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Bridge Hill Cottage

Hook Norton, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1091148)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • 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

Reviews

51 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings."

    Bonus of roaring fire. We were a party of 4 adults and 4 children and found it very comfortable. Could do with upgrading the shower but that's the only niggle we had! We left some Christmas puddings as a thank you

    Reviewed by BryanDec 2021

  • "Lovely, traditional cottage."

    Spacious and very well equipped. Great location close to village pub and shop. Lovely, dog friendly garden with BBQ. Had a great time.

    LindaJun 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    LauraMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Good size for a family and very welcoming. A historic home in a quaint town. Parking can be challenging. Amenities are great. Nice local pub and grocery within a short walk. The Cotswolds are beautiful and this is a great home base to see it all. We'd love to stay again!

    MattMar 2020

  • "Nicola the house keeper was very helpful and the cottage was lovely."

    We had a great time and will be recommending it to others.

    WillJan 2020

  • "We were very excited for our stay at Bridge Hill Cottage, and the cottage exceeded our expectations!"

    The property and town were both so lovely and charming!

    GarretJan 2020

  • "Our little weekend break was great in this lovely, lovely cottage, it was perfect as having 3 loo's worked really well, as my mum is elderly and she had access downstairs."

    A welcome bottle of prosecco and small milk, great, thank u. Great location and neighbours/people were very friendly, and the local butchers is a must. Well definitely stay there again.

    MichelleDec 2019

  • "Well equipped, clean comfortable."

    Excellent location!

    PaulNov 2019

  • "We spent an amazing weekend at this cottage."

    everything was really clean, the cottage was really beautiful and had everything we needed. we will definitely recommend this cottage to our friends.

    IanireOct 2019

  • "Fantastic facilities for all the family."

    Great Location. Everything you need and if you forget anything the village shop will have it.

    ClaireSep 2019

  • "A great, beautifully appointed cottage!"

    I would definitely recommend!

    EdwardSep 2019

  • "We loved our weekend."

    It’s a great place to visit Cotswolds. The cottage is great, perfect home for families. Everything was perfectly organised and ready for us to enjoy. Communication was easy and smooth. Strongly recommended. We will definitely use it again.

    NicolaMar 2019

  • "Easy check in, great communication with the house keeper and a beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    SelinaFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage especially now it has new kitchen."

    Very well equipped including log fire with logs for first evening and others to purchase. Nicola is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come again.

    SusanNov 2018

  • "This cottage is full of character and history with both antique and modern touches."

    Very roomy and immaculately clean. Would definitely recommend.

    ElizabethNov 2017

  • "The house was full of character and so well positioned in the village that we didn't use the car the whole time we were there."

    The house was very quirky and we loved playing bar billiards while my daughter taught herself piano! The house itself was very clean and we appreciated the little touches provided. We'll be back for sure!

    JulieOct 2017

  • "The housekeeper was helpful, checking in on us, offered suggestion of attending a local fete that was coming up."

    ..we did and it was great. House was nice.

    RandallSep 2017

  • "A wonderful place to stay and the is cottage well maintained."

    TahirJul 2017

  • "The bar billiards table is amazing."

    Do not get rid of it!

    PatrickMar 2017

  • "Great cottage, deceptively roomy."

    Loads of character and well equipped. Lovely private garden.

    JamieFeb 2017

  • "Nicola was very accommodating in us arriving an hour earlier than planned."

    The cottage is full of character. Thank you for such a memorable visit:) Highly recommended.

    MarkJan 2017

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village!"

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Rob NorcupSep 2016

  • "Lovely place, very cosy."

    Fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Would love to come back.

    Megan McTaggartMay 2016

  • "The only bad thing about the cottage is that I cannot come and move in!"

    And with so many of us staying (8) I was surprised that it didn’t feel crowded.

    Robin Moore And Party, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaApr 2016

  • "Such a welcoming house."

    We just loved it.

    Prettyman Family, NorfolkMar 2016

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay and we will all return home much better bar-billiards players thanks to several evenings of hard-fought competitions."

    A very nice village and the perfect base for our trips to the Cheltenham Festival. We’ll be back.

    Paddy, Anna, Matt & Helen. ManchesterMar 2016

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Delightful house. Hope to be back soon!

