Radcot Bridge Cottage
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.
Guests looking to stay can find where local shops and pubs, walking routes along the Thames footpath, and places to visit are by clicking here.
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.
The cottage is in a rural location and partially 'off-grid' with all water pumped from a natural, slow-feed, trickle-well in the garden and guests are asked to be mindful and conserve water where possible. There is also no landline telephone or WiFi although most mobile networks can pick up 3G.
We will allow one dog, which includes assistance dogs, but ONLY when a guest has messaged us prior to booking. By return we will send our pet policy which will include the rate of £ per dog per day which the guest must agree to before booking. If a guest notifies us of a dog after making the booking, or brings a dog without any prior notification, the guest will have broken the house rules and we reserve the right to cancel the booking or refuse entry to the cottage.'.
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 a basket of logs for the woodburner, we can supply additional logs if required.
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.