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Spring Cottage

Alkerton near Banbury, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1020508)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Review(s)

  • Alison

    “George was very helpful, lovely cottage, end of garden could have been easily dog proofed by bench and wheelbarrow but we managed and watched our escapee!”

    have already recommended it and I am sure we will visit again.

    have already recommended it and I am sure we will visit again.

    - Alison, April 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating with open fire - one basket of firewood is provided
  • Ranger cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two off-road parking spaces
  • Rear patio area with furniture and a lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.4 mile, shop within 4.7 miles.

The property

Banbury 5.5 miles.

Resting on the edge of the majestic Cotswolds AONB in the pretty village of Alkerton is this quaint, honey-coloured, stone-built property, Spring Cottage. This wonderful retreat is the ideal base for a couple or a small family seeking to explore the wonders of this picturesque region, as well as the number of popular towns and cities which are just a short car journey away.

The cottage is the perfect location for those wanting to go for walks with several footpaths nearby. The interior of the dwelling enjoys a clever mixture of contemporary and character, and this is highlighted within the sitting room where the exposed beams and leaded windows frame the plush furnishings. This space also houses a warming open fire, and the original bread oven offers a sense of charm as you unwind of an evening. Beyond here is the kitchen, where the traditional Range cooker and an additional bread oven invites you in to prepare your own delicious evenings meals before your loved ones settle down to plan the day's ahead as you tuck in. As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to find two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a single bedroom, each boasting a refreshing ambiance and plenty of storage space for your holiday belongings. If you can tear yourself away from this truly charming dwelling, head to the nearby market town of Banbury where a superb selection of amenities awaits you, as well as a cinema and a museum, ideal for those rainy days. For those feeling active, look forward to discovering the miles of walks upon the Cotswolds or brush up on the local history by discovering the moated Broughton Castle, Blenheim Palace and the picturesque city of Oxford.

Stratford-upon-Avon is 30 mins away and Silverstone roughly 45 minutes. Nearby, The Bell at Shenington offers a wide selection of food and drink.

The closest shop is at Tysoe (2 miles). Spring Cottage is a wonderful retreat for you and your loved ones next countryside escape. Please note this is an old cottage and is not suitable for people with mobility issues.

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About the location


Oxford 24 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 24 miles; Warwick 20 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 21 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, the market town of Banbury offers shopping, cafes, a cinema and a museum. Nearby is the ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Via winding hedge-lined country lanes explore the surrounding villages built of Cotswold or warm honey coloured Horton stone with beautiful parish churches and welcoming pubs, many of which have excellent food. Art galleries, museums and historic sites abound. Also the glorious hidden treasure of moated Broughton Castle is close by. Blenheim Place, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill and the Dukes of Marlborough and the unspoilt towns and villages of Woodstock, Burford and Stow-on-the-Water are just a short drive away. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens, museums and theatres, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre, Warwick with its magnificent, world-renowned castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out. Also glorious gardens to visit include Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Stowe and Rousham. Enjoy many types of motor and superbike racing at Silverstone, cart racing at Shenington, horse racing at Stratford, Warwick or Towcester, try fly-fishing on the River Windrush or spend a day shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet. Banbury is an ideal holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas