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The Tapestry | Luxury Self-Catering Farmhouse | Eynsham, Oxford

The Tapestry

Witney, Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Hidden down its own mile-long drive in the heart of the meadow-rich Oxfordshire countryside, The Tapestry oozes serenity, a trademark reflected in every gentle choice of dove grey and navy blue wall, every thick-lined curtain, every cushion-plumped sofa. If you've always dreamed of luxurious farmhouse living, this self-catering retreat with its vintage verve is a perfectly fine place to start.


Exuding calm, this ancient limestone farmhouse near the old market town of Eynsham is the perfect choice for groups seeking true relaxation, with an interior inspired by the owners’ need to create a peaceful haven for their family. For fans of French antiques and British brands, The Tapestry delivers in spades, think Harris Tweed, Melin Tregwynt Welsh blankets and Cotswold Wollen Weavers' hand-crafted fabrics: country house style with more than a dash of luxury. A settlement since the Bronze Age, this luxury farmhouse is located in the heart of Oxfordshire, its artefact-rich soil has been of great interest to archaeologists, to this day remaining one of the most unique and historic homes in the area. Bring wellies for bracing country walks, and good wine to savour by the fire.


Using their good taste and expertise garnered through careers in the luxury goods sectors, the owners transformed their sprawling farmhouse from old stone cottage to zen hideout, choosing local and British artisans and enlisting the help of Cheltenham-based architects specialising in Cotswolds houses. Underfloor heating warms the stone floor in the hall, and the kitchen is a place to chill as well as cook, with its cosy corner seating and farmhouse Aga. Five bedrooms feature rattan beds dressed in deep, patterned bedspreads, while the grown-up master suite flaunts a 19th-century Bergere bed with a custom-made mattress and free-standing bath on a heated tiled floor.


If “tucked away” is the requirement, The Tapestry's location in Oxfordshire could not be more fitting. The farmhouse sits in 320 acres of land and is part of an environmental scheme to rewild vast swathes of surrounding countryside. Guests can wander from seasonal pond to stable block, enjoying the butterfly strips and barley fields that frame the house, and soaking up the solitude all the while. Children can bounce away on the sunken trampoline, explore the walled garden and keep watch for shy rabbits and deer, while adults set up barbecues, salads and towers of Eton mess on the patio. Nearby, a public footpath meanders through lush countryside, tempting long family rambles in dappled sunlight.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £2,995 per week, £2,395 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are six bedrooms comprising two super king-size beds, three king-size beds and one twin bedroom. Two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, one with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower, the other with a walk-in shower room, and there is also a family bathroom, a second-floor shared bathroom and a ground-floor WC.
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  • HousekeepingMid-stay housekeeping is included
  • FeaturesTelevision room and trampoline
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior arrangement
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair is available.
  • PracticalitiesThe house has ample parking on the drive for five or more cars, possibly more on surrounding land; security cameras record registration plates on entrance. The kitchen has a large double Aga that takes a while to heat up, as well as two normal ovens. There is a microwave, two dishwashers, a large fridge-freezer and a Miele coffee machine. There is a seasonal vernal pool in summer months, so parents please take care if children are staying. Sheep are prevalent here, so dogs must stay on leads around the grounds. The gardener will visit on Thursdays. Please note that the use of confetti is not permitted in the house or grounds, and there are security cameras at the property for safety reasons. Due to the rural location, internet speeds can be slow; consider it part of the charm!
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, logs and kindling to get you started, board games, croquet, badminton, cricket, honesty bar, children´s books, Sonos sound system and 55" Smart TVs with Sky Sports, Netflix and PS4, iPad, trampoline, WiFi internet and a gas barbecue...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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A huge Aga is at home in the big farmhouse kitchen
Juniper grey wallpaint gives the big, busy kitchen an overriding sense of calm
A cosy corner of the kitchen is the perfect spot for morning coffee

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The gleaming spires of this iconic university town have long been a pull for visitors seeking history, shopping and a spot of punting, while numerous walking roots are right on the doorstep, thanks to proximity of the rolling Cotswolds hills.

