Isn't everything already said about Honeysuckle Cottage and its host Barry ?
We spend more than a week there and it was a pleasure from the beginning (easy to find with Barrys description) to the end (aside from the wish we could stay there for another week...).
You will find everything you need for cooking, eating and sleeping (the double bed is "ethereal") in this clean and well equipped cottage, we even could do our laundry.
Nice little Warmington is a great startng point for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford or Stratford with good shopping facilities in the nearby Banbury.
Our host Barry was polite and helpful in every respect but never intrusive.
For our next holiday in this area we certainly would choose Honeysuckle again (or one of Barrys other cottages...).
Highly recommended !
Having moved my business from London to the Banbury area in early 2018, I required a quality, yet affordable home-from-home for several weeks while I looked for a permanent residence to live. I feel so very fortunate to have discovered Honeysuckle Cottage, which forms one of a trio of Barry Powell’s idyllic Hillside Cottages retreat in the heart of rural Warmington village.
Boasting bespoke furnishings and spotless decor, a four poster bed resplendent with Egyptian cotton and plump pillows, a full kitchenette, free broadband and Freeview TV, not to mention secure parking and acres of immaculate private grounds, one did feel truly to the Manor Born.
With Barry’s charming and attentive nature, coupled with the outstanding amenities, I was genuinely reluctant to leave this countryside haven. It is the only place I would recommend to family, friends or any discerning traveller wishing find a base with the freedom of a self-catered option, from which to explore the best this part of the country has to offer.
Minutes from the M40, the historic market town of Banbury and nestled alongside the Cotswolds, this is a rare gem not to be missed.
I'll break this into sections.
Directions - Perfect directions from Barry and easy to find.
Host - Barry was genuinely a perfect host. Very helpful on lead up to the holiday and responded quickly to any questions. When we arrived he made us feel very welcome and gave great recommendations of where to visit and where to eat. Throughout our stay he gave us great tips on local attractions to spend some time at.
Location - We found it a great location. Nice and rural so it was very peaceful at night.
The Cottage - First impressions were that it was great and this proved correct. The small courtyard of properties is stunning. Our cottage was finished to a very high standard and it was obvious a lot of time and effort had been spent in getting the properties right, and there's everything within that anyone could want.
We had a fantastic week and couldn't praise Barry highly enough. The area is great, the cottage fantastic and I couldn't recommend the overall holiday highly enough.
If there's two of you, looking for a break that can take in the Cotswolds, a visit to London ( 50 mins on train), Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, and Warwick area, booking this cottage would be perfect.
Massive thanks to Barry for your hospitality .
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!