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Very Good 4/5 11 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Weeping Willow Cottage is a beautifully presented 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the delightful area of Lower Shiplake, close to Henley-on-Thames. Fully furnished and modern, the property has been decorated to a high standard and has all the facilities required for an extended holiday. With two double bedrooms, a twin room and a sofa bed in lounge for additional guests, there is plenty of room for a large group. Weeping Willow House is situated in the small country village of Shiplake, within the Thames Valley and Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

Two Canadian canoes are available to hire for fun filled days paddling through beautiful countryside. There are plenty of delightful walks, bike rides and country pubs nearby. Shiplake Lock is a leisurely walk away where you can relax and watch the boats pass through. A little further up the hill is the picturesque 13th century parish church of St Mary's.The Baskerville Arms is a pub 500 metres from Weeping Willow House and features in the Good Pub Guide and has won various awards.

Weeping Willow Cottage is located on the Thames Path, the beautiful walk that attracts visitors from all over the country. The Thames Path winds east for 2 miles to Henley via fragrant meadows and the historical Marsh lock. Henley is home to the Henley Royal Regatta and the Henley Festival and has plenty of quaint shops, restaurants and pubs. In Henley you can hire canoes, enjoy a boat trip up the Thames, visit the River and Rowing Museum (home of the Wind in The Willows exhibition) or take in a play at the Kenton theatre (which is the fourth oldest in England). Henley can also be easily reached by car or a 4 minute train journey, great for evenings out.

Access and travel

Shiplake is situated within the Thames Valley and Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. Day trips could include the towns of Reading (7 miles), Windsor castle (15 miles), Didcot Railway Centre (21 miles) and the university town of Oxford (22 miles). All the vibrant sights and sounds of London (41 miles, 45 mins by fast train) are also but a short journey away. All of these can be reached by train from Shiplake station via Twyford. By car you could explore the beautiful countryside with its numerous country homes, estates and National Trust properties such as: Greys Court; Stonor Park; Cliveden; Westcombe Park and Hughenden. Golf courses are plentiful and nearby sports venues include Ascot, Newbury and Windsor racecourses.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow, Nearest railway: Shiplake
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden

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Review 1-10 of 11

3 Feb 2014


"Great Family Holiday Base"

Well appointed house our family of six used as a base for stay in southern England. Well located for either travel into London, Heathrow or drives into English countryside. Also close to station, Henl… More

30 Sep 2013


"A breath of fresh air and a wonderful relaxing break."

Weeping Willow House was the perfect escape from living in the city. A very tranquil location, in the most beautiful part of the countryside. The cottage itself was fully equipped and spotlessly clean… More

3 Jun 2013


"A lovely stay, lots to see and do,not as close to Henley as I would have liked but very good value."

If you like a country location this is great. You do have a good pub and a shop. Henley not that far but we didn't walk it a bit far with a pram. Great value for money and good for children as i… More

15 Jan 2013


"Eight friends together for New Year.(Three nights)"

Lovely location for Henley/Windsor. Much flooding but must be excellent for walking in good weather . House very comfortable and modern, well maintained. Problem with sink, fixed the very next day. The Baskerville and station very close. All very friendly.

14 Nov 2012


"Lovely weekend getaway to remember!"

My husband and I stayed in this lovely house for a weekend and enjoyed every minute!The house was cozy and had everything we needed to be comfortable! We enjoyed cooking breakfasts, lunches and dinner… More

14 Nov 2012


"Perfect holiday house in a beautiful area"

I was recently contacted by Laura to ask if everything had been to our satisfaction while we stayed at the house, as they have apparently received a bad review and she was concerned. I must say I was… More

14 Oct 2012


"Beautiful location close to the river"

We spent a lovely week in Weeping Willow House whilst visiting relatives in Henley. The house was clean and had everything we needed including a travel cot and high chair for our daughter. We did lots… More

30 Sep 2012


"Do not stay here"

Weeping Willow House is a terraced bungalow with a shared path [ie. not a house]It was very dirty and needed an industrial clean inside & outside.We would have left & booked into a hotel if we hadn�… More

In our 3 years of business we have received consistent feedback about our excellent standards of cleanliness. Upon arrival these guests asked that the sinks and oven be re-cleaned and a new bin and toaster provided. All of these tasks were fulfilled to their satisfaction within 24 hours. The guests confirmed they had no other issues which is why we are very surprised by this review. Plus there is new wooden flooring downstairs and new carpets on the stairs and upstairs so it is not possible for the house to be as dirty as they make out! I will be contacting past guests to verify the cleanliness, please bear with us!

2 Jun 2012


"Perfect place for a group that likes to cook"

The five of us found this rental very convenient to lovely walks and to the Shiplake train station. The house and especially the kitchen was neat, tidy and attractive. Because we needed 5 separate b… More

14 Aug 2011


"Fabulous house and great location - we will be back again"

We had a perfect week here. I had my 80 year old mother with me and it suited us wonderfully well. She had one of the ground floor rooms and used the ground floor bathroom and I had the loft room and … More

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