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Superbly converted stables in beautiful countryside

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Wallingford - The Old Stables

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Jenny Booth
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your lovely cottage and lovely weather - what more could we want!
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 16

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Superbly converted stables in beautiful countryside
average rating of 4.85 based on 36 reviews
5

An amazing new experience

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Jenny and Robert were hospitable, friendly and helpful - respecting privacy but always happy to answer questions and make suggestions about the area. The Stables were clean, comfortable and secure. There was nothing we needed that was not provided. This is a wonderful base from which to explore Oxford, Bath, Henley, Reading and surrounding villages with east access to London. The local area is fascinating with great walking trails and a very cosy local pub - with great food! We have recommended The Old Stables to a number of our friends since returning home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both to stay. It was delightful to get to know you and hear about your travels and your home area. Thank you for recommending us to your friends, we hope they won't be disappointed! But please come again yourselves! Our best wishes, Jenny and Robert
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5

Warm welcome - pretty cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have a very good week .The location is perfect and we found everything we needed in this pretty cottage. The owners are vey friendly and they were there if we have a question or need something. THANK you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

For a couple that enjoys the English countryside and walking "public footpaths", this is ideal.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well-maintained and stocked with all one needs for a comfortable stay in the country. The owners are friendly and attentive. They have compiled a very useful binder of walks and local attractions. The area is blessed with walks, many of which comprise a pub or two. For eating pub lunches be sure to arrive before 2pm after which time many stop their food service.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH Etats Unis
5

Cute, tranquil, cozy

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage-like feel. Well-appointed kitchen, lovely lovely garden, even in September. Easy access to Oxford, Henley and surrounding areas. Jenny was a charming and helpful hostess. I would not hesitate to come back any time of year given the wood-burning stove and cozy factor. Only caveat is the stairs to second bedroom. Alternating steps would be tricky for the very young or very old. Otherwise, the upstairs is as well-designed as down, with comfy beds, good drawer and cupboard storage. Good bath and shower options - hot water and pressure more than adequate.

We enjoyed day trips to Oxford, Henley, Blenheim with multiple choices for groceries. All in all, I would recommend for a couple plus teens or a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your generous review, we appreciate your comments.
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5

Brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

Overall....just wonderful. Brilliant. Lovely in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love you coming to stay - can't wait till next year! Xx
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5

A cosy and quiet situated cottage

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Jenny are a very hospitable couple. The cottage is as in the description: very cosy and clean with an own picturesque walled garden.. The surroundings are scenic and quiet. We surely do recommend this property to friends, who are interested in.

Hans and Anna, Heusden, Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both but felt so sorry that we had no control on the weather! So pleased you enjoyed yourselves despite the damp conditions. Thank you very much for your positive comments on the cottage. We will look forward to welcoming any of your friends - it would be a pleasure. Very best regards, Jenny and Robert
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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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wallingford, South Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 6
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 2
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate1
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate3
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 5
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 4
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
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
 

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Pet Fee £0

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wallingford in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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, 1 twin, 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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.

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