Snuggle up on the corner sofa which is also a sofa bed
Love lazy sundays by the fire with a good magazine
Feel comfortable in this home away from home
Where old meets new in this beautiful cottage
Fresh and airy kitchen with everything you need
A bed fit for any king or queen
Enjoy the countryside views
An old secret staircaise leads upstairs
A stunning bathroom to unwind in
Unusual furnishings give the property a quirky feel
Thought and care has gone into every corner
Take an invigorating shower to wake you up
Lots of character and charm to enjoy here
Enjoy summer evenings relaxing with good company
Situated in the heart of a pretty village
1 / 15  Snuggle up on the corner sofa which is also a sofa bed
2 / 15  Love lazy sundays by the fire with a good magazine
3 / 15  Feel comfortable in this home away from home
4 / 15  Where old meets new in this beautiful cottage
5 / 15  Fresh and airy kitchen with everything you need
6 / 15  A bed fit for any king or queen
7 / 15  Enjoy the countryside views
8 / 15  An old secret staircaise leads upstairs
9 / 15  A stunning bathroom to unwind in
10 / 15  Unusual furnishings give the property a quirky feel
11 / 15  Thought and care has gone into every corner
12 / 15  Take an invigorating shower to wake you up
13 / 15  Lots of character and charm to enjoy here
14 / 15  Enjoy summer evenings relaxing with good company
15 / 15  Situated in the heart of a pretty village

Fernlea Cottage

Banbury (6.5mls W), Oxfordshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning country cottage tucked away within the heart of a traditional pretty village
  • Lots of countryside walks to be explored from the doorstep
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside but convenient for many tourist attractions
Property code: 72607

This beautifully finished traditional stone cottage with its clever mix of both old and new is the perfect base to enjoy what the Cotswolds has to offer.

Situated at one of the highest points in Northamptonshire, there are far reaching views and plenty of scenic walks right on your doorstep. There is something for everyone to do: Bicester Village shopping outlet with its array of designer shops, and Silverstone race track, home of the British Grand Prix, are within a short distance by car. The traditionally English towns and villages of the Cotswolds are also nearby, including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-the-Marsh. A little further afield is the university city of Oxford, with its historic buildings, architecture and museums.

Stepping into the cottage welcomes you into the bright and airy kitchen with everything you need for a relaxing stay, such as electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine. Nearby, the shower room offers an enclosed shower, WC, and washing machine should you need it. The lounge/diner is complimented with exposed beams and a stunning stone fireplace with a wood-burner nestled in the hearth, great for those chilly winter evenings. There is a spacious corner sofa which doubles up as a sofa bed should you need the extra space, and a nearby dining table for lazy breakfasts and planning the day’s activities ahead. Heading upstairs, the king-size bed is just waiting for you to enjoy a long lie-in amongst the beautiful furniture and sumptuous fabrics. Head on up the hidden staircase, which leads you to a stunning bathroom with freestanding bath, sink, WC, and dressing area with wooden floor boards and neutral tones throughout.

Outside there is a courtyard garden to the front with a seating area to enjoy a morning coffee or two. Pretty flower beds decorate the garden, which is enclosed with a picket fence. Parking is on the road outside the cottage.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility area - washing machine in the shower room
  • Wood-burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gemma Cole

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark, 24th June 2022

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This cosy cottage was well-presented, extremely clean and fully equipped. The decor of the property is amazing, with lots of thoughtful touches. A generous welcome pack was provided with bread, jam, milk and eggs. Dog blankets, towels and poo bags were available. A good Wi-Fi connection and the TV is Netflix enabled if you have an account. There isRead more a beautiful loft bathroom and a shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet downstairs. Information about local walks and eateries was also provided. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Bernard, 10th June 2022

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Very well equipped and presented. We felt at home right away.

Reviewed by John, 20th May 2022

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The owners should be really proud of what they have done to the cottage

Reviewed by Nigel, 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Amanda, 23rd April 2022

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Sarah I would like to thank you for the amazing home from home experience and all the extra provisions provided for us and our dog buzz. You have definitely thought of everything and gone over and above our expectations. This is the first time we have ever done this type holiday as we usually go abroad and I think we have been spoilt and may find iRead moret hard to receive this welcome again. Location beautiful and an excellent base for our travels. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart, 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage, very well equipped and many additional touches that made the experience all the more enjoyable. We regularly hire cottages around the country and this has been the most welcoming so far. Our dog thought the same.

