Cottage in Northmoor, Nr. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Julie and Peri Hankey
- English, French, Italian
About Julie and Peri Hankey
We have lived in Northmoor for more than 25 years. A little more than 10 years ago we converted what used to be an old barn and stables in our garden to create Green Cottage as a self-contained annex. Originally it was intended for Julie's mother, and this perhaps accounts for a great deal of its special and welcoming character.
Julie and Peri Hankey purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Julie and Peri Hankey chose Witney
We moved here because Northmoor is very rural - we can walk for miles straight from the house, without having to drive. At the same time we are close to Oxford and several other small towns. For more ambitious outings, we are within range of London, Dorset and the Welsh borders.
What makes this Cottage unique
Guests will notice the quietness, especially the absence of traffic. Also everything is within walking distance - the pub, our beautiful 14th-century church, and the village hall, where there is a monthly village market with local produce and also a children's playground.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Super little cottage
We had a lovey week in the cottage & our host Julie was on hand for any queries. Two ample bedrooms, kitchen diner & a cosy living room with log burner. The location is great, nice quiet little spot in the countryside & within 5min walk of a good pub serving good food. Oxford was just a short drive & we were on the doorstep of numerous picture postcard villages in the Cotswolds. Overall a great family break & I would happily recommend this property - Thanks Julie
Thanks Craig. Glad you all had a good time - in spite of the odd drop of rain! It was great to have you at the cottage.
All good wishes,
A peaceful retreat yet convenient for great day trips
This cottage was a relaxing place and felt very comfortable and welcoming. We used it as a base to explore the area and looked forward to coming back at night after our day trips. There was plenty of space to spread out and a lovely private area of the garden to sit out in. Julie was very friendly and struck that perfect balance between being there if we needed her, and affording us our privacy.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that you were able to do so much exploring round and about. Thank you.
Great country cottsge
We received a warm welcome from both Julie and Peri. The cottage met all of our needs. It was set in a small village, it had beautiful gardens and a homely cottage atmosphere. We would definitely stay again if we have a chance.
Thanks so much. It was great having you at the cottage and I enjoyed our chats in the vegetable garden! You will be welcome back any time.
My husband and I would give this cottage 10 stars if it were possible. The cottage itself is absolutely perfect - very private, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a short stay home away from home, well off the beaten path of tourists, incredibly cozy, and with a beautiful garden out back that includes fresh herbs for cooking. The local pup, 'The Red Lion' (owned by the community) serves incredible farm to table type meals, and delicious beer and/or wine, etc. (It's best to stop in right away and make reservations if planning to have dinner because they tend to book up fast.) We did A LOT of walking/rambling around the area during our holiday, and HIGHLY recommend it! The walk to Oxford on the Thames Path is long, but it's easy to catch a bus to Appleton from Oxford, and walk back to Northmoor across the Northmoor lock. Julie & Peri were very accommodating, and we hope to return soon.
Thanks so much - it was a real pleasure having you and it's great that you walked so much and got a real sense of the place as a whole. Thanks too for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. You would be most welcome back, any time!
Such a beautiful location, peaceful and scenic. Julie and Peri were wonderful hosts. Even had a lucius chocolate cake upon our arrival. Highly recommend. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious area for the 4 of us, plus able to have 2 family guests for dinners.
Great that you enjoyed your time at the cottage! I hope the Edinburgh part of your holiday went well - such a beautiful city.
With best wishes to you all,
Wonderful cottage, amazing little village.
The cottage was comfortable and quite large with a lovely garden. Julie has equipped the cottage with everything you could want … it felt just like home. Julie also gave us ideas of things to do and see. The local pub was fantastic. This place is a little gem. Stay here it is fantastic.
It was a pleasure to have you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay - and I wish you all the best for the rest of your time in the old country.
The nearest sea is at the Jurassic Coast where you can explore the Isle of Purbeck, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Portland and Chesil Beach. The nearest point is about 3 hours away, but there are attractive routes via Winchester or Salisbury (we sometimes make this excursion ourselves).
A car is now absolutely essential - there are now no buses to or from Northmoor itself - so we do strongly recommend a car.
London Heathrow - about 60 miles
London Luton - about 75 miles
London Gatwick - about 93 miles
The main Channel port at Dover is about 154 miles away.
Northmoor is a small, friendly village set among fields, with a 13th century church. There are walks that lead directly out of the village and that connect with the Thames Path - no need to get into your car. The village is also on the Oxfordshire cycle path. Pleasure boats can be hired locally.
There is a pub in the village which serves good food, three minutes walk away from the cottage. The nearest shop and Post Office are two miles away, and there are a variety of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. There is a bus service to Oxford from Northmoor, but a car is strongly recommended.
Northmoor is near several attractive towns with shops and places of interest, such as:
Oxford (30 minutes depending on traffic) - excellent shops, ancient university and churches, museums and galleries
Witney (15 minutes) - old wool town, pretty church green, nearest main shops, Cogges Farm museum
Abingdon (20 minutes) - bridges over the Thames, ancient centre, useful shopping
Wantage (30 minutes) - near Uffington White Horse and the Ridgeway - was the capital of King Alfred's Wessex and has a good local museum
Also of interest are:
Blenheim Palace and Park at Woodstock (25 minutes), where there is also an excellent local museum with cafe, and many antique shops
Burford (20 minutes) with historic church and many small shops - antiques, clothes, books
The Cotswolds area and its many picturesque towns and villages
Kelmscott Manor and garden (30 minutes), where William Morris lived, preserved as a museum about his life and work
Stratford-upon-Avon (and the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre) and Warwick Castle (1 hour)
Many National Trust properties: e.g. Buscot Park, Chastleton House, Great Coxwell Barn.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park (30 minutes)
There are main railway stations at Oxford and Didcot, and there are excellent coach services that connect Oxford Town Centre and the Thornhill Car Park with London and its airports.