Nortons Nook

Norton's Nook

Cotswold Holiday Cottage

Leave the rush and noise of the outside world behind in Norton’s Nook, our humble yet spacious proper stone cottage in the beautiful Cotswold halmet of Fordwells. The cosy dog-friendly cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests and a medium sized four-legged pal. Boasting 2 comfort designed bedrooms, a luxurious king-size bed sits within the sumptuous master suite. The light filled second floor hosts a separate sleeping quarter containing a chic double bed.

Looking for accommodation for up to 8 people? Why not also book Norton’s Lodge? – Another of our holiday cottages, conveniently located next door to Norton’s Nook. Contact us directly if you’re interested in booking both properties and to discuss dates.

Cottage Space

Kick back and relax in the snug living area and watch your favourite TV shows on the flat-screen TV or play some games on the Xbox 360. No need to step away from the office either, the cottage presents perfect work from home experience boasting 300mb fibre optic broadband! Wash away the day, relaxing within the modern bathroom. High quality towels, bedding and toiletries are also supplied for your stay. 


For the cooks in the group, the kitchen includes an oven, hob and microwave. On sunnier evenings, make use of our enclosed terrace overlooking the cottage garden for alfresco dining and chill out as you watch the sunset from our relaxing seating area. 

We have three-step access from the road and the bedrooms are on the first and second floors. The bathroom has an electric shower over the bath. The master bedroom has a deep wardrobe with hanging space. You can also use our BBQ on the terrace – you’ll just need charcoal and firelighters.

The Cotswolds

Explore the Area

The Cotswolds is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), so guests have the privilege of exploring a multitude of scenic walking and cycling routes within the local fields that spout for miles upon miles. Local pubs are just a short drive away and you’ll also have quick access to Burford, Bourton-on-the-water, Oxford, Woodstock, Chipping Norton and Stow. Bicycle storage is provided, and Bicycles can be leased for a small fee. Though we would recommend bringing boots or wellies and a rain jacket for those refreshing showers!


  •   Nice stay, great location we love the coffee shop in the village and the pub nearby (The Hare) is very good too.

    thumb Alex
    18th February 2024

      What a gorgeous, warm and spacious little cottage, very conveniently located across the road from a fab pub ‘The Hare’, and a convenience store and cafe just a few steps… read more

    thumb Merryn
    16th February 2024

      Had a wonder stay at the barn. Very convenient to get around and the pub across the street the Hare serves very nice food!

    thumb Joana
    12th February 2024
  •   Amazing place to stay for a quiet weekend, you are able to really take in the Cotswold at its best

    thumb Josh
    4th February 2024

      Orchard Barn was the perfect escape that we were looking for. So cozy and snuggly, it is also so well equipped and everything is thought of…the sofa’s were just perfect… read more

    thumb Shaun
    2nd January 2024

      We had a lovely time here. The house was clean and tidy. It was great base for our Cotswolds break

    thumb Adam
    31st December 2023
  •   An amazing stay, thank you for hosting us.

    thumb Melissa
    28th December 2023

      Lovely place, great location, very clean, well equipped, high standard.

    thumb Kim
    27th December 2023

      We had a gorgeous stay. It was everything we wanted and more. Perfect location to visit all the places we wanted. A lovely cosy cottage extremely clean and we loved… read more

    thumb Stephanie
    17th December 2023
  •   This little oasis is exactly what we needed, location is great and good starting point for a few nice walks!

    thumb Giorgia
    26th November 2023

      Beautiful area, cute cottage.

    thumb Morgan
    24th November 2023

      I love this gem of a village and Sandys place was exactly as described. Comfortable, lovely eclectic mix of art and bits and bobs. A fabulously equipped kitchen and lovely… read more

    thumb Timandra
    8th November 2023
  •   Wonderful cottage in the cotswolds! Perfect for a weekend away and a great pub a stone’s throw away!

    thumb Victoria
    5th November 2023

      Thoroughly recommend. A delightful flat. Brilliantly stocked kitchen – although The Hare was so good that we didn’t cook at home! Loved it.

    thumb Karen
    3rd November 2023

      Beautiful accommodation, within a lovely area, very easy check in and clear info from the hosts. Would definitely visit again. Thanks for a fab stay, loved it 😊

    thumb Helen
    29th October 2023
  •   We’ve had a fantastic time here. Easy check in, a very quiet place and a wonderful starting point to explore the Cotswolds. Everything we needed was there incl. a warm… read more

    thumb Heike
    28th October 2023

      We really enjoyed our stay! The village is lovely, and the home was clean, quiet, and comfortable.

    thumb Anna
    21st October 2023

      The cottage was delightful. I had a lovely few days and wouldn’t hesitate recommending it. Hope to return in the future.

    thumb Simon
    6th October 2023
  •   Lovely stay at your well equipped and well situated apartment. Must admit I didn’t realise it was an apartment when I booked it or lack of outside space as we… read more

    thumb Nicola
    8th September 2023

      Nice flat, great location. Be aware that there is a resident in the flat above and the soundproofing left a lot to be desired. The Hare pub across the road… read more

    thumb Rachel
    2nd September 2023

      Was a wonderful stay, very comfortable. The cottage has everything you need. The Hare across the road and the bakery down the road are perfect and should definitely be sampled… read more

    thumb Scott
    19th August 2023
  •   Excellent cottage and location! Would recommend!!

    thumb Luke
    13th August 2023

      Brilliant stay at Orchard Barn for our trip to the Cotswolds. Within a short drive of many other things to do. The Hare across the road is a fantastic pub… read more

    thumb Jack
    17th July 2023

      I loved it so much I came back!

    thumb Jules
    18th November 2022
  •   My stay at Nortons Lodge was more than I could have dreamed. The location is idyllic, the cottage is quite a dream. I felt like I’d stepped out of a… read more

    thumb Jules
    6th November 2022

      A lovely place in a beautiful part of Oxfordshire

    thumb Tom
    11th July 2022

      Nice cottage with beautiful garden.

    thumb Marisa
    4th July 2022
  •   Lovely well equipped old cottage in a quiet location surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks.

    thumb Sheran
    30th June 2022

      A very beautiful cottage surrounded by lovely countryside. Listening to the little owls in the evening was a real highlight.

    thumb James
    20th June 2022

      Lovely peaceful location within good striking distance to all local attractions and place’s of interest.

    thumb Philip
    10th June 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We welcome well-behaved small to medium-sized dogs that stay in the living areas.

When you arrive please park as close to the cottage as possible, ensuring you leave space for the neighbours. 

We ask our guests to arrive at, or after, 3pm and on the last day of your stay we have to say goodbye at 10am. If you’d like to book a later checkout, this can be arranged for a small fee.

The apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests. The master bedroom boasts a luxurious king-size bed and the second two comfortable singles. 

Bicycle and helmet hire is available for £25.00 for a short stay or £45.00 for one week or more. We currently have two bikes with frames to suit one standard lady and one standard gent. 

You’re also welcome to store your bikes in our utility room across the yard. We remind guests that all personal possessions are the owner’s responsibility and are left on the premises at their own risk – we do not accept liability. 


One pet is automatically included in your original booking, but if you’d like to add another, you only have to let us know and your additional four-legged friend can be added for just £35.00. 

The property retains its original staircase which is very steep and unsuitable for older guests that might struggle with the design.


Yes, there is a log burner in the property, however, it is not to be used without prior consent. Please enquire upon booking.