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Stone Wheel Cottage

(Ref. 996433)

Hook Norton, Oxfordshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our New Years stay at the Cottage ."

    We found it to be warm and cosy especially with the log burner . Thank you to the owners for the wood and unexpected extras. We loved exploring the area with the family and we will always have special memories from our stay

    We are delighted that you had a comfortable cosy stay and we hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Landia4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very beautiful cottage in a very beautiful area."

    Really quite and relaxing. Very friendly place.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you loved the cottage and surrounding location and that you enjoyed a relaxing break. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is in a lovely area but felt a little ‘tired’ inside with a lot of items looking like they were past their best or broken."

    Plenty of room for our group of 6 adults and 1 infant and although there is a pool it too was not at its best with a nest of ants under some of the toys at one end. It’s a shame as, with a bit of attention and some funds spent, it has the potential to be a great holiday destination.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked the cottage and the lovely area. We are sorry if you felt things looked tired as we try our best to keep things looking good for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justin3.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is very spacious with plenty of room."

    We had very hot weather so greatly appreciated the garden with its furniture and being able to use the pool fairly extensively. The village is delightful with nice walks, pubs and a shop.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the garden and pool during the hot weather. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.8Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Could benefit from free standing toilet roll holders in each bathroom and a full handrail all way down steps to pool. These are only minor things and did not spoil our stay. Pool is fantastic. Local facilities very good. Owners very helpful and friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you loved the cottage (and the pool). We will pass your suggestions to the owners and would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Very warm cottage."

    Comfortable beds - plenty of space - it was great

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just spent a lovely 4 days at stone wheel cottage with family, beautiful and spacious accommodation on the edge of Hook Norton."

    Joanne, the owner, and her husband were a delight, welcoming us with fresh eggs and extra logs for the log burner. The pool was a wonderful bonus that was used continually in the late summer sun we had in October! I think we may have to return

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Stonewheel Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our few days at the cottage."

    Our granddaughters loved the swimming pool. There are renovations ongoing which should make access to the pool better. There was an issue with a broken floorboard but this was speedily attended to once the owner was aware of it. My only issue really was the late check in (6pm). Most places allow a 3pm check in and I wonder if that could be managed here? Generally a lovely place to have a holiday.

    Thank you for providing feedback for your stay at Stone Wheel Cottage. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that your Granddaughters loved the pool. I will pass on your comments to the owner with regards to the check-in times for review. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Stone Wheel Cottage."

    The owners are absolutely lovely & were around quite a bit for us to approach with any questions as they live next door. The cottage is spacious clean & really well looked after. The pool was the highlight and the children played in it for hours! The area is wonderful & has lots of good pubs & shops. We’d definitely come again in the future. The service & level of care was incredible and we felt really well looked after.

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback and it's lovely to hear how much the children enjoyed the swimming pool!. The cottage is a really good base to explore and we hope you managed to visit the Wild Life Park. We would love to welcome you back again in the future too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyti5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very spacious property which needs some love and attention."

    I would describe the property as "tired". Things for improvement - broken glass panes in conservatory and large unsightly stain on lino need replacing, threadbare cushion covers and ancient bar of soap and worn out scourer in kitchen need discarding. Open packet of biscuits left in cupboard. Scribble on wall in hallway and peeling paint and cobwebs on window frames. Although we made good use of the pool the surround needs a good clean up as moss/mud ends up in the pool. The owners were very nice but a little money spent on redecoration and a deep clean could make this property 5 * as opposed to the 3* it merits at present.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Stonewheel. I'm sorry if you feel the cottage was not up to our usual high standards, i will pass on all your comments to the owner for review. I hope you still loved using the swimming pool and had time to explore the Cotswolds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda2.8Jul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable, spacious, well equipped property and a very accommodating owner."

