Wishbone Cottage strikes a balance between providing a cosy home away from home with the luxurious feel of a boutique stay. As guests you have the whole cottage to yourselves and will feel totally relaxed in the beautiful calming décor, which offers both Cotswolds character charm and chic modern design. Relax in your private cottage garden with a book or bbq, cross the bridge over the river to your local gastropub or across the water meadows and pop to local attractions Burford, Bibury and so many more.
We have made an extra effort for those finer details to help provide a perfect Cotswolds cottage holiday. Perfect for couples, friends or families looking to enjoy the area.
Wishbone provides its guests with an elegant relaxing break; the cottage enjoys beautifully renovated limestone internal walls which add such character to the building and a lovely warm feel throughout the cottage
In the sitting room is a wooden floor with a rug for your comfort as well as a wood burner, with wood provided should you wish to light fires during your stay. There is a leather sofa, leather armchair and 2 individual chairs, good lighting with plenty of lamps, soft throws and lots of cushions. The cottage offers up to date technology including a digital TV with Freeview television channels, Chromecast, Amazon Firestick providing Netflix and catchup TV on demand as well as a DVD player and Amazon Alexa voice technology system. Books, DVDs and board games are also on hand.
The kitchen has the original flagstone floor and is very well equipped with a large 5 burner range style cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and many pots, pans and cooking utensils. A good selection of crockery and glassware, a washing machine and tumble dryer, along with an iron and ironing board are all provided. There is a lovely pine kitchen table with painted chairs which can seat four/five.
Upstairs, you will find all floors fitted with sisal flooring and on the landing is a shabby chic style console table - great for lap tops, with a desk lamp and a long wall mirror. The landing looks out on to the cottage garden at the rear of the property.
The main bedroom features a king size bed, hanging space and cupboards with a dressing table and stool, bedside cabinets and table lamps.
The second bedroom at the top of the house offers a standard double bed as well as a sofa bed which can be made up to provide either a twin bed set up or as an extra bed for the 5th guest. This bedroom has lovely exposed stone walls and has a real 'hide away' feel. The main two beds are made ready for your arrival with lovely crisp white bed linen, pillows and throws for your comfort. Both bedrooms have good lighting from lamps and ceiling lights
The bathroom is set in stone walls with travertine tiles and contemporary fittings in the bath, overhead shower, basin and a soft close lid on the loo. A small selection of toiletries are provided to get you started including soap, shower gel, body lotion and shampoo (we suggest you bring more for the duration of your stay), oak framed mirror, wall mounted shaving mirror, heated towel rail, plenty of soft towels and bath mats. Loo roll is provided.
The cottage garden is private and very secure, looking out towards the c.13th Century Church of St Mary's. There is a pretty stone built summer house which is great for relaxing, reading and playing outdoor games. On the summer house decking you can find a set of metal garden furniture with cushions and a gas BBQ with gas is provided on the patio area outside the house. We have mature wisteria growing on the stone walls providing lovely soft shading in the summer months
Wishbone offers its guests an elegant relaxing break in a traditional cottage with modern touches. Whether you wish to meander across the water meadows before a pub lunch at the Guardian-recommended Bull Inn, enjoy a coffee at the Lynwood & Co coffee shop around the corner, stroll to the Wednesday market in the square or explore the many delights of nearby Burford, Bibury and so many other beautiful locations, we’re sure that Wishbone can provide the perfect base for it!
There is free on street parking around Wishbone.
We do not recommend the cottage for wheel chair users as there is a step in to the cottage from the pavement and 2 sets of stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom
Guests have exclusive access to the whole of Wishbone including the private cottage garden at the rear of the property.
Interaction with guests
Should you need to know anything in particular, I am always happy to help where I can. However to ensure that you enjoy your stay, I have employed a management company to ensure that the cottage is primed for your arrival, and they will be on hand to help during your stay. Full details will be provided on booking, but their details can be found at AirSW
You can be assured you are then left to your own devices and given all privacy for the duration of your stay.
Other things to note
The sofa bed can be made up as a large additional single bed in the second bedroom to allow the extra 5th person/child in your group to share the room (The sofa bed is approximately 4 feet wide)
Where possible, we try and accommodate early or late check in and departure times - this usually depends on previous guests and change overs on the day
We have a key safe at the cottage and can also be used at the end of your stay to make your departure as smooth as possible - you can let yourselves out!
Minimum Stay 3 nights during low and mid season
Minimum 7 nights stay in High Season including Christmas & New Year
Essentials -Towels, bed sheets, soap, hangers and toilet paper
Dryer - In the summerhouse, free to use
Washer - In the building, free
Logburner - a quantity of logs are provided and more can be purchased for a small fee
Heating - Central heating or a heater in the listing
Laptop friendly workspace
TV with Chromecast, Firestick, Standard channels, DVD player
Wireless Internet - Continuous access free
Free on street parking in the area
Cooking basics - Pots and pans, Dishes and silverware
Kitchen - 5 burner oven range, table to seat 4 or 5 with stool
Guest access - Private entrance