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View towards the Grade II listed cottage
Cosy and contemporary lounge
Bright and colourful furnishings
Relax in the stylish lounge
A spacious kitchen perfect for entertaining
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a days exploring
A free Hook Norton brewery tour for all that come and stay
Double bedroom, climb the cottage stairs for a peaceful nights sleep
A clever mix of both old and new
Don't forget to set your alarm
A spacious and stylish twin bedroom
A splash of colour
Take a soak in the bath after a days walking
Through the archway to the car park
Pretty garden area
1 / 15  View towards the Grade II listed cottage
2 / 15  Cosy and contemporary lounge
3 / 15  Bright and colourful furnishings
4 / 15  Relax in the stylish lounge
5 / 15  A spacious kitchen perfect for entertaining
6 / 15  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a days exploring
7 / 15  A free Hook Norton brewery tour for all that come and stay
8 / 15  Double bedroom, climb the cottage stairs for a peaceful nights sleep
9 / 15  A clever mix of both old and new
10 / 15  Don't forget to set your alarm
11 / 15  A spacious and stylish twin bedroom
12 / 15  A splash of colour
13 / 15  Take a soak in the bath after a days walking
14 / 15  Through the archway to the car park
15 / 15  Pretty garden area

Elephant Cottage

Banbury (3.5mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed cottage tucked away within the heart of a traditional Cotswold village
  • A great location for enthusiastic cyclists and walkers with stunning countryside to explore
  • Sample the famous local ale with a free brewery tour for all guests that come and stay
Property code: 49241

This beautifully finished traditional stone cottage with its clever mix of both old and new is the perfect base to enjoy what the Cotswolds has to offer.

Bloxham is a village in northern Oxfordshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds and 3 miles from the busy market town of Banbury, home of the famous Banbury Cross mentioned in the well-known nursery rhyme. Discover the history and heritage at the nearby Hook Norton Brewery's visitor centre, just under 7 miles away. There is something for everyone to do, with Bicester Village shopping outlet, with its array of designer shops, Silverstone race track, home of the British Grand Prix, and the traditionally English towns and villages of the Cotswolds on the doorstep, including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. A little further afield is the university city of Oxford, with all its historic buildings, architecture and museums.

Step back in time, entering from the pretty courtyard into the beautifully presented lounge of this traditional honey coloured stone cottage, with contemporary seating and soft furnishings that  further enhance the character. Relax with the Smart TV and Netflix for a cosy night in, after supper in the dining area just off the lounge. The bespoke well equipped kitchen is just perfect for cooking your favourite meals with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Heading up the cottage style stairs you will find two bedrooms, a double and a twin. On this floor you will also find a bathroom with shower over bath and a WC.

This quaint cottage sits within the courtyard of the neighbouring pub and offers use of the communal gardens with seating. There is off-road parking for 2 cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom 
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Communal unenclosed garden
  • Dog will be safe on a lead outside
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Netflix

 

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Samantha 31st July 2020

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This is Beautiful presented cottage in a beautiful historic village. Location is good for getting around Sofas are not comfy and if small children be aware that the pub noise on an evening and can continue until 2am some nights

Reviewed by Gemma 15th February 2020

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Fantastic place to come. Been restored really well. Well equipped kitchen with welcome gifts to help you throughout your stay. Fresh flowers are a nice touch. Great location.

Reviewed by Lucky 6th December 2019

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The Elephant Cottage is a lovely place to say. It is conveniently located, with offisde parking and a quaint pub next door. The cottage itself is beautiful, very modern and has a real homely feel.

Reviewed by Caroline 30th October 2019

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A quiet and cosy cottage. Welcome basket was excellent, and there was everything we needed for a short break including games.

Reviewed by Ulrike 20th September 2019

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Everything was just Perfect!

Reviewed by Natasha 12th September 2019

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This is our second time at this property and it certainly won't be our last!

Reviewed by Martin 31st May 2019

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Cottage was tastefully renovated, simplistic style, complimentary colours and decor, interesting village location and very convenient for the pub, had everything we needed for a short stay, would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Natasha 26th October 2018

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This cottage is wonderful! Perfect for a weekend break away visiting beautiful Cotswolds villages and towns. Stow on the Wold is just 25 min drive and Bourton on the Water is just 45 mins drive. The cottage is cosy and the beds are very comfy. The village has 3 lovely pubs and a great chippy!

Reviewed by Stefan 19th October 2018

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Reviewed by Tom 14th September 2018

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Lovey location and cottage , cottage situated right next to a pub cozy and close enough to town and Bicester village rooms comfy tv good kitchen very good very happy

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View towards the Grade II listed cottage
Cosy and contemporary lounge
Bright and colourful furnishings
Relax in the stylish lounge
A spacious kitchen perfect for entertaining
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a days exploring
A free Hook Norton brewery tour for all that come and stay
Double bedroom, climb the cottage stairs for a peaceful nights sleep
A clever mix of both old and new
Don't forget to set your alarm
A spacious and stylish twin bedroom
Show 3 moreA splash of colour

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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