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The Tap Room

(Ref. 1091347)

Kingham, Gloucestershire Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfectly situated for lots of walking, in a very pretty village that had 2 pubs that served amazing food."

    We visited the adjoining villages via footpaths and found our way easily. The Tap Room is very comfortably furnished, with a large garden & patio for us to enjoy a glass of wine and a bar b q in just watch out for low ceilings in the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped."

    The location in the village and the Cotswolds was excellent. We were most impressed by the care and attention of the staff of Manor Cottages - particularly Helen and Rob.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we're delighted you had a wonderful stay in Kingham and it was a pleasure to assist you. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage and stunning village."

    Brilliant spot for dog walks, food and drinks. What’s not to love?!

    It sounds like you had an amazing time! We are so glad you and your dog enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy little cottage in great location."

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Tap Room and loved the location. Thank you for leaving feedback. Best Wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "The boiler was not working for 48 hours, and it took two visits by a plumber."

    We had no hot water from Mon-Wed and have already complained to Sykes but with no response. We would like some money back.

    We are so sorry that you had to experience this inconvenience. Your complaint and request for compensation is being processed. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Constance3.8Jul 2022

  • "The Tap Cottage is centrally located on Church Street in Kingham, it has a nice rear garden and overall the facilities provided are of a reasonable standard."

    The two bedrooms are in the roof space and in hot weather unbearable to sleep in. Sykes provided ONE fan which was clearly not enough. The price was reduced either side of our stay meaning we paid about a third more than we should have done and for this reason will NOT be using Sykes again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm glad we managed to provide you with an extra fan on some of the hottest days we've experienced this year! Please be assured that if you had given us a call, we could have arranged more for you? And in regards to the pricing your stay was no different from guests staying after you who were also there Friday-Friday. Guests in prior to your arrival stayed mid week for a few days and therefore their price reflected that. We really hope this hasn't put you off returning as we would love to be able to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Manor cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.8Jul 2022

  • "Ein wundervolles kleines Häuschen in einer tollen Umgebung !"

    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und waren sofort zu Hause ! Sehr sauber und ordentlich ! Alles super !

    We are thrilled to hear that you felt immediately at home, the setting is certainly lovely and we do hope you visited the nearby recommended Plough. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wolfgang4.4Jul 2022

  • "It was lovely."

    Beautiful house thank you for everything!

    AnonymousJul 2022

  • "A lovey stay even if it was a little hot with the 37 degrees heatwave!"

    Managed to cool the cottage down with the windows open, fan on and curtains shut. Great stay overall with our dog who loved the garden and we had piece of mind with the gates. Only slight hitch for us was the shower temperature but used the other one instead. Lovely details on arrival with the little welcome pack. Beautiful village and surroundings, would highly recommend the Kingham, Plough - gorgeous food and amazing staff! Another winner for us was the lavender farm, Broadway high street and Daylesford which is a must visit and SUPER dog friendly. Thanks for a great week away!

    Jacqueline, Jeff Martine & Buzz The DogJul 2022

  • "We enjoyed very much our stay at the Tap Room."

    Kingham is the ideal place to discover the Cotswolds.

    AlainJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Cottage was exactly as described and shown online. Small, but well equipped and furnished. Garden was perfect for our young family.

    DenisJun 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage, very clean, well equipped for all your needs, very peaceful & quiet, 2 very nice, pubs / restaurants within walking distance, also amazing fine dining."

    Can't wait to return.

    DianeApr 2021

  • "Wonderfully located cottage, beautifully designed and very clear instructions on arrival."

    A great Cotswolds escape with some top local tips. Would happily visit again and highly recommend!

    EvelynDec 2020

  • "Wonderful, clean cottage in a brilliant location."

    The Wild Rabbit is right in your door step and many other amenities are in walking distance. The cottage is beautifully presented. Excellent parking. We will be back.