    One issue though - frustratingly, the upstairs shower is unusable - the shower head doesn’t locate and move properly in the holder and as a result the water sprays way past the shower screen and onto the floor. Additionally, the shower is fed directly from the bath taps and it is impossible to get the water at a tolerable/constant temperature ie. it’s either scalding hot or freezing cold - just when you think you’ve got a temperature you can live with it suddenly changes. I recommend the owner takes a shower in this bathroom to understand the difficulties. For us (a party of 6 adults) it meant we were queuing for the downstairs wet room which meant it took over 2 hours for us all to shower before we could start our day.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and hope that they did not leave a lasting impact. We hope to welcome you back to Stone Wheel Cottage any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Nov 2021

  • "The lovely surroundings and the generously sized pool."

    The cottage itself charming and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Oct 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage to rent and the pool was amazing."

    The owners were very friendly. I did feel that the showers could have been modernised especially the one upstairs and in the kitchen I would have liked some big bowls and baking tins. But over all an excellent place to stay and I would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will make sure to forward your concerns to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely break the owners were very accommodating, the kitchen was fairly well equipped, I did have to purchase some oven trays to cook as there were none in the cottage."

    The local pub served fantastic food and is only a short walk down the road. The cottage is looking a little tired in places and some areas could do with a little more attention when cleaning, but overall it was very nice and we would stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will forward your recommendations to the owner. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Very spacious with all the facilities you would need. Pool was an extra bonus and our children enjoyed it very much. Owner was only a phone call away and very helpful. Perfect area, quaint cotswold village with 2 pubs and shop within walking distance. Good central location to explore the area. Highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Stone Wheel Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed staying and that the children made the most of the pool. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    The location is beautiful and Hook Norton had 2 great pubs and a village shop. Our boys loved the pool (made the holiday). The cottage itself was ok but could do with cosmetic updating particularly the lounge and kitchen.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Stone Wheel Cottage. It's great to hear your enjoyed staying and made the most of the places to visit with your children. We will pass on your comments about updating a few things within the cottage. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Jul 2021

  • "Really friendly hosts & very accommodating."

    Large property with good facilities but perhaps in need of some cosmetic updates e.g. the lounge sofas. Overall would recommend the place to everyone.

    Thank you for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Jun 2021

  • "Charming cottage!"

    Lovely and warm and we enjoyed the wood burner! The indoor pool was such an added bonus and Joanne and Howard were so friendly. Thanks for the fresh eggs too!

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted your enjoyed your stay at Stone Wheel Cottage and hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend in the cottage."

    It was comfortable and homely. Local pub was just a short walk away. It was great to spend time in the heated pool, a good start to the morning. Enjoyed chatting to the owners Joanne and Howard. They were on hand to answer any questions. The local brewery is worth a visit, we had a lovely meal in the Malt House Kitchen also. Lovely break. Can recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Stone Wheel Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much guests have enjoyed staying and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very clean, had all the supplies we needed, the hosts were very helpful and nice."

    Reviewed by Tahnee5.0Sep 2020

  • "The rooms are actually a lot bigger than they appear in the photographs."

    The owners are very friendly. The area has a lot to offer with many interesting places in the area.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Stone Wheel Cottage. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a last minute booking after a recent family bereavement, so generally, we were happy with the booking."

    However, there were a number of things we felt were in desperate need of modernisation. First of all, the bathrooms. The showers were particularly bad, the one in the bathroom upstairs didn't even attach to the wall, and there was no mirror above the sink so it was impossible to shave. There was a mirror above the sink in the wet room downstairs but the light wasn't working! The bedroom with the twin beds in (where we put our children) was particularly cold, and when the heating came on, the boiler in the room beneath them was so loud it woke them up at 5am for three days straight! I do understand that upgrading the boiler isn't cheap, but it was the noisiest I've ever heard and could easily be replaced with a much quieter one. All the pipes throughout the house banged loudly when the heating came on. Some urgent plumbing work is required. The TV was tiny and could be updated, there was no option to use catch-up or apps etc, something the owners could easily rectify. But I think the thing which really was unforgivable was that there were huge dog poos everywhere inside the grounds. Why these hadn't been picked up I really don't understand. I think it's obvious that this property is managed by a large agency who are clearly based several hundred miles away, and don't get to inspect it on a regular basis. I couldn't recommend staying here to anyone until some major refurb and clean up work is undertaken

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on Stone Wheel Cottage. We have raised your concerns with the Owner who will investigate these. Many Thanks Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Owen1.9Dec 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a good location."

