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Jackdaw Cottage, Westley Farm.

England: Heart of England: Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds: Chalfont

ETB 3 Star


Beautifully secluded, stone built, and tucked into a bank on an 80 acre hill farm. Abounding with wild woods and banks of meadow flowers.

Surely the ultimate in romantic hideaway cottages. Situated on a quiet hill farm in Cotswold Country near Chalford. Jackdaw is 400 meters from the farmhouse down a farm track. The living room with staircase, kitchen, and second bedroom are on the ground floor, with the main bedroom and bathroom above. Locally there are a surprising number of pubs and restaurants with menus ranging from 'cordon bleu' to 'bangers & mash'.

Garden / Grounds:
There is a small paved yard in the front enclosed by a stone wall. Badgers have been regular evening visitors for the last five years and expect to be fed.

Views, wildlife and local environment:
Rural views as good as any in England. The Cotswold village of Oakridge lies just accross the valley, the unique village of Chalford is a mile, and Cirencester and Stroud are just fifteen minutes drive. As well as the badgers, buzzards and foxes are also common visitors, and there are numerous deer in the viscinity.

Site Details

This is a romantic hideaway cottage.
There are 5 units on this site.
Leisure facilities are shared by all holidaymakers.
Other shared facilities: Payphone

Sleeping arrangements (this unit only)

Sleeps: 5 (4 adults and children, 1 baby)
Bedrooms: 2 (0 single, 1 double, 1 twin or bunk beds)
Cots: £7
Electric blankets provided: No
Bed Linen provided: Yes, £10 Single £12 Double
Cot linen provided: No
Towels provided: Yes, Available for hire


Baths: 1
Showers over baths: 1
Cubicle showers: 0
Jacuzzies: 0
Toilets: 1

Kitchen & Utility

Fridge: Yes
Freezer: No
Microwave: Yes
Aga: No
Gas hob rings: 4
Electric hob rings: None
Dishwasher: No
Washing machine: Yes
Tumble dryer: Yes


TVs: 1
Freeview / Satellite / Digital / Cable: No
Video (VCR): No
DVD player: No
HiFi or similar unit: No
Free phone in house: No
Pay phone in house: No
Phonebox: Yes, 400 metres
Central heating: Oil Fired (Included)
Open fires/stoves etc.: 1
Storage heating: No
Other heating: No
High chairs: Yes, £3
Baby sitting available: No
Local caretaker: Owners live in the farm
Parking at site: Yes
Nearest parking: 10 metres
Fuel provided: Yes, Logs. £4 per bag
Gas: Yes, Included
Electricity: Yes, via £1 coin meter

Availability and Tariff

Please view the booking terms and then book or enquire
from the availability and tariff chart


Allow dogs: By arrangement (£10 pw surcharge)
Allow other small pets: No
Allow children: Yes
Allow babies: Yes
Allow smoking: No
Suitable for disabled: No

Special features

Suitable for honeymoon: Yes
Weddings (non religious) a speciality


Farm property: Yes
Distance to golf: 5 miles
Distance to pub: 1 mile
Distance to restaurant: 3 miles
Distance to takeaway: 5 miles
Distance to shops: 1 mile
Nearest town / village etc.: Chalfont, 1 mile
Nature reserve: Cotswold Commons & Beechwoods NNR. Approx 10 miles.
Sports facilities:
Stroud Leisure Centres (01453 766771) , 5 miles
Cotswold Gliding Club , 4 miles, visit website
Cheltenham Racecourse, 20 miles, visit website
Tourist attractions:
Berkeley Castle , 19 miles, visit website
Clearwell Caves, 36 miles, visit website
WWT Slimbridge, 15 miles, visit website

How to Get There

Route planner: The AA route planner
Map of location: Google map
Property postcode: GL6 8HP
Nearest railway station: Stroud, 5 miles
Nearest bus / coach station: Stroud, 5 miles
Nearest airport: Bristol, 49 miles

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Property owner: Mr & Mrs Julian & Hege Usborne
Owners phone (daytime): 01285 760262
Owners phone (evening): 01285 760262
Owners fax: 01285 760262
Owners address: Westley Farm, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Owners postcode: GL6 8HP
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Change-over day: Friday
Short breaks: By arrangement
Season: All Year
Arrival time: 4 p.m.
Departure time: 10 a.m.
We accept credit card payments

Property Reference Number: 173     Details updated: 24th December, 2007

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