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The perfect cottage garden
View towards the cottage
Snuggle up with a good book in the cosy lounge
Light the fire and relax with friends
The cottage has a beautiful interior
Finished with soft linens and artwork
The lounge window looks across the cottage garden
A traditional dining room with feature fire place
The dining room also enjoys views across the gardens
A great kitchen space for the best of chefs
Well-equipped with coffee machine and Rayburn
A vintage style with ample crockery for an afternoon tea
View towards the kitchen
A pot of tea for the gardener
Listen to the radio whilst preparing breakfast
A beautiful double bedroom with garden views
Enjoy the views across the garden in the morning
The beds are dressed with french linen
A double bedroom with garden views
Enjoy the morning sun
The vibrant wall papers add to the charm
The bathroom is on the lower ground floor
The cottage has established well stocked borders throughout the gardens
Private and secluded garden to enjoy
The cottage has established gardens with stunning views
Surrounded by lovely countryside
1 / 26  The perfect cottage garden
2 / 26  View towards the cottage
3 / 26  Snuggle up with a good book in the cosy lounge
4 / 26  Light the fire and relax with friends
5 / 26  The cottage has a beautiful interior
6 / 26  Finished with soft linens and artwork
7 / 26  The lounge window looks across the cottage garden
8 / 26  A traditional dining room with feature fire place
9 / 26  The dining room also enjoys views across the gardens
10 / 26  A great kitchen space for the best of chefs
11 / 26  Well-equipped with coffee machine and Rayburn
12 / 26  A vintage style with ample crockery for an afternoon tea
13 / 26  View towards the kitchen
14 / 26  A pot of tea for the gardener
15 / 26  Listen to the radio whilst preparing breakfast
16 / 26  A beautiful double bedroom with garden views
17 / 26  Enjoy the views across the garden in the morning
18 / 26  The beds are dressed with french linen
19 / 26  A double bedroom with garden views
20 / 26  Enjoy the morning sun
21 / 26  The vibrant wall papers add to the charm
22 / 26  The bathroom is on the lower ground floor
23 / 26  The cottage has established well stocked borders throughout the gardens
24 / 26  Private and secluded garden to enjoy
25 / 26  The cottage has established gardens with stunning views
26 / 26  Surrounded by lovely countryside

Myrtle Cottage

Chipping Norton (5mls NE), Oxfordshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A quintessential country cottage tucked away on the edge of a peaceful Oxfordshire village
  • Easy access to the waymarked footpaths from your front door
  • Enjoy the traditional, well stocked cottage gardens with stunning views
Property code: 73904

This quintessential cottage sits within established cottage gardens enjoying views across the countryside, with a simply charming finish and vintage style this is the perfect retreat for you to relax.

The peaceful village of Swerford nestles on the side of the Swere Valley, on the edge of the Cotswolds. A popular village for walkers with well waymarked paths from your front door giving access to some great country inns to include the Boxing Hare and Falkland Arms at Great Tew. The village is well placed to explore the Cotswolds’ villages, larger towns and cities to include Chipping Norton, home to a wonderful antiques centre and Stratford-upon-Avon. For foodies, Daylesford farm shop and Wykham Park Farm shop are not to be missed, and for a day of sheer luxury there's also Soho Farmhouse. You will be spoilt for choice with many National Trust homes and gardens to include Chastleton House and Hidecote Gardens.

Step back in time as you meander through the cottage gardens arriving at the front door of this quintessential cottage. Step into the dining room where a wooden table and chairs take centre stage with a feature fire place and original cupboards either side to help set the scene. The lounge is just off this room, a cosy space with open fire, sofa and arm chairs with soft cushions and Smart TV finishing the room. The kitchen is accessed via a staircase on the lower ground floor, simply vintage with an eclectic range of crockery and cook wear, well-equipped with an electric Rayburn range oven, additional electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge and freezer. The traditional pantry houses a washing machine, and the bathroom is also on the lower ground floor with shower over bath and WC. So, when the day is done, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms, a double bedroom with ornate bed dressed in French linen and an eiderdown, wake up and enjoy views across the gardens, there is also an en-suite WC in this room. Completing the accommodation, a further double with beautiful linens and ornate wall paper, enjoying garden views.