Reviewed by Paul, 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage for 2. Very well equipped. Walks to fields from leaving cottage to enjoy with dog. Excellent village shop/PO open from 8.30am for essentials and newspaper. Village pub. Recommend National Trust Properties Stowe and Canons Ashby for dogs to enjoy parklands. Within 30 and 15 minutes drive respectively. Sarah was excellent at emailing cRead moreottage directions. Dog enjoyed treats and we enjoyed the wine and provisions! Many thanks! Paul, Judith and Rocky Border Terrier. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne, 25th February 2022

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The property was absolutely amazing, quiet rural location and extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage. The hosts confirmation email was very comprehensive and provided us with clear instructions. The village is very welcoming and the local pub does great food (recommend pre-booking) Some fantastic walks on the door step; literally thRead moree back garden! Hide

Reviewed by Pete, 21st February 2022

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From start to finish Sarah could not have done more to make us feel welcome, communication was excellent, ease of booking in perfect. The cottage itself is beautiful, clean, well equipped and immaculately finished. We could not have wished for a nicer break.

Reviewed by Dean, 18th February 2022

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Beautiful cosy cottage with everything we needed and more. Excellent location for dog walks. Welcome pack was lovely as was all the extras for the dog. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Lisa, 14th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely friendly village, could not ask for any more for a break on the edge of the cotswolds. The cottage has everything you could need for your stay, and even catered for our four legged friend with towels, treats, blankets and bowls. It was cosy, comfortable and felt like a home from home.

Reviewed by Jack, 11th February 2022

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It was perfect for a romantic getaway. The property was even lovelier than in the photographs and we were very impressed with the provision of logs, eggs, coffee, tea, jams and other luxuries to make us feel so at home.

Reviewed by Sally, 27th January 2022

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The cottage felt very welcoming from the moment we walked through the front gate. I would guess its recently refurbished and has been very well thought through. It's the best equipped place we've ever stopped at. I noticed it had a knife sharpener - not that it was needed. The couple of champagne glasses helped our anniversary celebrations feel eveRead moren more special. Walks are plentiful, on the doorstep and there's some lovely villages to wander through and explore. Hide

Reviewed by Johanne, 20th January 2022

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Beautiful cottage furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The field towards the rear of the cottage was excellent for exercising the dog first thing in the morning, and Sarah had thought of everything to make our dog feel comfortable and welcome. We would not hesitate staying here again or recommending to our friends.

Reviewed by Claire, 17th January 2022

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This cottage is absolutely stunning & all the little extras we received like fresh bread really made for a wonderful stay. The location of the cottage is brilliant, literally, a minutes walk to the pub & so many walks to head off onto with the dog from the village. The cottage is well equipped & beautifully presented would definitely recommend to aRead morenyone & we would love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 3rd December 2021

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A great place to recharge your batteries. Brilliantly located On arrival, the owners had placrd a lovely welcoming wreath on the door with Christmas decorations inside to really get us in the mood. The cottage was beautifully renovated,full of character but with all mod cons.The welcome pack of yummy bread, eggs , Jams etc were really appreciated.TRead morehe village is charming with a great pub and shop very friendly. Loads of great walks on the doorstep 5 stars does not do this cottage justice Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 27th November 2021

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Lovely cottage which was even cosy when it snowed. Very well equipped and a good location.

Reviewed by lee, 19th November 2021

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Lovely owner, very helpful and made the holiday special. Very clean, tidy and comfortable. Great little hide away. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Jacquie, 5th November 2021

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Beautiful location peaceful handy little convenience shop almost opposite. Perfect place to chill really well equipped super clean really comfortable in every way lovely big field to walk our border terrier.

Reviewed by Iren, 29th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage, equipped to a very high standard throughout

Reviewed by Tony, 18th October 2021

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Perfect cottage for a relaxing retreat. The owner has thought of everything to make the cottage comfortable and welcoming for you and even your 4 legged friends! Great location for walks and visiting local attractions. The only small negative is the local pub has limited opening times for food but theres plenty of options further afield. DefinitelyRead more happy to go back!! Hide

Reviewed by Kayleigh, 15th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage and the owners really have thought of everything. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

Reviewed by Beverley, 9th October 2021

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The cottage was lovely. Very quaint and beautifully decorated and furnished throughout. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the attention to detail with thoughtful extras provided for both us and our pet helped to make our stay feel very special

Reviewed by Alison, 2nd October 2021

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Fernlea is a beautiful cottage in a quiet and tranquil village. The cottage was welcoming, extremely comfortable and very well equipped with good quality furnishings. It is also dog friendly and again lots of thoughtful things provided. A very good guest information book covered everything you would need to know about the cottage and the surroundinRead moreg area. We really enjoyed our week there and will not hesitate to stay again. Would thoroughly recommend a stay. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 23rd August 2021

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There is nothing I feel you can improve on. It was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. It had everything We needed and more and was immaculately clean. We had a lovely holiday and wouldn't hesitate to come back and recommend it to our friends and family.

Reviewed by Jon, 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Ian, 6th August 2021

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Fernlea cottage is a delight and Sarah the owner has gone the extra mile to make the it comfortable and inviting for guests. Just about everything you could think of in terms of equipment and facilities is provided including all the essential supplies you need when you first arrive. The cottage is dog friendly and again lots of things provided for Read morethe four legged guests as well. The village is quiet and tranquil and with just the pub and village shop. We loved our week there and will stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Elaine, 16th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a quaint little village, the owner has put a lot of thought in making this cottage a very pleasant & comfortable place to stay, a very good guest information book which covered everything you would need to know not only about the cottage but also information on the local area & walking routes with maps/directions. An excellent Read more& luxurious place to stay and close to Silverstone & the Cotswolds. Would definitely recommend this little gem! Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn, 9th July 2021

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Lovely cottage beautifully decorated good central location

Reviewed by Julie, 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Christopher, 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jane, 31st May 2021

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Lovely well presented cottage in a small, very quiet village.

Reviewed by Luke, 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Linda, 21st May 2021

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We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Fabulous cottage in a lovely quiet, friendly village. The pub was open with food Wed to Sun and they prefer food to be pre-ordered (which may change), menu on line or pop in to the pub. The food is excellent, the new dining room is lovely and the landlords very welcoming. Parking was easy and the space adRead morejacent to the cottage was always free. Steep stairs but amazing bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 14th May 2021

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Excellent cottage, extremely comfortable, very well equipped with good quality furnishings and utensils etc. We cannot fault the accommodation and we had a lovely stay here. We would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Roger, 7th May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a quiet village set in delightful countryside with easy access to the many attractions in the vicinity. It is very comfortable and well equipped - the owners have thought of absolutely everything needed, and the welcome pack has all the basics and some. The bed is extremely comfortable and the upper bathroom luxurious. The cottaRead morege was spotlessly clean when we arrived and Sarah very helpful if we needed anything. In summary, we thoroughly recommend Fernlea Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Hollie, 1st May 2021

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Perfect cottage. Would definitely visit again

Reviewed by Gunntove, 16th April 2021

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Stunning cottage. Beautifully decorated, clean, beautiful rural setting. Gone beyond what our expectations were. Good chance we will be back. Great base for the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Katherine, 14th April 2021

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Fernlea cottage is just lovely! It's beautifully designed and decorated with care having been given to every last detail. The cottage has everything you could need and Sarah had left some really welcome provisions for us (eggs, bread, jams, wine, butter, biscuits) which was a lovely touch, and we picked up a few extra items from the sweet post offiRead morece which is literally a one minute walk away. We got a takeaway from the pub one night which was really good. A lovely stay in a fab cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 23rd October 2020

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The cottage was exceptionally clean and very well equipped. The standard has been set for our next booking elsewhere!!! I would certainly pay a return visit to this cottage

Reviewed by Ann, 18th September 2020

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Loo on ground floor, Loo on top floor, bedroom on first floor. Disadvantage for use in the night for the elderly! We were comfortable in this cottage,and it was very well equipped.

Reviewed by Roderick, 4th September 2020

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The property is great, but I think for any elderly folk the stairs could be a bit of a problem, as they are a bit steep and would be difficult to access the toilet from the bedroom upstairs as toilets are not on the same level.

Reviewed by Paul, 30th August 2020

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Snuggle up on the corner sofa which is also a sofa bed
Love lazy sundays by the fire with a good magazine
Feel comfortable in this home away from home
Where old meets new in this beautiful cottage
Fresh and airy kitchen with everything you need
A bed fit for any king or queen
Enjoy the countryside views
An old secret staircaise leads upstairs
A stunning bathroom to unwind in
Unusual furnishings give the property a quirky feel
Thought and care has gone into every corner
Show 3 moreTake an invigorating shower to wake you up

Location

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