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A real get away from it all romantic thatched holiday cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Time stands still in this cosy cottage with wood burner and low beams

Little Thatch is quintessentially the English ‘chocolate box’ thatched country cottage with roses around the door and even with ducks in the stream outside! A listed Grade 2 property dated 1650 with inglenook fireplace and a log burner, low ceilings and oak beams. Set in the quiet conservation village of Lillingstone Lovell with only the church bells to disturb the peace. One double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a cosy sitting room, well equipped country kitchen with a stable door, bathroom with bath and shower. The cottage is equipped to the highest standards for two with all mod cons, Sky TV and wifi. There is off road parking in the beautiful cottage garden. On the border of North Bucks and Northamptonshire, close to Oxford and the Cotswolds , an easy journey to London. It is the perfect place to unwind from the hurly burly of life or for that special romantic break. Prices from £320 per week or short breaks from £240. Be assured of a warm welcome with a Welcome Basket and a bottle of wine whenever you come. You won’t be disappointed!

Jane Scott
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Jane Scott

Jane and Ian came to live at Little Thatch twenty years ago and painstakingly renovated the property employing their joint skills as an artist and a carpenter. Then a few years later they moved into the adjoining cottage and renovated that one too, along with creating a beautiful cottage garden than is open to the public one weekend a year and was selected to be in the prestigious NGS Yellow Book.

They have a studio in the garden where they have a small picture framing business where they do bespoke framing, conservation and restoration of oil paintings and frames.

They share their home with a dog and a cat who enjoy the attention of the holidaymakers next door and are always happy to go for a long walk!

Jane Scott purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Jane Scott chose Buckingham

As soon as they saw the chocolate box cottage with roses around the door and a stream outside in the conservation village of Lillingstone Lovell they fell in love with it and it became a dream come true when they were able to buy the cottage next door

What makes this cottage unique

A wonderful rural location in a beautiful village with just thirty houses, look out of the window to see cattle in the field and views to the village church. Yet, five miles away are country towns for all your needs or venture on the train or motorway and you are in London or Heathrow in not much more than an hour


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Buckingham around the South Northamptonshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is allowed outside
  • The owners have two dogs that are loose in the garden and the gates must be kept shut at all times with the dogs inside the garden!
  • Sorry, no candles allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting


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A real get away from it all romantic thatched holiday cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A beautiful place will definately return

  • 5 of 5

A quaint thatch in a lovely part of the country ,I hadn t been self catering before so took everything , didn t need it from hairdryer to kitchen foil everything was there even down to a posy of flowers .we met the owners who were as lovely as the cottage .

So many places to see in the area and evenings in snuggled by the log burner .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and never before have I been told I am as lovely as a cottage! Looking forward to seeing you again
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
London Luton
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Milton Keynes
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M1 and M40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Less than an hour by train from London, equidistant to both the M1 and M40 and only 60 miles from Heathrow, it is ideally situated for visitors from UK or abroad.

Close to the Cotswolds and on the border of North Bucks and Northamptonshire and only a few miles from Oxfordshire it is in the heart of the Shires with beautiful rolling countryside, pretty villages with country pubs, Many National Trust properties and Stowe close by. Lonly area for walking with ancient forests full of bluebells a few miles away or tow path walks along the Grand Union canal.

Silverstone race track is very close as is Towcester for horse and greyhound racing.

The next village of Whittlebury has a championship golf course or a spa for a bit of pampering.

If you want a bit of serious shopping then Bicester Outlet Village and Milton Keynes are near by.

Something for everyone and the owner lives next door and will give you lots of ideas.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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