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12 Parkers Hill

(Ref. 1071562)

Thame, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • been (3)
  • upstairs (3)
  • garden (3)
  • kitchen (3)
  • out (3)
  • bed (3)

3 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was filthy skirting boards and doors looked like they have never been cleaned I had to bleach the kitchen and clean the fridge out before I’d unpack !"

    !! Bed was clean but blinds upstairs need replacing and it would be nice to have a blind in the bath room and mirror in the bedroom ! Windows were filthy bout side garden over grown and full of weeds also when we went in to the bathroom some ones boxer shorts were left on the towel rail !!! Good location and could be a little gem if it was cared for !

    Thank you for the feed back, The bathroom window has obscured glass and we do apologise that an item of clothing wasn't spotted at the time, this has been rectified moving forward. The windows were cleaned on the 5th of September and are cleaned every two months. After a very rainy summer and autumn, this did cause some unprecedented debris and garden overgrowth, the garden had been booked in for work for 10th October and we can confirm it has now been weeded. Thank you for letting us know about the skirting boards and doors, we have now had an end of season professional deep clean with planned maintenance for the end of 2023 and we are employing a a new cleaning team from January 2024 to ensure property standards improve for our guest comfort. We are also thrilled you enjoyed the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine1.3Oct 2023

  • "We arrived with no idea where to park on a small road."

    We eventually located the back gate of the house. It was difficult to read the house number on the gate as the paintwork was in a state of disrepair. The garden was in a terrible state. It was covered in weeds, the AstroTurf had real grass growing through it. There was a child's ball lying in the hedge, broken decorative pots, the base of the rotary dryer sticking above the ground and a pot filled with cigarette butt's and a packet of wipes. We found the key box and entered the kitchen. The house was dirty. I have pictures of filth covered floor wipes, surface wipes, the dirty fridge, filthy cupboards, dirty hob, grimy oven and oven hood. The sun was streaming in and there was no curtain to help reduce glare. There were no bath towels laid out, we eventually found them stacked untidily in the airing cupboard. They appeared washed. The bed linen was un-ironed. We were unable to switch the shower on in the bathroom. There bathroom window wouldn't open. The towel rail was covered in dust. The bathroom taps, basin and shower fittings were covered in limescale. The shower rail was almost hanging off the wall and there was no toilet roll holder or lock on the bathroom door. There were no curtains or blinds in two bedrooms and the bathroom. The banister was wobbly. The living room / dining room had cobwebs on the light fixtures and spiders by plugs. The floor by the patio doors were stained black, assumably by water ingress from leaking fixtures. There was no garden furniture to sit out on. The front garden was also covered in weeds. We spent the first hour cleaning what we had to use in the kitchen. I had brought my own sponge/scourer, washing liquid, tea towel which was just as well because the house had a used sponge available which should have been in the bin and a virtually empty washing up bottle. The sun dropped and so did the temperature. It was freezing downstairs and the only source of heat were storage heaters that were on a timer and stone cold. After eating we sat in front of a TV that had no service to broadcast tv and so tried to use the apps on the smart TV but they had to be logged into... I didn't have passwords on me so we watched repeats on BBCiplayer in our coats. Upstairs the house was sweltering and we had no way of turning the heating down. In the morning no one could wash properly so packed our bags. We travelled to visit relatives and then in the afternoon returned to the house, packed up the car and left for home. We left a day early because the house was dirty, cold, uncomfortable with poor bathroom facilities. I can honestly say, this was one of the most upsetting breaks I have ever had. The house has great potential in a beautiful setting. It is so unfortunate that it appears unloved and uncared for. The vase of fresh flowers was a nice touch.

    Thank you for your comments, The garden is being maintained once a month and we will always take on board if guests make us aware of any extra attention is needed, such as after a busy Easter period. We have spoken to the cleaners about remedial work for the garden, we have also reiterated kitchen and bathroom cleaning protocols and the need for changeover staff to alert us immediately to any maintenance required moving forward, The dining chair has now been replaced. Sykes do have a dedicated help line for guest in any property and we would have addressed any concern you had immediately if we had only known at the time, we are sorry we did not have the opportunity to help and rectify any issue at the time as we want all guests to have a great holiday. We can confirm that the banister has been fixed by our maintenance team as soon as we were made aware. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa1.6Apr 2023

  • "Positives first - this is a reasonably priced property in a high price area, the WiFi was good and reliable and the double glazing meant we managed to sleep."

