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"A base for exploring the heart of England, a peaceful retreat in the Oxfordshire countryside"


The Vale of the White Horse is a picturesque and relatively undiscovered part of rural England with the ancient landscape of the Ridgeway to the south and the River Thames to the north. Shellingford is a charming small village within the Vale, known for its attractive stone cottages and beautiful late C12 church.


Goodlake Barns is a series of light and spacious self catering cottages, sensitively converted and retaining much of the character and charm of the original stone barns, stables and outbuildings.


There are five cottages of varying sizes sleeping 8, 6 and 4 as well as a studio/bed-sit that doubles as a fifth bedroom for the largest cottage. They are arranged close together around a courtyard in the centre of the village close to the church. This is a place where friends and family can stay together and unwind in a convenient location only 17 miles from Oxford.


The market town of Faringdon is 3 miles away and caters for most everyday shopping needs and there is a wide range of places to visit including Blenheim Palace, Oxford, the Cotswolds and the iconic Uffington White Horse.

If you are prepared to travel slightly further, Stratford (48 miles), Salisbury (50 miles), Bath (53 miles) and London (80 miles) are all surprisingly accessible.

This is an excellent location for country pursuits. Walkers will enjoy the surrounding footpaths and close proximity to two national trails, the Thames path and the Ridgeway. Fishing, golf and riding are also popular locally.

For keen shoppers, why not take a trip to the Bicester Outlet Village or visit the local farm centre and craft shops.

Whether visiting relatives, exploring the area or just getting away to relax, you can be assured of a warm welcome and we will do all we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


Project part financed by the EU, EAGGF & DEFRA