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Honeystones

Curbridge, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1046136)

4.4

Very good

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed during the Easter holidays for a week & had a fantastic stay."

    The house was beautifully presented, even with a few Easter decorations, cakes and an egg (my daughter was especially happy with these special extras!). It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay. One of our party had mobility issues so the downstairs bedroom was perfect. Lovely big garden with comfortable garden furniture. We saw lots of wild rabbits in the field behind the garden. The beds were comfortable and the area is silent at night The location is perfect, our longest journey time was just 30mins to Bourton-on-the-water. Tip: the front door locks behind you so make sure you keep the keys on you Recommended places to visit: Burton-on-the-water, Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Ducklington Lake

    Thank you so much for providing this lovely feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Honeystones. Also that you loved the garden and the surround location. Thank you again for the recommendations - lots of places to visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2022

  • "Everything about the stay was excellent."

    Lovely area and we felt very safe

    We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and surrounding Cotswolds. Thank you for this feedback on Honeystones. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickDec 2021

  • "We were really Impressed with Honeystones ."

    The minute we walked in the door it felt warm and welcoming. The down stairs area was perfect regarding the layout so our family could sit and chat around the table which was lovely. It was so well equipped. Being Christmas we did very little cooking but everything was to hand if we had needed to. We were amazed to find how beautifully decorated the house was for Christmas with even a real Tree. We would like the Owners to know how much we appreciated that. The bedrooms were tastefully furnished with high quality bedding etc. . Comfy beds and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Curbridge is a lovely quiet village so outside noise was never an issue. Although we never used it, there is a regular bus service ( S1 ) passing the door with buses to Witney and Oxford which are both worth a visit especially to Oxford. We wish we had booked an extra night as we were sorry to leave.

    Thank you very much for your your feedback on Honeystones. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful Christmas in the Cotswolds. Please do visit with us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    Very modern but extremely comfortable with plenty of space. The added bonus was having the bus stop just outside which took us into Witney & Oxford. Curbridge is a very pretty village.

    Thank you for providing us with 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 GillianDec 2021

  • "This property was let down by the housekeeping staff."

    On arrival the cleaners were just leaving telling us the floors were wet! tread carefully! After having a quick walk round checking the rooms it was apparent deep cleaning had not been carried out. Dirty corners in sitting room,cobwebs with spiders in all rooms and an area of mold in the downstairs bathroom ceiling. All of these issues had been reported by previous guests! Unable to contact customer services for two days and the house was eventually cleaned properly after we had been there for five days. The upstairs bathroom is out of bounds to anyone approaching six feet because of the eaves restricting access to the loo,all adults had to use the downstairs bathroom. This bathroom is not en-suite,access is from the main hall not the bedroom.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "The property is in a great location and Witney is definitely worth a visit."

    Unfortunately there were problems on arrival so the maintenance man had to come to look at a broken blind. The beds hadn’t been separated into 2 singles as requested pre arrival which meant that 3 of the 5 guests weren’t able to arrive until the Saturday to allow this to be done; this meant the holiday was shortened by a day which was annoying. The property was clean but lacked some basics; a dishcloth/sponge to wash up, nowhere to hang towels to dry in either bathroom, the temperature of the shower in the door stairs bathroom was too hot for some and couldn’t be adjusted. Plenty of car parking space and a lovely size garden with a countryside view to the back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the mix-up with regard to bed-configuration and hope that you found this to be sorted quickly and satisfactorily. Thank you for bringing the shower temperature to our attention as we can now ask maintenance to investigate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2021

  • "We would encourage people to visit Winey - a lovely working town with plenty of shops and cafes and we thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday service at the Welcome church."

    Blenheim palace via the footpath from Woodstock was beautiful. Lots of good pubs in Witney

    Thank you for you suggestions! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2021

  • "Cottage is ideally situated for visiting the Southern Cotswolds with several child friendly attractions within reasonable travelling distance."

