Radcot Bridge Cottage
Radcot Bridge Cottage is an attractive Grade II, late 18th century, three bedroom cottage uniquely situated on the banks of the river Thames at Radcot and is ideally suited for those walking the Thames Path, as a base for visiting nearby Kelmscott Manor, Buscot Park or Blenheim Palace, or simply as somewhere to relax and watch boats and swans drift by.
The cottage is available to book by clicking on this link or for enquiries / general information call the Friars Court office on 01367 810206. You can also view more images by either liking the cottage's Facebook page or following it on Instagram.
Guests looking to stay can:
- click here to discover local attractions and places to visit
- click here to find places to eat
- click here to read about the history of Radcot, or find local shops & services and walking routes
The gated entrance off the main road opens on to a large shingle forecourt with space for three cars. From the forecourt a couple of steps lead up to the terrace and the stable door which opens into the generous-sized, fully equipped, dining kitchen. The kitchen has views overlooking the garden and river and has an eight-ring induction hob, single oven, dishwasher, and fridge/ freezer. A spacious sitting room runs the full width of the cottage with two sofas grouped around a wood burning stove and television at one end and armchairs ready for reading or playing board games at the other. Off the hallway is a utility room, with washing machine and tumble dryer, which doubles as a useful third shower room.
Upstairs the main bedroom (Wayland), with walk-through dressing room and ensuite shower room, has double doors onto a west-facing balcony with glorious views over the river and countryside, the perfect place to watch the sun set. Two further bedrooms (Skylark & Berners) share an interconnecting Jack & Jill shower room all with downstream river views. All bedrooms have five-foot, king size, beds.
A decked terrace looks out over the private garden from where canoes and paddleboards can be launched into the river.
On arrival guests will find a welcome pack which includes; teabags, sugar and instant coffee (filter coffee and milk will be in the fridge), there’ll be a loaf of bread from our local baker at Blake's Kitchen, butter, and a home-made cake.
Dogs - we love dogs however, from personal experience, know they can behave differently when introduced to a new, strange environment. We allow two well-behaved dogs, which includes an assistance dog, and ask their owners to observe our Pet Policy which is available to read by clicking here.
The cottage is in a rural location and partially 'off-grid' with all water pumped from a well in the garden before being passed through a purification plant and held in storage tanks. We ask guests to conserve water wher possible and not to leave taps running unnecessarily.
The cottage has WiFi and most mobile networks can pick up 3G.
A Bluetooth-enabled sound system in the kitchen can stream music to speakers in the kitchen, sitting room and master bedroom while a laptop can be connected to the television with the supplied HDMI cable. There is a DVD player and a selection of family-friendly films.
Between October and March we provide firelighters and logs for the woodburner.
We don't have a barbeque but outside on the terrace, between April and October, is a metal trolley onto which guests may place their own disposable barbeque.
We can supply, on request, a high chair and a travel cot (baby blankets are not supplied).
Course fishing is allowed between 16th June to 14th March. The river a mile either side of the cottage is managed by the Radcot Angling Club and we can issue their fishing permit which is £2.50 per day. The key to a garage is available on request for guests who would like a secure space where they can store bicycles, paddleboards, canoes, or fishing equipment.
Parents with small children and dog owners should take note and be aware the garden has unguarded/ unrestricted access to the water. Swimmers, canoeists and paddleboarders enter the water entirely at their own risk.
The riverside public house Ye Olde Swan is a two-minute walk from the cottage. Over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September 2023 the pub is hosting Radfest, a lively outdoor music festival with bands performing throughout the day and evening. More information can be read on their Facebook page by clicking on this link.