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Horseshoe Cottage

(Ref. 1002660)

Whichford near Hook Norton, Warwickshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (31)
  • lovely (18)
  • village (17)
  • location (13)
  • beautiful (10)
  • pub (9)

32 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage with excellent attention to detail-all kitchen utensils, torches, comfy beds, logs for the log burner, lots of handy hints from the owners of places to visit, walk and eat and the aga!"

    Lovely location!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2024

  • "It really is a fantastic cottage."

    What we really loved was the attention to the small details of what we may need. Flashlights, a warm house when we arrived, spare umbrella, nightlights, and it was done up for Christmas, puppy treats, poo bags. It was also the cleanest cottage that I have stayed in. Highly recommended. Take Wellies.

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad you loved the cottage and enjoyed the atmosphere and cleanliness. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Twanette4.4Dec 2023

  • "A very charming cottage in a good area."

    Very clean and well presented with a decent amount of things you may need. Good walking from the door. The wood burner was excellent and we found it was very efficient in providing heat throughout the downstairs. (note there are also wall heaters throughout the cottage, the wood burner is a nice bonus, not really needed until late autumn and winter) Good location and pub nearby was usefull.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property is really lovely and well equipped and clean."

    The directions are great, as are the suggestions for things to do. Could be very cosy. We arrived 4pm Sunday evening and checked out early Tuesday and sadly most of the things we wanted to see and do, including some shops etc, are closed until Wednesday. There was no heating on when we arrived and the cottage was very very cold for the first 18 hrs until the night storage heaters came on. I did receive a note from Ken saying put the aga on but didn't get it till the second day. Not enough wood in the basket to keep the log burner going all evening, very hungry for wood, and a suggestion that more could be purchased locally. In the pictures it shows a huge log pile in the lounge which isn't there anymore. Not a helpful suggestion when staying for two nights and without heating from a 4pm check in on a Sunday. The late check in and early check out gave us only a day and a half at the cottage and for the amount we paid, £556, we were disappointed at this. Things which we noticed about the property are that the shower cubicle is tiny and restrictive, although there is a huge bath taking up half of the room, there is no area/shelf to put down toiletries for use in the bathroom within reach. In most places I have stayed there is also some complimentary shower gel or soap etc. Non here. There isn't a useful mirror in the double bedroom. In the kitchen all the bowls and dishes for use are tucked into a corner cupboard which you cannot open unless you open the washing machine cupboard door first. Not easy access for these things as a small gap. Hope this is helpful feedback

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable and warm cottage."

    Well equipped for both humans and dogs! A real bonus having a fully enclosed rear garden. Plenty of walks locally and a field opposite the church where dogs can run off lead. Excellent location for a visit to the Cotswolds. Village pub food very good and can also recommend The Red Lion at Long Compton. Our second visit and I expect we shall visit again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your stay was as good as your first and we already look forward to welcoming you back again! Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage which was very well equiped, clean and tidy."

    Lots of useful information given by the owner which we took full advantage of. Back garden is secure for dogs but the front garden would benefit from a fence between cottage and next door. The village was idyllic and we enjoyed walks directly from the cottage. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Horseshoe Cottage. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,but as informed the stairs being as old as cottage and wood, and the top stair is pointing downwards so giving a strange feeling as you step up or down."

    A thought would be to fit anti-slip grit tape that wouldn't detract if fitted, to the overall aesthetics of the cottage but that's my opinion.but otherwise a perfect stay in a pretty village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside. Regards Pete Linsell

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was wonderful - clean, comfy, homely - can’t fault it at all."

    The village is so quiet and peaceful and very pretty. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for taking time to leave this feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful relaxing stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have had a fantastic week in this stunning cottage, it is absolutely beautiful in such pretty surroundings."

      We couldn't have asked for anything more or better, they have gone out of your way to include absolutely everything we needed and more in a home from home holiday, even putting information about the area for walks and amenities. Would and already have recommended this cottage.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and loved the surroundings too. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our second time at Horseshoe Cottage."

