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Glebe Hut - Cabin in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Rushy Meadows

Not suitable for children

Not suitable for pets

A peaceful and secluded spot on an organic Cotswolds farm, where nature comes first

Glebe Hut is the biggest and most luxurious of the four huts at Rushy Meadows. It sits in a secluded position surrounded by ancient Oak trees (once part of the historic Wychwood Forest) with views across the rolling Oxfordshire countryside towards Wytham Woods and the distant spires of Oxford. Wild life and grazing cattle are your only neighbours. Bring wellies, torches and waterproofs to really feel the part! 

Inside, you'll find a wood burner, a retro radio and some nature books to spot the teaming wildlife all around. The double bed is piled high with pretty cushions and there’ll be fresh flowers and outdoor candles to set the table for a romantic supper. You’ll even have your own en-suite bathroom with a flushing loo and hot shower.

Outside, a canopy protects the “field kitchen” where you can make bacon and eggs on the single hob, and you will be protected whatever the weather. As night falls, build a campfire under the starlit sky - perfect after a big day out in the Cotswolds! The village pubs are within walking distance or you can cycle the Thames Path (all the way to Oxford if you’ve had your Weetabix!). 

Our guests say...

We had a wonderful 2 nights at Glebe Hut. Everything had been thought of, the outside kitchen was lovely and I would highly recommend

17/09/2017

Nicki

Glebe hut is a beautiful little building with great facilities located on a lovely farm run but great people. We loved the surroundings so much that we didnt stray far, spending our time exploring on foot in the local area

20/08/2017

Jean

What a beautiful, tranquil place! We loved the location, it was so secluded and peaceful, and all the little touches really made it a special stay. Everything was thought of, down to the supplies in the fridge and the rock cakes, and we loved sitting under the stars listening to the owls hooting at night - blissful!

14/08/2017

louise

Our stay was fantastic we loved the hit and the outside set up. It was really good to have a BBQ but also a gas burner outside. There was a big table and chairs but it was all under tarpaulin so we could still sit outside if it rained. The hut was perfect

30/07/2017

Fiona

It was wonderful - from the warm welcome, the way the hut ("hut" really doesn't do it justice) was furnished and set up to the really kind personal touches like home-made rock cakes and fresh milk and eggs.

10/07/2017

Chris

Thoroughly enjoyed . Exceeded expectations and everything needed and supplied to a very high standard . Hosts were very helpful and accommodating too .

16/06/2017

Julie

Glebe hut is in a beautiful location, and Bridget and Rob were excellent hosts. It was so peaceful and nice to be in touch with nature. We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed exploring the farm and Oxford. Bridget and Rob had thought of all the little touches such as having bread, homemade cake, and tea and coffee for us on arrival. We felt like we were in our own little bubble and was the perfect escape away from everyday busy life. Would definitely recommend!

06/06/2017

Rosie

Wonderful!! Lovely hosts, so friendly yet sensitive to giving privacy. Everything thought of and rock cakes were scrum my!

19/09/2016

Sharon

It was a beautiful hit which was fully eqipped. We stayed for 2 nights. We were surrounded by beautiful scenery. Not a sound only of the wind in the trees and the cows in the next field. Bridget the owner was very welcoming we had milk, fresh eggs, bread and home made rock cakes. Would definitely visit again.

16/09/2016

Christine

Had a very relaxing stay in accommodation that was very clean and well apponted

20/08/2016

Neil

What a beautiful place, stunning countryside, attentive host, all made perfect by the safari style kitchen and outdoor seating area. Glebe Hut is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. I look forward to returning.

12/08/2016

Vikki

We spent two wonderful nights at Glebe Hut after a particularly busy period at work. We were warmly welcomed by Bridget, who took us and our luggage to the hut on a farmyard buggy. We were immediately impressed by the quality of build and thoughtful appointment of the hut. Those 48 hours were exactly what we needed, with abundant tranquility and privacy, flora, fauna, sunshine and even a spectacular double rainbow! The separate camp kitchen was great, and would have been a good place to hang out if the weather hadn't been as good as it was! There seems lots to do in the local area, with walks and pubs and Blenheim Palace, but we found ourselves just wanting to enjoy the quiet peace of the hut, with blankets on the grass, warmed by the fire pit as the sun went down. Will definitely be coming back!

07/08/2016

Kester

We had a fantastic weekend. We were greeted by the lovely Bridget and had our things transported to the hut in a little buggy across the fields. The Hut was amazing, beautiful and so well provided for with really high quality contents. Next to the hut was a kitchen tent, as well as a table to sit out at and a fire pit. We had a huge field all to ourselves, and were invited to explore the farm, which was gorgeous. We saw lots of wildlife in the field, a fox cub, deer, rabbits, dragonflies, bats and buzzards, The huge skies were great, so many stars, we even saw shooting stars streaking across the sky. A fantastic place to retreat to for peace and quiet. We loved it!

05/08/2016

Naomi

We're super excited to be adding Ali's latest space. A wonderful addition to the collection. The feedback for Kingfisher Hut should give you a good feel for what it will be like. Book a stay and be the first to write a review! 

