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6 berth/2 bed property in village location, enclosed garden for children & pets.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The property is located within a quiet cul-de-sac in a rural village location on the edge of the Cotswolds. This property offers excellent opportunities for those wishing to explore the local area by car, cycle or foot.

The Oxfordshire Cycle Way can be found at the end of the road, plus a number of other cycle routes for all levels. (Access to a garage to lock cycles away can be agreed by prior arrangement).

Master bedroom with double bed (new memory foam mattress) and second bedroom with full sized bunk beds. There is space for the travel cot or a folding child’s bed if you have 3 children). There is double Sofabed in the lounge. Beds are ready made on your arrival and towels are provided

To reduce the amount of packing required when travelling with our younger guests a travel cot is provided (bedding not included) at the property together with a travel playpen and high chair. Plus, we have fitted stair gates both top and bottom.

The kitchen has recently modernised with all the facilities you would find at home. Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, table top dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster.

There are TVs with freeview in both bedrooms plus a TV with built in DVD player in the lounge with Sky's FreeSat.

Garden part patio with garden table and chairs, plus a bbq and the remainder laid to lawn.

There is parking immediately in front of the property for 1 car, plus there is additional parking for a second car on road, or by arrangement.

Free Wi-fi

Telephone for incoming calls, but outgoing calls are restricted.

More Details

Helen J
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Helen J

I moved to west Oxfordshire about 20 years ago from West London and to live with my then fiancé and have remained in the area. In 2006 we moved to Madley Park on the outskirts of Witney whilst working as a surveyor for Oxfordshire County Council looking after local properties.

In 2012 I unexpectedly became a widow meaning I had to re-evaluate life. Added to this more recently it has been discovered I have damaged a disk in my back which was followed by a minor stroke.

Helen J purchased this house in 2013

Why Helen J chose Vale of White Horse District

I purchased this property as an investment with money from my husbands life insurance.

The village is only a short distance from my own home and I have as much to do with my neighbours here as I do at home. The dog and I both love the garden and will spend more time here than at home when the opportunity arises as it is so peaceful! (Although seeing a hot air balloon come into sight from behind did startle both me and the dog)!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an excellent experience at Harvey's Cotswold Retreat which we booked over the bank holiday weekend for a local wedding. The house is very homely and spotlessly clean. All keys and instructions are left so clearly and added touches like toys and books for children really lift it above the average experience and was very appreciated to the two toddlers staying with us. We had a full house, but the house never felt cramped - it's a very well laid out home.

Helen was a perfect balance as a host between being welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive on the stay. Highly recommended
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vale of White Horse District in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is a single bed chair in the lounge and a travel cot within the property.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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6 berth/2 bed property in village location, enclosed garden for children & pets.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Our second visit

  • 5 of 5

It's our second visit to this property. Helen is a very good host and the property is immaculate and well maintained. I do a lot of cooking and she provides every utensil, pot and pan that I needed.

It's a beautiful area and Witney is a lovely town with everything you need, whilst maintaining its quaint beauty. Not to mention that Oxford is only 8 miles from the house.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn for you wonderful review and I am glad that I have managed to provide you with everything you need for cooking! I look forward to having you stay again in the future.
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  • 4 of 5

Ideal place for visiting Oxford area

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Harvey's Cotswold Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here when my daughter had a work experience at Williams F1. My first impressions on arrival were that it looked small and that the parking outside would be ample for a car but I have a Vito! But we did actually manage with no problems.

Inside, the property was absolutely immaculate. They lay-out was conducive to a very comfortable living and dining area. The kitchen was small but stocked with every utensil/appliance that you could need. Helen knew I had dogs and there was a water bowl with fresh water and complimentary dog treats and biscuits - so thoughtful. Oh, there was box with dog toys in the living room too.

Infact the whole house was filled with thoughtful extras such as games for children and/or grown ups. There were dvds, books toys etc. The cupboard under the stairs was a little aladins cave!

We couldn't get the downstairs TV to work but within 5 minutes of making a phone call, someone arrived to sort it out. He also provided details of local walks for me to take the dogs on.

The bedrooms were both really good sizes and very comfortable. It was lovely to have the enclosed garden too. There wasn't a shop in the village but Eynsham was just a couple of minutes away by car and Witney was about 10minutes.

The location was perfect for exploring the Cotswolds and Oxford was about 10 miles away.

Literally the only thing that was a slight downside was the kitchen and bathroom were on the small side but were functional- which ultimately is all we wanted !

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice holiday property

  • 3 of 5

Small but nice, rural. I must admit that since we were travelling from abroad we were a bit disappointed with the lack of towels for showers. Other than that - oh, the downstairs television wasn't working (not that we needed it0.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were unable to get the television downstairs to work, as we checked it and it was working fine. In future if there is a problem please telephone us and we will endeavour to resolve the problem. The property is listed as "self-catering" and I do clearly state that although we do provide bedding, guests do need to bring their towels.
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Heel proper en verzorgd huisje

  • 4 of 5

Het huisje was heel proper verzorgd, alles was aanwezig voor een kleine familie.

Er was aan alles gedacht: we hadden een hondje bij en er waren poepzakjes, handdoek voor modderpootjes, een speciaal dekentje, hondenkoekjes en -speeltjes en zelfs een tekentang voorzien. Ook koffie, thee, suiker, tabletten voor vaatwasser en wasmachine, ... was allemaal aanwezig.

Dat gaf een warm thuisgevoel wanneer je aankwam.

Wij kregen echter regelmatig onze zoon (die in de buurt verblijft) en zijn vriendin over de vloer en dan was het toch klein om grotere hoeveelheden te koken en samen te eten, al lukte het wel.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muy bueno

  • 5 of 5

Muy bueno

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
The Harcourt Arms
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Witney Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Oxford Station or Oxford Parkway
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Junction 8, M40
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Cotswold Water Park
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Damage Deposit £75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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