Waterside Cottage is a beautifully refurbished, light and airy cottage, enjoying a wonderful location, surrounded by fields and offering rural tranquillity whilst conveniently located for easy access to Oxford city centre. Wendlebury Village is surrounded by picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, close to the Cotswolds and Chilterns, providing relaxing scenery, wonderful walking and riding along numerous footpaths, bridleways and by-ways. The cottage is ideally situated for tourists, overseas visitors and business people alike. London (60 miles) is easily reached by the M40, with junction 9 (1 mile) giving direct access to the national motorway network, Heathrow and Birmingham airports. There are also regular train services from Oxford and Bicester Stations to these destinations. Access to the north, the M4 and the south is via the A34 dual carriageway which is only approximately 1 mile away. The famous Bicester Village shopping outlet is no more than 2 miles.
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Cottage in Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, UK - Close To Oxford, Bicester Village Shopping Outlet And The Motorway Network
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Married couple, resident in the UK.
Tracy purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Tracy chose Bicester
My name is Tracy and my husband Paul and I bought Waterside Cottage in 2003 as our main home. We fell in love with the cottage because the location is so tranquil and you can forget about the hassle and bustle of normal everyday life completely. We bought the property from an elderly gentleman who had lived there for many years. We spent a long time restoring the cottage and gardens, replacing the kitchen and bathroom and making the cottage comfortable, cosy and relaxing. We have recently decided to take bookings from holiday makers as we have moved north for work purposes and so will not be using the cottage. In spite of the rural location there is so much to do in the area to suit all tastes and it is also a great place to relax and recharge your batteries!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is set in a very pretty village which has a rural setting yet it is very close to the market town of Bicester and only a 15 minute drive from Oxford. The village has the best of both worlds as you feel that you are away from the crowds but all the amenities you need are only a short distance away. This spacious character cottage has a wonderful welcoming feel to it. It is surrounded by beautiful trees, colourful flowers and has a lovely little stream running past the front garden. The Red Lion Pub is just across the road if you would like to stay local to enjoy the food and drink that the pub has to offer. The convenient location of the cottage to the motorways and main roads however means that you can also leave the village and explore what the beautiful county has to offer.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cosy cottage in a lovely quiet village
We stayed at this cottage whilst exhibiting at Silverstone and we weren't disappointed. The cottage was comfortable and spacious with a pretty cottage garden. The bathroom was really large and well fitted out as was the kitchen. The bedrooms were perfect for us. There was an excellent pub opposite. Tracey was really helpful. We would certainly stay here again.
Lovely cottage central location
Loved staying in this cottage, ended up hiring for 2 weeks. Highly recommend for family or work.
A secluded village tucked away from the busy surrounding area
A well equipped cottage situated in a lovely village with thatched roofs and a wonderful pub directly across the street. If your looking for a holiday retreat then this is without doubt well worth booking.
A charming cottage with all requirements set in a very pretty little village.
I rented the cottage for myself and family members for a few days, leading up to the wedding of my daughter who lives in nearby Bicester. I found it very easy to travel both to Bicester and Oxford. The cottage was so pretty and quaint and we all loved it, including the back garden where we sat out for breakfast. There was a problem with the heating coming on when it shouldn't but I was able to phone the owner and this was sorted immediately. And I know the heating is now being checked.
The cleanliness of the rooms and bedding was great, but the only downside was the crockery and cutlery were all greasy and I needed to do a big washing up session before I could use anything. This might have been due to previous tenants- I don't know.
But I would definitely return to the cottage again in the future should an occasion arise.
Just lovely !
We stayed as a family of four and everything was spot on ! Hubby and sons enjoyed some fishing in the area, I had a spot of retail therapy at Bicester ! The cottage is well equipped ,very comfortable and a great place to relax and unwind . Great location to explore the area we visited Oxford and nearby towns . We are hoping to return in October
In need of some TLC
The cottage is a good size and well locates in a quiet village 2 miles from Bicester and 20 minutes drive from Oxford. There is a good pub serving food across the road.
Unfortunately during our stay in April 2016 we found that the cottage did not live up to the description, photos and reviews. It appears to have been somewhat neglected over recent times.
The front and back gardens were scruffy and overgrown. Cleanliness in the cottage was not great and there was mould on the wall of one bedroom which had clearly not been cleaned off or repainted for a while.
We raised our concerns with the owner who was very apologetic and has assured us things will be put right. Sadly we can't recommend the cottage in it's present state. I sincerely hope the owners do take action so that the next reviewers can once again recommend what should be a nice holiday home.
Unfortunately we had problems with the roof at the back of the property and unbeknown to me it caused some damp on the wall of the back bedroom. The roof has been re done and the bedroom has been redecorated.
The fence at the back of the house also blew down due to Hurricane Katie blowing through. The old fence was put at the back of the garden until we could remove it (when no one was in the property). This has now been done (but would account for why the garden looked scruffy). The front garden is mainly scrubs and due to the time of year it would have looked bare, apart from the beautiful Magnolia tree which was in full bloom at the time. Now that Spring is finally here and the daffodils and tulips have come up, the garden is looking lovely.
The house has had a thorough spring clean and the walls in other parts of the cottage have been repainted.
The cottage is now back to its high standard and we look forward to welcoming our guests into it.
The beaches on the south coast, i.e. Bournemouth, Boscombe, Christchurch are an hour and a half away by car (at non busy times).
The nearest airports are Heathrow and Birmingham. Heathrow is approximately 55 miles away, as is Birmingham.
Southampton and Portsmouth are 65 miles away and Dover is 90 miles away (all approximate).
The cottage is surrounded by many pretty villages all within a few miles. Oxford city centre can be reached in around 15 minutes. The market town of Bicester would take 5 minutes by car as would Bicester Village Retail Outlet.
There is a leisure centre in Bicester which has a 25m pool and well equipped gymnasium. This has been recently refurbished.
Oxford city centre has an abundance of fine restaurants, coffee shops and tea rooms. The main banks and building societies can be found in both Bicester and Oxford.
Opposite the cottage is The Lion public house which offers home cooked food, quality wines and a selection of guest beers. Shops and local amenities are no more than 2 miles away and there is an excellent bus service which runs through the village as well as regular buses on the main road (A41) accessible through the church yard at the top of Church Lane. The buses run into Oxford and Bicester.
Booking Notes: Please email your enquiry and I will respond to your request within 24 hours. Alternatively you can call 07715 292787. A deposit of £150 is required to secure a booking with the full amount payable 6 weeks before your arrival date. The minimum stay is 3 nights and the rate is £115 per night. Changeover Day: Arrival is normally after 2.30pm with departure before 10.30am but please contact us if you have a special request.Our preferred changeover day is Saturday but we can flex on this. Notes on prices: The minimum stay is 3 nights. The cost per night is £115 (£345 for a 3 night stay).