    It was pretty clean. The property should be marketed more accurately and if marketed as a no frills budget option then people would know what they are getting, We think the property could be much improved with a small amount of money (a mirror upstairs, a hairdryer and iron maybe and a bit more kitchen equipment) and where things aren’t improved a bit of clarity in the listings would go a long way. We knew where the property is (by a noisy motorway) and were between homes rather on holiday, We could also see from the pictures that there was very little that was ‘quaint’ about it in an area full of quaint cottages unless you think Astro turf is quaint. We didn’t know there were night storage heaters but if these had been turned on before we arrived the house and its occupants might not have been freezing until it came on at 10.30 pm (we had to hunt for the switch and couldn’t bring the timing forward). There is plenty of parking on the road but parking behind a garage on the slip road is not off road parking, nor was it allocated parking unless you got there before anyone else parked there. The key box was in the back garden and this wasn’t made clear. We arrived after dark and it took a while even with torches to find it. We were two people and a dog so the lack of facilities for more people were not an issue. The property is marketed as for five people and there are 5 beds but there were only four dining chairs, one three person sofa and two beanbags. Saying that, the experience was one we will dine out of for some time and made us even more delighted to move in to our new house after 3 weeks in Tetsworth.

    Thank you for your feedback and highlighting issue. We will update the property description where appropriate. We replaced the dining room chairs as one was broken before your arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona2.8Jan 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • External utility
  • Electric night storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • WiFi and Smart TV with netflix/iplayer apps etc, guests will need their own account to log into apps and please do log out before departure
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Parking available at the rear of the property, subject to availability
  • Enclosed front and rear garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, supermarket 4.3 miles
  • Please note: There is a 3 seated sofa & 2 beanbags in the living room for seating
  • Note: The tumble dryer is housed externally in an outbuilding opposite the kitchen door
  • Note: Please ensure pets are supervised in the front garden, whilst enclosed it is not escape safe
  • Note: Absolutely no Stag, Hen or similar parties
  • Please note: from January 2024 there will be a new cleaning team for the property
  • Please note that as the property is in a rural location, internet is not the same speed as in a city but is stable

The property

Tucked away in the quaint village of Tetsworth near Thame in Oxfordshire is 12 Parkers Hill.

This wonderful holiday home boasts a fantastic location near the historic city of Oxford, an enclosed rear garden and a homely interior welcoming five guests and two of their beloved canine companions; perfect for small families or friends looking to explore the south of England.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and head straight into the fully-equipped kitchen to rustle up a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy together at the dining table.

Later, snuggle up with your loved ones in front of the Smart TV ahead of a family film night with tasty treats.

When the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to wash off the day in the bathroom before resting up for another busy day in Oxfordshire in one of three bedrooms; choose from a double, twin and a single.

The charming village of Tetsworth houses the upmarket pub and restaurant, The Swan, next to the village green and the perfect place to treat your loved ones to a delicious meal on the evenings when you don’t fancy cooking, the lovely Old Red Lion pub where you can indulge in a little tipple and pick up any essentials from the little shop.

If you can tear yourself away, be sure to make the short drive to the popular Lamberts Arms, which can be found just 2 miles away on the A40 towards London.

Further necessities can be found in stores in the nearby market town of Thame.

The market town is home to an array of pubs and local stores to help ease your self-catered stay, the town is even home to the starting point of the five-mile-long Phoenix Trail so keen ramblers and cyclists will be in their element.

The nearby village of Chinnor also offers excellent transport links and is home to the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, a heritage railway which runs at weekends to Princess Risborough a quaint small town with shops and restaurants.

Spend a full day out exploring the history that forms the foundations of Oxford; explore the medieval remains of Oxford Castle and Prison which houses an impressive 900-year-old crypt, marvel at the exhibits on display in Oxford University Museum of Natural History or learn about early scientific developments at the History of Science Museum.

Guests can even take a punt on the River Thames or head to Bicester village for a wealth of shopping opportunities.

If you fancy venturing into the bustling capital city of London, you can catch the regular train which runs from Haddenham and Thame Parkway to London Marleybone.

There is also a multi-storey parking lot, which will have limited spaces during working days.

The Oxford Tube runs from Lewknor to Victoria Station with several stops in between like Hyde Park Corner, so you can hop on and off to see your favourite attractions 24/7.

The service also runs with same frequency from Lewknor into Oxford City Centre.

Lewknor is circa 3 miles towards London on the A40 with limited parking on working days.

Make memories at 12 Parkers Hill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Aylesbury 10.2 miles; Oxford 14.3 miles; Bicester 15.1 miles.

Thame is a charming market town in Oxfordshire resting between Oxford and Aylesbury. This wonderful town is named after the River Thames which runs through it and is known for the Thame Abbey which was founded in 1137 and destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. Today the town boasts an array of stores and local pubs including The Six Bells, The James Figg and The Black horse which all serve a variety of drinks and delicious pub food, perfect for date nights or treating your loved ones on the evenings when you don’t fancy cooking! The town also serves as the starting point of the Phoenix Trail which is a 5 mile path running from Thame to Princes Risborough, ideal for keen ramblers and cyclists looking to experience the countryside as it boasts views of the Chiltern Hills. The historic city of Oxford is just a short drive away and history enthusiasts will be in their element as it is bursting at the seams with museums like the Ashmolean Museum, The Story Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Thame is a fantastic base from which to explore all of Oxfordshire.

Note: This property has a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Note: Absolutely no smoking and no stag, hen or similar parties
Please note: The neighbouring property will have scaffolding a metre into the garden for this property from 04/01/24 to 04/02/24, please inquire for more information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas