Farnborough, nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Description of Lavender CottageLavender Cottage is a delightful Victorian cottage in a quintessential English village on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. It makes an ideal base for guests visiting Stratford, Warwick, Oxford and the North Cotswolds. The village includes National Trust Farnborough Hall and a great gastro-pub The Inn at Farnborough.
The cottage comprises a large sitting room, kitchen/dining room and small sun room downstairs. There is an original bead oven in the working fireplace - perfect for log fires and toasting marshmallows in the winter. The sitting room looks out over thatched cottages. The kitchen is decorated in traditional country style with a stone flag floor, Belfast sink, dresser and oak chopping block. You can watch the cows come home in the field beyond our garden from the kitchen sink!
There are three bedrooms upstairs (a king, a twin and a single). All are decorated in country style and have beams. The bathroom boasts a roll-top bath, a large travertine-lined separate shower and under floor heating to keep you cosy in the cooler months.
There is a private garden to the rear overlooking fields with lawn, box-edged flower beds and a pretty arbour. At the front of the house is a driveway with parking for one and a lawn. You can enjoy sitting on our bench watching village life go by and maybe even see the local donkey being taken for a walk.
There are lovely walks in the village including down to Farnborough Hall lake which is a popular beauty spot for picnics.
Features of Lavender Cottage
Local InformationOur guests love The Inn at Farnborough, the gastro-pub in the village. There are many other pubs in the neighbouring villages.
There is a good playground in the village.
Farnborough Hall ( National Trust) also has a lake with swans and wood and is very popular for a short walk.
The nearest small supermarket in in Fenny Compton - 4 miles.
There is a good Farm shop on Warmington Hill - 3 miles.
Banbury has the usual range of supermarkets.
Accessibility DetailsThere is one step up into the sitting room and a step into the kitchen.
We regret the property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
NotesShort breaks are available outside school holidays and are usually Mon.-Fri. and Fri.-Mon. We are happy to offer flexibility where possible Oct.-March.
We also consider longer lets Oct.-March.
ChangeoverChangeover days are Fridays.
We can offer some flexibility in the quieter months.
Booking ConditionsFor advance bookings we ask for a £150 deposit to secure the booking with full payment two months prior to arrival.
We request full payment for short breaks at the time of booking.
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Location details for Lavender Cottage
(All distances and times are approximations)
Getting HereFarnborough has easy access to the M40 motorway at Banbury (6 miles) for guests arriving from the south or Gaydon (7 miles)for guests arriving from the north.
The nearest railway station is Banbury.
Birmingham Airport and the London airports are used by our international guests.