Country House Style
Self-Catering Cottage – Sleeps 4 Adults |2 Bedrooms|1 Bathroom | 1 Shower En-suite – from: £340
This lovely Cotswold cottage in the Oxfordshire village of Alvescot was converted from a 17th century bakery. Shill House Cottage feels like home with lots of character and furnished informally with antiques and interesting finds. The cottage is attached to the much-loved family home of Alison and her girls, and has its own private entrance and garden. Shill House Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for one or two couples. There’s a welcoming pub, The Plough, within walking distance and a great selection of places to eat in other nearby villages and historic market towns. This is a great place for exploring and heading out in all directions.
The flag-stoned hallway leads to a comfortable sitting room with rugs, two squashy sofas, armchairs, and cosy log fire. Relax with books, magazines, DVDs or board games. Flat screen TV, radio and Wi-fi.
The kitchen is light and welcoming with antique dresser and farmhouse table with chairs. Double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer and all the gadgets to cook up breakfast, brunch and other culinary treats.
With some notice, if you fancy taking time off from cooking during your stay, Alison and Nick can organise breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, supper, or a hamper with local goodies to take out for a picnic. There’s fresh fruit and flowers and decanters for complimentary night-caps. Nothing is too much trouble here.
Stairs lead up to the first floor with spacious bedroom with king-sized bed that overlooks the garden with its own bathroom with slipper bath, just off the landing.
The second bedroom, also has king sized bed with en-suite shower room. Guests have a choice of goose-down duvets or traditional wool blankets. Both rooms have thick bathrobes, gorgeous quality bed linen and towels.
Double doors from the sitting room lead out onto the private, enclosed garden with terrace with table, chairs and barbeque. There’s enough space on the grassy lawn to dance, do cartwheels, or friendly game of badminton.
- No smoking inside the cottage
- Parking for two cars
- Central heating
- Bikes available
- Personal tours, chauffeur or taxi service arranged (if required)
- Family dogs, Boris and Alvis around to greet guests
- Sorry, no pets