Booked to stay here direct via email with Katrina (the owner( in advance of the stay).
Found the location fine via Sat Nav (direction instructions via website fine, perhaps a direction arrow to the entrance at the property would be helpful, as we didn't know how to access the property. Katrina greeted us warmly and showed us to our room upstairs. Don't expect modern luxury accommodation and you'll be fine. The bedroom we had was very homely with plenty of storage space, an adjoining room for storage if required (where the TV set was located...seemed a little odd to position it away from the bed area - not that we were watching TV when we stayed. Bathroom nicely appointed, with good hot powerful shower (and sign pointing out authentic 1650 wattle and daub construction techniques.
Wifi is available (and advertised on the website), however in practical terms the signal upstairs via a smartphone is very patchy (found myself having to sit on the stairs down to the main reception/dining area where the wifi router was located) to get any form of signal. Signal is OK if using the dining room. Also, be aware that via "3" mobile phone provider I couldn't get a phone signal, whereas Orange /EE there was a fair signal.
Katrina was knowledgeable about the local area. And made a fantastic breakfast made to order - you leave your requirements on a blackboard left on the dining room table the night before breakfast. All sorts of interesting nooks and crannys, books and reading available if required.
Being aout in the middle of the countryside, far from the noise of the city, good night sleep with no noise or distractions.
Location - I'd say 20 minute drive from Oxford centre - and ideal base to explore
I would visit again if in the area.
- Also Known As:
- Willow Cottage Hotel Oxford