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Dinckley Court

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Comprising a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this exceptional house makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families holidaying together and is excellently furnished. The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood-burning stove as well as wi-fi, Sky TV, DVD and surround sound - perfect for relaxing get-togethers - there is also a study area on a galleried floor. Nearly all bedrooms have TV, 8 bathrooms nearly all ensuite. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden and doors opening onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court, which lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond.

There is excellent boat mooring and local boat hire which can be moored privately here; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away. Walking of local pub and other good establishments.

Located in 8 acres on the bank of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Abingdon and Oxford (7 miles) with beautiful and historic Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away. From July to the end of August a marquee is set up in the garden, close to the house with seating, tables, crockery and cutlery for 18. All large supermarkets deliver supplies to Dinckley and for special occasions we can provide services of caterers, beauty therapists, wine tasting evenings etc.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham or Heathrow 50 km, Nearest railway: Didcot Parkway 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Entrance hall with tiled floor.

Living room with wood-burning stove comfortable leather sofas and soft furnishings

Large and stunning conservatory/dining-room with stone floor, patio doors to patio.

Large beautiful well-equipped modern kitchen with Aga, double range cooker and stone floor.

Utility and Separate WC.

Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room/W.C. Staircase from living room to first floor: Study area to dressing area with chair-bed (alternative sleeping).

Beamed double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/W.C.

Second staircase from hall to first floor: Small kitchen.

Double bedroom. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C.

Separate entrance to wing: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/W.C.

First floor: Two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom/W.C; one double, one twin-bedded.

Nine TVs (one satellite), five with DVD, Small DVD library, Radio/cassette/CD

E-mail point (in each bedroom within separate wing)

Three cots (1 travel, 1 standing, 1 baby crib), Two h/chairs, Two Z-beds (alternative sleeping only)

Further details outdoors

Large garden, terrace, river frontage (toddlers beware!)

Marquee and banqueting table for use during July and August


Mooring for boat by arr

Fishing in season

Easy walking access

Further details

A £250 security damage deposit is required

The Oxfordshire region

Oxfordshire and the Cotswold is an area of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking scenery, bustling market towns and picturesque villages. Walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing and golf are among the activities that can be enjoyed here. The city of Oxford is home to one of the world’s top universities, beautiful botanic gardens, many great restaurants and pubs and exciting shops. An idyllic afternoon can also be spent punting on the river. Abingdon is a historical market town with sites of interest such as the ruins of a Benedictine abbey including the beautiful perpendicular gateway and the Unicorn Theatre and Long Gallery, which are still used for plays and functions and the picturesque narrow-arched Abingdon bridge over the Thames.


A Salters Steamer Boat can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtneys arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc's Quatre de Saison, the famous Crazy Bear Thai restaurant, The Plough restaurant/pub, serving fabulous Tapas (can be delivered), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great british food. Historic Oxford is 15 minutes by bus. Henley and Windsor, with its royal castle, are both within a hour's drive, with the Georgian Hritage city of Bath and the English Cotswolds slightly further afield.

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Review 1-10 of 23

9 Sep 2014


"Perfect venue for our wedding"

We held our wedding at Dinckley Court, using the huge garden for a marquee, and caterers that the owner recommended, and had the most wonderful week there. The place is comfortable, attractive and spo… More

8 Sep 2014


"Fantastic - especially the 'garden'!"

15 of us got together (8 adults, 7 children) for a 50th birthday gathering. The whole process of booking, liaising etc was very smooth indeed. Annette was very helpful when we arrived and ironed out… More

I am so delighted you had a lovely weekend and thank you for such a wonderful review and appreciated it your comments that you were happy with our response in handling any problems. Thank you so much for your booking.