    BeckiDec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    BenjaminNov 2020

  • "What a super house in a beautiful village with 2 of the best restaurants we’ve eaten in and less than 5 mins from the amazing Daylesford farm shop!"

    RickNov 2020

  • "Wonderful place to stay in a perfect location."

    DanSep 2020

  • "The Tap Room is a lovely little cottage in a perfect Cotswold Village."

    There are 2 fantastic pubs on the doorstep (worth booking if you plan to visit), and many great activities and day trips in driving distance. We were lucky enough to have good weather and so enjoyed the BBQ the cottage comes with and the lovely garden. The main bedroom is a good size for a short break - though taller people be aware of some very low ceilings. I'm 5' 10 and needed to keep ducked down, which is no bother but something to remember in the night! Kitchen had everything we needed, though we only cooked on the BBQ so I cannot comment on the oven as we were fortunate to not need to use it. A good short break we did not expect to get in Summer 2020!

    KathrynJul 2020

  • "The Tap Room is a lovely cottage right in the centre of Kingham - a beautiful quiet village perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds."

    It is small and cosy but big enough for our party of 4. The kitchen is well equipped. Because of Covid all ornaments had been removed but that did not detract from the stylish feel of the place. The weather was great during our stay so we spent a lot of time in the patio area, which is large and well equipped. There are 2 pubs/restaurants within 200m of the cottage plus a small general store. We visited the Plough during our stay. Good food and service - recommended. Daylesford is nearby., with a farm shop, cafe, restaurant and spa. The walk from Kingham is easy and pleasant. We stopped for breakfast/coffee on a couple of occasions. Very nice. We would happily stay again.

    AndrewJun 2020

  • "Really lovely and clean cottage."

    Great outdoor space and bbq and ideal for having a dog too.

    FranJun 2020

  • "The Tap Room is a gorgeous cottage which had all the necessary mods cons whilst retaining its character."

    The cake provided was a lovely touch as we were celebrating my partner’s birthday. Thank you! Tall people will need to beware not to bump their heads in the bedrooms as the slope of the ceiling is pronounced! Would definitely book again.

    FionnaJun 2020

  • "An absolutely gorgeous little place to stay, right in the heart of Kingham and a perfect base to explore the surrounding area."

    KatherineMar 2020

  • "The Tap Room is beautiful, spotlessly clean and with a well-appointed kitchen plus games and local information."

    The living space and furniture were comfortable and stylish. Kingham is a lovely village, with two very nice local pubs in The Plough and The Wild Rabbit both an easy walk away. Eating at the Wild Rabbit and the nearby Daylesford Farm was fantastic and both within easy reach.

    RichardMar 2020

  • "Diana and I were very impressed with the care and attention to detail with which Kevin and Rachel had fitted out the cottage for their guests."

    Everything that we needed was there and the cottage was very comfortable. The key lock system worked very well!

    ChristineMar 2020

  • "Had a great girly weekend at The Tap Room."

    Lovely location for walking, beautiful house, will definitely be returning!

    Stacey, Claire, Georgia & JennyFeb 2020

  • "A lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Hope to visit again in warmer weather. Thanks.

    The Harris FamilyJan 2020

  • "Another lovely stay at The Tap Room."

    Really cosy and a lovely little village with two great pubs. The Plough is under new ownership and they have a new menu which we found excellent. Will definitely be back to enjoy this lovely cottage again.

    Jean & JohnDec 2019

  • "A stunning, cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you for a fantastic one night stay.

    TonyDec 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Tap Room, what a beautiful little village in a beautiful location."

    Advent calendar was a delightful touch and we really appreciated all the extra info provided in the welcome pack. Hope to be back sometime in the future ?.

    Rod, Lily & PaigeDec 2019

  • "A restful break in a very comfy cottage."

    The Christmas decorations are lovely and made it especially welcoming. Thank you.

    Pat & BobDec 2019

  • "We have loved every moment staying in The Tap Room."

