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Lovely 4* cottage in quiet rural location yet close to Henley-on-Thames & Marlow

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Grade II listed 2 bedroom cottage in the Chilterns AONB with countryside view

OLD ROSE COTTAGE is a 4 star AA accredited grade II listed red brick holiday cottage located in the pictoresque village of Turville (home to the TV serie The Vicar of Dibley) in the in the Hambleden Valley, in the heart of Chiltern Hills. Designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" the Hambleden Valley has some of the most spectacular and characteristic Chiltern scenery: high ridges, beech woods, sweeping dry chalk valleys yet it is only 20 miles from Oxford and 25 miles from Heathrow.

This unspoilt, beautiful location offers a wide range of attractions to suit the whole family: from the finest walking and cycling paths in the Chilterns to boat trips and picnics along the nearby river Thames, visits to grand stately homes and shopping in the pretty riverside market towns of Marlow and Henley.

Old Rose Cottage dates back to the 16th century and it has been sympathetically renovated to provide all comforts while preserving its character. It's open all year and provides self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people in two bedrooms (a double and a twin). We hold a 4-star rating with Visit England and we are assessed every year. The cottage is arranged over two floors, both bedrooms are upstairs and downstairs there is a lovely sitting room, a spacious kitchen/diner and a bathroom.

The two double bedrooms and stairway have original oak beams, the oak cottage style kitchen/dining room is spacious and fully eqiupped and the sitting room has a magnificent inglenook fireplace with log burner for cosy winter evenings in.


- TV with freeview

- Wi-fi

- DVD player

- dishwasher

- washing machine

- hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and abundance of crockery and pans

- nearby private garden

- parking for one car

- house trained pets welcome (by arrangement)

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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Turville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is on ground floor. Bath with power shower over. Towels are provided at no extra cost.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps two, has a wardrobe with hangers & chest of drawers
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , King size bed, TV, wardobe with hangers & chest of drawers
  • Both bedrooms are on first floor. They both have lovely countryside views and are furnished with wooden bed side tables, wardrobes with plenty of hangers and large chest of drawers. We provide linen and blankets and beds will be made prior to your arrival.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
Old Rose Cottage holds a 4 star rating with the AA. Home to the TV series the Vicar of Dibley and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Midsomer Murders trails available. Golf courses available in nearby Henley and Marlow (about 5 miles from the cottage). River Thames just 4 miles away with pictoresque Hambleden Lock and plenty or canoeing and sailing options. Hiking and trekking paths all around the cottage (including the Ridgeway) . Great cycling opportunities.


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Lovely 4* cottage in quiet rural location yet close to Henley-on-Thames & Marlow
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Very cosy cottage, in tranquil village nestling in pristine countryside.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very snug and cosy. The log burner is great and the pub in the village is about 100m and also has a nice ambiance, a roaring fire and good food. The village Nestle's in the valley surrounded by fields and forrest making for great walks up part the windmill or circling by other village pubs... If you want to just relax by the fire, enjoy good pub food and drink or go cycling and walking this is a treat you'll love... We had a lovely time. The village is within easy reach of the M40, Henley, High Wickham and several My properties too. Enjoy your stay

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind feed-back, much appreciated, particularly for a Winter stay; it really shows that this is a great part of the world to be enjoyed throughout the Seasons. We do hope to welcome you and your family in Turville again soon.
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Gorgeous cottage in the Chilton Hills

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely little cottage in the tiny village of Turville. It was a cosy, cute place to spend our time during a winter snowy weekend. The pub is the only 'shop‘ in town. Groceries are a few villages away. Two small bedrooms upstairs, with comfy beds & reasonable storage. Small living room with seating for 4. Wood burning stove in open fireplace for atmosphere, as central heating in all the rooms kept us warm. Well equiped kitchen even though small. Lots of walking in all directions & great scenery when driving around.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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sitting Room

