Sweetheart Cottage, Swalcliffe
Sweetheart Cottage is romantic and full of character. Set on a hillside lane access is gained either by a short set of stairs from the front door at road level or through a cobbled passageway to the side of the property leading to a pretty garden and the rear cottage door. The kitchen door opens onto a paved area with seating, a herb garden for adding fresh flavour to your holiday recipes, and a further paved area by a small stream where you can while away the day supine in the sunshine!
The cottage has been sensitively renovated to celebrate attractive original features whilst introducing modern eco-friendly convenience. It is self catering with little hotel luxuries.
Accommodation is arranged on three floors as follows:
• Electric hob, cooker and microwave
• Large fridge freezer
• Washing machine/tumble dryer
• Electric radiator
• A range of cooking and bake ware, electric kettle and toaster
Living room with:
• Wood burner and electric radiator
• Smart TV
• DAB radio/speaker with connection for your own music device
• Games, maps and books
Recently refurbished to include:
• Large luxury shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail
• Single bed, wardrobe, electric radiator
• Anti-allergenic mattress, duvet and pillows
• Countryside views
Large gallery bedroom with:
• Double bed, wardrobe, electric radiator
• Anti-allergenic mattress, duvet and pillows
• Countryside and village views
Bed linen, towels, kitchen linen and welcome basket included
Complimentary toiletries by The White Company
Iron, ironing board and hairdryer
Pretty cottage garden leading down to a shallow stream, two sets of garden /patio furniture, swinging seat and countryside views
Seating area by the stream and seating on the patio for ‘al fresco’ dining
Please note that we aim to be as hypoallergenic as possible. In the interests of health and hygiene:
• No pets
• No smoking
Swalcliffe is a small, peaceful and picturesque village in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Northern Cotswolds. Named after the swallows which visited in past times it is now a designated conservation area and consists of a small cluster of cottages, a church, a pub, a boarding school, a village hall and a Tithe Barn housing a museum of rural and agricultural life as well as a history of Swalcliffe. There are many walks leading from the village into beautiful countryside.
The Local Area
Sweetheart Cottage is situated in a row of similar cottages in a quiet lane where flowers tumble over walls and birdsong abounds. It is a perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families to enjoy countryside pursuits or to simply sit and relax in ambient surroundings. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, the cottage is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area. Footpaths lead from the village, passing through gently rolling hills and beautiful byways. Within easy reach are the market towns of Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Norton and Banbury, all only 10 minutes drive away. ‘Shakespeare’s Stratford’, is just a 15 minute drive. It is possible to explore the northern Cotswolds, southern Warwickshire and Northamptonshire with ease. A little further afield but still within easy reach can be found the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, racing at Silverstone, designer shopping at Bicester, a delightful small theatre at Chipping Norton, Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, and historic Warwick Castle. Swalcliffe village is in an ideal location for visiting many National Trust properties, such as Charlecote Park or Farnborough Hall. Nearby villages are brought to life with country pubs and restaurants. Other local points of interest include stone circles, civil war battle fields, potteries and breweries.
The cottage is just a few metres from the local pub- The Stag’s Head, the church, and a magnificent tithe barn.
North Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to spend time out of doors. Gently rolling hills make pleasurable walking whatever the weather; the fields are always changing, from the sunny rays of oilseed rape in spring to the lavender blue swathes of borage in early summer to the golden sweep of broom-like barley with the approach of autumn. In winter bramblings can be seen, in summer yellow wagtails, and red kites soar overhead all year. Badger, deer and other wild creatures are easily spotted amongst the bluebells in woodland, by the bubbling brooks or with ears sticking out cheekily above the corn stalks.
There are many small historic villages, pretty in warm, honey-hued stone, trailing wisteria and hosting cosy country pubs with pretty gardens and open doors. Flowers spill over garden walls and the clacking sound of horse hoofs is a natural part of everyday life. Market towns are home to privately owned restaurants and small shops selling local produce, hand-made gifts and interesting foods. Farm shops are scattered throughout the area and wholesome food is never far away.
This small and often unacknowledged corner of the Cotswolds maintains a quiet country charm and is a wonderful location to kick back and relax or from which to explore the more frequently advertised attractions of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Woodstock and Oxford.
We believe in fair pricing; we do not increase our prices for regional events or at 'peak' times, nor do we charge additional supplements for winter fuel. Prices displayed may vary owing to the website's booking fees.
Our Base Prices 2019:
3 - 6 night stays £100 per night
2 night stays £125 per night
January and November are special offer months
3-6 nights stays £95 per night
two night breaks £115 per night
We do give refunds. Please see our Booking Conditions for an accurate cancellation policy.