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April Cottage

(Ref. 1076299)

Shenington near Tysoe, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

5 Customer Reviews

  • "April cottage is a lovely property in a beautiful village."

    The property was spotless and well equipped and very comfortable. Thanks to the owners for providing 'initial supplies'. Handheld shower in bath may be quirky, but far from ideal.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "April Cottage was lovely."

    A lot of care and attention has gone into making it into a good base from which to enjoy the Cotswolds. Quiet and peaceful, with very comfy beds and modern amenities.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very glad you enjoyed the cottage and thank you so much for being great guests. The cottage was left in immaculate condition. We would welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Aug 2022

  • "The log fire did not perform well and there were not enough logs."

    Tried to raise this issue with owner but received no response

    I'm sorry you did not find the 30 logs, full basket of kindling, two packs of firelighters and 2 packs of matches enough to adequately operate an open fire for your 4 night stay. We leave these complimentary for guests and do not charge for them so guests can enjoy their stay. This is an inglenook, a traditional open fire, it draws very well so I am suprised that you had trouble lighting it. We also recieved no calls from you during your stay. We would have been glad to assist you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Apr 2022

  • "Superb welcome pack and welcome message from the owners, the cottage is cosy and comfortable and all the equipment and fittings are top drawer!"

    Thank you ver much for your message, very kind. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do. You were great guests and we would welcome you back at any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a quiet location but not too far from anything!"

    Bath would be “challenging” for anyone with mobility issues to get in and out of but that’s just a minor issue and outweighed by the general comfort and beauty of the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your feedback Simon, and thank you very much for looking after the cottage and being great guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Aug 2021

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  • Two king-size bedrooms
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric Aga and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Seperate Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/ freezer
  • Gated off-road parking for two cars
  • Large garden with patio, summerhouse, gas barbecue, and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children are not permitted at this property
  • Note: If you require gas for the barbecue please do specify as this will be at an additional charge of £55.00 per canister
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250

The property

Tysoe 4.7 miles.

Located in the heart of Shenington, just beyond the charming village green, rests this delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage, April Cottage, positioned just outside the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Offering one or two couples a peaceful scenic base from which to explore one of England's most beautiful areas, not far from the town of Banbury.

Enjoy coming together with your group in the homely sitting room, where a large inglenook fireplace holds a woodburning stove for you to light on a winter's eve, with plush sofas and armchairs to relax on as you play a favourite film on the Smart TV, where you can log into all your online accounts, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and Sky Sports.

Continue through the property and into the large kitchen to cook up a storm using the electric Aga and several other quality appliances, with a dining room leading off from here to gather around for delicious feasts.

Go outside and into the pretty lawned garden to relax in the evening sun following a busy day of exploring with a refreshing drink in hand.

Light the gas barbecue and gather around the warming firepit, with outdoor seating for eight, alongside two relaxing loungers and a snug swing seat, or escape the excitement with a moment of peace in the summerhouse, fit with electricity.

Head upstairs to find two lovely bedrooms, both featuring king-size beds and beautiful exposed stone walls, offering the perfect set up for two couples, or two friends holidaying together, with only the sound of song birds to wake you.

Freshen up in the bathroom which features a roll-top bath and handheld shower, so you can choose to indulge in a long soak to relax.

The delightful owners will prepare a welcome pack of essentials for you to enjoy, from tea, coffee, milk and butter, alongside a treat of wine and beer.

The local pub is a short 100 yards away on the opposite side of the Green, where the chef and owner formerly worked for 20 years at a Michelin star restaurant, now providing hearty pub food with a friendly local atmosphere, offering a delicious menu and great local beers.

Enjoy exploring the Cotswolds AONB with lots of walking and cycling routes to discover, with a scattering of pretty villages and towns to come across along the way.

Make a trip to the National Trust properties of Hidcote, Upton House and Gardens, and Farnborough Hall, all with their own heritage to uncover and set within idyllic grounds.

Jump in the car and visit the nearby Soho House, or experience some animal encounters at the Waterfowl Sanctuary and Heythrop Zoological Gardens, perfect for animal lovers!

Venture up to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the Stratford Butterfly Farm and the many attractions dedicated to the world's most famous writer, William Shakespeare, where you can visit his former home, his resting place and various buildings that held significance in his life.Within an hour's drive you can arrive at the likes of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford, all charming towns offering plenty more attractions, and more examples of the Cotswolds' pretty and quintessentially English scenery.

For a holiday to the Cotswolds to remember, choose April Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Banbury 10.2 miles
  • Stratford-upon-Avon 13.6 miles

Resting within the district of Stratford-on-Avon is the civil parish of Tysoe. This civil parish is made up of three settlements which includes, Upper Tysoe, Middle Tysoe and Lower Tysoe. Within the pretty village you will find a village Post Office, a shop, a pub and a small number of businesses. There is also a beautiful parish church of St Mary which dates back the 11th century and a number of properties which date back to the 17th century. The parish lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, where you will find breath-taking landscapes and a number of lively market towns and historic trials. A little further away is the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where you will find further quality amenities and attractions including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the tropical greenhouse of butterflies. Tysoe is a pretty base for exploring this part of Warwickshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas