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Cotswold Stone Cottage with indoor pool, river and tennis court

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms with private garden

This traditional stone cottage, converted from an 18th Century dairy, is set in the idyllic Cotswold village of Minster Lovell. Exposed stone and original beams runs throughout the property. There are 3 bedrooms (double/twin/single) which sleeps 5/6. Additional bed available upon request. The lounge has an open fireplace, with 2 sofas (one is a bed settee) and widescreen TV/DVD, opening onto a dining room which sits 6 comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped, with hob, fan oven, microwave, large fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is ground floor shower room and family bathroom upstairs. Wifi included.

The cottage has its own enclosed garden with BBQ, table and chairs. Next to the cottage is a 12 meter indoor swimming pool, available for guest use at certain times. Dairy Cottage is attached to the owners house, and sits within 3 acre mature gardens, extending down to the River Windrush with lovely views of Minster Lovell and the village green. These gardens also contain a tennis court, which is also available for guest use.

The cottage is a 5 minute walk away from the heart of the beautiful village of Minster Lovell which boasts a fantastic gastro-pub and spa, perfect for a pub lunch or pint in the sun. The village contains the historic ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, the 15th Century home of Lord Lovell, a powerful associate of Richard III. This is a truly English village with picturesque thatched cottages, stone buildings and a traditional English Cricket Club. The River Windrush passes through the village.

The cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside walkways, ideal for both a gentle stroll or hike. It is also great cycling country.

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Minster Lovell is within a few minutes drive from of market towns Witney and Burford. There are plenty of supermarkets, good shops and free parking. It is within easy reach of Blenheim Palace, the famous Cotswold villages of Borton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

In addition, Dairy Cottage is a 25 minute drive to the heart of the world-famous university city of Oxford (12 miles). Dairy Cottage is also well-situated for those keen to frequent Cheltenham races (~50minute drive, 29 miles). For those who want to travel a little further afield, Birmingham, Cardiff and London are around a 1h30-2hour drive.

For those keen on shopping, the designer outlet Bicester Village is 40 minutes away by car (23 miles).

Transport links:

Bus: A bus to Oxford or Witney can be accessed from a stop approximately 10 minutes walk from the property.

Train: The train station of Charlbury is a 15 minute drive away (8 miles). Here, there are frequent services to London and Oxford.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Carol

I have lived in the area for 25 years, working as a doctor and now tutor for Oxford University. I have 3 grown up sons, am a keen dog lover and weekly horse rider.

Carol purchased this cottage in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Minster Lovell in West Oxfordshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa in the village


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Cotswold Stone Cottage with indoor pool, river and tennis court
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable, roomy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing holiday. Beautiful grounds sloping down to the river. A swim in the pool before dinner was an extra bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Cosy, well laid out, and bigger than it looks in the photos

  • 4 of 5

Very traditional Cotswolds cottage in idyllic setting, with good parking. A perfect base for us.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a family party with lots of visitors during our week and the cottage absorbed everyone with no trouble. One day we went to Swinbrook to the church and the old chapel across the field - delightful. We had intended visiting the Swan but it was simply too busy on a Sunday. Several times we took people to the ruins. We had mixed weather which made the footpaths muddy - another time I would definitely pack hiking boots.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Pastoral Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed three lovely days in this Cotswold cottage. Spacious, clean, and charming, this was the perfect retreat after days exploring Oxford, Stratford, and other villages. We walked through the village of Minstrel Lovell, explored the ruins, and dined outside in our own garden near the river.

Carol is gracious and generous. We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place and surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great short week in the dairy cottage, which is located in a beautiful area. We received a warm welcome and all was made ready for our stay. Nearby walks along the Windrush river, blenheim visit, cotswold wildlife park were all equally nice. The house has all you can wish for, and the pool and tennis court have been well used by our children. Too early in the season during our stay, but we could imagine the nice warm summer evenings sitting at the end of the garden on the river bench enoying a glass of wine..

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très belle location

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué ce cottage magnifique dans un village historique des costwolds à une demi heure d'Oxford pour la semaine suivant Pâques. La propriétaire est charmante et nous a donné toutes les indications pour visiter Oxford avec un système de parking relais très pratique. Nos 2 ados de 14 et 17 ans, qui avaient chacun leur chambre, ont joué au tennis tous les jours et nous avons également profité de la piscine couverte et chauffée. Côté visites nous avons fait le château de Windsor, le palais de Blenheim, Oxford, les villages pittoresques des Costwolds. Le cottage est situé à 2,5 heures d'Eurotunnel à Folkestone. À recommander très nettement.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
London Heathrow
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
June 2018
5 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
4 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn half term
26 Oct 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Extra bed + linen/towels £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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