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The Dovecote

Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1

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

Compact dining room/kitchen area. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Cosy galleried landing with double bedroom, TV, seating area and stained glass window. NB: This property was built as a dovecote in the 17th century and as such, is very small.

Electricity, wood fuel central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small paved/lawned courtyard with patio, furniture overlooking canal. 1 small dog welcome. 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.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019
    Quirky, bijou but well-appointed. Well situated for walks. Lovely and quiet location by the canal, yet so close to a good main road. Pub and restaurant within a five minute walk. Good beer. Large supermarket within 4 miles. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Dedicated parking space.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    As a base for exploring the area The Dovecote is great, It is a decent sized bedroom up top with two easy chairs and a desk with a kitchen / bathroom / toilet downstairs. Outside there is parking for one car and a small garden with table and chairs. It is not somewhere you would want to stay in all day, as it faces away from the sun (stays cool) and has no outward views, but if you use it to eat and sleep it is ideal. Over the road you can rent canoes to paddle up and down the canal and have tea, cakes or more substantial food at Annie's cafe. The canal side paths are great for relaxed walking and everyone locally was very sociable.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/07/2019
    Great cottage for a couple- peaceful, lovely walking along canal too.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2019
    Superb location right on canal. Ideal for 2/3 nights. We'd recommend longer stay if had more comfortable seating area for say chilling out, watching tv, playing cards.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Ideal for canal walk, blenheim palace and a trip to Stratford on avon. Local pub the boatman served really nice food at a good price .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    This is our 5th time at the Dovecote and this time has not disappointed. Our enjoyment was helped by wonderful weather!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/12/2018
    Lovely little cottage, perfect for couple of nights away. Clean and well presented. Lovely little touches including bottle of milk and box of mint chocs!!!

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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