    Entry to the cottage initially proved difficult, instructions for using the key pad would have been helpful – fortunately the maintenance team arrived with an additional high chair & were able to assist. The cottage is well appointed with good Wi-Fi, Netflix & Prime on the TV, biscuits & milk on arrival a nice touch. However the upstairs facilities are somewhat hampered by low ceilings in both the bedroom & toilet.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "The property is well equipped and like staying in someone's home."

    The downside is that it's situated between two main roads and near Brize Norton RAF base. While we were there the weather was warm, so windows needed to be open at night. This led to some of us not getting much sleep. Also there is no gate or fence on one side of the garden or a front gate, which means young children could run onto a busy road. These points should be mentioned prior to booking. Our scores are based on the garden not being secure, lack of sleep and under the downstairs bed not being clean.

    Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Honeystones. We're sorry to hear that you were disturbed by the nearby RAF base. Thank you for bringing these things to our attention as we can now rectify them for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Firstly, great location and a nice cottage."

    The owners have equipped and furnished it very nicely and the garden was a great size for our son and daughter to play in. Witney/Curbridge is an area we know well and the cottage is very well placed to access many child friendly activities and locations. On arrival there were some damaged items that needed reporting to Sykes. One issue needed to be fixed and was done so promptly the following day. Communication from Sykes was very good. However, as the week progressed it became clear the cottage hadn’t had the deep clean referred to on the Sykes website. Clumps of hair from a previous guest, cobwebs in the corners of pretty much every room, accumulations of dirt and dust under furniture and beds, one of which can’t have seen a vacuum cleaner in a long time. We tidied/cleaned as we went but by the end of the week we were extremely disappointed, especially given the current situation with Covid, to still be finding things guests wouldn’t expect to see in accommodation that had been adequately cleaned. Ultimately this tarnished what should have been an enjoyable stay in a pleasant cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Honeystones. It's great to hear that you enjoyed location of the cottage, it's very central to see all the sites with the kids. With regards to your comments about the cleanliness of the cottage, i can only apologises that if it wasn't up to our usual high standards and we will talk to the Housekeeper about this. If you had called and made up aware of this when you arrived, we would have sent a Housekeeper out straight away to rectify any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday at Honeystones, it was comfortable and we loved sitting in the garden every evening with a glass of wine."

    The only problem we had was the temperature in the shower, it was too hot and couldn't adjust it ourselves, we had to have the maintenance man out to it twice, but eventually got it right. The upstairs bathroom was very small and my daughter and her husband couldn't stand up to have a shower. Apart from that everything was lovely, the lounge and the kitchen were very comfortable. The drive was very big and would hold lots of cars. Would recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're very happy to hear that you had a lovely holiday at Honeystones! We apologise for the issues you encountered with the shower and hope you found them to be dealt with effectively by our maintenance team. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Cotswolds again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoyJul 2021

  • "Exactly as printed on the tin ."

    ..... very comfy place. Garden very bland, just grass ..... but everything else 10/10

    Reviewed by EveMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well presented, spacious and comfy."

    We were so impressed with the venue and would definitely come back. I can imagine it’s lovely in the summer months as we didn’t make use of the back garden which looked amazing! Would definitely return! Thanks for having us!

    Many thanks for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back in the future. Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely autumn weekend at this little cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable, spacious and clean. All basic things were well thought off. Would definitely look to visit again in the future perhaps in the summer months when you can sit in the garden.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by PritiOct 2020

  • "We found the house comfortable and warm, with a well equipped kitchen."

    We only used the downstairs bedroom which, though on the small side, had a very comfortable bed. The house was ideally located for many of the Cotswold market-towns and villages, which was one of our main reasons for choosing this particular property. Wifi was excellent. There was ample parking space on the drive. We've not quite given the property a 10/10 as the outside space, while very tidy, felt rather lifeless. (However, that's from the perspective of keen gardeners). Would we book this house again? Based on the overwhelming positives, yes, definitely.

    Many thanks for taking the time you leave your comments on Honeystones. It is great to hear you would book the cottage again and we would love to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of space considering current restrictions, lovely garden, every comfort"

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2020

  • "Honeystones is in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire."

    The property was extremely clean when we arrived and the facilities were ideal for us. The booking process was straightforward and communication was comprehensive. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for highly recommending Honeystones! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2020

  • "This is a very well equipped, comfortable holiday cottage."

