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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Julie and Peri Hankey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Julie and Peri Hankey

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.

Julie and Peri Hankey purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Julie and Peri Hankey chose Northmoor

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Location

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northmoor in Northmoor

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
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
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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.

Reviews

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A Pretty Cottage in a Small Village Near Oxford and the Cotswolds
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
5

Cozy cottage surrounded by a beautiful green garden

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 6 days at this lovely place. The cottage is pretty, well decorated and most important, well equipped, with every little detail one can imagine. Each room in the house inspires peacefulness and serenity, the garden surrounding it is delicious. The owners have been very friendly to us. Definitely a place to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much. We loved having you all, and it is always a pleasure to know that guests have been able to relax and unwind here - even when they've been as busy as you were, seeing the sights in the surrounding area!
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5

Picturesque Cottage in an Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay in Green Cottage, in a quiet rural location. The cottage is spacious and well furnished, with nothing lacking to make your stay comfortable. There is even an apple tree with apples aplenty. Julie and Peri were very welcoming hosts. Julie had a delicious carrot cake awaiting us. I wished we lived in the UK so we could visit again. It was a perfect choice for 10 days visiting the Cotswolds and Oxford.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northmoor Stay - Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful village not far from Oxford. Lovely immaculate cottage in idyllic location. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches (especially the cake!). So much to see and do. Great community local which serves fantastic reasonable priced food. Peaceful and relaxing. Thanks to Julie and Peri allowing us to stay at your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lena, So glad you had a good time - and I hope Bletchley was interesting on your way back. Come again if ever you need a peaceful week! With all good wishes to you both, Julie
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5

Very kindfull, everything was there and she made some cake for us

  • 5 of 5

We visit everything wat we want to see. It was very nice

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. And I would like to thank you especially for leaving everything so clean and tidy! It was very considerate of you.
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5

A wonderful and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Green Cottage is a wonderful cottage set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. It is very comfortable and every amenity is provided. Julie and Peri made us feel very welcome. Their garden is superb.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather was especially kind - though it means work to be done in the garden! It's lovely for us when people appreciate it. Thank you so much.
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5

a very comfortable well equipped cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Julie and Perry made us feel very welcome, advising on walks and aspects of the local area.

The cottage was well equipped and just what we needed to visit family close by and do food preparation for our grandsons party. Unfortunately I would not recommend owners direct as a booking agency as they failed to acknowledge my booking and I had to contact the owners to confirm. Owners direct have also failed to acknowledge and correspondence I have since sent to them.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the area. We always love having walkers to stay and I remember that in the short time you were here you really did make the most of the paths, especially the Thames path.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northmoor, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£335
 
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£335
for 7 nights
£335
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£505
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
May Day Holiday 2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
Christmas 2018-19
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£320
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
 

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

  • 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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