Grade II listed 2 bedroom cottage in the Chilterns AONB with countryside view
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
High chair provided, please bring your own cot
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Turville is a quiet paceful place; please show due consideration to our neighbors and keep any noise to a minimum between 10pm and 8am
Mobile and TV reception are quite poor in the village - wi-fi is provided in the cottage
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great location in a beautiful village with lovely walks nearby. The cottage itself is very small, but quaint and well equipped. We found the bed was too hard.
Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your feed-back - much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you and I am happy you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear you found our bed a bit hard - all our mattresses are pretty new and good quality; as you know, the firmness of one's mattress is very subjective, and we try to strike a happy medium! Thank you again and I hope to welcome you again soon.
Happy five nights in Turville village.
The cottage was fine. Just a pity that the garden is so far from the house. The description did warn, but it was a pity. Walls are paper thin to next door neighbours (could hear them snoring!) but the area is beautiful and with a garden at the back door, it would have been wonderful. Still, was pretty good, with friendly, helpful neighbours, excellent bedding/ towels and a brilliant butter dish! Wood burning stove worked well and kitchen is well equipped (although fridge needed mopping out as had been left too low temp.)
A cottage for Garsington Opera
The cottage is charming, clean and well equipped. It is situated in a truly lovely little Chiltern Village. We were there for a visit to the nearby Garsington Opera Festival, so it was only a short stay. Particularly to be recommended is the local pub with wonderful pies.
Thank you so much Martin!
We hope to welcome you again soon.
Beautiful location, lovely cottage
All very nice, our second time. Well equipped kitchen and plentiful hot water for the bath, which is always nice. Enjoyed the log burner after trial and error.
I found the bed in the main bedroom a bit hard but I am 'getting on' so it is probably just me.
Another strange thing. I couldn't find the router, which I was going to plug into so that I could do some work while there. I had the same problem last time but had forgotten, a mystery. Anyway, it was, in a way, nice to have an excuse not to work!
We felt at home. The place was immacutely clean. All very lovely.
It's always a great pleasure to welcome returning customers, there's no better feed-back than this, so thank you so much for coming back!
We are sorry the bed was not as confortable for you: all mattresses are fairly new as a matter of fact, and high quality - and the problem has not been reported before. As you suggest, mattress firmness is a matter of subjective taste though, and I hope it wasn't too much of an inconvenience.
I am sorry about the router 'mistery' too - nobody has ever asked to plug in directly in the router, and never knew it could be a problem. We are always on hand to help and can easily be reached via phone or email, all you have to do is ask! The router is indeed in the cottage, we just keep it locked away....
A week in a lovely small town
We really loved staying in Old Rose Cottage. Lots of opportunities for a walk around Turville. Nearby there are nice towns like Henley-on-Thames and Marlow for shopping and dining.
Thanks Jan, you are welcome back any time!
Amazing gem in quintessentially English village
We had one of the best weeks away ever - Turville is beautiful and so is the cottage. Comfortable beds, lovely shower, wood burning stove and a sweet garden across the pathway - couldn’t ask for more! Its well equipped and of course for such an historical property very cosy which adds to the charm.
One of the best things is being away from everything, there is wifi although mobile phone reception was vague at times so we arranged to have our calls diverted to the property which accepts incoming calls no problem. Nearest shops are a few miles away which also adds to the feeling of being able to get away from everything.
We found out that Turville has been used in loads of films and television programs which isnt surprising as the village is pretty much the same as it would have been 400 years ago! There is a gorgeous church and fantastic pub which just adds to the charm of the place.
We just didnt want to leave at the end of the week and cant wait to come back to stay again! Thank you so much for letting us share this amazing property.
Old Rose Cottage is located in Turville, in the heart of the Hambleden Valley, desiganted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This tiny village is actually one of the most popular film and TV location of the country: St Mary, the village's church, is the church featured in The Vicar of Dibley, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was based at the Cobstone Windmill (which overlooks the village) and the serie Midsomer Murders is a regular visitor here at the village (to name just a few!) And it's easy to see why. Nestled in the Chiltern Hills, the postcard perfect village will give you the impression of stepping back in time with its tranquility and its delightful cottages, most of which date back to the 16th century. The unspoilt beautiful countryside of the Chilterns AONB offers fabulous walking and cycling opportunities, the River Thames is 4 miles away - and the restaurants, boutiques, museums and buzzing night life of Henley, Marlow, Thame, Wallingford and Oxford are just a short drive away. Or you can relax in front of the log burner and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of Turville!!
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: a paradise for ramblers and cyclists, the breathtaking countryside of the Chilterns is without a doubt the best attraction of the area. The best way to explore the surroundings is walking or cycling; there are around 2,000 kilometers of trails scattered across the Chilterns to suit all levels of ability and 'motivation', and Turville is ideally placed to take advantage of quite a few of them! The breathtaking landscape is of gentle rolling chalk hills, dotted with small scale agriculture, woodlands, hedgerows and small traditional English towns and villages.
Closest to us are the Ridgeway Path, probably the oldest path in Britain, The Chiltern Way and Midsomer Murder Trails! Or you can follow England's best known river along The Thames Path.
The River Thames is just 4 miles away, and the area is famous for its rowing tradition (world famous Henley Royal Regatta takes place in July, Marlow Regatta happens in June) and there are plenty of canoeing, kayacking and sailing opportunities - as well as pic-nicking along the river. Golf courses are available in Henley (Badgemore Park Golf Club and Aspect Park Golf Club) and Marlow (Harleyford Golf Club) .
Hughenden Manor, home to Queen Victoria prime minister Benjamin Disraeli; Cliveden Estate overlooking the Thames; beautiful Greys Court and West Wycombe village are some of the National Trust properties you will find nearby, well worth a visit.
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Henley River & Rowing Museum, The Hellsfire Caves in West Wycombe, the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden are just few of the must see places for families.
SHOPPING - SIGHTSEING - THEATRES - EATING OUT: Henley, Marlow, Watlington, Thame, Wallingford are all pretty historical market towns and feature interesting boutiques and independent shops as well as a choice of restaurants, pubs and gastropubs catering for every taste and budget. If it's culture you crave, Oxford is 20 miles away and theatres, galleries, museums and so many festivals and events you will be spoilt for choice happen in Henley and Marlow. Bicester Outlet Village is about 20 minute drive from the cottage.