holiday home
May 5th 2019
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.
February 24th 2019
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!
Highly recommend The Chestnuts
October 17th 2018
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.
Another amazing stay
October 16th 2018
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.