Front view of the cottage
Relax in the cosy lounge
Snuggle up with a magazine
Relax With Your Feet Up
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen leading through to the lounge
Kitchen and Dining Area
Enjoy a peaceful sleep
Meet the local chickens
1 / 10  Front view of the cottage
2 / 10  Relax in the cosy lounge
3 / 10  Snuggle up with a magazine
4 / 10  Relax With Your Feet Up
5 / 10  Well equipped kitchen
6 / 10  Kitchen leading through to the lounge
7 / 10  Kitchen and Dining Area
8 / 10  Enjoy a peaceful sleep
9 / 10  Bathroom
10 / 10  Meet the local chickens

Shippon Cottage

Banbury, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming courtyard cottage tucked away in the rural village of Mollington
  • Explore the local history in Banbury and Stratford on Avon
  • A variety of riverside walks and cycle routes to explore in the Cherwell Valley
Property code: CC072

This charming courtyard cottage has been constructed from Mellow Hornton stone, exposed oak beams and rich red brick, finished with quality furnishings to offer the ideal base for a relaxing break.

This property is close the riverside market town of Banbury providing a blend of old and new with a wealth of history to explore including Mellow Hornton stone buildings, the modern shopping centre and a wide choice of shops. Banbury is situated on the River Cherwell within the Cherwell Valley, with excellent walking and cycling opportunities along the riverside paths, with many cafes, to grab a cup of coffee along the way. Close to the riverside town of Stratford-on-Avon, and Oxford, Warwick and the Cotswolds, known as Shakespeare’s Country. With many national trust properties and gardens to visit within easy reach, with is a great central location offering endless opportunities to explore.


Arriving at the stable entrance door, you walk through to a bright and cheerful lounge with beautiful exposed beams and warm red brick inviting you in to snuggle up on the comfy sofa with a good book or perhaps share a glass of wine or two with a movie on the TV and DVD player. If you choose to stay in for the evening through the property is a colourful fitted country kitchen/diner, well-equipped with mod cons including an electric oven with hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a separate shared laundry room with a washing machine/dryer.The dining area has a dining table and chairs for two. On the same floor, you will find a double bedroom and a shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.


Outside, you will find private courtyard garden with furniture, where you can sit out and relax in the sunshine while taking in the peaceful country surroundings.


  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate laundry room
  • TV and DVD
  • Electric, central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking available
  • Great rural location with stunning views
  • Nearest pub, just through the courtyard
  • Farm shop, just up the road selling fresh local produce

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 1st March 2020

Apart from the above comments the cottage was fine for what we needed, the owner was friendly & welcoming and the location nice and quiet.

Reviewed by Maurice 12th October 2019

We enjoyed our stay there and would visit again. Convenient for Cotswolds and Oxford.

Reviewed by Dennis 1st September 2019

The cottage is situated on a working farm. It was very quiet and peaceful and a great place to explore the local area. The cottage was well equipped with all that you would need for your stay. I would say that the steps within the property could prove difficult to some people with any disability or isues wit walking. The area to park is directly alRead moreongside the cottage but is a gravel finish so uneven under foot. The owners were very pleasant and always available should you require anything. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 29th July 2019

Reviewed by Ian 13th July 2019

Location and comfort of the cottage was spot on for our needs.

Reviewed by Richard 6th July 2019

The location was great for us and the cottage was well-equipped and comfortable. The bedroom lacks space, so there is a bedside cabinet on one side of the bed and a small wardrobe on the other side, with no possibility to improve on that or increase storage for clothes etc. Whatever tree it is that overhangs the parking area drips spots of goo all Read moreover the cars, so park well away from there! Apart from that, the cottage and the situation was great. We were happy there. Hide

Reviewed by Francess 21st June 2019

Hosts very friendly and helpful. A good location for exploring this part of England. Nice to be in a farm setting. Also very handy to a number of lovely country pubs - Anitas pub guide was invaluable,

Reviewed by Lyne 18th May 2019

lovely cottage. Ideal place for days out, near to lots of areas of interest - just right for a couple.

Reviewed by Brian 8th May 2019

The cottage was very clean, quiet and comfortable.

Reviewed by Lester 15th September 2018

The Shippon was a very comfortable cottage, plenty of kitchen storage cupboards. The bed was a large size, and good to sleep on, although it was very high & my wife is short & has arthritis & struggled to get up. Would highly recommend cottage.

Reviewed by Peter 8th September 2018

This was our second stay here, as before, it was absolutely first class, and well located for visiting the beautiful Cotswold's. Only tiny niggle was the designated car parking area, situated under large trees, tree sap and bird droppings were a nuisance, but with a little care you could park outside the cottage instead.

Reviewed by Jadine 1st September 2018

Lovely cottage. Beautifully restored with a high standard of quality and attention to detail. Lovely quiet location with amenities available should you need it. Friendly & approachable hosts and the accompanying camping area is a high standard with excellent facilities and high standard of maintenance/upkeep. Had a lovely relaxing week and will defRead moreinitely return. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 28th July 2018

The cottage was comfortable and the owners friendly and helpful. A plumbing issue was sorted very quickly. However the website made no mention of there being a caravan and camping site on the farm, and also the fact that there were a number of permanent residences immediately next to the cottage was omitted. It wasn't the peaceful remote farm that Read moreI had hoped it would be. The surrounding area was lovely though with lots of pretty villages and the beautiful Oxford canal nearby. Ideal for walking. Hide

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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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