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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,260 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private gardens, children's playground

Step into a world of old-world charm and new-world luxury at Lince Lodge, in the Cotswolds, set within the exquisite grounds of Blenheim Palace Park. Just an hour's drive from London, unwind and exhale in the beautiful countryside setting.

This delightful 3 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 6 and will envelop you in a feeling of timeless English elegance from the moment you arrive at the secluded woodland by the lake. Escape the rat race and live like a Duke in one of the original buildings forming part of the Blenheim Palace Estate.

From high thread-count cotton sheets to fluffy white towels and a welcome hamper, you will find everything you need for a wonderful holiday at the Lince.

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms

Can be configured as 3 x king size doubles, or 1 king and 2 twin rooms

Bathroom with old-fashioned bath on feet

Shower room with walk in shower

Double aspect living room

Open fireplace

Cable TV and high-speed internet

Within the grounds of Blenheim Palace

A multitude of sporting activities available

Welcome Hamper includes tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread and jam

Near to the historic town of Woodstock

10 miles from the University town of Oxford

More Details

Benjamin Fry
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2018

About Benjamin Fry

I first came to Oxford as an undergraduate and now own my own local business here. I moved to this property in the wonderful grounds of Blenheim Palace Park in 2016 and have so enjoyed the life here. I rent out the Lince Lodge sometimes for holiday lettings, particularly in the summer when I travel. There are so many wonderful things to do here in Woodstock and the surrounding area, I hope you will come and be our guests. Be assured of a warm welcome and check-in where we show you how everything at the Lince works, and tips on how best to enjoy your stay. You will be given a comprehensive book of instructions but also our phone numbers in case of any problems or questions. .

Benjamin Fry purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Benjamin Fry chose Woodstock

The Lince is just utterly magic. It looks like a miniature castle hidden in woodland. Prepare to be completely enchanted - we are - and spoiled rotten. We hope we have thought of everything to ensure that you have a truly decadent stay, with every comfort considered. And if we haven't thought about something, let us know and we'll try to provide it!

What makes this cottage unique

The only property within the grounds of Blenheim Palace Park available for holiday rentals. The former home of the Duke of Marlborough! Shooting, fishing and horse riding can all be arranged nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Woodstock in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Gorgeous Victorian 'bath on feet' and views towards lake
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower. Note - shower room is on ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed can be converted to twin singles on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be converted to a King size double on request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master bedroom - King size Victorian style iron bed with lovely antique art deco flamed walnut side cabinets, decadent chaise lounge, double aspect round windows and decorated with Designers Guild wallpaper. Bedroom 2 - literary themed twin room (can be converted to a King) with graphic greys and prints from Alice in Wonderland, lovely double aspect windows Bedroom 3 - Cosy King bed room (can be converted to twin singles) with fabulous views towards lake
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a lovely long weekend here. The Cotswolds villages were very busy, so we opted to spend our time in this delightful, quiet hideaway. Benjamin and Daphne were attentive to details, including fresh flowers. The home is very clean and comfortable and the grounds are beautiful and quiet. A highlight of our time in England. The WiFi and dishwasher must be new because the instructions in the handbook need updating, but those were very minor issues. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a charming, quiet and comfortable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect stay in a unique location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly stunning property in an amazing location. We had the perfect (quiet) new year here with our three children and a family friend. The grounds were amazing for walks and runs and the play equipment in the garden was an unexpected bonus for the children. We have left with very special memories. 😀

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family: 3 children (aged 10, 8, and 6), husband, and au pair and I stayed here for 4 days in July 2017. The location is ideal, situated among the tallest most beautiful trees. Outside it has a rope swing hanging from one of those majestic trees, as well as a standard swing set, and much to our children's glee - a zip line and trampoline! Inside, the house is just as magical. Filled with window seats with plush cushions, board games, a TV nook, the prettiest kitchen that mixes both historical house and modern convenience and a mud room with a separate washer and dryer. We ended a 2 week European tour in this house and it was just the respite we needed. Woodstock is nearby and with a grocery store and shops and good restaurants. The manager of the house was so very helpful in arranging a birthday dinner for my husband's 40th and answering any questions we might have. The house was also stocked with essentials which was so convenient! This is now in our top 10 favorite places ever and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice experience, my family enjoyed the stay, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better than advertised!!! We will return!

  • 5 of 5

This was an all around wonderful experience, that started with a fully stocked welcome basket! The home is perfect. It is British countryside at its best. The home has everything you could need and more. It is very beautifully decorated and has all the amenities you could desire; all up to the highest American kitchen bathroom standards.

The staff was gracious and helpful.

If you have children the playground out back complete with zip line will keep them busy and smiling. The walks through the property of Blenheim were lazy and wondrous and a nice gastro-pub lunch in Woodstock at the Crown was a perfect reward. We will certainly return to this very special place!

The McCarthys, Chestnut HIll MA, USA

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We try hard to make sure our guests have a truly special time and are really happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming your family back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Woodstock Town Centre
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kirtlington Golf
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Woodstock Town Centre
Car: recommended

Situated near the picturesque village of Woodstock, a chocolate-box pretty town with a good number of pubs, restaurants, gift shops, tea shops and beauty day spas to fill your days. Further afield there is the historic city of Oxford with its many museums and colleges - try punting on the river for the 'True Blue' experience. For a bit of retail therapy travel to the nearby Bicester Village Outlet Mall.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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