Kates' Cottage brings you the best of Country & Village living in, reputedly the smallest town in England! You'll love our place because we have loved creating it to be something special! The cottage is designed for couple, families, business, but also as an ideal short stay break from day to day living! A haven for bird watching, walking, cycling, village hoping! (See our 'Friendface' Page for more!) Oxford & Henley only 30 minutes away.
We welcome you to our cottage of Summer goodness, Autumn colours, Winter coziness, and Spring gardens to rival some of those at the Flower shows we have been frequenting!
We hope you will find the 'outside in' nature of our place very special in all seasons! AND for when it DOES get cold and slightly on the damp side - you can still sit 'in' it - whilst enjoying a good roaring fire and maybe a DVD or a movie from Netflix! OR if you come in the season when all things 'grow' - then you are welcome to the fruits and herbs and salads that are scattered throughout our garden! All in all - our aim is to make this 'getaway' one you will remember and want to return to!
We are on a quaint 'unadopted road' meaning it is quiet and only used by locals - it is unsealed, meaning that sometimes it is a little bit of a bumpy ride - but it keeps it unused by all those wanting to share in the goodness of Watlington!
We love this village SO much - that we moved in next door! Having said that - the beauty of this is that we are on hand if you would like 'tips' as to how best spend your precious time here in Watlington and the surrounding areas - but also we quietly blend into the background so your privacy is guaranteed!
Watlington, although classed as a small town actually is like a large village and certainly has that ‘village’ feel to it. With quintessentially English architecture reflecting the well-known flint and brick buildings of The Chilterns area, Watlington has so much to offer that you will find that you may need more than a week to explore and certainly more than a weekend! Watlington and the surrounding area is often used as location sites for filming – including many scenes from Midsomer Murders – so you may recognise some of the buildings and people you come across during you stay in the area…..
The beauty of Watlington is its convenience to so many areas. The M40 Junction 6 is just 6 minutes up the road – taking you quickly into Oxford (although we do prefer the back road!) with all that wonderful City has to offer, or in the other direction up to London – we often find ourselves popping into London on The Oxford Tube (which stops at Junction 6 – very handy!) for a show or to meet up with friends for dinner. Henley-on-Thames, known worldwide for the Royal Regatta is around 25-30 mins away, and of course the little villages and hamlets of the Chilterns, (also settings for many well known movies!) are so accessible from Watlington and just waiting to be explored. We have many favourites we would love to share with you!