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The Old Sweet Shop


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Hook Norton, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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This charming, Grade II listed cottage is perfectly situated in the heart of the village of Hook Norton.

This charming, Grade II listed cottage dates back to the 17th century and was formerly a sweet shop. Now having been lovingly restored to a good standard, the cottage still retains a wealth of character, with an inglenook fireplace, beams and stone walls but boasting comforts to give you that home from home experience. There is also a games/play room with a games console to keep the younger guests entertained. The property will be decorated for guests staying over the festive period.

Perfectly situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Hook Norton, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, with superb walks right from the doorstep and excellent local amenities, all within walking distance, including a local parish church, library and well-stocked general store. There are two public houses within walking distance, both serving food and where you can sample the locally made beer from Hook Norton Brewery. The Victorian brewery is also a lovely day out for guests with guided tours being offered, free beer samples and a visitors centre. The village is just a short distance from the market town of Chipping Norton where you can explore several antique shops, and a wide selection of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. A short drive will take you to Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, known as the ’city of dreaming spires’. There are plenty of opportunities for guests to travel a little further and visit one of the many Cotswold towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water or Morton-in-Marsh. The designer outlet village at Bicester is also worth a day out for those guests who enjoy some retail therapy. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

3 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. First floor: 2 double (zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms, both with beams, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: Games room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Playstation 2. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed pebbled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Games room with board games, children’s toys. Welcome pack and doggy extras. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2018
    Spacious and comfortable for our family of 5 adults to enjoy a weekend together. Comfortable beds, clean efficient showers and a well equipped kitchen with plenty of dining space. Good location for exploring Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2018
    We love the house. All is perfect and Jo is a pefect whit the guest. Thanks for all!!!!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    An enjoyable stay in excellent accommodation with lots to visit close at hand. Local amenities were also very good. We had an elderly relative who required some medical attention during our visit (nothing serious!) and there is even a clinic in the village itself (very convenient and staff very helpful).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2018
    Great spot, lovely outdoor eating area

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    What an amazing cottage we all loved the cosy and comfortable environment. Great for the dogs and would love to go back. 10 out of 10👌

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    Wow... amazing cottage everything you could think of was provided.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2018
    We went to celebrate my birthday with family. Had a great time. The cottage is lovely. Plenty of space and decorated to a good standard. Love the hearts every where 😊. We were left a bottle of bubbly and a cake which was a nice touch. We ate at The Sun Inn Saturday evening and the food and service was A+. We would definitely recommend the cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    The cottage was comfortable and clean. We had a pleasant time. It was a lovely surprise to get a fruitcake and drinks upon our arrival. Much appreciated. I would suggest providing a small milk also as guests can make nice cups of tea as soon as they arrive. In one of the bathrooms, there was only 1/2 used up roll provided. Otherwise, the bed was comfy, the rooms were nice and warm. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you Jo.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 26 reviews collected by Reevoo
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