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.