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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Cope Cottage for a few days. Peaceful location, excellent welcome hamper of local food, attention to detail, clean and beautifully decorated/presented. Family friendly, ideal for young children.

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Matthew We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Cope Cottage and appreciate your kind review. Yours Sara

Cheshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We return to Bruern Cottages each year...it really is a gorgeous place! Ideal for families and couples. We go with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren.There is every possible convenience you could wish for, every request is catered for. We stay in Bookers Cottage but really, any of the others are perfect. There are cottages to cater for small and...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited from Canada to have a holiday with our son and the grand children. Bruern Cottages was the perfect solution. We were extremely well looked after and all three generations had a wonderful time. Many thanks.

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Camp_Canada. I'm pleased to hear that Bruern was able to satisfy each of the generations and do hope you come and stay again if you visit the Cotswolds again. All the best Sara Astor

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for a week and one of the cottages. We loved our cottage but quite honestly, any of them would be just as perfect. The cozy feeling of the fireplace, the cozy linens on the bed, and the very clean articulate kitchen made our stay so wonderful. I loved walking around the beautiful grounds which were...

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your stay at Bruern and it's great to hear that one week wasn't quite enough. I do agree with you though, this part of the Cotswolds does have a wealth of things to do to keep one busy for more than a week. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. All...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a truly amazing place. From the moment I contacted the cottages to arrange a booking, I've experienced top class customer service. My booking was handled promptly and with much professionalism. We arrived to find Sandown centrally located with a lovely commanding view of the front lawn area and excellent patio area, leading to gardens to the rear. It...

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear HappyinRome Sorry for the delay in responding to your review about your stay at Bruern. It's always really good to know when Bruern has "hit the spot" and to also hear that it's been one of your best trips for a while, makes us extremely happy at Bruern because that's exactly what we want to hear from our guests....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2016

I have stayed here a couple of times and on both occasions have been impressed. Not only were the cottages I stayed in well furnished and really comfy, the quality was well above the standard rental getaways you find. Another highlight is the attention to detail spent on providing your children with distractions and entertainment both inside and outside the...

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Rachel Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay at Bruern and we do hope you come again soon. Yours Sara Astor

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 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...

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Bruern_Front_Desk, Manager at Bruern Cottages, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that both you and your grandchildren enjoyed your stay at Bruern and that the pool was such a success too. We will try and think of a way of letting guests know what we provide in the cottages so most do not end up bringing a car full of unnecessary items. It's just we find if we...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 8, 2016

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...

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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

Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 5, 2016 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...

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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...

Boston, Massachusetts
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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

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Address: Bruern Stable Cottages, Chipping Norton OX7 6QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton
Hotel Class:5 star — Bruern Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Bookers for a family of 6 people (3 bedrooms, one with 4 poster bed)”
 of 5 bubbles Theatregoers, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Remember this is self catering and while there is a lovely welcome basket bring what ever treats you need with you.”
 of 5 bubbles rachelrosieseely, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“Weir house, exquisite.”
 of 5 bubbles catherinesZ51VE, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“Wherever you choose in location you are sure of an excellent location. Choose mainly on the number in your party.”
 of 5 bubbles 123krysalis, May 27, 2016 | Read review
“all are quiet. Not all allow pets.”
 of 5 bubbles goodpike, May 22, 2016 | Read review
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