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A charming period cottage situated in the heart of Woodstock with oak beams, open log fire and comfortable sofas and beds. A superb selection of restaurants and pubs is only a few metres away and one of England's 'jewels' - Blenheim Palace - is just a short walking distance. Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's most famous 20th century Prime Minister, and currently the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough. Woodstock is also an excellent base for visiting the beautiful Cotswold's, Oxford's historic colleges (only 8 miles) and William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon. Little Peacock House is a beautifully traditional period cottage that stands at the end of a pretty terrace looking down Woodstock's famous Oxford Street. The cottage sleeps five (plus a sofa-bed) and features oak beams, an open inglenook fire place, gas central heating and a fitted kitchen. The dining room has a solid oak floor with a refectory table and 6 chairs.
History: There are some fabulous walks around the Woodstock area including Blenheim Park, Wychwood Forest and Kings Wood - there are reports of James I hunting here early in the 17th century. The remains of a Roman Villa can be found just a few miles away and can be viewed as part of a walk between the villages of Combe, East End and Stonesfield where there is an abundance of Jurassic fossils. The village of Stonesfield is just 5 miles from Woodstock and is world famous for many vertebrate fossils and the discovery of the remains of many terrestrial dinosaurs.
Entertainment: Oxford is just 8 miles from Woodstock and boasts many shops, restaurants and bars and, of course, it's world famous colleges. Or you can take in a film at one of the Oxford's cinemas. Shopping is excellent in the city with many leading brands having a store there. Woodstock is on an excellent bus route with regular buses to and from Oxford. Many of our guests visit London which is an easy drive or there's an excellent bus link.
Blenheim Park hosts many events throughout the whole year including Music Concerts, The Blenheim Park International Horse Trials, Craft Fairs and many Exhibitions (please look at the Blenheim Palace official website for details).
Quality and Service: Little Peacock House is a traditional period cotswold cottage and has a ****FOUR STAR**** 'Quality in Tourism' rating. Furnished to a very high standard, our guests have written some very complimentary reviews about their stay. We pride ourselves on our speedy response to every enquiry!
I have managed holiday cottages in Woodstock for a number of years and had the pleasure of greeting guests from all over the world during that time. Please email or call me and I will be able to answer any questions you may have concerning this property, it's location and the surrounding area.
I very much look forward to hearing from you but in the meantime, best wishes, Linda
What a fabulous cottage! We stayed in Woodstock to the Blenheim Horse Trials... ...thank you for the warm welcome and gifts - very thoughtful!
delightful character cottage in centre of woodstock. log fire, AGA, antiques made it very welcoming. ideal for exploring oxford, blenheim etc. stairs a little steep for elderly relatives
Little Peacock House and Woodstock were everything we were hoping for. Blenheim Palace and park are only a few minutes' walk away and Woodstock has enough nice shops and restaurants to keep us interested for two weeks. We spent a few of our days exploring Woodstock and Blenheim at a relaxing pace. From Woodstock, we were able to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Salisbury and Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor, Cardiff (Wales), Stowe Gardens, Warwick, and Hidcote Gardens. We would love to spend more time in Woodstock and there are many more new things to see.
The cottage is very well taken care of by friendly owners. We were unsure of the AGA range when we first arrived, but came to love it. It's warmth was so nice to come home to, it dried our damp shoes, it made cooking more interesting, and it helped dry our clothes when we had our laundry hanging in the kitchen.
The cottage is superb! Woodstock is superb! A very good place to get around in Oxfordshire; Oxford, Stratford, London and much more in just around 2 hours ride with a bus. And Woodstock has Blenheim Castle, which is a fantastic way to spend a day... just in walking distance from the cottage. This is a highly recommended place to spend a week in England's finest surroundings!
This rental cottage met our expectations based on advertising. We stayed at Little Peacock House for two weeks while we visited our son at Oxford, toured the nearby villages, and took the train to Edinburgh, Cardiff, and London. We fell in love with the gentle pace of life in Woodstock, and we loved the convenience of the nearby "Hampers" for both breakfast, lunch, and take out. We also enjoyed great dinners at the nearby Kings Arms Inn Restaurant and Vickers.
The owners of Little Peacock House made our communication and down payment easy, and we had no trouble making contact upon our arrival. The condition of the cottage was clean and presentable, and the interior looked exactly as it was pictured.
We were a little inconvenienced by the one bathroom, although there was a separate W.C. and sink. The stove was also a challenge to someone from the U.S., but we didn't plan on cooking any major meals, anyway.
The location of the old stone cottage was fabulous -- right on the sidewalk in the quaint village of Woodstock. We were within easy walking distance of all corners of the village, as well as the lovely public grounds of Blenheim Palace -- Churchill's birthplace. Also, we were just over a block away from the bus stop -- a key stop for the Oxford bus that then connected us with either bus or train service to London or other major stops in the U.K. Oxford itself, home to the ancient university, is full of sights and shopping and dining, and this nearby city is only about 8 miles away.
All in all, we would happily recommend Little Peacock House to any U.K. tourists except those with tiny children or with disabilities. (The cottage is three stories, and a winding, narrow staircase would be prohibitive for the very young or the very old/infirm.) Any visitors who are in normal good health and condition would find the cottage easy to navigate and would surely enjoy its nice condition and easy access to many other U.K. destinations.
This is a most comfortable cottage, tastefully modernized yet full of history. The living room has very comfortable settees and you have the advantage of watching all that goes on in the high St! The cupboards in the kitchen are all hand made and those who have wanted to cook with an aga have an opportunity to try their hand! The Bathroom is splendid and the beds most comfortable. The cottage is minutes walk from the centre of Woodstock, its shops and pubs as well as Blenheim palace.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to stay near Oxford, but please don't book it when I want to go again!
We have stayed in many holiday homes over the years and this one rates amongst the very best. It didn't disappoint in any way - in fact, it was even better than its description. It was cosy, comfortable, clean, well-equipped, perfectly located for shops, restaurants, pubs, Blenheim Palace and for visiting the Cotswolds. We had a lovely welcome on arrival too. We would recommend the Woodstock Arms in particular for very good food and friendly staff. We found the food in the Kings Arms and La Cucina alright but unexceptional. Both takeways - The Wok Inn and Jaan's - are also very good. Blenheim Palace provided us with a full day out - well worth the entrance fee. We walked in the park most days and particularly enjoyed walking over to Bladon to see Churchill's grave. We would recommend Little Peacock House and Woodstock unreservedly and hope to visit again some time.
Woodstock is an ancient market town in Oxfordshire, England on the river Glyme, 8 miles North West of Oxford. Woodstock is well placed as a base for visiting the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon (the birth place of William Shakespeare), Oxford's glorious colleges and great shops and it's an easy trip to London. Woodstock has long been known for it's manufacture of gloves and the town dates back to Anglo-Saxon origins and at one time had a Royal Palace which stood in the what is now Blenheim Park, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough. Today Woodstock has many small and unique shops plus a bank, chemist, traditional butcher and well stocked supermarket for your everyday needs.
Little Peacock House is an ideal location for the many Blenheim Park events that take place throughout the year. Although full of history, Woodstock is a sophisticated town providing a superb shopping and dining experience - in fact we think that Woodstock is one of the country’s ‘best kept secrets’!
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