Diplock Cottage is a charming, Grade II listed rural retreat in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of Chadlington. This luxuriously furnished pet-friendly holiday cottage near Chipping Norton offers a cosy and welcoming ambience to families and friends.
The period stonework of Diplock Cottage's honey-coloured exterior makes this special property feel steeped in time, but do not let appearances deceive you. Step inside this Grade II-listed Cotswold holiday cottage and it is very much twenty-first century comfort and convenience, including a garden room with large double doors that flood the interior with light. This is a place to feel at home in, with a master bedroom that has its very own dressing room as well as an en-suite.
With three reception rooms on the ground floor as well as the kitchen, there is lots of space for the whole family to relax. And for those of you who do not want to be parted from their digital creature comforts, there is Sky TV and a Bose speaker system too.
The sleepy Oxfordshire village of Chadlington is a pleasant place for a stroll, with a village shop and a friendly village inn, but you might prefer just spending some time relaxing in Diplock's well-established garden, with its tasteful beds of shrubs and plants. There is a raised decking area that is a perfect place to relax after spending the day exploring the picturesque Cotswold countryside and its many attractions.
Sleeps six guests. Double bedroom with super king size bed and en-suite. Double bedroom with king size zip and link bed (can be converted to 2&#39;6 single beds on request). Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite. Ground floor wet room Wood burning stove. Garden with lawn and decking. WiFi. On-street parking. Children and infants welcome. Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge). Minimum two night stay.
Gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Large fridge and small freezer. Nespresso machine. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Television with Sky TV and Blu-ray player. Digital radio with Bluetooth. Bose speaker system. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Garden furniture.
Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's ancestral home, is one of the most magnificent stately homes in the country. Blenheim is home to some fine works of art, but the gardens are equally worth spending time in, having been specially designed by Capability Brown. Make sure to take a trip on the miniature railway too!
Nestled in a peaceful loop of the River Evenlode, North Leigh Roman Villa dates back to the fourth century and is little more than ruins today. However, there i;s one special reason to come and visit; the villa is home to one of the largest and best-preserved Roman mosaic floors in the country.
If Roman villas whet your appetite for riverside ruins, Minster Lovell Hall is a 15th century manor house that lies next to the River Windrush. The ruined walls seem to mingle enchantedly with the trees, and there is a dovecote on the estate too.
Lodge Park's unusual claim to fame is that it is the only 17th century grandstand remaining in England. The building is quite unique, and the grounds are worth exploring too. This beautiful landscape is home to herds of deer and is great birdwatching country.
Oxford may be famous as the city of dreaming spires but there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy on a day trip here. Take a punt along the river, for instance, or visit the overwhelming collection of treasures and curios at the Pitt Rivers Museum. If you would like to visit one of the colleges, Christ Church has to be one of the most impressive.
Another town that is a must-see during your stay is Cheltenham, with its beautiful Regency period streets. For some top-notch shopping, visit Montpellier to the south of the town. If you are here during the summer, you are bound to catch a festival; Cheltenham holds one for everything from science and food to jazz and literature. Book your tickets in advance!