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

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Pretty village location, countryside views, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3

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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 2016:

3 - 6 night stays £90 per night

Two night breaks £115 per night

Weekly £600

November and January are Special Offer months:

3-6 night stays £80 per night

Two night breaks £105 per night

Weekly £500

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 2016:

3 - 6 night stays £90 per night

Two night breaks £115 per night

Weekly £600

November and January are Special Offer months:

3-6 night stays £80 per night

Two night breaks £105 per night

Weekly £500

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 £80 per night

2 night breaks £105 per night

Weekly £500

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14 Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Superb weekend break in charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfectly prepared for us and we had a wonderful time. The owner communicates well and everything was just right. A great place if you want to curl up in front of a wood stove and relax - which we did. Thanks for everything! Could not recommend more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank our visitors for taking the time to write a review. The positive feedback is much appreciated and we are delighted that we continue to please. Relaxing by a wood burning stove is truly a wonderful thing!
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5

A charming and beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a most enjoyable stay! The cottage is located in an idyllic country hamlet; surrounded by fields and beautiful countryside. The cottage itself has all the facilities you'll need and more, including a hamper of local produce on arrival - and slippers! We would definitely go back to Sweetheart Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that our visitors continue to enjoy the cottage and the location. We too think the area is beautiful but we could be deemed to be a little biased!
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5

Beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Sweetheart cottage what a find. Every thing you could ask for and more !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Sweetheart cottage. The village is beautiful, the cottage itself is done up to a really high standard, very thoughtful and comfortable for the modern traveller but at the same time not compromising on the overall character. The welcoming basket was a really nice touch as well and the owners were really helpful and communication prior to the stay was very easy. Thank you for making us feel very welcome for our anniversary.

We didn’t have a car as it was a short break, we walked everywhere in the vicinity and found it very easy – there is plenty of information in the cottage for things to do! The nearby villages and the village itself were really picturesque and the people we encountered were very friendly. The pubs are good too! We would definitely look at staying in the cottage again and cannot recommend it enough to other travellers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you drive down the lane you know this property is going to be wonderful.

Once inside you are even more impressed ...the decor the finish the welcome basket are second to none.

I so wish other properties we have stayed in were this standard.

The locals are welcoming with local pub offering good food.

The area is quiet and beautiful.

The owner was very helpful and was on hand if needed.

Just loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that we are continuing to please our guests and look forward to welcoming many more.
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5

Wonderful Stay.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a lovely area. From the moment we stepped through the door it was evident that Valerie the owner had thought of everything. The welcome basket was a nice touch and the homemade bread and biscuits greatly received. The cottage is beautifully and tastefully decorated in a way that gives it a homely feel, making it a place to truly relax in.The location makes it a perfect for exploring, Blenheim Palace and Oxford are within a 35 minute drive away and we discovered a pretty little picture postcard village called Broadway which must be on anyone's places to visit. A very relaxing stay that even the rain couldn't hamper. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Stag's Head Public House at 0.01 Miles Nearest Golf : Rye Hill at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Banbury at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M40 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Stag's Head Public House at 0.01 Miles Car: recommended

Sweetheart Cottage is situated in a row of similar cottages in a quiet lane where flowers tumble over walls in the peaceful and picturesque Oxfordshire village of Swalcliffe. Named after the swallows which visited in years gone by Swalcliffe 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.

Footpaths and bridleways leading from the village into peaceful countryside and passing through gently rolling hills and beautiful byways make it 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. 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special Offer Month
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£630
 
 
Standard price
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. All of the information on the website and in subsequent communications is accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to alteration due to circumstances beyond our control

2. The owner retains the right to enter the property at any reasonable time to carry out any necessary repairs to the property or equipment.

3. Provisional bookings are best made by email and confirmed within 5 days with the initial deposit

4. A non-refundable initial deposit of 25% of the total amount is required to secure the booking. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Arrival is at 4pm and may only be earlier by prior arrangement. The cottage must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.

8. Pets are not allowed at this property.

9. Smoking is not allowed at this property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 24 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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 2016: 3 - 6 night stays £90 per night, Two night breaks £115 per night, Weekly £600. November and January are Special Offer months: 3-6 night stays £80 per night, Two night breaks £105 per night, Weekly £500.

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