    Enjoying the amazing surroundings and the beautiful accommodation/ Great location to enjoy visiting the various charming villages around. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home and we hope to be back soon! xx.

    The Mullins FamilyNov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning, the underfloor heating when it was so chilly outside was amazing and then with downstairs being cozy and warm the bedrooms upstairs never got too hot which made sleeping perfect."

    All the toys available for our little one to play with was brilliant and she had a lot of fun emptying all the bags and then watching us put them all back before repeating the exercise.

    Tessa BartonNov 2019

  • "Really lovely little cottage, ideal for 2 people!"

    the location is amazing being just a stones throw away from some great pubs, and Daylesford Farm. It was really clean with lots of amenities, and very handily for us lots of toys and games for our little one. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be staying again soon!

    NicholasNov 2019

  • "We had fun at The Tap Room and we went to lots of different villages, it was very nice, it was very comfy and very nice place to stay."

    Thank you. The house is lovely and had everything we needed. Visited Stow, Burton on the Water, Broadway, Oxford. All absolutely stunning. The two pubs in the village serve fantastic food. Our favourite pub is The Wild Rabbit, played board games while enjoying a drink or two. Thanks again for sharing your home with us and for helping to make lots of lovely memories x x

    The Maher FamilySep 2019

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Tap Room."

    The cottage is beautiful in the most perfect location. We were thrilled that it was ideal for young children (2 x babies and a toddler). The toddler was very happy with all the toys in the ottoman. Thankyou for having us, it’s been a pleasure exploring the Cotswolds with lovely weather.

    The Hunt FamilySep 2019

  • "Great weekend spent with friends in a lovely central location in Kingham in the ..."

    Great weekend spent with friends in a lovely central location in Kingham in the Cotswolds and close to all the beautiful villages and walks - comfy spacious cottage with a great garden definitely recommended

    SandraAug 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Had everything we needed and kids loved the books & DVDs. We loved our stay here and hope to be back again soon. Perfect location too.

    Sarah, Martin, Oliver And CharlieAug 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and location."

    Went to many of the local attractions during our stay. Can highly recommend Burford Garden Centre, you’ll be there for a few hours and I would suggest stopping for lunch. We will be back again!

    IanAug 2019

  • "Fab little place."

    Enjoyed place and village. A very comfortable stay for girlie weekend. x.

    Sharron & JanAug 2019

  • "We have had a most enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage despite the unsettled weather."

    The visit to Waddesdon Manor was the highlight of the week/ Thank you ever so much and I am sure we will return.

    GrahamAug 2019

  • "We have very much enjoyed our stay at The Tap Room."

    Delightful cottage and very comfy beds. Loved the location. Many excellent places to dine locally and further in Stow. Thank you very much, we hope to stay again in the future.

    The Arnold FamilyAug 2019

  • "Beautiful place, I’d love to stay here again."

    But I did find a very big spider that my Stepdad had to remove. Very nice stay.

    Mr & Mrs Ilgurlos & FamilyAug 2019

  • "Our 4th return visit."

    Gets more beautiful every time. Lovely location and such a special place. Cant wait to return!

    Mr & Mrs DudfieldJul 2019

  • "We have had a great time in the Cotswolds pottering along the country lanes, through beautiful villages."

    Jet has enjoyed his country walks. Can recommend food at Daylesford Farm + Broadway Hotel.

    Angela, Roger And Jet The DogJul 2019

  • "What a beautiful country cottage retreat!"

    All the creature comforts anyone could want. Had fun at The Cotswolds Wildlife Park.

    Cordelia And DavidJul 2019

  • "Wow wow amazing place, amazing location, best night’s sleep ever!"

    Charming cottage, ticks every box; comfort, style and fantastic location.

