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Hannah's Cottage, a restored Victorian cottage in quiet village street

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only


About the property

4star! Double bedroom with en suite toilet, bathroom on ground floor, sleeps 2.

This garden cottage in the heart of the village, incorporates a former hayloft as first floor lounge. Ground floor entrance hall opens into kitchen / dining room with original Victorian fireplace; bath and laundry rooms also on this level. Open staircase leads to large double bedroom ( 5ft bed with cotton bedding), and the lounge with French doors (guard rail) overlooking views of walled garden and village. Local pubs, restaurants and shop are all within easy walking distance. On the edge of the Cotswolds, Adderbury, less than 25 miles from Oxford, Woodstock, Warwick or Stratford on Avon, is well placed for visiting London and Birmingham via M40. Many National Trust properties are within half an hour driving through wonderful countryside.

The area: Hannah's Cottage is a good base from which to tour the center of England. There are many National Trust properties and other places to visit within 1/2 hour drive, and further afield the palaces at Windsor and Hampton Court make a day's excursion. There are many interesting walks in the village itself. The towns close by offer a wide variety of styles and entertainment.

Things to do: There are Sports facilities in the village and in Banbury including swimming, tennis, golf and squash. Oxford and Leamington can offer other attractions including Bowling and theaters. There are many restaurants and pubs in the neighboring villages as well as in Adderbury and Banbury.

More Details

Mrs Charlotte Holmes
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

About Mrs Charlotte Holmes

My grandchildren are the 6th generation of my family to live in 'the compound' which includes Hannah's cottage. We love this place and are happy to welcome others here to share in its tranquillity and security.

Mrs Charlotte Holmes purchased this cottage in 1875


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Adderbury in Adderbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 1 king size bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
No smoking. Tourist Board 4 star rated. Within 5 miles of 4 golf courses,or driving ranges.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Hannah's Cottage, a restored Victorian cottage in quiet village street
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Our short stay

  • 5 of 5

Hannah's Cottage is in a quiet part of the village with immediate access to good pub(s), and a very good grocer/butcher. It is a short drive from Banbury for larger grocery shopping but access to the immediate countryside in minutes.

Clare & I loved our two day break for its quiet and tranquility. The cottage has everything one would wish for in a modern home, and its comfort only added to a good two day break.

Reading the visitors book confirmed that others had similar experiences, and its without reservation that we recommend this Cotswald hideaway.

Scott & Clare

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to all our kind reviewers, we very much appreciate your comments. We hope that future visitors will be as comfortable and we continually strive to improve our cottage and respond to suggestions where possible.
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The Best for Last

  • 5 of 5

We were on a 61 day celebration vacation in Europe for our 50th Wedding anniversary. Our last stop was Charlotte and Chris's Hannah Cottage for 6 nights. The warm and friendly feelings that surrounds you in Adderbury comes from the entire town and especially Charlotte and Chris. It is a picture perfect town in rural England where we explored the many historic sights and were able to travel to the areas where the many English murder mystery TV series are and were filmed. From Stratford Upon Avon to Oxford and Chipping Norton to the corner Red Lion Inn and the next door 'Bell' pub all was exactly as advertised. As far as the actual cottage it was probably the best accommodation we had overall in our 61 day vacation. Roomy and comfortable and very functional as well. We can't say enough about Charlotte and Chris - great people who were concerned that their guests had a great time in their cottage. Aside from all the kindnesses shown us , Charlotte gave us a listing of sights she thought would interest us - she was on target every time. When we returning to England we will be staying at Hannah's Cottage for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks and 'glowing review'. We think that our corner of North Oxfordshire is very special and the ideal centre from which to visit lots of wonderful places, or just enjoy our lovely village. We are very pleased that you felt relaxed and comfortable, many of our 'returning' visitors have told us that Hannah's Cottage is a good place in which to enjoy a quiet time and we try to make it as homely as we can. You obviously got home safely and we hope that you will visit us again!
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Vancouver Canada

A wonderful week in a very relaxing and well equip

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful week at Hannah's cottage thanks to our wonderful hosts Charlotte and Chris. There wasn't anything we could have needed especially with the welcoming package of bread, tea, milk, jam, butter and sugar. We could relax as soon as we arrived. We sampled all the local food vendors all had great food but our personal preference was for the Red Lion, a little bit quieter. Charlotte and Chris were a most welcome fountain of knowledge about the area and places to visit, it was almost as if they knew us well, especially when they told us about Blackwell Books.

