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4 Rowleaze Cottage

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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This cottage is an unusual example of estate workers' housing within a traditional estate. Still with many original features and standing in peaceful surroundings with fine vews over the Oxfordshire countryside from the cottage, it has a shared lawned garden and a more private sitting out area. For walkers there is access to the Thames Long Distance Route and numerous marked footpath walks nearby.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, dining room, sitting room with open fire and bathroom.
First floor
four bedrooms (2 doubles with 6' beds which can also be twins on request and 2 singles). An additional folding bed is available on request.
Visitor notes

When booking for 7 people the folding bed will need to be used, please call the booking office to request.

There is a steep winding staircase.

Cottage does contain a travel cot and high chair that can be left out on request.

Night storage heating included.

Parking is approximately 25 metres from the cottage.

Mobile phone signals can be poor.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6 + 1
Bedrooms
4
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
002005
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Special offers
  • September 20% Discount - Offer from 03/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount
Features
  • Open fire / stove
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

Cotswolds
The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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Attractions
  • Swindon
  • Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Swindon and Cricklade Railway
  • The Cotswolds
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Buscot Park
Buscot Park Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
Great Coxwell Barn
Great Coxwell Barn 13th-century stone barn
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot Old Parsonage Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Ashdown House
Ashdown House Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Heelis
Heelis Central office for the National Trust

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Chris Dunabin
    • February 2014
    • London
    Lots to do

    An opportunity to bring together a group of old friends, and lots to se and do round about even on a damp weekend in early February.

  • Paul Beeley
    Very cosy and we will return very shortly

    The Beeleys and the Palmers had a wonderful stay in Rowleaze - an idyllic rural setting with plenty of wildlife on 'our' doorstep.We were lucky enought to see Hares in the field next to the cricket pitch, small deer in the field in front of the cottage and Green Woodpeckers in the back garden. As usual, the cottage was very well presented with the thoughtful flowers and milk etc a welcoming touch. Bedrooms are nice and spacious, and it was always lovely and warm. In fact, it was so warm that we could not justify lighting the fire in the lounge! The cottage is located approx. 1.5 miles from the main road, along an arrow-straight road, which was so quiet and ideal for cycling with children. It also made a nice walk, to see the ducks and Grey Herons on the lake. Once off this road, it becomes an agricultural road, but still relatively smooth. With three small children, carting all the associated essentials from the car park to the cottage was a test of stamina, but well worht it. At this time of year, the main estate is closed, but there is still plenty to see and do in the local area. Overall, well recommended, very cosy and we will return very shortly

  • Jeanine Wright
    Highly recommended.

    Spent a really relaxing weekend catching up with old friends. The cottage is really pretty, spacious and extremely clean. Only one bathroom but sinks in 2 of the bedrooms helped. Had a lovely fire going in the evening - very cosy and most enjoyable. Arrived to find a vase of flowers and welcome message which was so thoughtful. Cottage is set in beautiful countryside with fantastic views from every room and secluded area to sit outside. Spent a wonderful afternoon looking round Buscot Park and grounds - well worth a visit, especially for delicious cakes in the tearooms! I would certainly return another time - highly recommended.

  • John
    Fantastic cottage

    Fantastic cottage. Word of warning though - when they claim not to know the percentage alcohol of the 'Black Rat' cider at the pub in Kelmscott, take the hint.

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Special offers

  • September 20% Discount - Offer from 03/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount

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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
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