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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ideally located for events at Blenheim Palace. Character 18th century terraced cottage in village Conservation Area on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cosy sitting room with log burner and piano. Sofa, easy chairs, antique coffee table. Many books! Original Cotswold stone walls. Cosy kitchen/diner with table and seating for three. American style fridge. Washing machine. One downstairs WC. Bathroom with WC upstairs. Two bedrooms, one double, one twin. Central heating. Front garden and secluded patio at rear.

Overlooks back of Blenheim Palace. Delightful village of Woodstock ten minutes away with excellent restaurants, pubs and shops. Oxford within easy driving or train distance (Long Hanborough has its own station). Winston Churchill's grave five minutes away. Market town of Witney ten minutes away with cinema, department stores, excellent supermarkets as well as local shops. Many garden centres nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Long Hanborough 2 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The Central England/Cotswolds region

On the margin of the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty. Long Hanborugh is a peaceful village with many good walls nearby. It is wqell served with three pubs, a supermarket, post-office and very good fish-and-chip shop. The cottage is used by the writer Richard Corfield and is ideal as a get-away-from-it-all bolt hole.

Long Hanborough

Ideally located for events at Blenheim Palace. Character 18th century stone cottage in the village of Long Hanborough. Looks out over the back of the Blenheim Estate. Woodstock ten minutes, Witney ten minutes, Oxford twenty minutes. Wonderful peaceful location.

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25 Sep 2014



- Bad communication before and accusing communication after the" rental".- At appointment time, no person available to give us the key of the cottage.- Mobile telephone number not answered.-… More

1. We provided all information needed to find the cottage via email several days before these guests arrived as we always do.
2. My daughter was waiting in to give them the key. These guests arrived early and did not phone us to tell us of this. I have no record of them trying to call me.
3. These guests left without giving us any explanation or a chance to address their concerns.
4. 'Accusing communication!?' I merely emailed them to ask them what the problem was.
5. We have had uniformly excellent ratings from the many (100+) guests who have stayed with us. This is the only bad review we have ever had – and we still don't know the reason for it.

29 Apr 2014


"Comfortable and restful"

My husband and I stayed at the Shire Cottage for one week. The property was exactly as pictured, clean, comfortable and very peaceful. We loved the backyard patio/garden, the sunny living room, and th… More

23 Mar 2014


"Delightful Cottage - Well Situated for Oxford, Woodstock, and Witney"

My daughter and I arrived from the states on January 10 for a four night stay. We were delighted with the cottage. We headed back to London for touring and her return to the U.S. but I liked Shire Cottage so much that I booked in again in early February for 6 nights on my own. Excellent location- stops for buses running from Mon.-Sat. to Woodstock, Oxford, and Witney are a 2 minute walk away, and the train station is a half mile to a mile. Transport from Heathrow to Oxford is easy by bus or train, and from Oxford there is a train (or bus) to this town. The owners graciously picked us up at the Hanborough Rail Station. But, enough about that- the real attraction here is the cottage itself, and its wonderful owners, Richard and Julie. The living room is from another time- two stone walls, inglenook area with wood stove for winter use, bookshelves, and beamed ceilings. Well equipped kitchen, two roomy bedrooms and a full and a half bath. Excellent and caring customer service from the owners- I could go on and on. Want to keep Shire Cottage a secret just for myself! There is a grocery store and a convenience store with post office within a five minute walk. The George and Dragon pub is a half-mile walk and makes a terrific Sunday roast and sticky toffee pudding. Also nearby is the Oxford Bus Museum, a fun day out for vintage bicycle/bus/Morris Minor and Mini fans of all ages.

I will be back for sure, and I must say I really did not want to leave. This cottage and its owners provide excellent value for the money and do not disappoint.

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