Chimney Nature Reserve, The Cotswolds
Roebucks Rose is named after the cheeky roe deer who often comes close to snaffle the roses, it’s the boundless fauna and flora that inspired our gardener, Posy, to create a sun-drenched courtyard garden as a haven for families. Engulfed in Cotswold stone, the single-storey barn brings together rustic character with contemporary design, while a soak in the Quince outdoor copper bath elevates any mood to happy.
Prices From£500 Minimum 2 night stay
Set deep in the wilds at the end of a single-track lane, guests of Roebuck’s Rose have acres of private grounds to roam where the garden team are creating something special here. The sanctuary of a sun-drenched, flower-rich courtyard garden and the wilds of the surrounding meadows are a masterpiece changing with the seasons, bringing colour and life that lifts the mood. Wake up to birdsong and drift off to the hoot of the owl, the barn's extraordinary location in the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve makes for a seriously mellow escape whatever the season. Happy days.
Roebuck’s Rose is daubed in a warm, a palette of soft whites and greens which allows the modern artwork and quirky curio to really pop out. Vaulted ceilings and huge windows flood the single storey L-shaped barn with sunlight, while the south-facing courtyard is designed for soaking up the sunshine.
Slumber down in one of the five generously sized bedrooms, bag the one with a four-poster bed. All have the Quince level of comfort with signature comfy beds. While the vaulted drawing room with an electric wood burner, a spacious dining room and a separate kitchen makes entertaining easy peasy.
Step into your courtyard for more dining and comfy lounge areas, a Weber BBQ, and, of course, the Quince outdoor bath house with a heavenly tin copper tub for two.
Spend days exploring acres and acres of private grounds and discover winding paths through water meadows where picnic tables hide. Climb trees and ride the big swing or take a peep into the bird hides for secret views across the nature reserve. And naturally, there's plenty of space for parking.
The house has fast fibre broadband which makes it ideal as a place to work as well as relax.
Bedroom 1 – super king bed, with single day bed, (sleeps 3) ensuite shower room, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 2 – Four poster super king size bed, ensuite shower room, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 3 – triple room with 3 single beds (sleeps 3).
Family bathroom – bath, walk in shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 4 – twin room with shared jack and jill shower room with shower, wc and basin.
Bedroom 5 – king size bed with shared jack and jill shower room with shower, wc and basin.
Sitting room – log burner and large south facing windows overlooking the garden.
Dining room – south facing windows to garden.
Kitchen/breakfast room – fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric range cooker with 2 fan ovens, grill and 5-ring top, food processor, nespresso machine, double doors to rear garden.
Utility room – washing machine, tumble dryer.
Boot room – oil boiler, space for boots/coats and dogs.
Internet – 200Mbps fibre broadband.
Outside – bath house with copper/tin bath, heating and lighting, south facing garden with dining for 10, soft seating areas, BBQ, rear garden with views of Nature Reserve, access to shared 13 acres with swings/play areas/ picnic spots and walks, parking for up to 5 cars in communal car park, shared electric car charger.
On our doorstep are a clutch of cutesy Cotswolds villages, the Thames Path walking trails and Oxford with its spires and scholastic delights is 30 minutes away. Naturally, there are plenty of country pubs to hunker down in, and several are within an easy walk or cycle ride. Cycling is good for all levels with some great safe rides for children through the Nature Reserve towards the Thames
Roebucks Rose is deep in the wilds of Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve where the landscape is ever changing with the season, wildflowers bloom in the lush meadows through spring and summer while the ancient water meadows naturally flood in autumn and winter attracting different birds and wildlife and a wonderfully different landscape. Bird hides abound, our favourite is the newest thatched one to the west of us where the views are spectacular.
The Trout Pub at Tadpole Bridge is our nearest pub at just a 5-minute drive or a scenic walk away. Great for family drinks in the garden and access to the river. The Double Red Duke at Clanfield is locally renowned for its food – best book in advance!
One of the most extraordinary and historic buildings in the world. A UNESCO world heritage site that is brimming with History. Take a tour of the extraordinary building, see its exhibitions, or enjoy roaming its gardens and landscape. Also home to extremely popular Christmas Markets.
Why not enjoy the Thames (which flows through the nature reserve) from on the water? (Don’t forget your license)! Paddleboards and kayaks can be hired at Ye Old Swan, Radcot, which is a 20-minute drive away if you don’t have your own or you can arrange a more luxurious boat trip (details here).
Millets is well known within Oxfordshire for a great family day out, including a Farm Shop, Restaurants, Animal Walkway, Playbarn, Falconry Centre, Pick Your Own and more! Find out more here.
The surrounding nature reserve is home to wildflower meadows and a variety of wildlife. You can explore the meadows on the various footpaths and bridlepaths which link up to the Thames bridlepath (for bikes and on foot) and wider path network. View the map here.
Ideal for a fun, insightful tour and introduction to beer production, alternatively enjoy the shop for a treat to take home later. There’s always the option to sit in the sun and enjoy a drink with friends too.
The Roebucks Rose has an enclosed courtyard garden at the front of the property. The grass area at the rear of the property is not enclosed.
Yes, there is a BBQ on the terraced area of the courtyard Garden in the outdoor dining area. Please bring your own charcoal and firelighters.
Yes, there are some beautiful walks along the Thames to local pubs. Please see the Local Information and Things to Do sections of the website for more information.
The Wi-Fi is fibre and depending on how many people are connected to the network you can expect speeds of over 200Mbps. There is a network that covers all three properties at Chimney as well as individual ones for each property at Chimney. When in the property you may find that connecting to the Rose network is faster than the general network. The password is the same for both. Most devices should get a good signal in and around the property.
There is an electric car charger in the parking area at Chimney which is shared between the three Barns and is free to use.