    The stairs are very steep which may need to be mentioned in the property description even though there is a bedroom and bathroom facilities downstairs. There is also an excellent bus service to Witney & Oxford and the bus stop is virtually outside the front door which we found very useful. We used it most evenings to eat out in Witney due to the nearby pub being closed during our visit due to Covid 19.

    Thank you for your feedback on Honeystones cottage. We apologise if the description for steep stairs is not clear, we will amend accordingly. It is great to here that the bus service is excellent and we can recommend this to future guests. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size with ensuite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor super kingsize (zip and link so can be 2 singles - please advise at time of booking), 1 x first floor single, family bathroom with bath, w.c and hand basin
  • Ground floor sitting room and kitchen / diner.Ample off-street parking.
  • Central heating throughout, with open fire in sitting room (starter pack of logs supplied)
  • Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear enclosed garden with table, chairs
  • Cot and highchair
  • Wifi
  • Ample off street parking
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking inside the cottage
  • Pub 0.5 miles shops 1.5 miles
  • Please note that the stairs in the cottage are steeper than usual and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Limited head height for those 6ft plus on the first floor.

The property

Honeystones Cottage is a lovely, recently renovated property in the heart of the Oxfordshire village of Curbridge, and just 1 mile from the centre of the market town of Witney.

Set in generous grounds, with ample off street parking to the front of the property, and a private, enclosed garden to the rear, Honeystones has been converted into high quality holiday accommodation that is spacious and will cater for your every need.

Downstairs you will find the beautifully presented kitchen - diner, a lovely social space where you can while away the hours.

If the weather permits, this leads directly to the generously proportioned garden.

On the ground floor you will also find the comfortable and inviting sitting room, as well as the conservatory located just off the kitchen - ideal if you fancy a few quiet moments to yourself.

The ground floor also provides a luxurious en suite bedroom - ideal for those members of your party who may not be as mobile as they once were.

Upstairs (and please be aware that these stairs are steeper than you would normally find) there are 2 further bedrooms (one super-king size double (this bed is zip and link so can be set up as 2 singles if required - please advise at time of booking) and a single room.

You will also find the family bathroom.

Nearby is a very well regarded pub, serving proper 'pub grub', and about 1.5 miles away you have Witney town centre, with a wide range of pubs, restaurants and cafes, so you will be well served if you decide that cooking is over rated whilst on holiday. Iconic Cotswold destinations such as Burford and Woodstock are just a short drive away, whilst Blenheim Palace, the birth place of Winston Churchill, can be reached in less than 15 minutes.

All in all we feel that Honeystones is the ideal destination for friends and families seeking a few days rest and relaxation.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

CURBRIDGE

Witney 1.5 miles; Oxford 12 miles.

The thriving village of Curbridge lies in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, on the edge of the Cotswolds. The village boasting the Lord Kitchener pub, which allows dogs and offers excellent meals at reasonable prices is located just 1.5 miles south of the ancient town of Witney and 12 miles from Oxford. The riverside town of Witney, mentioned in the Domesday Book, offers many attractions and amenities including a weekly market which dates back to the Middle Ages, a 16th century market square and 18th century town hall, allegedly designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Witney is also home to the Wychwood Brewery. The university city of Oxford, known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires', offers many attractions such as the oldest university teaching room, many museums, botanical gardens and the Bodleian Library. Oxford also plays host to many markets and festivals throughout the year. Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill is close by where you can enjoy the landscaped parkland designed by Capability Brown, the great lake and beautiful village of Woodstock. Just a little further afield are the beautiful Cotswold Wildlife Park offering many rare and endangered species, the Cotswold Water Park with its abundance of activities, Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick and Leamington Spa, all offering a great day out for all the family. A great destination for a memorable holiday.

Region Information

Please Note: a £250.00 Good House Keeping Bond is required at this property.
Please Note: the stairs in this property are steeper than normal, and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues (for the less mobile there is a king size bedroom with separate bathroom on the ground floor).
Limited head high on the 1st floor, for those who are 6ft plus.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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