Welcome to the award winning Wisteria Cottage in historic Watlington Oxfordshire, a beautifully renovated 2 bedroom character cottage with sunny garden which has been described by previous guests as a real "home from home". We are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns AONB seen in the tv series "Midsomer Murders" and there’s also an open air swimming pool to enjoy in nearby Wallingford. Popular with guests looking for a romantic couples base close to Spas, golf courses, historic houses, world class gastronomic experiences and Bicester Designer Village, it also appeals to walkers wanting to explore the many footpaths including The Ridgeway and Thames Path.
Wisteria Cottage Watlington sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 young children. Relax with a book in the sunny garden, take advantage off road parking for 2 cars, BT YouView (with 4 BT Sports channels), WiFi, or light the wood burning stove for a romantic evening in. Keep warm with full gas central heating in all rooms and lie in watching a bedroom tv too. A complimentary welcome pack is provided sourced with local products wherever possible. Explore the lovely Chilterns by foot or bike along the Ridgeway National Trail, visit historic houses and gardens, take day trips to London, Oxford and Windsor where Legoland is a great day out for children. Harry Potter World is also less than an hour away but buy tickets in advance. Visit Oxford, Henley and Marlow or walk /cycle along the Thames Path at Henley or Wallingford 8 miles or cycle The Swans Way, the Watlington 50, the Chilterns Cycle Route and the Watlington Loop. Secure bike storage is available.
Stay here for a romantic break, a cycling/walking holiday, visiting friends/family, whilst working locally, escaping the builders or for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the English countryside.
The cottage has recently experienced a modernisation project and now provides a very high standard of comfort yet maintains character features like wooden ceiling beams downstairs ( mind your head!) and a new wood burning stove with a basket of logs provided for you to use. The luxurious downstairs bathroom and kitchen offer everything you may hope to find. The porcelain tiled bathroom has a 1500mm bath with wall mounted shower at one end, small basin, WC, radiator, heated towel rail, washer/dryer, shaving/vanity mirror, shaver point and high quality fixtures and fittings. Complimentary bath/shower products are provided for your convenience. The kitchen has a Bosch electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with a small icebox. The gas powered central heating boiler is hidden in a cupboard to match the units. Everything you may require to cook is provided although there are 4 great pubs which provide meals in the town and also a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant which also does takeaway food and a kitchen equipment shop with a freezer full of delicious frozen ready meals. The local shops are mainly independent and family run like a butcher, a beautiful lighting shop, a deli/ cafe, and an antiques shop. From
two off road parking spaces walk through a gate into the fully enclosed sunny front garden with lawns, flower beds and a patio area which includes a table and seating for 6 people and a BBQ. The front door leads into the cosy sitting room which has restricted head height due to the beam so anyone tall needs to be careful. Here there is a comfortable sofa, 2 tub chairs, a foldaway dining table and chairs, a coffee table and a 32" Smart TV with BT Youview channels ( including 4 BT Sports channels) Free BT Wifi is available. The little log burner provides both extra heat and a focal point and a basket of logs is provided. If you need more, they are available to buy in the village. Going through an open door way, you get to the kitchen and from here a shorter and narrower than average door takes you into a lobby leading to both the bathroom and back door. Outside is a small courtyard area with a cycle store.The staircase also leads off the kitchen to the 2 bedrooms, both with a garden view. The larger has a double bed with 1.40m Hypnos mattress and hand crafted fitted wardrobes with a dressing table/desk area next to a 22" Smart tv with Free view channels so you can rest in bed.The other smaller bedroom has a single bed with another mattress below and is best suited to 1 person but a travel cot would fit in also or if you have 2 children there is just room for 2 beds but there is very little floor space. A cot, chair booster seat, changing mat and other baby kit can be provided on request. High quality bed linen, towels, pillows and duvets are provided as standard but blankets and sheets are available by prior request.