    Tracy, Mike And LewisJun 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin, WC and underfloor heating
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, nespresso coffee machine, toaster, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, DAB radio, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of children’s toys and puzzles, selection of DVDs and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Mini table top fridge and freezer available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and barbecue (summer months)
  • Two small dogs or 1 medium sized well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

The Tap Room is a beautiful Grade II listed holiday retreat in the picturesque village of Kingham.

Dating back to the 17th century and formerly the village cider store, this quaint and homely cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside and is the ideal base for a group of friends or small family who are looking to explore the region.

Upon arrival, drive to the rear of the property where you can park your car within the open carport and make your way to the back door which opens directly into the dining area, that is flooded with light from the two floor-to-ceiling windows which frame the back door, offering delightful views of the garden.

Moving through to the adjoining sitting room, that is surrounded by Cotswold stone feature wall, exposed wooden beams and attractive wooden floors, you can relax with your loved ones on the sofa’s as you enjoy a games night with the selection of games and cards available.

The kitchen is well-equipped for rustling up and delicious meal before you and your loved ones retreat to the wooden dining table to catch up and plan your itinerary for the wonderful days that lie ahead.

Enjoy a relaxing bath in the contemporary bathroom complete with underfloor heating and a quaint exposed Cotswold stone windowsill, before heading up the stairs where you have a choice from two elegant bedrooms; the master has an eye-catching exposed Cotswold stone feature wall, exposed wooden beams, a Velux window that bathes the room in natural light and an inviting king-size divan bed, the second bedroom is in the eaves of the property and also boasts an exposed Cotswold stone wall, with Velux windows overlooking the garden, with twin divan beds.

Catch the sunrise in the early hours in the stunning, enclosed, wrap-around garden with a little patio area housing ample seating and a barbecue available for guests to use in summer months, and a sizeable lawn area, perfect for your furry friend to stretch their legs, which is bordered by attractive leafy shrubs and lavender plants.

Get better acquainted with the local area by taking a walk around lovely Kingham which is a peaceful and secluded village, an excellent centre for walking and cycling with a number of walks and cycle rides centred on the village, set in the broad Evenlode valley with wide open village greens and a village shop, a church and two pubs; The Kingham Plough and The Wild Rabbit.

A short car journey will bring you to Chadlington where you will be able to indulge in delicious hamburgers, cool draft beers, lagers, ciders and rosé, and also the interesting cow juice at Diddly Squat Farm!

Visit the historical market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can stroll around the market square and discover the town stock which dates back to the 15th century and is shaded by a majestic Elm Tree and then head over to St Edward’s Parish Church where you will find the enchanting looking tree surrounded doorway and finally, finish off with refreshing tipple at The Stag at Stow.

For a great day out, head over to the historic market town of Bicester where you can visit the medieval church of St Edburg’s, the earliest remaining building in Bicester or take a stroll around the market square which comprises parts of the historic town trail, or if you enjoy a spot of shopping head to Bicester Village which is an open-air shopping outlet with an array of shops.

For a memorable holiday with your loved ones, The Tap Room is the perfect base.

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About the location

KINGHAM

Chipping Norton 4 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles

Kingham has been voted England's favourite village and is beautifully situated in the heart of the Cotswolds between Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. It has an abundance of historical buildings and is referenced in the Doomsday Book. Most of the village is constructed from traditional Cotswold Stone. The village hosts two awarding pubs - The Kingham Plough on the Green and The Wild Rabbit voted Michelin Pub of the Year in 2016. Daylesford Organic farm shop, cookery school and spa is 5 minutes away. There are numerous other gastro pubs and restaurants which are easily accessible from Kingham by foot, bike or car.

Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Note: The property’s garden is enclosed, however dogs should be supervised outside at all times, for very small dog breeds that could potentially fit through the garden gate, a three meter tie out cable is provided.

Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features including sloping ceilings and low beams, both of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: This property has stairgates built in.

Note Mini table top fridge and freezer available on request.

2 small dogs or one medium sized well-behaved dog welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas