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Grade 2 Listed 16th Century Thatched Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Thatched cottage in Kingham in the heart of the Cotswolds

The Corner House was built in 1544 and provides a little slice of history with thoroughly modern facilities. Ideal for couples seeking a romantic hideaway or a small family group, its location is quintessentially English, with two, critically-acclaimed pubs and a well-stocked village shop just a short walk away. Kingham was voted "England's Best Village" by Country Life magazine, and it's not hard to see why. The cottage has central heating, but there's also an open fire for extra cosiness on winter nights. And for those lovely English summer days, there's always a spot of al fresco dining in the garden.

Jill Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Jill Johnson

This was our family's weekend retreat until the kids started to stay in London more for parties and sports fixture. So now, as we can't bear to sell it, we rent out. Therefore, it's lot more homely than your average rental property, with quirky little touches here and there. We hope you feel as at home there as we did.

Jill Johnson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jill Johnson chose West Oxfordshire

We fell in love with this cottage as soon as we saw it. On the outside, it's the quintessential postcard cottage, on the inside it's got a deceptively large kitchen and living area yet retains a charming cosiness. As for the location, well, it doesn't come any better. It's walking distance to THREE fantastic gastropubs and a well stocked shop for all your needs. There's a fabulous walk to the legendary Daylesford Farm shop across the fields, or easy access by car to several stunning surrounding villages.

What makes this cottage unique

You can feel the history in this place. From the original, tiled kitchen floor, to the original 16th century external door situated under the stairwell, it oozes character. There are several low beams though, so mind your head!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The best place we have ever stayed in."

"The most beautiful kitchen we have ever seen."

"Beautiful, traditional cottage within short walk of two gastro pubs in a lovely village."

Gemma said on 22nd March 2015 "fairytale cottage in beautiful surroundings".

Marc said on 7th May 2015 "we had an absolutely wonderful time in this lovely cottage".

Andy said on 23rd May 2015 "we had a fantastic week in this gorgeous cottage we could have stayed much longer".
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingham in Chipping Norton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The shower is a hand held shower.
  • One bathroom with standard bath, sink and toilet, plus HAND-HELD shower attachment. It is not a shower that you can stand up in.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms one and two have one king size bed and one double and a small wardrobe each, and bedroom three is a single.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Outside: The main garden, designed by Marion Ackrill, a prizewinner from Chelsea Physic Garden, is across a small path from the cottage. It has a table and seating for 6. There is also a small front garden with a bench from which to watch the world go by, and a compact rear patio (with table and four chairs) that's a real sun-trap on hot days. Utility Room: Fridge freezer and more storage. Pegs for coats and a selection of wellies for the intrepid explorer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, duvets and bedding provided. The property is cleaned thoroughly prior to arrival and, if required, once a week during longer stays.


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Grade 2 Listed 16th Century Thatched Cottage
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 39 reviews

Yet another great visit - we can't stay away!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful cottage so many times and every time is just as special. It is very well equipped with everything you need and has some fantastic quirky features being a 16th Century cottage. I have two children and they simply adore it as well.

Jill is a wonderful host, she is so attentive and always gets back to emails (mostly instantly!). She will do all she can to make sure your stay is as perfect as you could possibly want it. Thank you Jill for all you do for us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Corner Cottage and your generous comments about me. I try hard to make everyone's stay special and I like to think that guests treat the cottage as their home and you most certainly do every time. Do come again and see us again very soon. Kind regards Jill
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Absolutely lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Kingham. The cottage itself is lovely, clean, spacious (even for 5 people), and well equipped. Jill is a great host - very hospitable and helpful. Needless to say, the Kingham area is great, too. Much to explore! We would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Willem for your very kind words, I am so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We are very proud of the cottage and like to hear from our visitors. Please come and see us again. Regards Jill
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a jewel of a holiday home in the midst of the Cotswolds. A beautifully maintained heritage home with all modern furnishing s and appliances you will need to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Jill made our family feel very welcome - we also were able to experience their local fete which was authentic and much fun. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thomas and family, Thank you so much for your glowing review regarding your stay in Kingham. I am delighted you had such a great time and please do come back and see us again soon. Regards Jill
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Picture book cottage in the cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage in a fantastic location to explore the Cotswalds from. We were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and tour of the property by the owner. All slept well in the comfortable and spotless bedrooms enjoying the peace and quiet of being in the country.

