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Meadow View

(Ref. 1044980)

Banbury, Warwickshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in the cottage, which was warm, cosy and well appointed."

    It was welcoming, with everything we needed for our stay. The village of Farnborough is very picturesque and we would love to return in Spring/Summer, to explore the village and surrounding area.

    Dear Kim. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage over the festive period and i look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regard Alistair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Dec 2023

  • "We stayed here in between moving house, initially booked for one week but had to extend for two weeks (no other cottages available) Very well equipped cottage."

    Just a few things could do with some attention; The sofa and two chairs need replacing, very hard and uncomfortable. Bed could do with a new mattress as could hear and feel the springs every time we turned over. An empty cupboard for food shopping would be a bonus. Some guidance about putting bins out would be good as it is a terraced property so didn’t want to bring bins out through the property. TV is to small. Tea/coffee/sugar would have been a nice touch. Off road parking was not ideal, some days having to park too far away from property in our opinion. Having made these comments the cost does reflect these issues to a degree.

    Dear Mike. Thanks you for staying in my cottage and i would like to address your comments. I have never had a complaint about the sofa and i have now changed one of the chairs to a high backed reading chair of which i was going to do anyway. There again i have never had a negative comment about the bed and i have stayed here a few times myself but i will keep an eye on the mattress condition going forward. There is plenty of available space in the kitchen for food storage and a deep freeze too. Re the bins, i must admit that there wasn’t any guidance for this although, i or my neighbour put them out around the side of his, as you say it’s not ideal to take them out through the house. The TV has now been changed to a new 32” Panasonic. Tea and coffee are now supplied but what i used to supply was a bottle of wine and other bits of which i hope you enjoyed. The parking is on street and is not in my control, the land at the front of the cottage is owned by Highways and not mine to put off road parking on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike3.4Nov 2023

  • "The Cottage was lovely and so was the village."

    There were 2 drawbacks. The chairs in the sitting room were so hard it was like sitting on a wooden crate. Also the TV was too small. The other and main thing was the cottage is supposed to be dog friendly but the dogs were not supposed to go in the garden. Our young German Shepherd needs the loo at about 5 in the morning. There is no way I would walk him in the dark in the streets at that time. We always clean up after our dogs and a patch of earth would have been much appreciated. I am aware that not much time for the owner to cut grass etc on turnaround day but there should be somewhere for the dogs to toilet. Was pleased that there was plenty of dog bins around the village. Overall we had a lovely stay.

    Dear Janice. Thank you for staying in my cottage and i would like to respond to your comments please. One of the chairs has been change to a high backed reading chair and there is always the sofa to sit on, it is only a small cottage. Re the dog comment. The sign in the cottage with dog related information does have a wording that can be misinterpreted having reread it and yes of course dogs can go in the garden at the rear but there is only Astro tuff there as it would be very difficult to maintain grass areas. There is plenty of grass at the front of the cottage and up and down the village along with loads of walks. Regards Alistair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice3.4Sep 2023

  • "Quite a nice place to stay though the bed and 'comfy' seats were harder than we are used to."

    Bathroom mirror is out of alignment with the sink, so not easy for wet shaving. Also, a bit of a stretch to include photos of the lake, as it is some distance away. Kitchen cupboard space is a bit limited but only because there is so much crockery and so many glasses. Nice of the owner to leave some 'goodies', All in all, we had a good stay in spite of the points made above.

    Dear Andrew. I would like to respond to your comments if i may. I am sorry you found the bed and seating harder than you are used to but this is a very personal thing. I have now changed one of the chairs to a high backed reading chair of which i was going to do anyway. I will see what i can do about having a photo of the lake but it is only at the bottom of the village, 300 metres away and there is a lovely painting of the world famous Bibury Row over the fireplace. I will see what i can do about the kitchen food storage space. Glad you enjoyed the goodies and you enjoyed your stay. Regard Alistair. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    It had a nice homely feel and was well equipped for cooking. Comfortable bed and sofa. Good location for walking. We met some friendly locals too. Lots of lovely treats provided and a nice bottle of wine (although we didn’t drink this as we are both teetotal). Our German Shepherd tried to sit in the smallish dog bed provided giving us great amusement! It would have been good to have some printed walks with maps for the local area.

    Dear Ruth. Thank you for booking the cottage and glad you enjoyed it. I would like to respond to your comments if i may. I’m glad your dog found the bed very attractive as have many others to my amazement too. There are a number of OS maps in the cottage of which highlight walks for all abilities across the area and beyond. I will how ever put together a selection of local walks for future customers. Regards Alistair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage which had everything that we needed."

    A brilliant place to explore from. We will definitely return

    Dear Gilly. Thank you for booking the cottage and i am very glad you found everything to your liking. Kind regards Alistair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property."

    Very comfortable and clean. Had no issues at all. Would stay again when in the area.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was cosy and welcoming and had everything in it we needed"

    Reviewed by Harmail5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property was tired and grubby, the lounge furniture was uncomfortable, needs refreshing throughout,footpath to property in need of relaying as it was a trip hazard."

