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Ninea

Wallingford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 933452)

4.5

Manor Cottages rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Review(s)

  • Jason

    “The house was lovely and quiet, in a lovely location, less than 10 minutes walk to Wallingford town centre with it's shops, pubs and coffee stops.”

    The garden being right on the Thames was a really relaxing place to be, and even when indoors the garden and river were still in full view courtesy of big patio doors. We saw a kingfisher, a heron, bats and lots of rowers on the river. The house was well equipped and had comfortable beds and furniture. There were a couple of minor issues which didn't spoil our stay but are worth noting. The parking space for two cars next to the house is good because there is no on road parking nearby, but ...

    The garden being right on the Thames was a really relaxing place to be, and even when indoors the garden and river were still in full view courtesy of big patio doors. We saw a kingfisher, a heron, bats and lots of rowers on the river. The house was well equipped and had comfortable beds and furniture. There were a couple of minor issues which didn't spoil our stay but are worth noting. The parking space for two cars next to the house is good because there is no on road parking nearby, but although it is like a garage in that it has walls and a door, it doesn't have a roof. Above the 'garage' is a massive tree which birds roost in and our two cars were covered in bird poo after a couple of days. I mean multiple poo on every panel of my car, not just one or two splats (I have photos) If it was possible even to stretch a tarpaulin sheet over the top that would likely do the trick. Another minor thing was that some of the drawers and handles perhaps need renewing. For example, the handle on the back door which leads to the parking space is pretty loose inside and out. Just fitting a replacement handle would solve that issue, so a simple fix. Finally we noticed that the skylights in the bathrooms seemed really grubby, particularly around the edges. Something like that wouldn't need cleaning every week, but doing it a couple of times a year would probably make a big difference. But just to repeat, we had a lovely stay and enjoyed our week in Wallingford and anyone who stays in Ninea will enjoy themselves.

    - Jason, September 2023

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Study.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with streaming apps, WiFi, selection of games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Raised terrace with lawned areas, furniture, summerhouse and mooring onto River Thames
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children over 10 years old only
  • Note: The raised terrace is open and without balustrade and there are 8 steps down from the terrace to the garden
  • Note: The mooring is accessed via 4 steps from the garden and is unfenced
  • Note: The River Thames is deep and can be fast flowing
  • Note: Due to the raised terrace and river, children must be supervised at all times when outside
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar.

The property

Hidden along a footpath in Wallingford, the large black door to this detached cottage gives no idea to the passer-by of what delights await guests behind it.

Stepping into this spacious holiday home the first thing that greets you is the welcoming feeling.

Large and comfortable, this self-catering cottage offers families and couples the perfect spot to take a weekend break or a long relaxing holiday.

With four bedrooms, three with views across the river to the rural landscape beyond of the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the king-size double with patio doors to the raised terrace and the large wrap around sitting room, this is an ideal holiday hotspot.

If you are lucky enough to be celebrating a special event or birthday while staying at the cottage, the dining room is perfect for entertaining and seats all guests admirably.

The well-equipped and fitted kitchen is what would be expected in a beautiful riverside home with double doors to close it off from the rest of the living area.

But the real star of this vacation is the garden with a river mooring.

Cascading lawns run down to meet the decking where you can watch passing boats and cheer on the rowers as they cut through the water or even hire a boat for the day.

Why not take a book and a cool drink and settle down to enjoy the tranquillity of the local birdsong, the sound of the river and the bells of the neighbouring St Leonards Church?

Take a stroll through the quaint lanes of Wallingford and explore this quintessential English town with its tea rooms and local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Why not look up what is showing at the theatre which is located in the town square?

And if you think you may have seen this square before your visit and you are a fan of Midsomer Murders, then you have, Wallingford is the original Causton.

But its link to detectives goes back further than Midsomer Murders, Wallingford was the home, until her death in 1976, of Agatha Christie and she is buried nearby in Cholsey.

Further afield you have the delights of Henley-on-Thames with its annual Regatta, or Oxford with its long history and dreaming spires.

But whatever you decide to do on this holiday, or the next, the welcome of Ninea awaits your return.

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About the location

WALLINGFORD

Dorchester 4.7 miles; Didcot 6.3 miles; Abingdon 10.7 miles; Oxford 13.2 miles; Henley-on-Thames 13.6 miles; Reading 14.6 miles.

Wallingford has a history dating back to King Alfred and it was at Wallingford that William the Conqueror crossed the Thames with his army, before marching on London. Wallingford Castle was built at his command to cement it's royal importance, and during its lifetime has played host to many royal visitors including King John, Henry Vl and Edward the Black Prince, to name but a few. Unfortunately, what remains of it now is only impressive earth works but some of the stones were re-used to build the St Mary-le-More Church which can be found near the centre of the town. Wallingford has been host to many different trades and industries during the centuries, including malting and iron foundries, but it was always a market town and still is to this day with a weekly market held every Friday where you can buy everything from unique gifts to fruit and fish. However it's connection with fictional detectives and quaint country villages may have started when the author Agatha Christie took up residence in Winterbrook House and lived there with her husband for over thirty years. Creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, she was president to the Sinodum Players who regularly present plays at the now converted Corn Exchange in the market square. Look up what may be showing during your visit. In later years Wallingford has become more recognisable as "Causton" in the very popular TV series "Midsomer Murders". Walks and even driving trails for this often watched series can be followed by using the leaflets available from the tourist information centre, shown in the programme as Causton Town Hall; with the town square a focal point. You never know you may even become an "extra" if filming is taking place on the day you take a stroll around the town. A short drive from Wallingford and you can be in Henley-on-Thames with its river walks, pubs, shops and restaurants. "Henley Royal Regatta" takes place every year at the end of June and attracts thousands of visitors. Held over five days this is seen as part of the social season. Oxford with its dreaming spires is not only home to one of England's greatest universities but is certainly a city to explore while staying in this part of Oxfordshire. Wallingford is a perfect location for a holiday with a difference, a lovely town with a warm welcome.

Note: Children over 10 years old only
Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Please note: due to recent damage, you may notice a couple of small irreversible burn marks on the carpet in the lounge, this is due to be replaced shortly but rest assured it is well noted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas