The Chestnuts



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Bridge Street, Shilton, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4AB

Tel: 07860 337763

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The Chestnuts


The Chestnuts is an outstanding, traditional, yet chic, Cotswold cottage the main part of which dates back to the 1850s. It has many original features including a curved stone stairway, beamed ceilings and a large inglenook fireplace with original bread oven. The cottage has recently been sympathetically extended and today the property comprises four bedrooms (two of them Masters), three lounges, two luxury bathrooms and a separate spa style shower room and downstairs toilet. All the rooms are interior designed in soothing neutral colours with original art works and artefacts.

The cottage has every modern comfort which will make your stay totally relaxing; the fully fitted kitchen has a cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Tumble Dryer, fridge and freezer. It is equipped for the gourmet chef with all the utensils, cookery books and cooking equipment you should need, as well as the finest wine glasses, white bone china place settings and a coffee espresso/cappuccino machine.

There are televisions in the main lounges and in each bedroom, Bose iPod docking station facilities. There is a small library of hand-picked books, information guides, maps etc, as well as games for all ages. Free wireless internet keeps you fully connected 

The four double bedrooms upstairs, sleep up to eight guests. We also have a cot, high chair and stairgate which we are happy to provide free of charge.

Set in the very heart of Shilton, the secluded garden of The Chestnuts has one of the best positions in the village.

The garden is a very good size and has the added benefit of tremendous views over the adjoining meadow towards the ford and the river Shil. This ancient meadow is full of kingcups and cow parsley in the summer and is periodically grazed by sheep or horses.

There are numerous places to sit and dine in the garden and outside lights have been placed throughout for your enhanced enjoyment. However, we suggest that you stay out in the garden in the dark; one of the joys of Shilton is its night sky. The relative lack of light pollution in this area can lead to some spectacular starry nights. The trees on the river bank are also home to many birds and you can often hear owls hooting to one another.

We are five star Gold with both visit england and Quality in  Tourism.

There is parking for one car on site and for many more on the road outside the cottage.

The cottage is well positioned to access all the major tourist attractions of the region and historic Burford Town is just a five minute drive. The Cotswold wildlife park is equally just a short drive away and is great fun for all the family.

We have some of the best foodie pubs close by, including The Rose and Crown in the village.


Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - no minimum age
  • Children's videos/DVDs available
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • DVD available
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Real log/coal fires - No coal provided
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking - Riding school in the village
  • Cycle Hire - Many companies hire cycles close by and will deliver.
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance - Great home made food at The Rose and Crown pub

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance
  • Car parking - For one car onsite and plenty of room to park on the road

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - In the centre of the village, short walk to pub and overlooks the village ford

Room / Unit Features

  • Baths some rooms
  • Colour TV
  • Drying facilities
  • Ground Floor Room(s) - Garden lounge has a double sofa bed to be turned into downstairs bedroom (if required)
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in unit
  • Shaver Point/s

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly


Map & Directions


  • 5 Visit England Stars
5 Visit England Stars


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Silver The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Silver 2021
  • National Accessible Scheme -Mobility One Mobility One 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Silver 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Silver 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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