The Hemmel

Faringdon, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1015264)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
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Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was well dressed, its surface appearance looked great, all style, no substance.”

    But it was soon obvious the owners had never done a trial run in the place. ...

    But it was soon obvious the owners had never done a trial run in the place. In the kitchen, the doors are not easy to open. The main oven didn't work, we struggled to cook our meal on the last evening, in the small top oven. No cafetiere, or any way of making fresh coffee. No instruction leaflets for any of the appliances, apart from the boiler. In the main bedroom, the bed squeaked and groaned loudly on every small movement, waking not only the couple sleeping in it, but also me in the next bedroom.The walls are incredibly thin with no soundproofing. The bedside tables were scratched and stained beyond the label of shabby chic. The tap on the bath didn't work, had to fill the bath up using the shower attachment. The small bedroom the foil is peeling off the chest of drawers leaving sharp edges. No light you could turn off from the bed, had to stumble back in the darkness. Not even a basic hairdryer supplied (that is a first). The building work was noisy, you wouldn't have wanted to sit out during the day. But saying that, the patio furniture is metal and going rusty, so I wouldn't have wanted to sit on it in light coloured clothes anyway. It was a lot of little niggles that marred the holiday, all things that for the money they were charging should not have happened. I have stayed in much cheaper cottages that have offered a far better experience.

    - Mrs Burtenshaw, September 2021

The property

Once again this owner has used her unique (and quirky!) style to create a stunning holiday property.

This cottage really does have everything you could want or need.

Located in a quiet corner of Oxfordshire and on the edge of a classic country village (Little Coxwell).

The Hemmel, situated in the grounds of the owner's stunning farmhouse is filled with classic character - from the exposed beams and stone walls, to the original well (safely 'capped') located in the courtyard garden.

The interior is cool and contemporary and provides luxurious accommodation: the twin bedroom and separate family shower room are simply but very tastefully presented.

However, the standout feature in this lovely cottage has to be the master bedroom suite, where you can laze in the glorious roll top bath in the corner of the bedroom and admire the Oxfordshire countryside in the fields surrounding the cottage.

The cottage represents the perfect choice for families or friends looking to get away from it all.

On the doorstep you have wonderful walks, and a highly regarded pub serving terrific food in the village.

If you prefer to prepare your own then you have 3 supermarkets less than 2 miles from the cottage.

With Oxford about 25 mins drive away and the shoppers paradise of MacArthur Glen 30 mins away, you have got everything for a great break in a superb self catering home.

If additional accommodation is required, The Hemmel can be booked along with The Linhay (988824) to give enough space for 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE CURRENTLY HAS BUILDING WORKS GOING ON IN THE FIELD BEHIND THE HOUSE 8AM-4PM MON-FRI.



  • 2 bedrooms; 1 x ground floor double room with in bedroom roll top bath, hand basin and WC
  • 1 x ground floor twin room
  • 1 x ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, WC and basin
  • Combined living (with wood burner),dining and kitchen space
  • 1 x external games room (not shared) with table football, air Hockey, darts
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Large 4 ring electric range cooker, triple oven-grill, large American style fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, WIFI, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Private courtyard garden with original well ('capped' for safety), Ample off road parking
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • No children below the age of 2
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.3 mile

About the location


Bibury 14.5 miles; Oxford 18 miles; Cirencester 18.5 miles

This historic market town rests within the wonderful countryside of the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire. The Cotswolds lie to the north and the North Wessex Downs AONB to the south. Its characterful streets play host to a vast array of restaurants, shops and cafés making for delightful stop-off points during your visit. Also find Faringdon Folly, a striking tower surrounded by woodland, from which you can enjoy far-reaching views of the area nearby. Faringdon's Olf Town Hall is Grade II* listed. Buscot Park is home to an 18th century National Trust-owned mansion as well as some immaculate water gardens. Find the market town of Cirencester on the fringes of the Cotswolds, with the idyllic village of Bibury also close by, noted for its quaint cottages. Something different can be enjoyed in the city of Oxford, displaying many fine examples of dramatic architecture.

£25 pet charge per pet per week.
If additional accommodation is required this cottage can be booked along with The Linhay (988824) giving space for 10 guests in 5 bedrooms.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas