Skip to content
The Lock Keepers Snipe
A lavish haven to flock together
Chimney Nature Reserve, The Cotswolds. OX18
Pets allowed

At a Glimpse

The Lock Keeper's Snipe is cool and contemporary, yet cosy and comfy, the design eye of Quince has created a boutique barn that’s pure balm for the soul. Eclectic décor and a long line of luxe touches run through the sun-drenched space grouped around a landscaped south-facing courtyard garden offering seating and dining for all.

Nature reserve location
Courtyard dining
Claw-foot baths

Wade in on the details...

The Lock Keeper's Snipe showcases boutique barn living at its most comfy, lots of space, bundles of soft seating and eye catching artwork. Grand vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the single storey barn with sunshine, while the south-facing courtyard garden is designed for pure relaxing and there’s even a bath house with heating, hot water and views of the stars. Sleep easy in six generously sized bedrooms overlooking the courtyard – four have shower/bathrooms, two of them with baths. All bedrooms have Quince signature super-comfy beds. A lovely big boot room and gated grounds make it dog friendly, while the spacious dining area and kitchen mingle together to create an easy entertaining space.

Finer Details:
Bed 1 – Super king size bed, single bed (sleeps 3), wet room with shower, wc and basin.
Bed 2 – Super king size bed, (sleeps 2) claw footed bath, shower room (shower, wc and double basin), door to bathhouse.
Bed 3 – Super king size bed (sleeps 2) with shower room (shower, wc and basin).
Bed 4 – Super king size bed (sleeps 2) door to garden, bathroom (claw footed bath, wc and basin).
Bed 5 – Triple room with 3 single beds
Bed 6 – Twin room with 2 single beds
Family bathroom – bath with hand held shower, walk in shower, wc and double basin.
Sitting room - 3 seating areas, log burner with starter pack, TV, cocktail cabinet, games
Dining area - ample seating for 14, double doors to rear garden.
Kitchen - Breakfast bar & stools, kitchen table and chairs, dishwasher, double fridge/freezer, range oven with 5 rings, two ovens, grill, microwave, coffee machine, food processor.
Boot room - benches, hooks, back door, utility cupboard (washing machine, dryer and second dishwasher) 2 cots, 2 high chairs
Cloakroom with WC
Internet - fast fibre broadband.
Outside front courtyard garden with 2 soft seating areas, pergola with dining table and chairs for 14
Bath house with outside copper bath, heater, hot and cold water
Rear garden, large grass area with table and chairs for 14 and access to 13 acres of meadows with picnic area, benches, walks and swing.
Parking for 6 cars, shared electric car charger.
Hand towels, Bath towels, tea towels, oven gloves, bath mats, and a starter pack of dishcloths, dishwasher tabs, rinse aid, dishwasher salt, bin bags, washing up liquid, hand soaps, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper but you may want to add extras to your shopping list.
The patio has a coal BBQ so please add charcoal to your shopping list should you wish to use the BBQ during your stay 2 dishwashers, fridge/freezer, range oven with two cookers, microwave, washing machine, dryer please look at our inventory for more detail on other smaller items.

Read more Read less

Snipe (1)
Our Previous Guests
Other Independent Reviews
The lay of the land

The Lock Keepers Snipe is well placed for access to all the Cotswolds has to offer.Our nearest villages are Bampton or Aston, both have village shops and other facilities. Immediately surrounding us is Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve offering wonderful walks and access to bird hides with maps to follow, special mention for the newest thatched bird hide to the West of us on The Thames Path – great views and definitely worth checking out. We supply an illustrated map of the area showing you walks along the Thames Path (10 minutes away) to help you make plans and our blogs have many more suggestions on walks, wild swimming and local pubs in the surrounding area. Oxford, Burford and many beautiful Cotswolds villages, are all nearby, while the nearest station is 18 miles away.

Explore with us
The Cotswolds
Curious about the Cotswolds
Observing Oxfordshire