HIGH HOUSE COTTAGE
from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
5* Visit England Rated. Reservations within 4 weeks of departure usually discounted - please contact us for a quote! Three days usual minimum (2 days may be possible at a supplement - please ask).
Part of a highly important grade II listed property this is a cosy and charming country retreat. Its location in pretty Clanfield, on the Oxfordshire/Glos border means that not only is the heart of the Cotswolds right at hand but also are riverside villages like Kelmscott or even Oxford itself. This is Downton Abbey country too - the exterior village scenes for the TV series were filmed a mile away in Bampton. A short stroll takes you to the villages two excellent pubs, whilst the Thames path is just a 15 minute walk from the doorstep.
The restored interior is clean and bright with original artworks, branded furnishings and designer touches alongside traditional features. Outside the organic gardens are stunning - there is a formal pond, plus mature trees, herbaceous borders and lawns - all rings with birdsong. Enjoy it all and relax as you take breakfast at the garden table or a sundowner on the ornate Gothic bench.
Usual changeover days are Monday and Friday. Please ask if you would like different days or unusual/long durations.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow/Bristol 100 km, Nearest railway: Didcot 30 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The interior has recently been completely refurbished to a high standard. The lounge has views of front and side gardens, two lovely comfortable Next sofas on a Persian rug and original art adorns the walls. There is a Samsung slimline freesat, HD, LED, TV. The bed is fitted with John Lewis bedding and the shower has lots of pressurized hot water and a rainforest head.
Dine on designer chairs and an Eames table with antique Victorian china and a glass of bubbly (included free with the rental) in mis-matched vintage crystal glasses. The kitchen is of a high standard with solid wooden worktops, soft close draws, plus Neff and Siemens appliances. There is an induction hob with good quality kitchen utensils.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is stunning. Architect-designed it features formal lawns with gravel paths at the front. There is a lavender-bordered rill that leads down to a pond usually with a couple of local ducks and a few frogs. There are two small lawns to the side of the property with a pretty herbaceous border. A cast iron Victorian bench is a great spot to relax. There is also a metal table and chairs where you can take breakfast al fresco,
The garden at the front is shared with the owners of the main house, but you have the side gardens to yourself. The Main house houses a gallery.
About this location
The Oxfordshire region
Its location in pretty Clanfield, on the Oxfordshire/Glos border means that not only is the heart of the Cotswolds right at hand but also are riverside villages like Kelmscott or even Oxford itself. Local towns include picture-postcard Burford and David Cameron's home town Witney. For other celebrities Kate Moss is in nearby Little Faringdon and Liz Hurley in Ampney Knowle.
This is Downton Abbey country too - the exterior village scenes for the TV series were filmed just a mile away in historic Bampton. All the history and tradition of Oxford city is just a 20 minute drive away whilst the heart of the Cotswolds with towns like Stow, Moreton in the March and Cirencester are all within a 30 minute drive.
A short stroll takes you to the villages two excellent pubs. The Plough is a smart gastro pub with excellent food whilst the Clanfield Tavern, whilst just as pretty is a more local and traditional pub with better value and good quality pub food. There are many other excellent pubs and restaurants within a short drive. There is a local Post Office with some basic supplies 2 minute walk from the door, whilst in Bampton there is a small supermarket. Witney, 15 minues away has extensive facilities.
The famous Thames path is just a 15 minute walk from the doorstep. Cross the road and an easy footpath takes you all the way to the river where you can walk in either direction down the river - riverside pubs not far away! William Morris' Kelmscott is an excellent day out - just 2 miles away.
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27 Mar 2015
"Lovely Village Stay"
From the tea tray set and ready and classical music playing quietly upon our arrival we enjoyed all things at High House Cottage. The village is charming and both pubs down the street friendly and inv… More
3 Mar 2015
"An utterly charming place for our mini-moon"
We stayed here to relax following our wedding. The instructions for our arrival were clear and easy to follow. There was a tea-tray to welcome us with essentials to get us going. The kitchen was fu… More
16 Feb 2015
"Beautiful valentines break"
I have just arrived home from the most beautiful, relaxing long weekend in high house cottage.I booked via the email for a very very good price for three nights. I was given clear information and advi… More
22 Nov 2014
"Don't stay here"
I should have known better than to book a discounted cottage.The owner asked for a 150 pound security deposit up front to a .com aPaypal account and then was AWOL on arrival claiming he hadn't re… More
A spiteful review from clients who foolishly decided not to read their arrival information email before travelling. They were therefore unable to gain access upon arrival and ran off in a tizzy tantrum to stay elsewhere when I didn't respond to my phone absolutely immediately (we do actually have a life and were at the cinema).
I think you can see what the property is REALLY like from all the other reviews - as well as a visitors book in the property full of dozens of glowing reviews. They say they did not accept a refund from their tour operator. Perhaps because it wasn't offered?
Just to clarify:
Access is by key code only. No 3rd parties are able to give access.
The TV system is virtually new, as is the freesat system.
The shower has no mould
The toilets are always spotless (we will of course re-clean anything if anybody should request)
The linen is (unfaded) John Lewis cotton
The wifi works well from a hub appx 20ft away
We had our annual Visit Britain Inspection in the Autumn and were again re-assessed as 5*
Many thanks for ignoring this review whilst our solicitors attempt to get it removed!
11 Oct 2014
"An artful, comfortable retreat after exploring The Shires and taking afternoon tea."
We booked the cottage - an easy and straightforward process, and were keen to explore more of the Cotswolds than we have been able to do in the past. Our choice was strongly influenced by having a co… More
20 Sep 2014
"Wonderful Cottage for 2 people"
We booked this online from Australia, and the photos and information were accurate which is so often not the case. We loved the gardens, we loved the quality of the accommodation. Fabulous bed, and a … More
1 Aug 2014
"High House Cottage is Superb!"
We've just returned from a short break at High House Cottage and would thoroughly recommend the experience. This is a top quality cottage in every respect and situated in a delightful part of th… More
25 May 2014
"Pleasant and peaceful with modern equipment and decoration"
We enjoyed being here. The kitchen looks out on the owner's garden, and is a very pleasant place to sit while eating. The equipment is all up-to-date, and there were nice little touches such as… More
11 May 2014
"A place to truly relax and unwind."
I loved it here. The cottage is very clean , well equipped with a light modern feel inside and tasteful decor. Some thoughtful touches from the owners. .......a tray laid for afternoon tea, with vint… More
24 Mar 2014
Lovely surprise the cottage was the same as the photos. Walked along the corridor to a bright kitchen and a nice touch the radio was on which made it very feel homely instantly.The kitchen is well sto… More
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