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Superbly converted stables in beautiful countryside

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

The property is located in one of the Chiltern Hills most beautiful valleys in a quiet rural setting. Originally built as a wing to spectacular 18th Century barns, the stables have been converted to a very high standard, retaining many of the original features. Well equipped, the property provides comfort & convenience whilst enjoying privacy in its own walled courtyard with vines and colourful plants.The setting is rural and peaceful with our ducks and chickens wandering freely.

The area is a walker’s paradise with the famous Ridgeway nearby for the serious or several delightful walks on the doorstep for the more casual. Also popular with cyclists.

Excellent base for touring the ancient Thames-side towns of Henley, Wallingford, Dorchester & Abingdon all within a few miles. Oxford (c12 miles), Windsor (c24 miles), London (c45 miles), Stratford Upon Avon (c48 miles), Cotswolds (c25miles). Close to rail links to London & West country, 10 miles from M4 & M40, Heathrow 28 miles. Horse riding, golf, boat hire available locally.

If you are a fan of the TV series Midsomer Murders, check out the filming locations on www.midsomermurders.org, to see the many pretty villages that are local to the cottage!

The property is strictly non smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Booth
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your lovely cottage and lovely weather - what more could we want!
Jun 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
King William Public House, Hailey
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Springs, North Stoke
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Goring & Streatley
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M4 or M40
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King William; Crooked Billet at Stoke Row
Car: necessary

Wellplace is a small hamlet near Ipsden, itself a small village, about 5 miles east of the historic market town of Wallingford. Wallingford is about 10 miles downstream of Oxford. The cottage is located in an area designated as of outstanding natural beauty. Our visitors find the cottage an ideal base for exploring the rich history in the area, and trips to London, the Cotswolds,and Shakespeare country.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ipsden in Ipsden

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , with wash basin
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with small wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • 1 double bed in the stable bedroom; 1 twin bedroom, upstairs, but the two beds can be joined to form a super king size bed if required (please advise before arrival), 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Although centrally heated there is also a log burning stove for cosy evenings in Autumn or Winter. (Logs are provided free of charge) The Staircase to the upstairs bedroom is quite steep and elderly or infirm people may find this a problem. Children love the upstairs bedroom which has its own TV and video/DVD player. Stair gates are available.The other bedroom is downstairs and is easily accessible and has its own ensuite bathroom.We provide some local guides and maps and dozens of leaflets on places of interest. We also provide a number of videos, hopefully with something of interest for everyone. For Mobile Phone Usage - Please be advised that as of October 2013, the Orange/TMobile network is not accessible inside the cottage. All other networks are fine.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Superbly converted stables in beautiful countryside
average rating of 4.9 based on 46 reviews
5

very charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

A charming, well equipped and cosy cottage in a beautiful landscape. Very nice and friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect with Oxford and London within an easy distance and a lot of beautiful local places to visit.

We would definetely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and delighted you enjoyed yourselves. We'd very much like to welcome you back again - just tell us when! Very best wishes, Jenny and Robert
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5

Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 7th stay and the only cottage in England that I call home. I never want to leave. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you Jenny and Robert!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always wonderful to have you. I hope you keep coming back:)
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A lovely fortnight in Oxfordshire

  • 5 of 5

The property was a charming re-conditioned stable block with several original features. Jenny and Robert, the owners, live in an attached house and were always willing to assist with any issues re. rubbish, kindling for the fire etc. Our pug loved it and the walks surrounding the property were beautiful. It allows easy access to many towns and villages in Oxfordshire and nearby Berkshire. The King William pub is within easy walking distance. All in all a most enjoyable stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Netherlands
5

A homely, well equiped "Far from The Madding Crowd- Cottage"

  • 5 of 5

A homely, well equiped cottage in a quiet and beautiful valley. We like the own small walled garden with blossoming plants and nice seatings. Jenny and Robert are very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to return! ❤

  • 5 of 5

I always love staying at this wonderful cottage in the middle of this blissful countryside. The owners, Jenny and Robert, are the best hosts and great people. I look forward to returning time and time again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to you coming back to 'your cottage' every year! It's always fun to have you. Many Happy Returns!
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5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had absolutely the best time at this superbly done up cottage. The location was marvelous! With a little patio where we were able to have our coffee and watch the ducks and chickens. It was quiet but close to several choices of towns which we took advantage of. Jenny and Robert were the best hosts! They took care of us perfectly, going above and beyond what was necessary. There were beautiful flowers on the table when we arrived and tea and milk for the morning. They made our stay very special. If we ever have another opportunity to go back to England we will make sure we stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ipsden, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 2
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 1
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 6
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
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£100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

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