Secluded River Thames Lodge with Spectacular Views

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Entire residential home hosted by Sarah

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Herons is a beautiful detached lodge situated on the banks of the River Thames. The interior is stylishly designed and the views are simply wonderful from sunrise to sunset. Herons is idyllic and is the perfect place to unwind and relax. It is ideally located for exploring the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, as well as the Thames Market towns of Wallingford, Henley and Abingdon The historic and cultural city of Oxford is only 8 miles away and Bicester Village is a 30 minute drive.

The space
Herons is located on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Dorchester-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire. Herons was built in 2016 and is totally self contained comprising a bedroom with double bed and fitted wardrobes, an open plan sitting room and kitchenette.
The bathroom includes a shower, heated towel rail and large mirror. The kitchenette is stocked with crockery and cutlery, a kettle, a toaster, oven, 2 ring hob and fridge. High quality White Company cotton bed linen and towels are provided along with bathroom toiletries. Hairdryer, TV, wifi and a Pure radio with bluetooth. Well designed main and accent lighting. Underfloor heating throughout.
There is a decking area with a bistro table and chairs to sit and enjoy the incredible views. There is also a secluded area to the side of the lodge with two lovely rattan chairs and table plus two sun loungers for a spot of sunbathing. There are wonderful views and the most amazing sunsets from this spot. We are in a very private, secluded position and it is a very tranquil place to sit and watch the river boats, waterbirds and wildlife. The Thames Path, one of England's most famous national trails is on the other bank of the river.

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Patio or balcony
Garden
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

Sarah's home is located on the outskirts of the stunning village of Dorchester on Thames in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Dorchester is famous for its Abbey which was originally founded in 635 AD and for it's picturesque houses and streets. It is used for filming Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christies Poirot and attracts tourists from around the world. It is a 15 minute walk into the village and it is also very easy to park in the centre of the village.
We look across the meadows to the Wittenham Clumps, a famous local landmark.The local market town of Wallingford prides itself on it's variety of independent shops and bars/restaurants. We also have two other riverside towns, Abingdon and Henley on Thames, famous for its regatta.
Our garden runs down to the River Thames. The Thames Path one of our most popular national trails can be easily accessed from Dorchester or Clifton Hampden. It is also possible to hire a range of boats/kayaks/canoes from Benson Marina. The Ridgeway, another national trail is nearby and is also wonderful for walkers. Guides for both trails are kept in the lodge.
There are many lovely country pubs which are listed on my guide and on the printed list kept in the lodge.
Oxford, the oldest English speaking university in the world, is only 8 miles. Tour the various colleges, museums, botanical gardens and you cannot visit Oxford without having a go at punting. The Bear, Oxford's oldest pub oozes character.
Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage site and Britain's greatest palace is only half an hour away.
Bicester Village is a luxury shopping destination home to more than 160 world famous brands with huge savings on price all year round. It is a 30 minute drive.

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in October 2014
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I love where we live and the beautiful countryside we live in. I row across the river most days to walk my Jack Russell Bonnie along the Thames Path. I never tire of the beauty, the wildlife and the changing seasons. I know we are blessed to live in such a wonderful and peaceful place and I love sharing this with our guests. I also love travelling,sport, music, gardening, cooking and having fun with friends and family. My husband is a linguist and can help translate in three other languages if needed.
I love where we live and the beautiful countryside we live in. I row across the river most days to walk my Jack Russell Bonnie along the Thames Path. I never tire of the beauty, th…

During your stay

We live on site in the main house and tend to be on hand to welcome guests. We are very happy to help with any questions. We will be delighted to help you find your way around the area and share tips of places to visit and things to do. We are also aware that you have come to Herons for a peaceful getaway and we understand that privacy and independence are paramount.
We live on site in the main house and tend to be on hand to welcome guests. We are very happy to help with any questions. We will be delighted to help you find your way around the…

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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