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About the property 1 OF 2 BEAUTIFUL DETACHED PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THIS CHARMING VILLAGE LOCATION USE OF BBQ HUT AVAILABLE 4 NIGHTS COMMENCING 25 OCTOBER 2016 WAS FROM 386 NOW FROM 250 These delightful properties set within 3 acres with a gentle unfenced stream bordering the land make the perfect base for touring the area. Enjoy lovely walks along country lanes or to the village inn which is a 5 minutes stroll and offers a range of good food. There is much to see and do in the area the world famous designer outlet at Bicester Village is a 10 minutes drive the Cotswolds with its picturesque villages Warwick Castle Waddesdon Manor Blenheim Palace and numerous National Trust properties and Gardens Silverstone Henley for its Regatta Oxford with its spires and much more. Bicester Hotel Golf Club and Spa are only a short drive. Even a day trip to London is very accessible on the train. In the evenings enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn see the resident Alpacas in the adjoining field or enjoy a glass of wine in the attractive gardens. Outside: guests in both properties are invited to enjoy these generous shared enclosed gardens with pond and stream. Use of BBQ hut available. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen towels electric central heating and wi-fi included. 2 dogs welcome. Kennel facility available on site. Location: shop 2 miles pub short stroll. This cosy converted barn offers ONE bedroom: double (reached by narrow stairs from the lounge) with compact en-suite shower room and WC (concealed entrance to the en-suite through the wardrobe). Lounge/kitchen: open-plan with flatscreen 40 TV with DVD and Freeview. Kitchen area with integrated oven and hob microwave fridge/freezer washing machine and dishwasher.
What a wonderful time we had in Oxforshire! Beatiful landscapes, manors and cities. We loved Waddesdon, the shopping in Bicester Village and the Colleges in Oxford. Great way to go! We lived a week in a so called barn: a former garage (2001) transformed (2015) into a cosy barn, sharing the grounds with a traditional cottage. The grouds were beautiful gardens, partly formal and partly roundshaped as in an English Park style.
Why we had to think about mrs. Bucket? Well, check "Hyacint in the Country". The "concealed entrance to the en-suite through the wardrobe" - as stated in the webtext about the Barn - means you really have to open the wardrobe-closet (one door, the other is fixed), hold your head if you are over 6 ft, move under the topshelf and an even lower doorpost to get in the "compact showr and WC room". And yes, the gardes were very beautiful in their better days. Now the weeds are overgrowing even the old mowing machines. Please, give the garden a little extra to show it again as it was in its former state!
But: we had a great time and we find Amanda a great, very friendly hostess.
Matthew and Miriam
Bicester Village (4mls SE), Oxfordshire