    Really cosy cottage with everything you need. Dog friendly and even dog supplies there if you have forgotten them. Great location in lovely village and also great for visiting local places.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Spotlessly clean and super comfy beds. Only criticism is the stairs, they are steep which is not a problem but they are very slippy. Enclosed back garden a real bonus as we had a dog with us and we could safely let him spend time outside. Good quality pub opposite the cottage, but you do need to book. Another bonus for us was an enclosed paddock close by where you can let your dog off the lead. Will definitely visit again.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that both yourselves and your dog had a lovely time away. The properties listing does state that the stairs are steep, but please contact us if you require any further information in the future. We look forward to welcoming you again one day soon! Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "What a fantastic cottage lovely decor and very comfortable, pretty garden front and rear and everything you would want."

    The owner Ken was very helpful and provided lots of information and suggestions for the area. We visit the Cotswolds every year but not stayed in Whichford before and it’s a lovely area. We have been to The Straw Kitchen many times and it was lovely to be able to walk to it. We will definitely be back to this cottage just loved it thanks for a lovely time away.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and it’s location , nothing to find fault with , furniture, fixtures and fittings all good quality ."

    Recommend the lido at Chipping Norton for a swim and the pottery in the village for a wander round also enjoyed sitting in the garden to eat and relax . A highlight for us was the classic car meet on the village green it’s incredible.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Horseshoe Cottage and its location. Thank you for your recommendations, that we are sure future guests will also enjoy. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location, could not fault it!"

    The cottage was perfect. First class. We willl definitely be back. Had a fabulous week here in horseshoe cottage.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Horseshoe Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back to the property again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fab time at Horseshoe Cottage."

    The cottage was fab and had everything in it that we could possibly want and more. The weather was fab and the scenery and pretty villages were superb.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and a lovely village, we were lucky enough to be there for the car show on the green…"

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

    Reviewed by Debra4.4Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous week at Horseshoe Cottage."

    Comfortable, cosy and delightful. Plenty to do and see nearby.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Horseshoe Cottage. We're very pleased to hear everything met your expectations and that you had a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annmarie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and obviously used by the owners, so it felt like a proper 'home from home'."

    The charming front garden overlooks the village green, and is a stone's throw from a lively village pub. We loved the sunny conservatory, and gazebo in the back garden for breakfast.We were very lucky with the weather and Horseshoe cottage makes an ideal location for splendid Cotswold walks and visiting some first class Gardens. Altogether a lovely relaxing break!

    Thank you your feedback! It sounds like you had a fabulous stay at Horseshoe Cottage. We hope to see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and lots of nice extras, books, maps for local walks and dog treats too"

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Horseshoe Cottage. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage in a quiet location with a good local pub/restaurant on the doorstep and within easy reach of bigger villages and towns."

    Plenty of walks in the area albeit the weather made conditions difficult under foot. Take a trip to the Cotswold Distillery if you like gin and the Hook Brewery in Hook Norton for a great breakfast.

    Thank you for providing feedback with regards to your recent stay at Horseshoe Cottage. It's always lovely to hear how much our guest's have enjoyed staying at the cottage and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth."

    The house was lovely but I had to pay £100 for a double duvet cover that I am certain I didn’t mark. There has been no acknowledgement of that fact. I will not be recommending Sykes or the cottage I stayed in.

    Thank you for your comments. When we rang and spoke to you, you mentioned your daughter had been using nail varnish but she hadn't told you there had been a spillage. Apologies if reimbursing the owner for the damage has impacted your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    Lovely kitchen and very well equipped. It was really useful to have the outside sink for washing the dog down after going for some nice walks, unfortunately the weather was not kind to us, it rained pretty much all the time during our week's stay - we certainly had good use of our waterproofs and wellingtons. Would have been useful to have a dustpan and brush, a razor point in the bathroom and a larger mirror in the main bedroom. Also we found that all the kitchen cupboards were full with equipment, so no where much to store your groceries. Thank you for a nice stay, and for preparing the cottage so nicely.

    Reviewed by Selina4.4Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful, full of character and comfort."

    A great location for seeing the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    It completely overwhelmed us when we went inside. It was exactly like the pictures. The owners Ken and Gill have equipped it to a very high standard. It was our home for a week. They have thought of everything. I would recommend this cottage and the village which is a great base to see various places in the area. A must when you arrive is the straw kitchen by whichford pottery plus the Norman Knight for food. We went to Broadway and walked to the tower, we visited Oxford, we walked to long Compton and had a meal st the red lion. We went to Bourton on the water and Stow on the Wold, we saw lovely local villages like Burford and a town Banbury. All in all it was an amazing relaxing holiday and would definitely come back to this cottage if we could.

