#1350: United Kingdom, England

home exchange #1350: United Kingdom, England
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    This property is situated overlooking beautiful green fields. The Doghouse provides a peaceful, comfortable and luxurious base from which to explore Oxford, her villages, and the surrounding countryside. 

    Our guests enjoy 60 sq m (645 sq ft) of space over two levels, and a private patio area: The first-floor bedroom is accessed via a wooden spiral staircase, and has a large king-size bed. Due to limited amount of hanging space and storage for clothes in The Doghouse, this is best suited to weekend breaks and/or short stays.

    The ground-floor living area is open-plan: The kitchen is equipped with an induction hob, microwave/convection oven, toaster, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, and there is a breakfast table with stools. Finally, the bathroom has a spacious glass shower cubicle (towels and shower gel provided), wash basin and lavatory.

    For entertainment, there is a large flat-screen TV (Sky included) which is wall-mounted in the comfy living area, with a DVD player, and a selection of DVDs, or guests can bring their own. WiFi is provided for our guests, with a large desk space and printer, for those who need to work! 

    The Doghouse has cosy underfloor heating for the winter, and fans are provided during hot weather.

    Outside, there is a small, secluded patio area, equipped with a garden sofa, parasol and a bistro table with chairs for two. This is all overlooking fields where horses regularly graze, silhouetted against the light of the sun which sets beyond.


    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    This property is situated on the outer edge of the Blenheim Palace estate, and the main palace site is a 5-10 minute drive away.  This makes The Doghouse an ideal base for attending events at Blenheim, including private weddings, the CLA Game Fair, Classic Car Shows, Concerts, Horse trials etc. 

    This home is within an easy 15 minute drive to the Park'n'Ride stations for buses into Oxford City centre for the colleges, museums, theatres, and numerous fine country pubs in the various surrounding villages. 
    The local railway station at Hanborough serves London Paddington in just over an hour on the train. Buses leave Thornhill Park'n'Ride (a 20 minute drive from property) for London Victoria very frequently, around the clock. There are numerous lovely walks starting from right outside The Doghouse, across fields, and through woods, alongside the river. The substantial remains of a Roman Villa at the other end of the village are well worth a visit.



    bedroom 1: 1 x king double


    shower 1: shower, toilet, Wash basin

    Towels and toiletries are provided for the shower room.


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 15
    Cleaning included no

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Pets considered

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Access to the bedroom is via spiral staircase.



    Swimming (10 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (5 minutes drive)

    Fishing (10 minutes drive)

    Golf (15 minutes drive)

    Tennis (on site)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Sports Venue


    Shops (10 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (10 minutes drive)

    Culture (15 minutes drive)

    Gym / Health Club (5 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Galleries & Museums (5 minutes drive)

    Public transport (20 minutes drive)

    Town (2 minutes drive)

    Country club/Resort facilities (3 minutes drive)

    Bar /Pub

    Theatre (10 minutes drive)

    Place of Interest

    Spa Nearby

    Getting there

    The property is situated approximately 20-30 minutes from junction 8 of the M40. Full directions will be provided once the booking is confirmed. The nearest train station, Hanborough, is served by hourly trains from London Paddington station. Hanborough station is approximately 1 mile from the property, but a car is recommended to get around and enjoy the area. There are regular Park n Ride buses serving Oxford city centre from several hubs around the city.  The nearest of these is Peartree, approximately 10-15 minutes from us.

    It is useful to have a car, as the local taxies are expensive. The distances between local villages does not make it easy to walk.

    Charming Country Escape for two.

    Luxurious, private retreat, with green views, country walks and easy access to Blenheim Palace, Cotswold pubs & market towns, as well as Oxford - the ...

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    Credits 15 per week
    Bedrooms 1
    Guests 2
    Min stay 2 days
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