01/08/2016

Helen, Canopy & Stars

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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in: 3 pm
  • Check out: 10.30 am
  • 240 volt socket for phone charger in the hut 
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double bed

Cooking

  • Gas hob and fridge in the cabin
  • Barbeque in the private outdoor preparation area
  • Sink with hot and cold water

Washing

  • En-suite hot shower and flushing loo

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • On demand gas boiler for hot water
  • Woodburner in cabin
  • Private outdoor fire pit (wood supplied)
  • Solar lighting
  • All bedding and towels provided

Entertainment

Cards, board games and books

Activities

At Rushy Meadows:

  • Explore the 280 acres of organic farmland and woodlands, with ancient oak trees, wetland areas, streams.
  • Have a BBQ or toast marshmallows on the camp fire or walk to local pubs for a drink and a bite to eat.
  • Kingfisher Hut, Heron Hut and Wagtail Hut guests can watch the swans on the lake or have a punt around it on the rowing boat 'Peggy Sue'. 

Places to visit:

Witney- an old market town with free parking, lots of shops including independents. There is a market on Thursday and Saturday with a farmers' market the 4th Friday of the month. (10 mins away by car 15 by bus)
Oxford- so much to do! See one of the amazing colleges, picnic in Christ Church meadow, discover the covered market (5 miles away)
Woodstock and Blenheim- (15 mins away) Woodstock is a lovely old market town in its own right with places to eat and some interesting shops but it is famous for Blenheim Palace. You can visit the house but the grounds are vast and beautiful and you could easily spend a day pottering around them

Outdoor & Active:

Lots of local walks
The Thames Path - the river Thames flows past Eynsham and you can follow the Thames path all the way to Oxford.
Blenheim Palace grounds - paths winding your way all around the estate

Food & Drink

At Rushy Meadows:

Tea, coffee and milk provided and you'll get tea and homemade cake on arrival

Local shops:

Eynsham has a small Coop a 5 minute drive away or a 25 minute walk along a footpath. There is a small Tesco which is a 5 minute drive away on the A40. There is a range of larger supermarkets in nearby Witney

Pubs & Restaurants:

The Boot Inn - 5 min drive - A snug inn with beams and flagstones; a modern British menu and a collection of celebs' footwear!

The Perch - 20 min drive - An historic, thatch-roofed pub near Oxford. Over-looking Port Meadow with a fabulous garden.

Bay Leaf, Eynsham - 5 min drive - Delicious Indian restaurant in the local village. Take away is also available.

The Fleece, Witney - 20 min drive - Bright gastro pub with stripped wood flooring in a Georgian building, serving sharing platters.

Aston Pottery Cafe- 30 min drive - A local pottery place selling their beautiful things with a fabulous cafe, open all day every day for lunch or afternoon tea. Delicious cakes!

Meet your hosts

Meet Ali:

Ali's family have been farming at Rushy Meadows for 100 years. They thought that sharing their magical little spot would be fun!

Wildlife & Environment:

The farm is fully organic and is in Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme. Rushy Meadows is teaming with wildlife- deer, dragonflies and all sorts of farmland birds that have been in decline for years. Wander around the 280 acres of organic land or walk up to the two local pubs (about a 20/25 min walk across the farmland). The farm has never been intensively farmed and as such has a wildness about it with huge thick hedgerows and permanent pasture. There are beautiful ancient oak trees and an abundance of arable plants.

Guests staying in Kingfisher, Wagtail and Heron Huts can row accross the lake on the 'Peggy Sue' boat.

Getting there

City Farm, Eynsham, Witney, OX29 4EG

By train: 

Long Hanborough is the nearest train station, a 5 minute drive away and has an hourly service to Oxford and London (Oxford 10 min by train and London is an hour). Pick ups can be arranged with Ali, the owner. 

By bus:

Eynsham is nearest bus stop (5 mins by car or 25 min walk along footpath). Regular route to Oxford and Witney (every 10 mins all day until the early hours) Pick ups can be arranged with Ali, the owner. 

By car: 

For Kingfisher, Heron and Wagtail

Parking is no further than 20 m from the hut

From the Eynsham A40 roundabout, take the exit signposted Long Hanborough / Church Hanborough. Half a mile along this road, pass a farm on your left, pass another wide opening on your left, then take the next left (you will see the sign City Farm as you turn in). Follow the long tarmac drive down to the bottom, bear right following the tarmac track. Continue along (over two speed bumps). The track becomes a gravel track. Go past two red brick cottages and follow the gravel track over a little bridge. Turn left after the bridge and follow the gravel track all the way down. Kingfisher hut is the first hut you'll see on the left hand side and Heron hut is a little way further down the track on the left.

For Glebe Hut

Coming from the Oxford direction go straight over the A40 roundabout at Eynsham towards Cheltenham, take the first right hand turn (opposite the Evenlode pub) towards Freeland, after a couple of miles and a few sharp bends turn right on to the village green at Freeland. Glebe Farm is your access to your secure parking. The cabin is a three / four minute walk from the car and your luggage will be taken in for you in the farm buggy. 

Booking Terms

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Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.