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Secluded 18th Century Cotswold Cottage

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Cottage2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Beautiful rural home with gardens and unspoilt views across miles of countryside

On a clear day, you can see for many miles across the Evenlode valley with scarcely any other buildings visible. This is a cherished home, held by our family for decades, and it has a cozy and authentic Cotswold feel, with thick walls of Cotswold limestone, a wood-burning stove and plenty of wood supplies available for guests. It feels amazingly secluded but in truth you are just a 20 minute walk (five minute drive) from Charlbury railway station, with direct links to Oxford and London. Blenheim Palace is just 15 minutes drive away, and in the summer there are a number of events and festivals (Wilderness and Cornbury) in the vicinity. We offer all the modern amenities from washing machine, fridge and freezer, microwave, dryer and dishwasher to tv, video and wifi. Most phone networks also get a decent signal here.

We're 80 yards from the nearest house, along a quiet rural lane, providing total tranquility. All of the glorious walks and attractions of the Cotswolds are on our doorstep.


Owners Website:

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Owners Website:

Anna and Ed are a couple of journalists based in London.

Owners Website: purchased this Cottage in 1966

Why Owners Website: chose Chipping Norton

The cottage was bought by Ed's academic parents and he's been coming here since he was a baby. It's a magical place and a perfect, peaceful escape from the city.

What makes this Cottage unique

The cottage is arranged over three floors (covering a little over 2000 square feet) with four bedrooms, a living and a dining area, a kitchen, a bathroom and a cellar. There are two outside gardens and a patio. A barbecue is available if needed plus additional chairs for outside seating. The privately owned field beyond frequently has grazing livestock, so off-limits I'm afraid, but there are all kinds of great walks, pubs, restaurants and stately homes to be explored in the vicinity.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single
      • All the beds are provided with freshly laundered linen and towels for all the guests.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                        The house is centrally heated with an oil-fired burner in the winter months.
                      • Internet
                        Details provided on arrival.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                        There is in total enough space to park up to four cars. Two on the gravel area in front, two on the grassy verge of the lane beyond the top garden. Please ask the owner.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        In the cellar
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Plenty of wood provided for free.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            2 stove-top Italian espresso coffee makers plus 1 small plunger type
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            Standard size dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The Kitchen has all the amenities you'd expect, with a stove (electric) and four-ringed hob, a washing machine, a fridge, a toaster, a wide range of kitchen ware, plates, and a microwave.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Two separate oven spaces with a grill.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Complementary bottle of wine on arrival, plus cleaning utensils and fluids.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Small standard fridge. A freezer in the cellar
                          • Stove
                            Four electric rings
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                A large dining table with enough space for eight people.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Plenty of them for both kids and adults
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Lots of board games in the chest of drawers in the living room.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling


                                                              • Pets are welcome (up to two dogs) but we will charge an additional £20 for cleaning afterwards (sorry, bad experiences in the past!) and we do expect you to let us know in advance if you are bringing pets.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                3 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A true feeling of home

                                                                Joseph Z.

                                                                A wonderful recluse from everyday's worries. We had a fantastic time and the children were happy and relaxed. They even found two toads in the nearby fields. Beautiful walks and

                                                                an amazing countryside. The house itself is a classic rural dwelling, with thick walls and low ceilings. I think it is frequently used by its owners because of the many books we saw there and the availability of every conceivable day to day items we needed. It really felt like home to us.

                                                                The only problem that other visitors may have is that there is only one toilet in the house. However, it didn't bother us much albeit being 4 adults and 3 children plus a very young baby who didn't need to go to the loo. Never have we felt that it constrained any of us in any way even though we kept on joking about it...

                                                                We have already agreed to come back to the same house next year if it is available.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for such a lovely review! It gives us so much pleasure when our guests enjoy the cottage. It is a special place for our family and it feels great sharing it with others. We're working on adding another bathroom. Watch this space...Do come back. It would be a pleasure to host you again.

                                                                Anna and Ed

                                                                A beautiful old cottage, very well equipped, comfortable beds and in a very quiet setting.

                                                                Elizabeth B.

                                                                A great location for a family holiday. Ed and Anna did everything they could to make us welcome.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much for your kind words. Do come again soon!


                                                                The cottage is well equipped with beautiful views across fields.

                                                                Lucia I.

                                                                We had a great long week-end with our family at the cottage. Our stay was comfortable and cosy. The cottage is located in a very quiet spot with the opportunity to do some walks. Beautiful Cotswolds villages are within a short drive.

                                                                We would certainly recommend staying at this cottage either for a long week-end or for a longer period.


                                                                Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK

                                                                All the best walks and restaurant information will be provided on booking. Oxford is just a 30 drive away or 20 minute train journey. In the summer, Charlbury is home to the Wilderness Festival and also close by is the Cornbury Music Festival. Blenheim Palace with its fantastic walks and weekend events is a fifteen minute drive. London Paddington is an hour and a half by train, two hours by car.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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