Step outside and enjoy the gardens, there are many places to sit, a tree swing, curved benches for two or simply enjoy a morning coffee and soak up the views. There is allocated parking for one car.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric Rayburn, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer 
  • Pantry with washing machine
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 25th September 2020

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A beautiful little cottage with loads of quaint trinkets and ornaments. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with every utensil, pot and pan you could possibly ask for. Considering how many trinkets plates and ornaments are in the cottage it was extremely clean and very well looked after. We loved the log fire . The only thing I would say is if yRead moreou have a dog that is getting on a bit, the stairs might be a bit tough as they were quite steep and the ones leading to the kitchen are tiled Hide

Reviewed by Liz 18th September 2020

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Lovely cottage, interior decor very well thought out and perfect for the cottage. Great location for Cotswolds and places of interest. As others have said in previous reviews that those who have mobility issues would find this cottage a challenge. The parking is fine but means you have to carry everything from car to cottage on a narrow tricky for Read moresome path. Plus the steps down to basement kitchen and up to bedrooms should be taken into account. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 4th September 2020

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Overall a lovely picturesque place with comfy beds, a lot of interesting dcor and a charming garden. One thing to be aware of is a steep concrete stairway going down to the basement kitchen directly from the doorway which could potentially be dangerous for young children and is a bit of a hazard for taller people at the bottom end! The car parking Read morearea is also a little distance away from the actual cottage. Otherwise, it was a peaceful and attractive property with some beautiful views. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 28th August 2020

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Beautiful secluded village location. But access is awkward - narrow overgrown paths, with slopes and steps, and the staircases in the cottage are steep. Ceiling height at the foot of the basement stairs is very low. The cottage is cosy for two, but possibly a bit cramped for four (second bedroom has no storage space). Ensuite toilet in main bedroomRead more avoids night time trips down & up two sets of stairs, but is very small. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 25th August 2020

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An olde wolde cottage who some people may love. A home from home. However, I wouldn't recommend this cottage for a family. Theres too much stuff in it, and set between 3 floors makes it awkward. Surrounding area lovely, pubs good.

Reviewed by Blaine 24th July 2020

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Lovely tranquil setting with views from the pretty garden. House was nicely decorated and clean. Be aware that as it was set over three levels all food had to be carried upstairs from the kitchen. Also if you are over 5' 10" tall your head will touch the shower ceiling and you will need to duck under a couple of doors and down the stairs to the kitRead morechen. Also a 60 yard walk from the car to the house when unpacking. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 4th July 2020

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This is a charming Cotswolds cottage. The location is really private and quiet. The garden is beautiful with lovely planting and different areas to sit. The furnishings are mainly antique and mostly very comfortable. The beds were dressed with lovely linens and the cottage was very clean and welcoming. The wifi is good. Swerford has no shop or villRead moreage pub but there are numerous gastropubs and good shops a short drive away. There are many great walks in the vicinity. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 22nd March 2019

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A beautiful cottage with character and full of pictures, books and ornaments. A home from home. A footpath is directly outside the gate which is great as we love walking in the Cotswolds. Our Golden Retriever had a great stay, enjoyed roaming the garden and sitting in the sunshine. we will return.

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The perfect cottage garden
View towards the cottage
Snuggle up with a good book in the cosy lounge
Light the fire and relax with friends
The cottage has a beautiful interior
Finished with soft linens and artwork
The lounge window looks across the cottage garden
A traditional dining room with feature fire place
The dining room also enjoys views across the gardens
A great kitchen space for the best of chefs
Well-equipped with coffee machine and Rayburn
Show 14 moreA vintage style with ample crockery for an afternoon tea

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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