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5 star cottage mixing cosy character with contemporary living space.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 + cot in 3 large double bedrooms & 1 twin room. 2 bathrooms.

As well as a character cosy lounge with roaring log fire & sumptuous sofa's. This fabulous holiday cottage has a real WOW factor kitchen/living area. Bi-fold doors fold back completely allowing you to step directly out in to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped with Neff appliances. An Island with induction hob & bamboo breakfast bar, bar stools under. Nespresso coffee machine & coffee pods for coffee lovers.

4 Bedrooms: The master suite with it's own en suite shower room, dressing table alcove & it’s own comfy snug ideal as separate baby's room.

2 further double bedrooms with king size double beds, 1 twin bedroom with extra long single beds.

Cosy lounge with log fire, large flat screen TV & large comfy sofa's. Snug with books, games and a guitar

Flat screen TVs in all double bedrooms;

Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/iPod Dock & wifi in all rooms.

Luxury toiletries provided along with luxury cotton bed linen & Egyptian cotton towels, plump pillows & beds with comfy mattresses provided (all duvet's & pillows anti-allergy).

Pretty enclosed garden ( with 6 steps)

More Details

Clare Dudley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Clare Dudley

Originally from Portsmouth, Clare moved to the Cotswolds some 25 years ago. Clare spent over 15 years in the world of luxury hotels which stood her in good stead for running a 5 star holiday cottage. She has high standards and it shows!

Clare Dudley purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Clare Dudley chose Milton-under-Wychwood

High Ridge has been our family home for over 20 years. My two son's grew up here enjoying the uniquely friendly village that is Milton-Under-Wychwood. Two years ago we moved to a house in the next village & completely renovated High Ridge. I feel that the Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in the UK & wanted to offer a beautiful house for guests to come and enjoy the area.

What makes this cottage unique

I fell in love with the Wychwoods when driving through on my way to work. A friend told me that High Ridge was for sale but it was in a very sorry state with ivy climbing through the windows and water pouring through the roof.

But the house had a wonderful feel and when we moved in and lit the fire it came alive and felt like a real home! The low beams and cotswold stone walls create a very cosy feel. More recently we replaced the old extension and I dare you not to say WOW when you see the the new spacious luxury kitchen/dining area opening out into the garden! It's the kitchen I always dreamt of with an island and breakfast bar and bi-fold doors opening into the pretty garden!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milton-under-Wychwood in Milton-under-Wychwood

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom with double freestanding bath & separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite shower room for master suite
  • Plenty of hot water to enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath!!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size double bed + cot room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Kingsize double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Extra long single beds
  • Large bedrooms with flat screen TV's in double rooms. All bedrooms have wardrobes, chest of drawers & bed side tables. Hair dryers also provided. Luxury bed linen & towels with comfortable beds & fluffy pillows for a great nights sleep!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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5 star cottage mixing cosy character with contemporary living space.
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Cozy Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We were a combined family group from Australia / New Zealand looking for somewhere special to spend Christmas, and our stay was perfect! The accommodation was amazing, we were able to cook a wonderful Christmas dinner, the kids loved the accommodation and the garden, and we had the most wonderful time. We even had some snow on our final day!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well looked after cottage with nice furniture and enough space for a big family or group of friends. We were 8 adults and we loved the refurbishment done in the kitchen-dining room area. The lounge with the chimney was lovely. We all agree will love to live there. Excellent location that allows you to visit the various villages around.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and love High Ridge as much as we do. We do hope to welcome you again sometime.
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Lovely house in a lovely village

  • 4 of 5

This is comfortable accommodation for a family or group of friends. Decorated in a light, relaxed style, with a huge kitchen diner opening up onto the patio, which is great on warmer days.

Close to a wonderful gastro-pub, The Hare; a well visited recreation ground and playground, and a supermarket, all of which we made good use of.

A good centre from which to explore the gorgeous Cotswold area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely location, an excellent holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here as extended family for a social birthday.

Facilities are great, the bifolding doors were perfect for socialising and the little one running in and out.

Local area has lots to do and relatively easy to get places, and local pubs in Milton and Shipton serve lovely food.

Thanks for the stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very happy stay

  • 4 of 5

The perfect home from home cottage to meet up with friends for a long weekend.

The house was pristine on arrival and very well equipped with comfy beds and snuggly pillows. A good nights sleep was had by all. The weather was fab for us so regrettably we never had the use of the inviting and cozy sitting rooms. We ate at The Lamb Inn in the next village which we would definately recommend both for value and quality.

We would love to return to Highridge.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review High Ridge - so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the Lamb! We hope to welcome you again sometime.
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Beautiful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

High Ridge was an excellent stay for our group of 7 (5 adults, 2 children with age range of 2 to 90!). A beautifully renovated historic cottage - our children were fascinated by the exposed beams and steep staircases - providing very comfortable accommodation of 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas and large modern kitchen/meals area opening onto patio and garden. All as advertised and pictured on your site. The house was very clean and well-maintained. It felt more like living in the owner's own house rather than a rental let. The owner left detailed information - copious notes on all appliances, as well as detailed recommendations for the local area which proved very useful. Swinbrook (lunch at The Swan is a must!), Blenheim Palace, Burford, Bibury, Hidcote Garden, etc. Milton-under-Wychwood, though not quite as picturesque as some Cotswold villages, is pretty and very central, with a great children's playground 5 minutes walk away and a fantastic Co-op that had everything! We had an excellent stay of 5 nights and would not hesitate to recommend High Ridge to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for giving High Ridge such a glowing review. Delighted you love the house as much as we do!
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Shaven Crown
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Burford or Lyneham Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Charlbury station
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Shaven Crown
Car: recommended

High Ridge is located in the unspoilt and thriving village of Milton-under-Wychwood. The village is one of the best served in the Cotswolds with a small Co-op, delicatessen, post office, library and dentist. The large village green is an excellent area to play ball games, fly a kite or play in the children’s playground. All weather tennis courts also available.

The village pub, The Lamb Inn is less than 2 miles away and is a lovely walk across the fields. With a delightful patio for enjoying a summer's evening dinner al fresco or a roaring log fire for winter evenings. That's if you want to leave the cosy lounge at High Ridge with its own roaring log fire!

Burford, The gateway to the Cotswolds, is set on a hill just 5 minutes by car. A stunning village, it's High Street sloping from the high Wolds, where you have beautiful views over the open countryside, down to the willow fringed River Windrush in the pretty Windrush valley. A fine three arched medieval bridge crosses the river at the foot of the hill. A perfect place for afternoon tea and a spot of shopping.

TV's Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is a favourite with our younger guests as is The Cotswold Wildlife Park & its ariel walkway to get eye to eye with the giraffes.

Walking is one of the most popular activities in this area. High Ridge has maps of popular walk available to guests.

The popular Golf courses of Burford or Lyneham are also just 5 minutes away. Lyneham welcomes non-members.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

We reserve the rights to increase or decrease these rates at any time.
Weekend rate is for 2 nights-Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday.
2 night stay mid-week minimum charge from £400 depending on time of year.
Please contact us for other length of stay rates.
Weekly rates are for 7 nights from Friday to Friday

We can be flexible on the change over day - please

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.