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Sunnyside Cottage

(Ref. 988662)

Bampton, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This is perhaps one of the best appointed holiday lets I have ever stayed in."

    The kitchen had every facility you could think of, the lounge very comfortable and the beds great too. Just cannot recommend this property enough. Any problems? The virgin box remote had gone 'walkies' so had to change channels by bending down if you wanted HD?

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Sunnyside Cottage. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, it's pretty special. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Owners of the cottage have tastefully restored and furnished the property to high standard."

    It was extremely clean and everything worked as described. The low ceilings could be a problem for the tallest people I’m 6 foot and hit my head but was well aware of it after I laughed. Parking was adequate for regular size vehicle. The village is idealistic country village full of charm and patina.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Sykes Cottage."

    It was delightfully charming, very well organized and surprisingly spacious, once we got inside. Beware the ceiling height though! My husband is 6’ 3” and I’m 5’ 3”. While I sailed through doorways, he had to duck and had to be extra careful, standing up in the tv room.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely gorgeous, would highly recommend."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Taj5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, very well equipped, very comfey beds, spotlessly clean, best to reverse in to the drive as its very blind coming out."

    we had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Sep 2021

  • "We stayed here for a week, we found the road noise to be extremely loud and constant, very close to the cottage, also the bed upstairs is very tilted and off to one side, we appreciate the cottage is old but there is no reason for the extreme incline of the bed, it isn’t a slight incline it’s very obvious."

    We had to move down to another room and not sleep in what we believed was the master, The kitchen worktops are extremely sticky, anything that touches them stuck, this was very unsettling regarding the hygiene side of things, also the window sills had muck and dust on them and also a lot of cobwebs that were not to do with with cottage age! On opening the windows there was an awful lot of dead insects and general dirt . Overall if these issues were addressed the cottage is ok but as it was self catering the condition of the worktop forced us to eat out more than we wanted to as it so unhygienic. The cottage was well equipped but we were unable to utilise it due to the worktop condition.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about these issues, however, in all our properties there is a welcome folder containing telephone numbers in case of any issues during guests' stay so that we may fix anything which is not right. Unfortunately, we have not been notified by yourselves and has therefore been unable to rectify the matters mentioned. Our maintenance has since attended and were unable to fund fault with the bed and the dining table. The finish on the kitchen work surface does have a slight sticky residue caused by the oil used but is not down to lack of cleanliness as all surfaces are cleaned with Covid resistant approved products. The property is set back around 10 meters from the road which is not a busy road, however, some level of noise is to be expected from any road. As from the photos and description on our website, it is evident that this is an old cottage which comes with the usual quirks of low beams, uneven floors and smaller rooms. A final check was carried out at the property 48 hours before your arrival and I can only apologise for any cobwebs or insects which might have occurred after that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave2.5Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was incredibly tiny."

    While the listing does mention the low ceiling for the lounge, it should have been a top health warning as we did have someone that was too tall for that space. I’m shocked that it wouldn’t be highlighted and that no one when I called told us that this would be the case before we booked. In addition, the kitchen was so narrow that only one person could be there at a time to cook and prepare food. The cottage is just so small the only good part is the conservatory with a well lit dining room. I will not be booking again and would expect compensation for such a bad experience (especially given we paid a significant amount for the cottage).

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Sunnyside Cottage. I'm sorry that you found the low ceilings an issue, we do state on the website that guest over 6ft will find it low. It's a very old cottage and with this style home, you will have low ceilings. With regards to the kitchen, yes it's a narrow kitchen, but the pictures do show this and we haven't had any other guests comment on this. Can i suggest in future that you ask all these questions before booking, we would of been more than happy to give you the information on size of rooms and ceiling height before you booked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Khiloni3.1May 2021

  • "We were delighted by the great renovation of this period cottage."

    We arrived to a spotless home which we thoroughly enjoyed. It really was well equipped.

    We are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and you were delighted by the renovation of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything is catered for in clever space saving spaces."

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Great little cottage and met all our expectation."

    My family is tall yet we had been well warned about the ceiling in the main room and hence not an issue - all added to te charm of the place!

    Many thanks for your feedback which is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sunnyside and look forward to hopefully welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jan 2020

  • "We just loved the coziness and tasteful furnishing of the cottage - some great architect must have been at work there :-) ."

    .. it really felt like home away from home. the fireplace, the heating, the kitchen, the bathrooms ... all beautiful, functional and well equipped ... super cute village with kind and friendly people. Movie lovers like us will freak out over the location! Bampton is the Downton Abbey filming location, close by are Castle Combe - backdrop to Dr. Doolittle - and Oxford, which makes you feel you're in Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland scene.

    We are glad to hear about your stay at Sunnyside Cottage and that you got to experience the local movie locations. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabina5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage unfortunately on Christmas day the boiler shut down so we had no heating or hot water."

    Although we did have the lovely log burner in the main living room.We contacted yourselves on Christmas day and someone came out on boxing day to fix it which they did,all dealt with very well, just didn't have hot water or heating elsewhere in the cottage for nearly two days??

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so sorry you experienced problems with the boiler and are hugely grateful to you for being so understanding and patient. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome back to Sunnyside Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2019

  • "Really nice cottage, cosy and with all the features that you need."

    The kitchen had everything we wanted (even tongs which are often missing!) and the local village has butchers, bakers and a co-op for anything else. The village also has a number of pubs, a really good Chinese takeaway and even a fish and chip van that comes by on a Monday evening. The location is ideal for the Cotswolds as it only took us 20-40 mins to get to every place we wanted to go. The cottage was very quiet and the quality beds and bedding meant excellent nights sleep for all. Will be looking to book again the next time we want to explore the wonderful Cotswolds.

    Many thanks for your feedback and pleased you had a lovely stay at Sunnyside Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Drew5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is fantastic, everything is immaculate and they have provided everything for a great stay."

    The guide book provided for the area was very comprehensive and we enjoyed several walks and bike rides. The village is beautiful with a shop and deli. Pubs are OK but not really family friendly apart for The Romany All in all an amazing cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a great stay."

    The house is very comfortable. Only the low ceiling but we knew that in advance... The house is a short drive away from Oxford and that is a perfect place to be. Lovely buildings and a lot of culture!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jul 2019

  • "I cannot say enough about Sunnyside Cottage."

    ! My husband and I just spent a glorious week at this very charming, very comfortable cottage in the beautiful little town of Bampton. Conveniently located in the heart of The Cotswolds, Bampton is a small almost untouched village. Because of its originality and period charm, it has been used throughout the filming as downtown ‘Downton’ in the hit series Downton Abbey. St. Mary’s church, Mrs. Crowley’s house, the library, it’s all there, A wonderful map called the Downton Mile has been created for visitors. It takes you on a wonderful walking tour of Bampton where there is so much to see beyond DA in this wonderful town brimming with history. A short walk from Sunnyside Cottage and you are in the heart of Bampton This treasure of a house is more than 200 years old. However, it has been recently renovated with an updated well stocked kitchen, new bathrooms and more. My husband and I were in the upstairs master bedroom with a very large brand new attached bath with a large roomy shower. Tons of closet space. Very comfortable king size bed. We didn’t use it but there is also a lovely downstairs king size bedroom also with its own very nice bathroom. The entire house has been professionally redecorated, top to bottom with beautiful period furnishings as well as new comfortable seating and carpeting. Easy to use fireplace that was efficient and started up easily. We were there in early May so we were lucky enough to experience an explosion of blooms and greenery in the perfectly maintained lush garden. A very thorough large binder has been made for guests filled with maps of surrounding towns, menus of local restaurants, brochures of various attractions and more will more than meet the need of any visitor regardless of their interests. My only regret is that we had to inevitably leave! We do hope to return here someday as there is much we would like see that we couldn’t fit in this trip but we will feel at home and happy returning to Sunnyside Cottage and The beloved town of Bampton.

    5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay beautiful cottage everything we needed and more."

    Great walks from the cottage so saves taking the car

    5.0Aug 2018

  • "We are very pleased with the cottage, it exceeds our expectations in every respect\ Mr Marsh, Dec 2017"


  • "Fabulous location."

    ....and beautifully decorated and well stocked. Exceeded expectations. Wonderful tips and books and notes about area supplied by owners

    Mr & Mrs Jones

  • "The cottage which is exquisitely furnished and fully equipped is perfectly situated for the day trips into the heart of the Cotswolds."

    If you want to leave the car at home there are many interesting local footpaths and basic grocery shopping is just 5 mins walk away. Friendly neighbours.

    Mr & Mrs Scott

  • "We enjoyed our stay to the fullest."

    This cozy cottage comes with everything one could wish for. Loved the decorations. Super base to explore the nice villages nearby.

    Fruehauf Family

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Sunnyside Cottage - everything very tasteful, homely and well equipped."

    A delightful area of the country.

    Mr & Mrs Thompson

  • "Aston pottery lovely cafe and beautiful gardens you can walk their from the cottage using the foot paths."

    The Trout pub great food and walk along the Thames path watching the boats going along

    Mrs McFarlane

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  • Two en suite bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size double ('zip/link' can be twin on request), 1 x first floor king size double.Ground floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • First floor master bathroom with walk in shower room, double sink, vanity unit and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast room
  • Living room with dining area and woodburner
  • Utility room/cloakroom with WC and basin
  • NOTE: This property does not accept children under 12.
  • Central heating,woodburner and starter logs provided during the winter season
  • Siemens hob, oven and grill, with plate warmer, integral dishwasher, large fridge/ freezer, microwave
  • TV with cable/Digibox, digital radio with Bluetooth, WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Garden and rear courtyard with table and chairs
  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine with separate dryer
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Please be aware as this is a traditional cottage, the ceiling in the living room is quite low for people over 6ft
  • No Pets and No Children under the age of 12.

The property

Situated at the heart of the Downton Abbey set, is this quaint property, Sunnyside Cottage.

Perfect for enthusiasts of the TV programme, this cottage is the perfect base for a family looking to explore the village of Bampton and the surround area.

Upon entering the 200-year-old property, you are immediately greeted to its original features, including exposed beams, low ceilings and an idyllic inglenook fireplace.

Lounge around during a winter’s evening within the sitting room, where you can enjoy an episode of Downton Abbey whilst being warmed by the woodburning fire.

Rustle up your evening meals within the well-appointed kitchen, boasting modern facilities including an Nespresso coffee machine, a dishwasher and a large fridge/freezer.

During the warmer months, you and your loved ones can enjoy your meals within the conservatory/diner, whilst taking in the wonderful views of the garden.

Retire of an evening within the king-size double bedroom, complete with fine touches perfect for a good night’s sleep.

Completing the ground floor is a well-appointed bathroom, where you will be treated to indulging bath products.

Upstairs, you will also find a king-size double bedroom and a shower room, complete with a walk-in shower, double sink and WC.

Throw open the doors within the conservatory to enjoy the rear garden, complete with table and chairs, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

If you fancy an evening out, you will find a selection of pubs within the village, taking a mere 5-minute walk, as well as shops to pick up your holiday essentials.

If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted with the nearby attractions of Crocodiles of the World, Millets Falconry Centre and Abbey Gardens.

Alternatively, you can visit Kelmscott Manor and Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote for a taste of history, in addition to the nearby city of Oxford.

Sunnyside Cottage promises a welcoming retreat for a family getaway to the Cotswold.

Please be aware as this is a traditional cottage, the ceiling in the living room is quite low for people over 6ft.

Please not this property does not accept children under 12.

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

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About the location


Witney 4 miles; Burford 8 miles and Oxford 19 miles.

The thriving village of Bampton lies in the Thames Valley in the southern Cotswolds, amidst beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Bampton is one of the oldest villages in England boasting a village shop, Post Office, butcher, and traditional pubs serving good food and real ales, all set around a pretty market square a hundred yards from the cottage. Ancient customs can still be experienced with the regular morris dancing festivities, which have been enjoyed for over 600 years. Just four miles away is the riverside town of Witney, which offers many attractions including a weekly market dating back to the Middle Ages, an 18th century town hall, and Wychwood Brewery. Burford is possibly one of the most famous of the Cotswolds' locations. With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds', the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town. With little changing over the centuries. Burford is now very popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for it's shopping and antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. Oxford, the oldest university city in England, boasts interesting Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, and plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year. Enjoy a punt on the River Thames or take a boat trip on the River Cherwell. The ancestral home of Winston Churchill and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace is just a short drive away, where many lovely walks can be enjoyed around the landscaped parkland. With so much nearby, Bampton provides a wonderful holiday destination.

Please be aware as this is a traditional cottage, the ceiling in the living room is quite low for people over 6ft. Sorry no pets and no smoking.
Note: This property does not accept children under the age of 12.
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £300.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas