Character golden stone cottage, lovely convenient village

If you’d like a quiet, handsome cottage in a charming village with easy travel to Oxford, London, Silverstone and the Cotswolds, then Old John’s Cottage in Kings Sutton could be right for you.

About Old John’s Cottage: built in 1838, our comfortable home is nestled in the heart of the village, within easy walking distance of all amenities (shop, pubs and train station all within 400m). The secluded south-facing English garden is exceptional, with terraces, fruit trees, a fish pond, and a well tended variety of plants and flowers. Broadband is excellent, boiling water is instant, and the log burner in the cosy living room is a delight on chilly evenings. You’re also likely to see racehorses being ridden into the farm over the road. Parking is usually available in the layby opposite the cottage.

Thee is a bathroom with a good shower upstairs, the Mondrian shower room is downstairs. We`ve converted the third bedroom to a summer living room overlooking the garden, but it contains a bed settee should you need it.

About Sam the cat: our elderly ginger tom likes to be fed three times a day, although he can survive with two meals, and we have lovely neighbours who can help if you’re away. Other than food, he looks after himself and has a cat flap.

This is our main home. We are approaching retirement and plan to explore other areas every March, June and September, Shorter weekend breaks at any time are also an option. We are non smokers and would appreciate it if guests do not smoke in the home.

About the location

About Kings Sutton: this attractive village has a small supermarket, Post Office, tea shop, a friendly affordable local pub, and a delightful gastropub where you can sit out the front to take in thatched cottages on the green and a beautiful church with 11th Century origins. It is set among farmland, with plenty of country walks.

You can walk to the train station (6 mins) with direct services to Oxford (22 mins), London (70 mins) and Birmingham / Birmingham Airport (60 minutes). You can also drive to the heart of the Cotswolds area of outstanding beauty in about half an hour, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa are all nearby and offer plenty to see and do as well as buckets of history. The local town of Banbury has all facilities (main supermarkets, restaurants, cinema), including Lock 29, a canalside development that offers a smorgasbord of eateries and food outlets. The old town offer lanes filled with independent shops and cafes. It is 10 minutes by car, 6 minutes by train, or an hour’s walk along the canal towpath.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pet Care required

Kings Sutton (HE43020)

Oxfordshire,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Europe
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Bahamas & Caribbean
Historic cities or scenery preferred

Dates available

September 2024 - September 2024
August 2024 - August 2024

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 0

Membership expiry date: 27 May 2025