    Sosse Botha And Family, Cape TownMar 2016

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this cosy cottage."

    The village is super, our days out in Oxford and Stratford were a treat and Nicola looked after us wonderfully well.

    McInnis Family, Fremantle, Western AustraliaDec 2015

  • "Bridge Hill cottage was a perfect venue for our family reunion and the proximity of The Sun Inn provided family with a perfect location to stay."

    (we booked a totally of thirteen nights accommodation there). Having to cook Christmas lunch and family meals for as many as thirteen I found the kitchen very well equipped. The three rooms provided ample space for family of all ages to chill and enjoy the Bar Billiards. The decor was authentic and yet quirky which enabled us to relax and enjoy the festive spirit. Bathrooms are very clean and functional. Only comment: it was only when I left that I discovered the recycle bins, maybe a note in the information pack. Please pass on my thanks to the owners for a memorable fantastic stay in their eclectic home x x.

    BevDec 2012

  • "Dear Andrew, We loved staying at the cottage!"

    It has a lot of character and is a great size for a small family get-together - big enough to accommodate and small enough to feel 'cottagey'. The room with the minstrels' gallery is most unusual and there are several other touches, like the brass-rubbings, which make the house different and interesting. It's very well appointed and had everything we needed for our stay and Hook Norton is a great centre for exploring and walking. The only drawback is the smell of the oil tank that permeates the back patio area - since we had very little sitting-out weather this didn't bother us very much but it detracts from the nice garden. In all, we really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and would love to stay there again another year.

    JessicaJun 2012

  • "We loved it!"

    Very nice spot.

    ArthurMay 2012

  • "Hi Andrew, We had a great time thanks, we used it for a family get together for my mums 70th."

    The cottage was really nice and suited our needs well. We were a party of 7, 3 couples and a 1 year old. There was plenty of room and we enjoyed chilling out in the games room in the evening. Also the location was good. We and went to the children's farm and water fowl sanctuary and then up to Stratford. Unfortunately we didn't he to the brewery as it wouldn't have suited my daughter. I hope this is useful for you. Cheers.

    GuyApr 2012

  • "Wonderful house, especially the billiards and the piano."

    Good pubs and friendly folk! Family from London.

  • "Very enjoyable cottage AGAIN!"

    We enjoyed the fireplace, local scenery and pubs. Family from Eastbourne.

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    We enjoyed the village and the local beer. I hope we didn't leave any baby toys behind! Family from Brighton.

  • "We've had a wonderful time here."

    The pub was very handy round the corner with great food. The country walks were fantastic. Its a very peaceful cottage. Thank you. Family from London.

  • "We had a fantastic time and there was plenty to do."

    Great pub and great food almost next door. Feeling refreshed and relaxed. Thanks. Family from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

  • "A happy place for a family reunion."

    We enjoyed sitting round the fireplace while it rained and rained outside! Family from Toronto, Canada

  • "Had a fantastic time."

    We hope to return. Very relaxing and pleasant and cosy. The fireplace is great and we loved the games room. Many thanks. Family from Eastbourne.

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable."

    We liked the books! We'll definitely come again and the sooner the better. Family from Bedford.

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    We had a fantastic weekend.

    Group Of Friends From Portsmouth.

  • "Fantastic and homely."

    We'll be back. Many thanks. Couple from Greenwich, London.

  • "Good place for the six of us to get together."

    We loved the cottage, the village, the pubs and the billiards. Family from New Zealand.

  • "A fantastic weekend in a beautiful setting."

    We particularly enjoyed the bar billiards table. Many thanks.

    Families From Newcastle And London.

  • "An excellent place for a family celebration."

    Not far from the pubs and with lots of nice walks throughout Hooky and the surrounding area. Lovely cottage with nice family touches: furniture, pictures, antiques, etc. It's been great. Thank you.

    Two Families From Northamptonshire.

  • "Charming cottage, peaceful location, excellent pubs."

    Delightful.

    Family From Connecticut, USA.

  • "A lovely area to spend a holiday."

    Lovely walks. We had a very comfortable stay in this lovely home. Thank you.

    Family From Iowa, USA

  • "A lovely setting, with great pubs and walks."

    And I recommend a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery.

    Families From London And Bridport.

  • "It was lovely to stay in a Cotswold village without tourist coaches."

    Great food at the Feathered Nest between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford.

    Family From Kingston-upon-Thames.

  • "Excellent cottage for a family reunion on my birthday."

    The games room was a big hit. What a super village! My granddaughter wants you to know that her bunkbed was very comfortable. A great time was had by all.

    Families From London, Suffolk & South Wales

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a great weekend. The Sun Inn pub does great food. An enjoyable weekend was head by all. Five girls from Hampshire and Norfolk.

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

The property

This wonderful stone-built cottage was once the village sweet shop and dates back to 1790!

Bridge Hill Cottage is nestled in a quiet lane in the heart of Hook Norton, a pretty village on the edge of the idyllic Cotswolds.

It is an idyllic retreat for a family or a gathering of friends who are seeking a countryside retreat.

You are instantly welcomed by the pretty front garden, where stone steps lead you up to the front door which opens into a handy entrance hall where you can store your muddy shoes before entering into the property.

The large open-plan kitchen/diner has everything you need during your self-catering stay to rustle up delicious meals; make use of the electric oven and hob and make cleaning up easier with help from the dishwasher!

You and your guests can retreat around the dining table to tuck into your meals and toast to a wonderful holiday.

Retreat to the heart of the house, the sitting room, where you will find a wealth of beautiful character features including exposed oak beams and an eye-catch Cotswold stone wall, where you can put your feet up on the three-seater sofa or better yet in the loveseat armchair, as the woodburning stove that sits within the large inglenook fireplace keeps you warm on a cold evening.

For your convenience, you will find a cloakroom and utility situated on the ground-floor, containing a basin, WC and handy washing machine and tumble dryer, so you can leave with a case full of clean washing!

You’ll find a little hidden gem up a small staircase, which is the second sitting room/Minstrels’ gallery, which is a splendid room for the whole family to enjoy, complete with a charming old bar-billiards table, welcoming seating space, a piano and a large open fire, with a double sofa-bed available on the gallery floor, overlooking the main area.

As the night draws to a close and the fires go out, make your way up to the first-floor where you have a choice of three homely bedrooms; two doubles and a child’s bunk bed room.

In the morning there will be no queues for the bathroom, as you’ll find two on this floor; the bathroom contains a bath with a hand-held shower, basin and WC and the shower room is Jack-and-Jill style with a walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Once you’ve had an awakening rinse, make your way out into the garden with your furry friend so they can stretch their legs and you can catch the morning sun rays!

The garden has lovely views of the church tower and offers a space for alfresco dining, with a large outdoor dining area and an impressive Cotswold stone barbecue, as well as a unique serving hatch window from the kitchen/diner.

Head into the heart of Hook Norton and treat your loved ones to a delicious meal prepared with locally sourced produce at The Sun Inn, or tour the facilities and sample the ales with a visit to Hook Norton Brewery.

Visit the historic market town of Banbury, where you can keep entertained with a visit to Banbury Museum & Gallery, test your luck with a game at Banbury Bowl, or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Discover the fascinating collection of RAF memorabilia with a visit to Wellington Aviation in Moreton-in-Marsh, or head to Bourton-on-the-Water where you can explore the sights of the Cotswold-stone village on a miniature scale at The Model Village, or lose yourself amongst the towering hedges at The Dragonfly Maze.

Whisk your loved ones away for a memorable stay in the Cotswolds at Bridge Hill Cottage.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x childs bunk bed
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, shower room with walk-in shower, basin heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom/utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire and double sofa bed
  • Oil-fired heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer (available on request), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine fridge
  • Smart TV with Alexa voice remote, DVD player, Bose Bluetooth speaker, telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and start pack for woodburning stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Free on-street parking
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture and Cotswold stone barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

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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.

Region Information

Note: If your arrival will be delayed beyond 8pm on the start date of your rental period, you must contact the person whose details are given in the location details. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to get into the property. Note: The minstrels' gallery is an open mezzanine floor above the second living room and the bed is a fold out sofa bed; we do not recommend this bedroom for young children, due to the absence of spindles between the hand rail and the stairs up to this room. Note: Bridge Hill Cottage is an old property, located on a hill, which has many character features including low beams and two sets of stairs, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: This property does not accept commercial or corporate bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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