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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Bluebell Cottage lies in the quiet and secluded village of Great Tew that is at the end of a country road within the Great Tew Estate. This means that there is no through traffic and the only vehicles are those of residents and visitors.
The cottage was built around 1850 from the local, golden Cotswold stone that is complemented by the beauty that only thatch can provide. Extensively modernised and updated, it now provides a luxurious, cosy hideaway furnished and equipped to a very high standard with full central heating and an open fire to keep you warm on even the coldest night.
Uninterrupted views from the front of the cottage looking out across the beautiful Great Tew Estate are totally unique. There is even a wooden bench on the grass over the little lane for anyone that would like to sit and absorb the tranquility of the surroundings. Surprisingly, to the rear of the property is a large garden and private car parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 79 km, Nearest railway: Banbury is a main line station 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
About this location
The Oxfordshire region
Bluebell Cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the wonderful Cotswolds, the little villages and heritage estates such as Blenheim Palace. Children will love the Cotswold Water Park or the Model Village and wildlife sanctuaries..... or you could just walk the beautiful footpaths around the Great Tew Estate on the doorstep of the cottage and call into the world famous Falkland Arms pub to enjoy some great food and local beers. You may even find live folk music on some evenings.
Of course, the pretty little village café offers great coffee or tea, sandwiches or home made meals during the day. On a Friday and Saturday night the café is transformed into a lively Italian restaurant with lovely fresh food and good old carafes of wine to add to the atmosphere. This is a must!
Peace and quiet at all other times with no through traffic, Great Tew is one of the prettiest villages in England. Thatched roofs on most of the cottages above the local stone walls, golden in the sunlight.
For the fishermen, this area is a trout fishing mecca with chalk streams, lakes and rivers surrounding the whole Cotswold region, day tickets available at most times in season.
Golfers may be spoilt for choice with plenty of options within a short drive of the cottage.
But just taking it easy, enjoying the environment and drinking in everything that this area has to offer really does take some beating!
Great Tew is only a short hop from the pretty market town of Chipping Norton that has plenty of interesting little shops and restaurants in the little lanes and streets. Venturing.further into the Cotswolds lovely villages such as Bourton on the Water and Broadway are within easy reach.
Try the Mount pub at Stanton for some great food and the best views in the whole area.
Of course for serious shopping, Banbury is only a short drive away and offers all the big supermarkets and stores, if you really feel compelled to re-enter the 21st Century! And the famous Bicester Village shopping centre full of designer outlets is not much further away!
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10 Jan 2015
"Our Home from Home!"
Such a beautiful cottage, village, area! We have stayed here twice and loved it on both occasions. The cottage is beautiful inside and out, has everything you would ever need, and the owners are extr… More
5 Jan 2015
"Charming cottage in delightful village"
It's a bit like living on the set of an English TV show, you know, the one with the little row of thatched cottages overlooking a bucolic setting an artist dreams of. Down the road to the right … More
10 Dec 2014
Beautiful traditional thatched cottage, very cosy, lovely walks and great pub down the road. Cottage well stocked with kitchen equipment, books, few DVDs.Bedrooms are small (it was a bit of a squeeze … More
23 Oct 2014
Just leaving after a fabulous six week stay at Bluebell Cottage. Ideally located in the heart of the Cotswolds, this is the ideal base to explore the areas multitude of picture postcard villages, pubs… More
Delighted you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise and thank you for looking after Bluebell Cottage so well! It was touching to hear you call it "home" during your 6 week stay! Please come again! Karen & Nick
6 Sep 2014
"An amazing place!"
Having travelled from the North East, it was well worth the long journey to stay in such a picturesque place. The cottage and the location are just amazing. Lovely and peaceful setting within striking… More
So pleased you enjoyed our little piece of paradise as much as we do! Please come again!
26 Aug 2014
"Heaps of charm!"
We rented this gorgeous thatched cottage in Great Tew for one week. It is picture perfect with the local Pub 'falkland arms" down the street (I did review on trip advisor). Compact kitchen … More
21 Mar 2014
My wife and I booked this cottage for a 4 day break. Outside it is an old stone cottage, part of a row of 5, with a thatched roof, very pretty. Inside it has been modernized without losing its charact… More
Many thanks and please do come back again!
13 Mar 2014
"Beautiful, Peaceful Location"
Beautiful cottage, well furnished - felt like a treat to stay there. Great village with bags of character. Some good walks in all directions, heading from the cottage. A very peaceful location, fel… More
We hope you come again! Thank you for your review!
24 Feb 2014
"Chocolate Box Reality!"
Bluebell Cottage is the dream 'Chocolate Box' cottage, to die for pretty and in a quintessentially English village. The cottage is every thing you could wish a holiday home to be, and althou… More
Thank you! It is a very special place and glad you enjoyed it!
19 Feb 2014
Recently returned from a long weekend in Oxfordshire where we stayed at Bluebell Cottage. The weather was grim but the cottage was lovely, it was well appointed, the kitchen well equipped, the beds c… More
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