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The Studio


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Car parking on site
A perfect retreat for couples, this spectacular studio conversion offers peace and privacy and is ideal for exploring the area’s wealth of history and attractions.

Beamed living room with dining area, wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, stone floor and Velux windows, open plan with galley-style kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 6ft bed, lime-washed oak floor and Velux window.

Wood-burning stove - fuel included. Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. HD TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Terrace with loggia and furniture. BBQ. Access to areas of owners’ private property with prior consent. Private tennis court. Parking (1 car); additional spaces on request. No smoking. No children. Please note: 2 steps onto terrace.

Situated in the quaint hamlet of Grafton in the West Oxfordshire countryside, on the edge of the Cotswolds, this impressive property with its private tennis court lies in a courtyard setting within 20 acres of private land. Arriving up a long gravel drive, passing a small lake and over a stone bridge, the large courtyard setting of the semi-detached Studio is idyllic. The owners’ house lies opposite, a discreet distance away and the surrounding private land is a haven for wildlife. Barn owls, kingfishers, red kites, otters, deer and grazing horses add to the beautiful setting. The front door opens into an impressive open plan living/dining room (22 x 60 ft) with vaulted double-height ceiling, polished stone floor and large wood burner. A galley-style kitchen leads through a glazed door, onto a private terrace with covered loggia. Planted with lavender, roses and shrubs, the west-facing terrace lies in front of your private tennis court with views of open grassland bordered by mature trees. With almost no light pollution the display of stars and constellations is breathtaking. The bathroom covered in travertine with over-bath shower, washstand, toilet, high quality towels and complimentary bath products. Stairs lead up to a galleried double bedroom with 6ft bed, lime-washed oak floor and Egyptian cotton bedding.
Access to parts of the main grounds is available with prior agreement. This location is ideal to relax, enjoy award winning restaurants, historic sites, shopping and nature. There are many established footpaths, including walks along the River Thames, ½ mile, and the oldest pathway in England, The Ridgeway, 11 miles, site of the White Horses and Waylands Smithy. Local attractions include Blenheim Palace, Kelmscott Manor, Buscot Park, Chedworth Roman Villa, The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Cotswold Water Park. A large choice of local Market Towns and Cotswold Towns and Villages including Bampton, Burford, Bibury, Cirencester, Witney and Faringdon offer excellent local produce and goods. The surrounding villages are abundant with award winning pubs/restaurants (five within a 6 mile radius) and local attractions from river cruises, galleries, woollen mills, perfumeries and potteries to vineyards, distilleries and breweries. Oxford 25 miles. Shop 2 miles. Pub and restaurant 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019



Customers' Choice

Decorated at Christmas



Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways


Town and City

Washing Machine


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

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  • Seaford

  • Couple


out of 10

Lovely studio set in beautiful surroundings. Excellent host.

17 Nov 2022


  • Bergen Holland

  • Couple


out of 10

Nice location. Not very practical interior.

2 Nov 2022


  • Redditch

  • Couple


out of 10

A wonderful autumn break in this amazing studio accommodation. Ideally situated for making the most of all that the Cotswolds has to offer.Westonbirt Arboretum is a must at this time of the year - seeing it in its full autumn glory was a real treat, the colours were so vivid. Waddesdon Manor was spectacular and an added bonus was their Armistice Day installation - dozens of life sized soldier, sailor and airman silhouettes lining the drive up to the manor. We also found time to visit Berkeley Castle, Hidcote Gardens, Charlecote Park, Chedworth Roman Villa and historic Oxford - all well worth a visit. Silverstone Experience Museum is a must for any Formula 1 fan. Thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality. We hope to visit again.

25 Oct 2022

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