Radcot Bridge Cottage

Radcot Bridge Cottage is an attractive Grade II late 18th century three bedroom cottage 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 travelling to the local towns of Burford, Cirencester or Oxford. The riverside public house Ye Olde Swan is a two-minute walk from the cottage.

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Description

A gated entrance off the main road opens on to a 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 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. 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 onto a cottage-style private garden from where canoes and paddleboards can be launched into the river. Parents with small children and dog owners should take note and be aware that the garden has unguarded/ unrestricted access to the water.

Additional information

Dogs - I love dogs however, from personal experience, know they can behave differently when introduced to a new, strange environment. I allow two well-behaved dogs, which includes an assistance dog, however I would like to ask guests to read my Pet Policy before booking which is inside the 'House Rules' section (this can be found at the very bottom of the cottage listing page on Airbnb).

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The cottage is in a rural location and partially 'off-grid' with all water pumped from a well in the garden.

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There is no landline telephone or WiFi although most mobile networks can pick up 3G.

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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.

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Between October and March we provide firelighters and a basket of logs for the woodburner, additional logs available on request.

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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.

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We can supply, on request, a high chair and a travel cot (baby blankets are not supplied).

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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.