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Spring Cottage

Alkerton near Banbury, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1020508)


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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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17 Customer Review(s)

  • “For us, at this particular time, the cottage WAS the holiday, really.”

    .it's a nice place to be; clean, quiet and very cosy. The kitchen is gorgeous, a pleasure to cook in, and the log fire made for warm contented evenings. ...

    .it's a nice place to be; clean, quiet and very cosy. The kitchen is gorgeous, a pleasure to cook in, and the log fire made for warm contented evenings. The owners were pro-active in visiting to sort out the central heating timer which ran amok due to a flash storm and brief power cut one night! Oh, and the bottle of wine was actually good quality (now on my shopping list at the supermarket!), unlike some of the horrors we've had in the past..glass of 'aromatised British wine drink anyone?? So yes, Spring Cottage was a joy. We mostly pottered about in the day - I grew up locally and the area retains its charms for me. I'm just a touch curmudgeonly about how busy all the touristy bits are now that so many people are around so much of the time..we used to have rather nice holidays out of season, when the working population was actually at work and we pensioners got the days to ourselves! Anyway, yes, the cottage was a splendid retreat for a few days and I completely recommend it for old world charm combined with a cracking range oven and dishwasher...brill!

    - Lesley, October 2021

The property

Banbury 5.5 miles.

Resting on the edge of the majestic Cotswolds AONB in the pretty village of Alkerton is this quaint, honey-coloured, stone-built property, Spring Cottage.

This wonderful retreat is the ideal base for a couple or a small family seeking to explore the wonders of this picturesque region, as well as the number of popular towns and cities which are just a short car journey away.

The interior of the dwelling enjoys a clever mixture of contemporary and character, and this is highlighted within the sitting room where the exposed beams and leaded windows frame the plush furnishings and TV with Freeview.

This space also houses a warming open fire and the original bread oven offers a sense of charm as you unwind of an evening.

Beyond here is the kitchen, where the traditional Range cooker and an additional bread oven invites you in to prepare your own delicious evenings meals before your loved ones settle down to plan the day's ahead as you tuck in.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to find two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a single bedroom, each boasting a refreshing ambiance and plenty of storage space for your holiday belongings.

If you can tear yourself away from this truly charming dwelling, head to the nearby market town of Banbury where a superb selection of amenities awaits you, as well as a cinema and a museum, ideal for those rainy days.

For those feeling active, look forward to discovering the miles of walks upon the Cotswolds or brush up on the local history by discovering the moated Broughton Castle, Blenheim Place and the picturesque city of Oxford.

Nearby, The Bell at Shenington offers a wide selection of food and drink.

Spring Cottage is a wonderful retreat for you and your loved ones next countryside escape.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Ranger cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two off-road parking spaces
  • Rear patio area with furniture and a lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.4 mile, shop within 4.7 miles.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas