Tadpole Bridge Cottage

Bampton near Oxford, Oxfordshire (Ref. 29653)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Croney
    August 2016
    “The cottage & setting were lovely, ...”
    The cottage & setting were lovely, but until I Googled street view, some time after booking, I hadn't realised that the cottage was next to a traffic light controlled bridge, which meant that was a fair bit of road noise. ...
    The cottage & setting were lovely, but until I Googled street view, some time after booking, I hadn't realised that the cottage was next to a traffic light controlled bridge, which meant that was a fair bit of road noise. I am not a timid driver, but had concerns about the entrance/ exit to cottage: access into parking area was immediately over narrow blind bridge which was traffic light controlled. As there was no "Keep Clear" section at the entrance to the cottage car park, this meant that access was blocked by the first car in line waiting on the other side of the bridge - posing a serious hazard! Exit from the car park was similarly tricky as there was no mirror opposite, so had to poke nose out at an angle before could see any approaching traffic. As was August holiday, the road was busy with farm traffic, lorries and cars most of the time.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bampton 2.7 miles.

This stone-built, detached cottage sits in an idyllic position beside the River Thames, surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, in a tiny hamlet close to the ancient village of Bampton.

This charming Oxfordshire holiday cottage has been lovingly decorated throughout, and combines original features with contemporary furnishing, creating an ideal base for family and friends to get together and enjoy the numerous attractions nearby.

This Oxfordshire cottage near Bampton offers two first floor bedrooms, which can be conveniently made into king-size doubles on request, as well as a master ground floor bedroom with en-suite facilities, and a ground floor shower room.

A charming farmhouse-style kitchen/diner and a spacious sitting room with doors to the cottage garden complete the welcoming accommodation at this Oxfordshire cottage.

Outside, guests can enjoy many activities along the River Thames, directly accessible from the end of the garden, with the option to moor a boat.

Why not spend an afternoon fishing, borrow the owner's canoe, or simply take a stroll or a bike ride along the Thames Path before enjoying refreshment at the charming pub at the 18th century Tadpole Bridge?

Within easy reach you can encounter the wildlife at the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, the traditional amenities in the pretty village of Bampton, used in the filming of Downton Abbey, the medieval town of Witney, The Cotswold Water Park, and the university city of Oxford.

A wonderful riverside Oxfordshire cottage for a memorable holiday, at any time of year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin (can be king-size double on request). Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ, and access to the river with use of owner's canoe
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Fishing licence is required to fish on the river
  • Note: River mooring available
  • Note: No stag/hen parties.

About the location


Witney 4 miles; 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. 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. 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. The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is well worth a visit and is made up of 140 lakes surrounded by Cotswold villages and historic market towns, offering visitors a wide range of activities including boating, water skiing, fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. With so much nearby, Bampton provides a wonderful holiday destination for all the family.

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