Our cottage guest books are filled with lovely comments, observations, recommendations for places to visit while here, tips on things to miss …  We are always interested to hear what our visitors have to say-both about our cottages and grounds but also our local area and their experience of it.

We put a lot of effort and care in to making our cottages as beautiful, comfortable, clean and relaxing as possible and it is very rewarding making it all worthwhile when the attention to detail is noticed and appreciated.  So, thank you to all those who have taken the time to write in our books over the years.

Below are some of the many comments left by our guests.  If you have stayed and would like to share your thoughts or experience about Heath Farm Holiday Cottages on an impartial guest review site please visit sites such as trip advisor  or  my cottage holiday and leave a review.  Or may be leave a comment on twitter.

We do not like to hassle our guests with follow up emails and newsletters but in this age of online everything we realise that potential visitors like to be reassured by comments on such sites.  If you enjoyed your time here  please leave a review and if you have any suggestions, or constructive criticism that would improve your stay please do contact us.



 ‘Absolutely excellent cottage!….group of cottages!….farmstead…..countryside!

Everything about Heath Farm has made our stay excellent from the very very well stocked Hazelnut cottage, to the beautiful surroundings, and the open access to surrounding lands. Truly Excellent free firewood was a bonus.  Relaxed in front of an open fire every night!……we were here for a 30th birthday and would recommend Wild Thyme in Chipping Norton.  Very nice food indeed thoroughly enjoyed!  Having never ben to Bath or Oxford both of these are a must and so close by!  Mostly enjoyed the beautiful scenery, Cotswoldian cottages, tea rooms, pubs etc!!  An amazing holiday. Would definitely  recommend Heath Farm and I’m sure we’ll return again.  Many thanks for an excellent stay.’  D and L 12-17th October 2013

‘Very relaxing cosy place.  Weather has been lovely no rain.  Very warm and cosy at night with the blazing fire.  Had some lovely days out, all near by Blenheim palace, Oxford, Banbury you need a bank loan to visit Bicester village designer outlet shopping village, Chipping Norton, lovely plenty of places to eat out, everybody very friendly. Loved the courtyard.  Thank you very much. C and D, Lancashire 5-12th October 2013

‘What a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful place Heath Farm is, wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble, always at hand if needed.

The scenery is breathtaking, and the surrounding towns and villages are well worth a visit.

We haven’t missed our beaches.  Thank you L and R, North Devon. Sept 2013-10-17

Had a lovely stay very peaceful….Cottage is very cosy, warm and clean enjoyed our visit C and S, Suffolk Sept 2013

We have had a very enjoyable stay at Heath Farm.  A very warm welcome from Nena on our arrival.  We followed 2 tours found on the internet www.cheltenham.com… which encompassed the Cotswold villages.  We have met some very interesting people on the way, not forgetting the gentleman repairing the church wall in Lechlade, a local craftsman, very interesting to talk to.

Hazelnut was a relaxing place to return to of an evening and a pleasant place to have a before dinner drink embracing the glorious weather of the last few days.  Will definitely recommend to friends and family. I and S, Kent. Sept 2013

We have enjoyed our stay in Hazelnut very much indeed – so quiet and relaxing.

We have been very comfortable in such a charming cottage, set in your beautiful courtyard garden.

It has been a pleasure to self cater in such a well equipped cottage. 

We would certainly love to come again.  E and M, Cheshire.  Aug 2013

Hazelnut was the perfect place to relax during the set up and take down of our wedding.  The grounds are lovely and we will most definitely be back over the coming years for breaks with the bikes and in time children too.

The courtyard literally teams with life and is stunning to wake up to.  We look forward to our next visit to Heath Farm!

Thank you so much for having such a lovely place to stay. M and L. London. Aug 2013

Incredibly hot the last 10 days, but it was a joy to celebrate once a typical old fashioned hot summer in Britain.  We spent those days mostly outside meeting neighbours who became in that short time very dear to us.  It was a click week in all respects.  The nature with flowering poppy meadows, the gorgeous lavender and the butterflies.  Heath Farm is feeling like at home with thanks to the Barbours for their efforts that makes all possible.  N and M, Netherlands. July 2013

Hazlenut is the perfect little haven for couples to escape to.  The position couldn’t be more perfect with the cottage backing on to  the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds.  From the moment we stepped in, we fell in love from the word go.

The well kept courtyard and the trickling from the water feature really topped our stay not to mention the friendliness of David, Nena and their family.  Heath Farm really is what it’s cracked up to be.  Peaceful. Tranquil Beautiful. 

We cannot thank you enough! C and F, Suffolk. July 2013

We had a warm welcome in this lovely Hazelnut.  Nena, David and Anna are very friendly.  We had a lovely week and not even one drop of rain.  The sun was shining all the week.

We admire the Barbour family for all the work they do. Taef riens . R and J. Netherlands. June 2013-10-17

We have had an absolutely amazing long weekend at Hazelnut cottage.  The weather was beautiful and the cottage warm and welcoming, we couldnt’ have wished for a better short break.

