Radcot Bridge Cottage
This late C18th Grade II listed cottage sits on an island between two ancient bridges spanning the upper reaches of the river Thames in the hamlet of Radcot. Recently extended and renovated, the 3 double bedroom/ 3 shower cottage combines modern facilities with rustic period charm in an idyllic riverside setting with sweeping views across the Oxfordshire countryside.
Arriving at the cottage, a gravel forecourt has space for three cars; inside, the fully-equipped kitchen’s hand-made oak units leave plenty of space for dining. A large sitting room running the full width of the original cottage has two seating areas and a wood burning stove. Completing the ground floor is the utility room (with washing machine and dryer)/ third shower room.
Upstairs, two bedrooms, in the original part of the cottage, share a ‘Jack & Jill’ shower room all with easterly views downriver. The third bedroom, with walk-through dressing room leading to an en-suite shower room, has double doors opening onto a west-facing roof terrace from which guests can make the most of the river and country views. A decking terrace overlooks the small, secluded, private garden with fruit trees leading to the riverbank. There is a grass slipway from where canoes can be launched into the water.
The cottage is partially 'off-grid' with all water pumped from a trickle-well in the garden, there is no telephone or internet (although there is 3G coverage for most mobile networks).
Radcot Bridge Cottage is ideally suited for walks along the Thames Path and as a base for visiting nearby Kelmscott Manor, Buscot Park, Blenheim Palace, Burford and Oxford. The public house Ye Olde Swan is a two-minute walk.
Information about the history of Radcot, walking routes along the Thames footpath, pubs and places of interest to visit can be found by clicking here