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High Ridge

(Ref. 1091334)

Milton-under-Wychwood, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely village."

    Perfect for young families, my little one loved the toy basket and the playground on the village green. The pub food was fantastic and having the coop so close by is very handy. We had a brilliant weekend, highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at High Ridge. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend away with your family. I'm glad to hear you found the local park to, we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2023

  • "Surprised that the Gas Safety Certificate filed in the property expired in early 2022."

    Otherwise a smart property, well equipped. Parking is a significant problem, as was the noisy neighbours party on Sat night commencing at 10pm on Sat evening and finishing at 0330 Sunday morning.

    Dear Paul, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the location was not as expected, the village is usually very quiet and peaceful and we can only apologise for inconvenience caused by a local party. The property has a single parking space at the rear along with on street parking available. We have not been made aware that this is an issue previously but will advise future guests of where to find parking. With regard to your comment re the Gas Safety Certificate. This was reissued at the start of the year we just have not yet been able to add a copy to the guest information file which will do as soon as possible. We do hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Feb 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay, the house is absolutely wonderful and the kitchen is very well equipped."

    Pictures don’t really do the size justice but it’s so roomy. We will 100% go back for another stay. I would say that there could be a better hoover available, we found two under the stairs that had seen better days and didn’t pick up much. The decking is also a bit of a hazard. A jet wash in the summer to remove the slippery layer would work wonders to prepare for the wet Autumn/Winter months. Overall a really lovely time was had at High Ridge.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at High Ridge. We of course would love to welcome you back to stay!. Thank you for your note about the hoover, we will get the HK to look at this and also Maintenance to jet wash the decking, this is something that should be done anyway as with patios. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie4.1Oct 2022

  • "Our stay at the High Ridge in Milton Under Wychwood was lovely."

    The cottage was ideal, it felt homely as soon as you walked in. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The attic room bedroom/en-suite looked to have recently been refurbished - it was gorgeous! There was a good range of facilities, especially the kitchen. The guest information folder was excellent. The location was perfect, ideally positioned for quick and easy access to all the most popular places to visit. The local amenities (shop, cafe, pub) were also excellent. Sorry to say there were a few minor issues with the cottage housekeeping/maintenance. We put the central heating on one evening and found that the towel radiator in the upstairs bathroom leaked from the valve. We closed the valve as much possible but it still leaked and would fill a small bowl over 24hrs. I see there has been mention of the leaking radiator valve in previous reviews. Also the glass corner shelf in the shower needed attention, it was lose and looked quite precarious/dangerous. The outside double sockets did not work - only wanted to use it to run a cable to charge the electric car to save running the cable through an open window or door. The kitchen cupboard doors under the sink needed attention - both hinges were lose so the doors had dropped and two of the ceiling lights in the kitchen did not work but it wasn’t the bulbs. In the garden one morning there was a strong smell of drains and noticed there was ‘grey’ water under the decking - it dissipated after a day or two. We intended to run the hoover round on our last day but neither of the hoovers seemed to work properly. Most of these issues were reported by email on the 20/9 We had a response but no one came out while we were there. There are relatively minor things we wanted to bring to your attention to. It did not affected our stay at all. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback and comments. We are sorry that you experienced some minor issues. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. Details of these have been passed on to our maintenance team for them to address. We are glad that you liked the cottage and it's facilities and were pleased with the location. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place with greatly equipped kitchen and even had toys for the kids to play with."

    Great location too. There were some essentials however missing as I'd think we'd get hand soap for the bathrooms and some extra toilet roll. Also the bath tap was dripping so we thought there was a leak in the bath - be good to get that looked at. The Netflix /TV internet wasn't working which was a bummer too. Otherwise a lovely place and would stay again for sure.

    We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay at High Ridge and will arrange for our maintenance team to look at the issues you have highlighted. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarita4.7Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at High Ridge."

    The kitchen was well-equipped and clean. The grass had been cut and the outside enclosed space is great but the outside table could do with replacing. It is a lovely village - quiet but within easy access to many Cotswold Attractions. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you

    We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and will take on board your comments with regard to the garden furniture and look forward to welcoming you back soon. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice3.8May 2022

  • "Positives: 1."