    Ken and Gill would love to welcome you back in the future. We are pleased to hear you were able to visit so much of the Cotswolds during your amazing holiday, Many Thanks Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous holiday cottage in beautiful location."

    The sun in the from garden in the evenings with a glass of wine is absolutely perfect. Cottage is right by the village green and a pub literally on the doorstep. However, unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, we could not try out the pub as it only opens Friday to Sunday and they were fully booked when we enquired. Instead we ate at The Sun Inn in Hook Norton ( a 10 min drive away) which we can recommend. At the moment, limited local tourist attractions are open (Whichford Pottery is closed and Cotswold Distillery only has their shop open). So we took full advantage of the walk recommendations by the owners and had some lovely dog walks in the local countryside. There are also some great cycle rides in the local area. All in all, would definitely recommend the cottage and would return!!

    Thank you for the local information on places to eat and the local tourist attractions. We would love for you to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra3.4Jul 2020

  • "What a fantastic place to spend Christmas!"

    Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need.... very well thought out. Wonderful village pub and plenty of walks and pretty villages to visit close by! Shall definitely be returning. Many thanks Wendy Lewis

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are please to here Horseshoe cottage had everything you could possibly need. We look forward to you returning. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, warm, cosy and a real home from home."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was the second time we have stayed at horseshoe cottage and we can't recommend it enough."

    It a beautiful cottage in a lovely little village, with everything you could need. The local pub is really nice and welcoming. The food is amazing. They even have a wood fired pizza van in the car park on a Monday evening when they don't do food. Our only concern is the stairs as they are a little uneven which could bit a little difficult for older people, but shouldn't put people off as long as you are careful.

    Nice to have welcomed you back for a second time. We take on-board your feedback, and will update our website in relation to the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage equipped with everything you need."

    Think it would be appropriate to mention that it may not be suitable for anyone not fully mobile as the stairs are steep and not easy to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage’s location was genuinely superb!"

    Super pub opposite with live music and a beer festival over the bank holiday, fabulous village fete and lovely pottery with cafe serving amazing food!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, and perfect for families and couples.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners had put so much thought and effort into making our stay something special."

    The cottage is beautifully furnished in a great location. We were very happy and sad to leave

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove
  • Aga cooker (available upon request), electric oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with HD Freeview, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking is available on first come, first serve basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front and gravelled garden to rear with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog always welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles and pub 0.01 miles
  • Note: Please request the use of the AGA in advance

The property

Hook Norton 3.7 miles.

Located on the edge of what is considered the largest village green in England, Horseshoe Cottage is a quintessential English country cottage, resting in the pretty village of Whichford.

An utterly charming cottage packed with homely touches throughout, this is an ideal retreat for those looking to escape to the countryside and enjoy peace and tranquillity.

Located at the junction of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, you are only moments from some of the most popular spots in the northern Cotswolds region, including Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Inside, the cottage retains its wonderful period features, including a romantic fireplace with a roaring fire and lovely pine staircase.

Outside, your enclosed garden overlooks the village green, and is only 100 yards from the very highly regarded village pub, The Norman Knight.

Just 400 yards from the cottage is Whichford Pottery, a gallery and an excellent café, serving breakfast, lunches, coffee and cakes.

The award-winning Cotswolds Distillery is less than 2 miles away, with a shop and a café, if you fancy a spot of lunch - book your slot today!

There are excellent walking and cycling opportunities right from the front door of the cottage, with lovely country sites and a plethora of wildlife to spot along the way.

If you jump in your car you can be in Stratford in no time as well as the lovely local National Trust houses like Hidcote, Kiftsgate and Bourton House.

A charming and welcoming property - you'll love this beautiful, rural retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

HOOK NORTON

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.

One well behaved pet is welcome - charged @ £25.00. Please keep pets downstairs and off the furniture.
A Good House Keeping Bond of £200.00 is required. A shadow is taken on the card used for payment.
Please Note: the Aga is only available to use upon request.
Please Note: from May to September classic car meetings are held on the village green opposite the cottage, on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Please Note: the stairs are quite steep and a little uneven so please take care.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas