| The Dovecote, Thrupp, Kidlington
Compact dining room/kitchen area | The Dovecote, Thrupp, Kidlington
  • Cottage
  • Thrupp, Kidlington
  • NLY

The Dovecote


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

A galleried bedroom and cosy seating area make The Dovecote a romantic hideaway for two, adjacent to the Oxford Canal.

Ground floor.
Compact kitchen/dining area: With microwave and washing machine.
Shower room: With toilet.
First floor: With cosy galleried landing.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV, sitting area and stained-glass window.

Electricity, wood fuel central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. DVD player. Small paved/lawned courtyard with patio and furniture overlooking canal. 1 small dog welcome. Private parking for 1 car. Free use of outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, café, and organic garden shop at sister farm at Worton Park 5 miles. No smoking.

Set in a sleepy hamlet of Thrupp, the Dovecote is the ideal romantic retreat for two. This pretty little detached property is situated in the grounds of a Manor House and lies adjacent to the 18th Century Oxford Canal, offering cozy and peaceful accommodation situated in a historic hamlet. Thrupp offers many relaxing walks along the canal towpath, or along the banks of the river Cherwell, which hosts an abundant of wildlife.
Thrupp has a public house called the Boat, with its open fires and beamed ceiling. Annie’s Tea Room, situated on the other side of the canal has a selection of homemade cakes and pastries to purchase.
A short walk or along the towpath or a short drive leads to the village of Kidlington, recognised as the largest village in England, has several supermarkets, post office, banks, chemists and various pubs and cafes. There is a regular bus service to Oxford from Kidlington along with a nearby Park and Ride service. There is a bus stop available on the main road, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the cottage.
The M40 motorway is easily reached, connecting to either London or Birmingham within an hour, traffic dependent.
The property makes and ideal holiday base to visit the famous Oxford colleges or the historic market town of Woodstock home to Blenheim Palace. Or explore the Cotswolds and Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Shops 2 miles, pubs ¼ mile.


Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine

Water Side Breaks


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 17 reviews


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Overall rating



out of 10

Lovely location with walks along the canal but there is nowhere in the cottage to sit in comfort and relax in the evening. A nice comfortable bed but the stairs creak so loudly that if one of you goes down to the toilet during the night, (which being older we often do), the noise wakes the other person.

30 Jun 2022


  • Buckinghamshire

  • Couple


out of 10

We loved The Dovecote. The cleanliness was excellent, it was small but just for two was perfect. There was an array of kitchen implements as we cooked for ourselves & the dishwasher was a welcome bonus.

1 May 2022


  • Southend on Sea

  • Couple


out of 10

We enjoyed our stay in this quirky, compact cottage. There is everything you need for a couple. The location is fantastic, with walks from the door. It’s also close to Blenheim Palace, Oxford and many other interesting places.

13 Apr 2022

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