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Winter at Moonlight and Orchard Barns

Welcome to The Laurels

Beautiful holiday homes in South Oxfordshire

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Stylish barn conversions for relaxing holidays

Tucked away in quiet countryside, we have three separate self-catering homes that are stylishly furnished with a classic country feel combined with traditional ski chalet chic.  Each home has been lovingly renovated, retaining many of the original features including timber walls, exposed beams and stone floors.

The Laurels holiday homes are located in picturesque South Oxfordshire, a hidden gem with lots to offer - the city of Oxford is just 15 minutes away, Blenheim Palace and Waddesdon Manor are around 45 minutes from us and le Manoir aux quat'Saisons plus The Crazy Bear are just a 5 minutes car journey.

Walking and cycling

We're located along a small country track which is ideal for walkers who can access the path from the barns’ gates as well as cyclists who want to get out and explore the country roads in this picturesque part of the county. We're close to the Thames Path and the Oxfordshire Way as well as King Alfred's Way and the Chilterns Cycleway.

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Peace, calm and tranquility

Turn up, kick off your shoes and do nothing for a week if you're in need of relaxation in a quiet environment. Our holiday homes are warm and comfortable with all modern conveniences including super fast fibre broadband installed directly into each building.

Our holiday getaways

Each of our homes provides flexible accommodation to suit couples or small groups of friends.

Every home has its own private, secure garden and entry to each is via an electric gate. Cars can be parked safely outside each property.

Moonlight Barn

Moonlight Barn

Sleeps up to three adults in two bedrooms, one double room and one single room

Orchard Barn

Orchard Barn

Sleeps up to six adults in three comfortable double bedrooms

Owl Barn

Owl Barn

Sleeps up to four adults in two bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms; ideal for wheelchair users

Our holiday homes are set in over two acres of gardens that we have lovingly transformed to provide both a lush and colourful landscape which have become a haven for wildlife including red kites.

Hedging, trees and wild flowers have become established and put on a colourful display of flowers and foliage year on year.

The pond near Moonlight and Owl Barns was reinstated and both moorhens and ducks now call this their home.

Gardens and Wildlife

Trees, shrubs and flowers

Potted citrus, oleander plants and olive trees survive outside the barns thanks to protection provided by the timber-clad buildings.

 

The majority of our trees and shrubs produce blossom, loved by bees and butterflies, in the spring followed by fruit in the summer and autumn, enjoyed by us and our resident wildlife.

 

Native wild flowers have gradually made a return and as each year goes by, more pop up and gradually spread.

Frozen pond at The Laurels

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