A spellbinding lake-view retreat with a stargazing hot tub and its very own pontoon, rich in romance and peacefully secluded on a private Oxfordshire farm and fishery.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Perfect for a romantic couple, The Tunnel is a one-bedroom, adults-only escape that makes a luxurious statement from the moment you arrive.

Secluded on the friendly, private Bridge Lake Farm and Fishery in rural Oxfordshire, the expansive glass and soaring ceilings feel ridiculously indulgent… and you’ll also have a stargazing garden hot tub to help lazy holiday evenings go by.

Inside, the light-flooded, open-plan living space showcases shimmering lake views (there’s a Smart TV ready and waiting once the sun has set), while climate-controlled central heating means the background ambience will always be just right.

Perfect for whipping up romantic suppers, the kitchen comes equipped with everything you could possibly need, including an electric oven and hob… and that all-important holiday essential: a dishwasher!

Savour the fruits of your culinary labour in the laid-back dining area, along with a well-deserved bottle of wine. There’s also a firepit in the enclosed rear garden; ideal for toasted-marshmallow desserts under the summer stars.

Simply head for the mezzanine-style bedroom when it’s finally time to turn in. Here you’ll find a snuggly kingsize bed, a Smart TV… and of course, those incredible lake views to wake up to.

Freshen up in the en-suite, walk-in shower room – complete with heated towel rail – then, why not take that first morning coffee to your picnic bench outside and plan the rest of the unfolding day together?

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At a glance

  • A striking single-storey retreat for two adults, secluded on a private farm and fishery in the Oxfordshire village of Chacombe.
  • The retreat boasts full self-contained facilities, with a gravelled seating area at the front and an enclosed rear garden.
  • There’s a firepit and hot tub for starry summer evenings – bliss!
  • The retreat has its own pontoon on the lake, with fishing available for guests.
  • Take a country walk to the local pub, or visit the many market towns and villages nearby.
  • The city of Oxford is in easy reach.


  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs


Open-plan living/kitchen/dining space with seating, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, table and chairs, electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, mezzanine-style bedroom with kingsize bed and Smart TV. En-suite walk-in shower room with heated towel rail and towels, WC. Front gravelled area with picnic bench, rear enclosed garden with hot tub, garden furniture, firepit. Ample off-road parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, local pubs, historic sites, market towns, independent shops, restaurants, fishing, stargazing, picnic spots.

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For starters, The Tunnel has its very own pontoon on the lake, for fishing or simply dipping your toes in on balmy afternoons!

You could also take a stroll through the countryside… since you’re so close to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it’s practically a must, particularly when your walk is finished off with a round or two in the friendly local pub.

Further afield await the historic market town of Banbury, with its plethora of independent shops, and Royal Leamington Spa, peppered with Regency architecture and wide, wondrous boulevards. Bicester is perfect for shopping, too; its charming cobbled streets lined with boutique and vintage treasures.

You could also head for Brackley and visit the romantic castle, before browsing the weekly market to stock up on essential holiday supplies. And for those missing the charms of city life, bustling Oxford is in easy reach.

However you decide to spend your romantic escape at The Tunnel, it’s bound to be a break that will linger long in your memory for some time to come.

Things to note

Pets and children are not permitted. Unfortunately, although this is a single-storey retreat the path leading from the car park may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Electric vehicle charging is available on site.

Where you'll be staying

Chacombe, Oxfordshire

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