Character Cottage in Watlington, Oxfordshire

Double fronted character cottage with large, sunny, secluded garden. 2 bedrooms with double beds. One bathroom with roll top bath & shower attachment downstairs. Second toilet & washbasin upstairs. Gas central heating. 2 living rooms, open fire, TV with Freeview, internet access, DVD & CD players. Guitar & keyboard, board games & cards, library corner. The kitchen/breakfast room has a table to seat 4, and French doors opening directly onto the south west facing patio & garden. Gas oven & grill, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble drier.

Outside furniture & cushions, plus rattan settees & coffee table to catch the evening sun.

Situated at the end of a no through road so no passing traffic.

2 cats waiting to greet you, who will need feeding and would love to have a fuss made of them. No pets, young children or parties please.

About the location

Watlington is a large village/small town. At the end of a no through road, the cottage is 2 minutes walk from the characterful High Street, where there are all the shops you will need on a day to day basis including a Coop, chemist, deli with cafe, butcher, bakery, plus other independent businesses ranging from shoes to chocolate! There are country walks from the front door, into the Chilterns & along the Icknield Way, so no need to get the car out. Plenty of excellent pubs in the area - three in Watlington to walk to (as well as an Indian restaurant & a fish & chip take away), and several more lovely country pubs to choose from just 5 minutes in the car. Midsomer Murders films regularly in the local area and has even filmed in our street - at least twice! You are 10 minutes drive from the River Thames & an excellent riverside cafe at Benson.

15 miles away is Oxford, with its ancient colleges, dreaming spires, Oxford Canal, covered market, Ashmolean Museum, river cruises & punting. There are also many literary locations linked to Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll & Philip Pullman (among others), and of course Inspector Morse and, more recently, Endeavour were both filmed in Oxford.

Henley-on-Thames is just 7 miles away with its independent shops & boutiques, antiques, cafes, market square, River & Rowing Museum, and famous Regatta in July.

Also nearby for a day out are the Cotswolds, with many picturesque towns and villages, and Shakespeare`s Stratford upon Avon.

Central London is just an hour and a quarter`s drive down the M40 for a day out or a west end show or, as an alternative to driving, you can take the "Oxford Tube" which is a coach that runs regularly between Oxford and London, the nearest stop being 3 miles from Watlington.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required
  • No small children

Watlington (HE39026)

Oxfordshire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 30 Jun 2022