Character Cottage in Wendlebury, Oxfordshire, England, UK - Rural location close to Oxford, the market town Bicester and Bicester Shopping Village
Newly redecorated Cottage. Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, The cottage at Manor Barn Lodge is a beautiful cotswold stone cottage with many original features. It has internal cotswold stone walls and original oak beams. The cottage is light and airy and is surrounded by fields offering rural tranquility whilst convenietly located with easy access to Oxford City Centre. Wendlebury village is surrounded by picturesque Oxfordshire countryside close to the Cotswolds and Chilterns, providing relaxing scenery, wonderful walks and riding along numerous footpaths, bridleways and by-ways. The cottage is ideally situated for tourists, overseas visitors and business people alike. London (60 minutes) is easily reached by the M40 with junction 9 (1 mile) giving direct access to the national motorway network, Heathrow and Birmingham airports. There is also regular train servcies from Oxford and Bicester Stations to London, Birmingham and Reading. The famous Bicester Village shopping centre is 2 miles away and is worth a visit. Free WiFi. Refurbished May 2015
About the Owner
We moved to Wendlebury in December 2002 after falling in love with the village and surrounding area. The cottage is next to the Main House surrounded by a 6 foot stone wall so is very secure. We gutted the cottage when we moved in putting in a new kitchen, bathroom, fixtures and fittings to make it very comfortable and cosy. We love the area and the close proximity we have to Oxford and Bicester Shopping Village. We live with our two children.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Thanks so much for a lovely stay. A home away from home! So refreshing! - Brisbane, Australia
"Lovely cottage, had everything we needed. lovely welcome" - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
"Beautiful garden and lovely cottage. Wendlebury is ideally situated for visiting both Oxford and the Cotswolds" - Singapore
"Thanks for use of your lovely cottage" - Palm Woods, Australia
1 holidaymaker review
nice cottage but no garden
From the property description and photos from the garden we understood that we could use the garden. When we recieved the property details a few days before our departure with the adress etc, it was pointed out this was not the case. Disappointing. The house was nice and very clean but we did not feel welcome.
From the Owner
“The cottage is set in a very pretty village in Oxfordshire which has a very rural setting yet is close to the market town of Bicester, Bicester Shopping Village and 8 miles from Oxford which is easily accessible by car and public transport. The village has the best of both worlds as being away from the crowds but with all amenities just a short drive away. The cottage of cotswold stone is beautiful on the outside and in and provides a very warm welcome to those that stay in it. The village is small with the only amenity being the Lion pub where you can enjoy a traditional pub that serves great food and drink all day. Ideal if you want to stay locally. Bicester and Oxford also have many restaurants that can be enyoyed.”
Activity and Interests
The beaches on the south coast are the nearest ie Bournemouth approximately 1hour 30 minutes away.
The cottage is located close to junction 9 of the M40.
The nearest railway stations are Bicester (10 minutes) and Oxford (25 minutes)
The nearest airports are Heathrow (40 minutes) or Birmingham (50 minutes).
Southampton and Portsmouth are 60 minutes away and Dover is 2 hours.
This character cottage is surrounded by many pretty villages all within a few miles. Oxford City Centre is 8 miles away and is accessible by car or bus. There are park and ride car parks all around Oxford City centre which are excellently placed to visit the city. Bicester market town is 2 miles away as is Bicester Village a premium retail outlet. Blenheim Palace is 15 minutes away.
Oxford City Centre with its beautiful architecture and many University colleges is a must for the tourist and you will find an ambundnace of restaurants to suit every budget. It has many events throughout the year.
Shops and local amenities are 2 miles from the cottage.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Please e-mail your enquiry and I will respond within 24 hours.
A deposit of £150 is required to secure a booking with the full amount payable 8 weeks before.
Preferred change over day is Saturday and departure time is 10.30am and arrival time is normally 4pm but ealier by agreement. However contact us as we will try and accommodate your request.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks and long weekends also available please e-mail Owner for details.
Babysitting and additional cleaning can be arranged on booking.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The cottage is convenient for exploring many places in Oxfordshire and is very close to the market town of Bicester and Bicester Shopping Village. The village is small with a church, village hall, park and Lion pub. The Cottage is made from cotswold stone which can be seen from the outside and a number of the walls inside are of the original stone with oak beams to give the cottage so much character.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- ice skating
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- roller blading
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with bath, shower, wc and sink
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, dressing table, bedside tables and occasional table. (Laura Ashley) Bedroom 2 with a double bed, wardrobes, dressing table, chest of drawers and bedside table. A travel cot and high chair is also available on request.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: This property is no smoking with no pets. Heating included in price. Heated by electric night storage heaters. Babysitting and additional cleaning can be arranged on booking. Outside: There is a parking space alongside the cottage and the cottage overlooks the Manor Barn Lodge front garden. The cottage is situated next to the local village park which is ideal for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.