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“Escape to the Country”
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Little Thatch holiday cottage
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Little Thatch holiday cottage
Sitting room with lowbeams and woodburner Country kitchen with stable door to the lovely garden
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23 reviews
Little Thatch holiday cottage
Sitting room with lowbeams and woodburner
Country kitchen with stable door to the lovely garden
Romantic bedroom with vaulted ceiling
Front garden at Little Thatch
Private patio at Little Thatch
Downstairs modern bathroom with shower over bath
View from the sitting room
Garden path to Little Thatch
Beautiful garden - the tree has now become a sculpture
Tree sculpture of an owl in the garden
Tree sculpture of an owl in the garden
Lovely shared garden with the artist owner
Lillingstone Lovell church
Lovely walks in nearby woods
Perfect for romantic breaks
Christmas at Little Thatch
Little Thatch is  in the one in the middle
Little Thatch under the rainbow - still looking for gold!
Icicles at Little Thatch
Snow at Little Thatch
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Buckingham, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England

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Excellent - based on 23 reviews
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Vanessa18...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Escape to the Country”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Delightful cottage with gorgeous gardens. We were lucky with the weather and were able to have breakfast in the garden. It was so nice it was difficult to move from the garden! But we did go to enjoy a different type of garden at Stowe, which is not far away.

Jane, the owner, is very friendly and helpful with tips on where to visit, etc. The cottage is well equipped, including welcoming provisions.

We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage, and we hope to stay again in the future.

Date of stay: June 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 7, 2015
Glad you enjoyed your stay and it would be lovely to welcome you back any time
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booking19...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Great walks well stocked cottage”
Reviewed May 6, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Lovely little cottage to stay
We enjoyed it very much
great hosts, welcome basket was a nice surprise
beautiful garden. great walks all around
watch out for the steps ...a little steep and uneven
but overall very comfy

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: location for walks
Liked least: the stairs to bedroom
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 27, 2015
Thank you for your review, it was good to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay. I am afraid twisty stairs go with the territory when a cottage is 400 years old!
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Natalie G
1 review
“Perfect little cottage”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in Little Thatch. It's in a very quiet and peaceful surrounding. The cottage had absolutely everything we could have possibly needed. We very much enjoyed relaxing by the woodburner!
The owners are very friendly; they even took us to the woods in the car as we didn't have transport.
Only problem was the beams- mind your head!!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 1, 2015
Lovely to have you at Little Thatch for your 21st birthday. Bring a crash helmet next time!
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jandst1
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We booked the cottage because of the location and the fact that it looked so quaint and cosy. We were not disappointed, the cottage had a real oldie world feel as you would expect given its age. From its beams and twisted staircase to the unusual bedroom this was a lovely cottage to stay in and a real home from home. We were short of nothing and were amazed at how much was provided by Jane, the owner, particularly in the kitchen department. The gardens made a lovely haven at the end of a day especially at the front of the cottage which got most of the evening sun. Although in a very peaceful location the surrounding area is full of visitor attractions, plenty of National Trust properties, Oxford well worth a visit and Bletchley Park was just fascinating. Could so easily have gone another week but unfortunately, as I write, we are back to reality but sincerely hope that we can visit again in the future.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The feel and upkeep of the cottage was second to none and Jane was an excellent hostess.
Liked least: There was nothing not to like!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 5, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, I shall look forward to welcoming you again!
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Tim B
Knutsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This is a beautiful thatched cottage on the outskirts of a lovely little village - Lillingstone Lovell in Buckinghamshire. The gardens with small pond and outside seating area are wonderful.
A superb 400 year old cottage with twisted beams but also the mod cons we all need nowadays. Also, it is within a good distance of Silverstone GP circuit. There is a large owl in the rear garden which has been sculpted from a tree which the owner decided to have sculpted rather than completely removed.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: The friendly owner - and the cottage itself
Liked least: it was all good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2013
The owl sculpture can be seen in the photo gallery and has made a really striking feature of the dead tree
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741sarahb...
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Little Thatch - 110% perfect”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Absolutely totally fantastic - this property is perfect and can't be faulted in any way. Location brilliant, atmosphere perfect, gardens beyond expectation and Jane is a brilliant host! The cottage is exactly as it looks in the pictures and attention to detail incredible, right down to fresh flowers in the lounge on our arrival. Loved it all, fond memories - don't miss the opportunity to stay in this idyllic piece of England.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Sep 24, 2013
It was lovely to meet you, so delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next time you are in the UK
Jane
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Bob S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Little Thatch was an English holiday dream come true for us, a beautiful thatched cottage in a perfect garden, every comfort and amenity, access to some of the best countryside and sights, and wonderful hosts. Jane could not have done more to make our stay the best part of our trip to the UK. From arranging tickets to a local musical performance in a 12th Century church, to getting us into Stowe House for another performance (white wine and strawberries while gazing out over the magnificent grounds – unforgettable), taking us for a walk in the biggest bluebell wood I’ve ever seen, and finally driving all the way in to Milton Keynes where we were waiting for a train to hand over the National Trust parcel that had arrived for us shortly after we had left! Thanks Jane! We were invited to join in a ‘safari meal’ in the village, going from house to house for different courses, and had a wonderful time meeting the locals. All of this made our time at Little Thatch so much more than just a holiday rental. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, great location, wonderful hosts.
Liked least: I wish we could have stayed longer.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 24, 2013
It was a pleasure to meet you and to help make your holiday that extra bit special as you had come from the other side of the world.
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