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Holly Cottage (Middle Tysoe)

Tysoe, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1091393)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


6 Customer Reviews

  • "Holly cottage was everything we could of wished for and more!"

    It was such a pleasure to stay in over Christmas and the host supplied such thoughtful extras. The house was clean and well equipped for our stay. I have never stayed somewhere where I thought the beds were comfier than my own! I would highly recommend staying at Holly cottage and would definitely think about rebooking. Thank you for making our stay so perfect.

    Reviewed by LaurenDec 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay; what a truly gorgeous property."

    Everything has been carefully thought out, we didn’t want for anything. The beds were extremely comfy, and the showers exactly as you’d want them to be. The house is gorgeous from the outside too, and in such a lovely setting; the children were delighted to see sheep from the bedroom window! The few queries I had before and after our stay were handled swiftly and efficiently. Many thanks again.

    Apr 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage with lots of character that was just as described."

    It was very clean, warm and plenty big enough for the three of us - and made a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!

    Rob And MichelleOct 2020

  • "Stylish place, well equipped."

    Great for families!

    RachelleOct 2020

  • "Lovely spacious house, perfect for a relaxing getaway"

    MariamSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need, clean and a great style."

    Has great facilities which had everything we needed. It was perfect for us as was dog friendly and a had a great garden for them too. The village is beautiful, so much character and everyone is really friendly, all saying hello when you pass in the street! I don’t get that often where I live! Good local pub, Chinese available and fish and chips once a week! Great location to see other areas too for shopping, site seeing, walks etc Amenities are great, although if you want a supermarket, which isn’t too far, about 10-15 mins down the road in the car. The parking is a little small so had to park diagonally to fit it in, not too much trouble though and there is further parking in the village just up the road if you have more than one car. There is a church directly behind the house and they ring the bells throughout most of the day/night, but we couldn’t hear this in the bedrooms or front of the house. It definitely didn’t affect our stay in any way. Would most definitely stay again and great value for money. Everyone enjoyed their time away.

    JamieAug 2020

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Holly Cottage is a beautiful holiday retreat in the picturesque village of Middle Tysoe, on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property dates back to the 1860s, and is noticeable by its striking red brick façade.

Holly Cottage is the perfect house for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a stylish retreat from which to explore the glorious Cotswold countryside and beyond.

The front door opens into a small entrance hall, where you can hang up your coats and kick off your shoes, before entering into the warm and inviting, dual aspect sitting room, where you can look forward to sinking into the three-seater sofa, loveseat or armchair later on in the evening as you watch a compelling film from the selection of DVDs on offer, as the woodburning stove crackles away in the background.

Moving through the property, you will pass the handy utility room in the hallway, before entering into the bright dining room which has beautiful painted beams and an eye-catching decorative range oven, where you and your loved ones can tuck into your meals and toast to the start of your holiday.

Enter into the stunning, contemporary kitchen that is flooded with natural light through the dual aspect patio doors and rustle up heart-warming meals for you and your loved ones making use of the state-of-the-art appliances, whilst listening to your favourite tunes on the DAB radio.

Completing the ground floor is a useful cloakroom sat adjacent to the dining room, accessed via a rear lobby.

When night falls, make your way up to the first-floor where you will find two stunning bedrooms; the master is the perfect place to lay your head for the night in the king-size bed, and wake up to the beautiful sight of the fields opposite through the dual aspect windows, and the second bedroom is perfect for children, containing twin beds.

A light and airy bathroom rests on this floor, where you can indulge in a warming soak amongst the bubbles in the bath, or enjoy an invigorating rinse using the shower over or the hand-held shower.

A second flight of stairs lead up directly into the third bedroom, which boasts uninterrupted rural views through its dual aspect windows, contains a king-size bed, and benefits from an en-suite with a walk-in shower.

In the morning, make a hearty breakfast to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar and coffee table in the kitchen, as you arrange your itinerary for your holiday that has just begun!

Catch the morning sun rays in the wrap-around patio and lawn garden and take a seat at the outdoor table to admire the views towards the church and beyond.

Pick up groceries for your barbecue at the local supermarket and store them in the fridge and freezer, before heading back out to explore your local surroundings.

The unspoilt village of Middle Tysoe is a peaceful village on the north-eastern edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by countryside, and with many enjoyable walks on its doorstep, including the walk around Windmill Hill where you can walk right up to the windmill on the hill and enjoy views of Compton Wynates mansion house.

Allow your four-legged friend to stretch their legs on the village green and then make your way to the Peacock Inn pub for a tipple where your furry friend is also welcome, and pick up a Chinese takeaway for a lovely meal and break from the kitchen!

Just a short drive from the village you will find a number of local tourist attractions including Upton House and Gardens, a 1930s stately home owned by the National Trust, Broughton Castle, a medieval fortified manor house and Farnborough Hall, also owned by the National Trust, an 18th century home with a stand-out library, opulent furnishings and formal gardens offering beautiful country views.

You are within easy reach of the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which offers an array of shops, attractions, amenities, restaurants and inns, to name a few; Stratford Butterfly Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon Gold Club and Shakespeare Centre Museum.

The highest of the Cotswold towns, Stow-on-the-Wold, sits at nearly 800ft and offers stunning views over the rolling hills and villages below; here you can take a stroll around the historical market town and finish off with a meal at one of the many inns or tearooms that sit within Stow, such as The Porch House for a tipple or The Old Bakery Tea Room for some tea and scones!

There is something for everyone in and around Middle Tysoe, so make Holly Cottage your base and you’ll be wanting to return as soon as you leave!





  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired cental heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, breakfast bar, 3 x hairdryers
  • 3 x Smart TVs, DVD player, CD player, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue (without coal)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

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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.

Region Information

Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants. 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 under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for logs used), and whilst logs are normally available, on occasion, there may be situations where previous guests have used the log supply and they cannot be replenished immediately. Note: Due to the thickness of the walls, the wireless internet does not reach the kitchen. Note: Parents with young children should be aware that the stairs lead directly into bedroom 3, with no barrier. Note: The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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