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Leighton Buzzard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real home from home. Every utensil known to man was in our cottage and we did not need to bring anything with us. ...wish I had known and would have saved some space in the car. Pool towels provided too. Even had washing up liquid and everything for the washer etc. Lovely comfortable beds and our cottage was very... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were guests of a family who had booked to stay in Weir house one of the cottages on offer at Bruern. Our time spent there was lovely, a beautiful setting with wonderfully kept gardens and surrounding areas and superb facilities including gym, in and outdoor pool, games room and many other fantastic things to do. All... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Catherine Thank you so much for all your kind words about Bruern, it's always lovely to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay so much. Yours Sara Astor More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 9 stayed in Weir House for three days and had a great time. House and gardens are truly beautiful, all set within the well maintained Bruen cottages complex. The house is huge and has plenty of Cotswolds charm. Loads of space for a large family but no shortage of luxury. We had three young children with us... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Screddie Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay at Bruern and I'm glad to hear we managed to please both the younger and older members of your party. Unfortunately due to our location we suffer from slow internet however that is soon to change, (early next year) when we will have fibre optic broadband, which will be... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The cottage was well very nice and perfectly clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and was stocked with a nice welcome of groceries. The garden was absolutely beautiful. It also was in a perfect location for the Cotswolds!

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Thank Jackieamp
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have stayed at Bruern Cottages several times and knew what to expect. We were not disappointed. The cottage, Saratoga, was spotlessly clean, fresh linen on the bed, logs and firewood for lighting a wod burner. A parcel of food for our stay, including milk, tea, cake, eggs, bread, fruit juice, and even a bottle of champagne to enjoy. The... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and it's a great compliment when our guests like Bruern enough to return again and again. Yours Sara Astor More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

converted stables to very high standard. Own secluded private garden.Very high standard of comfort, peaceful. Access to bridle walks. Dog was also very happy Also has lots of facilities for small children and swimming pool that we did not use

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Thank goodpike
Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and I'm really pleased we were able to accommodate you - am I right that you were the couple staying in Saratoga? Although we love dogs at Bruern, we're usually only able to have them staying in Shipton. That said, as in your case, we can sometimes accommodate a small dog at the last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Sandown is a very charming cottage in an amazing setting. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the garden and being able to bbq with our travelling companions. The kitchen has all the amenities you need and the dining/lounge complete with open fire is simply wonderful and very relaxing. A lovely welcome hamper awaited and that helped out with breakfast, afternoon tea... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Gail Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Bruern, we really appreciate it as it's important for us to have feedback - both good and bad, so that we can address any problems. In the case of the creaky floor boards, we're going to look into the issue - is it the floor... More 

Wendover, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We had a superb time here as a family of 5. The cottage couldn't have been better from the decor, furnishings, cleanliness, welcome 'pack' to the setting. The on-site facilities are spot on and we all enjoyed the swimming pool and games room and the youngest (3) loved the kids playground. We will be back!

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Please come back! As soon as possible! But try not to be so critical in future! All the best Sara Astor More 

London
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Our third visit to Bruern and continues to delight. Spacious rooms, well equipped facilities and such a beautiful setting. The expansive lawn and play equipment for the children make it a pleasure to spend days relaxing in the cottages. For wet weather days the warm indoor pool and games room come into their own. Already booked for next year, a... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderfully generous and affectionate review. We're not certain who you are exactly ADFWomblingFree (and please email sara@bruern.co.uk to tell me) and in any case we're looking forward to seeing you on your fourth visit next year. Yours Sara Astor More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We booked Weir House for a family celebration for my husbands 60th. It was ideal for the entire family. The accommodation was excellent and we were delighted with the proximity to Kingham station which made collecting visitors from London very easy. We cooked each night and the kitchen was extremely well equipped- An additional drinks fridge plus 2 side by... More 

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and generous review and we're pleased to hear that Weir House and Bruern was the perfect place to entertain your party of all ages. We're sorry about the issues you had with a couple of the bathrooms which have now been rectified. In fact we're currently working our way through all the bathrooms in the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of the Cotswolds, between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, Bruern Holiday Cottages are one of the few holiday rentals to welcome guests just as a hotel does - for a single night or for eight weeks, both during the week and at the weekend. Even though Bruern is self-catering, you are not expected to entirely provide for yourself on your first night, so when you arrive, there are essentials like milk, butter, eggs and sausages waiting for you, along with a few little luxuries like champagne, homemade cakes and local artisan cheese with biscuits. Twice National Winners of VisitBritain’s England for Excellence Award, and current holders of EnjoyEngland’s Gold Award for quality, Bruern Holiday Cottages set a new benchmark for self-catering when Judy Astor first started converting the properties in 1992, at one time comprising eight of the properties holding VisitBritain’s top grade awards, has compared with only 132 for the whole of the rest of Great Britain. Bruern offers the comfort and attention to detail of a good hotel, combined with the privacy, independence and space of home, amidst the civilised ease and style of English Country House living. However, there are four things that really set Bruern apart from other self-catering holiday rentals. Firstly, it is a paradise for children, with three playgrounds, a play cabin, a wendy house, who, toy cars and bicycles for every child and in every size - and above all other children. Lastly, there’s a games room with, pool, table tennis and table football, for older teens (and maybe older-than-teens), for whom the above are a little too babyish. Secondly, there is the decor, which eschews the monotonous orthodoxies of minimalism, being unashamedly English Country House style – the atmosphere is elegant yet comfortable, and all the properties have log fires, and canopied or four poster beds. Thirdly, the gardens, which are a blend of formal and informal elements, feature topiary, cutting gardens with box hedges, gazebos, little orchards, statuary, a wisteria tunnel, and a vast hundred yard herbaceous border. There is barely a square foot of the entire estate that has not been planned out with a passion for landscape and an eye for detail. In 1999 Bruern’s gardens were even awarded a marking of 100 out of 100 by VisitBritain that neither we nor anyone else has ever bettered; and nor will it ever be bettered, unless the laws of arithmetic change. Finally, there is the indoor swimming pool, gym and spa, which looks out on to a separate Italianate garden and terrace, with a classical portico to sit beneath in the shade. Cited by Tatler in 2009 as one of the “101 best spas in the world”, here you can book reflexology, massages, pedicures, manicures and facials. All in all, Bruern is a place that is simply unique – over eighty percent of our business comes from returning guests, and of new guests the majority come from personal word-of-mouth recommendations. We haven’t had a review score on TripAdvisor of less than 5/5 (Excellent) in 3 years – if you read the reviews, you’ll see why. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bruern Cottages

Address: Bruern Stable Cottages, Chipping Norton OX7 6QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton
Price Range: $774 - $794 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bruern Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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