Birch Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

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With tranquil garden views and set in a stunning rural location, Birch Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests and offers relaxation, style, and comfort. This single-storeyed 2 bedroom property nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds is situated just 5 miles from the university city of Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires.”

Featuring an open-plan design, high ceilings and beautiful exposed beams, Birch Cottage is bursting with rural charm. Warm and inviting the living area is decorated in cream hues with splashes of the palest lemon and soft grey. There is a deep cosy sofa to sink into and the sturdy wooden English furniture adds to the authentic country farmhouse feel. There are a handful of totally modern touches to this area to enhance your stay, including ultra fast wireless broadband, a 4K Smart TV with Freeview, NOW TV and DVD, and a stereo with iPad dock.

Birch Cottage features a well equipped kitchen area for all your culinary needs, including electric oven and microwave, dishwasher, and Nespresso machine. If you’re holidaying with little ones the kitchen is stocked with a selection of kids cutlery and crockery, and for a little extra treat there is a welcome hamper provided on arrival filled with goodies such as homemade bread, and fresh free range eggs.

Birch Cottage has two spacious bedrooms, one double and one that can be made up as a twin, or luxurious king-size double. Both rooms are sumptuously decorated in a palette of gold and cream with hints of white and grey, giving a luxurious and cosy vibe. A selection of books for both adults and children are provided for your enjoyment, and there’s also a DAB clock radio in the master bedroom.

The bathroom suite is fresh and white with splashes of cheery sunflower yellow. It features a bathtub with overhead shower, and offers plenty of space and light.

The picturesque location of Birch Cottage makes it the perfect accommodation for a country retreat. Set in the grounds of Lower Farm in the idyllic village of Noke, this charming holiday cottage offers picturesque views, countryside walks and the opportunity to experience all the delights of a working farm, all the while just a short journey from the bustling centre of Oxford.

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What you should know…

  • The gardens are shared, however, this is a fantastic way for children to make new friends!
  • The rural location means a car will be needed in order to reach near-by attractions and amenities

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating

Birch Cottage is situated on a small development of five neighbouring cottages which share the use of a beautiful courtyard garden.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin or super-king double (please request preference at time of booking)
- Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower

Exterior Grounds
- Shared courtyard garden with Jacuzzi hot tub
- Shared Wendy house with a selection of children's toys
- Table tennis (in the Summer months!)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV & DVD
- Travel cot & highchair availble on request
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Birch Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Set among acres of lush green countryside, Birch Cottage is situated in the stunning Cotswold village of Noke, just 5 miles from the historic city centre of Oxford.

This secluded luxury retreat is on the edge of the thousand acre RSPB Otmoor reserve, a haven for wildlife in the heart of Oxfordshire. With trails alongside the expansive floodplain grazing marsh, here visitors can spot wading birds and wild fowl all year round.

Should you wish to make the short journey into the university city of Oxford you’ll find plenty to do. This “City of Dreaming Spires” is a bustling cosmopolitan town with medieval roots that offers an eclectic mix of ancient and modern. There’s stunning architecture to explore, including the city’s 38 colleges, as well as its other historic buildings and museums. Why not take in a private pub and city tour after all the daytime sightseers have left? Enjoy an evening visiting Oxfords pubs and historical sights with a knowledgeable local guide, while hearing urban legends and tales of this ancient towns past. Soak up the sociable atmosphere and discover pubs favoured by famous alumni as well as admiring the exteriors of well-known colleges en route.

If you’re after something with a slightly more modern flavour head to Oxfords Cirkus, a contemporary kitsch evening bar which offers a cocktail making masterclass. Under the guidance of an expert mixologist learn how to create all manner of exotic flavourful drinks, and pick up tips on how to recreate them at home.

With the surrounding areas offering everything from picturesque country wildlife walks, stunning local parks and medieval architecture, right through to high-end shopping centres, fine dining, drinks, and shows, Birch Cottage really is a prime luxury holiday location.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Oxford

(10.7km)

Nearest Village Islip

(3.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Sainsbury's, Kidlington

(8.5km)

Nearest Restaurant The Red Lion, Islip

(3.5km)

Nearest Golf Studley Wood Golf Club

(9.3km)

Region

The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Birch Cottage is fully family-friendly, from its open-plan environment and selection of children’s books, Wendy house, and toys, to its enclosed garden areas. The kitchen is well stocked with children’s crockery, cups and cutlery, and there are high chairs and travel cots available on request.

The on-site farm shop stocks a supply of wipes and nappies, as well as a small selection of baby food, and children’s medications, should the need arise.

The village of Noke has its own adventure playground featuring swings and slides, as well as a zip-line to enjoy, and nearby Rectory Farm offers PYO, tractor rides and bouncy castles – entry is free of charge.

Nearby Blenheim Palace located in the idyllic village of Woodstock, is just 7 miles from Noke and is always a firm family favourite. The Pleasure Gardens there boast two adventure playgrounds, a butterfly house, picnic area and café, and stunning grounds. Kids will love the train ride to and from the palace itself, which is fascinating for all ages to explore, inside and out, especially as various events take place here throughout the year.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £75 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday across July & August, flexible across other dates
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed for an additional charge of £50 per dog, per stay.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs A cot & highchair can be provided on a request basis at time of booking
Other 2 Please note that the courtyard garden and Jacuzzi are shared between all the cottages on the estate

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £606 £645 £685 £807
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £807 £834 £860 £860
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £606 £645 £685 £807
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £807 £914 £968 £968
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £606 £645 £685 £807
Oct 24th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £807 £860 £914 £914
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £606 £645 £685 £807
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - £968
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £606 £645 £685 £807
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 £807 £834 £860 £860
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £606 £645 £685 £807
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 £807 £914 £968 £968
Aug 31st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 £606 £645 £685 £807

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €649 €689 €729 €865
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €865 €892 €918 €922
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €649 €689 €729 €865
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €865 €972 €1,038 €1,038
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €649 €689 €729 €865
Oct 24th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €865 €918 €972 €980
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €649 €689 €729 €865
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - €1,038
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €649 €689 €729 €865
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 €865 €892 €918 €922
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €649 €689 €729 €865
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 €865 €972 €1,038 €1,038
Aug 31st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 €649 €689 €729 €865

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $706 $746 $785 $940
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $940 $967 $994 $1,003
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $706 $746 $785 $940
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $940 $1,048 $1,128 $1,128
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $706 $746 $785 $940
Oct 24th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $940 $994 $1,048 $1,065
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $706 $746 $785 $940
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - $1,128
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $706 $746 $785 $940
May 22nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 $940 $967 $994 $1,003
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $706 $746 $785 $940
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 $940 $1,048 $1,128 $1,128
Aug 31st 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 $706 $746 $785 $940

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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