The Homestead


At a glance

Unique holiday home in the Cotswolds with shepherd's hut and views of Blenheim Estate

Sleeps Sleeps 10
Bedrooms Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms Bathrooms 5
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Village Village
WiFi WiFi


The Homestead is a stunning Cotswold holiday home which sleeps ten guests (see Finer Details), in four stylish bedrooms, with four luxurious bathrooms in the main house, and a final bedroom and bathroom in the shepherd's hut. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the professional chef designed kitchen to the curated collection of one-off hand-picked antiques and each internal door being specifically imported from India, together they create a space like no other. Outside, the landscaped garden is a wonderful sun trap and the additional accommodation of the shepherd's hut makes for a lovely, secluded extra area complete with its own shower and kitchenette. With the renowned Blenheim Estate within walking distance, The Homestead is the perfect place to bring your loved ones and even welcomes one medium sized dog!

This five bedroom holiday cottage in Bladon, near Woodstock, is perfectly suited for those looking to get together with family and friends, exploring the local countryside and eateries. The dog friendly holiday home is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining/sitting room
Open plan layout with copper topped central island and four bar stools, Rangemaster oven with gas hobs, additional electric oven, two fridge drawers, two dishwasher drawers, toaster, kettle, two cafetieres, double copper sink, larder cupboard containing blender, microwave and slow cooker
Sunny aspect sitting area with grand piano, corner sofa seating eight, Smart TV (behind painting), fireplace for display purposes only, chaise longue, patio doors leading out to the garden and dining table seating eight

Bedroom 1 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Super king size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chair and mirror
Ensuite with walk-in rain shower, heated towel rail, loo, basin and hairdryer

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, garden views, clothes rail, chest of drawers and chair

Family bathroom
Bath, separate walk-in rain shower, heated towel rail, loo and basin

Utility room
Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, sink, ironing board, iron, soda stream and clothes airer

Loo and basin

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Super king size bed, Juliet balcony with views of the Blenheim Estate, freestanding wardrobe, mirror, chair and chest of drawers
Ensuite with freestanding gold bath, separate walk-in rain shower, heated towel rail, loo and double basins

Bedroom 4 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, chair, vaulted ceiling, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers and views of the Blenheim Estate
Ensuite with bath and overhead rain shower

Patio with outdoor table seating ten and parasol, additional seating on the elevated decked area, and lawn area
Bistro table seating two is located outside the shepherd's hut

Shepherds hut (Sleeps 2)
Self-contained converted shepherd's hut with 4ft double bed, sofa, coffee table and kitchenette
Ensuite with shower, basin and loo

Availability & Booking

Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

The Homestead is located in the beautiful village of Bladon, excellently positioned on the outskirts of the renowned Blenheim Estates, just eight miles from Oxford. The village is home to a local pub, The White House, and the stunning St Martin's Church. Bladon is famous for its connection to Sir Winston Churchill, who was born in nearby Blenheim Palace and is buried at St Martin's Church; he was even known to pop into the local pub on his visits to the area! Find out about our favourite places to eat in Oxfordshire.
For your shopping essentials, Woodstock is a mere two miles away, where you can find an abundance of eateries and shops including a Co-op.
Bladon is a wonderful base to explore the North Cotswolds' many towns and attractions, including Chipping Norton, Burford and of course, Blenheim Palace, which is within walking distance from The Homestead!

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Off street parking is available for up to 4 cars
  • 1 travel cot and 1 highchair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided)
  • 1 medium sized dog is welcome for an additional £40 per booking. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Free WiFi 
  • Mobile phone reception varies by provider
  • Smart TV
  • Unenclosed garden
  • Gas central heating system and underfloor heating throughout the kitchen/sitting/dining room
  • Please note the fire in the sitting room is for display purposes only and is not functional
  • Please be aware there are small steps over the threshold in all of the bedrooms and bathrooms
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 10 guests, though the number of adults per booking is capped at 8. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag parties are not permitted, though other same sex groups can enquire 
  • Commercial and work related bookings may enquire
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • The Homestead has a lovely garden for guests to enjoy and it is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties. We politely request that guests do not disturb the neighbours and that loud music is not played outside after 22:00
  • The garden is regularly maintained by a professional gardening service, this work is generally carried out when the property is vacant however, the gardener may need to carry out work whilst the property is occupied. If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.


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Take a stroll to Blenheim Palace to explore the rich history of the house, enjoy the beautiful grounds with vast lake or take your mini explorers to The Lost Garden Adventure Play area!
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