Hidden along a footpath in Wallingford, the large black door to this detached cottage gives no idea to the passer-by of what delights await guests behind it.
Stepping into this spacious holiday home the first thing that greets you is the welcoming feeling.
Large and comfortable, this self-catering cottage offers families and couples the perfect spot to take a weekend break or a long relaxing holiday.
With four bedrooms, three with views across the river to the rural landscape beyond of the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the king-size double with patio doors to the raised terrace and the large wrap around sitting room, this is an ideal holiday hotspot.
If you are lucky enough to be celebrating a special event or birthday while staying at the cottage, the dining room is perfect for entertaining and seats all guests admirably.
The well-equipped and fitted kitchen is what would be expected in a beautiful riverside home with double doors to close it off from the rest of the living area.
But the real star of this vacation is the garden with a river mooring.
Cascading lawns run down to meet the decking where you can watch passing boats and cheer on the rowers as they cut through the water or even hire a boat for the day.
Why not take a book and a cool drink and settle down to enjoy the tranquillity of the local birdsong, the sound of the river and the bells of the neighbouring St Leonards Church?
Take a stroll through the quaint lanes of Wallingford and explore this quintessential English town with its tea rooms and local shops, pubs and restaurants.
Why not look up what is showing at the theatre which is located in the town square?
And if you think you may have seen this square before your visit and you are a fan of Midsomer Murders, then you have, Wallingford is the original Causton.
But its link to detectives goes back further than Midsomer Murders, Wallingford was the home, until her death in 1976, of Agatha Christie and she is buried nearby in Cholsey.
Further afield you have the delights of Henley-on-Thames with its annual Regatta, or Oxford with its long history and dreaming spires.
But whatever you decide to do on this holiday, or the next, the welcome of Ninea awaits your return.
All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room. Study.
About the location
Dorchester 4.7 miles; Didcot 6.3 miles; Abingdon 10.7 miles; Oxford 13.2 miles; Henley-on-Thames 13.6 miles; Reading 14.6 miles.
Wallingford has a history dating back to King Alfred and it was at Wallingford that William the Conqueror crossed the Thames with his army, before marching on London. Wallingford Castle was built at his command to cement it's royal importance, and during its lifetime has played host to many royal visitors including King John, Henry Vl and Edward the Black Prince, to name but a few. Unfortunately, what remains of it now is only impressive earth works but some of the stones were re-used to build the St Mary-le-More Church which can be found near the centre of the town. Wallingford has been host to many different trades and industries during the centuries, including malting and iron foundries, but it was always a market town and still is to this day with a weekly market held every Friday where you can buy everything from unique gifts to fruit and fish. However it's connection with fictional detectives and quaint country villages may have started when the author Agatha Christie took up residence in Winterbrook House and lived there with her husband for over thirty years. Creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, she was president to the Sinodum Players who regularly present plays at the now converted Corn Exchange in the market square. Look up what may be showing during your visit. In later years Wallingford has become more recognisable as "Causton" in the very popular TV series "Midsomer Murders". Walks and even driving trails for this often watched series can be followed by using the leaflets available from the tourist information centre, shown in the programme as Causton Town Hall; with the town square a focal point. You never know you may even become an "extra" if filming is taking place on the day you take a stroll around the town. A short drive from Wallingford and you can be in Henley-on-Thames with its river walks, pubs, shops and restaurants. "Henley Royal Regatta" takes place every year at the end of June and attracts thousands of visitors. Held over five days this is seen as part of the social season. Oxford with its dreaming spires is not only home to one of England's greatest universities but is certainly a city to explore while staying in this part of Oxfordshire. Wallingford is a perfect location for a holiday with a difference, a lovely town with a warm welcome.