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

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


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

Julie and Peri Hankey
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northmoor in Northmoor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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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A Pretty Cottage in a Small Village Near Oxford and the Cotswolds
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A wonderful place to stay in an area of outstanding beauty

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. There is everything you might need during your stay. So you feel at home at once.The owners, Julie and Perry, are very friendly.

The cottage is situated in a very interesting region. So there is much to explore.

We enjoyed our stay and we will surely come back to this wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you and I hope we meet again. With best wishes, Julie
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Home from home from Homeaway!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quaint cosy stay in this tiny village of Northmoor (with a community pub serving great food). We were met by the very kind owners on arrival, and spent the week dodging the rain and exploring the area. A great week, and very nice to be able to use the owners garden too.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation. Central to all the area's we wanted to visit. Would recommend if you don't mind traveling.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. It was great having you all. You arrived in the snow ... and now it's spring. Sort of! Hope you had a good time in London. All the best, Julie
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Property was lovely had everything required. We were warm and left to get on with our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Property is in a lovely location very quiet, spring / summer would be great as many walks could be done with very little traffic to worry about. Oxford and other places easy to get to. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. At long last, we saw a bit of spring today and made a start on the garden. You must come back when you can sit outside and enjoy it! With kind regards, Julie
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a long weekend. The cottage has everything you need and is very complete. We had a cosy fire on a winter night. Julie is very helpfull and just next door.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the wood-burning stove. Thanks too for your tip about that special starter log. We shall stock up! All the best for 2018, Julie
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This place has everything

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful, relaxing time at Green Cottage. The place was extremely clean, very comfortable and had every convenience you could wish to have. The central heating worked well (we were there in the wintertime) but we also used the log fire a couple of nights. Julie and Peri are lovely people. We hope to go back again

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know you had a good stay - and that you made yourself cosy with the log stove! I hope you had a smooth journey home - and yes, come again any time. You'll always be welcome. All the best, Julie and Peri
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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).


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northmoor, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early May 2018
8 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
3 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018-19
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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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