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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:
12 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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

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
  • Romantic
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 - some networks may give patchy coverage

Reviews

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Superbly converted stables in beautiful countryside
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this cosy cottage and really loved it. The cottage is well equipped and the beds are fine. The surroundings are really amazing and the owners are most friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. You brought wonderful weather with you....please come again!
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Lovely accommodation in rural area

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little place, very snug and cozy! Although cot and highchair are kindly provided, I really wouldn't recommend this place for an active/moving baby! (There are also no pushchair friendly walks from the cottage). The garden areas are beautiful (even out of season), however chickens are ducks are loose all day which we didn't realise when we booked. Overall, this is a great place to stay for a romantic getaway or few friends catching up but although babies and dogs are allowed, I wouldn't recommend taking them. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and we did really appreciate the milk and flowers on arrival. The guest book was filled with many happy guests too!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our cottage. I am sorry that your stay didn't quite live up to your expectations and I will amend our description regarding your comments on pushchair friendly walks. We do already say that our ducks and chickens wander freely but perhaps we need to emphasise this point. Thank you for your bringing these issues to our attention.
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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: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always wonderful to have you. I hope you keep coming back:)
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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: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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

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: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ipsden, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
rate A
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
rate B
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
rate A
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
rate C
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
rate D
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
rate E
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
rate F
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

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