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Thames Reach

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Wallingford, Oxfordshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property."

    We were there during a very wet week so didn't get to enjoy the garden. Hadn't realised that the bathroom was downstairs when we booked, which was probably our fault. Also didn't find the bed very comfortably, this is probably because we are used to a bigger bed. These two reasons are why we give it four stars

    Reviewed by Edward3.8Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, the property was beautiful right down to the Thames and ..."

    The cottage was perfect, the property was beautiful right down to the Thames and the communication with the property manager and owner was excellent,

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2022

  • "The shower was on a fixed temperature that was a little too hot."

    The adjustment control was broken.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2022

  • "A feedback completed at property."

    However the property was excellent in the owners exceptional grounds with the River Thames at the bottom. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really beautiful setting and well kept interior."

    We have a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Good location and facilities."

    Two anomalies, the fridge was small and a broken shelf made it even less usable and secondly we had to strongly push to get the shower mended - there was no way to turn down the heat. We also felt it was overpriced.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jul 2022

  • "Everything for this booking was smooth and both the accommodation and area were beautiful."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage!"

    The accommodation could not have been more perfect - beautiful restored old building, very nice decorated, immaculately clean throughout and in the most wonderful setting right next to the Thames Path for the fairly short walk in to Wallingford. Our 3 year old son absolutely loved looking at the boats on this secluded part of the river! Could not have been a more perfect couple of days, Sophie is a wonderful kind host and extremely responsive to any questions we had on the apartment. Thanks and we’ll be back! :)

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property was beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Xmas 2021."

    The owners installed and decorated a lovely Xmas tree for which drew a cheer from the kids as we came down the drive in the car. Right on the Thames, perfect for walks and exploring the nearby Wallingford town. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Dec 2021

  • "This cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    It was very clean and very well appointed. The river is at the bottom of the huge garden so we walked along the river path to Wallingford which was lovely. A very pleasant short stay

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable property but I don’t think it qualifies for a top rating from Sykes."

    That rating denotes perfection and whilst this property could be brought up to that standard with some small changes, at the moment it is not. However I would happily return if I was having another holiday in this area.

    Reviewed by Joan4.1Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay."

    The house is so clean and well equipped, and the garden just amazing. The communication with the house manager was excellent too. We've had a fabulous holiday in a lovely part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying here, so much that I've already booked another week."

    Our children (9 & 12) enjoyed it so much they complained that we were going out too much, they want to come back just to stay in the property and play in the garden!! My youngest has asked if we can buy it :) The only incredibly slight quibbles I have are that one of the single beds is very squeaky - it caused the only argument over the week and the fridge isn't the best (make sure it's on a v. cold setting before you put your stuff in).

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property is immaculate and equipped to a very high standard."

    The owners, John and Trish, are charming and so helpful and friendly. What made our stay even better was the short walk through their lovely garden to the riverside where we could take a stroll along the Thames Path into Wallingford. A very comfortable and enjoyable stay and we'll certainly make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed absolutely everything about our week at Thames Reach."

    Property; area and amazing weather!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x trundle bed (can be made into a single, a twin or a double)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawn garden area with table and chairs, as well as a barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: River Thames Path at the end of the property, children need to be supervised
  • Note: Double bedroom is access via the other bedroom

The property

Wallingford 1.5 miles.

With the stunning River Thames in the garden, this property sits directly on the Thames Path, on the longest unlocked stretch of the famous river, and is within close reach of the historic city of Oxford, this detached annexe-style property is the perfect base for that long awaited getaway.

This property, situated within the grounds of the owner’s home enjoys two floors of contemporary elegance, making a wonderful base for you and your loved ones to call home as your explore Oxfordshire.

Step into Thames Reach and be welcomed into the light-filled open-plan living room, making a great spot for creating wonderful memories, whether it be cooking, dining or simply relaxing on the plush sofa.

The kitchen is well-equipped and is certain to entice some home-cooking, it also contains a washing machine, allowing you to pack lightly for your trip.

Settle down for dinner at the contemporary table, or while away the evening whilst playing a board game brought from home.

After an action-packed day, retreat upstairs to the two bedrooms, where the character of the building is evident through the exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented by the quality furnishings and refreshing colour palette.

Here you will find a double bedroom, and in a adjoining room, a trundle bed, which can be made into a single, a twin or a double, served by a sleek ground-floor shower room.

Continuing to impress is the exterior, where you can light up the barbecue and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining, before meandering around the garden to discover the River Thames.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful accommodation, venture into the historic market town of Wallingford, where you can while away time, exploring the collection of shops, dining in the eateries or enjoying a beverage in one of the cosy pubs.

Whilst here, stroll around the Castle Gardens, which was built under the order of William the Conqueror who had crossed the River Thames at Wallingford on his way to London.

The town also has a presence in the fictional writings of Agatha Christie, who lived in the town and took influence from local landmarks and residents for stories such as Miss Marple.

The town is also famous for being the backdrop of the TV series Midsomer Murders.

Guests of Thames Reach can easily reach other attractive market towns within South Oxfordshire, including Henley town with its bridge, where the famous Henley Royal Regatta is held.

The city of Oxford, famous for its University and notable buildings including the iconic Bodleian Library, Carfax Tower with superb views over the city and the historic Covered Market with its many shops awaiting to be explored.

The property adjoins the Thames Path so a riverside stroll to Wallingford is always attractive.

it is also close to the Ridgeway, making it a great base for exploring this part of England’s countryside on foot or bike.

If you are feeling adventurous, Electric boats, Kayaks, Canoes and Paddleboards can be hired in the near vicinity of the property.

Thames Reach is a splendid retreat promising a relaxed holiday in Oxfordshire.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas