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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.

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

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

Utilities: Please note there is an ice box only at this cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

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.

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
Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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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place to visit
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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


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Momdjan
    • April 2017
    • London
    Quaint, peaceful cottage

    The cottage was incredibly peaceful and quaint. It was a pure joy to listen to the wind and the birds, with the constant backdrop of the thundering weir nearby.

  • Ms Macduff
    • March 2017
    • London
    Well presented, clean cottage

    Lock Cottage was extremely clean and well presented and the fresh flowers in all the rooms were a lovely touch. The log fire was lovely.

  • Miss Rowsell
    • December 2016
    • Surrey
    So like home!!

    That wee cottage feels so like home I truly believed I may have lived there before in a previous life. The proximity to my beloved river, the constant thunder of the weir, the rooks in the trees.....the hoar frost during my recent stay made everything look like it had been dipped in icing sugar. Buscot and the surrounding area feeds my soul. It is like being in Narnia (I'm sure your housekeeper would confirm that I left the wardrobe door ajar!). Sitting on the head gate of the lock watching the evening mist roll in across the water was truly magical.....

  • Anonymous
    • December 2016
    • Unknown
    Welcoming cottage

    We had the nicest welcome in terms of flowers, tea etc of any NT or Landmark Trust property to date. I appreciate the efforts put in by the housekeeper at Lock Cottage in making it look especially nice and welcoming in mid winter. The best we have had anywhere to date.

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What it will cost

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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