HIGH HOUSE COTTAGE
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
5* Visit England Rated. Reservations within 4 weeks of departure usually discounted. Please contact us for a quote!
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow/Bristol 100 km, Nearest railway: Didcot 30 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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.
The Central England/Cotswolds 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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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
16 Feb 2014
"Couldn't have been better."
We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay in this tastefully decorated and very well furnished cottage. The beautiful garden helps add to the peaceful atmosphere.It's perfectly placed for journeyin… More
28 Nov 2013
Great little cottage decorated and equipped to a high standard. All on one level, with a few little steps, nice garden to the side, but we stayed in winter so didn't venture out. Two local pubs … More
22 Jul 2012
Great location. Cottage is as beautiful as the pictures, inside and out. Very nicely furnished indeed. Martin is very helpful.Real pluses:- Flat screen TV with Sky channels, never out of touch with… More
Pleased that you had an excellent stay. PS - the TV has all the Freesat channels but not Sky!
13 Jun 2012
A lovely clean and modern premises which is really an annex of the main building, but separated by a glass door. This doesn't detract from the comfort of the cottage and the lovely gardens around… More
Glad you had an excellent stay. Just to note that the (thick) glass door links one hall with another hall and is heavily frosted!
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