    Lack of information about things to do around the area also no instructions ref.the use of appliances in the property/ emergency phone numbers.On a positve note the owner sorted an unforeseen issue with tv aerial promptly.

    Dear Walter. Thank you for staying in my cottage and i would like to respond to your review if i may. The property is not tired and grubby and i take acception to your comment. I have recently changed one of the chairs to a high backed reading chair and the sofa comfort is a personal preference. The footpath to the property is owned by the local Highways dept and is subsequently maintained by them and not me, but i have been asking for the foot path to be relayed but to no avail as yet. How ever i do mower the grass to keep it under control and keep up appearances. There are a number of leaflets and OS maps on the bookshelf’sand free WiFi to explore your requirments . The instructions for the appliances are in the kitchen draw and the emergency number for my mobile is on the information sheet on the sideboard and also on the info from Sykes. Thank you for complementing me on my fast response to have the TV arial repaired with in a few hours of it going wrong of which was unforeseen as you said. Kind regards Alistair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Walter2.2Jun 2023

  • "The perfect cottage for a wonderful weekend away."

    The property had everything you could need and more. Our dog felt welcomed with a dog bed and orange ball that she loved. We enjoyed the view from the table in the garden. Watching the lambs and rabbits run around.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage,well equipped with nice extra touches ."

    Very welcoming

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Meadow Cottage."

    It is very comfortable and cosy. The bathroom is enormous and has a good shower over the bath. The village is very quiet and it is easy to park on the road near the house. We especially liked being able to walk our dog straight from the door and into the National Trust parkland and around the lake at Farnborough Hall. Overall a really dog friendly place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "TV needs to be a bit bigger."

    Surprised to see present from last four legged friend on the astroturf! Those things aside, we had a lovely week. The meadow views from the cottage are beautiful. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2022

  • "Thank you for allowing us to stay at Meadow View at a very stressful time in our lives."

    It was a beautiful sanctuary where we could briefly recharge our batteries. We will be back, if necessary, and may well use you in the future as a crash pad for ourselves or close relatives. My only criticism was the white sofas and chairs and white bedding which looked stunning and sumptuous but was somewhat impractical with a puppy and that well-remembered thick red oozy Oxfordshire mud! Fortunately, we brought our own bedding and towels but forgot to bring throws for the sofas and chairs. Our many congratulations on providing a stunning self-catering cottage to the very highest of standards xxxx

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Nov 2021

  • "My wife and I spent 11 nights at Meadow View to spend time with my son and his fiancé who live in Banbury."

    We enjoyed our time at the cottage as walking routes in the area are really extensive and the local villages are steeped in history and really beautiful. The cottage isn’t suitable for having anyone over for dinner – we had to bring two outdoor chairs inside and this made the cottage feel really cramped and the two single chairs in the lounge be quite uncomfortable. When speaking to Alistair on the day we were arriving at the cottage we realized that it didn’t have a freezer which would have been really inconvenient as had come from another holiday rental with quite a few frozen food items. Alistair kindly bought a freezer and delivered it shortly after our arrival – this was greatly appreciated. The heating stopped working on Saturday evening and Alistair could not have been more responsive – he managed to get this fixed while we were out for dinner on a Saturday evening. We highly recommend visiting The Plough in Warmington for lunch – a beautiful village which can be walked too from the cottage. A visit to the British Motor Museum is really worthwhile as it is only a few minutes from the cottage. Alistair was most responsive and always willing to assist when required. The welcome pack was also greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Nov 2021

  • "We were met by the owner Alistair, who made us feel very welcome."

    The cottage is very sweet and great for 2 people looking to get away. The village is very peaceful and yet it is so easy to get to lots of great places. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others. We also had a welcome pack, the wine was especially good. A great place in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage, with wonderful views beyond the rear garden."

    . Set in a beautiful village, with lovely nearby walks.. Check out the nearby Farnborough Hall, Burton Dassett Hills and the local river walk.. The cottage is well equipped, with a lovely garden, and very friendly neighbours. Decorated tastefully, with a comfy bed, high pressure shower and all the mod cons.. There are farm shops nearby and Banbury is only 10 mins away with lots of stores, or pop to Stratford for a wander by the river... only 30 mins away... I've stayed at the cottage twice and both times it felt like a home from home. It was sad to leave!!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was a great stay for the last three weeks."

    Perfect little hideaway, we loved being able to sit both in front of the cottage and in the back garden, depending on the sun. It was perfect for our quarantine period and then 2 weeks of holidays. We loved the surrounding hills, walks to Fenny Compton and Avon Dassett, and some of the great pubs that were within 15 mins drive.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2021

  • "The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon."

    The eating house opposite was incredible - locally sourced dishes all made with love. Everything from the wood fired pizza to Sunday lunch was delicious. And the cottage itself - so cute and clean - great cooking facilities, attention to detail and very comfy bed. Also loved the views from the back of the house. We received a lovely welcome with fresh sourdough, bottle of wine and local honey. Only slight downside was no freezer, but that's it. Everything else was outstanding!

