5-Star Cotswold Country Cottage on the Blenheim Palace Estate(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 2 Reception Room Stone Cottage, Riverside Garden, Rural Setting.
Located at the end of its own private drive, this charming, two-storey, two-bedroom hideaway, made of Oxfordshire Cotswold stone, is inherently captivating. Shaded by oaks and horse chestnuts, the cottage and its landscaped garden sit on the edge of the River Evenlode, with a traditional stone bridge that guards the working entrance to the Duke of Marlborough’s farmlands.
• Two Double Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom with walk-in shower, bath tub and under floor heating
• Dining Room / Library
• Sitting Room
• Kitchen – fully equipped and stocked with grocery essentials
• Downstairs WC
• Covered & Heated Outdoor Terrace
• Summer House / At-home Spa Room
• Private enclosed landscaped Garden
With an eye towards creating glamorous countryside comfort, a British theme runs throughout Water Meadow Cottage, using vintage, restored and reclaimed materials and only the best in British design: Ochre light fixtures; Cole & Son wallpaper, Royal Doulton fire places and Andrew Martin fabrics, to name a few.
Water Meadow Cottage not only raises the bar in experiential countryside holiday lets, it provides an exceptional level of guest services. Examples of services available on request (48 hours notice generally required) include:
• Catering services from in-cottage deli meals, a private Chef for dinners a deux to a fully staffed garden party on the cottage grounds
• On-site Fitness Sessions, Yoga & Spa Treatments
• Limousine airport transfers / vintage and sport car hire
• Bespoke Fortnum & Mason Hampers
• VIP access to the nearby Bicester Village
• Area Guides - charismatic historians and personal shoppers with insider knowledge
• VIP access /event coordination at Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Henley Royal Regatta
Created to satisfy the tastes and demands of today’s stylish and intelligent travellers, Water Meadow Cottage provides an alternative to the five-star boutique and luxury offering for those seeking authentic and gracious accommodations.
Member since: 2015
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- With a master bedroom playfully appointed with distinct heritage pieces, soft Italian leather, and sumptuous Belgian linens, all set against Zoffany chinoiserie wallpaper, antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers and rich burgundy silk curtains. An inviting second bedroom gracefully compliments the master with its wrought iron bed, opulent maize coloured walls, and deep celadon drapery with silk trimming. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Located on the legendary Blenheim Palace Estate, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this exclusive holiday retreat satisfies those wanting an enriching taste of traditional English country living, steeped in history, which is easily accessible from London and the major Airports....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early May Bank Holiday '17
Apr 27 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
May 2 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 30 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Year End Hoildays 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $64.68
- Refundable Damage Deposit $388.09
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The riverside Cotswold-stone Water Meadow Cottage, once home to the Duke of Marlborough’s longstanding loyal groom, is as authentic as it gets for a self-catering holiday retreat. Nestled in a sublime part of the Blenheim Palace Estate’s storybook grounds, it is a five-minute drive from the centre of Woodstock and is reached via a woodland track on the edge of the estate. Its owner, a London-based New Yorker with impeccable taste, has given the house a vintage makeover, papering its walls with exquisite botanical and bird prints and filling it with interesting antiques.
This two-storey, two-bedroom hideaway is inherently captivating. The rooms are cosy and inviting; the living room, which is stocked with board games and novels, could not be a lovelier place to retire to. In the kitchen you will find a complimentary bottle of wine and the makings of a delicious organic breakfast, upstairs Blenheim Place Water on the night tables and Elemental Herbology amenities in the bath. What’s more, here is an honesty larder brimming with granola, Chegworth Valley apple juice, Berry Brothers wines and other tempting treats. As a final flourish, there is a charming clapboard summer house set within the landscaped garden which sits on the edge of the River Evenlode - the perfect place for afternoon tea as you gaze out over the Duke’s sheep filled meadows.
About: Deborah-Jean is the woman behind Water Meadow Cottage. A quintessentially English get-away that effortlessly combines achingly chic interiors, best of British brands a stunning locations – all wrapped up with a cosy country feel. Originally from New York, she arrived in London in 1983 became a permanent UK resident and in 2001 founded Unlisted London– the bespoke lifestyle company that now manages the cottage, tending to guest’s ever need.
Why Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, UK:
There are a million and one reasons to stay at Water Meadow Cottage on the Blenheim Palace Estate, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The cottage is a wonderfully exclusive holiday retreat, perfect for those wanting a taste of English country life, steeped in history. You can wander around, past the grass-nibbling sheep and unassuming tourists, and casually pretend it's ALL yours. The cottage is 200 years old and built in the iconic Cotswold stone, meticulously restored to retain the charms of its past while offering the comforts of today. We have to mention the cottage's dreamy summerhouse, overlooking the meadows and river, plus the fully stocked honesty larder.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Expect hotel concierge service at your fingertips when you book a stay at Water Meadow Cottage. It’s managed by Unlisted, London’s luxury lifestyle service. They’ll organise everything from drivers and nappy bins, to tickets for events. If your stay is one to celebrate – they will whip up superb seasonal catering served by a maid in uniform or if you want you can choose good healthy meals ready on arrival.
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Water Meadow Cottage voted "one of Britain's most romantic cottages in 2015".
The main reception room is classic cottage in size, cosy and accommodating.
The perfect place to leisurely read a book or the newspaper.
The Honesty Larder offers everything from outstanding wines to spa products.
Second Bedroom with its satin black-out curtains and its own large screen TV.
After a long soak wrap yourself up in our luxurious WMC towels.
Heated terrace for al-fresco dining with a view.
Enchanting spring blossom brings the gardento life.
The River Evenlode creates a stunning backdrop to the garden.
At Blenheim Palace explore it's 2,000 acre estate that includes a huge lake.
A warm welcome to Water Meadow Cottage. Take the wellies off as you kick-off...
In the library/dining room hunker down by the fireplace for breakfast.
A gourmet’s paradise, the bright, accommodating kitchen.
Master bedroom decked out in luxe monogrammed Belgian linens.
The spacious bathroom, with roll-top bath, walk-in shower & underfloor heating.
Seasonal flowers always to be found gracing the rooms.
There have been many pretty dogs who have enjoyed the river garden.
A room with a view - early summer flowers cover Water Meadow Cottage.
Do explore Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Blenheim Palace Estate has some hidden gems to discover.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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