Swerford, Chipping Norton & surrounding area
Hillside Cottage is a charming character cottage, situated in an absolutely beautiful Cotswolds village, about 3 miles from the popular market town of Chipping Norton. The cottage, which is built in traditional stone, enjoys an elevated and very peaceful position overlooking rolling countryside with nothing but trees, village roof tops and fields in the distance, an exceptional place for walking ! The village has a weekend farm shop which sells good quality local produce. The cottage is totally detached down a quiet track with off-street parking and a wonderful private garden. Inside, the cottage really is a haven of olde England, boasting antique furniture, period beams, an open fire in the sitting room with many books and an ever popular AGA. In our opinion this cottage offers good value for money in a truly idyllic spot (close to Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford)!
Please note: this is a very old cottage with steeper than normal stairs, and is probably not suitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues.
Entrance porch leading into hallway with antique furniture including a classic writing desk.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
A welcoming Sitting Room with very comortable sofa and armchairs, beams, an open fire and fabulous art collection.
Good sized Kitchen/Dining room with a new electric AGA, microwave,dishwasher, fridge / freezer and washing machine, antique dining table in the bay window providing lovely Cotswold views.
Bedroom One: spacious room with double bed, Ensuite bathroom with bath, power shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with double bed,
Bedroom Three with single bed.
Bathroom with walk-in power shower, WC and washbasin.
Heating and electricity included all year. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Starter pack of logs supplied. Wi fi included.
The maximum this cottage will accommodate is 4 (due to limited seating in reception rooms).
One small dog welcome. No Smokers. Sorry, no children under 8 (babes in arms welcome). Friday changeover preferred, please enquire otherwise.
Swerford is a very charming and in many ways typical Cotswolds' village with beautiful homes dotting the lanes as you pass through, what is a relatively small location. It occupies a quite spot in a secluded valley approx 10 mins from the market town of Chipping Norton. Slightly closer is the village of Hook Norton which has a selection of pubs and even a brewery (brewers of the famous Hooky ale!) along with a shop and a few other basic amenities. Hook Norton is about 3 mins in the car. Swerford has a long history (it's mentioned in the Domesday Book) and in many ways is as attractive towday as it probably was then! In today's world, Swerford is better known for its proximity to Soho Farmhouse - a glamourous media hang out!!
Chipping Norton is perhaps the most 'famous' nearby location where there are a good selection of shops and supermarkets, and high street coffee shops. There is a market square where there are regular markets going on. Parking is rarely a problem, which makes it a good spot to visit. In terms of places to eat, there are a wide selection of restaurants including an Indian, Thai and Chinese - all of which we're told are very good (Thai Shire is brilliant!).
Closer to Hillside Cottage is the Mason Arms, which is at the top of the Swerford lane and on the road between Banbuy and Chipping Norton - about 1 min drive from the cottage. This has a very good reputation.
You are well placed for visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace and Oxford and also within easy driving distance of all the picturesque Cotswold villages and this is excellent countryside for walking and cycling. For the more determined shopper Bicester Village Outlet Centre is approx 30 mins away with its wide selection of branded goods at big discounts!
All in all an excellent location
"Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. I thoroughly enjoyed the books. Ms Barden, June 2017."Barden 2017-06-26
"lovely spot, safe garden for dog, Aga, more than one loo. "Mrs Bennett 2016-08-24
"Everything was great, especially the wide range of books and the big kitchen with the aga. And if you are lucky you can watch a fox walking through the garden in the early evening."Mrs Marthesheimer - Germany 2014-08-01