The Laurels Holiday Cottages



Poplars, Ascott, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX44 7UH

Tel: 07472 492443

The Laurels, Oxfordshire


The Laurels offer 3 beautifully converted barns in a peaceful and rural environment in south Oxfordshire yet close enough to historic Oxford. Tucked away along a private drive, there are three separate self-catering barns that are fully-equipped and stylishly refurbished with a luxury classic country feel combined with traditional ski chalet chic. Each barn has been lovingly renovated, retaining many of the original features including timber walls, exposed beams and stone floors.

Offering flexible accommodation from two to six people, each barn is warm, cosy and comfortable, and set in its own secure, large and private garden. The Laurels offer a unique self-catering holiday experience where days can be spent relaxing in tranquil surroundings or exploring the local area. An ideal location for walkers who can access the local footpath path from the barns’ gates as well as cyclists who want to get out and explore the country roads in this picturesque part of the county.

For those who want to be close to the wonderful restaurants nearby or soak up the history of Oxford and the surrounding area, the barns offer the perfect base. For added privacy, entry to each barn is via an electric gate and cars and bikes can be parked safely outside each property. Super-fast fibre broadband is also available in every barn as well as underfloor heating on both floors.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Moonlight Barn 3 nights Fri - Mon£2,250.00 per unit per week
Orchard Barn£2,650.00 per unit per week
Owl Barn£2,375.00 per unit per week

*3 or 4 night stays available



  • Food shop - M&S, Stadhampton

Establishment Features

  • Adults only
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - Private gardens
  • Linen available free of charge
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - The Oxfordshire, Milton Common
  • Cycle Hire - Rides on Air, Wallingford
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance - Yes – The Crazy Bear, Stadhampto

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance - Yes – 700 metres
  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • Midweek breaks
  • Weekend breaks

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Rural location

Room / Unit Features

  • Broadband
  • Digital TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying facilities
  • Ground Floor Room(s) - Yes – Owl Barn
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • No Smoking in Unit
  • Three bedrooms - Yes – Orchard Barn
  • Two bedrooms - Yes – Moonlight and Owl Barns

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Worn-out high flyers! Walkers, cyclists, foodies, history buffs
  • Special provisions for cyclists - Properties are secure and bikes can be left outside


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the B480 from Stadhampton towards Watlington. Approximately 1 mile from the small roundabout in Stadhampton, turn left at the mini crossroads and follow the hard surface track for approximately 700 metres. Do not turn left half way down the track towards Belchers Farm. Keep going and The Laurels Holiday Cottages at Poplars are on the left-hand side.

Public Transport Directions

City 11 bus stop at Piccadilly Cottage at the end of the drive.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Spring to Autumn (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)

* Closed from 1 November to 31 March except for Christmas and the New Year.

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