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Getting there

On the map The Tapestry is located in its own splendid grounds just to the west of Oxford, near the villages of Witney and Eynsham.

By car The property is approximately quarter of an hour from Oxford, two hours from London, and under two hours from south coast towns such as Southampton.

By train The journey time to Oxford from London Paddington is approximately one hour, followed by a 20 minute bus journey to Swinford Bridge, from where guests can take a cab the 10 minute drive to the house.

By air Heathrow Airport is just over an hour by car.

From the owner

“We hope guests love life on the farm as much as we do, enjoying the far-reaching views across local landscapes, the beautiful nearby rambles, and all the space within the house itself for relaxing. It´s a dream home, in a dream setting!”

From the owner

The Tapestry is a lovely place to escape the pressures of modern city life. Easily accessible from London, it is situated in a tranquil and rural setting, sitting at the heart of a 300-acre farm in Oxford.

The land has been farmed ecologically for over 30 years as part of an agricultural environmental scheme developed to promote a species-rich habitat, and we have now been rewarded by the return of many mammal and bird species which have nationally been in decline.

From the farmhouse, there are far-reaching views over the fields where deer graze and owls hunt in the evening. We love how quiet it is here, and this is particularly notable when waking in the morning to the sound of silence.

Right from the doorstep, guests can embark on lovely circular walks, setting out to reach the Thames, which borders the farm, and then walking across meadows and farmland, so it's important to bring your Wellington boots.

Children love helping the lock keeper open and close the gates at Pinkhill Lock, an important job during the busy summer months. Inside the farmhouse, we have both large social spaces where the whole party can gather and also smaller rooms where we often escape to, and sit by the fire and read. All bedrooms have views over miles of Oxfordshire countryside.

We very much hope you enjoy your time here at our lovely farm, just as much as we do.

Sarah & Michael

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Oxford with an insider’s perspective.

Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth
To See

Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth

In the middle of the rolling Cotswolds, this artefact-rich National Trust site, the ruins of one of the finest examples of Roman villa in Britain, makes a great day out. Tour the mosaic floors, bathhouse rooms and natural surrounds, then pop to the small café for modern refreshments.

Lyall & Co Café, Eynsham
To Eat

Lyall & Co Café, Eynsham

For a long black, flat white, a delicious sourdough melt or a good old bacon sarnie, this café on the square ticks all the boxes for well-sourced produce whipped up in a friendly, cosy environment. Opt for a full-on clotted cream tea as a prize after a round-town potter.

River punting, Oxford
To Do

River punting, Oxford

With the famous university town of Oxford just half an hour away by car, messing about on the river is entirely possible. Pick a punt and pootle up and down the Thames, or go for the lazy option and get someone else to do the hard work, while you relax back with a sun hat and a picnic.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
To See

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Check in to this UNESCO World Heritage site with its stunning state rooms, extensive formal gardens and year-round diary of events. For history enthusiasts, the ‘Upstairs’ tour takes visitors all the way through the Marlborough family’s private apartments.

Guest Testimonials

We had a wonderful stay at the Tapestry and would definitely love to stay again! It is very conveniently located and has a fantastic sense of space so everyone has lots of different rooms to escape to! The most fantastic beds (so comfortable!) and the children loved the trampoline: many an hour was spent bouncing around on it. We collected apples and made delicious crumbles and fed the two pigs, Florence and Violet, daily which was a huge highlight, not to mention collecting fresh eggs from the chicken. All in all, a really relaxing and reviving October break, thank you so much!

The Tapestry is just amazing! It completely exceeded our expectations in every way and we were just in awe of the house. Everything is of the absolute highest standard and the welcome pack was more than we would have dreamed. We were met on arrival and it was so welcoming and lovely. The house met every need and we did not want to leave! We would highly, hight recommend this property to anyone and we´re really hoping to come back soon!

Unique extras

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