  • 3 of 5

Cottage lovely but sitting room uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Margaret, It's been a pleasure to have you at the cottage and thank you for taking the time to give us your feed-back. I am sorry you found our sitting room not as comfortable as you expected; we have a cosy sofa, tub chairs to sit by the fireplace, plus tv, side tables and lamps and we have put great effort in making the living room nice and cosy. I wish you were a bit more specific about this, so to help us improve - and I sincerely hope you will visit us again soon.
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A clean, comfortable and well presented little cottage in a quintessentially English village.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful walks on the doorstep of this pretty little cottage. Several country pubs within easy walking distance and lots of interesting places to visit nearby. We spent a day at the Henley Literary Festival and enjoyed a beautiful riverside walk along the Thames Path.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and location. Has all the things needed for a great holiday. Ideal for walks And relaxing. In a quiet, peaceful village.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sophie, it was a pleasure to have you at the cottage and I'm happy you enjoyed your time in Turville (our favourite village in the world!) We are planning to carry out some redecoration and improvement work at Old Rose Cottage over the next few weeks to make it even nicer and more comfortable and we hope to see you again soon...
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bull & Butcher, Turville's local pub!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Badgemore Park and Aspect Park, Henley on Thame
Nearest Train
8 Miles
High Wycombe and Henley on Thames
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Junction 5 of the M40
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Bull & Butcher, in Turville
Car: recommended

Old Rose Cottage is located in Turville, in the heart of the Hambleden Valley, desiganted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This tiny village is actually one of the most popular film and TV location of the country: St Mary, the village's church, is the church featured in The Vicar of Dibley, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was based at the Cobstone Windmill (which overlooks the village) and the serie Midsomer Murders is a regular visitor here at the village (to name just a few!) And it's easy to see why. Nestled in the Chiltern Hills, the postcard perfect village will give you the impression of stepping back in time with its tranquility and its delightful cottages, most of which date back to the 16th century. The unspoilt beautiful countryside of the Chilterns AONB offers fabulous walking and cycling opportunities, the River Thames is 4 miles away - and the restaurants, boutiques, museums and buzzing night life of Henley, Marlow, Thame, Wallingford and Oxford are just a short drive away. Or you can relax in front of the log burner and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of Turville!!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: a paradise for ramblers and cyclists, the breathtaking countryside of the Chilterns is without a doubt the best attraction of the area. The best way to explore the surroundings is walking or cycling; there are around 2,000 kilometers of trails scattered across the Chilterns to suit all levels of ability and 'motivation', and Turville is ideally placed to take advantage of quite a few of them! The breathtaking landscape is of gentle rolling chalk hills, dotted with small scale agriculture, woodlands, hedgerows and small traditional English towns and villages.

Closest to us are the Ridgeway Path, probably the oldest path in Britain, The Chiltern Way and Midsomer Murder Trails! Or you can follow England's best known river along The Thames Path.

The River Thames is just 4 miles away, and the area is famous for its rowing tradition (world famous Henley Royal Regatta takes place in July, Marlow Regatta happens in June) and there are plenty of canoeing, kayacking and sailing opportunities - as well as pic-nicking along the river. Golf courses are available in Henley (Badgemore Park Golf Club and Aspect Park Golf Club) and Marlow (Harleyford Golf Club) .

Hughenden Manor, home to Queen Victoria prime minister Benjamin Disraeli; Cliveden Estate overlooking the Thames; beautiful Greys Court and West Wycombe village are some of the National Trust properties you will find nearby, well worth a visit.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Henley River & Rowing Museum, The Hellsfire Caves in West Wycombe, the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden are just few of the must see places for families.

SHOPPING - SIGHTSEING - THEATRES - EATING OUT: Henley, Marlow, Watlington, Thame, Wallingford are all pretty historical market towns and feature interesting boutiques and independent shops as well as a choice of restaurants, pubs and gastropubs catering for every taste and budget. If it's culture you crave, Oxford is 20 miles away and theatres, galleries, museums and so many festivals and events you will be spoilt for choice happen in Henley and Marlow. Bicester Outlet Village is about 20 minute drive from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $4.18
Damage Deposit $209.23

Your booking will not be confirmed until full payment is received. House-trained pets are usually allowed, however their stay is subject to conditions, please contact us if you are travelling with your pets. A cleaning surcharge of £3/per pet per per night will be added to your booking rates. Unless otherwise specifically agreed at time of booking, check-in time is 3 pm on the day you arrive and check-out time is 10 am on the day you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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