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Lavender Cottage, Farnborough, Oxfordshire. – Home 251967 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lavender Cottage, Farnborough, Oxfordshire. – Home 251967

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 12 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Lavender Cottage is a traditional Victorian cottage which has been renovated to a high standard and provides a perfect base for exploring the North Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and Warwick Castle.

There is a large sitting room with original cast iron oven and fireplace - great for cosy evenings if you are visiting in the cooler months. The characterful kitchen/diner overlooks fields so you can watch the cows come home whilst at the sink! There is a small sun room overlooking the garden.

There are three bedrooms ( king-size, twin and single) all beautifully decorated in English country style. All bedrooms and bathroom have beams and overlook fields or thatched cottages. The luxury bathroom has a roll-top bath - great for relaxing after a long day's sightseeing. The large separate shower is lined with travertine tiles and the bathroom marble floor has underfloor heating.

Further details

The property is non-smoking although guests are welcome to smoke outside.

We regret we do not accept pets.

For our little guests we provide a travel cot (guests to bring cot linen), socket covers, highcair and safety gate.

We provide a "Welcome" tray on arrival.

Further details indoors

Sitting room - original cast iron fireplace and bread oven with exposed brick fireplace, seating for 5 including two lovely new sofas. Writing desk, TV ,DVD. Solid oak flooring. Stiars to first floor.

Sun room - overlooks the garden and fields and is a lovely spot for morning coffee. Table and two chairs, door to garden.

Kitchen/diner - decorated in country-style with a pine dresser, table and chairs, oak island unit, stone floor. The kitchen is well equipped and has a butler sink. Stable door leading to the garden. There is a step up from the sitting room.

Bedrooms - all have beams and are decorated with pretty curtains and fresh bedlinen. The single rear bedroom overlooks fields and the king-size and twin bedrooms overlook thatched cottages. All have wardrobes and shelves,two have additional Lloyd Loom seats. The main bedroom also has a pretty antique writing desk/dressing table.
Bathroom - luxuriously furnished with a roll-top bath, large separate shower with travertine tiles ,marble floor with cosy underfloor heating.

Further details outdoors

The front garden has a bench where you can sit and catch the sun and watch village life pass by ( including the local donkey being taken for a walk!). The rear garden overlooks fields with cows and sheep. There is a lawned area and box-edged flower beds either side of a beautiful arbour where you can sit with a glass of wine or morning coffee. Tables and chairs for 6,sun umbrella and barbeque provided.

Parking on the cottage driveway is available for one car. Onstreet parking is available for guests with two cars but this may not always be directly in front of the cottage.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is needed. For guests wishing to visit London there is very quick rail access ( 1 hr 15 mins. ) by train from Banbury.

Interaction with guest

We live in the neighbouring village so are always on hand when we are at home to assist our guests as needed. When away from home we are just at the end of a phone call, text or email. We provide tourist information at the cottage and are always happy to help guests with local recommendations.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smokers are welcome to smoke outside the cottage.
We ask all guests to be considerate of our neighbours.
The cottage is not appropriate for hen/stag parties.


About the owner

Christine Fisher T.
Average reply time:
44 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
16 Mar 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jul 2012. Located in Banbury, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £682 to £1002.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Mar 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 12 reviews Excellent
12 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely cottage”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2017

Lovely, comfortable well equipped cottage - just as described and shown in photos. Quiet location win fields to the rear and very easy to find. We visited Coventry, Stratford upon Avon and Bicester Shopping Village by car with ease during our short stay. Lovely pub in nearby Warmington. Hosts were very welcoming.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review, Caroline. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage a good base for exploring the area.


Reviewed 31 Aug 2017

The cottage was perfect for us. Close to the restaurant and our relatives. It was nicely furnished and quiet. Would recommend to all.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the great review, Sue. We are so pleased you enjoyed your bank holiday stay with us.

“Perfect English countryside cottage”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2014

I traveled with my partner and three children (11,13,15) from New York, USA to Lavendar Cottage. The cottage was adorable and clean with everything we needed. My oldest was thrilled to have wi-fi! We loved sitting out in the garden in the evenings. Terry was a super-friendly and helpful host, there when we arrived and responded quickly when we had a question. The village of Farnborough was charming and we enjoyed a service at the village church. The town of Banbury is nearby for shopping, with a 24 hour Tesco. The Wharf Inn was a great meal. Sightseeing in the Midlands was a breeze from Farnborough. We loved our vacation here and can't wait to return!

“It was full of pleasure and enjoyment”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2014

For four days we enjoyed a very clean and tidy stay. The owner were very friendly and helpful. The place was amazing a way from the busy cities life and srrounded by many good places to visit. Moreover, the kids enjoyed seing the farm animals. Strongly I recommend it.

“A perfect place for exploring Cotswold”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2013

We stayed for one week in Lavender cottage. The village and the cottage gave us "Peace of mind". The accomodation was very good and the inn close "to home". You need a car to get to the village, but then you don't need it every day. The bus service runs twice, but if you don't want to return in the afternoon you can do like we did....take a taxi cost of 15-16 pound.

“Great cottage and location. Highly recommended.”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2012

Character cottage, with all mod cons. Tastefully furnished. Well equipped. Sweet garden with beautiful views over fields. Delicious, quality pub food literally over the road. Children's playground nearby. We found it very comfortable and homely. The owners welcomed us in person and were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this property to friends.

“Lovely cottage in excellent location”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2012

Lavender Cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The location is excellent with many good walks from the village of Farnborough itself. Across the road is a gastropub that serves delicious food and has wifi. There is plenty to do locally. There are several National Trust properties, The National Herb Centre, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick and Banbury are all nearby. We had a lovely holiday!

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How do I contact Christine Fisher (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Christine Fisher the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Christine Fisher (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Christine Fisher (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Christine Fisher (the owner) a message.

If Christine Fisher (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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