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Romantic cottage with period features on the edge of the Cotswolds.

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Pretty village location, countryside views, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3

For the best price please make an enquiry.

The Cottage

Sweetheart Cottage is romantic and full of character. Set on a hillside lane access is gained either by a short set of stairs from the front door at road level or through a cobbled passageway to the side of the property leading to a pretty garden and the rear cottage door. The kitchen door opens onto a paved area with seating, a herb garden for adding fresh flavour to your holiday recipes, and a further paved area by a small stream where you can while away the day supine in the sunshine!

The cottage has been sensitively renovated to celebrate attractive original features whilst introducing modern eco-friendly convenience. It is self catering with little hotel luxuries.

Accommodation is arranged on three floors as follows:

Ground floor

Brand new kitchen having:

• Electric hob, cooker and microwave

• Large fridge freezer

• Washing machine/tumble dryer

• Dishwasher

• Electric radiator

• A range of cooking and bake ware, electric kettle and toaster

Living room with:

• Wood burner and electric radiator

• Smart TV

• DAB radio/speaker with connection for your own music device

• Wi-fi

• Games, maps and books

Centre floor

Bathroom:

Recently refurbished to include:

• Large luxury shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail

Bedroom with:

• Single bed, wardrobe, electric radiator

• Anti-allergenic mattress, duvet and pillows

• Countryside views

Top floor

Large gallery bedroom with:

• Double bed, wardrobe, electric radiator

• Anti-allergenic mattress, duvet and pillows

• Countryside and village views

Bed linen, towels, kitchen linen and welcome basket included

Complimentary toiletries by The White Company

Iron, ironing board and hairdryer

Pretty cottage garden leading down to a shallow stream, two sets of garden /patio furniture, swinging seat and countryside views

Seating area by the stream and seating on the patio for ‘al fresco’ dining

Roadside parking

Please note that we aim to be as hypoallergenic as possible. In the interests of health and hygiene:

• No pets

• No smoking

The Village

Swalcliffe is a small, peaceful and picturesque village in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Northern Cotswolds. Named after the swallows which visited in past times it is now a designated conservation area and consists of a small cluster of cottages, a church, a pub, a boarding school, a village hall and a Tithe Barn housing a museum of rural and agricultural life as well as a history of Swalcliffe. There are many walks leading from the village into beautiful countryside.

The Local Area

Sweetheart Cottage is situated in a row of similar cottages in a quiet lane where flowers tumble over walls and birdsong abounds. It is a perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families to enjoy countryside pursuits or to simply sit and relax in ambient surroundings. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, the cottage is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area. Footpaths lead from the village, passing through gently rolling hills and beautiful byways. Within easy reach are the market towns of Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Norton and Banbury, all only 10 minutes drive away. ‘Shakespeare’s Stratford’, is just a 15 minute drive. It is possible to explore the northern Cotswolds, southern Warwickshire and Northamptonshire with ease. A little further afield but still within easy reach can be found the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, racing at Silverstone, designer shopping at Bicester, a delightful small theatre at Chipping Norton, Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, and historic Warwick Castle. Swalcliffe village is in an ideal location for visiting many National Trust properties, such as Charlecote Park or Farnborough Hall. Nearby villages are brought to life with country pubs and restaurants. Other local points of interest include stone circles, civil war battle fields, potteries and breweries.

The cottage is just a few metres from the local pub- The Stag’s Head, the church, and a magnificent tithe barn.

North Oxfordshire

North Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to spend time out of doors. Gently rolling hills make pleasurable walking whatever the weather; the fields are always changing, from the sunny rays of oilseed rape in spring to the lavender blue swathes of borage in early summer to the golden sweep of broom-like barley with the approach of autumn. In winter bramblings can be seen, in summer yellow wagtails, and red kites soar overhead all year. Badger, deer and other wild creatures are easily spotted amongst the bluebells in woodland, by the bubbling brooks or with ears sticking out cheekily above the corn stalks.

There are many small historic villages, pretty in warm, honey-hued stone, trailing wisteria and hosting cosy country pubs with pretty gardens and open doors. Flowers spill over garden walls and the clacking sound of horse hoofs is a natural part of everyday life. Market towns are home to privately owned restaurants and small shops selling local produce, hand-made gifts and interesting foods. Farm shops are scattered throughout the area and wholesome food is never far away.

This small and often unacknowledged corner of the Cotswolds maintains a quiet country charm and is a wonderful location to kick back and relax or from which to explore the more frequently advertised attractions of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Woodstock and Oxford.

We believe in fair pricing; we do not increase our prices for regional events or at 'peak' times, nor do we charge additional supplements for winter fuel.

Our Prices 2017:

3 - 6 night stays £95 per night

2 night stays £120 per night

Weekly £630

We do give refunds. Please see our Booking Conditions for an accurate cancellation policy.

