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4 Rowleaze Cottage

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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This cottage is an unusual example of estate workers' housing within a traditional estate. Still with many original features and standing in peaceful surroundings with fine vews over the Oxfordshire countryside from the cottage, it has a shared lawned garden and a more private sitting out area. For walkers there is access to the Thames Long Distance Route and numerous marked footpath walks nearby.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, dining room, sitting room with open fire and bathroom.
First floor
four bedrooms (2 doubles with 6' beds which can also be twins on request and 2 singles). An additional folding bed is available on request.
Visitor notes

When booking for 7 people the folding bed will need to be used, please call the booking office to request.

There is a steep winding staircase.

Cottage does contain a travel cot and high chair that can be left out on request.

Night storage heating included.

Parking is approximately 25 metres from the cottage.

Mobile phone signals can be poor.

Cottage details
6 + 1
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
The exterior of Manor Farmhouse, Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

These three counties are a chance to get closer to traditional English life, gentle rolling hedgerows alive with wildlife and wide open green spaces to relax in. Best bits include exploring the green chalk hills and woodlands of the Chilterns and discovering the history of Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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  • Swindon
  • Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Swindon and Cricklade Railway
  • The Cotswolds
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Buscot Park
Buscot Park Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, containing the Faringdon Collection of art
Great Coxwell Barn
Great Coxwell Barn 13th-century stone barn
Buscot Old Parsonage
Buscot Old Parsonage Early 18th-century riverside house with small garden
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates
The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Traditional agricultural estates with villages, farms and woodland
Ashdown House
Ashdown House Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Heelis Central office for the National Trust

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • William Turmeau
    • April 2015
    • Berkshire
    Comfortable cottage

    Wonderful spring break! We booked this holiday as a birthday treat and were delighted by the beautiful location and general level of comfort that this cottage afforded. It has been very nicely furnished and the layout is very spacious and cosy - the beds are unbelievably comfortable! We wanted to explore this area, in particular Buscot House & Gardens and also nearby Chastleton House. We very much hope to return soon and walk to Great Coxwell Barn and also explore the Thames Path. Thank you to Debbie for preparing the cottage for our arrival with flowers and lots of biscuits to welcome us.

  • Chris Dunabin
    • February 2014
    • London
    Lots to do

    An opportunity to bring together a group of old friends, and lots to se and do round about even on a damp weekend in early February.

  • Paul Beeley
    Very cosy and we will return very shortly

    The Beeleys and the Palmers had a wonderful stay in Rowleaze - an idyllic rural setting with plenty of wildlife on 'our' doorstep.We were lucky enought to see Hares in the field next to the cricket pitch, small deer in the field in front of the cottage and Green Woodpeckers in the back garden. As usual, the cottage was very well presented with the thoughtful flowers and milk etc a welcoming touch. Bedrooms are nice and spacious, and it was always lovely and warm. In fact, it was so warm that we could not justify lighting the fire in the lounge! The cottage is located approx. 1.5 miles from the main road, along an arrow-straight road, which was so quiet and ideal for cycling with children. It also made a nice walk, to see the ducks and Grey Herons on the lake. Once off this road, it becomes an agricultural road, but still relatively smooth. With three small children, carting all the associated essentials from the car park to the cottage was a test of stamina, but well worht it. At this time of year, the main estate is closed, but there is still plenty to see and do in the local area. Overall, well recommended, very cosy and we will return very shortly

  • Jeanine Wright
    Highly recommended.

    Spent a really relaxing weekend catching up with old friends. The cottage is really pretty, spacious and extremely clean. Only one bathroom but sinks in 2 of the bedrooms helped. Had a lovely fire going in the evening - very cosy and most enjoyable. Arrived to find a vase of flowers and welcome message which was so thoughtful. Cottage is set in beautiful countryside with fantastic views from every room and secluded area to sit outside. Spent a wonderful afternoon looking round Buscot Park and grounds - well worth a visit, especially for delicious cakes in the tearooms! I would certainly return another time - highly recommended.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
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