The Well House
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Escape to the country only 40 mins from Heathrow and under an hour from London!
Relax and get away from it all in this comfortable and spacious cottage set in the grounds of the owners home with direct access onto The Ridgeway National Trail (85 miles long). Fabulous walking and cycling through ancient beech woodlands and over rolling hills with stunning far reaching views on your doorstep. Stop for lunch at one of the many country pubs in the area and enjoy watching the magnificent Red Kite birds of prey soaring overhead.
Visit the magnificent Blenheim Palace in the Cotswolds; the medieval Warwick Castle or Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, home to The Royal Shakespeare Company. Enjoy the vibrant city of Oxford with its famous university architecture, museums, shops and restaurants.
Closer to the cottage explore the locations of the well known TV series 'Midsomer Murders'; visit historic houses such as Waddesdon Manor & Stonor Park; book a ride on the local Chinnor Steam Railway or just stroll around the Aston Rowant Discovery Trail and the 'Talking Trail' in Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve.
Enjoy a day shopping at the world famous Bicester Designer Retail Outlet.
Local pubs and restaurants offer a variety of dining including Raymond Blanc's two Michelin-starred Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons and the one Michelin-starred The Sir Charles Napier both only 10 minutes drive away!
This pretty and well equipped cottage offers welcoming and comfortable accommodation. Ideal for couples, friends or small families looking for a countryside retreat yet close to city culture. Enjoy a morning walk in the scenic Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve and an afternoon of city culture in Oxford or London - The Well House offers the best of both worlds!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Heathrow 45 km, Nearest railway: High Wycombe 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Accommodation on two floors:
Entrance door opens into large modern fitted kitchen, wood worksurfaces, breakfast bar. Wood flooring.
Large living room with dining table and chairs, study area, TV, doors onto private sun terrace. Wood flooring.
Ground floor small double bedroom with 2 single beds, open hanging and chest of drawers. Wood flooring.
Ground floor Ensuite shower room.
Staircase to carpeted first floor landing.
Two large double bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes, carpeted
Modern Bathroom with shower over bath.
Thermostatically controlled power showers.
Quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen and towels supplied.
All Utilities and WIFI included.
No smoking except on sun terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
The property is approached via long private driveway across farmland and located within 15 acres of owners land
Small private paved terrace outside living room
Outside dining table and chairs with small private 'sun trap' sitting area
Use of private woodland
Use of open grounds immediately around the Well House
Parking outside cottage for up to 3 cars
No smoking except on outside private terrace
Welcome pack provided on arrival
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Oxfordshire is rich in heritage and natural beauty. Explore a host of tourist attractions and activities in Oxfordshire and The Cotwolds.
A must on the visit list is Oxford, "City of Dreaming Spires", with its world famous University Colleges and impressive architectural buildings. The Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest , is one of the greatest museums in the world . The impressive Bodleian Library, a masterpiece of English gothic architecture, is the main research library of the University of Oxford housing many rare collections. In the summer enjoy punting on the river, relax and watch the sights float by. Don't forget to pop into Christ Church College and see the dining hall featured in the Harry Potter films!
Enjoy a day shopping at the world famous Bicester Designer Shopping Outlet only 40 minutes journey along the M40 Motorway.
To the north are the bustling market towns and villages of The Cotswolds enjoyed by many. Visit Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this World Heritage site is an outstanding example of English Baroque architecture sitting in splendid landscaped parklands designed by "Capability" Brown .
Venture a little further north for a great day out at Warwick Castle, a medieval castle with jousting displays or visit nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company staging superb performances throughout the year.
National Trust properties nearer to home: Admire the grandeur of Waddesdon Manor a Renaissance-style Chateau built by Baron de Rothchild; Hughendon Manor the country hideaway of Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria's most trusted Prime Minister. Member of Historic Houses Association, Stonor is one of England's oldest manor houses and has been in the same family for 850 years!
The pretty market town of Henley-on-Thames (25 mins) hosts the famous Henley Royal Regatta every year - one of the finest British spectacles with world class rowing and lots of people watching!
The Chiltern Hills of South Oxfordshire are an unspoilt rural corner of England. designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" yet only a few miles north-west of London.
The gentle rolling hills and ancient beech woodlands provide a haven for wildlife and reward visitors with stunning views from the ancient tracks and trails, including the protected 85 mile long Ridgeway National Trail which still follows the same route used since prehistoric times.
Perched on the escarpment next to us lies The Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve with its many well marked walks over flower-rich chalk grassland, stunning views over the Oxford plain and renowned as one of the best places in England to watch the magnificent Red Kites soaring above.