    The cottage is in a perfect location to explore the beautiful Cotswolds. 2. It is well decorated, was comfortable and had plenty of room for the 6 of us. 3. Music system was great - we really enjoyed sitting in the kitchen/dining area. Negatives: 1. Cleanliness was an issue. We discovered dirty baking trays in the dishwasher when we arrived, dirty pans in the cupboards and in one bedroom, the carpet in the fitted cupboard was filthy. We even found an old sock from a previous guest! Not great! 2. Some bedrooms don't have full length mirrors, which we found frustrating. 3. The garden could have done with a tidy and the lawn needed mowing. It didn't feel very inviting, particularly after spotting a huge rat by the bins! 4. Finally, we had an issue with the hot water on the second night. Whilst myself and a friend were having separate showers, the water suddenly turned ice cold for both of us mid shower. After a call to Sykes and the maintenance guy then giving us a call, it did eventually get sorted but took about an hour and we had to contact The Hare restaurant to say that we would be late for our reservation. We tried not to let it spoil our evening but we would expect a house catering for a lot of people to have adequate facilities, especially considering the cost we paid per night for the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cottage location to explore the area. We can confirm that the issues raised in your feedback have been resolved. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Silvana3.4Apr 2022

  • "Generally an enjoyable stay."

    Lacking a little TLC in areas. Shower on 1st floor could do with thorough clean/replacing. Kitchen cupboards have flaking paint. Generally maintenance and repair would make the property faultless

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at High Ridge. We value all feedback given by our guests and we will pass on your comments to the Housekeeper for review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie3.8Feb 2022

  • "Great location and a great cottage, would definitely recommend"

    JenSep 2020

  • "Beautiful Cottage!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Fantastic location in the heart of the Cotswolds

    The NikoloffsAug 2020

  • "Thank you for a fabulous stay."

    The house was perfect - loved the bifold doors and we had the most perfect weather. The cottage was close to all towns - you must eat at the Kingham Plough - food outstanding.

    The SpendersJun 2020

  • "Stayed at this house for a family birthday."

    Was perfect for the 8 of us and had lovely character features. Great location in Milton under wychwood and only a short drive from Burford and other villages.

    JamesFeb 2020

  • "Lovely stay in a wonderful cottage."

    The setting & surrounding areas added to the charm.

    The RuthvensFeb 2020

  • "Wonderful few days here for Christmas!"

    Lovely house in a beautiful village.

    The Oxleys, Joneses & HoopersDec 2019

  • "Lovely place, very clean + comfortable."

    Would definitely come again.

    The Flower FamilyDec 2019

  • "Lovely place – Happy Time!"

    Janet, Barry, Susan, Joe & JackSep 2019

  • "Thank you for a lovely weekend."

    It rained for the local fireworks but it didn’t dampen our spirits!

    James, Holly, Clarissa, Ben, Olli & EdAug 2019

  • "Thank you for such a fabulous weekend here in the lovely house."

    We had a great meal in the Hare and enjoyed countryside walks & trips to Chipping Norton and Burford.

    Helen, Justin, Ellie, Jo And James (plus Poppy & Maisy - The Dogs), .Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful House."

    Perfect for our family get together. Thank you. Some wonderful memories and laughter was had., Barratt Family

    Jul 2019

  • "The house is really nice decorated."

    We like it very much. The garden is nice too though it is raining throughout the stay for us, but still it is a lovely place. The kids just miss this place so much and do not even want to move on to our next stop. :-)

    KennethJul 2019

  • "Wonderful place to stay!"

    We visited for a family birthday, and had a brilliant time. The cottage was so clean and provided ample space to cooking and entertaining over the weekend. The location is brilliant for exploring the Cotswolds, and there is a fabulous pub (The Hare) which is a two minute walk away!

    CharlotteJun 2019

  • "Fantastic house for a family birthday!"


    Billet FamilyMay 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor super-king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 x hairdryers
  • 3 x Smart TVs, DVD player, Roberts radio, 2 x Bose speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and 2 x highchairs available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, multi-level decked and lawn garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled in the desirable village of Milton-under-Wychwood in the Evenlode Valley, is this fabulous Cotswold stone cottage, High Ridge.

Boasting a fantastic location, with an award-winning pub on its doorstep, as well as being surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside, the property is the perfect base for a family or group of friends who are seeking a relaxing break.

As you enter into the property, the welcoming snug room greets you on arrival, where you can look forward to cosying up on one of the armchairs whilst delving into the pages of a compelling novel, for some peace and quiet.

Moving through the property, you will find the beautiful sitting room, with an eye-catching Cotswolds stone feature wall; relax in here of an evening with your loved ones as the woodburning stove crackles away in the background as you watch your favourite show on the Smart TV.

The chef of the group will have no problem finding their way around the contemporary kitchen/diner, that contains all the appliances required to cook up a delicious meal, with a centre stage island sat in the middle with a five-ring induction hob.

The underfloor heating will keep you warm on a cold winter evening as you and your guests dine at the large wooden dining table and toast a glass to the beginning of your holiday.

A staircase in the snug with a sweet rope banister and an attractive exposed Cotswold stone wall leads you up to the first-floor, where you will find three homely bedrooms to lay your head for the night, two of which contain a king-size bed and the other contains a super-king-size bed that is zip/link and can be made up to twin beds on request.

If you fancy a relaxing soak before bed, head to the bathroom where you can indulge amongst the bubbles in the wonderful freestanding bath.

A second set of steep stairs with a rope banister lead up to the second-floor, where you are immediately greeted by a spacious landing area with two armchairs and a Roberts radio.

Here, you will find the spacious master bedroom in the eaves, with a super-king-size bed, which share the floor with a shower room with a walk-in shower.

In the morning, head downstairs to make you and your guests a warming mug of coffee using the Nespresso coffee machine, and head outside through the stunning bi-fold door to listen to the morning bird songs and catch the sunrise.

A decking area with an outdoor table set provides the perfect space for alfresco dining, and there is even a charcoal barbecue for you to make use of later in the afternoon.

A lovely lawn area gives your furry friend a space to stretch their legs in the morning, before you all get ready to head out for the day.

Pick up produce for your barbecue at the local supermarket, before loading it into the fridge/freezer and making your way back out to discover your local surroundings.

Milton-under-Wychwood has a pretty village green and enclosed play park for children and The Hare pub, which was voted one of the top 100 eating spots in the UK by The Sunday Times food critics – be sure to make a visit here during your stay!

Once part of the medieval Wychwood Forest, the area is now predominantly farmland yet the magical Wychwood Wild Garden in neighbouring Shipton-under-Wychwood is a woodland preservation area, left relatively untouched, and is open all year round.

For a fun day out for all, head to Rissington Kart Club, where you can partake in a high-speed race from Cadets to the awesome 250 Gearbox karts; with its fast, wide sweeping bends, billiard smooth surface and big run-off areas makes it one of the best drivers’ circuits in the country.

Nearby village of Bourton-on-the-Water, affectionately known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, is a wonderful place to visit and is not to be missed during your stay; there are an array of shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions in Bourton, including the interesting Model Village, showcasing Bourton in model form, as well as the fun Dragonfly Maze, where you can get lost amongst the hedges and race your friends and family to the finish!

There is something for everyone in Milton-under-Wychwood, so make High Ridge your base for a fun-filled yet relaxing holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Burford 4 miles; Chipping Norton 7 miles.

Milton-Under-Wychwood is a village and civil parish in West Oxfordshire. The village has one pub called The Hare which is a gastropub. Wychwood public library is located in a converted shop. Local attractions are Foxholes Nature Reserve, Wychwood Wild Garden park and for those interested in outdoor activities The Wychwood Golf Club, all within a few miles of the village. For the art enthusiasts look to Tosley Museum housed in the early Tudor market building, famous for its doll’s houses and large photographic collections. Also nearby is the St Nicholas Church, which is the resting place of the designer of the Forth Rail Bridge, Sir Benjamin Baker. Little has survived of the Norman church except its ornate north doorway. Milton-Under-Wychwood is 4 miles north of Burford and 7 miles south of Chipping Norton.

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: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove between October and March and further log supplies can be purchased locally - please note that the logs in the snug are decorative and cannot be used for the woodburning stove.

Note: The super-king-size is zip/link and can be twin on request.

Note: Both staircases are open on one side, so young children will need to be supervised.

Note: This is an old property laid out over multiple floors with steep and open-sided staircases, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: High Ridge does not accept hen, stag or similar parties; if you would like to enquire as part of a same sex group, please contact us.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas