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Priors End Cottage

Claydon near Banbury, Oxfordshire (Ref. 934459)

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  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

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    We expected this standard from Sykes. The only reason why we would not rebook this particular property, is that we would like to experience other areas.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A wonderful end-terrace, honey-coloured stone cottage ideally located in the heart of the village of Claydon, overlooking unspoilt views of the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

The stone steps to the side of the cottage lead to the pretty front cottage garden, where upon entering you will find the owner's personal and quirky touches, such as the floor tiles, door handles and, upstairs, the lighting in the bedroom.

The small kitchen provides everything needed for cooking a romantic dinner, complete with bespoke worktop, while the sitting room provides a dining area, window seat overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond, as well as a charming inglenook fireplace complete with a warming woodburning stove and original feature bread oven.

Make your way up the staircase boasting original wooden panelling, to the elegant bedroom with exposed beams and brickwork, an elegant oak king-size bed and original bedside lights!

This charming bedroom has the added benefit of superb en-suite facilities with stunning marble wet-room floor tiles.

Enjoy a summer evening relaxing in the front cottage garden, and take a stroll through the small orchard, the fruits of which can be picked when in season, including apples, pears, plums, bullaces, raspberries and blackberries, amongst others.

Many walks and cycle rides can be enjoyed with the Macmillan Way, D'Arcy Dalton Way and Oxford Canal Walk all passing close by.

Numerous National Trust properties are in the area, as well as the National Herb Centre at Warmington, Upton House and gardens, Canons Ashby Manor and Blenheim Place, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Also further afield are the village of Bourton-on-the-Water and the city of Oxford.

A wonderful cottage making a perfect base for a romantic break at any time of year.


One king-size double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


  • Air-source central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric combi oven with microwave, 2-ring induction hob, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, surround sound, Blu-ray, DVD, digital radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Further fuel for stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Oxford canal 10 mins walk
  • Note: The bedroom opens directly to the stairs, there is a door at the bottom of the stairs
  • Note: No children, including infants.

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About the location


Mollington 2 miles; Farnborough 3 miles; Banbury 6 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 30 miles; Oxford 34 miles.

The ancient village of Claydon, the northerly most village in Oxfordshire, borders Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and boasts many historic honey-coloured buildings, a picturesque church and a flight of five 18th century locks along the Oxford Canal. Set just 2.5 miles away is the village of Cropredy, here you’ll find many amenities, including two antiques shops, a village shop and two pubs, as well as historic value from the Battle of Cropredy Bridge in 1644. There is also a famous folk festival, Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival, based in Cropredy. Nearby, Mollington village has a lovely pub and hosts point-to-point horse racing. Three miles away is the village of Farnborough, which is home to the 18th century Farnborough Hall, a rare example of 'ferme ornee' now owned by the National Trust. The village also has a 16th century, Grade II listed pub serving excellent home-cooked food and real ales. Six miles away, 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 and the unspoilt villages of Woodstock and Bourton-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 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, experience the outdoor activities on offer at Draycote Water or spend a day shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet. Open gardens, walks and cycle routes to suite all abilities are in abundance in this beautiful part of the country.

Region Information

Note: No children, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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