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5 Rowleaze Cottage

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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This delightful cottage, at the end of the row, is a good example of a traditional estate workers' cottage in a peaceful and rural setting. The cottage has a shared lawned garden but with a more private sitting out area and good views over farmland. It is a cosy and very comfortable holiday home for a couple.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining room with open fire and kitchen.
First floor
one bedroom (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: night storage heating included.

Garden: a large shared lawned garden.

Parking: approximately 25 metres from the cottage.

Accessability: The cottage has a steep staircase.

Telephpne/signal: some mobile phone signals can be poor.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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

  • Louise Hammond
    • March 2015
    • Buckingham
    My special by:

    The location, with the hares, deer and pheasant in the field opposite and the great local walks, plus the open fire We struggled to make the TV work at 1st but that was probably us not spotting the DTV button on the box - left message to that effect, otherwise all great

  • Rosemary Blenkiron
    • June 2013
    • South Australia
    Wonderful animal life in nearby fields

    Our experience at Rowleaze was a happy one. We enjoyed the location, peace and quiet and wonderful animal life in nearby fields - deer, three foxes, pheasants, hare, rabbits, kites. Neighbours when we saw them were polite, friendly and non intrusive. When the cleaner came at the end of our stay she was pleasant, and we appreciated being given an 11am departure, as we returned to Australia that evening from Heathrow and had time to kill. House was clean and welcoming. My only 'complaint' would be that our bedroom heater was set so high that it was almost unbearably hot for sleeping. W did not know how to turn it down, and weather was a bit too cool to turn it off. All the best - enjoy beautiful England and keep protecting it's preservation through NT. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Sue & Jonathan
    A very cosy warm cottage

    This was our third cottages break and we agreed our favourite so far. Approached down a farm lane is was very cosy and secluded. We woke to the lovely smell of Jasmine outside the bedroom window. We had wonderful weather for late September 2005 and covered miles of ground around the local countryside including a shopping trip to Oxford. A very cosy warm cottage again with all the comforts of home. I certainly didn't want to go home and we booked another break within a couple of weeks.

  • Mark & Kareena
    Great views of the surrounding countryside

    We arrived on Friday evening after work - it was very cold with a clear night sky which gave us spectacular views of the stars (compared with our usual London light - polluted sky!). On Saturday it was cold but very sunny - we wrapped up warm and did a 4 hour walk through the estate grounds to Badbury Hill, which gives great views of the surrounding countryside - including Faringdon Folly and the Uffington White Horse (in the distance) - and then on to Great Coxwell Barn which is worth a visit. We had a nice fire in the evening!

  • Martyn & Irene
    Thank you National Trust

    Our second visit to this lovely cottage. We love the Cotswolds. The week has flown past. A visit to the Plough at Kelmscot is a must. Good sea food. Our batteries have been re-charged. Thank you National Trust. We shall be back

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