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The beautiful garden is a relaxing place to enjoy being with nature. 2 lawns, flower beds and a large patio with BBQ really an add an extra dimension to your stay.Beautiful spring flowers create colour and wildlife habitats .
Romantic Chilterns cottage nr Oxford
Romantic Chilterns cottage nr Oxford
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Escape the strain and stress of everyday life and relax & explore the beautiful Chilterns at Wisteria Cottage Watlington Oxfordshire.
Perfect for a short break or longer, it offers guests something really special, a traditional brick cottage built in 1870, with a slate roof and exposed beams, which has been sympathetically renovated to create a charming cosy place to spend quality time with each other. Beautifully presented, this romantic retreat has 2 bedrooms and is extremely well equipped

The space

So proud to announce that VisitSEEngland has just given us a Highly Commended award 2017-2018 after paying us a visit in September. Our latest guests have been romantic couples and walkers coming to walk The Ridgeway and Thames Path who have also given us very complimentary feedback. Come and see for yourselves! Maybe combine with a Spa day or shopping trip to Bicester Designer Village? Or book a table at one of the very well known restaurants in the area, one of which has just been awarded second best in the world. However the cottage also appeals to cyclists, small families, people who want to spend time with family and friends who live locally and business executives. Many of our previous guests chose to stay at Wisteria Cottage to be close to family and friends but still have a degree of independence and are now regulars. However, larger people do need to be aware that downstairs ceilings are quite low at 1.90m and some doorways are quite narrow! Everything we can think of has been provided for your comfort and entertainment like BT WiF and BT YouView TV with 4 BT Sports channels on the 32" tv downstairs and Freeview on the 22" tv in the main bedroom. Enjoy a leisurely read in bed with one of the books from our little library or sit out in the garden listening to the birds. The Red Kites are amazing!
Wisteria Cottage has just been extensively modernised and is heated by gas central heating with radiators in all rooms which will keep you warm and cosy. In addition we have a little wood burner which is so easy to light and we provide a basket of logs for you too.
The cosy sitting/dining room has a sofa and 2 tub chairs for 4 people and a wooden dining table which extends to provide space and seats for 4 people with space saving chairs hidden inside. We have decorated the room with local prints and pictures to give it a really local feel. This room leads through an open doorway to a cream wood Shaker style country kitchen with oak worktops. Enjoy cooking on the electric ceramic hob and electric Bosch oven. A fridge with small icebox, a small dishwasher, a Dolce Gusto coffee maker and lots of cooking and dining equipment provide you with everything you may need. Though a door to back lobby, and a separate door leads to the porcelain tiled bathroom with 1500mm bath containing a wall mounted shower with excellent water pressure and glass shower screen, toilet, small basin, heated towel rail, shaver socket and mirrors. The back door leads to a rear courtyard with a secure cycle store.
Stairs lead from the kitchen to 2 bedrooms. The larger has a fully fitted handmade wardrobe with drawers and a comfortable Hypnos double bed 1.40m for a good nights sleep whilst the smaller has a pine trundle bed 0.90m with second pullout bed below. However there is very little floor space when the second bed is extended. It is really best suited to families with younger children. There is a custom made cupboard with rail and drawers below for your clothes.
The sunny front garden is fully enclosed by fences and has 2 lawns, flower beds and a large patio with BBQ. It is equipped with a table and 6 chairs so you can experience this space as an additional room catching the sun, reading or watching the Red Kites which were originally released into this area. A well behaved dog is welcome downstairs but we ask that you provide bedding, towels, and furniture covers and let him/her explore all the footpaths and fields rather than be let loose in the garden.

Guest access

Everywhere, inside and out except for one cupboard in the larger bedroom in which I have private property.

Interaction with guests

If required, we will do our best to meet guests but are close by in terms of difficulty and have a local housekeeper and tradespeople we can contact in case of emergency.

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Other things to note

There is a B class road outside the parking area which can be quite busy at certain times especially if a tractor and trailer is passing, and Red Kites fly in the sky. A well behaved dog may be allowed downstairs only ( or bring your own bed linen) but please mention this at time of initial contact.
The cottage is NOT suitable for 4 adults.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $56 SGD
Security Deposit $372 SGD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $223 SGD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage
Babies and children are welcome but will need careful supervision as there are hazards like the staircase and stove.
If a dog has been allowed, the owner must bring the bedding for the dog and covers for the furniture. It must not go upstairs and must not leave any mess inside or outside. There are fields 2 minutes walk away for it to use.
It is expected that guests will leave the cottage clean and tidy on departure and the cost of any loss or damage will be taken from the security deposit. This includes makeup etc on towels or bed linen which doesn't come out in a normal wash.
Parties are not allowed.
Guests must not make excessive noise as we have neighbours who like their sleep. It is expected that there will be no noise at all, inside or outside after 23.00
The maximum occupancy is 4 people but we do ask that there is a maximum of 3 adults. If you have 2 adults and 2 young children or 1 adult and 3 children the trundle bed can be set up with one pulled out from under the other. However there is really no floor space but the door does close. If 2 people sleep here, it is really best suited to 2 children in beds or 1 person and a baby in a cot. Please look at the photo of the beds extended with childrens duvets.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Just one tiny step from garden to cottage. 11 stairs to first floor. 1 step from back lobby into kitchen
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Cara User Profile
July 2017
Jane's cottage was so lovely. We stayed 2 nights there comfortably as a family of 4. Jane uses the space so well and everything works well. She was a great host welcoming us with the basic such as milk, juice, eggs, bread and homemade brownies which we enjoyed! Lovely, clean and very well taken care of cottage! Will definitely recommend for small group. Thank you.

Dave User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic place to stay. We were delighted with the cottage and the location was superb. We stayed for 10 days and felt at home from the first night. Highly recommend it.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thank you Dave. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we agree that the location is great, however you were our first guests to stay here to enable you to see the action at Silverstone on Sunday. Hope your wife got to Bicester Designer Village or had a spa treat too? August is folk festival month!
July 2017

Jamie User Profile
July 2017
A lovely little house in a great location
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
You were lovely guests Jamie and I'm pleased you had a good holiday.
July 2017

Jürgen User Profile
April 2017
Wisteria Cottage is a dream!! Ideal for two (or three) people with a lot of comfort. A very comfortable living/dining room (we moved the dining table to the window so that we could see the sunshine - it was too cold to have breakfast outside), a kitchen with all you need and upstairs two sleeping rooms - very comfortable. That's all you need for a wonderful holiday. Well, plus a bit of sunshine - we had a lot! Jane and Rob gave us a warm welcome, although we arrived earlier than we had said. But after congestion on the way we only wanted to relax. And we did that sitting in the sunshine in front of the cottage. Thanks Jane for all these nice and delicious things in the fridge. We explored the area - Watlington is in the middle of "Midsomer" and you expect every second that Inspector Barnaby appears and asks you questions - but the week was so quickly gone. So we have to come back again, which we definitely plan to do. Thanks and see you again!!!!
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thank you Jurgen and Elke for writing this lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
April 2017

Ian User Profile
March 2017
Great property, has everything that you need including offsite parking and facilities. Good location and Jane provides excellent communication and is a great host. Would absolutely recommend.

Tony User Profile
September 2016
The host was there to meet on time and the house had a lot of information about the local area. The living area woul be very small for 3 adults. The kitchen was very well equipped.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
It is a small cottage but the sitting room does have a 2 seater sofa, 2 tub chairs, a 32 inch tv with BT Sport and a wood burner.
September 2016

Sam User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful few days in Jane's gorgeous dinky cottage. It may be tiny but lacks for nothing. We were time rich for once and spent a few hours just soaking up the sunshine in the front garden - it was almost too hot. Thank you Jane for all the lovely goodies in the fridge. Thanks too for the messages beforehand. We had a lovely time and would definitely return if we came back to that neck of the woods.
Jane User Profile
Response from Jane:
Thank you for your generous feedback Sam. We do hope that our description is accurate in the listing but really wanted to say ' small but perfectly formed' !! Hope you will return again, Jane
September 2016

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Jane User Profile

I live in the lovely village of Chalfont St. Peter, South Bucks with my husband and 3 adult children who come and go! We have lived in our spacious bungalow for 9 years during which time we have extended and renovated it by adding loft rooms and a large kitchen/diner. We are both very interested in property and I now manage 2 holiday lets, both of which we list on AirBnb, one in Watlington, Oxfordshire and the other near Halifax, Yorkshire in Calderdale where the BBC series "Happy Valley" is filmed. We have renovated them both to a high standard of comfort yet have maintained the traditional character features. We also enjoy travelling, both in the UK and abroad, eating out, visiting historic houses and churches, walking, socialising with friends and family and meeting new people. I try to meet as many of our guests as possible on arrival and do my best to ensure that they feel welcome and comfortable in their new surroundings.

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Response time: within an hour

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