Ron even spent an evening learning the game of Aunt Sally at the pub next door and thoroughly enjoyed it. He's not sure it'll catch on in Vancouver but it was fun watching.

Thank you so much Charlotte and Chris for an amazing week in Hannah's Cottage

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Hannah's Cottage, and that you found the village and area interesting. We should be pleased to see you back here again.
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely weekend stay at Hannah's cottage and it was just what we needed. Peace and quiet as well as lovely surroundings. The cottage itself is idyllic, spacious but still very cosy. Despite the cold weather it was very warm and comfortable. We felt that the welcome gift of eggs, bread, milk ect was a nice touch. The village itself is beautiful. We enjoyed exploring the surroundings and the pubs!!! All in all we had a lovely relaxing stay and it was value for money. We miss It already and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place! "Grossartig!"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights in May at Hannah's Cottage - unfortunately only 2 nights! We really enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend the house!

The Cottage is a beautifully furnished, cozy holiday home in which nothing is missing. Not even breakfast: bread, butter, eggs, jam, juice and milk - a wonderful surprise to us we have never had before in a selfcatering house! The photos of the house show exactly as it is. It is quiet even though it is right in the village center. Charlotte and her husband are very friendly, helpful and humorous! And locals: we learned a lot about local traditions like Morris dancers, bell ringers and a totaly unknown game called „Aunt Sally“ ;-)) Adderbury is a beautiful historic place in beautiful surroundings away from the crowds of the Cotswolds but near enough to a lot of interesting places.

Even if it was mid-May we had storm, rain and cold nights but Hanna's Cottage was a real "home" with heating, bath, red wine and a wonderful bed! And at a really fair price.

We say "thank you" and hope to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It was delightful to meet you. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the weather, just imagine how different the experience can be in the sun! We have now been open for 10 years and have met some lovely people, our experiment to ' see if anyone would want to come and stay in Adderbury' has been a great success and we are pleased we took the leap!
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A Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte and Chris provided a warm welcome to Hannah's Cottage in picturesque Atterbury. The loaf of crusty bread, butter, marmalade, milk and juice was a welcome sight. We stayed at the cottage for almost two weeks. If there had not been a scheduling conflict we would have stayed longer.

My wife has some mobility problems but the steps were not a problem. He cottage was very clean and well equipped. Charlotte took the time to show us how every appliance worked. Having the laundry facilities was a great convenience.

There is a small store a few steps away for convenience. A larger superstore is a few minutes away in Banbury. There are four pubs in Atterbury with three being within walking distance.

The walks in the village and the surrounding countryside were like something your read in books. The quiet was interrupted by the church bells tolling or children going or coming from school.

It was a lovely holiday. We recommend a stay at Hannah's Cottage for anyone wanting a quite getaway. It was five star.

Merv and Carol Shanley

Middleton, WI USA

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Adderbury, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental includes linen, heating and electricity. Short breaks are available of less than a week and longer periods, up to 3 weeks, are also possible. These times attract a different rental rate, please inquire by phone or email. We now have 2 folding beds and a travel cot so can accommodate combinations different from the double option. Again, please inquire.

Once I have communicated directly with you, usually by email, I ask for 20% as a confirming deposit, either as a cheque or a bank transfer, and the balance is payable when you are here.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Kilometres
The Bell Inn
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
The Bell Inn
Car: recommended

Adderbury is one of the 'Ironstone' villages of North Oxfordshire, all built in the local Hornton stone around lovely churches. Neighboring Bloxham, King's Sutton and Deddington are all within 4 miles. A little further are the more well-known attractions of Broughton Castle, Wroxton Abbey, Oxford, Blenheim, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick. There are at least 4 golf courses within 7 miles of Adderbury and Banbury has a new Sports Center nearing completion as well as a most attractive canal side district. The railway station at Banbury has frequent services to London and Birmingham as well as more local destinations.

Adderbury is a good center from which to walk - both within the village and further afield. In each direction a pleasant walk of 2 miles or so will bring you to a good pub lunch. The local bus service to Banbury in one direction, or Oxford in the other, enables you to forget your car and yet still access lovely places that are 'beyond the parish'.

Other Activities: There are 4 golf courses within 5 miles. Many more within an hour's drive.


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