The surrounded towns were great to venture in to from Chipping Norton to Burford and Heath Farm is beautiful.  We would greatly recommend walking the grounds and discovering the local area!

Thank you for a wonderful stay – this was our last break away before our wedding and we look forward to returning many times throughout our married life! V and N, London May 2013.

The latest of many visits to this great ‘home from home’. The first stay in Hazelnut was restful and cosy, the type of stay that keeps us coming back to this gem of a location.  Thanks to our hosts and their helpers who maintain these standards year after year and guarantee a great holiday whatever the weather! Hope to be back soon.

G and P, Cumbria.  May 2013


Had a wonderful stay here at Heath Farm! Chestnut cottage is beautiful in every way. Couldn’t fault it in anyway at all. Love to come back again.
J and D Critchley . 13.11.13

..Very tranquil, cosy, clean cottage and beautiful location…Flowers, chocolates and cakes very inviting and great touch…fabulous place to stay…Bicester was also a treat, managed to get quite a lot of Christmas presents!..Weather was also great for this time of year , got some sun almost every day! Many thanks. Krishna and Vince 23 Nov 2013

‘We were so pleased to find ourselves here. The cottage is so clean and peaceful which is just what we needed! I honestly cannot think of any constructive criticism (which I usually can!) We ate at 2 different restaurants which were both lovely…..Anyway, back to the cottage: the perfect end to our wedding, faultless! Joanna and Andrew 27th Nov 2013

‘I wanted a picturesque location and a tranquil cosy retreat. I got everything I wanted! Everything was perfect from the log fire to the fully equipped kitchen. We spent a day in Stratford upon Avon and a day in Oxford, both of which are amazing towns/cities.
The whole weekend was perfect, plus we managed to do all our Christmas shopping  We will definitely be returning!! Many thanks Matt and Deb. 1st Dec 2013

Had a lovely stay here at the Chestnut. Was brilliantly close to everything and we very much enjoyed visiting the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Love the fireplace!
Russell 10th Feb 2014



Wonderful to be back. The weather was dreadful but the fire great!

We hope to be back again. P and A , Canada March 2013.

A lovely long weekend – bitter cold weather but the log fire dealt with that ! Then the sun shone – glorious.

R and A Surrey, Mar April 2013

We have lost count of our visits to this haven – just a long weekend this time – but enough to restore the spirits! C and C, June 2013

Once again enjoyed the quality, and still after so many visits we find plenty of places to explore. Thank you for keeping Heath Farm a haven. We will be back! P and C, Surrey

This was our first visit to Heath Farm but hopefully not our last. What a find!! Beautiful accommodatin in such a peaceful setting. Some days we had to force ourselves to leave. Thank you so much for making everything so perfect. A and F, Scotland. Aug 2013

What a delightful venue for spending time and as a base for 50th birthday celebrations – so peaceful and so comfortable, a real treat. Even the sun shone!

Many thanks K and S, Ludlow Feb2014

We have lost count of how often we have stayed in this wonderful place. Whenever we come we find a peaceful and comfortable cottage to spend our holidays and breaks from work in.

It was perfect as ever!

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the right season to pick fruits and make jams, but this can be done another time…

We hope to return as soon as possible!

E, C and K. Germany Feb 2014

This has been a secret and late Christmas present for Patsy – my wife of 43 years …A great choice – peaceful, beautifully appointed and presented with Nena, David and Ana willing co conspirators! David recommended National Trust Upton House and Chastleton House and we returned happily to the buzz of Oxford. All very happy experiences for this most agreeable interlude, made possible largely by being so cosy, warm and contented as we returned ‘home’ after each outing. Thank you all. Such a good find, which we will happily recommend to others! Very pleasant final meal at the nearby Mason’s Arms.

R and P Devonshire March 2014

A haven of peace away from the reality of everyday life. We can now return rested and ready to face the world again.

We have appreciated the small touches – the milk, chocolates, tea and coffee, sugar, salt and pepper etc…How very thoughtful of you.

This has been our first visit to Heath Farm but surely not our last. Thank you.

J and P. Leicestershire March 2014

One of the best accommodations we have ever seen. We had a wonderful week and we will come back surely.

K and D Germany April 2014

By email

On arriving back home (Lancashire), I felt compelled to write to say thank you, once again, for creating Cobnut cottage to the very high standards it enjoys throughout.
Together with its Heath Farm surroundings it makes a truly delightful place to start the day, then return and relax each evening.
Our evening walks around your woodland grounds were accompanied by the many birds and animals that inhabit your meadows and woodland.
We were fortunate enough to catch sight of at least one deer before they caught our scent and disappeared into the undergrowth.
Our holiday break, at Heath Farm, met every expectation.  It lived up to the memories we had of our first visit 23 years ago, and its very individual style and qualities remain undiminished.
Thank you for keeping the high standards of the cottages intact, and for surrounding them with such a wonderful place to wander and relax.
We hope we left Cobnut cottage as you would wish to find it.   
Grateful thanks….
J, N and L Lancashire July2016
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