We had a great stay, the cottage was a perfect size for two people and had a small kitchen. Barry was very helpful and easy to communicate with, he was there if needed but didn't intrude. His recommendation for the local pub (The Falcon) was a winner, we had some good meals there and the setting is beautiful. Honeysuckle Cottage was a relaxing place to stay.
We wanted somewhere which was close to Silverstone, Bicester and the beautiful countryside. This cottage was perfect for everything. A snug little cottage with everything we needed and a lovely outside area to watch the rabbits bouncing around while having a glass of wine.
The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
Barry was the perfect host and couldn't be more helpful - suggesting a local pub for dinner and giving me somewhere to watch the Wimbledon final!
Thank you Barry, we hope to return sometime!
Located in an idyllic rural setting, these cottages are near the village of Warmington, just out of Banbury. Banbury doesn't have much in the way of tourist sites, but it did make a good base for day trips to Warwick,the Cotswolds, Stratford, Oxford and Blenheim. The four poster bed is very comfortable and the room is well equiped. A couple of things to note if you are an international visitor: it's compact. Honeysuckle Cottage is one of two studios in the same building which also includes the owners/guests laundry. Not a lot of room for large suitcases. The laundry is locked, so you need to negotiate times for use with the owner. As the iron and ironing board is also there it can be inconvenient. I understand it's also where the hair dryer resides. We did find the cottage a little exposed to the comings and goings of other guests, so not sure how that would play out for a romantic getaway! Barry the owner is very visible and very helpful. One the whole a positive experience but I just wanted to include honest feedback that would have been helpful to us when considering this studio room.
Only stayed in Honeysuckle the one night & then moved to Lavender Cottage. we were on holiday for 7 nights & just felt Honeysuckle a bit tight for room for such a lengthy stay. Notwithstanding this Honeysuckle is excellently furnished, spotlessly clean & ideal for a couple of nights. The attached property, Lavender is slightly larger & has a better sitting area & with Honeysuckle is spotlessly clean & well maintained. Barry is a wonderful host & nothing is to much trouble. Would highly recommend this property for anyone wishing to spend a holiday in a lovely part of the world & in a quiet location yet handy for Banbury, Warwick & Leamington Spa plus of course the many pretty villages/pubs in the Cotswolds.
Honeysuckle Cottage is just lovely.
It's a beautiful cottage in an idyllic little village. It's one of three owned by Barry, whom, I have to say is just the most welcoming and accommodating cottage owner that I have ever met. The directions to the cottage were spot on and we had no trouble finding it. Barry lives on site and is more than happy to recommend places to eat or go in the area. You can tell he has put his heart and soul into his cottages and is really proud of them.
Barry has fitted out the cottages to a very high standard and Honeysuckle cottage is no exception. The cottage is a studio but feels like a luxury hotel room with a kitchenette. The four poster bed is beautiful and very comfortable. The kitchen is so well equipped, everything you need is there. The monsoon shower in the wet room is great. The whole cottage is clean and tidy and feels warm and snug thanks to some rather fab underfloor heating.
We really enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle Cottage. We were able to visit some of the National Trust properties in the area, Upton House is just down the road and Stowe is stunning. The beautiful Cotswolds villages are nearby too. There are lots of lovely pubs and restaurants in the vicinity and we particularly enjoyed The Castle at Edgehill. I completely relaxed and chilled out during my stay and felt completely at home at Honeysuckle cottage.
We will definitely be back and I am already looking forward to it.
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