Our holiday home benefits from direct access to The Ridgeway National Trail. Cyclists and walkers come from miles away to enjoy the many trails on offer, including The Aston Rowant Discovery Trail; the Icknield Way Path; the Oxfordshire Way; the Chiltern Way and The Phoenix Trail from Thame to Princes Risborough;
A mile away is the pretty brick and flint village of Aston Rowant, built around the 13th Century Church of St. Peter and St Paul with its Norman origins.
The Swan Antique Centre at Tetsworth, less than 2 miles away - an 'Aladdin's cave' of antique furniture, pictures and jewellery with a lovely restaurant serving morning coffee, lunches.and afternoon teas.
Explore some the locations featured in the popular TV detective series: Midsomer Murders.
Chinnor Steam Railway is only 10 minutes away, the rides are great fun for children.
St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital is a wonderful place to visit, watch and learn how they care for sick and injured wildlife.
Good food is served in several of the local country pubs. Fine dining can be found at Raymond Blanc's renowned two-Michelin starred restaurant at Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons only 10 mins away and one-Michelin starred Sir Charles Napier in Spriggs Alley.
Local town of Thame (5 miles away) has high street shops, restaurants, a weekly street market and small museum. Several locations in Thame have featured in 'Midsomer Murders'.
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12 Jul 2014
"Wonderful stay in the English countryside"
Photographs do not do justice to the Well House and the lovely surrounding countryside. The cottage was equipped with every convenience and was ideally located for our first visit to the UK. Our hostess was very welcoming on our arrival and provided numerous suggestions to make our stay a success. I would strongly recommend a stay at the Well House.
Delighted you all enjoyed your first England visit - hope to see you again. Thank you
3 Apr 2014
Normally I would write in detail about the accomodation, area and hospitality but in the case of The Well House one word describes everything......EXCELLENT! My fiance and I could not have wished for … More
What can we say in response! Thank you for your kind words, we aim to please!
31 Mar 2014
We recently stayed at The Well House for a week in February. The owners made us very welcome, greeting us upon arrival and making sure we were comfortable. They had kindly provided a welcome pack of essentials for our arrival, and beautiful Molton Brown toiletries in the bathrooms. The house is very well equipped with a beautiful kitchen, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and tumble drier. Set in its own grounds, the house is very tranquil and relaxing, yet it is close to Oxford and within easy reach of London by train. We visited the local Waitrose in nearby Thame for groceries. We would recommend the house to anyone visiting the area, and will definitely return in the future.
Glad you all enjoyed a restful break. Thank you.
28 Oct 2013
"very enjoyable stay"
Really lovely cottage, high quality appliances, very clean and tidy. Access to walks from the cottage was great and very nice to be able to sit outside and with the whole family in the large sitting r… More
12 Aug 2013
"Great place to stay"
Our stay was too short unfortunately. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is roomy and comfy. Everything you need is there. Hospitality is well taken care of by Alison. Definitely recommended. Conve… More
7 May 2013
Very comfortable and well equipped property, furnished to very high standard and in wonderful country setting. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and watching red kites soaring overhead was a real treat.
22 Mar 2013
"The Well House"
The Well House is a beautiful cottage in a prime location. Lots of villages to visit as well as Oxford on the door step, so we never felt too isolated, even with the horrendous weather!
The Well House is stunning. Everything was of high quality and the attention to details in each room was worthy of a 5* hotel and more. We could not fault the property or location and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you for your positive words, we try hard to maintain high standards for our guests to enjoy. As for the weather - what can I say, we are still working on it!
21 Mar 2013
This house was wonderful and just what we were after. It had everything we needed and the welcome pack was perfect. The lounge area was so comfortable and warm that we didn't really want to leave.
It was useful having a second bathroom downstairs and they were both very clean and well decorated.
The setting was beautiful as well. My two children had a great deal of fun watching the horses training on the steeple chase nearby and walking around in the woods by the house.
I would love to go back to this house if we get a free weekend.
Delighted that you all enjoyed both the cottage and the surroundings. Thanks and hope to see you again.
6 Mar 2013
"Excellent cottage in great location"
I returned to The Well House with a group of friends following a great week away here with family. Set in beautiful location with walks on the doorstep, very homely, furnished to very high standard, … More
We are always delighted when guests return to the cottage as it is the best endorsement we could have! It was lovely to see you again and glad you had a good weekend. Thank you.
25 Nov 2012
Sadly only spent three nights at this fantastic holiday cottage. What can I say, spotlessly clean, very, very well appointed, and superb location...can't wait to come again, but for at lease a we… More
So pleased you enjoyed your short stay - thank you so much for your kind and gracious comments.
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