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This attractive stone-built cottage is at the edge of the Cotswolds and on the banks of the Thames, next to Buscot Weir and Lock. Many attractive Cotswolds centres are within easy driving distance - Burford for instance is just ten miles away. There is a small unfenced garden looking over the River Thames - perfect for fishermen.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- hall, sitting room with flagstone floor and open fire, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
- First floor
- one double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).
Heating: night storage heating included.
Garden: the cottage has a small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir.
Parking: for two cars approximately 20 metres from the cottage.
Please note: across the weir pool from Lock cottage is a field open to the public and used for walking, picnics, family ball games etc. The whole area can be very busy during good weather, school and bank holidays. The footpath past the cottage leading to the lock and the Thames path can also be very busy. Local fire brigades also use the weir field and pool for water rescue exercises on week days from time to time. This is in agreement with the National Trust.
Hazards for children
Due to the cottages small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir we feel these hazards make this cottage unsuitable for children under 12.
Things to see and do nearby
- Heart of England
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.
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 .
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- Swindon Designer Outlet Village
- Swindon and Cricklade Railway
- The Cotswolds
National Trust places to visit
- Buscot Old Parsonage
- Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
- The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
- Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
- Buscot Park
- Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
- Great Coxwell Barn
- 13th-century stone barn
- Central office for the National Trust
- Ashdown House
- Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Comments from past visitors
- February 2009
Lisa & Mark
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- 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
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.