House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Comprising a spacious main house and attached wing with its own separate entrance, this exceptional house makes a perfect retreat for large parties or several families holidaying together and is excellently furnished. The main reception room has wooden floors and a wood-burning stove as well as wi-fi, Sky TV, DVD and surround sound - perfect for relaxing get-togethers - there is also a study area on a galleried floor. All bedrooms have TV, six of which are en-suite. The conservatory dining area offers enough space for all guests to dine together, with views over the large garden and doors opening onto a patio barbecue area with further outside tables and seating within the gardens of Dinckley Court, which lead down to the River Thames, overlooking open farmland beyond.
There is excellent boat mooring and local boat hire which can be moored privately here; fishing is also enjoyed when in season, or at Orchid Lakes with specialist carp coarse fishing lakes ½ mile away.
Located in 8 acres on the bank of the River Thames, the property lies in one of the most picturesque areas of South Oxfordshire, within the small hamlet of Burcot-on-Thames, close to the historic towns of Abingdon and Oxford (7 miles) with beautiful and historic Dorchester-on-Thames less than a mile away. From July to the end of August a marquee is set up in the garden, close to the house with seating, tables, crockery and cutlery for 18. All large supermarkets deliver supplies to Dinckley and for special occasions we can provide services of caterers, beauty therapists, wine tasting evenings etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham or Heathrow 50 km, Nearest railway: Didcot Parkway 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance hall with tiled floor.
Living room with wood-burning stove comfortable leather sofas and soft furnishings
Large and stunning conservatory/dining-room with stone floor, patio doors to patio.
Large beautiful well-equipped modern kitchen with Aga, double range cooker and stone floor.
Utility and Separate WC.
Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room/W.C. Staircase from living room to first floor: Study area to dressing area with chair-bed (alternative sleeping).
Beamed double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/W.C.
Second staircase from hall to first floor: Small kitchen.
Double bedroom. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C.
Separate entrance to wing: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/W.C.
First floor: Two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom/W.C; one double, one twin-bedded.
Nine TVs (one satellite), five with DVD, Small DVD library, Radio/cassette/CD
E-mail point (in each bedroom within separate wing)
Three cots (1 travel, 1 standing, 1 baby crib), Two h/chairs, Two Z-beds (alternative sleeping only)
|Further details outdoors|
Large garden, terrace, river frontage (toddlers beware!)
Marquee and banqueting table for use during July and August
Mooring for boat by arr
Fishing in season
Easy walking access
A £200 security damage deposit is required
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Oxfordshire and the Cotswold is an area of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking scenery, bustling market towns and picturesque villages. Walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing and golf are among the activities that can be enjoyed here. The city of Oxford is home to one of the world’s top universities, beautiful botanic gardens, many great restaurants and pubs and exciting shops. An idyllic afternoon can also be spent punting on the river. Abingdon is a historical market town with sites of interest such as the ruins of a Benedictine abbey including the beautiful perpendicular gateway and the Unicorn Theatre and Long Gallery, which are still used for plays and functions and the picturesque narrow-arched Abingdon bridge over the Thames.
A Salters Steamer Boat can be caught from Oxford and back to Days Lock and a walk taken back to Dinckley Court, or Nuneham Courtneys arboretum can be visited - full of amazing trees, plants and beautiful peacocks. Restaurants within 10 miles for food lovers include Raymond Blanc's Quatre de Saison, the famous Crazy Bear Thai restaurant, The Plough restaurant/pub, serving fabulous Tapas (can be delivered), and the Chequers pub, 400 yards away, serving great british food. Historic Oxford is 15 minutes by bus. Henley and Windsor, with its royal castle, are both within a hour's drive, with the Georgian Hritage city of Bath and the English Cotswolds slightly further afield.
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3 Feb 2014
"Wonderful location for a special occasion party."
I recently rented Dinckley Court for my 50th birthday dinner party with family and friends. Everybody agreed it was a sensational property for a big get-together and the owner Annette couldn't ha… More
22 Aug 2013
"Fabulous week, great location for large groups"
We rented Dinckley Court for one week during the summer and there were 18 of us; with 10 kids under 10 years old!The accommodation allowed for each family to sleep separately, meaning more restful sle… More
1 Aug 2013
"Beautiful setting, clean spacious property, friendly helpful owner... what more could you want?"
We wanted a property to have a family Golden Wedding celebration catering for nine adults and seven grandchildren aged 10 to 21.
Dinckley Court could not have been a better place. There is an extensive garden where the 'children' and 'adult children' could throw balls, play badminton or tennis or whatever took their fancy. There's even a large field at the side where we practiced our 8-iron golf shots. Those wanting a quieter life could sit quietly by the river or those feeling more sociable could converse at the picnic tables outside the conservatory or sit under the sideless marquee out of the hot sun.
There are four airy, bright en-suite bedrooms in the annex, a further en-suite bedroom next to the lounge, which we used for the adults. The other bedrooms in the main house were used by the grandchildren. The kitchen is very well equipped, spacious and light, being integral with the conservatory. As we wanted to spend time together, with the exception of 2/3 days, we mainly stayed in and everybody shared in the meal preparation.
The 'celebration' meal was held under the marquee on a warm sunny evening and was a perfect experience. The whole week was ideal; the property is big enough so that everybody is not on top of each other - you could have some personal downtime if you wanted it or play games in the lounge or race up and down to the river, whatever took your mood at the time - so tempers never got frayed and the tranquility was almost unnerving!
Annette, the owner, was the quintessence of helpfulness and made us all feel very welcome. When I think of the alternative of holding such an event in the claustrophobic confines of a hotel, I shudder. I could not recommend this property more even if I wrote a book on it!
P.S. The village of Dorchester and its Abbey (5 mins away) is well worth a visit.
10 Jun 2013
Dinckley Court is as described, a 8 bed mansion with a garden leading down to the River Thames. It sleeps 18 but we were only a party of 8 male golfers, so a bedroom each. It is very well equipped and we had a very friendly welcome and a complimentary bottle of bubbly. We were lucky with the weather so we enjoyed the BBQ facilities, sipping our Sauvignons in the evening sunlight and admiring the antics of the red kites above us. Only one minor quibble- the entrance to the propert from the road is easy to miss first time around and would benefit from a more prominent sign.
5 Apr 2013
"We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dinckley Court"
The property was very welcoming and clean. We all felt at home and Annette was very helpful. The property catered for our every need with plenty of space to socialise. It was perfect for all ages, both young and old, with a beautiful garden. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be keen to visit again.
26 Mar 2013
"Lovely house and helpful owner!"
Dinkley Court is a beautiful house with plenty of space and amenities. The conservatory is so pretty and light and there are lots of intetesting bits of furniture and art. We had a great stay for my hen weekend! The owner, Annette, was really helpful and posted us back some items we'd left there without charge. Very kind of her! I would definitely recommend this property to a friend and stay there again.
24 Jan 2013
"WOW, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, SUPERB PROPERTY, BRILLIANT WEEKEND"
Stayed here in January for a surprise 30th birthday for my wife with family and friends (15 adults and 4 children under 3)
We travelled on a snowy winters day and I was delighted to find that the property was easy to find, in a great location but felt like we were in the middle of the country side.
My wife who had no idea where we was going was straight away impressed as we pulled up to the building and things just got better as we walked in to a warm, welcoming house. The Kitchen\conservatoty was a great place to get together, with under floor heating, great views to the garden and a kitchen fully equipped with everything you'll need for cooking for large groups. The bedrooms and living room were all well furnished and pretty much everyone had there own bathroom to use, the place really was faultless.
We did have plans to go out to Oxford on the Saturday but the majority of us made use of the house and the extensive Gardens which was covered in snow during our stay, it looked amazing and we all had great fun and didn't want the day to end. The pub just around the corner from the property (Chequers) was also a great place to relax after being out all day and they too were very welcoming and made us a number of original and really tasty cocktails.
On the Sunday, some of us went for a walk straight from the property, some went to Abingdon and some of just stayed at the property to watch the football on Sky, this place really did just keep everyone happy.
The owner Annette is lovely and is willing to help out with anything you need to make your weekend as special as she can, she was also available for any questions or advice either by email or Phone and she really did make organising the weekend away a delight.
Highly recommended for family stays and group events, Can't wait to return and experience this property again in the Summer.
10 Jan 2013
There were 14 adults, 4 children and 2 babies staying at Dinckley Court to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday and New Year. We had a brilliant time and found the house perfect. As it was a special occasion we booked the caterers reccomended by the owners and the meal was delicious. There was plenty of room for us all and we were never on top of each other except when in the kitchen as everyone wanted to help!. The weather was pretty awful but we managed to go for a few walks to the local pubs and have a lovely meal at The Chequers. It did stay dry for New Years Eve and we let off some fireworks which was great. I cannot fault anything at all except some people (adults, children seemed to like them) were not keen on the black hands and bust in the hall. We had a few minor hiccups, with a door sticking, broken DVD and kettle but these were sorted promptly. The house was spotless and there was plenty of cutlery etc.
7 Jan 2013
"A superb stay...amazing property with extremely helpful owener"
The house is beautiful and well furnished; Dinckley Court is atmospheric and furnished tastefully. We enjoyed a hen weekend with 17 girls and found it a suitable location. We hosted a murder mystery dinner party one evening and found it the perfect setting.
The owner is lovely and extremely generous and helpful. She was always at the other end of the phone if needed and was certainly willing to go the extra mile to ensure we had an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
I would highly recommend this to anyone!
19 Nov 2012
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR A FAMILY BREAK"
Having looked on the internet for a family break for a large group consisting of 12 adults and 5 children, with ages ranging from the mid 70s, to 18 months, we came across Dinckley Court. As most peo… More
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