More Details

Owner
Valerie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Valerie

We believe in fair pricing; we do not increase our prices for regional events or at 'peak' times, nor do we charge additional supplements for winter fuel. For the best price please make an enquiry direct.

Our Prices 2017:

3 - 6 night stays £95 per night

2 night stays £120 per night

Weekly £630

November and January are special offer months:

3 - 6 night stays £85 per night

2 night breaks £115 per night

Weekly £535

An accurate cancellation policy is explained in our Booking Conditions.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Banbury in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room has large shower enclosure, rain-can shower, LED lighting, heated towel rail and views over the livery farm.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Beautiful romantic double bedroom with gallery on top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Single room- wardrobe, view over livery farm
  • Beautiful romantic double bedroom with gallery on the top floor having wardrobe, chest of drawers and views of the countryside and village lane. Single bedroom equally beautiful with wardrobe and window seat. Views over the livery farm. Travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
We believe in fair pricing; we do not increase our prices for regional events or at 'peak' times, nor do we charge additional supplements for winter fuel. Our Prices 2017: 3 - 6 night stays £95 per night 2 night breaks £120 per night Weekly £630 November and January are special offer months: 3 - 6 night stays £85 per night 2 night breaks £115 per night Weekly £535

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

Superb.

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to know what more we can say that's not already been said!

This is a wonderful cottage in a lovely location which has everything you could ever wish for and more and has given us lasting memories of our time spent in the area.

The refurbishment by owners was clearly a labour of love that they wish to share with others and can't be faulted

Definitely a 5+ star holiday stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Ruth & Henry

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in pretty location. The owners have provided everything guests could possibly want for a relaxing holiday. Sweetheart Cottage is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The owners have included very thoughtful touches to make a holiday feel special,; fresh flowers, an eclectic welcome basket of local produce and fresh bread and also White Stuff toiletries for the bathroom. The cottage was very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It has been beautifully refurbished and has the most delightful garden in which we spent so much time just soaking up the peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank our visitors for writing a comprehensive review which, we hope, will assist more travellers in making their decisions about where to stay. The garden at Sweetheart Cottage is certainly a little sun trap; sitting on the swinging seat with the sound of the birds singing and the stream bubbling nearby, we find, is beautifully calming.
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, no hesitation in recommending to others looking for a peaceful break in lovely surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank our visitors for the positive feedback - thank you!
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5

beautiful interior designed cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sweetheart cottage is a real home from home , with all of the nice touches that makes your stay special.

Standouts:

decor

kitchen garden

summer house & brooke

welcome hamper

power shower

Country views

we used our short stay to visit , Stratford upon Avon, Blenheim Palace and the Bicester shopping village , as well as eating out at The Kitchen in Farnborough and the White Horse in Kings sutton , which we would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank your visitors for taking the time to write a review. We echo the opinion about places to eat; there are many more of them in the area and any visitor to Sweetheart Cottage will surely be spoilt for choice!
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in immaculate condition and the location is perfect for venturing into costwolds. We had a lovely stay in this quaint village of swalcliffe. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank our visitors for taking the time to write a review and very much appreciate the positive feedback.
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5

This lovely cottage is of the highest standard possible.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been imaginatively restored with every eye to detail and immaculately clean. Fresh flowers and a welcome basket were a lovely touch and as the weather was inclement we were glad of the cosy log burner. We ate one evening at the Stag's Head, a stones throw away and received a very warm welcome from the Greek owner and his English wife. The food was homely and good. For the lucky people who find this Sweetheart gem, we are sure you will be just as delighted.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special Offer Month
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£535
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. All of the information on the website is accurate at the time of publication with one exception. The website states that we do not give refunds. This is incorrect but changing this statement is beyond our own control. For our actual cancellation policy please view our own Booking Conditions.
2. A non-refundable initial deposit of 25% of the total amount is required to secure the booking.
3. The balance is payable six weeks before arrival. If the holiday is booked less than six weeks before arrival then the whole amount is due and payable on booking.
4. Provisional bookings are best made by email and confirmed within 5 days with the initial deposit
5. All information in subsequent communications after booking is accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to alteration due to circumstances beyond our control
6. Arrival is at 4pm and may only be earlier by prior arrangement. The cottage must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
7. Pets are not allowed at this property.
8. Smoking is not allowed at this property.
9. The hirer is responsible for the cottage and its contents and undertakes to take all reasonable care to keep it clean, tidy and replace or pay for any damages caused. We advise that the hirer takes out travel insurance to guard against this eventuality.
10. If the hirer finds a problem with the property the hirer should inform the owner immediately so that steps can be taken to rectify the issue.
11. The owner retains the right to enter the property at any reasonable time to carry out any necessary repairs to the property or equipment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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