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Lock Cottage

nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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This attractive stone-built cottage is at the edge of the Cotswolds and on the banks of the Thames, next to Buscot Weir and Lock. Many attractive Cotswolds centres are within easy driving distance - Burford for instance is just ten miles away. There is a small unfenced garden looking over the River Thames - perfect for fishermen.

The cottage's layout

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

Heating: night storage heating included.

Garden: the cottage has a small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir.

Parking: for two cars approximately 20 metres from the cottage.

Please note: across the weir pool from Lock cottage is a field open to the public and used for walking, picnics, family ball games etc. The whole area can be very busy during good weather, school and bank holidays. The footpath past the cottage leading to the lock and the Thames path can also be very busy. Local fire brigades also use the weir field and pool for water rescue exercises on week days from time to time. This is in agreement with the National Trust.

Hazards for children

Due to the cottages small unfenced garden which overlooks the river and weir we feel these hazards make this cottage unsuitable for children under 12.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Television
  • 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 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
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
Heelis Central office for the National Trust
Ashdown House
Ashdown House Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • September 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable....

    The cottage was simply charming, as was its setting. It was enough to sit at the window watching the wildlife and the changing of atmosphere during a day. We loved to lit the open fire at the end of the day. We felt as fallen out of time, right into Merry Old England or maybe into a Hobbit's house. Attractive locations were nearby, such as the city of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Buscot House or the Cotswolds.

  • Lindsay Hammett
    • April 2015
    • England
    Relaxing, wonderful stay

    Lock cottage was indeed 'special' The position on the edge of the weir, is what made it special for us. the sound of rushing water and the beautiful views from every door and window. Many thanks! We had the most relaxing, wonderful stay. We had no complaints about anything. Cottage well equiped and comfortable. Directions were straight forward and finding the key was easy. The cottage had a welcoming tray, very appreciated.

  • Cathryn Carlile
    • April 2015
    • Kent
    Welcoming cottage

    Cottage looked very well looked after and welcoming. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

  • R. Hindle
    The cottage is stunning

    The cottage is stunning. More info on the fishing for those inclined would be advantageous It was only on our last day that the lock keeper told us that the free fishing permit in the cottage allowed you to fish the far bank of the river for several fields either side of the lock. If you require any help or advice seek out the lock keeper they are always willing to help and have a great knowledge of the river

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Prices include:

  • 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.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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