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Kite Cottage

(Ref. 1022221)

Syresham, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was first class."

    Central to all our intended destinations. Close to major road routes, yet in a very quiet location in an attractive village with a shop and post office. Ample off road parking. Cosy and clean. We slept very soundly. Nice garden with furniture available and with a rural view overlooking farm land. Well equipped kitchen with an under-counter freezer which meant one could shop once at start of holiday. Good Internet service. It might be a tight fit for 4 adults but perfect for the two of us. Generous welcome pack. Thank you for offering such a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was great."

    From beginning until the end. :) Our workers who have stayed here were really happy and enjoyed their stay. We will certainly come back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was great."

    From beginning until the end. :) Our workers who have stayed here were really happy and enjoyed their stay. We will certainly come back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024



    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2023

  • "Another repeat visit to the lovely Kite Cottage."

    A very clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage to base ourselves for visiting family and friends in the area. Difference makers are that the cottage is not allowed to get tired as there is always updating taking place and the enclosed garden is very dog friendly The welcome basket is always a joy and well utilised. Having already booked our next visit we can heartily recommend Kite to all.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice modern house in a quiet area."

    Very clean. Creaky stairs and landing so it was difficult to be quiet at night. Main bed too firm for me but hubby didn't mind it. Small bathroom but functional. Bedding/towels clean and fresh. Kitchen well equipped but I couldn't find a garlic press or measuring jug. Welcome pack was lovely, thank you. Overall, we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Marlene4.1Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant stay perfect for our needs and very comfortable."

    The host was very attentive to the fact we have children and made sure to put toys in the house for them and anything else we might of needed. The only reason it’s not 5 stars is that I think that the cleaner forgot to vacuum downstairs as there was quite a bit of dog hair when we vacuumed a few days into the stay. Our baby had been down on the floor so that wasn’t ideal. Other than that absolutely fantastic property to holiday in. We would absolutely book again.

    Reviewed by Koren4.4Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Kite cottage and it was just as lovely as our first visit!"

    Well equipped, well presented and in a lovely location. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wow, what a lovely place to stay."

    Everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a loveley few days at this cottage - set in a very pretty part of the rural Midlands."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved staying at Kite Cottage."

    Everything that you needed was there for you. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and made our stay even more enjoyable. I will most definitely be recommending Kite Cottage to my Friends & Family

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our second trip to Sykes Cottage, very peaceful and good walks with the dog."

    My one worry would be that the local pub seems close to closing and no longer does food. Not the cottages fault but s factor regarding booking again. But a great stay was had this time.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully clean and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with lovely garden in lovely village!"

    We would recommend the local pub too - everyone was very friendly. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautifully clean and well presented, had a lovely, comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Sheryl4.7Mar 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at Kite."

    As in previous visits we found a wonderfully clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Syresham is a charming and welcoming small village where we base ourselves for visits to family and friends in Milton Keynes and Northampton. Great days out in wonderful blue skies were finished off beautifully in the relaxing feeling of Kite of an evening - with a malt whisky and some cheese. Enjoyed visits to Woburn Safari Park and Stowe Gardens, ending our final night with a first class meal in the local Kings Head pub & restaurant - certainly worth a visit. Thanks again and looking forward to next time.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2023

  • "A further return visit to the lovely Kite Cottage."

    Having stayed previously we knew that we would get a wonderfully clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped cottage - we were not disappointed. We were using the cottage as a base for attending our youngest son's wedding in nearby Shalstone and then visiting family/friends in Milton Keynes and Aylesbury. After busy days it was perfect to return to the quiet and comfort of Kite. Thank you for the very thoughtful welcome basket. We have already booked a return for early next year - so I guess that says it all :-)

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous stay lovely welcoming pack, very clean lovely linen on the beds."

    .. Lovely garden for the dog.if I was being really really picky would have a larger sofa in lounge... But thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property stay to everyone oh and it's in a beautiful village to walk around.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Exceptionally clean and with a high standard of furnishings."

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely well kept house."

    Perfect for our family to base and access lots of different activities. Both my children were sad to come home. The house was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kite Cottage was comfortable, in a beautiful village."

    Thank you to the owners for the lovely welcome. The flowers wine and dog treats were lovely extras. We would highly recommend this property and would would definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    Very quiet location. Very nice welcome hamper. As previously mentioned by other guests, the couch was very soft and difficult for people of our age to get out of. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "Most importantly the beds were very comfortable."

    The lounge settee not quite so as it is too soft and you sink into it, also dining chair backs are angled forward resulting in an uncomfy seating position. The view at the rear of the property is fantastic as it looks over arable farmland and wooded hills, very tranquil and peaceful. The enclosed rear garden is a nice size with the above views and perfect if you have a dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Jul 2022

  • "Kite Cottage is a lovely, clean house with everything you need for a happy stay."

    A lovely welcome pack awaited us. The house is situated in a quiet village, which is just what we had hoped for.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very peaceful three nights at Sykes cottage, mainly relaxing in the peaceful village."

    We would certainly recommend as a comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0May 2022

  • "We had a perfect week at kite cottage."

    The weather was awful when we arrived but the cottage was so welcoming with fresh flowers and warmth. My partner enjoyed long walks with our dog and I enjoyed exploring the charming village. We will definitely book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing week away , warm , clean , dog friendly ."

    Everything we needed for our week away . Thank you x

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, exceeded our expectations (and we have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years so we know what to expect!"


    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Having been impressed with our first stay at Kite last year, we returned for a week break to visit family."

    This is an excellent property with all the comforts of home and every facility thought of. In these days of Covid it is really great to arrive at an obviously clean and well cared for property. We had a wonderful stay and appreciated the lovely welcome pack. Already booked a further stay for later in the year. Thanks to all.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2022

  • "Kite cottage is in a lovely village it was so relaxing and peaceful there is a ..."

    Kite cottage is in a lovely village it was so relaxing and peaceful there is a pub that serve a good sunday lunch we went there a couple of times and every time the food was good easy to get to town near the cottage

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Kite Cottage."

    The cottage was everything we expected and more, with all the facilities you could wish for. Very comfortable and extremely clean (more important than ever these days). It allowed us to relax inhouse, visit friends and family and do some interesting sightseeing. As we like to eat in quite often, every little convenience was thought of, which made life easy. With the added range of information on local 'things to do', we did not have to waste time researching and had some excellent dog walks. The welcome basket was much appreciated, as was the pre-visit chat with the lovely Jane. We look forward to returning :-)

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Sep 2021

  • "Kite cottage is one of the best we've stayed at."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, yet very homely. The beds and furniture seemed very new and were comfortable. Everything we needed was supplied including toilet rolls and soap. There was also an amazing welcome basket of wine, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, with milk in the fridge. The cottage itself was in a lovely quite area yet close to places of interest like Oxford or Stratford. We had a very pleasant stay and would not hesitate to book Kite cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "A nice cottage in a quiet peaceful village and easy to get to other places."

    Information provided re the cottage and about local area, pubs etc. Nice garden - we watered the plants but didn't mow the lawn which was quite long in places - not ideal when clearing up after the dog. Lovely outlook from the garden. We bought bottled water as found the tap water a bit hard - was always a residue of scale in the bottom of washing up water and mugs stained easily. We bought our own mugs for that reason. Overall though was a really lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2021

  • "Very clean and very nice welcome basket."

    Nice area for gentle walking and exploring especially Stowe Gardens National Trust.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1May 2021

  • "The owners were very accommodating, lovely area with everything you need for a great break."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "A very warm welcome from the hosts and a lovely clean little property which was perfect for our needs."

    Great views and lovely walks in the local area. Syresham is a lovely village and has good amenities and a great location.

    Reviewed by Tessa4.4Mar 2021

  • "No mention of early morning wake up, around 6am, neighbours rooster, ok if you are a heavy sleeper, good place to stay near A43, quick route to other places."

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, real homely feel to it."

    Peaceful surroundings which meant a good recharge of the batteries. Lovely welcoming package, which was thoughtful and appreciated. Highly recommend and would come again. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent village location and quiet position."

    Kitchen appliances were easy to operate, but could have done with more ovenproof/microwaveable dishes.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome, shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Sitting within the peaceful village of Syresham, is this super semi-detached cottage; Kite Cottage.

With the area known for its red kite sightings, this holiday home is a great base for a family retreat or a couple's escape to south Northamptonshire.

Enter into the bright and airy porch and hang up your coats before stepping into the sitting room; a homely spot with a cosy seating arrangement to spend time watching your favourite films with the provided DVD player.

The kitchen echoes a contemporary feel through its monochrome interior, where you can enjoy preparing a delicious meal for the group while the patio doors let in the fresh countryside breeze in the warmer months.

Sit out on the patio, while the little ones enjoy playing on the lawn to end each day perfectly.

Moving onto the first floor you will reach the two bedrooms, the cottage hosts a king-size and a twin room, both with a homely aura.

Choose from either a bath or a shower in the stylish bathroom, before retreating to the study and delving into a good book for some quiet time to yourself.

Enjoy time together by taking a wander into the local village, stopping at the pub for a refreshing pint and a delicious dinner, before heading out on one of the many walking routes in the local area including Whistley and Hazelborough Wood, the Ouse Valley Way and Syresham to Crowfield, perfect for the avid walker or those simply seeking to explore the delights of the countryside.

For a more challenging ramble, be sure to venture to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with rolling hills, medieval villages and a plethora of historic sights waiting to be discovered, it's well-worth a visit.

Various attractions can be reached via a short journey from the property; visit Silverstone Circuit to discover the home of the British Grand Prix as well as the new Silverstone experience motor racing museum.

Or explore the surrounding National Trust wonders including Stowe House and Gardens, a short drive away, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll and a picnic surrounded by its temple, lakes and valleys, as well as Claydon House boasting links to Florence Nightingale.

Visit Bicester Village for fantastic shopping experiences, or take a trip to Sulgrave Manor which is the ancestral home of George Washington.

In easy reach of Banbury and Oxford, Kite Cottage is the ultimate base from which to explore this rural and undiscovered corner of England.

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About the location


Brackley 4 miles; Towcester 7 miles; Banbury 13 miles; Northampton 16.8 miles; Milton Keynes 19 miles

A village and civil parish resting within the English district of South Northamptonshire, Syresham is a pleasant base for a holiday at any time of year. the local area is ripe in geological wonders, with cornbrash and oolitic limestone of Jurassic age being present, there's plenty of history awaiting to be discovered in this quaint village. The amenities of the area include all of a pub, Post Office with a shop, a church and a chapel. boast everything you could need for a delicious lunch to a last-minute postcard for a loved one back home. Various walking routes are available from the village, so you can adventure by foot to see the most scenic spots of the area, including forest walks at Whistley Woods, the Ouse Valley Way and Syresham to Crowfield, all within close reach of the village, each trail offers its own unique experience and scenery. Head out to the nearby neighbouring deserted medieval villages, including Astwell near Helmdon, home to the still standing gatehouse of Astwell Castle, or enjoy a day out at Silverstone Circuit, a motor racing circuit currently home to the British Grand Prix, it promises a fun-filled day out for all the family. The National Trust property of Stowe House can be found via a scenic car journey, where you will be greeted by a Grade I listed country house with picnic spots amongst its temples, lakes and valleys, good walking routes around the grounds and a pleasant atmosphere, it's well-worth a visit. Banbury is in easy reach and makes a fantastic day out for those seeking history with its Banbury Museum Trust, the renowned Fine Lady Statue and its historic green space of the People's Park, home to a playground for the little ones too, or embark on a journey to Milton Keynes, offering the family theme park of Gulliver's Land, snowboarding opportunities at Snozone and a wide selection of shops and eateries to explore, it's a definite must-see. In easy reach of the excitement of Northampton too and the splendour of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Syresham promises adventure and a wonderful base for exploring Northamptonshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas