Honeycomb Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is a pretty 18th Century holiday cottage that is tucked away in a quiet position in the Oxfordshire village of Middle Barton, near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.
Located on a pretty country lane with a ford at the end, the cottage offers a peaceful retreat with lots of character including exposed beams, stone walls and classic furnishings that provide a high standard of comfort and style. With a pretty little courtyard where guests can enjoy a glass of wine on a sunny evening and an inglenook fireplace which creates a wonderful cosy atmosphere on those more chilly nights, Honeycomb Cottage is an ideal retreat all year round.
There are a great selection of country walks on your doorstep, not to mention the beautiful cycle rides where you can explore the nearby picture postcard villages (there is a garage where bikes can be stored). At the end of the lane is the local friendly country pub serving delicious country food and refreshments and a local shop and post office with an attached café can be found in the village. The Crown Inn is also just a five minute drive, and has previously been voted the best restaurant in the Cotswolds.
The cottage is an ideal location for exploring the many pretty Cotswold villages as well as the ancient market towns including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Woodstock with Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (just a fifteen minute drive). The cultural city of Oxford with its stunning colleges, galleries and museums is a thirty minute drive and there is a stunning golf course, horse riding and a leisure centre all close by. Stratford upon Avon is just forty five minutes drive with its great shops, restaurants and the wonderful new Shakespeare Theatre.
Whether you want a relaxing peaceful retreat or a base from which to explore the Cotswolds and its many attractions, Honeycomb Cottage is perfect at any time of the year.
Judith Plows joined Independent Cottages in August 2011
Additional Information: The price includes linen, towels, electricity, heating (Gas Central Heating) and a welcome basket of logs to get your first fire going. One pet is welcome by arrangement. No smoking in the cottage please. The cottage is available for short term breaks - please enquire with the owner.
Discounted rates for two people. Short breaks available all year round.