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Mr and Mrs Robson

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian

Charming old world cottage on fringe of Cotswolds

22 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Swerford - Blue Row Cottage

3 bedroom cottage with garden in picturesque location in small rural village

If you are looking for old-world character within easy reach of the sights and scenery of the Cotswolds, this privately owned cottage offers the ideal holiday / vacation rental. The cottage itself is over 200 years old, grade 2 listed, with plenty of original features, including inglenook fireplace and old elm beams, but it is beautifully maintained, and includes modern conveniences such as full central heating, and broadband equipped computer available for your use. There are unspoiled views from all windows. It is in a very quiet and peaceful village location with lovely countryside surroundings, and its own secluded garden, in a convenient position between Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. It provides excellent accommodation for up to 4 adults plus a child. Cot and highchair can be provided. Note that over Christmas/ New Year, only longer lets will be available. For further pictures and details, with comments from our guest book, please also see our own web site www.bluerow.co.uk.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr and Mrs Robson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Sheila,

We really had a wonderful time. The cottage is so lovely. Everything we needed was there. And good weather !!! Also nice to have ;)

It’s also perfect located to visit Blenheim, Oxford, Broadway, Stow, Chipping Campden,….

Kind regards,

Maaike, Ingelmunster, Belgium
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Charming old world cottage on fringe of Cotswolds
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 40 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage in idylic setting - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with lots of character. Given Blue Row cottages have a 200 year history the owners have kept the charm of the cottage in its furnishing and decoration. It is cosy, spotlessly clean and has all the modern conveniences a family expects. It is in an idyllic village setting, with a lovely garden, in easy reach by car of Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and the pretty Cotswolds villages. Lots of helpful information sent before we arrived and plenty of information at the cottage of various places to visit. We spent a lovely week with our 2 teenagers exploring the area and wouldn’t hesitate to book the cottage again. We have spent time in lots of different cottages and places in the UK over the years and Blue Row is by far one of the best cottages we have stayed in – highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and you are of course welcome to return any time!
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5

Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

A lovely combination of it's old character but with the mod cons we have come to appreciate. Felt like you were away from everything, the only noise we heard was that of the many birds who visited the lovely garden. Yet so many beautiful places were only a short drive away.

Everything was clean and ready for us. Instructions were very clear and helpful. As were the owners especially when I lost all my emails including the instructions. Sheila very kindly and speedily sent them all again.

The housekeeper was available in the event of any problems.

Overall a really lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet. Thank you for staying.
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5

A wonderful property with great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful, located in a great little village in the Cotswolds with easy connections to London as well. We stayed with our three (older) kids and had a wonderful time. Great charm and modern conveniences as well. Just nothing negative I could possibly say. Owners were easy to deal with and very fair in every respect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

"A Gem in the Cotswolds"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 2 weeks. What a gem we found! The cottage is everything described in the information provided by the owner but much, much more! This property exceeded our expectations. Everything about it is of the highest calibre - well-appointed kitchen; lovely dining room looking out to a manicured garden; extremely comfortable beds and a sitting room with very comfortable sofas. Its location is ideal for day trips into many of the wonderful Cotswold towns and villages. The closest town, Chipping Norton, just a 10 minute drive away, has all the services we needed. A great supermarket at the Co-op, interesting boutique shops and even a Fair came to town during our stay.

Communication before we arrived with the owner was superb. Answers to our questions were immediately given and a significant flight delay creating a huge challenge with the arrival time at the cottage was handled efficiently and very professionally by the caretaker.

The village of Swerford is charming and very quiet which only adds to the beauty. Parking was very convenient just across from the front door. An information manual prepared for guests provided information on everything within the cottage as well as clear and concise facts about local attractions; places of interest; and food and beverage places.

We have stayed at many rental properties throughout Europe but this cottage excelled in every aspect. It is ideal for a couple or a small family. Blue Row Cottage is an exemplary property and offers a wonderful experience. We highly recommend it and if we are fortunate enough to return to the Cotswolds, we hope this cottage will be available.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you so enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a very beautiful time in Blue Row Cottage. The guides and leaflets in the cottage were very helpful, and we made some nice walks in and around Swerford. We enjoyed our trips to Waddesdon, Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle. Also, we visited Oxford and old villages of the Cotswolds, like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stratford-upon-Avon. The cottage was very well equiped, it felt like home! Many thanks!

D. family, The Netherlands, May 2015

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed our cottage and the lovely area of the Cotswolds. Please come again!
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We loved Blue Row Cottages

  • 4 of 5

Blue Row Cottages in Swerford was perfect for our family of five. It had all the charm we were hoping for in a cottage in the Cotswolds. It also had all the amenities we needed (kitchen, television, wifi, laundry).

The cottage is next door to a lovely old church. Swerford is a tiny little village, but there are lots of pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, etc very close. If you can't find what you're looking for, you're not looking properly.

The owners put together a great information kit for tenants, which we found really helpful. We found places to eat, places to visit, walks to do.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed it and you'd be welcome back!
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Masons Arms
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Banbury
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Jct 11 M40 (Banbury)
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Masons Arms
Car: necessary

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area: the charming scenery of the Cotswolds, changing at every turn in the road; Medieval castles, Saxon churches, Roman remains, mysterious Neolithic sites; picturesque market towns, many National Trust properties, too many stately homes with beautiful gardens to list individually, attractions for children, footpaths to walk, and wonderful pubs with real ale brewed locally. Blenheim Palace and Stratford upon Avon are within easy reach, together with other attractive Cotswold villages. If you stay a week, you'll wish it was two! Swerford is a quiet and unspoiled village around a church and village green, built out of picturesque Cotswold stone and Stonesfield slate, when the only disturbance is the occasional group of bell-ringers who come to ring the church bells in summer. There are village shops within a short drive in the next village. Our own web site (www.bluerow.co.uk) has information about the numerous attractions & activities nearby.

Other Activities: Sightseeing, visiting stately homes

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Swerford, West Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
26 Jun 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn 2016
25 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
£830
for 14 nights
£415
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Note no weekend bookings. Rates are inclusive of bed linen and towels, water, normal central heating, electricity and final cleaning. In winter the heating can run continuously and we may have to make an additional charge for this of £50 a week. These rates are quoted for a maximum party size of 4 adults and a baby. 30% deposit needed to secure booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival,

These rates are quoted for a maximum party size of 4 adults and 1 child. 30% deposit needed to secure booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, together with a security deposit of £150. The security deposit is held against key loss and breakages or damage, and is returnable within 10 working days by direct bank transfer after inventory check. Please contact us for more details.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swerford in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Although there are three bedrooms, this is an historic country cottage built in the original artisan style, with low beams and narrow staircases. The bedrooms are cosy rather than spacious, so we consider it most suitable for parties of up to 4 or 5, e.g. a family of 3 to 5, or 4 adults plus a child, rather than larger parties. For fuller details please look at our own web site, www.bluerow.co.uk.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Please note no pets and no smoking, sorry.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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