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Cotswold Stone Character Cottage, Quiet Village near Bicester Village & Oxford

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Character Cottage in Wendlebury, Oxfordshire, England, UK - Rural location close to Oxford, the market town Bicester and Bicester Shopping Village

Newly redecorated Cottage, near Bicester Village and Oxford. Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, The cottage at Manor Barn Lodge is a beautiful cotswold stone cottage with many original features. It has internal cotswold stone walls and original oak beams. The cottage is light and airy and is surrounded by fields offering rural tranquility whilst convenietly located with easy access to Oxford City Centre. Wendlebury village is surrounded by picturesque Oxfordshire countryside close to the Cotswolds and Chilterns, providing relaxing scenery, wonderful walks and riding along numerous footpaths, bridleways and by-ways. The cottage is ideally situated for tourists, overseas visitors and business people alike. London (60 minutes) is easily reached by the M40 with junction 9 (1 mile) giving direct access to the national motorway network, Heathrow and Birmingham airports. There is also regular train servcies from Oxford and Bicester Stations to London, Birmingham and Reading. The famous Bicester Village shopping centre is 2 miles away and is worth a visit. Free WiFi. Refurbished May 2015

Justine Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Justine Brown

We moved to Wendlebury in December 2002 after falling in love with the village and surrounding area. The cottage is next to the Main House surrounded by a 6 foot stone wall so is very secure. We gutted the cottage when we moved in putting in a new kitchen, bathroom, fixtures and fittings to make it very comfortable and cosy. We love the area and the close proximity we have to Oxford and Bicester Shopping Village. We live with our two children.

Justine Brown purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Justine Brown chose Bicester

The cottage is set in a very pretty village in Oxfordshire which has a very rural setting yet is close to the market town of Bicester, Bicester Shopping Village and 8 miles from Oxford which is easily accessible by car and public transport. The village has the best of both worlds as being away from the crowds but with all amenities just a short drive away. The cottage of cotswold stone is beautiful on the outside and in and provides a very warm welcome to those that stay in it. The village is small with the only amenity being the Lion pub where you can enjoy a traditional pub that serves great food and drink all day. Ideal if you want to stay locally. Bicester and Oxford also have many restaurants that can be enyoyed.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is convenient for exploring many places in Oxfordshire and is very close to the market town of Bicester and Bicester Shopping Village. The village is small with a church, village hall, park and Lion pub.

The Cottage is made from cotswold stone which can be seen from the outside and a number of the walls inside are of the original stone with oak beams to give the cottage so much character.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks so much for a lovely stay. A home away from home! So refreshing! - Brisbane, Australia

"Lovely cottage, had everything we needed. lovely welcome" - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

"Beautiful garden and lovely cottage. Wendlebury is ideally situated for visiting both Oxford and the Cotswolds" - Singapore

"Thanks for use of your lovely cottage" - Palm Woods, Australia
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bicester in Cherwell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, wc and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, dressing table, bedside tables and occasional table. (Laura Ashley) Bedroom 2 with a double bed, wardrobes, dressing table, chest of drawers and bedside table. A travel cot and high chair is also available on request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This property is no smoking with no pets. Heating included in price. Heated by electric night storage heaters. Babysitting and additional cleaning can be arranged on booking. Outside: There is a parking space alongside the cottage and the cottage overlooks the Manor Barn Lodge front garden. The cottage is situated next to the local village park which is ideal for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.


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Cotswold Stone Character Cottage, Quiet Village near Bicester Village & Oxford
average rating of 3.5 based on 3 reviews

nice cottage but no garden

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From the property description and photos from the garden we understood that we could use the garden. When we recieved the property details a few days before our departure with the adress etc, it was pointed out this was not the case. Disappointing. The house was nice and very clean but we did not feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is clearly advertised with no garden and this is in the property description. However there is a children's play area and park opposite the cottage which can be used by guests for sitting outside. Please ensure you read the property details clearly. A full information pack is sent to all guests. We are always on hand to help any of our guests and they have our contact details.
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Schönes gemütliches Ferienhaus

  • 4 of 5

Das ehemalige Wirtschaftsgebäude neben dem Haupthaus und Wohnort der Vermieter wurde zu einem gemütlichen Ferienhaus ausgebaut. Das Anwesen ist in sich abgeschlossen und die Grünfläche, Blumen, Sträucher und Bäume vor dem Haus sind sehr gepflegt. Man kann sich in dem Ferienhaus sehr wohlfühlen, da es auch jeglichen Komfort bietet!

Man benötigt aber ein Auto, um viel Sehenswürdigkeiten im Umfeld des Hauses zu besuchen.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you had a great holiday in our cottage in this beautiful village.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lion at Wendlebury
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Bicester Country Club, Chesterton
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Bicester Village Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Lion at Wendlebury
Car: not necessary


The beaches on the south coast are the nearest ie Bournemouth approximately 1hour 30 minutes away.


The cottage is located close to junction 9 of the M40.

The nearest railway stations are Bicester (10 minutes) and Oxford (25 minutes)

The nearest airports are Heathrow (40 minutes) or Birmingham (50 minutes).

Southampton and Portsmouth are 60 minutes away and Dover is 2 hours.


This character cottage is surrounded by many pretty villages all within a few miles. Oxford City Centre is 8 miles away and is accessible by car or bus. There are park and ride car parks all around Oxford City centre which are excellently placed to visit the city. Bicester market town is 2 miles away as is Bicester Village a premium retail outlet. Blenheim Palace is 15 minutes away.

Further Details:

Oxford City Centre with its beautiful architecture and many University colleges is a must for the tourist and you will find an ambundnace of restaurants to suit every budget. It has many events throughout the year.

Shops and local amenities are 2 miles from the cottage.

Car advisable


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail your enquiry and I will respond within 24 hours.

A deposit of £150 is required to secure a booking with the full amount payable 8 weeks before.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Saturday and departure time is 10am and arrival time is normally 4pm but ealier by agreement. However contact us as we will try and accommodate your request.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and long weekends also available please e-mail Owner for details.

Babysitting and additional cleaning can be arranged on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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