    Particularly enjoyed the pool. Lovely and warm for our 2 grandsons aged almost 3 and 8 months. Owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2019

  • "Really spacious accomadation, very well equipped and good commuication from our hosts."

    The cottage is well placed as a base for many things, our children chose it for the pool which was excellent.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2019

  • "A really delightful clean and spacious cottage in an idyllic setting and with lovely owners (and their dogs) who have provided everything you need for a relaxing holiday, and an indoor heated pool - you don't get better!"

    The surrounding area is all chocolate-box pretty and there are many places to take long walks and see the countryside, as well as lovely villages to ramble through. If you're looking for a calm retreat to unwind and recharge, then this is the place for you. Our only regret is not booking a longer stay, but look forward to coming back again in the future!

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely village and lovely cottage."

    Bigger than expected. Owners really thoughtful and provided everything you could need. Only draw back was cleanliness, a bit more care needed especially around pool area with old broken toys and in shower room.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Aug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin Downstairs 'wet room', with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with log burning stove. Gardens with swimming pool & patio area.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Starter pack of fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars additional roadside parking available
  • Patio area and table / chairs
  • Enclosed garden with gorgeous little fenced off patio area(not dog proof) and swimming pool, available from beginning of April to end of October, book times directly with owner
  • The swimming pool is available by arrangement with the owners
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (charged @ £25.00)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note:The property requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £100. Don't worry, we will only take this when we need to cover breakages, damages and extra costs incurred as a result of your stay.

The property

Sitting in the heart of Hook Norton village and around the corner from some cracking country pubs, Stone Wheel Cottage is just the perfect and typical Cotswolds' cottage.

Hundreds of years old, sitting within the grounds of the owners' substantial period property, this sweet and charming cottage retains all its period charm but with much added comfort and style.

Simply furnished and the perfect retreat.

The kitchen / diner is comfortable and well furnished, the Living Room spacious and cosy, with a wonderful log-burner, while upstairs are three good sized bedrooms, each smart and simple in presentation with very comfortable beds, and a separate family bathroom.

There's a garden outside with loads of room to relax and unwind, and the wow factor being provided by the covered, heated swimming pool available from beginning of April until the end of October.

However, with a host of village pubs within walking distance you may prefer to take the fresh air when strolling for lunch or otherwise!

This is a blissful retreat where you are convenient for a host of Cotswolds gems.

If you're so inclined Daylesford and Soho Farmhouse are nearby, otherwise Chipping Norton is just 7 mins drive away.

We love it here and believe you and your pooch will too!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Chipping Norton 5 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 22 miles; Oxford 25 miles.

A picturesque village with many honey-coloured historic buildings, thatched cottages, a thriving community and its very own steam driven brewery, the last of its kind in the country. The village boasts a well-stocked shop, Post Office, several pubs and restaurants and many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the village with the D'Arcy Dalton Way passing through the village. The market town of Chipping Norton lies south of the village in the Cotswold Hills, plays host to many festivals throughout the year, has an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a theatre and the oldest golf course in Oxfordshire. Historic Banbury nestles on the banks of the River Cherwell in the Cherwell Valley and offers many restaurants, cafes, a canalside museum, cinema and local theatre, plus the annual Banbury Folk Festival attracts many visitors each year. Blenheim Place, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill is also close by. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the oldest university teaching room, Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens and museums, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out. Enjoy many types of motor and superbike racing at Silverstone or spend a day shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet.

Up to 2 small well behaved dogs welcome- charged @ £25.00 per pet
Please Note: The owner has 2 Dogs
The swimming pool is available by agreement with the owners.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas