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The Gilletts Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £665  to  £1200

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Short Breaks From

  • £153 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £273 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About The Gilletts Cottage

The Gilletts Cottage is a welcoming holiday home in a secluded location on the grounds of a 13th-Century manor house in Oxfordshire. Once two charming semi-detached cottages, it is now a spacious property with space to sleep eight people in five bedrooms (three twin and two single) and a layout that suits family or friends. Guests love the location on the edge of the village of Charney Basset, half a mile from the Georgian Chequers Inn with its excellent seasonal pub food menu and a stone's throw from the scenic River Ock.

Charney Bassett is one of those picture-perfect villages for which Oxfordshire is renowned. As well as the beautiful medieval manor house used as a conference centre and place for peaceful retreats, it has a church dating back to the 12th Century and a historic watermill. Far from being a museum, the village has a friendly and active community with events centred around the pub, church and village hall. It's a delightfully tranquil location yet convenient for shops, restaurants and supermarkets in Wantage and Faringdon, ten and 15-minute drives from the cottage.

The beauty of the Oxfordshire countryside is indisputable. Neatly sandwiched between the Cotswolds, the Chiltern Downs, and the North Sussex Downs, Charney Bassett boasts some beautiful footpaths, cycleways and bridleways to places like the Iron Age fort at Cherbury Camp, over the river along the delightfully named Goosey Lane, and to the nearby villages of Pusey, Lyford, Southmoor, Denchworth and Standford in the Vale. The designer outlets of Bicester Village are only half an hour away, as is the magnificent Blenheim Palace. Oxford is only 12 miles away with a handy Park and Ride in Seacourt.

The Gilletts Cottage lets you experience the tranquil bliss of the countryside, spending time with some of your favourite people. The peaceful environment naturally encourages you to relax, distracting you with beautiful views and lots of opportunities to recharge. Guests love the location that is easy to reach and convenient for attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gillian Peaston joined Independent Cottages in September 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Oxfordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Gilletts Cottage has a double front, revealing that this spacious holiday home was once two semi-detached cottages.


  • With ample seating, everyone can gather in the living room and enjoy catching up or watching TV together.
  • Enjoy having time to linger over meals at the long table in the separate dining room, discussing your plans for the day at breakfast or reliving the fun and planning for tomorrow over dinner.
  • A small but well-equipped kitchen is perfect for simple self-catering. There is a hob and oven, grill, microwave, dishwasher, and all plates, cutlery and glasses to serve eight people. A washer/dryer is also there for your convenience.
  • Having a twin bedroom downstairs is ideal for guests who do not want to use stairs more than necessary.
  • There is also a cloakroom with a WC on the ground floor.


  • Two more twin rooms, each with two single beds, are on the first floor. If you prefer these rooms can be made up as doubles on request prior to arrival.
  • The final two rooms are lovely singles. Beds feature comfortable bedding and bed linen, and bath towels are included.
  • A family bathroom has a bath, WC and handbasin.
  • There is a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin in the second bathroom.

Outside: The cottage is at the bottom of the grounds of the manor house, in a quiet location that is not overlooked or accessible by guests in the main house. A large patio has outdoor tables and chairs, and there is off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Smoking is not permitted.  There is a travel cot, high chair and stair gates available.  EV charging is also available onsite.

The Gilletts Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms (3 Twin & 2 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £665
To £1200
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1235 868206 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Gillian Peaston
Member Since September 2022

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The Gilletts Cottage Noticeboard

Events nearby : Oxford  International Women's Festival-March, Folk Arts & Shakespeare’s Birthday Parade - April, Town & Gown - May, Pride /Florence Park Festival/ Headington Festival/ Helen & Douglas House Charity Run/ Thai Festival-June  Cowley Road Carnival/ Race for Life/ West Oxford Fun Day-July Cowley Classic Car Show/ Royal Regatta/ HeadingtonRoad Race & Foodies Festival - August Canal Festival - September, 

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

The Gilletts Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 27th April 2024

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