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Sep 2020

  • "Hi the lounge seating was not good but better than the photos on the website and ..."

    Hi the lounge seating was not good but better than the photos on the website and also the parking was not great but thanks we enjoyed the week and great weather

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now replaced the uncomfortable seating for a large two seater French linen covered sofa for additional comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2020

  • "Only disappointment was that the mirrors upstairs were not near sockets so difficulty using hairdryer extra."

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2020

  • "Sadly the sofa and chairs were very very uncomfortable."

    ..we had to reinforce them with bedroom pillows to sit on ..the rest of the cottage was fabulous ..the location for a short break is great .

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Sep 2020

  • "Very well received and the cottage was very clean and catered to all our needs."

    The only thing to comment on is that the seats in the living area were very uncomfortable to sit on. I would suggest that this is considered for future guests. We thought the management of the booking was exceptional, assisting us should we need anything. The booking process was also easy and professional. We will certainly book through Sykes Cottages again. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now replaced the uncomfortable seating for a large two seater French linen covered sofa for additional comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and ideally located for what we wanted to do, unfortunately we found there were two downsides."

    One is that, whilst stylishly decorated, the sofa is terribly uncomfortable - not something you would lounge on after a day of walking. The second is that we had additional amphibian visitors which made us on edge. We had several frogs in the cottage two nights running, we scooped them up and put them outside but it made us very cautious about where we were putting our feet. If the sofa could be replaced with something more comfortable, and the frogs looked into, then we would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.4Aug 2020

  • "A well stocked cottage in a pretty village with easy access to discover the Cotswolds."

    The kitchen is well stocked and had everything I needed. The oudooor areas were pleasant with a seat looking out onto the village. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom has all mod cons with a view of the local cows! I was there in the heatwave and was glad of the coolness the cottage provided, The wifi signal, a must nowadays was strong but the television was rather small and you had to sit very close! The sofa and chairs were stylish, however they were very hard and uncomfortable. A case of style over substance. Definitely needs some comfortable seating.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, over shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living area with dining space and sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Shop within 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

Banbury 6.8 miles.

Found in the small civil parish of Farnborough, is this gorgeous 1850s terraced house, complete with classic red brickwork, right in the centre of this tranquil village.

Meadow View is encompassed by lush countryside views, perfect for a peaceful romantic sanctuary for two.

Make yourself at home in the elegant open-plan sitting room, which is a mix of traditional brickwork and light paint; get cosy on the plush bold french linen sofa and admire the art deco fireplace, complete with an electric woodburning-effect stove that will warm the room as you enjoy catching up on your favourite TV programmes.

The dining area is close by and is great for enjoying all your meals throughout your stay; resting behind is the lovely kitchen where you can rustle up a breakfast in bed, cook a romantic meal or bake some scrumptious cakes, fitted with a handful of amenities.

Sip on a chilled glass of wine on a glorious summer's day in the enclosed garden patio area, boasting scenic views of verdant fields; take a well-deserved quiet moment to yourself to take in your countryside surroundings.

There is also a bench at the front of the house, where you can watch the world go by in the sun.

Make your way upstairs to the bright double bedroom, featuring original wooden floorboards, a large amount of storage space and a lovely light window.

Treat yourself to a well-deserved pamper night and put on a face-mask as you unwind in a hot bubble bath, or grab an invigorating morning shower in the quaint bathroom.

A few miles away is a top quality restaurant and local goods shop, with stunning views, plus there are other traditional country pubs open a few miles away.

If you need to stock up on essentials, there's a charming farm shop a short drive away at the top of Warmington Hill.

Upton House and Garden is an elegant stately home featuring 1930s period displays, beautiful sunlit terraces, scenic walking trails and an antique bookstore.

Garden enthusiasts will delight at The National Herb Centre, which contains culinary, medicinal and heirloom herbs, plus fruit trees, shrubs and planters.

The historic market town of Banbury is home to cultural attractions waiting to be unearthed, including the medieval Broughton Castle, the informative Banbury Museum Trust, and St Mary's Church, a Grade I listed building.

Meadow View offers an idyllic countryside escape for two.

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About the location


Oxford 24 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 24 miles; Warwick 20 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 21 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, the market town of Banbury offers shopping, cafes, a cinema and a museum. Nearby is the ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Via winding hedge-lined country lanes explore the surrounding villages built of Cotswold or warm honey coloured Horton stone with beautiful parish churches and welcoming pubs, many of which have excellent food. Art galleries, museums and historic sites abound. Also the glorious hidden treasure of moated Broughton Castle is close by. Blenheim Place, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill and the Dukes of Marlborough and the unspoilt towns and villages of Woodstock, Burford and Stow-on-the-Water are just a short drive away. 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 Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens, museums and theatres, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre, Warwick with its magnificent, world-renowned castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out. Also glorious gardens to visit include Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Stowe and Rousham. Enjoy many types of motor and superbike racing at Silverstone, cart racing at Shenington, horse racing at Stratford, Warwick or Towcester, try fly-fishing on the River Windrush or spend a day shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet. Banbury is an ideal holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas