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“Character Cottage in Good Location”
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The beautiful Holly Cottage, in Old Minster Lovell
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The beautiful Holly Cottage, in Old Minster Lovell
Bright and spacious living room, with roaring log burner... ...perfect for evenings with friends
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6 reviews
The beautiful Holly Cottage, in Old Minster Lovell
Bright and spacious living room, with roaring log burner...
...perfect for evenings with friends
The log burner
Additional space in the living room
Modern farmhouse style kitchen...
...with a range cooker for those enthusiastic chefs!
Lovely views from the kitchen window...
Seating for six
The dining room
Great for family dinners!
The spacious master bedroom
Reverse view
Exposed Cotswold stone chimney feature
The family bathroom (shower attachment only)
Bedroom 2 can be set up as either a twin or a double room
Bedroom 2 is a large, yet cosy eaves room
Holly Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, in the lovely village of Old Minster Lovell.
Ground floor bedroom, with a king size bed and its own WC
The back door, leading out into the large garden
The main garden area, perfect for relaxing
Sit down and relax ...
Looking back at the house
Holly Cottage
...with views of the church and the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall
The rear elevation of the substantial Holly Cottage
More of the cottage and garden, viewed from the rear
Holly Cottage from the roadside
Walking towards the church
St Kenelm's parish church...
...and the ancient ruins of Minster Lovell Hall
The Swan Inn, a lovely, welcoming local pub
The River Windrush runs through the village
Holly Cottage, looking up the quiet road
Enjoy a relaxing break in the country...
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, England

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Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Character Cottage in Good Location”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We stayed at Holly Cottage during Xmas week as a family of 2 adults and 3 children. The cottage was full of character with big rooms and plenty of space. There is a large garden at the rear and some nice walks close-by. The village is very typical of the Cotswolds area and there is a pub within walking distance. Witney is only a 10 min drive which has a Waitrose and other large shops.

Overall we would recommend this cottage however there were a few things that prevented us giving 5 stars.

1. We requested an early check-in as we were arriving from Australia in the morning and would have tired kids (24 hrs of flying). We did not receive a response to our request and when we arrived at the cottage at 4pm check-in time there were still people cleaning the property, a little flexibility on this would have been much appreciated.

2. The cottage is reasonably well equipped but does not have a microwave, full shower or clothes dryer and some basic supplies (such as bin bags, toilet paper, fire wood) were in short supply. For the price we were paying for the the cottage, these facilities and a decent amount of supplies are not unreasonable.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2016
Character Cottages, as a marketing agency, does not look after or maintain any cottages. The following is written by the owner of Holly Cottage:

"We will always try and accommodate an early check in if we can, but it is not always possible.

Our property information gives comprehensive details of the service we offer, we are not currently able to offer a microwave or full shower but we have over time been able to add to the equipment and facilities, including the recent addition of a dishwasher and seating. We are planning more facilities for the future and it is always helpful to have guest suggestions.

We do provide a comprehensive list of consumables, with bin bags, washing up liquid, sugar, salt and pepper all intended to cover your whole stay and smaller quantities of many other items you might need on arrival. We don’t included perishables as the cottage my have been cleaned several days in advance of your arrival"
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fraser M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great stay, greater cottage!”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Me and a group of friends had such a great time at this cottage. There was literally nothing wrong with it as it came with everything you would need and it was nice and peaceful. We got to enjoy such a wonderful big garden as well as the log fire. The only problem I had personally was that I was too tall but being 6ft6 I have that problem most places ha. I thought it was going to be a problem for phone signal but it wasn't at all plus there was WIFI anyways. I would definitely recommend this!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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