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A Pretty Cottage in a Small Village Near Oxford and the Cotswolds

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Cottage in Northmoor, Nr. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England - Self-catering Accommodation for 4+ All On One Floor in an Attractive Walled Garden

Green Cottage is a self-contained cottage at the end of a quiet lane which ends in fields. It has been converted from a small barn in the large walled garden of the owners' house, itself a pretty eighteenth-century Cotswold stone building. The cottage is private and cannot be seen from the main house. You can park your car next to the cottage. Green Cottage provides self-catering accommodation all on one floor. It sleeps four with a futon for a fifth person if required - we charge a bit more for this. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, and our guests often comment on its restful and home-like atmosphere. You can find an interactive floor plan and more photographs on our website at www.oxtowns.co.uk/greencottage or by following the "Owners Website" link at the bottom of this page. As you can see from the floor plan and photographs, a spacious conservatory with futon opens into a large, light living room. Next to this is a fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Then there is a hall, which leads to a bathroom and two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed (150x200cm), and the second has two single beds (each 90x190cm). The bathroom has a bath with wall-mounted shower. No pets and no smoking. Facilities includes Linen, towels and duvets, Wireless broadband internet connection, Flat screen digital television and DVD player, Radio/CD player, Cooker and Microwave, Fridge-freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine and tumble drier, Baby's Cot and high chair, Central heating, A wood-burning stove (an initial quantity of logs supplied), Parking next to cottage, and Secluded garden area with table and chairs.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived in Northmoor for more than 25 years. A little more than 10 years ago we converted what used to be an old barn and stables in our garden to create Green Cottage as a self-contained annex. Originally it was intended for Julie's mother, and this perhaps accounts for a great deal of its special and welcoming character.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for a lovely stay in this beautiful quiet cottage. We enjoyed walking along the Thames Path and exploring the area. The cottage is ideally located for so many places" (June 2013)



"The conservatory, the birds, the wood-burning stove ... we will be back" (January 2014)



"Thank you so much for all your kindness and hospitality during our third stay in your lovely cottage. It's a real home from home and always such a shame to leave" (March 2014).
Apr 2014
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4 Reviews

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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this cottage,it was very comfortable, extremely well equipped and located in a beautiful quiet village . The owners are very welcoming and helpful. We had a relaxing week visiting Oxford and the surroundings. Beautiful area, definitively worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous!!!!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe how absolutely beautiful green cottage is! I felt amediatly at home, and Julie and Peri amazing wonderful people, please if you are looking for beautiful scenery and homely surroundings book green cottage, you won't regret it.

Lynne and Mike, from Scotland

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was lovely having you and I'm so glad you had a good time. Even the weather smiled on us! With all good wishes, Julie and Peri
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Beautiful cottage and setting

  • 5 of 5

Well-furnished and equipped cottage with friendly owners, excellent atmosphere set by fresh flowers and cake on table when we arrived! We have been using cottage holidays for some 20 years and green cottage qualifies as the best appointed and most peaceful settings ever.

Area as a whole is excellent with so many places to visit, we will be returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a good time! Thank you for a lovely review...and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Charming

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Green Cottage was incredible and great value for all we received. Beautiful rooms with great furnishings, complete kitchen, & plenty of room for us (two married couples). The owners (next door & available, if needed) were welcoming, had good information available, and did the laundry when we left! :-)

Our stay was enhanced by warm, dry weather & we enjoyed eating in the garden. Wonderful worship at St Denys; congregation and locals were very welcoming.

There is not a store in the village so we purchased groceries for the week in Abingdon. A car is helpful to visit the area: Oxford (~30 min), Cotswold villages, & a nearby pub on the river. Too much to see in a week in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We moved here because Northmoor is very rural - we can walk for miles straight from the house, without having to drive. At the same time we are close to Oxford and several other small towns. For more ambitious outings, we are within range of London, Dorset and the Welsh borders.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The nearest sea is at the Jurassic Coast where you can explore the Isle of Purbeck, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Portland and Chesil Beach. The nearest point is about 3 hours away, but there are attractive routes via Winchester or Salisbury (we sometimes make this excursion ourselves).

Travel:

A car is not absolutely essential - there are some local buses - but we do strongly recommend a car.

Airport distances:

London Heathrow - about 60 miles

London Luton - about 75 miles

London Gatwick - about 93 miles

The main Channel port at Dover is about 154 miles away.

Further Details:

Northmoor is a small, friendly village set among fields, with a 13th century church. There are walks that lead directly out of the village and that connect with the Thames Path - no need to get into your car. The village is also on the Oxfordshire cycle path. Pleasure boats can be hired locally.

There is a pub in the village which serves good food, three minutes walk away from the cottage. The nearest shop and Post Office are two miles away, and there are a variety of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. There is a bus service to Oxford from Northmoor, but a car is strongly recommended.

Northmoor is near several attractive towns with shops and places of interest, such as:

Oxford (30 minutes depending on traffic) - excellent shops, ancient university and churches, museums and galleries

Witney (15 minutes) - old wool town, pretty church green, nearest main shops, Cogges Farm museum

Abingdon (20 minutes) - bridges over the Thames, ancient centre, useful shopping

Wantage (30 minutes) - near Uffington White Horse and the Ridgeway - was the capital of King Alfred's Wessex and has a good local museum

Also of interest are:

Blenheim Palace and Park at Woodstock (25 minutes), where there is also an excellent local museum with cafe, and many antique shops

Burford (20 minutes) with historic church and many small shops - antiques, clothes, books

The Cotswolds area and its many picturesque towns and villages

Kelmscott Manor and garden (30 minutes), where William Morris lived, preserved as a museum about his life and work

Stratford-upon-Avon (and the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre) and Warwick Castle (1 hour)

Many National Trust properties: e.g. Buscot Park, Chastleton House, Great Coxwell Barn.

The Cotswold Wildlife Park (30 minutes)

There are main railway stations at Oxford and Didcot, and there are excellent coach services that connect Oxford Town Centre and the Thornhill Car Park with London and its airports.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£450
for 5 nights
From
£90
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 1
25 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
May Day Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 3
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 20% deposit on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred, but sometimes negotiable. We usually expect our guests to arrive after 2:30 PM and to leave by 10 AM.

Notes on prices:
We prefer to let for 7 nights starting on Saturdays. However, we are prepared to be flexible about this, so please contact us with your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests will notice the quietness, especially the absence of traffic. Also everything is within walking distance - the pub, our beautiful 14th-century church, and the village hall, where there is a monthly village market with local produce and also a children's playground.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a wc, a hand basin and a bath with wall-mounted shower. It also contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (150x200cm) Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (each 90x190cm) Futon if required (in conservatory or living room)

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: Green Cottage is on the edge of our large walled garden. The garden has several mature trees and divides naturally into a number of separate areas. As can be seen from the floor plan, there is an area of grass with an old apple tree immediately outside the cottage. Here you will find a garden table with 4 chairs and plenty of places in which to sit and relax. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and duvets are provided. Linen and towels are changed each week. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned at each changeover. Other: The front door opens into a pleasant conservatory or sun room which gives access to the garden and connects through a double width glass door to the living room.

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