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Cosy Period Cottage In Unspoilt Village On The Edge Of The Cotswolds



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Coach House in North Newington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK - Centrally Located With Easy Access To Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon And London Merely An Hour By Train

Herrieff's Cottage is located in a conservation area of a quiet village, overlooking the village green, about 3 miles west of Banbury. The cottage is Grade II listed and has been converted from an old coach house. The village is located on the Oxfordshire cycleway and connects areas of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage is built from local Horton stone and retains many exposed walls within, along with exposed original beams. Outside there is a patio with garden table and chairs and off road parking. Wi-fi is available in the cottage.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband, children and I moved to this area from London 14 years ago. Herrieff's Cottage is an old coach house which was part of Herrieff's Farm. The farm is no longer a working farm but we live at the farmhouse which is located on the other side of the gate. We pride ourselves on offering personal service to all our guests and are always nearby to offer help or assistance, if needed! We look forward to welcoming you to Herrieff's Cottage and please contact us if you have any queries.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Delightful, cosy country retreat. See you next year'. G. Miles, Somerset

'What a hidden gem! Love the fruit cake and flowers'. B. Berry, Cumbria

'Our third visit and definitely not our last. The dogs love the walks as much as us!' M. Jackson, Swindon
Jan 2011
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing break spent at the cottage which is very comfortable and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Superb cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in the quaint and charming village of North Newington. The cottage has all the modern amenities, including dishwasher and wifi, yet retains its country feel with exposed beams and rustic decor. Also the location is ideal for walkers as there are numerous paths crisscrossing the fields and meadows surrounding the village. All in all, a truly memorable stay, one which we intend to repeat soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage. Kind regards Mary & Justin
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cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cosy away-from-it-all retreat. Lovely quiet village, great " real" pub just across the green with friendly hosts. Cottage has everything you need for a cosy peaceful escape. Extremely spacious for 2 people, very comfy bed and well equipped kitchen. Mary is lovely and you will receive a very warm welcome and a lovely fruit cake!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely break

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage. We had a wonderful 3 day break. The cottage is just beautiful, very comfortable and ample room for two. Mary and Justin made us very welcome, and were always happy to answer any questions we had.

We loved the cake! We can't wait to go back, but perhaps for longer next time. Thank you both.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Herrieffs Cottage soon.
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Surprising space

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is brilliant, loads of room for a one bed property. Owners very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed property, just as described, in charming village. Friendly welcome from the owners who were really helpful. Very dog friendly with lots of nice walks. Good meal at the George & Dragon in neighbouring Shutford. Really enjoyable long weekend and we would certainly go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments - we would be delighted to see you again soon. Mary & Justin
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From the Owner

We moved here from London primarily because our eldest child was due to start school and the time to move would never be easy after that. This is a great location with ease of access to the M40 which gets us to London in an hour and connects us with friends and family all over the country. We enjoy the peace and quiet of village life. We are surrounded by public footpaths and can walk for miles with the children and the dogs!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Tadmarton Heath at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Banbury at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M40 at 3 Miles Car: recommended


Birmingham is the closest airport - about 35 miles or 40 mins. by car. Use of a car is recommended. The train station at Banbury provides links to London, Oxford, Birmingham and is about 10 mins. away by car.


Banbury is 3 miles away or 10 mins. by car. Oxford is 25 miles and Stratford upon Avon 15 miles. There are numerous National Trust properties nearby including Upton House and Stowe Landscape Gardens. Silverstone Circuit is 35 mins., Blenheim Palace 30 mins., Warwick Castle 30 mins. and Cadbury's World 50 mins.

Further Details:

There is a traditional pub in the village which provides real ales bar snacks and evening meals. The nearest local shop is about 10 mins. by car and Banbury offers a selection of supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrison's. Most of the surrounding villages offer pubs which provide good food and Banbury has a good selection of restaurants including Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai and traditional English fayre. There are numerous golf courses nearby as well as horseriding facilities, swimming (indoor and open air), gliding at Shenington, fishing, walking, cycling, go-karting and a brand new Spiceball leisure centre in Banbury.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £3

Booking Notes:
You can contact us by email, telephone or mobile phone.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Friday however we are flexible, depending on the time of year and length of stay. Our check in time is 4pm and departure is 10am. Once again, we are flexible depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are per week, based on two people sharing. We accept pets and there is a charge of £3 per pet per day for this. There is a charge of £30 per week for heating from November to March or £5 per night. Bank holiday bookings are charged at high season prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf

Floor Area

  • 55 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over, WC and sink.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 + baby (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed. A "put-me-up" is available to accommodate a 3rd person, at an additional cost of £7 per night. There is no charge for a baby in a cot.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Outside there is a patio area with garden table and chairs. A barbeque can be provided on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned once a week and towels and linen are changed weekly.

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