27 Jun 2014


"Wonderful weekend"

We just had a wonderful hen weekend at Dinckley Court. The house and grounds are beautiful and we all enjoyed it so much. We had very good weather and spent a lot of time sitting outside in the garden… More

Thank you for letting us know you had a wonderful weekend and hope to return again. I apologise you had a problem with shower, water pressure has never been an issue before. However, we will double check all shower heads to ensure they are working properly. One of the baths referred to which has a shower without curtain is solely for use for hair bath - it is not for standing use. Thankfully with the luxury of eight bathrooms should a problem arise it did not impact on your stay. Once again, thank you for your booking. Wishing you a wonderful wedding celebration.

19 May 2014



My family and I had been let down badly by Hoseasons after double booking our holiday so we booked Dinckley Court instead... Best mistake ever made!! There were 13 of us in total, 9 adults & 4 childre… More

Thank you. Its lovely to hear the grounds have been so enjoyable to you as well as the house. Thank you for your booking.

10 May 2014


"The property could not have been more perfect for our requirements!"

The house is well equipped, warm, spacious and bedrooms split into different areas giving privacy to varying age groups and separate families. Cooking facilities great for self catering.… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Dinckley Court and am particularly delighted it worked well for attending a very special occasion close by with a mixed group of family and friends of all ages. Thank you once again for booking Dinckley Court.

31 Mar 2014


"A beautiful place for a large group get together near Oxford"

I visited Dinckley Court for a Hen Do weekend with 15 girls. We had a fantastic time! The house is lovely, the location is beautiful and it is so close to Oxford that is ideal for visiting the City. T… More

3 Feb 2014


"Wonderful location for a special occasion party."

I recently rented Dinckley Court for my 50th birthday dinner party with family and friends. Everybody agreed it was a sensational property for a big get-together and the owner Annette couldn't ha… More

22 Aug 2013


"Fabulous week, great location for large groups"

We rented Dinckley Court for one week during the summer and there were 18 of us; with 10 kids under 10 years old!The accommodation allowed for each family to sleep separately, meaning more restful sle… More

1 Aug 2013


"Beautiful setting, clean spacious property, friendly helpful owner... what more could you want?"

We wanted a property to have a family Golden Wedding celebration catering for nine adults and seven grandchildren aged 10 to 21.

Dinckley Court could not have been a better place. There is an extensive garden where the 'children' and 'adult children' could throw balls, play badminton or tennis or whatever took their fancy. There's even a large field at the side where we practiced our 8-iron golf shots. Those wanting a quieter life could sit quietly by the river or those feeling more sociable could converse at the picnic tables outside the conservatory or sit under the sideless marquee out of the hot sun.

There are four airy, bright en-suite bedrooms in the annex, a further en-suite bedroom next to the lounge, which we used for the adults. The other bedrooms in the main house were used by the grandchildren. The kitchen is very well equipped, spacious and light, being integral with the conservatory. As we wanted to spend time together, with the exception of 2/3 days, we mainly stayed in and everybody shared in the meal preparation.

The 'celebration' meal was held under the marquee on a warm sunny evening and was a perfect experience. The whole week was ideal; the property is big enough so that everybody is not on top of each other - you could have some personal downtime if you wanted it or play games in the lounge or race up and down to the river, whatever took your mood at the time - so tempers never got frayed and the tranquility was almost unnerving!

Annette, the owner, was the quintessence of helpfulness and made us all feel very welcome. When I think of the alternative of holding such an event in the claustrophobic confines of a hotel, I shudder. I could not recommend this property more even if I wrote a book on it!

P.S. The village of Dorchester and its Abbey (5 mins away) is well worth a visit.

10 Jun 2013


"Luxury self-catering"

Dinckley Court is as described, a 8 bed mansion with a garden leading down to the River Thames. It sleeps 18 but we were only a party of 8 male golfers, so a bedroom each. It is very well equipped and we had a very friendly welcome and a complimentary bottle of bubbly. We were lucky with the weather so we enjoyed the BBQ facilities, sipping our Sauvignons in the evening sunlight and admiring the antics of the red kites above us. Only one minor quibble- the entrance to the propert from the road is easy to miss first time around and would benefit from a more prominent sign.

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