The well equipped kitchen came in useful for those occasions when we did not want to eat out and we were lucky enough enough to be able to sit out in the beautiful garden because the weather played ball for a change! Our only minor quibble was that you couldn't stand up to have a shower because of the layout of the bathroom. This was more than made up for by the charm and character of the building though. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your kind review of Corner House Kingham. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry if you were misled by the description of the bath and shower attachment, it is not designed to stand up in as there is no shower curtain and the room cannot be designed to put a proper shower in because of the sloping roof. I hope this didn't cause too many problems. You are welcome any time. Will look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jill
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Dream Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I visit the UK once or twice a year and normally stay at B & B's. I thought I'd try something different this time by staying in a home. And this way my dream home! A sweet, quaint thatched cottage!!

It was everything I had dreamed of! It was darling and I actually had to talk myself into leaving every morning...I wanted to stay there by the cozy fireplace with a cup of tea and just chill!!

But I didn't....there was just so much to see and do in the area. The cottage is right in the heart of the Cotswolds and everyday we did something different. We toured Hidcote Gardens, we went to Blenheim Palace, we took a tour of HRH Prince Charles garden at Highgrove and we spent countless hours driving down country lanes to visit ancient villages.

Our little thatched home was perfect in every respect. It had a full kitchen with everything you'd need to make a full meal. The main sitting room had a huge fireplace that we lit every night. (We collected twigs and sticks along the roads, no wood was provided) The upstairs had 2 nice bedrooms with very comfortable beds (new pillows are needed) and the furnishings were very nice. The bathroom was quite large and had a large tub with a hand held shower.

My friend and I were very happy staying here and would love to go back again one day. There were 2 or 3 restaurants in town, but we ate at local pubs in surrounding towns before we came home. Next time we'd definitely try out one right in Kingham!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Corner House in Kingham. I agree it is very central for visiting all the beautiful places the Cotswolds have to offer. Be lovely to see you again in the future. Regards Jill
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great holiday

  • 5 of 5

A delightful cottage,in a gorgeous village.Jill, the owner,is a lovely lady and made us feel very welcome.If you want a great holiday in a lovely part of the country,we would recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Corner House. It was a pleasure to meet you both and do come back again. With kind regards, Jill
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The location couldn't be more central for visiting all there is to see in the Cotswolds - Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh are all nearby, so too are Burford, Chipping Camden and Bourton-on-the-Water. The gleaming spires of Oxford are 20 miles or a short train journey, and Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon is 25 miles away. Places of interest include Sudeley Castle, Bleinheim Palace, Hidcote Garden, Chastleton House, Batsford Arboretum and Snowshill Manor. For those keen to visit the capital, Kingham has a mainline station from where direct trains take 75 minutes to London Paddington.


Kingham has a mainline station and a regular bus service that takes you to and from the village to the station and surrounding towns and villages. If you have a car, you can park right outside the cottage with no restrictions. The SatNav code is OX7 6YH.


Churchill 1.5 miles

Chipping Norton 4 miles

Stow on the Wold 5 miles

Woodstock 15 miles

Broadway 17 miles

Oxford 20 miles

London 70 miles

Further Details:

The well stocked village shop is just two minutes walk away and is open from 7am to 7pm Mon-Sat and from 8am to 5pm on Sundays. The same distance is newly opened The Wild Rabbit, owned by Lady Bamford of Daylesford fame, and just a minute or so further along the same road is the Kingham Plough which is running out of wall space for all its food awards. Even the Sunday Times' notoriously fickle AA Gill described it as "the pub food you've always dreamt of." And if you fancy a slightly longer, ten minute walk, there's The Mill House on the edge of the village too. The details of all of these are in the cottage manual located in the kitchen.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingham, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Depending on the Season, please check with Jill.

Notes on prices:
If any days are added to a weekly or short break, the cost is always £125 per day and not as averaged by Owners Direct. However with effect from January 2017 all prices have changed and the nightly rate will be £140.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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