Wonderful light and airy house that brilliantly accommodated family members of all ages. Excellent food and wine from the Smokery shop next door. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
Superb house in a great location - we had 11 of us and a baby for a weekend where we wanted to spend time in the house/garden catching up and not feeling like we were on top of each other and this house more than did the job.
It's fully equipped to cater for all situations and has plenty of space for group dining etc. Would be more than happy to stay here again (and likely will do next year!)
We all loved our stay at Upton Downs. We were three families staying at the property; six adults and 5 children and not once did we feel cramped. The property was very spacious, clean and in a perfect location with lots to do. Highly recommend the wildlife park and maze at Bourton on the Water.
There was the added bonus of having the smokery on your doorstep for take away pizza and all you can eat BBQ, and also a shop with all the essentials plus many more local delicassies.
The only thing we would say is that as the accommodation is targeted towards families, is to have some cups, plates etc that are kiddy friendly.
The kids loved the spacious garden especially the marquee and hay bales.
We would all 100% return!!
“Really great place to stay, would highly recommend!”
Wonderful customer service and fantastic venue for our wedding!
We stayed at Upton Downs farm as we were using the adjoining Smokehouse farm for our wedding venue. Fergus and his team were nothing short of accommodating, responsive and helpful.
We had a brilliantly informal, low key, ‘bo-ho’ type wedding- just what we had wanted. We hired the farm house for our children to stay in and then had drinks on the lawn of the farmhouse for our guests. We had the dinner in the Smoke House. We had a veggie Indian dinner for everyone and it was amazing - so delicious and beautifully served in bamboo leaf type plates. Again, Jak, Sam and Chris were all fantastic- so kind, helpful and welcoming to our friends and family. It made the day so lovely. Some of the staff even kindly offered to drive some of friends home as taxis weren’t available-
Well beyond their call of duty! An incredible team of people and we are so touched by how much they went the extra mile to make our day so enjoyable. Thank you all so much.
Fergus and his team have been nothing short of attentive, efficient and have provided brilliant customer service from start to finish. We recently stayed in Upton Downs Farmhouse and had our wedding here. The whole team at Stay Cotswold ensured we had everything we needed from the start to the finish. As a result we had the most amazing lovely and special time.
Beautiful cottage more than adequate for our family.
Some peeves - as many of us were from out of the u.k. and expecting full service would have liked a personal care package- soap/ body wash, lotion etc to tide us over the first evening.
Also to pack away wares etc before we left at 10 a.m. made the last few hours a bit hassled. Would have preferred just to stack the dishwasher.
All in all a wonderful Cotswold experience.
Our group of 8 people had a fabulous stay at Upton Down Farmhouse. The team at Cotswold could not have been more helpful, responding to our questions about the property with courtesy and patience. They were all most friendly and professional, and really made the difference.
Lovely location, very easy to find. Altogether a really lovely location for a family reunion/ vacation.
My family spent a most enjoyable week at Upton Downs which was the best equipped self catering unit I have ever experienced!
|“Great house. Perfect for our weekend stay.”
Booked as a surprise for our Dad's 70th birthday. It suited us perfectly and was in a fab location for exploring the Cotswolds. Plenty of space for all 12 family members to enjoy. Beautiful gardens, well equipped and spotlessly clean. We would definitely like to return!!!
“We stayed here for a hen weekend. It was stunning! Close to Burford and the gorgeous little villages close by. The house was perfect. Loads of rooms with plenty of beds. The garden is gigantic! We were so chuffed with our choice! The house was stunning!! We loved it so much. Perfect for what we needed. The garden was fab and all the rooms were perfect for us. Lots of Crockery which was great.”
A great location for our blended family to come together. The house provided space for everyone, was spotlessly clean. The produce shop next door is open everyday 9-530pm so don’t bother shopping anywhere else - they have everything from bread, milk, alcohol to ready meals, smoked meats, puddings, sweets ... and caviar! The local town, garden centre and Starbucks all within half a mile. Enjoy your first night meal out at a local pub to get a feel for where you are and let everyone relax coming together. The TV worked effortlessly and board games were on hand. (1 mile walk and back paths to the town or historical estate nearby etc). Petrol 3 miles away. Great house and Cotswolds staff were the most helpful and attentive we’ve ever encountered. Thank you!!
Wonderful family stay at a beautiful home, we will return
|“Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful property! We had a fantastic two nights in Upton Downs. We made full use of the log fire (it was so cosy!) and went for a invigorating walk along the Windrush Valley. We particularly loved the dining room and the table tennis room! We will definitely recommend the property to our friends and family - and hope to return to make use of the garden in the summer! Fab weekend in a beautiful house in a great location! We recommend popping in to the gorgeous Swan Inn pub in Swinbrook on route! All our best, Ellie and friends”
Fantastic house in a great location. We stayed in a big group with children - the house had easily enough space, lots of bathrooms, big dining area and lounge and huge garden. Location was fantastic, next door to the farm shop and we very much enjoyed sitting in the sunshine enjoying a beer and meal at the smokery. Thoroughly recommend
Brilliant stay, perfect for families.
A lovely farmhouse with generous bedrooms and large bathrooms. The open fire was perfect for a winter evening.
Lovely property in a beautiful location. Friendly and helpful hosts.
A fantastic week here over Christmas with the family. Perfect setting. Tons of space inside and out in the garden/fields et. Fire worked really well and the house had all we needed Great trips with kids to Wildlife park and Birdland. Burford was a treat to wander around. Great carol service on Xmas eve in Fulbrook. Top pub tip is the Rose and Crown in Shilton! We had the best week over Christmas in the house. From the moment we arrived it just felt so welcoming and homely and the perfect place to unwind, crack on the fire and make merry. We’re already planning a move to the wider area there in the next 18 months or so and this definitely helped cement our thoughts. Thanks for all the great comms in the build up.
This is a lovely ,large & spacious and has been upgraded very tastefully.We were a group of adults,3toddlers & a baby.The bedrooms are spacious & with 4 bathrooms we were all satisfied.Well equipped and at no time did it feel overcrowded. Plenty of outside space & room for cars.There is a farm shop on site & the Smokehouse Barbecue restaurant ideal for a large party of people with children.Not sure if in summer the opening hours of the BBQ are more extensive About a 10 minute drive into Burford. Can't think anyone would not enjoy a stay here. Thanks Tony
Stayed here for a 30th Birthday with 9 other girls. The place is huge, there are so many rooms, it’s very cosy and very well equipped. Millie & Fergus were really accommodating, they agreed to an early check in for us and sent us a list of everything that was at the house so that we knew what toiletries etc we needed to take. Can’t recommend this cottage enough...none of us wanted to leave, everyone absolutely loved it! There was nothing but compliments for the cottage. I would go back tomorrow!
A fantastic house, we had 8 Adults and 6 Children. It was perfect for a weekend get together and in a amazing location